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Showing posts with label Blogging Marathon. Show all posts

21 November 2011

Besan Halwa



I have tasted this halwa in a marriage ceremony...We couldn't find the ingredient,but initially thought it was Ashoka Halwa...But the caterer was humble enough to reply and also to share the recipe ....
I made this for last diwali.U need not  worry abt lumpiness  while making this halwa and the recipe is an easy one,except few minutes of stirring..

Ingredients
Besan-200 gms
Maida-50 gms
Sugar-250 gms
Ghee-200 gms
If u like Some Cardomon Powder and Fried nuts and Raisins

Method
1.Mix the ghee ,maida and the besan into a bowl
2.Pour it in an non stick fry pan,and stir it well with medium heat
3.Once,it starts bubbling ,Add the sugar 
4.Stir,Stir and the stir until u get halwa consistency..that means u can roll a unsticky ball in ur fingers..

The besan will not be over powering in taste,it tastes almost like ashoka halwa...

20 November 2011

Mutton Pepper Fry


Ingredients
Mutton-250 gms
Ginger & Garlic paste-1 tsp
Peppercorns-1 tbsp
Garam masala-1 cloves & 1 cinnomon
Zeera-1/2 tsp
Onion-1
Tomato-1
Green Chilli-1
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves-handful
Curry leaves-few
Water-1 cup
Coconut Oil-3-4 tbsp
Method
1.Grind Onion,tomato,pepper,zeera,garam masala,green chilli and coriander leaves to a fine paste
2.Now In pressure cooker ,Pour coconut oil,fry the mutton pieces 
adding ginger n garlic paste,turmeric powder and salt
3.Next add the ground masala and fry well in couple of minutes
4.Then add a cup of water and pressure cook for 15-20 minutes
5.Once pressure cooked,stir in the curry leaves
6.Garnish with coriander leaves and Serve Hot

Tomorrow??....Keep Guessing!!

19 November 2011

Ancient Biryani or Dindigul Thalapakatti Biryani


Remember this winning story,I made this ancient biryani for the contest,and that turned up into dindigul biryani...In one of the tamil literature of Imperungkappiyam,it has mentioned as "Oon Sooru"  ஊன் சோறு  made with small onions and a few spices...When i tried this recipe,I was surprised it tasted exactly like Thalapakatti Biryani....

Quick Note on Sangakala Unavu
The small onion,cumin and pepper are found during Second millennium BC as said by wikipedia..I wish i cud grab many resources of the spices and its origins...
Ingredients
Chicken-250gms
Seeraga Arisi-200 gms
Coconut milk-250 ml
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-half tsp
Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
Garam masala-2 cloves,2 cardomon,half inch Cinnamon stick,Bayleaf-1
Curd-Quarter cup
Ghee-half cup

To make fine paste
Small Onions-50 gms
Coriander leaves-10 stems
Green Chilly-1-2 nos
Peppercorns-1 tsp
Cumin-one and half  tbsp
Cinnamon-1 inch stick
Cardomon-2-3
Salt to taste
        Method
Soak the rice for 10 minutes and strain.
Wash the chicken and keep it aside.
In a heavy bottomed kadai, heat ghee. Fry the cinnamon, cloves, star anise and peppercorns.
Add the powdered cinnamon & cloves and fry for a second.
Add the coriander powder and the turmeric powder, and fry again for a couple of seconds.
Add the chopped coriander leaves and the chicken pieces; sauté well.
When the color of the chicken changes, add salt and the crushed peppercorns.
Add the thick coconut milk and cook till the chicken is done.
Add water to this as per the quantity of rice kept aside. Allow to boil.
Then add the rice and cook like any other dum biriyani.
Method


Add the ghee in a pressure cooker,saute the garam masala


Add the chicken and garlic paste and saute them well
Add the curd and turmeric powder and saute it


Grind all the ingredients into fine paste


Add the Washed rice 


And the coconut milk to the rice


Add the fine paste,coriander powder and salt to it
Bring to boil


Pressure cook it for 3 whistles..Drizzle some ghee and serve hot


I usually do pressure cooking for this biryani...But u can also make by slow cooking process...

Tomorrow,I will be posting Mutton Gravy that makes best pair with this biryani

17 November 2011

Crispy Baby Corn




This dish is actually pakoda ,given a fancy name..I tried this recipe many times..The recipe is very easy one,if the veggies are pre-cut,sprinkle the flours and deep fry them and the dish will be ready in ten minutes..Once i made a mistake on storing it..As soon as i fried I placed them in air tight bowl  and closed it with a lid..It turned the pakodas soggy..Secondly,do not add much water,it makes pakodas very oily....


Ingredients
Baby Corn 200 grams
Onion 1 sliced
Capsicum-1 sliced
Red Chilli powder-2 tsp
Zeera powder-1 tsp
Chaat masala powder-1 tsp
Garlic powder-3/4 tsp
Rice Flour-2 tbsp
Corn Flour-2 tbsp
Gram flour-1 tbsp

Oil for frying
Spring onion for Garnishing

Method
Diagonally cut baby corn and set aside.Now slice the onions and capsicum


Mix the baby corn,onion and capsicum

Add red chilli,zeera,garlic and chaat masala.Mix well to the veggies


Now Sprinkle the rice,corn and gram flour.Mix well to coat.
Sprinkle 2 tsps of water and mix it (optional)
Heat oil in a wok,deep fry the baby corn until golden brown and crisp
Serve hot and garnish with spring onions


I use this  Sweet Chilli Sauce for this starter..

If u want store the pakodas,allow to cool and then place it in air tight container ..It lasts for a week :)


Come back Tomorrow for  Nonveg Starter

28 August 2011

Karuvepillai Puli Kulambu

Clicked by Nithya@FourthSense.com


Puli kulambu
Having two fussy eaters at my home,I can never even think making this kind of kulambu,while I always end up cooking for their desires..
The biggest rescue is this can be made into kulambu paste that i stock in my fridge gives me a bliss..

Ingredients
Onion,chopped-2,medium size
Tomato,chopped-2,medium size
MTR Tamarind pulp-1+half tsp
or Tamarind -A Lemon size
Curry leaves-10 leaves
Garlic,peeled-50 gms (Optional)
Chilly powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder-2 tsps
Aachi Kulambu milagai thool-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-half tsp
Jaggery,powdered-half tsp
Any vegetable-100gms
Mustard seeds-half tsp
Fenugreek seeds-half tsp
Asafoetida-half tsp
Idayam Sesame Oil-1/3 cup



Method
1.Grind Tomato and Curry leaves into Smooth paste
2.Heat the sesame oil,add mustard and fenugreek seeds and Asafoetida
3.Add the Onion and fry till it turns trunsculent 
4.Add the Tomato paste,garlic and fry it well 
5.Soak the tamarind and extract the pulp water around 2 cups
6.Add the spice powders and saute for few seconds
7.Add the Tamarind water followed by any chopped vegetable
8.Close the lid until veggies r well cooked
9.Add the salt and off the flame..and then sprinkle the jaggery powder

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