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Red rice Roti - Very healthy

>> Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Most comfort & involves less time to make this simple and delicious red rice roti.  Very healthy & heavy good for kids.  It taste extremly awesome when served with spicy tomato chutney.  Good way to make use of red rice flour apart from making puttu.  My entire family is the great fan for this simple dish.

Ingredients :
  1. Red Rice Flour - 1 cup
  2. Grated vegetables (Carrot, cucumber) - 1 cup
  3. Chopped onion - 1 no
  4. Green chillies - 2 nos
  5. Coarsely grounded peanut - 1 tbsp
  6. Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
  7. Corriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  8. Channa dal - 1 tsp
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Oil for frying
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Direction to cook :

1.   Combine together rice flour, grated vegetables, onion, green chillies, curry leaves, corriander leaves, peanut powder, channa dal & salt to taste.

2.   Knead the dough without using water.

3.   Divide the dough into equal parts & roll them into circle. (I use my palm).

4.   Meanwhile heat the pan, apply oil and cook the roti on either side till done.

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Serve with tomato chutney.

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Indian style Pasta in spicy tomato sauce

>> Monday, November 22, 2010

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Most favourite dish for kids & for my DH too.  Good way of adding vegetables & most comfort dish to satisfy everyone with tasty dinner.  Flavour of capsicum & tomatoes may this dish taste great.  If needed sprinkle some parmesan cheese or serve just like that.  We like to have this little different with potato chips.  

Ingredients :
  1. Vegetables (Carrot, beans & capsicum) - 1/2 cup
  2. Pasta (Any kind) - 1 cup
  3. Olive oil - 1 tsp + 1 tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Cinnamon stick - 1 no
  6. Cloves - 2 nos
  7. Onion - 1 no
  8. Green chillies - 1 no
  9. Tomato - 1 no
  10. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  11. Lime juice - 1 tsp
  12. Corriander leaves
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Direction to cook :

1.   Boil the water & add salt, a tsp of oil and pasta.  Cook till done.  Filter the water & keep aside.

2.   Meanwhile, heat oil in the pan.  Add cinnamon stick & cloves.  Add sliced onions & saute.

3.   Add finely chopped tomatoes & green chillies.  Add chilly powder & vegetables.  Cover & cook till done.

4.    Once the vegetables are cooked, add the pasta & adjust the salt.

5.   Finally, squeeze the lime juice & garnish with corriander leaves.

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Serve with parmesan cheese.

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Avial

>> Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Avial is the most popular kerala dish prepared with lotz of vegetables & coconut oil which adds flavour to the dish.  Healthy way of adding vegetables in the daily routine.  Tangy & creamy taste perfect with vathakuzhambu & adai.

Ingredients :

  1. Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  4. Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
  5. Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  6. Green chillies - 3 to 4 nos
  7. Sour curd - 1/4 cup
  8. Vegetables (Carrot, beans, yam, brinjal, cucumber, peas, pumpkin, drumstick, elephants foot, raw banana) - 1 cup
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  10. Salt to taste
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Direction to cook :

1.   Cook the vegetables & keep aside.

2.   Grind the grated coconut with green chillies & cumin seeds.  Keep aside.

3.   Heat oil in the pan, add mustard seeds & curry leaves.  Add the boiled vegetables & saute.

4.   Add the grounded paste, turmeric powder & sour curd.  Cover & cook over low flame.

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Serve with rice or adai.

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Moong Dal Halwa for Diwali special

>> Sunday, November 7, 2010

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Wish you all Happy Diwali !!!

One of the popular North Indian Sweet served in most of their marriages & its my diwali sweet as well.  Rich & heavy sweet prepared with lotz of ghee & nuts, which are perfect for celebrating the special occasion & festival.  

Ingredients :
  1. Moong dal - 1/2 cup
  2. Ghee - 1/2 cup
  3. Nuts (cashewnuts, almonds, raisins) - 1/4 cup
  4. Sugar - 3/4 cup
  5. Water - little more than 1/4 cup
  6. Milk - 1/2 cup
  7. Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Few strands of saffron
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Direction to cook :

1.   Soak the moong dal in the water for 3 to 4 hrs (preferably overnight).

2.   Drain the water & grind them coarsely.  

3.   Heat ghee in the pan, add the grounded dal paste.  Over the low flame, cook them till light brown & leaves a aroma.

4.   Meanwhile, prepare the one string sugar syrup using sugar & water.  Keep aside.

5.   Once, the dal is cooked add the sugar syrup & then milk.  keep stirring continuously.

6.   Finally, add the roasted nuts & saffron strands.

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Serve warm.

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