Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sweet Sev / Sweet Murukku

Ingredients :
Chick Pea Flour / Besan / Senaga pindi - 1 cup
Hot oil / Butter - 2 tbsp
Grated Jaggary - 1 cup
Oil for deep fry
Murukku maker
Method :
1.In mixing bowl add flour,pour the hot oil on the top of the flour.mix well and add water make a soft dough.
2.In a wok heat the oil for deep fry.
3.Take  murukku maker use medium sized holes mold,fill the dough in murukku maker and close it.
4.When oil heat.hold the maker,with other hand press or rotate the maker to fall the dough like noodles and slowly move into the circular motion.
5.Fry both side sev till it turned into light golden color.
6.Remove from the oil,drain into tissue to observe excess oil and let it cool.Then crush the sev into small pieces.
 Step By Step Pix For Sev
Jagary Syrup  :
7.Now Prepare Jaggary syrup.In a cooking pan add jaggary and few water,dissolve the jagarry in water,remove impurities.cook the jagary till the syrup become thick.To know the consistency take a small bit from the syrup drop it into a glass of water,if the syrup dissolve in the water need to continue the process.if the bit form as ball,then the syrup is done.turn off the flame.
 Step By Step Pix For Jaggary Syrup
8.Now add the crushed sev to jaggery syrup stir well.after few the sev will separate.
9.Keep it in airtight container to store longtime.....

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Chilakada Dumpa Pulusu (Sweet Potatoes Sour Stew)

Ingredients :
Sweet Potatoes  - 1
Tamarind Pulp / Paste - 1/4 to 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 medium sized
Green Chilly - 3
Grated Jagery - 4 tbsp
Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Fenugreek leaves - few chopped (can also substitute with fenugreek powder)
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Method :
1.First Wash the sweet potato and cut into round or cubes.chop the onions and green chilly.In a bowl mix water and tamarind pulp.prepare 2 cups of tamarind juice.
2.Heat the oil in a kadai add mustard, coriander,cumin seeds,when it splutter add onions green chilly,curry leaves and cubed sweet potato.saute for few mins till it leaves raw smell.then cover the lid and cook for few mins.
3.Now add this tamarind juice to cooking sweet potatoes.
4.Mix well,cover the lid and once bring to boil.Then add jagery,red chilly powder,fenugreek leaves/powder and salt mix well and cook till the sweet potatoes become soft.
Step By Step Pix
5.Serve with hot rice,Papad or Vadiyam.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day and Puffed rice mixture / Churmuri

April 22 is the earth day.Earth day is a day designed and inspire awareness and appreciation for the earth's environment. Click here to get more details about earth day .
some of the earth day issues are
1.Maintain and keep environment as green ..
2.The Earth's climate changes faster than normal rate due to pollution. Fight against to the pollution.
3.Conserve the world's bio-diversity.diversity is nature gift but it is threatened from human expansion and activities.
4.Support organic or small farm food. because the world rich farmland washes into the sea,so chemical,pesticides and fertilize causes many harms to our drinking water.
5.Recycle and reuse,The garbage dumps are filling quickly,with that goods might have been reused,recycled or composted.
6.We need to protect water,air,land from the pollution.these are essential resource that we cannot live with out .so protect and save them.
okay,,Let's come to my recipe puffed rice mixture(churmuri)
Ingredients :
Puffed rice - 1 cup
Pea nuts -2tsp
Roasted chana dal - 2 tsp
Green chilly - 3 or 4 (chop length wise)
Curry leaves -1 spring
salt to taste
For Garnishing :
Tomato  - 1 (small) chopped
Onion  - 1(small) chopped
Mango -1/2 sized chopped
Carrot - 1 grated
Fine Sev-3 tsp
Lemon Juice - 2 tsp
(Can also use cucumber)
Method For mixture:
1.First heat the oil in frying pan.add peanuts and roasted chana dal saute till they turned itno light golden color.then add curry leaves and green chilly.saute for few add salt mix well.
2.Now add puffed rice to it saute for few mins till puffed turned to crisp.
3.Turn off the flame transfer into airtight container for store longtime.

For Churmuri :
1.Take the puffed rice into plate.
2.Garnish with all garnishing ingredients mix well and serve.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Papaya & Orange Smoothie

Ingredients :
1/2 Riped Papaya
1 medium sized Orange
10 to 15 Grapes
1 cup low fat Milk / Yogurt / butter milk
1/2 lemon
2 tbsp sugar / honey

Method :
1.Remove papaya skin and chop.peel the orange and slice it.
2.In a blender add chopped papaya and orange slices,grapes and milk.blend into smooth.Add sugar again blend for few sec.If using honey add honey just before serving.
3.Transfer into a glass add ice cubes or refrigerate it for couple of min serve cold.