Mar 31, 2013

BITTERGOURD USILI

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      I love to have Usili prepared with Cluster Beans. Already I have posted Beans usili. I had a thought of replacing Beans by Bitter gourd . 

Mar 25, 2013

SEMIYA BIRYANI

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                     When you get bored of Semiya Payasam,Semiya Upma try this Semiya biryani. If you have roasted Semiya/ Vermicilli , skip the roasting part and proceed from the second step.

INGREDIENTS
SEMIYA
1 Cup
CARROT, BEANS,FROZEN PEAS
1 Cup
ONION
1
THIN COCONUT MILK
¾ Cup
CORIANDER LEAVES
Few
SALT
To Taste
OIL
1 Tbsp


TO GRIND
FENNEL SEEDS
1 Tsp
GREEN CHILLY
3
GINGER GARLIC PASTE
1 Tsp
CORIANDER LEAVES
Few

To Temper
BAY LEAF
1
CINNAMON
1 Inch piece
CLOVES
2
BAY LEAF
1
ELACHI
1
STAR ANISE
A Small Portion
OIL
2 – 3 Tbsp

STEP BY STEP PICTURES

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Chop the carrots,Beans,slice the Onions. In a Kadai heat oil & roast the Semiya in a medium flame. (Roasting can also be done with Ghee also)

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In a mixie jar grind the items given under " To Grind " table.
You can also grind the spices which are used as a whole while tempering.

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In  a Pressure cooker heat oil add the items given under "To Temper" table.

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Add the Onions & fry till it turns pink.Now add the Vegetables and fry in medium flame for 3 mins. 

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Add the grounded paste & allow it to boil. Add Salt.

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After the water is evaporated add coconut milk. When it starts to boil add the roasted Semiya/Vermicilli.

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Keep the flame in medium and allow the Semiya/Vermicilli to absorb all the Coconut milk. Stir gently.

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Keep covered for 3 - 4 mins. 

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Do not stir frequently because it will make the biryani mushy. 

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Enjoy with Pickle.

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Raita can also be served.

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You can use any vegetables of your choice.

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Do you want a bite?.

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If you want to make it rich ,Ghee can be used for tempering.

NOTES
You can use fried cashewnuts as toppings.

Mar 24, 2013

ALOO SUBZI


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              I love to have potato in any form . This recipe has no Onion & no Garlic.

Mar 20, 2013

EGG THOKKU

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         My first recipe made out of Egg. It is  a perfect side dish for Pulao,Chapati. The spicy masala in this dish will sizzle your taste buds.

Mar 19, 2013

GREEN GRAM SPROUTS SANDWICH

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      Would you like to have a quick & healthy breakfast in a busy morning? Then try this Sprouts Sandwich.

Mar 18, 2013

CABBAGE FRY

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         Cabbage Fry/Poriyal is a simple & healthy stir fry. You can either grate/chop the Cabbage finely.

BREAD TOAST

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    Have you ever tasted Iyengar Bread Toast. If not do try this recipe . You can have as a open sandwich.

Mar 16, 2013

CAULIFLOWER PEAS KURMA

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                                     I have posted already Cauliflower Peas kurma. But this is a slight modification from that recipe.

Mar 12, 2013

OATS IDLY

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         Oats Idly is a slightly modified version of Rava idly. But it is good to start a day with a healthy break fast. Nowdays Oats is used  in everyday diet either as Breakfast or Dinner.

VEGETABLE RICE

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              A simple one pot meal perfect for Lunch Box. You can  use any vegetables of your choice. The best part in this dish, is there is no roasting & grinding of spices.

Mar 10, 2013

MASALA CHEEYAM

            Chettinad food is famous for its spicyness & aroma. Masala cheeyam is a tasty item which will surely take place in Chettinad menu during marriages. It can be prepared both in Sweet & Savoury version.

Mar 6, 2013

ROASTED POTATO

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        This is  a very simple recipe which takes only 10 mins to cook.It will surely tickle your taste buds. No roasting & grinding of spices but yet it is a delicious potato fry.

Mar 5, 2013

Mar 3, 2013

NAVARATNA KURMA

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       In chettinad cusine , Navaratna Kurma is a special item. The aroma mainly depends upon the roasting & grinding of the spices which makes the Kurma very tasty.

Mar 2, 2013

SPECIAL VEGETABLE MASALA DOSAI

                        
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            Are you bored of having Potato masala as a stuffing for Dosai?. Try this Vegetable Masala Dosai.

Mar 1, 2013

DHOKLA

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        Celebrating my 100 th post with Dhokla. Still now I cannot believe that I reached 100 post within 3 months. Coming to the recipe this is the first time I am tasting & trying it out. It was super soft & spongy.