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Nov 23, 2009

Zucchini Pasta

Ingredients

3 organic zucchini peel them chop the ends
Use peeler make noodles  with zucchini (you can use spiralizer)

To make sauce

Tomato sauce........1 cup
Onion chopped......2tbsp
Lemon juice............2tbsp
Olive oil................2tbsp
Garlic.....................2
Sun dried tomato..1/2 cup
Salt and black pepper\\
Herbs to taste(basil,oregano rosemary)

Puree all together in a blender
Place the noodles and sauce separately. Serve the noodles and sauce on the top.

Nov 10, 2009

(Baking simple) Homemade Bread

Bread
I baked bread for the first time and it came out very well. You can also give a try. I used Indian atta , we use for making chapathi
Baking a bread

Ingredients
Atta…………..2 cups
Yeast………….1packet
Sugar………….4tsp
Salt…………….1tsp
Warm water…….¾ cup
Milk…………….½ cup
Oil………………1tsp

 Method
Mix warm water and yeast into a bowl stir until yeast is dissolved. Add  milk, sugar salt  atta and oil.  Mix well and make dough.. If needed add more flour. Knead the dough using floor  until the dough is soft and smooth. Cover the dough and keep in a warm place for 60 minutes to rise. Take it out after an hour punch it and  knead a little. Place the dough in a  greased baking pan and keep it for an hour more. Remove and cutting three slashes on the dough. Preheat the oven at 400 degree and bake the dough for 30 minutes. Take it out , let it cool.

Aug 29, 2009

Sabudana Kichadi( Tapioca Kichadi)

Sabudana Kichadi( Tapioca Kichadi)

We call jawarisi for sabudana, This dish is north Indian recipe. They prepare on fasting days(Vrutham like sankatahara Chaturthi), Very easy to prepare and very tasty too.


Ingredients


  • Sabudana....................1 cup
  • Roasted peanuts..........1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice................1tsp
  • Cumin seeds................1 tsp
  • Curry leaves.............. few
  • Green Chili.................1
  • Coriander leaves.........1tsp
  • Cumin seeds.................1tsp
  • Boiled potato................1

Tapioca,peanuts and spices
Sabudana Kichadi

Method


  • Wash and soak the sabudana in water just up to the sabudana level. 
  • Remove the excess water. After one hour heat a pan with oil ,add cumin seeds, chopped chili and curry leaves. 
  • When cumin seeds turn into brown add the sabudana, salt, potato and saute it well.
  • Grind the peanuts into coarsely, add to the sabudana, 
  • When the sabudana is cooked sprinkle the lime juice and decorate with coriander leaves.

Jun 30, 2009

Black Eyed Pea Patties

Black Eyed Peas Patties
Ingredients
Cooked black eyed peas....................1cup
Chopped onion.................................1/4 cup
Green chili(chopped)......................1.tsp
Scallion. (chopped).............................2tbsp.
Salt to taste
Red chili powder............................1/2tsp
Coriander powder..........................1/4 tsp
Maida...............................................4tbsp
Method
Mix above all ingredients and mash nicely with spoon or fork.Mix all together make patties. Add little water to the maida and make a batter.
Dip the patties on the batter and put them on the hot oiled pan and cook both sides till they become brown.(Use these as burgers for sandwich)

Jun 24, 2009

Oats Upma

Oats Upma

Ingredients


  • Oats………………………..1cup
  • Green chilli……………………..1
  • Mustard seeds………………1/2 tsp
  • Urad dhal…………………………1tsp
  • Ground nuts………………2tbsp
  • Curry leaves…………………….few
  • Salt to taste


Method


  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, dhal green chilli and curry leaves. 
  • When the mustard seeds splutter, add ground nuts,salt and oats .
  • Fry for 1 minute. Add ½ cup boiled water, salt. Mix it well. It is very healthy and tasty one.

May 5, 2009

Kara Boondhi

Kara Boondhi
Ingredients
  • Besan (chickpeas flour.)...........2cups
  • Rice flour...................................2tbsp
  • Cashew nut...............................20
  • Curry leaves..............................few
  • Chili powder.........................1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida powder..................a pinch
  • Salt to taste
Method
  • Mix besan , rice flour, salt, chilli powder, with water and make a bhajia like batter.
  • It should not thick or watery.Heat a pan with oil . 
  • When the oil is hot take boondhi thattu put a big spoon of batter. 
  • Boondhies fall , mix with a kannappai.
  • When they are crispy remove them.
  • Heat another tawa with little oil add cashew nuts, curry leaves,
  • When cashews turn red, add to the mixture. 
  • Add 1tsp chilli powder and asafoetida powder if needed add salt too.
  •  This is kara boondhi.

Jan 6, 2009

Drumstick Leaves dosas(Murungikai Ealai Dosa)

Batter with rice batter and drumstick leaves
Batter
This adai is very tasty and eat hot dosas. We use only rice and coconut for this dosa.
Ingredients
  • Boiled Rice................. 1cup
  • Raw Rice...................... i cup
  • Grated Coconut.............1/2cup
  • DrumstickLleaves..........1 cup
  • Salt to taste
Coconut dosa with drumstick leaves
Coconut Dosa with drumstick leaves
Method

  • Soak both rice for 5 hours and grind with salt and coconut.
  • Take little batter and add half cup water and boil it.
  • When it becomes thick add to the batter and mix well. It should be like dosa batter
    Heat a tawa add little oil and spread. 
  • Make dosa and put oil on its sides.
  • When it is cooked turn the other side..
  • Cook on medium heat. Cook both sides till it becomes crispy. 
  • Make dosas with out adding drumstick leaves. 
  • It is called thenga dosa (coconut dosa)