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Apr 19, 2011

Chakli( Like Murukku)

This recipe is easy one to make.

Ingredients

  • Rice Flour...........................................2cups
  • Cooked Moong Dal............................1/4 cup
  • Ajwain..................................................1tsp
  • Sesame seeds........................................1tsp
  • Asafoetida..............................................1/2tsp
  • Oil..........................................................2tsp
  • Chili Powder...........................................1tsp
  • Salt to Taste
Chakli is made with riceflour, salt and butter
Chakli

Method
  • Cook the moong dhal with little turmeric powder in pressure cooker
  • Mix rice flour, chili powder,oil, salt, sesame seeds,asafoetida, ajwain and  cooled moong dal  and make a  thick dough.
  • Take chakli press, make murukku like round shape in a plastic paper and stick the end.
  • So that while frying it  will not open . Heat oil and when the oil is hot, drop the chakli one by one. 
  • Turn them in between. When the bubbles stop, take them out in a paper towel. 
  • Eat with coffee or tea.
  • This chakli can be made with out cooked moong Dal. 
  • Use urad Dal powder instead of moong Dal. Add butter in place of oil.

Apr 6, 2011

Pasta

Pasta
I learn t to prepare pasta after coming here. Now my grand kids love pasta.First I didn't like pasta. After adding vegetables to it I started eating it.
Ingredient
  • Sliced Mushrooms..........................1/2 cup
  • Sliced Green Onion........................1/4 cup
  • Cherry Tomatoes.halves.................1/2cup
  • Vegetable oil..................................2tbsp
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Chopped Basil................................2tbsp
  • Parmesan Cheese...........................!/2 cup
  • Cooked and drained Spaghetti........3cups
  • Mixed Vegetables..........................1/2 cup
  • Minced Garlic................................1 clove
  • Milk...............................................1/2cup..
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Method
  • Heat oil in a pan and stir mushrooms, green onions and garlic for 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato halves .Cook mix vegetables basil and milk in a pan at medium heat.
  • Add  pasta, salt and pepper.,tomato mushrooms mix and stir well.
  • Serve hot. and pepper....

Apr 3, 2011

Aval Upma

Aval Upma 
( Poha Upma) is easy one to prepare.
Aval Upma with puffed rice, onion and chilies
Aval Upma


Ingredients
  • Aval......................................1cup
  • Green Chilies.........................4
  • Turmeric Powder..................1/4 tsp
  • Chopped Ginger...................1tsp
  • Roasted peanuts...................1tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds......................1tsp
  • Urad Dhal.............................2tsp
  • Lemon Juice.........................1/2tsp
  • Curry leaves.........................few
  • Coconut..............................1/4 cup 
  • Salt to taste
 
Method

  • Soak the aval with little water for half an hour.
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, urad dhal,curry leaves, green chili and ginger.
  • When the mustard crackles add the aval turmeric powder,lemon juice, coconut and salt.
  • Mix well.