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Friday, April 29, 2011

     I tried this combo once when I had apple juice left in the jar,but I was wanting some thing lemony… Loved it a lot,do try this combo yourself !! The photographer in me wanted me to click and post it here :)
Apple Lemonde

APPLE LEMONADE

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Monday, April 25, 2011

veg-cutlets-recipe

An excellent way to make kids eat the vegetables as snack. You can make the pre-preparation and freeze/refrigerate too.So this is a nice idea to use this as birthday party recipe. While making in bulk,its better to deep fry as pan frying will be time consuming.

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VEGETABLE CUTLETS

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Friday, April 22, 2011

      My kid has few favourite veggies,in that baby corn is one. So weekly once this will be in the menu for him . He loves baby corn sabzi with steamed basmati rice and simple yellow dal for his lunch. So here is the recipe for baby corn sabzi.
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BABY CORN SABZI | BABY CORN RECIPES

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Monday, April 18, 2011

     I am trying this paneer jalfrezi recipe for first time and loved its simple procedure yet a yummy dish,I love it wrapped as Kathi roll,perfect idea for kid’s lunch box/snack box. Being paneer my kid’s favourite, this recipe has crunchy carrots,capsicum and beans too in it.So make its whole some when wrapped inside roti !! I love it because its tangy !!Yumm…
Paneer Jalfrezi

 

PANEER JALFREZI WITH VEGETABLES

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

        I don’t like ginger at all, except Mango ginger/Maa inji. I tasted them only once and was amazed by its taste. No smell of ginger at all,not even 1%. It was tasting like mango,only that its crunchiness,texture was like ginger! I never got a chance to make this maa inji uruguai before. Last weekend got this pack of mango ginger in Mustafa and without second thought bought it. My hubby asked to make pickle out of it,so called my mom to get the recipe. It was very very simple.

MANGO GINGER PICKLE

 

A TOUNGE TICKLING MANGO GINGER PICKLE | MAA INJI URUGAI

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Soya-bean-dry-curry
My MIL made this once for me and I was surprised when I knew it was soya bean. Then every time when I go to Chennai,my MIL has a pack of this dry soya bean to pass it to me. I make this curry just like her or make it as a simple sundal with no onion or garlic. Love it either way and eat as such … I make this when I run out of veggies and the job gets easily done in the early morning,if you soak overnight, morning just have to pressure cook in a separate vessel when we keep rice and no cutting veggie part,we can easily make an accompaniment for rice. Club this with any rasam so its a perfect, comfort lunch box idea!!

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Soya bean dry curry recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch side dish
Prep Time: 12 hr soaking time    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 2

Ingredients


Dried soya bean  1/2 cup 
Onion  1 
Turmeric  1/8 tsp 
Salt  as needed 

To grind to coarse paste

Coconut,grated 2-3 tblsp
coriander seeds 1 & 1/2 tsp
pepper 1 tsp
Jeera 1 tsp
Red chilli 2
Garlic,small 2
Water as needed

To temper

Oil 2 tsp
Mustard 3/4  tsp
Curry leaves a sprig

soya-bean

Method:

  1. Soak the soya bean over night,next day,drain water and pressure cook with salt and little water (1/4 cup). If you don't add salt,then the bean will get over cooked and get mashed.
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  3. Grind the items given under the table ‘To grind’ to a coarse paste and keep a side.
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  5. Heat a pan with oil and temper with the items given under ‘to temper’ table. Add chopped onion and fry till transparent. Add the cooked soya beans.
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  7. Add turmeric and the ground paste and add 1/4 cup water and mix well. Cook for 6-8 minutes or until the water evaporates and the masala starts browning.Add a tsp of coconut oil for an extra flavour!
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Notes

  • You can also try making the simple way like we do other sundals too..
  • This masala we grind is very very flavorful,while you grind you can smell it ,the whole house would smell while you make this curry!

Serve as accompaniment for rice or enjoy as such!!

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Soya bean dry curry recipe | Soya bean recipes

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Panagam
Ram Navami / Rama Navami for this year 2011 falls on 12th April,Tuesday. With Rama Navami coming up, thought of posting the traditional recipe of the drink “Panakam” here in my blog.This is how my mom/grandma used to make and I used to enjoy this a lot in my childhood days. Perfect thirst quencher for this summer too,smells and tastes D-I-V-I-N-E-L-Y !!  I always love jaggery and pachai karpooram(edible camphor) combo in sweet pongal and also in this.. My paati  adds Thulasi(Holy Basil)  though, since I dint had I omitted in this recipe. In my child hood, the temple near our home gives pankam and neer more for free. Some volunteers will provide this on the day of ram navami, radha kalyanam or even when Thai poosam when the people pull ‘ther’(தேர்) around the streets near by…

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Panakam / Panagam recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Drink
Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 0 mins    Serves: 2

Ingredients


Jaggery,powdered  1/2 cup 
Lemon  1 
Elachi/cardamom  2 
Dry ginger powder/sukku  1/4 tsp 
Pachai karpooram/edible camphor  A generous pinch 
Salt  A pinch 
Water  2 cups 
Thulasi/holy basil leaves  few 
Nutmeg powder(optional)  A pinch 



Method


  1. Click the picture to see enlarged for the ingredients.
  2. Dissolve the jaggery in water,to this,squeeze lemon,add powdered elachi,dry ginger powder,edible camphor,salt and nutmeg powder.
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  4. Filter it using a strainer, add the thulasi leaves if desired and you can also add the skin of the elachi without discarding it,as it adds more flavour.
  5. பானகம்

Serve chilled though tastes great as such!!

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  • Adjust jaggery and lemon juice to suit your taste buds!


PANAKAM RECIPE | PANAGAM PREPARATION | RAMA NAVAMI RECIPES

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Monday, April 4, 2011

   I have tried an eggless banana bread recipe before once,but always wanted to bake a banana muffin and vanilla muffin for a long time now. One fine day,got inspired after seeing this recipe,as it has no butter and used oil instead. So I had everything needed in hand,so just halved the quantity and tried immediately. Actually I dint expected the result to be so awesomely soft and spongy like this, I loved it to the core! I loved the walnuts very very much in the muffins…
EGGLESS BANANA WALNUT MUFFIN

EGGLESS BANANA WALNUT MUFFIN RECIPE

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Mixed-vegetable-paratha
      I always wanted to try this mixed vegetable paratha,and when I saw my sis in law’s post - How to make square parathas, I was way too tempted. So I tried to make square parathas with stuffing to suit my kids taste,with  spices and his favourite veggies. He loved it a lot and here after he wants ‘only’ square parathas!

MIXED VEG PARATHA / MIXED VEGETABLE STUFFED PARATHA

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