Friday, October 28, 2011

    
     Some times we could not believe certain facts suddenly. Especially, if it is a sad news. I was in the same state when I came to know one of our blogger friend, Jayasree who blogged at Experiments in Kailas kitchen passed away from this world. She was one of few bloggers I know right from the days I started blogging. She never failed to write comment on each post of mine, I too even if I miss few  posts, I go back to the archive and make sure I write comment to her posts. I have not interacted with her personally but I had a great respect towards her. I always admire her traditional recipes she had posted in her blog. For few days I was feeling so bad and she is still in my memories and will be for ever. And I took this opportunity to post one of her lovely post,when Lataji and few other fellow bloggers came up with the idea of posting tribute posts for her.

TRIBUTE TO JAYASREE – AVAL KOZHUKATTAI

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Corn-flour-halwa_1

This is a easy to make microwave corn flour halwa, you can make within 20 minutes. If you have un-expected guests and you want to make some sweet, you can make it so soon without sweat. This is my MIL’s trade mark sweet. She learnt it through a TV show. She makes and serves this proudly as it is made out of Microwave. And every body without fail will ask for the recipe and totally get impressed too.It uses very less ghee unlike other halwa recipe.  I could not click that well to show the delicious halwa. But the recipe and the taste is the main right.. so I think you all can adjust with it…
And Before going to the recipe, I want to say a very important thing…

MICROWAVE CORN FLOUR HALWA| EASY DIWALI SWEET RECIPES

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Magizhampoo-thenkuzhal_1

      Magizhampoo thenkuzhal – with coconut milk. Magizhampoo  is a flower which is so small in size but smells heavenly and strongly too. They sort the flower in a thread with needle and wear in the plaits as we do jasmine. This magizhampoo thenkuzhal murukku resembles the look of sorted flowers. And I assume that’s why they call this so. We make this murukku a bit different… We make it as a mildly sweet murukku with coconut milk. So it is very very flavourful and very distinct in taste. I love it very much.

MAGIZHAMPOO MURUKKU / MAGIZHAMPOO THENKUZHAL | DIWALI SNACK RECIPES

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jalebi-recipe_1
     I have tasted Jalebi only twice before I made this on my own last weekend. First time it was from Sri Krishna sweets,Vj bought me as I said I have never tasted before. And as it was my first time, I din’t like it that much and more over, some times, in some sweets, I don’t like too much of ghee smell. Especially in Sri Krishna sweets. The ghee smell just freaks me out. But the second time I was offered at a friend’s place and it was just awesome without any over dose of the ghee smell. So I loved it. But I never got chance to go to sweet shop and buy Jalebi for myself. Thanks to the busy schedule when we go to India and my weightNot talking.

JALEBI RECIPE | DIWALI SWEET RECIPES

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Thenkuzhal-murukku-recipe_1
      Thenkuzhal murukku will be the main diwali snack in our households. My mom as well as MIL both make this in large numbers and store in large tins. It is very flavourful and crisp snack. I still remember my childhood days,when my mom makes this one week before diwali. From that time the festive mood will start.

THENKUZHAL MURUKKU | DIWALI SNACK RECIPES

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

         Here's the eagerly awaited  e-book from Indusladies,with 100 contributed best sweet recipes. I sent my Jangri recipe as a contribution,do check it out and download here and try out your favorite recipe for this Diwali! 

Check out my other sweet recipes too! :



milk kesariRava  kesariShahi TukdaSandeshRava LadooRas malaiRasagullaMaida burfikesar burfiKaju KatliJangriJalebiCorn flour HalwaCoconut burfiSuzhiyanCarrot halwaBadushabadam-halwabeetroot-halwa

100 YUMMY DIWALI SWEET RECIPES - E BOOK FROM INDUSLADIES!

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

kesar+burfi

One of Vj’s friend here always buys sweets from Shree Mithai  when he visits Chennai for us. There will be kesar burfi for sure. I love it. Not very much, still I like it. So wanted to try for so long time. And found this recipe while googling. She even has given how to make Khoya. Though the result was not as I expected, I found this recipe as a quick and easy sweet,which you can make within minutes. Still tastes rich.

KESAR BURFI WITH KHOYA | EASY DIWALI SWEET RECIPES

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Karasev recipe
        Kara sev is one my mom makes for every Diwali. My mom’s recipe is a bit different,she uses more of gram flour and lesser rice flour than I have used. I myself changed the ratio after I saw the results in ola pakoda. If we use rice flour more then we get the shade more in whiter side and also crispier snack. My hubby likes Kara sev,but am not a very big fan. So I made in small batch for him alone. Hope this will be helpful now, as many of you will be breaking your heads for what to make for Diwali.

KARASEV RECIPE | EASY DIWALI SNACK RECIPES

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

     Here is the round up for the event Celebrate sweets with Fruits & Veggies.  Thank you Nivedita for the opportunity to host the event! 

      Thank you friends for sending your lovely entries. Please check the entries..Feel free to contact me if there is any broken link or missing entry.

CELEBRATE SWEETS WITH FRUITS & VEGGIES – ROUND UP!

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Kadai paneer recipe

Kadai paneer is the easiest paneer recipe I make. I usually make it as side dish for roti, but goes well with simple pulaos too. I say it is easy recipe because it has no grinding part! Cool right?  So here is the simple way I make but turns out really delicious.  The coriander seeds and capsicum are the highlights of this recipe.

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Kadai paneer recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch / Dinner
Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 2

Ingredients


Paneer ,cubed  1 cup 
Onion  2,cubed 
Tomatoes  3 (small),chopped 
Capsicum  1,cubed 
Ginger,finely chopped  1 tblsp 
Green chillies  2 
Red chilli powder  1 & 1/2  tsp 
Dhaniya/coriander powder  1 tblsp 
Garam masala powder  3/4 tsp 
Turmeric powder  1/8 tsp 
Salt  As needed 
Kasoori methi  1 tsp 
Coriander leaves,chopped  2 tblsp 

To Temper

Oil 3 tblsp
Coriander seeds 1 tsp

Method

  1. Heat oil in a pan/kadai and season with the coriander seeds. You can crush it roughly too before seasoning. But I added as such. Follow by adding ginger and give a quick fry.Add chopped onion, green chillies slit and fry till onion turns transparent.
  2. kp1
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and add salt,add all the powders-chilli,dhaniya,garam masala and turmeric.Fry till tomatoes turn gooey.
  4. kp2
  5. Continue frying till oil oozes out and then add the cubed capsicum and fry for 1 or 2 minutes. The crunchiness and colour should not change.
  6. kp3
  7. Add the paneer cubes (paneer cubes should be kept immersed in hot water till use) and crush the kasoori methi within you palms to powder it and add it to it. Add 1/2 cup water and mix well.
  8. kp4
  9. Cook till the masala coats paneer well and the gravy is thick almost dry. Not too dry too. Add the chopped coriander leaves lastly and transfer to the serving dish.
  10. kp5

Notes

  • Keep paneer immersed in hot water until before you cook.
  • Cook capsicum without changing its crunchiness.
  • You can add ginger garlic paste in palce of ginger.Use one tsp.
  • Enjoy hot!

We had it with simple dal tadka and steamed basmati rice,its my kiddo’s favorite,mine too. Just love the flavourful capsicum and the spicy dish goes well with the bland dal and its very comforting too!

Kadai-paneer-recipe-1

KADAI PANEER RECIPE | PANEER RECIPES

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

beetroot+halwa_recipe
          The first time I tried beetroot halwa, it was total disaster, I ended up in making burfi,instead halwa. Then after having that as dessert at my SIL’s place and another friend’s place, when I asked for recipe,they said its same as we do carrot halwa. From then I wanted to try it out and now I got the perfect chance to try it out,for the even I host – Celebrate sweets- with fruits & veggies. Do send in your recipes,if you have any!          

BEETROOT HALWA RECIPE (BEETROOT HALWA) | INDIAN SWEETS

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Samosa-recipe_1

I make samosa very rarely,though I love the process of making. Making cones and stuffing them and make them to triangular pockets and the most important thing, eating it hot Winking. I even love to order it when I go to the restaurants, but again I go with the majority, what hubby and kiddo likes to orderPuppy dog eyes.

SAMOSA RECIPE

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