Sunday, February 24, 2013

SPONGY YAM (Suran/Senaikkizhangu)

SERVES: 3

INGREDIENTS:

Yam - 1/2 kg
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt - To taste
Tomato Sauce - 2 tsp
Kasuri Methi (Dry fenugreek leaves) - 1 tsp
Oil (Gingely/Coconut/Sunflower)- 4 tbsp
Water

Thursday, February 21, 2013

BADHUSHA

Badusha is a sweet prepared using Maida (All purpose-flour). Badhushas are simply fried balls dipped into sugar syrup. It is similar to Gulab Jamun. But the only difference is that Gulab Jamuns are served with sugar syrup, whereas Badhushas are dipped only once in the sugar syrup. Sounds Good, Right?? Tastes Yummy too...!! Do try and enjoy its taste!!  

MAKES 10-12 BADHUSHAS


INGREDIENTS:


Maida - 2cup
Butter/Vanaspati (Dalda) - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 to 3/4 cup

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

KOTHAMALLI (Coriander) THOKKU

Coriander Thokku is had with plain rice or as a side dish to Idli, Dosa, Roti, etc. A step-by-step preparation photo is also attached below. Thokku can perish soon, if stored in an unclean container.


Coriander Thokku


INGREDIENTS:


Coriander Leaves - Medium bunch
Tomato - 3 (if, small sized) / 2 big ones
Tamarind - Equivalent to the size of a small amla
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Monday, February 18, 2013

SARKKARAI PONGAL (SWEET PONGAL)

Sarkkarai Pongal is a mouth-lingering sweet prepared with the combination of Rice, Moong Dal and Jaggery on the festive eve of Pongal (Harvest Festival of Tamil Nadu). Traditionally, this dish is prepared in Earthern Pots/Brass Vessel. I hope you relish the flavour of this sweet. 

SWEET PONGAL

INGREDIENTS:
Rice - 1cup
Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Jaggery (grated) - 1 1/2 cup

Friday, February 15, 2013

MEASUREMENT TABLE

1 TEASPOON        (TSP)       = 5 GRAMS  
1 TABLE SPOON (TBSP)      = 15 GRAMS     =  3    TSP
1 CUP                                        =  200 GRAMS =  40 TSP

Thursday, February 14, 2013

SWEET KOZHUKATTAI

Sweet Kozhukattai (South-Indian Rice Pudding) is a famous South Indian recipe prepared on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi. The base ingredient of this sweet is Rice Flour. This rice flour is not the ready made one available in stores. The process to prepare the same is given in detail, below. This sweet cannot withstand for longer days and hence it is better to consume these kozhukattais on the very same day of preparation itself.

MAKES: 12-15 KOZHUKATTAIS


INGREDIENTS 

FOR THE BASE:
Rice Flour (*) - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/4 cup
Til Oil - 1 Tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp


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