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Thursday, December 18, 2014

SORAKKAI KOOTU | BOTTLE GOURD CURRY

This is a simple and a quick curry made with Sorakkai AKA Bottle gourd with some authentic Indian ground masala and spices . Any squash could be used if you cant find a Bottle Gourd . This Sorakkai Kootu pairs well with Steamed Rice and roti recipes . So now off to Today's post Sorakkai Kootu or Bottle gourd Curry Recipe .

SORAKKAI KOOTU | BOTTLE GOURD CURRY 

Sorakai Kootu - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 minutes  | Cooking Time : 30 minutes
Recipe Cuisine:
South Indian  | Serves : 4 

 

  • Channa dal - 1 cup
  • Sorakkai or Bottle gourd  - 1 number , Skin Out and Diced
  • Tomato -1 number ,  chopped
  • Onion -1 number ,  chopped
  • Hing -1 pinch
  • Curry Powder -1tablespoon ( Click here for the recipe )
  • Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
  • Water - As needed
  • Green Chilli - 1 number , Slit
  • Salt-to taste

To Temper :

  • Oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad dal - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves - Few , Chopped ( Optional ) 

To Grind :

  • Coconut - 1/2 cup , grated
  • cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • water - As needed


       

      SORAKKAI KOOTU | BOTTLE GOURD CURRY 

       

      Method :

      • Skin out the bottle gourd aka sorakkai and dice them in to cubes .


      • Take the grated coconut and cumin seeds in a blender . Grind them in to a paste  by adding water and set aside .


      • In a pressure cooker add the channa dal, tomato,onions,squash,turmeric powder , Curry powder ,and hing .

       

      • Add some water and mix .
       

      •  Cover with the lid and pressure cook the contents  for 2 hisses .
      • Now add the Ground Coconut and Cumin paste and bring the contents to a boil . 
      • In a pan add oil,  add the mustard seeds and allow it to pop ,add urad dal , and coriander leaves and allow it to sizzle .
       


      • Transfer the tempered contents to the pressure cooked contents , add salt and mix-well .
       

      • Done !


      • Yummy Sorakkai Kootu Or Bottle gourd curry is ready to be served . This Bottle gourd Curry or Sorakkai kootu could be served with Steamed Rice , Idly , Dosa , Parathas .

      Note :

      • Red Chilli Powder and Coriander powder in a ratio 1:1 that is one tea spoon of red chilli powder and one tea spoon of coriander powder  could be substituted for Curry Powder  .

      Check out the Channa Dal Recipes Posted in the blog below .

      Check out the squash recipe in the blog below:

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      Monday, December 8, 2014

      TANDOORI GOBI | HOW TO MAKE TANDOORI CAULIFLOWER RECIPE

      Tandoori Gobi is an Indian recipe made with cauliflower marinated with spiced masala and then baked in Tandoori Oven. This recipe is a Zero oil recipe and its very healthy . This Tandoori Gobi recipe is a similar recipe to my Tandoori Chicken Recipe . So now off to Today's recipe Tandoori Gobi Recipe .

      TANDOORI GOBI | HOW TO MAKE TANDOORI CAULIFLOWER RECIPE
      TANDOORI GOBI | HOW TO MAKE TANDOORI CAULIFLOWER RECIPE


      Tandoori Gobi - Ingredients

      Preparation Time :1 hour  | Cooking Time : 1 hour
      Recipe Category: Starters  | Recipe Cuisine:  Indian
      • Cauliflower -1 number ,separated in to florets and blanched
      • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon ( Click here for the recipe )
      • Yogurt - 1 tablespoon ( Click here for the recipe )
      • Lemon juice- 1/4  teaspoon
      • Paprika powder - 1 teaspoon (It gives the natural red color)
      • Chilli powder or Curry Powder  - 2 teaspoon (  Click here for the recipe )
      • salt - As per taste

         

        Method:

        • Bring a water to boil in a pot . add some salt .  Add the cauliflower and let them stay for 2 minutes . Drain the water and set aside the florets .  This process is called blanching .
        • Take the Cauliflower Florets in a Mixing bowl . Add the ginger garlic paste , Yogurt , Lemon juice , Paprika powder , Curry powder or Red chilli powder and salt  .


        • Mix them well and set aside the marinade for at least an1 hour .


        • Line the Baking Tray with aluminum foil .Preheat the oven at 375 F . Drop the marinade cauliflower florets in the Baking Tray .


        • Bake them for 30 minutes . Flip to the other side and Bake them for another 30 minutes . Cook till the cauliflower becomes Golden brown in color .


        • Tandoori Gobi is ready .


        • Enjoy this healthy tasty tandoori Gobi as a starter .

        Check out some similar Cauliflower Recipes below :

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        Tuesday, December 2, 2014

        BADAM BURFI RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE ALMONDS BURFI

        Badam Burfi or Almond Burfi is a quick sweet recipe that can be made in a jiffy . Badam Burfi can be a great substitute to the cashew burfi or Kaju Katli recipe . My kids absolutely loved these burfis . The Burfis tasted too good and soft and they melt in the mouth with a bite of badam burfi . So now off to today's post Badam Burfi recipe .

        BADAM BURFI RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE ALMONDS BURFI
        BADAM BURFI RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE ALMONDS BURFI


        Badam Burfi - Ingredients

        Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Sweet
            Cooking time:
        30 minutes    

        • Badam / Almond - 1 cup
        • Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
        • Water - 1/4 cup
        • Milk - 1/2 cup
        • Ghee - 1 tablespoon ( Click here for the recipe )


            BADAM BURFI RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE ALMONDS BURFI
            BADAM BURFI RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE ALMONDS BURFI

            Method :

            •  The first step is to blanch the almonds , Badam . Bring some water to a boil in a heavy bottom pan . Add the Almonds . Let them stay in hot water for 5 minutes .


            • Strain the water . Peel the skin of the Almonds and discard the outer skin .


            • Transfer them to a blender . Add 1/2 cup of milk and grin them to a smooth paste .

            • Meanwhile , take a wok and add sugar and 1/4 cup of water in it . Bring them to a boil till it reaches one string consistency . 


            • Now add the ground Badam paste to th sugar syrup and Mix well .


            • Mix them well so that no lumps are formed .


            • Add ghee and mix them well . Cook till the burfi starts leaving the ends of the wok and till it becomes a thick mass . Transfer them to a greased plate .( I lined my bowl with Aluminum foil and greased them with ghee so that i can flip over the foil easily)

             .
            • Allow them to cool down . Once cooled slice them well .


            • Badam Burfi or Almonds Burfi is done .



            • Enjoy these  burfis on a Festive Occasion or on a special day .

            Notes :

            • Water can be  used for grinding the Badam instead of Milk
            • One string consistancy of sugar syrup can by checked by holding the syrup between the thumb and index finger and form a single thread .
            • Adding ghee could also be skipped .
            Check out the other Indian Sweet , dessert recipes Posted in the blog below .
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            Wednesday, November 26, 2014

            COUPONZGURU.COM - A WEBSITE REVIEW

            Today's post is a review on a website Couponzguru.com . Off to today's post on website review of couponzguru.com .
            Advantages Of Online Food Ordering
            With the inclusion and advent of technology in each and every sphere of our life, can it be possible that restaurant industry remains untouched? Much similar to the other sectors who have flourished a lot with the help of technology, restaurants and eateries are also extending their business these days with the help world wide web.
            Online food ordering was never so much easy and convenient as now. Within some minutes you can order, get it delivered and enjoy the tasty food of your favorite restaurant, sitting at home or your office.  Online food ordering is a matter of great relief and convenience to both the restaurateurs as well as the customers. And it is working throughout the world.
            Though there are lots of advantages of online food ordering, but here I will like to mention some of the most imminent ones;
            1. Brings More Clarity- The first most important advantage of online food ordering is that it leaves no room for misunderstandings and confusion between the customer and the concerned restaurant. Usually what happens when you place an order on phone, there are lot of noise or some kind of disturbances in the line on the other side due to which some sort of misunderstandings and confusion are bound to crop up in the order. On the contrary if you are placing it online then the entire process is one-sided. The customer can order exactly what he wants. So there is no chance of any other probability to crop up between. 

            2. Facilitates Customization as and when required- Customization is one thing which greatly attracts the customers. No doubt it may not be in the interest of the restaurant owners in the short run but in the long it pays a lot. Giving the customers a little amount of flexibility in choosing some particular toppings, salad dressing or any other small changes can make the customer feel rejuvenated. 

            3. Speeds up the entire system of food ordering- Another advantage of online food ordering is that it enables the customers to go through the food menus and accordingly place their order from anywhere, from any electronic device provided it is connected to net. The customer can place his order even while he is standing in a queue. In other words he doesn’t have to wait till the time he reaches home.  

            4. 24 hours Availability- online food ordering felicitates the customer to visit the restaurant any time. it doesn’t makes any difference, whether it is late in night or very early in morning even when the restaurant is closed. 

            5. Helps in identifying the preferences and taste of the customer efficiently- Online food ordering system enables the restaurateurs to easily understand the requirements of their frequent customers and in a better way. The restaurateurs can also have a preferred list of their frequent customers.   

            6. Ensures risk free transactions- encryption facility available with online food ordering system for interaction between the customers and the restaurateurs provides a full proof security system where there is no chance of fraud or error in the transactions.

            7. Discount and Offers- Find up to 30% discount on online food ordering from leading online portal like justeast, foodpanda, tastykhana, dominos and more. For more offer and deal Visit CouponzGuru.com and save the money while order food online.

            Hope this review is helpful to all the Friends who love online shopping  

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            Tuesday, November 25, 2014

            METHI MUTTER MALAI | PEAS FENUGREEK LEAVES CURRY

            Methi Mutter Malai is a simple subzi made with Peas ( Matar ) and methi cooked in a creamy rich sauce . This recipe pairs well with Naan and roti recipes . So now off to today's post Methi Mutter Malai recipe with step wise photos .

            METHI MUTTER MALAI | PEAS FENUGREEK LEAVES CURRY
            METHI MUTTER MALAI | PEAS FENUGREEK LEAVES CURRY


            Methi Mutter Malai - Ingredients 

            Preparation Time : 10 minutes  | Cooking Time : 30 minutes
            Recipe Cuisine: North Indian  | Serves : 4

            • Peas - 1 cup , ( Use Fresh or Frozen )
            • Methi Or Fenugreek leaves - 1/2 bunch leaves, ( Leaves removed from stem and chopped )
            • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
            • Garam Masala - 1/2 teaspoon
            • Butter - 1 tablespoon
            • Fresh cream - 1/4 cup ,  ( Click here for the recipe )
            • Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
            • Salt - to taste

            To Roast and Grind :

            • Green Chilli - 2 numbers , slit
            • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tablespoon   ( Click here for the recipe )
            • Onion - 1 number , Diced
            • Tomato - 1 number , slit 
            • Cashew - 5 -6 pieces 
            • oil - 1 teaspoon

               

              METHI MUTTER MALAI | PEAS FENUGREEK LEAVES CURRY
              METHI MUTTER MALAI | PEAS FENUGREEK LEAVES CURRY

              Method :

              • Heat a wok or a heavy bottom pan . Add oil . Add in the onions and cook till they become soft . Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes away . Add the tomatoes, green chilli and cook till the tomatoes become mushy . Allow them to cool down .


              • Transfer the contents to a blender . Add the cashew nuts .


              • Blend them in to a puree . set aside .

              • Melt Butter in a wok . Add the cumin seeds and allow them to crackle .


              • Add the peas and stir fry them for few seconds .


              • Add the methi leaves and mix .


              • Add the turmeric powder , Garam Masala Powder , salt and mix them well .


              • Transfer the ground contents from Blender to the contents and mix them well .


              • Bring the contents to a boil . 
              • Finally add some fresh cream to the gravy .


              • Once the fresh cream is added switch off the flame .Methi Mutter Malai is done !


              Check out some of the similar Recipes in the blog below 


               Check out the other side dishes for roti by clicking here .


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              Wednesday, November 19, 2014

              MINT LEAVES POWDER | DRIED MINT LEAVES POWDER | PUDINA PODI

              Mint powder is one of the quick essential in my kitchen . I usually store the dried mint leaves powder in my pantry and the come handy when fresh mint leaves are not available . It is the  beginning of winter and the mint plant in my garden just started to whither away . Before the plant is completely gone , I saved a lot of the mint leaves and made the pudina podi or Mint leaves powder and stocked them in my pantry . So now off to today' s post Mint leaves powder or pudina podi .

              MINT LEAVES POWDER |  DRIED MINT LEAVES POWDER | PUDINA PODI
              MINT LEAVES POWDER |  DRIED MINT LEAVES POWDER | PUDINA PODI


              Mint Leaves Powder - Ingredients

              Preparation Time : 2 days   Recipe Category: Cooking essentials


              • Mint Leaves - As Needed

                 

                Method :


                • Take the mint leaves . Seperate the Mint leaves from stem .


                • Wash the Leaves well to remove sand and dirt . Spread them on a wide plate and allow them to get dry . 


                • Set aside for a day or two till they are completely dry . Transfer them to a blender once they are dried.



                • Grind them to a fine powder .


                • Mint powder is done !


                • The mint powder is ready to be stored . They can be stored in an airtight box and used for several months as needed .

                Notes :
                • The mint leaves can be dried indoors .
                • The left over mint could be made to a powder and be used as needed .

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