Thursday, October 9, 2014

TOMATO MOZZARELLA BAGUETTE RECIPE

TOMATO MOZZARELLA BAGUETTE RECIPE
This is one of the best dishes I love to make & have it any time during the day.It is an amazing grub and in way it can be a salad/ Sandwich. These are prime ingredients mainly from Italy. Mozzarella & tomato are a great combination ,very summery.

INGREDIENTS

French baguette - 1 no
Red pesto - 1 tsp
Green pesto - 1 tsp
red onions - 1 ea (thinly sliced)
Iceberg lettuce - 1/4 ea (shredded)
cucumber - 1/4  (sliced)
buffalo mozzarella - 1no (sliced)
tomato - 1 no (sliced)
Seasoning - to taste

METHOD
I used French baguette. Slit the bread in the middle & toast it. Brush it with a mix of red & green pesto.


Top it with thinly sliced red onions and iceberg lettuce.
Top it again with sliced cucumber,tomato & buffalo mozarella. Season with salt & pepper.
Finish the sandwich by placing the other half of the baguette & serve.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

ONION RAITHA - VENGAYA PACHADI

One of the favourite accompaniments for Biryani. Actually there are quiet a variety and can be done with cucumber, tomato, boondi & even bhindi. It all depends on the type of yoghurt used & also the type of vegetables used. In Persian cuisine its called Tzatsiki where a little bit of raw garlic is used with Mint & cucumber to give more flavour. 

Ingredients

Yohurt-2 cups

Onion- 1 no ( finelly chopped)
Coriander leaves-2 tsp (chopped)
Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder- a pinch
Salt- to taste
Oil-1 tsp
Mustard seed-1/2 tsp

Method


Take a bowl add yohurt,red chilli powder, Cumin powder, salt, chopped onion, coriander leaves & mix well.

Temper with mustard & add to the raitha.
Serve with Biryani, pulao or roti.

Monday, October 6, 2014

BABY POTATO KURMA- SMALL POTATO MASALA

BABY POTATO KURMA- SMALL POTATO MASALA
I am a big fan of potatoes. This baby potato kurma has a  tangy savoury taste & best side dish for all types of roti. Ideally this can be done with normal potatoes but cooked & peeled new potatoes give great flavour & amazing look. It can be good for rice dishes.

Ingredients

Baby potatoes-500gms
Onion-2no (sliced)
Tomato-3 no (chopped)
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Red chilli powder-2 tsp( I used kashmiri chilli)
Oil-4 tbsp
Cardamom-2no
Clove-2 no
Bay leaves-2 no

Paste1

ginger-25gm
Garlic-10 cloves
G.chillies-2 no(Acc to taste)
Fennel seed-2 tsp

Paste 2

Coconut-4 tbsp
Poppy seed-1 tbsp(soaked)

Method

Boil the potatoes & deskin it.
 Heat oil in a pan, add cardamom,cloves,bay leaves & allow to sauté & add sliced onions.
 Add the paste 1, redchilli power, turmeric powder & mix well.

 Add chopped tomatoes & Mix well. Add water & allow to boil.
 Add boiled potatoes & mix well.
Add paste 2 & mix well. Garnish with Cilantro.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

PENNE WITH BROCCOLI PESTO -EASY PASTA RECIPES-KIDS PASTA RECIPES


PENNE WITH BROCCOLI PESTO -EASY PASTA RECIPES-KIDS PASTA RECIPES
Pasta is a best snack or meal & ideal for any occasion. It is also children friendly & all kids love it. It is a great meal if done properly. My daughter loves the pasta especially the one with home made pesto. Normally pesto is made with pine nuts but can be done without it as well.

Ingredients

Broccoli- 100gms
Basil leaves-1/2 bunch
Garlic-2 cloves
Parmesan cheese-2tbsp+ Garnishing
Penne pasta-175 gms
Olive oil-5 tbsp
Salt- to taste
Pepper-a pinch cracked

Method

Blanch broccoli in salted boiling water & cool it. Pick basil leaves & add it with the cooked broccoli and blitz in a blender. 
Add in garlic, salt, olive oil & parmesan cheese to make a paste.


Boil penne in salted boiling water. Would be better if you can use the same water used for blanching the broccoli for added flavour.Once the penne is cooked grain & drizzle with oil to avoid sticking.

In a hot pan add in olive oil. Add in the chopped garlic & toss the penne with it. Add in the pesto paste and mix thoroughly to get a even coating on the pasta.
Serve hot with cracked black pepper,grated parmesan & shredded basil.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ELLU KOZHUKKATTAI RECIPE- TIL SEEDS MODAK-VINAYAGA CHATHURTHI RECIPE



ELLU KOZHUKKATTAI RECIPE- TIL SEEDS MODAK-VINAYAGA CHATHURTHI RECIPE
Ellu Kozhukkattai is very famous & flavourful dish which we make every Ganesh Chathurthi.  Coconut sweet Mothagam & Ulunthu Mothagam are also main dishes on that day.I love the flavour of black sesame seed when its roasted .We can replace with white sesame seed instead of Black sesame seed.

Ingredients

Coconut-2 cups

Jaggery-1 cup
Black sesame seed-1/4cup
Cardamom powder-a pinch
Rice-2 cups
salt-a pinch

Method
Soak the rice min one hour & grind with water to a fine paste,the consistency should be a smooth paste.

In a separate pan add in the grated jaggery with 2 tbsp of water & allow  to dissolve & add cardamom powder.
Add in the grated coconut to the jaggery. Allow it to mix & cool.

 In separate pan, add sesame seed & roast it until it crackles & grind to  a course powder.
Add to the coconut mixture.

Ellu pooranam is ready now.


Well using the smooth paste made by the rice flour & apply little oil in hand & make small balls. Flatten them to a thin sheet & fill in the jaggery mix.
Close from all sides as illustrated . Finish it by steaming in pressure cooker for 5 minutes without whistle.
Can be served hot or cold. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

KADALAI PARUPPU POORANA KOZHUKATTAI RECIPE- CHANNA DAL SWEET MOTHAGAM - VINAYAGA CHATHURTHI RECIPE

Mothagam is very Famous Neivedhyam Recipe on Vinayaka Chathurthi Recipe. Thengai Poorana Kozhukattai or Ulundu Kozhukattai are also 'Neivedhyam' for Lord Ganesh.

Ingredients

Splitted channa dal-1 cup
Jaggery-1 to 1.5 cup
Coconut-1/2 cup
Cardamom-2 no
Rice-2 cups
Sesame oil-1/4 cup
Salt- a pinch

Method

Soak the rice min one hour & grind to a fine paste.
Heat the pan add 1/4 cup water, 1 tbsp sesame oil, little salt , ground rice paste & cook well.
Take the pan dry roast the channa dal & add the water & allow to boil until soft.
Make it cool & drain it.
Take a blender cooked channa dal,coconut ,cardamon, & grind to a fine paste.

Heat the pan, add the ground paste, jaggery & allow to cook until soft think mixture.
Take a rice flour & make a small balls & make like a cup and fill the paruppu pooranam & cover it as shown.
Make all the mothagams & steam it for 5 min in a pressure cooker without whistle.
Mothagam is ready now .

Saturday, August 2, 2014

AADI PERUKKU RECIPES- AADI 18 RECIPES

AADI PERUKKU RECIPES- AADI 18 RECIPES

Aadi perukku is eighteenth day of month of Aadi. We call it pathinettam peyar & pathinettam perukku. Pathinettu means 18 in Tamil. Perukku means Rising.
Here the recipes of Adi perukku.
Aviyal or Mor Kuzhambu ,papad & vadagam are also  best side dish for these rice.
Sometimes it will be added with Methu vadai or Paruppu vadai.



AADI PERUKKU RECIPES- AADI 18 RECIPES

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