Sunday, November 30, 2008

RASMALAI

RM2#Day 30


Ingredients

Milk - 6 pints (Pint - 568 ml)

Sugar - 2 cups

Saffron - a pinch

Cashewnuts - 10 ea (sliced)

Almonds - 10 (sliced)

Lemon juice - 1 ea

Method:

Separate 3 pints of milk & make paneer out of it. Do not allow it to set. leave it in a crumbly texture & knead it well.

Make it into equal rounds & flatten it.

Make a sugar syrup with 4 cups of water & 1 cup of sugar.


Allow it to boil to make a syrup & add the flattened paneer to it. allow it to cook in the syrup for 5 min & remove. chill it in cold water & avoid overcooking.

On the other hand simmer the other 3 pints of milk & allow it to be reduced to half its quantity.


Add saffron to the simmering milk & add the rest of the sugar to the reduced milk.It is called as Rabdi.

Drop the paneer in the rabdi & chill it garnished with sliced cashewnuts & almonds.

Serve chilled.



RM Runners :-
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DK 2) Siri3) Srivalli4) Ranji5)PJ6)Curry Leaf7)Medha8)Bhawna9)Raaji10)Ruchii11)Anu 12)kamala 13)Roopa14)Divya Kudua15)Rekha16)Divya M17)Lakshmi 18Raaga19)Lakshmi Venkatesh 20)priya 21)Viji 22)kamalika 23)pavani 24)Karuna 25)Roochi

Saturday, November 29, 2008

PANEER - HOME MADE




Ingredients

Milk homogenised - 1 lit.

Lemon juice - 3 tbsp

Method:

Bring milk to boiling temperature.
Once it starts to boil add in the lemon juice & allow the whey to separate.

Once the fat is separated strain it in a muslin cloth & wait for few min so that all water is strained.
If you need a proper shape fold the cloth with the fat in it & rest it something heavy on it to set & allow it for 2 hrs.

Once the perfect shape is achieved cut it into shapes you wanted & use for any kinda paneer dish.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

POMEGRANATE SMOOTHIE

RM2 # Day 28
Ingredients


Pomegranate- 2 ea

Milk- 1 cup

Water-1 cup

Sugar- 2 tbsp


Method


Deskin & remove the peals from the pomegranate.


Blend all ingredients & serve Cold.

RM Runners :-

1) DK 2) Siri3) Srivalli4) Ranji5)PJ6)Curry Leaf7)Medha8)Bhawna9)Raaji10)Ruchii11)Anu 12)kamala 13)Roopa14)Divya Kudua15)Rekha16)Divya M17)Lakshmi 18Raaga19)Lakshmi Venkatesh 20)priya 21)Viji 22)kamalika 23)pavani 24)Karuna 25)Roochi


Thursday, November 27, 2008

CHILLI PARATHA

Rm2 # Day 27


Ingredients

Paratha(Leftover)- 3 ea( Click here for recipe)

Onion-1 ea(finely chopped)

Tomato-1 ea(finely chopped)

Garlic- 1 tbsp(finely chopped)

Ginger 2 tap(grated)

G.chilles- 2 ea

Red chilli- 2ea(acc to taste)

Tomato sauce-1 tbsp

Soya sauce- 1 tbsp

Red chilli sauce- 1 tbsp

Oil- 2 tbsp

Salt- to taste

Capsicum(any colour)- 1 cup(sliced)

Method

Heat oil in a pan. Add in chopped ginger, garlic, gr. chillies ,red chilles & onions & allow it to saute for few minutes.

Add in the tomatoes & allow it to cook until all the water evaporates & the mix is thick.

Add in the peppers(capcicum) & allow it to sweat. Add all the sauces & cook until the raw flavour extracts.

Once the gravy is cooked & almost moist add in the peeled paratha & mix well.

Serve hot with raita.

RM Runners :-

1) DK 2) Siri3) Srivalli4) Ranji5)PJ6)Curry Leaf7)Medha8)Bhawna9)Raaji10)Ruchii11)Anu 12)kamala 13)Roopa14)Divya Kudua15)Rekha16)Divya M17)Lakshmi 18Raaga19)Lakshmi Venkatesh 20)priya 21)Viji 22)kamalika 23)pavani 24)Karuna 25)Roochi

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

GARLIC RASAM- POONDU RASAM- பூண்டு ரசம்

RM 2#Day 26






Ingredients

Ghee-2 tsp

Oil- 2 tsp

Mustard seed-1 tsp

Cumin seed- 1 tsp

Tomato-2 ea(finely chopped)

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Tuvar dhal (cooked)- 1/2 cup

Tamarind- small size(soaked)

For crush:-

Garlic- 5-7 cloves

G.chilles- 2 no

Red chillies- 1 no

Peppercorn- 10 ea

Cumin seed- 1 tsp

Method

Before we start crush garlic, green chillies, red chillies, peppersorn & cumin coarsely.

Soak tamarind in warm water & rest it for 15 min & squeeze tamarind extract.




Heat oil with ghee in a pan , temper with mustard seed,cumin seed, curry leaves, the crushed mix of garlic & peppercorns.

Add in the tomato & turmeric powder & allow it to cook for a while.
Add in the tamarind water & allow it to boil.




Once the mixture is reduced to half add in the cooked toor dhal & mix well.

Finish with chopped cilantro & serve hot with rice.

RM Runners :-




Tuesday, November 25, 2008

KADALAI VATHAKUZHAMBU - PEANUT KUZHAMBU- கடலை வத்தக்குழம்பு

RM2 # Day 25
KADALAI VATHAKUZHAMBU - PEANUT KUZHAMBU- கடலை வத்தக்குழம்பு


Ingredients

Peanut(Raw)-1cup

Onion- 1 ea(sliced)

Tomato-1 ea(chopped)

Mustard seed- 1 tsp

Splitted channa dhal- 1 tsp

Fenugreek seed- 1 tsp

Red chilli - 2 ea

Curry leaves- 1 sprig

Sambar powder- 1 tbsp

Salt- to taste

Jaggery- 2 tsp

Tamarind - lemon size

Sesame oil- 2 tbsp

Method

Soak the tamarind in warm water & sqeeze to remove flavoured water. repeat process until you get 4-5 cups.

Heat oil in a pan, temper with mustard seed,splitted channa dhal,fenugreek seed,whole red chilli & curry leaves.

Add onion,tomato ,sambar powder,salt & saute few mins.




Add peanut,  & saute few mins.

Add tamarind water & allow to boil.




Boil until it is reduced to half, add jaggery.

If u feel, kuzhambu is more thin, mix rice flour with water, add to kuzhambu.

Serve hot with Rice.
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Monday, November 24, 2008

UTHAPPAM

Rm2 #day 24

Ingredients

Idly batter- 4 cups (Click here for recipe)

Onion-1ea(finely chopped)

Tomato-1 ea(finely chopped)

Cilantro- 1 tbsp(finely chopped)

G.chilles- 2 ea(Acc to taste)(finely chopped)

Chilli powder- for garnishing

Oil- 2 tbsp

Method

Using Idly batter make a laddle in a hot tawa but allow it a little thicker than dosa.

Allow it to cook in the tawa for around half a minute & top up with onions, tomatoes, cilantro leaves, green chillies & sprinkle chilli powder.

Cover it with a lid & allow it to cook. DO not turn it just cook it one side & serve hot with Sambar or chutney.



RM Runners :-
1)
DK 2) Siri3) Srivalli4) Ranji5)PJ6)Curry Leaf7)Medha8)Bhawna9)Raaji10)Ruchii11)Anu 12)kamala 13)Roopa14)Divya Kudua15)Rekha16)Divya M17)Lakshmi 18Raaga19)Lakshmi Venkatesh 20)priya 21)Viji 22)kamalika 23)pavani 24)Karuna 25)Roochi



Sunday, November 23, 2008

PANEER MASALA DOSA

RM2 #Day 23

PANEER MASALA DOSA


Ingredients

Dosa batter- 4 cups 

Paneer- 1 cup( Grated)
Oil- 3 tbsp

For stuffing:-

Paneer-1 cups(grated)

Onion-1 ea(finely chopped)

Tomato-1 ea(finely chopped)

Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp

Oil- 2 tbsp

Mustard seed- 1 tsp

G.chillies-2 ea(acc to taste)
Salt- to taste

Method

Heat oil in a pan add in the mustard seeds, green chillies, Onions, ginger/garlic paste & tomato & sweat well.



Add in the grated paneer & season well. keep separate.



Make dosa as usual, stuff the paneer mix, roll & serve hot.





RM Runners :-

Saturday, November 22, 2008

KADHI RECIPE

RM2#Day 22


KADHI RECIPE



Ingredients

Basan flour- 2 tbsp
Yoghurt- 1 cup
G.chillies- 2 ea(chopped)
Cumin seed- 1 tsp Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
Curry leaves- 1 sprig
Salt- to taste
Onion- 1 ea(finely chopped)
Garlic-2 tsp(finely chopped)
Ginger-1 tsp(finely grated)
Mustard seed- 1 tsp
Oil-1 tbsp
Cilantro- for garnishing

Method

Take a bowl, add basan flour, yoghurt,turmeric powder,salt, g.chillies, 3 cups water & mix well.

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seed,mustard seed,ginger,garlic, onion,curry leaves & saute few mins.






Sweat the onions.

Add basan mix & stir well.




Allow it to boil, remove from heat & finish with cilantro.

kadhi


Serve with rice or chappathi.
RM Runners :-

Friday, November 21, 2008

NAVRATHNA KURMA

RM2 #Day 21

Ingredients

Onion- 1 ea(sliced)
Tomato- 2 ea( chopped)
Potato-1 ea
Carrot-1 ea
Peas-5ogms
Beans-50gms
Cauliflower florets-1 cup
Panner- 50gms(fried)
Cloves- 2 ea
Cardamom-2 ea
Bay leaves- 2 ea
Cinnaman stick- 2ea
Ginger- 2 small pieces
Garlic- 3-4 cloves
G.chillies-2 no
Butter- 50gms
Red chiilio powder- 2 tsp(Acc to taste)
Garam masala- 2 tsp
Coriander powder- 2 tsp
Milk- 150ml
Cilantro- for garnish

Method

Cut all vegetables into equal size.

Heat butter in a pan, add all spices, onion,tomato & saute for few mins.

Add all powders & add potato, carrot, beans, peas one by one.

Add milk and boil until all vegetables almost cooked, add cauliflower & all peppers.

Allow to cook & add fried paneer.

If the gravy tends to be watery, add corn starch mixed in water.

Finish with cilantro.



RM Runners :-

Thursday, November 20, 2008

SAMBAR VADA

RM 2 #Day 20
Ingredients



Sambar- 4 cups (click here for the Recipe)

Cilantro- for garnishing

Onion – 1 no (finely chopped)

Tomato – 1no (finely chopped)

Cilantro – 1tsp (finely chopped)

Carrot -1tsp (grated)
Cucumber- 2 tbsp(chopped)

Method

Soak vada in sambar, rest 30-45 minutes.

Before serving add chopped onion, tomato, grated carrot, cilantro and salt.

Serve hot.
RM Runners :-

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

PANEER BUTTER MASALA

RM 2# Day 19
PANEER BUTTER MASALA



Ingredients

Onion- 1 ea( chopped)

Tomato- 4-5 ( chopped)

or Canned tomato- 1 can

Cashew nuts- 10 ea


Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp

Butter- 50gms

Cloves- 2 ea


Cardamom- 2 ea

Bay leaves- 1 or 2

Cumin seed- 2 tsp

Paneer- 2 cups(cubed)

Cilanteo- for garnishing

Curd-1 cup (or fresh cream)

Red chilli powder- 2 tsp

Dried kasturi methi- 2 tsp

Turmeric powder- 1 tsp

Garam masala- 1 tsp

Coriander powder- 1 tsp

Honey- 1 tbsp

Method

Boil onion & cashew nut to make a fine paste.Grind tomato to a fine paste separately.


Deep fry or shallow fry the paneer (do not change colour) & keep aside.


Heat butter in a pan, add cloves, cardamom,bay levaes , cumin seed, g.chilles,ginger garlic paste,onion cashew paste & saute few mins.


Add red chilli powder,turmeric powder,garam masala powder, coriander powder to cook until raw flovours extacts.


Add ground tomato paste , Dried kasturi methi & allow to cook.
Add Yohurt (or fresh cream) to mix well.


Add dried paneer & check the seasoning.
Mix gently & finish with honey.


Garnish with cilantro.




Serve hot with chappathi, naan, or rice.

RM Runners :-
1) DK 2) Siri3) Srivalli4) Ranji5)PJ6)Curry Leaf7)Medha8)Bhawna9)Raaji10)Ruchii11)Anu 12)kamala 13)Roopa14)Divya Kudua15)Rekha16)Divya M17)Lakshmi 18Raaga19)Lakshmi Venkatesh 20)priya 21)Viji 22)kamalika 23)pavani 24)Karuna 25)Roochi

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