Wednesday, December 26, 2007

MANGO LASSI

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INGREDIENTS:


Ripe mango----------1 no

Ginger----------------1/2 tsp chopped

Lemon juice----------3 tsp

Ice cubes-------------few

Yogurt---------------1/4 cup of standard measuring cup

Sugar----------------depending on ur taste

Rose water-----------1/8 cup


DIRECTIONS:


1.Clean and Peel the skin of mango.

2.chop them into small pieces along with ginger.
3.Place mango pieces,ginger pieces,yogurt,sugar,lemon juice in the blender.

4.Make a smooth paste if needed by adding little rose water to it.

5.Place some crushed ice in the blender.

6.Pour into a long serving glass.

7.Serve chilled.

Monday, December 24, 2007

POHA/ATKULU UPMA


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INGREDIENTS:


Thick variety Poha/Atkulu--------1-1/2 cups of standard measuring cup

Oil-----------------------------------3 tbp

Water-------------------------------as required

Groundnuts-------------------------1 tsp

Channa dal-------------------------1 tsp

Urad dal-----------------------------1 tsp

Turmeric---------------------------1/4 tsp

Green chillies----------------------3 chopped

Onion------------------------------1 big one

Salt---------------------------------to taste


DIRECTIONS:
1.Soak the poha in water for 1 min and
Drain out the water and squeeze/press gently between hands to remove excess water. Dont over do it.

2..Heat oil in pan and add channa dal ,urad dal, groundnuts. .Let them turn to light brown and add onions.

3.After the onions turn translucent add gree chillies and turmeric.

4.Now add the poha and mix well by after adding enough salt.

5.Fry for 5-6 mins and serve.


Saturday, December 15, 2007

MINT CHAPPATI

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INGREDIENTS: makes 10-12

Wheat Flour-----------------------1 cups of standard measuring cup
Crushed Mint leaves--------------1/4 cup of standard measuring cup

Green chillies----------------------5 chopped

Mustard seeds---------------------1/2tsp

Cumin seeds------------------------1 tsp
Ginger-------------------------------1/2tsp chopped

Water------------------------------as required



salt---------------------------------to taste


DIRECTIONS:


1.Take fresh mint leaves , chopped green chilies,chopped ginger and crush with hand.

2.Crush for few mins till they all come together.

3.Add salt,mustard,cumin seeds and 1 cups of flour.

4.Mix properly and add hot water.

5.Make soft dough as required by adding oil.

6. Set aside for 30 mins.

7. Now make small balls and roll out to desired size using flour in between.

8.Fry both sides on a heated pan with oil.

9.Serve hot with chutney or curry.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

LEMON/NIMMAKAYA RASAM

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INGREDIENTS:


Tamarind------------lemon size

Lemon---------------2 big size

Mustard Seeds-------1/2 tsp

Cumin Seeds---------1tsp

Red Chillies-----------3

Green chillies---------4

pepper powder--------1 tsp

Urad dal---------------1 tsp

Turmeric--------------1/4 tsp

Water ----------------2cups of standard measuring cup

Oil--------------------2tbp

Curry leaves----------few

Salt-------------------to taste
DIRECTIONS:
1.Add 1/4 cups of water to tamarind ball and microwave for 1 min.

2. Extract the juice from the pulp once cooled.

3.Heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds,urad dal.

4.After aminute add red chillies ,green chillies,curry leaves.

5.Add the tamarind juice and the remaining 2 cups of plain water.

6.Add salt and lemon juice ,pepper powder ,turmericto the water.

7.Let it come to boil.

8.Now turn off and serve it with hot rice .

Saturday, December 8, 2007

LEMON RICE/NIMMAKAYA PULIHORA



INGREDIENTS:

Uncooked Rice ------------1 cups of standard measuring cup

Lemon ---------------------3 big size ones

Turmeric -------------------1 tsp

Ground nuts--------------- 2 tbp

Channa dal----------------- 1 tbp

Cashew nuts ---------------2 tbp

Jalape├▒os-------------------2

Cumin seeds--------------- 1 tsp

Mustard seeds-------------- 1 tsp

Red chillies -----------------3

Urad dal ---------------------1 tsp

Curry leaves----------------- few

Grated coconut-------------- 2 tbp

Hing--------------------------1/4 tsp

Oil ----------------------------3 tbp

Salt----------------------------to taste

DIRECTIONS:

1.Take raw rice and cook it in rice cooker.

2.In a kadai, heat 3 tbp oil.

3.Add mustard seeds,cumin seeds,urad dal,channa dal,peanuts, fry them until they turn light brown.

4.Now in the same pan, add red chillies,cashew nuts and curry leaves,slit green chillies and saute them till cashew nuts turn light golden .

5..Turn off and once it starts to cools down add coconut ,turmeric.
6..Now sqeeze the lemon juice from lemons and immediately add to cooked rice. Depending on ur tastebud add more or less.

8.Add salt and the fried items to the rice.

9.Mix well and serve with fresh yogurt.

Monday, December 3, 2007

PACHI PULUSU

Pachi Pulusu

INGREDIENTS:
Tamarind-------------------Key lemon size
Mustard Seeds-------------1/2 tsp

Cumin Seeds---------------1tsp
Red Chillies----------------3
Green chillies--------------4
Turmeric-------------------1/4 tsp
Water ----------------------2 cups of standard measuring cup
Oil--------------------------2tsp
Curry leaves---------------few
Hing-----------------------a pinch
Salt,Sugar-----------------to taste
Coriander leaves----------few chopped
urad dal-------------------1 tsp

DIRECTIONS:

1.Add 2 cups of water to tamarind ball and microwave for 1 mins.Once cooled extract the juice from the pulp and discard.

2.Heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds,urad dal.After they turn brown add red chillies ,curry leaves, Hing,Turmeric.Turn off when done.

3.Take the 2 cups of extracted tamarind water and add salt ,Sugar, chopped onions, chopped chillies, chopped coriander leaves and finally the tempered mixture.

4.Mix well.Taste and adjust salt/sugar/water and serve it with hot rice after 15-30mins to get the flavor right.