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Showing posts with label Spice your Life. Show all posts

Monday, January 23, 2012

Rasayana-Sekarni


Rasayana/Banana Sekarni:

It gives me immense pleasure to participate in this week of BM also. It’s my second week of blogging marathon. And my group is and this time my group is “Seven different sweets”. Chey, that was the name given by me, but the group name is "Kid's Delight - Something Sweet". Why only kids will sweets is it, not me :), I mean elders.
 
When it comes to sweet, I am mad of all sweets but my hubby doesn’t eat so I prepare it only at times. L But as blogging marathon is giving a new shape to my blog and its posts. I thought let me take up this challenge. And this time I don’t want to miss any day including Saturday and Sunday.

Ingredients:
  • Ripped Bananas (chopped) – 2
  • Coconut (grated) – 1/2
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp
  • Honey – 1 tsp
  • Milk – 50 ml (optional) or according to your taste

Method:
  • Chop the bananas and put it in a bowl
  • Grate the coconut and add it to bananas along with sugar, cardamom powder, honey
  • Pour milk and mix them nicely
  • Leave it for atleast half an hour, so that it would nicely mixed and tastes better
  • Serve it with puris/chappatis or eat directly

Additional Info:
  • This sekarni can be made it of mangoes also. Add little custard powder and one more taste is ready.

NOTE: Sweets are healthy when it is prepared with Jaggery, as it is unrefined one, Sugar is a refined one, and it should be less used in sweets. 

Submitting this to:Blogging Marathon @ Spice your Life by Srivalli

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 12

This is also submitted to:

Kid's Delight - Something Sweet at Edible Entertainment by Kavitha Iyengar and this series were started by again our BM heroine - Srivalli in her spiceyourlife blog.







Banana Event @ Easy to Cook Recipes by Dr.Sameena Prathap. 












Cook, Eat Delicious - Desserts @ Veggie Platter; this series was started by Raven.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

MasoorDal-MysoreDal

Hi All,

I am back again on 4th day of blogging marathon with a simple dal called masoor dal. As per the understanding some sweet/savory should be  cooked using different dals, but I couldn't do anything due to the following reason:
Red Lenthils

My older son is not well due to throat ache and fever, and once I reach home @ 7pm my little son will be waiting at the door step to hug me and play with me. My mom-in-law would have become so tired bcoz of my naughty little son, so once I go to home, she will handover the kitchen and this little rascala to me. 

Yesterday she had prepared only rasam in the afternoon and my turn was to prepare something for dinner along with rice. I have a super doper brain and I thought of preparing this easy Masoor Dal which will give me a post in the morning. Masoor Dal is also called as Mysore dal or red lenthils. 

Inspired by the posts of Aarthi's blog  I thought let me copy atleast  the method of naming my pictures.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Masoor Dal
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
And the other ingredients as shown in picture:
    • 2 chopped onions
  • coriander leaves - few 
  • curry leaves - few 
  • 2 tsp salt and
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sambar powder
 

Method:
  • Cook Masoor dal with tomato and 1 tsp of turmeric in cooker for 3 to 4 whistles
  • Heat Oil in a kadai
  • Add mustard seeds and wait till it splutters, add curry leaves, salt and onions and sauté till they become translucent.
  • Add sambar powder allow it to boil for sometime 
  • Finally, add cooked dal and allow it to boil for some more time




Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Poriyal Podi-urad dhal

Poriyal Podi-urad dhal:

It’s the second day of Blogging Marathon, and I have not broken my promise, of making one variety of dhal out of Seven Days of Delicious Dals.

UradDhal+RedChilli
While cooking, powders viz., Sambar Powder, Rasam Powder, Poriyal Podi/Palya Powder/Curry Powder will help you to make the things easily. Powders is not only restricted to these you can make anything which you feel it would be a must for your cooking. Other Powders are Masala Powder, cardamom powder, fenugreek powder, dry ginger powder. You name the ingredient a powder can be made out of it.

Today, I have selected urad dhal to make curry powder or poriyal podi.

Ingredients:

  • Urad dhal – 50 gms
  • Ground nut seeds – 100 gms
  • Fried Gram – 50 gms
  • Fried Gram Dhal
  • Red Chillies – 50 gms

Method:
  1. Roast urad dhal till reddish brown or a kind of aroma comes out
  2. Roast red chillies but watch out it might get burnt out if it is roasted more, it should be roasted either with one teaspoon of oil or without any oil
  3. Roast ground nut seeds
  4. Remember, roast everything separately
  5. Curry Powder/Poriyal Podi
  6. Add roasted ingredients with fried gram dhal and grind them to make a fine coarse powder










Today’s breakfast was Aloo Rice which is made so easily due to this curry powder. Here is the recipe:

  • Chop aloos into small pieces
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in cooker
  • Add mustard seeds wait till it splutters
  • Add curry leaves and powdered salt
  • Add chopped aloos to the above mixture and mix well
  • Leave it for 3 whistles
  • Once it cools down add curry powder and mix well
  • Serve it with cucumber raita.


Submitting to:


 





 
MLLA series is a monthly blog hop started by Susan @ The Well Seasoned Cook. Claire is hosting this month - Jan 2012 MLLA, the legume is "Dal" hence submitting this to her post which is a 43rd blog hop.










 
Sweet Heat Chilli Challenge is started by Lyndsey on Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops. This month is a 4th edition hosted by Michelle on Food, Football and a baby.








Monday, January 16, 2012

Aamvada-channadhal


Aamvada-channadhal:

I feel great to take participate in Blogging Marathon event hosted by Srivalli on Spicing up your life.

Blogging Marathon is an event which is celebrated last two weeks in a month which comes up with some group events. Instead of just blogging it’s an important rule to pass comments in the group on other posts. So Srivalli had made a group in google called as blogging marathon. In this way the communication develops not only between food bloggers but also in the house to find the different recipes related to the group selected. To prepare a dish there might be more than one variety of making it for example check out my versions (1st - gojju mix with rice, 2nd - without gojju) of tomato rice.

I have selected the concept of Seven Days of Delicious Dals. Today is my 1st day, I am posting “aamvada” a vada made from Channa Dal. In my family all of us love to eat vadas, and this is one of them.

Ingredients:
Channa Dal – 100 gms
Baking soda – 1 tsp
Coriander leaves – few
Green Chillies (small sized which will be more spicy) – 3 to 4
Salt – to taste
Oil for deep frying

Method:
Soak channa dal atleast for 3 hours
Remove the water and grind it along with baking soda, green chillies with little water as the consistency should be thick
Add salt and coriander leaves and mix well
Leave the oil to become hot
Make small dough from the hand and make it like a plate drop it in hot oil
Leave it to fry until the color becomes reddish brown
Turn to the other side and leave it to fry
Remove it from the Stove and put it on to vessel which has pores (a vessel which removes extra oil)
Serve it hot with chutney


Submitting to:



MLLA - 43
MLLA series is a monthly blog hop started by Susan @ The Well Seasoned Cook. Claire is hosting this month - Jan 2012 MLLA, the legume is "Dal" hence submitting this to her post which is a 43rd blog hop.












Walk through the memory lane
Walk through the memory lane by Gayathri @ Gayathri's Cook Spot is an event which says to learn and prepare from our elders. I learnt this from my mother-in-law and for festivals this is a must in my house.





 




Sweet Heat Chilli Challenge is started by Lyndsey on Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops. This month is a 4th edition hosted by Michelle on Food, Football and a baby.