Garlic Tamarind Gravy

Garlic-Tamarind-Curry

Ingredients

Garlic cloves- 1cup

Onions-2 medium

Tomato-2 medium

Green chillies-3

Tamarind juice-1 cup

Coriander leaves

Salt to taste

Sesame oil

 

For the Tadka/Tempering:

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Urad dal-1/2 tsp

Red chillies-4

Curry leaves-1 spring

Fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

 

Spices:

Turmeric -1/2 tsp

Chilli powder-1 tsp

Coriander powder-2 tsp

Cumin powder-1/2 tsp

Pepper powder-1/2 tsp

Hing-1/4 tsp


Preparation method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan add tempering spices.
  2. Once they splutter, add chopped onions, green chillies, garlic cloves and sauté it.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes and spices, mix it well.
  4. Add tamarind juice, salt and cook until oil float at the top.
  5. Cover it and cook For the 20 mins in a medium flame.
  6. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
  7. Serve it hot with rice.

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Methi Sambar

Methi Sambar

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Eggplant Rice

brinjal riceBrinjal Rice


Ingredients:

Brinjal/ Eggplant

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Asafoetida/hing- 1pinch

Sambar powder-1 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil

 

For the Tempering/Tadka:

Mustard-1/4 tsp

Urad dal-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Red chillies -4

Curry leaves


Preparation method:

  1. Heat the pan with oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, and red chillies and curry leaves.
  2. Once spluttered, add chopped brinjals and sauté it.
  3. Add turmeric powder, hing, sambar powder and salt.
  4. Sprinkle water, cover it and cook For the 15 mins in a low flame.
  5. Add cooked rice, sprinkle sesame oil  and mix it well.
  6. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves
  7. Serve it hot with raita or papad.

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Orange chicken drumsticks

orange chicken


Ingredients

Chicken drumsticks -5

Orange juice – 5 TSP

Paprika-1 tsp

Crushed pepper-1/2 tsp

Ginger Garlic paste-1 tsp

Salt to taste

Butter-200 grams

Fresh Coriander – 1/3 bunches


Preparation method:

  1. Take a bowl, add butter, paprika, pepper, ginger garlic paste, salt and Orange juice. Mix it well.
  2. Add the drumsticks and mix it well, so that the mixture coated evenly.
  3. Marinate the chicken for 3 hrs in a fridge.
  4. Preheat oven to 200ºC
  5. Cut the potatoes into cubes, and toss it in the orange mixture.
  6. Arrange the drumsticks, potatoes in a baking tray and place it in the oven
  7. After 10 min take it out and flip the pieces and place it.
  8. Grill it for another 15 mins.
  9. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and serve it hot.

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French Toast

French Toast


Ingredients

Bread-4 slices
Eggs-3
Milk-1/2 cup
Cinnamon-1 pinch
Butter


Preparation method

  1. Whisk the eggs together with the milk and cinnamon.
  2. Dip one slice of bread into the egg mixture.
  3. Heat butter in a pan and place the bread.
  4. Cook over medium heat until browned on either side.
  5. Remove from the pan and serve it hot.

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Sakarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal) – Receipe

pongal

Pongal is a unique tamil cuisine in india. it is a popular rice dish in Tamil Nadu and other South Indian states. Pong means ” boil over”.The rice boiled with milk,coconut and jaggery , this is sweet pongal made specially in earthenware decorated pots with a wood fire.

Sakarai pongal is generally prepared in temples as a prasadam, ie an offering made to a deity, as a thanksgiving to god. It prepared during special occasions and at any festival times. pongal festivals such as Thai Pongal is very famous in Tamil Nadu, India. Every January, Tamilians celebrate Pongal, a harvest festival, where pongal (the dish) is cooked to celebrate the harvest. Traditionally ancient Tamil people cook pongal before pooja and offer it to the deities.

There are two varieties of pongal, namely, sakarai pongal (sweet pongal) and ven pongal (white pongal). Ven Pongal: Ven (white) pongal is a popular dish in South Indian homes and is typically served as a special breakfast in Tamil Nadu.

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Recipe Cuisine: Indian ;     Preparation Time : 5 mins;    Cooking Time : 20 mins ;    Yield: serves  3: 

Ingredients

Raw rice – 1 Cup
Milk – 1 Cup
Jaggery – 1/2 Cup
Ghee – 5 Tsp
Cashew nuts – 12
Raisins – 7
Cardamom – 3
Coconut – 1/4 Cup optional
Edible Camphor – a pinch optional

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Preparation method

  1. Add 1:3 ratio of water to rice and cook it for 3 to 5 whistles until it get mashed up nicely.
  2. Add boiled milk and grated jaggery together into rice in a medium flame and stir it very well.
  3. Add Cardamom and edible camphor into rice.
  4. Heat the ghee in a separate pan and fry the cashews and raisins and add to the rice.
  5. Add the grated coconut and remaining ghee.
  6. Serve it hot and enjoy!
  7. Required techniques: If you feel jaggery is not pure then dissolve it in a hot water, heat it and filter it.
  8. Add the jaggery syrup to the cooked rice.Pongal consistency is very important, so don’t cook until it gets dry, make sure enough moisture is there.

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