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Sunday, August 21, 2016

White Sauce Pasta Recipe / Pasta in Creamy White Sauce ~ Easy Video Recipe

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White Sauce Pasta Recipe: 

Hy Friends, Today's recipe is rich & delicious creamy white sauce pasta preparation that is very easy to make. My kids are big fan of pasta & I love to prepare this delicious pasta frequently. You'll love this easy flavorful recipe that makes perfect for summer cookouts. Here's how you can try your hand at favorite pasta recipe, guilt-free..!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

KARUVADU FRY / DRY FISH FRY - EASY VIDEO RECIPE

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Karuvadu Fry / Dry Fish Fry: 

Hello friends, today's recipe is an authentic delicious South Indian recipe for Non-veg lovers ..more particularly sea food lovers. Dry fishes are always our family favorite as its not only quick to prepare but also can be easily made at home. This is my mil's signature recipe and tastes very very mouthwateringly delicious. It makes lipsmacking combo with hot onion sambar rice & rasam rice. Try this tasty & spicy recipe ... I am sure you're going to love my recipe..:)

CURRY LEAVES CHUTNEY / KARUVEPILAI CHUTNEY / EASY VIDEO RECIPE / CHUTNEY RECIPES

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Curry Leaves Chutney: 

Here comes the chutney recipe that is packed with goodness of curry leaves along with coconut and flavorful spices. This is my mom's signature recipe and tastes amazingly delicious. It makes a perfect as well as healthy combo with idly, dosa, upma, pongal, curd rice, etc,. Try this simple & easy video recipe...it tastes soo good that if you prepare it once then it will be your family favorite chutney.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Vazhaipoo Vadai / Banana Flower Vadai - Easy Video Recipe

Vazhaipoo Vadai / Banana Flower Vadai: 

Vadai made out of Vazhaipoo is very healthy, crunchy & delicious. This makes a perfect party snack and is one of our family's favorite tea-time snack. Vazhaipoo has many medicinal values and many dishes like vada, kootu and poriyal can be made out of it. Try this addictive snack with this easy video recipe and let me know how you liked it.

Video Recipe


Ingredients:

  • Vazhaipoo / Banana flower  - 1
  • Chana dal   - 1 cup
  • Green chilly or Red chilly - 3 to 4
  • Sliced onion  - 1 cup
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry

Method:

  1. Wash & soak chana dal in water for 1 hour.
  2. Drain water and set it aside.
  3. Wash and peel the florets from the banana flower / vazhaipoo.
  4. Remove the stigma and petal.
  5. Clean the florets and keep aside.
  6. In a blender add green chilly, salt and cleaned florets.
  7. Grind coarsely in the blender.
  8. Add the drained chana dal and grind coarsely without adding water.
  9. Transfer to mixing bowl.
  10. Add chopped onion and curry leaves.
  11. Mix well.
  12. Heat oil in a frypan.
  13. Take a small portion of the batter and pat it flat.
  14. Drop carefully in the hot oil.
  15. Let it deep fry until it turns golden and crisp on both sides.
  16. Drain in kitchen tissue.
  17. Crispy delicious Vazhaipoo Vada is ready.
  18. Also the same batter can be dropped in pakoras form.
  19. Enjoy hot with steamed rice or with hot coffee.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Peanut / Groundnut Chutney - Video Recipe

Groundnut / Peanut Chutney: 

Here goes the delicious & typical Indian chutney with nutty flavor. When you're bored with the regular coconut chutney to go along with Idlies & dosa, then this quick peanut chutney will be an excellent choice. This fiery recipe is very easy to prepare and compliments many South Indian dishes like Idly, dosa, kichadi, pongal, vada, etc., Trust me once you try this recipe, you'll never ever forget the tempting taste.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Adhirasam Recipe - Diwali Recipes / Video Recipe

Adhirasam Recipe

Adhirasam Sweet  

Looking for a quick, simple recipe to make traditional Adhirasam sweet? Here you go with it. This South Indian sweet is prepared using rice flour and jaggery. The secret to make perfect Adhirasam lies in the timing and accuracy of addition of ingredients. Its an all time favorite of everyone with sweet tooth and plays an important role in Diwali sweets. Almost every house in Tamil Nadu prepare this healthy sweet during Diwali Festival. Lets see the failproof recipe.

Video Recipe


Ingredients

  • Raw rice   - 2 cups
  • Jaggery powdered - 1 & 1/2 cups
  • Water to make sugar syrup - 1 cup
  • Elaichi pwd     - 1/2 tsp
  • Sukku / dry ginger pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil to deep fry

Method

To prepare rice flour:

  1. Wash and soak raw rice for 2 hours.
  2. Drain water completely.
  3. Spread the rice in a white cotton cloth and allow to dry.
  4. Let it dry for 15 mins.
  5. Once the rice is half dried, transfer to blender and grind to smooth pwd.
  6. Seive the rice flour to remove any lumps.
  7. Now the rice flour to prepare Adhirasam is ready.
  8. Set it aside.

To make jaggery syrup:

  1. Break the jaggery to coarse pwd.
  2. Take it in a bowl and add 1/2 cup of water.
  3. Turn on heat and stir to dissolve the jaggery in water.
  4. Once it is dissolved, strain to remove impurities.
  5. Again boil the jaggery water with stirring.
  6. Add coarsely powdered cardamom pwd and sukku (dry ginger) pwd.
  7. Continue stirring the jaggery water until it reaches thick (kambi paagu) consistency.
  8. This can be checked by adding few drops of jaggery paste in water, if the lump doesnt dissolve (as shown in video) then, the jaggery syrup reached the right consistency.
  9. Turn off the flame and remove the bowl.
  10. Now the jaggery syrup to prepare adhirasam is also ready.

To make Adhirasam:

  1. Immediately, while the jaggery syrup is still hot, add the freshly prepared rice flour.
  2. Stir continously with the addition of rice flour.
  3. Once the dough reaches thick consistency, stop adding rice flour.
  4. Now the dough required to make adhirasam is ready.
  5. Heat oil in a frypan.
  6. Take a small ball out of the dough.
  7. Grease the banana leaf or plastic sheet with oil.
  8. Grease your hands also with oil and place the ball in the greased leaf.
  9. Pat it flat.
  10. Drop it carefully in hot oil.
  11. Turn the flame to low and deep fry until it is golden brown on both sides.
  12. Drain from oil.
  13. Place it in the mould and press gently to remove the excess oil.
  14. That's it lipsmacking authentic delicious Adhirasam is ready.
  15. Repeat the same procedure for the remaining dough.
  16. Enjoy warm.
  17. It can be stored in air tight container for a week.
Diwali sweets

Fish Curry / Chettinad Meen Kuzhambu - Video Recipe

fish curry

Meen Kuzhambu  

Here comes the true authentic Chettinad Meen Kuzhambu / fish curry recipe. This is my mom's signature recipe and one of the most sought dish at my house. This curry is lipsmackingly delicious and pairs up excellent with steamed rice or roti dishes.

Prawn Masala / Chettinad Prawn Masala - Video Recipe

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Spicy Prawn Fry 

Here goes the recipe of spicy & delicious prawn masala. Its an awesome sea-food delicacy that makes mouth-watery of any Non-veg seafood lover. Its a simple yet delicious dish that is packed with flavor. Do try this easy recipe & simply amaze everyone at home. It makes a great side dish with rice, roti, parathas, bread, chapatis..etc

Video Recipe


Ingredients

  • Prawns   - 1/2 kg
  • Oil           - 2 tbsp
  • Onions    - 2
  • Tomato    - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste  - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd  - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd  - 1 and 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper pwd      - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander pwd  - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves

Method

  1. Clean, wash and devein the prawns.
  2. Drain water thoroughly and set aside.
  3. Slice onions, tomatoes and fresh coriander leaves.
  4. Keep ginger garlic paste ready.
  5. Heat oil in a frypan.
  6. Add onions and fry until golden.
  7. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute or two.
  8. Add finely sliced coriander leaves.
  9. Saute well.
  10. Add sliced tomatoes and cook until it is mashed.
  11. Add turmeric pwd and salt.
  12. Mix and add the cleaned prawns.
  13. Stir fry until the prawns are curled.
  14. Add red chilly pwd, coriander pwd and pepper pwd.
  15. Mix well.
  16. Cover and cook for 5 minutes in low medium flame. (no need to add water)
  17. Once the masala thickens, drizzle few drops of oil to the sides and fry for few more minutes.
  18. Stir once in a while to ensure the masala doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
  19. That's it ....lipsmacking delicious Prawn masala curry is ready.
Eral Varuval
Serve hot with steamed rice and fish curry.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Vanjaram Fish Fry ( Seer Fish Fry) - Video Recipe

seer fish fry
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Vanjaram Fish Fry Recipe: Here goes the easy recipe to make delicious, healthy fish fry at home. It requires very few ingredients and can be prepared quickly. In this recipe, the fresh fish is marinated with spices overnight and shallow fried to golden. Try this best tasting Indian style fish fry recipe to serve as a starter or with main dish.

Video Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Vanjaram / Seer fish slices  - 10 
  • Turmeric pwd    - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd  - 2 tsp
  • Pepper pwd      - 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice         - few drops
  • Thick tamarind juice - 1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • OIl to shallow fry

Method:

  1. Clean and wash the fish slices thoroughly.
  2. Drain the water.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, pepper pwd, ginger garlic paste, salt, lemon juice, thick tamarind juice.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Now add the fish slices and coat with the masala prepared.
  6. Let it marinate overnight or atleast for 3 hours.
  7. Heat oil in a frypan.
  8. Place the fish slices carefully in the hot oil.
  9. Let it shallow fry for few minutes.
  10. Flip it to other side and fry.
  11. Once it turns crispy and golden, remove from flame.
  12. Transfer to serving bowl.
  13. Yummilicious Vanjaram fish fry is ready.
  14. Enjoy hot with steamed rice and fish curry or sambar.
Seer fish fry