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Monday, July 22, 2013

How to make Biryani Kathirikkai / Tangy Brinjal Gravy / An ideal side dish for Biryani:

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Today’s Brinjal Curry is a very traditional and authentic recipe prepared on special occasions.  In Chennai, especially in Muslim marriages, this brinjal curry is served with  biryani  and it tastes absolute awesome.
This tangy tamarind based brinjal gravy is very easy to prepare.  I tried this recipe last week, the gravy turned out to be delicious and definitely it’s a keeper
Lets see how to prepare this unique brinjal curry recipe..:)
·           Brinjal / Eggplants     - 7 to 8
·           Peanut                     - 2 tsp
·           Methi seeds              - ½ tsp
·           Sesame seeds          - 1 tsp
·           Oil                            - 2 to 3 tbsp
·           Curry leaves              - 7 to 8
·           Pepper corns            - 1tsp
·           Turmeric  pwd           - a pinch
·           Red chilly pwd          - ½ tsp
·           Thick tamarind water - ½ cup
·           Fresh cilantro leaves
·           Salt to taste
1.      Wash and slit brinjals to lengthy slices.
2.      Roast peanuts, methi, sesame seeds in a dry pan.
3.      Allow to cool and grind it to pwd.
4.      Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 mins and extract thick juice out of it.
5.      Heat oil in a fry pan.
6.      Temper with peppercorns and curry leaves. ( optional )
7.      Add the slit brinjals and stir well.
8.      Add turmeric pwd, sambar pwd, salt and combine.
9.      Keep the flame in simmer and stir for 2 more mins.
10.    Now add thick tamarind water and bring it to boil.
11.    Cook covered in simmer.
12.    Once the brinjal is cooked ( take care brinjal shouldn’t  turn mashy )  and the curry is thickened, add the freshly grinded masala pwd ( of step 3 ) to the curry.

13.    Mix well.

14.    You can alter the spice levels according to your taste.
15.    Turn off flame and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
16.    Tangy Brinjal gravy is ready with traditional yumm taste.
17.    It makes an excellent combo with hot n spicy biryani’s.
Similar Recipes:
·        Baingan Masala
·        Ennai Kathirikkai Kuzhambu
·        Brinjal Drumstick Fry
·        Brinjal Curry Masala
·        Drumstick Sambar

Monday, July 15, 2013

How to make Garlic Paratha / Indian Garlic Bread / Step-by-step Recipe:

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I love parathas with or without any vegetable side dish too.  Paratha is a North India speciality. There are so many different types of Parathas you can make. They are either stuffed or plain. 
Today, I’m here with the recipe of Garlic Paratha. It is very easy to prepare and makes a delicious way to begin the day. It is prepared with fresh and crushed garlic along with other flavorful spices. 
Try this divine recipe at your home and I am sure this healthy food brings a big smile on your face..:)
·           Whole wheat  flour                -  2 cups
·           Garlic                                   - 5 to 6
·           Oil                                        - 2 to 3 tbsp
·           Ghee                                    - 1 tbsp
·           Rice flour                             -  1 ½  tsp
·           Cumin pwd                           - ½ tsp
·           Pepper pwd                          - ¼ tsp
·           Red chilly pwd                      - ¼ tsp
·           Chat masala pwd                  - ¼ tsp
·           Amchur pwd                         - ¼ tsp
·           Salt to taste
1.      Take wheat flour in a mixing bowl.
2.      Add salt and sprinkle little water and knead well.
3.      Add 1 tbsp of oil and make soft dough and allow to rest for 10 to 15 mins.
4.      In a small bowl, add ghee, rice four and salt.
5.      Add cumin pwd, pepper pwd, red chilly pwd, chat masala pwd and amchur pwd.
6.      Make a smooth paste of it.
7.      Add finely sliced garlic pieces ( also you can make garlic paste in blender and add to the paste)
8.      Mix very well.
9.      Now make small balls out of the dough.
10.    Take a small ball, pat it flat.
11.    Dust it with flour and roll it to thin layered disc.
12.    Add the garlic paste and spread well.
13.    Now fold the roti ( as we fold for laccha  paratha )  as shown in the pic below.

14.    Dust with some more flour and again roll it to paratha shape.

15.    Heat  a fry pan.
16.    Add the paratha to hot tawa.
17.    Drizzle oil or butter to the edges and cook until both sides are cooked.
18.    Enjoy the wonderful aroma of garlic with other spices.
19.    Yummy garlic parathas are ready..!
20.    Serve hot with pickle and plain yoghurt...:)

Similar Recipes:
      ·           Dal Paratha
·           EggParatha / Anda Ka Paratha
·           Kothu Parotta
·           Paneer Paratha
·           Aloo Paratha
·           Moongdal Paratha
·           Gobi Paratha