Medu Vada
Jan06

Medu Vada

Ingredients • Urad dal – 250 grams • Green chili paste – 2 tsp. • Coriander leaves –  ¼ cup • Cream of wheat (rava) – ¼ cup • Baking soda – 1 pinch • salt – as per taste • oil Preparation 1. Soak urad dal overnight. 2. Grind to a paste. 3. Add cream of wheat, green chili paste and salt. 4. Keep for 8-10 hours. 5. Mix coriander leaves. 6. Add soda and 1-tsp oil to the batter. 7. Take little batter on...

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Spring dosa
Jan05

Spring dosa

Ingredients • Cabbage – 250 grams • Bell pepper – 1 • Tomatoes  – 2 • Green chilies finely chopped  –  3-4 • Grated coconut  – ½ cup • Red chili powder – 2 tbsp • Salt – as per taste • Oil Preparation 1. Chop cabbage, bell pepper and make tomatoes into pulp. 2. Heat oil in a pot, add cabbage and bell pepper and stir for 5 minutes. 3. Mix tomato pulp, green chilies, grated coconut, red chili...

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Plain Dosa
Jan07

Plain Dosa

Ingredients • Urad dal- 1 cup • Boiled rice – 3 cup • Fenugreek seeds (methi) – 1 tsp • Salt – as required • Oil or butter. Preparation 1. Soak rice and urad dal separately in water over night. 2. Grind them separately and make soft batter. 3. Keep it covered for 8 hours. 4. Add fenugreek seeds paste. 5. Heat a non stick pan. Sprinkle water. 6. Keep the heat slow. Add 1 tsp. full of the batter and quickly spread into...

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Iron rich porridge
Feb16

Iron rich porridge

  Ingredients •Garden cress seeds (Aliv) – 15 gm •Milk – 200ml •Grated coconut (Fresh) – 25 gm •Jaggery – 30 gm Preparation 1.Soak the garden cress seeds overnight. 2.Boil the milk in a pan, to this add the garden cress seeds and allow it to cook for some time. 3.Now, add the jaggery to this and cook till it dissolves completely. 4.Add the grated coconut and mix the porridge well. 5.Cook well till the porridge is completely mixed...

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Spicy Tofu
Feb22

Spicy Tofu

  Ingredients •2 cups tofu* or one package (4 pieces) •1 tbsp sesame oil (Chinese dark sesame oil is preferred) •2 tbsp black bean paste •1 tbsp soy sauce •1 tbsp water •1 tsp chopped ginger •1 chili •¼ cup chopped cilantro •½ cup soy meat (small pieces) •1 tsp corn starch (mix with 1 tbsp cold water) •1 cup water Preparation 1.Cut tofu s(silken tofu is the best, medium or hard also good) into small cubes. Soak soy meat in a...

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Turkish Bulgur Wheat Pilaf
Feb21

Turkish Bulgur Wheat Pilaf

Ingredients • Butter, olive oil, or a combination of both – 4 tbsp • Yellow asafetida powder – ½ tsp • Diced green capsicums – 1½ cups • Peeled chopped tomatoes – ¾ cup • Vegetable stock – 2¼ cups • Salt – 1 tsp • Coarse bulgur wheat  – 1½ cups Preparation 1. Melt the butter in a heavy, non-stick 2-litre saucepan over moderate heat. Sprinkle in the yellow asafetida powder, saute momentarily,...

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