Thursday, December 18, 2014

Irumban Puli/Bilimbi Jam

Recipe source & photo courtesy: Farhana
Irumban Puli/ Bilimbi: 1cup (Washed and chopped)
Sugar: 2 cups (add more if necessary)
Cinnamon powdered: ¼ tsp
Green Color: 1/4tsp (optional)

Method of Preparation
In a pressure cooker add irumban Puli and little water. Let two whistles come.
Let the pressure settle and open the cooker. ,Mash well with the back of ladle and add sugar, color and cinnamon powder to it.
Stir occasionally till it becomes thick.
When it becomes thick start stirring frequently.
Switch off the flame when you get the jam consistency. (To check the consistency, take the cold saucer out of the freezer, put a little jam on it, and put it back in to cool for a minute. If it wrinkles when you push it with your finger, then it's done.)
When cooled store in air tight container.
Delicious jam is ready.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Mussels/Kallumakaaya dry fry

Kallummakkaya/Mussels: 500gms
Onion: 1big
Tomato: 1small
Garlic: 6cloves
Ginger: 1” piece
Green Chilli: 3
Pepper: ½ tsp
Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
Coriander powder: 1tbsp
Fennel seeds: 1tsp
Salt: needed
Coconut oil: 4-5tbsp
Curry leave: needed

Method Of Preparation
Grind /crush garlic, ginger, chilli and pepper.
 In a wide pan add mussels, chopped onion, tomato, crushed garlic mix, turmeric powder, coriander powder, fennel seeds, curry leaves, salt and 3tbsp coconut oil.
Mix this well with hand. Sprinkle some water.
Keep on flame. When it becomes, hot low the flame and close with a lid.
Stir in between, if it produces more water increase the flame stir and cook.
When the gravy becomes dry add coconut oil and curry leaves and stir and cook for few more minutes.

Switch off the flame and serve hot with rice or chappathi.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Egg Sandwich

Egg omlete: 3 omletes (just make omelet by adding salt to egg)
Ghee/Butter/oil: for shallow fry
Maida: 5tbsp (make a paste with this by adding water to seal the chappathi)

Method Of Preparation
Take chappathi, keep egg omelet on it and roll it
Seal the edges with the maida paste.
Heat a non stick tawa add 3tbsp butter or oil to it.
Then place the rolled chappathis to it.

Keep in low flame and roll over all sides and add the butter/oil in between and cook till the outer layer turns crisper.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fish Roll

Fish Masala
Fish: 2 cups (fish boiled with salt and turmeric powder, remove the bones and mash with hand)
Onion: 1
Ginger finely chopped: ½ tsp
Garlic finely chopped: ½ tsp
Green chilli finely chopped: 3
Curry leaves, finely chopped: 3tbsp
Turmeric powder: a pinch
Chilli powder: ¼ tsp
Oil: 2 tbsp
Pan Cake
Maida/Plain Flour: 1 cup
Salt: needed
Egg: 1
Water: as needed
Bread Crumps

Oil: for deep frying

Method Of Preparation
Pan Cake/Dosas
In a bowl add maida, salt and egg. Add enough water to make it a thin batter.
Heat a tawa, take a ladle of the batter and make thin doshas.
Take it out when it is done and keep aside.
Fish Masala
Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan add chopped ginger and garlic pieces, stir for a while
Add chopped onion and green chilli.
When onion turns light brown, add turmeric powder and chilli powder
Sit for a minute and add curry leaves and fish kheema.
Close with a lid and keep in low flame for 3-4 minutes.

Take each pan cake and spread the fish masala in each pan cakes and fold or roll it in such a way that filling is completely secure and press the edges to get it sealed.

Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
Take each roll and dip this in egg and roll in bread crumps.
Serve hot with tea.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Oreo Galaxy Sandwich Cake

Maida: 1/2 cup
Egg: 4
Sugar: 5 tbsp
Baking Powder: 1/2 tsp
Refined oil: 3tbsp
Vanilla Essence: 3/4 tsp
Salt: a pinch
Oreo biscuits: 2 pair
Galaxy chocolate: 1 square piece
Method Of Preparation
Make sure everything is at room temperature.
In a bowl add maida and baking powder and sieve it twice.
Take another bowl and add egg to the bowl.
Beat well with an electric beater till it becomes fluffy. Then add sugar and salt and beat well till it melts.
Then add vanilla essence and refined oil and beat it again.
Then add maida and fold it without lumps and deflating the batter.
Grease the baking bowl
Pout half of the batter and add one pair oreo and on top of the oreo keep galaxy chocolate and top of galaxy add other pair oreo.
Then pour the balance batter on top of it and till the bowl is ¾th filled

Preheat the oven and bake at 160 deg C to about 25-30 minutes or till done.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Corn Flakes-Custard Parfait

Cake any type with whip cream or without whip cream: 2 flavors
Ice cream any flavor or can use whipped cream

Method Of Preparation
Arrange in a glass or serving cup

First add crushed cake, then custard, then corn flakes, then ice cream, then the other flavor cake then custard continue till it the reach the top and top with ice cream and any fruit of your choice.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Raisin Bun

All Purpose Flour: 1 ¾ cups
Milk: ½ cup
Milk Powder: 1tbsp
Water: ¼ cup (or as required)
Egg: 1 (take ¾ portion and balance keep for egg wash)
Sugar: 1  ½ tbsp
Oil: 2tbsp                   
Melted Butter: 2tbsp
Yeast: ¾  tsp
Salt: as needed
Raisins: ¾ cup

Method Of Preparation
Sieve the flour, then add milk powder, sugar, yeast and salt. Then add the oil and butter and the egg, and mix together. Now add all the milk. Start kneading together and gradually add the water a little at a time. You might not need it all, so add it sparingly until your dough is nice and soft. Knead for 8-10 minutes. The more you knead it the softer the buns will be.
Touch a bit of oil with your fingertips and apply all over the ball of dough. Cover in a bowl and set aside for 40mins to an hour for it to double in size.
Punch it down, and break off tiny bits of dough.  Add the raisins to it and just knead it again. Divide the dough into small balls. Grease your pan. Place the balls of dough into the greased tray. Leave enough spaces in between.
Cover the pans and set aside for a second rise, about half an hour.
Now apply egg wash on the balls, preheat your oven to 180 C and bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until the bread is nice and golden on top.
Remove from oven ad cool on a wire rack.