Friday, June 23, 2017

Masala Idli

Hi readers

I am posting in this blog after a very long time. I hope to write regularly hereafter...
This recipe is a yummylicious for kids and adults as well. This is also an excellent way of using up the left over idlis. You can use fresh idlis or mini idlis in this recipe.

Let's see what ingredients we need:

Onion - 1 large
Tomato - 1 medium
Green chillies - as per your taste
Salt - as needed
Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp washed and finely chopped
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/4 tsp
Left over / fresh / mini idlis - cut into small pieces (do not cut if you are using mini idlis)

Follow these simple steps to cook this recipe:

In a pan, pour 1tbsp of your choice of cooking oil and when the oil is hot, add mustard seeds , urad dal, a pinch of asafoetida and curry leaves. After they splatter, add the chopped onions and green chillies and saute them until onion turns pink. Then add the chopped tomatoes and saute.
Now add salt, turmeric powder, garam masala and saute for 2 minutes.
It will form a thick curry consistency. Now add the idli pieces and mix well with the curry.
Switch off the stove and garnish with coriander leaves.

This dish will be suitable for breakfast, dinner, or an evening snack. It is easy for bachelors also to cook this dish .

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thirattuppaal(Milk Cake)

Hi everybody,
Happy Diwali to all of you.
This Diwali I made paalkova with thirattuppaal. If you get a chance to get seem paal (cow'sfirst milk after a calf is born), it will be rich in taste and quality. I used normal whole milk for this recipe.

You will need:
Whole Milk - 1.75 litres
Sugar / Jaggery - 1 1/2 cups (I used jaggery for this recipe)
Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp or less

In a heavy bottomed pan, pour the milk and let it come to a boil, stirring ocassionally.
Now add 1 tbsp of  lemon juice and keep stirring, You will see that the milk has started to curdle.
If the milk didn't curdle, then add  little more of the lemon juice. First the milk will look like the
photo 1 below, then when it has fully curdled, it will look like in photo 2 below.

Then , seive it in a siever and remove the curds and whey.

Now add the jaggery or sugar and the cardamom powder and keep stirring, till it loses all the water content.

When it is done, grease a tray with ghee and transfer the contents to the tray. Once it cools down, you can cut into pieces and wrap them up in plastic sheets like we do for halwa.

Paalkova is ready to eat.