Onion Chutney

This is a very special, quick and hot recipe, made using onions. Most south indian breakfasts are served with this chutney. It is mostly served with Idli, Dosa and it can be had with all types of other snacks like pakoras, or can be used with the main course. Course: Indian Main Course Cuisine : South Indian Prep […]

via Onion chutney — ShriandSam

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Easy Veg Ratatouille

Classic ratatouille Recipe

Chop – 2 Onions  – 4 cloves of garlic  – 2 aubergines – 2 courgettes – 2 Sweet Red Peppers

Saute –  Heat pan – 2 tbsp. Olive Oil –  Onion – Garic – 1 mnt – Add rest of the Veg – Salt to taste – Saute till Soft  and Done

Spice –  2 tsp. Sweet Pepper Powder – Stir Well –  6-8 chopped Tomatoes  – Bring to Boil – 3 mnts – Pinch of Sugar.

Garnish – Hand full Fresh Herbs (Basil or Coriander) – Drizzle Tsp. of Olive Oil – Turn off Stove done.

Serve with Rice or Bread.  Delicious Quick  and Easy

Recipe for  Ratatouille Mediterranean-style vegetable stew  perfect for a super-healthy midweek Lunch or Dinner

 

Ethakka Vattayappam / Rice Cake with Plantain – Microwave Recipe

Ethakka Vattayappam / Rice Cake with Plantain - Microwave Recipe - Gluten Free Cake

Chop  – Peal – 1 Plantain – cut in Cubes

Sauce – Mix 1 tbsp. Rice Flour- 1/2 Cup Water – 2 Cups Coconut Milk – 2 tbsp.  Sugar – Pinch Cinnamon Powder  –  Stir Well – Bring to Boil  – 2-3 mnts –   Slow Fire –  Turn Off Stove

Batter – Mix –  1 Cup Rice Flour – 1 Cup Finely Grated Coconut (fresh or Dry) – Pinch Salt   – +/- 1 Cup water – 1/2 Cup Sauce – 1 Drop Vanilla Essence –  Thick Pouring Consistancy

Microwave – Pour Batter – Flat Bottom – Greased Dish – Decorate  Chopped Banana  – Sprinkle Pinch Cinnamon – +/-7 mnts.  –  Out of Microwave – Rest 5 Mnts.

Slice and Serve Hot of Cold with rest of the Sauce.  

Note : Use Cardamom powder instead of Cinnamon.  Use Jaggary instead of Sugar.  Substitute Coconut Milk with Regular milk.   Steam Cake  15 -20 mnts instead of Microwave if preferred.

I have been craving this cake for the last few days.  My mom made it all the time.    But this is the first time I have tried this.   The method and ingredients have changed slightly but the whole Appam was made and eaten in no time with beautiful memories of Amachi.

Delicious and Easy Recipe from Kerala India –  Ethakka Vattayappam / Rice Cake with Plantain Steamed or In Microwave drizzled with Coconut Sauce for  Breakfast or Evening Snack.

 

Saag Aloo / Potato Spinach Curry

Saag Aloo Spinach Potato Curry with Chapati or Rice Recipe

Blend – Boil 1 cup water –Add 250 g Spinach – 4 mnts – Drain – Cool – Grind to Paste.

Microwave – 4 medium Potatoes – 6 mnts  –  till Soft – Peel – Cut Bite Size Pcs.

Saute – 1 tbsp. Oil – 1 chopped Onion – till translucent – Low Flame

Stir – Add to above – 1 tbsp. Dried Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi) – 1tsp. chili powder – pinch garam masala – 1 tsp. Salt – Mix well –

Boil – Add 1 cup Tomato Puree to above – Bring to Boil – Add Spinach Puree – Continue Boil – Chopped Potatoes – 1 Cup Cream – 2-3 Mnts. – Turn off Stove Done

Serve Delicous Saag Aloo with Rice or Chapati.

Note – Adjsut Salt and chili to taste. Boil Potatoes instead of Microwave.

Quick and Easy Indian Saag Aloo Recipe / Potato Spinach Curry to serve with Rice or Chapati

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Kanji Payar Chammanthi – Rice Porridge Green Lentil and Coconut Mango Chutney

Kanji Payar Chammanthi - Rice Porridge Green Lentil and Coconut Mango Chutney

Kanji Payar Chammanthi - Rice Porridge Green Lentil and Coconut Mango Chutney

Rice –  1 cup Brown Rice – Wash – Cook -5-6 cups water till soft – Mix 1 tsp. Salt  – Porridge consistancy – Kanji

Lentil –  1 cup Green Lentil – wash – cook in 3 – 4 cups water – till done (or pressure cook)

Saute – Heat 2 tbsp Coconut Oil Pan – 1/2 tsp. Mustard – 1/2 tsp. Cumin –   1 Chopped Onion – 1 handful curry leaves – 3 cloves Garlic – 1 1/2 tsp. Salt – till translucent – 1 tsp. Chilli Powder – Stir 1 mnt.

Payar – Mix cooked Lentil – To Saute  –  Bring to Boil Done

Chammanthi – 1 cup Grated Coconut – 1 Cup Chopped Raw Mango – 1” Pc Ginger  -1 Schallot (or small pc onion) – Salt 1 tsp. – 1/2 tsp. Chilli Powder – 10 curry leaves – Grind Coarse paste

Serve Kanji  with Payar and Chamanthi.   

Note : Add more or less water,Salt and Chilli as required.

I like to eat Payar or Chamanthi with Rice or Chappati  instead of Kanji.  

Last week Sita Luc and Anna returned after a month long trip to India.  Luc enjoyed eating this dish many times in Kerala and also talked about it many times.  So I guessed if Luc with his European taste buds enjoyed this recipe so much I should share it here for all my other friends too.

Kanji Payar Chammanthi A traditional recipe from Kerala, South India 

 

 

 

 

Cheesy Curried Cauliflower with Chilli Chips

Easy Recipe for Cheesy Curried Cauliflower with French Fries and Avacado.   Quick and Easy  Vegetarian Meal

Boil – 1 large  Cauliflower – cut into florets – 5 mnts – Boiling water – till Soft – Drain

Flour Mix – 1 tbsp. Flour  -1/2 tsp. turmeric  – 1/2 tsp garlic – 1 tsp Curry Powder -1 tsp. Salt

Sauce –  Heat Sauce Pan – low flame – 2 tbsp. Butter –  Flour Mix – Stir well – 1 mnt – 1/2 cup water – 1 cup Milk –  Bring to boil  – whisking continuously  till  sauce  thickens +/-  2 mnts.

Add – Boiling Sauce- Cawliflower Florets to Sauce – Handful Chopped Coriander – 1 tbsp. Lemon juice – Stir well

Topping – Spread 1  cup Grated Cheese  – to Boiling  – Cover with  Lid  – Turn off Stove – Rest for 5 mnts – till Cheese Melts.

Sides – Avacado – Peel – Destone – Mash – Mix – Pepper – Salt and Lemon Juice to Taste.

Serve Delicious Cheesy Curried Cauliflower with Mashed Avacado and Fries Sprinkled with Chilli and Salt

Note :  Add spices, Curry Powder or Herbs of Choice.   Adjust Salt to Taste.   

Easy Recipe for Cheesy Curried Cauliflower with French Fries and Avacado.   Quick and Easy  Vegetarian Meal.

 

 

 

 

 

Chapati Aloo – Indian Flat Bread with Potato Recipe

Chapati Aloo - Indian Flat Bread  with Potato Recipe

Chapati

Mix – 1 Cup Water -1/2 tsp. Salt – +/- 2 Cups Wheat Flour – 1 tbsp. Oil – Form Dough

Rest – Cover Dough  – leave to rest 15 mnts.

Divide – 10 equal balls.- Roll – Form  Circles

Fry – Heat Pan – Medium Flame – Fry both Sides +/-1 mnt each side – Till Done.

Potato Masala

Boil – Peal – Cube – 6 medium size boiled Potatoes

Chop – 2 Onions – 1 tomato – Handful Coriander leaves 

Spices – 1 tsp Chilli Powder -1 tsp. Coriender Powder – 1 tsp Turmeric Powder 

Fry – Heat 2 tbsp. Oil – 1 tsp. cumin Seeds – Stir – Onions – +/- 1 tsp. Salt – Fry till Translusent

Saute – Add Spices to above – Stir 1 mnt. – chopped tomato 1 mnt –  Add Potatoes – Stir Fry – 2 mnts 

Cook – 5 tbsp. Water to above – Bring to Boil – Lower Flame – Stir to Mash Potatoes Slightly – 2-3 mnts.   Done

Garnish  – Coriander Leaves.

Enjoy Delicious Indian Bread with Potato Masala and Salad of Choice(see below links)

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Easy Vegetarian Recipe  Indian Bread with Potato and Salad

 

The Many Health Benefits of Moringa Tea

Energy Booster:  The tea helps increase vitality and overall wellness, with no sugar or caffeine.

Anti-inflammatory Properties:   It is  known for relieving pain, chronic aches, and joint disorders, as well as gout, stomach upsets, headaches, and fever.

Rich Source of Antioxidants: Moringa tea has high-antioxidant power, which helps fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress, and cellular damage.

Skin Care: With its high concentration of vitamin C and bioflavonoids, moringa tea is an anti-aging drink prevents the development of fine lines, and the youthfulness of the skin.

Treats Depression & Migraines: Moringa tea acts as an anti-depressant that balances serotonin and dopamine levels in the body.

Hair Care: Moringa tea has high levels of iron, vitamin C, vitamin B-complex, and essential amino acids. Promotes hair growth and maintenance, prevent dandruff and dry hair.

The nutritious leaf of the Moringa Oleifera tree is an excellent ingredient for making teas filled with potent antioxidants. Moringa leaves can be steeped in hot water for several minutes in a traditional tea-making process, where the leaves release an abundance of nutrients and antioxidants into the hot water, creating a refreshing and flavorful tea. […]

via Amazing Health Benefits of Moringa Tea — Top Health Fix

Pudina Paneer – Homemade Minty Cottage Cheese

Home made cottage Cheese Pudina Paneer Recipe

Pudina Paneer  –  Minty Cottage Cheese

Heat – 1 Ltr. Fresh Full Milk – Bring to Boil –  1/4 Cup Lemon Juice  – 1/4 cup Yogurt – turn off Stove – rest 10 mnts  – to curdle – Cheese and Whey.

Strain –  In Colander – Thin Cloth – Pour Curdled Milk – Strain –  Gather  cheesecloth gently squeeze – remove excess Whey

Set –– Tie Cheese Cloth to form tight package – Put it on a Plate – Place a cutting Board or another plate on the Package to press down –  1 Hour –  Open Package   – Slice in 1 inch cubes – Paneer Cubes ready- Refrigerate 1 Hour.

Flavour – 1 tbsp. Mint powder – 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp Salt  -1/2 chopped tomato – 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder -1/2 tsp. Pepper powder – 1 tsp. garlic Paste – 1 tbsp. Oil.

Microwave – In a Bowl  – Mix Flavour  – Microwave for 2 mnts — Add  Paneer cubes to hot Flavour  – Microwave – 2-3 mnts. – Done

Serve – Garnish with Corriander leaves   as Starters

A Delicious and Easy Recipe for Homemade cottage cheese in Minty Sauce.   Pudina Paneer Recipe.