Vishu Katta – Coconut Rice Cake

Vishu Katta - Coconut Rice Cake

Soak – 1 cup white Rice 1/2  Hour

Boil  – Soaked rice  – 2 cups Water – 2 cups Coconut Milk – Vanilla powder – Pinch salt Simmer till all liquid is absorbed – Creamy texture

Mix  – 1/2 Cup Grated Coconut   – Mix – turn off stove – tight lid – 5 mnts.

Spread –  Flat Plate – cool – Slice – Garnish with nuts.

Syrup – 1/2 cup Jaggery – 1 cup Water – Boil – simmer  – till melted – pinch of Cinnamon – done – 5 mnts.

Serve – Rice Cakes with Syrup.

Note : Flavour with Cumin instead of Vanilla or Serve with Maple Syrup.

Serve Delicious Vishu Katta or Rice cakes with Syrup.  Easy delicious and Traditional dessert for Vishu Feast  

Happy Vishu Feast my Friends.

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Mango Mastani — Indian and Indian Fusion Cooking in America

Nectarous, trendy dessert from Pune, India. Check out the easy recipe! The invigoration of spring never ceases to amaze me. The freshness of the crisp spring morning, the chirping of birds and the spring bulbs bravely pushing their way through the still snow patched ground …it all lift our spirits and puts a ‘spring’ in […]

via Mango Mastani — Indian and Indian Fusion Cooking in America

Homemade Crescent Bread Rolls

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Mix – 1kg  Flour – 600ml lukewarm water – 100ml oil –  50g Fresh Yeast –  1tsp salt, 1-2 tbsp.  Sugar

Knead  – Sticky Dough – Rest +/- 2 hrs – Till Doubled

Divide – Oil Worktop – Gently Roll  – 16 Triangles  – Roll to Form Cresent – Rest 15 mnts – Egg wash

Bake – Preheat 185 deg C – Bake 35-40  mints till golden.

Enjoy with favorite filling.  A delicious recipe shared by my beautiful friend Gina.

Recipe for Soft homemade crescent rolls! Made with just a few simple ingredients. Eat them with a meal or as a delicious appetizer. 

 

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Parippu Thalichathu – Dal Fry Recipe

Parippu Thalichathu - Dal Fry Recipe

Cook – 1 Cup Toor Dal -Wash –  +/- 6  Cups Water  -Bring to the boil – Skim off any scum that rises to the surface.

Add – 2 Slit Green Chilli – 1 Chopped Onion chunks – Cook till just done

Saute – 1 tbsp.  Coconut Oil – 1 Chopped Onion pcs. – handful Curry leaves – 1 tsp. Salt –  till translucent – 1 tsp. Crushed Chilli Powder. – Stir +/- 1 mnt – low flame

Mix – Saute to Cooked Dal – Add water if needed –  Bring to Boil – Turn off Stove – Done

Serve with Rice or Naan.

Note :  Add more or less water as required.  Adjust Salt and Spice to taste.  Soak Dal for couple of hours to reduce cooking time.

This recipe brings back memories of my Dad who loved Dal and  cooked  various versions of Dal most evenings.   Appachan I have decided to make Dal most evening too.

Simple Delicious and Easy Dal fry-Kerala Style Parippu  Thalichathu Recipe with Toor or Tuur Dal. 

 

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Parsley Chutney Rava Dosa

Parsley Chutney Rava Dosa Recipe

Mix –   1/2 Cup Rice Powder – 1/2 Cup Semolina – 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour- 1 chopped Onion – 1/2 tsp Salt – +/-2 cups water  – Rest  30 mnts

Soak – Marble Size Tamrind – 1/2 Cup Hot water- 10 mnts – Extract Tamarind Juice

Grind – 1/2 Cup Each – Peanuts – Parsley – Grated Coconut  – 1/2 Small Onion – 1/2 tsp. each – Chilli Powder –  Ginger Powder –  Tamarind Juice  – Chutney

Heat – Grease Pan – Spread Batter  – Drizzle Oil – Flip to cook both Sides – Low Flame. – Dosa Ready.

Serve Hot Dosas with Chutney and Sambar for Breakfast or Lunch.

Note :  Adjust Salt to taste. Use Dried Parsley or Coconut if preferred.

Recipe for Quick Easy Delicious South Indian Savoury Rava Dosa Pancakes with Parsley Peanut Chutney  or Pesto.

 

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Oven Roasted Cauliflower Florets

Quick and Easy Recipe for  Delicious Roasted Caulflower flavoured with Garlic and Lemon as Side dish. 

Preheat – Oven 200°C

Cut- 1 Head Cauliflower –  in florets  Mince – 4-5 cloves Garlic

Drizzle  – 2 tbsp. Olive Oil – 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice

Mix – Handful Parsley – 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder – Salt and Peper to taste.

Toss – in Roasting Pan – Spread Single Layer  – 25-30 mnts until Slightly Brown.

Serve Hot.

Note – Use Rosemary instead of Parsley. Sprinkle Garam Masala for additional flavour.

Quick and Easy Recipe for  Delicious Roasted Caulflower flavoured with Garlic and Lemon as Side dish.

 

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Vegan Spinach Pancakes

This is Finnish fast food. Not the vegan ones that is, but mine are vegan – my recipe is a vegan version of the Finnish favorite. Spinach pancakes are typically eaten with lingonberry jam. In fact they make a complete meal with mashed potatoes and a salad. Even schools serve it. The shop bought ones […]

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Dhaba Dal – Green Lentil Curry

Chapati Aloo - Indian Flat Bread with Potato Recipe

Dhaba Dal - Green Lentil Curry Recipe

Soak – Cook  – Green gram 1 cup –  5 cups water – soaked over night – cook till soft

Chop –  2 Medium Onions – 5 Garlic cloves  – 1 inch pc Ginger – Few Curry leaves  – 2 tomatoes

Spices – 1 tsp. chilli Powder 1/4 tsp. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp. Cumin Powder 1/2 tsp. Coriander Powder -1/2 tsp. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.  – 1 tsp. Salt – –  pinch Asafoetida powder

Heat – Pan – 2 tbsp. Ghee – Onion Ginger Garlic – till golden – Add spices – Stir +/- 1 mnt – Tomatoes  -2 mnts
Combine – Add cooked lentil to above –  More water if required – Bring to Boil

Garnish – Coriander leaves –  Twist of Lemon

Serve Delicious Dhaba Dal Hot with Rice or  Naan.

Note – Use Lentil of Choice – Adjust Salt and spices to Taste

Recipe for Green Gram Lentil  with Spices  and masalas for that authentic Dhaba – Style Flavours.  Dhaba  is a roadside restaurant on highways, which serve fresh, hot delicious Punjabi food for very reasonable prices.

 

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Eggless Blueberry Cake

Recipe for Eggless  Blueberry Rava Sooji  or Semolina Cake - Light Fluffy and Tasty -Quick and  easy to make.

Combine – 1/2 Cup Yoghurt –  1/2  Cup Warm Milk – 1/2 Cup Melted Butter (Ghee) – Few Drops  – Vanilla Essence – 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

Mix – 1 Cup fine semolina – 1/2 Cup Dried Grated Coconut – 1 tsp. Baking Soda to Above

Garnish – 1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries  – Stir Gently – Pour in Lined Baking Dish

Bake – Preheated oven 180°C – About 25 – 30 mnts

Enjoy Delicious Easy Eggless Blueberry Cake Light Fluffy and Tasty

Note Use Fruit of Choice.   Add  more or less milk depending on Juiciness of Fruit.  

Recipe for Eggless  Blueberry Rava Sooji  or Semolina Cake – Light Fluffy and Tasty -Quick and  easy to make.

Mattanga Parippu – Pumkin Dal Curry

Recipe for Easy Simple Delicious Indian Vegetarian Lentils.  Savory Indian-spiced red lentils simmered with chunks of pumpkin .

Chop – Wash – Peel  – Cut in Chunks – 3 cups Pumkin  –  Slice – 3 fresh Red Chilli (mild long)

Spices – 1 tsp. Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1 tsp. Salt

Cook– 1 cup Red Lentils – 4 cups water – Boil – Skim off and discard  foam –  low flame – 12- 15  mnts – Add Spices  – Pumpkin – cook 6-8 mnts – till Pumpkin is Soft.

Garnish – Heat Pan –  1tbsp. Coconut Oil –  1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp.Cumin Seeds -1 tsp.  Crushed Garlic – Handful Curry  Leaves – 1 mnt –  Add to cooked Above. – Done

Enjoy Delicious Mattanga Parippu Curry with Rice or Chapati

Notes : Adjust salt and Spices to taste.  Add more water if required for cooking lentils. Add tsp. of white lentil to Garnish for thicker consistance. 

Recipe for Easy Simple Delicious Indian Vegetarian Lentils.  Savory Indian Mildly Spiced Red Lentils Simmered with Chunks of Pumpkin.