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

Moussaka Recipe My Way

Easy Moussaka Recipe

Eggplant – 1 Large Aubergine – 1 cm Slices – Brush Olive Oil – bake –  Oven  200 C -20 mints.

Potato – 3 medium – Peel – 1 cm Slices – Overlapping on plate – Microwave  -7 mints

Saute –  Large Pan – 1 tbsp. Olive Oil – 1 chopped Onion – 1/2 Kg Minced Meat – Fry  +/-5 Mnts – 1/2 tsp. each – dried Oregano – Parsley – Cinnamon – Pepper – Salt – Mix – 1  Cup Tomato Puree –  Boil – Low Flame – Cook 8 – 10 mints – Meat Sauce

Bechamel sauce – Pan – Knob Butter – Low Flame – 1 tbsp Flour – Stir till Paste – 1/2 Cup Warm Milk – Whisk till Sauce thickens – Turn off Stove – Add 1/2 Cup grated Cheese

Bake – Baking dish- Oil  bottom – sides – Layer the Potato Slices –  Meat sauce – Eggplants – Meat Sauce – Repeat Layers –  Top  Bechamel sauce – Bake 200 C +/-30 mnts

Note : Boil and Slice Potatoes if preferred.  Pan Fry or Airfry Aubergine instead of Bake.  Add extra mixed vegetables in meat sauce for additional flavour . Add cheese of choice.   I  used mozzarella and Airfried Aubergine.

Recipe for Moussaka, with Tasty Layers of Eggplant , Potato ,  Meat sauce and Bechamel Sauce inspired by Greek  Moussaka.

 

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Prawn Pilaf – Flavoured Rice with Prawns

Biryani Rice Prawn Pilau or Pilaf

Slice – 3-4 Carrots – 2 Tomatoes – 2 Onions

Marinate  –   600g Prawns  – 1 tsp. salt – 1 tsp. Chilli Powder   –  ½ tsp  Turmeric powder – 30 mnts.

Shallow Fry  –  Heat  5 tbsp. Oil  –  chopped Onions –  1 Tbsp. Ginger – 2 tbsp. Garlic Paste  – Marinated Prawns -5 mnts.

Saute –  To above – 2 tsp. Coriander Powder – 1 1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder –  Stir – Chopped Veg –  3-4 Mnts – Turn off Stove –  2 tbsp.  Ghee

Cook – Soak  ½ kg Rice – 30 mnts –  Cook  70%  – 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice – 1tsp. Salt – Drain.

Layer –  Broad Dish – Spread a layer of Rice –  Prawn Masala -Pinch Garma Masala –  Garnish –  Repeat Layers  till  Done. – Garnish –  Mint  Coriander Leaves

Dum –  Seal Dish with Foil  – Leave on Hot Skillet or in Hot Oven for 15 Mnts.

Recipe for Prawn Pilaf or Prawn Biryani Serve with Salad or Raitha 

via Prawn Dum Biryani Recipe — Indians Abroad Desi Videsh Me

Homemade Crescent Bread Rolls

crescent

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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Squid Masala

Step 1

To make masala, heat oil in a pan.. Add onions and 10-12 curry leaves and saute for a minute. Add  1 tsp. ginger garlic paste and saute for a ½ minute

Step 2

Add 2 green chilies,and saute. Add 2 tsp. Chilli  – Pinch Turmeric , 2 chopped tomatoes and salt, mix and cook , add   200 g Squids rings

Step 3

Sprinkle little water, mix, cover and cook till fully done.

Step 4

Switch off heat, add pepper powder and garam masala.

Step 5

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with a lemon wedge.

 

via Squid masala🍽 — LIBARAH

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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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Minty Meatballs

minty meatballs Lebenese Daoud Basha recipe

 

Mix  – 1/2 Kg ground meat – Shape to form Meat Balls.

Chop –  1 big Onion – 2 cloves Garlic – Handfull Mint Leaves -3 -4 Potatoes cubed

Saute –  1 tsp Oil – Fry Onion – garlic – Mint -1 mnt – 1 tsp Sweet Chilli (Paprika)  Stir well – 1 tbsp. Tomato Paste – 2 cups water – Bring to Boil – Salt to taste

Cook – Add meatballs to above – Boil – Add Potatoes – Low Flame – cook till done +/- 20 mnts – Turn off stove – Drizzle of Lemon Juice

Serve with Rice or Bread

A recipe inspired by Lebenese Daoud Basha –  Flavoured Meatballs in Tomato Sauce.  Easy to make delicious to eat.

 

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Papanasi – Romanian Cheese Doughnut

 

Papanasi Doughnut

 

Dough – Mix 300g self raising flour – 450g Crumbly Cottage Cheese – 2 eggs – Drop Vanilla –  Lemon Zest – rest 30 Mnts in Fridge.

Roll and Cut – Roll thick 2-3 cms – Cut  to make circles and rounds

Deep Fry –  Hot Oil – Medium flame  – Till Done – Drain on Paper Towel

Serve Hot  Papanasi topped with  Sour Cream and Jam.

Recipe for Traditional Romanian Fried Doughnuts Papanasi made with Cottage Cheese and Topped with Sour Cream and Jam.

 

This recipe was shared by my Romanian Friend Gina who is a queen of Desserts.  Thank you Gina for sharing.

 

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Warm Apple Cider Donuts

Mix –  1/4 cup apple cider -2 tbsp butter – 1 cup sugar – 1 egg – 2 cups AP flour- 1 tsp baking powder – 1/2 tsp baking soda – 1/2 tsp cinnamon  – 1/4 cup milk – 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Roll  – 1/2″ thick –  refrigerate for 15-20 mnts. – Punch out donuts 2-3 inches wide.

Deep Fry – Hot Oil 60-90 seconds  each side – Sprinkle cinnamon sugar while still warm.

Full version of the Recipe follow link below.

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