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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Idli Upma with Leftover Idlis | Breakfast Specials!

Idli Upma is very delicious and quick breakfast recipe. You can make it with fresh idlis or leftover idlis or even sometimes when the batter is not fermented fully you end up hard idlis. If you make this Upma no one will know your idlis were hard:-)

Do checkout my other Idli varieties here.

Ingredients
Idlis - 10 nos (I have used previous night leftovers)
Onion - 1 no(big)
Tomato - 1/2 no
Curry leaves - few
Sambar powder - 1/2 tspn(As per your taste)
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tspn (As per your taste)
Turmeric - 1/2 tspn
Ginger garlic (optional) I have not used.
Coriander leaves - 2 tablspns for garnish

Seasoning
Nalla Yennai/Gingely Oil - 2 to 3 tblspns
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Urad dal - 1/2 tspn

Preparation Method
Chop onions and tomatoes finely.
Heat a kadai, add oil, mustard and wait till it pops out. Then add urad dal and saute till brown.
Add onion, curry leaves and a pinch of salt. saute till raw smell goes.
Add tomato and saute till its soft. Add all masala powders above.
Take each idli and mash it with hands and add it.
Sprinkle salt and close for 10 mins until the masala is coated. Mix well.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Mix and cook for 5 mins.

Off the stove.

Serve as it is or with pickle or chutney.

 
This recipe is going to Sowmya's Breakfast event cookcookandcook and thoushaltcook

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Soya Bean Idlis | Breakfast Recipes!


I have already posted recipes for Idlis here, this time when my Mother in law told about this, I have been adding soya bean to batter. Its very healthy and perfect for breakfast and dinner.








Ingredients
Idli Rice - 5 cups
Whole Urad dal- 1 cup
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tblspn
Soya Bean - 1/2 cup
Salt

Preparation Method
Soak rice separately and dals separately except salt for 5 to 6 hrs.
Grind it to coarse or fine paste with water in a mixer/grinder.
Grind soaked dals first to fine paste and then grind rice. Add salt and mix well by laddle or hand.
Leave it outside overnite for fermentation.
Grease idli plates with Oil/ Gingely Oil. Pour the batter and close the lid. Steam it for 12-15 mins. Check with a spoon or fork. If it comes out clean. Off the stove.
Allow it to cool a bit and then remove from the plates.

Delicious Soya Bean Idlis are ready to Serve. Enjoy it with Sambar or Chutney and Filter Coffee/Kapi!

I have served it with Chutney Pudi/Chutney.

You can also prepare dosas with this batter.

Notes - Can also add soyabean to your own proportion.

This recipe is going to Sowmya's Breakfast event cookcookandcook and thoushaltcook

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Kollu / Horse Gram Sundal!

Kollu/Horsegram is very good for health. Its good for lowering cholestrol.




Ingredients
Kollu/Horsegram - 2 cups
Yennai/Oil - 1 tblspn
Kadag/Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Onion - 2 nos
Karuvepillai/Curry leaves - few
Kanja Milagai/Dry Red Chilli - 2 nos
Thengai/Fresh Grated Coconut - 2 -3 tspns(Optional)
Uzhatham Paruppu/Urad Dal - 1/2 tspn
Salt

Preparation Method
Soak  kollu/horsegram for 4-5 hours or overnite. Wash and clean it will have stones and mud particles.
Pressure cook with little salt for 3-4 whistles or till its soft with water and little salt. Drain the water (collect it and keep).
Heat a kadai, add oil, mustard wait till it splutters, add curry leaves, dry red chilli, urad dal and saute till the dal is brown. Then add finely chopped onion and saute.
Then add the cooked horsegram and salt. Cook for few mins. Can be served as it is.

Off the stove and add fresh grated coconut and mix.(optional)

Kollu/horsegram Sundal is ready to serve. This can be served evening with coffee or for lunch with sambar or rasam rice. I served with Kollu rasam rice.


Notes - If you want to do the sundal fast and if you forget to soak at nite. Soak the dals in hot water.

With the water I prepared Kollu rasam. This recipe posted here.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Eggless Banana Walnut Cake! - Repost

Its been long time since I baked and I love Banana and Walnut combination. I have posted few baking recipes here checkout. I had few ripened bananas and walnuts left, so tried this recipe on Saturday.





































Ingredients
Self Raising Flour - 1 cup + 1 tablespoon
Butter - 1/2 cup
Brown Sugar - 1 cup
Ripened Bananas - 2 nos
Walnuts - 1/2 cup + little for topping
Salt a pinch
Baking powder - 1 tspn(optional)
Milk - 1/2 cup

Preparation Method
Preheat oven to 175/350 C.
Melt butter in microwave.
Seive self raising flour.
In a bowl, add butter, sugar and beat till fluffy.
Then add ripe bananas, chopped or puree. Mix well. Add warm milk.
Add the flour and salt and mix in the spatulla.
Add walnuts and mix.

Grease the baking tray with butter and flour. Pour the batter and garnish with more walnuts.

Bake for 40 to 45 mins, until the fork or toothpick comes out clean. Cool on the wire rack and Serve.





































Eggless Banana Walnut Cake is ready, Serve with Coffee/Tea.

This recipe is going to Valar's Cook Eat Delicious - Walnut event.

Eggless Walnut Muffins!!! - Repost

I started to prepare cake, but ended up in muffins. This was for my brother in law's family at India. All the way from SG to MAD.


Ingredients
APF - 2 cups(200gms)
Melted Butter - 3/4cup(150 gms)
Low Fat Condensed Milk - 1/2 tin
Sugar - 2 tspns
Baking soda - 1/2 tspn
Baking powder - 1 tspn
Vanilla essence - few drops
Warm Milk - 1/2 cup
Walnuts - 1/2 cup
Warm water - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/4 tspn


For Garnishing choco chips/walnuts.


Preparation Method
Preheat oven at 180 C for 10mins.
In a wide bowl, add butter and condensed milk mix slowly by whisk. Add vanilla essence, sugar, milk and mix slowly to get combined.
Seive APF, Sat, Baking Soda and Baking powder. Add these to the mixture and mix slowy.
Add warm water if required. The batter should not be too thick or too thin.
Add chopped walnuts.
Pour the batter into muffin moulds to 1/2 or 3/4th.
Garnish with choco chips or walnuts.

Bake for 30mins . Insert a tooth pick to check if it comes out clean. Remove and cool or bake for few more mins.
You can also do icing on the top.



Notes - You can also add oil and lessen butter.
You can also transfer to cake tin and bake as cake.
Can also add tutty frutty.
 
 
 
This recipe is going to Valar's Cook Eat Delicious - Walnut event.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Nippat Masala | Bengaluru Style Street Food

Nippat Masala is a popular street food in Bangalore.  I just love them at Rajajinagar, these are so delicious. After my vacation in Bangalore, I am craving for all these chaats. So I prepared this on a saturday evening with coffee.

You can also prepare this as a starter for a party.  You will love it.


Serves - 1
Ingredients
Nippat/Thatai- 8 nos (I have used AAB thatai) You can use big ones and break into pieces.
Onion - 1no chopped finely
Tomato - 1no chopped finely
Cucumber - 2 tblspn chopped finely
Carrot grated - 1 tblspn
Green Chutney as per your taste(click on name for recipe)
Sweet Chutney as per your taste (click on name for recipe)
Grated raw mango - 1 tablespn
Freshly chopped coriander/cilantro
Chaat Masala - 2 pinches
Salt
Mixture - handfull
Omapodi/Sev - handfull
Pori/Puffed Rice - handfull

Preparation Method
Arrange nippat on a plate.
Add one by one above ingredients in the same order on the nippat.

Nippat Masala is ready to serve. I love to add more sweet chutney:)

Enjoy this snack with hot coffee/tea.

You may also like to try other street food popular in Bangalore

Tikki Puri
Masala Puri

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Carrot Paneer Pulao | Lunch Box Kids Recipe| One pot meal!

I prepared this simple pulao for my son and hubby. One likes carrot and one likes paneer, so thought of adding both and preparing. This is easy one pot meal. It was very tasty and both enjoyed the rice.



































Serves - 3 -4 persons

Ingredients
Basmati Rice - 3 cups
Carrot - 2 nos grated
Paneer - 25 cubes
Turmeric - 1/2 tspn
Kitchen king masala - 3 tspns
Garam masala - 1 tspn
Green chilli - 2nos (as per your taste)
Onion - 2 nos (thin slices)
Ginger garlic - 1 tspn
Milk - 1/2 cup
Oil - 2 tblspns
Cardamom and cinamom - 2pieces
Salt as required
Fresh Methi/Fenugreek leaves/Venthaya keerai - handful(Optional)


Preparation Method
Wash and soak basmati rice.
Keep paneer at room temperature. (Thaw the paneer)
Heat a pressure cooker, put oil, add spices, add onions, g chilli and ginger garlic. saute till onions are transparant.
Add grated carrots and saute for 5mins. Add all masala powders and salt.
Mix well and cook for few mins.
Add basmati rice, 5 cups water and milk.
Add salt and allow to boil.
Add paneer cubes and mix.
Add methi leaves and mix
Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

Serve hot/warm with Yogurt/Curd/ Onion Raitha.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Veggie/Fruit a month - Capsicum/Bell Pepper | Event Announcement and Happy New Year 2013!

Hi Friends,

Hope you all had a great start this year. Wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2013.

This is my first post of the year. 
I am guest hosting Priya's Event Veggie/Fruit a month- Capsicum/Bell Pepper this month. I would like to thank Priya for giving me an opportunity to host her event.

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Rules :

1. Post a  vegetarian recipe using Capsicum as the main vegetable.  (No eggs allowed) between Jan 1st to Jan 31st 2013.


2. Link your entries to this announcement and Priya's event announcement page. Logo is mandatory as it helps spread word.
 
3. Only new entries are allowed. No archives.
4. Link your entries below. If you have any issues mail me at simplysara07@gmail.com.
 
5. Non-bloggers are welcome to send in their recipes. Send recipe in full with the picture and the same subject line as above.

Hoping to receive your support and delicious recipes.

Have any questions feel free to mail me at simplysara07@gmail.com.

Cheers,
Saraswathi Iyer

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