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Monday, April 24, 2017

Varagu | Kodo Millet Adai | Breakfast Recipes!

Varagu Adai is really healthy and great to substitute rice with millets. I have been trying to include millets in my cooking mostly in my breakfast and tiffin. This was very tasty and delicious. Do try and enjoy.


Ingredients
Varagu/Kodo millet - 2 cups
Channa Dal - 1 cup
Toor dal - 1 cup
Urad dal - 1 tblspn
Peppercorn - 10 nos(according to taste)
Dry red chilli - 5 nos
Curry leaves - few
Ginger - a small piece(optional)
Asafotida - 1/2 tspn
chopped Onion - (optional)
Salt

Preparation method
Wash, rinse and soak all ingredients except salt for 2-3 hrs.
Then grind with salt to coarse batter with water.
Heat a skillet/tawa and can prepare adai like dosas immediately or can rest the batter for 1/2-1 hour and make too.
Drizzle some gingely oil and cook both sides until crispy.

Serve with any of them chutney /molagai podi / Aviyal/Jaggery/Curd.

Instant Adai

You can grind all the ingredients to coarse/fine powder store it and prepare dosa by just adding water anytime.

Relish the Adai!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Saffron Rice!

Saffron rice is most simple yet fragrant and delicious rice. You can try when you make rich gravy. I have used the best saffron gifted by my friend Ms. Farrukh. Thanks dear.

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Ingredients
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Saffron - 3 generous pinch
Salt - 1/2 tspn
Milk - 1/4 cup
water as required
Nuts - cashews, raisins, cranberry, badam
2 elaichi
1 tblspn ghee

Preparation Method
Soak 2 pinches of saffron in warm milk.
Take a pressure cooker, wash and add basmati rice, add water and milk and a pinch of saffron.
pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
Once pressure is gone. let it cool a bit.
Heat a kadai, add ghee, nuts, and elachi saute for a minute.
Add the cooked rice and salt and mix well.
Now add the saffron milk and mix again.
Cook for 5 mns and off the stove.

Saffron Rice is ready to serve. This rice is very flavorful and colorful.

Checkout the gravy recipes.

Dal fry 
Paneer butter masala 
Paneer Pasanda
Mutter Paneer


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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Homemade Chocolate biscuits| Kids Snack box!

This Chocolate cookies I prepared for my sons snack box. Its really easy and quick. My kids liked it a lot.




Ingredients
All purpose flour (Maida) - 2 cups
Sugar (Powdered/Bura) - 1 cup (As per your taste)

Cocoa powder - 3/4 cup
Baking soda - 2 pinches 
Baking powder - 1 pinch
Oil for binding.

Method

Preheat the oven at 160 C for 10 mins.

Seive all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder twice in a wide bowl.
Take oil as required little by little and mix to a smooth dough to get soft dough consistency. around 1/2 -1 cup oil
Take little dough and make small balls by hand and slowly press to get a shape. 
Arrange them in a baking tray(with baking sheet).

Bake for 12mins. You can keep an eye on it. You will get a good aroma and flavour of chocolate. Do a prick test and remove from oven.

Allow it to cool fully and then store in air tight container for storing.






































Enjoy these chocolate cookies!
notes - 
- Do not add more oil just add only required

Variations:
- You can add chocochips .
- You can add nuts also.

PS - Your feedback is appreciated. Do try recipe from (http://www.sarascorner.net/) take picture and send it to me through Facebook message or mail me at simplysara07@gmail.com. Will be glad to add in my page Tried & Tasted album on FB or post on my page. Thank you for your encouragement.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Easy Homemade Strawberry Jam without Agar Agar/china grass!

Strawberry jam is my kids favourite one, my friend Rekha suggesting not to buy store bought ones which is of high sugar and can be easily prepared at home.

Tried this and it was yumm. It was finished the same day. 

Checkout my homemade mixedfruitjam here. using agar agar/china grass.




Ingredients
Strawberry - 15 nos
brown sugar - 1/2 cup (adjust accordingly)
vinegar/lemon juice - 1 or 2 drops (optional)

Preparation method
- Wash and grind strawberry with water to fine paste.
- Heat a kadai, add the ground strawberry and cook for 15 mins.
- Add sugar and cook till its shiny and becomes jam consistency.
- Off the stove when its little semi liquid consistency. It will become thick once cooled.
- Add lemon juice/vinegar if you need to preserve or making large quantities.
- I didn't add them, just adjusted sugar accordingly and finished same day.


Note : Nowadays just making what is required for a day or two and finishing it. Not storing for later use. But you can do and keep handy for weekends or short trips.
- Can use non stick pan too.

PS - Your feedback is appreciated. Do try recipe from (http://www.sarascorner.net/) take picture and send it to me through Facebook message or mail me at simplysara07@gmail.com. Will be glad to add in my page Tried & Tasted album on FB or post on my page. Thank you for your encouragement.

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