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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Arsi Kanji | Rice Porridge!

Rice Kanji or porridge is a very good food suggestion for stomach, who are aged above 70 years or unwell. This simple recipe does not harm and easily digestible. My Father in law used to drink night this one and was feeling better.

Ingredients
Boiled rice/Idli rice - 2 cups
Water

Preparation Method

Heat a kadai, dry roast the rice till you get good aroma.
Switch off allow to cool.
Grind it coarsely to rava size. Not fully powder, then it will be paste when you cook.
Make it and store for a week or until required.

To make Kanji

Take 2 tablspoons the rice powder, add 3 cups water.
Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.

Once pressure is up, add salt and mix well. If its very thick can add little hot water and mix.

Serve as it is or with sambar, rasam, poduthul or pickle.


PS - Your feedback is appreciated. Do try recipe from (http://www.sarascorner.net/take a 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. Do follow me on Instagram id - saraswathiyer for more food stories and recipe ideas.Thank you. 


Thursday, April 30, 2020

Grocery and Essentials List at Pandemic times | Covid 19!



The sudden lockdown has caused this situation where we never expected Covid 19 can be so long and very serious issue. I have managed to put few essentials here. You can also add in your own priorities and availability. 

List of Groceries to stock during pandemic lockdown. This can be done in bulk quantity. These are dry ingredients and can be stored in refrigerator too.  

Food


Rice - Raw/Ponni/Basmati/Jeeraga samba, matta etcRice flour
AttaKadalai Maav/Besan flour
Toor dalRagi flour
Urad dalMillet flour
Masoor dalOats
Channa DalBroken wheat
Split Moong dalAll millets
Green gramSalt
Black channaRed chilli powder
White channaDhaniya
Whole DhaniyaRed chilli
JeeraMaggi
Black pepperBiscuits
TurmericNoodles
MustardTamarind/puli
Fenugreek seedsGaram Masala
Dry Rice VermicilliPav Bhaji Masala
Aval/PohaBiryani Masala
Rava/SemolinaCoffee powder
Tea powder

Essentials

Bath Soap, Body WashShampoo, Shikakai
Washing soap, Liquid detergent, dish washing liquidVinegar, baking soda
Tablets

PS :Do not go out if incase your area is affected with many cases, you can manage without vegetables for some days. You can do many recipes without vegetables.

Hope it is useful for everyone.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Schezwan Fried Rice!

Schezwan Fried Rice is very spicy and delicious rice. This is one of the popular and famous dish in Indo chinese food. It is my favourite and my family fav dish. Do checkout the recipe.




















Ingredients
Rice - 2 cups(Steamed)Basmati Rice 
Onion - 1 no
Ginger garlic - 4 tblspns (Chopped finely)
Beans - 10 nos
Carrot - 1/2 no
Spring onion - 1 tspn(chopped) for garnishing - Optional
Coriander leaves - finely chopped
Red chilli powder - 1 tspn
Vinegar 1 tspn
Sugar a pinch
Tomato sauce - 1 tspn
Soya sauce - 1 tspn
Schezwan sauce - 2 tblspns
Salt as per taste

To make schezwan sauce - Grind
Soak 10-12 dry red chilli in hot water, remove seeds and grind to fine paste with 4-5 garlic pods. You can cook in oil till raw smell goes with salt and sugar 1/2 tspn.

Preparation Method
Wash basmati rice and pressure cook. Keep separately and cooled. This should be grainy consistency.
Cut onion, garlic, carrot, beans finely and keep aside.
Heat a wide wok/kadai on medium high, add oil, onion, a dry red chilli, chopped garlic, pinch of salt, sugar and saute till transparent.
Add carrot and beans. Saute for 1min.
Add the schezwan sauce, chilli powder and cook for 3-4 mins.
Add all sauces, saute till its half cooked.
Add rice and mix well. Check on salt. Toss for a minute add vinegar and off the stove.
Garnish with chopped spring onion/coriander.

Rice is ready, Serve hot with Tomato Ketchup or Manchurian gravy. 

PS - Your feedback is appreciated. Do try recipe from (http://www.sarascorner.net/) take a 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. Do follow me on Instagram id - saraswathiyer for more food stories and recipe ideas.Thank you.


Friday, April 17, 2020

Kara Paper Avalakki | Spicy Thin Rice flakes !


This is a very easy snack for coffee/tea time. I also add to my rasam rice. Its very tempting. This is mostly made in Karnataka. Sweet also is made

Let see the recipe.




Ingredients
Thin Rice flakes/Paper Avalakki/Aval - 1 packet

To season
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Mustard - 1 tspn (optional)
Groundnut - 3-4 tablespoons
Hing - 2 pinches
Garlic - few crushed with skin(optional)
Curry leaves - handful
Dry red chilli 4 nos 
chilli powder - 2 tspns (optional)
Turmeric powder - 1 tspns
Dry copra - slices(optional)
Sugar - 1 tspn(optional)
Salt

Preparation Method

Heat a kadai add oil, mustard, groundnut, chillies, curry leaves

Once mustard is crackling, garlic, add turmeric, chilli powder and mix for few minutes. 

Add the paper aval add salt, sugar and  mix well thoroughly to coat all seasoning. Check on salt and adjust if required.

Off the heat, let it cool a bit

Transfer to air tight container and store it.


Enjoy

Notes:

You can make without garlic.

PS - Your feedback is appreciated. Do try recipe from (http://www.sarascorner.net/) take a 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. Do follow me on Instagram id - saraswathiyer for more food stories and recipe ideas.Thank you.

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