Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Paneer(Indian cottage cheese) Stuffed Braided Bread / Stuffed Braided Bread - Eggless

This recipe is my entry for the event "Shhh!!! Cooking Secretly" challenge conducted by Mayuri Patel of Mayuri's Jikoni.  For the month of May, I have paired with Amrita Iyer of 
"The Food Samaritan" and the ingredient given by her is Paneer and Flour.


I have used both the ingredients and prepared a delicious Paneer stuffed braided bread. Though I am not an expert in baking breads, I always enjoy the opportunity to try my hands on baking. 

Preparing bread at home was quite interesting and my kids liked it very much, especially with their favourite paneer (Indian cottage) stuffing! 


Let's check the recipe now;






                                          
PREP TIME
2 hrs
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
2 hrs 30 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Stuffed Braided Bread
Recipe type: Breads
Cuisine: Western
Serves:  4 to 6 (approximately)
Makes 2 medium sized bread 

Ingredients:
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Oilve oil - 2 tbsp
Milk - ½ cup
Warm water - 
 ½ cup 
Instant yeast - 1 ½ tsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Salt - ¾ tsp

For stuffing:
Paneer - 300 to 400 gms (scrambled)
Capsicum - (1 medium) chopped
Onion - 1 (chopped)
Tomato - 1 (chopped)
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 ½ tsp
Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp(chopped)


Saturday, 27 May 2017

Avocado Chickpea Salad

Avocado chickpea salad is refreshing & healthy salad, which is a meal by itself.  This salad is low in carbohydrates; rich in protein, fiber and vitamins.

It is very easy to prepare  and light in stomach!  This salad is perfect meal for persons who want go on light dinner and also for weight watchers!


PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
20 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Avocado Chickpea Salad
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine:  International
Serves: 2 to 4 (approximately)

Ingredients:
Avocado - 1 to 2 (pitted and chopped
Chickpeas - 1 to 1½ cup(cooked)
Onion - 1 medium seized, sliced
Tomato - 1 medium s
eized, chopped
Parsley / Coriander leaves - 1 - 2 tbsp (chopped)

Salad Dressing:

Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Lemon juice - from 1 lemon
Salt - to taste
Pepper - ¼ tsp


Sunday, 21 May 2017

Spicy Garlic Fish Fry / Garlic pepper Fish Fry / பூண்டு மிளகு மீன் வறுவல்

Try this garlic flavored, spicy fish fry as a starter / main course; which I learnt from my friend Preethi Jothivel.

Though I used to prepare fish fry often; this base ingredient is different with all flavorful ingredients like garlic, pepper & fennel!.  So I want to give it a try!  Yummy!

Thank you Preethi for sharing the recipe!

Let's check the recipe now,


PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
20 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Garlic Fish Fry
Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine:  South Indian 
Serves: 4  to 6 (approximately)

Ingredients:
Fish - 2 to 3 
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coconut oil / Vegetable oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
To grind:
Garlic - 6 to 8
Pepper - 2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Tamarind paste / lemon juice - 2 tsp



Monday, 15 May 2017

Prawn Pepper Masala / Eral Milagu Thokku - Tamilnadu Style

Here is a spicy and flavorful treat for a all prawn lovers! This prawn dish will be a great accompaniment for rice along with dhal / sambar / rasam and curd rice. It will be a tasty accompaniment for dosa, appam and chapathi as well!


You can adjust the spice level and consistency according to your taste.

This recipe is in my to do list for a long time, which I noted down from TV show.  I made a slight changes in the preparation method and sharing it with you all. This spicy prawn pepper masala is now become one of the favorite dish in my family.

Do try and give your feedback!


PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
35 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Prawn pepper masala
Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine:  Tamilnadu
Serves: 3  to 4 (approximately)

Ingredients:
Prawns - 500 gms
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Tomatoes - 1(finely chopped)
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Red chilli powder - ½ tsp
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 
¼ tsp
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves - 5 to 6 leaves
Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp


To grind & marinate:
Ginger - 1 " piece
Garlic - 5 to 6 cloves
Fennel seeds - ½ tsp
curry leaves - 1 sprig
Green chilli - 1

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Radish Chutney / Mullangi Chutney - Side dish for Idli / Dosa

Radish (Mullangi in Tamil) is a low calorie vegetable, rich source of vitamin C helps to boost immunity and to fight against all kinds of diseases including cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

Though we know the health benefits of this vegetable, many have the aversion towards the pungent and strong odour of this vegetable.

So I found a smart way of adding this vegetable into the diet, by making chutney - your family members will not even recognize that there is a health friendly vegetable in this chutney!

It is delicious, easy to make and goes well with South Indian breakfast varieties such as Idli, Dosa and Uttappam; suitable as an accompaniment for chapathi, as well.


Check my recipes using radish:
Radish Mutton Gravy / Radish Mutton Kulambu/ Mullangi Kari Kulambu



PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
20 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Radish Chutney
Recipe type: Chutney
Cuisine:  South Indian 
Serves: 3  to 4 (approximately)
Ingredients:

White radish - 1(medium sized)
Onion -1
Tomato - 1
Garlic - 5 to 6 cloves
Urad dhal - 1tsp
Channa dhal - 1tsp
Red chillies - 3 to 4
Tamarind - little
Grated Coconut - ¼ - ½ cup
Salt - as required
For seasoning:
Oil – as required (preferably gingelly oil)
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Asafoetida (perungayam) – a pinch




Sunday, 23 April 2017

Mango lassi - Summer Special!

Here is a tasty & refreshing treat for all mango lovers! Slrupp!😋😋😋

Mango lassi is a yoghurt based drink and perfect to have in hot summer.  

PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
10 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Mango lassi
Recipe type: Beverages
Cuisine:  North Indian 
Serves: 1  to 2 (approximately)

Ingredients:

Chopped Mango - 1 cup ( approximately 1 or 2 mangoes)
Yogurt / Curd - ½ cup
Milk - ¼ cup
Sugar - to taste
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Ice cubes - 2 to 3




Saturday, 25 March 2017

Nellikai Rasam / Gooseberry Rasam - (No Tomato, No Tamarind)

This Vitamin C rich Rasam is easy to prepare and a healthy variation to the usual rasam. In this rasam recipe, there is no tomato and tamarind, the sour taste is only from gooseberries. 

Though we know the health properties of gooseberry, it is difficult to make my kids eat.  So I always try to find a way to sneak amla / gooseberry into their diet and this is one of it.

Try and give your feedback.

Check my other recipes using Gooseberry;
Amla Ginger Juice / Gooseberry Ginger Juice / Nellikai Juice
Gooseberry / Amla Raita using Curd / நெல்லிக்காய் தயிர் பச்சடி



PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
20 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Nellikai Rasam / Gooseberry Rasam
Recipe type: Veg
Cuisine:  Tamilnadu
Serves: 2 to 4 (approximately)

Ingredients:
Gooseberry - 2 big
Toor dhal - one tablespoon(cooked)
Ginger  - 1 " piece
Black pepper - 1 tsp
Jeera / Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp ( chopped)
Water - 1- 1½ cups 

For seasoning:
Oil / ghee - 1 to 2 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2 
Asafoetida - a pinch