Sunday, August 29, 2010

Spicy kulambu from MIL

My husband is from a big joint family,where his granny rules the best kitchen....Their recipes and cooking styles extremely differs from mine..I never got a chance to stay there and learn from them...Whenever i ask for recipes to the granny,she says these all jujupy (silly..heehee) for you...My little mil(his aunt) and granny(his patti) are the best pair in cooking together to make best sweets,vathals and podis which i bag them a lot..
Recently i been there with my camera,and caught my lil mil in action...
There goes a must have kitchen gadget -Ammikallu

She grinds 10 cloves of peeled garlic,1 tsp of jeera and 1 inch of cardomom

In a large bowl,Mix 2 cups of tamarind juice(extracted from 2 lime size balls),3 Chopped tomatoes,3 Chopped Green chillies,some curry leaves,1 tsp of  chilli powder and salt

In fry pan,fry the curshed garlic,jeera and cardamom in 2 tsp of oil

Add a handful of chopped shallots

Add some coriander and curry leaves

Add the tamarind juice mix,3 tbsp of coconut paste/milk and bring it to a boil for 10 minutes

Yummy and spicy kulambu is ready,u can add cooked veggies or masala vada to it..My mil added some channa dal vada to this kulambu....

Monday, August 23, 2010

Paneer Butter Masala

I got a simple recipe here,but I am sure the dish tastes as best as it looks...Use the kasuri Methi crushed before u add it and Amul yellow butter is the best way to try the recipe...

Paneer-250 gms
Cumin seed-1 tsp
Butter-3 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Kasuri methi-1 tbsp
Fresh Cream-half cup(Optional)
Red color a pinch
Salt to taste

1.Fry the onions,till it turns golden brown and add the tomatoes to fry them well
2.Cool the onion and tomatoes and Grain them to fine paste
3.Fry cumin,Ginger and garlic paste in remaining butter
4.Add paneer cubes to it and saute it well
5.Add the paste,Once,it starts boiling,add the crushed kasuri methi,salt,fresh cream and the color..
For more spice,u can add a tsp of garam masala
6.Remove from flame,add excess butter on top

Delicious paneer butter masala is ready....

I am sending this recipe to 
Suma's Sides dishes from India and Jay's Let Relish-Paneer

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Plain Cup Cake

Recently ,we had a party at is with big (limited) menu.Though i am in no mood to food or to cook..but,not to feed someone luvable...Some of my DH's  friends and their family attacked our home for sunday lunch...Me and hubby choose our trademark menu as Biryani,Tandoori chicken,Rich Onion Raita,Chops Fry,Chicken Curry,Fish Fry and a cake(and muffins to kids)

It was complete non vegetarian blast....In last minute i was grilling murg malai kebab and some veggies for the kids...The kids were tented in room,elders enjoyed good loud chatting

APF/Maida-2 cups
Sugar-2 to 2 1/2 cups
Milk-1/3 cup
Baking powder-1 tsp
Vanilla Essence-1 tsp

1.Beat the eggs and sugar till foamy
2.Sew the baking powder and maida well
3.Add milk and the essence to the egg mixture
4.Sprinkle the flour to egg mixture and fold the dough
5.Place the cup cake paper in cupcake tray and pour the dough to half level
6.Bake at 200 C in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes
7.To check it is baked well by inserting a toothpick or a knife in a cake

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