Thursday, February 11, 2016

Vara Milagai Chutney | Red Chilli Chutney | Kaara Chutney Recipe



kara chutney recipe


Vara Milagai Chutney or Chilli chutney popularly know as Kara Chutney has become my favorite chutney now a days. I first tasted this chutney in my chithi's house. She is a great cook and cooks variety of chutneys. When I tasted this chutney for the hot hot idli's, I could not resist myself from asking some more. So here goes the easy recipe for the Vara Milagai Chutney.

Vara Milagai Chutney

Preparation time: 5 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian


Ingredients

Red chillies - 10 nos
Onion - 1 medium sized ( or 10 shallots )
Tomato - 1 medium sized
Tamarind - a small piece
Garlic cloves - 4 to 5
Salt - as per taste
Water - as needed

For Tempering
Cooking oil - 2 tbsp (Gingely oil works best)
Mustard seeds - 2 pinch
Urud dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few

red chilli chutney


Method

1. Take the mentioned ingredients. ( I had only 3 cloves of garlic and so added 1 tsp of garlic paste while grinding)

2. Transfer them to the food processor adding little water. Add required salt. 

3. Grind to a coarse paste. 

4. In a pan or vessel, add oil and then the tempering ingredients one by one. Fry till light brown. 


5. Now add the ground paste.


6. Sauté it nicely till the extra water and raw smell goes off.


7. When it comes to thick consistency, switch off the stove. 


8. Serve it with hot idlis or dosas. I had it with hot kuzhipaniyaram. 

vara milagai chutney


Notes:
1. Adding shallots gives more taste. 
2. The spice level of the chutney can be increased or decreased as per the taste.
3. Gingely oil gives a nice taste, compared to other cooking oil. So try to use gingely oil.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

How to remove poultry smell from chicken


How to remove smell from chicken: We always face the trouble of getting rid of poultry smell or the raw chicken smell coming from the chicken. Though most people like cooked chicken, the poultry smell is disliked by most of the people. Here I give some easy tips to get rid of the smell from raw chicken. 


Remove poultry smell from chicken


Tip1: To remove poultry smell from chicken, rub chicken with turmeric powder and then wash off.

Tip 2: Pour 1/2 a cup of white vinegar over the chicken and mix well to coat all the chicken. Leave aside for 4-5 minutes. Now wash the chicken thoroughly under running water.

Tip 3: Rub the chicken with salt. Leave it aside for 5 min. Then wash off with running water

Try these tips and let me know how it worked for you... 

Also if you follow other tips instead.. Share it here...

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