Sunday, October 31, 2010

Coconut Rava Kheer

Ingredients
  • Rawa/Semolina/Sooji - 1 cup
  • Coconut - 1/2 cup (grated)
  • Jaggery - 1/4 kg
  • Milk - 2 cup
  • Water - 3 cup
  • Cashews - 10 to 12
  • Raisins - 10 to 15
  • Cardamom - 6 to 8 (crushed)
  • Ghee - 4 tsp
  • Saffron - few

Method
  • In Kadai, add 1 tsp ghee and fry the rawa for few minutes and keep aside.
  • In the same, add 1 tsp again and fry the grated coconut for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • In a big vessel, start boiling the water.
  • Add the rawa little by little and stir well.
  • Add the jaggery and stir till the jaggery melts.
  • Meanwhile, in a small pan, add the ghee and fry the raisins and cashews and keep aside.
  • After the jagerry melts, add the milk and check for the sweetness. (if the sweet is less, you can add some sugar or jaggery).
  • Now add the fried coconut and the fried cashews, raisins and the crushed cardamom.
  • Allow to boil for 5 minutes and decorate with saffron and serve hot.

 
This goes to the following beautiful events
My Event - Dish Name Starts with C
Celebrate Seets - Kheer by umm mymoonah and Nivedita
CFK - Festive food s by Suma and Sharmi
ONLY - Festiive food by Preeti and Pari











Monday, October 25, 2010

Coconut Rice (Thengai Sadam)




Ingredients

  • Boiled Rice - 3 cups
  • Fresh Grated Coconut - 1.5 cup
  • Urud dhal/Ulutham Paruppu - 2  tsp
  • Channa dhal/Kadalai Paruppu - 2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut oil - 3 tsp
  • Red Chilli - 3 to 4
  • Green chilli - 2 (chopped nicely)
  • Cashews - 7 to 8
  • Very finely chopped ginger - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a handful
  • Coriander leaves - few for garnishing
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as per taste

Method
  • In a Kadai, add coconut oil.
  • When the oil gets heated up, add the mustard seeds, channa dhal, urud dhall, cumin seeds, curry leaves, red chillies, cashews, finely chopped ginger one by one and fry for few minutes.
  • Add the green chillies and the coconut and saute for some more minutes. (may be around 3 to 4 minutes) (take care that coconut not get burnt)
  • Now add the salt, asafotida, sugar and then the boiled rice and mix well. (Adding little sugar, enhances the taste, since we are not adding the coconut milk in this version of coconut rice)
  • Garnish with Coriander leaves and serve hot.





 This recipe goes to the events

 Dish Name Starts with C : DNSW C
and
Complete my Thali - Rice by Priya and Jagruthi







Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pepper Tofu





Ingredients
  • Tofu - 250 gms
  • Pepper - 2 tsp ( or as per taste)
  • Onion - 2 big (Chopped nicely)
  • Tomato - 1 (small) (Optional)
  • Green chilli - 3 (Chopped nicely)
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Curry leaves - handful
  • Oil - 3 tsp
  • Fennel - 1/4 tsp
  • Cloves - 4
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 (crushed nicely)
  • Coriander leaves - for garnishing



Method
  • In a kadai, add oil, fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick.
  • When the seeds starts spluttering, add the onion, green chillies, curry leaves and fry until light brown.
  • Add the tomato and saute well.
  • Now add the Tofu cubes and cook well with the oil itself.
  • Add the salt and pepper and again cook.
  • Check for the seasoning and switch off the stove.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.


This recipe goes to the beautiful event - Tasty Tofu Treats by PJ

Friday, October 22, 2010

Carrot Halwa




Ingredients
  • Carrot - 2 – grated
  • Milk - 1.5 cups
  • Condensed Milk – 05.cup
  • Sugar - as required
  • Ghee - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom - 5 to 6 (crushed)
  • Cashewnuts – 10
  • Raisins - 10


Method
  • In a pan, add the milk and allow to boil.
  • Now add the grated carrot until it gets cooked.
  • Now add the Condensed milk.
  • Check for the sugar and add if you need more.
  • When it becomes thick, add the cardamom and mix well.
  • Meanwhile, in another pan, add the ghee and heat it.
  • Fry the raisins and cashews in the ghee.
  • Transfer the ghee content together with the fried nuts to the halwa and mix well.
  • Garnish with some more cashews, raisins and serve hot.




This recipe goes to the following beautiful events
1. My Event: Dish Name Starts with C
2. ONLY' Festive Event by Preeti and Paari
3. Food Palette Series by Akheela
4. CFK - Festive Food by Suma and Sharmi










Thursday, October 21, 2010

Award Time

Today, 2 of our lovely blogger friends sent me the Award. I am so happy to get this award from Mina Joshi of Authentic Vegetarian Recipes and Harini of Tamalapaku. Both have a wonderful blog and very new and variety recipes to try out. Please do visit their blog for all nice recipes. 


Thank You Mina and Harini for sharing this award with me.


Here are the rules of the award:

1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers.  Please don't leave it general and just invite all your blogger friends to collect the Award.  It's always nice to be nominated so please do the favour and nominate 15 bloggers to share the Award with. 

3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they’ve been chosen.

It was hard picking 15 bloggers to share this Award with.  I  would like to share this honor with the following 15 (please visit their blogs as they are all fantastic) :



1. Chaitrali of I-am-not-a-chef
2. Vrinda of Sankeerthanam
3. Paaka Shaale of Paaka Shaale
4. Preethi Sriram of Preethi's Culinary
5. Sonu of Palate Corner
6. Cool blogger of Gourmets kitchenette
7. Mahi of Mahi's Kitchen
8. Rachana of Veggie Fare
9. Suja of Kitchen corner
10. Kavya of Kavya's Kitchen
11. Sara of Sara's Corner
12. Khaugiri of Khaugiri
13. Sameena of My Culinary Creations
14. Ushnish of Cooking and Recipes
15. Roshan of Roshan's Cucina

Monday, October 18, 2010

Dish Name Starts With: B - Event Round-Up




Hi my lovely friends and fellow bloggers....


Thanks... Thanks... & Thanks.... for making this event again a grand success.


I got 83 awesome recipes from the lovely bloggers, 1 recipe from non-blogger and included 6 recipes of mine....


I will be sending the Thank you card individually to all.


If by mistake i have left any of your special recipe, plz inform me to my mail id - events.akilaskitchen@gmail.com. I will add it as soon as possible.


Here comes the awaiting ROUND-UP



Break Fast/Rice Varieties/Salads/Starters



Name: Nidhya
Blog Name: Aaha-Oho



Bread Upma       
 Name: Preethi Ram
Blog Name: Preethi's Culinary


Name: Nidhya
Blog Name: Aaha-Oho

Name: Akheela
Blog Name: Torviewtoronto


Name: Sonal Agarwal
Blog Name: palate corner



Name: Supriya
Blog Name: Celebrating Little Things In Life
Name: Megha
Blog Name: Live to eat


Name: Kurinji
Blog Name: Kurinji Kadambam


Name: Sonal Agarwal
Blog Name: palate corner
Name: Reshmi
Blog Name: A Feast to Eye and Stomach


Name: Sameena
Blog Name: My Culinary Creatiion


Name: Suneetha
Blog Name:  Suneetha's Kitchen


Name: Jay
Blog Name: Tasty Appetite

Name:  Meenakshi
Blog Name: Ponderings of a Working Mom
Name: Chaitrali
Blog Name: I-m-not-a-chef

Name: Roshan
Blog Name: Roshan's Cucina





Non-Blogger Recipe



Ingredients
  • Left over idli/dosa batter 1 cup
  • Salt 2 tsp
  • Maida 1 tablespoon
  • Atta 1 tablespoon
  • Beetroot 2 in number
  • Oil



Method


1.Peel and cut the beetroots
and boil in pressure cooker in
 a 2 cups of water.


2. Take the water in which
 beetroot was cooked and
use the boiled beetroot for
 making curry..we need only
 the pink beetroot water.


3.Now to the idli/dosa batter
 add maida, atta, and the
 beetroot water and mix well
without lumps.


4. Now make dosa or small
pancakes with this batter..kids
 who does not like beetroot
will love this recipe as the pink
color is appealing to them.



Sent by: Neeraja Vella


Dish Name: Beetroot Dosa




Side Dishes/Curry/Gravy




Name: Nidhya
Blog Name: Aaha-Oho
Name: Preethi Ram
Blog Name: Preethi's Culinary


Name: Preethi Ram
Blog Name: Preethi's Culinary




Name: Preethi Ram
Blog Name: Preethi's Culinary


Name: Rumana Rawat
Blog Name: Spice Ur Senses

Name: Tanvi
Blog Name: Sinfully Spicy
Name: Nandhini
Blog Name:  Nandhini's food page


Name: Priya
Blog Name: Ellaichi


Name: Supriya
Blog Name: Celebrating Little Things In Life


Name: Supriya
Blog Name: Celebrating Little Things In Life


Name: Supriya
Blog Name: Celebrating Little Things In Life


Name: Supriya
Blog Name: Celebrating Little Things In Life


Name: Supriya
Blog Name: Celebrating Little Things In Life
Name: Supriya
Blog Name: Celebrating Little Things In Life


Name: Supriya
Blog Name: Celebrating Little Things In Life




 Name: Pavani Srikanth
 Blog Name: Food Lovers


Name: PJ
Blog Name: Seduce your Tastebuds
Name: Santosh Bangar
Blog Name: Santosh's Kitchen
Name: Santosh Bangar
Blog Name: Santosh's Kitchen

Name: Amritha
Blog Name: Ak's Vegetarian
Recipe World

Name: Padhu
Blog Name: Welcome to Padhu's kitchen
Name: Nivedita
Blog Name: Nivedita's Kitchen


Name: Priya
Blog Name: Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes


Name: Priya
Blog Name: Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes
Name: Priya
Blog Name: Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes


Name: Priya
Blog Name: Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes
Name: Soumya
Blog Name: Soumya's Kitchen
Name: Sreevalli
Blog Name: Ammaji Reicpes


Name: Denny
Blog Name: Oh Taste n See


Name: Sameena
Blog Name: My Culinary Creatiions


Name: Hema
Blog Name: Chef Hema

Name: Bala
Blog Name: A Life Journey Together





Desserts/Snacks/Soups/Cakes




Name: Preethi Ram
Blog Name: Preethi's Culinary
Name: Preethi Ram
Blog Name: Preethi's Culinary
Name: Preethi Ram
Blog Name: Preethi's Culinary
Name: Umm Mymoonah
Blog Name: Taste Of PearlCity


Name: Supriya
Blog Name: Celebrating Little Things In Life
Name: Nandhini
Blog Name:  Nandhini's food page
Name: Fajeeda
Blog Name: Faji's Hotpot


Name: Fajeeda
Blog Name: Faji's Hotpot


Name: Amritha
Blog Name: Ak's Vegetarian
Recipe World 
Name: Hema
Blog Name: Chef Hema

Name: Varshini
Blog Name: If not wat next?
Name: Sonal Agarwal
Blog Name: palate corner


Name: Nivedita
Blog Name: Nivedita's Kitchen 
Name: Nivedita
Blog Name: Nivedita's Kitchen


Name : Swathi
Blog Name: Zesty South Indian Kitchen
Name: Priya
Blog Name: Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes


Name: Priya
Blog Name: Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes
Name: Reshmi
Blog Name: A Feast to Eye and Stomach


Name: Reshmi
Blog Name: A Feast to Eye and Stomach
 
Name: Reshmi
Blog Name: A Feast to Eye and Stomach


Name: Reshmi
Blog Name: A Feast to Eye and Stomach

 Butterfly Happy Birthday Cake
Name: Sridevi
Blog Name: Jiboomba

Name: Umm Mymoonah
Blog Name: Taste Of PearlCity
Name: Lalitha
Blog Name: Indianspicemagic


Name: Lalitha
Blog Name: Indianspicemagic
Name: Suma Gandlur
Blog Name: Veggie Platter


Name: Sameena
Blog Name: My Culinary Creatiions 
Name: Sameena
Blog Name: My Culinary Creation

Name: Suneetha
Blog Name:  Suneetha's Kitchen


Name: Suneetha
Blog Name:  Suneetha's Kitchen
Name: Suneetha
Blog Name:  Suneetha's Kitchen

Name: Suneetha
Blog Name:  Suneetha's Kitchen
Name: Sangeetha
Blog Name: Sangi's Food World

Name: Sangeetha
Blog Name: Sangi's Food World

Name: Jay
Blog Name: Tasty Appetite
Name: Jay
Blog Name: Tasty Appetite




My Entries to the Event


Category: Dessert

Category: Dessert
Category: Rice Variety
Category: Side Dish

Category: Side Dish
Category: Side Dish





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