Monday, March 28, 2011

Paruppu Podi (Lentil Powder)


Ingredients

  • Urud dhall - 1 cup
  • Red Chillies - 3
  • Asafoetida - 2 pinch
  • Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Salt - as per taste


Method

  • Dry fry the Urud dhall, Red Chillies, Pepper separately in medium flame.
  • Transfer to mixer grinder/food processor adding salt and asafoetida.
  • Grind till they become nice powder.
  • Store in a air tight container for future use.
  • Can be mixed with rice and ghee and it tastes heavenly.



Saturday, March 26, 2011

Prawn Cutlets step by step | How to make Prawn cutlets | Easy snacks recipes | Non veg snacks | Cutlet recipes | Sunday special recipes


 These Prawn Cutlets are tasty cutlets which can be prepared easily. If you are a prawn lovers, never miss this cutlet recipe. These can be prepared easily as evening snacks on sundays. I am a great fan of prawns and I would prepare these prawn cutlets at least once a month. Lets see the recipe now.

How to make Prawn Cutlet

Preparation time: 15 min Cook Time: 10 min 
Total Time: 25Serves: 6
Recipe Category: Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Ingredients
  • Prawns - 1/2 kg
  • Potato - 2 large (boiled)
  • Onion - 2 (chopped finely)
  • Green Chillies - 3 to 4(Chopped finely)
  • Corinder leaves - few
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Bread Crumps - 1/2 cup
  • Corn flour - 4 tsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup to 1 cup
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Salt - as per taste


Method
  • Clean the Prawns with salt.
  • Smash the boiled potatoes and keep aside.
  • Now in a small pan, add the prawns, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and sprinkle some water and cook, till the prawns become curly in shape.
  • Choped the prawns with a spatula or grind it in mixer and keep it aside.
  • In a pan, add oil, Onion, curry leaves, green chillies and saute well.
  • Add the minced prawns along with above mentioned powders and add the salt. If needed sprinkle some water (Optional).
  • When they are cooked, switch off the stove and allow it to cool. 
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl add the cornflour and 1/2 cup water little by little and make a batter.
  • Add the smashed potato and mix thoroughly in the prawn mixture.
  • Make them into small sized round shaped (lemon size) balls and press in your palm.
  • Flatten a little bit.
  • Now dip the balls in the cornflour batter and again roll it over the bread crumps.
  • In another pan, heat the oil in medium flame.
  • Now put the prawn cutlets in the oil and fry till they becomes brown in colour. (Do not overfry it)
  • Filter the oil in kitchen towel.
  • Hot prawn cutlets are ready to be served with tomato sauce. 



Note:
1. Instead of corn flour, egg white can be used for dipping the cutlets.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Home made - Breadcrumbs | How to make home made breadcrumbs


Ingredients

  • Bread Slices - 4


Method

  • Preheat the oven to 150 degree celcius.
  • Place the bread slices and toast it for 2 to 3 min or until they become dark brown in color.
  • Do not over fry it.
  • Now make into small slices and grind in the mixer to a coarse powder.
  • Store it in a air tight container for future use.



Monday, March 21, 2011

Garlic Rolls


Ingredients
For Rolls

  • All Purpose Flour - 2 cups
  • Instant Dry Yeast - 1 Sachet (11 gms)
  • Milk - 1/2 cup (Lukewarm)
  • Butter - 1 tsp
  • Oil -  1 to 2 tsp
  • Sugar - 3 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup (Lukewarm)

For Garlic Spread

  • Garlic - 4 to 5 cloves (Chopped very finely)
  • Coriander Leaves - few
  • Salted Butter - 2 to 3 tsp (Room temperature)



Method
For Garlic Spread

  • Mix all the ingredients.
  • Can be saved in fridge for 3 to 4 days and used again later.


For Rolls

  • In large pan, add the all purpose flour, mix the yeast, sugar and salt well.
  • Now add the butter and add the Milk, little by little and if needed, add the water little by little to make smooth soft dough.
  • Add oil, and knead the dough nicely until, it becomes soft.
  • Cover the dough with a wet cloth and leave it for 1 to 2 hrs or until it doubles in its size.
  • Now beat down the dough so that the air in dough goes off.
  • Divide the dough in to four equal parts and spread it with the garlic spread.
  • Now roll the dough and leave it for another 30 min in the baking pan.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree celcius.
  • Place the rolls in the oven and bake it for 20 to 25 min until, the aroma of garlic spread can be smelt.
  • Hot and Soft Garlic rolls are ready to be served.


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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Eggless Banana Walnut Bread

I mostly prefer eggless baking. If i dont have choice or dont have egg replacing ingredients at home, then only i go for adding eggs. So while searching for this recipe, i found the below recipe from cook with love by Medhaa and it sounds good to give a try. So i too tried out and came really very well. The only change i did was reduced the baking soda to half and added baking powder.

Ingredients

  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1.5 cups
  • Ripe Bananas - 3
  • Walnuts - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Butter - 4 tsp (room temperature)
  • Curd/Yogurt - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking Powder - 1 tsp
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
  • Milk - 1/2 cup




Method

  • Pre Heat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit / 180 degree centigrade
  • Mash the bananas, add sugar, yogurt and mix well.
  • Now beat the butter, salt, and flour till incorporated.
  • Mix the Baking Soda and baking powder with the milk and add it to the above mixer along with the vanilla essence.
  • Mix in the walnuts and stir till everything is well blended.
  • Pour this batter in a greased bread tin and bake for about 50-60 minutes or till a tooth pick inserted comes out dry.
  • Delicious Banana Walnut Bread is ready.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Paneer Bhurji


Ingredients
  • Paneer - 1 cup (grated)
  • Onion - 1 cup (chopped finely)
  • Tomato - 1 cup (chopped finely)
  • Green Chilli - 3 (chopped nicely)
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Garam masala - 1/2 to 1 tsp (can be adjusted according to taste
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Butter - 1 tsp
  • Kasoori Methi / Dry fenugreek leaves - 2 tsp
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Cashewnut - 10 to 12 (grinded to paste) (optional)
  • Coriander Leaves - for garnishing


Method
  • In a pan, add oil and when hot add chopped onions.
  • Saute onions on medium flame. 
  • After onions turn light brown, add the chopped tomatoes and saute well, till they become soft.
  • Add the green chillies, ginger garlic paste, salt, turmeric powder, garam masala powder,and grated paneer. 
  • Now add Cashewnut paste and kasoori methi, a dash of butter,and 1/2 cup of boiled milk.
  • Mix well and let it cook on medium flame  stirring continuously.
  • Cook till oil separates out from mixture.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis, naan etc.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Round up: Dish Name Starts With F

Hi Friends,

A Big Thank you for all who have participated in the event and to those who wants to participate but missed due to some reasons and also to those who encouraged me to conduct the event. It was a big success again with 101 dishes including 5 of mine starting with F.

If by mistake, missed any of your special recipe, plz mail me at events.akilaskitchen@gmail.com or leave a comment. I will include it as soon as possible.

Here comes the awaiting roundup....

Fried Pomfret (Koliwada Style)  from Sobha of Foodmazza
Side Dish
Falafel Sandwich from Sheetal of Nicksnjitskitchen
Break fast / Snacks

Fish Cutlets from Shobha of Foodmazza
Snacks / Starter

Fried Yam from Shobha of Foodmazza
Side Dish
Focaccia Braid from Rupali of North Ki Rasoi Se
Snack / Bread
French Fries from Arti of Breakfast to Dinner
Side dish / Snacks
Fruit cream from Arti of Breakfast to Dinner
Dessert
Fried Aloo Pyaaz from Arti of Breakfast to Dinner
Main dish
Fenugreek Leaves and Potato Sabji from Rumana of SpiceUrSenses
Side Dish 
Fruit Phirni from Deeksha of Dee's Kitchen
Dessert
Fish Manchurian from Harika of Harika's Kitchen
 Side Dish
Fish Fry from Harika of Harika's Kitchen
 Side Dish
Fruits with Honey and Peanut Butter from Sowmya of Sowmya's Kitchen
Kid's Food
Fruit and Veggie Salad with Guacamole Dip/Avocado Dip from Sowmya of Sowmya's Kitchen
Salad
Farro Salad(Emmer Wheat Salad) from Sowmya of Sowmya's Kitchen
Salad
Farro Pilaf (Emmer Wheat Pulao) from Sowmya of Sowmya's Kitchen
Main Dish
Fish Fry from Sowmya of Sowmya's Kitchen
Side Dish
Flax Seeds Powder from Padma of Padma's Recipes
Side Dish / Powder
Five Minute Chocolate Mug Cake from Ambreen of Simply Sweet n Savory
Dessert
Fish Curry from Ambreen of Simpy Sweet n Savory
Main Dish 
French Toast with Stuffed Walnuts from Krithi of Krithi's kitchen
Breakfast
Fish Sinaiputtu from Asiya of Samaithu Asathalam
Side Dish
Fish Cutlet from Zareen of My Experiments with Food
Snacks / Appetizers
Fiery Chilli Baby Corn from Krithi of Krithi's Kitchen
Appetizer
Fruit Punch from Sravani of Srav's Culinay Concepts 
Beverage
Fish Fry from Jaleela of Samaiyal Attakaasam
Side Dish 
Fish Briyani from Jaleela of Samaiyal Attakaasam
Main Dish

Fish Kuzhambu with Methi Leaves from Jaleela of Samaiyal Attakaasam
Side Dish Gravy
Frankies from Ila of Cookery Point
Snacks
Flax Seed Corn Meal Idli - Instant version from Priya of Priya's Easy n Tasty Recipes
Break Fast
Foolish Bread from Priya of Priya's Easy n Tasty Recipes
BreakFast
Flax Seed Bread Rolls from Priya of Priya's Easy n Tasty Recipes
BreakFast
Flaxseed onion and Garlic Chutney from Priya of Priya's Easy n Tasty Recipes
Side Dish
Fresh Orange Juice from Shanavi of Kitchen Secrets
Beverages
Falafel from Vatsala of Show n Tell
Appetizer
French toast Strawberry Kebabs from Reva of Kaarasaaram
Breakfast
Fenugreek Idli from Krithi of Krithi's Kitchen
Breakfast
Fruit Raita from Neetu of Tipsndeals
Side dish
Flax Banana Muffins from Denny of Oh Taste n See
Breakfast
Flax Peanut Ladoo from Denny of Oh Taste n See
Snack/Dessert
Fish Fry with Red Hammer from Nashira of Plateful
Sidedish
Fried Prawns from Najla of Foodie Corner
Appetizer
French Toast from Swetha of Our Cherished World
Snacks / Appetizers
Fruit Tea Bread from Mythreyi of Yum! Yum! Yum!
Dessert / Snack
Flax seed, Oats, Dates and Nuts Ladoo from Raji of Vegetarian Tastebuds
Sweet
Finger Millet Onion Dosa from Priya of Bon Appetit
Breakfast
Fish Cutlet from Usha of My Spicy Kitchen
Appetizer/Starter
Falafel from Usha of My Spicy Kitchen
Appetizer / Starter
Fish Fry from Nandhini of Nandhi;s Food Page
Side Dish / Snack
Fish Cutlet - a spicy transformation from Savitha of Savitha's Kitchen
Snack
Fish cutlet from Savitha of Savitha's Kitchen
Snack
Fish Puttu from Savitha of Savitha's Kitchen
Side dish
Fish Kuzhambu from Savitha of Savitha's Kitchen
Side Dish
Frie Aloo Palak from Asiya of Samaithu Asathalam
Side Dish
Fruit n Nut Purple Rice from Mythreyi of Yum! Yum! Yum!
Main Dish
Fried Rice from Kurinji of Kurinji Kathambam
Main dish
French Toast from Kurinji of Kurinji Kathambam
Breakfast
French Fries from Kurinji of Kurinji Kathambam
Snacks
Fulori from Richa of Ambrosia
Side Dish
Fish Curry from Swetha of Our Cherished World
Side Dish
Fresh Coconut and Jaggery Kheer from Nivedita of Nivedita's Kitchen
Dessert
Fruit Salad from Nivedita of Nivedita's Kitchen
Dessert
Fish Fry from Swetha of Our Cherished World
Snacks / Appetizers
Fish Curry from Akheela of Torviewtoronto
Side Dish
Fish Curry - Nellor Style from Neeraja of Neeru's
Side dish
Fenugreek Leaves Peas Curry from Neeraja of Neeru's
Side Dish
Fettucine with Spinach & Mint from Kamakshi of Kamuvilas
Main Dish 
Fried Fish in Kerala Style from Sukanya of Saffron Streaks
Side Dish
Flax Seed Pancake with Cinnamon Flavor from Sukanya of Saffron Streaks
Breakfast
Fish Briyani from Sonali of Only Fish Recipes
Main Dish
Fish Patties in Rich and Creamy Tomato Gravy from Sonali of Only Fish Recipes
Side Dish
Frankie - Veg from Satya of My Innovative Kitchen
Snack
Fried gram and Beans stir fry from Sowmya of Vegetarian Cultural Creatives
Side Dish
French Fries from Shama of Easy2cookrecipes
Side Dish
Fried Paneer from Shama of Easy2cookrecipes
Side Dish
Fish Kuzhambu - Chettinadu Style from Shama of Easy2cookrecipes
Sidedish

Fish Curry from Shama of Easy2cookrecipes
Side Dish
Fish Curry - Version 2 from Shama of Easy2Cookrecipes
Side Dish
Fish Curry - Bengali Style from Shama of Easy2Cookrecipes
Side Dish
Fish Curry - Punjabi Style from Shama of Easy2Cookrecipes
Side Dish
Fish Mango Curry from Shama of Easy2Cookrecipes
Side Dish
Fish Kuzhambu from Shama of Easy2cookrecipes
Side Dish
Fish Fry - a different try from Shama of Easy2Cookrecipes
Side Dish
Fish Fry with Pizza Seasoning from Shama of Easy2Cookrecipes
Side Dish
Fish Orly - Bengali Style from Shama of Easy2Cookrecipes
Side Dish
Fruid Chaat from Neetu of TipsNDeals
Snacks / Salad
Fruits on Nut Base from Sadhana of Sensible Veg
Dessert
Fish Kuzhambu from Madhu of Sweet Spicy and Sour
Side Dish
Fish Cakes from Meenakshi of Pondering of a Working Mom
Appetizer
Frothy, Fruity soft drink from Nashi of Plateful
Beverage
Fiery Red Prawn Curry from Nashi of Plateful
Side Dish
Fluffy rice Pancakes - idli's from Nashi of Plateful
Breakfast
Four flour Medley Masala Bread from Priya of Now Serving
Breakfast
Farfalle Pasta Salad in Mango Sauce from Priya of Now Serving
Main Dish
Flaxseed Amarnath Vermicelli Dosai from Priya of Now Serving
Breakfast
Fresh Peas and Capsicum Sambar from Indu of Khatta Meetha  Theeka
Side dish
Fish Fry from Akila of Leaning-to-cook
Side Dish 
Fish Manchurian from Akila of Learning-to-cook
Side dish
Fruit salad with Icecream from Akila of Learning-to-cook
Dessert / Salad
Fish Molee from Akila of Learning-to-cook
Side dish
Falooda Icecream from Akila of Learning-to-cook
Dessert / Icecream

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