Friday, October 1, 2010

Magic of Sindhi Rasoi(Food Remake)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Last week again I wanted to wear a Sindhi cap to try some recipes from Alka's Sindhi Rasoi. She has wonderful collections of Sindhi food. A Non- Sindhi girl(like me) married to a Sindhi guy will bless Alka for sharing such an authentic Sindhi recipes.
Coming to the recipes, I tried four recipes in three days and all came out very tasty. 
Sharing her recipe links and my photos:
First one is 
Saayi dal : Click here for the original recipe.

Second one is 
Paneer Bhurji: Click  here  for the original recipe.
Third one is 
Chaawaran Jho dodo(Rice flour roti): Click here for her recipe.

Now its time for sweet from her blog(As we Sindhi people never get tired of eating sweets)
Singhar(Sev) ji Mithai: Here goes the link for original  Recipe.

Sending these four to 
Ria's(of Ria's Collection) 
(Linking it to Lakshmi's blog and Zlamushka whose brain child is this event)

Keep Smiling,

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pea Nut Ladoo

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Continuing the series of making Ladoos. This time it is Pea nut Ladoo. It is every one's favorite and kids love it the most.

Ingredients :
Peanut - 1/2 kilo

Roast the penut and remove the skin. Break the peanut into big pieces with mortar and pestle.
Keep it aside.

To make jaggery syrup, we need
Jaggery - same as Peanut(Measure  in a cup, and take the same amount of jaggery)
Salt  - a pinch
Water -1/4 cup or less
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Click Here to make the Jaggery syrup. But boil the syrup for few more minutes to make the syrup more thick.

Other ingredients:
Dalia powder - 1/4 cup
Dry coconut - 1/4 cup, grated
Nutmeg powder - 1 tsp
Take pea nuts  in a big and wide plate. 
Add  dry coconut, Nut Meg  powder and dalia powder to it. Mix it well and keep it ready.

(You may not succeed the first time! I am making it since childhood and closing my eyes I can tell the correct consistency of syrup(hehe, boasting!!)
Practice makes you not perfect but brings you near perfection. 
So, don't worry as you will also get after trying 2-3 times, but if you know the trick before only, then I am happy.)

Now you should be quick:
Put this syrup to the pea nut plate. Spread it slowly so that the the peanut gets the syrup evenly. 
Now take a small quantity and make balls by mildly pressing with both the palms to give proper ball shape and bind the peanut properly.
This will make around 20 ladoos.
Keep it to cool for sometime. Store it in a jar or box.
Sending this to 
which is started by Me.
Keep Smiling,

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bread and Fruit bars(M/W grilled)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
I wanted to try something with bread and fruit in combination for my event. I never tried this combo. Two days back when I brought bread for breakfast, I kept on thinking what to make! Then this came in my mind. I do not know its common or something new, my kids loved it. I too enjoyed it!
Its a great filler in the evenings for kids and healthy too. If you get brown bread then its real healthy food for everyone.
You can take any fruits of your choice. I chose only apple and banana. The reason is these are the common fruits easily available and I do not get variety of fruits here.
Ingredients :
White bread or Brown bread slice : 4 
Apple - 1 
Banana - 1
Honey - 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
Mixed fruit jam or any jam - 1 tbsp for each bread
(I used ready jam and home made apple jam)
Fruit jam to decorate
Butter to spread on the bread

Wash and grate the apple.
Peel and mash or grate the banana.
Mix  well the grated apple, banana, honey, fruit jam and cinnamon powder. 
Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Mix well and keep it ready.
Take little butter and spread on the breads. Microwave HIGH for 1 minute. 
Take out and evenly spread the fruit mix on the bread slices.
Cut the slices into four bars. 
Grill in MICROWAVE for 3 to 4 minutes. (check the power of your M/W)
Decorate these bars with extra jam.

Serve it as an evening snack with glass of hot milk.
Sending it to three events:

My event 





 Srivalli's 365 days of Microwave Cooking! event 
Keep Smiling,

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Red Chilly Chutney

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Are you ready to take this challenge. How much spicy food your tongue can take!! Want to check it? Then try this chutney! A spicy chutney which will bring tears in your eyes and you will start dancing. Want to bet?
Then get ready to make this chutney.
North Karnataka people love to have this chutney, but I have added ginger to the regular chutney to bring extra taste and I love Ginger!!!

Ingredients :
Fresh Red chilly - 20(you get these only in this rainy season)
Ginger - 2" thick piece
Oil - 1 tsp
Cumin seed - 2 tsp
Hing - a pinch or if using rock hing, use just a mustard size.
Jaggery - 1/4 cup, powdered
Tamarind - 1 lime size or Tamarind paste - 2 tbsp 
Lime juice - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
For tempering :
Oil -1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Wash and pat dry the red chilly. Cut into small pieces. 
Wash, peel and grate or cut the ginger into small pieces.
Fry the red chilly and ginger in 1 tsp oil for 2 minutes. Do not allow the chilly to get burnt. 
Add all the other ingredients. 
Put in a blender and grind into a fine paste.
Adjust the seasoning.
Heat oil in a kadai.
Add mustard seeds when hot, wait till they splutter.
Add it to the ready chutney.
Decide with what you will have this one?
I loved it with chapati and Dosa. I had it just like that also!

Sending it to 

Keep Smiling,

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Khaman Dhokla

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Sometimes, we become lazy or scared or ignorant to try new things in the life. And if the first try is a disaster, we stop trying it for the next time. But, I am not in that category. Once I fail in doing something (when comes to cooking), I give time to myself and then again try to do it. And most of the times, I get success also.
Khaman Dhokla is one of those recipes, which I tried few years back and each time it was a disaster. I stopped eating Dhokla for few months, but could not resist to have it. So I always took ready packet but was not so much happy. 
Now, last week when I was searching for few Gujarati recipes for an event, I came through two recipes which I really wanted to retry. 
First one I tried was Khandvi and again it was a failure. I do not know the reason why I could not get the rolls!!
But again like a king in a story who learnt from a spider, I took a challenge to try Khaman Dhokla.
Voila!!! I got it!!!
The dhoklas were so soft and spongy and tasty, that my whole plate of dhokla was vanished  just in 10 minutes. 
Thanks Chef in You for sharing such a wonderful and easy recipe and for so clear and beautiful pictures.

(Update :Sometimes,NO! NO! NO! Always I am in a hurry. When I got this recipe, I directly went to the ingredients and the method and totally forgot to think about when and why is this prepared. I read it was for ICC but did not think that the recipe for ICC is given by  Srivalli . And Srivalli got it from her aunt. I am sorry for it as I feel everyone including the main person who shared this recipe should get the credit. )
Click HERE for the original recipe.
I have followed the exact recipe except adding sesame seeds in the end(I forgot!)
Giving only the photos :

Sending it to the events :

(linking it to Pari's event announcement page)
Keep Smiling,

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