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Friday 27 November 2009

A Thankyou note

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Thanks once again for visiting my blog.

Red Beef

Ingredients:-

1. Beef - 1 kg (cut into small pieces)
2. Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tblsp.
3. Ginger paste -1 1/2 tblsp.
4. Garlic paste - 1 1/2 tblsp.
5. Pepper powder - 1 tsp.
6. Cornflour - 4 table spoon
7. Maida/Cake flour - 4 tblsp.
8. Egg -1
9. Red food colour - 1 pinch
10.Salt as per taste
11.Ajinomoto(Monosodium Glutamate) - 1/4 tsp.
12.Oil for frying.

Method:-

* Pressure cook the beef after adding salt.
* Add ginger paste, garlic paste, pepper powder, cornflour, chilli powder, maida, egg, little salt, red food colour, ajinomoto to the cooked beef and mix.
* In a heavy bottomed pan heat oil, add the batter covered beef pieces and fry till they are crispy.

Source: Lekshmi Nair's Magic Oven Recipes

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Kadai Paneer

Ingredients:-

1. Paneer - 500 gms
2. Capsicum (Green Pepper) - 1 big
3. Coriander powder - 3 tsp.
4. Chilli powder - 2 tsp.
5. Kasuri methi - 3/4 tsp.
6. Green chillies - 2 cut into small pieces
7. Ginger - 2 tsp. sliced
8. Tomato - 4 small cut into small pieces
9. Ghee - 3 tsp.
10.Coriander leaves - cut as required
11.Garlic - 6 cloves made into a paste
12.Salt as per taste
13.Garam masala - 1 tsp.

Method:-

* Cut both the paneer and capsicum lengthwise (not too long).
* Heat a kadai and put the ghee, when it is hot put in the garlic paste and saute it until slightly brown.
* Add capsicum and coriander powder and saute further.
* Add green chillies and ginger.
* Add the tomatoes and fry it nicely.
* Add the kasuri methi and salt and saute it for further 5 minutes.
* Add the paneer pieces and mix for some more time.
* Remove from stove and garnish with coriander leaves.

Source: Lekshmi Nair's Magic Oven Recipes

Chicken Special Fry

Ingredients:-

1. Chicken - 1/2 kg.(cut into medium pieces)
2. Chilli powder - 2tsp.
3. Ginger - 1 small piece
4. Garlic - 6 cloves
5. Tomato - 1 small
6. Green chilli - 2
7. Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
8. Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
9. Rice flour -1/4 cup
10.Coconut oil for frying
11.Salt as per taste

Method:-

* Grind chilli powder, ginger, garlic, green chilli, tomato pieces, coriander leaves, mint leaves into a paste.
* Mix the rice flour with this paste and marinate the chicken with this mixture for half to one hour.
* After one hour fry the chicken in hot oil until done.
* You may garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Source: Lekshmi Nair's Magic Oven Recipes

Cheera Thoren (Amaranthus Thoren)




Today I am putting up the recipe for Cheera thoren. I planted some seeds of red cheera in my garden but when they started growing I got a mixture of green and red leaves infact it was neither red nor green, but I am happy as this is one of the tastiest cheera I have got. Cheera is very healthy as it is very rich in vitamins and minerals (http://www.tropilab.com/amaranth.html).



Ingredients:-
1. Cheera green or red - 1 bunch
2. Shallots sliced thin - 1/2 cup
3. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
4. Curry leaves - 1 sprig
5. Green or red chillies chopped- 3
6. Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
7. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
8. Salt as per taste
9. Chopped garlic - 2 cloves
10.Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp.
11.Oil - 1 tblsp.

Method:-
* Grind the coconut, turmeric powder, green chillies and cumin seeds into a coarse paste and keep it aside.
* Wash the cheera thoroughly as the leaves might contain mud or sand and then chop it fine.
* In a heavy bottomed pan heat the oil and splutter the mustard seeds. Fry the onions and curry leaves in it.
* Add the chopped cheera and garlic to it and let it cook on slow fire until it is dry. Add the ground coconut masala and salt and mix thoroughly. Cook it for a few more minutes and remove it from fire.
* Serve it with cooked rice.

Tuesday 24 November 2009

Prawn Fry

Ingredients:-

1. Prawns - 1/2 kg.
2. Chilli powder - 2 1/2tsp.
3. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp.
4. Pepper powder - 1 tsp.
5. Ginger paste - 1 1/2 tsp.
6. Garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp.
7. Onions sliced small - 2
8. Coconut oil - 6 tblsp.
9. Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
10.Salt as per taste

Method:-

* Marinate the cleaned and washed prawns with turmeric powder, chilli powder, pepper powder, garlic paste, ginger paste and salt for half an hour.
* In a heavy bottom pan heat oil and saute onions and curry leaves.
* When the onions become lightly brown add the marinated prawns and saute for 5 minutes more.
* Close the pan with the lid and cook the prawns (It should be mixed in between to prevent sticking).
* When the prawns are cooked and the masala has coated properly, remove it from the stove top and serve.

Source: Lekshmi Nair's Magic Oven Recipes.

Chicken Lollipop

Ingredients:-

1. Chicken drumsticks or wings - 6
2. Bread crumbs - 1 cup
3. Egg - 2

Ingredients for marination:-

1. Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp.
2. Lemon juice - 2 tsp.
3. Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp.
4. Soya sauce - 2 tblsp.
5. Chilli sauce - 1 tsp.
6. Sugar - 1/2 tsp.
7. Whisky or orange juice - 1tblsp.
8. Honey - 1 tsp.
9. Salt - as per taste
10.Oil for frying

Method:

* Make slits on the chicken drumsticks.
* Mix the chicken thoroughly with the following: Pepper powder, lemon juice, garlic paste, both sauces, whisky or orange juice, honey and salt.
* Marinate the chicken in the above mixture for 3-4 hours.
* Dip this marinated chicken in the beaten egg and then roll it in the bread crumbs and fry it in hot oil and serve.

Source: Lekshmi Nair's Magic Oven Recipes.