Vada

Vadai Recipe

Vadai,Vada also known as south Indian fritters (uzhundhu vadai) more or so look like doughnut, with same hole in the middle, but a savory dish made of lentils. Medhu Vadai or Medu Vada is a south Indian snack served along with coconut chutney, or mint coriander chutney.

Hot vadai dipped in hot sambhar is simply divine, is a famous breakfast easy recipe  snack. Keeping Vadai as base we can make many dishes ranging from sambhar vadai to curd vadai, Vadaicurry and the lists goes on. Vadai is crunchier on the outside and melts in mouth. Lets look on to the easy recipes ingredients and preparation of this easy south Indian fritters urad dal vadai ( ulundu vadai ) recipes.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Whole black gram dal – 1 cup   vadai recipes
  • Ginger juliens-1 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Whole pepper – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves -1 sprig
  • Chopped onion – 2 tsp
  • Chopped coriander – 1 tsp
  • Rice powder -1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

PREPARATION:

Wash and soak the De-husked urad dal for about an hour. Grind the soaked urad dal with very little amount of water, 1 tsp is more than enough.

When the dal is grinded to a little coarse texture its done. Now add all the ingredients listed above to the batter. Mix well.

Heat enough amount of oil in a kadai let it come to full boiling point. Now take a plastic sheet, coat slightly with oil so that the batter doesn’t stick to your hands.

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Now take a small ball sized batter,place over the plastic sheet, flatten it in the shape of doughnut,make a hole in the middle. Now transfer the flattened vadai, flip it fast in your hand then to the hot oil carefully.

When one side is cooked the vadais will automatically float on top of the oil. Turn them over, to the other side, and fry till golden brown.

Take it out and place it over tissue paper,as it will remove extra oil. Serve this dal fritters vadai with any chutney and sambhar. Idli Vadai recipes  is one of the famous south Indian starter and snack.

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Kuzhi Paniyaram

Authentic Tamil Recipes of Kuzhi paniyaram

Kuzhi paniyaram also called Kuli Paniyaram. Kuzhi paniyaram  is a famous south Indian Tamil recipes and authentic chettinad rice recipe. Kuzhi paniyaram  is a easy great starter or snack recipe. Kuzhi paniyaram is prepared by using a special vessel paniyaram chatti. Kuzhi paniyaram can be prepared in two varieties sweetpaniyaram and karapaniyaram. Kuzhi paniyaram is a cake like spongy snack with a crispier outer layer.

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INGREDIENTS for KUZHI PANIYARAM

For Batter:                   batter-idly-idli                

  • Idli rice -1 cup
  • Raw rice – 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/4 cup
  • Salt – very little
  • Cooked rice – 2 handful

 

How to Prepare Batter:

  1. Soak both urad dal, fenugreek seeds together and rice separately for 7 hours. First grind dal to a smooth paste followed by cooked rice and soaked rice.
  2. Add salt, mix well and keep aside for about 12 hours for fermenting. With this batter you can prepare both SWEET PANIYARAM and KARA PANIYARAM.

PREPARATION of KARA PANIYARAM :

INGREDIENTS:                      kuzhi paniyaram

  • Mustard seed – 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 tsp
  • Chopped onions – 2 tsp
  • Green chilli – 2 pcs
  • Grated coconut – 2 tsp

PREPARATION:

  1. In a frying pan add one table spoon oil, when it is hot add the mustard seed followed by urad dal, curry leaves, onion, chilli and finally grated coconut fry for a minute.
  2. Add this  mixture to the batter and mix well.
  3. In the Kuzhi paniyaram pan rub each hole with few drops of oil. When it is slightly hot pour the batter in each hole, close the lid and let it cook for two minutes.
  4. Open the lid turn the balls to the other side using paniyaram stick and cook for another two minutes.
  5. This has to be done in slow to medium flame.
  6. Serve this hot spicy paniyaram with any chutneys.

PREPARATION of  SWEET PANIYARAM

INGREDIENTS:     Kuzhi-paniyaram

  • Jaggery – 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon

 

 

 

PREPARATION:

  1. For the jaggery syrup add the powdered jaggery, cardamon powder with half cup of water boil for 5 minutes to get a thick syrup.
  2. To the above prepared paniyaram batter add the jaggery syrup.
  3. In the kulipaniyaram or Kuzhi paniyaram pan rub each hole with few drops of oil. when it is slightly hot pour the batter in each hole close the lid and let it cook for two minutes.
  4. Open the lid turn the balls to the other side using paniyaram stick and cook for another two minutes.
  5. Kuzhi paniyaram has to be done in slow to medium flame.
    Enjoy the sweet paniyaram.
  6. You can also use Idly batter or Aappam batter for this easy recipes of kulipaniyaram.
  7. Making of the kuli paniyaram is so easy and very simple.
    Kuzhi paniyaram is simply delicious when served hot and crispy.
  8. Always cook on medium flame. So that Kuzhi paniyaram will be crispier outside with well cooked sponges inside.
  9. Tamil Recipes of Kuzhi paniyaram is a wonderful evening snack for school going kids.Kuzhi paniyaram will be a  more willing food for kids when made with a slight twist in this recipe.For my kids I simply prepared chicken keema with minced onions,little ginger garlic paste,finely chopped chili,garam masala,curry powder ,salt,cook everything and finally garnish it with chopped mint and coriander.
  10. Add this keema mixture to the batter ,slightly fold it and use the same process of making paniyaram.This KEEMA PANIYARAM is simply a killer tiffin box recipe ,your kids would definitely love it.  Kuzhi paniyaram is one of the famous South Indian food Recipes.
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Spring Rolls

Homemade spring rolls is a unique style appetizer with variety of fillings based on their country and origin.It is very crispy from outside with crunchy vegetables or meat inside.The beauty of spring rolls is that you can add any filling of  Ur choice like thin slices of vegetables and much more…

INGREDIENTS:

For the Dough:

  • All purpose flour – 1/2 cup
  • Semolina flour – 1/4 cup(Optional)
  • Oil – 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Salt – 1/4 Tsp
  • Lukewarm water – 1/4 cup

For the Filling:

  • Potato – 2 large
  • Green chillies – 1 chopped
  • Green peas – 1/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Mango powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

PREPARATION:

Dough

  1. Mix flour, salt and oil together and knead to make a soft dough.
  2. Cover it with damp cloth and leave it aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Can also use ready made spring roll  sheets .

Filling

  1. Boil potatoes and cut them into small pieces.
  2. Crackle cumin seeds in hot oil.
  3. Add chopped chillies, coriander powder and stir nicely.
  4. Add green peas and cook till they get tender.
  5. Add the potato pieces and mash it well .Cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add garam masala , amchur(mango) powder and salt.
  7. Mix well and add  seasoning according to taste.

Making Spring rolls:

  1. Before filling the rolls prepare a paste by mixing 1tbsp all – purpose flour and 2 tbsp water and keep it aside.
  2. Knead the dough and divide them into  balls. Roll each ball into thin slices and cut it to form a rectangle.Similarly make with all the dough balls.
  3. Now fill it with potato mixture and covering the both ends roll it tightly and seal with the flour mixture prepared earlier.you can also make slithers of any vegetables like cabbage, carrot,and stir fry with spices and use as filling, and also bits of chicken fried with any spices of your choice,make it sure it is dry to fill in the dough.
  4. Repeat the same step with other spring roll sheets.
  5. Heat oil in a pan to medium heat and when the oil is hot enough, place the rolls  in the hot oil.
  6. Fry the spring rolls till they are golden brown in color and they are ready to serve with any sauce or chutney.
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CHILLI CHICKEN RECIPE

THIS IS INDIAN STYLE OF PREPARING CHILI CHICKEN.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Chicken breast- 500 gm
  • Onions- 2 medium
  • Tomato- 1 medium
  • Ginger Garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder a pinch
  • Green Chili- 1
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil- 2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves-a handful chopped
  • Mint leaves- 5

Masala powder(seasoning):

  • Whole peppercorns- 2 tbsp
  • Coriander Seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon- 2″
  • Cloves- 2
  • Cardamom- 2
  • Fennel Seeds- 1/2 tsp

PREPARATION:

  1. Wash and cut chicken into medium size pieces.Add half of the ginger garlic paste,followed by chilly powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder, green chilly,salt and marinate for 30 min.
  2. Roast and grind the masala seasoning items to a smooth powder.
  3. Heat a pan add oil.Then saute onions till pink, add the rest of the ginger garlic paste,and fry a little.Then add finely chopped tomatoes and the mint leaves and half of the coriander leaves.Saute for few minutes,add salt,turmeric and simmer for 5 min.
  4. Now add the marinated chicken pieces.Cook on high for 5 min,with continuous stirring.
  5. Add the ground seasoning powder to the chicken and add 1/2 cup of water and simmer till chicken is tender.Pour 2 tsp of oil over the tender chicken and stir fry until each pieces looks separate.And also the oil starts separating. CHILI 1
  6. Finally garnish with the remaining coriander leaves.And serve this all time favorite side dish.
  7. You can also saute some onions, tomato, capsicum,stir fry and add as garnish at last.
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CAULIFLOWER ROASTED

Crunchy and delicious cauliflower 65 is all time favorite of our little friends, kids who often do not want either to see the classic, boiled form of this vegetable.

A favorite week-night cauliflower recipe. Tiny florets of pan-fried cauliflower are tossed with masalas and deep fried.It can also be roasted in oven.

This method of preparing cauliflower is very simple and extremely delicious and you will start eating it when it comes out of the oven all golden.Try this recipe and you’ll never make cauliflower any other way.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 whole Cauliflower- cut into florets    cauliflower roasted fry
  • Gram Flour – 1 cup
  • Rice Flour – 2 tbs
  • Garlic powder-1/4 tsp
  • Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  • Aginamotto-1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  • Egg yolk-1
  • Tandoori masala-2 tbs
  • Cumin powder-1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala-1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry

PREPARATION:

  1. Soak the cauliflower florets in warm water with a pinch of salt.
  2. In a bowl, mix the flours, red chilly powder, turmeric,cumin,tandoori masala, garam masala,egg,aginamotto , salt, add water and make a batter.
  3. Make sure lumps are not formed and the florets are covered well with the batter.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry.Dip the florets in the batter and deep fry in oil,until it  becomes golden red.You can also roast it in oven till crisp and golden.
  5. Remove from fire and put in a plate with absorbent paper.
  6. Serve immediately.Serve as side-dish for pulao or as a starter with tomato ketchup for best taste,or a simple yogurt dip…
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POTATO PATTIES

Potato cutlets are surprisingly easy make and all the ingredients that are required to make the cutlets are found in all kitchens.Potato Cutlets can be really yummy, easy to make, filling and light.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Mashed potatoes-2 cups            POTATO PATTIES
  • Margarine-10 gm
  • Any legume sprouts-1/2 cup
  • Brussel sprout-100 gm
  • Flour-3 tbls
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper powder-1/4 tsp
  • Spring onion finely chopped-1
  • Oil for frying

PREPARATION:

  1. Mash the boiled potatoes with margarine(vegetable ghee),along with salt,pepper,and spring onion.
  2. Pat dry the sprouts(can make from any lentils) and add it to the mixture.
  3. Cook the brussels in salted water for 5 minutes then drain.When cool grate it and add to the potato mixture.       brusselssprouts
  4. Oil hand and make small ball shapped patties,dredge with flour on top.
  5. Heat oil in a pan ,fry the patties in medium heat until golden brown.THIS IS A VEGAN STYLE OF PREPARATION.
  6. To get the Indian touch add Garam Masala,little curry powder,a pinch of turmeric powder,and mashed bread to make the potato patties,can avoid Brussels and add more legumes made from any fresh or dried beans, pulses,lentils,peas etc. in this preparation.This tastes best as a evening snack .

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