Vidhu's kitchen

Instant Wheat flour Appam



Ingredients 

Wheat flour                : 1 cup
Rice flour                   : 3/4 cup
Jaggery                      ; 3/4 cup
Grated coconut          : 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder    : 1/2 tsp
Water                          :  2 & 1/2 cups



Method

Take a bowl , add wheat flour  rice flour  coconut jaggery , cardamom powder & mix well
Add 2&1//2 cups water  mix well without any lumps.
The consistency should be like dosa batter.
Heat oil in frying pan , pour a ladle of batter and fry on medium heat flame until golden brown on both sides.
Drain the excess oil & serve hot.
Enjoy !!


Ven Pongal - Method 2



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Ingredients

Raw rice               ; 1 cup
Moong dal           : 1/4 cup
Ghee                    : 3 tbsp
Chopped ginger   : 14 tsp
Cashews               : 10
Cumin seeds         : 3/4 tbsp
Pepper                   : 3/4 tbsp
Curry leaves  
Salt
Asafoetida


Method

Wash rice and dal together and pressure cook with salt for 6 whistles.
Open the pressure cooker and mash the cooked rice well.
Add cumin seeds , pepper  asafotida .
Heat 3 tbsps ghee , add chopped ginger cashews curry leaves  fry on low flame till cashew turns golden brown.
Pour over the cooked rice - dal mixture & mix everything well.
Serve hot with chutney, sambar and Urad dal vada.

Gujarati Kadhi Recipe




Ingredients

Curd : 1 cup
Besan flour : 1 tbsp
Water : 2 cups
Red chilly :2
Mustard seeds : 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida : a pinch
Curry leaves : few
Turmeric powder : 14 tsp
Salt
Oil

Method

Whisk the curd & besan flour and blend well.
Add salt, turmeric powder, asafoetida , and mix well.
Heat oil in a pan , add mustard seeds , curry leaves , red chillies.
When the seeds begin to splutter , reduce the flame , add the curd mixture and mix well.
Let it boil for 10 minutes or till the raw smell of besan goes away.
Remove from flame and serve hot


Paal Payasam - Quick Method / சுலப முறை பால் பாயசம்




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Ingredients

Raw rice                                  : 2 tbsps
Milk                                         : 750 ml
Sugar                                        : 1 up ( 100gm - 125 gms)
Cardamom                                : 3
Saffron                                      : few

Method

Powder the rice & cardamom to a coarse powder.
Boil milk in a heavy bottomed pan.
Once the milk comes to a boil,add the powdered rice,saffron ,simmer the flame,cook till the rice is soft.
Stir in between to prevent sticking at the bottom. 

Once the milk has been absorbed ,and the rice has become soft,add sugar and let it boil for few minutes.
Let it boil on low flame until the payasam turns creamy.
Switch off the flame , cover & let it sit for 10 minutes.
Serve hot
Enjoy....



Coriander & Mint Leaves Chutney



Recipe video - click here 

Ingredients

Coriander leaves : 1/2 cup 
Mint Leaves        : 1/2 cup
Grated coconut    : 1 cup
Fried gram           : 1 tbsp
Green chillies      : 3 nos
Salt
Mustard seeds
Red chilli
Oil

Method

Grind coconut , mint leaves , corainder leaves , salt ,fried gram to a paste by adding little water.
Heat oil in a kadai, put mustard,urad dal,red chilli and asafotida.
Pour this tempering over the chutney , mix well and serve.

Enjoy...

Vegetable Biryani ( Method 2)


Recipe Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csc2wK-oCBA 



Ingredients

Jeerakasamba Rice                         - 1 cup ( 200gms)
Mixed vegetables                            - 1 cup( carrot, beans, Green peas, potato, )
Onion                                             - 2
Shallots                                          - 5 

Tomato                                           - 1 ( big)
Ginger-garlic paste                       - 1 tbsp
Green chillies                                - 4
Fresh Brinji leaves / Rambai Ilai - 1 ( click here for details)
Cinnamon                                   - 2
Cardamom                                  - 2
Cloves                                         - 2
Ghee                                            - 2 tbsps
Oil                                               - 1 tbsp
Salt                         
Coriander leaves                        - 3 tbsps
Mint leaves                                - 3 tbsps



Method

Wash & soak rice for 1//2 an hour
Chop the vegetables .
Grind tomatoes separately.
Grind shallots ,1/2 of the  coriander leaves, 1/2 of the mint leaves and 2 green chillies & ginger - garlic paste.
Heat ghee in a pressure cooker ,put fresh brinji leves ,cinnamon,cardamom,cloves, chopped onion, ground paste , salt in this order and saute well.
Now add tomato juice,soaked rice and mix well.
Add the remaining coriander leaves  mint leaves & 1 tsp ghee & mix well.
Close the lid,wait for 1 whistle and switch off the flame.
Immediately release the pressure from the cooker by lifting the whistle weight carefully & open slowly..
Mix well & Serve with any raita.
Enjoy..