Vidhu's kitchen

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..


Italian Tagliatelle in Indian Style / Indian style Pasta


Ingredients

Italian Tagliatelle     : 1 pkt
Chopped vegetables : 1 cup ( carrots,beans,green peas,cabbage,capsicum)
Soya sauce               : 1 tbsp
Chopped garlic         : 1 tbsp
Chopped onion         : 2 tbsps
Pepper powder          : 1 tsp
Chilly Tomato sauce : 1 tsp
Spring onion              : 2 tbsps
Salt
Oil 



Method

Boil water and add tagliatelle pasta to it .
Let it cook.
When it is done,drain the water,wash the cooked pasta with cold water and completely drain it again and keep aside.
Heat 2 tbsps oil in a kadai, add onion, garlic and fry.
Add the vegetables, salt and mix well.
Add soya sauce,chilly tomato sauce ,pepper powder and blend well.
Add the drained pasta,finely chopped spring onion now and fry for few minutes in high flame.
Serve hot with sauce...




Carrot & Apple Salad with Crushed Peanut Chikki - Just 3 ingredients Salad



YouTube Recipe Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKLQbqsmpaw

Ingredients

Carrots                          : 3
Apple                             : 1
Peanut chikki               : 4 

Method

Wash & remove the skin of the carrot & coarsely grate it.
Wash & remove the skin & core of the apple & cut into cubes.
Crush the peanut chikkis roughly.
Take a mixing  bowl , add grated carrot , apple cubes, crushed peanuts and mix everything well.
Serve & enjoy...
This is quick , easy & simple salad with just 3 ingredients..