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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Curry Leaves Thokku - Curry leaves Chutney


Big bunch curry leaves after grinding gives 1/4 cup
1/4 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
4 to 5 whole red chilies or to taste
6 tablespoon til oil or sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds
A pinch of asafoetida
A pinch of turmeric powder
3 teaspoon tamarind concentrate
1 teaspoon salt or to taste

Thokku is a pickle like condiment.

Preparation:  Wash and dry the curry leaves.  Remove the leaves from the stem discard the stem and keep the leaves.
Place the dried leaves in a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 4 minutes total.  During the 4 minutes of microwaving after every minute  of microwaving remove the bowl and stir the contents.  Microwave until the leaves are totally dry and break apart easily.
Let it cool and grind it to a fine powder and keep it aside.

Roast fenugreek seeds and whole red chilies until it turns darker, let it cool and grind it to a powder and keep aside.

To a pan on medium heat with 3 tablespoon of oil add the mustard seeds and wait for it to pop.  When the mustard seeds pop add the asafoetida and turmeric powder, next add ground fenugreek seeds and red chili next the ground curry leaves, mix add the salt and tamarind concentrate.  Cook for 5 minutes and add 3 tablespoons of oil (the balance of the oil), mix and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until the oil separates out.
Turn the heat of when cool bottle and keep in the refrigerator.  It lasts for at least one month.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kasi Halwa

1700 gm or 3.65 lbs of pumpkin of pumpkin (=5 cups grated)
2 left cups after microwaved and water is squeezed
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk powder
2 tablespoon ghee
1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds
2 tablespoon cashews broken and sauted in ghee
2 tablespoon pistachios

Preparation:  Microwave the 5 cups of grated pumpkin for 6 minutes.  Let is cool and squeeze the water out.  Measure this and add half the quantity of sugar.
Mix the sugar and microwave for 6 minutes.  Remove add ghee and microwave for 4 minutes.  Add color and milk powder and microwave for 3 minutes.
Remove add the cashews, pistachios and crushed cardamom seeds.
Let it cool and serve.