Recipe Index

Monday, January 25, 2016

Garlic Rasam - Poondu Rasam

Video of preparation above:

2 teaspoon ghee
2 tablespoon toor dal
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 whole red chili

In two teaspoon of ghee roast the above ingredients and grind with a little water and keep aside

4 cups water
2 tablespoon tamarind concentrate
1 teaspoon salt or to taste

To a pan with 4 cups of water add the tamarind concentrate and let it boil for 5 minutes.  Add the ground spices and salt and let it boil for an additional 5 minutes after which remove it from heat and prepare seasoning.

1 teaspoon ghee
2 small cloves of crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

For seasoning heat one teaspoon of ghee to it add mustard seeds and wait for it to pop.  When the mustard seeds pop add the crushed garlic and turn the heat off and let the garlic fry until it turns brown.  Next add the turmeric powder and let it cook for 10 seconds and add it to the prepared rasam.

Serve warm.  A great winter soup.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Vegetable Au Gratin

Mixed vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower carrot, beans, potato
1 cup broccoli
1 cup cauliflower
1 cup carrot
1/2 cup beans
5 cups sliced potato

2/3 cup butter
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ajwain(thyme)
2 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup all purpose flour
4 cups milk
2 cups yogurt 
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 

A few cilantro or parsley leaves
2 teaspoon salt  

Cut the vegetables into bite size chunks and slice the potatoes.  Microwave the vegetables for first 3 minutes remove and stir and again microwave it for 4 minutes for a total for 7 minutes.

Melt butter in a pan add the chopped garlic and let it sizzle for about 2 minutes.  Turn the heat off add nutmeg, ajwain(thyme) and black pepper and mix for a couple of minutes.  Turn the burner back on and add the flour slowly, using a whisker mix it with the butter.  Slowly add the milk continue to whisk and cook until the mixture thickens, lastly add the yogurt and salt mix well and turn the burner off. 

Rub some butter all of the inside of a 9" square baking dish.
First line the dish with some milk-flour mixture next, add vegetables lastly sprinkle some cheddar cheese.  Continue layering until all of the vegetable and milk-flour mixture is used up.  Any leftover milk-flour mixture pour it on top.  Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top.  
Cook for 1 hour at (350F/177C) until the top is golden brown.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Banana Bread Eggless

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoon corn starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 medium mashed banana 
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup walnut
1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1 can condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk

To a bowl add flour baking powder and baking soda mix and sift it at least two times.
In a second bowl mix evaporated milk and condensed milk and keep aside
In a third bowl mash the banana, add shredded coconut, walnut and brown sugar, mix.  Add oil and butter and mix.  Next, add the milk mixture and mix and lastly add the sifted flour a little at a time and fold slowly DO NOT BEAT OR OVER MIX.

Pour into a 10" greased loaf pan.
Bake at 280F (138C) degrees for 3 hours or until a butter knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.