June 30, 2014

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White sauce for bread sandwiches and pasta dishes

White sauce for bread sandwiches and pasta dishes recipe - Today I am going to share a basic recipe of white sauce which has multiple use in making bread sandwiches and various pasta delights. The use of this white sauce, transforms the above mentioned simple dishes into a fancy delectable dish which would attract both kids and adults. 

Above all, this sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week as it is very handy and can be used during busy hours to make sandwiches and pasta dishes. White sauce is prepared using refined flour, milk, sweet corn and carrots and is a favorite sauce of North India among many. It is a healthy, tasty and good sauce to make delicious snacks which is liked by all age group people and every one loves it in my home.

The recipe makes 8 - 10 sandwiches or base for 4 serving pasta dishes. Carrot and sweet corn are optional. By adding these the taste of sauce enhances. You can also use thinly chopped beans with this recipe. Do not add salt while boiling or when the sauce is in thin consistency. Once the sauce becomes thick,  add salt, mix well and remove from the flame.
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June 27, 2014

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Tomato pepper garlic chutney recipe - How to make chutney for Indian flat breads

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Tomato, pepper,  garlic chutney recipe - Chutneys are Indian staple food prepared almost everyday. Variations of chutneys are made to serve with breakfast and meal. Today I have come up with another chutney recipe made with tomato pepper and garlic.  I make this chutney often for parathas. This chutney is spicy and tasty with attractive vibrant red colour and goes well with roti, chapati, parathas and  bread sandwiches. Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C and is contain essential nutrients.
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June 26, 2014

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Coconut coriander leaves chutney recipe

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Coconut coriander leaves chutney recipe - Today I am posting a very simple and easy chutney recipe for dosa, idli, uttappa and paratha. The chutney is very flavourful and tasty. Sometimes, I used to eat hot steamed rice with this it and the combination of rice and chutney are fabulous. This delectable chutney can be relished with Indian flat breads and is used as dipping sauce to samosas and pakodas. The flavor and taste of this chutney can be changed by adjusting the quantity of coriander leaves and green chillies. Here is how to make coconut, corianders and peanut chutney.
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June 22, 2014

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Chicken with cashew nut masala recipe - How to make chicken masala using cashew nuts

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Chicken with cashew nut masala recipe - Today I am sharing with you all a spicy version of chicken with creamy textured gravy of cashew nuts. When it comes to non-veg dishes, I always find chicken dish very easy to prepare. Like every sunday, this sunday lunch also ends up in non-veg dish and that is cashew chicken masala.

In this dish I have added cashew nut paste along with some other spice powder, onions and tomato puree to make it more flavorful and creamy, this wonderful combo combined well to give a fabulous taste. I have prepared this chicken masala for lunch and served with chapthi. We enjoyed it thoroughly.
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June 21, 2014

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Kasuri methi dal recipe - How to make kasuri methi dal

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Kasuri methi  dal recipe - Kasuri methi dal is one of the most easiest dals  which I make often. This dal is nutritionally rich with dal's proteins and kasuri methi's vitamins and minerals. This totally guilt free dal is a great accompaniment for hot rice along with kadai gobi beans, chutney powder with curds, pickles and papad as side dishes. You can try this dish with fresh methi or fenugreek leaves and toor dal  or  split green gram with skin or chilkewali moong dal combination, either way it tastes great.

By the way, I would like to explain in short about the kasuri mehi. Kasuri methi is nothing but dried fenugreek leaves.When these leaves are in season, buy them in large quantity, separate the leaves from the stem and dry them under Sun nicely. Then store these dried leaves in an airtight container. You can also use shop bought kasuri methi for this dish.
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June 19, 2014

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Kadai gobi and beans recipe - How to make kadai gobi and beans

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Kadai gobi and beans recipe - Kadai gobi and beans is a quick and easy to prepare sabzi that can be made within ten minutes. Kadai gobi and beans is nothing but a sabzi with spicy flavor and a fiery taste. I make kadai sabzis quite often with almost all vegetables. Chapati and rice is our staple food, so, I need side dishes for both everyday.

On vegetarian days,  sometimes, without thinking much, I go for kadai sabzis which goes well with both roti or chapati and rice with curry. We enjoyed it with rice and kasuri methi dal, and chapati along with papad and mango pickle. If  I make stir fry it is going to be very simple and miss those flavor and taste. But this kadai variety of sabzis are quite interesting and delicious.
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June 18, 2014

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Chicken curry using coconut recipe - How to make chicken curry with coconut

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Chicken curry using coconut  recipe - Today I am posting the most popular traditional chicken curry recipe of   South Coastal Karnataka. In this area the use of coconut is abundant and without coconut a single meal is not complete. So, being  the coastal region cuisine, I have prepared this curry by using coconut for gravy and spices for flavour.

In this region, fish is predominantly used along with  the staple food and chicken items are prepared rarely. Despite the traditional method, there are other ways of preparing chicken curry, which I would post in due course. This curry is usually served with rice roti, chapathi and steamed rice along with onion salad and buttermilk.The curry is really flavourful, tasty and spicy. Being spicy, for balancing, the curry needs to be served with buttermilk, yogurt, salad, raita, etc.
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June 15, 2014

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Alleppey prawn curry recipe - Alleppey shrimp curry

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Alleppey prawn curry recipe - Today, I have come up with Kerala's Alleppey style prawn curry, slightly modified to adjust our taste buds. Traditionally, Alleppey fish curry is made using coconut oil. But I have used regular safola  oil and there was not much difference in the taste and flavour. We eat fish dishes twice a week and recently I had made this curry for our meal or lunch. We enjoyed it thoroughly with rice and chapathi. Again, today I made this  prawn curry for Sunday lunch and I am truly happy with the taste of  the curry.  I have used tiger  prawns which is very delicious, so highly in demand and very popular. Note that prawns are very rich in proteins, hence, it should  not be cooked too long. Once the prawns curl, you have to switch off the flame, otherwise they become hard, chewy and tasteless.
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Bellanje ambat recipe - Bellanjore fish curry recipe - How to make fish curry

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Bellanje ambat recipe - Today  I would like to share a wonderful  bellanje fish curry recipe which is rich with coconut based gravy. This is an authentic curry with different versions, prepared in the household of Coastal South Karnataka's Mangalore and Karwar District. 

This is my all time favourite fish curry. This delectable curry is a great accompaniment to hot steamed rice,  The tangy taste is induced with raw mango, but you can replace raw mango with tamarind or kokum. Bellanje, which is also known as bellanjore, is a popular fish in those parts but here it is available very rarely. It is a small variety of fish with soft bones. Fish is the good sources of proteins and vitamins. Fish are less fatty  compared to meat and chicken.
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June 11, 2014

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Malvani chana curry recipe - Malvani chickpea curry

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Malvani chana or brown chickpea curry recipe - I am a great fan of all malvani dishes, which are very popular in Maharashtra. I have prepared this Malvani chana curry  in a  pressure cooker with store bought malvani masala. If you don't get Malvani masala in your area, you can use some chole masala readily available in the grocery store. This curry goes well with hot steamed rice, ghee or jeera rice, rice or jawari roti, chapati, phulka or any other Indian flat breads.
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June 10, 2014

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Urad dal vada recipe - Udada dali vade recipe

spilt black gram vada
Urad dal vada recipe - Urad dal vada or vade is a speciality from South India, made with split black grams. To prepare this vada, the soaked split black gram is ground to paste without adding much water to make a smooth and thick paste, then the other ingredients are added and deep fried to crisp. Usually this vada is served with coconut chutney and sambar.

This is one of my favorite South Indian Snacks. While travelling to my home town, I taste urad dal vada in Belgaum where few good South Indian restaurants serve this fabulous snack. Comparatively, those vadas are large in size.

I make small sized vadas just to save the oil wastage. I don't reuse the deep fried oil, so always use little oil by frying 2 -3 small vadas at a time. For giving beautiful round shape to the vada, you can use vada making mould which is available in the utensils shop.
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June 5, 2014

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Kabuli chana or chickpea paneer usli recipe - How to make kabuli chana and paneer usli

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Kabuli chana and paneer usli recipe - Here is another simple and easy paneer and kabuli chana usli recipe. It is just a fabulous dish,  either used as snack or side dish along with other main course for rotis.
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June 4, 2014

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Khajoor milkshake recipe - Dates milkshake recipe

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Khajoor or dates milk shake recipe - Here is the simple yet delicious milk shake which can be made in the busy morning rush. Dates milk shake with light snacks make a filling breakfast to remain energetic till lunch. Dates milkshake which is rich in protein, iron and is excellent for growing kids. Dates itself is very sweet, and no sugar is added in this drink. Do check out other milk shake recipes which I have posted earlier.
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