Sunday, November 15, 2009

Filter Coffee Making

A hot coffee while the weather is cold or in the morning at work is a better way to start the day. I dont say it but lot of others say it. If the coffee is special and cheering up it is even more interesting way to start the day. That is how my husband loves to start the day now-a-days. He generally prefers the typical filter coffee but if it is not there then he would opt for the instant coffee.

All we need to make the filter coffee is coffee filter, filter powder and then hot water.
You would initially add powder to the top section as shown in below picture:

Close it with holes holder (see picture)

Then you pour hot water into the top part. (see picture)

Within few minutes the decaution(spelled dekation) of filter coffee is ready.
Mix a little decaution with hot milk and sugar depending on your taste.

Enjoy !!!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Kalapataala Curry/Mixture of veggies Fry curry

This curry is very famous one from our village. Kalapatam means mixture. Kalapatala curry means mixture of veggies and fried. This mixture of veggies I am talking about contains combination of okra(bhendi, bendakaya), Tindora (dondakaya), Bitter gourd (karela, kakarakaya) and amaranth leaves (thotakura). So here goes the simple recipe.
Bitter gourd
Amaranth leaves
mustard seeds, jeera, chana dal for tadka/popu/poni
Red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Method of preparation
Chop the veggies and leaves and keep aside. Take a pan and add oil to it. After oil is heated add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add jeera and urad dal and let dal fry a little bit. Dont burn the dal or make it turn black. Add the chopped vegetables at this point and little turmeric. Add salt to taste and fry it. Once the veggies are cooked add red chilli powder and mix it thoroughly. Turn off the heat and serve hot with rice.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Dryfruit Sweet

This sweet I just love it. It is healthy, nutritious and yummy to eat. Here is the recipe from one of my cousin (from Amitha akka):
Dates - 1 cup
Cashew - 1/2 cup
Badam, Pistacheos together - 1/2 cup
Sweet condensed milk - 1/2 cup
Coconut powder to roll
Method of preparation
1. Put 1 spoon of ghee on tawa and put dates, after dates become smoochy add all dry fruits.
2. After little bit of frying the nuts, mix the condensed milk and keep on stove for 1o min by stirring all the ingredients.
3. Then take this mix and roll over on in the coconut powder
4. Keep in freezer for 3 to 4 hours. After taking out cut into round pieces.

Simple and easy .... yummy for the tummy. Try it out....

Monday, November 02, 2009

Authentic Vankaya Pachadi/ Eggplant Pickle

This is an andhra recipe from my mother in law. I wanted to share this recipe as I feel this is an authentic recipe. so here it goes:
Eggplant/ Brinjal / Vankaya - fried in little oil
Red chilies - 4 or 5
Green Chillies - 2 or 3
Urad dal
Mustard seeds
Menthulu / Fenugreek seeds
Tamarind - little, soaked in water
Method of preparation
1. Take a kadai and do tadka/popu/poni in it. Add little oil after it is heated, now add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies, green chillies, urad dal.
2. Grind the above tadka along with tamarind water, coriander and salt.
3. Lastly add fried brinjals to above and grind. Do not grind it to total paste.
4. I love onions taste along with the brinjal/eggplant. go ahead and add chopped onion to the pachadi and you wont repent it. If you do not like onion taste then please skip this step.
Note: If you like a little crunchy taste then add tindora chopped into very very small pieces to the above. You wont believe but the taste will be too good having crunchy feeling in between.

Hope you like the recipe and will try it.

Kaju Katli (Microwave recipe)

This is a recipe shared by my cousin sister Sony. Thank you akka for sharing the recipe with me.
Cashews - 1 cup
Milk powder - 1 and 1/2 table spoons
Powdered sugar - 1 cup
butter - 3 and 1/2 table spoons
rose essence - few drops
silver warq - for decoration
Method of preparation
1. Grind cashwenuts to paste in a mixie with minimal water.
2. Add all the rest of ingredients, blend well and transfer to a microwave safe bowl.
3. microwave for 7 minutes, stirring once in between.
4. Take out from microwave and beat well with laddle.
5. When the mixture resembles hard like a chapathi dough(forms a ball), transfer it to a greased aluminium foil.
6. Keep another foil and roll it into 1/4 inch thickness.
7. Decorate with silver warq. Cut into diamond shapes or any desired shape with greased knife.
8. Allow it to cool and transfer it to air tight container.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 7 minutes
Standing time: 3 minutes
Yield: 20 pieces


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