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MUST VISIT FOR HOME LOVERS !!!!!!!!!!

    Sheera - Semolina Pudding

     
      Ingredients:
  •  Semolina (sooji-rava-cream of wheat) - 1 cup
  •  Sugar - 3/4 cup or a little more.
  •  Water + milk - 2 cups
  •  Ghee - 1/4 cup
  •  Cashew nuts -4-5 chopped finely
  •  Raisins - 10
  •  Cardamom powder - 1 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Cooking method:

    1. Heat a deep thick bottomed pan. Add ghee and semolina.
    2. Roast till semolina starts giving a nice aroma. It will take about 7-8 minutes. But do not let it become brown.
    3. Add 2 cups water. Stir well and let cook covered on low fire for a few minutes.
    4. Remove lid and add sugar. Mix well and let cook some more.
    5. Add cashew nuts, cardamom powder. Cover and cook for a few minutes.

                     Halva is ready to serve.

     Tips:

  • Add banana, mango or pineapple as a variation. If using fresh fruit or canned one, add it in the end after you take sheera off fire. Mix well. You may omit the cardamom powder when you add fruit if you wish but you don't have to.
  • Add milk instead of water if you wish. Or you can use half milk and half water. Milk makes it more tasty.
  • If you are a vegan, use only water. Instead of ghee, use oil.
  • To reduce time, heat water while you are roasting rava/semolina and add this hot water. Cooking will be done fast.
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    Rava Upma Recipe

         Ingredients:

     

  • Rava - 1 cup
  • water - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1 large
  • green chillis - 2 or more according to taste.
  • curry leaves - 7-8
  • oil - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • chana dal - 1 tsp
  • urad dal - 1 tsp
  • salt - 1 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • coriander leaves - 1 small bunch                                                                                          
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  •  Preparation:
  • Roast rava on mediam flame for 7-8 minutes, till it is imparts aroma.
  • Chop onion, coriander leaves, ginger finely.
  • Chop green chilles in big pieces.

  • Cooking Method

    1. Heat oil in a deep pan.
    2. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add chana dal, urad dal.
    3. fry till dal is light brown. Add chilli pieces. Fry for 1 minute.
    4. Add chopped onion. Fry till onion is transperant.
    5. Add water. Bring to boil. Add salt, sugar.
    6. Reduce flame. Add roasted rava. Mix well so as not to let form lumps.
    7. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
    8. Add grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.
    9. Serve Hot.
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    Bread Upma recipe  -  Quick Snack with a day old bread

     

      Ingredients for 3 servings:

  • Bread slices - 8-10 , cut in small pieces.
  • Onion - 1 cup chopped fine
  • Tomato - a ½ cup chopped.
  • Green chili - 2 nos slit in half or a ½ tsp chili paste
  • Ginger paste - a ½ tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 8-10
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped.
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - a ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder - a ½ tsp
  • Asafetida - a ¼ tsp

  • Cooking Method:

    1. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they stop spluttering, add turmeric and asafetida.
    2. Add chopped onion, curry leaves. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
    3. Add green chili , chopped tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes.
    4. Add sugar, salt. Mix well. Add bread pieces. Mix well. The bread pieces should mix well with the onion-tomato mixture.
    5. Cook for 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add coriander leaves. Mix well. Bread-upma is ready.Serve hot.
     Tips: 
    If you would like the upma to be very soft, add a couple of spoons water to the onion/tomato mixture while cooking it, before adding the bread pieces. Place a lid after adding bread pieces and mixing.

      

        

    Poha Rice Flake dish

         Ingredients for 2-3 servings .

  • Aval - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 large
  • green chillis - 2
  • Ginger - paste or finely chopped - 1/4 tsp
  • curry leaves - 7-8
  • oil - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - a ½ teaspoon
  • salt - 1 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • sugar - a ½ tsp
  • Fresh grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • coriander leaves - 1 small bunch
  • Preparation for Making Poha

  • Put aval in a colander and hold it under running water. Or else, you can wash aval in a bowl and remove all water. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Chop onion, coriander leaves.
  • Chop green chilles in big pieces or slit in two.
  • Cooking Poha Method:

    1. Heat oil in a deep pan.
    2. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle Add chili pieces. Fry for a few seconds.
    3. Add chopped onion. Fry till onion is transparent.
    4. Add turmeric powder, ginger paste.
    5. Reduce flame. Add aval, salt, sugar. Mix well.
    6. Sprinkle a little water if needed - if you like softer poha. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
    7. Add grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.

    Tips:

    1.You can also add mixed vegetables - green peas, potato, capsicums in addition to or instead of onions.

    2. Do not leave too much water in the aval after washing. That will make it like a paste.