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MINI IDLI SAMBHAR

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Mini Idki Sambhar is one such recipe whereby the sambhar is drinkable,rich,flafourful and is of slightly thin consistency than the usual sambhar.People in Tamil Nady call it as 14 idli sambhar or ghee idli sambhar.Here in Karnataka it is called button idli and is served with sambhar.Whatever the name might be,it is a tasty and filling recipe which can fill your hungry tummy any time of the day.I kept the sambhar here,simple and just added veggies and sambhar powder.It is so flavourful that you can simply drink the sambhar and eat your idlis and enjoy every bit to the fullest.If you are planning to make it for the evening,you can make the idlis and sambhar in the morning itself and reheat it in the evening.So here goes today's recipe.Try out and let me know about how it turned out..

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SUMMARY
Course:Breakfast
Cuisine:South Indian
Serves:2
Preparation Time:10 minutes
Cooking Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Idli Batter-1 cup
  • Oil for smearing on idli Mould-1/2 tsp
FOR SAMBHAR
  • Tamarind-a gooseberry shaped ball
  • Sambhar Onions-10
  • Tomato-1
  • Cooked Tur dal-1/2 cup
  • Sambhar Powder-2 tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Coriander Leaves-for garnishing
FOR TEMPERING
  • Mustard-1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli-1
  • Green Chilli-1
  • Fenugreek Seeds/Methi-1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
  • Oil-1/2 tsp
FOR SERVING:

  • Ghee-2tsp


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HOW TO MAKE

  • Mix idli batter well.Apply oil on small  idli mould and pour in the batter.

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  • Steam for 10 minutes and after 5 minutes remove the idlis and place them on a plate for later use.

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  • Soak tamarind in water.In a heavy bottomed vessel,add oil followed by mustard,methi,red chilli,green chilli and asafoetida.

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  • Add sambhar onion0s and tomato.Fry them well..


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  • Add sambhar powder and salt.Add tamarind extract.

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  • Pressure cook tur dal with little turmeric for 3 whistles and keep ready beforehand.Wait till the raw smell of the sambhar powder and tamaarind extract to go away.Add it to the boiling tamarind and vegetable mixture.


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  • Once the sambhar has thickened a bit switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.Just before serving add dollops of ghee.

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  • Enjoy it hot as a breafast or for dinner too.


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Notes
  • You can add carrots and beans or even radish cut into small pieces alongwith onions and tomato.
  • You can add add freshly roast and ground coriander seeds,channa dal and red chilles alongwith sambhar powder.
  • Adding ghee enhances the taste.
  • This will be a hit among kids.
  • Serve always pipng hot.

MASHED POTATOES

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Mashed Potatoes is an American recipe which is very predominantly used in their cuisine.It is very easy to make and this recipe is made by my dear daughter who loves to make international recipes.I am a bit conditional and do thigs all by myself in cooking,but this was an exeption.Since it is easy and quick to make and one of her favourite recipes,she chose to make this one.She has helped me in many occasions,be it chopping the veggies,preparing a dish,selecting dishes or plates for photography including props.This one is her own recipe and made by her.I am so proud of posting this today as she herself made it.See down below

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SUMMARY
Course:Side Dish
Cuisine:American
Serves:2
Preparation Time:10 Minutes
Cooking Time:10 Minutes
Total Time:20 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Potatoes(big)-3
  • Butter-1tsp
  • Garlic-2 pods
  • Mixed herbs-1/2 tsp
  • Black Pepper Powder-1/2 tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Milk-1/4 cup
  • Grated Cheese-2 tsp




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HOW TO MAKE

  • Boil Potatoes and peel them.Mash with the help of a fork nicely.

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  • In a pan add butter and crushed garlic.Now add mashed potatoes.

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  • Add milk and salt to taste.

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  • Add grated cheese and black pepper powder.


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  • Add mixed herbs and mix well.




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  • Serve with any bread or just as it is.

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Notes
  • Add milk more if you find the potatoes too dry.
  • Add some more cheese at the time of serving for more taste.
  • You can top with fresh cream too.

VAZHAIKAI MANJAPODI CURRY/RAW BANANA TURMERIC CURRY

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This recipe may be unknown to many and is a traditional recipe of People hailing from Tanjavur District in Tamil Nadu.They have a typical and one of a kind cuisine.I hail from This place and have tasted this yummy banana curry at home.Mom makes it during Amavasya or no moon day this curry or Vazhakai Podimas.It is customary to make Raw Banana on Amavasya day.This has minimal ingredients,yet it is very tasty and colourful, owing to the addition of turmeric powder as the name itself says.So here is the recipe for Vazhakai Manjapodi curry.
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SUMMARY
Course;Side Dish
Cuisine:South Indian
Serves:2
Preparation Time:10 minutes
Cooking Time:15 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Raw Banana-1
  • Coconut Oil-2 tsp
  • Mustard-1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dal-1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli-1
  • Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves-1 sprig
  • Salt-to taste


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HOW TO MAKE

  • Remove skin from raw banana.Chop into cubes and add them in water to prevent them from discolouring..In a pan of water add cubed banana pieces and turmeric powder.

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  • Once cooked and soft and tender,strain.In a pa add cocout oil followed by mustard,urad dal,red chilli,asafoetida and curry leaves.

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  • Add cooked banana and salt.

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  • Mix and toss well.

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  • Serve hot with rice and any gravy like sambhar or rasam.

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Notes
  • This recipe calls only to use coconut oil,so don't forget to add that.
  • This curry has minimum oil content and it needs o roasting.

PAPAYA BANANA OAT MILK SMOOTHIE/SUMMER RECIPES

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Papaya Banana Oat Milk Smoothie is a healthy and filling and tasty breakfast smoothie which is highly nutritious and filling.Whenever you happen to skip your usual breakfast,or don't have time to make,try this delicious smoothie and iam sure you will like it.I already have one papaya smoothie in my blog.This one has oats included in it and that makes it more like a hearty and fulfilling drink to kick start your day.I was making a few smoothie recipes and found this recipe while browsing through the net.Simple yet a delightful smoothie which is pure health in a glass.See down below for the recipe and try out this summer..


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Course:Smoothie
Serves:2
Preparation Time:10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Papaya-1 cup(chopped)
  • Banana-2 small
  • Honey-2 tsp
  • Oats-4 tsp
  • Chilled Milk-2 cups



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HOW TO MAKE

  • Chop papaya and banana and keep it ready.

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  • Add honey and grind to a paste.

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  • Add chilled milk and blend again.

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  • Serve chilled and consume immediately.

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Notes
  • Papaya and banana when blended tends to get thicker.So add more milk if required.
  • You can add cornflakes too in place of oats.
  • You can replace honey with sugar.