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Rasgulla

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Today's recipe is my all time favorite Bengali sweet Rasgulla. Made it for the first time today and it was big hit. Usually we see rasgulla's are white in color. As am cooking kids recipes for the week, thought why not add some color to them. Here goes the recipe....
We need:

Milk 4 cups Lime juice 3sps Sugar 4 cups Water 4 cups Food color of ur choice 1 pinch

Method:

Heat milk and add lime juice to it. Keep stiring when the milk is getting warm. When you see paneer on the top that is the time u remove from heat and transfer it to the thin muslin cloth to strain water. Let cold water run through the paneer for a minute and remove excess water. When done transfer it to a smooth surface and rub the paneer with your palm. Meanwhile in a wide pan add water and sugar to make syrup. Now if u like add very little food color mixed in water and add to the paneer. Now mix well and make small balls out of them. Add these balls into sugar syrup . Do not add too many because the paneer balls become …

Mixed Veggi Ponganalu

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We need:
Dosa batter 1cup Grated carrot 1/2 cup Chopped beans 2sps Green peas and sweet corn 1/4 cup Salt to taste Cooking oil

Method:

In a microwave safe bowl add chopped beans, corn and peas. Add 1 spoon oil and little salt and cook for 10 minutes. Now add these veggies to dosa batter and also add grated carrot.
Mix well.Heat the ponganalu pan spray or apply some oil to it. Now add 2 spoons of mixed batter. Cover with lid and cook for 3 minutes on medium flame. Remove lid and turn the ponganalu and repeat the process. Remove and serve hot or at room temperature with any chutney. My kids love to have these with ketchup so u can even try it.
Sending this recipe to Radhika's Lets cook kids special event.Also sending this recipe to Kids delight-what kids love event hosted by Vardhini.

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Aritikaya Bajji / Raw Banana Fritters

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Hello friends,
Am back with another yummy snack for the 4th week of BM# 17. This week my theme is what kids love under kids delight. Here is the yummy Raw banana fritter recipe.....
We need:

Raw banana 1 Besan / chickpea flour 1 cup Rice flour 1/ 4cup Chili powder 1sp Haldi 1/4 sp Salt to taste Bicarbonate soda pinch Oil for deep frying

Method:

Peel off the skin of raw banana and slice the banana into thin slices and let them rest in water for few minutes. Add salt, chili powder, haldi and soda to besan and mix well. Now add little water at a time to make smooth paste . Now heat oil in deep frying pan. Now transfer the banana slices into tissue paper or dry cloth to remove the water. We have rested the slices in water as the banana slices tend to become black when left as they are.Now dip each slice into batter and drop one by one into hot oil and fry till golden brown on medium flame. Remove and serve hot with ketchup or any sauce.
Sending this recipe to Radhika's Lets cook kids special.Also se…

Mirapakaya Bajji/ Mirchi Bajji

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We need:

Green chilies 10 Gran flour/ Besan 2 cups Chili powder 1sp Haldi 1/4 sp Salt to taste Peanuts 1/4 cup Sesame seeds 2 sps Tamarind paste 2sps Oil to deep frying Chopped onions 1/4 cup Bicarbonate soda pinch Lime juice

Method:

Wash chilies and pat dry them. Slit the chilies in between and remove seeds.
Make a paste of peanuts, sesame seeds adding salt and tamarind paste. Fill this paste inside the slit green chilies. Add salt, chili powder, soda, haldi to besan/ gram flour and mix well. Adding water make a smooth paste. Heat oil for deep frying. Now dip the chilies in besan and drop 3 or 4 at a time in oil and fry till golden brown or crisp. Add little chili powder to chopped onion and keep aside. Now remove fried chili bajji from oil and rest them on paper towel. Wait for 2 minutes and slit the bajji's again. Fill the chopped onions and sprinkle little lime juice on top. Yummy mirchi bajji's are ready to serve.
Sending this recipe to Sumee's Bon Vivant event.
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Bread Pakoda/ Bread Bajji

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We need:

Bread slices 4
Besan/ gram flour 2cups
Rice flour 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Haldi pinch
Chilli powder 1sp
Oil for deep frying


Method:

In a bowl add salt, haldi, chilli powder and mix with besan and rice flour.
Now add water to make batter.
The batter consistancy should be not too thick nor too thin.
Heat oil in a large pan.
Mean while cut bread slice to 4 pieces.
Now dip each bread piece in the batter and deep fry in the hot oil.
Keep turning so that they are evenly cooked on all the sides.
I added rice flour instead of bicarbonate soda, because, if u add soda the bread bajji consumes lot off oil.
If u add rice flour oil is not consumed much and the outside crust is also crispy.
Fry all the bread pices some at a time and serve hot with any chutney or sauce.


Sending this recipe to Tickling Palates event Let's cook Kids special.
Also sending this recipe to Srivalli's Kids Delight event hosted by Smitha this month

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Masoor Dal vada

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For the 2nd week of BM #17, my theme is Cooking deep fried vada fritters. Today's recipe is Masoor dal Vada. Masoor dal looks red in color but is very tasty when to make dal or vada. I liked making vada than the regular dal. Here is the recipe..........
We need:

Masoor dal (red dal) 2cups
Onion 1 medium
Green chillies 4
Ginger root 1 inch
Cilantro 1/2 cup
Curry leaves 6
Rice flour 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Bicarbonate soda 1/4 sp
Oil for deep frying


Method:

Soak masoor dal for atleast 6hrs.
Grind 3/4 of this dal to fine paste. Add rest of the dal , rice flour to the paste.
Chop onion, green chillies, curry leaves and cilantro and add to the dal.
Add salt and bicarbonate soda.
The consistency should be as any other vada batter but should not too smooth.
Heat oil in pan and make small vadas and fry till golden brown.
Serve hot with any sauce or chutney.
I love to have these vadas with evening tea.
Makes upto 30 vadas.


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Falafel

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Today's dish is Falafel. Its a Middel Eastern dish made with chickpeas. Thesefritters are now found around the world as a replacement for meat and as a form of street food. I Have been thinking to do this dish from quite some time. When Srivalli announced about this theme cooking with ready made stuff, first dish I which came to my mind was Falafel. So here it is.......
We need:

Falafel powder mix 1packet( 7 0z) Water 1cup Oil to deep frying Ketchup or tarator sauce

Method
Add water to falafel powder and mix well.
Cover and leave it for 2hours. Heat oil in deep frying pan. Make small dumplings or balls with the mixture and deep for for 1 minute on high and 3 to 4 minutes on medium flame till golden color or crisy. Serve hot with pita bread or tarator sauce and vegetables.
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Khaman Dhokla

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We need:

1packet of deep Khaman mix Oil 60ml Warm water 7oz or 200ml Asafetida 1/4sp Chopped green chili 3sps Chopped cilantro 2 sps


Method:

Add oil to warm water and mix it well with khaman mix. Mix small amount of water at a time to avoid lumps. Now add the masala powder given with the packet. Mix well.Take a round deep vessel and grease it with cooking spray or oil.Pour the batter into the vessel and cover with cooking vessel / lid and steam on high for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from flame and cool. For garnishing make a tempering. Heat 2 spoons of oil and add mustard seeds, asafetida and cut green chilies. Spread this tempering evenly on the cooked khaman. Garnish with chopped cilantro and cut them into square or what ever shape u want. Serve as it it or with green chutney.
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Strawberry Cake

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Hello friends, am back with 17th edition of Blogging Marathon. This time its not the week long marathon but 3 days marathon for each theme. And i choose Cooking with ready made stuff for the 1st week. Here am baking strawberry cake with pillsbury cake mix. Here is the recipe....
We need:

1packet of pillsbury moist supreme cake mix. Oil 1/ 3cup Water 1cup Eggs 3

Method:

Take a mixing bowl and add cake mix, water, eggs and oil. Mix well with hand mixer or blender. Take a baking tray any shape of your choice. Grease the tray with cooking oil or butter. Now transfer the cake mix into the tray and bake on 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes or till done. Let the cake cool to room temperature. Now its ready to serve. U can serve as it is or apply some icing and serve.

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