Saturday, March 30, 2013

Methi Pulao | Pulav with Carrot Peanut Raita

Methi Pulao/Pulav is a perfect healthy one pot meal to fill ur tummy. When compared to biryanis this pulav is reduced masala version and I have given carrot peanut raita along with it which is a best side dish for any rice varieties like Biryani/Pulao/Fried Rice etc. Few yrs back I tasted this raita in Residency Chennai, recreated and making it often after that.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Orange Peda | Mithai | Homemade Condensed Milk | Celebration Time :-)

Though I am on vacation I am consistently getting support from readers, followers, facebook fans and bloggers friends, a very special n hearty thanks to u all :-). This is a celebration recipe for 300 likes in facebook fanpage https://www.facebook.com/nithakitchen and Holi, a Hindu festival which is celebrated mostly in India and all over the world. I have explained how to make condensed milk with milk powder at home and it's a basic milk peda with fresh orange flavor. Also added corn starch to attain the bakery consistency.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Raw Moong Bean Sprouts Pepper Rice | Sprouted Raw Mung Bean Rice

Today’s post is delicious and healthy raw sprouted moong bean pepper rice. The sprouted moong dhal can be eaten raw as salad or sundal. This rice version can be done with very less ingredients and quick when you have the sprouted beans handy. You never get the feel of raw beans by tempering and mixing the cooked rice with pepper powder. Also I have explained

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tangzhong Rye Bread | Whole Grain Bread



Tangzhong is popular in Chinese baking. In Japanese tangzhong means something liquid and starchy, ie flour based paste. This method gives a very soft bread. For this month baking partners challenge Swathi has given 3 recipes to choose for our convenience. The first option is White bread in Asian Tangzhong method with filling. As I already have Thengai/Coconut Bun/Dilkush/Dilpasand in my space, I went for second one. The last option is Scandinavian method of Scald flour, will try it later. While clicking few pictures I got my neighbor friend,

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Shrimp Biryani | Biriyani with Homemade Masala Powder

Ingredients
Basmati Rice - 4 cups
Shrimp - 750 grams
Onion  - 2 Large (3 medium size)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spicy Baby Potatoes Stir Fry | Pan Roasted Masala Aloo



Ingredients
Baby Potato - 20-25 Numbers (Small Size)
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 Tbsp

Friday, March 1, 2013

Chana Dhal Burfi | Halwa | South Vs North Indian Challenge


For to this month Divya's South vs North Indian bloggers challenge, South Indian teams are challenged with Chana Dhal Burfi by Kirti n North Indian teams are challenged with Hyderabadi Veg dum Biryani by our South Indian team member Swasti Blank. Me n my daughter enjoyed this burfi/halwa thoroughly, Thanks Kirti for this wonderful challenge.

Pepper Rasam with Restaurant Style Tindora Fry

Tindora/Kovakkaai is a good source of vitamins and minerals. My Mom had knee pain and when doctors suggested taking tindora frequently then only I realized its health benefits, such a natural pain reducing vegetable it is. Last month the whole family caught up with cold and flu, that time I prepared these very comforting pepper rasam and tindora fry. To minimize oil usage I steamed