Monthly Archives: May 2016

GREEN GRAM DHAL PAYASAM

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GREEN GRAM DHAL PAYASAM

INGREDIENTS:

  • Dehusked green gram dhal:250gms.
  • Coconut:1
  • Ghee:2 tbs
  • Jaggery:500gms
  • Powdered cardomom:1tsp
  • Cashews: 2tbs
  • Raisins:1tsp

Method:

  1. Roast dehusked dhal in a kadai without oil
  2. Cook dhal and mash well.
  3. Melt jaggery in a cup of water and strain to remove dirt.
  4. Extract milk from coconut.keep aside this thick milk.
  5. Now add water and extract 2nd milk.
  6. Keep kadai or thick bottomed vessel and put mashed dhal into it.
  7. Add melted jaggery to it and mix well.
  8. Now add 2nd extract milk.
  9. when almost thick add 1st extract milk
  10. When it begins to boil remove and add cardomom powder
  11. Heat ghee fry cashews and raisins add to it.

    Payasam is now ready.Serving with vadai or with banana and papad is a good combination.Instead of coconut milk ordinary milk can be added.

LIFE HACKS

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  • To  remove stickers from stainless steel vessels heat the vessels then using knife remove the stickers.
  • Stainless Coffee Filters and tea strainers can be cleaned easily by showing it in flames.
  • To remove rust from knives cut the potato and rub it to it.
  • To keep lemons fresh keep it in cloth and then keep it fridge

UZHUNDU VADA[urad dhal vada]

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UZHUNDU VADA[urad dhal vada]

Ingredients:

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  • Urad dhal 1/2 kg
  • Green chillies 6 to 8 according to taste.
  • Chopped onions 2 to 3 tbs.
  • chopped coriander leaves 1 tbs
  • chopped curry leaves 1 tbs
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying

METHOD

  • Soak urad dhal in water for one hour.Wash and drain.
  • Grind the dhal to a frothy dough.USe as little water as possible with green chillies.
  • Squeeze excess water from the  chopped onions or sometimes it may loosen the dough.
  • Now add chopped coriander leaves, curry leaves,chopped onions and required amount of salt to the dough.
  • Heat the oil.
  • To make vada take one lime size ball of dough flatten it on the palm of the hand or on a piece of plaintain leaf and put a hole in the centre and deep fry.
  • for a variation can reduce the number of chillies and can add chopped ginger or pepper.
  • Serve hot with chutney
  • Hope you like  this south indian  snack.

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