naidufoodrecipes: 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sweet Pongal

  Sweet pongal which is famous recipe in south indian and mostly available in temples. Also called as chakkar pongal in tamil.

1) Long grain rice – 2 cup
2)Moong dal– 1 cup
3)Fresh Shredded coconut – ½ cup
4)Ghee – ¾ cup
5)Sugar – 2 ½ cup or Jaggery - 2 cups
6)Cardamoms - 6
7)cashews – 4 tbsp
8)Milk – 2 cup

9)Water - 2 ½ cup

    1)Dry roast the moong dal on medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes till it becomes light brown and a nice aroma arises.
 2)Cook the rice and moong dal in 2 cups milk with 2 ½ cups water  3)In the meantime, while it is cooking melt the 3 tablespoons of ghee and fry the cashews on medium heat till cashews turn light golden, drain them and fry shredded coconut in the same ghee 
till golden. 
4)Set all these seasoning aside.Crush the cardamom to powder.
5)When the rice gets cooked, remove the rice and place it in a pan large enough to hold it and the sugar. Add sugar, cook on medium heat till all the sugar is absorbed. 
6)Stir it often to avoid burning.After the sugar has been absorbed add ½ cup ghee and turn off the stove.
7)Add the fried coconut, cashews, cardamom powder. Stir it and 
let it stay on the stove for 2 or 3 minutes And remove from heat.
 Serve hot.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Tomato Rice

                                             Tomato Rice Recipe


1)Rice 1 cup
2)Tomatoes 1/2 can
3)Green Pepper 1
4)Onions 1-2
5)Green Chillies 2-3
6)Ginger 1/2 inch
7)Garlic 2-3 cloves or (garlic and ginger paste 1 tsp)
8)Fresh coriander bunch
9)Random spices


First cut onions 
Now fry onions,green pepper, garlic and ginger paste,random spices (cloves, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves) and salt for 5 - 10 minutes.
Add tomatoes, sauté for a while.
Add washed and drained rice, fry for 5 minutes or so. Add more water and cook until rice is done.

Lemon Rice

                                   Lemon Rice Recipe.


1)Rice 1 cup
2)Oil 2 tbsp.
3)Mustard Seeds 1 tsp.
4)Urad Daal 1 tsp.
5)Chana Daal 1 tsp.
6)Cashews handful
7)Raisins handful
8)Turmeric pinch
9)mixed vegetables. 1 cup
10)Lemon 1

   Cook rice.
  Heat oil and add all other ingredients except for the lemon. Fry as appropriate.

  Mix all the ingredients in pan with rice. Squeeze the lemon and add the juice to the rice.

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