VATHAKUZHAMBU RICE WITH VATHAKUZHAMBU RECIPE USING FRESHLY GROUND SPICE POWDER

VATHAKUZHAMBU RICE WITH VATHAKUZHAMBU RECIPE USING FRESHLY GROUND SPICE POWDER

Vatha kuzhambu is a very common dish we make in tamilnadu. This vatha kuzhambu rice is nothing but the rice I mixed with the vatha kuzhambu curry and served as variety rice. Vatha kuzhambu is nothing but the spiced tamarind curry in which the fresh vegetables/dried vegetables will be cooked.
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RAW MANGO PACHADI/ HOW TO MAKE MANGO SWEET PACHADI - MAANGAI PACHADI RECIPE


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Mango pachadi is a traditional pachadi recipe. The main ingredient of this pachadi is raw mango and jaggery. It is very popular in tamilnadu. It is the mixing of all the taste like spiciness, tanginess, sweetness, sourness.
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KAMBU IDLY(PEARL MILLET IDLY) USING WHOLE PEARL MILLETS & PEARL MILLET FLOUR METHODS- HOW TO MAKE KAMBU/PEARL MILLET IDLY


Idly is one of the staple food in south india, especially in tamilnadu. Most of our breakfast will be idly/dosa only. Generally idly will be prepared using the fermented batter made using steamed rice (puzhungal arisi/idly rice) and urad dhal.
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MALAI KOFTA WITH WHITE GRAVY RECIPE- MALAI KOFTA IN WHITE GRAVY- HOW TO MAKE MALAI KOFTA CURRY


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Malai kofta is one of the creamier, yummier dish definitely will be a favourite for the sweet tooth people. It is creamier cashew gravy with little sweetness and very little spicy gravy. Additionally the yummier kofta made of paneer gives more richness to the gravy.
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EASY BEETROOT HALWA RECIPE / HOW TO MAKE BEETROOT HALWA


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Beetroot halwa is one of  the popular halwa in India nowadays. As the name says beetroot is the main ingredients of this halwa. Finely shredded beetroot would be cooked in milk till soft and sugar is added for the sweetness.
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Vegetable pulao is a easy one pot dish with lot of vegetables. It is a mild spiced rice which can be cooked in very less time. It is nothing but the rice is cooked along with mildly spiced vegetables. Those who don’t like heavy masalas then this pulao will definitely satisfy your taste buds. 
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Russian salad/Olivier salad is a yummy salad recipe having lot of vegetables. The name itself says the origin of this salad is Russia.  It is really a boon for the people who don’t like raw vegetables. Yes. In this recipe all the vegetables we used are boiled in water or steam cooked only. Additionally the mayonnaise and cream will give extraordinary taste to this salad.
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FRUIT CUSTARD RECIPE USING CUSTARD POWDER- HOW TO MAKE MIXED FRUIT CUSTARD


FRUIT CUSTARD RECIPE USING CUSTARD POWDER- HOW TO MAKE MIXED FRUIT CUSTARD

Fruit custard is a very popular dessert in many households. The main ingredient in making this fruits custard is custard powder. Custard powder is nothing but the corn flour with food colour and added vanilla flavour.

It is a rich creamy and very simple dish and perfect to serve as dessert in get together or parties.

In grocery stores the custard powder is available as readymade and you can make this a day advance and next day you can add the fruits just before serving in case of preparing elaborate meals for guests or get together.

To prepare this fruit custard you can use any fruits like apples, pears, pine apple, pomegranate, grapes, mango etc.,
FRUIT CUSTARD RECIPE USING CUSTARD POWDER- HOW TO MAKE MIXED FRUIT CUSTARD


Ok now coming to the recipe.

                       FRUIT CUSTARD(USING CUSTARD POWDER)
SOAKING TIME: - | PREPARATION TIME: 10 MIN | COOKING TIME: 10 MIN
CHILLING TIME: 3 HOURS
FRUIT CUSTARD RECIPE USING CUSTARD POWDER- HOW TO MAKE MIXED FRUIT CUSTARD


AUTHOR: KUZHALIS SAMAIYALARAI
RECIPE TYPE: DESSERT
CUISINE: CONTINENTAL
SERVES: 3 PERSONS

INGREDIENTS:
                                    2 1/4 cup milk
                                    2 tablespoon custard powder
                                    4 tablespoon sugar
                                    ¼ cup chopped apple
                                    ¼ cup chopped pears
                                    Few grapes
                                    3 table spoon pomegranate pearls
                                    ¼ cup chopped mango
                                                                         
PREPARATION:
Chop the fruits in to small bite sized pieces and set aside.
Mix the custard powder in ¼ cup milk without lumps and set aside.
METHOD:
In a sauce pan add the remaining milk and let it boil.
Once the milk starts boiling add the prepared custard + milk mixture and stir continuously to avoid lumps.
Let it boil for 5 to 10 minutes or until it becomes.
Be careful and stir continuously to avoid burning at the bottom.
Add the sugar and mix well
Once the custard becomes thick remove it from heat and set aside.
Let it cool down and comes to room temperature.
Then refrigerate it for minimum 3 hours or until use.
Just before serving, add the chopped nuts in the bowl and pour the required amount of cooled custard.
Serve chill.
NOTES:
  • The amount and type of fruits is your choice.
  • You can use chopped pineapple , orange also.
  • Mix the custard and fruits just before serving, because the water comes from the fruits will make the custard thinner.
  • You can mix a table spoon of honey also with the fruits.
  • Instead of sugar you can use condensed milk to get richer taste and creamier.
  • If you use the fruits such as pine apple or oranges, and keep the mixed fruit custard for long time (ie., more than 3 or 4 hours), then there is chance of getting sour taste soon. So be plan and mix accordingly.

VIDEO RECIPE:


STEP BY STEP PHOTOS:

Mix the custard powder in ¼ cup milk without lumps and set aside.

FRUIT CUSTARD RECIPE USING CUSTARD POWDER- HOW TO MAKE MIXED FRUIT CUSTARD



In a sauce pan add the remaining milk and let it boil.

FRUIT CUSTARD RECIPE USING CUSTARD POWDER- HOW TO MAKE MIXED FRUIT CUSTARD



Once the milk starts boiling add the prepared custard + milk mixture and stir continuously to avoid lumps.
FRUIT CUSTARD RECIPE USING CUSTARD POWDER- HOW TO MAKE MIXED FRUIT CUSTARD

Let it boil for 5 to 10 minutes or until it becomes. Be careful and stir continuously to avoid burning at the bottom.
Add sugar and mix well.
FRUIT CUSTARD RECIPE USING CUSTARD POWDER- HOW TO MAKE MIXED FRUIT CUSTARD

Once the custard becomes thick remove it from heat and set aside.
Let it cool down and comes to room temperature.
Then refrigerate it for minimum 3 hours or until use. in the refrigeration time you can chop the fruits and keep them ready. 
After refrigeration the custard will becomes thicker in consistency.
FRUIT CUSTARD RECIPE USING CUSTARD POWDER- HOW TO MAKE MIXED FRUIT CUSTARD
Just before serving, add the chopped fruits in the bowl and pour the required amount of cooled custard.
FRUIT CUSTARD RECIPE USING CUSTARD POWDER- HOW TO MAKE MIXED FRUIT CUSTARD

Serve chill.
FRUIT CUSTARD RECIPE USING CUSTARD POWDER- HOW TO MAKE MIXED FRUIT CUSTARD



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MASALA TEA/MASALA CHAI RECIPE - MASALA TEA POWDER- INDIAN MASALA TEA WITH CHAI MASALA POWDER RECIPE


MASALA TEA/MASALA CHAI RECIPE - MASALA TEA POWDER- INDIAN MASALA TEA WITH CHAI MASALA POWDER RECIPE

Tea is the favourite of most of the people, that too masala tea is a wonderful soothing drink for cold/cough. With the ordinary tea, few spices are added to make it more flavourful and tastier.

To prepare the masala tea, you can make the spice powder in bulk and can use whenever required or else you can prepare the fresh spice powder and add to the tea.

Generally I use cardamom and fresh ginger only to make tea. But the added spices such as pepper, cinnamon and all will give nice flavour and definitely will give you different experienced tea.
MASALA TEA/MASALA CHAI RECIPE - MASALA TEA POWDER- INDIAN MASALA TEA WITH CHAI MASALA POWDER RECIPE


Ok now coming to the recipe.

MASALA TEA
SOAKING TIME: - | PREPARATION TIME: 5 MIN | COOKING TIME: 10 MIN
MASALA TEA/MASALA CHAI RECIPE - MASALA TEA POWDER- INDIAN MASALA TEA WITH CHAI MASALA POWDER RECIPE


AUTHOR: KUZHALIS SAMAIYALARAI
RECIPE TYPE: BEVERAGES
CUISINE: NORTH INDIAN
SERVES: 3 PERSONS

INGREDIENTS:
            To prepare the masala powder (around 10 servings):
                        10 to 12 cardamoms
                        5 black pepper corns
                        2 inch piece cinnamon
                        1 ½ table spoon dry ginger powder (Sukku podi)
                        5 or 6 cloves
            To prepare the masala tea
                        1½ cup milk
                        ½ cup water
                        2 teaspoon tea powder
                        1 to 1 ½ teaspoon masala powder
                        1 inch ginger (Grated/Crushed)
                        Sugar as required                                
METHOD:
In a dry grinder add the ingredients one by one and grind it into coarse powder. Now spice masala powder is ready.
Store the powder in air tight bottle and use whenever required.
Now we have to make the tea.
In a sauce pan add water and allow it to boil.
Then add the prepared spice powder, tea powder and grated ginger and allow it to boil for few minutes.
Then add the milk and let it boil in low medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Add the sugar and mix well. Then remove from heat and filter the tea.
Serve hot.
NOTES:
  • The amount of spice powder is up to your choice.
  • Also I like my tea to be strong and thick (with more milk). You can adjust the water and milk ratio as per your wish.
  • Adjust the tea powder as per your wish, because the flavour and strong may vary for the various tea brands.
  • Instead of dry ginger powder you can use dry ginger also while grinding.
  • This chai masala powder will be good for minimum 1 month.

VIDEO RECIPE:

STEP BY STEP PHOTOS:

In a dry grinder add the ingredients one by one and grind it into coarse powder. Now spice masala powder is ready.

MASALA TEA/MASALA CHAI RECIPE - MASALA TEA POWDER- INDIAN MASALA TEA WITH CHAI MASALA POWDER RECIPE


MASALA TEA/MASALA CHAI RECIPE - MASALA TEA POWDER- INDIAN MASALA TEA WITH CHAI MASALA POWDER RECIPE


MASALA TEA/MASALA CHAI RECIPE - MASALA TEA POWDER- INDIAN MASALA TEA WITH CHAI MASALA POWDER RECIPE

Store the powder in air tight bottle and use whenever required.
Now we have to make the tea.
In a sauce pan add water and allow it to boil.
Then add the prepared spice powder, tea powder and grated ginger and allow it to boil for few minutes.
MASALA TEA/MASALA CHAI RECIPE - MASALA TEA POWDER- INDIAN MASALA TEA WITH CHAI MASALA POWDER RECIPE
MASALA TEA/MASALA CHAI RECIPE - MASALA TEA POWDER- INDIAN MASALA TEA WITH CHAI MASALA POWDER RECIPE

Then add the milk and let it boil in low medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Add the sugar and mix well.
MASALA TEA/MASALA CHAI RECIPE - MASALA TEA POWDER- INDIAN MASALA TEA WITH CHAI MASALA POWDER RECIPE

Then remove from heat and filter the tea. Press the cooked tea leaves on the filter with the back of a spoon to extract the milk completely.
MASALA TEA/MASALA CHAI RECIPE - MASALA TEA POWDER- INDIAN MASALA TEA WITH CHAI MASALA POWDER RECIPE

Serve hot.


MASALA TEA/MASALA CHAI RECIPE - MASALA TEA POWDER- INDIAN MASALA TEA WITH CHAI MASALA POWDER RECIPE


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Idly podi/Gun powder is a common side dish will be available in most of the houses in Tamilnadu. It is definitely many people’s favorite too. In our house we call it as ulunthu milagaai podi or ulutham paruppu milgaai podi(urad dhal gun powder) or idly milagaai podi/idly podi(idly gun powder). It is a wonderful side dish for idly /dosa. We can make many variety of dishes with this idly podi and idly/dosa like podi idly, podi dosa, idly upma etc.,
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