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Squid gravy

Calamari rings is a most common appetizers in Asian restaurants. That was totally new to me. All those times i have wondered what is a calamari. Little did i know it's the squid they are talking about. Phew!  It was in fact too good to try for the very first time. Something similar to onion rings but a non-veg appetizer. The quantity they provide you is way too much for one person. You can share it with 2/3 people as a snack.  I wish I had made calamari rings today, but was too tempted to try the curry my mom used to make when I was a kid. I did try a different version of the curry today. Let's see the recipe details and the ingredient list. Ingredients: 500 gms of squid 1 large onion 2 medium sized tomatoes 1 tsp red chilli powder salt to taste 2 tsp oil a fat pinch of turmeric powder 200 ml water 1 tsp mustard 1/2 split urad dhal 1 green chilli 1/2 cumin seeds 1 sprig of curry leaves How to make squid gravy: Clean the squid - take you own time. It's really a difficult tas

vendakkai poriyal/okra stir fry

Bhindi is a healthy vegetable for our brain and if you need to be good at math, then this is the vegetable you should crave for. Here is a super simple recipe to try out in your kitchen and share your valuable feedback. while buying okra, you need to check for tender ones as the matured ones does not cook pretty well and also it will not taste good for this dish. You might be interested in some other side dish/stir fry varieties from my blog. Butte Garlic Prawns Potato Fingers Dhaba Style Chicken Gravy Paneer Sticks Malai Paneer Ingredients: 250 gms of bhindi/okra/ladies finger 2 tsp cooking oil 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp urad dhal(split black gram) 2 broken dry red chillies 4-5 shallots salt to taste 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Steps: Heat a non stick pan . Add oil - once it gets hot, add mustard seeds and urad dhal. When mustard splutters, add dry red chillies. After few secs, add finely chopped garlic. Saute for a minute. Add chopped

Kashi Halwa/Ash Gourd Halwa

Kashi halwa or ash gourd halwa is quite popular in TamilNadu. It is served in most of the TamBrahm weddings. This halwa took more than an hour of constant stirring but it's really worth the hardwork. This is a dessert recipe and obviously in my long pending posts list. Finally got the time to cook it today and in no time finished it off. Halwa can be made with 3 key ingredients ghee, sugar and constant stirring ;). The base for halwa could be apple, wheat, raagi, watermelon rind, green moong dhal to name a few. Here are some of my favorite dessert recipes from the blog. Ragi banana pancakes homemade chocolate  Ragi sweet semiya Upside Down Sundae Strawberry Panacotta Kalakand Bread Halwa Ingredients: 4 cups of grated ash gourd 1.5 cups of sugar 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 1 tbsp fried cashews 3/4 cup ghee/clarified butter Steps: Wash and peel the ash gourd. Using a grater, finely grate the vegetable. Tip: Do not discard the water. Heat a n

Moong dhal dumplings

Green moong dhal is the whole green gram and is packed with proteins as with any other pulses. today's recipe is all about a sweet snack made using green gram steamed in banana leaf. Toddlers and kids will definitely love this snack. Do try this recipe and share your valuable feedback. Ingredients: 100 gms moong dhal/green gram 75 gms of jaggery 1 pinch of cardamom powder 250 ml water 1/2 cup cooking oil salt to taste 1 cup of rice flour Steps:  Soak green gram in enough water for about 8 hrs. Then add soaked green gram to pressure cooker. add water. Cook it for 6-7 whistles until green gram mashes well. Remove excess water from the cooked moong dhal using a colander. After complete draining of water, add powdered jaggery, a pinch of cardamom powder. mix it thoroughly and keep it aside. Boil 1/2 cup of water with a tsp of cooking oil and salt. take rice flour in a mixing bowl. Switch off the flame and add boiling water little by