House Made - Ready Made Powders To Make Cooking Easy

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    Green Raw Plantain (vazhikai) Powder.

    Fry 1 cup thur dhal, 2 teaspoons Udad dhal, 10 - 15 Red chilly, 1 pinch Hing and keep aside. Take one green raw plantain apply oil on that and put it on the gas flame. Turn the veg. and allow to cook in the direct flame. When aroma comes and when the veg. becomes black fully you stop the process. Put the cooked plantain in a bowl and pour water. After some time remove it from the water and remove the skin. Grate the plantain and add salt. Now grind the fried items and add that to this . Mix well. This is a dish which you can eat with rice or dosa. There is no water in this so you can store this VAZHIKAI POWDER, even outside for a week. If you want to keep in the fridge you can store it for more than a month.
     
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    Dry Leaves for flavour

    Its easy for people living in India to get Pudina, Karipattha or Corriander Leaves from the market. But this is not so for people living abroad due to the lack of regular supplies and also they will be costlier.

    So, to use them without wasting, we can dry them. If you have Microwave Oven, put these leaves (of same type :) i.e. donot mix them) on a Microwave Oven Safe plate and keep for 5-10 seconds. Remove them, mix them and repeat. Otherwise, on a flat surface, spread them over a towel (possibly under a fan) until they become crispy. You should be able to crush them as if you would crush a Papad.

    Crush them with your hands and store in containers. Use them at any dish you would put those leaves. You would get the Aroma as if you had used the real one.:wave
     
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    Ready made rava idly mix

    To prepare Rava Idly quickly you can make ready made mix in your house and keep them in the fridge. Whenever you want to prepare you can remove the mix from the fridge and make idly as per your wish.

    Take Rava and fry well, keep aside. Pour oil in a pan and put Mustard seeds, Udad dal, Channa dal, Cashew Nut, Turmeric powder & Green Chilies.
    After Mustard Seeds bursts, add the above one by one.

    Make the stove simmer and fry Green Chilies till they turn brown.
    Now add fried Rava, Turmeric Powder and salt. Fry them well.
    Rava should fry well in the oil. Remove from the fire and let it cool to room temperature.
    Now add Asafetida. Mix wee and keep the Ready Made Mix in the fridge.

    When ever you want to prepare Rava Idly, take a bowl, pour buttermilk or water in the bowl. Add the ready made mix into that according to your need. Mix well and keep aside for 1 hour. Then make Idly asusual.

    Serve hot with any chutney or pickle.:wave





     
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    Rava Uppma Mix.

    Prepare Ready made Rava Idly Mix and use that to make Rava Uppma too.

    Cut onion and veg. of your choice.
    Make seasoning again and fry onions and cut veg.
    Pour water in the pan and allow it to boil.
    After that put the READY MADE RAVA IDLY MIX and mix well.
    Now with in no time Rava Uppma is ready.
    Serve hot with chutney or lemon pickle or paruppu sambar.

    Note: You can prepare rava kitchidi by using tamarind water instead of using plain water. That will taste great.:wave
     
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    Ready Made Rava Ladoo Powder

    Dry fry rava and make it powder in the mixer grinder and powder sugar separately.
    Keep powdered rava and powdered sugar in separate bottles and whenever you need ladoos, just fry cashew nuts in ghee and mix them with rava powder and sugar powder.
    Add ealachi powder also.
    Delicious rava ladoos are ready.

    More easier Method is this. Fry rava and add sugar.
    Add cardamam and make powder by giving it to a flour mill.
    Store it in a air tight container.
    Whenever you need ladoos, just fry cashew nuts in ghee and mix them with the READY MADE RAVA LADOO MIX.
    Make ladoos out of that mixture.

    Note: Generally I will keep this RAVA LADOO MIX in my fridge to make ladoos for my one and only son, Krishna. He loves it very much. He will make ladoos of his own in my apsence.:wave
     
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    Dear krishnaamma garu

    Thanks for giving all the powders.
    I have been looking for curry masala,garam masala,kurma masala for quite a long time.I could fing them through you.I'm very much thankful to you for that but you have not given the quantities of the ingredients.so can you please give the quantities also...........

    bye:wave
     
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    Quantity for Ready made powders

    Hi Ms. Prasanna,

    Thank you very much for your Feed Back. Here I am posting the measurement for the Masalas.
    bye,
    Krishnaamma:wave
     
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    Re posting the recipe for Quantities as per request.

    (I) Tea Masala Powder:
    Cardamom, Clove, Cinnamon, jadi kai. 10 – 12 Cardamom, 5 – 6 clove, 2” sticks Cinnamon 2, 5 gm Jadi Kai. Powder all the ingredients and while preparing tea add a pinch of this masala.

    (2) Curry Masala Powder:
    100 gms. Red chilly,150gms. Coriander Seeds, 50gms. Udad dal,25gms. Fenugreek seeds,75gms. Poppy seeds (kas kas),50gms. Black pepper and 1 coconut .
    Grind all of them and while preparing curry or kuruma add this powder. You can powder with out coconut and when you are pareparing curry or kuruma add fresh coconut. Or otherwise store grated coconut in freezer and use. Or keep this Curry Masala Powder it self in freezer after adding coconut.

    (3) Curry Masala Powder:
    2”Ginger, 10 Green chilly, 5 Garlic, ½ spoon Red chilly powder, 1/2 spoon Sugar and ½ spoon ajwan (Omam).

    (4) Kuruma Masala Powder:
    2” stick Cinnamon, 75 gms. Coriander seeds, 25 gms. Garlic, 2- 3 Tomato, 10 Green chilly, 1 spoon Feenal seeds (sonf , one small bitGinger, 50 gms Processed Channa dal (puttu kadalai), ½ coconut, 2 big or 10 – 12 small Onion and 5 red chilly.
    You can put Potatoes, Beans, Carrots, Peas, Nual Koal, Chow Chow etc., as per your wish.
    Grind all the ingredients and mix with cooked vegetable and make kuruma.
    5) Rajasthani Masala Powder:
    Cumin seeds (fried and powdered), 2 table spoon Amchur, 2 table spoon Red chilly powder, 1/4 spoon Black pepper, 1/4 spoon Garam masala and 1/2 spoon Black salt .
    Mix all and use for curry varieties and kuruma.:wave
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2006
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    Thank you

    Hi twinmon67,

    Thank you for your feed back. Sorry for the delay, to say thanks to you.
    bye,
    Krishna amma:wave
     
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    so nice of you

    Dear krinhnaamma,
    Thank you very much for such a quick response.
    I'm infact the whole indusladies team should be grateful to you all,who are sharing their recipes with the rest.With all your tips and recipes ,you know it is like having my mother by my side helping me in the kitchen.
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH
    bye:clap :wave
     

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