Third Thread-Ask here the Recipes you want from Chitvish

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  1. shrikamu

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    Storing food

    Hi Mrs. Chitra

    I was browsing through your Jiffy cooking pages for ideas to make life easier, but still had some queries.

    1. You have said that dal can be cooked & stored for a week, but in the fridge, not freezer. Why so? Since we open the freezer less, isnt it better to keep it there.

    2. The idea of cutting & mixing up vegetables and freezing them in ziplock covers is a real timesaver. But, should we blanch them first. I get a brand called Fresh n Loc with a zipper here. Is this good enough or should I use containers.

    3. Should we use only branded airtight boxes like Tupperware/Lock n lock or can we use any plastic box with a tight lid. (I have a lot of plastic pickle bottles).

    4. Can we also preserve cut chillies, onions, tomatoes etc. separately, for a week?

    5. Can we freeze cooked meals (palak paneer/baingan bhartha/liquid dal) etc. in small containers to be used later?

    Eagerly looking forward to your help.

    P.S. I have tried to post it under "Third Thread-Ask here the Recipes you want from Chitvish ". Hope I didn't start a new thread by mistake.
     
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    Re: Storing food

    Dear Srikamu,
    You did start a thread by mistake! No problem!!
    1- Freezing is fine - but for an emergency, thawing will take time. Besides I stock for just 3-4 days, not more.
    2- I don't blanche; you can try if you feel inclined.
    3- For a shoort while, ord bottles are OK, but not for long.
    4- May be for a shirt time, smeared with oil for safety.
    5-yes, for a short period.
    Love,
    Chithra
     
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    dear chitra ma'm,
    i searched whole of ur recipe index, but i could not get any of "whole wheat grain" recipe (not lapsi or wheat flour, but wheat grain recipe). pls help me get the same. thank u so much.
     
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    Thanks maam..
    I will try to get idli moulds for pressure cooker then:)
     
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    Dear Baby, I never cook wheat grains as such for any recipe.
    Sorry fornot being able to help you.
    Love,
    Chithra.



     
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    making sevai the easy way

    Namaskaram Chithra madam,

    How to make sevai with hand sevainazhi? My MIL likes is a lot but she is too old (75 years) to use the traditional 3 feet iron sevai nazhi.

    Pls give us the recipe and method.

    Thanx & regards

    S.Bhuvaneswari
     
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    Re: making sevai the easy way

    Hi, please go to
    Idiyappam
    Use the flour available for that or make it.
    I am shifting this post to
    Third Thread-Ask here the Recipes you want from Chitvish
    this evening.
    Love,
    Chithra.



     
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    Dear mami,

    I was going through the recipes which uses khoa, as I need to use the balance khoa after making mago kulfi. Saw this recipe of nut khoa burfi http://www.indusladies.com/forums/968496-post73.html . I have a silly doubt, how much water is to be added with the sugar for making the syrup? My success rate of sweet making is only 60% :hide: , hence I am having all these doubts. Pl clarify

    thanks
     
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    Dear Radhi,
    The thumb rule is to add water till the sugar level is covered. Mungara aLavukku!!!
    Love,
    Chithra.



     
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    Thanks mami.

    My brotherinlaw is coming from US this month end & I am thinking of asking him to buy magic bullet from there . Mami, I have two questions .

    Do we need to put extra power convertors for Indian suitability? Did you start using the item just like that or fitted it with some adaptors bought locally? I think the voltage there is 110v, and here we use 220/230 v.

    He checked up some shops and suggested Cooks (similar popular brand) brand power blenders as they are having some offer now. I have given the link here .This also seems similar to magic bullet only JCPenney : cooks 5-in-1 Power Blender w/attachment. If it is not too much of botheration, can you check the link and give your opinion whether this is ok?

    other NRI Ilites can also (syamal, latha, arthi, advitha) chip in with their experience on power suitability and cooks blender.

    Thanks

    Radhi
     
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