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Brazilian Chocolate Chiffon Cake

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Potato Masala for Poori

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Singapore Indian Mee Goreng

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Due to the hectic life-style and working culture most Singaporean prefer to have food out rather cooking at home. In every hosing estate there would be either a food court or hawker center selling local food till midnight.Kopi tiams in Singapore are also commonly found in almost all residential areas as well as some industrial and business districts where you can also find the local food as well .Indian Mee Goreng is only of the local taste bud of most people living there. It's yellow egg noodle cooked with bean sports,bean curd ,minced mutton and potatoes. I used have Mee Goreng whenever I feel like eating...simply delicious..Many restaurant do have Mee Goreng in their menu but it never taste the same as done in the hawker center and cheaper too. $2 per plate with fried egg as topping...hmmm...mouth-watering when thinking about it...well too bad I cannot go back to have Mee Goreng so I'm going to pamper myself with my version of Singapore Indian Mee Goreng..it will never tast…

Vathal Kolambu

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Mixed Fruit Kesari

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Mixed Fruit KesariTraditionally in South Indian homes there's a custom to serve sweet to their guests and relatives who visit their home for the first time. Kesari is one of the most easiest recipe to prepare.Kesari is one of my favorite Indian sweet which I can eat everyday..it can never satisfy my sweet tooth.
All one needs is rava,sugar and ghee..yummy kesari will be ready in minutes. This sweet happens to be one of my favorite dish since young but I haven't really tried out at home myself at all. Whenever I plan to prepare either some of the ingredient would have finished or another. I was browsing tru one of fellow blogger's blog who's my orkut friend Jaishree and came across her fruit kesari-made want to prepare kesari with my touch. She used chopped fruits in her recipe while I'm going to blend my fruits to a puree before adding. So sit back enjoys my kesari with your Friends and relatives.

Serving Size:5
Ingredients

1 cup chopped mixed fruits (any fruit of you…

Rice Flour Chicken Curry

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Rice Flour Chicken Curry

Serving Size:4
Ingredients

1lb boneless chicken breast
1/4 diced tomatoes
1/4 diced shallots
1 small onion chopped
3 cloves garlic minced finely
3tsp grounded pepper
3tbsp rice flour
1tsp garammasala
1tsp chillie powder
1tsp turmeric powder
2tbsp curd
1tbsp chicken curry masala
1tbsp tomato ketchup
1tbsp ghee
1/4 coconut milk
salt to taste
1tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1tbsp sesame seeds
1 cinnamon stick
3 cloves
2 cardamom pods
2 dried chillies

Preparation Methods:

In a large bowl add the chillie powder, turmeric powder, garammasala, curd, rice flour ,salt,ghee and 1tsp pepper -mix them well. Add the diced chicken breast and marinate for about 2 hours.

Coat a frying pan with 3tbsp oil and stir fry the marinated chicken cube till the become slightly tender. Remove from flame and keep aside. On the same frying pan add another 2tbsp oil and add mustard seeds. Once it starts to crack add cumin,sesame,cinnamon stick,cloves, cardamon pods and dried chillies. Let them saute for 5 minu…

Spinach with Daal

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Spinach With Daal
Spinach is a green, leafy vegetableis known as a rich source of iron and calcium,a relatively high level of iron, compared to other vegetable and meat sources. Everyone knows that the cartoon character Popeye The Sailor Man-most kids favorite show consume spinach to gain physical strength but it's not that popular among kids especially mine....In order to make them eat spinach I cook it with moongdaal or toordaal in a form of sambar but not exactly. It is aslo know as PalakDaal. I normally like to add both daal in preparing just plain indaal.




Serving Size:4
Ingredients

1 packet baby spinach
1/4 cup moongdaal
1/2 cup toordaal
3 garlic cloves minced finely
1 green chillie
1tbsp sambar powder
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1tsp salt
1/4tsp hing powder
1 cup chopped shallots
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
2,5 cup warm water
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp cumin seeds
5 curry leaves
3 dried chillies broken

Preparation Methods:
Coat the pressure cooker with 2tbsp oil and add minced garlic,green chillies ,chop…

Thakkail Kulambu

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Thakkali Kulambu
This is one of my son's favorite curry for dosai. He will have at least 3 dosai with Thakkali Kulambu. A very simple curry to prepare. I used to prepare this very often when I first came to USA. After some time I got sick of preparing the same old curries again and again. After a very long time I'm preparing as my hubby got a lot of tomatoes from Sam's Club and they are were get mushy.


Serving Size:4
Ingredients
For wet grinding:

10 ripe Roman tomatoes
1 onion chopped
5 garlic cloves
a small ginger
5 curry leaves
1tsp cinnamon powder
5 cloves
3 cardamon pods
5 dried chillies
2tbsp coriander powder
1tsp turmeric powder
3tbsp coconut powder
1/2 cup water

For seasoning:
1tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1/4tsp hing powder
3 curry leaves
2 dried chillies
salt to taste

Preparation Methods:
Coat a frying wok with 3tbsp oil and roast all the ingredients mention under wet grinding. Blend them into a fine mixture once cooled. In the same wok add 2 tbsp oil and add the mustard seeds. Onc…

Fluffy Home-Made Pancakes

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Fluffy Home- Made Pancakes

Serving Size:4
Ingredients

2 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup milk
2 large eggs, separated
1/4 cup melted butter
vegetable oil

Preparation Methods:

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and soda.In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk and milk, egg yolks, and melted butter. Blend into the dry ingredients just until all ingredients are moistened.Beat egg whites in another bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold into the batter until well incorporated.

Heat a small amount of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When skillet is hot enough , scoop pancake batter onto the skillet in about 1/4-cup portions, spreading slightly,

When bubbles are popping and bottoms are nicely browned, about 2 to 3 minutes, turn over and cook the other side until browned, about 2 minutes longer.Serve hot with butter and maple syrup.



Bittergourd Fry

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Bittergourd has excellent medicinal virtue and has the ability to reduce diabetes. Bittergourd being rich in all the essential vitamins and minerals esp vitamin A.B1,B2, C and iron. It happens to be another one of my favorite dish as well as my hubby.In Singapore the Malays uses carrots and eggs are add to reduce the bitterness of the vegetable and it also taste good. Today I'm prepare normal bittergourd fry which is my in law's recipe which she used to prepare in India for my hubby.


Bittergourd Fry

Serving Size:4
Ingredients

1lb bittergourd cut lengthwise
1tsp chillie powder
1tsp garam masala
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1tsp salt
1tbsp curd
1 small onion sliced
3 dried chillies broken
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp cumin seeds
1tbsp tomato paste
1tbsp chillie paste(any brand you can get hold of)
salt to taste

Preparation Methods:

Marinate the bittergourd slices with,turmeric,garam masala chillie,salt and curd for 2hrs.
Coat a non-stick pan with 3tbsp oil and fry the bittergourd slices till they become soft…