Thursday, September 15, 2011

Jalebi - ICC for month of August

Jalebi is one of my favorite sweet. This is for the Indian cooking challenge for the month of August. I have not tried Jalebi myself at home. When i saw this challenge i was happy and felt like trying it immediately. Main thing in making jalebi is mixing the dough. We have to be careful, I prepared with great care and succeeded in my challenge. This is a real challenge for me. Here we go in to the recipe. Happy to post this sweet recipe. And I’m sharing this recipe for my 102 followers and thanks for following me. And Even i share this recipe for my Blog which has crossed 200 post... thanks all for supporting me...This Jalebi is for u all... Enjoy ....

All purpose flour / Maida - 100 gm
Curds / Yoghurt - 1 cup
Lime juice - 1 tsp
Cornstarch - 30 gm
Hot oil - 1 tbsp
A large pinch of saffron color
For Sugar syrup
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - ½ cup
few pinch of saffron
Oil for deep frying

For mixing Batter
In a bowl, take all the ingredients and whisk the curds, lime juice, flour, cornstarch, saffron color and the hot oil together to make a thick batter. Set aside to ferment overnight.

Making sugar syrup
Take sugar with water in a hard bottom vessel  and heat till sugar dissolves. Stir well and Bring to a boil till you reach a light syrupy consistency. Add little saffron to it. Keep  it warm.

To press out the jalebi in oil
Heat oil in a wide mouth pan and keep it over medium-low flame. Spoon batter into a piping bag or zip-top bag with one corner snipped off or oil/sauce dispenser with a medium size nossel . Put the batter into hot oil like making murukku (be really careful) and fry till crisp and pale golden. Now add the fried jalebis into warm sugar syrup for a few minutes remove with a slotted spoon and serve warm.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Brinjal Fry - with special powder (Blog hop wednesday)

This Blog hop Wednesday im clubbed with Sangee vijay of Typical Indian cooking. This blog has wonderful recipe. I was searching for brinjal recipe that time . I got this fry delicious one. When I saw seasame seeds in this I was attracted and instead of red chili powder I added Sambar powder (she mentioned in her recipe. Which made the dish yumm and tasty. I really liked her blog and book marked many recipe to try out.
Here we go to yummy brinjal fry
Brinjal 500gm
Onion 1 medium (finely chopped)
Chilli powder / sambar powder 1tsp
Curry leaves few
Channa dhal 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Oil 3 tsp- 4tsp
To roast and grind (special powder)
Sesame seeds 2tsp
Dalia 1 tbsp
Jeera / cumin seeds 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Cut brinjal to your desired shape n size..keep it in water till u cook, colour will remain.
Heat a small pan,add the dry roast ingredients given and roast for 1-2 minutes,cool it well and grind it to a fine powder and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan , Splutter mustard seeds and add chana dal and fry till golden brown.

then add curry leaves n chopped onions, and fry for 2 minutes and add cut brinjal(drained it well), then turmeric powder  and fry for some time Then add chilli powder and enough salt, mix well, At last  add 2-3 tsp of roasted n grounded jeera powder (special powder), mix well and Switch off the stove . Brinjal is ready to serve with sambar rice or any south Indian preparation.
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