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Idly recipe using Idly Rava / Idly Batter recipe using Idli Rava

Idly recipe using Idly Rava / Idly Batter recipe using Idli Rava

Idly Rava was very different to me, as I have seen most of them making idly with Idli rava. It was the very first time, sometime ago 11 years, I came to know about Idly rava when I was there in Hyderabad through one of my friend. One day when we were chatting over a tea, she told me that she prepares different batter for Idly and Dosa, at the moment I heard I was shocked and later she told that they prepare idly using idli rava and dosa as the same as we prepare, whereas we prepare a same batter for both Idly and Dosa using Idly rice and urad dal / whole white lentils.

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Idly using Idly Rava / How to make Idly Batter with Idly Rava

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The very next day, she prepared me the idli using idly rava and peanut chutney which perfectly matches it. I and my hubby like it, asked the recipe, prepared by myself, as the process was very easy, takes less time, just you need to soak and grind the white lentils or urad dal or ulundam paruppu and mix it with the Idly rava and ferment it overnight and next day you can have soft and yummy Idlies. Let me share the recipe…

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Idly using Idly Rava / How to make Idly Batter with Idly Rava

Ingredients:

  • Idly Rava – 3 cups
  • Whole White lentil / Urad dal / Ulundam paruppu – 1 cup
  • Salt – 1 ¼ tsp

Preparation:

  • Soak whole white lentils in water for 4 hrs and grind it to a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Soak Idly rava in water for 20 mins and drain the water completely.
  • Now pour the ground lentil batter to the idly rava, mix it well.
  • Cover and keep it aside for overnight or until it gets fermented well.
  • After fermentation, add salt and mix it well.
  • Heat an idly steamer, pour the idly batter to the moulds, and steam for 20 mins or until the spoon inserted in the center of the idly comes out clean.

Serve hot with Peanut Chutney. Also goes out well with Sambar and Chutney.

 

Plain Pulao Recipe / Basic Pulao Recipe / How to make Pulao in Pressure Cooker

Plain Pulao Recipe / Basic Pulao Recipe / How to make Pulao in Pressure Cooker

Pulao / Pulav is a one pot meal that can be prepared in minutes and there are different varieties of pulao from veg to non-veg. There are sometimes, when we don’t have anything at home, but still need a rich food may be for a party or on the arrival of surprise guest.

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Plain Pulao Recipe / Basic Pulao Recipe / How to make Pulao Recipe

Plain Pulao is very simple, delicious and flavorful but needs only the basic ingredients that we generally have at home and they are nothing other than the flavored spices. Plain pulao goes out well with any gravy or curry. I have accompanied it with Chicken curry, for veg option Dal suits it very well. I have shared few more Pulao like – Chicken Pulao, Soya chunks Pulao, Afghani Lamb Pulao, Prawn and Peas Pulao, Zarda Pulao (Sweet Pulao), Vegetable Pulao. Let me share the recipe…

Making of Plain Pulao / Pulao Video recipe –

Ingredients:

  • Basmathi / Long-grain rice – 2 cups
  • Onion – 1 nos (medium size)
  • Green chilies – 2 nos
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaf – 2 nos
  • Star Anise – 2 nos
  • Cinnamon (1 “inch stick) – 1 no
  • Cloves – 4 nos
  • Cardamom – 2 nos
  • Salt – 1 tsp or as per your taste
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 1 ½ tsp
  • Oil (any cooking oil) – 2 ½ tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and thinly slice the onions to pieces.
  • Slit the green chilies into two equal halves.
  • Heat both ghee/clarified butter and oil in a pressure cooker or a heavy bottomed vessel, add the flavored spices (bay leaf, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom) and wait until the spices crackle.
  • Add onions and green chillies, cook for a min and add ginger-garlic paste, cook until the onion turns glassy and the raw smell goes off.
  • Meanwhile clean the rice in running water, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Add the cleaned rice, followed by salt and cook for a min.
  • Pour water (for one cup of rice pour 1 ½ cups of water, make sure to use the same cup for measurement).
  • Wait until the water boils, for pressure cooker – cover the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles, for heavy bottom vessel – cover the lid and cook until the rice is perfectly done.
  • Remove the lid, and gently stir the rice and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with any Vegetarian Curries or Gravies or Non-Vegetarian Gravies or Curries.

 

Lemon Chicken Recipe / Lemon Chicken Fry recipe – Easy Chicken Recipe

Lemon Chicken Recipe / Lemon Chicken Fry recipe – Easy Chicken Recipe

Lemon chicken fry is my most awaited to try recipe, ever since I had Lemon chicken from the Hotel – The Plantain Leaf. The whole family likes this chicken, which is mildy spiced, juicy and tender.

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Lemon Chicken Fry Recipe / Lemon Chicken recipe / Easy chicken recipes

Lemon chicken is prepared by cooking the chicken with spices and lemon juice. Also this consumes very little time to get cooked. I would say it’s one of the finger-licking dish among all of my chicken recipes. Goes out well with any Indian flat bread, as a side dish for briyani or fried rice and also good when paired with steamed rice and sambar. Let me share the recipe…

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Lemon Chicken Fry Recipe / Lemon Chicken recipe / Easy chicken recipes

Ingredients:

  • Chicken – ½ kg
  • Lemon – 3 nos (medium sized)
  • Onions – 3 nos
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Capsicum – 2 no (medium sized)
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Coconut oil or any cooking oil – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp (to taste)

Preparation:

  • Clean and roughly chop the chicken into medium pieces.
  • Peel and roughly chop the onions to medium cubes, slit green chillies to equal halves.
  • Deseed and chop the capsicum to medium pieces.
  • Cut and squeeze the juice from lemon, remove the seeds and keep it aside.
  • Take chicken, turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice all together in a bowl, mix it well and let it rest for 15 mins.
  • Heat oil in heavy bottomed vessel or kadai, add the cumin seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the onions, ginger-garlic paste and cook until the onion turns golden brown in color.
  • Add the capsicum and cook for few mins or until the capsicum turns light green in color.
  • Add the chicken along with the marinate, cook for 2 mins.
  • Sprinkle little water, stir well, cover and cook for few mins or until the chicken is tender and juicy.
  • Sprinkle the pepper powder, remove the lid and cook for 2 mins or until the chicken becomes dry and the oil separates.
  • Remove from fire and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot. Lemon chicken fry can be served as a side dish for briyani, fried rice or steamed rice and sambar. Lemon Chicken is and perfect side dish for lunch or dinner.