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Nandu Rasam / Spicy Crab Soup

Nandu Rasam / Spicy Crab Soup

Nandu Rasam / Spicy Crab Soup is one among the delicious non-vegetarian soup. This can be consumed both as soup and rasam, when Nandu Rasam is served with steamed hot rice it is rasam and when it is served as such in a bowl, it is soup. Nandu Rasam / Spicy Crab soup is most preferably prepared during winter season and perfect when you have sore throat, cold or nose blockage.

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Nandu Rasam, Spicy Crab Soup

Nandu Rasam / Spicy Crab Soup

Nandu Rasam (நண்டு ரசம்)/ Spicy Crab soup (நண்டு சூப்)which is very thin in texture, but with delicious taste and wonderful aroma. Mostly crab legs are used in this recipe along with a crab. Also break the crab legs and add it to the soup/rasam, so that the flavor gets well to the rasam/soup. Very simple and easy to prepare, give a try and share your feedback.

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Nandu Rasam, Spicy Crab Soup

Nandu Rasam / Spicy Crab Soup

Ingredients:

  • Crab / நண்டு– 1 no
  • Crab Legs / நண்டு கால்கள்– 7 nos
  • Coriander stalks / கொத்தமல்லி– 5 nos
  • Curry leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை– a sprig
  • Cumin seeds / சீரகம்– 1 ¼ tsp
  • Black pepper / மிளகு– 1 ¼ tsp
  • Small Onions / Pearl Onions / சின்ன வெங்காயம்– 20 nos
  • Tomato / தக்காளி– 3 nos
  • Fenugreek seeds / வெந்தயம் – ¼ tsp
  • Red chillies / மிளகாய் வத்தல்– 2 nos
  • Garlic / பூண்டு– 5 cloves
  • Lemon juice / எலுமிச்சை சாறு– 1 ½ tsp
  • Coconut oil / தேங்காய் எண்ணெய்– 1 tbsp
  • Salt / உப்பு– 1 tsp

Making of Nandu Rasam / Spicy Crab Soup –

 

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the half of the quantity of small onions.
  • Squeeze the tomatoes in water and keep it aside.
  • Coarsely crush a tsp of cumin seeds, a tsp of black pepper, garlic cloves, leftover whole onions and half the quantity of coriander stalks.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel, add in the leftover ¼ tsp of cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and wait until they crackle.
  • Tear the red chillies into pieces, add it to the vessel and cook for 5 seconds.
  • Add in the crushed ingredients all together to the vessel.
  • Add the crab and crab legs, sprinkle ½ tsp of salt and cook for 5 mins.
  • Pour in the tamarind extract, add salt, mix it well.
  • Cover and cook in medium flame for 15 mins or until the crab is cooked well.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves, remove it from fire.

Serve hot as such or with steamed rice.

Paneer Rice / Paneer Sadham / Lunch Box Recipes

Paneer Rice / Paneer Sadham / Lunch Box Recipes

Paneer Rice is one among the most delicious, aromatic and healthy rice, that goes out well for lunchbox. Paneer Rice is called as Paneer sadham (பன்னீர் சாதம்) in Tamil, since my kids are fuzzy eaters, but they like paneer to the core and so thought of creating a rice with Paneer. Paneer Rice is fully packed with proteins and rich in nutrients.

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Paneer rice, Paneer sadham, lunch box recipes

Paneer Rice / How to make Paneer Sadham / Lunch Box recipe

Paneer Rice can be prepared using basmathi (long grain rice) or any variety of rice. Paneer Rice has a melt in creamy texture along with the crunchiness of onions and coriander stalks. Try to use more coriander stalks than the coriander leaves, as they add crunchy texture to the rice. Check out our Paneer Broccoli rice, Carrot rice, Beetroot Rice, Mixed Vegetable rice / Kootanchoru. Give a try and share your feedback…

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Paneer rice, Paneer sadham, lunch box recipes

Paneer Rice / How to make Paneer Sadham / Lunch Box recipe

Ingredients:

  • Grated Paneer / துருவிய பன்னீர்– ¾ cup
  • Paneer Cubes / பன்னீர் துண்டுகள் – 10 nos (medium size)
  • Onion / வெங்காயம் – 1 no (medium size)
  • Garlic / பூண்டு – 4 cloves
  • Steamed Rice / சாதம் – 2 ½ cups
  • Coriander stalks / கொத்தமல்லி– 5 nos
  • Black pepper powder / மிளகு தூள்– 1 ½ tsp
  • Fennel seeds / சோம்பு – ½ tsp
  • Salt / உப்பு– 1 ¼ tsp

Making of Paneer Rice / Paneer rice Video recipe –

Preparation:

  • Wash and finely chop the coriander stalks. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic pieces.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel or Kadai, pour ½ the quantity of the olive, fry the paneer pieces until they turn golden brown in color on both sides.
  • Once the paneer turns golden brown in color, remove it from fire and spread it over a plate.
  • Pour in the leftover oil to the same vessel, add in the fennel seeds followed by ½ the quantity of coriander stalks.
  • Add in the onions and garlic pieces, cook for few mins or until they start turning golden brown in color.
  • Add in the grated paneer, cook for few seconds, add in the steamed (boiled) rice, sprinkle black pepper powder and cook for few mins or until get scrambled well.
  • Sprinkle the leftover coriander stalks, fluff it well.
  • Turn off the flame, add in the roasted paneer cubes, fluff it well.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot. Goes out well with any spicy vegetarian or non-vegetarian curry. You can prepare this for a simple weekend lunch. Refer the below picture to know how I served paneer rice and join us in Instagram (ImMadraasi) to know more about the weekend meals and lunch box –  

 

 

Turmeric Milk (Manjal Panangarkandu Paal) / Haldi dhoodh – Indian Winter recipes

Turmeric Milk (Manjal Panangarkandu Paal) / Haldi dhoodh – Indian Winter recipes

Turmeric Milk (Manjal Panangarkandu Paal) is prepared during winters in most of the Indian families. Turmeric milk is known as Panagarkandu Paal (பணங்கற்கண்டு பால்) or Manjal Milakku Paal (Turmeric Pepper Milk) in Tamil and known as Haldi Dhoodh in Hindi. In Tamil nadu, we use to prepare this milk with fresh turmeric, dates palm jaggery (panangarkandu), black pepper. Turmeric Milk (Manjal Panangarkandu Paal), is good for sore throat and cold. It helps in weight loss and also helps in better sleeping during nights.

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Turmeric Milk (Manjal Panangarkandu Paal)

Turmeric Milk (Panangarkandu Paal) / Haldi Doodh / Indian winter recipes

Turmeric Milk (Manjal Panagarkandu Paal)

Turmeric Milk (Panagarkandu Paal) can also prepared with turmeric powder instead of fresh turmeric roots and Jaggery instead of Dates Palm Sugar. A very simple but healthy drink that can be prepared in minutes, with perfection even by beginners. Give a try and share your feedback.

Turmeric milk (Panangarkandu Paal), Haldi doodh, fresh turmeric recipes

Turmeric Milk (Panangarkandu Paal) / Haldi Doodh / Indian winter recipes

Ingredients:

  • Turmeric Roots / மஞ்சள் – 30 to 50 gm
  • Milk / பால் – 1 litre
  • Dates Palm Jaggery / பணங்கறகண்டு – ½ cup
  • Black pepper / மிளகு – 2 tsp

Making of Turmeric Milk / Panangarkandu Paal / Haldi Doodh –

 

Preparation:

  • Peel and chop the turmeric roots.
  • Crush the turmeric roots using mortar and pestle.
  • Add black pepper to turmeric and coarsely crush it.
  • Boil milk in a heavy bottom pan, add in the coarsely crushed turmeric roots and black pepper.
  • Bring it to boil, add in the dates palm jaggery to it.
  • Mix it well, let it boil for few mins in low flame or until the milk thickens.
  • Remove it from fire, strain the milk, and transfer it to vessel.

Serve hot or warm.

Note: Make sure to serve hot or warm, otherwise it never works and the taste of black pepper would make the milk more spicy and uncomfortable to drink. You can adjust the quantity of black pepper and dates palm jaggery as you required.