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JEERA RICE -(MICRO WAVE AND STOVE TOP)

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JEERA RICE
Jeera rice is prepared in minutes of time and no need of vegetables.It is even liked by children very much as it is less spicy food which can  be enjoyed by kith and kin..I prepared it in microwave in just a matter of half an hour.



COOKING IN MICROWAVE OVEN:

Materials:
Basmathi rice 2 cupsJeera 3 tspBay leaf 2 '' pieceElaichi,cloves and cinnamon 1 tbspAccording to your spicy nessGinger garlic paste 1 tspChopped onion 1 cupGreen chillies 6 to 7 nosCurry leaves a fewCilantro leaves a fewPepper powder 3 to 4 pinchesSaltOil 2 to 3 tbspMethod:
Place a micro safe bowl and add oil,then micro high in 900W  for 1 minute. Next add masala items,jeera,tej pathha,and micro high at 900 W  for 3 minutes.Next add chopped onion,green chillies ,ginger garlic paste,and micro high for 3 minutes Now add water and rice ,mix well and cook in micro high at 900 W for 10 minutes.Stir once in between,if u are doubtful whether it will get burnt. Lastly remove outside,and add salt,pepper powder,curr…

GREEN PEAS MASALA

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GREEN PEAS MASALA
Green peas masala,is one of the combo i prepare for/with  masala rice ,and it usually tastes  yummy..
Materials:
Finely chopped onion / coarsely grinded onion paste 1 cup Tomato puree /tomato pieces (of 2 tomatoes) Green peas 1 cup (Soaked and half boiled) Chilli powder 1 tspGinger garlic paste 1 tspSaltMasala paste/powder 1 tspOil 2 tbsp Method:
First of all half boil the soaked green peas in microwave  for 3 minutes in micro high 900 w,by adding a cup of water.Keep it aside.
Place another  micro safe bowl on a table,add oil to it.Micro high for 30 seconds..Remove it outside and now add onion(paste form),ginger garlic paste, and micro high for 3 to 4 min in high 900 w.Next remove it,and mix well,now add tomato pieces /puree,chilli powder,salt and again micro high for 5 minutes.Now mix well ,and lastly add  half boiled green peas,masala powder,mix well and micro high for another 5 minutes..Remove it and transfer in to a serving bowl and garnish with cilantro.. Serve wi…

VEGETABLE MASALA RICE -MICROWAVE & STOVE TOP

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VEGETABLE MASALA RICE
This recipe is done so easily in  few minutes,when there is no mood to make full meals ,moreover it is easily done in microwave in 30 minutes..
Ingredients:

Chopped onion 1 cupChopped vegetables 2 cups
(which includes,potatoes,carrot,beans etc)

Biriyani / Masala paste 2 tbsp

(which contains both spices and ginger garlic )

Oil 3 tbspBasmathi Rice (1/2 kg or 2 cups)Water 3 and  1/2 cupsSpices (a few)Green mirchi 4 to 6 nosBay leaf 2 inch made in to small pieces
Method:
Place oil in a micro safe bowl and micro  it for 30 secs in high(900 w)Take off out side and add spices and again micro it for 2 min in high(900 w).Remove it outside ,and add chopped onion ,mix well.Now again micro it for 3 minutes in high.Remove it outside the microwave,now add chopped vegetables and micro high for 2 minutes.Take it outside add biryani paste / masala paste, and mix well.Micro it for 2 minutes,then take it outside.Then add water, rice  and salt,and micro high it for 21 minutes.Check it o…

MASALA VANKAYA KURA / NUNI GUTHI VANKAYA KURA

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This curry is one of the most prominent delicacies from the coastal Andhra Pradesh. It is very tasty and goes well with rotis and rice too. Some call it as Guthhi Vankaya Masala curry and some as Nuni Vankaya.(Some call this as Bagara Baingan, but some of the ingredients differ.) This curry tastes yummy with steamed white rice along with its thick gravy.

Ingredients:

Brinjals 250 gms.
The brinjals are to be vertically splitted with the ends intact..and place them in water.
Chopped onions 1/2 cup
Ground nuts 1/2 cup
Corriander seeds 4 tsp
Jeera 1 tsp
Garlic 6 pods
Chilli powder 2 tsp
Cloves 3 to 4 nos
Salt to taste
Cashew nuts 10 nos
Dry coconut shredded 1 tbsp
Tamarind paste or Tomato paste - 1 tbsp

Method :

Place a pan on the stove add 1 tsp oil and fry ground nuts, dhania seeds, garlic, cashew nuts, grated coconut, well.Let them cool and grind them in to a paste along with chilli powder, salt, tamarind paste /tomato paste, onion and jeera.

COOKING ON STOVE TOP:

Place a pan on the sto…

BREAD - PAV

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BREAD..PAV
Ingredients:
Maidha-250 gms2 tsp extra maidha for kneadingYeast(dry)-10 gms or 2 tspSugar 5tspSalt 1 tspOil 5 tspWater-135 ml Procedure:
First of all heat water in a micro at 900w high power for 20 seconds.By the time the temp should be around 45 degrees  c.Now add sugar, mix well, and keep it aside for 15 minutes by covering the dish with a lid allowing it to ferment.After 15 minutes check the yeast solution,by this time it will ferment itself and multiplying itself, by eating the sugar ,look like small bubbly layer. Now add salt and oil 2 tsp also.Next add maidha in low quantities into the yeast solution, and mix it with a hand mixer, for mixing it evenly.Knead the maidha ball for approximately 10 minutes or until it turns soft to touch. Powder your hands with maidha to prevent the dough from sticking to your handsApply 1 tsp of oil  to it and place it in a covered dish, it can also be wrapped in a plastic sheet, and leave it for an hour.After one hour it will be double in…