Tuesday 26 May 2009

Naaranga Achaar / Lime Pickle


Lime / Naaranga-12nos
Gingelly Oil / Sesame Oil / Nallenna-1 cup
Mustard seeds-3/4 tsp
Asafoetida powder/Kayapodi - 2 tsp
Fenugreek powder / Ulluva podi -1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1 tbsp
Kashmeri Red chilly powder/ Piriyan mulagu podi-1 cup
Ginger, chopped-150gm
Garlic, chopped-150gm
Green chillies, slit-100gm-150 gm
Vinegar- 250 ml - 350ml (adjust according to taste and thickness of the pickle)
Salt to taste

  • Sauté the limes till soft in 2tbsp of oil. Wipe the outside with a piece of cloth or kitchen tissue and cut each lime into 4 pieces and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in another thick bottom pan, fry mustard, then add ginger, garlic and green chillies and sauté till golden brown.
  • Reduce heat and add all the powders one by one and sauté. Then add lime and stir well.
  • Add vinegar and salt to taste and simmer in low heat till thick.
  • Bottle when cold.
  • Keeps for a long time.

All the utensils & bottle should be clean & dry. Never add water to pickle while making. Always use clean and dry spoon to take pickle from bottle.

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Tuesday 12 May 2009

Mango Yogurt Panna Cotta

I made this dish in full compliance with Deeba's directions......Here is original. The pictures & recipes posted by her are truly stunning! Thanks Deeba for this lovely dessert!

Thick Yogurt - 2 cups
Low fat cream - 1 cup
Gelatin - 3 tsp
Mango pulp - of 2 mangoes
Castor sugar if required
Fruit slivers, pistachio nuts, mint leaves, chocolate curls etc to garnish
  • Sprinkle the gelatin over the cup of cream & allow to stand for 10-15 minutes or till it softens. Whisk well & strain into a big bowl.
  • Add the thick yogurt and mango puree to the bowl & whisk well. Adjust for sugar. Add some castor sugar if required.
  • Divide into 6-8 very lightly greased ramekins and refrigerate until firm, at least 3-4 hours.
  • Serve with a drizzle of light cream, sliced fruit & pistachio nuts...or in bowls topped with chocolate curls, mango slivers, mint leaves, pistachio nuts etc.

My 4 1/2 year old son's finger print card on Mothers day!!!

Thank you Madhu for sharing this award with me :) :)

I am passing this award to Happy Cook, Bharathy, Purnima, JZ, Varsha, Soma, Deeba, Nags, Lena, V JR & Pearlin. Please accept this award dear friends...:)

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