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27 March, 2010

Grape Jam

Posted in : Grapes, Jam on by : ArchanaPotdar

I made Strawberry Jam and posted the recipe. I also mentioned that I made “Grape Jam”. Grape Jam I made was out of black grapes and got a lovely purple colour. Here is the recipe. Ingredients: 1 kg Black grapes (seedless) A little less than ½ a teacup sugar. Method: 1.  Remove all the stalks
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27 March, 2010

Plate test for Jams

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This is the plate test to test the readiness of jam. In the plate test  pour a small quantity of jam on a cold plate. Chill it in the freezer for 30 seconds. If your jam is ready it will be firm to touch. Remove the pan from heat. . ​Hi! First time here? You
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27 March, 2010

Strawberry Jam

Posted in : Jam, Strawberry on by : ArchanaPotdar

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10 February, 2010

Star Fruit Pickle/ Kamarak che Lonche

Comments : 1 Posted in : Accompaniments, Condiments, Hot and Sweet, Pickle on by : ArchanaPotdar
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One of my friend’s Trupti, brought a pickle the other day; it was sweet, sour and pungent at the same time. She had made it out of what is called here in Goa “Bimbal”.  Bimbal’s a look like tendli/Tondli/Tondikai /gherkins but are sour and are used in a variety of dishes like Goan prawn curry.
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23 January, 2010

Muddi Palaya( Golaa Bhaji)

Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Daal or Lentils, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Karnataka Cuisine, Methi/Fenugreek, Palak, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age on by : ArchanaPotdar
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‘Muddi pallaya’ and rice or ‘bhakri’ i.e. jowar roti was a favourite among us siblings. My kids also like Muddi pallaya. The method I had to relearn, as my kids liked more of Savita Mami’s pallaya. I tried it often but since I am a slow learner I tend to forget the ingredients and the
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16 December, 2009

Stuffed Capsicum in Gravy

Posted in : Capsicum, Potato/Batati/Batata/Batat on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Since I felt like experimenting with capsicum, tried this recepie. To my surprise it turned out very good and my husband liked it a lot. So here it goes: Ingredients for the stuffing: 2 boiled Potatoes 1/2 spoon garam masala 1/4 spoon jeera power 1/4 spoon turneric powder 1/2 spoon chilli powder (adjust as per
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14 December, 2009

Hakka Noodles

Posted in : Cabbage, Carrots, Indo-Chinese, Peas on by : ArchanaPotdar

For a packet of noodles (180 grams) boiled and drained as per the instructions add 1-2 tsp. Oil and toss the noodles till well mixed. (This prevents the noodles from sticking). Since my hubby insists that I use a lot of vegetables the quantity of vegetables I use is more than the normal usages please
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8 December, 2009

Chana Dal Khichidi

Posted in : Uncategorized on by : ArchanaPotdar

My punjabi aunty taught me to make Chana Dal Khichidi. Its easy to make and takes really yummmmmmm…….. Ingredients: 1 Cup Chana Dal soaked in water for 30-40 min 2 cup basmati rice Ghee 2 teaspoons 1 spoon jeera 3-4 whole elaichee Pepper 2 long cut Onions 1 teaspoon Garam masala Salt to taste 1.
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8 December, 2009

Zatpat Corn Biryani

Comments : 2 Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Corn, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Meal, Rice, Rice the Versatile Cereal and Its Uses, Tiffin box ideas on by : ArchanaPotdar
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This is Smita’s recipe. The other day i had some leftover rice to finish off but no vegetables to be used for a pulao or something of that kind. All that I had was a packed of shelled corn in my freezer. I decided to put it and my unused masalas to good use and here was
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