Veg Hakka Noodles Recipe | Ezcookbook


Hakka Noodles, a very basic and popular recipe belongs to Indian Chinese Cuisine. Mixed vegetables and cooked noodles are quickly stir fried and tossed with sauces in Indo-Chinese style. It is really easy and quick to prepare. If served with Gravy Manchurian or spiced schezwan vegetables makes it a perfect complete meal. Follow the Ez recipe below to make Vegetarian Hakka Noodles.


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Sambar Sadam Recipe | How to make Kadamba Sadam


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Veg Baked Bean Nachos ~ Vegetarian Nachos

Besan Tortilla Chips layered & baked with beans, corn, cheese and jalapenos

Veg Baked Bean Nachos is a classic Tex-Mex Recipe which usually served as a snack or appetizer in Mexican Cuisine. This recipe is vegetarian as well as super healthy and absolutely easy to make. Here goes the Ezrecipe to make Veg Baked Bean Nachos ~ Vegetarian Nachos

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Hot Garlic Chilli BabyCorn Recipe - Ezcookbook


Here comes with an exotic Indo-chinese recipe. I have been wanting to try this dish for longtime and last weekend I got an opportunity to prepare this for lunch with fried rice. The outcome of the dish wow great, got very good comment from my hubby. The combination of baby corn with capsicum gave an appealing look with rich glossy hot sauce and I felt like posting rite immediately this week. Try this simple recipe and serve to your family, get applause...

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Masala Chai | Indian Masala Tea Recipe | Ezcookbook

A hot spiced cuppa with full of flavors to refresh the mind....


This milky tea(chai), lightly spiced with ginger, cardamom, cloves, pepper and  cinnamon is drunk all over India. It is generally a hot beverage made by brewing tea leaves with Indian Spices and herbs. It instantly refresh the tired mind and fuel the body to boost energy. Making tea with home made chai masala brings out excellent flavors. I  love to sniff the Masala chai with every sip.

I'm a great addict to tea and I cannot stay even a single day without slurping my cup of tea. What to do I had been grown up my mom in such a way. MH who never use to have coffee or tea before marriage is now screwed to tea lover by me. And now he has become a real fan for my Tea. Whenever he is at he asks me to make tea, see how I changed him.


Making homemade chai masala is as simple as with more or less Indian spices. I here used ginger, cardamom, cloves, pepper and  cinnamon for masala. You can include more spices like star anise, fennel seeds. Crush all together in a mortar / processor, add to the tea. Each of these spices has special health benefits in itself.
Health benefits Of Masala Chai:
Cinnamon- counteract bad breath
Black Pepper - powerful anti-oxidant
Cardamom- enhance appetite
Clove- all-round healing spice
Dry Ginger- improves digestion


Preparation & Cooking Time : 20 Minutes

YIELD : 4 cups

Ingredients:

Tea Leaves - 4-5 tsp
Milk - 2 cups
Water - 2 cups
Sugar - 4 tbsp

For Chai Masala:
Cinnamon stick - 1
Cloves - 6 no.
Dry Ginger - 1 small piece
Black pepper - 5 corns
Green Cardamom - 6 pods

Method:

1.First prepare chai masala: grind together all ingredients under "For Chai Masala" to coarse powder. Store this masala in a container and use when and as needed to make masala chai.


2.Boil 2 cups of water in a sauce pan, add tea leaves, milk and sugar. Let it comes to boiling point.
Add a tsp of chai masala(or more to add more spicy) to the boiling tea and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 5-8 minutes to let the masala flavors incorporate well .


3.Strain the tea into 4 cups and serve hot.



Note:

I always like my tea to be little thick, so use water according to your tea consistency you prefer to have.
Diabetics can substitute with sugar re-placer and enjoy.


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Chapati Upma - Tricky Leftovers | Ezcookbook


Chappati Upma is a quick fix recipe to make use of leftover roti / chapati. An excellent idea to turn your roti into upma for an appealing evening tiffin. I would even recommend bachelors to give a try for this upma, as it takes hardly 15 minutes to prepare.

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Kutchi Dabeli Recipe | Dabeli Masala | EzCookbook



Dabeli is a another version of Vada Pav  or Burger. It is made with specially prepared spiced potato stuffing filled in a bun along with chat essentials i.e sweet-tangy chutney, hot red chutney and sprinklers like sev, onion, peanuts and pomegranate. It is originated from a Gujarati Region Kutch and very popular as a street snack hence named and famous as a Kutchi / Kachhi Dabeli. Now it has taken same popularity in Mumbai street food as much as Vada Pav. Here goes the EzRecipe to Make Kutchi Dabeli.

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Besan Tortilla Chips ~ Gram Flour Nacho Chips

  Healthy Baked Garlic Flavored Tortilla Chips Made with Gram flour, wheat flour and oat flour 
I find usual flour tortillas a bit unhealthy. So here I tried to make it healthy all healthy flour. It exactly tasted same as corn nacho chips. My family is a huge fan of nachos during movie time..
Now they are happy to get the same feeling at home while watching TV with homemade healthy nacho chips. Try this Ezrecipe to make crunchy homemade nacho chips and stock it up for 1 or 2 weeks.

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Fresh Tomato Salsa ~ Basic Mexican Salsa Recipe


Mexican Tomato Salsa is a popular condiment. It can be served as salad or sauce along with tortilla chips as a snack, or with taco/burritos as a part of meal. Its easy, quick and simple to make and its fresh tangy flavor is a real crowd pleaser. Many like to discard its water but I just love the tangy tomato water which enhance the flavor and make it more delicious. Here goes the EzRecipe to make Authentic Fresh Tomato Salsa.


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Paal Kozhukattai | Chettinad Paal Kozhukattai - step by step pictorial recipe


Paal kozhukattai is a famous chettinad sweet that is made with jaggery - milk combination. The special feature of  this recipe in which the rice balls/dumplings, so called kozhukattai are prepared by soaking and grinding pasarisi(raw rice). The rice dumplings are boiled in the milk and sweetend with jaggery syrup with the hint of cardamom. This is an authentic recipe of chettinad cuisine and must sweet in any special occasion.  I made this recipe yesterday to offer Lord ganesha on his birthday (chaturti), as he is fond of kozhukattai.


Preparation & Cooking Time : 1 hour
Soaking Time : 30 minutes

YIELD : 4 servings 

Ingredients:

For Making Kozhukattai:
Ponni Raw Rice - 1 cup(Check Note)
Water - 2 cups
Gingelly oil - 2 tsp
Salt a Pinch

For Making Payasam:
Jaggery - 1cup, grated(increase if you have sweet tooth)
Milk - 1 L
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coconut Milk - 1cup

Method:

Wash and soak rice for half an hour. Grind to smooth paste with just needed water to not struck at the bottom of the jar. 


Add two cups of water, gingelly oil to the paste and make a thin batter. Transfer the batter to the heavy bottomed vessel and cook on medium high flame. Stir continuously until it forms a massive lump.It should like this in the below. Care while stirring.


Boil 3/4 L of milk in a sauce pan. Cool the dough and knead well. Grease hands with oil while kneading and start making small balls out of it. Keep aside.


When the milk starts to bubbling add the rice balls and cook over medium flame. It will take around 8-10 minutes to get balls cook completely.



Meanwhile warm(do not bring to boil ) the remaining 1/4 L of milk, cool for a while. Add the grated jaggery to the milk and dissolve it. Pass to strainer to remove dirt. Keep aside.


Now check for the rice balls, if it is done add a cup of thick coconut milk and switch of the fire.
Now pour in the jaggery milk  and cardamom powder for flavor. 



Mix well and cover with a lid to incorporate the flavors to get in to the rice balls for 10 minutes. Serve warm in a bowl.



Note:

  • There is chances of milk curdling, if you add jaggery directly to the boiling milk. So always remember to add jaggery to any sweets that you make with milk-jaggery based.
  • For variation can substitute sugar instead of jaggery, to make paal kozhukattai.
  • To make more interesting add some roasted nuts and dry fruits.
  • If you are running out of time to soak and grind the rice, use good quality rice flour and follow the same procedure. Just reduce the water to 1.5 cups.



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Vinayaka Chaturthi 2013

Hi Ezcookbook Viewers,

Wishing all happy Ganesha Chaturti !!!

Gaja-Aananam Bhuuta-Ganna-Aadi Sevitam
Kapittha Jambuu-Phala-Saara Bhakssitam
Umaa-Sutam Shoka Vinaasha-Kaarannam
Namaami Vighnea-Ishvara Paada-Pangkajam ||


Check out the recipes, special naivedyam offered to Lord Ganesh on his Birthday  Here.

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Chocolaty Malai Laddu | Chocolate Paneer ladoo

3 Layered ladoo/sweet balls made with panner(Cottage cheese), chocolate and M&M Candy




I gave a brave attempt to make this Chocolaty Malai Ladoo specially for Bal Ganesha for Ganesh Chaturthi. It came out well, appealing  and also tasted scrumptious. This Ladoo definitely makes your and kids mouth water INSTANTLY. My son who tasted for the first became huge fan for this ladoos and he named it as chocolate ladoo. The more interesting part is hidden treasure of colorful M&M gems inside each ladoo, so kids will enjoy eating as well. The cake sprinkles jeweled the ladoo, that might attract everyone to tryout. Try this easy recipe of special paneer chocolate ladoo with all easy available ingredients.

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Oats Undrallu | Savory Oats Recipe

Savory Oats Dumplings.


One of the easiest and tasty breakfast I often use to make is Oats Undrallu. I even thought of posting this recipe earlier, but couldn't get pictures. This time I made it and captured without fail. I should point out here, this is one such simple savory dumpling  for those who are seeking healthy eats. It just takes only 15 minutes of your precious time to get done. A quick filling dumpling that can easily go in kids snacks box.
And I'm gonna try this for upcoming Indian festival - Vinayaka Chaturthi, as Lord Ganesha is fond of Undrallu /Kozhukkatai/Madak. Let's try something new with traditional. 

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Vada Pav | Mumbai Vada Paav Recipe - Ezcookbook

A Spicy Indian Vegetarian Burger.


Vada Pav or Wada Paav , a popular Indian Spicy Vegetarian Burger. A very hot selling Mumbai-Maharastra, street food, a quick food for rushing weekdays. Pav is actually a bun and vada is basically a batata vada. Batata vada is made out of spiced potato balls coated with besan batter and deep fried. The vada is then clubbed between the pav with some fresh and hot spicy chutneys.

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