April 2018

Mirchi Ka Salan After Kumbakonam Kadappa and Mumbai Misal, its time to explore Hyderabad. Mirchi ka Salan is a popular dish in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Prepared with peanut, coconut, sesame seeds and tamarind juice, a curry  which is typically served as a side dish to aromatic hyderabadi biryani. But it can also be paired with any type of Biryani / Pulav / any Roti / paratha. Mirchi ka salan goes very well with any main course dish. I have tried to use minimum oil in this recipe.
  • The Chillies used are the big variety, less spicy ones.
  • 8 chillies slit and de-seeded
  • 1 medium sized onion finely cut
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp oil

This Chocolate Avocado Mousse is a no cook recipe. Combination of Avocado, Cocoa and Coconut milk makes this  Chocolate Avocado Mousse a healthy vegan and gluten free mousse which you can indulge in without guilt. Avocados, also known as butter fruit, are packed with nutrients including fiber...

For the stuffing: Dry roast 3 tablespoon each (Sesame seeds, Kopra (desiccated coconut) and roasted peanuts). Powder coarsely with 2 tsp Kashmiri chilly power, 2 tsp dhania powder, 1 tsp garam masala, 1tsp salt and 1 tsp jaggery powder. This powder can be stored in refrigerator.

Millet Uthappam Millet Uthappam is made with Barnyard millet, sago and urad dal. This batter can be used o make Millet Idli / Dosa too. This Millet Uthappam is topped with vegan cheese as well. hence this is a vegan and Gluten free recipe. For the Uthappam:
  • 3 measures barnyard  millet + ¼ measure Sago (Sabudana) soaked for 4 hrs
  • 1 measure whole urad soaked for 1 hour
  • Grind separately as for Idli. Keep for fermenting overnight or for 8 hrs. Idlis also come out well with this batter.

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