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Yellow Pumpkin Eriseri - Pumpkin Coconut Curry - Nanjil Recipes

Yellow Pumpkin Eriseri is a curry made with yellow pumpkin,  karamani and coconut paste. It is one of the delicious and satisfying side dishes that takes just 25 minutes to make.  The flavouring comes from the ground coconut paste which is added in two forms. The first coconut paste is prepared by grinding coconut, cumin, red chilli and garlic to a smooth paste which is added when the pumpkins are done. The second coconut paste is prepared by grinding the coconut, red chilli and cumin coarsely which is then roasted well in the coconut oil and added in the final stage. This yellow pumpkin eriseri goes well with pulikuzhambu, theeyal and sambar. This pumpkin eriseri is another delicious recipe from my aunt Raji Tamilselvi from Nagercoil. She taught many of their traditional dishes from Nagercoil. This eriseri tastes good with green skin pumpkin which has deep orange pulp. You can also replace white chick peas instead of karamani. Coconut oil gives the eriseri a subtle aroma. The combinat
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Rava Ladoo - Easy Rava Ladoo Recipe - Easy Diwali Sweets

Today we are going to see an easy rava ladoo recipe that's perfect for Diwali, Krishna Jeyanthi or for any family occasions. This recipe can be easily doubled if you are preparing in a large quantity. Good news, no condensed milk, no sugar consistency syrup and no milk are needed for this rava ladoo. There are many easy methods for rava ladoo but this is the traditional method my grandmother used to prepare which stays good for more than 2 weeks.  Simply roast the rava and powder the rava and sugar separately in a mixer jar. And then combine the powdered rava, sugar along with roasted cashews and cardamom powder. Mix the dry ingredients well and then add melted ghee little by little. When it's warm enough to handle, prepare ladoos. Easy sweet recipe within 30 minutes with simple methods.  Tips to make perfect Rava Ladoo To make soft rava ladoos, do not roast the rava for a long time. Roast until you get a nice aroma.  For this rava ladoo recipe, I suggest using fine rava. Pleas

Chana Masala - Homestyle Chana Masala - Chana Masala for poori, chapathi and nann

Today we are going to see our all time favourite Chana Masala. It's a simple yet complete food that's easy to make within 30 minutes. I got this recipe from our friend's mom who is from Bodi. The flavours are just delicious. She gave me one kg of her homemade garamasala powder and it is one of our new favourites! The garamasala powder is free from the addition of preservatives, artificial colours and mono sodium glutamate. Any masalas or kurmas made with a unique blend of spices, tastes good. I have been trying to make my own garamasala powder but just keep putting it off. Now I am confident to prepare homemade garamasala powder as she clearly explained the recipe with exact ingredients and measurements. I will try posting the homemade garamasala recipe in virundhombal soon. During our visit to their house, she prepared so many dishes and all of them were lip smacking and the masalas were perfectly balanced, not overpowering the other.  This Chana masala is not the authenti

Milk Halwa - Paal Halwa - Easy Dessert Recipes

Milk Halwa - if you want to prepare an easy and delicious dessert for Krishna Jeyanthi try this milk halwa recipe. This milk halwa includes only four ingredients which are easily available in your kitchen. It's very rich that melts in your mouth. If this is your first time to try milk halwa, I'm sure your whole family will love it.  The ingredients in this recipe are milk, sugar, rava and ghee. If you like to add any nuts, you can include it. Full fat milk is used in this recipe, as it gives more flavour. I have not tried it with low fat milk. The secret to the texture of this dessert lies in the addition of the rava. All you needed to do is to stir everything in the kadai. Stir continuously until the halwa thickens. Though it is easy to make, this halwa requires a little patience as it takes about 10 minutes of constant stirring in the final stage to prevent the halwa from forming lumps and sticking to the bottom of the kadai. This milk halwa tastes good for 3 to 4 days if sto

Easy Paneer Gravy - Paneer Masala within 20 minutes - Paneer Recipes

This easy paneer gravy is a mouthwatering side dish made with paneer cooked in a rich gravy prepared with  onions, tomatoes and other spices. It's mild and not very spicy, which tastes so good with chapathi, nann, roti and pulao.  Paneer gravies can be made in a variety of ways. This recipe is the easy version of paneer butter masala. Most of the time we prepare paneer gravy with fresh cream, butter and cashew nuts. To make a tasty paneer masala, you do not need fresh cream. You can easily make restaurant style paneer gravy with easily available ingredients in your kitchen. I always like to add a few cashew nuts while making gravies, which gives a creamy consistency. The addition of dried kasuri methi leaves gives a unique flavour for paneer based gravies. I used homemade garamasala powder for gravies which does not include red chillies or pepper in it. Add garamasala powder to your personal taste preferences.Now let's see how to prepare this easy paneer gravy with step by step