Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Chemmeen Urulakhizhangu Masala/Prawns Potato Masala

Chemmeen Urulakhizhangu Masala/Prawns Potato Masala

Chemmeen Urulakhizhangu masala is a yummy and quick side dish for rice. It is an onion tomato based spicy gravy with prawns and potatoes. It also has the crunch of toasted sliced coconut. Potatoes and prawns is a delicious combo and you will surely love this . The recipe source is my mother-in-law. Thanks Ammachi for this recipe.

Prawns- 250 grams
Onion - 2 medium thinly sliced
Potatoes- one cup ( thinly sliced or cubed)
Tomato- 1 chopped
Green chilly-3
Thinly sliced coconut- a few
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- a few
Chopped coriander leaves- 1 tbs
Mustard seeds- 1/3 tsp
Oil as needed and salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add sliced coconut and fry for a minute. Next add curry leaves, green chilly and sliced onion and saute till it is golden brown. At this stage add tomatoes and saute till it turn soft . Add all the spice powders, salt and sliced potatoes.Add 1/2 cup water and cook for 2 minutes before you add the prawns. After adding prawns cook for another 3-4 minutes and then reduce the flame and allow the gravy to thicken.Serve as a side dish for rice.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!

Monday, January 26, 2015

NeujahrsPretzel - New Years Pretzel

NeujahrsPretzel - New Years Pretzel

Baking partners challenge recipe for January was suggested by Swetha of  Tasty Curry Leaf. She suggested two recipes, one New year Pretzel and a New year eve pizza from Sicily.The yeast-ed pretzel is from Germany. It is a rich milk bread made special by topping with nuts, icing sugar or glazed cherries.They are supposed to bring good luck and prosperity if consumed at midnight or before breakfast on New Year's day .Thanks Swathi and  Swetha for this wonderful recipe.

Warm milk- 2 cup
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Butter- 1/2 stick
Yeast- 1 1/2 tsp
Bread Flour- 4 1/2 cup
Salt- 1 tsp

Toasted Almonds or candied cherries
Powdered sugar

In a sauce pan mix milk, sugar and butter, heat in medium till the sugar is dissolved and butter melts. Make sure it is warm and not hot before adding rest of the ingredients.
 In a separate bowl add flour, instant yeast,salt and mix. Pour the warm milk butter mixture and two eggs. Mix until you get a soft batter and continue till get a soft ball consistency.
 Place this on a floured counter, sprinkle flour as needed and knead till it is smooth dough.. Place inside a greased bowl and allow it to rise until double its size.
 Punch down and knead lightly and then divide the dough into two parts ( I divided it into  into three to form braided dough). Roll each half into long ropes or the braided rope. Make it into a u shape, Pick each end of the dough and cross them once and then again, lift and bring the two edges towards you and stick towards the bottom of the u shape.
 Lay the pretzel into a parchment lined baking sheet and allow it to rise for another one hour. bake in pre heated oven at 375 degree f for 20 minutes till golden brown. Once out of the oven you can brush with melted butter. Garnish with powdered sugar or a spreadable icing. Decorated with glazed cherries or sliced almonds.


Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!

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