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Idly with Daliya Powder

28 Nov

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Idly with Daliya Powder.

Idly batter is steamed in a wide vessel layered with powdered dalia. The steamed idly is then finished with chopped garlic and spices. Serve idli with dalia powder with any chutney of your choice.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Idly with Daliya Powder.

Ingredients:

Idly Batter around 2 Cups
Dalia Powder 3 – 4 Tbsps
Garlic 4 Cloves
Salt to Taste
Ghee 1 tsp

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 6 – 8
Curry Leaves 10
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Peel and roughly chop garlilc cloves.
In a mixing bowl, mix together idly batter, salt (if required) and water (if necessary) to make into little thinner consistency.
Grease a wide vessel with ghee and pour the above batter into the vessel.
Sprinkle a thick layer of the dalia powder on to the idly batter.

Heat a pressure cooker with few cups of water.
Carefully place the vessel and without a whistle pressure cook for around 15 minutes or until idli is soft and toothpick comes out clean when pierced into the idly.
Once done, cool the idli to room temperature and cut into big chunks.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add garlic cloves and stir in the idli chunks.
Fry briefly for a minute or two and remove from heat.
Serve idli with dalia powder with any chutney of your choice.
Notes: Make sure idli is cooked well.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chiles. If idly comes out thick, next time thin out the batter with little water.
Variations: Check other spicy steamed idly here.
Other Names: Idly with Daliya Powder.

Eggplant Fry with Dalia Powder

16 Nov

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Eggplant Fry with Dalia Powder.

Click here for recipe of dalia powder.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Eggplant Fry with Dalia Powder.

Ingredients:

Baby Indian Eggplants 5
Dalia Powder 3 Tbsps
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove stems and chop the eggplant vertically into 4 pieces.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add sliced eggplants and few pinches of salt.
Cook covered on low flame till eggplant is soft.
Uncover and fry briefly and carefully stir in dalia powder.
Serve eggplant fry with dalia powder over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure eggplant is cooked well.

Suggestions: If eggplant is not cooked well, add a splash of water and cook covered till done.
Variations: check other eggplant recipes here.
Other Names: Eggplant Fry with Dalia Powder.

French Beans with Dalia Powder

15 Nov

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French Beans with Dalia Powder.

Fresh french beans are finely chopped and cooked in oil along with other spices. They are then finished with dalia powder. Serve french beans with dalia powder over plain steamed rice or with roti.
Click here for dalia powder recipe.
Makes: around 2 Cups of French Beans with Dalia Powder.

Ingredients:

French Beans (Chopped) 2 Cups
Dalia Powder 2 Tbsps
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Wash french beans, remove little bit of both ends and finely chop them.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped french beans and few pinches of salt.
Cook covered on low flame till beans change color.
Uncover and fry the beans till they are cooked well.
Stir in dalia powder and remove from heat.
Serve french beans with dalia powder over plain steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure french beans are cooked well before adding dalia powder.

Suggestions: If french beans are not cooked properly, put it back on heat. Add a splash of water if necessary and cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: You can check other fresh beans recipes here.
Other Names: French Beans with Dalia Powder.

Cabbage with Dalia Powder

5 Sep

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Cabbage with Dalia Powder.

Cabbage is shredded once the outer leaves are removed. Shredded cabbage is cooked in oil along with spices and onion. Then it is seasoned with freshly ground dalia powder. Serve cabbage with dalia powder over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee or with roti or chapati.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Cabbage with Dalia Powder.

Ingredients:

Cabbage 1/2 of Small Head
Dalia / Roasted Gram 4 Tbsps
Red Chili Powder few Pinches
Turmeric Powder few Pinches
Green Chiles 1 – 2 (optional)
Garlic 1 Clove
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Peel and crush the garlic.
Grind dalia into fine powder using spice grinder.

Remove outer leaves, wash and finely shred the cabbage.
Discard the hard part in the middle of the cabbage while shredding.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles (if using).
Peel and finely slice the onion.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add garlic and green chiles.
Fry briefly, stir in sliced onion and shredded cabbage.
Fry for couple of minutes on medium high flame till cabbage softens and start to brown around the edges.
Make sure to stir the cabbage continuously to avoid burning.
When cabbage is soft while holding a very light crunch, stir in ground dalia powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Fry briefly and serve cabbage with dalia powder over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee or with roti or chapati.
Notes: Make sure cabbage is cooked right.

Suggestions: If cabbage is not cooked well, put it back on heat and cook covered on low flame till done. Adjust green chiles or red chili powder according to spice preference.
Variations: Check other recipes with cabbage here.
Other Names: Cabbage with Dalia Powder.

Dalia Putharekulu

14 Jun

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Putnala Pappu Pootharekulu.

Poothareku is a famous coastal Andhra sweet made with thin flaky sheets of paper made of rice flour. For dalia pootharekulu, dalia /roasted gram is ground into powder along with sugar and is folded into the rice paper sheets along with pure ghee. Store the pootharekulu tight in a jar and they stay fresh for around a week or two.
Makes: around 5 Pieces of Dalia Pootharekulu.

Ingredients:

Rice Paper Sheets 15
Dalia 8 Tbsps
Cashews 2
Cardamom Powder a big Pinch
Sugar 1/3 Cup
Pure Ghee 5 Tbsps

Method of preparation:

Microwave the ghee for around 20 seconds and keep it aside.
Grind the dalia, cashews, cardamom powder into fine powder along with sugar and remove onto a bowl.

Damp a kitchen towel with few splash of water.
Take a sheet of rice paper on the damp cloth.
Damp cloth helps to make the rice sheet little pliable.
Alternatively, sprinkle few tiny drops of water onto the sheet to make the folding easier.

Layer around a tbsp of dalia powder onto the first rice paper sheet.
Pour a tsp of ghee all over the rice sheet.
Layer another rice paper sheet on the first sheet.
Spread around another tbsp of dalia powder onto the second sheet.
Pour a tsp of ghee all over the rice sheet.

Spread around another tbsp of dalia powder onto the third sheet.
Pour a tsp of ghee all over this rice sheet.
Fold one longest side onto the center of the sheets.
Fold other longest side to overlap the first folded side.
Spread around another tbsp of dalia powder onto the folded strip.
Pour a tsp of ghee all over the rice strip.
Fold the ends of the sheet together once and fold the remaining part into a rectangular strip.
Repeat the same with remaining rice paper sheets.
Store the dalia pootharekulu in a tight jar and serve when necessary.
Notes: Use 2 rice paper sheets during starting stage if one seem to be too thin and flaky.

Suggestions: Adjust the powdered sugar according to the preference.
Variations: Bellam Pootharekulu made with grated jaggery.
Other Names: Putnala Pappu Pootharekulu, Dalia Pootharekulu.