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Chilli Garlic Sauce

I love making sauces and preserved at home. Isn’t homemade the best? Today’s recipe is versatile it can be used in vegetables or any meat preperations too or for that matter it can be added to make schezuan fried rice. G had it with dosa and chapathi too and told me it makes a good combination. Recipe for Chilli Garlic Sauce is just down here!

Ingredients : Garlic -2 heads/2 bulbs Red chillies –dried/ fresh- 20-25 White vinegar 2-3 tbsp Sugar 1 ts or Jaggery powder-1 tsp Peanut sesame oil 2-3tbsp Salt to taste Soy Sauce-1 tbsp

Method: Firstly soak the red chillies overnight or for atleast 2 hours. Meanwhile peel the Garlic and finely chop it. If you have a garlic crusher you  can do with that too. Once the chillies have completely softened add it in na blender/mixie jar and grind it into a very smooth paste and keep it for later use. Heat a pan add oil , when oil it moderately hot add chopped garlic and sauté till it turns golden brown in colour. Now add the red chilli paste and sauté it for 2 minutes …

Idli Usli- Version 1

A simple evening snack made with Idli.

Left over Idli – 4 Onion finely chopped – 1 medium Coriander leaves finely chopped -1 tbsp Green chillies slit -2 Freshly scraped coconut – 2 tbsp Hing water – 1 tsp | Hing powder – 2 pinches Coconut oil – 1 tsp Salt to taste Method: 1.In a bowl add scraped coconut,salt,green chillies, hing, andonion, now mix it well.
2.Now crush the idlis with your hands and add it in the bowl. To this add coriander leaves and mix well with your hands.
3.Add coconut oil just before serving and mix.
Serve immediately. *check notes  Aps Notes: Do  not  miss adding coconut oil(yes! Without heating-raw), this enhances the flavor of usli. Here I have added 2 tbsp of raw mango pieces to give it a crunch and flavor. This is totally optional. There is another method of making idli usli which is generally made for morning breakfast which I will upload sometime soon. Enjoy Cooking, Happy Cooking! Aps

Mushroom Masala

Mushroom Masala is a very simple and easy dish that can be served with Chapathis/Rotis.
Mushrooms-8-10 Onions 3
Ginger garlic paste- 1/4th   tsp Tomatoes -2 Green Chillies1-2 Bay leaf -1 Red chilli powder 1/4th Tsp Coriander powder -1/4thtsp Cumin powder -1/4thtsp Garam masala- 2 pinches Kasoori Methi/dried fenugreek leaves -1/4th tsp Oil -1 tbsp

METHOD: Wash and clean the mushrooms. Roughly chop the 2 onions and in a pan add ½ tbsp oil and add the onions,ginger garlic paste and green chilli and sauté it till onions turn golden brown. To this add half of thechopped tomato and mix well. Cook for around 2-3 minutes. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder. Allow this mixture to cool and grind it into a smooth paste. In a pan add ½ tbsp oil an add the bay leaf , jeera/cumin seeds and chop 1 onion finely and add to this. Saute till the onions turns light pink there’s no need for it to turn brown. To this add the remaining chopped tomatoes. Add the ground onion and tomato masala and mix well. Add …