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Instant Mango Pickle | Manga Oorugai

Instant mango pickle recipe
Summer and Mango goes hand and hand and so mango pickle, like in most homes my mom use to prepare 10-15 kgs of mango pickle for the years around and same goes for in-laws now though the recipe is different.  Last year I posted my sister version of Rajasthani Mango Pickle recipe which always looks attractive & delicious and today is going to be my another favourite mango pickle which is not only easy to prepare but also it’s instant.  When I didn’t even started cooking or hardly enter in kitchen still the 2 things I use to prepare was Lemon and Mango pickle(this version), from this you can see my love for these pickles.  I wanted to post this recipe last year along with Sweet Mango Pickle as made this last year too but couldn’t click cause it got over before that!  If you haven’t tried this version of mango pickle/ Manga Oorugai  then you have to and you sure going to love it. 

Ingredients

Raw Mango – 1
Chilli Powder – 1 tbsp
Fenugreek Powder – ½ tsp
Asafoetida/Hing – ¼ tsp
Salt – To taste
Oil – 1 tbsp [Used here sesame oil]
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chillies – 2
Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Easy South Indian Style Instant Raw Mango Pickle Recipe


Method
1. Chop the mango into small pieces.
2. Mix chopped mango pieces with chilly powder, fenugreek powder, asafoetida/hing and salt &. keep it aside until ready to use or leave it for a 2-3 hours.
3. In a pan heat oil, add mustards and allow to splutter, add dry red chillies, curry leaves & sauté.
4. Now add the mango pieces and mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes in medium flame or until mango become slightly soft.

Our pickle is ready, allow it to cool and store in sterilized dry pickle jar or bottle.  Isn’t it easy?  Goes well with Curd Rice, Any variety rice and for me I can just eat like that Winking smile.

Easy Instant Mango Pickle South Indian Style Recipe


Variations:

1. Add roasted fennel seeds powder 1 tsp, it adds nice flavour to pickle.
2. Masala coated mango pieces keep for 2-3 hours or more if you have time.
3. Add more oil if required. 
4. Always use clean and dry spoon. 

Have a nice day

Papaya & Pear Passion

Easy Papaya pear passion summer drink recipe

This easy drink I made one day cause I had to finish pears which I generally doesn’t like much and it’s totally opposite for DH, those pears were meant for him but then I end up finishing but it did make me realise they are not that bad as I thoughtSmile.  Anyways back to our drink, so I made this in a hope to finish off pear fast and I like it.  Did a little experiment of garnishing with coconut milk and it was a good change too, not to mention it also looks pretty.   Easy and quick perfect for breakfast this one, not much of recipe here but still I am sharing. 

Easy fruit juice recipe with papaya and pear easy party drink recipe 

Ingredients: [ Serves - 4]

Papaya – 1 cup chopped

Pear – 1 cup chopped

Sugar/Honey – to taste

Water – 2-3 cups [optional]

Ice cubes – 10-12

For Garnishing

Papaya and Pear Scoops – 4-5

Coconut Milk – 4 tsp

Honey – 1 tsp [optional]

Easy papaya and pear summer drink

Method:

1. Add all ingredients in a blender or mixer and blend until smooth.  Add more water if you want thin consistency of drink.

2. Pour in serving glass and garnish with 1 tsp of coconut milk and give a gentle stir, top up with papaya, pear scoops, and honey. Repeat same rest.

Easy summar drink recipe with fruits papaya n pear juice

Variations

~ You can add soda and it’s good for parties.

~ Instead of coconut milk you can use fresh cream for garnishing. 

~ You have to add sugar or honey as pear generally not very sweet. 

Have a nice day ~~

Bhaji Pakora Recipe

Easy palak bhaji pakora urad dal palak bada vada recipe
This easy and interesting bhaji pakora recipe was introduced to me by Sonal, she made this for me when I visited her.  She was making dahi bhalla and reserved little batter to make this special bhaji pakora for me, it’s call bhaji pakora cause along with bada/vada batter bhaji (spinach) and besan (chickpeas flour) is added.  I found it very interesting and ofcourse not to mention it was delicious plus different, so I quickly clicked few pictures below we dig in.  If you are making regular vada/vadai, or dahi bhalla, reserve little batter and try this you will like it crunchy outside and soft inside pakoras.

easy Saag bhaji palak pakora pakoda recipe vada bada recipe
Ingredients:

Urad Dal – 1/2 cup
Palak/Spinach – 1 small bunch
Onion – 1 [medium]
Besan/Chickpeas Flour – 3 tbsp
Green Chillies – 4-5
Crushed Garlic – 1/2 tbsp
Crushed Kasoori Methi – 1 tbsp
Jeera/Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
Soda – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Oil – To deep fry

easy Vada bhaji saag pakora recipe
Method:

1. Wash and soak urad dal for 4 hours. 

2. Rinse again soaked dal and grind with little water into smooth paste.

3. Finely chop onion, chillies, spinach and add into urad dal batter along with salt, kasoori methi, garlic, garam masala, cumin seeds, soda, besan/chickpeas flour and mix well, meanwhile in a wok heat oil for deep frying.

Bhaji Pakode

4. Make small balls of pakora mixture and drop carefully in hot oil 6-7 in one batch, deep fry in medium heat until golden brown.  Repeat same for rest.

Bhaji Pakora recipe

Our bhaji pakora is ready.  Serve hot with any chutney or sauce or enjoy as it is.

easy Vada palak pakora bhaji pakora recipe
Variations:

1. If you fresh methi then use that instead of kasoori methi.
2. You can add 1 tsp of crushed ginger.

Other bhajia, pakoda, vada (bada) you can check


Have a nice day ~~

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

easy Creamy Cauliflower Soup recipe
I made this cauliflower soup along with pasts with beets pesto.  This soup is simple, delicious and creamy and goes well with everything.  This is first time I used milk in soup and like it, it also helps to make soup creamy.  While making this soup suddenly it hit me we can use this soup as base white sauce for pasta, making the pasta more healthy, delicious. Just add 1 tbsp of more flour to along with milk to make it thick sauce.  Try this simple soup, you will like it too.  

Creamy Cauliflower Soup recipe

Ingredients: [Serve 4]

Cauliflower Forests –2 cups
Potato – 1 medium size
Onion – 1 medium size
Chopped Garlic – 1 tsp
Bay Leaf – 1 [small]
Olive Oil – 2 tsp
Water – 1 1/2 cups + more as required
Salt – to taste
Milk – 1/2 cup
Plain Flour – 1 tbsp
Parmesan Cheese – 3 tbsp
Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp

easy cauliflower recipe soup

Method:

1. Wash and cut cauliflower in small florist's, peel and chop potato and slice onion. 
2. In a pan or pressure cooker heat oil add bay leaf and sauté for 30 seconds, add garlic and sauté until light brown. 
3. Now add onion and sauté until light pink, followed by potato and sauté for 1 minute too.  Add cauliflower sauté for 2 minutes. 
4. Add 1 1/2 cup water, salt cover pan and cook until everything gets cooked and tender around 8-10 minutes on medium-high flame or pressure cook for 2 whistles.
5. Meanwhile whisk plain flour with milk and keep side.  Make sure milk is at room temperature or warm.
6. Discard bay left and puree everything in a mixer or blender, transfer puree to pan.  Add 1-2 cups water and flour & milk mixture, cheese stir everything well, adjust salt if required.  Bring it to good boil and off flame.

Serve hot/warm & garnish with chilli flake. 

easy soup recipe Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Variations

~ Add fresh crushed pepper if required.
~ You can skip potato if you like. 

Have a nice day ~~

Eggless Butterless Chocolate Cupcakes

Easy Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes recipes
I made this super easy and super moist vegan cupcake to take along to my sister place but last moment we couldn’t go and thus it making it to blog.  This cupcakes are very easy to prepare it doesn’t require any beater or special gadgets, just mix everything with a spatula and we are ready to go,  added bonus this one is eggless plus butter less. 
Eggless butterless Vegan chocolate cupcakes recipes
I have made few batches as it’s very simple recipe and all the ingredients always easy to find in pantry and always result in soft and moist cupcakes.  These cupcakes are good by itself but of course frosting does add extra frill,  I run out of butter so I didn’t do frosting but just sprinkle some chocolate rise.  If you wish you can do frosting and enjoy these yummy cupcakes. 
Easy Vegan eggless butterless chocolate cupcake recipes
Ingredients: [Yield 6 cupcakes]
Plain Flour – 3/4 cup
Cocoa Powder – 2 tbsp
Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Granulated Sugar – 1/2 cup
White Vinegar – 1/2 tbsp
Olive Oil – 3 tbsp
Instant Coffee/Espresso Powder –  1 tsp
Water – 1/2 cup
Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp
Chocolate Rice – 1/4 cup [optional]
For Frosting [I didn't use frosting]
Butter – 4 tbsp
Cocoa Powder – 1/3 cup
Icing Sugar – 1 cup
Milk – 2 tbsp
Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp
Easy eggless butterless chocolate cupcake recipe
Method:
1.  Boil water and add coffee powder, mix well and keep aside. 
2. Preheat oven to 350F or 180C and prepare muffin tin with cupcake liners.
3. In a bowl shift flour, soda, cocoa powder and salt.
4. In a separate bowl, mix together prepared coffee, sugar, vinegar, oil and vanilla extract.
5. Add wet ingredients with dry ingredients and stir well to combine everything, make sure there’s no lumps.
~ Mixture will be thin, so don’t panic.
6. Fill cupcake liners with batter till 3/4 full, if using chocolate rice then sprinkle on top. 
7.Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean.  If not bake again for 3-5 minutes and repeat the test. 
7. Remove from oven and let pan cool for 5 minutes then remove cupcakes from pan and let it cool on a wire rack completely.
Vegan chocolate cupcakes recipe
For Frosting
While cupcakes get's cool prepare frosting. 
1. Melt butter in a sauce pan or in microwave.  Add cocoa powder with butter and stir until smooth. 
2. Add half of icing sugar, stir, add 1 tbsp milk and stir.  Repeat again for remaining sugar and milk.  Add vanilla extract and stir until smooth.  If it’s runny then add more icing sugar.
3. You can simply spread frosting over cupcakes or fill it in piping bag and do desire design.
You can see how moist and light these cupcakes are inside.
Eggless butterless chocolate cupcake recipe
Have a nice day ~~