Saturday, August 29, 2015

Nimbe Hannu(Lemon) Tokku

10 medium sized Lemon / Nimbe Huli
10 - 12 Green Chillies
3/4 cup Table Salt
1.5 tsp roasted Fenugreek seeds powder
1/4 tsp Asafoetida powder or grape sized Asafoetida
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Cumin seeds
3 tsp Oil
1 - 2 broken Red Chillies

Clean and wipe the lemons, green chillies using a clean cotton cloth.

Remove the seeds, chop the lemon into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below. Cut the green chillies into medium sized pieces. Add salt and mix them well.

Keep this in an airtight container and mix this once in a day using a dry spatula for next 1 week.

Put this in a mixer and grind them coarsely without adding any water as shown in the picture below.

Put cumin seeds, oil, broken red chillies in a heavy bottomed vessel and heat. Once they starts spluttering, add asafoetida powder, turmeric powder, keep it for few seconds and then add the crushed lemon pickle, mix them well bring it to boil. Add dry roasted fenugreek seeds powder and mix well.

Once its cooled to room temperature, store it in an airtight container. It goes well with Rice.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Coconut Cookies

2 cups grated Dried Coconut / Kopra
4 cups All Purpose flour
1/2 cup Cashew nuts
3 cups powdered Sugar
5 - 6 Cardamom / Elakki
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
3 cups melted Ghee

Put sugar in a mixer, grind it to very fine powder and keep it aside. Put cashew nuts in a mixer and crush it for few seconds. Put dried coconut(grated) in a mixer and crush it for few seconds.

Put all purpose flour, powdered sugar, mashed cardamom powder, crushed coconut, cashew nuts and baking soda in a vessel and mix them well. Add melted ghee little by little, kneed and prepare the soft dough as shown in the picture below.

Preheat the microwave to 160 degree C in convection mode. Take lemon sized dough and make a round ball. Press it little bit to a round shape(1/4 inch thick) and place it over the microwave safe tray as shown in the picture below. (For oven, please follow the steps mentioned in Almond Cookies recipe.)

Place this cookies in a microwave (Lower shelf) and cook them at 160 degree C temperature for about 20 mins until the bottom part of the cookies turn light golden in colour.

Take the tray outside from the microwave and once they are cooled to room temperature, store them in an airtight container. The above mentioned ingredients will serve around 100 cookies.
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