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Mushroom Soup Indian Style | Quick and Easy Mushroom Soup Recipe

How’s winter in your city? Brrrrrrr… it is piercing cold in the place I live brrrrr…rrrrr….. To arrest such winter cold, cough and the shivering, I have in hand 5-minute Quick and Easy Soup recipes . This Simple Mushroom Soup recipe (Kaalaan Soup) is the mirror-mirror of my famous Indian Style Chicken Soup recipe, except that, chicken is replaced by Mushrooms. When I say it’s a 5-minute soup recipe, I mean it, okay! A spicy, thin mushroom soup that is made WITHOUT using butter or cream or milk or maida (all-pourpose flour) or cheese.   Before demonstrating how to make a Spicy Mushroom Soup, let me throw you a simple question. What makes a recipe to sound and taste like South-Indian? I would say, it is the Nalla ennai/Sesame oil/Gingelly Oil. Yes. When an Indian recipe demands sesame oil, you can easily guess that the recipe is from the state… Continue reading »

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Best Kitchen Storage Containers | Gorgeous Canister sets for Kitchen Counter Tops

  Based on the heavy reception of my post – Best Kitchen Items for Indian Cooking, I decided to speak more about my travel experiences to my readers. This time I wanted to share about what all I carried from my home to the US (during the vacations) and then how I managed to store all of those items in my kitchen. These canisters help not just storing but to beautify your kitchen countertops. Whenever guests or neighbors visit your kitchen, they sure will exclaim, ‘hey wowwww…. Where did you get these? ’ Have a special friend whom you wanted to thank or simply send her a gift just to make her happy? These kitchen countertop canisters will do the job perfectly well. Each canister image has an associated link for your easy view and purchase. Celebrate beautifying your kitchen!     Be it you live in the adjacent street or… Continue reading »

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Sivakasi Style Mutton Varuval | Mutton Fry Dry | Varutha Kari

  The two occasions when I see the husband getting excited are: 1. While watching a LIVE cricket match of India. 2. When I make non-vegetarian his native style non-vegetarian dish. So when I made this Mutton Sukka Varuval on a day when India played a LIVE cricket match, he was double excited! This Mutton Varuttha Kari recipe is from his native place Sivakasi. That means, the dish has a very simple profile like this Simple and Easy Sivakasi Mutton Kulambu (Gravy) recipe which I posted few weeks back.         So why is this Mutton Chukka Kari Varuval very simple to make? It’s because it requires no complicated process to prepare; it’s because it requires no grinding of any masala with mixer grinders; it’s because it requires no queuing of spices on the kitchen table; it’s because it requires no tomatoes or green chilies or coconut. It just… Continue reading »

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Fried Chana Dal Snack recipe | Nei Kadalai | Diwali Snacks recipes

    I’m spinning here in my kitchen like a ‘diwali sangu chakram’, working on Diwali snacks and sweets for my family and of course for my blog readers, fans, and followers too!     I made my childhood days favorite snack called ’Nei Kadalai’. Made by deep frying the chana dhal and seasoning with curry leaves, garlic, red chili powder and salt. So very easy snack to make for any tea-time. Watch video for the recipe.   How to make Roasted Chana dal | Indian stores snacks recipes       Find more snacks and sweets recipes for Diwali. Click here.   Mangala from Cooking.Jingalala.Org Eat Well !

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Non-Vegetarian recipes for Diwali | Chicken, Mutton Recipes for Diwali 2013

Happy Deepavali Readers and Visitors! Listing you the Top 10 Non-veg recipes from Cooking Jingalala. Choose and Prepare for this Diwali and get praises from your family . Keep scrolling down….     CLICK each Image for Step by Step pictorial guide to make the recipe    Let’s start with the Mutton Gravy Recipe ‘of’ and ‘from’ the City of Crackers – Sivakasi   Super HIT Pepper Chicken Fry Dry Recipe   The unusual recipe of Green Masala Chicken (Without coconut and Tomatoes) Restaurant style Chicken Briyani Recipe without using Mixie/Blender/Mixer-grinder   Simple, Easy and Quick Chicken Roast Recipe – Pan Seared (No grinding necessary)   Fish Puttu Recipe – Using Tilapia Fillets   Mutton Varuttha Curry Recipe from Madurai – Our Home style   Chicken Kheema Gravy with Potatoes Simple and easy to make Clear Chicken Soup Recipe– South Indian Style Mutton Kheema Gravy Recipe ( using Minced/Ground Lamb… Continue reading »

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Diwali Snacks, Deepavali Sweets Recipes 2013

Wishing you and your family a very very Happy Diwali. Joy is togetherness. Bring your family together by preparing these delicious snacks and sweets recipes at home this Deepavali! Click image to check on Step-by-Step pictorial guide to make the recipe   Yummy Banana Halwa Recipe – Simple Sweet made with ripe Bananas     Kaju Katli | Kaju Katri | Cashew Burfi | Mundhiri Burfee | Kaju Burfee   Creamy, Ghee-y, Yummy Carrot Halwa Super HIT Mango Pie   Mattri | The Simplest, Easiest, Quickest Snack you can make this Diwali!   Spicy Masala Fried Chana dhal Snack recipe | Roasted split chickpeas | Nei Kadalai Recipe Other snacks which you can make for any evening tea-time! Raw Banana Kola Urundai (Veggie Meatballs/Valaikai Kola Orundai) Recipe Patra (Aloo Che Vadi) Recipe | Steamed fritters using Taro leaves Pakoras with Split Chickpeas (Pakoda reicpe using Kadalai Paruppu) Crispy Finger chips… Continue reading »

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How to make Mattri (Matri) | Diwali Snacks Recipes | Tea-time Snacks

To my dear fans:   The behind the scenes stories will be written after Diwali holidays For now, watch this quick video for making Matris (Punjabi Salt Crackers) and stock them for this Diwali!   For more sweets and snacks recipes to try for this Diwali, Click Here. Mangala from Cooking.Jingalala.Org Eat Well !

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Sivakasi Style Mutton Kari Kuzhambu | Tamilnadu Mutton Gravy Recipe

  I have bragged about my Mother’s cooking, maternal Grandmother’s recipes, paternal Grandmother’s recipes, but, never did I mention about my Mother-in-law’s recipes in any post. Did I? This finding was done by the husband. So were the complaints too . In order to react to his complaints , like how people used to have weekly status calls with onsite/offshore team, I had week-end calls scheduled with my offshore team lead (you should understand it’s my mom-in-law, here ). During the calls, I noted down recipes after recipes like: Sivakasi Mutton Kuzhambu, Sivakasi Mutton Varuval, Soose berry, Rava paniyaram, Mundhiri Kotthu, Poori Masala, Maida Maavu Poori, Kotthamalli Chutney, Murukku, Butter Beans Poriyal, Vazhaikai Poriyal, Naattu Kozhi Kuzhambu, Sotru Vattral (Rice Crackers) and what not! My co-sister (who’s from Nagerkoil) helped me with hands-on for few of these recipes. I started to cook food in my mother-in-law’s way . Today, I’ve… Continue reading »

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Green Chicken Gravy | Hara Chicken Masala Recipe | Haree Masala Chicken

  I already feel like a restaurateur! Yes, I do! I made this Green Chicken Curry and it drifted that special aroma which used to linger along my favorite restaurant into my living room! Read on to see how you can make a Restaurant Style Green Chicken Masala.     The easiest way to make the husband pleased is by trying out different varieties of  curries non-vegetarian curries. My followers know that I spoke more about it in the posts Roasted Lemony Chicken Breast and Lemony Mushroom Marinade. This Haree Masala Chicken is a totally different curry than my usual Pepper Chicken Fry or Kozhi Varuval (Masala Chicken Fry). Different because, unlike the other two recipes, the only whole-spice used in this Greeny Chicken Curry is Cloves. Cloves, for this recipe helps in giving a spicy-sweet aroma that can camouflage the raw smell of the meat. When I say, Green… Continue reading »

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Gujarathi Patra Recipe | Alu Vadi Recipe | Pathrode Recipe

Patra – An interesting savory snack from the state of Gujrat, India! Interesting, because, I experienced a complete medley of tastes from this snack. It has got a mixture of performance from the tangy tamarind, spicy chili, sharp ginger and sweet jaggery in it. Altogether, the taste is jumbled, but yeah it’s NICE!         I will have to write about my friends Megha, Shruti and Priya before I write about the Patra recipe. My first experience with Patra was at Megha’s house. She is a Gujarathi who was brought up in Andhra. She makes awesome laddus with wheat flour, kous kous and lots of ghee . When I visited her for Gokulashtami pooja, she asked me to try a frozen snack. As she thawed, she spoke about the snack. ‘Meena, you should try this. This is a Gujarathi snack. Savory. Will be awesome! I like it a… Continue reading »