Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Nuvvula Laddu(Sesame seeds laddu)

Nuvvulu(White sesame seeds) 2cups
Grated Jaggery/bellam 1cup
Cardamom powder 1/2tsp
Ghee 2tsp
1. Dry roast nuvvulu/sesame seeds in a heavy bottomed pan till they get light golden color or until you smell good aroma of fried sesame seeds.
       Do not burn sesame seeds while frying, fry in low to medium flame,  stir well.
       After frying tranfer sesame seeds into a plate and let them cool.

2. Now grind sesame seeds, grated jaggery and cordamom powder together into coarse powder.
3. Take this mixture into one bowl , add ghee combine well and shape small round balls(laddu) with this mixture and allow them to rest for some time, before storing into an air tight container.

if you want add nuts.

Tofu Masala

Tofu 1/2lb(cut into cubes)
Onion finely chopped 1
Tomato paste 1cup(tomato 2)
Green chilli(sliced) 2
Ginger-Garlic  paste 1/2tsp
Cloves 4
Cinnamon stick 1"pc
Cardamom 2
Bay leave 1
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder 1/2tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4tsp
Garam masala powder 1/2tsp
Coriander powder 1tsp
Cumin powder 1/2tsp
Coriander leaves chopped 1tbsp
Oil 2tbsp

1. Heat oil in a pan fry tofu on medium heat for 3-5 minutes and keep aside.
2. Same pan add 1 tsp oil, fry cloves,cinnamon, cardamom, bay leave.
3. Add onion, green chilli fry for 1 minute, add ginger-garlic paste fry until raw smell leaves the mixture.
4. Now add tomato paste mix well and cook.
5. Add Salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, Coriander powder, cumin powder mix well and cook on medium flame. Add one cup water mix well, allow it to boil.
6. Now add fried tofu to tomato mixture, mix well and cook on medium flame for 3-5 minutes.
7. Add garam masala combine well, finally add chopped coriander leaves remove from the stove.
Tofu masala is ready to serve....
          goes well with Chapathi, Parata, Roti.....


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