Monday, June 19, 2017

OPOS Kara Chutney | OPOS Recipe | Side Dish For Idli& Dosa

 We can make chutney in OPOS too.I tried and tasted ,it was super easy and tasty .In Normal method sautening the onion and tomato takes a little bit time.

Ingredients
Small Onion -1/3 cup
Tomato -2 big (cut into halves)
Red Chilli -5
Garlic cloves -5
Ginger -1 tsp
Tamarind -blue berry size
Salt -To taste
Gingelly oil -2 tbsp
Water -1 tbsp

Method 

*In PC first add water and oil and then add rest of the ingredients.
 *Cook at high flame for 4 whistle
*Once the pressure settled down grind it to a fine paste.

*If you wish add fresh tadka with oil+mustard seeds+hing and curry leaves.

*Serve with hot idlies/Dosa

Friday, June 16, 2017

Sweet Potato Brownies | Brownies Recipe | Vegan Recipe

 I bought some sweet potatoes to prepare poriyal but am not in mood to cook.Kids are want some brownies for snacks so i want to use that potatoes which was sitting in my table for almost a week.

I prepared brownies with that potatoes which was soft,gooey and chocolatic.No one find the secret behind the brownies until you revealed it.

Also its completely vegan too....

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Makes : 9 Brownies

Wet Ingredients

Sweet Potato Puree -3/4 cup
Almond Butter -1 cup
Vanilla extract -1 tsp

Dry Ingredients:
Almond Flour -5 tbsp
Cocoa Powder -5 tbsp
Baking Soda -1 1/2 tsp
Salt -1/8 tsp
Sugar -3/4 cup (Powdered)

Method

Preheat the oven at 180 °C for 10 mins.

*Mix the Wet and dry ingredients seperately,Keep it aside.
*Add the dry ingredients to  wet ingredients gently.
 *Poured it in greased tray.
 *Bake it for 20 mins.
*After 20 mins it looks like a little underdone after it cools down it will firms up.

MY NOTES
*Dont bake more than 20 mins else you end up with hard brownies.

*Instead of almond butter you can use peanut butter too .


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

OPOS Mutton Kurma | OPOS Recipe | Mutton Recipe

Making Mutton Kurma in normal method is long time to prepare.After i cook in opos its very easy to prepare and tasty too...

Ingredients

Mutton - 1/2 kg
Onion -2 big(Chopped
Tomato -1 big (Chopped)
Salt - To taste
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Oil- 1tbsp
Water -1 cup
Whole garam masala - 1 each (bay leaf,clove,star anise &cardamom)
Chopped mint &coriander leaves - hand fistful
Lemon juice -2 tsp

To Grind

Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Cashews -5
Poppy seed -1 tsp(soak in hot for 10 mins)
OPOS Ginger Garlic Paste -1 tsp
Coriander Powder -1 tbsp
Green chillies -6
Turmeric Powder -1/2 tsp

Method

*Grind the ingredients given under"TO GRIND" to a fine paste by adding less water.

*In PC add 1 cup water+Ghee+Oil+Whole garam masala+ Chopped Onion
*Followed By chopped tomato.
 *Then by cleaned&washed mutton+coconut paste+salt+Chopped mint&coriander leaves.

*Cook at high flame for 8 whistles.Once the pressure settled down open and add lemon juice and mix.

MY NOTES

*I add green chillies instead of red chilli powder hence the colour.

*In this recipe if you omit turmeric powder its called white kurma.

*Serve with ghee rice,idli & dosa,roti too..

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

OPOS Veg Biryani | Biryani Recipe | OPOS Recipe


Can you believe biryani prepared in 6 mins..Yes first time i prepared it in opos came out really good.
Recipe Source Here.

Preparation Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : < 6 mins
Serves : 2

Ingredients:

Basmathi - 1 Cup
Curd - 3/4 Cup
Green chilli - 1 slit
Mix Veg (Carrot,Beans,Green peas) - Each 1/2 cup
Salt -to taste
Ginger Garlic Paste -1 tsp
Fried Onion -1/4 cup
Red Chilli Powder -1 tsp
Garam Masala -1/4 tsp
Whole Garam Masala - 1 each(cloves,bay leaves,star anise,cardamom)
Ghee -1 tbsp
Water -5 tsp + 1/2 cup
Tomato -1 big(chopped)
Mint&Coriander leaves -handfistful

Method

*First Wash and soak the basmathi for 30 mins and drain the water completely.Keep it aside

*Mix the veggies with 3/4 cup curd+salt+slit green chilli+fried onion ,garam masala and red chilli powder.

 Layer 1 : add 5 tsp water+ 1 tbsp ghee+whole garam masala

Layer 2: Spread the 1 big chopped tomato+half of the veggies+basmathi rice+chopped mint & coriander leaves.

 Layer 3: Cover with remaining half of the veg and pour the 1/2 cup water without disturbing the layer.
 *Cover and Cook at high flame for 2 hisses.
*Once the pressure settled mix and serve !!

Monday, June 12, 2017

OPOS Kalyana Mor Kuzhambu | OPOS Recipe

Mor Kuzhambu is all time fav.Usili is best side dish for mor kuzhambu.Its very easy easy to make apart from soaking and grinding the ingredients.

Ingredients:
Ashgourd / Winter melon -1/2 cup(Peeled and chopped)
Sour curd - 1 1/2 cups(Whisked it well)
Grated Coconut -1/2 cup
Cumin Seeds -1 tsp
Green chillies -2
Coriander Seeds - 2 tsp
Dry Red chillies -1
Chopped Ginger - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder -1/2 tsp
Salt - To taste
Curry leaves -1 sprig
Oil - 1 tsp + 1 tsp

For Soaking 
Raw rice - 1 tbsp
Tuvar Dal -2 tsp
Methi seeds -1/8 tsp

To Temper
Coconut Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds -1/ tsp
Hing -1/8 tsp
Dry Red chilli -1

Method

*Soak the ingredients for 1/2 an hr and drained the water completely.

*In a Kadai add 1 tsp oil roast coriander seeds,dry red chilli,green chilli,ginger one by one.

*Once the ingredients cools down grind it along with soaking ingredients+grated coconut and cumin seeds,Turmeric powder to a very fine paste by adding less water.

*In a PC add 1/4 cup water+ 1 tsp oil+Chopped ash gourd

 *Top with coconut paste and salt.
 *Cook at high flame for 2 whistles.
 *Release pressure,once it cooled down slightly add the whisked curd,Curry leaves and mix.

*Finally temper with the ingredients given under "To temper".

MY NOTES

*You can add veggies like,Arbi,Okra,Chow Chow ,Fresh or leftover vada or even u make it with plain too

Friday, June 9, 2017

OPOS Homemade Paneer | OPOS Recipe

 I hate making paneer at home in normal method .Its takes a long time and standing near by and stirring etc....hate hate to make paneer.
After saw the video tried and wonder that paneer is very soft and juicy.

Ingredients

Full Fat Milk -1 L
Curd -1/2 Cup

Method

*In 5L Pc add milk and curd.Cook at high flame for 5 whistle.
 *Once the pressure settled down filter it .

 *And Mould it for an hour.
*Then refrigerate the paneer for 1 hour and cut into desired shape.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

OPOS Ratna Café Style Sambar | OPOS Recipe | Side Dish For Idli,Dosa & Pongal

 Frankly says that  i never tasted Triplicane Ratna Cafe Hotel Sambar till now but i heard about that hotel and their famous tiffin sambar.

But dont know the recipe.Few days back got the recipe from OPOS Fb group.Bhavani Ganesan mam shared this recipe.Tried it immediately.I really fall love in this sambar.

Speciality of sambar is they dont add tamarind.They add veggies like drumstick,brinjal,pumpkin etc but i made with plain.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time: < 6 mins
Serves :4

Ingredients:

Cooked Dal -1/4 cup ( I add  2 tbsp tuvar dal and 1 tbsp moong dal )
Chopped Tomato -2 big
Drumstick - 1 ( I didnt add any veggies,u can add yellow pumpkin,brinjal too)
Ghee - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves -1 sprig
Salt - to taste
Coriander leaves -for garnishing

For Masala 
Ghee -1 tsp
Coriander seeds -2 tsp
Dry Red Chilli -4
Compound Hing -1/4 tsp (Soak in water for 10 mins
Urad dal -1 tsp
Jaggery -1 tsp
Small onion -10 nos
Chopped tomato -1
Red chilli powder -1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds -1/4 tsp
Grated coconut -2 tbsp

For Tempering 
Ghee -1 tsp
Mustard Seeds -1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds -1/4 tsp

Method

*In a pan add ghee roast fenugreek seeds,red chilli,coriander seeds,urad dal and coconut one by one until you get nice aroma.

*Once its cooled down grind with 1 tomato,small onion,soaked compound asafoetida with water,red chilli powder,turmeric powder,jaggery to a smooth paste by adding little water.

 *In Pc add 1 tsp ghee,3 tbsp water,curry leaves and chopped 2 tomatoes.
 *.Followed by cooked dal and topped with  sambar masala.

*If you want to add veggies then add in top of the dal.
 *Cook at high flame for 2 whistles.
*Once pressure settled down add salt,mix and adjust with required water.and tempering with the ingredients given under "for tempering".

*Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.Serve with idli,dosa and pongal.

MY NOTES
*Always add small onions for better taste.

Friday, June 2, 2017

OPOS Pallipalayam Chicken | OPOS Recipe | Chicken Recipe

Pallipalayam Chicken is famous in Erode district which is situated in Tamilnadu.In this recipe they dont add red chilli powder,only add the dry red chillies according to one's taste.

Pls try to add small onion it gives authentic taste.
I followed the OPOS youtube video and finished it in less than 15 mins.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time : <10 mins
Serves :2

Ingredients 

Chicken -500 gms (I used chicken with bones,you can also add boneless )
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 10 (long variety)
Small onion - 15
Curry leaves -few
Coconut bites -1/4 cup (chopped)
Water -1 tsp
Oil -1 tsp (I used coconut oil)
OPOS ginger garlic paste -1 tsp
Salt -To taste

Method

*Clean and Marinate the chicken with GG paste,Salt,Turmeric Powder,Coriander Powder.

*Chopped the small onions and Pinch the red chillies and remove the seeds completely.

 *In PC add oil+water+onion+red chillies+curry leaves
 *2 nd layer with marinated chicken and topped with coconut bites.
 *Cook at high flame for 3 whistles.
*You can see that it oozes out lots of water,so simmer it further more mins for dry and mix well.

MY NOTES

*I used broiler chicken so i go for 3 whistles only,if you are using country chicken give more whistles to cook.

*If you are using normal onion the taste will be differ.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

OPOS Cluster Beans (Kothavarangai )Paruppu Usili | OPOS Recipe

 I love usili,its best combination for mor kuzhambu.But sometime lazy to cook usili becoz it takes long time to prepare.After the saw the youtube video gave a try and loved the taste.

Here one thing i want to mention.I gave 2 whistle to cook the usili in PC becoz hubby doent like the crunchy tatste.hence its dull in colour but taste is awesome and soft.

If you like crunchy taste then 1 whistle is enough to cook.lets go on the procedure.

Preparation time : 1 hr for soaking the dal + 5 mins
Cooking time : < 6 mins
Serves : 4

Ingredients:

Cluster beans - 2 cups(finely chopped )
Channa dal - 3/4 cup
Dry red chilli -5
Hing -1/4 tsp
Salt-To taste
Water -2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp

Method:

*Soak the dal for an hour,Drained the water completely and grind with salt,red chilli,hing to a coarse/smooth paste without adding water.Make a small sized balls and keep it aside.

*Mix the cluster beans with little salt and keep it aside.

*In a PC add 2 tbsp water+1 tsp oil and spread with cluster beans.

 *Top with Lentil balls.
 *Cook at high flame for 2 whistle.
 *Release the pressure and take out the balls.Once the lentil balls cooled down ,grind it in mixie in a pulse mode.
*If you prefer tadka the tempering with 1 tsp oil, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and few curry leaves. Mix with crumled lentil balls and cluster beans and Serve !!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

OPOS South Indian Veg Thali | OPOS Recipe

Here long weekend,So prepared southindian veg full meals and served it in banana leaf.Kids are enjoyed to eat in banana leaf.

I prepared Drumstick mango sambar,Dal Rasam,Carrot Poriyal,Raw Banana Poriyal,Coconut Pachadi ,Paruppu Payasam,Pepper Vada and Appalam.

All recipes are tried in OPOS except Coconut Pachadi,Rice,Vada and Appalam.

Drumstick Mango Sambar 

Refer OPOS raw mango sambar.i add extra one veg that is drumstick.

Dal Rasam 

In PC

Layer 1 : Add 2 tbsp tamarind paste,chopped 1 tomato,2 tsp rasam powder,salt,1/4 tsp turmeric powder,2 cups water,1 tsp ghee.

cook at high flame for 1 whistle.

Release pressure add curry leaves,chopped coriander leaves,hing and dal cooked water  and poured the tadka (tadka with mustard seeds and red chilli)

Carrot Poriyal

Layer 1 :1 tsp oil+3 tsp water,few curry leaves
Layer 2: chopped 2 cups carrot,1 slit green chilli,salt

Cook at high flame for 1 whistle.
Release the pressure and add the grated coconut and tadka(Tadka with mustard seeds and red chilli)

Raw Banana Poriyal 

Peel  and chopped the raw banana from 2 medium sizes

Marinate the raw banana with 2 tspsambar powder, 1 tsp tamarind pulp and salt for 15 mins.after 15 mins it oozes out water

Layer 1 : 3 tsp oil+few curry leaves +1/2 cup chopped onion

Layer 2 :add the marinated veggies along with water.

Cook at high flame for 1 whistle.Release the pressure,transfer to kadai saute it for 10 mins and add the grated coconut,tadka (tadka with mustard seeds and red chilli)

Paruppu Payasam

Dry roast the 1/4 cup moong dal until the dal turns golden brown.
Layer 1 : Add the roasted dal+1 cup water+2 tsp ghee

Layer 2 :In a small bowl add 1/2 cup jaggery and 2 tbsp water.Kept in top of the dal.

Cook at high flame for 3 whistle.Release the pressure ,Take out the jaggery bowl.

Mash the dal,add the strained jaggery water, 1/4 cup thick coconut milk,1/8 each (cardamom powder&ginger powder).Mix

Finally add ghee roasted coconut pieces and cashews.

Coconut Pachadi
*Grind the 1/4 cup grated coocnut,1 green chilli to a smooth paste by adding 2 tbsp curd.

*Whisk the 1 cup curd with salt,Add the coconut paste and mix.Tadka with mustard seeds,hing,curry leaves and red chilli

Finally prepared Rice,Vada,Appalam and Serve !!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

OPOS Dulce De Leche | Homemade Dulce De Leche |OPOS Recipe

 Making Dulce de leche is lenghthy process so i always lazy to make it.After saw the video in youtube tried it.So happy with the result.Its ready in just 30 mins.

Ingredients 
Sweetened Condensed milk - 1 tin (400 gm)

Method

*Remove the label from the tin.

*In PC ,Place the tin and filled the water with half of the tin thats 2.5 cups to 3 cups water.
*Cook in high flame for 30 mins.Ignore the whistles.dont count the whistle for this recipe.Only time will be noted.

*After 30 mins,switch off the flame.Once the pressure settled open the lid .

*Pls dont open the tin till its hot,may be it burnt your hand.Once the tin is completely cooled open and enjoy it.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

OPOS MysorePak | OPOS 6 mins Mysorepak | OPOS Recipe | Diwali Recipe

Mysore Pak is popular sweet in south india.I already posted mysorepak in my tamil pak in traditional method.But this one is OPOS method.Recipe is adapted from here.

Sugar syrup is very important for mysore pak else we wont get right texture.For OPOS the founder suggests 2L PC but i have 5L and  3L PC only.3L Pc is not working so i used 5L only for all OPOS cooking.

First Standardised your cooker.Add 1/4 cup water in 2L PC.cook it high flame.You will notice that first whistle will come with 1 or 2 mins.Its right to continue your cooking.

So i add 1/2  cup water in 5L Pc.i Got fisrt whistle 1.36 mins.So i got confidence to cook .

U will notice that 1/4 Cup water in 2L PC and 1/2 cup water 5L PC.So the time will varries.

First time i tried mysorepak it is utterflop.i confused where i went wrong.And again again i saw the recipe in youtube channel i realised my mistake thats i measured the all ingredients in measuring cups.its utter flop.

so you always measure the ingredients in weighing scale.then tried and success in my attempt.now a days i make the sweet in OPOS.

Sugar syrup in OPOS is little strick .so once u learnt the all lessons in OPOS try this sweet otherwise dont.

Also i want to tell onething first time i tried with 60 ml water for 1 cup sugar for syrup in5L PC.after i got the 2 whistle i got the burnt smell.i confused but next time i add 120 ml water for 1 cup sugar in 5 L PC.and i go by the 8 whistle for single syrup consistency.

In 2 L PC  60 ml water for 1 cup sugar , at the end of 4 th whistle  u will get soft fudge,5 th whistle u will firm and 6 th whistle u will get the traditional one.

And also make sure you will roast the besan and sieve it will .Its a mandatory step .

Now let us know how to prepare.

Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : <10 mins
Makes : 8 Medium pieces

Ingredients:

I tried in 5L PC so doubled the water quantity.If u try in 2 L PC then 60ml water is enough.

Besan/ Gram Flour / Kadalai Maavu -1 cup (100 gm)
Sugar - 1 cup (200 gm)
Water -120 ml
Ghee - 1/2 cup(100gm) + 1 tbsp

Method:

*Take the all ingredients and measure in weighing scale.dont use measuring cup.


*In 1 tbsp ghee roast the besan until you will get nice aroma.take care not to burnt it.
*In 5 L PC add the sugar and water .cook at high flame for 8 whistle.
*After 8th whistle ,switch off the flame,release the pressure.You will get single syrup consistency.
*Add the sieved besan,mix it without any lumps.
*Then add the ghee.mix and mix.
*Immediately pour the mixture in greased pan.
*once it warm cut into pieces.
*Voila your mysore pak is ready to taste.
MY NOTES

How to find the flour is roasted ??
*While roast the flour add any nuts cashew/badam.roast it in medium flame while the nuts change the colour into golden brown then you will find that your flour is roasted well.The tips work wells for all kind of flour.
Saw this tip in OPOS group.

*Dont try this sweet without weighing scale else u will end up with in crumble mixture or burnt syrup.