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BARLEY WATER

Dum Aloo Recipe

Boil about 8 cups of water. Add 1 tablespoon of (whole) barley. Boil vigorously and reduce to 5 cups and boil till the barley is cooked and gets dissolved in water. Strain out barley water and serve, whenever the patient feels thirsty or hungry (as a substitute for plain water). …

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SAGO BUTTERMILK KANJI

SAGO BUTTERMILK KANJI

Cook VI2 tablespoons of sago, as for “Sweet Kanji” in 3 cups of water. When sago dissolves well in water, remove from fire. Add about 1 teaspoon of salt and V2 to 3U cup of sour buttermilk and use. If desired, garnish with curry leaves, and asafoetida water. Season with …

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SAGO SWEET KANJI

SAGO SWEET KANJI

To prepare 2 cups of ‘kanji’, add 3V2 table spoons of sago in 3 cups of water. Mix well with hand. Put over the fire and cook. Stir all the while, to prevent lumps. Remove from fire, when fully cooked. (The sago swells and becomes transparent. Wait till it dissolves …

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SEMOLINA BUTTERMILK KANJI

SEMOLINA BUTTERMILK KANJI

Fry rava to a reddish brown, as for the previous ones. Add 3 cups of water, and cook. When the rava completely dissolves in water, add enough salt and sour buttermilk and serve. Or, fry semolina in ghee and cook in 2 cups of water. When it just begins to …

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WHEAT SEMOLINA KANJI

WHEAT SEMOLINA KANJI

Break the * wheat into fine rava. Fry lightly in ghee. Cook in water (till the rava is dissolved), and serve, either with sugar and milk or with salt and buttermilk. (Do not fry so reddish, as we fry Bombay Rava.)

PAR BOILED RICE BUTTERMILK KANJI

PAR BOILED RICE BUTTERMILK KANJI

Cook par boiled rice rava in water, as for ordinary ‘kanji’. When the semolina begins to dissolve, add salt to taste (i.e. about U/2 teaspoons), and 1 cup of sour buttermilk, and a little asafoetida water. Garnish with curry leaves. Boil for a few minutes. Remove from fire. Season with …

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PAR BOILED RICE KANJI

PAR BOILED RICE KANJI

Wash and dry well par boiled rice (ordinary par boiled rice also can be used). Send it to the mill for breaking it into a fine rava. (Or, it can be broken into a coarse rava in a hand mill also.) For preparing 2 cups of ‘kanji’, take 3 cups …

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PAPPADS

PAPPADS

METHOD ONE Ingredients: Blackgram dhal 4 cups, country potash (appalakaram) about 50 grams, salt 1/2 cup. asafoetida 1 small bit, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds (if desired), castor or coconut oil 1 ladle (1/5 cup). Do not wash dhals., Only, pick out the black ones, and other impurities. Keep only …

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RICE APPALAM

RICE APPALAM

METHOD ONE Ingredients: Rice 2 cups (‘1/4 cup), salt about a handful (1/4 cup), lime fruit 2 or 3, asafoetida (1 small bit), coconut oil about 1/4 cup. See that there is no broken rice, mixed with the full rice. Wash well. Boil water, and remove from fire. Put the …

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BLACKGRAM (ULUNDU) APPALAM

BLACKGRAM

Ingredients: Quality black gram dhal 8 cups, pure castor oil or coconut oil 1/4 cup, salt 3/4 cup, baking soda 3 1/2 table spoons, colacasia 2 (big ones), cumin seeds 2 teaspoons, asafoetida1 (arecanutsized) bit, ‘pirandai’ (‘vitis’) bits about 2 cups, rice flour 4 cups. (Wash rice, drain, pound at home, …

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ANGAAYA PODI POWDER

ANGAAYA PODI

Ingredients: Coriander seeds 1/2 cup, pep­per 2 teaspoons, cumin seeds 3 teaspoons, neem flower (dried) a handful, 1/4 cup), dried ginger (chukku) 1 bit, salted fried sundaikkai 20 to 30 berries, asafoetida 1 big lump (as big as an arecanut), curry leaves 1/2 cup (pinch out leaves from the stalk …

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DHAL POWDER (PARUPPU PODI)

DHAL POWDER (PARUPPU PODI)

Ingredients: Red gram dhal 2 cups, pepper  1 teaspoon, red chillies 6 to 8, salt 1/2 handful. Pick out stones and other impurities from dhal, and roast to a reddish brown in a frying pan. No oil should be used. Roast pepper, and red chillies. Fry salt also for a …

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ROASTED SAMBAR POWDER

ROASTED SAMBAR POWDER

Ingredients: Red chillies 10 to 12 cups, red gram dhal 3/4 cup, bengalgram dhal a handful 1/4 cup), blackgram dhal 1 cup, pepper 1/4 cup, coriander seeds 3 cups, turmeric (long variety known as ‘Varali Manjal’) 20 grams (a small stick), fenugreek seeds 1/2 handful (1/8 cup), curry leaves (either …

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FRIED RASAM POWDER

FRIED RASAM POWDER

Ingredients: Red chillies 8 cups, coriander seeds 3 cups, red gram dhal 1/2  cup, pepper 1/2 cup, oil 4 to 6 teaspoons. Fry for a while 6 red chillies in oil. Pound in a dry mortar, while chillies are hot. Pound as smoothly as possible (as the pounded chillies need …

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LIME FRUIT SWEET PICKLES

LIME FRUIT SWEET PICKLES

Ingredients: Lime fruits 25 (choose only well-grown and big-sized fruits), table salt 175 grams, sugar 2 kilos (10 cups), vinegar a little. Dissolve salt in 2 7 2 cups of water. Bring to boil. Put the fruits in it and cook well, till the water is reduced to half its …

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