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Grated Corn (Kees)

I made Mummy's corn dish, and not surprisingly it never fails to impress anyone and everyone...   Ingredients 4 corn on the cob, rinse and take out kernels from the cob, using a knife 1 tbsp oil 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp cumin seeds 1 tsp mustard seeds 10 curry leaves OPTIONAL Salt to taste1/2 jalapeno, finely chopped 1/2 cup shredded coconut 2 tbsps cilantro, finely chopped Instructions Use a food processor to mash corn kernels, set aside. In a non-stick saute pan (3 qt), heat oil over medium heat and add mustard seeds when the oil is hot, allow seeds to crackle. Add cumin seeds, jalapeno and saute for half a minute.Add curry leaves (tear each leaf into...

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HALWA dessert

Satyanarayan Puja is a house-blessing ceremony that is performed in Indian households (usually Hindus) to maintain the energy balance in the house and invoke positive energies. Food for this ceremony plays an important role, dependent on your budget and cooking abilities, it depends on what you would like to make. I usually cook a lot of food for this ceremony.   Rules: 1) Food must be all vegetarian. 2) Food must be prepared after taking shower/ bath that very same morning, barefeet. 3) Food must not be eaten/ tasted while cooking, you can have any other food but not the food that you are cooking for the ceremony. 4) Food should be served to God first, once the ceremony is...

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White Poppy Seed Paste

One of the questions that I recently came across on my website as HOW TO MAKE WHITE POPPY SEED PASTE?   White Poppy Seed paste is used in exotic rich Indian food. Bengali cooking also uses white poppy seed paste, but for the most part, it is the influence of Mughals that brought the use of white poppy seeds to India. Here is a simple suggestion...   Take1/4 cup white poppy seeds and soak it in 1/2 cup water for 2 hours. In a blender or a food chopper (not a food processor), make a paste of poppy seeds with the water in which it was soaked. If needed, add 1/4 cup extra water. Poppy seed paste is now ready to...

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How to cook Basmati Rice?

The most methodical way to cook White Basmati Rice begins with buying the correct brand of rice. Buy an Indian brand, that is exported from India, within which try to buy CLASSIC/ SUPREME Basmati Rice. Add 2 cups rice in a medium mixing bowl, add 2 cups water, mix, rinse, and drain. Repeat this 2 more times, and make sure you are not wasting a single grain of rice in this process. Set aside for 20 minutes. In a 5 qt wide bottom saute pan, add 4 cups water and add the soaked rice. Over high heat, bring it to a boil, once the water comes to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and cover and cook rice for 12...

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