Coastal Indian Food uses a lot of Shallots(Red Onions) and Dry Coconut as a base for the Curry. I slice 2-3 kgs of Shallots very thinly and deep fry these in Rice Bran Oil till crisply golden.Drain on Paper Towels to soak up all the excess Oil.When cooled and drained store these in Tupperware.
I crush the amount needed by powdering these in a Blender.I also dry roast shredded Dry Coconut on a griddle and cool to room temprature.I store this and powder it as and when needed.This saves me a lot of time when I need to move really quick in the Kitchen!!!
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Whenever I bake chicken or fish, I line the baking dish with foil and spray it with nonstick spray before I put the meat in the dish. Then when its done, I just throw the foil away and give the dish a quick suds and rinse. I save so much time on cleaning up this way!
This also works on baking sheets if I'm making homemade french fries or roasted veggies or things like that.
Dry roast equal quantities of Oats,Brown Rice and Bulghur(Cracked Wheat).When cool powder together and bottle in an airtight Jar.Mix in a little Butter Milk ,1 Egg,Powdered Flax Seeds and a pinch of Baking Soda to make a Pancake Batter. Make Pancakes and eat piping hot with Honey or Maple Syrup.
I dry roast equal Quantities of various Cereals and Pulses and powder these.I make a Pancake Batter with sour Buttermilk & add finely chopped Shallots,Cilantro Leaves,Green Chillies and Salt for taste.Let it stand for 10-15 minutes before making Pancakes.These make a Healthy Breakfast or Snack.
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