Tuesday, April 15, 2008

How to make ...

From basic now i am writing basic recepies how to make ....,
Sugar Syrup:
21/2 cups -Water

2 -tbsp Milk
4 -cups sugar
1. Dissolve sugar in water and bring it to boil in a pan. Now lower the heat to moderate.
2. Add milk to the boiling syrup so that the scum comes to the top of the syrup.Remove the scum with a spoon.
3. Take a drop of the liquid on your index finger and the thumb try releasing instantly.
4. Repeat 2 or 3 times if an elastic string forms between your finger and the thumb then the syrup is ready to use.
5. Continue to boil for two, three or four strings.

How to make Butter/Ghee:
Cream of milk (Malai)
1/4 tsp. Curd
1.Heat the milk till the malai comes in upper layer.
2. cool it down.
3. Now add curd to the collected cream and mix well. Set-aside in a warm dark place for overnight or till it sets.
4. Using a hand whiper or an electric whiper whip it till butter separates from liquid. Now add 2-to3cups of chilled water and whip again.
5. The butter will form lumps. Collect the lump in hand and form a ball and pour out the water (this is buttermilk).
6. Collect the butter lump in a separate container and wash 2-3 times more with chilled water. Drain out the water. Now butter is ready to use.
Preparing Ghee from the above made butter:
1.Melt the butter in a saucepan over a moderate heat and bring to boil, stirring.
2. Leave the butter to simmer gently for 30 minutes.
3.Remove the pan from the heat and skim the scum from the top. Allow the ghee to cool for about two hours and transfer to a large jar. 

How to Make Rice Flour at Home ?

Wash and soak the required amount of rice for an hour
Drain well and spread on a white cloth to dry for 10 minutes.
Grind little rice at a time a seive to get soft flour.
Repeat with all the rice. Lightly dry roast the flour on a low flame till the flour becomes hot and slightly yellowish. This is to remove the moisture.cool it and keep it in an airtight container for use as required;
For some dishes like seedai, kai murukku, and adhirasam it is used immediately; in this method only small quantity can be prepared conveniently.

Urad dal flour
  Dry roast 2 cups urad dal till golden.
  Allow to cool and to a fine powder consistency. Sieve it.
  Store in an air tight container for further use.

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