Saturday, April 7, 2018

Crepes are a type of thin cooked pan cakes. Generally filled with cheese, ham, spinach, eggs or meat to make it savoury. Sweet versions can be served as a dessert. They can be filled with  jam, melted chocolate, yogurt, ice cream, nutella, bananas, berries, nuts, cinnamon etc. Topped with sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice, orange juice, whipped cream, fruit spreads, fruits...etc.

Here i have shared the basic sweet version of the crepe which i am serving with greek yogurt and blueberries and black berries and topped with icing sugar.

Easy french crepe recipe

easy sweet crepe recipe

sweet crepe recipe

All purpose flour| Maida- 1cup
Sugar- 1 tablespoon
Salt- 1/4 teaspoon
Milk- 1 and 1/2 cups
Butter| olive oil-3 tablespoons

french crepe image

  • In a blender jar add all purpose flour, sugar, salt, milk, eggs and butter.
  • Blend till it becomes smooth frothy batter without any lumps.
  • Allow the batter to sit for 15minutes at room temperature.
  • Heat 12 inch nonstick pan and lightly coat with butter.
  • Pour1/3 cup batter and swirl the pan to cover the skillet as a thin layer.
  • Cook until the the underside of the crepes turn golden brown.
  • Flip the crepe using a spatula and cook for a minute.
  • Fill the crepes with the spread of your choice and fold or roll it.
  • Dust it with icing sugar and serve with fresh fruits of your choice.
how to prepare french crepe

french crepe preparation

crepe image

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Kumbakonam Kadappa or Thiruvarur Kadappa is a sidedish or curry served for Idli Dosa in Tamil Nadu. The taste lies between a Korma and a Stew. Flavourful and fulfilling tasty curry for breakfast or even for night dinner.

Kumbakonam Kadappa recipe

Moong Dal- 1/4 cup
Salt- to taste

To grind:
Coconut-1/2 cup
Fennel seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Poppy seeds-1/2 teaspoon (optional )

To temper:
Oil-2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds-1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves-1 strand
Cinnamon-3 small piece
Onion- 1 large
Green chilies-4

how to make Kumbakonam kadappa

  • Pressure cook the potatoes for 3 to 4 whistles till soft.
  • Once it cools down peel it and mash with hand or chop it in to medium sized pieces.
  • Roast the moong dal for 2 minuets inside the pressure cooker and add a cup of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles till soft.
  • Once the pressure releases open the lid and mash it with a ladle.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and splutter mustard seeds, add cinnamon and cloves.
  • Add onion, green chilies and curry leaves.
  • Add the cooked moong dal and cooked potato with enough salt and bring it to boil.
  • Grind coconut with fennel seeds as a fine paste.
  • Add this into the boiling curry and allow the curry to boil once again. Don’t overcook, once the curry starts to bubble check salt and put off the gas.
kumbakonam kadappa preparation

thiruvarur kadappa photo

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