In a large bowl, stir together 2 cups whole cashews, 1/8 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter, ½ teaspoon salt, 1/8 to ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper, and 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce. (Reduce the salt, if your cashews have already been salted.) Spread in a lightly greased 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch Pyrex dish or baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring once or twice during baking. (Bake only about 8 minutes, if your cashews have already been roasted.) Spread cashews on waxed paper to cool. Sprinkle cooled nuts with ½ tablespoon sugar. Pour into a nice serving bowl and serve when desired. You may store these for a couple of weeks in a jar with a screw-on lid, or in a zip-lock bag. Enjoy!!!
Added: January 18, 2011, 4:32 am
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Method of preparation: Take a heavy-bottomed vessel and heat on the stove. Add the moong dal and stir it till it turns golden-brown in colour. Pour the dal into another utensil and wash thoroughly with cold water. Once washed, place the dal with water on the stove once again and let it boil for 25 minutes. Add the pieces of peeled bottle gourd to the dal and boil till it gets soft. Alternatively, you can use a pressure cooker and after three whistles you'll know the dal is boiled. Place a deep pan on the stove. Add the ghee or oil, heat. Add the cumin seeds, green chillies and stir for half a minute. Now add the dal and stir well. Let the dal simmer for 3 to 4 minutes and it'll be ready. Add chopped coriander to garnish. Serve with plain boiled rice.
Added: January 17, 2011, 10:35 am
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For the casing ¼ cups potatoes, boiled, skinned and mashed smooth with salt.For the filling 250g beef mince large onions, chopped finely 2 green chillies, deseeded and chopped finely 6 garlic cloves, chopped finely 1" fresh ginger, chopped finely 2 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped finely 1 tbs fresh mint, chopped finely juice of one lime oil for frying breadcrumbs 1 egg, beaten lightly salt and pepper to taste Heat a teaspoon of oil in a casserole and add the chopped onions. Fry the onions until they caramelise lightly. Then add the ginger, garlic, green chillies and continue to fry the mixture until fragrant, about two to three minutes. Turn up the heat. Now add the mince, salt and pepper to taste and fry the meat until browned lightly. Lower the heat and continue to cook the meat until all the water released has evaporated. When cooked through, remove from the heat and toss with the herbs and lemon juice. Set aside to cool until needed. Take a portion of the cooled mashed potato (about the size of a ping pong ball) and flatten it to form the shape of your palm (it should be about ¼ inch thick). If the potato is too sticky grease your palm with some oil. Cup your palm a little to form a pocket. Add a tablespoon and a half of the cooled mince mixture to the centre of the flattened potato pocket. Enclose the filling by drawing up the sides of the potato and cover the filling completely so no minced meat is visible. Continue the same process with the rest of the mashed potato and mince. Heat a generous amount of oil in a wide frying pan. Roll each of the potato chops in some egg and then breadcrumbs before frying until the each potato chop is golden brown. Serve hot with a side salad or home-made chilli sauce.
Added: January 17, 2011, 10:27 am
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