Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ELLU KOZHUKKATTAI RECIPE- TIL SEEDS MODAK-VINAYAGA CHATHURTHI RECIPE



ELLU KOZHUKKATTAI RECIPE- TIL SEEDS MODAK-VINAYAGA CHATHURTHI RECIPE
Ellu Kozhukkattai is very famous & flavourful dish which we make every Ganesh Chathurthi.  Coconut sweet Mothagam & Ulunthu Mothagam are also main dishes on that day.I love the flavour of black sesame seed when its roasted .We can replace with white sesame seed instead of Black sesame seed.

Ingredients

Coconut-2 cups

Jaggery-1 cup
Black sesame seed-1/4cup
Cardamom powder-a pinch
Rice-2 cups
salt-a pinch

Method
Soak the rice min one hour & grind with water to a fine paste,the consistency should be a smooth paste.

In a separate pan add in the grated jaggery with 2 tbsp of water & allow  to dissolve & add cardamom powder.
Add in the grated coconut to the jaggery. Allow it to mix & cool.

 In separate pan, add sesame seed & roast it until it crackles & grind to  a course powder.
Add to the coconut mixture.

Ellu pooranam is ready now.


Well using the smooth paste made by the rice flour & apply little oil in hand & make small balls. Flatten them to a thin sheet & fill in the jaggery mix.
Close from all sides as illustrated . Finish it by steaming in pressure cooker for 5 minutes without whistle.
Can be served hot or cold. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

KADALAI PARUPPU POORANA KOZHUKATTAI RECIPE- CHANNA DAL SWEET MOTHAGAM - VINAYAGA CHATHURTHI RECIPE

Mothagam is very Famous Neivedhyam Recipe on Vinayaka Chathurthi Recipe. Thengai Poorana Kozhukattai or Ulundu Kozhukattai are also 'Neivedhyam' for Lord Ganesh.

Ingredients

Splitted channa dal-1 cup
Jaggery-1 to 1.5 cup
Coconut-1/2 cup
Cardamom-2 no
Rice-2 cups
Sesame oil-1/4 cup
Salt- a pinch

Method

Soak the rice min one hour & grind to a fine paste.
Heat the pan add 1/4 cup water, 1 tbsp sesame oil, little salt , ground rice paste & cook well.
Take the pan dry roast the channa dal & add the water & allow to boil until soft.
Make it cool & drain it.
Take a blender cooked channa dal,coconut ,cardamon, & grind to a fine paste.

Heat the pan, add the ground paste, jaggery & allow to cook until soft think mixture.
Take a rice flour & make a small balls & make like a cup and fill the paruppu pooranam & cover it as shown.
Make all the mothagams & steam it for 5 min in a pressure cooker without whistle.
Mothagam is ready now .

Saturday, August 2, 2014

AADI PERUKKU RECIPES- AADI 18 RECIPES

AADI PERUKKU RECIPES- AADI 18 RECIPES

Aadi perukku is eighteenth day of month of Aadi. We call it pathinettam peyar & pathinettam perukku. Pathinettu means 18 in Tamil. Perukku means Rising.
Here the recipes of Adi perukku.
Aviyal or Mor Kuzhambu ,papad & vadagam are also  best side dish for these rice.
Sometimes it will be added with Methu vadai or Paruppu vadai.



AADI PERUKKU RECIPES- AADI 18 RECIPES

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

PINEAPPLE KESARI - SEMOLINA PINEAPPLE PUDDING

Rava Kesari  is a famous & tasty dessert dish.This can be prasad (neiveidhyam) for god.Adding Pineapple makes it more delicious. My hubby Likes vermicile kesari. After trying this pineapple kesari, he liked it very much,Now a days i am making this kesari very often.

Ingredients

Rava/sooji/semolina-1 cup
Sugar-2 cups
Pineapple- 1 cup( finely chopped)
Cashew-2 tbsp
Raisins- 1 tbsp
Ghee-1/2cup
Lemon yellow colour-1/8tsp
Cardamom -2 no

Method
Deskin the pineapple & cut in to small pieces.
Heat 2 tsp ghee & roast the cashew ,raisins & keep it aside.In the same pan, roast the pineapple & keep it aside.
Heat 2 tbsp ghee & roast the rava until nice aroma comes.
 Add the boiling water & allow to cook until soft.
 Add sugar,lemon yellow colour & mix well.
 Cook until sugar melts & add pineapples,cashew & raisins.
Serve hot or cold.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

POONDU KUZHAMBU-GARLIC KUZHAMBU-பூண்டு குழம்பு

POONDU KUZHAMBU-GARLIC KUZHAMBU-பூண்டு குழம்பு

Poondu Kuzhambu- Kuzhambu is one of the best dish from Southern India. This has a very tangy taste with garlicky flavour. Sambar or kuzhambu are one of the main dish in everyday palate. The difference between the sambar and Kuzhambu is adding cooked dal in sambar, whereas in Kuzhambu we don't add any cooked dal. We can keep it in fridge for a week.Normally i am make this kuzhambu once or twice in a month. My hubby is great fan of Kuzhambu like Vathal Kuzhambu. Kara Kuzhambu, Peanut Kuzhambu & Ennai kathirikkai Kuzhambu.

Ingredients

Garlic- 2 whole pods
Red chillies- 2 no
Sambar powder- 2 tbsp
Fenugreek seed-1 tsp
Channa dal-2 tsp
Mustard seed- 2 tsp
Sesame Oil-3 tbsp
Tomato-2 nos
Tamarind- small lemon size

Method
Soak the tamarind in warm water & squeeze the juice from it around 3-4 cups.
Chop the tomatoes & grind to a paste.
Heat sesame oil in a pan, add mustard seed, fenugreek seed,channa dal. red chillies & allow to temper.
Add peeled garlic & allow to sauté up to 2-3 mins.
Meanwhile add sambar powder,ground tomatoes ,salt in squeezed tamarind water.
Once the garlic is sautéed & tamarind mixed water . Allow to boil. 
Allow to cook until oil floats out.
Serve with plain rice , papad & ghee.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

DAL TADKA- DAL FRY RECIPE

Dal Tadka- It is a famous dal recipe . Its very tasty & healthy recipe. It is accompanied  with rice & roti.I used tuvar dal & masoor dal. we can use any kind of mixed dals like moong dal, channa dal. I am big fan of all dals like Tuvar dal, Tomato moong dal, Methi dals, Dal Makhani .

Ingredients 

Tuvar dal- 1 cup
Masoor dal-1 cup
Onion- 2 no(chopped)
Tomato-2 no (chopped)
Ginger-2 tsp
Garlic- 2 tsp
G.chilles-2 no
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Coriander leaves-2 tbsp
Cumin seed-1 tsp
Red chillies-2 no
Oil-2 tbsp+1 tbsp
Ghee-1tbsp

Method

Heat oil in a pressure cooker or pan, add cumin seed & allow to temper.
Add chopped onion,tomatoes,g.chilles  & sauté.Add washed dals, turmeric powder,salt & mix well.
Add 4-5 cups of water & allow to cook 3-4 whistle on pressure cooker.
Heat oil + ghee in a pan, add mustard seed, cumin seed, whole red chilles, chopped garlic,curry leaves & allow to temper & add to the dal.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

METHI MUTTER MALAI RECIPE


Methi Mutter Malai- This is one of the famous dish of North India. The combination of fenugreek leaves & Green peas cooked together with cream. I always wonder how could this combo of methi in this gravy tastes? I tasted this recipe in Restaurant which my hubby ordered. Finally I tried this recipe, Wow It was Amazing & Very tasty. Now a days I am make this once a week.

Ingredients

Fenugreek leaves- 1 bunch
Green Peas=1 cup ( I used frozen)
Onion- 1 no (chopped)
Tomato-1 no (chopped)
Green chilles-2 no
Ginger-1 tsp
Garlic- 2 tsp
Fresh cream-100 ml
Garam masala-1 tsp
Salt- to taste
Oil- 1 tbsp+ 1 tbsp
Cumin seed-1tsp

Method
Heat oil in a pan, add ginger,garlic,chillies, onion , tomato & allow to sweat.
Make it cool & grind a fine paste.
 Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seed  & allow to temper. Add washed & chopped Fenugreek leaves & sauté.
 Add green peas & sprinkle of water & cook until soft.Add ground onion tomato paste & mix well.
 Add garam masala & mix well. Add fresh cream & allow to boil .
Serve hot with roti or Rice.
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