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.
More Methi Leaves Recipes...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

MOONG DAL LADOOS- PAYATHAM MAVU LADOOS-PASI PARUPPU LADOO- NEI URUNDAI

MOONG DAL LADOOS- PAYATHAM MAVU LADOOS-PASI PARUPPU LADOO- NEI URUNDAI

MOONG DAL LADOOS- PAYATHAM MAVU LADOOS-PASI PARUPPU LADOO- NEI URUNDAI- This is very tasty & Easy to make. This ladoo is very healthy & protein rich.This lentil based sweet is  a classical Indian sweet Recipe.

Ingredients
Moong dal-2 cups
Sugar-1 cup
Ghee-1/2 cup
Cardamom powder- apinch
Cashew nut-2 tsp (sliced)

Method
Dry Roast the moong dal & grind in to a fine powder.
If not fine powder & sieve it .
Grind the sugar into a fine powder.
Take a bowl add moong dal powder, sugar powder, cardamom powder & mix well.
Heat the ghee add chopped cashew & roast it and to the bowl.

Mix well & make a round shape & keep it air tight container.

Monday, June 16, 2014

KERALA CHIPS- BANANA CHIPS-NENDRAM CHIPS

KERALA CHIPS- BANANA CHIPS-NENDRAM CHIPS

One of my family's favourite snack. always available all year around & makes a best accompaniment for any kinda of meal or by itself. My husband's favourite & is very good in potassium & dietary fibre.

Ingredients

Raw Banana/Nendram banana- 2 no
Oil- for frying
Salt- to sprinkle
Method
Deskin the plantain & slice it
Heat oil in a pan, deep fry the plantain until crispy.

sprinkle a pinch of salt & mix it.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

PASTA WITH RED PESTO- BELL PEPPER PASTA- EASY PASTA RECIPES-KIDS PASTA RECIPES

This is simple & easy to make pasta recipe.
Ingredients

Pasta- 100gms( I used Conchiglie)
Olive oil- 1tbsp 
Chilli flakes-1 tsp(Acc to taste)
Green pesto-1 tsp (optional)
Parmesan cheese-2 tbsp
Salt- to taste
Pepper-a pinch

Red pesto:
Red bell peppers- 2 no
Garlic-3 no(minced)
Chilli flakes-2 tsp
Basil Leaves- 2 tsp
Olive oil-2 tbsp
Parmesan cheese - 1tbsp

Method
Boil the pasta for about 10min until it reaches 'Al Dante' & drain it. Drizzle oil to avoid the pasta sticking.
Blend with red bell pepper(capsicum),garlic, redchill flakes,2 tsp olive oil,basil leaves & parmesan cheese to make a fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan, add chopped garlic,red chilli flakes & sauté.
Add blended sauce & allow to boil.
Add green pesto & mix well.( I love  green pesto .so i added it as an option)
Add crushed pepper & Boiled pasta.
Allow to blend & finally add parmesan cheese.
Serve hot with little parmasen cheese on top.

Monday, June 2, 2014

CARROT KOSUMALLI

CARROT KOSUMALLI
Kosumalli is a healthy veg & protein salad.Adding moong dal is good for health. It is a common dish in every tamil brahmin's Marriage ceremony.

Ingredients

Carrot-2 no (grated)
Splitted moong dal- 1/2 cup (soaked )
G.chillies-2 no
Mustard seed-1 tsp
Oil-1 tsp
Salt- to taste
Lemon Juice-2 tsp

Method

Soak the moong dal min 30-45 mins & drain it.
Take a bowl add grated carrot,soaked moong dal, chopped coriander,salt & lemon juice. This is the Kosumalli mix.
Heat oil in a little pan, add mustard seed,g.chilles & allow to temper.
Add to the kosumalli & mix well.

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