Wednesday, January 7, 2015

CAPSICUM SAMBAR -BELL PEPPER SAMBAR- குடமிளகாய் சாம்பார்

CAPSICUM SAMBAR -BELL PEPPER SAMBAR- குடமிளகாய் சாம்பார்
Capsicum sambar is my favorite sambar. It is a normal sambar & but the flavor is really nice.I always used to make this sambar only in green capsicum as i feel green capsicum is more flavorful than other colored capsicum.

Ingredients

Green Capsicum-1 no
Tomato- 1 no
Onion-1 no
Tamarind-small lemon size
Sambar powder-2 tbsp (Acc to taste)
Mustard seed-1 tsp
Fenugreek seed-1 isp
Channa dal-1 tsp
Cooked Tuvar dal-1 cup
Salt- to taste
Cilantro- 1 tbsp
Oil-1 tbsp

Method

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seed, urad dal, channa dal & allow to temper.
Add diced onion,tomato, capsicum & sauté
Soak the tamarind  in water & squeeze the juice from it around  three cups. & add the tamarind juice to the kadai.
Add sambar powder,salt & allow to boil until all vegetables cooked properly.
Add cooked tuvar dal & allow to boil.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

POTATO PODIMAS RECIPE

POTATO PODIMAS RECIPE
Potato Podimas  is mashed potatoes tempered with spices & lemon Juice. It is little different from the regular potato curry . In this recipe neither chilli powder nor sambar powder is used to flavour.

Ingredients

Potato-500gms
G.chilles-3 no (chopped)
Ginger-1 tsp(chopped)
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Oil-1 tbsp
Mustard seed-1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
Channa dal-1 tsp
Coconut-1/2 cup (grated)
Asafoetida-a pinch
Lemon - 1/2 

Method

Boil the potatoes & make it cool & deskin & mash it roughly.
Heat oil in a pan, mustard seed, urad dal,channa dal & allow to temper.
Add chopped green chillies,curry leaves,ginger & sauté
Add bolied potatoes ,salt & mix well.
Add grated coconut, lemon juice & mix well.
Serve hot with sambar & Rasam.

Monday, January 5, 2015

RED PEPPER CHUTNEY- RED CAPSICUM CHUTNEY-சிகப்பு குடமிளகாய் சட்னி

RED PEPPER CHUTNEY- RED CAPSICUM CHUTNEY-சிகப்பு குடமிளகாய் சட்னி
Red Capsicum Chutney | Red bell pepper Chutney | சிகப்பு குடமிளகாய் சட்னி  is a simple and tasty chutney.  If you bored of regular coconut chutney or tomato onion chutney then try this chutney.

Ingredients

Onion-1 no (sliced)
Tomato-1 no(chopped)
Red pepper/capsicum-1 no (chopped)
Whole red chillies-2 no( acc to taste)
Urad dal-2 tsp
Oil-1 tbsp + 2 tsp
Musrard seed-1 tsp
Curry leaves- 1 sprig

Method

Heat oil in a pan, add urad dal, red chillies & roast it.
Add sliced onion, chopped tomato & capsicum. Saute until soft.
Make it cool & blend it to a smooth paste.
Heat 2 tsp oil in a small pan, add mustard seed, little bit urad dal , curry leaves & allow to temper & add to the chutney.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

VAZHAIKKAI CURRY - PLANTAIN CURRY -2



VAZHAIKKAI CURRY - PLANTAIN CURRY
Vazhaikkai poriyal or curry | Raw plantain curry is goes well with Rasam, Sambar along with hot rice.This is traditional Brahmin dish. I already posted vazhakkai curry using with sambar power.

Ingredients

Raw Plantain-3 nos
Mustard seed-1/2 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
Oil-1 tbsp
Gosthu powder-1 tbsp
Grated coconut-2 tsp
Salt- to taste
Turmeric-a pinch

Method

De skin the plantain & cut into small pieces & soak in the water.
Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seed, urad dal  & allow to temper. Add diced plantain.
Add turmeric powder,gosthu powder,salt & allow to cook until done.
Finish with coconut. Serve with hot rice ,sambar or kuzhambu.

Friday, January 2, 2015

THAI GREEN CURRY


THAI GREEN CURRY
Green Curry is Thai variety of Curry.The name "Green "curry means from the color of the dish which is comes from green chillies and herbs.This curry is Coconut milk.based typically eaten with Thai sticky Rice or Rice Noodles or Indian flat bread.

Ingredients

Butternut squash-1/4 cup
Green capsicum-1/4 cup
Red capsicum-1/4cup
Carrot-1/4cup
Potato-1/4cup
Oil-1 tbsp
Coconut milk-200ml
Palm sugar-1 tbsp
Salt- to taste

For green paste

Coriander leaves-1/2 bunch
Basil leaves-4 tbsp
Lemon leaves- few
Garlic- 2 clove
Galangal-1tsp
Lemongrass-1 tbsp
Coriander seed-1 tbsp
Cumin seed-1 tsp
Peppercorn-1 tsp
Green chillies-2 no
Lemon zest- a little
Shallots- 3 no ( i used big red onion)

Ingredients

Make a paste for all green paste ingredients above & keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add ground green paste & saute.Add all vegetables ,water,salt & allow to boil.
Add coconut milk & allow to simmer.
Add 1 tbsp palm sugar & mix well.Serve with hot rice or Roti.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

PANEER BABY CORN KURMA

PANEER BABY CORN KURMA
Panner Corn kurma is very tasty & rich gravy.  Delicious side dish for Roti or Naan. I am a big fan of baby corn & Paneer.Frist time tried this recipe & taste was really good. Cashew paste can be replaced by cream in this gravy.

Ingredients
Onion-2 no (finely chopped)
Tomato-2 no ( chopped)
G.chillies-2 no
Baby corn-200gms
Panner -200gms
Red chilli powder-2 tsp(Acc to taste)
Garam Masala-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Fresh Cream-50 ml
Coriander leaves- for Garnishing
Oil-2 tbsp
Salt- to taste
Cumin seed-1 tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seed, onion, tomato & sauté.
Add red chilli power,turmeric, green chillies & mix well.
Add coriander powder, garam masala & cook well until raw flavour extracts.
Add sliced corn,little water & mix well.Add fried panner & allow to cook.
Finish with fresh cream & coriander leaves.
Serve hot with Roti or naan.

Monday, December 8, 2014

TOMATO BASIL PASTA - EASY PASTA RECIPES- KIDS PASTA RECIPES



An all day classic Italian delicacy. Simple but class dish wherein all age groups can dig in as long as its done well. Preferably eaten when you need something light and snacky.

Ingredients

Penne- 200 gms
Tomato- 4 no
Garlic-3 no
Onion-1 no
Basil leaves-3 sprig
Olive oil-2 tbsp
Parmesan Cheese- for garnishing
Black Pepper-a pinch

Method

Boil the water with salt,olive oil, add penne & allow to cook as per the instruction on the packet.

Heat olive oil in a pan, add chopped garlic, onion & saute. Add chooped tomatoes.
Allow to cook until soft, add fresh basil leaves.crackle the black pepper & salt.
Add cooked penne & mix well. Garnish with parmasen cheese.

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