Sunday, May 10, 2015

TOMATO GINGER CHUTNEY- NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPE

TOMATO GINGER CHUTNEY- NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPE
Tomato ginger chutney is tasty chutney & best combination of Idly & Dosa. Making this chutney without onion is good for some fasting days (fasting days garlic and onion is not allowed). Tomatoes tangy taste with ginger flavour is best of this chutney.I always prefer this chutney with hot Idly only.

Ingredients

Tomato-4 Large
Ginger-2 tbsp (roughly chopped)
Urad dal-1 tbsp
Whole red chillies- 4 no ( acc to taste)
Oil-1 tbsp +2 tsp
Mustard seed-1 tsp
Curry leaves-1 sprig

Method
Heat one tbsp oil, add urad dal, whole red chillies & allow to saute.

Add chopped tomatoes, ginger & allow to cook until it cooks well.
Allow it to cool & grind it to a fine paste. Heat 2 tsp oil add mustard seed & allow to temper, add curry leaves & add to this chutney.
Serve with Hot dosa, idly or roti.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

CABBAGE KOOTU WITH MOONG DHAL

CABBAGE KOOTU WITH MOONG DHAL
Cabbage kootu  is one of the best kootu in southern part of india. This is very healthy dish . Adding moong dal is good source of protein.Moong dal and coconut is the main part of kootu.

Ingredients

White cabbage-2 cups (chopped)
Yellow moong dal- 1/2 cup
Salt- to taste
Grated coconut- 3 tbsp
cumin seed-1/4 tsp
G.chillies- 2 no (acc to taste)
Oil-2 tsp
Mustard seed-1/2 tsp
Channa dal-1/2 tsp

Method

Take a pressure cooker or pan add chopped cabbage, moong dal, salt, water  & allow to cook 1-2 whistle.
Grind a course paste with coconut, cumin seed, g. chillies .Once the pressure comes down in cooker, add the course paste & mix well.
Allow to cook in simmer & Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seed, channa dal & allow to temper and add to the kootu.If you like hing flavour, you can add in it.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

KALYANA GOSTHU- VEG GOSTHU- SIDE DISH FOR IDLY,DOSA & PONGAL

KALYANA GOSTHU- VEG GOSTHU- SIDE DISH FOR IDLY,DOSA & PONGAL
This Kalyana gosthu/ Veg gosthu - Kalyanam means Marriage. So This Gosthu is one of important side dish for every day breakfast during the Marriage. This is great combination for pongal and Idly. The Brinjal Gosthu is also called Chidambaram Gosthu which the best side dish of breakfast recipes. Tuvar Dal is also added instead of Moong dal.The specialist in this recipes is Gosthu Powder.It is one of the main masala in my kitchen, while making any sambar recipes, I add little powder & it adds a special aroma & flavour.
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Ingredients

Onion-1 no
Tomato-1 no
Potato-1 no
Carrot-1no
Beans- 10 no
Brinjal- 2 no
G.chillies- 2no
Sambar powder-1 tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Tamarind -small lemon size
Cooked moong dal-2 cups
Oil-1 tbsp
Mustard seed-1 tsp
Fenugreek seed-1 tsp
Channa dal-1 tsp
Curry leaves-1 sprig

For Gosthu podi

Coriander seed-1 tbsp
Channa dal-2 tsp
Red chillies-2 no
Pepper corn-1 tsp
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Coconut-1 tbsp
Oil-1 tsp(for frying)

Method

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seed, fenugreek seed,channa dal & allow to temper. Add curry leaves, G.chillies, onion & saut'e.Add chopped tomatoes & mix well.
Add chopped potatoes, carrot, beans & cook 5- 6 mins,Add chopped brinjal & mix well.
Soak the tamarind & squeeze the juice from it around 3 cups. Add the tamarind juice , sambar powder, salt & allow to boil.
In the meanwhile , add oil in a pan, add all ingredients in the above list " Gosthu powder " & roast it and grind a coarse powder.
Add the gosthu powder & cooked moong dal & allow to simmer.
Finish with cilantro. This is best combination of Pongal, Idly , Dosa & Upma.

Friday, April 10, 2015

BAJRA ROTI - BAJRA BHAKRI ROTI - KAMBU ROTI- MILLET RECIPES

BAJRA ROTI - BAJRA BHAKRI ROTI - KAMBU ROTI- MILLET RECIPES
Bajra roti is very healthy dish & my favorite roti. I had this roti first time one of the famous restaurant at Wembley,London.That time I dont know which is best combination of this roti. I asked the chef about that, he told me ghee/butter and jaggery is the best combination . I made this roti first time ,It came out really well. First I tried to make this roti using the rolling pin. But it didn't work out as the shape and inconsistent texture . If you making big size roti, you need a proper experience. So i made small proper rotis.

Ingredients

Kambu flour/ Bajra flour/pearl millet-1 cup
Salt- a pinch
Ghee-2 tbsp
Butter- for serving
Jaggery- for serving
Warm water- as required

Method

Take a bowl, add bajra flour,salt & mix well. Add warm water slowly & mix well. (adding water is very important).
Make a soft dough & keep it aside for 15 mins for resting.
Take a foil or banana leaves ,add small portion of bajra flour and wet your hand & slowly flatten it.(Pls dont use oil)
Heat the tawa, add the flattened bajra roti, cook it both sides with little ghee.
Serve with butter & jaggery.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

CUCUMBER PINEAPPLE SALAD

CUCUMBER PINEAPPLE SALAD

This is perfect refreshing salad  & appealing & delicious, easy to make.This is healthy salad & cools down the summer effect.You can add finely chopped mint leaves for added refreshment or sweet red chillies to add a tinge. Salad is always a healthy option. Adding pineapple and cucumber is best of weight loss.

Ingredients

Cucumber- 1 cup
Pineapple- 1 cup
Olive oil-1 tsp
Crushed pepper-a pinch
Salt-a pinch
Lemon Juice-a sprinkle
Sweet red chillies-1 no (optional)

Method

Deskin the cucumber & pineapple. Keep it aside.
Take a bowl. add olive oil, crushed pepper,salt,lemon juice, chopped sweet red chillies & mix well.This is the dressing of this salad.
Add cubed cucumber, pineapple & mix well.
Serve chilled. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

RIBBON PAKODA- NADA PAKODA

RIBBON PAKODA- NADA PAKODA
Ribbon pakoda is one of the best snack recipe. Normally its the one of the important dish of diwali recipes and my daughters favourite recipe.It is a best tea time snack as well.This is one of the spicy,crisp and easy to make Recipe.Instead of chilli powder, we can add ground pepper powder as well.

Ingredients

Gram flour/Besan- 1 cup
Rice flour-2 cups
Red chilli powder-2 tsp
Salt-to taste
Butter-1tbsp (room temp)
Hing-1/4tsp
Oil- for frying

Method

Take a bowl add rice flour,besan, redchillipowder, salt,hing,butter & mix well.
Add  water & make a soft dough.
Heat oil in a pan  & Take a murukku maker which is specialised equipment just for varieties of murukku. Place the dough in the bottom of the maker & squeeze by applying pressure from he top. Rotate by giving pressure to make it different shapes.
Allow to cook both sides.Keep this pakodas on air tight container.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

PARUPPU VADAI FOR NEIVEDHAMS ( NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPE)

PARUPPU VADAI  FOR NEIVEDHAMS ( NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPE)
Paruppu  Vadai is famous lentil based fried appetizer.This vadai is only made during special auspicious occasions.. Normally Neivedhyam dishes doesn't have onions or garlic  . Alternatively we can equally made with tuvar dal as well. By adding coconut we can get different taste.

Ingredients

Channa dal-1 cup
Tuvar Dal-1/2 cup
Red chillies-2 no (Acc to taste)
Ginger-2 tsp
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Salt- to taste
Grated coconut-2 tbsp
Hing-a pinch
Oil- for frying

Method

Soak the dals min one hour & grind with red chillies, ginger,curry leaves,salt to a course paste.
Add hing, grated coconut & mix well.
Heat the oil for deep frying.Take a vadai flour & flatten it on hand or cover & deep fry it in hot oil.
Serve hot.

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