2009/06/30

VEGETABLE RAVA UPMA



INGREDIENTS :

White Rava - 1 cup
Green pepper - 1
Onion -1
Salt to taste.
Curry and coriander leaves.
Mustard , urat dal - 1/2 tsp
Mixed veggies of ur choice (beans/potato/carrot) --- 1 cup


METHOD OF PREPARATION:
1)Dry fry rava till the flavour spreads and keep aside.
2) Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard,urat dal,capsicum and curry leaves .
3) Then add chopped onion .Once onion becomes tender,add veggies .Sprinkle little water ,cook till tender.
4) Add sufficient water (depends ) with little salt .
5) When it starts boiling add roasted rava.Cover with a lid and cook till rava is well cooked .

Serve hot with Pickle/Chutney.Sending this to Divya's Show me your breakfast Event and Srilekha's Breakfast Series and AFAM- Bell Peppers hosted by Priya ,event started by Maheswari.

2009/06/29

DOSAI WITH CAPSICUM CHUTNEY



FOR DOSA :

Idli rice --- 5 cups
Urat dal -- 1 cup
Beaten rice -- 1 cup
Methi seeds -- 1 tsp

Soak rice and methi seeds for 7 hours and dal for 2 hours . Mix poha while blending rice . Mix rice batter and dal batter well with your hand . Add salt while making dosa's.Otherwise , dosa will not be soft .

CAPSICUM CHUTNEY :

INGREDIENTS:


Coconut - 7 pieces
Roasted channa dal / porikadalai - 2 tbps
Capsicum ---1 medium
Garlic-ginger paste --- 1 tsp
Onion -- 1/2
Salt to taste
Mustard , Urat Dal ,Red Chillies and Curry leaves

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

Blend all the above ingredients and finally season it with mustard,urat dal,red chillies and curry leaves .

Serve hot with Idli / Dosai / Roti .Sending this to Divya's Show me your breakfast Event and Srilekha's Breakfast Series .

Chutney goes to AFAM- Bell Peppers hosted by Priya ,event started by Maheswari

2009/06/24

KANCHIPURAM IDLI


INGREDIENTS :

Idli batter --- 2 cups
Mustard --2 tsp
Jeera ---2 tsp
Urat dal --- 2 tsp
Onion -- 1 finely chopped

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Fry all the ingredients except batter with a spoon of oil and mix well with the batter .
2) Then make idli's .

Serve hot with sambar/chutney.

Sending this to Divya's Show me your breakfast Event and Srilekha's Breakfast Series

2009/06/23

KADALAI MAAVU SAMBAR/BESAN FLOUR SAMBAR


INGREDIENTS :

Channa dal flour/ Besan flour / Kadalai maavu --- 1 ladle
Tomato -- 1
Onion --- 1
Green chillies --- 2
Chilli powder --- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry and coriander leaves .
Mustard and Jeera --- 1 tsp each

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Heat oil in a pan . Once hot,add mustard and jeera .When it splutters , add chopped onion , tomato , green chillies and curry leaves .

2) Meanwhile , mix a ladle of flour with sufficient water without any lumps . It must be watery not very thick .

3) When onion mixture is ready,add the flour to it and add all the powders. Cook in slow flame . Wait till the raw smell of flour leaves and garnish with coriander leaves .

Serve hot with Dosa / Idli.......You can find this sambar in all the small idli shops in Madurai .

2009/06/21

KOVAIKKAI PORIYAL/ IVY GOURD FRY


INGREDIENTS:

Kovaikkai - 1/2 kg
Sambar onions - 10
Red chillies - 10
Salt to taste
Mustard ,Jeera,Urat dal - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp

TO GRIND : Onion + Red chillies - dont add water,grind coarsely.

NOTE : After chopping kovaikkai , add a tsp of turmeric powder and salt and mix them well and leave for 10 - 15 minutes.


METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Heat oil in a kadai.Add mustard,jeera and urat dal.When it splutters,add chopped kovaikkai (either round shape or finger shape) and fry them for a minute.Cover with a lid.Wait till it is half cooked.
2) Then add the grinded masala and chilli powder with salt.
3) Mix them well and leave in slow flame till it becomes proper fry.

2009/06/19

KOVAIKKAI (IVY GOURD) KULAMBU/ CURRY



INGREDIENTS:

Kovaikkai -- 150 gms
Onion -- 2 medium
Tomato ---2 big
Red chillies ---2
Mustard and Jeera ---1 tsp each
Curry leaves and Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Chilli powder --- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder --1 tsp
Sugar -- 1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Heat oil in a pan . Add mustard , jeera and red chillies . When it splutters , add chopped onion and tomato and blend them well .

2) Add curry leaves and chopped kovaikkai .Mix it well and add little water wait till veggie becomes tender .

3) Once done , add sufficient water for curry and all the other ingredients .

4) Cover with a lid and cook till the oil separates .Garnish with coriander leaves .

Serve with hot steamed rice .

2009/06/17

CAPSICUM BLACK CHANNA DAL (KONDAKA DALI )CARROT RICE WITH cAPSICUM RAITHA



INGREDIENTS:


Kondakadalai -- 1/2 cup
Carrot ---1/2 cup
Mint leaves -- few
Curry and coriander leaves
Brinji leaves - 2
Capsicum ----1
Tomato---1
Onion ---1
Salt to taste
Fish/Garam masala powder---1 tsp
Turmeric powder and Chilli powder- --1 tsp
Curd --1 tsp
Ginger--garlic paste -- 1 tsp
Coconut milk ---1 cup

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Soak black channa dal over night .
2) Heat a spoon of ghee in a pressure cooker . Saute chopped onion , capsicum ,chopped tomato ,ginger garlic paste ,brinji,mint,curry and coriander leaves till tender .
3) Add dal ,carrot all the powders.Saute till the raw smell leaves .
4) Add washed rice and a spoon of curd .
5) Saute the rice for a minute .
6) Then add coconut milk and a cup of water .Add salt and stir well .
7) Pressure cook for 3 whistles .

Serve hot with raitha or kurma .I served it with Capsicum Raitha .

CAPSICUM RAITHA :

Mix a cup of curd , 1/2 cup of water , chopped onion , chopped capsicum , dania leaves , a piece of chopped ginger , a spoon of pepper jeera powder and dania leaves with little salt .

Sending this to AFAM- Bell Peppers hosted by Priya ,event started by Maheswari .

2009/06/15

CHAPATHI AND KERALA KADALA CURRY




I learnt this recipe in Pachakam.com . Thanks for the lovely dish.

INGREDIENTS:


Black channa dal / Kondakadalai - 1 cup
Onions - 2
Green chillies - 2
Tomato - 1
Curry leaves and Coriander leaves
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Meat masala powder - 1 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Ginger - A small piece
Garlic cloves - 4
Salt to taste

METHOD OF PREPARATION:

1) Soak kondakadalai in water overnight.

2) Pressure cook it for 4 whistles . Drain the stcok and keep aside .

3) Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and jeera .When they splutter, add finely chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaves,ginger,garlic saute till they become tender .

4)Add chopped tomato and mix it well with onion.

5)Add chilly powder, meat masala ,pepper powder ,garam masala and turmeric powder .Add salt

6)Add dal and coconut milk and stir well. Cover with a lid . Cook in slow flame till the oil separates . Garnish with coriander leaves .

Serve hot with chapathi or puri .

This goes to "CWF - LB : Chickpeas", hosted by Nithubala and started byKiran.

2009/06/13

WHEAT RAVA KESARI


INGREDIENTS :

Wheat Rava --1 cup
Cashews / Almond
Sugar -- 1 cup
Ghee

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Dry roast rava with a spoon of ghee . Till the flavour is felt .
2) Meanwhile make sugar syrup . Dissolve it in a cup of water and boil it .
3) Once the syrup is done .Slowly add rava to it and mix them well without lumps .
4) Add ghee and stir continuously till done .
5) Garnish with ghee roasted cahews / almonds .

This goes to shanthi's Sweet time Event .

2009/06/12

CAPSICUM TOFU MASALA AND A LOVELY AWARD

Preeti of http://authentic-food-treasures.blogspot.com/ has passed me this beautiful memorable award . Thank you dear .




Rules for this award ......have to award 7 friends and tag them to write 10 honest things about them .Thank you dear for tagging me too .

10 Honest things about me :

1 ) I am typical housewife and strict mom for a 2 + yr old cute angel , Deshna . Strictness is restricted only in getting her daily routines perfect .

2) I never miss to talk to my childhood , school and college friends atleast once a month.

3) I love trying different recipes to make my daughter have it and enjoy them .

4) Never miss playing with her , take her for a long refreshing walk .

5) I am a fun loving person ...........friendly natured .

6) I love crafts , having nice collection of ganesh idols .

7) I am a craziest fan of Cranberry juice , Dairy milk , Kaju kathili and Amul Alphonsa Ice cream .

8) Love long trips during weekends . Feel comfort and relaxed .

9) I am the craziest commentator for Advertisements . Would like to pursue a degree in advertisement . Will try for a career in that field .

10 ) I strongly believe that "Our wellwishers are the most precious gift in this competitive world". I really follow my brother's golden words in my life " If there are four persons to curse you , there will be four more persons to bless you from their heart . Do live for them , feel happy for them . Don't ever think of persons who are cursing you .Life will be the most beautiful " .


I am passing this award and tagging

Divya Vikram
Viki
lubna
Sanghi
Gita
Sireesha
Varsha

Here come today's recipe ,




INGREDIENTS :

Tofu -- 2oo gms
Capsicum --- 1 big
Onion -- 1
Tomato -- 2 medium
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala -- 1 tsp
Ginger--garlic paste -- 1 tsp
Salt to taste .
Curry and corainder leaves .
Grinded coconut-1/4 cup

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Soak tofu in warm water for 5 minutes. Squeeze the water from it .Cut into small cubes and mix them well with chilli powder and salt .

2) Heat oil , add chopped onion and saute till tender .
3) Add chopped capsicum and saute for 2 minutes . Add curry leaves and all the powders .
4) Blend tomatoes in a mixer .
5) Then tomato and coconut paste to the onion mixture . Add little water .
6) Finally add tofu cubes and slower the flame to simmer . Cover with a lid . Cook till the oil separates.

Serve hot with rotis and puri's . Sending this to AFAM- Bell Peppers hosted by Priya ,event started by Maheswari .

2009/06/10

FINAL PART OF GRAMMATHU KAIMANAM EVENT

Here comes the final array of yummy village special delights ............Thank you participants for making it another milestone to my blog .



Madhumathi's Delight :

PULI KOOZHU AND MOR KOOZHU



Usha's Delight :

ONION EGG CURRY


Srividhya'sDelight :

KEERA MOLAGOOTAL


Pooja'sDelight :

CHICKEN CHETTINAD



and finally from me ,

1) KATHRIKKAI MOCCHAIKOTTAI PULIKULAMBU



2)CHICKEN PULIKULAMBU



3)RAGI DOSAI



4) SUNDAIKKAI VATHAL KULAMBU



5)CHICKEN LIVER



6)YEZHUMBU SAMBAR



7) VAZHAIPOO PORIYAL


8) VAZHAIPOO VADAI




Thank you for all the participants ...........meet u soon with another interesting event .

2009/06/08

GRAMMATHU KAIMANAM EVENT ROUNDUP----PART 1!!!!!!!!

Here comes the Roundup of Grammathu Kaimanam Event Part --1 .............My sincere thanks to all for making my first event a grand success . Here comes 20 of them........

Malar's Delight : YAM LENTILS CURRY


Hai friends,

Priya's Delights :

1) BOTTLEGOURD AND PEANUT CURRY



2) CLUSTERBEANS CHANNADAL STIRFRY



3) YENNAI KATHIRIKKAI KULAMBU



4) TAPIOCA METHU VADAI


Preethi's Delights :

1) INJI THOVAYAL



2) KOVAI THAKKALI KULAMBU


Prathiba's Delight : RAGGIE MUDDE



Yasmeen's Delight : STUFFED BITTERGOURD


Oriya food's Delight : DAHI AMBULA



Asha'a Delight : HURULI KATTU AND USLI


Easy craft's Delight : UDIPI SAMBAR


Viki's Delight : MOCHAI KOTTAI KULAMBU from villages in Tamilnadu .


Varsha's Delight : KAPPAYUM MEENUM


Ramya's Delight : URUNDULLU from Ramachandrapuram, a small village close to Madurai.


Padma's Delight : KAMBU DOSAI from Kollankinar .


Sanghis'sDelights :

Classic chicken delights of Needamangalam.

1) CLASSIC CHICKEN PEPPER CURRY:

2) CLASSIC CHICKEN ROAST:




3) PARUPPU SPICY SADAM


Well and wish u all the same .
Geethu Rajesh's Delights :

1) ADA PRADHAMAN (Payasam) from Guruvayur .



2) NADAN VARUTHARACHA MEEN KOOTAN (Kerala Style Fish Curry)

ENJOY AND HAVE A YUMMY TREAT.....................