2014/08/26

Oats sweet Crepes


INGREDIENTS :

Oats - 1 cup (powdered) ..i used saffola oats.
Jaggery - 1 1/2 cup
Dosa batter - 2 ladles
Baking salt - 1/2 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Mix the above ingredients to a smooth batter .
2) Heat dosa / aappam pan . Spread the batter , add a spoon of oil or ghee to its sides . Cover with  a lid for few minutes and then flip to its other side.
3) Cook till done . Serve hot .

A healthy crepes for Priya akka's Secretly cooking challenge ...Thank you Prathima for giving me two yummy ingredients Jaggery and Oats as secret ingredients.

2014/08/22

SOYA BEANS PULIKULAMBU


INGREDIENTS:

Sambar onion - 1 cup

Garlic cloves - 1 cup

Red kidney beans/Soya beans - 150 gms/1 cup

Tomato - 1 (medium)

Tamarind - a big lemon size

Mustard,Jeera and Methi seeds - 1 tsp

Curry and coriander leaves

Coconut milk(tinned ) - 1/4 cup

Sambar Powder - 2 tsps

Asafoetida - 2 tsps

Salt to taste


METHOD OF PREPARATION:

1) Heat oil in a pressure cooker.Add mustard,jeera and methi seeds.When it splutters,add onion,garlic and curry leaves.Fry till onion and garlic becomes tender

2)  Then add chopped tomato.wait till it forms thick gravy.Followed by adding beans to it .
3) Add thick tamarind extract and allow to boil in medium flame .

4) When it starts boiling ,add sambar powder ,coconut milk and salt .Cook  for 4 whistles and open the lid releasing the pressure . Cook in slow flame till the oil separates out and gravy thickens  .
5) Add asafoetida while boiling .Garnish with coriander leaves before removing from the flame.
Serve with Hot rice .

2014/08/20

Oats Nuts Laddu

 

Tried this yummy laddoo from Priya's Space .Thank you for sharing a yummy recipe.

INGREDIENTS :

Oats - 1 cup 
Cashews,Badam,Pista - 15 nos

White Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Sugar-(i used 1 cup) as per your taste
Cardamom - 2
Milk - 1 tbsp
Ghee as per requirement

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1. Dry roast oats for few minutes in slow flame and allow it to cool down.
2. Then ,dry roast the sesame seeds, cashew, pista, almonds and set aside to cool.
3. Grind finely the sugar and cardamom .
4. To it add the roasted oats, nuts and grind it.
5. Now add the melted ghee,milk to the grinded mixture and combine to form balls.
7. Store in an airtight container and serve .

2014/08/18

Cabbage Fries


INGREDIENTS :

Cabbage ( grated) - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Chilli powder - 3 tsps
Besan Flour - 1/4 cup
Rice flour -  3 tsps
Asafoetida -  a pinch
Fried curry leaves - few

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Mix besan and rice flour with salt.
2) Add chilli powder and asafoetida to it and mix it up well.
3) Add grated cabbage to it . Sprinkle little water to it and mix it up well .Cabbage nust be coated with flour .It mustn't be too watery .
4) Finally, deep fry them till golden brown . While serving mix it up with few fried curry leaves.

2014/08/13

Pav Bhaji


INGREDIENTS :

Potatoes(2),Capsicum(1),Green peas(1 cup),Carrots(2)- 2 cups
Onion - 1
Tomatoes - 2 finely chopped
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Pav bhaji masala -1 1/2 tbsp
Red Chillies - 6
Garlic - 6 cloves
Coriander leaves -few

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

For the bhaji:


  1. Boil the Vegetables till they are soft. Drain out the excess water.Mash them a bit coarsely.
  2. Heat the butter in a large pan,saute the onion for few minutes minutes. Then, add grinded red chillies and garlic paste .
  3. Add the tomatoes and cook till the oil separates out.
  4. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder,Garam masala, pav bhaji masala and salt.
  5. Finally , add the boiled and mashed vegetables with little of water.Cook for few minutes ,turn off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves and few finely chopped onions .
Serve hot bhaji with Butter toasted Pav buns...


2014/08/12

Pasiparuppu Payasam



INGREDIENTS :

Pasiparuppu - 1 cup
Jaggery syrup - 2 cup
Milk -  1 cup
Ghee
Few dry fruits to garnish

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Pressure cook moong dal for 3-4 whistles and mash it well till soft and smooth.
2) Meanwhile ,Take 200gms of jaggery , dissolve in hot water and take 2 cups of jaggery syrup filtering the impurities.
3) Once dal is mashed well , mix milk and jaggery syrup to it and mix it up well . Cook in slow flame till  proper consistency .
4) Add a ladle of ghee with few ghee roasted dry fruits. Stir it up well and serve hot.

2014/08/09

Potato Kurma



INGREDIENTS :

Potato - 150 gms
Chilli powder -  2 tsps
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Onion -  1 big finely sliced
Garam masala -  1tsp
Curry leaves

TO GRIND :

Green chillies - 2
Kuskus - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Coconut - 3 pieces
Tomato - 1 small
Jeera - 1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Saute onion well in a pressure cooker with tbsp of oil .
2) Then add few curry leaves , followed by well cleaned and cubed potato to it .Saute for a minute.
3) Add the grinded masala to it with Chilli , coriander , garam masala powders with salt with little water.Mix it up well .Pressure cook for 3 whistles.  
4) Allow the steam to leave , open the lid and cook for few minutes in slow flame till the oil separates out.Garnish with corianader leaves.

Serve hot with Hot rice , Roti / Poori.

2014/08/05

Semiya Paal Kesari - Aadi Velli Special


INGREDIENTS :

Roasted semiya - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Milk - 1/2 litreWater - sufficient .
Ghee

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Ghee roast the semiya well for few minutes . Boil roasted semiya with milk , little water and sugar.Mix it up well and stir it up continuously to avoid lumps .Cook till semiya is well cooked in slow flame and comes out without sticking to the pan..
2) Add 1 ladle of ghee . Mix it up well . 
3) Garnish with roasted cashews.