2008/12/29

SPROUTS PARATHA



INGREDIENTS:

  • Sprouts ( whole moong dal , Pinto beans, Cannilleni beans, bengal gram) - 1 cup
  • Kasturi methi- 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Jeera - 3 tsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Wheat flour - 1 cup

METHOD OF PREPARATION:

1) Pressure cook sprouts for 3 whistles, drain the stock. 
2) Add cooked sprouts, jeera, turmeric powder, kasturi methi and Salt to the flour. Add water and knead a soft dough.





3) Make small balls and roll them . Heat dosa tawa. Once hot, place the paratha , spray some oil. Flip to its side till done.



Serve hot with kurma.

Sending this to ammalu's JFI - Sprouts and sangeeth's Eat healthy during Pregnancy Event.

2008/12/27

COCONUT KOZHUKATTAI




INGREDIENTS:

Rice flour - 1 cup 
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Jaggery syrup - 1 1/4 cup
Elachi powdered - 2 tsp


METHOD OF PREPARATION:

1) Knead rice flour with warm water and oil to a soft dough. 




2) Meanwhile, fry grated coconut with little oil till the flavour rules out.


3) Add in the jaggery syrup and leach powder, cook till it thickens.


4) )Smear your hands with a sesame oil. Make small balls and flatten the balls.
5) Place in the Poornam and roll to its half. 


6) Steam cook them in idli pan till done.




Serve hot .

2008/12/26

CORN SEMIYA




INGREDIENTS:

Roasted Semiya - 1 cup
Hot Salsa Sauce - 2 tsps
Corn - 1 cup
Salt to taste.
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Mustard , Jeera - 1/2 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION:

1) Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard, jeera and add the chopped onion. Saute till it turns tender.


2) Add salsa sauce and saute till the raw smell leaves.



3) Add corn to it. 



4) Add 1 1/2 cups of water and salt. Bring it to boil.



5) Add semiya to it. Cover it with a lid, Cook it till done. Serve hot.




2008/12/23

SPROUTS BAG



INGREDIENTS:
 

Sprouts ( whole moong dal , Peanut , Cow peas , bengal gram) - 1 cup 
Chilli powder - 1 tsp 
Garam masala Powder - 1 tsp 
Salt to taste 
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup



METHOD OF PREPARATION: 

 1) Pressure cook sprouts for 3 whisltles . 
2) Drain the stock. Mix the cooked sprouts with salt, turmeric powder, masala powders.
3) Knead dough for making chapathi .Make small balls and roll them to make chapathi ,s sprouts in the middle and started wrap staring from side , hold it tighly and make like a bag . 





4) Then deep fry them in olive oil.  





2008/12/21

GINGER CURRY


I read this recipe in a magazine .This recipe is prepared by Vidhya in a different way .Click here for her's .

INGREDIENTS:

Ginger - 100 grams
Tamarind - Big lemon size
Green Chillies – 8
Jaggery – 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Asafoetida – ½ tsp
Mustard- 1/ 2 tsp
Salt to taste

METHOD OF PREPARATION:

1) Soak tamarind in 1 ½ cups of water.Peel the skin of ginger and finely chop them to small pieces.
2) Cut chillies vertically.
3) Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds,asafoetida,chillies,ginger.Fry until ginger is fully cooked. 4) Then add tamarind extract,turmeric powder and salt.Allow to boil.
5) Then add jaggery to the mixture and wait till the mixture becomes thick. Remove from the flame and serve hot with rice

2008/12/14

COCONUT CHUTNEY




INGREDIENTS : ( 2 persons)

Coconut - 7 pieces
Roasted channa dal / porikadalai - 2 tbps
Green Chillies - 2
Garlic cloves - 3
Salt to taste
Mustard , Urat Dal ,Red Chillies and Curry leaves

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Blend all the above ingredients.



 2) Season it with mustard,urat dal,red chillies and curry leaves .
 

Serve hot with Idli/ Dosai.

Sending this to FIC - WHITE event hosted by Kitchen Flavours , started by sunshinemom of Tongueticklers

2008/12/13

SPROUTED WHOLE MOONG DAL - NOODLES ROLL

Sending this to ammalu's JFI - Sprouts



Here come the roll ,


INGREDIENTS :

Whole moong dal(pacha payar/paasi payar)-1/2 cup(sprouted)

Noodles-1 packet(small)

Onion(big)-2(finely chopped)

Sambar/Kurma powder-1 1/2 tsps

Salt to taste

Turmeric Powder-a pinch

Wheat flour-3 cups


Note:


Soak moong dal in water for 7-8 hours.Drain the water and tie the dal in a clean damp cloth for a night.Even you can use sprout maker.


METHOD OF PREPARATION:


1) Pressure cook sprouted moong dal for 1-2 whistles.Drain the water and keep aside.

2) Boil noodles in plain water for 5 min,till it is part cooked.Drain the water and keep noodles aside.

3) Heat oil in a pan.Add onion and fry till tender.

4) Then add moong dal,noodles,Sambar powder,turmeric power and salt.Mix them veryslowly.Cook for 5-6 min.

5) Meanwhile prepare the dough for making rotis.

6) Make small dough balls and roll them to form chapathis/parathas.

7) Stuff rotis with the masala and just roll them to shape as you wish.

8) Tawa / Shallow fry them.Serve hot with sauce.

2008/12/12

TOMATO DAL AND AN AWARD

Thank you Hema of Adlak's Kitchen for giving me this award.........it means a lot to me.Congrats on ur 100 th post .




INGREDIENTS:

Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Tomato – 6
Green chillies – 3
Chilli powder - 3 tsps
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Garlic cloves-4
Curry leaves/ Coriander leaves
Salt to taste.

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Fry dal in kadai without oil for 2 minutes.Then pressure cook dal with little water,turmeric powder, garlic cloves and 2 tsps of oil.Cook till dal is fully cooked and mash them.



2) Heat oil in a kadai.Add mustard,cumin seeds,curry leaves and onion, saute till tender.


3) Add tomato(blended), green chillies and salt.


4) Add dal, chilli powder, coriander powder. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.


Garnish with Coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice or rotis.

2008/12/08

GUAVA MILKSHAKE

Sending this to FIC - WHITE event hosted by Kitchen Flavours , started by sunshinemom of Tongueticklers


Quick recipe ,


INGREDIENTS :

Guava - 1 big ; ripen one
Milk - as u required
Sugar to taste

METHOD OF PREPARATION :
Grind all the above in a food processor . Quick , simple and delicious shake . U can even serve chill .




2008/12/06

MY KITCHEN TREASURES

I am happy to participate in Dibs Kitchen Treasure Event. I have a passion for cooking utensils. Love to collect more and more .....and have a beautiful kitchen with utensils from my grandma's period . Here are my treasures which rules my small kitchen .

1) Coconut Knife :

This helps to take pieces comfortably from fresh coconut . Just love this..........simple thought...simple design.......






2) Stainless Steel Pots :

I love these as they are really helpful to me while i am in a hurry to cook . I fill them will filtered water and hv them near my gas stove . These are given by my mom for my marriage . I prefer to own a mud pot . Hope , i will get it by this year end .





3) Flour Seive / Salladai in Tamil :

These are really useful when i prepare murukku /idiyappam flour or any homemade powders .

Even , I will use them to filter packed flour got from stores .




4) Toaster , Electric Kettle and Preeti Mixie :

My Preeti Chepro Plus gives me everything perfectly for chutneys , vadas and all kinds of masala /powders .Mixie was given by my mom . Other two was presented by my dear hubby . We love bread toast with garlic butter . They make my work simple and fast.






5 ) Rice storage drum ,Pressure Cooker and Stainless steel Vessel :

This vessel helps me to store dosa batter for 15 days . Just really love it.......whole batter in one vessel. Rice drum is the perfect choice for storing rice ,dals or chapathi flour .............love it.They can store nearly 5 kgs .Air tight one . Prestige pressure cooker ........just my right hand in kitchen.....without this.....i can't imagine......wonderful choice .




7) Chapathi Roller :

This was presented by my brother from delhi.........love it . It is made of marble . Easily washable .......Can roll perfectly .....




8 ) Lunch Carrier , Idli Plate , Aappam Tawa , Non-Stick Pan ,Grater and Measuring Cup (Padi in Tamil ) :

I used this type of lunch carrier while in my school.............missing my dear friends ARTHY , JAYAPRIYA ,PRASITHA AND VIJI..............it reminds me of my school days having lunch in open ground with fun and love . Idli ----all time favourite..........i can have only idli during my pregnancy , continous sickness last till my 7th month......i hated to hv anything with oil . I remember those pleasurable days with idli.............I am a crazy fan of aappam with coconut milk . Fish is my most favourite recipe.............i use this non-stick pan for making fish fries..........perfect for them .







9 ) Soup Bowls , Coffee Cups and Juice Cups :

My hubby loves them.........we love to collect varieties . I love to collect more and more beatiful dining sets.






10 ) Pickle Jar ,Strainers and Vegetable Cutter (" Aruvamanai " in Tamil ) :

Still Jar and Cutter is used in Tamil Nadu........my mom loves it .That was given by her for our marriage . I use cutter for cutting chicken or mutton...........very sharp and comfortable .




11 ) Murukku Press , Hand Juicer , Small copper bottom pan ,Beater ,Pealer ,Coconut Grater ,Forks,Butter Spreader ,Tongs and Knife .

I love savories ........which made to love press .My hubby loves idiyappam .........hv a perfect moulds......... . Juicer is still in use in few sweet homes .






12) I Love to take food in these plates,highly comfortable ..........childrens will definetly enjoy having food in them .Small plate is my daughter's....my mom gave her .Plate with holes will help to drain water while cooking rice in pots . Previously i used pots to cook rice .Still few in tamilnadu cook in pots including my family.
Love this ladle while making poori's and laddu's .






13) Thookuvali , Lunch Box , Kid's glasses :

This thookuvali is still used widely in tamilnadu villages for getting coffee or tea .Even today , some farmers use them to carry their lunch .Silver tea filter will stand for years.Kid's glasses are really safe and comfortable for them .





14 ) Spices Box / Anjaraipetti in Tamil :

Very useful kitchen vessel.......love them .






15 ) KULI PANIYARAM TAWA :

This vessel is made of " INTHALIYAM " . It weighs heavy . I love paniyaram both sweet and karam . Hope it is the most popular one in Tamilnadu.



These are only few of them,which i like the most .Still my treasures continue.........................

PUDINA IDLI