2010/07/30

MY REFRIGERATOR AND AN AWARD

Here is my refrigerator for Show me your Refrigerator Event by Divya . This was my first purchase immediately after my marriage.I love this colour .It is a two door Samsung Silver Fresh refrigerator . My freezer door have my daughter's fruits magnets . Have assembled my hubby cups and awards received from his football , badminton and cricket matches .I have kept them here , so that my daughter doesn't touch them . Have a fridge cover with pockets to have my groceries list and supermarkets bills. Freezer with frozen foods and ice creams . Neethu and Pavani has passed me this cute award . Thank you friends . It's my pleasure to hold it. To accept this award the guidelines are: 1) Thank the person/people who honoured you . 2) Tell 7 things about you . 3) Pass the award to 15blogger whom you think are fantastic. I am passing this award to all my blogger friends . All of them are fantastic .

2010/07/28

ULUNDHU CHUTNEY (URAD DAL CHUTNEY)


INGREDIENTS : 

Urad dal - 1/2 cup 
Coconut pieces - 3 
Asafoetida - 1 tsp 
Red Chillies - 3 
Salt to taste 

For tadka : 
Mustard and Urad dal - 1/2 tsp 
Red Chillies - 2 
Curry leaves 

METHOD OF PREPARATION : 

1) Roast the ingredients with a spoon of oil till the flavour rules out and allow it to cool . 

2) Then grind them with little water and salt . 

3) Temper it with mustard , urat dal , red chillies .

2010/07/22

RAGI DOSAI VERSION 2




INGREDIENTS :

Ragi flour - 1 cup
Channa dal - 1/2 cup
Groundnut - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Soak channa dal and groundnut for 2 hours .
2) Then grind it with little water . Add ragi flour to it and make batter for dosa consistency with salt.
3) Heat oil in a dosa pan .Spread a ladle of batter . Apply oil . After 3 minutes , flip to its side .

Serve hot with Chutney.

2010/07/20

GINGER PICKLE / INJI THOKKU


INGREDIENTS :

Ginger - 200 gms
Tamarind - a small lemon size
Garlic cloves - 1/2 cup
Mustard - 1 tsp
Gingelly oil as per requirement
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsps
Methi powder - 1 tsp (Dry roast methi seeds and make powder)

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Clean ginger and finely chop them .
2) Heat oil in a pan . Once hot , add mustard . When it splutters , add garlic cloves and saute till tender.
3) Then , add ginger to it and saute well .
4) Add all the powders , salt , sugar , asafoetida and tamarind juice.
5) Simmer to slow flame and cover with a lid.Cook till the oil separates and thickens. Store in a dry , clean container . Can use for a week .

Serve with Curd Rice .This
goes to Priya's Think Spice : Think Fenugreek seeds event .

2010/07/19

IDLI - SOUTH INDIAN SPECIAL BREAKFAST




IDLI :INGREDIENTS :

Idli Rice - 4 cups
Urat dal (round ) - 1 cup and 1 handful
Methi Seeds - 1 tsp

Salt to taste
METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Wash and soak rice for 5- 6 hours with methi seeds.
2) Soak dal for 2 hour.
3) Grind dal and rice separately and mix them well with clean hands in a big vessel with salt. Ferment it for a night .
4) Next day , mix them well with a ladle . 

5) Steam cook idli in idli pan . 
6) Store the batter in a dry container for a week.

Idli goes to Priya's Think Spice : Think Fenugreek seeds event .


This goes to Mymoonah's Iftar moments Event .

2010/07/16

COCONUT AAPPAM



INGREDIENTS :
Raw rice -- 1 cup
Fully boiled rice-- 1 cup
Methi seeds -- 1 tsp
Urat dal -- 1 handful
Coconut - 1/2
Elachi powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste


METHOD OF PREPARATION :
1 ) Soak both rice and dal with methi seeds for 2 hours .
2) Grind them in a grinder with coconut and elachi powder till smooth batter.The batter should be little watery . So , that we can get thin and crispy ones.
Don't need to ferment it . We can use the batter instant.

3) Mix salt to it before making aappam .


4) Heat aappam pan . Leave a ladle of batter to it and spread the batter by rotating the pan.


5) Spread a tsp of ghee or oil .


6) Cover with a lid . Once done , serve hot with Coconut Chutney .
This goes to Priya's Think Spice : Think Fenugreek seeds event initially started by Sunitha .

2010/07/14

CAULIFLOWER BAJJI


INGREDIENTS :

Cauliflower florets - 1 cup

Besan / Channa dal flour - 1 /2 cup

Red Chilli powder - 2 tbsps

Turmeric powder -- 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Asafoetida as per requirement


METHOD OF PREPARATION :


1) Mix flour with all powders , salt and little water .

2) Make the batter like a paste
3) Meanwhile , boil florets with little salt and turmeric powder .

4) Strain the stock and allow it to cool .
5) Then , dip the floret in the batter and deep fry them it golden brown .


Serve hot with Chutney / Sauce .

2010/07/13

MIXED SPROUTS BRINJAL STIR FRY



INGREDIENTS : 

Brinjal - 50 gms 
Mixed Sprouts - 1 1/2 cup 
Salt to taste 
Onion - 1 
Curry leaves 
Mustard and Urad Dal - 1 tsp each 
Grated Coconut - 2 tbsps 
Chilli powder - 1 tsp 
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp 

METHOD OF PREPARATION : 

1) Pressure cook sprouts and keep aside . 



2)Heat oil in a pan . Once hot , add Mustard and Urad dal . When it splutters , add curry leaves and chopped onion and saute till tender . 



3) Add in the cut brinjal with little water. Cover with a lid and cook till soft and tender. Then, add in turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt.


4) Add in the boiled sprouts, mix it well. Next add grated coconut and saute till the raw smell leaves. Mix them well and cook in slow flame for 5 minutes. 


Serve hot with Rice .

2010/07/07

CHAAT PODI DOSAI


INGREDIENTS :

Dosa batter - 2 cups
Green Gram - 1 cup
Onion - 2 cups chopped
Tomato - 2 cups chopped
Carrot -- 2 cups grated
Lemon juice - 1 cup
Idli podi / Paruppu Podi / Lentils Powder as per requirement


METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Soak green gram overnight and pressure cook for 3 whistles with little salt . Drain the stock and keep aside .
2) Heat dosa pan . Spread a ladle of batter to a make dosa . Make it a bit thick .
3) Then after 2 minutes , flip to the other side .
4) Transfer it to a plate .
5) First , spread a tsp of idli podi all over the dosa .
6) Then , spread green gram , onion , tomato , carrot and a tsp of lemon juice to it .
7) Roll over and serve hot .

2010/07/05

ARACHUVITTA MEEN KULAMBHU


INGREDIENTS :


Fish - 500g 
Tamarind-lemon size
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp 
Salt to taste
FOR TADKA :
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Methi Seeds-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves 
Onion - 1 cup finely chopped 
Tomato - 1 small


TO GRIND :


Pearl Onions - - 5 nos 
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp 
Pepper - 1/2 tsp 
Coconut - 5 pieces 
Tomato - 1 small 
Red Chillies - 25 nos


METHOD OF PREPARATION :


1) Marinate the fish with turmeric powder , coriander power ,juice of one tomato and salt .



2) After an hour,heat oil in a kadai . Add mustard seeds , methi seeds, onion and curry leaves.



3) When it splutters , add the grinded masala and salt.


4) Then add thick tamarind extract to it .
5) When it starts boiling , add fish and stir slowly . Cover with a lid . Leave in slow flame until fish is cooked properly and oil separates. 



Serve hot with Rice . 



 Reposts for Nithu's , Best of waste event : Beetroot Soup Keerai Thandu poriyal