Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Onion Dhal

Ingredients
Spring Onion -1 small bunch
Moong dhal-1/4cup
Red chillies-2, Green chilly-1 (adjust to your taste)
Mustard Seeds-1/2teaspoon
Cumin Seeds-1/2teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/4teaspoon
Ghee-1/2teaspoon
Oil
Salt

Method
Wash and trim the edges of the spring onions..chop them finely. Chop the green chilly.
Pressure cook the moon dhal with enough water and keep it aside.
In a pan,heat oil..make the tempering with mustard-cumin seeds followed by g.chilly,red chilly and fry for a minute.
Add the chopped spring onion and sauté them for 2-3 minutes on low heat.

Then add the cooked moong dhal,turmeric powder and salt.
Bring it to boil. Finally add the ghee and switch off the stove.
Simple spring onion dhal is ready to serve.It goes well with with white rice.
Mor milagai will be the perfect side dish for these kind of dhal! :P :P
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cabbage-Carrot-Beans Poriyal

Sometimes we will have little quantity of the veggies, by then, the combination poriyal comes handy to finish of those veggies.Adding moong dhal enhances the taste and make the poriyal wholesome and healthy!

Ingredients

Cabbage-100grams
Carrots-2
Beans-7
Moong dhal-11/2tablespoon
Grated Coconut-1tablespoon(optional)
Onion(small)-1
Green Chilli-1
Red Chillies-2
Mustard Seeds-1/2teaspoon
Urad dhal-1teaspoon
Channa dhal-1teaspoon
Oil
Salt

Method
Was and soak the moong dhal for an hour and microwave it with enough water for 3 minutes and keep it aside.
Wash and chop the veggies into fine pieces. Chop the onion and green chilli.
Heat oil in a kadai,make the tempering with mustard seeds followed by urad dhal-channa dhal. Then add the onion-g.chilly-red chilly and sauté for a while.
Add the chopped veggies, sprinkle some water and add salt. Cover the pan and cook for 4 minutes.. add the cooked moong dhal,adjust the salt and let it cook for couple more minutes.
Finally add the grated coconut and, and switch off the stove.
Serve with white rice - sambar/kuzhambu..this will go well with roti's too!
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Scrambled Egg with Veggies

Ingredients
3 Large Eggs
Half of a Red Capsicum
Few Broccoli Florets
One (small size) onion
2 Green Chillies
One (small) Tomato
Cilantro to Garnish
Salt and Pepper Powder
Olive oil

Method
Chop all the veggies into big chunks.
On high flame,heat oil in a skillet, add the veggies except tomato, sauté them for a minute.

Add in the tomato pieces,salt and pepper.

Cover the pan and cook them for a minute.

Transfer the veggies to a plate and keep aside.

Beat the eggs with salt & pepper,pour it in the same skillet.

Spread the veggies on the egg mixture and sprinkle some oil.

Mix the veggies & egg..cook for a minute,switch off the stove and garnish with cilantro.

Enjoy the Quick breakfast with a cup of juice and bread!!! :)

Sending this recipe to Bachelor's Feast event happening at Jaleelaa akkaa's Samaiyal attakaasam


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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Aloo-Matar

Ingredients
Small potatoes-12
Frozen green peas -1/4cup
Onion(medium size)-1
Green chilli-1
Tomato(big)-1
Gignger-1/4" piece
Garlic-2cloves
Turmeric powder-1/4teaspoon
Chilli powder-1teaspoon
Coriander powder-1teaspoon
Cumin Seeds-1teaspoon
Oil
Salt

Method
Boil the small potatoes and peel the skin. Shallow fry them with little oil and keep it aside.

In the same pan,add crushed ginger-garlic,chopped onion-g.chilli and fry till the onion becomes transparent. Then add chopped tomatoes and cook till it becomes mushy. Add the spice powders,cook on low heat till the raw smell goes.

Let it cool. Grind the masala with little water to fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan,make the tempering with cumin seeds, add the masala with enough water and bring it to boil.
Add the (defrosted) green peas and the potatoes.
Cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Switch off the stove and garnish with cilantro.
Aloo-matar is ready to enjoy with roti/poori.
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Horsegram Dosai/Kollu Dosai

Last week while talking with my mom, i was telling about kollu idli/dosa recipes,she was also interested to see the outcome. At last tried it and had a healthy and yummy breakfast on this week end. Thanks Malar for the recipe! :)

Ingredients
Brown Rice-2 cups
Horse Gram(kollu)-1/2cup
Fenugreek seeds(vendhayam) -1 teaspoon
Salt

Method
Wash and soak the horse gram, rice & methi seeds for 6 hours.
Grind the rice and fenugreek seeds together and horse gram separately. Add enough salt, mix it well and keep aside for 8 hours for fermentation. (fermentation time varies according to your weather though! :))
Make dosas and enjoy it with your choice of chutney/sambar.

Crispy dosas with Mint Chutney

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thepla

Being a South Indian, I am not aware of many speciality dishes of North India. Accidentally I came across this recipe Here. Adding coriander powder-chilli powder-kasoori methi..hmm,interesting!! :) Had all the ingredients mentioned there,and prepared it for a Saturday lunch. Turned out to be really delicious!

I took pictures,they were lying in my laptop for long! To my surprise, saw thepla's in many of the fellow bloggers spaces lately.There are lot of variations,and this one is a simple yet yummy recipe.

Ingredients
Aata -1 1/2cups
Curd -1/2cup
water-1/4cup
Kasoori Methi-1tablespoon
Chilli Powder-1teaspoon
Coriander Powder-1teaspoon
Sugar-1teaspoon
Oil-1teaspoon
Salt

Method
Add the water with curd and beat it well.
Combine all the ingredients in a wide bowl..

Knead well to form a smooth dough.

Keep it covered for (at least) 15 minutes and make the roti's as you do for normal chapathi's.

Serve the thepla's as such or with pickle/kurma/chutney or Honey. It was totally new for me to have roti's with honey. As I don't like honey, I never tried it. My hubby compelled me to try that,at last I had it. It was really yummy!! Unfortunately,that was the last one. Somehow managed to click this for the blog! :)

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