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Showing posts with label Gravy. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Moru Kachiyathu Recipe / Kachimoru Recipe / Kachiya Moru Recipe / Kerala Moru Kachiyathu / Seasoned Butter Milk Recipe

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Moru Kachiyathu
Ingredients
Coconut oil - 2tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Methi / Fenugreek seeds - 1/8tsp
Red chillies - 2
Chopped small onions -4
Chopped garlic - 1
Chopped ginger - 1/2 tsp
Chopped green chillies - 1
Curry leaves few
Butter milk- 2 cups
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with mustard,methi and red chillies.
Add onion,ginger,garlic,curry leaves,green chillies fry till onion is transparent.
Now add turmeric powder and salt saute for a minute reduce the heat and pour the buttermilk.
Mix and once its heated switch off the stove.Do not allow it to boil.
Serve it with plain rice.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Karuvadam Vatha Kuzhambu / Karuvadam Kulambhu Recipe / Vatha Kulambu Recipe

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Karuvadam Kulambhu
Ingredients
Semi thick tamarind juice diluted -2 cups
Chopped onion-1tbsp
Chopped garlic - 4
Curry leaves-few
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Karuvadam fried in oil till light brown -8 to 10
Tempering
Oil-6 tsp
Vadagam-1tsp
(If you don't have vadagam use little methi,mustard,urad dal & jeera for tempering)
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Add the onion,garlic & curry leaves,fry till its nice golden brown.
Add the fried karuvadam,dry masala powders,fry for a minute.
Pour the tamarind juice,needed water,cover & cook till the gravy is thick & raw smell has completely disappeared.
Switch off the flame garnish with curry leaves.
Best served with hot rice.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pudalangai Poricha Kootu / Snake Gourd Poricha Kootu

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Pudalangai Poricha Kootu
Ingredients dry roasted 
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Coconut grated - 2 tbsp
Red chillies - 2
Whole pepper - 8
Curry leaf - 5
Jeera/cumin - 1/4 tsp
Hing - a generous pinch
Method
Heat a pan add the above mentioned ingredients.In low flame dry roast till light brown.Cool and grind to a semi smooth powder.Keep it aside.
Tempering
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves few
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Other Ingredients
Channa dal - 1/2 cup
Toor dal - 1/3 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Water as needed
Chopped snake gourd/pudalangai - 1 small size
Salt to taste
Method
Pressure cook both the dals with little turmeric powder till soft.
Steam the pudalangai or cook till soft with very little water,keep it aside.
Once steam released open the pressure cooker add the ground powder & the cooked vegetable.
Give a boil & switch off the stove.
Pour the tempering into the kootu mix & serve with plain rice.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dum Aloo Recipe / Aloo Dum Recipe

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Dum Aloo
Ingredients for the gravy
Curd - 3tbsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Powdered fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Method
Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl,keep it aside
Ingredients  ground to a smooth paste
Chopped onion - 1/2
Large vine tomato - 1
Ginger & Garlic paste - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts - 15
Method
Add everything in a blender & grind to a smooth paste.Keep it aside.
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Other Ingredients
Small potatoes - 10
( Boil in water,peel the skin,prick with a fork on all sides.Deep fry or shallow fry in oil till golden brown on all sides.)
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Dum Aloo
Tempering
Oil - 3 tbsp
Ghee - 3 tsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Star anise - 1
Cloves -1
Cardamom -2
Bay leaf -1
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Dum Aloo
Method
Heat oil & ghee in a pan add the tempering ingredients.
Now add the ground masala & in low flame fry till masala leaves the oil.
Now add the curd mixture & cook till everything is well combined & the raw smell has disappeard.
Pour some water add the fried potato & cook till gravy is thick.
Switch off the flame mix in some cream if adding & garnish with crushed methi leaves & ginger strips.
Best served with Roti.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Methi Corn Malai Recipe / Methi Makai Malai / Fenugreek And Corn Curry Recipe

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Methi Corn Malai
Ingredients dry roasted & powdered
Cloves- 5
Cinnamon - 2 small sticks
Cardamom - 2
Peppercorns - 7
Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1tsp
( Dry roast the above ingredients till just hot,cool & grind to a fine powder)
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Onion - 1/2
Green chillies-3
Ginger - a small piece
Garlic -3
Cashewnuts - 1tbsp
Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
Other Ingredients
Frozen Methi/Fenugreek leaves - 2 cubes
( Approximately 1/2 cup)
Frozen corn - 1 & 1/2 cups
( cook in microwave for a minute)
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Milk - 1/2 cup
Oil- 2 tbsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Method
Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan add the methi & fry for 3 to 4 minutes.Cool & grind to a semi coarse paste.Keep it aside.
Now heat remaining oil & butter in a pan ,in medium low flame fry the ground paste till the masala leaves the sides of the pan.
Now add the salt,sugar, ground methi & corn,saute for couple more minutes.
Add the ground masala powder & milk,cook till everything is well combined.
Switch off the flame & serve them with roti or jeera rice.
Note:
a) Cream can be added at the last for extra richness.
b) Fresh methi leaves can also be added.

Courtesy: Priya with a slight change

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Poondu Kulambu Recipe / Poondu Kuzhambu Recipe / Garlic Kulambhu Recipe

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Poondu Kulambu
Ingredients
Tamarind - 1medium lime size ball
( Soak it in warm water & extract the juice.Dilute with required amount of water)
Salt to taste
Kara kulambu podi - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Jaggery - a pinch
Chopped onion - 1/4
Chopped tomato - 1 small
Fresh garlic - 12
( peeled & sliced,if your garlic are small variety no need to slice add them whole)
Chopped curry & coriander leaves - little
Sesame oil - 1 tsp
Tempering
Homemade Vadagam - 1 & 1/2 tsp
( If you don't have vadagam add little mustard,methi seeds,jeera & urad dal for tempering)
Crushed garlic -1
Curry leaves - few
Method
Take tamarind juice in a bowl add salt,turmeric powder & kara kulambu powder,mix & keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.Now add the onion & garlic fry till they are light brown.Add the tomato saute for a minute.
Pour the tamarind mixture add water accordingly.Cover & cook till the gravy thickens & raw smell has completely disappeared.
Switch off the stove pour 1 tsp of sesame oil,a pinch of jaggery,curry & coriander leaves.
Mix well & best served with hot rice.
Note:
a) If you don't have kara kulambu podi replace it with red chilly & coriander powder.
b) Small onions gives best taste to your gravy.
c)Adding sesame oil at the end gives nice flavour to the dish.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Kobbari Pulusu Recipe /Coconut Stew Recipe / Coconut Pulusu Recipe / Andhra Kobbari Pulusu

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Kobbari Pulusu
Ingredients
Thick coconut milk-1/2 cup
( I used the tin & diluted with 1/2 cup water)
Tamarind juice diluted-1 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar-1 & 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds fine powdered-2tbsp
Garlic-4
(make a paste)
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-4tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Red chillies-6
Urad dal-1/4tsp
Methi-less than 1/8tsp
Curry leaves-little
Slit green chillies-3
Hing-1/2tsp
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Kobbari Pulusu
Method
Mix sesame powder & garlic paste in coconut milk & keep it aside.
Mix salt & turmeric powder in tamarind juice.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour the tamarind juice mixture, boil it for 5 minutes in medium high flame till raw smell disappears.
Lower the flame & add the coconut milk mixture & simmer for 2 or 3 minutes.
Before switching off the stove add sugar mix it well.
Garnish  with curry & coriander leaves.
Serve it with hot rice.
Note:
a) You can also blend garlic,sesame seeds & coconut milk together to a smooth liquid.
b) If you think your gravy is not thick add a teaspoon of rice flour diluted in water for it to thicken.
c) Sliced onions can also be added in tempering for extra flavour.

Courtesy:sreelu with a slight change.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Palak Keerai Masiyal Recipe / Keerai Kadayal Recipe / Keerai Kadaisal Recipe / Spinach Masiyal Recipe

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Keerai Masiyal
Ingredients
Palak / Spinach-1 bunch chopped
Onion-1/2
Green chilles-4
Tamarind - a small piece
Salt to taste
Garlic-6
Tempering
Oil-4tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Urad dhal-1/4tsp
Jeera-1/4tsp
Red chillies - 2
Curry leaves few
Crushed garlic -3
Method
Take a pan add palak,garlic,onion,tamaring & green chillies,in low flame cook till its soft.
Cool the mixture add salt & mash it well with a masher.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour the tempering into the palak mixture.
Mix & serve it with rice.

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Friday, January 1, 2016

Mixed Vegetable Kurma Recipe / Vegetable Kurma Recipe

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Mixed Vegetable Kurma
Ingredients
Mixed vegetables - 2 cup
( I used the frozen vegetables)
Chopped potato - 1
Chopped onion - 1/4
Chopped tomato - 1 small
Chopped Mint leaves - 1 tsp
Coriander & Curry leaves - little
Ingredients to grind
Poppy seeds /  Khus Khus - 1 tsp
Roasted gram dal/Pottukadalai - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Cashew nut - 5
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 1/3 cup
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste - 1tsp
Tempering
Oil- 3 tbsp
Cloves - 2
Cardamom -2
Cinnamon - a small stick
Bay leaf - 1
Method
Take a mixi jar add all the ingredients mentioned under GRIND.
Pour water & grind to a smooth paste.
Take a pan add oil temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the onion & curry leaf ,fry till light brown .
Add the ground paste in low flame fry till oil separates the masala.
Add the vegetables and tomato saute for couple more minutes.
Pour water according to the thickness you need,cover & cook till vegetables are cooked.
Switch off the stove add the mint,curry & coriander leaves.
Mix well & best served with roti or rice.

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Tandoori Gobi Musallam Recipe / Gobhi Musallam Recipe / Whole Cauliflower In Mughlai Gravy

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Tandoori Gobi Musallam
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Chopped onion - 1/2
Green chillies - 1
Large tomato -1
Ginger & Garlic paste together - 1 tsp
Marination
Thick curd - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Roasted cumin / jeera powder - 3/4 tsp
Crushed kastoori methi - 1tsp
Besan/ Chickpea flour - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Ground masala paste - 1 tsp
( Onion,tomato,ginger,garlic,chilly masala paste)
Other ingredients
Gobi/ Cauliflower - 1 small
Butter - 1 tbsp
Oil-1 tbsp
Red chilly powder,Coriander powder,Roasted jeera powder - each 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Crushed cardamom -1
Water as needed for your gravy
Cashew nut - 6
Milk- 1/2 cup
(soak cashew nut in milk for 10 minutes.Grind it to a smooth paste & keep it aside )
Garnish
Butter-2tsp
Crushed Kastoori methi little
Roasted jeera powder
Sliced almonds
Method
Take a pot of water make use the gobi is immersed in the water.Add 1tsp of salt,1/2 tsp red chilly powder & 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder.Cook till its half cooked & still crisp.
Strain the water out.
Take a bowl add all the marinate ingredients.Mix it till everything is well combined.
Pour the marinate both sides of the gobi,make sure its fully covered.Rest this for 1 or 2 hours or for at least 30 minutes.
Place the gobi on a baking tray & bake both sides till its light brown for 30 minutes at 350 deg.F
Last 5 minutes keep it in broil for the top to get a slight crust.Switch off the oven and remove gobi.
Let the gobi cool a bit take a sharp knife and make a slit on top ( a "X" mark ).
This is made for the gravy to get inside the gobi
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Gobi Musallam
For the gravy heat a pan add oil / butter add the ground masala.
In medium low flame cook till oil separates from the masala.
Now add the spices & cashew nut paste.
Fry for 2 to 3 minutes & pour water as needed for the gravy.
Cover & cook till the gravy is thick.Switch off the stove
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Gobi Musallam
Take a baking tray apply butter place the tandoori gobi.
Pour the gravy on top make sure it it fully covered.Sprinkle crushed kastoori methi,jeera powder & some butter on top.
Bake this at 350 deg. F for 5 to 10 minutes.
Each oven is different so please keep an eye.Once its slightly brown on top,remove from oven.
Enjoy this with rice or roti.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Brinjal Gothsu Recipe / Kathirikai Gotsu / Eggplant Gotsu Recipe- Side dish for Idli /Dosa

Brinjal Gothsu Recipe / Kathirikai Gotsu recipe / Eggplant Gotsu Recipe- Side dish for Idli /Dosa
Brinjal Gothsu
Ingredients roasted in 1tsp of oil till light golden brown
Coriander seeds-3tsp
Channa dal-2tsp
Urad dal-1/2tsp
Pepper-1/2tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Red chillies-2
(Fry above mentioned ingredients in 1 tsp of oil till light brown.
Cool completely & dry grind to a smooth powder)
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Urad dal-1/4tsp
Methi / fenugreek seeds-5
Jeera/cumin-1/8tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Other ingredients
Chopped small brinjals-6
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1 small
Chopped green chillies-2
Yellow moongh dal-1/2 cup
(Pressure cook moongh dal with little turmeric powder,slightly mash & keep aside)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Jaggery-1tsp
Diluted semi thick tamarind juice-1 cup
Coriander & curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Add the brinjal,onion,tomato & green chillies,fry for 2 minutes.
Pour the tamarind juice,2 cups of water,salt & turmeric powder,cook till vegetables are cooked.
Add 1 to 2 tsps of above ground masala powder & cooked dal,
Cook till everything is well combined.
This gravy should be in pouring consistency so adjust the water content.
Lastly garnish with coriander & curry leaves,mix & serve it with Ven pongal.
Note:
a) Do not add the whole ground powder,add just 1 or 2 tsps according to your taste.Remaining powder can be stored in a clean dry bottle.
b) This gravy should not be very thick,need to be in pouring consistency.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Brinjals In Curry Leaf Gravy Recipe / Thai Brinjals In Curry Leaf Pepper Gravy Recipe

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Brinjal In Curry Leaf Gravy
Ingredients fried in 1tsp of oil & ground to a smooth paste
Whole pepper-2tsp
Coriander seeds-2tsp
Red chillies-4
Green chillies-2
Cinnamon-1'' piece
Cloves-2
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Curry leaves-2 cups
Small onions-1 cup
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Ginger & Garlic-1tsp
Grated coconut-1tbsp
Method
Heat 1 tsp of oil add all above ingredients & fry till light brown.
Do not burn them.Cool the mixture add the tamarind juice.
Grind the mixture to a smooth paste.

Tempering
Oil-1tbsp
Mustard-1tsp
Other ingredients
Slit Thai green brinjal-6
( you can use any kind of small round brinjals)
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves
Diluted tamarind juice-1 cup
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with mustard seeds.
Now add the brinjals fry till all sides are slightly roasted.
Pour the ground paste,salt & very little water.
Cover & cook the gravy till raw smell disappears & oil starts to separate the pan.
Garnish  with chopped coriander leaves.
Best served with hot plain rice.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Karuvepillai Kuzhambu Recipe / Curry Leaf Kuzhambu Recipe / Curry Leaf kulambu Recipe

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Karuvepillai Kuzhambu
Ingredients
Small onions whole-1 cup
Sliced Garlic-10
Curry leaf for garnish
Diluted tamarind juice -1cup
Jaggery - 1/8 tsp
Grind to a smooth paste
Curry leaves-1 cup
Whole pepper-1tsp
Jeera/cumin-1tsp
Chilly powder-1 & 1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Toor dal - 1/2 tsp
Methi / Fenugreek seeds - 1/8tsp
Coriander / Dhania seeds-1/2tsp
Tempering
Vadavam-1tsp
(Mustard,Methi,Jeera,Urad dal)
Sesame oil - 2tbsp
Hing-1/2 tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Add the onions & garlic fry it till light brown in colour.
Now add the ground masala & fry till oil separates from the masala.
Pour the dilute tamarind juice boil till raw smell disappears & the gravy is thick.
Lastly add the jaggery & switch off the stove,garnish with curry leaves.
Best served with plain rice.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mughlai Vegetable Kurma Recipe / Mughlai Vegetable Korma Recipe / Vegetable Kurma Mughlai Style

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Mughlai Vegetable Kurma
Ingredients to be deep fried
Cubed potato-1 large
Broccoli florets-1 cup
French beans cut into 1/2''-1 cup
Cubed capsicum-1 cup
(deep fry all the vegetables separately till almost done)

Note: (If you don't want to deep fry the vegetables then just smear some oil on the vegetables & bake them till it shrinks )

Tempering ingredients
Bay leaf-1
Cinnamon-a big piece
Cardamom-2
Cloves-4
Whole pepper-5
Shajeera-1/2tsp
Chopped green chillies-3
Grated ginger-1/2tsp
Ghee-2tsp
Other ingredients
Beaten yogurt/curd-1/2 cup (do not use sour curd)
Cashew nut -1/3 cup
(soak it in water for 10 minutes & grind to a smooth paste)
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Chilly powder-3/4tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Rose water-1tsp (i didn't use instead sprinkled 1/4 tsp of garam masala)
Method
Heat ghee in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Switch off the stove & add the dry masala powders,saute for a minute.
Pour the curd,stir it well.
Switch on the stove & add the cashew nut paste & 1 cup of water.Give a boil now add the vegetables,salt & cook till oil shows out in the gravy.
Switch off the stove & sprinkle the garam masala.
Best served with roti or jeera rice..

Inspired by Maayeka

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Kerala Kadala Curry Recipe / Kadala Curry Recipe / Kerala Style Kadala Curry Recipe

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Kerala Kadala Curry
Ingredients dry roasted & ground to a smooth paste
Grated coconut - 1/3 cup
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Whole pepper - 6
Cinnamon - a small piece
Cardamom - 1
Fennel seeds / Somph - 1/2tsp
Method
Dry roast the coconut till brown colour.Do not burn them.
Now add the other ingredients,saute for a minute & switch off the stove.
Cool the mixture, pour some water & grind it to a very smooth paste.
Keep this aside.
Ingredients for tempering
Coconut oil - 6tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Chopped small onions - 5
Ingredients to be pressure cooked
Black channa / Brown Kondaikadalai / Kala Channa - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups add more if needed
Chopped Onion - a handful
Chopped tomato -1 small
Slit green chillies - 2
Curry leaves few
Salt to taste
Method
Take a pressure cooker & add all above ingredients.
Pressure cook till the channa is cooked.Wait for the whistle to go off.
Now open the cooker & add the ground paste.
Add water if needed or in low flame cook this whole gravy till its semi thick.Switch off the stove.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Once the onions are slightly brown switch off the stove.
Pour this into the gravy give a quick mix & serve.
This is best served with Kerala puttu or Aapam.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Kathirikai Rasavangi Recipe / Brinjal Rasavangi Recipe

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Kathirikai Rasavangi
Ingredients roasted & ground to a smooth paste
Urad dal -1 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Channa dal -1/2 tbsp
Red chillies-2
Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
Oil-1/4 tsp
(Heat oil & fry above ingredients till light brown.Cool & grind to a smooth paste)
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Urad dal -1/2 tsp
Red chillies-1
Curry leaves -few
Hing-a pinch
Other ingredients
Brinjal -6 cut into cubes
Tamarind a small gooseberry size
( soak in water & remove the extract )
Cooked & mashed toor dal -1 cup
Salt to taste
Jaggery-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Method
Heat 1tsp of oil & fry the brinjals for 1 or 2 minutes.
Add the tamarind juice,turmeric powder & salt.Cook till brinjals are cooked.
Now add the cooked dal,ground masala & jaggery.Boil till the gravy is semi thick.
Switch off the flame.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour this tempering into the gravy.
Add curry & coriander leaves,mix & best served with plain rice.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Beetroot Kurma / Beetroot Korma Recipe

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Beetroot Kurma
Ingredients
Chopped beetroot-1/2
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1/2
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Garam masala-1/4tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Cloves-2
Cardamom-1
Bay leaf-1
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coconut-3tsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Poppy seeds-1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Add onions & fry till light brown.
Now add ginger/garlic paste,tomato & beetroot,fry for 2 minutes till raw smell goes disappears.
Add the dry ingredients one by one,add salt pour some water & cook till beetroots are soft.
Pour the ground masala & cook it in medium flame till the kurma is thick.
Garnish & serve hot with roti or rice.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Kathirikai Kara Kuzhambu / Spicy Brinjal Curry / Easy Kara Kuzhambu / Puli kuzhambu Recipe

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Kara Kuzhambu
Ingredients
Brinjal - 1 long cut into cubes
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1 & 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Jaggery-3/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Tamarind -1 medium lemon size ball
Chopped onion-a hand full
Chopped tomato-1
Chopped garlic-4
Curry & Coriander leaves-2tsp
Tempering
Sesame oil-1 & 1/2 tbsp
Vadagam -1tsp
or
Mustard,Urad/Channa dal,Jeera/cumin,Methi- together 1tsp
Method
Soak tamarind in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes.Take out the extract in a bowl.
Add red chilly,coriander,turmeric powder & salt  to the tamarind juice,mix & keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan temper it with vadagam.Add the chopped garlic,curry leaf & onion.Fry this till light brown,now add the brinjal & tomato.Saute for a minute & pour the diluted tamarind juice.
Cover & cook in low flame till the brinjals are cooked & the gravy is thick.If more water needed add it.
Switch off the stove add the jaggery,1tsp of sesame oil,curry & coriander leaves,cover & leave it for 30 minutes.
Enjoy this kuzhambu with hot plain rice !
Note:
a) Boil the gravy well so that you don't get a raw smell.
b) Drumsticks can also be added in the kara kuzhambu.
c) Add extra water if needed.
d) Sesame oil will give excellent taste for this gravy.Do not miss it out.
e) Adjust the red chilly powder according to the hotness you need.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Milagu Kuzhambu / Easy Pepper kuzhambu Recipe / Molagu Kuzhambhu / Pepper Kuzhambu


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Milagu Kuzhambu
Ingredients fried in 1tsp of oil & ground to a smooth powder.
Pepper-1tsp
Urad dhal-2tsp
Red chillies-2
Toor dal-1tsp
Hing -little
Curry leaves-little
(fry all ingredients till light brown)
Other ingredients
Oil-6 tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Semi thick tamarind juice-2 cups
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with mustard.
Pour the tamarind juice,add salt & cook till raw smell disappears.
Now add the ground powder & give a nice boil till the gravy is thick.
Garnish with curry leaves & serve it with hot rice.

Courtesy:Shanti 

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Aloo Matar ki Subzi / Potato and Green Pea Curry - A Side Dish For Roti (no onion no garlic recipe)

Aloo Matar ki Subzi recipe/ Potato and Green Pea Curry recipe - A Side Dish For Roti (no onion no garlic recipe)
Aloo Matar
Ingredients ground to a smooth liquid
Tomato-2 small
Ginger-a small piece
Coriander stems-1/2 cup
Tempering
Oil-4tsp
Cumin/jeera-1/2tsp
Red chillies-2
Green chillies-1
Hing-1/4tsp
Curry leaves-8
Other ingredients
Cubed potato-1 big
Frozen peas-2 cups
Pav bhaji masala-1 & 1/2tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Garnish
Chopped coriander leaves-little
Lime juice-2tsp(optional)
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.
Add the ground masala & saute till raw smell disappears & oil separates the pan.
Now add all the dry ingredients & saute well.
Add the peas,potato & required water,cook till potatoes are cooked well.
Switch off the flame,garnish with coriander leaves & add lime juice.
Mix well,best served with Roti or Jeera Rice

Inspired by Maayeka

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