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Showing posts with label summer recipes. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Vendakkai Vathal Recipe / Dried Okra Recipe / Home Made Vendaikkai Vathal Recipe / Ladies Finger Vathal Recipe

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Vendakkai Vathal
Ingredient
Vendakkai / Okra / Ladies Finger -10 cups
( Wash the vendaikkai,cut the ends off. Cut it into 1/2 '' long pieces)
Curd-1 cup
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Salt -2tsp
Method
Take a wide plate or bowl,add all the above ingredients.
Mix everything well to make sure the vegetable is well coated.
Cover & leave it overnight.Next day spread it on a plate or tray and keep it in sun.
Keep them for 2 to 3 days or till its crisp dry.
Store them in a container & deep fry these vathals in oil when needed.
This goes well with sambar rice,rasam rice or curd rice.
You can also deep fry & add them to vatha kuzhambu or mor kuzhambu.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Kulambhu Karuvadam / Kozhambu Vadaam / Kulambhu Vadam Recipe - Sun Dried Lentil Dumpling

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Kulambhu Karuvadam
Ingredients
Karamani / Black Eye Bean / Lobia -1/2 cup
Urad dal - 1 cup
Red chillies-5
Curry leaves-few
Salt to taste
Hing- 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Method
Wash & soak lobia & urad dal separately for 7 to 8 hours or overnight.
Grind red chillies,salt,hing & curry leaves to a smooth paste.
Grind lobia & urad dal separately to a thick batter.Do not add water while grinding,sprinkle if needed.The batter should look like a vada batter.
Add the mustard to the ground paste & mix everything well till well combined.
Spread a plastic sheet in the sun.
Pinch out small balls from the batter or use a spoon to drop the batter on the sheet
Dry this in sun for 2 to 3 days till its crisp dry.
Store it in a container.
Deep fry in oil & add this to kara kuzhambu.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Brinjal Vathal Recipe / Kathirikai Vathal Recipe / Kathiri Vathal Recipe / Sun Dried Eggplant

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Brinjal Vathal
Ingredients
Brinjal - 4 large
( I used the green striped fat brinjals,use any kind you wish)
Salt-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Tamarind paste -1/2tsp
Water-2 cups
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Method
Boil water with salt,turmeric & tamarind.
Cut the brinjal into medium size cubes.
Add this to the boiling water,reduce flame.
Cook the brinjals for 2 to 3 minutes,do not cook them too long.
Once the colour changes & just cooked remove the brinjals from the water & discard the water.
Spread them on a tray or plate,dry them in sun for 2 to 3 days.
Once the brinjals are completely dry & crisp store it in a container.
Fry these in oil and add while making kara kuzhambu or sambar.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Manathakali Vathal / Manathakkali Vathal Recipe - How to make Manathakkali Vathal At Home.

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Manathakali Vathal
Ingredients
Fresh manathakali seeds / Black Nightshades -1 cup
Salt little
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Thick butter milk-1 & 1/2 tbsp
Method
Soak all the ingredients together in a bowl.Leave it overnight.
Next day spread it on a plate & dry them in sun.
Dry them completely till all the curd as absorbed the seeds & are dry.
Store them in a container.
Fry in hot oil when needed & add it while making vatha kuzhambu.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Vadagam Recipe / Vadavam Recipe / Thalippu Vengaya Vadagam Recipe / Thalippu Vadagam / Vengaya Vadavam

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Vadagam
Ingredients
Onions -2 large (700gms)
Garlic -3 full bulbs
Mustard- 2tbsp
Fenugreek seeds/Vendayam - 2tbsp
Cumin/Jeera-2tbsp
Toor dal-1tbsp
Urad dal-3tbsp
Channa dal-1tbsp
Turmeric powder-1tbsp
Curry leaves chopped -few
Salt-1/2 tbsp
Castor oil or Sesame oil- 1/4 cup
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Vadavam
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Vadagam
Method
Finely chop onion & crush the garlic.I used a food processor to chop both.
Soak urad dal in little water for 30 minutes & drain the water out.
Take a wide bowl or plate mix all the above ingredients except the oil.
Keep this mixture covered for 1 day at room temperature.
Next day dry this mixture in sun for 2 days,on the 3rd day add the oil mix it well.
Shape it into big lime size balls & dry it again in sunlight.
Dry these vadagam till its completely water free,crisp & dry,this takes around 4 to 5 days.
Store them in a container & use them for tempering while making sambar or kara kuzhambu.

Note:
a) Usually only small onions are used for making vadagam,but i have used big onions.
b) Drying is faster in loose form.
c) This is usually used in tempering when making sambar,thuvayal & kara kuzhambu.
d) Drying process can take up to 10 days or so.
e) I felt sesame oil gives nice flavour to the vadagam.
f) Some people grind the urad dal to a coarse paste & then added,this gives binding for the balls.
g) I used sesame oil in this recipe,My grandmother used Castor oil those days.
h) I got around 10 medium lime size balls for this above quantity.


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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Potato Vathal / Urulaikizhangu Vathal / Potato Vadam / Potato Chips

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Potato Vathal
Ingredients
Large potato-3
Salt -1 & 1/2 tsp
Alum/Alam/Padikaram -1/2tsp
Method
Peel the potato & cut into small thin slices like we cut for making potato chips.
Immerse all the potato slices in water.
Wash the potato twice to remove starch from the potatoes.
Boil some water add salt & alum,add the potato.
In medium flame boil till its 1/2 cooked.
You should be able to tear the slice,then this is the right time to switch off the stove.
Rinse this 1/2 cooked potato in fresh water twice,drain out the water.
Spread these potato slices on a cloth.
Dry these in sun for 2 to 3 days till the potatoes are completely dry & crisp.
Store it in a container & deep fry when needed.
Note:
a) Do not over cook the potato.
b) Dry it on a cloth not on a plate or plastic sheet
c) Add salt according to your taste
d) After deep frying sprinkle salt & chilly powder on top & enjoy the potato vathal/chips.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Pavakkai Vathal / Bitter Gourd Vathal / Sun Dried Bitter Gourd

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Pavakkai Vathal
Ingredients
Medium size bitter gourd -6
Salt-2 tsp or little less
Water -5 cups
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Method
Cut the bitter gourd into semi thick circles.
Boil water with salt & turmeric powder.
Add the cut bitter gourd & in medium high flame boil till its 3/4th cooked or for 5 minutes.
Switch off the stove,drain out the water completely.
Spread these semi cooked bitter gourd in a tray.
Dry these for couple of days in hot sun till its crisp.
Store it in a container.
Deep fry in medium hot oil when needed.
Can be eaten with sambar rice or add it to Puli kuzhambu.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Rava Vadiyalu Recipe / Rawa Vadiyalu / Sooji ke Papad / Bombay Rava Vadiyalu / Rava Odiyalu / Rava Vadam

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Rava Vadiyalu
Ingredients
Sooji / Rava / Semolina -1 cup
Water-8 cups
Salt - to taste ( about 3/4 tsp)
Jeera/cumin seeds -1tsp
Green chillies-2
Ginger -a small piece
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Rava Vadam
Method
Grind ginger,green chillies & salt to a smooth paste.
Boil water in a heavy bottom pan add the jeera & ground paste.
Reduce the flame & add the rava ,stir it continuously to avoid forming of lumps.
Cook this mixture till rava is cooked & its slightly thick.
Switch off the flame,while still warm spread a plastic sheet & drop a spoon full of batter & spread.Do not spread it very thin.
Dry these for 2 days or till its completely dry & crisp.
Remove from the sheet & store them in a container.
Deep fry these vadiyalu/Vadam in hot oil & enjoy!

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Koozh Vadam Recipe / Koozh Vathal / Arisi Vathal Recipe / Rice Vathal

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Koozh Vadam
Ingredients
Raw rice- 1 cup
( I used sona masoori rice)
Sago/sabudhana/Javvarisi-1/4 cup
( I used milk white big variety sago)
Salt to taste- I added 1tsp
Hing-1tsp
Small green chillies-4
Jeera/cumin-1 tsp
Water- 3 cups
Method
Wash rice & sago together,pour water just above the rice & leave it overnight.
Next day grind the soaked rice,sago,hing,salt & green chillies to a very smooth paste.You can add water while grinding
Consistency should look like a semi thick dosa batter.
Boil 3 cups of water in a heavy bottom pan,add the jeera now reduce the flame & pour the ground mixture.
Keep stirring constantly in medium low flame , cook till the mixture thickens & no lumps formed.
Wet your hands take a small ball from the mixture to check if cooked.The dough should not be sticky & its easy to roll like a ball then your dough it ready.
Fill the murukku press with the dough,i used single star shaped plate.
Squeeze it out directly onto a wet cloth or on a thick plastic sheet.
Dry it in hot sun for at least 3 days,then peel it out from the sheet & dry till crisp.
Store it in a container.
Deep fry in oil when ever needed & enjoy!
Note:
a) Amount of water depends upon the quality of rice & sago,so keep some hot water ready while cooking the dough.
b) Add chillies according to your taste.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Javarisi Vadam / Sago Vadaam / Javvarisi Vathal Recipe

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Javarisi Vadam
Ingredients
Sago/Sabudhana/Javvarisi - 1 cup
(I used the milk white big variety sabudhana)
Water-4 cups
Salt - around 3/4 tsp
(check the taste if needed add more)
Green chillies-4 big long variety
Jeera/cumin seeds-1/2 tbsp
Hing-1tsp
Lemon -1/2
Method
Pour water just above sago & leave it covered overnight.
Next day grind salt,green chillies & hing to a smooth paste,keep it aside.
Boil 4 cups of water,add the soaked sago into the boiling water.
In medium low flame cook till the sago is transparent & semi thick like soup,switch off the flame.
Now add the ground paste,jeera & squeeze out 1/2 of a big lemon,stir it well.Let it cool a bit,check salt if needed add more.
Spread a thick plastic sheet in the sun.
Take a spoon of the sago mixture spread it slightly.The thickness should not be too thin.
Let it dry in sun the whole day,flip it over to the other side & dry the next day.
The 3rd day place it on a tray or plate & dry it completely.Store it in container.
Deep fry these vadams in hot oil & enjoy!!!!

Note:
Some add butter milk to the mixture to get a nice water colour.
Add chillies according to the taste of your family.
If you want colourful vadam,add food colour to the cooked mixture.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Aval Appalam Recipe / Avalakki Happala Recipe - Karnataka Style Appalam

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Aval Appalam
Ingredients
Aval/poha/flattened or beaten rice-3 cups

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(Powder them to a very fine powder)
Curd-3/4 cup
Sago-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Hing-1/2tsp
Green chillies-2 medium size
Coconut oil-1tsp
Maida/All purpose flour for dusting
Method
Soak sago in water for 30 minutes.Pour some water & cook the sago till its transparent.Keep it aside
Take a blender & grind cooled cooked sago,curd,salt,hing & green chillies to a very smooth liquid.
Pour this in a bowl to this add the powdered aval & coconut oil, knead it to a tight dough.
Take small balls,dust it with maida & roll it out into very thin small circles.
Place it on a plastic shhet or tray & dry these appalams in sun for 2 days or more till its completely dry.
Store it in a tight container.
Deep fry in medium flame till crisp & light brown on both sides & enjoy!

Note:
If you think your dough is a bit loose add some more aval powder to form a dough.
Deep fry these appalams in medium low flame till both sides are light brown & enjoy!

Recipe from a TV show.

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