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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Nethi Beerakaya Enduroyyalu Kura / Sponge Gourd Dry Prawns Fry / Loofah Dry Shrimp Fry / Beerakaya Endruroyyalu Kura

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 Beerakaya Endruroyyalu Kura 
Tempering
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon - a small stick
Other Ingredients
Chopped nethi beerakaya / Loofah/Silk Squash/Chinese okra/Sponge gourd - 1 medium size
( no need to remove skin just chop)
Chopped onion - a handful
Chopped tomato - 1 small
Curry leaves few
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Dry shrimp/prawn - 1/2 cup
( soak it in hot water for 5 minutes)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish


Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with mustard,jeera and cinnamon stick.
Next add the onions ,curry leaves and fry till onions are transparent.Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell has disappeared.
Discard the water and add the shrimp and fry till its half cooked.
Now add all the dry masala powders   and mix it well.
Now add the sponge gourd and tomato saute for a minute and in low flame cook till the mixture is dry.Water is not needed for cooking the vegetable it will leave water.
Switch off the stove garnish with coriander leaves.
Best served as side dish for plain rice


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Monday, October 7, 2019

Ridge Gourd Raita / Peerkangai Thayir Pachadi / Beerakaya Perugu Pachadi

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Ridge gourd Raita
Ingredients
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Hing - a generous pinch
Chopped green chillies - 2
Chopped ridge gourd - 1
( wash and scrape out the skin from the ridge gourd use the flesh,don't throw the skin make chutney with it)
Salt to taste
Beaten curd - 1 cup
Curry and coriander leaves


Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with mustard,urad dal,jeera and hing.
Add the chopped green chillies and curry leaves saute for a minute.
Add the chopped ridge gourd and salt  fry till its half cooked.
Switch off the stove and let it cool completely.
Add the cooled vegetables into the beaten curd and mix it well.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with roti or as a side dish for rice.


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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Peerkangai Milagu Kootu / Peerkangai Kootu / Ridge Gourd in Pepper Coconut Gravy

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Peerkangai Milagu Kootu
Ingredients roasted and ground to a smooth paste
Oil - a drop
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Whole pepper - 3/4 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Coconut - 2 tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan dry roast above ingredients till light brown.
Switch off the flame and add the coconut,mix it well.
Cool the mixture,pour some water and grind to a smooth paste.
Tempering
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Hing - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.

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Peerkangai Milagu Kootu
Ingredients to be pressure cooked
Ridge gourd/Peerkangai - 2 medium size
( scrape out the skin and chop into small cubes)
Yellow moongh dal - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Method
Wash dal well  pour some water add the chopped peerkangai and turmeric powder.
Pressure cook till done.Open the lid once pressure releases and slightly mash.
Pour the ground masala and add salt as needed and just give a boil,switch off the stove.
Pour the hot tempering into the dal mixture.
Your tasty kootu is ready to serve with rice or as a side dish for chapathi.

Note:
Do not throw the skin you can make chutney/thogayal with it.


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Friday, October 4, 2019

Tomato Mint Onion Chutney / Thakkali Pudhina Chutney / Onion Tomato Mint Chutney - Side dish for Idli and Dosa

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Tomato Mint Onion Chutney
Ingredients
Chopped onion - 1/2
Chopped roma tomato - 2
Mint leaves - a handful
Red chillies - 4
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Dhania/Coriander seeds - 1/4 tsp
Chopped ginger - 1  tsp
Tamarind - a very small piece
Oil - 1 tsp
Tempering
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 1
Curry leaves few


Method
Heat oil in a pan add urad dal,channa dal,red chillies,dhania fry till light brown.
Now add the onion,ginger and fry till transparent,add the tomatoes and mint leaves fry till tomatoes are soft.Add salt and tamarind fry till raw smell has disappeared.
Switch off the stove and cool the mixture.
Grind this to a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Pour it into the chutney mix and serve with any tiffin.


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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Kunukku Recipe / Kunuku Recipe / Adai Maavu Kunukku / Adai kunukku / Lentil Fritters Recipe

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Kunukku
Ingredients
Idly rice-1 cup
Raw rice-1 cup
Thur Dal-1 cup
Channa Dal- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp
Urad Dal - 1/4 cup
Red chillies-8 to 10
Hing - 1/2 tsp
Chopped curry leaves - few
Desiccated coconut or fresh coconut - 2 tbsp
Chopped onion - a handful
Salt to taste
Oil-to deep fry


Method
Wash and soak everything for 4 hrs in water.Today i soaked it overnight.
Drain out the water and add the soaked rice/dal into a grinder or mixi jar.
Sprinkle water in intervals and grind it to a coarse thick  batter.
Mix desiccated coconut,curry leaves,salt,hing and chopped onion ,mix it well.
Heat oil in a pan drop small balls with a spoon or hand.
Deep fry it till all sides are golden brown & crisp.Remove it on a kitchen paper.
Serve it hot with any chutney.

Courtesy: shanthisthaligai


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