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Monday, August 31, 2009

Award


Thanks Prasu for thinking about me.....

Requirements:
I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link it.
I must list 10 honest things about myself.
I must put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog.
I must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers & list their links.
I must notify the bloggers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above three requirements also.
1.I am a bit lazy in doing exercises which my hubby tells me to do.
2.I am not a very bold person like my sister......
3.Like to help people without any expectations.....some times it goes wrong.
4.I save a lot.
5.I love to watch Tamil & Telugu movies(but not Hindi & English).
6.Love to eat chocolates.
7.I hate to wet my hair.....like swimming in a pool or beach.
8.I hate travelling...love staying at home.
9.I love dancing.....not shy to dance on a stage.
10.I love to hear 1970's Tamil movie songs sung by S.P.B & Yesudas.

And the honest bloggers are:
Akal's.
Aruna.
Nithya.
Priyameena.
Srimathi.
Ramya Vijaykumar.
Renu.

Simple Bhindi Fry

Ingredients
Bhindi/Okra chopped-2 cups
Salt to taste
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry the bhindi till 3/4 done.Add all dry ingredients & fry it till cooked.Serve it as a side dish.

Vallarai Keerai(Penny wort) Kuzhambu


Ingredients
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped garlic-4
Chopped tomato-1/2
Fry it in 1tsp of oil & grind to a smooth paste.
Vallarai Keerai(Penny wort)-a handful
Pepper-1tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Methi seeds-1/4tsp
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Red chillies-2
Urad dhal-1tsp
Channa dhal-1tsp
Coconut-3tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Tamarind paste-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-6tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion,garlic & tomato till light brown colour.Add the ground paste & fry for 2 minutes.Pour water & cook the gravy till its thick.Serve it with hot rice or for any tiffin.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Chicken Dry Fry

Ingredients to marinate chicken for 30 minutes or more if you have time.
Cubed chicken-2 pounds
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-2tsp
Salt to taste
Pepper powder-2tsp (Sprinkle at the last when the dish is done.Do not marinate)
Tempering
Sliced onion-1
Curry leaves-little
Slit green chillies-3
Jeera-1/2tsp
Oil-1tbsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Add the chicken & fry it in medium high flame.Sprinkle very little water & cook it till done & dry.Before removing from fire sprinkle pepper powder.Serve it garnished with curry leaves.
Altered this recipe from a TV show.




Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cucumber Kurma

Ingredients
Cucumber-1 big
(Peeled & cubed)
Onion chopped-1/2
Tomato diced-1/2
Curry leaves-5
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Cloves-1,Cardamom-1,Cinnamon-1/4''
Grind to a smooth paste
Coconut-3tsp
Khuskhus-1tsp
Curry powder-1/4tsp
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/4tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion,curry leaves & tomato till light brown.Pour the ground masala & fry it till oil leaves the sides of the pan.Add the cucumber & water cook it till gravy is thick .Serve it with rice or roti.

Simple Dhal

Ingredients
Masoor dhal- 1 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Water required amount
Tempering
Ghee-1tsp
Jeera-1tsp,Mustard-1/2tsp,Hing-1/4tsp,Crushed garlic-3,Curry leaves-little.
Method
Pressure cook dhal with salt & turmeric powder.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it.
Pour it into the dal mix & serve it with rice or roti.

Pudalangai(Snake gourd) & Egg Puttu

Ingredients
Chopped frozen Pudalangai-1 pck
Egg-3
(Beat it with little turmeric powder & pepper)
Chopped onion-1/2
Grated ginger-1/4tsp
Chopped green chillies-1
Curry leaves-little
Garam masala-1/4tsp(optional)
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1tsp,Jeera-1/2tsp.
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry the onion,ginger ,chillies & curry leaves till light brown.Add the pudalangai & salt,cover & cook it till done.Add the beaten egg & garam masala mix it well .Cook it till done(like a scrambled egg).Serve it as a side dish.




My friend Prasu of http://prasukitchen.blogspot.com/ has tagged me the ABC's about me...

The Rules:
1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share the ABCs of you.
4.Tag people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let the 4 tagged people know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so that there is a big network of bloggers doing this tag.

Here comes my ABC's....
1. A – Available/Single? No
2. B – Best friend? Myself
3. C – Cake or Pie? Cake
4. D – Drink of choice? Buttermilk
5. E – Essential item you use every day? Laptop
6. F – Favorite color? Yellow
7. G – Gummy Bears Or Worms? Don't like .
8. H – Hometown? Hyderabad
9. I – Indulgence? Put effort
10. J – January or February? January becoz first month of the year
11. K – Kids & their names? Bhavana means feeling,sentiments.Babu means Master
12. L – Life is incomplete without? Peace of mind
13. M – Marriage date? June 13
14. N – Number of siblings? 1 brother , 1 sister
15. O – Oranges or Apples? Orange
16. P – Phobias/Fears? Water
17. Q – Quote for today? Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
18. R – Reason to smile? When iam happy
19. S – Season? Spring
20. T – Tag 3 People?Ellie,Lata,Sujatha
21. U – Unknown fact about me? None.
22. V – Vegetable you don't like? I like all of them
23. W – Worst habit? Don't read books
24. X – X-rays you've had? Backache
25. Y – Your favorite food? Always Biriyani
26. Z – Zodiac sign? Cancer

I'm tagging these to Lata,Sujatha ,Aysha,Ellie

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thavala Vadai

Ingredients
Raw rice-1 cup
Boiled rice-1 cup
Channa dhal-1 cup
Urad dhal-1 cup
Yellow moongh dhal-1 cup
Masoor Dhal-1 cup
(You can also add Thur dhal)
Grated coconut-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Jeera-1tsp
Curry leaves-little
Hing-1/2tsp
Red chillies-3
Chopped onion-little(Optional)
I didn't use it.
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Soak rice,red chillies,channa & Masoor dhal together.Soak moongh dal & Urad dhal separately.First grind the rice ,red chillies,coconut & dhal to a coarse thick paste(rawa consistency).Grind urad dhal separately till fluffy.Now mix moongh dhal(do not grind),urad dhal batter,hing, curry leaves,salt & jeera to the rice batter.Mix it well.Heat oil in a pan take a ladle of batter & pour it.Deep fry it till crisp & golden brown on both sides.
Note: Do not grind it like a smooth paste & watery.Your vadas will not be crispy.

Award

Thanks a lot Sarah Naveen of http://vazhayilaa.blogspot.com/ who has passed this Award to me. I would like to share with all my Fellow Bloggers.
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