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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pudalangai (Snake gourd) Stuffed Cutlets

Ingredients
Fresh long Pudalangai cut into 1''long.
Oil to shallow fry
Bread crumbs- little
Maida diluted it in water-1tsp
Ingredients for stuffing
Boiled & mashed potato-3
Chopped onion-1/4
Grated carrot-1 big
Frozen peas-2 hand full
Salt to taste
Curry powder-1/2tsp
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Kastoori methi-1tsp
Grated ginger-1/4tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Oil-1tsp



Method
Boil water with salt add pudalangai to it,after 2minutes remove & strain .Heat oil in a pan temper it with jeera.Fry onions till light brown now add all other ingredients .Fry for 2 more minutes.Cool & stuff it inside the snake gourd.Seal both the ends with maida mixture & coat it with bread crumbs.Shallow fry till light brown on all sides.Serve it with any dip .




Konda Kadalai & Butternut Squash Kuzhambu


Ingredients
Chopped butternut squash-1/2
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped tomato-1
Curry leaves-little
Sliced garlic-4
Konda kadalai-1 cup
(Soak it overnight & boil it with salt)
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Red chlly powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Hing-1/4tsp
Tamarind paste-1/2tsp
(dilute it in water)
Grind to a smooth paste
Coconut-3tsp
Somph/Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
Tempering
Oil-4tsp
Vadavam-1tsp
(Or mustard,jeera,methi -little)
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion & garlic till light brown.Now add remaining ingredients fry a bit.Pour the tamarind juice & kadalai , cook till the vegetable is cooked.Add the ground paste & boil for 2 more minutes.Garnish it with curry leaves.

Simple Potato & Cabbage poriyal

Ingredients
Potato peeled & cubed-1 big
Cabbage shredded-1/2 cup
Green chillies chopped-1nos
Salt-to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-little
Chilly powder-1/4 tsp
Tempering
Mustard-1/4tsp
Jeera-1/4 tsp
Hing-1 pinch
Oil-2tsp
Method
Heat oil in a kadai,temper it, add curry leaves.Now add potatoes ,salt turmeric powder,hing & chilly powder.Sprinkle water & close it .
Simmer it for 5 mins till potatoes are 3/4th done.
Now add cabbage fry it well till done.
Serve it with roti or rice

Pudalangai (Snakegourd) Chutney


Ingredients
Scoop out the seeds & pulp from 1 long fresh pudalangai.
(I bought it from Indian store)
Peanut-2tsp
Urad dhal-1tsp
Channa dhal-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Garlic-2
Green chillies-1
Salt to taste
Tamarind-very little
Oil-1/2tsp
Tempering
Oil,mustard,jeera,hing & curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry garlic ,green chillies & the waste parts of the pudalangai till its light brown.Keep aside.Add little oil & fry remaining ingredients.Cool & grind everything to a smooth paste.Temper it.
Note: If you don't get fresh veg. you can also make it with frozen pudalangai.I just didn't want to waste the seeds & pulp..........

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Awards

Thanks Sanghi for passing this to us........ These Awards are very motivating.I would like to give this to all my friends who visit me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!









Kollu Chutney / Horsegram Chutney Recipe

images for Kollu Chutney / Horsegram Chutney Recipe
Ingredients
Kollu (Horse gram)-1/3 cup
Jeera-1/2tsp
Coriander seeds-1/2tsp
Red chillies-2 or 3
Coconut-2tsp
Curry leaves-6
Onion-1/4
Garlic-2
Tamarind-little
Salt to taste
Oil-1tsp
Tempering (Optional)
Oil,urad dhal,Curry leaves & Jeera- little.
Method
Dry roast the kollu in low flame till it changes its colour & gives a nice smell.Keep it aside.Heat oil fry other ingredients till light brown.Cool & grind everything together to a smooth paste.Serve it with rice or for tiffins.
Note:I have heard elders saying mustard is not used for tempering Kollu...but don't know the reason .So i have not used it .If any one knows the reason please let me know......

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Butternut Squash Poriyal


Ingredients
Butternut squash peeled & cubed-1/2
Chopped onion-1/2
Slit green chillies-2
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Curry leaves-little
Tempering
Oil-1tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Urad dhal-1/4tsp
Jeera-1/4tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Add the other ingredients one by one fry a bit.Sprinkle very little water & cover and cook it till done.

Ragi Vegetable Uppuma


Ingredients
Ragi flour-2 cups
Chopped carrot-1
Chopped potato-1
Peas-1/4 cup
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped tomato-1
Chopped green chillies-2
Curry leaves-little
Salt to taste
Grated ginger-1/2tsp
Grated coconut-6tsp
Tempering
Oil-6tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Urad dhal-1tsp
Channa dhal-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Cashew nuts chopped-6
Method
Sprinkle little water to ragi flour mix it till it forms crumbs(see the picture).Put it in a bowl & steam this for 10 minutes.Cool & crumble it Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion & green chillies till light brown.Add the vegetables ,curry leaves & salt ,fry till its cooked 3/4.Now add the ragi flour fry it in medium flame.Sprinkle very little water ,cover & cook it in low flame till done.Garnish it with coconut & serve it hot.



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Award

I got a suprise gift from my friend Priyaraj on my 350th post.Thanks a ton........
I would like to share it with some of my friends.....
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