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Monday, April 7, 2014

Vada Paruppu Recipe / Vadapappu Recipe / Vada Pappu Recipe / Moongh Dal Salad - Sri Rama Navami Recipe

Sri Rama Navami Recipe
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Vada Paruppu
Ingredients
Yellow moongh dal -1/4 cup
(soak in water for 1 hour & drain out the water completely)
Salt to taste
Grated coconut-2tsp
Chopped green chillies-1 or 2
Chopped coriander leaves-few
Lime juice-1tsp
Method
Mix all above ingredients together.
Adjust chilly & salt according to your taste.
Serve!

Note:
Chopped cucumber or raw mango can also be added.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kerala Parippu Curry / Cheru Parippu Curry / Traditional Kerala Parippu Curry Recipe / Paruppu Curry Recipe

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Kerala Parippu Curry
Ingredients pressure cooked till soft
Yellow split moongh dhal / pasi paruppu/cheru parippu-1/2 cup
Water-1 & 1/2 cups
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Grated coconut- little less than l/4 cup
Small onions-1
Green chillies-1
Jeera/cumin-1/2tsp
Tempering
Coconut oil-1tbsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Jeera-1/4tsp
Red chillies-2
Curry leaves -few
Chopped small onion-1
Method
Mash the cooked dhal,add the ground masala, in low flame cook till raw smell disappears.Add water to get the required consistency.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour this into the dhal ,stir & serve with rice.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Pineapple Pachadi Recipe /Kerala Pineapple Pachadi Recipe / Kaithachakka Pachadi Recipe

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Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Fresh coconut-1/4 cup
Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds-3/4tsp
Green chillies-1
Tempering
Coconut oil-1tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Red chillies-1
Curry leaves-few
Other ingredients
Fresh pineapple cubed-1 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder & Red chilly powder-each 1/8tsp
Sugar/Jaggery-1/4tsp
(add this only if your pineapples are not that sweet,i added )
Curd-1/2 cup
Method
Cook the pineapple,salt,turmeric & red chilly powder with very little water till soft & water has almost evaporated.
Add the ground paste & give a nice stir,switch off the stove & let it cool.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour this tempering & curd into the cooked & cooled pineapple,mix & serve as a side dish.

This is a sweet & tangy side dish served in onam sadya.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Watermelon Avocado Smoothie Recipe - A Summer Drink Recipe

Watermelon Avocado Smoothie
Ingredients
Chopped seedless watermelon-4 cups
Avocado-1 small
Ginger-1tsp
Lemon juice-2tsp
Sugar/honey to your taste(optional,I did not use)
Ice cubes
Method
Blend all above ingredients together to a smooth liquid.
Serve it cold with ice cubes.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mutton Cabbage Gravy Recipe / Cabbage Kari Kuzhambu / Mutton & Cabbage Gravy

Mutton Cabbage Gravy Recipe / Cabbage Kari Kozhambu / Mutton & Cabbage Gravy
Mutton Cabbage Gravy
Ingredients for marination
Mutton-1/2kg
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Garam masala-1/4tsp
Ginger & garlic paste-1tsp
(Marinate the mutton with above ingredients for 30 minutes)
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coconut-2tbsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Tempering
Cloves-2
Bay leaf-1
Cinnamon-a small piece
Oil-1 tbsp
Other ingredients
Chopped cabbage-2 cups
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1 small
Slit green chillies-3
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pressure cooker & temper it.
Fry the onion ,tomato ,curry leaves & chillies till light brown.
Add the marinated mutton & saute for 5 minutes.
Pour the ground paste & fry till oil separates from the masala.
Pour required amount of water & pressure cook till mutton is well cooked.
Cool & open the lid,now add the cabbage & cook it in open pan till the vegetable is soft.
Garnish it with curry leaves & serve hot with plain rice or roti.

Note:
Instead of cabbage you can add bottle gourd,ridge gourd or drumstick.

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