Friday, March 9, 2012

Kothamalli Chutney


  • Cilantro - few stems and leaves
  • Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Tamarind - a small piece
  • Green Chilli - 1 
  • Roasted Gram / Pottukadalai - 1 tsp
  • Oil for seasoning - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dhal - 1/2 tsp

1. Wash the cilantro well. 
2. Take a mixer, and add the cilantro, grated coconut, green chilli, roasted gram, tamarind and grind them well.
3. You can add some water to grind them to a chutney consistency.
4. Then once done, take a pan, add some oil and heat it.
5. When the oil is ready, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urad dhal.
6. After they splutter, and urud dhal turns golden brown, season them to the cilantro chutney.
7. Yummy greeny cilantro chutney is ready.  

This goes well with dosa, idli. Hope you'll like it....

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Kadala Curry

Ingredients :
Brown Garbanzo Beans / Karuppu konda kadalai – 1 cup.(soaked overnight)
Pearl Onions – 4
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt - as required
To roast and grind:
Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
Pearl Onions – 4 cut into half
Coriander Seeds – 1 tbsp
Red Chilies – 4 or 5
Cardamom – 1 no
Cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch
Cloves – 2
Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp
For Seasoning:
Coconut Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – one string
1. Pressure cook the kadalai until soft and keep aside.
2. Take a pan, add the coconut, onions and roast till golden brown. Keep it aside.
3. Now in the same pan add coriander seeds, red chillies, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and fennel seeds till it turns slightly brown.
4. Allow them to cool for a while and then grind everything into a fine paste.
5. Heat the coconut oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves, allow it to crackle. Then add the onions ans saute them well.
6. Then once the onions turns transparent add the pressure cooked kadalai, little water, and turmeric powder and then boil it well.
7. Then add the ground paste and keep the stove in medium low and let it continue to boil and cook for 10mins.
8. Then add the required salt. When the curry starts thickening a bit, switch off. Serve hot with Idiyappam. It goes well with Puttu, aapam etc.
My Hubby really liked this combo... Sure give a try.... you all will love it.
The original recipe is from Sharmis Passion.

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posting this recipe to "I'm the star" Event by Rasi 
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Eggless Mango Mousse

Mango Puree - 1 Can
Whipped Cream - 1 pint
Sugar - 50 gms or 1/4 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Unflavored / Mango Flavored Gelatin - 2 pack

1. Take a pan, add the mango puree, water and warm it up.
2. Once they come to slight boil, then add the gelatin to the mixture. (Spread and add the gelatin powder to avoid lumps.)
3. Boil for some minutes, cover it and switch it off.
To prepare the cream:
*Get the Heavy Whipping cream from store and beat well till the peak consistency is formed. That's the consistency. The cream is ready now.
4. Now add the prepared cream to the boiled mango gelatin mixture.
5. Fold and mix them well. 
6. Then pour the mixture in small cups and refrigerate them for 30 to 40 minutes.
7. Yummy Mango Mousse is ready to be tasted... 
 Just tap them to separate plate and decorate with strawberry, pomegranate or Caramel syrup. Really yummy dish. Don't miss it :). Hope you'll like it :)

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White Vegetable Kurma

  • Carrot - 1 (Cubed)
  • Beans - few (Length-Wise chopped)
  • Peas - 1/2 cip
  • Cauliflower - 1/2 cup
  • Brocolli - 1/4 cup
  • Onion - 1 no sliced lengthwise
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves - 2 string
  • Cilantro - few strings
For the masala paste:
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Roasted gram - 1 tbsp
  • Kasakasa - 1 tbsp 
  • Cashews - 6 - 7 nos
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Garlic - 3 cloves
  • Green Chillies - 4 (Can increase the chillies if you need more spicy)
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cinnamon - 2
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
1. Wash all the vegetables and chop them lengthwise. Pressure cook the chopped vegetables for one whistle and strain it.
2. Take a pan, add the oil,  heat it and once ready add the items given for masala paste and saute for few minutes.
3. Then grind them into a fine paste. Add water, if necessary to make a fine paste.
4. Then heat some more oil in the same pan, and add the curry leaves and onion.
5. Add some salt and saute well until the onion becomes transparent.
6. Then put the cooked vegetables and saute in medium flame. Then add the wet masala, salt(if required) and enough water and allow it to cook.
7. Once the masala blends well with the vegetables switch the stove off and garnish with cilantro.
8. Yummy white kurma is ready and this goes well with Rice, Chapathi etc.
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Beans Poriyal

  • Beans - 3 cup
  • Coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Oil -  2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli - 1 broken
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urud dhal - 1 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Turmeric - a pinch
  • Hing - a pinch

1. Cut the beans and cook it in pressure cooker and leave only one whistle. Switch off the cooker and keep aside. (Leaving more whistles will overcook the beans. So take care.)
2. Then take a pan, add oil.
3. Once the oil is ready, add splutter mustard seeds, then add urud dhal, cumin seeds, red chilli, salt, turmeric and hing saute them well.
4. Then add the beans and mix them well and cook it for some 4 minutes.
5. Once the moisture is gone and the beans are cooked well, then add the coconut and mix them well. 
That is all yummy and healthy beans poriyal is ready.

You can microwave the Beans for 10 to 12 minutes instead of cooking  in the cooktop.

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Thiruvadhirai Puli Kootu

Any vegetables (as you like) - I used carrots, beans, peas, potato, vazhakkai.
Peanuts - Soaked Overnight
Garbanzo Beans - Soaked Overnight
Green Chilli - 2
Tamarind - Small lemon size.
Salt - as required
Hing - a pinch
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp

To roast and grind:
Kadalai Paruppu - 1 tsp
Milagai Vathal / Red Chilli - 5 or 6 nos
Dhania - 2 tsp
Coconut - 4 tbsp grated

To Season:
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urud Dhal - 1/2 tsp
Channa dhal - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli - 2 nos
Curry Leaves - few leaves
1. Pressure cook the vegetables, soaked peanuts, garbanzo beans, and green chilli and cook till 2 whistle.
2. Once they are cooked well, keep it aside.
3. Take a pan, add oil. Once the oil is ready add the roast and grind ingredients and saute till nice aroma of dhania comes.
4. Then once they are roasted well, cool and add the coconut and grind well.
5. Make a fine paste and keep aside.
6. Now take a deep pan, add the cooked vegetables, hing, tamarind pulp, turmeric powder and boil it well.
7. Once they are done add the ground paste and boil again for 3 more minutes.
8. Once they are cooked well, season it with mustard seeds, urud dhal, channa dhal, red chilli, and curry leaves.
9. Yummy and mouth watering thiruvadhirai kootu is ready.
Thiruvadhirai Kootu goes well with thiruvadhirai kali.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kara Sev

Besan Flour (Kadala maavu)- 3/4 cup
Pottukadalai / Roasted Gram  powdered - 1/4 cup (Just powder it , no need to roast)
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Black pepper - 1 tsp coarsely powdered
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - for deep frying
1. In a mixing bowl add besan flour, roasted gram powder, chilli powder, ghee, powdered pepper, garlic paste(finely ground) and salt. 
2. Mix them well till you form a crumbling mixture. Then add water little by little to form a dough.
3. The dough will be sticky but still do not make it hard. Because it will make pressing very difficult.
4. Fill the murukku press with the dough and press it in hot oil. 
5. Do not overload. Just make small circles.
6. Fry in medium flame till golden brown , turn over to cook on both sides evenly. 
7. Once they are done take and keep aside in tissue paper to remove the extra oil. 
8. Cool down completely and break into pieces and then store in airtight container.

Mysore Pak

  • Besan Flour / Kadalai maavu - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Ghee / Clarified butter - 1 cup 
  • Water - 1/4 cup

1. Take a pan and add a tsp of ghee.
2. Then add the besan flour and roast it till a nice aroma.
3. It'll take few minutes. But be careful, you should not fry brown.
4. Then see to that no lumps found. 
5. Now in a bowl, add the roasted besan flour and 3/4 cup ghee with and mix them well. (divide the cup of ghee into 3/4 cup + 1/4 cup)
6. The mixture should be in slightly pouring consistency. Keep aside for 15mins. 
7. Take a nonstick pan, add sugar and water.(Add water to just immerse the sugar. Do not add too much water) Keep in medium flame, and bring it to a boil
8. Boil well for 4 to 5 minutes and check for a string consistency(If you take the sugar syrup between the thumb and the index finger a single string will be formed. That's the correct consistency.
9. Meanwhile, grease a square pan with little ghee and set aside. 
10. Now add the besan ghee mixture to the sugar syrup. Now add the remaining 1/4 cup ghee little by little to avoid lumps and mix well.
11. Now sim the flame and keep mixing continuosly, add little ghee. 
12. Finally the consistency will be like the mixture will not stick to the pan.
13. At this stage switch off and pour it in the ghee greased plate. Just tap the square pan to spread them uniformly.
14. Cut it into any shape as per your wish and enjoy your mysore pak.

Hope you'll like and enjoy it :)

Mixed Fruit Salad

  • Banana - 1
  • Grapes - 1/4 cup
  • Strawberry - 5 nos
  • Apple - 1
  • Whipped Cream - to garnish

  1. It's so simple to prepare and it is really a healthy dish.
  2. Just peel and cut the apples into cubes.
  3. Same way slice the strawberry and keep aside.
  4. Then take a bowl, add the grapes, apples, strawberry and sliced bananas.
  5. Then decorate it with whipped cream and serve it delicious. 

Vazhakkai / Plantain Fry


Vazhakkai /Plantain - 3 Nos
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - as required
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder - pinch
Corn Flour - 1 tsp
Gram Flour - 1/4 tsp

To Season:

Curry Leaves
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urud Dhal - 1/2 tsp

This recipe will serve 2.


1. Take 3 vazhakkai and cook it with the skin in pressure cooker for one whistle.
2. Then remove from the stove and allow it to cool.
3. Then remove the skin from it and cut it into round pieces.
4. Then marinate them with salt, chilli powder, corn flour, gram flour, hing and turmeric powder.
5. Take a pan, add oil and heat it.
6. When the oil is ready, add mustard seeds anad splutter them. Then add urud dhal, cumin seeds, curry leaves and saute them well.
7. Once they turn golden brown color, then add the marinated vazhakkai and fry them well.

8. Be careful that the vazhakkai does not get mashed up.
9. Just turn now and then and see to that they are fried on both the sides.

10. Once they are fried the recipe is ready to serve. Kids will love this...

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