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Oct 15, 2012

Kadala Sundal

Konda Kadalai Sundal(Chickpeas Sundal)
Chick peas and coconut flakes. This dish is very healthy
Kadala Sundal

Ingredients
  • Muzhu Kadalai (Chick Peas)...... 2cups
  • Mustard Seeds..........................1tsp
  • Red Chilli..................................1
  • Curry Leaves.............................few
  • Hing..........................................1/2 tsp
  • Grated Coconut....................... 1tbsp
  • Oil............................................2tsp
  • Salt to taste
Method
  • Soak the kondakadalai/chick peas the previous day.
  • Cook it in pressure cooker with salt.remove the water.
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, chilli and curry leaves. 
  • When the mustard seeds crackle add the kadalai,hing and coconut. and stir it. 
  • If you want spicy add chilli powder or chopped green chilies

Oct 4, 2012

Navaratri Kolu celebrated 9 days all over India
Navaratri Kolu
Navaratri !5th October 2012

Navaratri is nine day festival. We prepare different sweet dishes and other dishes.People are invited to see the kolu and give Vittila pakku and prasadms.

Navatri is a nine day festival to worship Shakthi (Devi)10th day is Vijaya Dhasami or Dussehra.In Gujarat the traditional way to celebrate  is they perform Garba Dance. Now everywhere people dance Garba all nine days.

 Navaratri is divided  into three parts. First three days we celebrate Durga ( To destroy all our impurities),next three days are for Lakshmi ( for spiritual wealth) and last three days Saraswathi Devi ( wisdom)


Sep 14, 2012

Avocado Chapathi

Avocado is very healthy. http://www.avocado.org/avocado-nutrients/ Avocado is used in  juice,salad. chutney  dip known as guacamole.You can make ice cream with avocado orange lemon agar or honey. It is very expensive here. I tried with simple chapathi and it came out very well.

Ingredients

  • Avocado..........................1
  • Whole Wheat..................2cups
  • Salt to Taste.
  • Water

Method

  • Remove the skin and take out the pulp. Take a for and mash it.
  • Take a bowl with flour, salt and add avocado pulp.
  • Knead it to a smooth dough.by adding little water.
  • Make chapatis and  put it a hot tawa. for a minute.
  • Small bubbles start to form underneath.
  • Take the phulka from the tawa to directly to the flame.(first side down)
  • With in a minute, the phulka puffs.
  • Turn the other side for two second and remove.
Tasty, healthy avacado chapathi
Avocado Chapathi
Serve with dhal / Bhaji//Curry

Aug 6, 2012

Keerai Cutlet ( Spinach Cutlet)

Ingredients

keerai Cutlet with spinach and chickpeas flour
Keerai Cutlet
  • Keerai /Spinach/ Palak....... one bunch
  • Onion finely Chopped...........1/4 cup
  • Chili Powder........................1tsp
  • Besan...................................1cup
  • Rice Flour.............................1tsp
  • Oil........................................2tsp
  • Salt to Taste
Method
  • Wash the keerai and chop them into small bits.
  • Heat a pan with oil add jeera and onion and fry.
  • Add besan, chili powder, keerai, salt and water to make a dough.
  • Take a small ball size and flatten it slightly .
  • Heat a non stick pan with four tbsp of oil and arrange the cutlets on the pan.
  • keep the flame in medium.
  • When one side is cooked turn them gently to allow them to cook
  • Take the crispy cutlets and serve with chutney.

Jul 27, 2012

Kunukku Snack

Kunukku Snack
Kunuku is a Snack with dhals and spices
Kunukku







Ingredients


  • Chana Dhal.......................................1cup
  • Rice..................................................1/2 cup
  • Urad Dhal..........................................2tbsp
  • Chopped Green Chilies......................2tsp
  • Chopped Ginger.................................2tsp
  • Curry Leaves......................................few.
  • Salt to taste
Method
  • Soak all dhal for two hours and grind coarsely with two red chilies and salt.
  • Heat a pan with oil and drop one tsp batter into the hot oil.
  • Deep fry them all.
  • Serve with any chutney for tea or coffee.
  • Make with left over idli batter /ada batter.

Jul 19, 2012

Bhakarwadi

Ingredients 
  • Besan.............................1/2cup
  • Maida............................1cup
  • Sesame Seeds................1tsp
  • Kaskasa 
  • (Poppy Seeds)................1tsp
  • Jeera Powder.................1tsp
  • Grated Coconut..............1/2 cup
  • Turmeric Powder............1/2tsp
  • Dry Ginger Powder.........1/2 tsp
  • Lime Juice......................2tsp
  • Coriander Powder..........1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seed Powder......1/2 tsp
  • Chili Powder..................1tsp
  • Sugar.............................2tbsp
  • Saunf
  • Salt to Taste
Method
  • Mix both flour,turmeric, salt asafoetida   well.
  • Add oil and slowly add water and make a thick dough.
  • Apply little oil and keep for 15 minutes.
Make the filling
  • Mix coconut,kaskasa , freshly ground saunf, garam masala coriander and jeera powder
  • sugar. salt,  sesame seeds and fresh lime juice.
  • Mix it properly and grind in blender to mix all together
  • Take this mixture keep it in bowl.
  • Take the dough roll into a round shape.
  • Spread the filling and press the mixture.
  • Roll slowly tight and close the sides.
  • Cut into 2 " pieces and fry them in hot oil

Mar 18, 2012

Arisi Vella Puttu

This is very traditional puttu we make at home for Navaatri. . I make it home. Keep the roasted rice flour ready.We  can keep this puttu for many days.

Ingredients

  • Roasted Rice Flour................1cup
  • Jaggery..................................1cup
  • Coconut Pieces................... .2tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder.............. 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee ....................................2tsp
  • Salt.......................................a pinch
 Method
  • Soak two cups of raw rice for two hours and remove all the water and spread in towel.
  • Powder the rice into fine.
  • Roast the raw rice flour into golden. Cool it.
  • Take little warm water little by little sprinkle to flour  and mix till it becomes coarse powder.(rava consistency)
  • Steam the powder for 35 minutes.
  • Make jaggery syrup adding 1/2 cup water.
  • Drop little syrup in water, if you can make soft ball then it is ready.
  • Add the powder and mix it  In between mix it, till it become soft powder.
  • Fry the coconut pieces in ghee and mix with puttu.
  • Add cardamom powder. Arisi vella puttu is readyl

Jan 18, 2012

Amazing Sevai making machine

Coimbatore based company is producing automatically making sevai machines.It is cooker with some containers..Add suggested amount of water under of sevaimajik container .Pour ground batter specific limit in a chamber and closed.When the steam comes out place the weight valve. Sevai is collected in the outer sevai collector. Check this site http://sevaimagik.com/