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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

PEPPER KUZHAMBU | MILAGU KUZHAMBU RECIPE

Pepper Kuzhambu | Milagu kuzhambu is a tamarind a based South Indian Kuzhambu variety. This can be prepared with or without garlic. Its absolutely your choice to use it or not, but i prefer adding garlic . Both the version will taste very yummy. Generally this pepper gravy is included in the pathiya samayal, the food which is given for newly delivered moms.
Check out my sukku milagu kuzhambu
Milagu kuzhambu

Friday, July 23, 2010

IDLI MILAGAI PODI RECIPE | SIDE DISH FOR IDLI|DOSA

Molaga podi recipe updated with video

Idli milagai podi

Milagai Podi or Molaga Podi is an easy side dish for Idli or dosa.
In my mom’s place when we were kids,we never had idli/dosai without this milagai podi, even though my mom makes chutney or sambar. That time my mom used to scold us for taking a lot of this podi ,but now the same is happening at my home. Being a mom ,i used to scold my daughter, "eating too much of milagai podi everyday is not good for health".

Sunday, July 18, 2010

KADALAI MAAVU(BESAN) CHUTNEY, SIDE DISH FOR IDLI | DOSA

Kadalai maavu chutney is an instant and easy chutney recipe, pairs well with dosa and idli. During my childhood my  mom makes this kadalai maavu chutney | besan chutney | bombay chuntey, during weekends. We all sit together and relish this with idli and dosa. This kadalaimaavu  chutney can be made in a jiffy and i personally love this with dosa. My dad used to feed us dosa with kadala maavu chutney during all weekends, even we are grown up.
Besan - chutney



Kadalaimaavu chutney

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 Mins |Serves: 4-5 

     Besan | kadalai maavu   2 tbslp
     Water   3 cups
     Shallots    8
     Tomato   1
     Green chili  1
     Red chili powder 1 tsp
     Oil  3 tsp
     Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
     Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
     Salt  as needed 
     Curry leaves  few



Besan chutney

Method: 
  • Chop the onions into round and tomatoes finely.
  • In a bowl,add the besan, turmeric powder,salt and red chili powder.

  • Add water and mix it nicely without any lumps.
  • Use a hand whisk, will give better results.
  • Heat a pan and pour oil to it.
  • Add mustard seeds  and when it splutters add the green chili and  onions .
  • Saute till it turns pink.
  • Add the tomatoes and saute well till tomatoes becomes mushy. 
  • Now add the besan mixture to it.
  • Keep the flame very low, otherwise it will form lumps.
  • Stir it nicely for till it gets cooked.
  • The besan will get cooked in 3-5 mins.
  • Add curry leaves and serve hot with idli/dosa. 
Kadalai maavu chutney


NOTE:   The chutney should always be served hot, otherwise it will become thick and lose its original taste.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

TOMATO RASAM RECIPE | SOUTH INDIAN RASAM RECIPES

tomato rasam     
 Rasam is always loved in my family and i make this on all weekends. Normally i make tomato rasam and add some toordhal to it. Some may call this as PARRUPU RASAM also.
         My mom and my mil,used to make rasam in a special vessel made out of lead. We call this “Eiyya Chombhu” in tamil. This vessel itself enhances the taste of rasam. My mom also gave me one when i got married. Now i am making rasam in this,and no doubt this is loved by all in my family.
   We can make it in a kadai/a normal vessel too. Check out my kandanthipili  rasam recipe .

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

KHAMAN DHOKLA RECIPE AND GREEN CHUTNEY

khaman dhokla   
The past two weeks went very busy as kids are at home on vacation. Finally today school reopened and i had time to post one of my favorite snack.  I have tried this a few times and this time i thought of blogging this. I learnt this from here, but she gave the recipe for suji dhokla, but i replace with besan,since i love this khaman dhokla. Check out my Gujarathi Khandvi recipe and khatta dhokla.