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Thursday, March 31, 2011

PINEAPPLE KESARI RECIPE

Pineapple- kesari
 
Pineapple kesari recipe with video
After tasting a wonderful pineapple kesari in saravana bhavan ,i wanted to attempt this at home. This recipe i have tried so many times,but every time i make this , it gets over within 5 minutes. This time i pleaded them to wait  till i click the pictures. Thanks to them,so finally i am here with the recipe of pineapple kesari.  .
Check out my Rava kesari recipe.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

GREEN BEANS WITH SESAME SEEDS | SIDE DISH FOR ROTI

BEANS CURRY

Beans curry with sesame seeds
  I always make beans in this style or make Paruppu usili  .I have never attempted any version of beans curry that can go well with roti.  This recipe i saw in cook book,which my friend borrowed for me recently from the library. This tasted so nice and though we had that with rice, i am sure it will go well with Rotis too.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

KACHORI RECIPE | A POPULAR STREET FOOD

KACHORIS STUFFED WITH MOTH DAL.
kachori
  Two years back when my neighbour called us for dinner, she made these kachoris and that was extremely awesome. After that i tried that once, but that doesn't turn out so well and i couldn’t get the texture  and crispiness. Then after 2 years i tried out this  and that turned out real yum and so crispy.
  I used MOTH DAL for stuffing . You can also make Kachori with moong dal stuffing and peas kachori. 
The key for this recipe is making the stuffing very dry and frying the kachoris in the oil.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

GARLIC RASAM(POONDU RASAM) RECIPE

 I always make rasam  by adding toordal and without garlic. We call it tomato rasam/parupu rasam.  My mom makes the garlic rasam when we were running out of cold and cough and during rainy day nights. We all love to have with hot steamed rice and garlic rasam with simple papad only.
Here comes the recipe of  GARLIC RASAM. Check out my pineapple rasam recipe too. The recipe of garlic rasam updated with video.
How to make garlic rasam

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

KUZHI PANIYARAM | SAVOURY VERSION | South Indian breakfast recipes

AUTHENTIC CHETTINAD STYLE.
kuzhi paniyaram
       Kuzhi Paniyaram  is a common South Indian Breakfast made usually with leftover idli/dosa batter,and  even i have made it  several times. But this time i learnt this from my friend ,who gave me exact recipe of making kuzhi paniyaram in their native place. It turned out so well and it was super soft and fluffy. From that i stopped making paniyarams out of left over idli/dosa batter. Check out my tomato kuzhi paniyaram and instant rava kuzhi paniyaram.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

KARADAIYAN NOMBU ADAI | SWEET AND SAVOURY VERSION.

Karadaiyan nombu adai
Post updated with new pictures - 2016
Karadaiyan nombu is celebrated in  Brahmin community  during the transition of Tamil Month Maasi and Panguni. We generally observe fast on that day and make the adai and offer as neivedyam to god along with butter. We make 2 versions of adai for this nombu. One is sweet adai and another one is kara adai. I have given the recipe for both karadaiyan nombu sweet adai and kara adai. Scrol down for both the recipes. Check out my sister's post on Karadaiyan nombu
 Karadaiyan Nombu 2016 is on 14th March .

Thursday, March 10, 2011

KEERAI MASIYAL and KEERAI PORIYAL

  TWO DIFFERENT VERSION OF MAKING SPINACH
Keerai masiyal
       This time i am going to share two ways of making keerai,(spinach/greens) one is a semi gravy method and the another is a dry curry one.Last week when a bought 3 bunches of keerai from the Indian shop near my place, i wanted to cook all of them as it was so fresh.
    I bought the mullai keerai .(the one with the stem). For those in Singapore, we get Round spinach in fair price here, you can use that for this keerai masiyal.  My mom makes this masiyal in a traditional stone pot(Kal chatti).
Here comes the recipe for KEERAI MASIYAL. Check out my keerai kootu recipe too.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

POTATO CURRY RECIPE | URULAI KIZHANGU CURRY

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 My mom makes this delicious Potato curry and used to enjoy this with hot rice and Rasam. Now whenever i see my kids relish the potato curry with Rasam rice , my memories go back to my childhood days.
Here comes the recipe for simple Potato curry. Check out my jeera aloo recipe and potato pottalam. 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

PAAL POLI- MILK POLI RECIPE| AUTHENTIC RECIPES

Celebrating MY 100TH POST- Recipe updated with video

PAAL POLI
    Paal poli /Milk poli is an authentic Tamil brahmin recipe made in  our place during poojas . I wanted to give it a try for a long time, and finally i have decided to make this to celebrate my 100th post.
   My mom makes this so yummy and i learnt this from her and i used to help my mom whenever she makes this.Many times i wonder  how she makes so effortlessly for a lot of people. When i tried on my own, it came out well without disappointing me. Here goes the recipe for the Paal Poli. Check out my kadala paruppu poli and thengai poli too.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

KOTHAMALLI THOKKU(CORIANDER LEAVES THOKKU)

          Though i have attempted making thokku with Tomato,i never tried  kothamalli thokku on my own. Few weeks back, when i was  talking to a friend she was telling that she made kothamalli thokku that afternoon. After hearing the recipe, i wanted to give it a try ,since it was so simple to make.
            Thanks J, for the recipe.
thokku
CORIANDER LEAVES 2 BIG BUNCHES
RED CHILLIS 8-10 NO
TAMARIND A SMALL GOOSEBERRY SIZE
SESAME OIL 4 TBLSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4TSP
ASAFOETIDA 1/4 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
Picture Updated on 23-1-12
thokku
METHOD:
  • Wash the coriander leaves and cut them with the help of kitchen scissors. Discard the stem.
  • In a kadai, add few drops of oil and roast the redchillis ,tamarind and asafoetida.
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  • Allow this to cool and grind this along with the coriander leaves along with salt.
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    • In a kadai, ad the sesame oil and throw in the mustard seeds.
    • When it splutters add the ground coriander leaves to this and saute in low flame.
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    • Saute till the oil leaves on the sides and it gives a nice aroma.
    • This will take approximately around 10-12 minutes.
    • Allow it to cool and transfer it to a container.
    • This can be stored in the fridge for 10-15 days.
    • This thokku tastes well with curd rice and Paratha.
    thokku


    Note:
    1. You can replace the redchilli with green chilli also.
    2. A tsp of jaggery can be added to the thokku.
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