Friday, May 31, 2013

THAI GREEN CURRY | VEGETARIAN THAI GREEN CURRY RECIPE

Thai green curry or Kaeng Khiao Wan, is an easy and interesting Thai recipe which i learnt from a friend . I have tasted this recently when i visited her house and it was a long time due for me to taste this Thai green curry as my friend was inviting me for a quite long time to her house. Most of the vegetarian Thai dishes are similar to the Indian  dishes. . I have made the Thai green curry paste at home. Even this Thai green curry is a similar one like South Indian aviyal ,loaded with flavours. Lemon grass , Thai ginger, Lime leaves are the 2 ingredients makes this Thai green Curry more flavourful.

Thai green curry 2

INGREDEINTS: ( for Thai green curry paste)

Here we get the Tom Yam Set. I just bought that set , which includes few lemon grass sticks, few lime leaves, shallot, green chilli, and Thai ginger.

Toma yam set Tom yam set

 

LEMON GRASS 1 STICK
THAI GINGER ( can use normal ginger) SMALL PIECE
SHALLOT 1
THAI GREEN CHILLI 3-4
LIME LEAVES 4-5
SALT LITTLE
OIL 1 TSP

METHOD:

  • Wash the ingredients except salt and oil and grind it into a smooth paste adding the salt and oil.
Thai curry paste thai green curry paste

INGREDIENTS:  (FOR GRAVY) SERVES :2 -3

GREEN BRINJAL 1
BABY CORN 2
CAPSICUM 1/2
SALT AS NEEDED
SUGAR A PINCH
COCONUT MILK 1/2 CUP
LIME LEAVES 1 (TO GARNISH)

Thai green Curry 1

  • Chop the veggies. I used the orange and yellow capsicum.
  • In a pan, add the veggies and saute for a minute in a low flame and add 1/4 cup of water.
Thai curry Thai curry
  • Add salt and sugar. Do not over cook the veggies. Let it be crunchy.
  • Add 2 tblsp of Thai green paste(recipe above)
  • Add the coconut milk. i used the store bought coconut milk.
Thai green curry Thai green curry
  • Let this boil for sometime(2 minutes) in a low flame.
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with lime leaves.

Thai curry

  • Thai green curry is ready to serve. Serve with Fried rice or plain rice.

         Thai curry 

Note:

  1. You can add carrots, cauliflower too.
  2. Traditionally, turkey berry beans(sundakkai) is added .

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

AGILO OLIO PASTA RECIPE | AGILO OLIO RECIPE

Whenever we go to Pasta Mania we have few options for vegetarians and one among them is this Simple Agilo Olio pasta . I wanted to try this agilo olio pasta , a simple vegetarian pasta recipe at home for a long time and finally made few days back. Let us see how to make Agilo Olio Pasta recipe also called as Spaghetti Aglio e Olio .

Agilo olio 3

INGREDIENTS: SERVES 2

SPAGHETTI 1/3 PACKET
GARLIC PODS 6-8
OLIVE OIL 1 TBLSP
RED CHILLI FLAKES | FRESH RED CHILLI TO TASTE
BREAD CRUMBS 2 TBLSP

Agilo Olio

METHOD:

  • Cook the  spaghetti pasta with 4 cups of water by adding enough salt to this pasta.
  • Do not add oil to this while cooking.
  • Once cooked drain the excess water and run the pasta through cold water.
Cooking cooked pasta
  • Chop the garlic into thin roundels.

Agilo olio

  • If using fresh red chilli finely chop this finely.
  • Roast the bread crumbs in a pan till golden brown . Be careful not to get it burnt.
bread crumbs Bread crumbs
  • In a pan, add olive oil and when the oil is hot lower the flame and add the Garlic. If adding fresh red chilli add it now.
  • Toss the garlic gently in the oil without burning it. Do not change the colour of the red chilli.
  • Then add the cooked spaghetti and toss it gently.
  • Add the red chilli flakes (if using red chilli flakes) and bread crumbs too.
Garlic pasta pasta
  • Mix it gently and put off the flame.

Pasta

  • If you want you can add fresh parsley for garnishing.

         Agilo olio

Note:

  1. Bread crumbs give a crunchy taste to the pasta. But if you do not have in hand, feel free to skip this.

Monday, May 27, 2013

VAZHAITHANDU MORKOOTU | PLANTAIN STEM MORKOOTU

Vazhathandhu or banana stem or plantain stem is a very healthy veggie which my mom used to make very often and even at my mil’s place too. I still remember the way my husband’s Grandma used to chop the Vazhaithandhu using the traditional veggie cutter, also called as “Arivalmanai”in Tamil. Me and my fil love to see the way she cuts the vazhaithandhu as the veggie contains fibre and we have to take it out without leaving anything. But after coming here, getting this vazhaithandhu is a rare thing and whenever i see this i will buy and make morkootu. We also make simple curry with vazhaithandhu too. Let me share the recipe of Vazhaithandhu Morkootu.
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INGREDIENTS: SERVES 3-4
VAZHAITHANDHU|BANANA STEM| PLANTAIN STEM 1 MEDIUM SIZE PIECE
COCONUT 3-4 TBLSP
CUMIN SEEDS 1/4 TSP
GREEN CHILLI 3-4
YOGURT 2-3 TBLSP
SALT TO TASTE
SUGAR 1/4 TSP
COCONUT OIL 1/2 TSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
URAD DAL 1/4 TSP
RED CHILLI 1
Mor kootu 3
METHOD:
  • Cut the banana stem into roundels and take out the fibre.
  • Cut them into cubes. and put the chopped vazhaithandhu into water. Add 1 tblsp of butter milk to this water. this is to avoid the change of colour the veggie.
  • Mine was slightly dark as the vazhaithandhu was like that only.
  • I chopped it previous night and kept in the refrigerator.
  • Before making, drain out the water and add the chopped vazhaithandhu to the pan.
  • Add salt to this and cook in a medium flame. do not add water. If u need, just sprinkle 1 tblsp of water. This will get cooked soon.
banana stem banana stem
  • Meanwhile, grind the coconut, green chilli and jeera into a fine paste. If needed add little water to this.
banana stem grind ground masala
  • Add this ground paste to the cooked vazhaithandhu. Mix well.
  • Just let it boil for a minute.
Vazhaithandu morkootu morkootu
  • Temper with mustard seeds , urad dal and red chilli.
  • Just before serving beat the yogurt and add it to the morkootu. Garnish with fresh curry leaves.
morkootu step final
Note:
  1. If you feel the gravy is thin before adding yogurt, add 1/2 tsp of rice flour to the water and mix without any lumps. Add to the gravy and let it come to a boil.
  2. Do not add sour yogurt| curd.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

SOUTH INDIAN BREAKFAST RECIPES | TIFFIN RECIPES

In this post i have compiled South Indian vegetarian breakfast recipes . Click on the images to get the recipe. Enjoy your breakfast. To get the recipes for Chutney | Sambar for South Indian Breakfast click HERE. This post will be updated whenever i post new breakfast recipes in the blog. Scroll down till the end , so that you won’t miss out any new posts.
This post Updated on FEB 24th 2017.
saravana bhavan mini tiffinmini-tiffin

 Podi onion dosai

Ven pongal idli
Vadai Milagu Aval
Idiyappam Rava pongal
Pesarattu Aappam
Paniyaram Small onin uttapam
Kanchipuram idli Puli aval
Oats upma Puli upma
Ravaidli Oats Idli
Aval upma Paneer Dosa
Semiya Upma broken wheat upma
Idli upma wheat dosai
Poori pori -upma


Rava-khicadi Tomato - paniyaram


idli-recipe kal -dosai


Moong dal puttu Thinai-pesarattu

Samai-upma cauliflower-masala dosai


akki-roti mini masala uttapam

ragi-dosa idli batter -mixie

Instant poha idli javarisi-upma

Scroll down further to see more recipes 
 Mor koozh
 Venthaya kali whole wheat grain dosa


 Mysore masala dosai
 Set dosa
 Kharabath
 Thinai ven pongal
 Kerala Puttu
 Ragi rava idli



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