Monday, September 30, 2013

VERKADALAI SUNDAL RECIPE | PEANUT SUNDAL| NAVARATRI RECIPES


Verkadalai Sundal | peanut sundal is one among my most favourite sundal and i love the addition of peanuts in aviyal, sambar rice and other rice varieties. Few weeks back my friend told me that her mil makes sundal by adding a spice mix to it. I tried the recipe and it turned out great for this verkadalai sundal|peanut sundal, and even this will go well with all other navaratri sundal varieties.
Scroll down to check out my other Navaratri Sundal recipes.
verkadalai-sundal
INGREDIENTS: SERVES 1-2
RAW  PEANUT |VERKADALAI 1/4 CUP
OIL 1/2 TSP
URAD DAL 1 TBLSP
RED CHILLI 1-2
COCONUT(SCRAPPED) 2 TBLSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
ASAFOETIDA A PINCH
CURRY LEAVES FEW
SALT AS NEEDED
COCONUT OIL FEW DROPS(OPTIONAL)
verkadalai sundal
METHOD:
  • Dry roast the urad dal and red chilli till the dal turns brown.Add asafoetida to this. When cool grind this into a fine powder.
Peanut sundal peanut sundal
  • Soak the peanuts in water for 2 hours. When done cook it in a pressure cooker till 3 whistles by adding little salt to this.
  • When done, drain the excess water and heat a pan.
  • add oil and throw in the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Sundal peanut sundal
  • Add the cooked peanuts and  add in the ground powder too.
  • Mix well so that the spices will get coated evenly and add little salt.(since we cooked the peanuts with salt you may need little salt only)
Sundal Sundal
  • Add the scrapped coconut and mix well.
  • Drizzle few drops of coconut oil if you want.
sundal
  • Sundal is ready for neivedhyam.peanut-sundal

NOTE:
  • You can make  the powder in advance and store it in a airtight container and use it up for any variety of sundal you make.
Check out my other  Navaratri Sundal recipes too. Click on the images for the recipes.
sundal moong dal sundal
sundal sweet sundal
  

Saturday, September 28, 2013

KADALAI PARUPPU SUNDAL RECIPE | CHANA DAL SUNDAL RECIPE | NAVARATRI RECIPES

Navaratri season never begin with the recipe of Sundal | chundal. My mom used to keep golu in a grand wayand as a kid me and my sister along with our friends enjoy making decorations and going home and inviting people for tamboolam. Kadalai paruppu Sundal is one among the sundals which she makes during Navatri and i love this simple sundal a lot. So i am sharing the recipe of Channa dal sundal | kadalai paruppu sundal.
kadalai-paruppu-sundal
INGREDIENTS: SERVES 2
KADALAI PARRUPU| CHANNA DAL 1/2 CUP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
COCONUT(SCRAPPED) 2-3 TBLSP
ASAFOETIDA A PINCH
TURMERIC POWDER A PINCH
COCONUT OIL FEW DROPS (OPTIONAL)
COOKING OIL 1/2 TSP
CURRY LEAVES FEW
RED CHILLI 1
kadalai-parupu -sundal
METHOD:
  • Soak the kadalai paruppu | chana dal for 45 minutes.
  • Pressure cook this by adding a pinch of turmeric powder and little salt, till one whistle.
  • Be careful not to mash this dal  by over cooking.
sundal sundal
  • Drain the excess water. In a pan add cooking oil and temper with mustard seeds and broken red chilli.
  • when the mustards start spluttering, add the cooked chana dal. Mix well and saute for a minute.
sundal sundal
  • Add the scrapped coconut and mix well.Switch off the flame. Drizzle few drops of coconut oil(if using) and mix evenly. Garnish with curry leaves.
sundal
  • Kadalai paruppu Sundal is ready for Neivedhyam.
 channa dal sundal         Note:
  1. You can replace red chillis with green chillis too.
  2. Always ensure that the chana dal should not be over cooked.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

VELLA PUTTU FOR NAVARATRI | NAVARATRI RECIPES | WITH VIDEO

vella puttu

Vella puttu we generally make during navaratri fridays, but i remember my grandmother makes this vella puttu when the girl kid at homes attains puberty or the coconut tree starts giving flowers. This puttu can be done with rice flour| idiyappam flour too.  Try out this easy Navaratri recipe . Check out my other navaratri recipes too.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CHOLE MASLA RECIPE | CHANNA MASALA WITHOUT ONION AND GARLIC

Channa masala or Chole masala a popular punjabi gravy, is very popular at my home too. Very recently my son Varun started to eat chole and since chole is a great source of protein, i make Chole every week . Check my version of Channa masala which i had posted earlier here. During this 15 days before navaratri and during navaratri, many people observe fast and also don’t include onion or garlic in their food. This recipe of Chole masala doesn’t include onion or garlic and yet turned out very tasty and yum. I learnt this recipe from my relative and now a days i am making  chole masala in this style only.
Chole- masala
INGREDIENTS (SERVES 3-4)
CHANNA |CHOLE | CHICKPEAS 1 CUP
CORIANDER LEAVES A SMALL BUNCH
GINGER A SMALL PIECE
TOMATO 1 OR TOMATO PUREE 2 TBSLP
CORIANDER POWDER 1/2 TS
RED CHILLI POWDER 3/4 TSP
CUMIN POWDER 1/4 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
OIL 1 TBLSP
KASOORI METHI FEW
GARAM MASALA 2 PINCHES
Chole- masala
METHOD:
  • Soak the channa for 8 to 10 hours or overnight.
  • Pressure cook them till 3 whistles along with salt, till it becomes soft.
  • Grind the coriander and ginger into a fine paste adding little water.
  • Add oil in a pan and  add this ground paste and add the tomato puree. If using tomato grind the tomato and add to this coriander paste. Add in the coriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder.
cooked chole coriander tomato masala
  • Saute them in a low flame for 3-4 minutes. Now add in the cooked chole, keeping aside 10 to 12 boiled chickpeas to this along with the water which we used for cooking.
  • Grind this chickpeas which we kept aside into a fine paste.
channa masala chole
  • Add this to the boiling channa masala. This is to make the gravy thick. Mix well and add  crushed kasoori methi.
ground chole add kasoori methi
  • If needed add little water. Check for salt.
  • Chole masala without onion and garlic is ready.
  • Serve hot with roti or even with jeera rice too.
no onion no garlic chole
NOTE:
  • If you want you can put a star anise while boiling the chick peas and discard this after it is cooked. This is to enhance the flavour.
  • Few drops of lemon juice can be added and  mixed well before serving the no onion no garlic channa masala

Monday, September 23, 2013

PUMPKIN THOGAYAL RECIPE | THOGAIYAL RECIPES


Pumpkin thogayal| Parangikkai thogaiyal is a simple recipe which we generally mix with hot rice smeared with ghee. I love all types of Thogayal we make at home,this pumpkin Thogayal i learnt from my athai and my cousins will have this thogayal as a spread on the bread too. Even you can have this with Chapathi, idli or dosa too.
Pumpkin thogaiyal
INGREDIENTS:
PUMPKIN | PARANGIKKAI(CUBED) 3/4 CUP
URAD DAL 2 TBLSP
RED CHILLI 7-8
ASAFOETIDA 2 PINCHES
SALT AS NEEDED
TAMARIND A SMALL PIECE
OIL 1 TSP
COCONUT(SCRAPPED) 1-2 TBLSP (OPTIONAL)
Pumpkin thogaiyal
METHOD:
  • Take out the hard skin of the pumpkin and chop them into small cubes.
  • In a pan add oil and saute the urad dal, red chilli and tamarind, till the dal turns golden brown.
pumpkin spices
  • Keep it aside and saute the cubed pumpkin and saute in a low flame for 10 minutes till the pumpkin shrinks.
pumpkin pumpkin
  • When done, allow this to cool and grind it to a smooth paste along with roasted urad dal, red chilli, salt, asafoetida, tamarind and coconut.
  • Do no add water while grinding. The pumpkin will ooze out water.
  • If needed sprinkle little water.
thogaiyal thogaiyal
  • Pumpkin thogayal is ready to serve. You can keep it the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  • Always handle with a clean spoon.
Pumpkin thogaiyal 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

ELLU SADAM RECIPE | SESAME SEEDS RICE


Ellu sadam is a very simple rice recipe which we generally during the Saturdays of the tamil month Puratasi. Today being Puratasi Saturday, i wanted to share the recipe of ellu sadam today. Will post the recipe of Maavilaku soon.
Ellu- sadam
INGREDIENTS:
COOKED RICE 1/4 CUP
SESAME SEEDS* 2 TBLSP
URAD DAL 1 TBLSP
RED CHILLI 1
ASAFOETIDA A PINCH
SALT AS NEEDED
CURRY LEAVES FEW
SESAME OIL 1 TSP
*I used white sesame seeds.
Ellu sadam
METHOD:
  • Roast the sesame seeds till golden brown.
  • Keep this aside. Roast the urad dal and red chilli till the dal becomes nice golden brown. Do this in a low flame.
ellu sadam Ellu sadam
  • When it is cool, grind it into a fine powder along with the roasted sesame seeds and asafoetida.
  • Mix this into the cooled down cooked rice.
ellu sadam Ellu sadam
  • . Add a tsp of sesame oil and few curry leaves and mix well.
Ellu sadam
  • Ellu sadam is ready for neivedyam now.
Ellu -sadam
Note:
  • Always ensure that the rice should be cooked properly and not mashed.
  • You can roast 1 tblsp of peanuts in little oil and add to the rice.
  • If you feel the sesame seeds are bit dirt, wash this nicely and drain the water and dry in a cloth. when it is dry, roast this and follow the procedure above.
  • You can make it with black sesame seeds.

Friday, September 20, 2013

POTTUKADALAI CHUTNEY RECIPE|ROASTED GRAM CHUTNEY


  Every time it is tough to decide what to make a side dish for dosa | idli. This pottukadalai Chutney can be made with or without coconut too. I just tried this recipe as the similar way as i did my Peanut Chutney  . I added coconut but tried without coconut too. Both versions of Pottukadalai chutney tasted awesome with Idli and Dosa. Try this easy pottukadalai |fried gram| roasted gram chutney. Check out the collections of Chutney recipes HERE.
Pottukadalai -chutney
INGREDIENTS: SERVES 3
POTTUKADALAI | FRIED GRAM | ROASTED GRAM 1/4 CUP
RED CHILLI 2
GARLIC 1
COCONUT 1 TBLSP(OPTIONAL)
SALT AS NEEDED
OIL 1/2 TSP
MUSTARD SEEDS FEW
CURRY LEAVES FEW(optional)

Pottukadalai- chutney METHOD:
  • In a small pan, add little oil and add the red chilli,  garlic and roast till golden brown in a low flame.
  • If adding  coconut add in the last and let the coconut coconut get roasted in the heat of the pan.
Chutney
  • Allow this to cool and grind this along with pottukadalai.
chutney
  • Add water to get the desired consistency.
  • Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves
  Pottukadalai- chutney