Jan 16, 2019

Rava Vathal ( Sooji Pappads)

Rava vathal


Ingredients

Rava................................1 cup
Water...............................6 cups
Ajwain...........................1/4 tsp
Oil..................................1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Method

Very very easy to make this vathal..
Boil the water with salt, oil and ajwain .(Omam)
When it
boil add the rave slowing.
See there no lumps.
When it becomes thick, put off the gas.
Take a plastic sheet, put in sunlight, spread one spoon of rava dough in round shape.
When the vathals dried keep in a airtight box. Deep fry  whenever you need. Very crispy and tasty.

Jan 13, 2019

Maracheeni appalams , pappadams ( Tapioca)

Maracheeni or Kappai appalam ( Maravelli kizhangu)

Kappa if famous in Kerala. We make bhaji, appalams. vathal and  variety of dishes.These  are our childhood memories and we love them.


Ingredients



  • Maracheeni chopped ..........................2 cups
  • Water.................................................4 cups
  • Red chili............................................4
  • Hing.....................................................1/4 tsp

Appalams with red chili

Appalams with green chili

Method

Grind all the above ingredients into smooth paste.
Boil the mixture with salt and 1  tsp oil.
Stir continuously till it becomes thick and transparent.
Take a plastic sheet spread into small rounds.
Keep in the sunlight. All the appalams come out of the sheet.
Keep in dry box for months.
Deep fry them. Very tasty to eat with sambar rise, rasam rice or with coffee.


May 29, 2017

Mango Chutney Sandwich

Mango Chutney


  • Raw Mango.................................1
  • Grated Coconut..............................1 cup
  • Coriander Leaves.........................1/2 bunch
  • Green Chili....................................5
  • Cucumber...................................1
  • Tomato........................................1
  • Avacado......................................1
  • Butter
  • Salt to taste


Method


  • Cut the mango into small pieces.
  • Grind all the above ingredients into smooth paste..
  • Cut the cucumber and tomato  into round shapes
  • Toast the breads and spread the butter on them
  • Spread the chutney on two  bread slices.
  • Keep the cucumber and tomato slice on them
  • 'Cut into triangle  shape.
  • Do the same way the other breads
  • Very tasty sandwiches



Jul 15, 2016

Mango,Sago Dessert

I went to my cousin Gayatri's house. She made a dessert with mango, sago and almond milk dessert.I liked it very much. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients

  • Mango  pieces ...................................... 1cup
  • Coconut Milk or Almond milk..............2cups
  • Sago.............."........................................3tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder.................................1/4tsp


Method

Remove the skin of the mango and cut into cubes.
Boil some water and cook the sago till it changes the color.
Filter the water and  remove the starch with cold water and filter.
Blend coconut milk two tablespoon mango pieces.
Add mango pieces ,sago and cardamom powder.
If needed add sugar.
Chill the dessert and serve.Very refreshing.
Instead of sago, can use chia seeds.

Jun 18, 2016

Pineapple Rasam

Pineapple rasam usually we have in wedding or other festivals. I tried at home and it came out very well.

Ingredients


  • Cooked Dhal........................1 cup
  • Tamarind paste......................1/2 tsp
  • Rasam Powder.......................2tsp
  • Hing.(Asafoetida)...................1/4 tsp
  • Tumeric Powder....................1/4 tsp
  • Pinapple Puree......................1 cup
  • Pinapple Pieces....................2tbasp
  • Tomato Puree.....................1/2 cup
  • Pepper Keera Powder................1tsp
  • Mustard Seeds........................1 tsp
  • Jeera......................................1/2 tsp
  • Salt to Taste

Pinapple Rasam

Method


  • Heat a pan with tamarind. rasam powder, asafoetida,tumeric tomato puree  pinapple chunk and puree.
  • when it boils and the raw  smell of rasam powder goes, add the dhal  and salt.
  • Add necessary water, pepper powder and  coriander leaves.
  • Heat a pan with little ghee, add mustard seeds and jeera. When it splutters, add to the rasam.

May 31, 2016

Date Pickle

This pickle is almost same like green chili pickle

Ingredients


  • Chopped dates................................1 cup
  • Chopped Green Chilies..................3 tbsp
  • Tamarind water..............................1.4 cup
  • Chopped Ginger..............................2 Tbsp
  • Garlic Pearls...................................10
  • Jaggery...........................................3Tbsp
  • Salt..............................................1/4 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds..............................1/4 tsp
  • Methi Seeds.................................1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves..................................few
  • Little water
Date Pickledd caption
Method
  • Heat a pan with little oil, add mustard seeds  methi seeds and curry leaves..
  • When it splutters add green chili, ginger and garlic, fry till they become tender.
  • Add the dates, salt, tamarind water and jaggery.
  • Cook till the dates are cooked well.
  • This pickle goes with curd rice and chapathi

May 14, 2016

Butter Mushroom

Ingredients

  • Mushroom...........................1 cup
  • Onion....................................1
  • Green Chili............................1
  • Ginger Garlic paste.................1 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder...................1 tsp
  • Cumin seed Powder.................1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder.....................1 tsp
  • Garam masala..........................1 tsp
  • Tomato Puree..........................1 cup
  • Coriander Leaves....................few
  • Butter.......................................2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Cut the mushroom into two pieces.
  • Chop the onion and green chili  into small pieces.
  • Heat a pan with little oil add onion and fry till it becomes tender and remove into a plate.
  • Heat a pan with butter and add the mushroom and salt and cover the pan. cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add ginger garlic paste,turmeric powder, chili powder, cumin seed powder, garam masala and salt.
  • Add water and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the tomato puree and mix well
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves.You can add cream (option)
  • serve hot with rice or chapathi

Apr 21, 2016

Potato Bhaji ( Urulakizhangu Curry)

You can make different types curry with potato. In this curry I used toamto and red chili powder. it is very tasty and a side dih for sambar, rasam or chapthi.

Ingredients


  • Potato.................................8
  • Onion.................................1
  • Tomato(big)..........................1
  • Green Chili..........................3
  • Garlic....................................2
  • Red Chili Powder.................2 tsp
  • Sugar...................................1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds.....................1tsp
  • Urad Dhal............................2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder..................1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

potato Bhaji


Method

  • Chop the onion and tomato  into small pieces.
  • Chop the green chili too.
  • Boil the potato and peel the skin and keep.
  • Heat a pan with oil, add mustrd seeds and urad dhal.
  • When the mustard splutters add the onion, garlic and fry
  • Next add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, chili powder and salt.
  • When all mixed together add mashed potato and mix well.
  • Sprinkle sugar and serve with sambar rice.
  • Here I am not used curry leaves or coriander leaves(I don't have that day).
  • You can add to get more flavor.

Apr 12, 2016

Millet Kozhakattai

This Kozhakattai is  easy to prepare. .

Ingrediants


  • Samai millet.......................................2 cups
  • Mustard seeds.................................1 tsp
  • Urad Dhal........................................2 tsp
  • Chana Dhal.......................................2 tsp
  • Green Chili.......................................1
  • Ginger..............................................small piece
  • Grated Coconut...............................4 Tbsp
  • Salt to taste
Method
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, urad dhal and chana dhal..
  • Chop the chili and ginger and add.
  • When the mustard splutters add 3 cups of water and salt.
  • When the water boils add the samai arisi and mix well. Low the flame and cook well.
  • When it is cooked add coconut and mix well. and make small balls
  • Steam them in idli vessel
  • Serve with chutney.



Little Millets ( Cheru Dhanyams)

I went to India and found various cheru dhanyams used by my cousin. I liked it very much. You can make anything whatever you make with rice.

Little Millets

1. Samai.( Little Millet)...This tiny grain is gluten free  and packed with minerals and vitamins.

                                                             



2. Thinai (Foxtail Millet).It is known for its low Glycemics index gradual increase  in blood sugar after food intake when compared to rice. Natural source of Protein and Iron
                                                                          All millets are high in fiber, minerals, vitamins,iron, magnesium, pottassium etc.                        

         
.http://www.organicdepot.in/thinai-rice-foxtail-millet-1kg.html.. Foxtail millet is rich in fibre, protein. It is better than rice. This releases glucose slowly into the blood.Good for diabetes patients.

3.Varagu (Kodo  Millet)

4.Kuthiravali ( Barnyard Millet)


Kanji...Take all four millet 2 tsp each wash and add 2 times water  cook them. When it cools down add curd or milk according your taste drink it. it is filling and good for health.Cook the millet with water add yogurt,grated carrots and cucumber. Heat a pan with little oil add mustard seeds and jeera and when it splutters add to the Kanji .We drink this morning instead of dosa or idli.





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