Aug 29, 2009

Beans Thovaran (Beans Poduthuval )

Beans Poduthuval( beans thovaran)

Ingredients

  • Beans………………………   1/2 kg
  • Turmeric Powder………..........1/4 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds…………..........1tsp
  • Urad Dhal…………………....2tsp
  • Green Chilli………………….1
  • Grated Coconut……………..3tbsp
  • Moong Dhal…………………1/4 cup
  • Salt toTaste

Method

  • Wash and cut the beans into small pieces. 
  • Heat a pan with oil add Mustard seeds, urad dhal. 
  • When the mustard splutters add the beans, moong dhal, turmeric powder and salt. 
  • Add half cup of water to cook. 
  • When the beans is cooked and there is no water, add the coconut and chopped green chilies. 
  • Serve with sambar rice/rasam rice.

Aug 26, 2009

Elavan Koottu( Poosanikai Koottu)

Elavan Kootu( Poosanikai)

This kootu is called poosanikai kootu, elavan kootu. In Kerala we make this kootu very often. . My son likes this kootu very much. Whenever I get elavan , I prepare this kootu here and keep this dish in fridge for my son


Prepare Time.......10 min
Cook Time.............20 min
Serve......................6
Elavan Koottu is with white pumpkin, split ,dhal and coconut
Elavan Koottu
Ingredients

  • Elavan (White Pumpkin).......1kg
  • Grated Coconut.....................1 and half cup
  • Chana Dhal...........................1/2 cup
  • Cumin Seed..........................1tsp
  • Red Chili................................2
  • Mustard Seed........................1tsp
  • Urad Dhal..............................2tsp
  • Curry Leaves.........................few
  • Turmeric Powder...................1/2tsp
  • Salt to Taste
Method

  • Wash, peel the skin and cut the elavan into small pieces.
  • Boil water, add the pieces, chana dhal and turmeric powder.
  • Grind the coconut, cumin seeds and red chili into a paste.
  • When the vegetable is cooked add the coconut paste and salt.
  • Mix them well.Kootu should be thick. 
  • If there is excess water, remove the water before adding the coconut paste.
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, urad dhal, 3tsp of coconut and curry leaves.
  • When the coconut turns into red , add this to the kootu. 
  • It is very tasty and eat with sambar rice, rasam rice, chapathi or poori

Aug 5, 2009

Kathrikai Thogayal (Eggplant Chutney)

Kathirkai Thogayal is side dish for rice
Kathrikai Thogayal



















  • Prepare Time....................10 min
  • Serve.................................6
Ingredients
  • Big Kathrikai ...............1
  • Onion...........................1
  • Red Chili.......................5
  • Urad Dhal....................3tsp
  • Asafoetida...................1tsp
  • Tamarind.....................1tsp
  • Mustard Seeds.............1tsp
  • Curry Leaves.................few
  • Salt to taste
Method


  • Wash and cut the kathrikai into small pieces. 
  • Chop the onion. Fry the chili, dhal and asafoetida ( I use the solid LG perungayam). 
  • Add the onion and kathrikai and fry till they become soft. 
  • Grind all together with salt into a paste. 
  • Heat a tawa with oil ,mustard seeds and curry leaves.. 
  • When it splutters add to the chutney.
  • It is very tasty and eat with plain rice and til oil.
  • Also eat with chapathi/poori.

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