Jul 20, 2012

Kada Chakka Koottu

We have the kadachakka tree  in our house and we make different dishes with this.This kadachakka is round in shape and not big like jack fruit. Next time when I go to Kerala or Mumbai take a snap and add to my recipe.When it is cooked very soft and tender. I searched in Google and got the English name for kadachakka is breadfruit.We can make kadachakka thovaran, koottu, eriseri and use even in sambar and thenga aracha kozhambu.My favorites are Kadachakka koottu and eriseri.

Kada chakka Koottu

  • Kadachakka Pieces........2cups
  • Grated Coconut.............2cup
  • Cooked Dhal,................1/4cup
  • Red Chili........................2
  • Cumin Seeds..................1tsp
  • Mustard Seeds................1tsp
  • Urad Dhal.......................2tsp

Method

  • Remove the skin and middle part of the kadachakka and cut into small pieces.
  • Cook with water salt and turmeric powder.
  • It cooks very fast.
  • Grind the coconut with chili and cumin seeds.
  • When the kadachakka is cooked, add the ground coconut and dhal. Mix well.
  • Heat a pan with oil, add mustard seeds, urad dhal, curry leaves and two tsp coconut.
  • When the mustard crackles, add to the koottu.
  • This is very tasty kadachakka koottu.

Kothavarakkai Parippu Usali, Gawar Parippu Usali

 (Kothavarakkai parippu Usali) Gawar Parippu Usali (Clustered beans Curry)
Myrecipe
Kothavarakai Parippu Usali
 (Kotharakkai Parippu Usali)

Ingredients

  • Tur Dhal.......................1 cup
  • Red Chilies...................3
  • Asafoetida....................1/2tsp
  • Gawar..........................250 gms
  • Turmeric Powder..........1/4tsp
  • Mustard Seeds..............1tsp
  • Urad Dhal.....................2tsp
  • Salt to Taste.
Method
  • Soak the dhal for two hours.
  • Grind with chili, asafoetida and salt coarsely.
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds and urad dhal.
  • When the mustard crackles add the ground dhal.
  • Mix well continuously till the water evaporates.
  • Add little oil and dhal should be separated.or
  • (Keep on microwave for a minute)
  • Wash the gawar(Clustered beans) into small pieces.
  • Boil water, cook the beans with turmeric and salt.
  • Drain all the water and keep.
  • Add this beans to the dhal and mix.
  • It goes with sambar./ rasam rice.

Jul 16, 2012

Small Potato Fry

For this potato fry I use all small potatoes.Very tasty and it is a side dish for sambar /rasam rice.

Ingredients
Small Potato Bhaji

  • Small Potatoes..........................1/2 kg
  • Red Chili Powder.....................1tsp
  • Asafoetida Powder...................1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves...........................few
  • Salt to Taste
Method
  • Wash the potatoes well.
  • Boil the water with potatoes for 15 minutes.
  • Peel the skin and keep.
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds.
  • When the mustard seeds splutter add  potatoes, salt,turmeric powder, chili powder, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • Fry for five minutes and the tasty potato fry is ready .
  • Transfer the dish into a serving bowl.

Jul 9, 2012

Chenai Kadi (Yam Curry)

Chenai Kadi

This curry I learn t from my mother in law. It is very easy to prepare.

Ingredients
  • Chenai.............................250 gms
  • Chana Dhal.....................3tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder.............1/4tsp
  • Chopped Green Chilies.....2tsp
  • Chopped Ginger...............2tsp
  • Lemon Juice....................2tsp
  • Grated Coconut..............1/4 cup
  • Curry Leaves....................few
  • Salt to Taste
Method'
Chenai Kadi
Chenai Kadi

  • Wash and remove of the skin and cut into small cube.
  • In this recipe I used frozen chenai or Yam.
  • Boil water and add chana dhal, chenai pieces and turmeric powder.
  • When the chenai is cooked add salt,the coconut, chili and ginger.
  • Mix well add curry leaves and lemon juice.

Jul 3, 2012

Corn Salsa

Corn Salsa


  • Corn ................................................................. 1cup
  • Sliced Onion.......................................................1
  • Diced Tomato....................................................1/4 cup
  • Lemon Juice.......................................................1tsp
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves................................1/2 cup
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive Oil.............................................................2tbsp
  • Finely Chopped Jalapeno...................................1
Method
  • Mix corn,onion,tomato,coriander leaves,Jalapeno ,
  • lemon juice, salt and pepper and olive oil.

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