Oct 2, 2012

Navaratri Sundals

Nilakadalai Sundal


  • Prepare Time......5min
  • Cooking Time.....20 mon
  • Serve..................5

Snack with peanuts and coconuts
Nilakadalai Sundal
Ingredients


  • Nilakadalai................................2 cups
  • Grated Coconut........................1/4cup
  • Mustard seeds..........................1tsp
  • Red chili....................................2
  • Chopped green chili...................1tsp
  • Salt to taste
Method


  • Pressure cook the Nilakadalai with salt and enough water.
  • Remove the water. Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds and broken chili.
  • When the mustard crackles, add nilakadalai, coconut and green chili.
  • Mix well.

Ammini Kozhakattai



  • Preapre Time...............5min
  • Cooking Time...............20 min
  • Serve.............................5 
Dumbling with rice flour
Amminni Kozhakattai
 
Ingredients

  • Rice Flour...................2 cups
  • Coconut..Flakes..........2bsp
  • Mustard Seeds............1 tsp
  • Red Chili.......................1
  • Oil.............................. 2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves...............few
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Boil two cups of water and add salt and 1 tsp oil.
  • When the water boils add the flour slowly with out any lumps
  • Remove from the gas and cover it for five minutes.
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, red chili, and curry leaves. 
  • Add to the dough with coconut flakes. 
  • Mix well and make very small balls with little dough 
  • Make small kozhakattais and steam them.

Nai Appam ,/ Vella Appam 


  • Prepare Time............10 min
  • cooking Time............20 min
  • Serve...........................5


fried sweet with rice flour and jaggery
Nai Appam
  • Raw Rice -…........... 1 cup
  • Jaggery -…… ..........1 cup
  • Coconut(Grated).....1/2 cup
  • Ripe Plantain ......... 1
  • Cardamom ............ 6
  • Salt ........................ a pinch
  • Oil for frying

Method



  • Soak the rice for two hours and grind to the consistency of dosa batter.
  • Add the jaggery, coconut, plantain, cardamom and a pinch of salt and grind. 
  • Heat the appa kaarai with oil/ghee. 
  • Pour the batter in each kuzhi (till half). 
  • Turn the appams after some time and fry the other side of the appams ,till they become golden brown on all sides.
Konda Kadalai Sundal   (Chickpeas Sundal)


  • Prepare Time..............5min
  • Cook Time..................20 min
  • Serve............................10
Ingredients 
    Kondakadali Sundal

    • Muzhu Kadalai(chick peas)...... 2cups
    • Mustard Seeds.........................1tsp
    • Red Chili................................. 1
    • Curry Leaves.............................few
    • Hing........................................1/2 tsp
    • Grated Coconut....................... 1tbsp
    • Oil..........................................2tsp
    • Salt to taste
    Method
    • Soak the kondakadalai/chick peas the previous day.
    • Cook it in pressure cooker with salt.remove the water.
    • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, chili and curry leaves.
    • When the mustard seeds crackle add the kadalai,hing and coconut. and stir it.
    • If you want spicy add chilli powder or chopped green chilies.



    Kosumalli Sundal


    • Cook Time...................20 min
    • Serve...............................5
    This dish with split chick peas, coconut, salt and lemon Juice
    Kosumalli Sundal


    • Chana Dhal................... 1cup
    • Grated Coconut.............1/4 cup
    • Green Chili.....................2
    • curry Leaves...................few
    • Asafoetida......................1/2tsp
    • Mustard Seeds...............1tsp
    • Red Chili........................1
    • Coconut Oil...................1tsp
    • lemon Juice.....................2tsp
    • Coriander leaves..............few
    • Turmeric Powder............1/4 tsp
    • Salt to taste

    Method



    • Wash and Cook the chana dhal with turmeric and salt.
    • Drain the water and keep cooked dhal in a bowl
    • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds. red broken chili and curry leaves.
    • When it splutters add the cooked dhal and saute it.
    • Add chopped green chili. asafoetida lemon juice and coconut and mix well
    • Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.


    Aval Puttu (Puffed Rice Puttu)

    • Prepare Time,,,,,,,,5min
    • Cook Time...........15 min
    • Serve 10

    I made this sweet recipe for Gokulashtami and Navaratri . It is very easy to prepare.

    Ingredients  
    • Aval(Thick Aval).............2cups
    • Jaggery...........................1 and1/2 cups
    • Cardamom Powder........1/2tsp
    • Coconut Flakes..............3tbsp
    • Grated Coconut..............3tbsp
    • Cashew Nuts..................3tbsp

    Method.
    
    Aval Puttu is with puffed rice and jaggery
    Aval Puttu
    

    • Roast the aval for 5minute and powder it. 
    • Mix coconut and little warm water with the powdered aval till it becomes moist and soft.
    • Heat pan with little water and jaggery.
    • The syrup should be thick.( you drop a little in water and able to make solid) 
    • Put off the flame and add the aval.
    • Fry the coconut and cashew nuts in ghee and add to the aval.
    • Sprinkle the cardamom powder. You can keep this dish for a week.
    • Same way you can prepare arisi puttu. Use wet rice powder instead of aval. 

     Kara Kara Vadai / Parippu Vadai


    • prepare Time................5min
    • Cook time......................20 min
    • Serve............................10
    • It is a famous snack in south Indian homes. We make this vadai with out onion for naivedyam with payasam
       Fried Snack with lentils and spices
      Kara Kara Vadai
      Ingredients


      • Chana. Dhal.......... 2cups
      • Urad Dhal.............1/4 cup
      • Tur Dhal..................1/4 cup
      • Raw Rice................2tsp
      • Red Chili................4
      • Asafetida Powder.....1/4 tsp
      • Chopped Onion........1/4 cup
      • Coriander Leaves/ curry leaves....few
      • Salt to Taste
      • Oil to fry

      Method

      • Soak the dhal and rice for 2 hours. 
      • Drain them and grind coarsely in food processor with chilli salt and asafoetida. 
      • Add chopped onion and coriander leaves/ curry leaves 
      • Mix well. for making vada use paper towel/ plastic sheet or with palm. of your hand.
      • Wet your hand,take lemon size of dough
      • flatten it .
      • Heat a pan with oil. When the oil is hot slip the vadas.and deep fry them. 
      • When it is golden brown remove them. 
      • Serve them hot with coconut chutney,
      • Soak the left over vadai in hot rasam. Rasam vadai is very tasty
    Sarkarai Pongal


    • Prepare Time.................5 min
    • Cook Time......................30 min
    • Serve................................5

    Ingredients
    • Rice.............................1 cup
    • Green gram................. 1/3 cup
    • Jaggery........................2cups
    • Ghee.......................... 3tbsp
    • Cardamom Powder....  1 tsp
    • Coconut Flakes.............3tbsp
    • Cashew Nuts.................6
    Method

    • Roast the gram till it becomes brown without oil.
    • Cook the rice and dhal with double the water in pressure cooker
    • Heat a pan with 1/2 cup of water till it becomes thick(like syrup).
    • Add the cooked rice and dhal.Mix it well. in a medium heat for few more minutes.
    • Fry the coconut flakes and the cashew nuts with ghee add to the Pongal.
    • Sprinkle the cardamom powder.
    Mor Appam

    prepare time.....................10 min

    Cook Time........................10 min
    Serve.................................10
    ....
    This recipe is not deep frying. Just like dosa making ,pour oil on the sides. Make this appam in non stick appakarai.
    Mor appam is my favorite snack.Rainy days my mother prepared with left over dosa batter. Very easy to prepare. Mor appam and coffee is good combination. We never make fried items these days . Rarely I make this appams


    fried Snack with rice flour and spices
    Morappam

    Ingredients
    • Rice...................................3 cups
    • Urad Dhal..........................1cup
    • Coconut Flakes..................2 tbsp
    • Green Chilies Chopped.......2 tsp
    • Ginger Chopped................2 tsp
    • CurryLleaves ....................few
    • Asafoetida....................... 1/4 tsp
    Method
    • Soak the rice and urad dhal together for 3 hours and grind , add salt and keep for overnight.
    • Next day add green chilli, ginger, asafoetida and curry leaves and coconut pieces. 
    • Heat oil in appakarai ( appam vessel) and pour the batter in each pit( kuzhi). 
    • When it becomes red turn the other side. Remove when they are fully fried.
    • Eat hot and drink hot tea or coffee.
    • You can make these appams in non stick vessel and with left over idly/dosa batter.

    Kadala Parippu Payasam


    • Prepare Time........5 min
    • Cooking Time.......30 min
    • Serve...................5
    Ingredients
    • KadalaParippu/Split Chick Peas.................................1cup
    • Jaggery......................................................................2cups
    • Cardamom.................................................................1tsp
    • Coconut Pieces..........................................................2tbsp
    • Cashew Nuts..............................................................2tbsp
    • Coconut Flakes       ....................................................2tbsp
    Method
    • Add water with the grated coconut and extract first and second milk.
    • Roast the chana dhal and cook in pressure cooker.
    • Mash the cooked chana dhal and add jaggery.
    • When all mixed well add the second coconut milk.
    • Then add the first milk and do not boil.
    • Add roasted coconut pieces, cardamom and cashew nuts

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