Oct 29, 2008

Chocoholic Award

Priya passing this award to me.Happy to receive this award on Diwali.Thanks a lot to Priya. I would lilke to pass this to gita,padma &mahima

Oct 26, 2008

Mushroom Capsi Rice & Award

Ingredients

Cooked raw rice - 1.5 cup

Mushroom – 20 counts

Capsicum (medium) – 1 no

Onion – 1 no

G.chilly – 2 nos

Ginger & garlic paste – 1 tsp

Dark soya sauce – 2.5 tsp

White pepper powder – 1 tsp

Black pepper powder – 1 tsp

Coriander leaves – ½ tsp

Olive oil – 2 tsp

Oil – 2 tsp

Ghee – 1 tsp

Salt

Add ghee to cooked rice, stir it & keep aside. Chop mushroom & onion. Julian cut the capsicum. In a pan pour oil & ghee, add onion,g.chilly & sauté it for 2-3 minutes. Add ginger & garlic paste and salt followed by soya sauce and stir it well, close the pan for about 2 minutes, now add white & black pepper powder sauté again till it becomes dry. Now add cooked rice, let the rice mix well with the masala & switch off the stove. Now tasty Mushroom Capsi rice is ready to serve.


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Oct 22, 2008

Koozh

This Kozh will be distributed in Mariamman koil, Tamilnadu. It is a healthy recipe & also good for diabetic. It gives coolness to our body. They serve this kozh with Murungai keerai poriyal & raw onion will be added to this kozh. Here I dint add raw onion. They use Raw rice ‘Noyie’ for this kozh, that too I’ve changed as per my wish & i used boiled rice. Ragi powder can be prepared at home itself, but I used store bought ragi powder. They add & cook Noyie when ragi powder is boiling, I want to make it in easy way so I used cooker.



Ingredients

Ragi powder – 5 tbsn

Butter milk – 3cups

Boiled rice – handful

Salt.

By adding enough water soak Ragi powder for about 8-10 hrs. Break boiled rice in a mixie. Again add excess amount of water with this soaked ragi powder & add broken boiled rice, leave upto 4-5 whistle in cooker. After it becomes cool, add butter milk & salt in to the kozh. Chopped raw onion can be added according to their taste.After cooking ragi powder increase in quantity.Enjoy the healthy kooz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Herbal neer mor

Curry leaves not only used as aromatic and can be used as an herb. It is rich in iron & having folic acid. Vallari contains lot of vitamins & minerals.I prepare this mor by using these herbs.I mentioned values of curry leaves in my 'Oats Mor Kanchi'

Ingredients
Curry leaves - 1/4 cup
Vallarai leaves - 20 nos
Jeera powder - 1 tsp
Asafoetida powder - 2 pinch
Salt - (as per taste)
Coariander leaves - 1/2 tsp
Curd 2 tbs

Wash Vallarai & curry leaves. Churn curd. Add 2 glasses of water to make it as butter milk. Grind Curry leaves & Vallari in a mixy. Now mix the herbal paste & above mentioned ingredients into the butter milk. Garnish it with coriander leaves.

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Oct 19, 2008

Murungai Poo Kootu

Murungai called Drumstick in english,botanical name is Moringa. Here i used Murungai poo for this recipe.It has several medicinal value & good in calcium. The taste will be like usual recipe.


Ingreidients
Murungai poo - 1/4 cup
Toor dal - handfull
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
coconut(grated) - 1 tbsn
Jeera 1/4 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Hing - 2 pinch
Red chilli - 1 no(small)
oil - 1 tsp
salt - as per taste

Clean & wash the flower. Grind jeera & coconut into fine paste. Add mustard to hot oil, let it spluts, add chilly & asafoetida. Now add Murungai poo and saute it for a minute. Add Toor dal,grinded paste,t.powder & salt,cook it for about 3-4 minutes switch off the stove.

Maida Murukku

Maida murukku tastes really yummy & without adding butter it came out so crispy



Ingredients

Maida - 2 cups

Urad dal flour – ¼ cup or 5 tbs

Jeera – 2 tsp

Asafeotida - 2-3 pinch

Oil – to fry

Salt - as per taste

Take Maida in a cotton cloth; steam it in an idli cooker for abt 30mts. After it gets cool sieve the maida to avoid lumps. Now add all the ingredients together & mix it well, pour 1 tbs hot oil into the flour. Now by adding sufficient water make it as dough consistency. Heat oil in a kadai in right temperature, squeeze the dough through muruku mould (single round achu) into hot oil, deep fry both sides & when hizzing sound goes down, take out the murukku from oil.

Note : When using maida to steam in pressure cooker, weight is not reqd.

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Oct 18, 2008

Vallarai masiyal

Vallarai also called saraswathi keerai, it belongs to the family of herbs but it can be used as routine green. Its leaves look like kidney shaped. It improves the mind's receptive capacity & capable of improving a person's memory power. Amma prepares kuzhambu by using this vallarai. Using tamarind & chilli with this will reduce the medicinal effects. So i tried it in the other way.


Ingredients
Vallarai - 1 cup
moongdal(splitted) - 3/4 cup
pepper - 1tsp
jeera - 1 tsp
lemon - small
salt - as per salt
Clean & chop the vallarai, add toor dal, turmeric powder with vallarai and place it in a cooker. Leave it upto 3-4 whistles. Grind pepper & jeera coarsely then add it in to the cooked vallarai dal following by salt. Finally when it becomes cool, add lemon juice & serve it.
Note
I prepare various dishes by using vallarai. As I want to absorb the max.. medicinal value, I use to prepare it like this in between. So I avoided chilly, tamarind & oil. This is one way of preparation, can be made spicy if required.Vallarai can be boiled separately

Oct 17, 2008

Broccoli Raitha

Brococoli contains lot of vitamins. I wanted to try this in some other way without spoiling it’s vitamins, so i prepared this & it came out tasty….It can be used as side dish for chapathi,aloo paratha, poori etc....


Ingredients

broccoli - 7 nos

curd - 100 grs

jeera powder - 1/2 tbsp

Nutmeg powder - 1 tsp

olive oil - 4 drops

coriander leaves(chopped) - 1 tsp

salt - as per taste

Boil broccoli upto 2-3 minutes, then chop it into small pieces. Take curd in a bowl, beat it by spoon then add above mentioned items, finally add chopped broccoli. Without adding oil temper mustard & add it to raitha. Broccoli raitha is ready…..

Note: If required can be added chilli or pepper powder.









Oct 16, 2008

Butterfly Award

This is my blog's first award. The server was in problem when i received this from Ramya. Thousands of thanks to Ramya for passing this award.


The rules of the award are:


  • Put the logo on your blog.-

  • Add a link to the person who awarded you.-

  • Nominate 10 other blogs

I would like to pass this award....

Congrats & i hope all will enjoy this Award

Meme

I have been tagged by ramya Thanks to Ramya for this opportunity & Happy to say about 7 facts about me

The rules are:
a) List the rules on the blog
b) Share 7 facts about you
c) Tag 7 other people at the end of the blog

7 facts about me Hmmmmm

1. I’m interested to know everything & I try for it.

2. Music & books are my world and they are my very good friends, I learnt carnatic music, Can’t mention particular singer in carnatic, I like everyone’s style. I forget everything when hear melodies. Particularly I love ilayaraja’s composing, that too in s.p. b voice wow!!!!!!!!!! No words to say….

3. I love friend ship, those who respect friends & human being truly. Here one of my friend mailed these words to me and I would like to share it b’cose I too feel the same. If we’ve affectionate friends with us then it will also be a valuable property.

"Friends have to accept us for whatever we are....those who let us be ourselves become heartiest friends...at the same time, any initial negative feelings may not totally affect the friendship, too....sometimes it goes off...
sometimes some inferior feeling, short temper or some other minus points shouldn't affect the friendship"

4. Apart from everything I‘ve passion in spiritual, I feel & like to look inside myself. I learnt yoga in my teen age & having regular practice.

5. I love to cook, and i trust when we show dedication in cooking, the dish will come out delicious & tasty, I follow it also.

6. I believe in ‘supreme power’ than anything.

7.I like to enjoy everything like a child what nature has given & enna prujikarathau konjam kastamthan!!!!!!

I would like to tag

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Oct 11, 2008

Pudina mini idli

Idli is famous in south india. Here i'm giving simple variety named mini idli with pudina masala.

Ingredients
Mini idlies - 36 nos
Pudina - 1 bunch
Green chilli (bombay) - 6 nos
Coconut (grated) - 2 tbsp
Onion (medium size) - 1 no
Tomato (medium size) - 1 no
Ginger & garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 strands
Oil - 1 tbsn
Salt - as per taste




Prepare mini idlies using idli batter.Grind tomato in a paste form.Saute g.chillies & pudhina until the leaves shrink, now grind this with coconut. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, and let it splutter. Add chopped onion. Sauté it till golden color then add ginger garlic paste, salt, & curry leaves, stir it for a while, add mint paste to it till raw smell goes off. Next add tomato paste & stir the mixture well.When the oil is getting separated from the paste add the mini idlies & toss it slowly abt a minute and switch off the stove. After taken back from the stove again toss it smoothly till the idli observes the masala. Now it is ready to serve.
Notes
Note: Allow the idlies to cool before mixing it with the paste. Idlies will not absorb the paste fully; it will be here and there.

Oct 9, 2008

Onion Moong Kara Uttapam

Uttapam is a classical south Indian dish. i prepared it in a different way by using whole moong & soya. It will not be tangy but tasty.....
Ingredients-1
Whole moong - 1 cup
Soya(yellow) 1/4 cup
Green chilli (can increase) - 4 nos
Red chilly - 1 no
Asafoedita - 2 pinch
Oil - (as per need)
Salt - (as per taste)
Ingredients-2
Onion - 2
Coariander leaves - 2 tbs


Soak moong & soya for 7 hours. Then grind it with other ingredients from table 1. Batter consistency should be thick.Pour the batter on a Tawa & make it as a thick circle. Sprinkle chopped onion & coriander leaves on top of batter now add a tsp of oil to it, let it cook & flip it other side.

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Oct 5, 2008

Parangikai Thuvayal

It is called red pumpkin in English. It has golden nutrients in it. It goes well with plain rice.


Ingredients
Parangikai chopped – ¼ cup
Tomato (medium) – 1 no
Curry leaves – 4 stalks
Coriander leaves - 2 stalks
Ginger – ¼ “
Asefodita - brown chick pea size
R.chilly – 4 nos
urad dal – 3 tbs
Tamarind
Oil – 3 tsp
Salt

Fry urad dal brown in color, add red chilly and asfeodita. Remove it from the kadai keep aside, now add 1 tsb oil. Except coriander sauté all the veggie one by one. After it becomes cool, grind it with tamarind & salt

Note: If u add urad dal finally when grinding thugayal, the taste will be good.

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Oct 3, 2008

Milagu Aval

Beaten rice called aval in tamil, poha in hindi.


Ingredients
Aval – 1/2 cup
Pepper – 2 tsp
Jeera – 2 tsp
Salt

for tempering
Oil – ½ tsp
Mustard ½ tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Hing – 1 pinch
Curry leaves – 5-7 counts

Clean & wash aval 2 times, let it soak for 15 mintues with less amount of water. Powder pepper & jeera coarsely with the help of mixie. In a pan add oil, put mustard seeds; let it spluts, now add urad dal, hing curry leaves. Add powdered pepper & jeera stir it for some seconds. Finally add soaked aval & salt stir it continuously for 2 minutes. Have it as simple break fast.
Note:
Do not add too much of water for soaking aval then it will become mashy. It becomes soft with very less water.




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