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Poondu Keerai

 Ingredients :

1 Bunch Green leaves ( Amarnath )
15 Garlic pods
2 -3 Green chillies
1/2 Tbsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Urad dal
2 Dry red chillies
Salt to taste

Method :

Wash the green leaves thrice and chop them.Add garlic pods, green chillies and chopped green leaves in a bowl, add little water and cook it for 7 - 10 minutes in a medium flame.Remove and cool it.Then grind into smooth paste.Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, once it starts spluttering add the urad dal and dry red chillies.Add the tempering to the ground paste and add salt. Mix well.Serve with hot rice along with ghee.




Vegetable Idly using Red Matta Rice and Easy Sambhar

I had mentioned in my earlier post about the benefits of Red Matta Rice and trying lots of recipes with them. This is really a very healthy breakfast for kids. I used to call this sambhar as Avasara Sambhar, when I find no sufficient time or no vegetables, used to prepare this. Very simple, easy and flavorful.


Ingredients :

For Batter :      Pls check my previous PostRed Matta Rice Batter

For Vegetable Idly :

3 Cups Red Matta Rice Batter
1 Potato, Peeled and grated
1 Carrot, Peeled and grated
2 Green chillies, finely chopped
6 Green beans, finely chopped
Few curry leaves
1 Tbsp Oil
1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
Salt to taste

For Easy Sambhar :

1 Onion, Finely chopped
2 Tomatoes, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Toor dal / Moong dal
2 Green chillies, sliced
1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
2 Tsp Besan Flour / Kadalai maavu
Salt to taste
1/2 Tbsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
1 Dry red chilli
Few Curry leaves
A pinch of Hing

Method :

For Preparing Vegetable Idly :

Prepare batter as menti…

Nithu's Recipe - Onion Chutney Toast

Tried this yummy toast today for our breakfast along with a cup of hot tea....Really spicy and tasty...Lovely way of making delicious toast with chutneys... So easy n simple but tasted great!!


Check the below link for this delicious toast -
http://www.nithubala.com/2011/08/onion-chutney-bread-toast-two-in-one.html



Linking this with Nithu's " Try My Recipes "




Green gram Dosa and Peanut chutney / Pachapayir Dosa and Verkadalai Chutney

Ingredients :

For Dosa :

1 Cup Green gram / Pachapayir
1/4 Cup Urad dal
Salt

For Chutney :

1/4 Cup Groundnut, Roasted
1/4 Cup Fried Bengal gram / Pottukadalai
1/2 inch Ginger or 2 Tsp Ginger, chopped
4 Garlic pods
Small piece of Tamarind
Salt to taste
2 Tsp Oil

For Tempering :

2 Tsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Urad dal
Few Curry leaves

Method :

For Preparing Dosa :

Soak green gram dal and urad dal for 2 - 3 hrs and grind it.Add salt and ferment it for 6 hrs.Heat dosa pan and smear oil, pour the batter and spread out evenly with the base of ladle to form a dosa ( Indian Pancake ).Flip the other side, cook till the crust becomes dry and remove from flame.
For Preparing Chutney :

Heat oil in a pan and add green chillies, saute for a minute in a medium flame and remove.Repeat the same for garlic and ginger.Roast and peel the skin of groundnuts.Add groundnuts, fried bengal gram, tamarind, green chillies, ginger, garlic and salt in a mixie, grind to smooth paste by adding little water.Meanwhil…

Carrot Rice

Sharing my family's favorite, easy, healthy and tasty lunchbox recipe which is prepared using carrots. This has a mild sweet taste because of carrot's natural flavor, so adjust the quantity of chillies according to it. This yummy rice goes well with any spicy fry varieties like potato fry, taro root fry etc and personally, we love it with egg omelette.


Ingredients :

3 Carrots, peeled ( finely grated or chopped )
1 Onion, Finely chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
1 Cup rice
2 Cups Water 
1 Tbsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera
1 Tbsp Channa dal
2 Tbsp Peanuts 
A pinch of Hing
Less than 1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
Few curry leaves
Salt to taste

Method :

Wash and cook rice using 2 cups of water.

Once done, transfer it to a plate and cool it to avoid stickiness while mixing with carrot.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.

Once it starts spluttering, add cumin seeds followed by hing, chana dal and peanuts.

Add the chopped onion along with green chillies and curry leaves.

S…

Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi / Plantain stem Salad

In this busy life, Banana stem  has become a very rare veggie because of its tedious cleaning process. But if we try to spend few minutes in cleaning n chopping, lots of yummy nutritious dishes can be prepared. And to mention its Nutritious value, this is good source of dietary fiber and coz of its high fiber, it acts as a laxative and can ease constipation.
Like banana, banana stem is also very rich in Potassium and Vitamins. It helps to detoxify the body. Another major fact is that it helps to prevent kidney stones n supports weight loss.
I have heard from elders that very frequent intake of plantain stem will make our body weak, but once in a week this can definitely be in our diet plan right!!! This nutritious veggie can be included as juice, kootu, sambhar, or salad.....
This is a very simple pachadi, can be used as side dish and for me this is my breakfast sometimes :) I love the intake of salads for my breakfast.. Will post my salad recipes soon :)



Ingredients :

2 Cups, Banan…

Aloe Veda Gift hamper Giveaway

Friends,



Lavanya from Tickle your tastebuds and make your life delicious is hosting giveaway along with Aloeveda. Aloe veda is a lovely hand made product from natural fruits and vegetable extracts. It has lots of amazing products.
Do check her link here and participate in the giveaway to win the gift hampers..All the best!

Kulipaniyaram Using Red Matta Rice

Red Matta Rice popular known as Kerala rice or also as Rosematta Rice is highly nutritious and has unique color and taste. All keralites must be aware of this rice. Before buying, had google'd about the values and was amazed to know that it had less calories than the regular kind.. Planning for diet ? Try to include this rice in your meal plan...While browsing, happened to read another interesting fact that this rice is considered as Royal rice during chera 'n chola period.  Tried Idly and dosa too with the same and taste was really good. Planning to try few more recipes with this to make my family more healthier :) Served this kulipaniyaram with Coconut chutney. Try my other varieties of chutneys too...Click here.




 Ingredients :

For Batter :

1 Cup Red rice
1/4 Cup Urad dal

2 Cups Batter for Kulipaniyaram
1 Tbsp Curd

For Tempering :

1 Tbsp Oil
1/2 Tsp  Mustard Seeds
1 Tsp Urad dal
1 Tsp Channa Dal ( Bengal gram )
1/4 Cup Groundnut
1 Onion, Finely chopped
2 Green chillies, fin…

Coconut Chutney

Ingredients :

1/2 Cup Coconut, chopped
2 Green chillies, sliced
1/2 inch ginger, sliced
Small piece of Tamarind
1 Tbsp Channa Dal ( Bengal Gram )
Salt to taste
1 Tsp Oil

For Tempering :

1 Tsp Oil ( Gingelly or Vegetable oil )
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Urad dal
Few curry leaves

Method :
Heat oil in a pan, add green chillies and ginger, saute for a minute and remove.Now add the bengal gram and fry them for couple of mins in a medium flame.Remove from flame and cool.Add everything ( coconut, bengal gram, chillies, ginger, tamarind and salt ) in a mixer and grind to fine paste adding little water.Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, once they start spluttering, add the urad dal and curry leaves.Serve it with Dosa, kulipaniyaram or Idly after adding tempering.  Notes :

Same chutney can be prepared with Roasted Bengal Gram ( Pottukadalai ) instead of Bengal Gram.
Garlic pods can also be included.



Ammini Kozhukattai Using Black Chickpeas - Ganesh Chathurthy Recipes

Hope everyone had a great Ganesh Chathurthy with yummy kozhkattai's, varieties of sundal and sweets.
We found very difficult to get the Ganesh Idol here and luckily at the last moment my hubby's friend helped us. Traveled nearly one hour to purchase the Idol for pooja to get his blessings. But few things we missed here like Arugampul, Violet flower ( not sure abt the name ) and mainly umbrella, which we get in Tamilnadu in all shapes and designs..But we are very much happy that We got his Idol atleast!
Never tried this kind of kozhukattai all these years. Happened to view this recipe in all tv shows and blogs due to festival season. But always I had a thought of trying this in a different way so added ground chickpeas to make more nutitious n flavorful and luckily it ended the same way I expected. Perfect healthy evening snack to try, when kids are back from school. Prepared this yest for Ganesh Chathurthy and very happy that my son loved it so much. He was so eager to grab t…

Nutella Cookies

Off late Nutella has become part of our appetite, either i pick it or my husband or both while shopping :) I have to thank only my blogger friends who posted so many yummy recipes using Nutella...I got so impressed and tried lots of  recipes..Cookies are my all time fav one..Love to have it anytime... while watching tv, cooking, chatting or traveling and ofcourse while blogging :)  While browsing I found so many varieties of mouthwatering cookies using nutella. Have bookmarked everything to try in future:) Found this to be very easy and simple, so tried this..

 Ingredients :

1 Cup Nutella
1 Cup All purpose flour / Maida
1 Egg

Method :
Take a bowl and add Nutella, APF and Egg.Mix well with wooden spoon to form a dough and make small balls, keep aside. Grease the baking tray with butter and dust with flour.Arrange the balls in a tray and gently press it with backside of fork.Bake it for 8 mins at 170 degree C in a preheated oven. Remove and cool it.Store in an air tight container.


Note …

Back to blogging and Awards!!!

Hi Friends,

Hope you all are doing great....Back to my blogging world after a long break due to my vacation to native and small injury in right hand. Better now and very glad to see so many mails...Thanks friends.
Very happy to be back with three lovely awards :)
Linked my recipes last month to Julie's EP Series - Curry leaves or Dry red chillies hosted by Poonam's Spicy Aroma and won three awards for " Best Innovative Recipe Award ", " Top Contributor Award " and " Best Healthy Dish ".

" Best Innovative Recipe " for Spicy curry leaves flavored buttermilk


" Best Healthy Dish Award " for Green Uthapam


" Top Contributor Award "