Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Methi Palak Gravy | Methi Chaman | Fenugreek and Spinach Gravy


Methi Palak Gravy, Methi Chaman


Ingredients:

Methi/fenugreek leaves - 1 cup
Palak/spinach leaves - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium
Green Chilli - 1
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Salt - As per taste
Oil

Preparation:

Remove the methi leaves and palak leaves from the stems and wash them properly.  Heat water in a pan and add these leaves and salt and let it boil for a few minutes.  Then remove from fire and strain the leaves and do not throw away the water.

Dice the onion into small squares and cut the chilli into small pieces and keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds.  When they start spluttering, add onion and fry them till they turn light brown.  Then add the green chili and ginger garlic paste.  Fry for a few seconds till good smell comes and add the leaves and the strained water, cumin powder, red chilli powder and salt, mix well and cook on low flame for about 5-10 minutes.  Now add the garam masala powder and cook for another minute and remove from fire.

This gravy tastes great with roti.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Aloo Gobi | Aloo Gobi Masala | Aloo Gobi Curry


Aloo Gobi, Gobi Masala


Ingredients:

Potatoes - 3 medium size
Cauliflower - 1/4 kg
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Ginger/garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chillie powder - 1 tsp
Jeera powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Salt - As required
Oil

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Vankaya Pulla kura


Vankaya Pulla kura, pullakura


Ingredients:

Brinjal - 2 cups chopped into cubes
Tomato - 1 finely chopped
Onion - 1 finely cut
Green Chillies- 6
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind - size of a small lemon
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 2
Garlic - 3 cloves.
Curry leaves - few
Salt - As required
Oil

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mamidikaya Pulihora | Raw Mango Rice | Mavinakayi Chitranna


Mamidikaya, pulihora, chitranna, mango


Ingredients:

Raw or Green Mango - 1
Rice - 2 cups
Green Chillies - 2 - slit lengthwise
Dry Red Chillies - 3
Channa Dal - 2 tsp
Urad Dal - 2 tsp
Groundnuts - 1 cup
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Hing - A Pinch
CurryLeaves - a few
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - As required
Oil

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bori Diye Lau | Bottlegourd with Fried Lentil Dumplings | Lauki Tarkari


Bori diye Lau, bottlegourd, lentil dumpling


Ingredients:

Lau / Bottlegourd - 1, small
Bori /Dried Lentil Dumplings - 1 cup,
Green Chillies - 3-4, Slit halfway
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup, finely chopped, to garnish
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece, grated
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin/Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tspBayleaf - 1
Cinnamon - 1 small stick
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt - As required
Oil

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Methi Pulao | Fenugreek Rice


Methi pulao, fenugreek rice


Ingredients:

Rice - 1 cup
Methi leaves - 1 cup
Green Peas - 1 cup
Onions - 2
Tomatoes - 2
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds -1 tsp
Coriander/Dhaniya powder - 1-1/2 tsp
Red chilli Powder -1 tsp
Garam masala -1/2 tsp
Salt - As required
Ghee - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Groundnut Chutney | Peanut Chutney




Ingredients:

Roasted groundnuts/peanuts -1 cup
Green chillies - 3
Tamarind -1 inch piece
Curry leaves - a few
Salt - As required
Oil

Friday, March 2, 2012

Beerakaya Kura | Ridge Gourd Curry


Beerakaya Kura, ridge Gourd curry


Ingredients:

Beerakaya - 1/2 kg
Coconut - 1 cup - fresh grated
Green Chillies - 2
Dhaniya/Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - As required
Oil

Monday, February 27, 2012

Jeera Aloo


Jeera Aloo, Aloo Jeera


Ingredients:

Potatoes - 4 medium size
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Amchur powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing - a pinch 
Coriander leaves - a few
Salt - As required
Oil

Friday, February 24, 2012

Aloo Dum


Aloo Dum, Dum Aloo


Ingredients:

Potatoes - 1/2 kg or 10-12 small round ones.
Bay leaves - 2
Onion - 1
Onion Paste - 1 tbsp
Tomatoes - 1 large, finely chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste - 1-1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt - As required
Oil

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Onion/Tomato Oothappam


oothappam, onion oothappam


Ingredients:

Raw rice - 2 cups
Urad dal - 3/4 cup
Fenugreek  - 1 tsp
Onion - 2 or 3 - cut into small squares.
Tomato - 2 - chop into long pieces.
Chillies - 4-5 finely cut.
Coriander leaves - one cup.
Salt - As required
Oil

Monday, February 13, 2012

Medu Vada | Uddina Vada | Urad dal Vada




Ingredients:

Black gram (Urad Dal) - 1 cup
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies -3 - finely cut
Curry leaves - Few - cut into fine pieces
Salt - As required
Oil

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Miriyala Chaaru | Pepper Rasam



Ingredients:

Tur Dal - 1 tbsp cooked and mashed
Tomatoes: 1 medium size cooked along with the dal and mashed.
Tamarind:  lemon size
Mustard seeds: 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
Dhaniya/coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garlic: 4 flakes
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Jeera powder: 1/2 tsp
Dry red chillies: 2
Curry Leaves - Few
Coriander leaves: 1/4 cup shredded
Asafoetida: 1 pinch
Salt: As required
Oil

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Aloo-Gobi Fry | Potato-cauliflower stir fry




Ingredients

Cauliflower - 1 small size
Potato - 2 medium sized
Black jeera/kalo jeera - 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies - 3 or 4
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt - As required
Oil

Coconut Rice


Coconut Rice, thengai sadam


Ingredients:

Rice - 1 cup
Coconut - 1 cup grated
Urad dal/black gram dal - 1 tsp
Bengal gram dal - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 3
Green cut chillies - 5 or 6, each cut into half.
Salt - As required
Curry Leaves - few
Oil

Monday, January 2, 2012

Small Onion Chutney



Ingredients:

Small onions - 100 gm
Urad dal - 2 tsps
Dry red chillies - 5 or 6 depending upon taste
Tamarind - a small gooseberry size
Coriander leaves - a few
Tamarind - a small gooseberry size
Hing - a pinch
Salt -  As required
Oil

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