Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year Wishes

        I wish all my friends and fellow bloggers "Happy New Year 2012" to you and your family members.Have a great year ahead.May all your dreams come true.

Monday, December 26, 2011

A little break

         Its been a week that i didn't post any recipes.I'm feeling sad to tell that all my photo collections in the picasa web album is completely deleted.Don't know how it happened and i'm trying to get it rectified.Will post the recipe once the problem is sorted.Hope will u catch u guys soon with my recipes.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

            I wish all my blogger buddies and your families "MERRY CHRISTMAS".
      

Monday, December 12, 2011

Kaikari Pirrattal/Mixed Veggies Fry

     Yesterday i was thinking what to prepare differently as i was bored with my usual cooking and wanted to try some new variety.Then only i got this recipe from Mallika Badrinath's cookbook and when i tried it came out well and was really happy that now i got one more dish to my menu.My hubby loved it when he had with hot rice and ghee.This is one of the chettinad variety.







Ingredients :

Carrot 2(small sized)
Beans 5-6 nos
Potato 1
Onion 1(small sized)
Tomato 1(small sized)
salt req


To Grind :

Grated coconut 1 tbsp
Red chillie powder 1/2 tsp (optional)
Khus Khus/Poppy seeds 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds 1/4 tsp
Roasted gram dall1 tbsp


Seasoning :

Oil For Sauteing 
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves Few


Method :

1.Cut the veggies into small pieces and boil them and set aside.

                             





2.Grind the items given under the grinding column.







3.In a wok pour oil and do the seasoning and then add the onion,saute till transparent.






4.Now add the chopped tomato and saute till the tomato turns mushy.







5.Now add the grind-ed paste and saute well till you get a nice aroma.






6.Once u get a nice aroma add the boiled veggies,salt and water.





7.Now saute it well the gravy becomes thick as a fry and then put off the fire.






8.Now serve it with hot rice and ghee.We can mix with rice or can have with curd rice too.But tastes good when mixed with white rice.







Notes :

1.We can even use cauliflower and peas.

2.We can also substitute red chillie powder with red chillies.

3.Since i used a non stick wok i added the veggies when the grind-ed paste did not stick to the wok and came as a ball.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Avial

                I usually ask my mom to prepare avial whenever she prepares adai.If avial is there i use to have extra adai's and don't know how its going inside my mouth :)  That much i die for adai and avial.






Ingredients :

Mix veggies Each 1 no
Sour curd 1/2-3/4th cup
Coconut oil 1/2 tbsp
Salt Req
Curry leaves Few


To Grind :

Grated coconut 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Rice flour 1 1/2 tsp
Green chillies 2 nos


Method :


1.  Cut the  veggies lengthwise.




2.  Boil the veggies in a pressure cooker upto 2 to 3 whistles.







3.  Now grind the items given under to grind column.








4.  In a vessel put the boiled vegetables,churn curd and grinded paste and salt and allow it to boil nicely.







5.  Keep the fire in medium flame and boil.There will be foam kind of formation on the top.








6.  Now add the curry leaves.







7.  Now boil the coconut oil separately in the tadka pan and pour on the top of curry leaves.A nice aroma comes once we pour the coconut oil.(I just die for that aroma).







8.  Now serve with adai or can have with white rice and appalam.








Notes :
1.  I used carrot,drumstick,potato each one number and beans two numbers.

2. We can also use raw banana,white pumpkin,yam,egg plant and cluster beans too.

3. Sour curd should not be too sour.