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Thursday, January 22, 2015

THAKKALI KUZHAMBU | EASY TOMATO CURRY

Thakkali Kulambu ( Kuzhambu ) is a simple and a quick curry that goes well with steamed Rice , Rotis or Idli dosa Recipes . This recipe calls for few ingredients . Thakkali Kulambu can be made in a jiffy . So off to todays Post Easy Tomato Curry Recipe .

THAKKALI KUZHAMBU | EASY TOMATO CURRY
THAKKALI KUZHAMBU | EASY TOMATO CURRY


Tomato Curry - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 minutes  | Cooking Time : 30 minutes
Recipe Cuisine:
South Indian  | Serves : 4 


  • Tomato ( Thakkali ) - 2 numbers
  • Onion - 1 number , Chopped
  • Oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad dhal - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sambar  Powder or Curry Powder - 2 teaspoon  ( Click here for the recipe )
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - To taste

To Grind

  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coconut - 1/2 cup , chopped
  • Water - As needed


THAKKALI KUZHAMBU | EASY TOMATO CURRY
THAKKALI KUZHAMBU | EASY TOMATO CURRY

Method :


  • Take a heavy bottom pan and  fill with water , add the tomatoes . Bring them to a boil.


  •  Allow the tomato to cool down a bit . chop them roughly . Take the chopped pieces in a blender and puree them .


  • Take the chopped coconut slices , cumin seeds and some water in a blender .


  • Puree them and set aside .

  • Heat a heavy bottom vessel or a kadai . Add oil . Now add the mustard seeds and urad dhal and allow them to spultter . Now add the chopped Onion . Fry till they become translucent .


  • Add the curry Powder or Curry Powder ,  salt , Turmeric powder and mix .



  • Now add the pureed tomato and bring them to a boil  . Cook till the raw smell goes away .

  • Now add the ground coconut paste and bring them to a  boil .



  • Cook till the oil separates out from the curry .


  • Delicious Thakkali Kulambu is ready to serve .



Note :

  • Red Chilli Powder and Coriander powder in a ratio 1:1 that is one tea spoon of red chilli powder and one tea spoon of coriander powder  could be substituted for Curry Powder  .

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

KARAMANI VADAI | BLACK EYED PEAS VADA | LOBIA FRITTERS

I had some Left over Black eyed Peas or Karamani after making this Black eyed peas curry or Karamani kulambu . Hence I made these Vadas or Fritters are made with the Black eyed Peas . They tasted somewhat similar to the Lentil Vada or Paruppu Vadai recipe . My kids loved these Vada and they are healthy too . So now Off to today's Post Karamani Vadai Or Black Eyed Peas Vada Recipe or Lobia Fritters .

KARAMANI VADAI | BLACK EYED PEAS VADA | LOBIA FRITTERS
KARAMANI VADAI | BLACK EYED PEAS VADA | LOBIA FRITTERS


Karamani Vada ( Lobia Fritters ) - Ingredients

Preparation Time :12 Hours  | Cooking Time : 10 minutes
Recipe Category:
Starters  | Recipe Cuisine Indian 
  • Black Eyed Peas / Karamani / Lobia  - 1 cup
  • Ginger - 1' piece
  • Garlic - 2 pods
  • Green Chilli - 2 numbers
  • Roasted Channa dal powder - 1 tablespoon
  • Onion - 1 number , chopped Finely
  • Salt - To taste
  • Oil - For Frying

     

    KARAMANI VADAI | BLACK EYED PEAS VADA | LOBIA FRITTERS
    KARAMANI VADAI | BLACK EYED PEAS VADA | LOBIA FRITTERS

     

    Method :

    • Take the Black Eyed Peas in a bowl . Wash them well and Soak them in water overnight .


    • Drain the water and take the soaked Black eyed peas in the blender . Add the Ginger , garlic , salt .  and grind them to a coarse paste by sprinkling little water .


    • Grind them to a coarse paste by sprinkling little water .


    •  Take the ground Paste to a bowl and add the roasted Channa dal powder and mix .


    • Add some chopped onion and Mix them well .


    • Heat oil for Frying . Make small lemon size balls of the vada and pat them between your palm and slide them in oil . Fry them till they turn golden brown in color .



    Karamani Vada or Lobia Fritters are ready to be served . Enjoy this  Vada with some Juice or a Chai ( Tea ) in the evening . 

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    Saturday, January 10, 2015

    PEPPER CHICKEN GRAVY | MILAGU KOZHI KULAMBU | HOW TO MAKE PEPPER CHICKEN GRAVY

    Welcome 2015 . Happy New year dear Readers of this blog . Coming to today's recipe Pepper chicken gravy also called Milagu Kozhi Kulambu is a great recipe for treating common cold . This recipe calls for very few ingredients and can be made in a jiffy . This recipe pairs well with steamed rice and rotis . So now off to today' s post Pepper chicken gravy or Mlagu Kozhi Kulmbu .

    PEPPER CHICKEN GRAVY | MILAGU KOZHI KULAMBU | HOW TO MAKE PEPPER CHICKEN GRAVY
    PEPPER CHICKEN GRAVY | MILAGU KOZHI KULAMBU | HOW TO MAKE PEPPER CHICKEN GRAVY


    Pepper chicken gravy - Ingredients

    Preparation Time :10 minutes  | Cooking Time : 20 minutes
    Recipe Category:
    Curry  | Recipe Cuisine Indian 

    • Chicken - 250 grams , cleaned and cut
    • Onion - 2 numbers , chopped
    • Cumin Powder - 1 tablespoon
    • Pepper Powder - 1 table spoon
    • Red chills - 5 numbers , broken 
    • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
    • Salt - to taste 
    • Water - As needed

       

      PEPPER CHICKEN GRAVY | MILAGU KOZHI KULAMBU | HOW TO MAKE PEPPER CHICKEN GRAVY
      PEPPER CHICKEN GRAVY | MILAGU KOZHI KULAMBU | HOW TO MAKE PEPPER CHICKEN GRAVY

      Method :

      • Clean and marinate the chicken with turmeric powder . Set aside for at least 30 minutes . This removes the smell from the chicken . ( This step is purely optional )

      How to clean chicken

      •  Heat oil in a Pressure cooker and add the chopped Onions and Broken chilli and cook till the onion become translucent .


      • Add the cleaned Chicken, cumin and pepper powder , Turmeric powder , salt .


      • Mix them well . Add some water around 1 1/2 cup of water and bring the contents to a boil . 


      • Cover with the lid and Pressure cook the contents to 2 hisses .


      • once the pressure in the cooker relieves . Remove the lid  . The chicken is cooked and Oil separates on the top.


      • Pepper Chicken Gravy or Milagu Kozhi is ready .

      Notes :
      • If you find the gravy to be too watery , bring the contents to a boil and let the water reduce its volume .
      • The Pepper powder can be adjusted to suit the spice level .
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      Tuesday, December 23, 2014

      MICROWAVE FRUIT CAKE | INDIAN PLUM CAKE IN MICROWAVE

      Christmas is around and still I have not yet started to bake . I was too lazy to do something , but today I landed in  quick and a simple Plum cake recipe made in microwave . Thanks to aarthi fo the recipe .  This is one of the easiest and the quickest cake made in the microwave and it taste soft and Yum . so now off to today's post Microwave fruit cake recipe .

      MICROWAVE FRUIT CAKE | INDIAN PLUM CAKE IN MICROWAVE
      MICROWAVE FRUIT CAKE | INDIAN PLUM CAKE IN MICROWAVE


      Microwave Fruit cake - Ingredients

      Preparation Time - 15 minutes | Cooking Time - 3 minutes 
      Cuisine - Indian | Serves - 3  | Recipe category - Dessert

      • All Purpose flour - 1 cup
      • Cocoa Powder - 3 tablespoon
      • Baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon
      • Sugar - 1/2 cup
      • Oil - 1/4 cup
      • Demerara syrup - 1/4 cup
      • Water - 1/2 cup 
      • Raisins - Few
      • Tutti fruity - Few , as needed

         

        MICROWAVE FRUIT CAKE | INDIAN PLUM CAKE IN MICROWAVE
        MICROWAVE FRUIT CAKE | INDIAN PLUM CAKE IN MICROWAVE

         

        Method :

        • Take a microwave safe bowl . Add water  and microwave for 1 - 2 minutes . Add the raisins and tutti fruity to the water and set aside for 10 minutes.


        • Take a flour in a mixing bowl , add the cocoa powder and baking soda .


        • Mix them well .Set aside .



        • In the meantime , the fruits have been well soaked in hot water . Now add the sugar .


        • Now add the oil and Mix well.


        • Add the Demerara syrup and Mix well .


        • Transfer the wet contents to the dry ingredients .


        • Mix well .


        • Grease the microwave safe bowl with some oil or spray .


        • Add the cake mix to the bowl .


        • Now its time to bake . Microwave the cake for 3 - 4 minutes . Mine took only 3 .50 minutes . Done !


        • Allow them to cool down completely . Invert them on to a plate .


        • Slice them .


        • Microwave Plum cake is ready to serve .


        • Enjoy this quick , Fast Microwave Plum cake Recipe ..

        Notes :

        • Do not cook the cake for long time as they become rubbery .
        • Cooking time varies from Microwave oven to Oven .
        • Demerara syrup can be replaced with honey , Dates syrup or Molasses 
         
         
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        Thursday, December 18, 2014

        SORAKKAI KOOTU | BOTTLE GOURD CURRY

        This is a simple and a quick curry made with Sorakkai AKA Bottle gourd with some authentic Indian ground masala and spices . Any squash could be used if you cant find a Bottle Gourd . This Sorakkai Kootu pairs well with Steamed Rice and roti recipes . So now off to Today's post Sorakkai Kootu or Bottle gourd Curry Recipe .

        SORAKKAI KOOTU | BOTTLE GOURD CURRY 

        Sorakai Kootu - Ingredients

        Preparation Time : 10 minutes  | Cooking Time : 30 minutes
        Recipe Cuisine:
        South Indian  | Serves : 4 

         

        • Channa dal - 1 cup
        • Sorakkai or Bottle gourd  - 1 number , Skin Out and Diced
        • Tomato -1 number ,  chopped
        • Onion -1 number ,  chopped
        • Hing -1 pinch
        • Curry Powder -1tablespoon ( Click here for the recipe )
        • Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
        • Water - As needed
        • Green Chilli - 1 number , Slit
        • Salt-to taste

        To Temper :

        • Oil - 1 teaspoon
        • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
        • Urad dal - 1/2 teaspoon
        • Coriander leaves - Few , Chopped ( Optional ) 

        To Grind :

        • Coconut - 1/2 cup , grated
        • cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
        • water - As needed


             

            SORAKKAI KOOTU | BOTTLE GOURD CURRY 

             

            Method :

            • Skin out the bottle gourd aka sorakkai and dice them in to cubes .


            • Take the grated coconut and cumin seeds in a blender . Grind them in to a paste  by adding water and set aside .


            • In a pressure cooker add the channa dal, tomato,onions,squash,turmeric powder , Curry powder ,and hing .

             

            • Add some water and mix .
             

            •  Cover with the lid and pressure cook the contents  for 2 hisses .
            • Now add the Ground Coconut and Cumin paste and bring the contents to a boil . 
            • In a pan add oil,  add the mustard seeds and allow it to pop ,add urad dal , and coriander leaves and allow it to sizzle .
             


            • Transfer the tempered contents to the pressure cooked contents , add salt and mix-well .
             

            • Done !


            • Yummy Sorakkai Kootu Or Bottle gourd curry is ready to be served . This Bottle gourd Curry or Sorakkai kootu could be served with Steamed Rice , Idly , Dosa , Parathas .

            Note :

            • Red Chilli Powder and Coriander powder in a ratio 1:1 that is one tea spoon of red chilli powder and one tea spoon of coriander powder  could be substituted for Curry Powder  .

            Check out the Channa Dal Recipes Posted in the blog below .

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