2 cups frozen peas, thawed
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
4 onions, diced
2 carrots diced
3 tomatoes diced
1 medium capsicum chopped
1 cup vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Coriander for garnishing
How to make Crunchy Corn Salad
. In the large bowl, combine the first six ingredients.
. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, sugar, oil, salt and pepper. Mix until the sugar is dissolved.
. Pour over corn mixture. Mix well. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours before serving.
. Stir just before serving and garnish with coriander.
6 slices fish or 1 cup prawns
Salt to taste
4 green chillies or peppers, de-seeded
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cups grated coconut (tightly packed)
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
6 cloves garlic
8 red, dried chillies or peppers
1-inch piece ginger
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp tamarind pulp
3 cups warm water
. Wash, clean and pat dry prawns or fish.
. Mix it with the salt, chillies or peppers and onion. Keep aside.
. Combine all the rest of the ingredients, except the tamarind pulp, and make into 2 lots, putting each lot into the blender or grinder in turn, and extracting the spiced coconut milk by putting it through a sieve.
. When you have squeezed out every drop of liquid from the ground coconut mixture, add another half cup of warm water to the coconut mixture and put it into the blender or mixer once more, then through the sieve, so that all the milk has been extracted.
. Now put the coconut extract into a deep pan on a medium heat and stir cook for 30 minutes, till the sauce becomes thick.
. Add the marinated prawns or fish and the tamarind pulp to the boiling sauce.
. Stir cook, adding more salt if necessary.
. When the fish curry is reduced to half its quantity, remove the curry and put it into a serving dish.
1cup Cooked soya granules
1no Onion (chopped)
1/2cup Grated carrots
1/4cup Grated cabbage
3nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1tsp Grated ginger
How to make soya granules upma?
Heat oil in a Kadai, let crackle the cumin seeds,urad dal, add the asafoetida ,ginger and green chillies and onions.
Cook everything until the onions turns translucent.
Add the veggies now and saute them for few minute.
Add the cooked soya granules and toss everything gently.
Add the salt and mix again well.
Serve hot with your favourite chutney.
Wheat Flour / Atta – 1 cup + extra if needed
Ragi Flour – 1 tblspn
Yellow Cornflour – 1 tblspn
Oats Flour – 1 tblpsn (powder oats in a blender)
Gram Flour / Besan / Kadalai Mavu -1 tblspn
Salt – 1 tsp
Water as needed
Ghee for frying
. Start by making dough, take all flour, salt in a bowl.
. Add in water slowly and knead to a soft smooth dough. Cover the dough with a bowl and set aside for 30 mins.
. Divide it into equal balls.
. Take a ball, spread it, apply some ghee or oil, roll it like a circle, now make fleets and roll it.
. Now roll it into thick chapati and Pan fry the paratha in hot tawa by applying some ghee on both sides till golden.
. Remove it and crush lightly with hands to release the layers.
. You can roll it like a chapati and cook till golden on both sides like normal chapati too.
. Serve with any masala curry and curd.
Sorakaya/Bottle guard : 1 medium size
Onion : 1 chopped
Green chilies: 2 slit
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tablespoon
Tamarind: extract from medium size of a lemon
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon
Red chili powder: 2 teaspoons
Garam masala: 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Water : 1/2 cup
Cilantro/Coriander leaves: To garnish
Cumin seeds/Jeera : 1 teaspoon
Green cardamom/ Elachi: 3
Cloves / Laung: 5
Cinnamon: 1″ stick
Dry red chilies: 2 broken
How to make Bottle Gourd Masala Curry
. Take the Sorakaya/Bottle guard and poke holes with a fork. Do not peel the skin off.
. Cut into small pieces.
. Heat oil in a pan and add all ingredients listed under for tempering and fry for 1 minute.
. Add curry leaves, onion, green chilies and turmeric. Mix well and sauté till the onion turns light brown.
. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 30 seconds.
. Add the bottle guard pieces and cook for 5 minutes close lid. Add red chili powder and salt and close lid. Cook for 3 minutes.
. Add water, tamarind extract and garam masala. Mix well and cook for 15 minutes until the gravy is thick and oil is separated.
. Turn off the stove and garnish with cilantro and mix.
. Serve hot with white rice or roti.
Kaddu/Ashgourd(Beerakaya ) : 1/2 kg
Onion : 1
Green Chillies : 2
Chana Dal/Bengal Gram : 150 grams
Garlic : 4 Nods
Curry Leaves : 1 stem
Red Chillies : 1 or 2
Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal/Black Gram : 1/2 tsp
Ginger : 1 small
Salt : 1 tsp (As per your taste)
Oil : 2 tsp
Chilli Powder : 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1 tsp
Water : 1 glass
Cook 150 gms chana dal in cooker with 1 glass of water till 3 whistles only
Cut Kaddu (Before Cooking please make sure Kaddu is not bitter) , onion, green chillis into medium size
Heat oil and give Tadka with Red chikkies,garlic,cumin seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves
Add 1 tsp ginger, Onion pieces, green chilli pieces, fry for 3 min
Add 1tsp salt, 1tsp turmeric powder, kaddu pieces will cook in the water which will come out of it or you can sprinkle water and leave for 5 min in closed pan in low flame
Add Cooked chanadal(with water) into curry, 1 tsp chilli powder(You can add garam masala also) let it cook for 5 min in low flame till it gets thicker
kaddu chanadal curry is ready to serve, have it with white rice or pulkas tastes good 🙂
Cauliflower : 1 flower mid size
Poppy seeds : 1 tbspn
Ginger : 1 inch
Garlic : 6 cloves
Green Chillies : 2
Chili powder : 1 tbsp
Curd : 1 cup(100 gm)
Onion : 2 big
Tomato : 1 big
Coriander powder : 1tbsp
Coriander : to garnish
Turmeric powder : pinch
Salt : to taste
. Make the cauliflower into small pieces(as like small flowers),chop the onions,slit the green chillies and make tomatoes into small pieces.
. Boil the cauliflower in slat water for a while. It is to ensure that the germs in the cauliflower are dead,if any .Once done, pour the water and keep the cauliflower a side.
. Prepare a paste of ginger,garlic, poppy seeds and green chillies.
. Put oil in the pan, add chopped onions. Fry for a while.
. Add the paste to the fried onions and fry it for 2 to 3 minutes in low flame.
. Now add sliced tomatoes, coriander powder and chilli powder. Fry it till tomato pulp is well mixed with the remaining paste.
. Now add little amount of curd and fry it till. Repeat this procedure for 2-3 times till curd lasts.
. Add some water (as need by you) and fry it till it reaches boiling point. Add the cauliflower and fry it in low flame.
. Once cauliflower is boiled well, garnish it with coriander and turn off the stove.
500 gms potatoes (slightly boiled, peeled and cut into small pieces)
50 gms chili powder
Salt to taste
25 gms garlic, crushed
25 gms methi (fenugreek) seeds, powdered
100 gms oil
5 gms mustard seeds
4-5 red chilies
A pinch of asafoetida
. Pat dry the potato pieces with a cloth or paper towel and place in a clean bowl.
. Add chili powder, salt, crushed garlic, methi seeds powder and mix well.
. Heat oil in a pan; add red chilies, mustard seeds, asafoetida and pour over the potato pieces.
. Finally add lemon juice; mix well and store in an air-tight container.
. After 3 days, mix the mixture well .
. Serve with steam rice or parathas.
1/4 cup urad dal
1 cup whole wheat flour (atta)
1 tablespoon fennel seed powder (Saunf)
1 tablespoon coriander powder (dhania)
1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing)
1/4 teaspoon dry ginger powder (sonth) – optional
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon oil
Oil to fry
How to make Urad Dal Puri
. Wash and soak urad dal four hours or more. Drain the water. Blend dal coarsely into a thick paste, preferably in a mixer/grinder, using as little water as possible.
. In a bowl mix all the spices. Add to the flour and mix well.
. Add the dal paste to the flour and form into a soft dough using lukewarm water as needed. Dough will be a little sticky. Grease your palm. Spread one teaspoon of oil over the dough and knead for one minute.
. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it sit half an hour or more.
. Oil your palm and knead the dough again and divide into equal parts. Oil palm again and roll the eight parts into smooth balls. Set aside five minutes.
. Oil the rolling pin and rolling surface. Roll the balls gently into medium size circles.
. You can roll two or three puri’s before start frying,
. But do not roll all the puri’s at once or they will begin to dry out and fail to puff.
. Heat at least one of oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. To test, place a small piece of dough in the oil. If the oil is hot enough, the dough will rise quickly to the top.
. Fry one puri at a time. Place the puri in the frying pan and press with a skimmer. The puri should puff up. Turn puri over and cook
. Until light golden brown on both sides. Take the puri out and place them on paper towels to absorb the excess oil. Repeat the process for remaining puri’s.
. Urad dal puri’s are best served hot and crisp with aloo curry or mint chutney.
Raw Rice : 1 cup
Moong Dal : 1/2 cup
Sugar : 1 cup
Ghee : 4 tbsp
A pinch of Edible Camphor ( Pachha Karpooram ) – optional
Cashews and Raisins
. In a pan, heat a teaspoon of ghee on medium flame.
. Add and roast the moong dal until light golden color. Switch off the flame and set aside.
. Put the rinsed rice, roasted moong dal and 3 cups water in a pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles.
. Turn off the flame and wait until the pressure go off.
. Heat the ghee in a pan. Add and fry the cashew nuts and raisins. Set aside when the nuts turn golden brown color.
. Mix the sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a vessel and cook on a low flame till the sugar melts.
. Now add the cooked rice, edible camphor, fried cashews, raisins and ghee and mix well.
. Cook for 5 minutes and switch off the flame.