Thursday, June 25, 2009

Murukku(Kai Murukku)

Murukku
Murukku by hand
Making murukku is an art.In south Indian wedding we prepare plate sized murukkus and display them.This is main item in the wedding.
Murukku is made up of rice flour, butter and salt
Kai Murukku












  • Ponni Boiled Rice…………….2cups
  • Urad Dhal Powder…………….3tbsp
  • Melted Butter…………………3 tbsp
  • Cumin Seed …………………..2tsp
  • Hing………………………….1tsp
  • Salt to Taste.
Method
  • Soak the rice for 4 to 5 hours and grind finely in the wet grinder. 
  • Add salt butter, cumin seeds, hing and urad dhal powder.
  • Mix well and knead to a thick dough. 
  • First apply oil on your fingers. take little dough and roll them between your palm make spiral form. 
  • While twisting press the end with finger and make two or three rounds. 
  • By practicing it can be done easily. 
  • Heat coconut oil and drop the murukkus when it is hot. 
  • And fry them both sides. Remove from the oil and place in a paper towel.
  • Murukku with coffee /tea is good combination
  • Murukku can be prepared with raw rice flour.
  • Soak the raw rice for an hour and remove the water, spread on paper towel to dry. 
  • Grind this rice into fine powder. 
  • And sieve it Uraddhal powder
  • Dry roast the 1 cup dhal for 2 minutes to remove the raw smell, powder it in ablender. 
  • Sieve it into a fine powder

Monday, June 15, 2009

Pavakai Pitla( Karela Pitlai)

Pavakai Pitla or bitter gourd pitla ( Karela pitlai) 
Pavakkai Pitla


















  • Pavakai……………4
  • Tamarind………….lemon size
  • Red Chili………….6
  • Urad Dhal…………..3tbsp
  • Grated Coconut……½ cup
  • Turmeric Powder….¼ tsp
  • Cooked Tur Dhal….. 1cup
  • Mustard Seeds…..1tsp
  • Salt to taste


Method 

  • Wash and cut the pavakai into small pieces. 
  • Fry the chili, urad dhal with little oil and grind with coconut.
  • Take the tamarind juice adding water. 
  • Boil the pavakai with water. 
  • Add tamarind water, turmeric powder, and. Salt. 
  • When the pavakai is cooked add the coconut paste cooked dhal and let it boil.
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard, curry leaves and urad dhal. 
  • When it becomes red, add to the pitla.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Vazhakai Podimas (Banana Podimas)


Ingredients

Vazhakai…………………….5
Grated Coconut……………..1/3 cup
Chopped Green Chili…………\2 tsp
Chopped Ginger …………….1 tsp
Salt to Taste
Mustard Seeds……………….1tsp
Urad Dhal……………………..2tsp
Curry Leaves…………………..few
Coconut Oil……………………2tsp

 
Method.
Cut the the both side of vazhakai and put them in boiled water.
When they change their color remove them.
Peel the skin and grate them..
Whip the coconut and chili and add this to the grated vazhakai. 
Heat a pan with coconut oil add mustard seeds , urad dhal and curry leaves. 
When the dhal turns its color add the vazakai podimas, coconut, ginger. 
Mix them well. Serve with sambar rice/ rasam rice.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Potato Red Pepper Fry


Potato Red Pepper Fry ( potato pepper curry)
used potato, redpepper and salt
Potato Red Pepper Fry














Ingredients
  • Potato............................6
  • Red Pepper....................1
  • Red Chili Powder...........1tsp
  • Turmeric Powder............1/4 tsp  
  • Mustard Seeds...............1tsp
  • Jeera( Cumin Seeds).......2tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Wash and cut the potato into big pieces. chop the pepper in long pieces. 
  • Heat a pan with 1 tsp oil, add mustard seeds and cumin seed and when the mustard splutters add the potato and pepper.(you can keep on microwave for 5 minutes and then fry) 
  • Add salt and turmeric powder. 
  • When the potatoes are cooked add chili powder. 
  • Very tasty, this curry goes with chapathi or sambar rice.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dhudhi Soup (gourd soup)

Dhuthi soup
It is healthy soup with low calorie











Ingredients


Chopped dhudhi................................ 1cup
Celery...................................................1/4 cup
White onion.........................................1
Cooked chick peas.............................1cup
Pepper................................................1tsp
Garlic....................................................1tsp
Tomato.................................................1
Scallion.................................................1
 
Method 
Chop the vegetables
.Heat a pan with oil add onion, dhudhi, celery garlic, chick peas tomato fry them for 5 minutes.
Add pepper and salt add water and cook for 5 more minutes 
Decorate with chopped scallion Serve hot.

Vegetable Hot Garlic

Vegetable Hot garlic

Ingredients

Chopped Cabbage, Carrot and Palak.........2cups
Maida.......................................................2tbsp
Corn Flour.................................................1tbsp
Ginger Garlic Chopped ............................1tsp
Boiled Potato.............................................2 slices
Chopped Onion..........................................1tbsp
Salt to Taste
Chili paste.................................................1/2 tsp
Tomato Ketch up........................................1cup
Sugar one Pinch

Method

Mix maida and corn flour with cabbage, carrot, palak and potato.
Knead them together adding water into thick paste.
Make small balls and deep fry them in hot oil.
Heat a pan with oil ginger garlic,onion and fry them
Add chili paste, salt tomato ketch up and water.
Boil them adding pepper powder sugar and make a desired gravy. 
Add the fried balls into the gravy and boil 2 minutes. 
Vegetable hot garlic ready.
Serve with rice or chapathi.