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Onion tomato kootu.

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Among kootu varieties this is one.This is simple and easy recipe common in SouthIndia.It is very nutritious too.Best for rice.

INGREDIENTS
Onion _____2
Tomato____3
Coconut scrapings____3 tbs
Yellow moong dhal____1/3rd cup
Turmeric_____ 1/4 TSP
Oil_______2tbs
Mustard seeds___1/4 TSP
Urad dhal________1 TSP
Green chillies_____4
Cumin seeds_____1/2 TSP
Garlic___3to4 pods anf
Salt as needed

METHOD
1.Pressure cook the dhal  with turmeric powder and keep aside.
2.Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal when it turns brown add onions.Fry a little add tomato and fry for sometime add little water and cook for sometime.Add required amount of salt.
3.When it is cooked add cooked  dhal to it.
4.Grind coconut,cumin seeds,green chillies and garlic pods into fine paste.Cook till raw smell  goes.

Optional can use green tomato (unripe tomatoes) without onions.
Increase or decrease the quantity of tomatoes and onion according to individual taste.
Serve this with rice.

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Raw Mango Rice

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Among variety rice raw mango rice is one such. An easy to do recipe also lunch box special. As this is mango season I thought of posting this one.

INGREDIENTS
Rice ……..150 gms
Turmeric powder a pinch
Red Chillies……..3 to 4
Grated green mango …..11/2 cup
Peanuts……..1 TBS
Curry leaves …….. a few
Bengal gram….1tsp
Hing
Salt as required.
Oil 3 tbs

METHOD
1.In a kadai add oil to it add mustard seeds when it splutters add Bengal gram dhal,urad dhal.
2.Then add red chillies,curry leaves when it turns brown add peanuts
3.Finally add grated mango and turmeric powder
4.Mix well.Finally add cooked rice to it.

Optional can add fried cashews.

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BLACK GRAM DHAL RICE/ULUNDU SADAM WITH THOVIAL

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Black gram dhal rice is famous in Tirunelveli District.It is rich in protein.As this dhal is rich in iron this is given to girls when they strain puberty also this strengthens the uterus and bones. This is especially good for teenaged girls.

Ingredients
Rice……..1 cup
Split urad dhal……1/2 cup
Garlic……..15 pods
Coconut scraping………1/4cup
Fenugreek seeds……..1/4 TSP

Method

1.Dry roast black gram dhal.2.Wash rice and dhal together.Keep it either directly or in a vessel.
3.water should be three and half times..
4.To it add garlic pods coconut scrapings and required amount of salt.
Keep it for 3 whistles.

ELLU THUVAIYAL
Ingredients:
Black sesame seeds 4 tbs
Red chillies 3 or 4
Coconut scrapings 1/2 cup
Tamarind a small piece
Salt.
Oil 1 tbs

Method
1.Pour oil in a kadai .Add sesame seeds and red chillies.
2.Then add coconut scrapings fry a little.
3.When cool grind it with tamarind and salt.

RED CHILLIES CHUTNEY
Ingredients
Red chillies 2 or 3
Coconut scrapings 1/2 cup
Tamarin a piece
Salt
Oil 2 tbs.

Method
1.Pour oil in a kadai.
2.Add red chillies fry a little then add coconut scrapings.
3. When cool add tamarind and salt and grind it.

Serve with Avial or Okra Pachadi and Papadam.
While mixing rice and thovaial add a dash of sesame oil.
I have used split black gram with skin but can use dhal without skin .

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CAPSICUM RICE

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A variety rice which can be easily prepared. It’s kids friendly too.I have used only green bell pepper but can use different color Bell pepper too.
Ingredients
Rice ____2 cups
Star anise 1
Ginger garlic paste 1 tap
Onion___2
Cloves_,_2
Garam Masala__1tsp or vegetable
masala
Bay leaf 1
Coriander leaves a few
Oil or ghee
Method
1To a wok add oil or I’d it is for kids add ghee.
2.Add star anise,cloves,bay leaf and fry it very well.
3. Add sliced onion and add capsicum after a little while.
4. Now add ginger garlic paste,masala powder and required amount of salt.
5.When it is mixed well add cooked rice toit.
6.Add chopped coriander leaves.

Can add roasted peanuts.
Also can add green peas or potato too

Serve with raitha and papad.