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POTATO CURRY

Many dishes are prepared with potato This recipe is very easy to prepare.Can be had with rice also can be served with appam or chappathi too.

Ingredients

Potatoes …..2

Onion……..1/2

Garlic cloves…..4

Turmeric powder…1/2 TSP
Curry leaves….few

Coriander powder.. 3/4 TSP
Garam masala…..1/2 TSP
Chilli powder….accdgly to taste 1/2 to 1 TSP

The first step in a pressure pan add all the above ingredients with little water and keep it for 2 whistles.

Ingredients for gravy

Coconut oil….2 TBS
Mustard seeds….1/2 TSP
Curry leaves a few

Turmeric powder…1/2 TSP
Chilli powder….1 TSP
Coriander powder…1 to 11/2 TSP
Kashmiri chilli powder…1/2 TSP
Garam masala…..1 TSP

Method

In a pan heat coconut oil.

Then add all the powder one by one and fry a little. When the aroma comes add the cooked potatoes and salt.Mix well and cook for one-time.

An mash a few pieces of potato es and then add it to the curry.

Can garnish with coriander leaves.

Servethis with rice or with appam or roti.

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indian soup

BANANA STEM SOUP/VAZHATHANDU SOUP

Banana stem is a rich source of fibre and helps in weight loss. Its high fibre content creates a feeling of satia and hence reduces the intake of food. It also helps ease constipation. It is rich in potassium,Vit.B. It clears urinary tract.

Remove the outer rings of the stem so that the inner thick stem is got. Cut the inner stem into medium size rings and remove fibre using your finger.

Now soak in butter milk.

Ingredients

Banana stem…..200gms

Shallots…..few

Garlic ….few pods

Tomato…..1

Masoor dhal…..3 tbs

Pepper

In a pressure pan put all the ingredients and cook for 2 whistles.

When cool filter with a strainer.

Now add pepper powder.If u need salt add more.

Garnish with coriander leaves before serving.

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SOUTH INDIAN STYLE SAMBAR

Sambar is a staple South Indian curry.

It is a combination of lentils vegetables and sambar powder. It is a healthy recipe. And since we add veggies it isich in other nutrients like Vitamins,Minerals etc. We can either add one vegetable or a combination of vegetables according to our taste. We add shallots as we all know it is called as sambar onion. We can add big onions too.

The veggies that we add are carrots, drumstick,radish,big cucumber, potato,brinjal,ladies finger, capsicum and pumpkin. We can prepare with amaranth too.

Traditionally we prepare sambar for rice with toor dhal for rice and with moong dhal for tiffin.

Another option is we can use coconut.

We add it either after frying or after grinding it to a paste.

Dhal is cooked till mushy and added .

Toor dhal…..1/2 cup.

Wash and keep it in a cooker add little hung,2 garlic pods with11/2 cup of water and cook it.

Chop veggies of your choice with veggies which cook faster as large pieces the others smaller pieces.

In a kadai put oil add the vegetable like onion,carrot,tomato,green chilli..1,brinjal and drumstick.Fry a little then add tamarind extract (size of one lime).enough water should be there so that the veggies get cooked .

All veggies combined 1 to 11/2 cup.

When it is half done add required salt.

Add 2 to 3 TBS of sambar powder allow to boil till the raw smell goes. Finally add cooked dhal to it.

Add chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with rice,Pongal and even for dosa.

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Easy recipe healthy recipes. Korean recipe

CUCUMBER SALAD KOREAN STYLE

There are many salads. Today this salad is Korean style with simple ingredients. I liked the taste and it is a different combination of ingredients. This is very healthy recipes.

  • English Cucumber……1
  • Onion……1
  • Garlic …..few pods
  • Green onion…1
  • Soya sauce….2 TSP
  • Red chilli flakes….1 TSP
  • Gingely oil….2 TSP
  • Sesame seeds..2 TSP
  • Sugar……1 tsp (optional)
  • Salt….as required

Preparation

  • Cut English cucumber diagonally first and then chop it.
  • Onion sliced finely
  • Garlic finely chopped.

Method

Take a bowl and mix the ingredients well till sugar gets dissolved.

Can serve with rice or roti.

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Cooking Recipes indian

KEERAI KUZHAMBU

I have shared many KEERAI recipes.

Today it is KEERAI kulambu.

Ingredients:

Oil……1 TBS

Garlic….4 pods

Green chillies….2 to 3

Shallots…….10

Tomato……1

Keerai…..350 gms

Sambar powder…..2 TSP

Salt as needed

Turmeric….1/2 TSP

Mustard seeds….1/4 TSP

Urad dhal….1/2 TSP

Cumin seeds….1/4 TSP

Red chillies….2

Toor dhal..cooked 1 cup

Curry leaves…..few

Method:

  • In a kadai put oil. Add chopped onions, garlic and tomato.
  • Saute it
  • Add arai keerai and fry it.
  • Add water to it.
  • When it gets cooked add sambar powder and required salt.
  • Finally add cooked dhal.

In a pan add 1 TBS oil.add mustard seeds when it splutters addurad dhal.

Add cumin seeds, add red chillies,curry leaves.

Now add the seasonings to the gravy.

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Cooking Recipes indian kerala recipes vegetable cooking

LADIES FINGER CURRY/ OKRA COCONUT MILK CURRY.

There are different recipes with ladies finger. This curry is prepared with coconut milk.

Ingredients:

  • Onion…….2 nos
  • Tomato….2 nos
  • Ladies finger…250 gms
  • Oil …….3 TBS
  • Coconut…1/2
  • Ginger…..a small piece
  • Turmeric powder…1/2 TSP
  • Coriander powder…1 TBS
  • Chilli powder…3/4 TSP
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves.
  • Mustard seeds….1/4 TSP
  • Urad dhal……1/2 TSP
  • Oil
  • Green chillies ..2
  • Ginger garlic paste ….1/2 TSP

Extract milk from coconut twice.

Keep them separate.

Method

  1. Put oil in a kadai.when mustard seeds splutters add urad dhal.
  2. Now add curry leaves,onion,green chillies,ginger garlic paste and fry a little then add tomatoes when half done add ladies finger.
  3. Allow it to cook after adding turmeric powder,chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.
  4. Add second extract of coconut milk.when it gets cooked add first extract milk.Dont allow it to boil
  5. When done remove from fire after adding chopped coriander leaves. Serve with rice.
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Cooking Recipes Easy recipe

BREAD SANDWICH

There are different types of filling for bread sandwich.

Ingredients

Bread slices…….4

Onion……..1

Tomato……1

Green chilli…..1

Red chilli powder…..1/2 tsp

Salt as required

Coriander leaves.

Except bread mix all the other ingredients and keep aside.

Method

  • If you are using bread toaster.Clean it with kitchen towel.
  • Then apply ghee or melted butter.
  • Keep one slice of bread first.
  • Then spread the prepared mixture on the bread.
  • Then cover it with another slice.
  • Now close the toaster.
  • Switch it on.
  • Serve with sauce .
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Cooking Recipes hindu festival indian Neivedyam

AVAL PAYASAM/POHA PAYASAM

Poha or aval has high nutrient value.It is a wholesome meal. Good source of carbohydrates,packed with iron,rich in fibre and a good source of antioxidants and essential vitamins.It is light on the stomach and can be easily digested.

Today I’m going to share with you a sweet recipe with you all. Easy to prepare sweet. It’s PAYASAM recipe.

Ingredients

  • Aval…..1 cup
  • Milk…..750 ml
  • Jaggery. .3/4 to 1 cup
  • Ghee….2 TBS
  • Cashews…few
  • Kismis…few
  • Cardomom powder..1 TSP.

Method

  • In a kadai. Add ghee to it.
  • Then add cashews and kismis fry and keep aside.
  • Now add Poha to it.Fry it will become crispy.May be for 2 mts.
  • Now add milk and allow it to get cooked.
  • Meanwhile put jaggery in water heat a little and then filter for impurities.
  • When it gets cooked add Jaggery to it.
  • Allow it to boil and it will become thick.
  • Finally add cardomom powder and fried cashews.
  • It’s ready to serve.
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cooking Cooking Recipes

BOTTLE GOURD TOMATO CURRY

Among curry varieties this can be used for both rice and roti.

Ingredients

Bottle guord.,…500 gms

Tomato……1 1/2 cup

Cumin seeds …….1/2 TSP
Red chillies……… 2

Coriander powder….3 TSP
Oil…..3 to 4 TBS
Salt as needed

Turmeric powder 1tsp

Oil……50 ml

Red chilli powder…..1 TSP
Saunf……1tspcurry leaves

Green chillies…2

Pepper powder….1/4 tsp

Curry leaves a few

Coriander leaves….a few

Method

In a kadai put oil.

Add mustard and saunf fry a little.add redchillies

Add curry leaves then chopped tomatoes and saute it.

Little water and add bottle guord and salt and allow it to cook.

Add turmeric powder,chilli powder, coriander powder and a little pepper powder.

When done remove from fire and serve with roti or as a side dish for rice.

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Cooking Recipes North Indian vegetable cooking

POTATO CAPSICUM CURRY

Potato capsicum curry is a curry which has a nutty flavour.In this recipe groundnut,poppy seeds and til are roasted and grinded. It has nutty flavour with crunchy capsicum and softly cooked potatoes.

Ingredients

For grinding masala.

Saunf……1 tsp

Poppy seeds…..1 TSP
Til……1 TSP
Groundnut….3 TBS
Onion ……1 finely chopped

Garlic…..few cloves

Ginger…..a small piece

Coconut scrapings…1/4 cup

Oil…2 TBS

In a kadai add oil add til,poppy seeds, ground nut fry a little and then add all the other ingredients.

When cool grind it into a fine paste.

Keep aside.

For gravy.

Ingredients

Onion…….2 finely chopped

Tomato ….2 chopped

Capsicum chopped…1 to 1 1/2 cups

Potatoes…….boiled 2

Oil as required

Salt

Method

Put oil in a kadai add 1/2 tsp saying then chopped onions when it gets sauted add tomatoes.

Sauted tomatoes and when sauted add capsicum when half done add potato and salt add little water till it blends well .

Now added grinded masala.if you want spicy add red chilli powder if needed.

Finally add chopped coriander leaves

Serve as side dish for chappathi or roti