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RED CHILLI CHUTNEY FOR MASALA DOSA

I have shared many chutney receipes.Today I am sharing a chutney recipe for spread in on masala dosa.Not only that can have with ordinary dosa too.

Ingredients

Red chillies….4

Kasmiri red chillies…4

Tamarind……gooseberry size

Cumin seeds….1/4tsp

Onion……1/4cup chopped

Garlic…..5to 7cloves

Roasted channa dhal…..2tbs

Oil……1tbs

Salt as needed

Soak chillies and tamarind in warm water for 30mts.

In a pan add 1tbs oil add cumin seeds and then add garlic cloves and fry a little.

To a jar add red chillies,tamarind,onion,roasted channa dhal and add cumin seeds and garlic pods.

Add required amt of salt and grind to a smooth paste.

This chutney can used for neer dosa too

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BEANS PORIAL WITH COCONUT MILK

Green beans are rich sources of Vitamin.A,Vit.C and Vit.K.Also rich in thiamine,niacin,VitB6,Vit.E.

They are good sources of minerals especially manganese. It is a good source of calcium,iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.

They are good sources of complex carbohydrate.

BEANS when cooked with coconut milk is very tasty.This recipe is different from the regular method.

Ingredients

Beans …….chopped(250 gms)

Onion…1 or 2

Garlic…..6 to 10 cloves

Oil

Salt as needed

For grinding

Red chillies…… 4 to 5

Garlic….. 4 to 5 cloves

Coconut milk……1/4 to 1/2 cup

Method

Cook beans with very little water (1/2) tumbler.Keep aside

In a pan add oil when it gets heated add the grinded paste to it. Saute a little.

Add chopped onion and garlic and fry.

When it is sauted add the cooked beans to it.

Pour the coconut milk to it and lower the flame. Also add few curry leaves.

Mix well and when it dries remove from fire.

Serve with rice and sambar

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NEER DOSA

Among dosa varieties this is easy to prepare. Few ingredients and different in taste. Neer dosa literally meaning water dosa in Tulu. This is a crepe from rice batter.This delicacy from Tulu Nadu region and a part of Udipi-Mangalorean cuisine.

It is known for its simple preparation method and lack of fermentation.It is usually served with coconut chutney,sambar or other nonveg. curries like chicken,mutton or egg curry.

The rice has to be soaked for few hours.

Here I have used raw rice also added coconut scrapings while grinding the batter. We can also coconut milk instead of coconut scrapings which adds to the taste.

Ingredients

Raw rice….1 cup

Coconut scrapings….1/4 to 1/2 cup

Salt as needed.

Method

Soak raw rice for 5 hrs.

Wash and drain put it in a mixer add coconut scrapings and then add little water to it. Grind it into a batter the consistency should be smooth.

Add needed salt to it.

Then add two to three cups of water and mix well.

The batter should be like that of rawa dosa batter consistency.

First heat dosa tawa. When it gets heated rub oil to grease the tawa.Now pour the batter with a dabara or a small bowl.

The dosa will have lots of hole . Needn’t flip the dosa.

When it is ready serve it when hot with side dish of your choice.

When you prepare dosa don’t keep on one above the other it will get sticky.

One of my friends suggested to add 1 green chilly while grinding to add to its taste.

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KERALA STYLE CHICKPEAS CURRY

I have already shared with you Channa curry for bhatura. This is a side dish for poori,roti,chappathi and this is different. Just like other receipes in Kerala we add Coconut for this recipe.

Ingredients

Chickpeas……..1 cup

Onions…..2

Tomatoes….2

Pepper powder….1/2 tsp

Coconut scrapings… ..1/2 cup for a extracting milk.

Ginger garlic paste….1 tsp

Cornflour…2 tsp

Lemon juice…1 lemon

Coriander leaves.

Coconut scrapings…..1 tbs(optional)

Garam masala powder….1 tsp or vegetable masala

Turmeric powder ….1/2 tsp

Cook chickpeas till it becomes soft.

Method

In a kadai .put oil in it. add 1 piece cinnamon. (Optional)

Now add onion fry a little and then add tomatoes

Now add pepper powder ginger garlic paste,garam masala or vegetable masala saute it after adding salt.

Add channa dhal then add coconut milk and corn flour mixed in water and allow. It to boil. Check for salt.

Cook and when done add lime juice and chopped coriander leaves.

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KERALA STYLE BANANA FLOWER THORAN/VAZHAPOO PORIAL/BANANA FLOWER STIR FRY

Banana flower is known as annans heart.This is used as a vegetable..It is large which grows from the end of the bunch of bananas. It has outstanding medical properties.It is also known as banana blossom. It is packed with essential minerals such as phosphorus,calcium,potassium,copper, magnesium and iron.It is a rich source of Vitamins like A,C,E and also fiber and iron.It is packed with dietary fibre.

It has got antioxidant properties.It is good for diabetic patients.

It can be added to salads,stir friesand herbal tea.

Ingredients

Banana flower …..1

Green gram dhal…..1 cup

Mustard seeds…..1 tsp

Shallots….few or big onion 1 chopped

Turmeric…..1/2 tsp

Green chillies…3

Salt as needed

Curry leaves…few

Cumin seeds…1/2 tsp

Garlic.. 3 to 4 cloves

Oil…..as required

Method.

Boil green gram.It should not be mushy. Keep aside.

Just pulse coconut scrapings,g.chillies, garlic clovesand cumin seeds.

In a kadai add oil. I have used coconut oil.

Add mustard seeds when it splutters add curry leaves and chopped onion.

Fry and then add chopped banana flower add little salt.Dont add water.Fry for few minutes.

Now add grinded masala and turmeric and mix well.keep in centre and cover with a lid in a medium flame.

When it is almost cooked add boiled green gram and mix well.Again cook for3 mts in low flame.

It shd be dry.

Serve with rice as a side dish.

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SAMBAR SADAM

I have given many lunch box recipes.

One such tasty recipe is sambar sadam. This recipe is a South Indian style .

I have cooked rice and dhal seperately then added veggies .This is a good combination of rice,lentil and vegetables which is a healthy one.

For sambar rice I have used a powder which I have made at home. Another option is to use sambar powder.

Ingredients for the powder.

Coriander seeds…..1 TSP
Chana dhal……….1 TSP
Urad dhal……..1/2 TSP
Pepper corns ….few

Cumin seeds 1/2 TSP
Red chillies….1

Fenugreek seeds….1/4 tsp

Fry these ingredients and powder it.

Another option is to add 2 TBS coconut scrapings and grind into paste.

I have fried coconut scrapings and added to the rice.Since I had this powder without coconut.

Ingredients

Ghee…….2 or 3 TBS
Mustard seed……1/4 TSP
Urad dhal…..1/2 TSP
Rice….1 cup

Toor dhal….1/4 cup

Redchillies…1

Shallots……few

Tomato ….1

Potato….1

Drumstick…few pieces/Peas/Brinjal/Beans(any veggies of your choice)

Carrot……1

Tamarind…..small gooseberry size

Curry leaves….few

Coriander leaves chopped 1 TBS

Turmeric powder…..1/2 tsp

Method

Cook rice and dhal seperately.

In a kadai.Add ghee.

Now add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal and red chilly.

Now add curry leaves,shallots, tomato fry a little then add drumstick and carrot.Add salt.

Fry then add turmeric Powder and then the powder which has been made.

Then add tamarind extract and allow the veggies to get cooked.

Now add cooked dhal and rice to it. If you want you can add fried coconut scrapings.

It will get thickened after sometime so while adding water be careful.

When rice,dhal, tamarind extract and vegetables blends well remove from fire and finally add chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with papad,salad or Cathal.

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BROKEN WHEAT UPMA

Another easy breakfast recipe.Briken wheat upma is very healthy and in this recipe have added vegetable s to increase it’s nutritive value.

Ingredients

Broken wheat…….1 cup

Onion…..1

Green chillies…..2

Peas…….3 tbs

Carrot chopped…..2 tbs

Oil

Mustard seeds…1/4 tsp

Urad dhal…….1/2 tsp

Curry leaves a few

Method

Put 1 tbs oil and fry broken wheat and keep side.

Some like to add without frying.

Now in a kadai put oil add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal then onion,curry leaves and green chillies.

Add veggies then add 21/2 cups of water salt and allow it to boil.

Now add broken wheat and cook till done.

Serve with chutney.

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BLACK CHICKPEAS CURRY/KERALA STYLE

Black chickpeas curry very common in Kerala.This is a side dish for appam,poori and even puttu.

Soak chickpeas for about 8 hrs.

Ingredients:

Black chickpeas………1 cup

Coconut scrapings…1/2 cup

Shallots……..10 nos

Tomato….. 1

Green chillies…..2

Coriander powder….1 tbs

Turmeric powder…1/4 tsp

Chilli powder…..1/2 tsp

Coriander leaves

Curry leaves…..few

Ginger ……finely grated 1/2 tsp

Garlic finely chopped….1/2 tsp

Salt as needed

Oil
Cook chickpeas separate ly in pressure pan.

Grind coconut scrapings into smooth paste.

Method

In a kadai add little oil.

Add seasonings and then add garlic and ginger then shallots chopped

Then add green chillies curry leaves and tomatoes.

Now add dry spice powders to it

Add cooked chickpeas,salt little water so that the masala blends with the channa then finally add coconut paste and cook for few mts.

When everything blends well remove from fire add chopped Coriander leaves leaves.

Can serve as a side dish for puttu,appam and for poori

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BABYCORN CAPSICUM JALFREZI

JALFREZI is not only simple but tasty recipe too. It is a kind of dish with a few spice powder sauteed with onions and cooked in tomato puree.

Can use paneer or different color bell pepper but I have used green bell pepper.

Ingredients

Baby corn…..12 to 15 nos

Capsicum….1 no

Dry chillies……2

Garlic few pods

Ginger1 ” piece grated

Tomato puree…..1 cup

Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar 1/2 tsp

Sugar……1/2 tsp

Salt as needed

Oil

Garam masala or vegetable masala powder….1/2 tsp

Cinnamon…..a small piece

Cloves….3

Method

In a kadai put oil.

Now put cinnamon,cloves then addgarlic pieces and grated ginger then onion add little salt and saute.

Add capsicum and red chillies.when sauteed add babycorns cut into 4 pieces or 8.

Add all the spice powders and fry a little.

Now add tomatoes puree,vinegar and sugar.

Check for salt

Don’t over cook the baby corn .It hould be crunchy.

Finally add chopped Coriander leaves.

This will thicken quickly.If you want to have runny gravy add little water.

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MOMOS CHUTNEY

Momos is served with momos chutney.

Ingredients:

Red chillies……4 nos

Tomatoes…….3 or 4

Garlic. …..4 pods

Ginger…1 piece

Sugar….1 tsp

Soy sauce….1 tsp

Salt…..1/4 tsp

Method

In two cups of water add red chillies and boil it

Remove and keep aside.

Now add tomatoes to the water and boil it.when cooked keep aside

Remove skin from tomatoes put it in a blender. Add garlic ,ginger,sugar,salt and soya sauce.

Grind everything into a smooth paste.

If you want to have more thicker form can add 4 or 5 almonds after removing the skin.