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Banana flower vada/Vazhapoo vada.

Vazhapoo vada is very tasty and crispy delicacy. It is rich in fibre,VitA,vitB,Vit E Iron. And very good for uterus. This is also diabetic friendly food.

Ingredients:

Banana flower chopped….1 cup

Bengal gram….250gms

Red chillies…6 to 8 nos

Garlic….8 pods

Hinge 1/2 tsp

Coriander leaves chopped…1 tbs

Fennel seeds….1 tbs

Salt as required.

Oil for frying.

Grind all these coarsely .

Clean banana flower.Remove brown color petals.From small flower bunch remove plastic like object then remove the head like portion too.Now put in chopper or put in pulse mode in mixi jar.

Rinse the Bengal gram dhal and soak with redchillies,garlic pods and drain the water.Grind it if needed add1 or 2 tbs of water.

Method

Now to the coarsely grinded batter add chopped onions, coriander leaves,curry leaves, salt and hinge.

Mix well.

In a kadai add oil and heat it.

When hot add a small bit of batter into oil. It should rise gradually. This is right.Fry vadas till golden brown and flip the other side and fry till golden brown.

Take a small portion and make it as a ball. Then press as vadas.

It will be crispy and very tasty. Can serve with chutney or sauce.

Watch “மொரு மொரு வாழைப்பூ வடை | Tasty crispy banana flower Vada | Vazhai Poo Vada in Tamil” on YouTube

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CAPSICUM RICE

This another easy one pot recipe.

Ingredients

Bay leaf…..1

Cinnamon.. 2pieces

Star anise….1or 2

Mace….few strands

Stone flowers few

Rice……1 to 1/2 cup

Onion…2

Ginger garlic paste

Turmeric powder….1 TBS
Capsicum. 2

Salt as needed

Onion…..1

Tomatoes…2

Capsicum….2

Green chillies……3

Pudina

Grind all these into paste.

Method

1.Soak rice for 15 mts

2.In a cooker add ghee.

3. Now add whole spices,bay leaf,saunf,cloves,cinnamon.

4. Fry a little and now add onion,saute add tomatoes tout fry add capsicum.

5. Now add ginger garlic paste,turmeric powder.

6. Mix well add grinded paste fry a little and add soaked rice.

7. Add two times water.

8. Keep for 2 whistle and serve with raita and papad.

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RAWA/SOOJI CUTLET/LEFT OVER UPMA CUTLET

We make cutlets with different stuffings. Today I’m going to share rawa cutlet. We can make fresh stuffing or can make cutlets with left over upma.Very simple but tasty.

Ingredients

Rawa……120 gms
Green chillies…2nos chopped

Garam masala powder….1 tsp

Maida……10 gm

Groundnut powdered….15gms

GratedGinger ….1″piece

Big onion chopped…1

Milk….400 ml

Bread crumbs for coating.

Oil for frying

Method.

1. In a kadai put oil add onion,green chillies,grated ginger and garam masala.

2.Add milk to it.

3. Leave for few mts.

5. Slowly add rawa to it.Add required salt and powdered groundnut.Stir it constantly till the milk is absorbed.

6.When the mixture gets cooled shape it as desired.

7.Add water to maida to make it as a slury.

8. Now dip the shaped cutlets in it .

9. Coat it with bread crumbs.

10.Refrigerate for 10 to 15 mts

11.Finally fry cutlets .Either shallow or deep fry. I have done shallow fry.

12. Drain excess oil .

12. Serve with sauce.

Few points.

1. I have given a very simple version.

2. You can add veggies of your choice

3. Instead of groundnuts you can add cashews.

4.If making in bulk quantities can prepare cutlets and refrigerate it before frying.

5. When needed can fry.

Watch “How to make Suji cutlet with leftover Upma | lockdown recipe | ரவை கட்லட்/ரவை உப்புமா கட்லட்” on YouTube

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CORN SUNDAL

There are many varieties of sundal.

Today thought of sharing corn sundal.

Ingredients

Corn …….1 cup

Green chilli….1

Mustard …..1/2 TSP
Urad dhal…1 TSP

Oil……1 TBS
Curry leaves few

Coriander leaves … chopped

Lemon juice as required

Salt as required.

Method.

1. Boil corn in a press u’re cooker with salt.

2.Remove corn kernels.

3.In a pan add 2 TBS oil.

4. Add mustard seeds and then urad dhal.

5.Now add curry leaves and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.

6. Add required amount of lime juice after switching off the stove..

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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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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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PAKODA KUZHAMBU

Pakoda kuzhambu is a Chettinad recipe

It tastes differently.

Ingredients for pakoda

Channa dhal……1 cup

Fennel seeds…..1 TSP
Red chillies…..1to 2

Ginger ……a small piece

Garlic…..a few cloves

Salt.

Onion……1

Coriander leaves ……1 TBS

Preparation:

Soak Channa dhal after for 2 to 3 hrs.

Then grind it coarsely with redchillies ,ginger and garlic.if it is grinded coarsely only it will be crispy.

Then add finely chopped coriander leaves and onion.

Make small pakoras and fry it.

Keep aside.

For gravy

Ingredients

Bay leaf……1

Cloves…… 3

Garlic pods few

Onion……2

Tomato…2

Turmeric powder….1/2 tsp

Ginger garlic paste…..1 TSP
Coriander powder…1 TSP
Sambar powder….2 TSP
Tamarind..a small lemon size

Salt as needed

Oil….3 TBS
Cinnamon….2 sticks1″

For grinding

Grated coconut…..1/4 cup

Poppy seeds…..1 TSP
Cumin seeds….1 tsp

Method

In a kadai add oil then add bay leaf,cloves and then add chopped onions .Add garlic pods.

When it gets sauted add chopped tomatoes.

Saute till tomato gets mushy then add turmeric powder, coriander powder and sambar powder.

When it blends well add tamarind extract,salt and water.

Allow it to boil till the raw smell goes.Now add grinded coconut paste.

Finally add chopped coriander leaves.

Add pakoda 15 mts before serving.

Serve with rice or dosa.

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COOKING TIPS

  1. While preparing dough for poori mix 1tsp gram flour with it. The color of poori will be good
  2. While preparing kesari add milk.
  3. To de skin garlic put in hot water then in cold water.Drain the water. Easy to remove the skin
  4. While breaking coconut wet it before.
  5. If dosa dough is watery add rawa also grind coconut and add to it.
  6. To check whether we have added salt to curry, check the bubbles if it is added it will boil in the centre,if not it will have bubbles in the corner.
  7. Can add little oil to the idli batter it will be soft for longer period
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THENGA MANGAI PATTANI SUNDAL/BEACH SUNDAL/PEAS SUNDAL

This Sunday recipe is prepared with white peas,mango, coconut as the name suggests.This is very famous in beach especially Marina beach. Invariably those who visit beach never miss to taste this. As this is mango season thought of trying this recipe.The crunchiness of onion,tanginess of mango and the taste of green chilies everything adds to the flavour.

Soak white peas for 8 hrs or overnight

Ingredients

White peas…….1 cup

Raw Mango..5 TBS
Coconut…..3 TBS
Onion……3 TBS
Green chillies….1 to 2

Ginger…..1/2 inch piece

Red chilli powder..1 TSP
Mustard seeds…..1/4Tsp
Urad dhal…..1/2 tsp

Carrot grated…..2 TBS
Coriander leaves chopped….2 tbs

Hing…..1/4 TSP
Curry leaves few.

Preparation

White peas should be cooked but not mushy.

Grind coconut,green chilies and ginger.Just pulse it not a fine paste.

In a kadai put oil.

Add oil to it.

Now add mustard seeds and when it splutters add urad dhal when it turns brown add curry leaves then half of the onions.onion s

Onion should not be soft.It should have crunchiness.

Add cooked peas to it.

Then add grinded mixture to it

Fry well till everything gets mixed .Add lemon juice of 1/2 a lime switch of the stove.

It’s time to add grated mango, carrot and mix well.

While serving serve with mango and chopped coriander leaves.

Very healthy evening snack

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LEMON RICE/LUNCH BOX RECIPE

Lemon rice is an easy recipe.They call it as chitrana which is rice based dish prepared in South India.Lemon rice is one among them. It just take few minutes to prepare if we have precooked rice. We can take this for travel too.It is s citrousy flavour.

Ingredients:

Cooked rice…..1 cup

Cashews few

Oil…..1/4 tsp

Urad dhal….1/2 tsp

Peanuts….12 to 14 nos

Red chillies…..2 Nos

Green chillies…4 nos

Bengal gram…2 tbs

Curry leaves….few

Ginger grated…..1 tbs

Hing….1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder…1/2 tsp

Lemon juice….juice of 1 to 2 limes

Cooked rice should not be sticky.

Method.

1.In a kadai put oil.

2.Add mustard seeds when it splutters addurad dhal when it turns brown add Bengal gram then add red chillies.

Now add curry leaves and chopped green chillies and cashews.

Fry till it gets toasted.

Add cooked rice with salt to it

Finally add lemon juice to it.

Serve with papads or any vegetable fry.

Another method is to add lime juice to the ingredients after frying and finally add cooked rice to it.