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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 KARUPU KADALAI CURRY

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.

In a kadai add little oil.

Method

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

Watch “Kerala Style Konda Kadala Curry | கேரள பாணி கொண்டகண்டலா கறி | Black Chickpeas Curry” on YouTube

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Easy recipe healthy recipes. Neivedyam traditional cooking

Easy kozhukattai

An easy snack or breakfast .This can be made very easily if you have rice flour at home.

  • Ingredients:
  • Rice flour……..1 cup
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil
  • Red chillies….few
  • Curry leaves few.
  • Urad dhal…..1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds..1/4 tsp
  • Coconut grated….1/4 cup

Method

  • Take a bowl and put rice flour into it.
  • In a kadai add little oil when it gets heated add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal then add broken red chillies and then curry leaves when it gets fried add to the rice flour and keep aside.
  • Add coconut scrapings.
  • Now boil two cups of water with salt and 1 tsp oil.
  • Add it to flour.
  • Now mix well with a laddle without any lumps.
  • Make balls out of it.
  • Now keep it in a steamer and cook till it gets done.

If this is not for neivedyam you can add chopped onions and fry with red chillies and then add to the flour.This has a different taste.If for breakfast can have with coconut chutney.

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BEANS PARUPU USLI

Beans parupu usli is a traditional recipe. This is common in Tamil brahmin house.We can use cluster beans and banana flower too.This is served for festivals and for auspicious functions. Vegetable is cooked with crumled soft dhal.

Soak Dal’s for 2 hrs

Ingredients:

  • Beans finely chopped….250 gms
  • Salt as required
  • Turmeric powder…..1/4 tsp
  • Split Bengal gram….1/4 cup
  • Toordhal…..1/4 cup
  • Red chillies…4

Method

  1. After soaking for few hours grind into paste with red chillies and a little salt and keep aside.
  2. Chop beans and cook till tender now add the ground paste in the centre and cover it and cook
  3. Cook till the raw smell goes.check for salt.
  4. Mix well and the dhal will be crumbled .

Serve with rice and curry.

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KERALA STYLE CABBAGE THORAN/CABBAGE CARROT STIR FRY.

I have given many stir fry recipes. But this receipe is served during feast or sadya. Very tasty recipe.

Ingredients

Cabbage chopped……11/2 cups

Carrot grated……1/2 cup

For grinding

Onions small…5 nos

Green chillies..2

Cumin seeds..1/2 tsp

Curry leaves…..a few

Grated coconut..1/2 cup

Mustard seeds…1/4tsp

Urad dhal…… 1/2 tsp

Red chillies…1

Coconut oil…..2tbs

Turmeric powder….1/2 tsp

Method

In a kadai add coconut oil it.

Add mustard seeds to it when it splutters add urad dhal.

Add red chilli .

Add carrot and cabbage few curry leaves.

Add turmeric powder and cook in high flame.It will let the water go. Don’t close the curry.So when u cook use thick bottom kadai.Dont use stainless steel or aluminum vessels.

First crush onions,green chillies,jeeragam and few curry leaves. Then add grated coconut turmeric powder and grind without water.

Add this grounded paste to the curry when there is no water in it. And add salt to it.

Then fry for nearly 7 mts.So that the coconut mixture gets mixed and cooked well.

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Cooking Recipes healthy recipes. lunch box recipe preparation with curd, curd recipe

RAWA CHEELA/ INSTANT SUJI CHEELA/EASY RAWA BREAKFAST

We have many dosa varieties for breakfast.This suji cheela I’d easy to make.Since we add vegetable s the nutritional value is increased.

Ingredients

Rawa……..1 cup

Curd……..1/2 cup
Onion finely chopped…..2 TBS
Capsicum chopped…….2 TBS
Tomato chopped…..2 TBS

Curry leaves few

Ginger paste or ginger grated…..1/2 TSP.

Coriander leaves chopped…..1 Tbs
Oil for preparing cheela.

In a large bowl mix rawa and curd.Add 1/2 TSP salt and 3/4 cup water .Whisk well so that there is no lumps.Rest it for 20 to 30 mts.

When rawa gets soaked add chopped onions,tomatoes,capsicum,grated ginger curry leaves and coriander leaves .

Mix well with the rawa curd mixture

Can add water if needed

Now grease the dosa pan or a small pan.

Spread a laddle full of batter. Put oil in the sides. Cover with a lid. When it gets cooked flip the other side.

When done serve with chutney or sambar.

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CHANNA DHAL BRIYANI/CHICKPEAS BIRIYANI

Among briyani varieties this is a different one . This is a one pot meal and also perfect for lunch box. Rich in protein and fibre.

Ingredients

Bay leaf…..1

Kalpasi……2

Star Anise…..1

Onion…..2

Tomatoes…..2

Mint leaves….few

Coriander leaves…few

Oil…..4 tbs

Rice…..1 cup

For grinding

Ginger…….a small piece

Garlic…….8 cloves

Saunf……1 tsp

Cinnamon…2 small pieces

Cloves…2

Cardomom…1 or 2

Grind all these coarsely

Soak  1/2 cup channa for 8 hrs. And pressure cook it for 3 whistles. It should not be mushy .It should be done only 3/4 th.

Method

In a pressure cooker put 4 to 5 tbs oil put bayleaf,kalpasi,star anise,then add chopped onions then chopped tomatoes.

Add little salt. Fry till it blends.

Now add 1/4 tsp turmeric,1/2tspchilli powder, coriander powder 1 tsp,can add garam masala or briyani masala 1 tsp. And saute well.

Add cooked channa.

Mix and add rice to it.

Then add 2 cups of water.

Check for salt .

Now add mint leaves .

Cook for 2 whistles.

When done add finely chopped Coriander leaves.

Serve with carrot,cucumber and onion raita also papads.

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PANEER BHURJI

Paneer is fresh cheese common in India. Paneer bhurji is a delicious North Indian side dish.

Bhurji means scrambled so in this dish paneer is scrambled or crumbled.It is a quick recipe and can have withbread,roti or paratha.

Ingredients

Paneer….. 200 to 250 gms

Oil….3 tbs

Cumin seeds….1/2 tsp

Onion finely chopped….1/2 cup

Green chilles…..2 nos chopped

Tomatoes….1 cup

Turmeric powder….1/2 tsp

Chilli powder…. ..1/2 tsp

Coriander powder…. 1/2 tsp

Garm masala or vegetable masala….1/2tsp

Salt as required

Coriander leaves chopped …..2 tbs

Method

In a kadai put oil and then add cumin seeds then chopped onion

Now add green chillies and tomatoes to it.

Now add turmeric powder,chilli powder, vegetable masala and salt to it.And fry it.

Allow it to cook for few minutes only. Otherwise it will become hard.

When tomatoes turns mushy and the spice powders blend well add crumbled paneer to it.

Finally add chopped Coriander leaves

Serve with paratha or roti or rice of your choice.