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Kathrika and Tomato kichadi (Egg Plant)

This kichadi is a combination of brinjal and tomato.In Tirunelveli side they call it as kochu or gosthu.It is a best side dish for idli/dosa.Some eat it gram dhal and white rice. some with venpongal. Few call it kalyana sambar.

Ingredients:

  1. Brinjal -4
  2. Tomato -4
  3. Green chillies- 4 (increase or decrease accdg. to taste)
  4. Onion-2(finely chopped)
  5. Asafoetida or Hing
  6. Cooking oil-2 tb
  7. Urad and mustard seed -1/2 tsp
  8. Coriander leaves-1tbs
  9. Salt as desired.

Preparation

  • Chop onions,tomatoes,curryleaves and coriander leaves and keep aside.
  • Cut brinjal and keep it in water to prevent discolouration.
  • Method :
  • Keep kadai put oil add tomato,brinjal and chillies for few minutes till tomatoes are soft.Then add water to it and cook well.
  • After cooking remove the excess water keep it seperately.
  • Put tomato and brinjal in a blender to get it as a smooth paste.
  • Heat kadai.Add oil put mustard and urad dhal when mustard seed splutters add curry leaves and onion.Fry till it is golden brown.
  • Now add the paste it.To it add the excess water which was kept asideand cook for few minutes.
  • If needed add more water .It has to be in pouring consistency.
  • Bring to boil.To it add asafoetida and chopped coriander leaves to it.

Variation

  • Can use only tomatoes alone.
  • When we use brinjal use tamarind extract for it .It will remove the sour taste too.Serve with idli,dosai with dash of sesame oil/gingelly oil

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Healthy Gothumba Dosai/ Instant wheat flour dosai

Wheat flour dosai also known as gothumba dosai is a common South Indian dosai. It is very easy to prepare.I have added soy flour, cabbage and kasuri methi to increase its nutritive value. Easy to prepare. serve hot or else it may become soggy.
Ingredients:

  • Wheat flour : 1 cup
  • Soy Flour: 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies:2 or 3 according to taste
  • Cabbage : Finely chopped 3 tbs.
  • Onion : 1 finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves:1 tbs
  • Kasuri methi: 1 tbs (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • curry leaves: finely chopped
  • Asafoetida: a pinch
  • Curd : 2 tbs (optional)
  • Oil
  • Mustard and dhal :1tbs
  • Salt : to taste

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Method

Mix wheat flour, soy flour and salt first.

Now add water to this mixture make as dosa batter without any lumps.

Heat oil and add the mustard and dhal when it splutters add green chillies,onion and curry leaves.when onion becomes transparent remove from fire add to batter.

Now add chopped cabbage , asafoetida,methi and chopped coriander leaves also.

Heat dosa tawa.Pour batter in a circular motion and smear some oil around it.

Now flip the dosa and cook for few seconds.

when done remove it.

If you want thick dosa add little water or if you want thin dosai add more water.

Serve hot with chutney.All my family members like this dosai very much you too try and let me know.

Can prepare this dosai even without adding soy flour.

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GREEN GRAM DHAL PAYASAM

INGREDIENTS:

  • Dehusked green gram dhal:250gms.
  • Coconut:1
  • Ghee:2 tbs
  • Jaggery:500gms
  • Powdered cardomom:1tsp
  • Cashews: 2tbs
  • Raisins:1tsp

Method:

  1. Roast dehusked dhal in a kadai without oil
  2. Cook dhal and mash well.
  3. Melt jaggery in a cup of water and strain to remove dirt.
  4. Extract milk from coconut.keep aside this thick milk.
  5. Now add water and extract 2nd milk.
  6. Keep kadai or thick bottomed vessel and put mashed dhal into it.
  7. Add melted jaggery to it and mix well.
  8. Now add 2nd extract milk.
  9. when almost thick add 1st extract milk
  10. When it begins to boil remove and add cardomom powder
  11. Heat ghee fry cashews and raisins add to it.

    Payasam is now ready.Serving with vadai or with banana and papad is a good combination.Instead of coconut milk ordinary milk can be added.