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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 traditional cooking

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 Cooking Recipes tomato recipes traditional cooking

TOMATO KULAMBU/EASY TOMATO CURRY

Bored with regular sambar, rasam pulikulambu wanted to try a different one.As a result tried this receipe with tomatoes.

Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes…….1/2 kg
  • Onion ………..6
  • Green chillies….2
  • Curry leaves a few
  • Turmeric powder…1/4 tsp
  • Ginger small piece grated
  • Garlic….few pods
  • Coconut scrapings… 1/2 cup
  • Oil…..2 tbs

For grinding masala:

  • Red chillies…….6
  • Jeeragam……..1 tsp
  • Coconut scrapings…..2 tbs

Extract milk from Coconut scrapings .

Make tomato puree.

Method:

  1. Put oil in a kadai.when heated add seasonings.
  2. Add chopped green chillies,curry leaves ,grated ginger,onion and fry a little.
  3. Then add tomato puree.
  4. To it add turmeric powder,masala salt and fry a little.Allow it cook or add very little water to cook.
  5. Finally add coconut milk.
  6. When it gets cooked remove from fire.
  7. Add chopped coriander leaves.

If you like masala taste can add 1 piece cinnamon,4 cloves,2 staranise to the seasonings.

Also if you want more gravy can add poppyseed while grinding masala.

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cooking indian milk cookery traditional cooking

TIRUNELVELI SODHI KULAMBU/THENGAI PAL KUZHAMBU

Another traditional recipe from my native place. This is famous in Tuticorin and Tirunelveli (South India).It is also called as Mapillai Sodhi as it is prepared on special occasions ,for guests and also when giving feast for newly married couples.

INGREDIENTS

Onions…….2 or Shallots few

Carrots……..2

Potatoes……..2

Drumstic……….few pieces

Curry leaves a few

Mustard seeds ………1/2 TSP

Urad dhal……….1tsp

Juice of lime 1

Beans,peas also can be added.

Also increase or decrease vegetables accdg to your family taste.

For grinding masala.

Ginger 2inches pieces……..3 or 2

Green chillies………3

Garlic few pods

Fry these 3 ingredients and grind into a fine paste. Keep it aside

Coconut milk

1 St extract milk ……..1 cup

2nd extract milk…2cup

3rd extract milk…..1cup

For thickening add powdered pottukadalai to the milk.Some add moong dhal for thickening the milk.

Method for extracting coconut milk

Coconut milk is extracted by processing grated coconut with some warm water.

Generally 1 cup of grated coconut yields 2 cups of coconut milk.

A simple way is grate1/2 coconut for 1 person.

1. In a blender take1 cup grated coconut with 3/4 cup warm water

2.Blend for few minutes.

3.Strain through a strainer.

4.we can squeeze with hand or press with a spoon.

5. This milk will be thick and creamy.

6.Again put in blender by adding 3/4/cup water and repeat the procedure again.

7. This milk will be thinner than the first one.

8.Again repeat the same with 1/2 cup water and extract.This milk will be pale and very thin.

Method

1.Pour little oil in a kadai.Then add mustard seeds after it splutters addurad dhal when it turns brown then add curry leaves.

2.Now add onions and carrot.Fry a little when onion turns translucent add other vegetables saute for a minute.

3.Now add the third milk to the vegetable allow it to boil for few minutes add salt and grinded paste to it.

4.After sometime add 2nd milk and cook.

5. When vegetables are done add the 1st milk..

Do not boil for a long time.

When it mixes well.switch off the stove.

6.Add lime juice and finely chopped coriander leaves after some time.

As a side dish for sothi we prepare ginger thovial.

GINGER THOVAIAL

INGREDIENTS

Ginger……2 ” pieces 2

Coriander seeds……2 TBS

Red chillies……2 nos

Coconut scrapings……3 TBS

Tamarind a small piece

Salt as required

Oil for frying.

For seasoning:

Oil 1tbs

Mustard seeds 1/4tsp

Urad dhal1/2 ts

Method

In a kadai put oil and fry all ingredients except salt and tamarind.

2.Put in blender and grind as chutney adding little water.

3. Add seasoning finally