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KEERAI KUZHAMBU

I have shared many KEERAI recipes.

Today it is KEERAI kulambu.

Ingredients:

Oil……1 TBS

Garlic….4 pods

Green chillies….2 to 3

Shallots…….10

Tomato……1

Keerai…..350 gms

Sambar powder…..2 TSP

Salt as needed

Turmeric….1/2 TSP

Mustard seeds….1/4 TSP

Urad dhal….1/2 TSP

Cumin seeds….1/4 TSP

Red chillies….2

Toor dhal..cooked 1 cup

Curry leaves…..few

Method:

  • In a kadai put oil. Add chopped onions, garlic and tomato.
  • Saute it
  • Add arai keerai and fry it.
  • Add water to it.
  • When it gets cooked add sambar powder and required salt.
  • Finally add cooked dhal.

In a pan add 1 TBS oil.add mustard seeds when it splutters addurad dhal.

Add cumin seeds, add red chillies,curry leaves.

Now add the seasonings to the gravy.

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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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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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CHOW CHOW PORIAL/CHAYOTE PORIAL

Among porial varieties this is one.Easy and simple.
Ingredients:

  • Chow chow…. 1 cup chopped
  • Onion…………..1 chopped
  • Capsicum……..1 chopped
  • Oil………..2 tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds….1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal….1/2 tsp

For grinding;

  • Porikadalai……3 tsp
  • Cumin seeds…..1/2 tsp
  • Red chillies…..3
  • Coconut scrapings…2 tbs

METHOD

  1. Pour oil in a kadai.Add seasoning s to it.
  2. Add chopped onions and little salt and fry till transparent then add chopped capsicum and fry

Now add chow chow and add little water to it

When it gets cooked add the grounded masala.

I have added little water. If you don’t want to add water can grind without water.

And mix well till it blends well.

Serve with rice and kulambu.

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CAPSICUM FRY/ BELL PEPPER FRY

Capsicum is available in multitude of colors. Capsicum are called peppers,red pepper,green pepper,chilli pepper and bell pepper.

They are good source s of dietary fibre,Vit.E,B6,VitB9,Vit.K,folate,Maganese and potassium.

Red capsicum are sweeter than green capsicum.

The sweetness of capsicum is due to their natural sugars.

Ingredients:

  • Capsicum…….1 cup (cut into cubes)
  • Onion………….2 cut into small pieces.
  • Garlic……few pods.
  • Mustard…1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal…1/2 tsp
  • Oil…2 tbs
  • Turmeric powder a pinch
  • Chilli powder…1/2tsp or porial powder
  • Salt as needed

Method:

  1. Put oil in a kadai.
  2. First add mustard seeds and when it splutters add urad dhal when it turns brown add onion.
  3. Add chopped garlic.
  4. Now add cut capsicum.
  5. Fry a little add turmeric powder and chilli powder or porial powder.
  6. Fry till it blends.

Serve with rice and sambar or roti.

  • Porial podi:
  • Red gram dhal….1/2 cup
  • Coriander seeds…1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds………1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds..1/2 tsp
  • Red chillies……..5 nos( can increase or decrease accdg. to taste)
  • Dry roast and powder it.
  • Suggestion
  • Can use different colour capsicum
  • Can add tomorrow’s to it.
  • Can use left over fry with rice convert it as capsicum rice.
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SWEET POTATO FRY

Sweet potato is rich in antioxidant . It is rich in Vit. A .Also have a medium to high glycemic index.

Cooked sweet potatoes are relatively high in fiber. These are composed of carbs. Excellent source of Vit.C., potassium and a decent source of VitB6,Bit.B and Vit.E. This prevents Vit.A deficiency .

Sweet potatoes are very nutrious.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Potato…..4 or 5/1/2 kg
  • Coconut scrapings…1/4 cup
  • Green Chillies……3 to 4
  • Oil…..2 to 3 tsp
  • Mustard seeds…..1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal….1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves…a few

Method

  1. Pressure cooker and peel the skin.
  2. Cut into cubes.
  3. In a kadai put oil.
  4. When heated add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal.
  5. When it turns brown add green chillies and curry leaves.
  6. Add sweet potatoes and little salt fry a little and then finally add coconut scrapings.

Serve with rice and kuzhambu.

Can add chilly powder instead of green chillies after cutting it into round pieces before boiling.

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CARROT PORIAL/CARROT FOOGATH

Carrot is a root vegetable usually orange in Color though purple,black,red,white and yellow is available.

It contains high quantities of alpha and beta carotene.It is also a good source of Vit.K and Vit.B2 and many minerals.

Ingredients

  • Carrot chopped…..2or 3Nos.
  • Onion…..1or 2
  • Green chillies…2 or 3
  • Grated coconut…3 or 4 TBS
  • Mustard seeds…..1/4tsp
  • Urad dhal………..1/2tsp
  • Oil…..1or 2tbs
  • Curry leaves a few

Method

  1. Chop carrot into small pieces.
  2. Boil it with little water.
  3. When half done add salt to it and when it is cooked keep aside.
  4. In a kadai pour oil and when mustard seeds splutter add urad dhal.
  5. Then add curry leaves, chopped onions , green chillies and fry it.
  6. Add cooked carrot and finally add scraped coconut.

Serve with rasam or sambar or curd rice.

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OKRA FRY/LADIES FINGER FRY

Easy preparation.Favourite for kids too.Ladies finger are rich in Vitamin.A, Vitamin C. Rich sources of dietary fibre, minerals. It has high level of antioxidants.Fresh pods are good sources of folates.

They are also wthB complex vitamins,niacin,vit K.It also has iron, calcium,manganese and magnesium.

There are lot of health benefits when we eat this.

Ingredients

  • Ladies finger….250gms.
  • Onion ……1(optional)
  • Red chillies……2 or 3
  • Turmeric powder….1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder…….1/2 tsp
  • Oil 3 to 4 tbs
  • Mustard seeds…1/4tsp
  • Urad dhal……..1/2 tsp

For powder

  • Red gram dhal……2 tbs
  • Coriander seeds…2 tbs
  • Red chillies……….3 or 4

Dry roast these ingredients and powder it.

Method

  1. First wash and wipe ladies fingers.
  2. Chop into 11/2 to 2 inches length.
  3. Keep kadai and put oil in it.
  4. Now after seasoning add red chillies.If you are adding onions now you add fry a little.
  5. Now add okra to it.
  6. To ladies finger add turmeric powder,chilly powder and salt and fry.
  7. When it is 3/4 done add 1 to 2 tbs of the powder to it.
  8. When it blends well remove from fire.

It goes well with phulka,dal rice, sambar or even with curd rice.

When for kids need not add red chillies.

If you are adding the powder can decrease the number of red chillies.

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MANGO RASAM

Raw mango is rich in Vitamin.A,VitC,Vit.B6. It also contains folate,potasssium and magnesium. Add fiber to your diet. Vitamin.A,Vit.C,Vit.B,

Rasam is a South Indian dish. It is traditionally prepared using tamarind juice with the addition of tomato,chilli, pepper and cumin. Now ready-made rasam powder is available.

It is eaten with rice or separately as a spicy soup. Different types of rasam can be prepared and since this is mango season I thought of sharing mango rasam recipe.It is a balance between sweet sour and spicy flavour It can be served with rice and porial.

Ingredients:

  • Raw mango…….1
  • Ghee for seasoning
  • Mustard seeds…..1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal………….1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves…a few
  • Coriander leaves chopped.1 tsp
  • Rasam powder….1 to 2 tbs

Method:

  1. Cook mango either whole in cooker or cut it into pieces and cook
  2. When mango is cooled put in a mixi blender and blend into smooth puree.
  3. In a kadai put ghee then mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal and curry leaves.
  4. Add mango pulp and rasam powder add little water.
  5. Add rasam powder and salt.Allow it to boil.
  6. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

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CORIANDER LEAVES CHUTNEY/KOTHAMALLI THUVAIAL

Coriander is a phyto nutrient dense herb rich in geraniol, limonene,campho,elemol and many others,so it helps to control blood sugar cholestrol and free radical.

We have many chutney varieties, Cilantro or KOTHAMALLI chutney is one This is with coriander leaves.

Cilantro is very low in saturated fat and cholestrol and caloric value is nearly non existent. Good in dietary fiber,Vit.A,C,E,K,Calcium,iron, potassium and magnesium. Half cup of fresh cilantro provides 270 IU of vit.A and 16,% of the daily recommended Vit.K. Cilantro gives a fresh boost of flavour without the addition of sea salt or other seasonings.It is rich in phytonutrients,flavonoids andphenotic compounds.

The vit.K and calcium content of cilantro help to build strong bones and hair.It helps to loers anxiety and improves sleep.

Ingredients

  • Coriander leaves……1cup
  • Tamarind……. Little
  • Black urad dhal or white…1tbs
  • Red chillies…….4 to 5
  • Salt as required
  • Oil….1tbs

If frying u need oil,1/4tsp mustard seeds,1/2tsp urad dhal.
Method

  1. Thoroughly wash the coriander leaves.
  2. Put oil in a kadai add urad dhal and red chillies and fry.
  3. After frying a little add coriander leaves which are chopped.
  4. Keep aside and allow till it cools.
  5. Now add salt and tamarind and grind.
  6. Add little water to it. At this stage you can use it like a dip . This will be a different taste.
  7. Another way is that keep kadai again pour little oil add mustard seeds and when it splutters add urad dhal when it turns brown add the grinded chutney to it.The water content in it will be absorbed and it will begin to get thick.

Can eat with dosai also best for curd rice.