Mango season reminded me to share a recipe with mango and ladies finger.This is a traditional Tirunelveli recipe.We have this dish served for marriages also we prepare this in special occasions where we need oru vaga curry. It’s simple and very tasty recipe.This goes well with sambar,rasam also for blackgram rice.
Toor dhal__________________1/3rd cup
Turmeric Powder___________1/2 to1 TSP
Curry leaves________________a few
Mustard seeds_____________1/2 TSP
Salt as required.
Masala For Grinding
Coconut scrapings __________1/3rd cup
Cumin seeds_________________1/2 TSP
Red chillies___________________2or 3
*Cut ladies into small pieces.
*Grind all the masala ingredients and keep it aside.
*Cook dhal and keep it separately.
1.Heat 3tbs. Of oil add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal then add curry leaves.
2.Now add onions,ladies finger,cut diced mango and saute.After sauting add enough water to cook it.
3.Add turmeric powder and required salt
4.When it is cooked add cooked dhal mix well finally addthe grinded paste to it.Now add chopped coriander leaves.
*If u don’t have raw mango can use tomotoes.
*Other option is to add tamarind extract instead of water.
We cook a lot curries with raw banana .Raw banana fry is the most common dish but today I am going to share with you a simple and easy recipe with it.This recipe requires very little oil. It’s very healthy dish and has high nutritive value.
Onion ____2 or Shallots few
Green chillies 2or 3
Coconut scrapings____2 or 3 tbs.
Oil ___3 tsp
Urad dhal____1 tsp
Curry leaves ___a few salt_ as required
1. Cut raw banana into two halves.cook in water.It should be cooked not mushy.That is it should be firm enough to grate or crumble.
3.When cool remove skin and grate them.
4.To a pan first add oil then add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal.
5.Now add chopped onions,green chillies and curry leaves.
6. When onion gets sauted add grated banana and coconut. Then add required amount of salt and mix well.
Serve with sambar rice with papad will be the best combination.
Optional: can add 2 or 3 pinch of asafoetida.
We have many accompaniment forIdlis and Dosas.Coconut chutney and sambar are common side dishes.Ridge GUORD gosthu is an easy one. Those who are allergic to brinjal can have this side dish.
Peerkangai has many health benefits. This is rich in dietary fibre and vitamins.It aifs in good digestive system.
Peerkangai/Ridge guord chopped_ 2cups
Shallots_10 to 15Nos or
Green Chillies 2 or 3 accdg. to taste
Oil_ 1 to 2 tbs
Urad dhal_1/2 TSP
Mustard seeds 1/4 TSP
Curry leaves a few
Coriander leaves finely chopped 1 to 2 tbs.
Hing 2 pinches
Salt as required.
1.Wash ridge guord and peel it’s skin and chop it.
2.Keep a wok or idli container to cook it.This will cook quickly.
3.When cooked remove from fire and when it cools put in mixer with green chillies and make it a paste.
4.Heat a pan drizzle oil to it.Temper with mustard seeds,urad dhal to it add curry leaves and then add onions fry till it turns pinkish.
5.Now add the grounded ridge guord with little water with required salt and asafoetida powder.Allow it to boil.Add coriander leaves.
6.When it is ready serve with idlis.
Can add tomatoes or tamarind pulp to it
An easy traditional also a healthy recipe.This is a simple and easy quick side dish that can be had with rice.Best for sambar,rasam and even curd rice.
*Arai keerai _ 2 small bunches
*Onion_ Shallots will be best or can use
Big onions_ 2
*Oil for frying
*Mustard seeds_3/4 TSP
*Red chillies_2 or 3 accdg. to taste.
*Salt as reqd.
1.Wash the Greens thoroughly and chop finely.
3.In a kadai pour 2 or 3tbs. of oil add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal.Add red chillies after frying and chopped onions and fry till soft.
4.Now add chopped greens and required amount of salt.
5.Sprinkle little water only if required cos .leaves will have water
6.When cooked add coconut scrapings to it.Mix well.
7.Serve as side dish for rice.
1.Spinach or mulai keerai can be used.
2.Can use 1/2 TSP sugar to greens to retain its color.
3.While adding chopped onions chopped garlic too can be added to enhance its flavour.