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OKRA MANGO PACHADI/VENDAKAI MANGAI PACHADI

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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.

INGREDIENTS
Ladies finger/Okra_________500gms
RawMango. _______________1(medium)
Toor dhal__________________1/3rd cup
Onion______________________2
Turmeric Powder___________1/2 to1 TSP
Curry leaves________________a few
Oil
Mustard seeds_____________1/2 TSP
Urad dhal___________________1tsp
Salt as required.
Coriander leaves

Masala For Grinding
Coconut scrapings __________1/3rd cup
Cumin seeds_________________1/2 TSP
Red chillies___________________2or 3
Garlic pods___________________3or4

METHOD

*Cut ladies into small pieces.
*Grind all the  masala ingredients and keep it aside.
*Cook dhal and keep it separately.
*Chop onions.
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.

Options
*If u don’t have raw mango can use tomotoes.
*Other option is to add tamarind extract instead of water.

VAZHAIKAI PUTTU/PODIMAS

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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.

Ingredient
Raw banana___2
Onion ____2 or Shallots  few
Green chillies 2or 3
Coconut scrapings____2 or 3 tbs.
Oil ___3 tsp
Mustard___1 tsp
Urad dhal____1 tsp
Curry leaves ___a few salt_ as required

 

METHOD
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.

RIDGE GUORD /PEERKANGAI GOSTHU

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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.
INGREDIENTS:
Peerkangai/Ridge guord chopped_ 2cups
Shallots_10 to 15Nos or
Onion_ 2Nos.
Green Chillies 2 or 3 accdg. to taste
For frying:
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.

METHOD
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.

Optional:
Can add tomatoes or tamarind  pulp to it

Greens Porial/GreensStir Fry/Arai keerai Porial

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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.
Ingredients
*Arai keerai _ 2 small bunches
*Onion_ Shallots will be best or can use
Big onions_ 2
*Coconut scrapings_3tbs
*Oil for frying
*Mustard seeds_3/4 TSP
*Urad dhal_1tsp
*Red chillies_2 or 3 accdg. to taste.
*Salt as reqd.

Method
1.Wash the Greens thoroughly and chop finely.
2.Chop onions.
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.
Optional
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.