Restaurant style coconut chutney




Coconut chutney is one common side dish we often make.The combination of idli or dosa with chutney & sambar can't  be expressed in words.If you don't prefer raw flavor of garlic then add ginger in it.

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Oats pongal/Kichadi

Oats pongal

Oats as all know is rich in fibre and very good for health,i no need to write about the benefits of it.Apart for porridge we can make many dishes with it think many know it,but i want then all in my blog so included.

Golden yellow cake (eggless&butterless)

I like to bake cakes very much & i am trying it.Some came good  while other didn't.I just have a micro oven which don't support baking,so i use my stove top oven (cooker)for baking.

Lady' finger/Okra/Vendaikai side dish


We all make different side dish everyday for rice,this is one such and it goes well with any gravy,sambar.It taste good too.Try it.Its very easy to make.


Sweet potato kootu

sweet potato
As we all know sweet potato is cooked as eaten as evening snack.when i browse i saw it can be made to kootu .I tried it & it was nice,so i post it here.

Prawns Briyani



This briyani is so easy to make.We all like to have briyani on spl days.I made it for my son's birthday.Try it out.

Sweet flour/healthy flour

Have you all had of this flour,in our side we use to make this & give for kids,its very healthy.We use call this as" cheenee maavoo".Think this may be new to you all.Try it.

Pepper Rasam



All lunch menus end with rasam.It acts as a digesting agent to our heavy food.Some people drink a cup of it after meals.

Mixed vegetable- Aviyal (kerala style)


I like aviyal more because it has all vegetables & it taste good.Mostly in our side if veg is the menu for marriages they use to keep this.Good combination with rasam or any sambar.Try it & you too will like the most.


Capsicum& peas rice



This rice is very easy to make.You can make it either in basmathi rice or left over rice.You can use all three colours in capsicum,bit here i have used only two.

Cluster Beans/Kothavarangai kootu





Cluster beans / kothavarai is one vegetable which  has more iron content ,good for health & taste good too.Hope you all will try this.

Mixed vegetable kurumaa( without coconut)


This kuruma i often make for aapam,its a super combination with that.We can also use it for chappathi.Its very easy to make.

Tomato- Onion chutney


Everyone have their own way of making this chutney.I too make this in different ways,this is one among it.I will  try post  all the other method too.

Seppankizhangu fry ( not deep fry)



seppankizhangu fry
Hope all are familiar with this.Its a good side with rice.

Baby corn pulao










Ingredients
1.Basmathi rice- 1 cup
2.water- 2 cup
3.baby corn- 5 to 6
4.ghee- 2 tsp
5.oil- 2 tsp
6.cashew- 2 tsp
7.garam masala- 1 tsp
8.salt to taste

Method:

1.Wash rice & soak for 30 min.cit baby corn.

2.Roast cashew in ghee& keep aside.

3.In the same kadai add remaining ghee & oil.add baby corn and saute little.then add garam masala& salt.

4.Add 2 cup water ,close kadai & bring to boil.

5.When it starts to boil,add the drained rice&close.

6.in about 5 -8 min it will be three forth cooked.Open & see.Then place  a dosa tawa on the flame& on above that u keep ur rice kadai(with lid)to cook for remaining( this is what called dhumm).

7.check every 3 min.,it will be ready soon.

U may also add mint r coriander's leaf if u prefer.



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Beetroot pachadi

beetroot pachadi


Ingredients

1.Beetroot- 1 big (cut into small cubes)
2.coconut(grated)- 2 to 3 tsp
3.green chilli-1
4.jeera- 1 tsp
6.turmeric- 1tsp
7.salt- to taste
8.curd- 3 tsp


To temper:


oil
mustard
curry leaves

Method:

1.grind coconut with jeera.turmeric,chilli to a coarse.

2.cook beetroot with little water,it should not be mashy.

3.Add the ground paste &salt to it ,mix well and cook for 2 min.Remove from flame.

4.After it get cool add curd |& mix well.

5.Then temper with mustard& curry leaf,add to it.Ur pachadi is ready.

6. A good side dish for rice.

Sending this to Priya and   Sumees veggie -friut for the month





Theeyal/vegetables with coconut curry

 
 
 
My mother is a great cook,who lives in our soul is a great expert in making this theeyal and special she love to make it when we are planning for a picnic.On those day very very early in the morning she would get up & with  nobody's help she alone would do all.I think as a daughter I have done some thing similar to it,but nothing matches my mum's taste.

Vegetable noodles


We all love to have this noddles for dinner as its more colourful with lots of veggies.My kids love them.

Idiyappam



Ingredients

1.Rice flour
2.salt
3.hot water

Method:

1.Bring water  to boil well.

2.In a bowl add rice flour( u can use ready made iddiyappam flour,i use homemade,for home made sieve well and remove the granules,use only fine powder) and salt.mix.

3.Add hot water little by little and mix with a wooden stick without lumps.mix well the flour will get cooked with the of the hot water itself.the correct consistency is, the dough will not stick in hands.

4.then press using idiyappam presser and spread on greased idli plate.
And cook.in about 5-8 min the idiyappam will be ready.

I don't spread on idli plate.i have set for it to spread and keep it on idli plate & cook.



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Potato curry


This is one dish which goes well with poori and chapathi.Can  also be had as side dish for rice too.

Easy sambar


Ingredients

1.Toor dal- 1 cup( u can also use moong dal)
2.onion-1 big or (small onions -1/2 cup)
3.tomato-1
4.veggies-bringal,carrot,beans potato( u can also use radish)- 1 cup.
5.turmeric pwdr- 1 tsp
6.sambar pwdr- 2 tsp(if u don't have u can use chilli pwdr 2 tsp& coriander pwdr 2 tsp)
7.Asafoetida- 1 medium piece

8.oil- 2 tsp
9.salt to taste
9.ghee - 1 tsp
10.garlic pods-3 to 5
11.tarmarind- little

Temper:
oil,mustard,curry leaf,coriander leaf.

Method:

1.wash toor dal well put inside a cooker and add 2 cup water.

2.cut all veggies  add to it.

3.cut onion& toamato and add to it.pell garlic pods and add also asafoetida to it.

4.for the dal to cook well add a tsp of oil to it.

5.after all things r added close the lid 7 place the whistle after steam comes.

6.keep for 5 r 6 whistle( i keep for 10 mins).

7.soak tamarind in water & take juice.( some don't use this)

8.after the steam is released open cooker and add all pwdrs,salt  to it & mix.

9.check for spice,salt add accordingly.

10.keep cooker in flame ( don't put lid) & bring to boil.

11.off the flame when it become little thick.

12.then keep a kadai & add all in temper except coriander leafy,when all splutters add it to the sambar .garnish with coriander leaf,

13.Lastly add a spoon ghee to it.

ur sambar is ready.can be had with idle/dosai,rice


Chocolate cake with chocolate icing using pressure cooker


Dry ginger kaapi/chukku kaapee


Ingredients:

karupatti/palm jaggery - 1/2 to 1 piece
coriander seeds-1 tsp
black pepper- 1tsp
Chukku/dry ginger- 1 big piece
water.

Method:

1.Blend black pepper,coriander seeds,chukku in mixie to a coarse.

2.Boil water in a sauce pan,add karupatti and the blend mix to it .don't add more karupatti.
the spice level only should be high.

3.Let it boil well.Filter it.

4.kappee is ready.it is good for all throat infection & refresher  in rainy reason.


Biscuit pudding


Ingredients:

1.Marie biscuit
2.butter- 2 to 3 tbsp
3.sugar- as per taste
4.cocoa pwdr- 2 tsp
5.coffee powder-1 tsp
6.milk-little



Method:

In a bowl mix milk with coffee pwdr and dip each biscut&keep.

In another bowl mix butter with sugar,cocoa pwdr.

Arrange one biscut ,on top spread the mix,then place another biscut & repeat so on a plate.

Keep in fridge for some time & serve.

alternate:

u can use condensed milk and cocoa as a   spread mixture.






Masala peanuts



Ingredients:

1.peanuts
2.chilli powder
3.garam masala
4.salt
5.olive oil.
6.rice flour.

Method:

This is very easy to make.

Take a microwavble bowl.Put all the ingrediands into it.

Mix well.Keep in microwave oven for 3 min.

after every 1 min  take out and mix well,mixing is important.

After 2.5 min keep an eye on it.Sometimes it may be rdy.

Your masala peanut is ready.



Chicken curry( without coconut)



Ingredients:

1.chicken -1/2 kg(without skin cut into small pieces)
2.onion-3 medium
3.tomato-2
4.ginger garlic paste-2 tsp
5.kashmiri chilli pwdr-1to 2 tsp(r acc to ur spice level)
6.coriander pwdr-2 tsp
7.garam masala-1tsp
8.turmeric pwdr- 1 tsp
9.salt to taste.
10.oil-2 tsp(i use olive oil for all non veg)
coriander leaf- to garnish

method:

1.clean chicken well.cut onion & tomato.

2.in a kadai pour oil, followed by onion saute till color change,add ginger garlic paste.then add ur chicken for saute for a while.

3.then add all ur powders ,salt and mix,add tomato and saute well.then add little water and cover with lid.

4.when its cooked oil separate on top.off the flame & garnish with coriander leaf..

Samba Goothumai/wheat sooji payasam/kheer


This is also one of the easiest kheer.I always like to munch or drink something sweet after lunch.So I use to make any sweet for it.Try this.

Little gourd /koovakai fry(not deep fry)



Ingredients:

little gourd/koovakai- 200 gm
turmeric powdr- 1 tsp
chille powder-1 r 2 tsp(acc. to ur spice level)
cumin/jeera pwdr- 1 tsp.
salt to taste
oil

Method:

Wash little gourd well and cut into round shapes.

mix all the ingrediants to it except oil.

In a pan pour 2 r 3 tsp oil,when it get heated put the little gourd and saute well.in about 5-7 min ur sidh is rdy.

Very apt of lunch box.

Ridge Gourd/Peerkangai with channa dal





Ingredients:

1.Ridge gourd/peerkangai
2.channa dal-3-4 tbsp
3.onion-1
4.green chilli-1 or acc. to ur spice level
5.garlic pods-2
salt.

To temper
oil
mustard
cumin seed
curry leaves

Method:

1.peel the skin of ridge gourd and cut in to small pieces.

2.cook channa dal with some water untill half cooked.drain excess water

3.Heat a kadai,all things under temper,followed by onion,garlic,chilli & saute.

4.then add ridge gourd& cooked channa dal.don't add water.cook till done.

5.add salt& mix,serve as  accomplishment with rice.






Methu vadai






Ingredients:

1.urad dal
2.onion
3.green chilli
4.ginger
5.cumin/jeera- 1 tsp
6.salt
7.oil
8.curry,coriander leaves

Method:

1.soak urad dal for 1 hrs.grind to fine paste .if water needed add salt needed it gives water.If water is needed just sprinkle.

2.cut onion,chilli,ginger and add to the batter.add both leaves.

3.take small portion and make the shape in ur wet palm and fry in heated oil.

4.place in tissue to absorb excess oil.

5.ur vadai is rdy.

Poori with potato curry



Ingredients:

1.wheat flour
2.salt-1 tsp
3.oil to fry.
4.water

Method:

mix salt into the wheat flour well.then add water little by little and make a soft dough.in end add little oil to dough and keep covered for 1 hrs.
In a platform take a small portion& spread with the roti maker.
if u wish to get perfect circle cut using a lid of a vessel else make roll small circles with it.

heat oil in pan & fry ur poori on both side.


the best side dish is potato curry.

Ingredients:

potato
tomato-1 small
green chilli-1
ginger garlic paste- 1tsp
onion-1
fennel seed-little
mustard to temper
coriander leaf,oil,turmeric pwdr-little.
salt.

method:

boil potato,remove the skin  and smash well
in a kadai add oil,followed by mustard,fennel seed, onion,ginger garlic paste,tomato.saute little then add smashed potato.
Then add little turmeric,salt & sprinke some water and cook.
ur potato curry is ready.

Easy evening snack with sooji

 
The things needed for this is very simple and it is sure in all house.

Ingredients:

sooji/rava- 1cup
sugar to taste
water
oil to fry

Method:

Mix sooji with sugar.add little water and make a dough equivalent to that of vadai's.

heat oil,make small ball ,press between palm and fry it.

Your evening snack is ready.hope u will try.

Aappam without yeast( with a small video)


Apart from  idli / dosai ,appam takes third place in the order of our breakfast.We can have it with any spicy veg or non-veg curry or simply with  sweetened coconut milk.

Horsegram dosai/ idli

This recipe i tried from dishesfrommykitchen. it came out well.



Ingredients:

horsegram-1/2 cup
idli rice-2 cup
salt.

check for stones in horsegram and soak overnight or more than 6 hrs.
soak rice for 3 hrs.grind seperately.
horsegram will come fluffy like urad dal.
mix both with salt and let it fermant overnight.
your batter is ready.

Make dosai and idli as usual.

have it with ur favourite sambar or chutney. we had it with sambar.it was delicious.
Horsegram is good for health,it reduce cholestral,for weight loss it is good.

we can make sundal,rasam too with it.will post it later

Urad dal porridge/Uzlluntha kangee

Ingredients:

1.urad dall with black skin-1/2 cup
2.rice- 1/2 cup
3.moong dal-2 tbsp
4.fenugreek-1 tsp
5 garlic- 1 full one
6.salt to taste

Method.

Peel the skin of all garlic.
wash all the thing well and cook in pressure cooker with 3 cup water for 4-5 whistle.open ,if it smash well  pour hot water to the required thickness u need.put salt for ur taste.
ur kanchee is ready.serve with thoviyal

FOR THOVIYAL

dry roast 2 red chilli with coconut,2 garlic pods,curry leaf.grind to coarse with little tamarind and salt.

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