Friday, September 28, 2012

Naattu Koli Kulambu


  Nattu koli - 1 kg

 Ginger paste- 1tsp

 Garlic paste - 1tsp

 Grated coconut - ¼ cup

 Chilly powder - 3tsp  

 Coriander powder - 3 tsp

 Cinnamon stick - 2 inch

 Clove - 3 nos  

 Gingelly oil- ¼cup

  Small onions - 20 nos

 Cumin - 2 tsp 

 Pepper corns - 1 tsp

 Tomato (big) - 1 no  

 Curry leaves 1 handfull 

 Sombu - 1/2 tsp

 Salt to taste 

 Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp 

 Coriander leaves- a handfull 

 Method : 

 Cut the chicken into small pieces and clean.

 Chop finely 10 onions and tomato. 

 In a pan heat 1 tsp oil, add cumin, pepper corns, sombu and  

 onion (10 No) and fry till it turns brown. 

 Remove from the heat and grind with very little water.

 Heat 1/4 cup gingelly oil in a pressure pan.  

 Add cinnamon , cloves , chopped onion , turmeric powder,  curry leaves and salt.

 Fry till onions become light brown ,  

 After 5 minutes add ginger garlic paste and

 saute till the raw smell goes away.

 Now add tomato, ground paste, chicken pieces,

 Saute for 2 minutes. Then add chilly powder and

 coriander powder and mix it well.

 After 5 minutes add coconut paste and 2 cups of water.

 Close the pan with lid.

 Let it to cook for 3 whistles , after that switch off.

 Don't remove from heat suddenly.

 After steam releases from cooker open the lid and   garnish with coriander leaves.

 Serve with hot rice. 

 It is also a very good combination to idli, dosai, chappati and rotis.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Rava Upma

Ingredients :

Rava (Rice) - 1 cup

Ginger - 1 piece (medium size , chopped)

Small Onion - 15 nos(chopped)

Green chillies - 4 nos(chopped)

Carrot pieces - 1/2 cup

Curry leaves - A handful

Coriander leaves - A handful

Coconut (Shreded) - 1/4 cup(opotional)

Mustard seeds - 2 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp 

Channa dal - 2 tbs

Oil - 2 tbs

Ghee - 1 tbs

Salt - to taste 

Method :

Boil 2 cups of water in a vessel. In another pan roast  rava  with 1 tsp  oil and  

transfer to the another vessel and keep it a side.  

Heat 2 tbs oil ,   add channa dal , urad dal. 

When the dal turns red in colour add mustard seeds and allow to splutter.

Then add  ginger , onion, green chillies, carrot pieces ,

curry leaves and coriander leaves one by one. 

Cook 2 or 3 minutes add the boiling water . 

Adjust salt and pour the roasted rava slowly in medium heat. 

Stir well . When it comes to the upma consistancy ,  stop add rava . 

Finally add  ghee and  the  shreded coconut. 


when we add the boilled  water in the onion mixture we get  the dals  crispy. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Raagi Dosai (Sweet)

Ingredients : ( For Sweet )

Coconut - 1 tbs (shreded)

Raagi flour - 1 cup

Jaggery - 1 cup (shreded) 

Cardamom - 4 nos (powdered)

Salt - a pinch 

Oil - 2 tbs

Ghee -2 tbs


 In a pan melt the shreded jaggery in a cup of water at medium heat and filter it.

After that jaggery water becomes cool add raagi flour , shreded coconut,

salt and cardamom powder, stir well like dosa batter.

If the jaggery water is insufficient add some ordinary water to make batter.

Melt the ghee and mix it with oil.

In a non stick pan pour the batter and put oil and ghee mixture around the dosai.

After cook one side and turn it to the other side and now also pour the ghee mixture.

Now the  delicious and iron rich dosai is ready to serve. Side dish is not needed.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thattapayaru- Brinjal Kulambu



Thattapayaru - 1/2 cup 

Tamarind juice - 1/2 cup 

Small onion - 15 to 20

Tomato - 2 nos

Brinjal - 4 nos

Mustars seeds - 1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder - a pinch

Sambar powder - 2 tbs

Coconut - 1/4 cup (shreded)

Curry leaves - handfull

Oil - 2 tbs

 Asafoetida - a pinch

Method :

Cook the thatta payaru and keep it a side

In a pan of oil add coconut, one tomato , 6 to 8 onions and a little bit of curry leaves

fry until they turn brown.

Take that and blend them in the blender.

In a pan of oil, add the mustard seeds , asafoetida and curry leaves and the leftover

onion (not the blended ones) and brinjal.

Fry them all together until they cook .

Add the tamarind juice (also mix some water for non thickness),

Turmeric, Sambar Powder, and Salt to this.

Stir the mixture a little, then cover it with the lid. Let it cook for 10-15 mins.

Now add the thatta payir to this mixture. Stir it again,

then close, and let it cook for another 15-20 mins.

After that, add the blended mixture of coconut and onions and stir it .

Close the lid and let it cook for another 10 mins.

Now it is ready to serve, you may serve with rice or use it as a side dish.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Chicken Semi Dry Gravy



Chicken (with bone) - 1/2 kg

Garlic paste - 1 tsp

Ginger paste - 1 tsp 

Finely chopped onion - 1 (big)

Finely chopped Tomato - 1

Red Chilly Powder - 2 tsp

Cinnamon stick - 2 (crushed)

Lavangam - 2 (crusted) 

Cumin Powder - 1 tsp

Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp 

Oil - to fry

Salt to taste


Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. 

Add crushed lavangam , cinnamon, onion and 1/2 tsp of red chilly powder. 

Add a pinch of salt to cook onion fast. 

Then add ginger, garlic paste . Fry it well until the raw smell goes completely.

Add tomato, give 2 minutes to cooks well and add cumin powder ,

remaining red chilly powder, coriander powder. Don't allow to burn.

Finally add the chicken , mix and cook it well in low flame.

After the chicken cooks well, add the pepper powder, 

mix it and turn off the fire.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Ellu (Seasame) Urundai


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Ingredients : 

 Black Seasame Seeds - 100 gms

Groundnut - 1oo gms

Grated jaggery - 3 Tbs


Take a dry pan and roast the sesame seeds and
ground nut separately 

until you get the nice aroma from them. Seasame will also start to crackle.

Set aside to cool. Grate 3 tbsp of jaggery and keep aside 

In a mixer give three or more stirs of dry roasted items and  

add the grated jaggery and give it a quick spin

The resulting aroma is very pleasant and sweet

Transfer contents to a plate and make little balls with your hands.

The oil eminated from the sesame and from the ground nuts and the

slight warmth itself assists in the shaping of the balls.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Paruppu Keearai koottu


Any green - 1 bunch

Green gram - 1/2 cup

Onion - 15 nos (peeled)

Green chillies - 2 nos 

Tomatoes - 2 nos 

Garlic - 4 nos 

Red chillies - 2 nos 

Jeera - 1 tsp

Mustard seed - 1 tsp 

Channa dal - 1 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp 

Sambar powder - 2 tsp 

Oil - 1 tbs

Salt - to taste

Method :

Cook  green gram dhal   well with a pinch of turmeric powder 

Remove the roots and wash and chop the keerai thoroughly. 

Place the chopped keerai in a thick bottomed vessel.

Add jeera, chopped  tomato ,  chopped  onion , salt, green chillies

sambar powder and  turmeric powder.

Close it with a lid. Cook the keerai in slow flame. 

No need to add water since the keerai will cook in its own water content. 

When the keerai is cooked, add  mashed dal stir nicely.  

In a  pan put oil add musterd and jeera allow it to splutter and then 

add red chillies and asafoetida ,  nice aroma will comes out,

at that time add the mashed keerai with  dal.

Keep the stove in slow flame. Serve with hot rice or chappathi..   

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ground Nut Balls

Ingredients :

Groundnut – 4 cups(roasted)

Jaggery – 3 cup

Cardamom – 6 nos (powdered)

Method :

Dry roast the groundnut in a heavy bottomed pan, till it gives out a nice aroma.

Rub the groundnuts well with your palm to remove the skin.

Remove the skin completely.

In a heavy bottomed pan, grate the jaggery, add 1/2 cup of water and boil on a medium flame.

Boil till the syrup reaches double thread consistency.

To check thickness , pour a spoonful of syrup into a cup of cold water.

If it forms a ball the syrup is ready.

Remove the syrup from the stove. Mix the groundnut with the syrup.

Allow it to cool for around 10 minutes.

Shape into balls using a little rice flour , so that the syrup does not stick to your hands.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Manathakkaali Vatha Kulambu

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Ingredients :

Manathakkali Vathal - 1/2 cup

Small onion - 1 cup

Garlic - 10 pods

Tamarind juice - 2 tbs 

Tomato - 1 small

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Sambar Powder - 3 tbs

Salt to taste 

For Seasoning:

Gingelly oil - 5 tbs

Mustard - 1 tsp

Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves - a few

Red chilly - 2 nos

Method : 

Chop the onions and soak tamarind in a cup of water and extract juice.  

Heat oil in a pan add mustard, red chilly and methi seeds.

After spluttering add curry leaves.

Now add the manathakkali vathal and saute for a few mins. 

Add onions and garlic, saute in medium flame till the onions are soft. 

Add tomatoes and cook till it soft.

Now put turmeric powder, sambar powder and salt.

Pour the tamarind extract. Cover and cook till raw smell goes 

When cooked, and oil leaves at the sides and switch off the gas. 

Serve for steaming white rice, idli or dosa.