Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Rice Salad

This year I had well spent my long weekend.. Guess why ??? We have been to Las Vegas with our friends & it was just a awesome trip. But once I'm back I was all tired & lazy to come back to blogging..
Lately today I realized that  I'm suppose to blog for Blog hop & I was searching for recipes which I could make it in no time. 

This time I'm paired with Rajani of "My Kitchen Trials" & I chose to make Rice Salad. Just to mention I was reading her blog for 2 to 3 hrs. The commentary she gave in some posts was very amusing & I just couldn't stop reading it.

  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots 
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions 
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn boiled
  • Cilantro for garnish  
  • 2 Tbs white wine vinegar 
  • Black Pepper powder 
  • Sugar
  • Salt

Take a small bowl with vinegar, salt, sugar& pepper.Mix them with up.
Now take a wide bowl with rice and add all veggies to it. Mix the dressing with Rice.
Allow it to sit for 15mins.That allows all flavors to blend with each other.
Garnish with cilantro & salad is ready to serve.

** I made this for my dinner & it was just Yumm... 

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Majjiga Pulusu | Mor Kuzhambu

Majjiga Pulusu

Long Long back say 5 yrs ago I was gearing up in moving to Korea with my husband. In the process of getting a visa & all I stayed back in India for couple of months. On one of his trips my husband asked me to learn making " Majjiga Pulusu " stressing on that he likes it a lot. Oh I just can't believe how many times I flopped (in his view). At last I managed to satisfy his taste buds with my recipe that's a different story.    
I have tasted various recipes of the same dish.My mom makes as I mentioned below with added potato cubes to it (which I ignored). But my MIL's version is quite interesting she adds steamed dal dumplings to it. I will try to post it here some time. I ignored veggies as I added lots of coconut to the dish. Coconut gives richness & flavor to this dish. 

Majjiga Pulusu

Prep Time-30mins | Cook Time-15mins | Serves-3people
2 Cups thick curd  
2 Cups water
Few curry leaves
For Grinding
1Tbs channa dal {soak for at least 1 hr}
Small piece of ginger
2Tsp coriander seeds
2Tsp jeera
2Green chili's
4Tbs grated coconut 
1/2Tsp turmeric
1 Tsp mustard 
1 Tsp jeera 
2 Tbs oil
2 Red chilli's cut equally 
Pinch of Hing
Curry leaves for garnish 
- Grind all the "grinding" ingredients to a smooth paste.
- Take a vessel add curry leaves, curd, water, salt & ground mixture. Mix them well.
- Heat the vessel & bring the butter milk mixture to boil & switch it off. 
- Heat a pan with oil. Add mustards, jeera & red chilli's. Once the mustard starts jumping add hing & curry leaves to it. 
- Switch off heat & add seasoning to butter milk.
- You can use butter milk in place of curd.
- Adding onions, carrots & malbar spinach will bring more flavor to the dish. 
- Don't boil butter milk for too long. Butter milk will break.

Majjiga Pulusu
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Kalchina Vankaya Pachadi | Grilled Brinjal Chutney | Kathirikai Thogyal | Baingan Chutney

Oh my weekend is already is here and I'm very surprised seeing time fly very fast. It's was a busy week and I just couldn't spare couple of minutes for blogging..Atlast I'm here with a post which was pending for a long time..
** I want to take a moment and thank each & every one who visit my blog & keep encouraging me in blogging...
So coming to the recipe which I'm posting here is a well known chutney goes perfectly with rice,dosa & roti too. There are two different version but I'm going to follow my grand mom's way of making it.


Brinjal :  1 large Or 4 medium ones 
3 Red chilli's
2 Tbs oil
1 Tbs jeera
1 Tsp channa dal
1 Tsp urad dal
1 Tbs mustard
Pinch Hing
Coriander leaves for garnish

Grill brinjals as shown in figure. I grilled them on a gas stove.
If not you can bake them. ( I never done this but read in many blogs)Peel off skin & keep them aside.

Heat a pan with oil and add seasoning ingredients to it. Start with chana dal,urad dal once they turn light brown then add mustard, jeera & red chilli's once mustard starts jumping add hing & switch off heat.

Grind coarsely the seasoning and mix brinjal along with salt. Garnish with corriander leaves & the chutney is ready to serve.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Nimmarasam Kobbari Pachadi | Coconut Chutney with Lemon

I was all bored with the same old chutney & was asking my mom for some ideas.Then she told me about this chutney which I had almost forgot about.This is a very easy chutney & goes well with our daily meals.

1 Cup of coconut pieces
2 Tbs lemon juice
4 Green chiili's 
Curry leaves for garnish
Pinch of turmeric
1 Tsp mustard
1 Tsp jeera
1 Tsp channa dal 
1 Tsp Urad dal
2 Red chilli 
2 Tbs oil 

In a blender take coconut pieces, green chilli, lemon juice, salt & turmeric. Grind it smooth & keep aside.

Heat a pan with with oil first add channa dal & urad dal. Once they are done add mustard & jeera& fry them till the mustard jumps.Then add red chilli & hing to the pan.Switch off heat. 

Mix seasoning with grinded coconut chutney& garnish it with curry leaves.

1. Adjust the lemon juice & green Chilli's according to your taste.
2.You can even use grated coconut too.
3. Fresh coconut is preferred for this chutney.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Koyya Rotti | Akki Roti

These days our breakfast has become too healthy, we have a glass of juice & one bread slice or two. I went a little ahead and replaced my rice bowl with keenwah & we replaced our dinner with breakfast one's in order to maintain good healthy diet. 
Akki roti is one of those one's I love & enjoy the most in my breakfast's. I tasted & learned it from my mom. Not to mention that it was one of those dishes I had from my childhood. My mom calls it as" Koyya Rotti " & the recipe follows.

2 Cups of rice flour
1/2 cup channa dal ( soak them for 1hr)
1 Cup chopped onion
1 Cup grated carrot 
1/2 Cup finely chopped corriander leaves
4 green chili's
2 Tbs jeera
1/4 Cup coriander finely chopped 
2 Tbs olive oil

Heat some water & bring it to boil.Take bowl & mix all the ingredients in it. Add boiled water little by little to the rice mixture & mix it to a thick dough.
Now take a big ball of dough 

Take a parchment paper or foil & apply oil to it. Now take the dough & spread it as shown in the pic & slowly slip it in to the pan.

 You can also heat a pan with oil & just spread the dough as shown above. Close pan with a lid. After few mins remove the lid and reverse the roti. Cook till it's crisp.Repeat it with rest of the dough & serve it hot with chutney.

While spreading the dough in pan wet your hands to press the dough so that it won't stick to your hands or you can even take oil in place of water but I'm concerned about too much of oil.