Friday, August 14, 2015

Curry Podi

Curry Podi

Multi purpose Podi.
With the help of this Podi we can make many dishes.
Easy to make.

Ingredients needed:-
1. Dhaniya  - 3 measure
2. Channa dal / Kadalai paruppu - 2 measure
3. Urad dal / uluthamparuppu - 1 measure
4. Red Chilli according to taste
5. Curry leaves -  handful
6. Hing / Perungayam.


1. Dry roast each ingredient separately .

2. Cool and make it powder and store in a airtight container.

Note :- This powder can be used to make all fry curries like Potato, Raw Banana, Brinjal, Kovaikkai.

2. This powder can also be used to in Sundal.
3. Adding little this curry powder gives good texture to Gothsu.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Beetroot Karamani Poriyal

Beetroot Karamani Poriyal

I made Poriyal with beetroot and Karamani, this I tasted few years ago at the Lunch at Coimbatore Krishna sweets.

Ingredients Needed:-
1. Beet root - 1
2. Karamani (Chowli) red variety - 1/4 cup
3. Oil - 2 tsp
4. Mustard seeds
5. Salt to taste
6. Curry powder - 2 tsp
7. Grated coconut.
8. Urad dal 

Method :-

1. Heat oil in a kadai and temper with Mustard seeds and Urad dal.

2. Add cubed Beetroot, Salt and little water and close with a lid and cook in a medium flame till done.

3. Now goes boiled Karamani, Curry powder, Grated coconut and Curry leaves and fry well.

5. Cook till the water evaporates.

6. Serve this Poriyal either with Sambar rice or Rasam rice. 

Iron and Protein rich poriyal/curry ready to serve.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Varagu Arisi Sweet Pongal (Sarkkarai Pongal) - வரகு அரிசி சக்கரை பொங்கல்

Varagu Arisi Sweet Pongal
This is a hit in my house.
Tastes out of the world.
Simple and Easy to make and delicious to eat.

Ingredients needed:-
1. Varagu Arisi - 3/4 cup
2. Moong dal - 1/4 cup
3. Milk - 1 cup
4. Water - 2 1/2 cups 
5. Pinch of salt 
6. Jaggery - 1 1/4 cup 

Ingredients for tempering 
1. Ghee - 3 tablespoons plus one teaspoon 
2. Cashew nuts chopped
3. Raisins 

Flavoring Agents:-
1. Elaichi Powder
2. Saffron 
3  Finely chopped badam 
4. Edible champor (pachai karpooram) -  optional

வரகு அரிசி சக்கரை பொங்கல்
1. Fry Dal and Varagu rice slightly and pressure cook by adding water and milk.

2. Mean time take jaggery add little water and boil, strain impurities and make a thick syrup.

3. Heat ghee in a pan fry cashews and raisins till they turn golden.

4. Mix jaggery syrup to the cooked rice and mix well.
Garnish with fried nuts, elaichi, pachai karpooram and saffron .

வரகு அரிசி சக்கரை பொங்கல்

Not :-
Adding edible champor (pachai Karpooram) gives wonderful taste like KoilPongal.
Adding grated coconut to the jaggery syrup gives good taste.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Coconut Chutney with Coriander

Coconut is one of the staple food of South Indians.
In South India Coconut is added to food daily in some form.
And Idli or Dosa is the most common breakfast item that is served with Chutney.
We go today for a simple to make and a salty and spicy with the flavors of Coconut and Coriander.

Ingredients Needed:-
1.  Grated Coconut - 1 cup
2.  Pottukadalai / Chutney Dal -  1/4 cup
3.  Coriander Leaves -  one hand full
4.  Small Piece Ginger
5.  Salt to taste.
6.  Green Chilli according to taste 

Ingredients for Tempering:-
1. Oil  - 2 tsp
2. Mustard Seeds
3. Curry leaves
4. Hing

1. Grind Coconut, Greenchilli, Ginger, ChutneyDal/ Pottukadalai and Salt grind into Powder.
2. Add little water and grind like thick paste.
3.  Remove and transfer to a container, wash the mixie jar with little water and pour.
4.  Temper with Mustard,Curry leaves and Hing.
5.  Mix well and Serve with any South Indian tiffin items.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

5 Arisi Paniyaram - ஐந்தரிசி பணியாரம்

5 Arisi Paniyaram made with Varagu Arisi, Kuthirai vali Arisi, Samai Arisi, Idli rice  and Plain rice. (Raw rice)
வரகு, சாமை, குதிரை வாலி, இட்லி அரிசி, சாப்பாட்டு அரிசி
Fresh and Soft paniyarams.
Ingredients needed:-
1. Idli rice - 1 portion
2. Raw rice - 1 portion
3. Varagu Arisi - 1 portion
4. Samai Arisi - 1 portion
5. Kuthiraivali Arisi - 1 portion.
6. Urad dal - 1 portion
7. Methi seeds (vendhayam) - 1/2 tsp 
8. Salt to taste

Ingredients for Tempering :-
1. Oil - 2 tsps
2. Small onion finely chopped - 1/2 cup
3. Green chillies finely chopped (according to taste)
4. Grated Ginger 1-  tsp
5. Curry leaves 
6. Coriander leaves
7. Mustard seeds
8. Urad dal
9. Channa dal 
10. Hing

ஐந்தரிசி பணியாரம்

1. Wash and soak Rice, Dal and Vendhayam for 4 hours.
2. Grind it in stone grinder or mixer to a fine paste.
3. Add salt and ferment it overnight.
4. Heat oil in a kadai add seasoning and fry onions, green chillies and curry leaves well. 
5. Cool this mixture and mix it with required amount of batter.
6.  Heat Paniyaram Pan and pour oil when oil heats up pour little amount of mixed batter .
7. Cook both sides till done.

ஐந்தரிசி பணியாரம்
Serve this Paniyaram with any chutneys.
With this batter Dosa also came out well..

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Kollu Dosai - கொள்ளூ தோசை

Dosai made with Kollu (Horse Gram)
No need to ferment the batter for long hours so you can grind and make dosa on the same day itself.
Very tasty dosa made with Kollu (horse gram ) 

Ingredients Needed:-
1. Raw rice - 1 cup
2. Kolłu - 1/2 cup
3. Salt to taste
4. Hing.
5. Oil to cook dosa

Kollu Dosai - கொள்ளூ தோசை
1. Soak Rice and Kollu separately for 3 hours .

2. Grind it separately and add salt and keep for few hours .

3. Before making dosa add hing mix well and make dosa.
4. Cook Both sides and serve with Chutney and Podi.

1. Kollu is very good for people who are dieting.
2. This can be soon prepared after grinding.
3. Nutty flavour of Kollu will be liked by all.

Kollu Dosai - கொள்ளூ தோசை

Monday, July 06, 2015

Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice 

Indo Chinese cuisine and very popular while dining out.
This Fried Rice is very easy to make and tastes very delicious.
This can be prepared quickly and  even with left over rice.

Ingredients Needed:-
1. Cooked Rice - 1 cup ( add salt and few drops of lime/ lemon juice while cooking )
2. Finely Chopped Vebetables  - 3/4 cup (Carrot, Beans, Cabbage, Capsicum and Onion)
3. Finely Chopped or Crushed Garlic - 4nos
4. Slit green chilli - 1
5. Soya Sauce - 1 tsp
6. Salt to Taste 
7. Spring Onions to Garnish 
8. Oil - 2 table spoons (here I used one tablespoon Sunflower oil + one tablespoon Seasame oil)
9. Sugar pinch 
10. Pepper Powder  - 1/2 tsp 
Vege Fried Rice
Method :-
1.  Heat oil in a broad Kadai.
2.  Add chopped Garlic and fry nicely till you get a good aroma.
3. Now goes chopped onion,  sauté for few minutes then add all vegetables except Capsicum.
4. Add slit Green Chilli and fry for a minute, by this time vegetables get cooked.
5.  Add Capsicum, Soya sauce, Pepper powder and sugar - sauté for a minutes then Add Rice and toss well.

6. Garnish with Spring onions and serve hot with any Manchurians.