Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Idli podi With Sesame(Ellu)

Milagai Podi - Chilli Powder - Chutney Powder.
Chief Accompaniment to all South Indian tiffin items.

Ingredients Needed:
1. Urad Dal - 1 cup
2. Channa Dal - 1/2 cup
3. Sesame seeds - 2 tablespoons
4. Idli rice - 1 tsp
5. Hing
6. Salt to taste
7. Dried red Chilli - 1/2 cup (according to taste)
8. Tamarind - small gooseberry size
9. Jaggery very little to adjust taste
10. Oil 1tsp

1. Roast No 1 to 4 separately till golden brown.
2. Heat 1 tsp oil, roast red chillies with tamarind and with little salt.
(Salt reduces the burning smell of red chillies)
3. Cool everything.
4. Make fine Powder of Red chillies, Salt, Tamarind and Hing.
5. Then add the 1 to 4 items and Jaggery. Powder it, it can be coarse or fine.

Serve this podi with Sesame Oil with Idli or Dosa.
1. Adding Salt while roasting the chiilies, will reduce the burning effect of the chillies.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Saabhudhana Vada (Javvarisi Vadai)

Traditional Maharashtrian Dish.
Sago Vada is a Upwas Khana. [Fasting day dish.]

Ingredients Needed:
1. Sago / Sabudana - 1 cup (Javarisi in tamil.)
2. Boiled Potato - 1
3. Crushed peanuts - 2 tablespoons
4. Salt to taste
5. Green Chillies chopped finely - 2 (according to taste)
6. Coriander leaves, chopped finely.
7. Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp

1. Wash Sago and soak for 4 hours and remove water.
2. Add Mashed Boiled Potatoes, Peanut Powder, Chopped chillies, Coriander Leaves, Salt, Cumin Seeds and mix well.
3. If it is in loose consistency, add 2 tsp of rice flour.
4. Make Vada and deep fry in hot oil till done.

You need not necessarily fast to enjoy this dish with Sweetened Curd. :-)

This is my submission for Potato Feast Hosted by DK of Culinary Bazaar
Also my submission for "ode-t0-potato" hosted by sia of Monsoon spice