Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Minappodi Pulihora/ Urad dal powder Pulihora

This is one of the old memories I had when I was little. My grand mother's co-sister invited me to lunch as a kanne durga. She served me 9 types of pulihora's and one of the types I really remembered was this. This is so simple and my kids loved it eating it too.

Ingredients
Cooked Rice
Minappodi/Urad dal powder
Urad dal
Mustard seeds
Salt
Karivepaku/Curry leaves
Jeera/Cumin
Oil

Method of preparation
Spread the rice in a serving platter. Take a kadai on stove and add oil to it. Add mustard seeds and wait till it splutters. Now add curry leaves, Jeera, Asafoetida, urad dal to it. Once Urad dal turns nice color remove it and spread the poni on the rice along with the minappodi and salt to rice. Now mix gently all the rice and it is ready to serve. Enjoy!!

Minappodi/Urad dal powder

Urad dal powder or popularly known as minappodi. This can be accompanied with neyyi or ghee with any tiffins or just white rice. here is the recipe from a book. I do not know the book name otherwise the credit would have been given to the author. here is the recipe:


Ingredients:
Urad Dal
Red Chillies
Jeera
Asafoetida (Hing/Inguva)
Salt to taste

Method of preparation
Roast the Urad dal, Jeera, Red chillies separately. Grind all of them together to a powder. Adjust salt and spices and store the powder in a air tight container.


I made Urad dal podi pulihora. Recipe coming soon!!!


Monday, November 20, 2017

Simple Onion Tomato Soup - (Indian Style)

This became one of my favorites after I tried making it for a rainy day. It was done in less than 10 minutes including preparation and satisfies my indian hunger as well as trying out something different other than rice, roti, pasta etc.

Ingredients
Red Onion - 1 no. - Cubed
Tomatos - cut in big chunks
Vegetable Stock - 2 cups
Kura Karam (very important)
Salt to taste
Very little oil/butter
little jeera (Cumin) - totally optional - I like to add it to soothe the stomach

Method of preparation
Add little oil in a kadai/pan. Add the chopped onions. Let them saute for a minute. Now add the tomato's along with little salt. Allow them to cook for a minute. Now add the Vegetable Stock to this along with the Kura karam and salt. Cover and cook until it emits a nice flavorful smell. Add cilantro at end (optional) and serve along with a piece of baked/toasted bread. Sprinkle cheese , spring onions for kids to make it more attractive for them.

I hope you guys try it too!!! 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Red Thai Curry Veggie

Not indian but I have been trying other food and since I want quick bites or spend less time in kitchen sometimes this turned out to be a tasty option in quick time. Lets get started


Ingredients
Coconut milk - 2 cans
Red Curry paste - 1 (I used the Thai kitchen Red curry paste)
Veggies you like - I used Red bell pepper, cabbage, spring onions, baby corn, Green bell pepper, Thai basil, beans, carrots. Add 
Salt to taste
Hot sauce - I used the chilli garlic paste I have and Adjust it to your taste. 

Method of preparation
Advantage of the easier preparation is to just follow simple tips and let it take time to cook and serve us. I opened up can of coconut milk and added the thai curry paste bottle to it. Let it boil a little bit and add veggies to it. Once the veggies are little crunchy but cooked add salt and hot sauce to your taste and serve it hot with either rice noodles or white rice. 
  
 Top it with fresh basil before serving. The smell will be heaven. I served kids with some veggie omelet and pot stickers.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Happy Dussehra - 2016

Happy Dussehra to all the readers of my blog!!!! This is thali I made as prasadam for ammavaru today. It has Kesar Baaath (Kesar annam), Bellam annam (Jaggery Rice), Daddojanam (Yogurt Rice), Nimmakaya pulihora (Lemon Rice), Kobbari annam (Coconut Rice), Neyyi annam (Ghee Rice )

Monday, October 03, 2016

Pappu Thokku (Chana Dal, Lime)

Ingredients
Chana dal - 2 cups
Cumin seeds - 2 tea spoons
Green chillies - depends on how hot chillies are and how much spicy you want. I used 3 hot green long peppers
Lime juice - 1 table spoons (Adjust it according to your taste)

For tadka
Oil - 1 table spoon
mustard seeds - 1 tea spoon
urad dal - 1 tea spoon
red chillies - 2 -3 pinched small

Method of preparation
Soak chana dal for couple of hours. This gives the dal a little softier touch when grinded.
Grind it with green chillies, cumin, Do not make it too smooth paste. It has to be a little grainy.
You can add the lime juice and tadka at this point. Now top it with fresh coriander and serve with hot rice.

-- Will add pics soon.

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