Friday, November 30, 2012

Peanut sesame powder

I tried it at one of the community friends home and loved it. I got some from my relative the same and my kids loved to eat it with sambar rice or yogurt rice. So I tried it at home and still enjoying it. Hope you like it too. This can be accompanied with several options like with plain white rice or a side dish for yogurt rice, idli or upma etc. So try it with whatever you like ..... explore your options and here goes the recipe..

Peanut powder - 1 cup (roasted and grinded coarsely without the skin)
Sesame powder - 1 cup (roasted and grinded coarsely)
Coconut powder (preferably dry but I used the frozen grated one)
Amchur powder  - 2-3 spoons
Red chilli powder - (according to your taste and spicyness of powder)
Salt - according to your taste
Dhania powder - 1/4 cup ( Roasted and grinded)
Jeera powder - 1/4 cup (Roasted and grinded)
Cilantro - wash, dry and cut into small pieces

Method of preparation
Mix all the ingredients nicely with hand. Make sure the powders and mixed properly and the taste is spread out even. Taste it to adjust salt and red chilli powder. Your powder is ready to go...Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Beans Cauliflower Curry

One of the simple curries which can be made regularly can home without any hiccups is this. I love both the veggies and here is the simple recipe for it. Go ahead and try it for simple dinner.

Beans - chopped
Cauliflower florest
Mustard seeds
Red chilli powder
Coriander to garnish

Method of preparation
Add oil in a pan(kadai), and let it heat. Add mustard seeds after oil is heated. Let them splutter. Add jeera and then add the veggies (beans and cauliflower). Add red chilli powder, turmeric to it. Mix it and cover and cook for some time until veggies are almost cooked. Once they are cooked, add salt and tomatos. Cook until tomatos are done and serve after garnishing with the coriander leaves. Enjoy !!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Gongura pulihora

We tasted it at my friend's place and I liked it. I requested my mom to do it for a potluck and they all liked it.  So here goes the recipe for it.

Gongura (Sour greens)
Chana Dal
Mustard seeds
Red chillies
Green chillies

Method of preparation:
1) Cook rice as usual. Make sure the rice grains are seperate after they are cooked. Mostly we use Sona       masoori rice or basmati for this type of rice.
2) Take a kadai (pan) and add 2-3 spoons of oil in it. After oil is heated add the chopped Gongura leaves to it. The leaves will be cooked in very less time. Add salt to it and turmeric. Mix thoroughly and put it aside.
3) Next is preparation of the tadka (popu/poni) for the pulihora. Take a small kadai and add sufficiant oil to it. After oil is heated properly, add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add red chillies, asafoetida (Hing/inguva), peanuts, chana dal and little urad dal to it. Cook till all the dals turn color and the peanuts and well fried.
4) Spread the rice in big bowl easy to mix. Add the fried gongura mixture as well as the tadka to it. Mix all of them thoroughly till each grain of rice color is changed. Do not mash or use much pressure while mixing (otherwise the rice will become sticky or mushy, Rice should be seperated to get the exact taste). Garnish with coriander and serve.


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