Saturday, March 02, 2013

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Moong Dal Sabji

Ingredients :

1. Moong Dal : 1 cup (Dal measurement cup)
2. Ginger Garlic Paste : 1.5 tsp
3. Onion - 1
4. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
4. Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
5. Urad Dal : 1/2 tsp
6. Red chilli :  1 (cut into 3 pieces)
7. Salt - 1/4 tsp
8. Oil - 1 tsp
9. Curry Leaves : 1 twig


Preparation :

1. Wash the dal, add 1.5 tumbler water, turmeric powder, boil it in a cooker, leave it for 3 whistle.
2. Mash it well
3. Heat the oil in a pan add mustard seeds, let it break, add urad dal, chilli  fry it until urad dal gets brown, add cut onion, curry leaves fry it well until onion becomes brown.
4. Add now the dal into this fry, add salt , ginger garlic paste, boil it for 3-4 mins. Remove from heat.

You can use this for Rice as well Chapati. Mainly it is for Chapati.


Onion Sambar

Ingredients :

This sambar doesnt need of a vegetable.  


1. Thuvar Dal : 1 cup (which I gave for dhall measurement)
4. Onion : 1 (big)
3. Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
4. Red Chilli : 2
5. Cumin Seeds (Jeeragam) : 1/4 tsp

6. Asafetida (Perungayam) : a pinch.

7. Mustard seeds : 1/4 tsp
8. Curry Leaves : 2 twigs
9. Coriander leaves : little
10. Tamarind / Puli : 1/2 lemon size
11. Salt : 1/2 tsp
12. Oil : 1.5 tsp

Preparation :

1. Wash and Add 2.5 cups of water (Same size of a cup) + Turmeric and boil it in a cooker. leave it for 3-4 whistle.
2. Soak Tamarind in 3/4 tumbler water
3. Mash the dal well by Paddle (mathtthu-மத்து).
4. Add 1/4 tumbler water, heat it.
5. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and asafetida. Fry it until mustard cracks add the cut onion, saute until it gets brown. Add now curry leaves fry it and remove it from heat, add this into the dal, add tamarind juice and salt. leave it in the heat for about 3-4 mins. 7. Remove from heat, add cut coriander leaves.  

Now it is ready to serve.

Prepare potato fry/ Chicken Fry /Chicken 65 as side dish. Would be a great match !

Pls refer this link for the Names in English to Tamil. => http://www.foodfromindia.com/FoodEnglishNames.php 

Sambar

Ingredients :

1. Thuvar Dal : 1 cup (which I gave for dhall measurement)
2. Vegetables - Drumstick/capsicum/Hyacinth beans/Radish(red/white)/Ladies finger -  50 gms
3. Tomato : 1
4. Onion : 1  
5. Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
6. Chilli powder : 1.5 tsp
6. Cumin Seeds (Jeeragam) : 1/4 tsp
7. Fenugreek (Vendhayam): 1/4 tsp
8. Asafetida (Perungayam) : a pinch.
9. Urad Dal : 1/4 tsp
10. Mustard seeds : 1/4 tsp
11. Curry Leaves : 2 twigs
12. Coriander leaves : little
13. Tamarind / Puli : 1/2 lemon size
14. Salt : 1/2 tsp
15. Oil : 1.5 tsp

Preparation :

1. Wash and Add 2.5 cups of water (Same size of a cup) + Turmeric and boil it in a cooker. 3-4 whistle.
2. Soak Tamarind in 3/4 tumbler water
3. Mash the dal well by Paddle (mathtthu-மத்து).
4. Add 1/4 tumbler water, heat it.
5. While heating add chopped onion, tomato, vegetable (anyone), chilli powder, juice of Tamarind and Salt. Close the cooker, leave it under heat for 2 whistle then switch of the stove
6. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, Fenugreek and asafetida. Fry it until mustard cracks and urad dal becomes brown. Add now curry leaves fry it and remove it from heat, add this into the sambar in the cooker, mix it.
7. Add cut coriander leaves.  

Now it is ready to serve.

Pls refer this link for the Names in English to Tamil. => http://www.foodfromindia.com/FoodEnglishNames.php 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Capsicum Poriyal

Ingredients :

1. Capsicum : 2
2. Onion : 1
3. Tomato : 1
4. Chilli powder : 2 tsp
5. Turmeric Powder : little
6. Mustard : 1/4 tsp
7. Urad Dhall : 1/2 tsp
8. Cumin Seeds : 1/4 tsp
9. Fenugreek : 1/4 Tsp
10. Oil - 4 tsp
11. Curry Leaves - 1 twig

Preparation :
 
1. Wash and cut the capsicum into small pieces. Chop onion, Tomato finely.
2. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan, add mustard. When it pops add urad dhal, cumin seeds and Fenugreek. Fry till urad dhal gets brown.
3. Add onion saute it well, then add tomato, capsicum and curry leaves for 1-2 mins.
4. Add turmeric , chilli powder and salt saute it well sprinkle water and close it in medium flame for few mins until capsicum is cooked soft.  In between open the cover and mix it.

It goes with Chapathi and Rice.


Egg Masala

Ingredients :

1. Boiled eggs - 2
2. Onion : 2 (Big)
3. Ginger + Garlic paste - 1.5 tsp
4. Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
6. Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
7. Salt to taste
8. Oil - 4-5 tsp

Preparation :

1. Heat a pan with 3 tsp of oil, add finely cut onion, saute it well.
2. Add ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and fry until it all gets brown, between add the remaining oil.
3. Cut the egg into small pieces (center by one, cross by 3) mix with this masala, fry it for 3-4 mins and remove it from heat.

You can use this for Chapati, Bread and can mix with white rice 

Egg Fry

Ingredients :

1. Boiled Egg - 2
2. Pepper powder : 1 tsp
3. Chilli powder : 1/4 tsp
4. Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
5. Salt to taste
6. Oil - 4-5 tsp

Preparation :

1. Mix all the powder + salt with 1-2 tsp of water
2. Cut the egg into two pieces, apply this paste on the egg.  
3. Heat the 2 tsp oil in a pan, layer the eggs. If required , use balance oil. Fry on both sides.

It is a good combination of Rasam & Onion Sambar Rice.