Cauliflower pakoda/ Gobi pakora

 

Cauliflower pakoda/ Gobi pakora  is a delicious deep fried snack. This is  my daughters favorite starter .

Ingredients:
Cauliflower – 250 gms, chopped
Besan Flour – 1/3 cup
Salt – 1 tsp
Saunf – 1/4 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves – few
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Green Chilli – 1, small, finely chopped
Oil as required for frying

Method:
1. Mix the gram flour, salt, saunf, cumin powder, turmeric powder and enough water to make a thick batter.
2. Add the ginger garlic paste and green chillies.
3. Add the cauliflower florets and mix well.
4. Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
5. Add the cauliflower florets, drain any excess batter, and fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until light golden brown.
6. Serve with tomato sauce or  chutney.

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Cluster Beans Paruppu Usili/Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili /Seeni Avarakkai Usili

22688796_1631080156975701_3320944942239156833_nSharing a recipe today .. Are you ready ?

Paruppu Usili is a traditional South Indian dish which is prepared with lentils. It is a very healthy dish as it has lentils and is steam cooked. This goes excellent with almost any type of kuzhambu. You can try the same recipe with french beans as well..Follow this procedure and enjoy a traditional meal with your loved ones.

 Ingredients

Cluster Beans -1/4 kg
Tur dal -1/3 cup
Bengal Gram/channa dal/kadalai paruppu -1/4 cup
Red chillies -2
Green chillies-2
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

For the seasoning
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
Asafoetida/hing -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves –few

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Preparation

Wash and chop cluster beans finely. Add turmeric powder, salt and steam cook.
Soak tur dal and channa dal together for 1-2 hours. Drain the water completely and grind it (without adding water) coarsely with green chillies 
or red chillies and salt.
Grease idly mould and steam cook the ground dal. 
Once cooked, crumble the mixture with your hands.

Method 
Heat  oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing and curry leaves.
Then add the crumbled dal, cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat, then add the cooked cluster beans (if there is water, squeeze it out completely and add to the above) and mix well.Cook for further 2-3 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve as a side dish for rice.

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Millet Idly #HealthyBreakFast

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Millet Idly

Millets are good for diabetic patients.

Finger millet,Foxtail millet,Ragi,Pearl millet (Use any of these)

 Millet -2cups

Urad Dhal – 1 cup

Fenugreek Seeds – 2 tsp

Salt – as required

21767796_2025512647463789_846588885_nMeasure the ingredients and wash well. Soak everything together for 1-2 hour. Drain the water and grind them to a smooth, thick and fluffy batter with less water. Add salt required while grinding itself. Allow the batter to ferment overnight or 8 hours. It rises a little and not like our idly batter.(Boil water in a idly pan, pour batter in the idly plates and steam it for 8-10 minutes. )

Serve hot with spicy chutney.

Notes

Fenugreek Seeds are optional.

You can try the same recipe with Kuthiraivali,sama and varagu millets.

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Beating the heat with Buttermilk

Beating the heat with Buttermilk

buttermilk

 

To prepare buttermilk blend yogurt with water . Also add some spices such as cumin powder, pepper, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and coriander leaves are crushed and added to the mixture to enhance its taste and therapeutic benefits.

This drink helps to keep the body cool and improves digestion.

Buttermilk is an effective therapy to prevent dehydration. It is full of electrolytes and is one of the best drinks to fight against the heat and loss of water from the body.

Buttermilk contains Contains all essential macronutrients

It provides calcium. Lactic acid, the main constituent in this drink develops the immune system of the human body .

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Cabbage Stir Fry / Cabbage Poriyal / Muttaikose poriyal

17974716_1848964145118641_1896825517_nCabbage Poriyal

2 Cups Cabbage finely chopped
2 tsp Cooking Oil
3 to 4 nos Green Chillies
Curry leaves handful
1/4 cup Onions chopped
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Urad Dal
2 tbsp Coconut grated
Salt to Taste

Heat a  pan with oil, add mustard, urad dal, curry leaves, and chopped green chilies. Saute well.
Next add the chopped onions, saute till it turns slightly brown.
Now add the washed, finely chopped cabbages and mix well.
Cover with a lid and simmer for 5 mins.
Remove the lid, saute again and sprinkle few drops of water.
The Cabbage gets cooked with its own steam. Add salt and combine.
The stir fry gets cooked within about 10 mins. Finally add the grated coconut, mix and simmer for a minute.

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