Thursday, November 28, 2013

உளுத்தங்கஞ்சி / Uluthang kanji / urad dhal sweet kanji

Ingredients

Urad dhal -1 cup
Scraped Coconut  - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 100 gms adjust with ur taste
 1/2  tsp of salt
 A pinch of cardamom powder

Method:
1.Soak the urad dhal for about 2 hours.
Grind as we grind for idly/dosa batter
The paste should be a little coarse.
Mix the ground paste with water and very little amount of  salt.
(equal amount of batter and water)

2.In another vessel put the jaggery and add water.
 Bring to boil. When it starts boiling, remove and strain it.

3.Put a wok on fire. Pour both the mixture together.
On a slow fire, keep on stirring the mixture
Till it thickens and there is no raw smell of the urad dhal batter.
Now add the cardamom powder.
Switch off the stove when it comes to the porridge consistency.


Note:

We can prepare this with left over urad dhal batter also.
 This is a very good source of protein.


Monday, November 25, 2013

crispy Aappam without yeast

Ingredients

raw rice-1 cup
idly rice-1 cup
urad dhal-2 1/2 tbsp or 7 tsp
fenugreek seeds-1 tsp
poha-1/2 cup

coconut milk-1/4 cup or 3 tbsp
sugar or jaggery as per ur taste
soda - 1/2 tsp



Preparation for Aappam
  • Wash and soak raw rice, idly rice and urad dal  for 5-6 hours.
  • Soak poha before starts grinding and add at the end of the grinding process.
  • Grind it into a smooth paste.
  • Add salt and keep it aside for fermentation.
  • It took 5-6 hours for me to get the batter fermented.
  • Add coconut milk and soda.(Mix cooking soda with water).
  • Leave it for 10 minutes and start making aappams.
  • Keep the consistency of the batter slightly thinner than the dosa batter.



serve hot Aappam with coconut milk(sugar)
Note:

Tastes good with any coconut chutney ,kurma or coconut milk
we can add sugar or jaggery  for coconut milk.but jaggery is healthier one.

sometimes i make coconut milk with jaggery also.




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Masala Oats Porridge


Ingredients

Oats - 1 cup
Wheat rawa - 1/2 cup
Tomato-1/2
Onion-1
Vegetable mixture- 1/2 cup(carrot, beans, frozen peas)
Karam Masala powder - 1  1/2 tsp(adjust according to ur taste)
cooking oil -1 tspn
Salt-as required

Method

  • Heat a pan with a tspn of oil add onion saute it then add tomato pieces. 
  • Add vegetable mixture just saute it for 2 mins and add 2 cups of water and salt. 
  • Once the vegetables are half cooked, add oats and wheat rava to boiling mixture. Do not over cook the vegetables. The vegetables should retain their crunchiness.
  • Add the masala powder to it.( Even u can add simply pepper powder.)
  • Good to have as a breakfast as it gives a complete filling.

                           


Masala Oats Porridge


Instead of frozen peas, I have added boiled moog bean.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

archa rasam


 Ingredients:
 
Tomato -1 cup
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Black Pepper-1 tsp
Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
Red chilli-1
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-5 to 6 leaves
Coriander leaves-for garnishing
Garlic-6 nos with skin
salt-required amount
oil

Method:

  • First grind the tomato, cumin seeds, pepper, garlic flakes into a course paste and mix this with 2 cups of plain water or rice washed water.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder to the mixture. check its taste.
  • Heat a kadai add 1 tsp of oil then add mustard seeds, asafoetida, red chilli then add above mixture. let it boil for 4-5 minutes.
  • garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
                                       

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

white sesame laddu /எள்ளு உருண்டை

 We all know the health benefits of sesame and jaggery.
   for a detailed information just check here sesame health benefits
Ingredients:
sesame seeds -1 cup
jaggery  -3/4 cup

Preparation:
1.Dry roast the sesame seeds till its color changes to light brown and let it cool.
2.Break the jaggery into pieces roughly.
3.Grind the sesame seeds and jaggery together.
4. Now make them into small balls.
 
 
sesame laddus
எள்ளு உருண்டை