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Olan Recipe

September 01, 2009 By: admin Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

Ingredients:
Ash gourd – 100gm
White Pumpkin – 100gm
Green chillies – 4
Red gram dhal – 1 tablespoon (soaked in the water for about 6 hours)
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Salt – to taste
Coconut oil – 2 tsp
Curry leaves – to garnish
Method:
1. Peel off the skin from ash gourd and pumpkin and cut it into small pieces.
2. Cook the vegetables and red gram dal in water.
3. Add salt and sliced green chillies.
4. When the vegetable and dhal gets cooked, add 1cup of second concentrated coconut milk and boil.
5. When it thickens well, add the remaining thick coconut milk.
6. Bring to a boil and remove from fire.
7. Add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and the curry leaves and mix well.

Ingredients:

White pumpkin or poosanikai or Ash gourd – 100gm

Pumpkin – 100gm

Green chillies – 4

Red gram or toor dhal – 1 tablespoon (soaked in the water for about 6 hours)

Grated coconut – 1 cup

Salt – to taste

Coconut oil – 2 tsp

Curry leaves – to garnish

Method:

1. Peel off the skin from ash gourd and pumpkin and cut it into small pieces.

2. Cook the vegetables and red gram dal in water.

3. Add salt and sliced green chillies.

4. When the vegetable and dhal gets cooked, add 1cup of second concentrated coconut milk and boil.

5. When it thickens well, add the remaining thick coconut milk.

6. Bring to a boil and remove from fire.

7. Add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and the curry leaves and mix well.

Varalakshmi Viratham or Varalakshmi Nombu 2009 – Special Recipes

July 31, 2009 By: admin Category: Festives & Sweets, Uncategorized 1 Comment →

Varalakshmi Viratham or nombu is the festive celebrated in he Tamil month Aadi on Friday preceding the full moon day. This day is meant for women who welcome Goddess Varalakshmi to their house. Kalasam or a pot that is filled with rice, toor dhal, lemon, ripe turmeric and 1 rupee coin is kept ready. A coconut is dusted with turmeric and kumkum and is used to create five faces one on each side.  This is placed upside down with Mango leaves on the kalasam. Over this, the Ambaal mugam or Godess face is placed. The place is decorated with kolams. Also decorating the Goddess with silk material and gold jewellery.

Varalaksmi Nombu 09

Varalaksmi Nombu 09

It is beleived that whatever you give the Goddess will come back manifold. Also special dishes are prepared as offering to the Goddess.

The dishes prepared in our home are kozhukattai, raw rice idli, Urad vada and parupu paiysam.

Kozhukattai (kadubu or moodak) Recipe:

Ingredients:

Rice flour – 2 cup

Water – 1 1/2 cup

Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp

Coconut – 1 cup

Jaggery – 1/2 cup

oil – 2 tsp

Method:

1. Take little water in a tawa, heat it and add the powdered jagerry.

2. Once jaggery melts and add the coconut and mix well.

3. When it thickens add cardamom powder and turn off the stove.

Poornam or the sweet stuffing is ready.

4. Heat 1 1/2 cup water and add a pinch of salt and 2 tsp oil to it.

5. When water starts boiling, add the rice flour and mix well.

6. Allow the recently mixed rice flour to cool down a bit and start making small cups  and fill the poornam inside and close the corners.

7. Steam cook the prepared kozhukattai for min 7-10 mins and kozhukattai is ready.

Vadai and kozhukattai

Vadai and kozhukattai

Urad Vada Recipe:

Ingredients:

Urad – 2 cup

Green chilli – 4 – 5nos

Curry leaves – 3 tsp

Salt – to taste

Oil – to fry

Method:

1. Soak the urad dhal in water for 1 hr and get it grinded finely along with chillies and salt by adding little water. (Do not add more water else vada will absorb lot of oil)

2. Heat oil in tawa, make small flat balls, flatten them and deep fry.

3. Cook it, till it becomes golden brown.

4. Hot Urad vada is ready.

Parupu Paiyasam Recipe:

Ingredients:

Channa dhal – 1/2 cup

Moong dhal – 1/2 cup

Jaggery – 1 1/2 cup

Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp

Milk – 200 ml

Ghee – 3 tsp

Cashew – to garnish

Method:

1. Fry moong and channa dhal and cook them soft.

2. After the dhal is cooked, add grated jaggery and allow it to melt.

3. Allow it to boil until it starts thickeing.

4. Remove from flame and add cardamom powder.

5. Fry cashews in ghee and add it to the kheer or paiyasam.

6. Finally add boiled milk and paiysam is ready.

Parupu Payasam

Parupu Payasam

Ragi Koozh Recipe

July 29, 2009 By: admin Category: Breakfast/Easy tiffin, Soups, Uncategorized No Comments →

Ingredients:
Ragi (Finger millet) flour – 4 tablespoons
Salt – as required
Butter Milk – 3 tumbler
Water- 3 tumbler
Chopped onion – handfull
Cooked rice – 1 tablespoon
Method:
1. Mix Ragi flour in 1 cup of Water without any lumps.
2. Heat remaining Water in a vessel.
3. Once it started to boil, add mixed Ragi flour in medium flame.
4. Allow the Ragi flour mix to boil until it thickens.
5. Finally add cooked rice, salt, chopped onion and remove from flame.
6. Allow it to cool for spme time and add butter milk and serve.

Ragi (also spelled as Raagi or Kelvaragu) or finger millet koozh or a kind of porridge that is a special dish meant for Tamil month Aadi where this porridge is offered to God. This ragi itself is a good ingredient for those dieting and also a rich fibre food good for ladies specially. This dish is the breakfast in the country side in India where they serve this with raw green chilli or pickles or they take it with raw onions.

Raagi or Kelvaraghu Koozh Recipe:

Ingredients:

Ragi (Finger millet) flour – 4 tablespoons

Salt – as required

Butter Milk – 3 tumbler

Water- 3 tumbler

Chopped onion – handfull

Cooked rice – 1 tablespoon

Method:

1. Mix Ragi flour in 1 cup of Water without any lumps.

2. Heat remaining Water in a vessel.

3. Once it started to boil, add mixed Ragi flour in medium flame.

4. Allow the Ragi flour mix to boil until it thickens.

5. Finally add cooked rice, salt, chopped onion and remove from flame.

6. Allow it to cool for some time and add butter milk while serving.

Ragi Koozh served with chilli and onions

Ragi Koozh served with chilli, pickles and onions

Chocolate Milk Shake Recipe

June 06, 2009 By: admin Category: Ice Creams & Desserts, Uncategorized No Comments →

Ingredients:

Milk – 1 litre

Sugar – 1 cup

Chocolate sauce – 1/4 cup

Chocolate essence – 1 tsp

Ice cubes – 2 cup

Cocoa cream – 1/4 cup

Method:

1. Mix all the above ingredients and beat till it lathers.

2. Take a serving glass and pout the milk shake and serve with grated nuts and chocolate sauce.

Faluda Recipe

May 30, 2009 By: admin Category: Ice Creams & Desserts, Uncategorized No Comments →

Ingredients:

Apple – 1 cup

Pineapple – 1 Cup

Pista Icecream – 1 cup

Faluda – 100 gms

Rose Milk – 2 cup

Rose Syrup – 1/2 cup

Jelly – 1 cup

Rose essence – 1/2 tsp

Rose Color – 2 drops

Milk – to boil falooda

Method:

1. Cook the falooda in milk and soak it in rose syrup.

2. Take a serving glass, spread the soaked falooda upon which spread the jelly and the sliced fruits.

3. Now add the rose milk and serve with scoop of icecream.

Note: Take 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water and allow it to boil and cool. Now add rose essence and the rose color. This serves as the rose syrup.

Faluda


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