Monday, January 25, 2010

Parupu chamanthi/Toordal chutney


Toordal - 1/2cup

Gratted coconut - 1/2cup

Red chilly - 3nos

Tamarind - small piece

Garlic - 1 flakes(optional)

Ginger - small piece(optional)

Salt - to taste


1)Heat a kadai, without oil add toordal, red chilly, garlic and giner fry till dal turns light brown

2)After it cools, grind with coconut,tamarind and salt into fine paste

Goes well with dosa, idly and kanji.

Payaru Thoran


Dried payaru - 1 cup

Coconut - 1/4cup(gratted)

Red chilly - 2-3nos

Curry leaves - as required

Onion - 1no(chopped)

Oil- 2tsp

Mustard seeds - 1tsp

Hing - A pinch

Salt - to taste


1)Soak the payaru in water overnight

2)Next day, boil them with water and salt till it becomes soft

3)Heat a kadai, add oil, mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves and onion saute them 5-6mins

4)Then add payaru and mix and adjust salt

5)Finally add gratted coconut and saute for 2-3mins

Payaru thoran is ready to serve with rice and any food variety.

Award time!!

Sarah of vazhayila and aparna of Ladies special adukkala has passed on this award thank u so much.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Chembu/Yam Fry And Award


Chambu (yam)- 1/2 kg

Red chilly powder - 1 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

Tumeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves - as required

Oil - 4-5tsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Hing - 1/2tsp

Salt - to taste


1)Boil the chambu with required water and peel the skin, cut into small pieces and keep aside

2)Heat a Kadai, add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves, and hing

3)Then add chambu and fry them for 4-5mins

4)Add all powders and salt saute till it turns brown and crispy

Chambu fry is ready to serve with any variety rice.

Priya of Priyas Recipe has passed on this award...U always remember me dear thank u so much.

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Usha nandini

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Chicken Fry


Chicken = 1/2kg

Onion - 2nos

Tomato - 2nos

Ginger&garlic paste - 1tsp

Curry & coriander leaves

Funnel seeds - 1tsp

Red chilly powder - 1 1/2tsp

Coriander powder - 1tsp

Tumeric powder - 1/2tsp

Oil - 3tsp

Salt - to taste

To Grind

Cloves - 2nos

Patta - 2 medium size

Cardamom - 1no

Grind the above ingredients into fine powder 


1)Heat a kadai, add oil, funnel seeds,onions saute till light brown

2)Add ginger&garlic paste fry till raw smell goes 

3)Add the chicken pieces, grinded powder, salt, tumeric,chilly & coriander powder mix and add 1/2 cup of water and close the lid and cook them for 10-15mins, till water drains

3)Then add tomatoes and fry till oil separates

Finally garnish with curry and coriander leaves. Chicken fry is ready to serve hot with rice, chapathi and naan.

Note: if adding raw chicken..please add tomatoes finally, otherwise the chicken wont be soft.

Tomato Coconut Chutney


Tomato - 2nos

Small onion - 4-5nos

Red chilly - 2nos

Tamarind - small piece

Coconut - 3-4tsp(gratted)

Oil - 3tsp

Salt - to taste

For seasoning:

Urad dal - 1tsp

Curry leaves 

Mustard seeds - 1tsp


1)Heat a kadai, add oil ,onion,red chilly,and tomatoes saute them till raw smell goes and tomatoes mash finely.

2)After it cools, grind the ingredients with salt and coconut into paste

3)Finally season it with mustard,urad ,tamarind and curry leaves

Serve it with dosa and idly.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Rice Kheer


Milk - 5 cups

Basamathi rice - 1/4cup

Sugar - 3/4cup

Cashewnets -8-10nos


1)Boil milk in heavy bottomed pan  

2)Add basamathi rice, cashews and boil till it cooks and turns thick

3)Then add sugar and keep in a medium flame and stir inbetween

4)Cook till sugar dissolves well

Rice kheer is ready to hot or cold

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pineapple Halwa


Pineapple - 1no

Ghee - 3-4tsp

Sugar - 1/2cup

Milk - 1 glass

Water - 1/2cup

Cardammom (powdered) - 2 nos

Cashewnets - as required


1)Chop the pineapple and grind them into paste and keep aside

2)Heat a kadai, add water and bring it to boil then add grinded pineapple paste saute and cook till pineapple absorbs water

3)Then add milk and boil...stir till it becomes thick

4)Add sugar and keep stirring in a medium heat 

4)Finally add ghee, cardamom powder  and cashewnets 

Sweet and hot halwa is ready.

Friday, January 8, 2010

vandaka kurma(Okra) And Awards!!


Vandaka (okra) - 250 gms

Coconut milk - 1/2 cup

oil - 2-3tsp

salt - to taste

To Grind:

Cashwnets - 5-6nos

patta - 2nos(medium)

Cloves - 2nos

Fennel seeds - 1tsp

Ginger - small piece

Garlic - 4 flakes

Red chilly powder - 1tsp

Green chilly -1no


1)Make the vandaka into small piece and keep aside

2)Heat a pan, add onion saute for 4 to 5mins

3)Add vandaka to it and fry finely till oil separates

4)Then add ground paste, little water and salt, close the lid and allow them to cook

5)Finally add coconut milk heat for few mins

Vandaka kurma is ready to serve with chapathi, naan and any food variety

Award Time!!!

My dear friend sarawathy of saras corner has passed on this awards. Thank u saras.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Vanilla cookies and Award!


All purpose Flour - 1 3 /4 cup

Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp

Salt -1/2 tsp

Egg - 1 no.

Sugar powdered- 1 cup

Butter - 1/2 cup

Vanilla - 1 tsp


Beat the butter nicely and make it smooth

To it add vanilla,egg,salt, sugar and baking powder and beat well

Add flour to it and mix it into a smooth dough and keep it in fridge for 30mins.Please see to it that the dough is not sticky.

Then make any shapes and again keep it in fridge for 15mins

Pre heat the oven for 10 minutes at 150 C.

Bake the cookies for 15 minutes and the cookies is ready to serve.

Now comes award...Priya of priya recipes  has passed on this award....Thanks a lot priya

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