Showing posts from May, 2010

Aloo Raitha

To make kids eat curd a bit more I tried this recipe, and it is a real hit. Ingredients : Potatoes - 4nos Curd - 2 cups thick unsour Salt to taste Asafodeita - a pinch To season: Oil - 1 tsp Mustard seeds Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp Green Chillies - 2 nos Curry Leaves - a few Coriander leaves -1/4 cup Method: Boil, peel and dice the potatoes to small pieces. Beat the curd to make it smooth and add it to the potatoes along with salt and Asafodeita, Slit the green chillies. Heat oil and add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add cumin seeds. Add the green chillies. Cut the curry leaves into two and sprinkle on top of the curd mixture. Pour the seasoning on top of the curry leaves. Mix all thoroughly and decorate it with coriander leaves. Variations : Instead of green chillies red chillies can also be used. Instead of chillies pepper powder can also be used Cumin seeds can be powdered and added to the potatoes instead of adding it while seasoning.

Anjarai Petti or the Masla Box a must in every Indian kitchen

Anjarai Petti or the Masala Box have been the most important item that have a prominent place in any Indian kitchen. The masala box have mustard seeds, broken Urad dal, Bengal gram dal, Jeera or cumin seeds, Pepper, Methi seeds and Coriander seeds. All the items can be stored in 50 gms to 100 gms quantity depending upon the size of the containers inside. There are 6 or 7 containers in the masala box and the items can be the stored in them. There is an inner lid in which the red chillies are stored.

Recipe for an Instant Rasam

Rasam is must in our household. But kids always want a different type of rasam every other day. So I thought of making something different which can also be had as soup. This is a no tamrind rasam too. Ingredients: Tomatoes - 3 or 4 nos Coriander Leaves - 1/2 cup Pepper - 1 tbsp Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp Red chilly - 1 no Curry Leaves - 1/4 cup Salt to taste Method Grind all the ingredients together to a fine paste. Add 2 cups of water to it and bring it to a boil. Remove from flame and season it with mustard seeds in ghee. This can be served with hot rice or can be had as an appetizer soup too.

Horse gram Porridge - Healthy recipe for women

This is a summer drink, which helps in easy digestion and keeps the body cool. Those who want to diet also can add horse gram in their daily routine which will help in reduction of extra fat. Ingredients Horse Gram - 1/4 cup Boiled Rice - 3/4 cup Water - 3 cups Salt to taste Butter milk - 2 cups Method Fry the horse gram in a dry pan and grind it coarsely. Fry the boiled rice also and grind it coarsely. Pressure cook horse gram powder and boiled rice using 2 cups of water. When cooked mash it using a laddle. Add salt, remaining cup of water and butter milk to it. This serves two people. Note: Ginger, coriander, curry leaves can be ground into a fine paste and added to this porridge to give a different taste. This powder can be made in larger quantities and stored. It can be used whenever needed. Pregnant Women, can have it as a breakfast especially in the end of 2nd trimester and the whole of 3rd trimester as it gives a lot of energy. Lactating Women can have thi