Showing posts from December, 2016

OPOS Tamarind Paste

Another method to make Tamarind Paste at home, which can be substituted for pastes purchased at shops. This paste or the other  Tamarind Paste  which is made traditionally, eases the work while cooking. In this fast forward world one need to do things in a faster pace. These also help those who have doubts in their cooking or for those who are not so confident as to how things need to be done properly. Take a kg of tamarind, cover it with water, add 50 gms  kulambu/ sambar powder , 50 gms salt, 5-6 pinches asafetida, a spring curry leaves and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Strain out solids. Bottle the pulpy paste. Lasts for ever refrigerated. Use this in place of store bought paste for making the following

Ginger Garlic Potato

Whenever I learn a new dish made of potato kids want me to try it out immediately and it happenned with this Ginger Garlic Potato recipe too. When I was describing the recipe to my kids they said mom please try it out and send it to school tomorrow. (Why to school specifically, I will be sending it in a box alone and they will not have the guilt that they were not able to complete it.) But they had liked it so much they wanted me to do it again. One of the few recipes that the kids loved after tweaking it a bit from the original recipe. I have added the quantity that I have used but you can adjust it as and how you like it. This can be made both with baby potato and also equally cut regular potatoes. This makes a great side dish for rasam rice or vathakuzhambu rice or pulav or chappathi or roti. Ingredients: Baby Potato - 1 Kg Ginger - 1 inch piece Garlic - 8 pods Mint leaves - 1/4 cup Jeera - 1 tsp Salt - 1 1/2 tsp Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup Sambar Powder - 2 tbsp Oi