Green chutney

 Green chutney  Ingredients Coriander leaves a bunch Mint leaves a handfull Peanuts 50 gram Lemon juice 2 tablespoon Green chillies 5 nos Sugar 1 teaspoon Salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients to a fine paste in a mixer grinder. Continue reading Green chutney

Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry.

Ingredients Sweet potato 250 grams Chickpeas 400 grams (Cooked from the tin) Coconut milk 1 cup Onion finely chopped 1 nos Garlic 3 cloves Ginger finely chopped 1 nos Curry powder 1 teaspoon Cumin powder 1 teaspoon Cinnamon powder 1/2 teaspoon Carrots peeled and diced 2 nos Bell pepper cleaned, deseeded and diced 1 cup Cherry tomatoes sliced into two 10 nos Pepper as per taste Salt to taste Preparation Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan on medium flame and add the chopped onion and saute for a few minute. Add the chopped garlic and ginger and saute till the … Continue reading Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry.

Broken Wheat Vegetable Upma

Broken wheat has better nutritional values as (semolina) refined wheat products.  It has more fibres and due to its low GI index its use is better for reducing diabetic risks than using refined wheat products.Ingredients for Broken wheat – vegetable Upma.Broken wheat 250 gm.Onion chopped a large oneGreen chillies 2 nos.Beans 50 gms.Brokoli 50 gm.Bengal gram (split) 1 tbsp.Coriander leaves (chopped) 1 tbspMustard seeds ¼ tsp.Curry leaves 1 sprigSalt to tasteVegetable oil 1 tbsp.Preparation of Broken wheat-vegetable UpmaWash and soak broken wheat in water for at least 2-3 hours and drain it (Strain). Heat oil in a thick-bottomed skillet, add the mustard … Continue reading Broken Wheat Vegetable Upma

Idli Soft and Fluffy

Idlis are a special preparation using fermented lentils and rice batter. A very popular food item in south India it is supposed to be very healthy. Ingredients Rice 1 cup Black gram (urad dal) 1/2 cup Boiled rice 2 tablespoons Salt 1/2 teaspoon Preparation Wash and rinse the black gram in a bowl and allow them to soak in water overnight. Wash and rinse the rice and soak it in water overnight or at least 8 hours. After 8 hours drain the water from both rice and black gram. Add the soaked black gram along with the boiled rice and … Continue reading Idli Soft and Fluffy

Garam Masala

Garam masala is one of the most inevitable ingredient of many of Indian, especially north indian recipes. Mixing and grinding the spices each time is a laborious task. You can prepare the garam masala beforehand and it can be stored in air-tight containers or jars for months without losing its freshness. Garam masala is prepared using various ingredients in various proportions in each part of the country or in each household. Here I am presenting an easy recipe for preparing garam masala. Ingredients Cinnamon 100 gram Cardamom pods 100 gram Cumin seeds 50 gram Black pepper corns 50 gram Cloves … Continue reading Garam Masala

Beef Fry Travancore style

Ingredients Beef 500 grams Mild red chilli powder 1 teaspoon Coriander powder 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon Cumins powder 1/4 teaspoon Pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon powder 1/4 teaspoon Cloves a few Cinnamon crushed 1 nos Onion sliced 1 nos Garlic minced 1 teaspoon Ginger chopped 1 tablespoon Coconut chunks 1/4 cup Vinegar 1 teaspoon Salt to taste Vegetable oil 4 tablespoons Mustard seeds Curry leaves 1 sprig Preparation Cut the beef into bite sized pieces. Mix red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, cumin powder, cinnamon powder and one teaspoon salt with enough water to a … Continue reading Beef Fry Travancore style

Tender Mango Achar

Tender Mango Achar Ingredients of Tender Mango Achar Very young tender Mangoes (before the seed inside becomes hard) 1 kgFenugreek seeds dry roasted and ground 2 tbsp.Mustard seeds ground 4 tbsp.Chilli powder 2 tbsp.Turmeric powder 1 tsp.Garlic cloves 100 grams.Garlic chopped 200 grams.Whole fenugreek seeds 2 tbsp.Salt as needed (200 gm.)Sesame oil 250 ml. Method of Preparation Wash, dry and cut the mangoes into medium sized pieces.  As the seeds are tender we can use it also. (don`t remove the seeds.Wash a jar with boiling water and allow to dry.Mix all the ingredients together and put into the jar.  Oil should float … Continue reading Tender Mango Achar