Raw Mango Sambar.

SAMBAR

SAMBAR

Ingredients:

  • Mango Pieces:1 cup.
  • Toor dal :1/4 cup.
  • Chana dal:2 tbsp.
  • Green gram(Moong dal):2 tbsp.
  • Onion:2 medium sized.
  • Tomato:1 medium sized.
  • Sambar powder: 2 tsp.
  • Tamarind pulp:1 tbsp.
  • Jaggery powder:3 tbsp.
  • Red chilli Powder:1 tbsp.
  • Salt:adjust to taste.
  • Turmeric:2 pinches.
  • Mustard seeds:1/4 tsp.
  • Fenugreek seeds:1/4 tsp.
  • Jeera :1/2 tsp.
  • Hing:1 pinch.
  • Red chillies:2.
  • Bay leaves:4-5.
  • Oil:2 tbsp.
  • chopped coriander leaves:1 tbsp.

Procedure:

  • Wash all the three kinds of dal and cut the tomato into pieces and pressure cook for three whistles by adding little amount of oil.
  • Cut the onion into pieces.
  • Allow the cooker to cool and mash the dal into fine paste.
  • Heat the oil in a kadai and cracle mustard seeds,then add jeera,hing,red chillies,bay leaves and fry  for few seconds.
  • Now add onion pieces and fry until they turn light brown color.
  • Now add turmeric and add dal paste and fry for 2 min.
  • Now add mango pieces,salt,and sufficient water ,tamarind pulp and allow it to boil.
  • When the water starts boiling now add sambar powder and allow it to boil for another 6-7 min.
  • Now add chopped coriander to it and switch off the flame.
  • Now the tasty sambar is ready.
  • This sambar is good for rice with papad.
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Okra(Ladies finger) curry

Okra curry-1

Okra curry-1

Okras are very good for health.These are one of the favorite food for Indians.These have high fiber content and so many benefits are there by eating this okra.

From these okra we can prepare so many kinds of varieties like fry,curries,Now i am giving one of the variety of preparing curry.

Ingredients:

  • Okra:1/4 kg.
  • Onion:1 Medium sized.
  • Tomatoes:2 Medium sized.
  • Green chilies : 6-7.
  • Curry leaves:3-4.
  • Haldi(turmeric) :2 pinches.
  • Salt:adjust to taste.
  • Cumin seeds:1/2 tsp.
  • Mustard seeds:1/2 tsp.
  • Coriander leaves(chopped):2 tbsp.
  • Methi leaves:3tbsp.
  • Curd:4 tbsp.
  • Oil:3 tbsp.
  • Garlic pods:5-6.

Procedure:

  • Wash the Okra(bendi) cleanly and wipe it off .
  • Cut the Okra into pieces.
  • Cut the onion,tomatoes,green chillies intp pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a kadai.
  • Now crackle the mustard and add cumin seeds.
  • Now add onion pieces and fry for half a minute.
  • Add turmeric powder,tomatoes,green chillies and fry until they are golden brown in color.
  • Now add Okra pieces and salt and fry for few minutes.
  • Now add little water and Methi leaves and close the lid.
  • Allow them to cook.
  • Hardly it will take 7-10 min to cook.
  • Now open the lid and add curd,coriander leaves and give a stir.
  • Now mash them into fine paste.

Note:

  • For extra taste add seasoning with little amount of oil,mustard,cumin seeds.

Idly Upma(From idly leftovers)

Idly upma

Idly upma

Ingredients:

  • Idli  :      5-6(large).
  • oil   :     2 tbsp.
  • mustard : 1/2 tsp.
  • cumin seeds:1/2 tsp.
  • Turmeric/haldi: 2 pinches.
  • urad and chana dal:1 tsp.
  • Green chillies:3
  • Curry leaves:4-5.
  • Coriander(chopped):1 tbsp.
  • salt:adjust to taste.
  • Lemon juice:1 tsp.

Procedure:

  • Mash the idlis  into fine powder(or if u want into small pieces).
  • Slit the green chillies into half.
  • Heat the oil in a kadai.
  • Cracle the mustard seeds and add cumin seeds.
  • Add Urad and chana dal and fry until it turns light brown.
  • Add green chillies,curry leaves,salt,haldi and fry for few seconds.
  • Now add  the mashed idli powder and fry until it just heats.
  • Add the lemon juice on top of it.
  • Now turn off the stove and add chopped coriander.

Note:

  • Only take the left over idlis(fresh).
  • For evening snacks take the morning break fast idlis.
  • While mashing the idlis if you feel it is so dry  add very little amount of water.
  • Be careful while adding the salt because remember that we already added the salt while preparing the idlis.

 

 

 

Gongura(Mesta) Chutney

Gongura chutney

Gongura chutney

Ingredients:

  • Gongura: 1cup.
  • Green chillies:3 -4.
  • Roasted groundnuts:1/4 cup.
  • salt:adjust to taste.
  • Garlic pods:3-4.
  • Coriander(chopped):2 tbsp.
  • onion:1 small sized.

Procedure:

  • Dry roast the ground nuts and remove the skin.
  • Cut the onion into small pieces.
  • Remove only leaves of gongura ,clean and keep it aside.
  • Boil the gongura and green chillies in a bowl in a sufficient water.
  • After boiling drain the excess water and let it cool.
  • Grind the ground nut seeds ,garlic pods and salt in a mixer.
  • Now add boiled gongura leaves and green chillies and grind.
  • Now take into clean bowl and add chopped coriander and onion pieces into it.

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Beans Fry

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Beans Fry

Ingredients:

  • Beans:1/2 kg(prefer tender one).
  • Onion:1 medium size.
  • Grated coconut:2 tbsp.
  • Fresh coriander leave(chopped)s:2 tbsp
  • Curry Leave:7-8.
  • Mustard seeds:1 tsp.
  • Cumin seedss:1 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder:1/2 tsp.
  • Chana dal:1 tbsp.
  • Green chillies:4-5.
  • Salt:adjust to taste.
  • Garlic:3 pods.
  • Oil:2 tbsp.

Procedure:

  • Clean the beans and cut it into required size(i prefer small size).so,it looks nice after cooking.
  • Pressure cook the beans pieces and chana dal  with the sufficient water by adding the salt which is sufficient for only beans pieces for 2 -3 whistles .
  • Grind tha green chillies,grated coconut,garlic pods into a fine powder.
  • Now heat the oil in a frying pan and cracle the mustard seeds and then add jeera,curry leaves.
  • Add Onion pieces and fry until it turns into light brown color.
  • Add Ground mixture(Grren chillies,grated coconut,garlic pods) into the frying pan and fry until the garlic raw smell goes off.
  • Now add boiled beans and chana dal and fry for 2 min and add required salt(if necessary).
  • Finally garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

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This will be good combination for chapatis,rotis and side dish for rice.

Note:

  • Always remember that take the tender one to get the good taste.
  • Don’t over boil the beans.
  • Be careful while adding the salt while boiling the beans.(don’t add more).
  • Add only the required quantity of salt which is sufficient to beans pieces.

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Modak(Kudumulu) – Andhra style

Modak

Modak

Ingredients:

  • chana dal:1 cup.
  • Jaggery powder:3/4 cup.
  • elaichy powder:1/2 tsp.
  • wheat flour

Procedure:

  • Pressure cook the chana dal for upto 3 whistles .
  • Allow it to cool the cooker and after cooling drain the water(with the drained water we can prepare rasam) .
  • Now keep the cooked chana dal on low flame and now add jaggery powder and keep for 7-8 min on in  low flame.
  • Allow it to cool and grind it in a mixer by adding with very little water and elaichy powder or if possible grind it without water.
  • Now Knead the wheat flour with sufficient water .Knead it until it is smooth and soft.
  • Now make it into small balls of the dough and roll it very thinly smaller than the size of poori by dusting in between with dry flour.
  • Now stuff the dal and jaggery mixture into that and deep fry in oil.
  • Fry it until it turns into light brown color.
  • Now take it into tissue paper so that excess oil will go off.

Pepper chicken

PEPPER CHICKEN

Ingredients:

  • Chicken: 1/2 kg.
  • Turmeric powder:1 tsp.
  • Pepper:15 to 20.
  • Tomato pieces:1/2 cup.
  • Onion pieces:1/4 cup.
  • Coriander Powder:2 tsp.
  • Cloves:3.
  • Curry leaves:5.
  • Garlic paste:1 tsp.
  • Oil:2 tbsp.
  • Salt:adjust to taste.

Procedure:

  • First clean the chicken and keep it aside.
  • Grind the pepper into pieces(not into powder).
  • Mix the pepper,salt,turmeric powder thoroughly and add chicken and mix the chicken pieces with pepper,turmeric powder,salt and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  • Now add oil in a kadai and heat it.
  • After heating the oil add cloves,onion pieces and fry until it turns into brown color.
  • now add chicken pieces and curry leaves and fry it for 1 -2 min.
  • Now add 1/4 cup water and close the lid and allow it to boil.
  • Now garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.