Vermicelli Upma(Uppittu)

It is very easy to prepare and it is one of the fastest making breakfasts.It looks soo yummy and very tasty to have this breakfasts

Semiya Upma

Semiya Upma

Ingredients:

  • Vermicelli :1 cup.
  • Oil :3 tbsp.
  • Curry leaves:3-4.
  • Red chillies:4-5(adjust according to your spice level).
  • Tomato:1(medium sized).
  • Mustard seeds:1/2 tsp.
  • Jeera:1/2 tsp.
  • Salt:Adjust to taste.
  • Water:1 and half cup.

Procedure:

  • Roast the vermicelli by adding 1 or 2 tsp of oil for 3-4 min in a medium flame.(until they lightly change the colour).
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a kadai and cracle mustard seeds.
  • Now add jeera,curry leaves,Red chillies  and fry for one minute.
  • Now add onion and fry until they turn light brown in color.
  • Now add tomato pieces and fry until it becomes soft.
  • Now add water and close the lid.
  • After it starts boiling add salt and vermicelli.
  • Now close the lid and allow it to cook on a medium flame.
  • Now give a stir once and turn off the flame.

Note:

  • Dont over roast the vermicelli.
  • Instead of using red chillies, we can use green chillies.

 

 

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Instant Raagi Dosa.

This is my Monday favorite.Normally on Monday mornings i like to prepare very easy and fast making breakfasts.This is one of the variety which i prepare.

This is a very healthy breakfast because this raagi is very useful for health because it contains rich iron .

As we know less varieties of this flour.This is one of the easiest and healthy way to take this.

This will be very tasty with tomato and onion chutney.

Ragi dosa

Ragi dosa

Ingredients:

  • Raagi flour:1 cup.
  • water: add sufficient.
  • salt:adjust to taste.
  • Chana dal: 1tbsp.
  • Coriander leaves( chopped):1 tbsp.(optional).
  • Curry leaves(chopped):1 tsp.
  • cooking soda:1 pinch.

Procedure:

  • Take the raagi flour into a vessel and add salt,Cooking  soda to it.
  • Now add sufficient water to it and mix it thoroughly.It requires more water.
  • Make as thin dosa batter.

  • Mix it properly without having lumps.
  • Now add chana dal,coriander leaves,curry leaves and give a stir.
  • Now heat the tawa and make sure that we should not do over heat .
  • Now pour the batter as we pour the dosa batter .
  • Add oil to the dosa and let it roast.
  • Now change the dosa to other side and allow it to heat.
  • Now remove the dosa from the tawa.

Note:

  • It absorbs more water while making the batter.
  • Give a stir before making every dosa.
  • It will easily form lumps.so,mix it properly and make sure of not having the lumps
  • It will take more time to roast.

Simple Potato Fry

Aloo Fry

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes:4 medium sized.
  • Oil:2 tbsp.
  • Onion: 1medium sized.
  • Mustard seeds:1/2 tsp.
  • jeera:1/2 tsp.
  • Bay leaves:4-5.
  • Coriander leaves(chopped):1 tbsp.
  • Red chilli powder:1 tbsp.
  • Green chillies(slit):2.
  • Garam masala powder:1/2 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder:1 or 2 pinches.

procedure:

  • Wash the potatoes  cleanly and peel off the outer skin.
  • Cut the potato into pieces of required size.
  • Cut the onion into pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a kadai and crackle the mustard seeds.
  • Add jeera,onion pieces and fry until they turn into golden brown colour.
  • Add bay leaves,turmeric powder,green chilllies and fry for another one minute.
  • Now add potato pieces and close the lid and let it half boil  with low  flame.\
  • Now remove the lid and add red chilli powder and stir once.
  • Now allow it to boil completely on occasional stirring.
  • Now add garam masala powder on top of it and stir to mix it.
  • Now switch off the flame and add chopped coriander leaves.

 

Kadai Dal

Kadai dal with chapati

Kadai dal with chapati

Ingredients:

  • Toor dal: 1 cup.
  • Tomatoes:2 medium sized.
  • Onion:1 medium sized.
  • Ginger garlic paste:1 tbsp.
  • Mustard :1tsp.
  • Cumin seeds:1 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder:1 pinch.
  • Curry leaves:4 -5.
  • Coriander leaves(chopped):1 tbsp.
  • Green chillies:3-4.
  • salt:Adjust to taste.

Procedure:

  • Clean the dal neatly and pressure cook it for 2-3 whistles.
  • In the mean time cut the onion into small slices and tomatoes into small pieces.
  • Slit the green chillies.
  • Heat the oil in a kadai and cracle mustard seeds.
  • Add jeera,green chillies and fry for few seconds.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry for one minute.
  • Add curry leaves,onion and fry until it turns golden brown.
  • Add tomato pieces and saute well and add turmeric powder,salt and fry for one minute.
  • Now add  cooked dal and fry give a nice stir.
  • Now add coriander leaves for garnishing.
  • Now the kadai dal is ready.
  • This is the super combination for chapathi or roti.

Cluster beans curry.

Cluster Beans Curry

Cluster Beans Curry

Ingredients:

  • Cluster beans:250 gms.
  • Onion:1 medium sized.
  • Tomato :1 small sized.
  • Fresh grated coconut:2 tbsp.
  • Green chillies:4
  • Ground nut seeds:1 tbsp.
  • Garlic pods:3.
  • Oil:2 tbsp.
  • Mustard seeds:1 tsp.
  • Jeera:half tsp.
  • Curry leaves:3 -4.
  • Coriander leaves(chopped):1 tbsp.

To Grind:

  • First grind the coconut,garlic pods into fine powder.if required add some water to grind.
  • Then add green chillies and grind.
  • Add groundnuts to it and grind for it for only one or two rounds.

Procedure:

  • Cut the cluster beans,onions,tomatoes into pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a kadai then crackle mustard seeds and add jeera.
  • Then add onions  and fry until it turns into light brown colour.
  • Add turmeric powder,Ground powder and fry for for one minute.
  • Add cluster beans pieces and fry for another one -two min.
  • Add salt and required water and allow it to half boil by closing the lid.
  • After half boiling add tomato pieces and give a stir and again let it boil  by closing the lid.
  • Now add coriander pieces on top.
  • Now the tasty cluster beans curry is ready.
  • This is a good combination of rice,chapatis.