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18 May, 2010

Paruppu Podi

Posted in : Ready mix / Podi Varieties on by : sujeesha

Ingredients:Thur dhal – 1 cupChanna dhal – 1 tbspUrad dhal – 1 tbspAsafoetida – 1 tbspDry red chilies – 12Salt to taste Method of Preparation:1. Dry roast the dhals, chilies till golden and crisp.2. Dry grind to a slightly coarse powder along with asafoetida and salt.3. Store in air-tight container and use as needed.4. Mix
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18 May, 2010

Idli Milagai Podi – 2

Posted in : Ready mix / Podi Varieties on by : sujeesha

Ingredients:Urad Dhal – 2 cupsChanna dhal – 1 cupRoasted gound nuts – 1/2 cupDry red chilies – 15 (or according to your spice level)Aesofetida – 1 tbspDry curry leaves – a handfulSalt to taste Method of Preparation:1. Dry roast the ingredients individually.2. Grind them to a coarse powder and store in air-tight container.3. Use as
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18 May, 2010

Paruppu Usili Mix

Posted in : Ready mix / Podi Varieties on by : sujeesha

Ingredients:Thur dhal – 200 gmChanna dhal – 100 gmDry red chilies – 8Asafoetida – 1 tbspCurry leaves – a handful Method of Preparation:1. Sun-dry the dhals and red chilies for a few hours.2. Grind the ingredients to a pretty coarse powder one by one.3. Microwave the curry leaves until they are dry and add to
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13 April, 2010

Egg idli upma

Posted in : Breakfast, Diabetic, Dinner, Egg, Heart Healthy, Low Fat, South Indian, Tamil Nadu on by : sujeesha

Ingredients:Left over idlis – 6 (crumbled)Eggs – 2Onion – 1 (finely chopped)tomato – 1 (diced)Curry leaves – 1 sprigCoriander leaves – a handful (roughly chopped)Dried red chilies – 4Turmeric powder – 1/2 tspMustard seeds – 1 tspUrad dhal – 1 tbspOil – 2 tbspSalt to taste Method of preparation:1. Heat oil in a wok. Add
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11 April, 2010

Potato Sagu

Posted in : Karnataka, Kerala, Sides, Tamil Nadu on by : sujeesha

Ingredients: Potatoes – 3 (boiled and mashed)Tomato(small) – 1 (diced)Onion(large) – 1 (finely chopped)Green chillies – 2 (cut into roundels)Curry leaves – a sprigCoriander leaves – a handfulWheat flour / atta – 1/2 tsp(mixed with 2 tsp of water without lumps)Turmeric powder – 1/2 tspMustard seeds – 1/2 tspOil for fryingSalt – As required Method
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11 April, 2010

Egg Puffs

Posted in : Baking, Egg, Kerala, Party, South Indian, Tamil Nadu on by : sujeesha

Ingredients: Puffs pastry sheets – 2Eggs – 2(hot boiled, shelled and cut in half)Egg – 1(beaten)Onion(small) – 1(finely sliced lengthwise)Tomato(small) – 1 dicedGinger-garlic paste – 1/2 tspChili powder – 1/2 tspCoriander powder – 1/2 tspTurmeric powder – 1/2 tspGaram masala – 1/4 tspPepper powder – 1/4 tspCurry leaves – 1 sprig(roughly chopped)Coriander leaves – handful(roughly
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11 April, 2010

Sarkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal

Sarkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal
Posted in : Breakfast, Desserts & Sweets, Indian, Instant Pot Ultra, Kerala, Pongal, Rice, South Indian, Tamil Nadu, Vegetarian on by : sujeesha
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Festive celebrations from childhood are such fond memories. When I think of Pongal, I remember my childhood when my mom used to wake up at 3 am and slave in the kitchen with her freshly-washed damp hair wrapped in a towel, to make delicious Pongal breakfast for us. Menu is simple and authentic. Its always
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