Thursday, October 29, 2009
KOTHAMALLI THANNI/CORIANDER SEEDS TEA
This tea has medicinal values,my mom makes this now and then …and we like this very much.Especially when we have cold,this one soothes our throat and its very appetizing too…Also sometimes we feel pitham too much in our body and have drowsiness,vomiting sensation in empty stomach. This tea helps a lot for this problem.
|Coriander seeds/Vara kothamalli/Daniya||3 tblsp|
|Palm sugar or palm sugar crystals(pana vellam/karuppati or panag kalkandu)||1 tblsp|
|Lemon juice||1 tsp|
|Ginger||1 inch piece|
- Grind coriander seeds in mixer coarsely.
- Boil 2 cups of water and add the powdered coriander,crushed ginger,palm sugar crystals( I dint add,I added jaggery instead) and boil till 2 cups of water gets reduced to 1 cup.
- Strain to serving cup and squeeze the lemon and mix in the honey.
- Enjoy hot!! You can replace lemon with 2-3 tblsp of milk too !
Do try this,am sure you all will love this!
Entry for Show your Lunch Box Event:
His lunch box today had
Chayote/chow chow sambar-his favorite
Monday, October 26, 2009
I have had this cocktail two,three times and I just love this.The original recipe has white rum in it. Of course this is Virgin version and we have the same (virgin pinacolada) in restaurants too . This cocktail has an awesome taste with the combination of pineapple and coconut flavor. And I know I have not done justice to the picture,I should have presented in a goblet rather than this ordinary glass…
I used ready made coconut milk powder available in stores,you can use coconut cream available in stores too,also can add fresh coconut milk.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
As I always make Suzhiyan for Diwali,the pooranam(stuffing) I always make a bit more than needed and keep refrigerated. After few days I make poli which is my hubby’s favorite. I am not an expert in rolling poli,but I have improved than before now! Thanks to Jugalbandhi,which have a good pictorial to learn the technique and have drool worthy and professional pictures as well :)
I have updated the recipe and picture after asking my MIL for the recipe. My mom in law says using ghee gives perfect tasty polis. You can use sesame oil(nallennei) too instead. I used sesame oil for dough and ghee while cooking poli. I also have a helping video on shaping the poli with hands.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This is my family favorite snack,so made today as Deepavali snack! This is for my own reference and hope helps out who wants to try it out at home. This is so easy if you make the dough consistency right. You can choose the size of the sev / Oma podi as your need - super fine or medium fine. Both ways its delicious and kids would love this very much. We can use this same sev for chaat recipes too!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Mint chutney,well,I am not a big fan of,but for a change, I would like to make and enjoy with soft idlies and dosas. Sometimes our taste changes with time…Like wise whatever I used to hate before,am liking now a days and I am wanting change in my regular menu…
|Mint leaves||A fist full|
|Onion||1 no.(medium sized)|
|Tomato||1 no.(medium sized)|
|Coconut,grated||1 1/2 tblsp|
|Channa dal/kadalai paruppu||1 1/2 tblsp|
|Red chili,long variety||5-7 nos.|
|Urad dal/Ulutham paruppu||1 tsp|
|curry leaves||1 sprig|
|Asafetida powder||A pinch|
- Heat a kadai with oil and temper with the tempering items given and transfer to the serving bowl.
- Add channa dal and red chili and roast till dal turns golden brown.
- Add Mint leaves to it and sauté till the mint leaves just reduce in its volume.
- Transfer to a plate and set aside.
- Add the onion and tomato (add oil little too) and fry till onion turns transparent and tomatoes turn soft.
- Cool down and grind the roasted items with this onion,tomato and add turmeric,coconut and salt while grinding.
- Grind to a smooth paste with water according to your desired consistency and serve mixed with the tempered items.Enjoy with idly or dosa!
Variation : You can also add a little coriander leaves along with mint leaves
Monday, October 5, 2009
We make poricha(poritha to be more precise in Tamil) kuzhambu with different veggies and in two varieties,one is with coconut in it and the other with out coconut and called “ Raathiri poricha kuzhambu” ( Rathiri means “Night time”).
I love the one made with brinjal,my favorite veggie and also this with drumstick,equally,because,this has a nice flavor! I just love it . My mom makes this often,but i rarely make coz I rarely buy drumstick! These drumsticks I have used is from India,when my BIL came here last week ,my FIL bought and passed it through him. When he was here I dint cook coz he does not like…
A SIMPLE PLANTAIN/VAZHAKKAI PORIYAL
This is very very very easy to make recipe,yet the flavor is really great! Can be made in a jiffy!
Both of these can be made easily and its a very light meal! And so I am sending this to EC of Simple Indian food’s event WYF: Light meal.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
We love this thogaiyal,its a very tangy,flavorful spicy one! I make this now a days frequently and use for 3-4 days. My hubby,my brother and my BIL’s too love to eat thogaiyals! So here I am posting for you all and for my future reference too!We enjoy this usually by mixing this with hot rice and sesame oil.
Enjoy with rice or idly,dosas!