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Sunday, July 31, 2016

South Indian brunch menu ideas

south Indian brunch menu
Podi idli, plain utappam, kuzhipaniyaram – savoury & sweet, keerai vadai, arisi paruppu payasam, sambar, coconut chutney and red chutney. I remembered something when I made this brunch. My mom had a brass plate that is called as “otrai idli thattu”  which means single idli plate which is a tiffin plate size, slightly shallow with holes in it. We have to use a cloth to line it and pour batter to it and steam like a regular idli. I have had many times excitingly. Most of the time I would not finish though Tongue. Now I can eat 2 such idlies. It is something similar to the thatte idli, except this one is not flat, but shallow and just a bigger variation of our regular idli. I wish I had that idli plate.
How many variations we can make with this single idli dosa batter. Good old regular idli, podi idli, cocktail idli, thalippu idli, kaima idli, chutney idli, idli upma… Plain dosa, masala dosas, beetroot dosa, onion uttapam, plain uttapam made in kadai as you see in this post, kuzhipaniyaram  and the list goes on with your creativity.
This post made after I got tempted by a photo that I saw in zomato under a restaurant review. The first thing I got tempted was the plain uttapam. Next is keerai vadai. Otherwise I changed the menu according to my convenience. I made this spread this friday, with vadai payasam special for aadi friday.
This post is just an idea for making an elaborate brunch, if you want to make it for some special occasion. Otherwise, you can take this as an idea and reduce the items according to your convenience. If you want to make this exact menu, note down the things that you can prepare and keep it ready in before hand to reduce your work.
This is just an idea on how I prepared this menu. For detailed individual recipes, please check the links below.
  1. Idli recipe
  2. Idli podi recipe 
  3. Paniyaram recipe
  4. Tiffin sambar recipe 
  5. Coconut chutney recipe
  6. Red chutney recipe
  7. Arisi paruppu payasam recipe
  8. Keerai vadai recipe
Check out other chutney recipes
Check out kesari, paal kesari, fruit kesari, semiya kesari, aval kesari
Check out medhu vadai, masala vadai

Here’s how I prepared this brunch menu:
  1. Idli dosa batter can be prepared a day or two days ahead and kept in fridge. With this batter, we can make idli, plain uttapam and kuzhi paniyaram savory with the same batter. I had idli dosa batter with me.
  2. Same with sweet paniyaram batter, you can prepare a day ahead and keep refrigerated. I prepared the paniyaram batter the before day itself.
  3. I prepared keerai vadai by soaking urad dal just for an hour and grinding it coarsely without water. So soak it before you start all the other process for this brunch.
  4. Roast and pressure cook rice, dal for payasam in one container of the pressure cooker and dal for sambar in another container. (I keep tamarind also inside a small bowl in middle of dal for easy extraction of tamarind juice).
  5. Clean keerai and chop it, scrap coconut (I had it frozen), cut onion for red chutney, sambar, tomato and vegetables for sambar. Keep the other ingredients like coriander leaves, green chilli ready.
  6. Grind coconut, extract little milk and prepare coconut and red chutneys. Keep aside.
  7. Extract tamarind juice. Powder jaggery, cardamom for payasam and finish payasam.
  8. Now to stove work. In ghee, roast some cashews for payasam and garnish it.
  9. Temper chutneys and then sambar. Finish making sambar.
  10. Prepare keerai vadai.
  11. Lastly make idli, kuzhi paniyarams and plain uttapam hot. Just one each and couple of paniyarams will do as it will be filling.
  12. Coat the idli with sesame oil and idli podi mix and serve it. Arrange idli, keerai vadai, paniyarams, payasam and the side dishes. Finally keep hot uttapams and serve.
I made this keerai vadai, slightly different from the one I posted. This one is inspired from Chef Venkatesh Bhat's keerai vadai. That is I just soaked for an hour, ground really coarsely and added keerai, pepper, asafoetida and salt. Made thinly over a ziploc cover and fried in oil.
I made savory paniyaram with the idli dosa batter simply with mustard, urad dal, curry leaves and a dash of asafoetida.
Sweet paniyaram is karuppatti paniyaram, which I will post coming Wednesday.
I made my plain uttapams in my new iron kadai, which turned out super crispy, golden and tasty!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Vendhaya kanji recipe | Thengai paal poondu kanji

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Vendhaya kanji or thengai paal kanji, poondu kanji is a porridge made with rice, fenugreek seeds (vendhayam/ methi seeds), moong dal, garlic and coconut milk. I guess it is called with various names. But we call it vendhaya kanji. We make this for breakfast, my  mom makes this version, while my MIL makes with out garlic and add grated coconut instead of coconut milk. I guess it can be properly called as vendhaya kanji. I make it mainly when someone at home has mouth ulcer as it is indication of tummy’s underlying condition too. And whenever we feel like Winking, as it is really tasty with all this coconut milk and garlic. The coconut milk, moong dal in this kanji heals any ulcer, so a perfect home remedy for mouth ulcer/ ulcer.
vendhaya-kanji
Last time when I was speaking to my MIL, she told she had made this for breakfast and I was so tempted to make. I make it often, but somehow never thought of blogging it. But my Co-sis insisted me to post it this time, so I got this post idea. My MIL told vadagam thogayal is the best combination for this kanji, so made that too. I will post the thogayal coming Monday Happy.

How to make vendhaya kanji/ thengai paal poondu kanji video

Vendhaya kanji recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 15 mins  |  Cook time: 15 mins   Serves: 3

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Ingredients

Raw rice (I used ponni) – 1/2 cup

Moong dal – 1 tbsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp

Coconut – 1/2 cup

Garlic – 12-14 flakes (Small variety)

Salt – As needed


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Monday, July 25, 2016

Chocolate chia seed pudding recipe | Chocolate chia pudding

Chia-seed-pudding-recipe
Easy Chocolate chia seeds pudding, simple ingredients, tasty and healthy too. Perfect to kick start a day with this as breakfast. I never knew such thing existed until I saw this idea in Instagram. It was really tempting. I too had chia seeds with me to use it up. Chia seeds are similar to sabja seeds that we get in India. It has lots of health benefits and has dietary fiber. I browsed for recipe and found one in Foodnetwork. This can be kept ready overnight in fridge and had in the morning for breakfast. I had for breakfast and it was really good.
Chia-seed-pudding

Chocolate chia seed pudding recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Continental  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 30 mins  |  Cook time: 5 mins   Serves: 1

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Ingredients

Chia seeds - 3 tbsp

Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp

Honey - 1 tbsp

Sugar - 1 tsp 

Milk - 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp

Rolled oats - 1 tbsp

Almonds - 5

Cashew nuts - 5

Dates - 2

Raisin - 8


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Friday, July 22, 2016

Cheese dip recipe, for tortillas, crackers, chips

cheese dip
An easy cheese dip with simple ingredients. Goes well with chips, nachos, crackers etc. I made this couple of months ago when I made tortilla chips for kungumam thozi. I should have posted this long time back, but somehow missed to post it. I made this again when I needed a cheesy dip for the Italian paratha, my previous post. The cheesy dip with Italian paratha combo is what attracted me most and made me try Italian paratha. This went well with both the tortilla chips earlier and these Italian parathas as well! Simple and easy to prepare too. It is very similar to the way we prepare white sauce, but more cheese to make it's consistency needed for a dip. Adapted from here.
Cheese-dip


Cheese dip recipe

Recipe Cuisine:  Continental Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 2 mins  |  Cook time: 10 mins   Serves: 3

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Ingredients

Butter – 1 tbsp

All purpose flour – 1 tbsp

Milk – 1/2 cup

Cheddar cheese, grated – 1/2 cup

Red chilli powder  – 1/4 tsp

Bird’s eye chilli – 1/2

Lemon juice – from 1/2 of a lemon

Salt – As needed


Method

  1. In a pan, heat butter. Put the flame to low and add flour. Whisk gently to roast it.
  2. 1-melt-butter
  3. Once the raw smell goes off, add milk as you keep mixing.
  4. 2-add-milk
  5. Add red chilli powder, mix. Bring to boil (Keep the flame always low or medium).
  6. 3-add-red-chilli
  7. Add grated cheese and keep mixing until the cheese melts.
  8. 4-add-cheese
  9. Switch off the flame. Lastly add lemon juice and mix.
  10. 5-add-lemon

Notes

  • The flame should never be high, otherwise the dip will curdle.
  • You can skip lemon, but I like it tangy.
  • You can add Jalapeno seasoning if you want it smell like a nachos dip.
  • It gets thick as it cools down, so consume as soon as you make it. 
Top with chopped chilli or chilli flakes and some Italian seasoning to serve.
cheese dip
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Italian paratha recipe | Italian herbs paratha

Italian paratha
A simple paratha, with Italian herbs in it, can excite your kids, especially with a cheesy dip! I grabbed this idea when I was browsing Instagram, one of the restaurant serves this, but I was not sure if it was stuffed or simple paratha. I decided to just make it in the same way as lachcha paratha. If you are a beginner and still want to try this one, just add it to the flour and make it like regular chapati. Or little fancier, you can do it as triangle paratha too.
Italian-herbs-paratha


Check out the video on how to make Italian paratha

Italian paratha recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 30 mins  |  Cook time: 20 mins   Makes: 5

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Ingredients

Wheat flour – 1 cup, heaped

Oil – 1 tbsp

Italian seasoning – 1 tbsp

Salt as needed

Ghee – as needed


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Monday, July 18, 2016

Kara chutney recipe | For dosa, idli

kara-chutney-recipe
Spicy kara chutney recipe with onion, tomato and both green red chillies and black pepper for extra spiciness.  I always make onion tomato chutney with coconut if I am making. But last week when I saw a video, I was tempted to make something spicy that is served in roadside shops as kaara chutney, that is slightly watery. And ended up with this chutney. This was super spicy, just the way I wanted. This should be handy when I have no coconut in hand. Perfect for idli and all types of dosa.
Check out other chutney recipes.
spicy-kara-chutney-recipe

Kara chutney recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 mins  |  Cook time: 10 mins   Serves: 3

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Ingredients

Onion – 1

Tomato – 1

Garlic – 3 flakes

Red chilli – 2

Green chilli – 2

Black pepper – 1 tsp

Chana dal – 1 tbsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Salt – As needed


To temper

Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig


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Friday, July 15, 2016

Kadapa karam dosa | How to make kadapa karam dosa

Kadapa-karam-dosa-recipe
Kadapa karam dosa is made by spreading a spicy red chutney (kara chutney) and besan chutney (Bombay chutney / kadlaimavu chutney) over thin crispy dosa. I have linked the detailed recipe for dosa and besan chutney, so please refer the individual posts for the recipes. Otherwise I thought I should post this idea when my BIL forwarded this recipe from a friend (who had shared arbi chips earlier, Thank you Smitha), as I was way too tempted by the name itself and the thing that I had dosa batter in hand. This is so easy to make too. I am sure many of you will be pushed to try this one soon. Since writing all the recipes in one post will be too long and also I already have these recipes, I am linking to those posts.


Kadapa karam dosa video:

Besan chutney video;

Also many people including me are tempted towards the spicy karam chutney that is spread over masala dosas like mysore masala dosa. And here in this karam chutney shared by her, ingredients are simple and can be prepared in a jiffy. I would say this kadapa karam dosa itself is a simpler version of mysore masala dosa. You will be amazed by it's taste. This is also called erra karam dosa I guess. I am not sure though. And the kadapa in this is different from Kumbakonam Kadappa.
erra karam dosa

Kadalai mavu chutney recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins     |  serves: 3

Ingredients

Kadalamavu (Besan) - 3 tbsp

Onion – 2

Tomato – 1

Green chilli – 4

Ginger, very finely chopped - 1 tsp

Water - 2 & 1/4 cups

Salt - As needed

Ghee - 1 tsp

Coriander leaves, chopped - 2 tbsp


To temper (See notes for more options)

Oil - 1 tbsp

Mustard - 3/4 tsp

Urad dal - 2 tsp

Chana dal- 1 tbsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Method

  1. Slice onion, chop tomato, slit green chilli. In a mixing bowl, dissolve besan by adding little water first to make a paste, then add the remaining water and keep aside. Heat a pan with oil/ ghee, temper with the items given under to temper table. (Shown below is with fennel seeds)
  2. 1-chutney
  3. Add onion, ginger and fry till transparent. Add the chopped tomatoes, required salt.
  4. 2-onion
  5. Fry until tomatoes turn soft. Add the dissolved besan slowly as you keep stirring. Bring to boil. If gets too thick, add little more water.
  6. 3-tomato
  7. Simmer for 4-5 minutes or until the raw smell goes away and the consistency is thick like poori masala. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, ghee.
  8. 4-ready

Notes

    • You can also temper a small piece of cinnamon and clove.
    • Also you can temper with fennel seeds. I updated the recipe with the tempering items as I found that more tastier than fennel. So it's your choice purely.
    • Adjust water consistency as needed. 2 & 1/4 cup was perfect for me.
    • Don’t skip ghee, just 1 tsp at the end also enough.

Kadapa karam dosa recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
 Prep Time: 10 mins  |  Cook time: 10 mins   Makes: 8

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Click here for Dosa batter recipe

I used my regular idli dosa batter

Ingredients for karam chutney

Onion - 2

Tomato -1

Red chilli powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp

Salt - As needed
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Eggless banana chocolate chip pancakes recipe

eggless banana chocolate chip pancake recipe
Banana and chocolate is a super hit combo we all know. Simple and easy eggless banana chocolate chip pancake recipe. So wanted to try this out for a long time. Yesterday had this single banana, that has become extra soft and last 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. I know this is the right time to try this out. Sure will be kid’s favourite with chocolate in it. Banana makes it really soft and fluffy. I have made this with self raising flour. But you can replace with all purpose flour/ maida + 2 tsp baking soda + 1/8 tsp salt. You can try with our atta too. Just keep the batter consistency like idli dosa batter. It will turn out great.eggless banana chocolate chip pancake


Other pancake recipes:

  1. Basic eggless pancakes
  2. Red velvet pancakes
  3. Blueberry pancakes

Check out the video



Eggless banana chocolate chip pancakes recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Continental  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 10 mins  |  Cook time: 15 mins   Makes: 8

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Ingredients

Self raising flour – 1 cup

Banana – 1 (Long variety)

Chocolate chips – 1/4 cup

Milk – 3/4 cup + 3 tbsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Brown sugar - 2 tsp

Salt - 1/4 tsp

Butter to grease



Method
  1. In a mixing bowl, place the peeled banana and mash it well. Add flour, sugar, salt, oil to it.
  2. Mash
  3. Add milk and using a whisk, make a smooth batter. Lastly add chocolate chip and gently mix.
  4. Mix
  5. Heat a pan, once hot, switch off the stove and let the pan come to moderate heat. Again switch on the heat in medium, pour 1/4 cup batter over greased pan. No need to spread. You can either cook covered or open, wait until bubbles pop everywhere on the pancake surface top. Roughly a minute.
  6. cook-
  7. Flip and cook for a minute and repeat to finish the batter. Stack it until serving.
  8. Ready

Notes

  • I have not used baking powder since it is self raising flour, but if using maida, make sure to use 2 tsp baking powder.
  • Do not grease with more butter.
  • Adjust the milk quantity to get desired consistency of batter. Especially when using wheat flour.
  • Use milk at room temperature.
  • If pan is too hot, the shape of the pancake will not be good as well as it wont be evenly browned/ cooked. So keep the heat always in medium.
  • Do not over mix after adding chocolate chips.
  • If the banana is too small, use two.

Serve stacked with butter and honey topped generously!

eggless banana chocolate chip pancake recipe
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Potato pepper fry recipe | Spicy small potato pepper fry

Potato-pepper-fry-recipe
An easy, spicy and tasty potato pepper fry with all the spice to turn up the heat in this recipe. Once we tried this for snack and from then hooked to the recipe and making it often in place of the regular potato curry. This is so much easier than the regular one, coz no need to wait for the potato fry to get roasted. This is just matter of tossing few ingredients together. Garlic and chilli are always great combo, that too with potato, it just turns to be a hit. We like it super hot and spicy. Adjust the spice according to your level and this will be your favorite too. I like small potato's texture in this recipe than our regular potato, but still you can use regular potato. I have used sesame oil so that the spiciness doesn't affect your tummy.

spicy-potato-pepper-fry

Potato pepper fry recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 10 mins  |  Cook time: 10 mins   Serves: 3

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Potato pepper fry, an easy, spicy and tasty potato pepper fry with all the spice to turn up the heat in this recipe. With step by step pictures.
Potato pepper fry recipe

Ingredients

Small potato – 15 – 18

Garlic – 8 flakes

Red chilli – 1

Green chilli – 1 (Optional)

Red chilli powder – 3/4 tsp

Black pepper powder – 1 tsp

Salt – As needed

Sesame oil – 2 –3 tbsp


Method

  1. Pressure cook small potatoes with enough water to immerse it, upto 3 whistles.Very finely chop garlic and green chilli if using.
  2. Heat a pan with oil. Using a kitchen scissors, cut the red chilli into thin circles over oil in low flame. Give it a stir and add garlic, green chilli and cook for a minute until garlic turns fragrant. Add red chilli powder and 2 tbsp water to oil (You can make a paste first and then add to oil).
  3. Potato pepper fry step 1
  4. Cook over low flame until oil separates. Add black pepper powder, salt and give it a mix. Add the potatoes.
  5. Potato pepper fry step 2
  6. Toss well to coat. Cook for 2 minutes in medium flame. Switch off the flame. You can top with more pepper powder if you want.
  7. Potato pepper fry step 3

Notes

  • Adjust black pepper powder as per your spice level.
  • You can add a tsp of soya sauce before adding potatoes.
  • You can add finely chopped coriander leaves to this.
Serve as accompaniment for rice or you can have it as such. We love it as such!
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

South Indian lunch combo - Lunch menu 59

South Indian lunch combo
This week it is spicy pepper garlic kuzhambu and a mild appala kootu and karunai kizhangu podimas. It is mostly dal based gravy for rice since Aj likes only sambars, dals or kootu. So wanted a spicy, tangy break from my regular routine. Made this simple menu... If you are new to this place, do check out my Lunch menu series, this is just idea for planning you lunch, sometimes simple, sometimes special..This is just an idea for everyday cooking and not an elaborate one, so if you want, add a thogayal, radam and payasam to make it special. Check the individual posts for the detailed recipe from the links given below.
  1. Milagu poondu kuzhambu recipe
  2. Appala kootu recipe
  3. Pidi karunai kizhangu podimas recipe


Milagu poondu kuzhambu, appala kootu, karunai kizhangu podimas - Lunch menu 59
Recipe Cuisine: Indian   |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 1 hr soaking time + 20 mins     |  Cook time: 1 hr  |  Serves: 4
This is how I prepared this menu
  1. After breakfast work, I peeled garlic and small onion while watching TV.  Soak chana dal for appala kootu.
  2. I pressure cook tamarind needed for easy extraction of pulp. So in a pressure cooker with separate containers, in one container, add dal with tamarind kept in small bowl in the middle. 
  3. In another container, add the karunai kizhangu. Pressure cook and meanwhile you can grate coconut (I grate one whole coconut and freeze it in ziploc, so used from it) for kootu and podimas, cut onion, green chilli and keep other things like curry leaves, lemon.. etc ready for the cooking.
  4. Once pressure cooked items are ready, take out and keep rice next. Extract tamarind pulp, peel karunai kizhangu and crumble, keep it ready.
  5. Heat kadai with oil, fry vadam, then appalam required for kootu. Transfer oil and continue with cooking.
  6. First fry things needed for kuzhambu, put for cooling down, then temper for kuzhambu.
  7. Meanwhile prepare kootu in another stove and temper for kootu, finish kootu. 
  8. Prepare karunai kizhangu podimas, mean while which you can prepare kuzhambu too.
Serve lunch with curd. So lunch with milagu poondu kuzhambu, appala kootu, pidi karunai kizhangu podimas, vengaya vadam (Killu vadam got from my MIL) and curd, rice.

Lunch menu 59

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Methi paneer recipe | Methi paneer dry

Methi-paneer-recipe
Methi paneer dry style is a quick and easy to prepare side dish that goes well with both rice and roti. When I was thinking about a paneer side dish for my lunch menu, I thought I can prepare methi paneer and found this easy recipe here. It was perfect with cabbage paratha as well as rice. With soft paneer and methi’s flavour, it was delicious. Make sure good quality soft paneer. I used Kohinoor paneer and it was so soft even after cooling down.

Check out other paneer recipes.

Methi paneer recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 20 mins  |  Cook time: 15 mins   Serves: 3

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Ingredients

Paneer, frozen – 1 cup

Methi leaves (I used frozen) – 1/2 cup

Ginger, chopped – 1 tsp

Green chilli slit - 2

Red chilli powder – 3/4 tsp

Coriander seeds powder – 3/4 tsp

Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric – 1/8 tsp

Lemon – 1/2

Salt – as needed


To temper

Oil – 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds  - 1 tsp

Asafoetida – 1/8 tsp


Method

  1. Keep paneer cubes immersed in hot water until use. In a pan, add oil and temper with cumin seeds, add asafoetida, chopped ginger and slit green chilli. Give it a stir and add the methi leaves.
  2. 1-temper
  3. Cook in medium flame for a minute. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, turmeric and give a quick stir.
  4. 2-cook
  5. Add 3 tbsp water and mix well. Add paneer, toss well until the masala coats the paneer well.
  6. 3-toss
  7. After a minute, sprinkle garam masala and lastly switch off the flame to squeeze 1/2 lemon. Mix.
  8. 4-garnish
Serve as accompaniment for rice/ roti/ paratha.
methi-paneer
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Panchratna dal recipe | Panchmel dal

Panchratna dal
Dal panchratan or panchmel dal is made out of 5 different dal/ lentils. Since panch means 5 in Hindi, it is easy to guess why it is named so. I love dals, so love to try different types/ variations in dal. Since Aj too loves dal, it is easy to try small variations each time. Sometimes it will be hit, sometimes not so good, but still never settle with a single recipe. I think when ever it clicks, I should post so that I don’t forget the recipe. This particular recipe is from a TV show, noted down by my co-sis and sent to me. I have tried mixed dal in my Dal Baati recipe, this one is similar to that, but has few variations that makes it different. This dal can be made more healthier when you use urad dal, moong dal with skin. So if you have it in stock, do try that way. It looks great and turns out delicious.
panchratna-dal

Panchratna dal recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 1 Hr soaking time  |  Cook time: 20 mins   Serves: 4

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Ingredients

Toor dal – 1/8 cup (2 tbsp)

Chana dal – 1/8 cup

Masoor dal – 1/8 cup

Moong dal – 1/8 cup

Urad dal – 1/8 cup

Ginger, very finely chopped – 1 tbsp

Green chilli – 2

Tomato – 1

Plain yogurt/ curd – 1 tbsp

Red chilli powder- 3/4 tsp

Coriander seeds powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric – 1/8 tsp

Salt – As needed

Coriander leaves, chopped – 2 tbsp


To temper

Ghee – 1 tbsp

Methi seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Cinnamon – 1 inch piece

Cardamom – 1

Clove – 1

Asafoetida – 1 generous pinch


Method

  1. Soak all the dals together for minimum an hour. If any dal is with skin, soaking time should be more. Pressure cook with 2 cups water for 3 whistles.
  2. Panchratna dal recipe step 1
  3. Heat a pan, add ghee and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order. Add slit green chilli, ginger and chopped tomatoes.
  4. Panchratna dal recipe step 2
  5. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric, salt and mix well for a minute in medium flame. Add curd.
  6. Panchratna dal recipe step 3
  7. Mix well and add 1/4 cup water. Bring to boil and boil until oil floats on top. Transfer to the dal.
  8. Panchratna dal recipe step 4
  9. Mix well, adjust water if its too thick and boil for 8 minutes in medium flame. Stir in between. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Panchratna dal recipe step 5

Notes

  • If using dal with skin, make sure it is broken (split) dals for easy cooking.
  • Adjust water amount in step 5 keeping in mind it has to be simmered for 8 minutes. So add enough.

Serve hot with steamed rice or phulkas. I had with cabbage paratha as you saw in lunch menu 58.
panchratna-dal-recipe
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Kanji Ragi Adai Instant Ragi Dosa Ragi Kanji (Sweet and salt) Instant bajra dosai Varagu adai Kambu dosa Samai pongal Kuthiraivali sakkara pongal Kodo millet pulao easy kambu kanji Milagu jeeraga varagu adai Tindora varagu rice Thinai semiya upma Millet idli dosa Samai upma kozhukattai Idly 5 taste uthappam Rava Kichidi Poori Rice/Arisi Sundal Puli Idiyappam Stuffed Idiyappam Adai Lemon Aval Tamarind aval Rawa Idly Ven pongal Palak Poori Bhatura Pesarattu adai Arisi upma Ulundhu Kozhukattai Aval Kozhukattai Aval upma Killu Adai Neer Urundai Paruppu Idiyappam Vermicelli Biryani &Thayir semiya Chapati noodles Vegetable hakka noodles Bread Upma Eggless French toast Veg momos Sabudana Khichdi Rava upma Milagu idiyappam Ragi Kanji Tomato sevai Kanda batata Poha Mini idli sambar Kanchipuram idli Grilled chocolate sandwich Jaggery idiyappam Schezwan noodles Indian style veg sunny side up Brinjal gosthu Onion tomato Gosthu Tomato Gosthu Tiffin sambar with moong dal Tiffin samabr with toor dal Kumbakonam Kadappa Recipe Vegetable stew Tomato kurma Vada curry Potato masala for poori Gotsu for pongal Vada curry2 Coconut chutney Mint Chutney Coconut Mint chutney Coconut Coriander chutney Onion tomato Chutney Thengai thogayal Sutta kathirikkai chutney Raw green chilli chutney Onion Chutney Karivepillai Chutney Chutney recipe collection Mango thogaiyal  Ridgegourd chutney Easy red chuntey Onion chilly chutney Peanut chutney Basic coconut chutney Garlic chutney Idli podi Poondu milagai podi Lunch menu 1 Lunch menu 2 Lunch menu 3 Lunch menu 4 Lunch menu 5 Lunch menu 6 Lunch menu 7 Lunch menu 8 Lunch menu 9 Lunch menu 10 Lunch menu 11 Lunch menu 12 Lunch menu 13 Lunch menu 14 Lunch menu 15 Lunch menu 16 Lunch menu 17 Lunch menu 18 Lunch menu 19 Lunch menu 20 Lunch menu 21 Lunch menu 22 Lunch menu 23 Lunch menu 24 Lunch menu 25 Lunch menu 26 Lunch menu 27 Lunch menu 28 Lunch menu 29 Lunch menu 30 Lunch menu 31 Lunch menu 32 Lunch menu 33 Lunch menu 34 Lunch menu 35 Lunch menu 36 Lunch 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poriyal Potato podimas Potato curry Broccoli Stir fry Cauliflower curry Baby corn subzi Tindora Stir fry/Kovakkai kari Aloo methi Vendakkai curry 100% Microwave spicy potato curry Brinjal in Onion tomato base Kathirikai Kari Chow chow/Chayote curry Cluster bean paruppu Usili Soya chunks curry Senaikizhangu fry Aloo Gobi mutter curry Aloo Bhindi fry  Arbi curry Small potato curry Baby corn pepper fry Senai kizhangu fry Bitter gourd fry Paasi payaru sweet sundal Sweet corn sundal Peanut sundal Channa sundal Channa dal sundal Rajma sundal Moong dal sundal Pattani sundal Black channa sundal Crispy cauliflower fries Crispy ladies finger fries Crispy bitter gourd fries Sepankizhangu Varuval Vazhakkai chips Senaikizhangu chips Aloo tuk Kothamalli thogayal Pudina thogayal Paruppu thogayal Coconut thogayal Gongura thogayal Keerai Masiyal Pirandai thogaiyal Coriander seeds podi Coriander leaves Thokku Paruppu Podi Karuveppilai podi Poricha kuzhambu Poricha kuzhambu easy curry leaves kuzhambu Mochakottai kuzhambu Paruppu urundai kuzhambu More Kuzhambu Pumpkin gravy Ridge gourd gravy Pepper Kuzhambu Poondu Kuzhambu Kara Kuzhambu Thakkali kuzhambu Keerai Sambar Arachuvitta sambar Mango sambar Dhahi Kadhi Dal tadka/Dal fry Dal tadka (Using moong dal) Dal palak Tomato Kadhi Sukku milagu kuzhambu Brinjal masala kuzhamu Easy pepper kuzhambu Vathal kuzhambu Vendakkai sambar Avarakkai sambar Methi dal Varutharacha kuzhambu Easy basic rasam Lemon/ginger rasam Puli saru/vendhaya vengaya rasam Paruppu rasam Pepper rasam Tomato rasam Agathi keerai thanni saaru Manathakkali thanni saaru Veppam poo rasam Mysore rasam Buttermilk rasam Annasi/ Pineapple rasam Vegetable stock recipe Carrot soup Tomato Soup Sweet corn soup Minestrone soup Palak soup Broccoli soup Cauliflower potato soup

Methi Roti/ Methi Thepla Triangle paratha Aloo parata Gobi Paratha Cabbage Paratha Mooli Paratha Naan Roti/Chappati Onion paratha Ragi adai Mixed vegetable stuffed paratha Soya kheema paratha Easy palak paratha Peas paratha Lachha paratha Paneer paratha Capsicum Cheese paratha Rajma paratha Butter kulcha Missi roti Broccoli paratha Kashmiri naan Mooli paratha 2
Mixed vegetable kurma Potato kurma Kadai Bhendi Aloo palak Aloo bhendi masala Dal Makhani Boondhi raita Channa Bhatura Pindi Channa Peas masala Aloo Gobi Gobi Masala restaurant style Channa for Bhatura Baby corn Kurma 100% Microwave Butter Paneer masala Cauliflower and peas kurma Onion tomato gravy Whole green gram dhal Palak paneer Mutter paneer Masala Butter paneer masala Paneer Bhurji Cheesy Cauliflower Kofta Curry Hyderabad Subz Korma Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe Shahi paneer Kadai Paneer Paneer Pasanda Dum Aloo / Aloo dum Rajma masala Methi mutter malai Peas masala2 Chilli paneer gravy Potato masala for poori Aloo Bhaji Veg Manchurian Gravy Dal baati Schezwan baby potatoes Baingan bharta Malai kofta gravy Ridge gourd sabji Corn capsicum masala Puli sadham/tamarind rice with garlic Puliyogare Baby corn Pulav Tomato peas pulao Sweet corn pulao Tomato rice Tomato Bath Small potato Briyani Sprouted green gram fried rice Vegetable fried rice Fried rice Garlic rice Paneer fried rice Vaangi bath Coconut milk veg.briyani Capsicum rice Sambar sadam Vegetable Biryani Layered vegetable Biryani Mushroom biryani Thengai Sadham Peanut rice Jeera Rice Mango rice Curd rice/ thayir sadam Lemon rice Veg pulao Sesame rice Channa pulao Jeera cashew pulao Beetroot pulao Narthangai sadam Instant puli sadam Methi pulao Soya chunks biryani Curry leaves rice Kashmiri pulao Dal kichdi Tawa pulao Badhusha Jangri Sweet boondhi Jalebi Maida Burfi Kesar Burfi Paal Kesari(Kesari using milk) Rava Kesari Semiya Kesari Fruit Kesari Ras malai Rasgulla Rava Ladoo Corn flour halwa Carrot Halwa Beetroot Halwa Badam Halwa Shahi Tukra/tukda Sandesh Kaju Katli Coconut Barfi Sweet somas Aval ladoo Atta ladoo Nei urundai Besan ladoo Gulab Jamun Mysore pak Boondi ladoo Chocolate burfi Microwave therattipal Aval kesari Eggless chocolate mousse Apple custard Nutella truffles Mango Sago Caramel bread pudding Aval payasam Fine vermicelli payasam Vermicelli payasam Sago/javarisi payasam Paal Kozhukattai Payatham paruppu payasam Paal payasam/ Milk Kheer Coconut payasam Paal kozhukattai jaggery Badam kheer Akkaravadisal Thiruvathirai Adai and Kali Sweet pooranam Pori Urundai for karthigai Deepam Kozhukattai Ulundu Kozhukattai Uppu vella seedai Poli Adhirasam Sakkarai Pongal Sakkarai Pongal -2 Kalkanndu pongal Paal pongal 7 kari kootu Wheat flour Appam Suzhiyan Adhirasam Panakam Nei appam Karadaiyan nonbu adai Maida seedai  Ellu kozhukattai Vella kozhukattai Nel pori urundai Sweet pidi kozhukattai Baby corn manchurian Gobi Manchurian Baby corn Bajji Plantain skin pakoras Oma podi/sev Onion pakoda(with mint leaves) Murukku(potato murukku) Kai murukku(with video) Thattai Kara sev Kara boondi Thenkuzhal Murukku Magizhampoo Murukku Savory Diamond cuts Uppu seedai and vella seedai Ola Pakoda/ Ribbon Pakoda Sweet diamond cuts Ulundhu vadai/Medhu vadai Vazhai poo vadai Keera vadai Masala vadai Cabbage vadai Thavala vadai Chilli Paneer Dry Vegetable cutlets Paneer Pakora Palak pakora Mysore Bonda Spring rolls Panner Tikka in oven Gulnar seekh kababs Corn seekh Kebab Corn Rolls Dhokla Khandvi Samosa Gobi 65 Beach style kara pori Aloo Bonda Chilli Bajji Vazhakkai Bajji Ring murukku Wheat flour murukku Spicy Mixture Bread Bajji Mini samosa Baked idli fry Seepu seedai Cashew murukku sabudana vada Thayir vadai Punugulu Green chutney 1 Green Chutney 2 Red chutney Sev Poori Vada Pav Bhel puri Dahi vada Dahi puri Pav bhaji Vada Pav Raj Kachori Canape chaat Aloo channa chaat Peanut chaat Chilli Parotta Upma adai Sweet and kara paniyarams Soya kheema toast Kaima Idli Chutney Idli Cocktail Idli Aloo veg grilled sandwich Aloo kathi roll Ammini kozhukattai Eggless Pancakes Red velvet pancakes Pizza Homemade paneer tikka pizza Bread Pizza / Pizza cups Vegetable Puffs Easy cheesy pasta Homemade Pasta sauce Macaroni and cheese Corn Chat Stir fried spaghetti Aglio olio Veg momos Creamy tomato pasta Broccoli pesto pasta Baked pasta muffins Spaghetti with Spinach Masala pasta Capsicum cheese paratha Aloo kathi roll Spicy veggie pizza Nutella chapati Blueberry pancakes Corn potato toast Spinach lasagna How to make paneer Ghee Ginger garlic Paste Garam masala powder Homemade Pasta sauce Homemade tortillas Sambar powder Rasam powder Koozh vadam Elai vadam mor milagai Tomato Thokku Neer Nellikkai/Pickled goose berries Mango thokku/ Maanga thokku Maa Inji Oorugai/Mango Ginger Pickle Mango Instant pickle Vadu manga pickle Narthangai Pachadi Filter Coffee Microwave hot chocolate Ginger cardamom tea Masala milk Kothamalli thanni Panakam Carrot Juice Carrot orange juice Cantaloupe juice Grape juice Pomegranate juice Guava lime cooler Papaya Honey Smoothie Honeydew melon smoothie Vanilla caramel milkshake Mango milkshake Nutella banana milkshake Chikku/Sapota milk shake Strawberry milkshake Pineapple,lychee melody Apple lemonade Tomato Juice Yellow watermelon Juice Orange juice with lemon Strawberry lemonade Watermelon juice Panneer Soda Custard powder Icecream Neer mor Masala chaas Red velver hot cocoa Jigarthanda Masala neer mor Mango lassi Ice lemon tea Masala coke Oreo milkshake Rose milk popsicles Honeydew melon granita Custard powder Icecream Easy nutella banana icecream Mango sorbet Ilaneer sorbet Grape popsicle Mango icecream Watermelon granita Stuffed Masala Buns Garlic Buns Garlic bread Khara buns Potato buns Pizza buns Eggless Jam biscuits Eggless Choco chip cookies Oma biscuits Oats savory crackers Shortbread cookies Eggless tutty fruity cake Microwave chocolate cake Eggless chocolate cake- Eggless vanilla Cake Eggless brownies Eggless Banana Walnut Muffins Eggless blueberry muffins Eggless chocolate muffins Eggless Choco chip muffins Eggless Orange cake Eggless date cake Raspberry cheese cake Eggless carrot muffins Macaroni and cheese Aglio olio Homemade tortillas Redbean quesadilla Eggless Pancakes Homemade Tomato Salsa Guacamole Veg momos Granola recipe Oven baked baby potatoes Bruschetta Focaccia Thai green curry Corn fritters Butter Corn pasta Red bean/Rajma tacos

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