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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

kara and Sweet Idiyappam / Indian Rice Noodles

Indian Rice Noodles / Idiyappam

Idiyappam, one of my favorite dish. Mostly they take this Idiyappam with side dishes like kurma and coconut milk. But I love preparing it in these ways.

For this recipe you need

1 cup of Rice Flour (easily available ready made flour)
or Soak the rice in water for about 2 hrs. Drain the water and dry them indoors.Grind it to make a fine powder.
Salt to taste


Mix 1 cup of rice flour with the required amount of boiled water and salt.

Knead them into a smooth dough.

Put a small portion of the dough in the Idiayappam mould and press them in Idli Moulds. 

Steam them till they are cooked well.

For Sweet Idiayappam you need 

2 tsp. of grated coconut
1 tsp. of Ghee
Sugar as needed
Roasted cashews ( optional)


Mix all the ingredients with the steamed Idiyappam. 

Sweet  Idiyappam is ready to taste............... My favorite dish

For Kara Idiyappam (2 methods)

First method

1 tsp. of oil
1 tsp. of mustard and urad dhal
2 red chillies 
A bunch of curry leaves


Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard and urad dhal. When they stop spluttering, add the curry leaves and red chillies. Finally add the steamed Idiyappam and mix them well.

Kara Idiyappam is ready to taste.............

Second Method

1 tsp. of oil 
1 tsp. of mustard and urad dhal
2 red chilllies
1 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
A bunch of curry leaves


Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard and urad dhal. When they stop spluttering, add the curry leaves and red chillies. Add the lemon  extract along with a pinch of turmeric powder .

Finally add the steamed Idiyappam and mix them well.

Kara Idiyappam is ready to taste.............

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cluster Beans / Kothavaranga Vathal

Cluster Beans / Kothavaranga Vathal

Try out this vathal, instead of the usual vathals we prepare with rice. This has a different taste .

For this vathal you need

1 kg. of cluster beans / Kothavaranga ( use small amount of it and try this vathal)


Wash the cluster beans well .In a pressure cooker, add the cluster bean with little salt and leave it for 2 whistles.

Drain the excess water and dry it under the sun.

Make sure they are dried completely and store it in air tight container.

Now you can fry this and take along with sambar / curd rice. The taste is divine.

Or else you can also add these vathal , in sambar and in kara kolumbu

For adding in sambar and kara kozhumbu

Boil this vathals in water, until they are cooked and simply add them.(as you add vegetables ) in sambar and kara kozhumbu.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

More awards

I am really very happy with these awards from Tresa

Monday, September 21, 2009

My First Award

My First Award

I am very much happy to receive this award from Raje from Veggie Haven
Thank you very much for having nominating me for this beautiful Kreativ Blogger Award . It really  encourages me to do more.

This award comes with the following rules

  •  You must thank the person who has given you the award.

  •  Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

  • Link to the person who has nominated you for the award.

  •  Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

  •  Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.

  •  Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

  • Leave a comment on which of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated

  • and now here comes the seven interesting things about me

    1. My all time interest is my sweet honey, my daughter.
    2. I  am interested in preparing different recipes for my daughter and my dear hubby
    3. I am interested in art and crafts, I do them when I am free.
    4. I am interested in listening to music (all Ilayaraja's hits and Beethoven Symphony's) 
    5. I am interested in keeping my house clean.
    6. I am interested in fighting with my brother(continues even after my marriage)
    7. Finally I am interested in travelling a lot.

    I would like to pass this award to

    Shabs of Shab,s Cuisine
    Radhika vasanth of Food for 7 Stages of Life
    Joe Hendry of Joe Hendry Art

    Kindly accept these awards and pass on to your friends

    Thursday, September 17, 2009



    For this recipe you need

    2 - 3 big sized onion
    2  tomatoes
    1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
    1 tsp. of channa dhal
    1 tsp. of mustard and urad dhal
    1 bunch of curry leaves
    3 tsp. of  Tamarind extract
    Salt to taste
    2 tsp. of oil


    Chop the onions and tomatoes.

    Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seed when they stop spluttering add urad dhal and channa dhal, followed by curry leaves.

    Add the onions , saute the onions until they turn translucent.

    Add the tomatoes along with turmeric and gosthu powder, when the tomatoes get cooked well add the tamarind extract and mix them well.

    Add sufficient water  along with  salt.Allow it to cook in low flame for about 10 - 15 mins.

    Onion Gotsu is ready to be served..................

    Serve it with hot Idli's and enjoy............................. :)

    We can also prepare Brinjal / Kathirikkai and Ridge Gourd / Peerkangai Gosthu in the same way .

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    Wednesday, September 16, 2009

    Ginger - Garlic Chutney

      Ginger - Garlic Chutney (Mother-in- law recipe)

    For this chutney you need

    1 big sized ginger
    10 - 12 nos. of garlic
    5 - 6 red chillies
    Lemon sized tamarind
    1 tsp. of Mustard and urad dhal
    Small piece of Jaggery
    Salt to taste
    2 - 3  tsp. of Oil


    Clean the ginger. Peel off the skin and chop them into small pieces. 

    Heat oil in a pan and fry the ginger ,garlic and red chillies well.

    In a blender, along with the ginger, garlic,red chillies add tamarind , jaggery, and salt . Grind them well.

    Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard and urad dhal .  When they stop spluttering , add the grinded paste. 

    Saute them well, until the oil comes at the top.

    Serve this chutney with Idli's or Dosa's................

    Monday, September 14, 2009

    Murungai Keeri \ Drumstick Leaves Poriyal

    Murungai Keerai poriyal

    For this recipe you need

    1 bunch of Drumstick leaves / Murungai keerai
    1 tsp. of Mustard and Urad dhal
    2 - 3 red chillies
    2 tsp. of grated coconut
    salt to taste
    1 tsp. of oil


    Remove the leaves. Wash and keep them aside

    Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and Urad dhal .When they stop spluttering , add the red chillies.

    Now add the drumstick leaves and saute them until they wilt.

    Add salt with 1/2 cup of water and mix well . Until the water dries off leave it to cook.

    Finally add the grated coconut and saute them for few seconds.

    Serve with rice......

    Rice, with a little bit of sesame oil and this curry tastes very good.

    Saturday, September 12, 2009

    Event Entry

    I am sending this entry to the event  Think Spice - Think Red Chillies conducted by Sunitha

     Sunita's blog -

    Garlic Chilly Powder

    Simple potato curry - Event Entry

    I am sending this simple potato curry for the event Garnish the Dish conducted by Nithya and Pavithra

    Simple Potato Curry

    For this curry you need

    4 boiled potatoes
    1 onion
    1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
    1/2 tsp. of Chilli powder
    1/2 tsp. Ginger garlic paste
    1 tbsp. of Mustard and urad dhal.
    A Bunch of curry leaves
    2 tsp. of oil
    Salt to taste.


    Boil potatoes. Peel off the skin and cube them. 

    Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and urad dhal. When they stop spluttering, add curry leaves.

    Now add chopped onions and  fry till they are transparent. 

    Add ginger garlic paste and saute them well. 

    Now add the cubed potatoes, salt , turmeric powder , chilli powder. Cover and cook for 5 min. in low flame.

    Serve it with rice or chapathi...............

    Sunday, September 6, 2009

    Cauliflower with Peas Kurma

    Cauliflower With Peas Kurma

    For this Kurma we need

    1 medium sized Cauliflower
    2 potatoes
    2 onions
    1 tomato
    1 cup of green peas
    1 tsp. of ginger-garlic paste
    1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder

    For Seasoning

    1 tsp. of Aniseed
    2 nos. of cardamom
    1" cinnamom stick
    2 nos. of cloves 
    1 no. of bay leaf 

    For Grinding

    1/2 cup of grated coconut
    2 green chillies
    small piece of ginger
    4 pieces of garlic
    1 tomato
    1 tsp. of aniseed
    5 nos. cashews

    In the blender, grind them well with little water

    Wash and chop of the cauliflower. Peel the skin from the potato and chop them.

    Now in the pressure cooker, add the cauliflower, potato, green peas with enough water and turmeric powder. Leave it for 1 whistle.

    Heat oil in a pan. Add all the seasoning ingredients. Add the chopped onions , saute until they turn translucent. 

    Add ginger garlic paste and saute them well.

    Now add the cooked vegetables , the puree along with salt and mix them well .Allow it to boil ,until the raw flavor extracts from it in medium flame.

    Delicious cauliflower with peas Kurma is ready to be served.......

    Serve it with Chapathi and enjoy..................:)

    Kovakkai \ Ivy Gourd Fry

    Kovakkai \ Ivy Gourd Fry

    For this fry you need

    15 nos. of Kovakkai/Ivy Gourd
    1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
    1 tsp. of chilli powder
    1 tsp. of Rice flour
    salt to taste
    oil for deep frying


    Wash the kovakkai and chop them into small pieces.

     In a bowl , along with kovakkai add turmeric powder, chilli powder, rice flour and salt . Let this rest for 30 mins.

    Heat oil in a pan and deep fry them.

    Drain them in kitchen towel, to remove excess oil from it.

    Crispy Ivy Gourd Fry is ready to be tasted...............

    Serve with rice and enjoy.......... :)

    Garlic Chilly Powder \ Poondu Milagaipodi

    Garlic Chilly Powder \ Poondu 

    For this Powder you need

    Few nos. of garlic
    Few nos. of red chilly
    Salt to taste
    1 tsp. of oil

    Heat oil in a pan and saute the red chillies.

    In the blender first grind the red chillies well along with salt.

    Finally add the garlic and grind them well.

    This powder is really very hot and spicy.

    Serve with Hot idli's and enjoy........................... :)

    Event Entries

    I am sending these entries to the event conducted by Viki

    Cauliflower with Peas Kurma

    GobiManchurian \Cauliflower Fry

    Channa Dhal Chutney

    Saturday, September 5, 2009

    Gobi Manchurian \ Cauliflower fry

    Gobi Manchurian

    For this Gobi Manchurian you need

    1 medium sized cauliflower/gobi
    1 tsp. of garam masala powder
    1 tsp. of Ginger garlic paste
    1 tsp. of tomato sauce
    1 tsp. of soya sauce
    1 medium sized capsicum
    2 onions
    3/4 cup of maida
    1 tsp. of corn flour
    oil for deep frying
    salt to taste.

    Wash and cut the cauliflower.

    Mix maida, cornflour, ginger garlic paste,little bit of crushed onion and salt along with water to make a paste.

    Dip the gobi florets in the paste and deep fry them until golden brown. Keep them aside.

    Heat oil in a pan. Add the chopped onions and ginger garlic paste. Saute them well. Add the chopped capsicum.

    Now add the garam masala powder to it.

    Add the fried gobi along with tomato and soya sauce .

    Mix well and cook them well for 5 min.

    Delicious Gobi Manchurian is ready to be tasted..............

    Serve with Chapathi's and enjoy........... :)