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Tuesday, December 21, 2010


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Pudina/Mint Parota

For this parota you need

2 cups of wheat flour
1/2 cup of finely chopped mint leaves
Ghee / Oil as needed

In a bowl,add the wheat flour along with salt,mix it well by adding sufficient water to it.

Finally add 3 tsp. of ghee and knead it well , until it forms a soft dough.

Cover and keep it aside for 30 mins.

Take a lemon sized ball from the dough , dust it in flour and roll them into a flat , thin and round shaped one.

Apply oil/ghee on to it and start folding like saree pleats, finally make a spiral shape out of it.

Now add the chopped pudina leaves on the top and press it well and roll them again(don't roll them thinly,let it be thicker in its size).

Heat the tawa, place the rolled chapathi and apply  oil/ ghee on its sides.

When both sides are cooked well, remove from the tawa...

Flavorful mint parota is ready to be served.......

Serve it hot with Vegetable Kurma or with Tomato Thokku and enjoy:)

Friday, December 17, 2010


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Vazhakkai / Raw Banana Fry

A simple and tasty fry with very less ingredients. 

For this fry you need

2 medium sized raw banana's / vazhakkai
2 tsp. of sambar powder


Wash, trim its end and  peel the skin of raw banana . Slice them into slightly thick pieces.

Heat oil in a pan, add the chopped raw banana's and saute for a min. 

Tip in the sambar powder and salt. Mix gently

Sprinkle little water , cover and  cook until they turn soft. 

Cook in low flame until the banana's are done.

Tasty and easy Vazhakkai/ raw banana fry is ready to serve.

Serve it with hot Sambar /Curd rice................ :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


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Macaroni Sundal

This is a wonderful tea time snack with macaroni.A slight twist from the usual macaroni with white /tomato sauce .

For this sundal you need

1 cup of macaroni
1/2 cup of chana dal
3 - 4 red chillies (adjust acc. to your taste)
1 tbsp. of grated coconut
1 tsp. of mustard and urad dal
A sprig of curry leaves

Boil water and add macaroni along with salt and little oil.

When the macaroni turns tender(approx. this takes around 10 - 15 mins.) , drain the excess water and keep it aside

Soak Channa dal in sufficient water for half an hour and grind them coarsely with red chillies.

Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard and urad dal, when they stop spluttering add the curry leaves and saute for a min.

Add the grinded Channa and saute them well.

Now add the cooked macaroni and adjust the salt .

Finally add the grated coconut and mix them gently.

Healthy tasty macaroni sundal is ready to be served.......

Serve with a cup of hot tea and enjoy.....:)

Sunday, December 12, 2010


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Cabbage Kootu

A Healthy, tasty kootu with cabbage and moong dal. 

For this Kootu you need

1 cup of moong dal
2 cups of chopped cabbage
1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder

For tempering

1 tsp. of mustard and urad dal
A spring of curry leaves

For grinding

2 tbsp. of coconut
1/2 tsp. of cumin seeds
1 green chilly

Grind them to a smooth paste.

Pressure cook the moong dal with turmeric powder, mash them to a smooth paste and keep it aside.

Cook the chopped cabbage with sufficient water until done.

Now add the mashed moong dal along with the grinded paste and stir them gently.

Add salt and bring it to boil.

Finally temper them with the tempering ingredients.

Healthy tasty cabbage kootu is ready to be served.........

Serve  it with  rice and enjoy :)

Monday, December 6, 2010


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Carrot Peas Poriyal

Simple delicious poriyal with carrot and peas.

For this Poriyal you need

3 medium sized carrots (wash, peel the skin and chop them to small cubes)
3/4 cup of green peas
1 onion
2 red chillies
A  sprig of curry leaves
1 tsp. of mustard and urad dhal
1 tbsp. of grated coconut

Chop the onion.

Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard and urad dhal, when they stop spluttering add the curry leaves and red chillies, saute for a min.

Add  chopped onion, fry until they turn translucent.

Add green peas and cook them for 5 mins. with frequent stirring.

Add chopped  carrots , along with salt and saute well.

Sprinkle water ,cover the pan with a lid and cook in low flame until the vegetables are softened. (keep stirring and sprinkle water when needed)

Finally add the grated coconut and mix them gently.

Carrot Peas Poriyal is ready to serve.................

Serve with rice/Chapathi................ :)