Monday, July 25, 2011

Keerai Kadaisal

Keerai - 2 bunch (Can be any keerai. I always do with Mulaikeerai)
Tomato - 1
Onion - 1
Cumin seed - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Garlic cloves - 3
Tamarind paste - 1-2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 1 tsp

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and Red chillies. Fry for few seconds.
Add the cleaned keerai, sliced onion, sliced tomato, 2 garlic cloves and little salt.
Cook for sometime. When it is done, mash the keerai mixture with masher(mathu).
While mashing, add tamarind paste and crushed raw garlic clove(1).
In a separate pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds and onion. Fry for few seconds.
Add this to the keerai kadaisal. Keerai kadaisal is ready.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Baby Potato Fry

Baby Potato - 20 to 25
Onion - 1 sliced
Mustard, Urad - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp (as per taste)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida powder - a pinch
Salt (as per taste)
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 4 tbsp

1. Boil the potatoes. Do not overcook the potatoes.
2. Peel the boiled potatoes , add chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and set it aside for 1/2 to 1 hour.
3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, asafoetida powder and urad dhal fry till the mustard starts sputtering and the dhal is golden brown.
4. Add curry leaves and onions. Fry till the onion is soft.
5. Then add the potatoes and fry till it becomes golden brown in colour.

Carrot Rice

Basmati rice – 1cup
Grated carrot – 1 cup
Onion – 1/2 sliced
Green chilly – 2
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder – 1/4 tsp
Bay Leaf -1
Cloves -4
Cinnamon Stick -1
Curry Leaves -8-10
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Ghee/oil – 3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Broken cashew nuts – 5 to 6
Coriander leaves - few

Wash and cook the rice separately. Spread in on a tray and let it cool.
Heat little ghee or oil in pan, add the cumin seeds, cinnamon ,cloves and Bay leaf.
Add sliced onions and green chilli and fry till soft. Add cashew nuts fry it for a minute.
Add grated carrot and curry leaves. Saute for a while then add turmeric, chilly powder and salt.
Once the carrot is done add garam masala and chopped coriander leaves.
Finally add the cooked and cooled rice adjust the salt , add lemon juice, mix it gently and serve with Raita.