Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Murungaikeerai Poriyal


Murungaikeerai - 1 bunch
Red chillies - 2
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Garlic - 3 (Crushed)
Onion(Small) - 1
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste


Wash and clean murungaikeerai.
Heat oil. Add mustard seeds.
Add cumin seeds.
Add red chillies, crushed garlic and fry.
Add chopped onions and fry till soft.
Add the washed keerai.
Add salt(very little) and sprinkle water.
Keep in low flame and cook till done.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Vendaikkai Poriyal (Lady's Finger/Okra/Bhindi)

Lady's finger - 1/4 kg
Onion - 1 sliced
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Oil - 3 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few

Wash lady's finger, cut off head and tail of lady's finger and chop.
Heat oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves one by one.
Add onion and fry till soft.
Add chopped lady's finger, add salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder.
Add 1 tsp of lemon juice in order to avoid getting mushy lady's finger.
Keep in low flame. Fry till done.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Chow Chow kootu


Chow Chow - 2
Moong dal - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1 sliced
Green chillies - 2
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard seed - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - as per taste
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp


Boil moon dal adding salt, turmeric powder and water to it. Keep it aside.
Cut chow chow into small pieces.
Cut onions and green chillies.
Boil together chow chow, onions and green chillies with a cup of water.
Cook till chow chow is soft.
Then add cooked moong dal to the chow chow mixture.
Mix it well. Add salt to taste, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix well.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, urad, cumin seeds, curry leaves and little onion.
Pour this to the chow chow mixture. Chow Chow kootu is ready.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Kathiri Mochai Poriyal

Brinjal - 1/4 kg
Dried Mochai - 1/2 cup
Onion - 2
Tamarind - Gooseberry size
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp

To Grind:
Red Chillies - 3
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Bengal gram - 2 tsp
Urad dal - 2 tsp
Shredded coconut - 1 tbsp

1. Soak mochai overnight and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.
2. Slice brinjal and onion length-wise
3. Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of warm water and extract tamarind juice
4. Heat 1 tsp of oil roast the ingredients to grind. Grind the mixture.
5. Heat 2 tbsp of oil, add mustard seed, urad dal, curry leaves. Fry one by one.
6. Add onion and fry till soft.
7. Add brinjal, turmeric powder and salt and fry brinjal in low flame.
8. When brinjal is cooked add cooked mochai, tamarind extract and the ground powder.
9. Mix well and cook till raw smell goes off.
10.Ready to serve.