Monday, May 30, 2011

Muringakka Manga Curry

  • Drumstick (muringakka) 3 big
  • Mango (manga) 1/2
  • Shallots 1/2 cup
  • Chilly pdr 1 1/2 Tsp
  • Turmeric pdr 1/4 Tsp
  • Coriander pdr 1 Tbsp
  • Semi thick coconut milk 2 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds 1/2 Tsp
  • Mustard seeds 1/2 Tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1/2 Tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Dry chylli 2
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Oil
Cut drumsticks into pieces, lengthwise. Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves. Allow it to splutter and add shallots. When it turns light brown, add drumstick pieces and cook it for 5 mins. Reduce the heat and add the powders. Saute it well till the raw smell goes. Then put the mango pieces, salt and coconut milk into this. Cook it in med flame.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Masala Kadala

  • Gram flour 1 cup
  • Raw peanuts 1 cup
  • Kashmiri Chilli pdr 1Tbsp
  • Turmeric pdr 1/4 Tsp
  • Garlic paste 1 Tbsp
  • Asafoetida a pinch
  • Curry leaves few
  • Vegetable oil 3 Tbsp
  • Water 1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste
Add all the ingredients into a microwave safe bowl except oil and water. Mix it and pour vegetable oil into this and stir well. Slowly add water and mix it till it coats well on the peanuts. Then microwave it for 2 mins. Take it out and stir it using a fork. Again heat it for 1 min. Repeat the process till it becomes crispy. It took me 6 to 8 mins.

[Recipe Courtesy: Sree's Recipes]

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Muringa Poovu (Drumstick flower) Thoran

  • Drumstick flowers 2 cup
  • Turmeric pdr 1/2 Tsp
  • Coconut 1 cup
  • Shallots  2 to 4
  • Mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • Chilly 2 to 5
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Oil
Clean the flowers and soak it in turmeric water for 15 mins. Squeeze it well and keep it aside. Grind together coconut, chilly, shallots and turmeric pdr. Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add grounded coconut, curry leaves and salt. Saute it for a few mins and add the flowers. Mix it and sprinkle some water. Cook it in low flame.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Dates Cake

  • Egg 3
  • Dates 2 cup
  • Sugar 1 cup
  • Milk1/4 cup
  • Veg oil 1 cup
  • Baking soda 1/2 Tsp
  • Baking powder 1 Tsp
  • All purpose flour 2 cup
  • Vanilla essence 1 Tsp
  • Cashew nuts (optional)
  • Water
Soak the seedless dates in little water for 15 mins and grind it with  milk. Keep it aside. Add baking powder and baking soda into the flour and sieve it. Beat the sugar and egg well. Then pour oil into this and mix it. Combine together flour, egg mixture and vanilla essence. Finally add the grounded dates and chopped nuts (optional). Pour this batter into a greased pan and bake it for 40 to 45 mins at 190 deg C.

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