I wanted to send side dishes something different from i usually make , for our Viki’s event..So I’ve given three distinct entremets that goes very well with chapatti..
POTATO – CAPSICUM CURRY :
I learnt this from my friend Shalini..Normally I dont make dry curries for chapatti.My husband likes to have gravies more than dry curries..So i was a little hesitant to do this.But my friend was telling for a long time..At last i tried yesterday along with an easy tomato gravy for safer side....But we liked it very much…Iwill make it more often.Thanks to Shalu..This can be made in a jiffy..I took just 15 mins to finish including the cutting part.
- Potato – 2 nos (Cut into finger size)
- Capsicum – 1/2 no (-do-)
- Big onion – 2 nos
- Channa masala – 1 tsp (I used a local brand )
- Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp (optional, I used )
- Salt – as needed.
- Oil – 1 tbsp
- Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
- Water – Very little .
- Cut the above said veggies and set aside.
- Heat a kadai with oil and add mustard seeds.
- Once it splutters , add the chopped potato , capsicum & onion.
- Saute till they are half cooked.
- Then add the channa masala powder , salt & pepper powder.Mix it well and saute for a minute.
- Sprinkle little water and cover cook it for 2 mins.
- Open the lid and mix well (Take care it should not get burnt )
- Sprinkle some more water if necessary.
- Cover cook till its done.
Remove & serve hot with chapathi.
EASY TOMATO GRAVY
This gravy is my own experimentation.I tried with some combinations , it came out very well.This gravy tastes good not only for chapattis but also for idly ,dosa..
Hope u all will try and leave a note to me :)
- Ripe Tomato – 3 nos (I used small ones..Finely chopped )
- Big onion – 1 no (Slice cut )
- Salt & water – as needed
- Oil – 2 tsp
To grind :
- Coconut – 1 Pointer finger size piece
- Fried gram dal /Pottukadalai – 1 tsp
- Green chilly – 1 no (adjust , add more )
- Cinnamon /Pattai – 1 small stick
- Cloves – 2 nos
- Water – as needed.
To Temper :
- Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
- Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
- Channa dal – 1/2 tsp
- Curry leaves – a few
To garnish :
- Coriander leaves – a few.
- Heat a kadai with oil and temper with ingredients given under “to temper “.
- Then add the onion slices & finely chopped tomato pieces.
- Saute well till the tomato becomes mushy.
- Add little water and cover cook till onions get cooked.
- In the mean time , grind all the ingredients given under “to grind” with water to make it a smooth paste .Set aside
- Once the onions get cooked , add the ground masala with required water.
- Add the salt and let the gravy boil for sometime and gets thicken.
- Finally garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot !!
FRIED GRAM DAL , COCONUT POWDER :
I learnt this from my MIL.I am sure Kids would love this to have with chapatti & poori.I too prepared this for my kid i.e... My husband . People with sweet tooth can surely give this a try.I used sugar here..If u wish , u can replace with jaggery.Both tastes good.
- Fried gram dal /Pottu kadalai – 1 fistful
- Coconut – 1 finger size piece or 2 tsp of grated coconut
- Sugar – 2-3 tsp
- Cardamom – 1 no
- In a mixie , add coconut , cardamom and fried gram..Run it twice or thrice to make a powder.
- Finally add the sugar and run it once.
- Remove & serve !!
KITCHEN CLINIC :
|POTATO : |
Potatoes have been getting a bad rap in the food world. But the pride of Idaho actually has much to boast about. Potatoes are filling, moderate in calories, and non-fattening, and are an excellent way to ensure your continued success in eating healthy..
Potatoes are nutrient-dense, meaning you receive many nutrients for the amount of calories they have. The fiber is half soluble, half insoluble, so it helps to keep you regular and helps to lower cholesterol. And slowing down digestion helps to keep you full longer. Phytochemical in potatoes include flavonoids and a recently identified compound called kukoamine that appears to help lower blood pressure.
With the exception of vitamin A, white potatoes have just about every nutrient. Did you know potatoes are full of vitamin C? However, since we do not eat potatoes raw, most of the vitamin C is lost due to the heat of cooking. In addition, one baked potato offers about 20 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin B6, which is good news for your heart. They are also very high in potassium, beating other potassium-rich foods. They are a good source of iron and copper, too. In fact, a potato a day is good for your heart, promoting normal blood-pressure levels.
Nutritional Values for White Potato, Fresh, Baked (with Skin)
Calories - 278
Fat -<1 g
Saturated Fat -<1 g
Cholesterol -0 mg
Carbohydrate - 63 g
Protein -6 g
Dietary Fiber -6 g
Sodium -21 mg
Vitamin C -37 mg
Thiamin -<1 mg
Niacin -5 mg
Vitamin B6 -1 mg
Copper -<1 mg
Magnesium -81 mg
Manganese -<1 mg
Phosphorus -224 mg
Red, green, orange, and yellow capsicum, once a native of Tropical America, is now cultivated worldwide. The mildly flavored capsicum is used extensively as a spice, medicine and as vegetable. Capsicum known as chili, jalapeno, pepper is also famous for its health and nutritional values. Rich with vitamins A, C, capsaicin, beta carotene, capsicum has been used traditionally for treating diverse ailments right from impotency to liver disease.
Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Capsicum
Nutritional Value of Capsicum
Capsicum has been known to comprise of the following nutrients:
TRIED & TASTED :
I tried cabbage – peas gravy from Valarmathi’s simple & yummy recipes.Yes , as per her blog name , it’s really a very simple but yummy side dish..I always make poriyal & kootu with cabbage.But this one is really a welcome change..Thank u so much Valar for this delectable side dish.. I have bookmarked two more gravies from ur blog dear..Soon , i’ll try and let u know
Have a nice weekend