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August 31, 2009

Easy Veg Sandwich Recipe - How To Make Simple Indian Bread Sandwich

Easy Veg Sandwich Recipe

My neighbor shared this easy veg sandwich recipe to me. Method of preparation and tastes reminds the most popular Bombay sandwich to me. But the recipe of green chutney and sandwich masala is different. I have just used chat masala here. Its a very quick sandwich recipe which I make most often for Sendhil's morning breakfast in weekdays. But I use whole wheat bread and do not apply tomato ketchup as he doesn't like it.The one you watch in the video is made for me. For Raksha, I make the same sandwich by skipping tomato and adding grated cheese.You can even grill or toast it with butter if making for kids. This sandwich can be customized according to our preferences.Its the green chutney that makes everyone eat this sandwich without any complaints ;)Green chutney recipe can be prepared as per your liking by adding more green chillies, skipping ginger etc. Lets see how to make this easy and simple veg sandwich recipe with step by step pictures and video !



Easy Veg Sandwich Recipe Indian
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Easy Veg Sandwich Recipe - Simple Indian bread sandwich


Easy Veg Sandwich Recipe - Simple Indian bread sandwich How to make easy and simple veg sandwich recipe using green chutney, tomato ketchup and vegetables

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sandwich Recipes
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
For Sandwich
  • White bread – 10 slices
  • Carrot – 1 nos (Grated )
  • Butter or olive oil – 1 – 2 tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup /Sauce – 2 tbsp (adjust )
  • Green Chutney - As needed
  • Tomato - 2 to 3 nos
  • Cucumber – 1 - 2 no ( Sliced)
  • Chat Masala – 1 tsp
For Green Chutney
  • Green chilly – 2 nos
  • Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
  • Mint leaves - 2 tbsp
  • span itemprop="ingredients">Ginger – 1/2 inch
  • Garlic cloves – 2 nos
  • Chat masala – 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
  • Salt & water – as needed
  • Lemon juice – a few drops
  • Sugar – a pinch ( optional)


METHOD

  • Grind all the ingredients given under “ For Green Chutney”to a smooth paste adding enough water.Transfer to a bowl. Set aside.
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  • Take 3 bread slices ( milk bread or whole wheat bread).Trim the edges.
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  • Apply green chutney on one slice, tomato ketchup on the second and butter or olive oil in the third slice.
  • Spread the grated carrot over the chutney slice, sliced cucumber on the ketchup one and tomato, onion on the buttered slice.Sprinkle chat masala powder or red chilli powder over each slice.Cover it by keeping one over the other. Arrange in your desired order. Serve immediately, enjoy !
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  • Enjoy !
Enjoy this easy, yummy sandwich recipe for your breakfast or dinner !
Easy Veg Sandwich Recipe Indian

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August 28, 2009

3 Simple Side Dish For Chapathi/ Roti - Potato Capsicum Curry, Tomato Gravy, Sweet Powder

I wanted to send some side dishes something different from I usually make, for our sweet blogger friend Viki’s event..So I’ve given three distinct side dish recipes namely Potato capsicum curry, tomato gravy and sweet coconut powder with sugar, fried gram dal that goes very well with chapathi/roti. All these 3 side dishes are very easy and simple to make. Do give a shot !

POTATO – CAPSICUM CURRY 
I learnt this from my friend Shalini. Normally I dont make dry curries for chapati.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. I will make it more often.Thanks to ShaluBig Hug..This can be made in a jiffy..It took just 20 mins to finish including the cutting part.
Ingredients :
  • 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 .
Method :
  • 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.
potato capscium curry


EASY TOMATO GRAVY
This gravy is my own experimentationCool.I tried with some combinations & it came out very well.This gravy tastes good not only for chapati but also for idly ,dosa..Hope u all will try and leave a note to me :)

Ingredients 
  • 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.
Method :
  • 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 !!
EASY TOMATO GRAVY


FRIED GRAM DAL , COCONUT POWDER 
I learnt this from my MIL. I am sure Kids would love this to have with chapathi & 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.

Ingredients:
  • 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
Method :
  • 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 !!

FRIED GRAM DAL , COCONUT POWDER


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August 24, 2009

Oats Kara Kozhukattai Recipe

My Belated Vinayakar chathurthi wishes to all ..Hope u all celebrated well by offering  kozhukattai & sundal Smile..Now coming to the post,
I always make oats dosa for my husband.Last week ,for a change i tried oats kozhukattai ..I got the recipe from a cookbook.I made some changes to the actual recipe and tried for breakfast..It was goodSmile.A good replacement for oats dosa and porridge .I am glad in sending this to EC’s WYF – Break fast event .

oats kozhukattai

For 10 – 12 nos :
Ingredients :
  • Quick Oats – 1/2 cup
  • Red chilly – 2 nos (pinch into two )
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Coconut pieces – a few (cut into very small pieces )
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1 tsp
  • Hing – 2 –3 pinches
  • Salt & water – as needed
  • Oil – 1 tsp
Method :
  • Heat a kadai and dry roast the oats till nice aroma arises.. It may take 3-5 mins..
  • Coarse grind (Run the mixie once r twice )the roasted oats and transfer into a bowl..
  • In the kadai , add 1 tsp of oil and season with mustard seeds , urad dal , red chilly , curry leaves and a pinch of hing.
  • Add the coconut pieces to it and fry for a minute.
  • Mix the seasoned items with the ground oats along with the remaining hing.
  • Add salt & water to knead like a chapatti dough.
  • Then make small balls or ur desired shape to make kozhukattai and steam in idly pot for 8- 10 mins.
Hot & spicy oats kozhukattai is ready to serve !! Tastes the best when hot.
No side dish is required!!If needed , u can serve with coconut chutney !!
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VARIATIONS :
  • Instead of coarse grinding the oats , u can grind it to make a powder and prepare the same .
  • If  u want, u can add equal amount of rice flour to the ground oats and make kozhukattai.

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August 19, 2009

Matka Kulfi - Ice Cream Recipes


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I still remember the days  i ran behind the Bombay kulfi walahs to buy mouth watering , 1 rupee , cone shaped kulfis.Drooling.I  really crave for those kulfis now Raised Eyebrow…Last month we had been to my native and there i tasted Matka kulfi ,  my hubby’s favourite..After tasting it, i got an idea to try my ownIdea.So I washed those matkas and took home Wink..I tried and Yes,I got the same tasteThumbs-upWhistling..My husband was very happy when i prepared this for himSmile..Generally, Kulfis are prepared using a combination of condensed, evaporated and whole Milk..But i prepared in a very simple way..Here is the recipe,

Ingredients
  • Milk – 500 ml
  • Sugar – 2 –3 tbsp (adjust )
  • Cardamom powder – 3  - 4 pods (powdered )
  • Saffron threads -  few
  • Almonds and pistachios – Few (finely chopped )
Method
  • Take the milk in a Microwave safe wide bowl  .The bowl should accommodate at least two litres of milk to avoid spill over.Please see to it..
  • Microwave high for 10 minutes..Remove the bowl and stir well.If u want u can remove and collect the skin( paal aadai), blend it at the end to a paste and add to the milk ..But I mixed the skin as it is along with the milk..
  • Microwave again till the milk is reduced to half in volume.. (My MW took nearly 25- 30 mins to complete the process....Adjust the timings according to urs..)
  • Then add sugar, saffron threads and cardamom powder, mix it and MW high for 5 mins..Let the sugar dissolve well and boil…
  • Finally add the chopped almonds and pistachios and mix well.
  • Pour into the moulds and freeze it for a minimum of 6 hours..
I got these cute kulfi moulds from my SIL and i poured some mixture into these moulds to serve my kid and of course for meOpen-mouthed.. Eat immdiately after u take out from the freezer because it gets melted very soon ...


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VARIATIONS
  • The above process can be done using stove top method . Take the milk in a wide mouthed kadai and boil the milk till it is reduced to half in volume..
  • Give a constant stir and simmer the flame to avoid the spill over..
  • Then add sugar, cardamom powder and saffron threads..
  • Mix well and boil till sugar dissolves completely..
  • Finally garnish with chopped almonds and pistachios.

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August 14, 2009

Veg Pizza Recipe Using Instant Pizza Base

I’ve tasted homemade pizza at shalini’s house recently and i liked it very much.She taught me tawa method using readymade pizza base.But I tried in microwav in my own way.It tasted excellent , soft and flavorful.We all loved it.You can try on stovetop too.The mistake I made was, I bought normal low fat amul cheese..I dint buy mozarella cheese.I dint know there are varieties of cheese.So when you want to try this recipe, do use pizza cheese.It will give u the exact taste like Pizza hut.My parents came yesterday & i prepared this for them .They loved it a lot.
VEG PIZZA CLOSE UP

Ingredients :
  • Pizza base – 1 no (medium sized )
  • Tomato ketchup –1- 2 tbsp
  • Tomato – 1 no ( cut into thin slices )
  • Big Onion – 1 no (thin slices )
  • Capsicum – 1/2 no (Small cube cut ) (i cut a little into slices and remaining into cubes )
  • Green chilly – 1/2 no (finely chopped ) (if u get jalapeno,u can use it )
  • Garlic – 5 flakes (finely chopped )
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Salt & pepper powder – a pinch (optional )
  • Cheese – 1 small block .(Grated)
VEG PIZZA

Method :
    1. In  a  MW safe bowl, Add 2 tsp of olive oil .Take the sliced onions, capsicum and green chilly & garlic pieces..Mix it well. MW high for 1 minute to saute well.Take care, the color should not change.(My MW is of 700w output.Please adjust the timings according to urs)
    2. Remove and set aside.. Take a MW plate and keep the base on it.
    3. Apply butter on both the sides of pizza base and MW medium high for just 30 seconds..Please dont keep it more because the base will become hard.. (If u want , u can omit this step .just apply the butter on the base.)
    4. Then , apply the tomato ketchup on one side of the base evenly..Apply more if u like..
    5. Take the sautéed onion, capsicum mixture and spread it with tomato slices in ur desired order.. Grate the cheese and spread it all over the pizza..
    6. Then pour 1 tsp of olive oil over the pizza and brush the sides too..
    7. MW high for 2-3 mins and just leave it till the cheese melts..
    8. Remove and sprinkle salt and pepper powder..Serve hot !!
VEG PIZZA AFTER A BITE


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August 5, 2009

Arachuvitta Vatha Kuzhambu Recipe

We had this arachuvitta vatha kuzhambu in a marriage function / Kalyana veedu. It was excellent. We all had 2 ,3 servings. One of my relatives asked the recipe from the cook and told my MIL. She tried at home and it came out well. Last week I made this for my husband’s lunch box along with chow chow kootu..It was a divinely combination. I stocked it and had for 2 days. Day by Day I found the taste got improved and made me thought, I could have made more quantity. So here comes the flavorful , Kalyana veedu style vatha kuzhambu..I’ve given the recipe for two people. You can increase the quantity based on your needs.

Arachuvitta vatha kuzhambu

Ingredients
  • Tamarind – A big gooseberry size or a small lemon size
  • ***Sambar powder – 1 tsp 
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Sundakkai / Dried Turkey berry – 10 nos
  • Garlic – 10 – 12 flakes..
  • Gingely oil – 2 tbsp
  • Jaggery – a small piece
  • Salt & water – as needed.
To Roast & Grind:
  • Sesame oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/8 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chillies - 5 nos
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
  • Toor dal / Thuvaram paruppu – 1.5 tsp 
  • Curry leaves - 1 small sprig ( 5 leaves)
  • Grated Coconut – 1 tsp 
To Saute:
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Small onion- 5 nos (finely chopped)
  • Garlic – 3 flakes (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves – a sprig (finely chopped)
  • Sesame Oil or cooking oil  – 2 tbsp
Method:
  1. Soak tamarind in water for 15 mins and extract the juice from it using 1 cup of water.
  2. Add sambar powder,turmeric powder and salt to it..Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai with 2 tbsp of oil and roast the turkey berries/sundakkai vathal till nice aroma arises. Remove and Set aside.
  4. In the remaining oil roast all the ingredients given under “roast & grind”  in the same order. No need to roast the coconut. (Make sure no ingredient turns black.This will spoil the nice aroma of the gravy). Switch off the flame. Add the coconut, mix well. Cool and grind it to a paste by adding little water.
  5. Now add the roasted turkey berries to the paste and set aside.
  6. Heat the kadai with oil and add mustard seeds, chopped onion, chopped garlic and whole garlic flakes, chopped curry leaves and saute till garlic turns light golden brown with nice aroma. Saute in medium flame.
  7. Then add the tamarind extract and let it boil for sometime. Add the jaggery.
  8. Finally add the ground paste along with turkey berries and allow to boil for sometime. The gravy will become thick and reduce in volume. So add little water. It should neither be too thick nor watery.
  9. Last but not the least, add 2 tsp of gingely oil , mix it and cover for 30 minutes to 1 hour for the taste to infuse well. 
Serve with any kootu and papad!!

Note:
It tasted best the next day. So prepare at least two, three hours in advance before serving if you are using on the same day to enjoy its best taste !! I’ve added the turkey berries at the end because I want it a bit crunchy..If u like, you can add with tamarind extract in the beginning.


***OUR SAMBAR POWDER:

  • Coriander seeds – 1/4 kg ( 1.25 cup)
  • Red chilly(long ones) – 1/4 kg (1.25 cup)
  • Fenugreek seeds – 50 gms ( 1/4 cup)
  • Toor dal – 50 gms (1/4 cup)
  • Channa dal – 50 gms (1/4 cup)
  • Pepper corns – 50 gms (1/4 cup)
  • Jeera – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 50 gms (1/4 cup)
We usually grind this in flour mill and use it for 3-4 months …We use this powder for Sambar , vathakuzhambu , pitlai , poricha kuzhambu ,Kootu , poriyal and paruppu rasam.This powder plays the major role in our day-to-day cooking..We don’t use red chilly powder at all. This is an all rounder podi for us.

For this kuzhambu , u can use  any brand sambar powder or replace with 1 tsp of coriander powder and 1/2 tsp of red chillI powder.

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August 2, 2009

Ragi Vermicelli - Sweet & Savory Versions

I had this vermicelli @ my mom’s place when i was pregnant.We generally prepare semiya/vermicelli made from maida/Wheat..This one is a healthy replacement..Taste wise no compromise too,, Very easy to make and weight watchers should include this in their diet..Filling one..The sweet version is for kids..I am sure they will like it..:)
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Ingredients

 FOR SWEET VERSION:
  • Ragi vermicelli – 100gms (I used ANIL )
  • Sugar – 2 - 4 tsp (adjust)
  • Cardamom – 2 pods (Powdered)
  • Grated coconut – 1 tbsp
Method:
  1. Soak ragi vermicelli in plain water for 3 mins with little salt ..Don’t soak more than 3 mins because it will become gooey.
  2. Drain the water completely and steam cook the vermicelli using idly plates..
  3. Cook for 5-7 mins.Remove and let it cool.
  4. Then take the cooled vermicelli in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients…
  5. Mix it well..and serve !!
RAGI VERMICELLI - SWEET

Ingredients FOR SPICY VERSION:
  • Ragi vermicelli – 100 gms
  • Big onion -  1 no (finely chopped)
  • Green chilly – 1-2 nos (slit cut)
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Lime juice – a few drops
  • Salt – as required
Method:
  • Follow the steps  1-3 given in the sweet version.
  • Heat a kadai with a tsp of oil and add the mustard seeds.Once it starts to pop,add the urad dal,channa dal,big onion ,green chilly and curry leaves.
  • Saute it well..Then add the steamed vermicelli and toss it well…Adjust the salt..
  • Remove from the flame and add the lime juice ..Mix well and serve hot !!
RAGI VERMICELLI - SPICE


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July 30, 2009

Energy Rasam - Moong Dal Rasam

I took this recipe from Aval Vikatan magazine under “Paati vaithiyam” section.We (Me & My MIL )call this rasam as ‘Energy Rasam’ .We have this rasam whenever we suffer from fever,cold,mouth and stomach ulcers.U can also have this rasam after recovering from jeopardizing diseases like small pox,chikunguniyaa,typhoid etc.This regains the lost strength to our body..It helps to improve the loss of appetite .The moong dal used here has got the tendency to cure stomach and mouth ulcers and the ginger induces hunger..Jeera/Cumin seeds is good for digestion..Overall it makes our body to work efficientlyThumbs-up

Very easy to prepare and tastes like Ven Pongal (Kaara pongal) when  mixed with plain rice and ghee..

Ingredients
  • Moong dal – 1/2 cup
  • Tomato  - 2 nos
  • Ginger – 1 inch size (finely chopped)
  • Jeera / Cumin seeds – 1 –2 tsp
  • Lemon – Half
  • Pepper Powder– 1 tsp (optional)
  • Salt and water - Required
To temper
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafetida/Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
Coriander leaves – to garnish
Method:
  • Heat a kadai and dry roast 2 tsp of jeera and grind it to a fine powder.
  • Pressure cook moong dal along with finely chopped ginger,tomatoes and salt for 1-2 whistles and mash it with a ladle.Add the jeera powder.
  • Now heat a kadai with 1 tsp of ghee and season with mustard and cumin seeds.Add 1/4 tsp of hing,curry leaves.
  • Add this seasoning to the dal mixture and let it boil for sometime.
  • Remove from fire and add the lemon juice(fire off!!).
  • Mix it well and garnish with coriander leaves.

NOTE:If u want it to have spicy,u can add black pepper powder ..But we don’t need it ...I dint have coriander leaves to garnish..
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YUMMY ,HEALTHY ENERGY RASAM IS READY TO SERVE HOT WITH PLAIN RICE AND A DOLLOP OF GHEE. 
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July 23, 2009

Idli Tikka - Colorful Mini Idli - Kids Lunch Box Recipes

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Yet anotherr unique , interesting dish from my friend Shalini….She just told me the recipe and i named it.. Wink Its a yummy kids friendly recipe…We liked it sooooo muchLove Struck.

Ingredients
  • Mini idlies – 30 nos
  • **Green chutney – 1 /2 cup
  • **Idly milagai podi – 3 – 4 tsp
  • Capsicum – 1/2 no (cube cut )
  • Big onion – 1
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Tooth pick – 10 sticks
**Green chutney:
  • Coriander leaves – 1 handful
  • Big onion – 1 /2 no (less is also ok)
  • Green chilly – 1 – 2 no (adjust )
  • Salt  - as needed
Green chutney for tikka

Method
  1. Steam 30 idlies in mini idly plate..Set aside.
  2. Heat a kadai with oil.Add the capsicum and big onion ..Saute well.. Keep it apart..
  3. Heat the kadai with 1 tsp of oil /ghee and add 10 idlies to it..Sprinkle idly milagai podi over it and toss well..Make sure the idlies dont break.(I just shake the kadai to and fro) Transfer it to a plate..RED colored idly is ready!!
  4. Prepare green chutney with all the ingredients mentioned above and make it to a smooth thick paste..
  5. Take another 10 plain idlies and dip it into the chutney.It will turn into GREEN colored idlies..!!
  6. Take the last 10 white idlies..and arrange everything  with capsicum and onion in between tooth picks as desired..
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Quick and yummy idly tikka is ready ;)
Idly tikka


Try and  let me know :)
See u all in my next post Wave
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July 20, 2009

Rice Upma / Arisi Upm With Adayar Anandha Bhavan Style Sambar

I learnt this upma from my MIL and sambar from my friend krithiga..This sambar serves as an excellent combo for this upma..I usually make this sambar for idli/Dosa..But this time i tried for this upma..It was a divinely combination..Tongue out It can be prepared within 15 mins. :)
Normally we all make coconut chutney/Tomato /Coriander chutney for upma..But i usually make different sambar.My hubby likes to have upma with sambar more than chutney..Also the juicy sambar when mixed with upma gives a heavenly taste ,…Slurpp!!Drooling Even I too love sambar for upma nowadays ..  Wink

Ingredients 

FOR UPMA
  • Raw rice – 1 cup
  • Toor dal – 1.5 tbsp
To temper:
  • Mustard  seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 2 tsp
  • Channa dal -  1 tsp
  • Green chilly – 2 nos (Slit cut)
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Ginger – 1 inch ( chopped finely)
  • Hing /Asafetida – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Water – 2.25 cups
Method
  • Soak rice and dal together for 1 hr. Run in the mixie only once (use inch/Juice option)..It should be just broken into two..Set aside..
  • Heat oil in a cooker base and add the tempering items in the same order.Add only half of the hing during tempering..
  • Then add the water.Mix well by adding a tsp of oil.Now add the remaining 1/4 tsp of hing and add the rice and dal mixture.Stir it well till the water gets absorbed by the rice,dal mixture..Now close the lid and cook for 1 whistle in low flame.
  • Remove and serve hot with sambar/Chutney!!


AAB SAMBAR RECIPE
Ingredients:
  • Toor dal- 1/4 cup 
  • Tomato – 2 nos (finely chopped)
  • Small onion – 10 nos (Peeled ) (U can use big onion too )
  • Adayar Ananda Bhavan Sambar powder – 1.5-2 tsp (if u dont have this sambar powder,u can use MTR,SAKTHI sambar powders ..)
  • Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Jaggery - a small piece
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Hing /Asafetida – 2 pinches.
  • Salt & water – as  needed
To dry roast& grind:
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Chana dal - 1.5 tbsp
  • Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chillies - 2 nos
To temper :
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 /2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Oil – 1 tsp
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves – to garnish
 Method:
  1. Take a pressure cooker and add the items given under “ingredients”..with salt & water.Soak for 15 mins(this helps the toor dal to cook well N mash).Cook for 2 whistles in low flame..Open and mash it well.
  2.  Ruoast all the ingredients in a drop of oil & grind it to a fine powder. Add this powder,jaggery after opening the cooker and let it boil well.Temper it and garnish with coriander leaves..
  3. Finally add a tbsp of ghee and mix well or u can temper with ghee..This gives an added flavor to this sambar !!This is the most important step .Plz dont forget..

Note:
U  can add any veggies of ur choice to make it healthy..
For upma..Instead of soaking rice and dal for  1 hr,u can directly run it in the mixie once and repeat the same procedure.


TRIED & TASTED:

CARROT POLI FROM EC’S BLOG:
I should thank EC for posting this yummy sweet just for me..I was elated !!
I tried this on sunday evening ..I made some small changes in her recipe..I added grated coconut and instead of grinding the boiled carrots ..i grated them..
It tasted excellent and i’ve decided to make it for my guests Happy
Here is the recipe which i followed.This is for my future reference too Winking
For stuffing:
  • Boiled and grated carrot – 2 nos (medium sized)
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Sugar – 10 tsp (adjust )
  • Cardamom – 2 nos powdered
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
For dough:
  • Maida – 3/4 cup
  • Cooking soda – a pinch
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Kesari color – a pinch
  • Water – as needed.
Method:
  1. Knead the dough by mixing all the ingredients and set aside for 30 mins.
  2. In a kadai take the grated coconut along with sugar…Let it mix well and sugar melt..Then add the boiled,grated coconut,ghee,cardamom powder..Stir it well till it forms a ball and becomes non sticky.
  3. Remove and set aside.Knead the dough again till it becomes soft.
  4. Now make the balls of even size and roll it a little.
  5. Place the stuffing in the middle and cover it by pulling all the sides of the dough,,.Make a ball and pat it to a thin chappathi on a greased polythene sheet..
  6. Heat a dosa tawa and cook the poli on both the sides by pouring little oil around it..
Yummy carrot poli is ready to eat.. Thumbsup


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