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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Pumpkin Flower Tava Fry

Ingredients:
15 - 20 Pumpkin flower
4 tsp Semolina / Bombay Rava (Preferred: Small)
2 tsp Rice flour
2 tsp Corn flour
¼ tsp turmeric
Big pinch Asafeotida powder
¾ tsp Chilly powder
Salt to taste
½ tsp Mustard seeds
1 strand of curry leaves
3 - 4 TBS Oil

Recipe:
Wash the pumpkin flowers and keep them aside.

Cut them into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put rice flour, semolina, corn flour, turmeric powder, asafoetida powder, chilly powder, salt in a plate and mix well.


Roll the pumpkin flowers over the masala and keep it aside.

Put 2-3 tsp oil in a Tava and spread it over the Tava evenly. Heat the Tava, place the coated flowers and apply little oil over the pieces as shown in the picture below.

Turn both the sides frequently, apply little oil and cook them for about 8-10 mins in medium/low flame.

Serve hot. It goes well along with rice and any kind of mild Thove/Dal or Rasam.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Mixed Vegetable Rasam

Ingredients:
Small piece of Beetroot
1 Medium sized Carrot
1 small Onion
2 - 3 Tomatoes
1 - 1.5 tsp Rasam powder
Pinch of Turmeric powder
Lemon sized Jaggery
Salt to taste
4 - 5 strands of Coriander leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
Big pinch of Asafoetida powder
1 - 2 broken Red Chillies
5 - 6 Curry leaves
1 tsp Ghee

Recipe:
Remove the outer skin of beetroot and chop it into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below. Chop the onion, tomato and carrot into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put all chopped vegetables, rasam powder in a mixer and grind them into smooth paste by adding required amount of water.  Add turmeric powder, jaggery, salt, required amount of water in a pressure cooker and cook. (1 whistle)

Once the pressure goes off, adjust the ingredients and bring it to boil. Add chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Put mustard seeds, broken red chillies, ghee in a pan and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves, asafoetida powder, keep it for few seconds and then add it to Rasam. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Sorekayi(Bottle Gourd) Tove

 Ingredients:
1 medium sized Sorekayi / Bottle Gourd
1/4 cup Bengal Gram seeds / Kadle bele
1 cup Yellow Lentils / Togari bele / Toor Dal
1 tsp Hunasekayi Tokku
2 - 3 medium sized Tomatoes
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 medium sized Onion
2 -3 cloves of Garlic
3 - 4 Green Chillies
1 - 2 broken Red Chillies
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 strand of Curry leaves
4 - 5 stands of  Coriander leaves
Big pinch of Asafoetida powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp Butter
2 tsp Oil

Recipe:
Wash yellow lentils, bengal gram seeds and put them in a pressure cooker. Add pinch of turmeric powder, salt, tomatoes, required amount of water and cook them well. Once the pressure goes off, mash them properly as shown in the picture below.

Chop onion into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Cut green chillies into two halves. Remove the outer cover of garlic pods and chop them into small pieces. Peel the bottle gourd, remove the seeds if its ripen and cut them into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put mustard seeds, cumin seeds, broken red chillies and oil in a thick bottomed vessel/pan. Once it starts spluttering, add garlic and fry them for about 1-2 mins. Add curry leaves, green chillies, asafoetida powder, chopped onion and pinch of turmeric powder. Fry them for about 3-4 mins in medium flame, until onion becomes light golden in colour.

Add chopped bottle gourd, hunasekayi tokku, salt and mix them well.

Add required amount of water and cook them well by covering a lid for about 15-20 mins. Add cooked lentils and bring them to boil. Add salt, water if required. Keep the tove in medium/low flame for about 3-4 mins. 

Add chopped coriander leaves, butter, mix them well and switch off the flame. 

Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice/Chapathis.