Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kovakkai ( Tindora/Dondakaya/Gherkins/Ivy Gourd ) And Peas Curry


          With Ganesh Chathurthi around the corner, I see a lot of kozhukattai and sundal recipes across blogs ( Indian food blogs ). Even my last post was a kozhukattai and I am planning to post another one too, but for today, it's going to be a curry, Kovakkai/Tindora/Dondakaya/Ivy Gourd/Gherkins curry along with fresh green peas. I love to try different combinations of vegetables and I made this curry to go with rotis/chappatis. It's not a dry curry but it doesn't have too much gravy either, and it tasted really good with the rotis..
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Aval Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai, Rice Flakes Kozhukattai


          Since it's only a few days for Vinayakar/ Ganesh Chathurthi, I wanted to make a post about some kind of kozhukattai and made these aval/ rice flakes kozhukattais. I used red rice flakes ( slight thick variety ) to make them, and jaggery since this is a sweet version. It's a very easy recipe, the kozhukattais turned out very good, with the right amount of sweetness and flavor..
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Soft And Fluffy Idlis ( Steamed Rice Cakes )


          Soft and fluffy idlis, I wanted to have a post on it, in my Basic Recipes section, for a long time now. Though I make it so often, I keep forgetting to take pictures or I put it off, thinking that I'll make a post the next time, when I make them. Finally, today I made it..
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Amaranth Leaves And Sprouts Curry, Mulai Keerai Mulai Payaru Curry


          My family loves green leafy vegetables, both the husband and daughter can have any type of greens in almost any kind of dish, so, we have them at least 2 or 3 times in a week. The only problem is cleaning and chopping them, but spinach and then, these amaranth leaves/ mulai keerai are very easy to clean, we have to remove the thick bottom portion of the stem, wash the leaves a couple of times and then chop them. I had made some sprouts/ mulai kattia payaru the previous day from whole green gram, so I made a simple and delicious curry with it along with the amaranth leaves. The taste was excellent, very refreshing and healthy, this curry goes very well, both as a side dish for rotis and rice along with some dal or sambar..
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