Thursday, 24 July 2014

Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval / Sweet Potato Fry - Simple Lunch Recipes

 
Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval / Sweet Potato Fry
Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval / Sweet Potato Fry

Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval, a sweet and spicy version of potato fry which can be enjoyed with curd rice or rasam rice.
I follow various methods to prepare potato fry. This is first time i tried Sweet Potato with some spices. I got this idea from a regional cookery show. But i made use of regular set of ingredients used to prepare Potato Varuval. This varuval was spicy and also sweet.
In another method, you can try adding sambar powder instead of red chili powder. Just skip cumin seeds and pepper powder. Instead add fennel seeds while tampering mustard seeds. There are various ways to prepare simple potato varuval with variation in ingredients. Lets check the recipe,

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Varagu Arisi Sambar Sadam - Millet Recipes


Varagu Arisi Sambar Sadam
Varagu Arisi Sambar Sadam

Varagu Arisi Sambar Sadam, a healthy one pot meal in which kodo millet, dal and vegetables are cooked together to gruel consistency. It is similar to BisibelaBath but i have not used bisibelabath powder, instead i have added homemade Sambar Powder.
You can replace Varagarisi with any other Millet like Samai, Thinai or Kuthiraivali. I have used Raw Mango here, but you can replace it with tamarind pulp. A slight touch of ghee / clarified butter will make it more delicious. So for tampering, try replacing oil with ghee if it is not a big issue for you.
The whole process is very simple and with the use of pressure cooker, it makes your work easier. You can also precook varagarisi and combine together with mashed dal and vegetables. Lets check the recipe,

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Palak Chole Masala / Spinach & Chickpeas Curry

Palak Chole Masala / Spinach & Chickpeas Curry
Palak Chole Masala / Spinach & Chickpeas Curry

Palak Chole Masala, a north indian style curry which can be served with any indian bread variety like naan, kulcha, roti etc..
This curry tastes similar to the Dhaba Style Curries. I have used fresh homemade punjabi garam masala which gives unique flavor. You can also add Paneer / Cottage Cheese Cubes to the curry. But since we are using pressure cooker here, so add paneer before removing the curry from heat and let it cook for sometime. For additional flavors, try adding kasuri methi.