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.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Carrot Jaggery Cake (Egg-less & Butter-less)

 
Carrot Jaggery Cake (Egg-less & Butter-less)
Carrot Jaggery Cake (Egg-less & Butter-less)
 
Carrot Jaggery Cake, i tried this cake last weekend for my husband's birthday. It was soft and dense, we liked it to the core and didn't worry about those calories. Though i wanted to try it with whole wheat flour, but he suggested to do with maida as he doesn't like wheat flour cakes. 
This is the first time we had a cake made of jaggery. I referred this recipe and substituted Almond Milk with regular Milk. For a Vegan version, you can go with Almond Milk. Lets check the recipe,