Monday, 1 September 2014

Mulaikattiya Payatham Paruppu Sambar / Sprouted Moong Dal Sambar

 
Mulaikattiya Payatham Paruppu Sambar / Sprouted Moong Dal Sambar
Sprouted Moong Dal Sambar

Mulaikattiya Payatham Paruppu Sambar /  Moong Sprouts Curry,  a healthy, simple and quick sambar variety made from Moong Dal Sprouts / Mulaikattiya Payatham Paruppu.
I have shared an easy version which will give watery curry, which you can even serve it as Soup. You can also follow another version of thick curry. Pressure cook sprouts with tomato and 2 cup water for 3-4 whistles. Mash them and proceed with the remaining steps to cook Sambar. This way you will get thick curry and can enjoy with Dosa or Roti.
This Sambar is very flavorful and you can also add other vegetables like carrot, beans or potato along with other Sprouts variety. Lets check the recipe,

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Millets Kara Paniyaram (Thinai, Varagu, Saamai) with Green Capsicum Pottukadalai Chutney

Millets Kara Paniyaram (Thinai, Varagu, Saamai) with Green Capsicum Pottukadalai Chutney
Millets Kara Paniyaram with Green Capsicum Pottukadalai Chutney

Millets Kara Paniyaram (Thinai, Varagu, Saamai) with Green Capsicum Pottukadalai Chutney, a healthy combination of millets and mudakathan keerai in kuzhi paniyaram. I prepared Capsicum chutney to go with Paniyaram. Instead of posting it as two separate posts, i have combined everything together. 

Adding Keerai is totally optional. You can either skip this or use any other keerai variety of your choice or can also use chopped mint leaves for additional taste. Instead of trying all these combinations, you can try it in simple way by using any one of the millets like Thinai, Varagu, Saamai, Kuthirvalli, Kambu, Ragi or Cholam.
I did refer a Tamil cookery book for the recipe of Green Capsicum Chutney with Pottukadalai. I didn't except it to be so tasty, as i have never tried chutney with Capsicum. It was spicy and perfect for Kuzhi Paniyaram. Lets check both the recipes,

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Jowar Dates Laddu / Cholam Maavu Ladoo


Jowar Dates Laddu / Cholam Maavu Ladoo
Jowar Dates Laddu / Cholam Maavu Ladoo

Jowar Dates Laddu / Cholam Maavu Ladoo, an easy and healthy ladoo which can be prepared in less than 15 mins with just three main ingredients. All you need is to roast jowar flour to remove raw smell and cook with mashed dates for less than 5 mins. And you can enjoy this healthy ladoo which is also vegan.
If you have Cholam / Jowar grains, then roast it and grind in a mixer to smooth powder and proceed with the remaining steps. I have used Dessicated Coconut to cover the laddu which is totally optional. You can even add chopped coconut flakes for additional flavor. But i have used only dates and Badam Powder to keep it simple. Lets check the recipe,