Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Athikai Kootu / Anjeer Moong Dal / Figs & Split Green Gram Curry


Athikai Kootu / Anjeer Moong Dal / Figs & Split Green Gram Curry
Athikai Kootu / Anjeer Moong Dal / Figs & Split Green Gram Curry
 
Athikai Kootu / Anjeer Moong Dal, a little bland yet healthy south indian style kootu recipe made from unripe figs / athikai. I had already shared Athikai Urulaikizhangu Poriyal / Anjeer Aloo Sabji recipe long back.
For different variations, you can try adding thick coconut milk or ground coconut paste while adding cooked dal to give nutty flavor. Instead of moong dal, try adding channa dal / kadalai paruppu / bengal gram (or) toor dal / tuvaram paruppu / split pigeon peas. Each ingredient will give an unique flavor to this dish. Lets check the recipe,

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

80+ Indian Style Chicken Recipes (Curries, Starters & Main Coarse)

Indian Style Chicken Recipes - Curry for Rice & Roti / Chapathi - Biriyani & Starter Recipes

I'm sharing a compilation of more than 80 varieties of Indian Style Chicken Recipes (Curry, Appetizer, Soup, Biriyani) till now published in my blog. I have shared 30 varieties of Curry
We are a hard core non-Vegetarians and always prefer Chicken than Mutton / Lamb. Every Sunday or on special occasions (Birthdays, Anniversaries, Diwali, Christmas, New-Year) or even if it rains, we definitely need chicken recipe with peppery flavor. You will get to see both north Indian & south Indian style preparations.
I hope you all find this list useful. Do share your views and feedback if you try any of these recipe, It will encourage us to share more and more number of varieties.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Vallarai Keerai Kollu Podi / Brahmi Leaves & Horsegram Powder - for Rice, Idli & Dosa

 
Vallarai Keerai Kollu Podi / Brahmi Leaves & Horsegram Powder - for Rice, Idli & Dosa
Vallarai Keerai Kollu Podi / Brahmi Leaves & Horsegram Powder - for Rice, Idli & Dosa

Vallarai Keerai Kollu Podi, an aromatic and flavorful Herbal Green Leaf Powder which can be enjoyed very well with cooked rice, idli or dosa. It has got an additional flavor of Kollu / Horsegram to make it more nutritious.
The shell life of podi is more than a month if refrigerated. So make it in big batches which comes handy most of the times. For better flavor, try to use either ghee / clarified butter or gingelly oil when mixing with rice. I have not added garlic here. Some like to add garlic along with other ingredients  for nice aroma, instead I like to saute it in oil and mix with rice and podi. You can try any method. Kollu is an optional ingredient. You can even add toor dal (tuvaram paruppu / split pigeon peas), dried mint leaves or tamarind. If you want to try other Podi varieties, then do check Peanut Podi, Ellu Podi & Curry Leaves Podi.