Monday, June 29, 2009

Tamrind rice (Puliyogare)

2 cups Cooked rice
1 cup tamarind juice
big piece of Jaggery

1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp Urad dal
1 tsp Channa dal
1 tsp Seasme seeds
2- 3 red chillies
1 handful of peanuts
Few curry leaves

1 tsp Urad Dal
1 tsp channa dal
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp seasme seeds
3-4 red chilies
2-4 pepper corns
small cup of grated dry coconut
How to make Puliyogare Rice:
Roast all the masala ingredients and make a fine powder
Roast the coconut.
Mix the roasted coconut and powder.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds, sesame seeds, red chillies, urad dal channa dal, peanuts and curry leaves
Add the tamarind juice and jaggery.
Mix salt and allow it to boil.
Add the powdered masala and boil till it turns thick.
Mix it with the cooked rice.
Serve hot.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Simple Rasam in 5 minutes

1 big Tomato
11/2 tsp Tamrind paste or (small lemon size Raw tamrind soak in water for 10 mins)
1 Garlic cloves crushed but not paste
1 small ginger crushed
2-3 green chilies
1/2 tsp tumeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
small piece of jaggery
Salt to taste
Cilantro for garnish
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Cumin seeds
1-2 red chilies
Grind the tomato to paste
Take 2-3 cups of water add all the above ingredients and tomato paste,bring it to boil.
Heat the pan with 1tsp of oil add the mustard, cumin seeds.once they splutter add red chilies & hing and mix with the rasam.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mint Rice (Pudina Pulao)

2 Cups of Boiled rice
1 big Onion
1 big Tomato
Small Cup of Peas
1 Big Potato
4 - 5 stems of Mint
1 - 2 Garlic cloves
Small Slice of Ginger
2-4 green chilies
Grated Coconut (Optional)
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder or depending on your taste.
1-2 Dry bay leaves
1-2 small sticks of cinnamon
1-2 whole caradamon
2 marathi moggu
1-2 Ainsle seeds
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
4 tsp oil

Grind the mint, garlic, ginger, red chilies and coconut with little water.
Heat a Pan add oil, Cumin seeds and all other whole items(from Bay leaves to fennel seeds in the ingredients list) add the sliced onions once the onion turns light brown color, add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder & red chili powder and mix well.
Once the all masala are mix with onions then add sliced potato, green peas and tomato add salt and close the lid of the pan and wait the potato is cooked.
Now, add the ground paste and cook for 4-5 mins and add the rice, mix well.
Serve with Raita( Yogurt with chopped onions, cucumber and pinch of chat masala, red chilies powder & salt to taste).


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