Thursday, December 13, 2012

Spinach Cabbage Thoran


Ingredients:
1. Spinach - cut in small pieces 1 cup
2. Cabbage - 1 cup shredded
3. Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
4. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
5. Oil - 1 tsp
6. Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
7. Lemon juice - few drops
8. Salt to taste

Method:
1. Splutter mustard seeds in oil and add spinach, cabbage, salt and red chilli powder. Fry for 5 minutes on high flame with continuous stirring.

2. Turn off the stove and add grated coconut and lemon juice.


Veluthulli/Garlic Chammanthi

Garlic is a very good antioxidant and helps maintain healthy blood circulation. Hence including garlic in our daily diet is a healthy practice.


Ingredients:
1. Coconut - 1 cup
2. Garlic - 2 cloves
3. Dried red chillies - 2 nos.
4. Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
5. Curry leaves - few
6. Oil - 1/2 tsp
7. Salt to taste.

Method:
1. Roast dried red chillies in a hot pan for couple of minutes.

2. Coarsely grind red chillies, coconut, garlic and salt.

3. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, after it splutters, add curry leaves, ground mixture and turn off the stove immediately.

This chammanthi is served as a side dish with rice.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Kallumakkaya Fry


Ingredients:
1. Kallumakkaya/Mussels - 1 pound/0.45 kg
2. Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
3. Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
4. Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
5. Oil - 2 tsp
6. Salt to taste

Method:
1. Clean the outside of shells. Add mussels to boiling water along with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp salt. Turn off the heat when the shells open up.

2. Scoop out the flesh out from the shell. Remove the fibrous hairy thing and veins. Again wash with water.

3. Add salt to taste, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, chilli powder and pepper powder to cleaned mussels and marinate for half an hour.


4. Heat oil in a pan, fry them until golden brown and crispy.




Potato Curry

Ingredients:
1. Potato - 1 medium sized
2. Onion - 1 medium sized
3. Tomato - 1 medium sized
4. Ginger - cut in small pieces 1/2 tsp
5. Green chillies - 2 nos.
6. Curry leaves - few
7. Coconut milk - 3 tbsp
8. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
9. Oil - 1 tsp
10. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
11. Salt to taste



Method:
1. Heat oil in a vessel, splutter mustard seeds and then add green chillies, ginger, sliced onion and chopped tomatoes. Add salt to taste and turmeric, fry until tomatoes are completed mashed.

2. Add diced potatoes, 2 cups of water and boil until potatoes are cooked.

3. Just before turning off the stove, add coconut milk and server hot with rice.

Broccoli Stir Fry

This is one simple dish power packed with nutritional benefits. Broccoli has been called a nutrition superstar/miracle food because this vegetable has dozens of nutrients.


Ingredients:
1. Broccoli - 1 cup
2. Oil - 1/2 tsp
3. Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
4. Salt to taste

Method:
1. Microwave broccoli for 2 minutes by sprinkling little water over it.

2. Heat oil in a pan, add broccoli, salt and pepper. Stir fry for 2 mins on high flame.

Linking this recipe to Dish it out Event - Green Dishes at Cook's Joy - July 2014.
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