Friday, November 6, 2009

Poondu Kuzhambu

This is one of my favorites from my MIL's kitchen. Its absolutely dilicious and sure a treat with papad. It comes handy especially when I forget to refill my grocery during the weekend and left only with the basic ingredients which is all this dish requires!
Its very easy to prepare and tastes better when its a days' old :-)  

Ingredients :
Vadaiyam - for seasoning
Curry leaves
Garlic pods - 10-15, crushed finely
Onion - 1, chopped finely
Tomato - 1, chopped
Chili  powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder
Gingely oil  - 2 tsp
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup

Preparation method :
  1. Add gingely oil in a kadai and when its hot add the above ingredients in the same order till tomato and fry them well.
  2. Lower the flame and add turmeic powder, chili powder and salt.
  3. Keep frying till th oil sepertes from the rest.
  4. Now add little water and let it simmer on low flame for 10 min.
  5. When it gets thick, add the coconut milk, simmer for 2 min and turn off the flame.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Vellai poori and Paal Kozhukattai

This is a yummy Vellai Poori/panaiyaram that our Usha aunty prepared last week.
It was absolutely delicious with coconut chutney. Its very simple to prepare and is an instant snack which is also healthy because of the protein from the dals. 

She also prepared this Paal Kozhukattai for us which was just HEAVENLY!
We couldn't resist with just few spoons so had it for our dinner too :-)
Thanks to aunty for such yummy food/recipes/tips!

I will come up with the recipes of both these delicacies soon after re-checking my knowledge of the same with aunty.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Chicken Keema Vada

Ingredients :

Chicken  - minced
Veg oil - for frying

Onions - 3 nos
Cabbage(shredded) - 1 cup
Celery leaves(chopped) - 1 cup
Ginger - 2 tsp, grated
Garlic- 1/2 tsp, grated
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - A few
All purpose flour - 2 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing

Preparation method
  1. Pressure cook te minced meat with salt and turmeric.
  2. Chop the onions fine and add it to the cabbage, celery leaves, grated ginger, garlic and a few green chillies.
  3. Add this mixture to the cooked meat and also add the all purpose flour.
  4. Mix this well and make small balls.
  5. Once the oil is hot, drop the meat balls and deep fry.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Award - Thanks to Lakshmi and Vidya !

Gracias Lakshmi and Vidya  for the award and reognition !

I would like to pass on this award to Sudha, Jeyshree, Priya, Vrinda ,Sangeetha  , Arusuvai and Sarah

Rules of the award:

* You must thank the person who has given you the award.
* Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
* Link to the person who has nominated you for the award.
* Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
* Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.
* Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
* Leave a comment in the nominated blogs to let them know they have been nominated.

7 things about me:

1. Love cooking for kids.
2. Love playing in snow  .
3. A big fan of my MIL's non-veg cooking (though my amma's cooking is always the BEST, which is natural)

4. Hate Pessimists.

5. Pineapple is my fav pizza topping with loads of EXTRA cheese .

6. Really want to increase my weight.

7. Love surprises!