Thayir: Perugu, Thayir, Dahi, Yogurts, Curd. Don’t get me wrong that I have gone completely insane with today’s proud recipe ‘Dahi Preparation’! I am certainly aware of the fact that everyone knows ‘how to prepare a perfect yogurt’ at home. Then, why a recipe? Oh, its not for you guys, today…its for me:) A complete [...]
Eggplants in Yogurts based Sauce:(Kashmir Style) Other Names: Kathirikai Mor Kuzhambu. Vangaya Perugu Pulusu. Baingan Kadhi. Kathirika Mor Curry. Ingredients: Indian eggplants 5-7 slitted twice in the middleFresh, sweet yogurts (I mean not sour) 2-3 cupsGinger 2″ grated/mincedGreen cardamom 3 pods crushedKashmir red chilies 3Cumin seeds 1 teaspoonSaltKashmir Chili powder 1 teaspoonGhee/butter for pan frying. [...]
Pachai Payiru Mor Curry: Why would someone want a funny story behind the recipes? Its very simple, storytelling at root…began with food! Remember Mommy’s stories that fed you extra lump?! Awakening memoirs always percolate underneath food related stories. Life is all about food and celebrations. Many adults, enthusiastically recall their past’ often revolving around experience [...]
Vendaikai Mor-Kuzhambu: Other Names: Bhindi Kadhi. Vendaka Mor Curry. Ingredients: Okra 1 large bowl fullYogurts 4 cupsSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonOil few spoons. Wet Grind these to a Thick Paste: Pepper 1-2 spoonsGreen chilies 5Thoor dal 1 cup – soakedTomato 1Ginger 3-4 inch size. peeled.Garlic 4 -5 cloves For Tempering: Mustard seeds 1/2 spoonCumin [...]
Spinach in Yogurts Based Curry: Other Names:Palak Mor Curry. Pasalai Keerai Mor Kuzhambu. Palak Kadhi. Spinach Mor Kuzhambu. Ingredients: Baby Spinach 1 large bowl fullYogurts 4 cupsSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonOil few spoons. Wet Grind these to a Thick Paste: Pepper 1-2 spoonsGreen chilies 5Thoor dal 1 cup – soakedTomato 1Ginger 3-4 inch size. [...]
Maadhulai Lassi: Ingredients: Organic Pomegranate 1Sugar to tasteCardamoms 3 – powderedFresh yogurts 4 cups – beatenWhole milk about 1 cup. Method: Mix sugar with curd, then add milk, cardamom and pomegranate to it. Serve chilled in tall glasses.
Aval Thayir Saadham: Ingredients: Rice Flakes 1 cup Fresh curd 1 cupSalt Green chilies 3 choppedGinger 1 inch gratedCurry leaves fewMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 Peppercorn 1/4 spoonChana-Urid dal 2 spoonsAsafoetida 1/4 spoonOil few spoons. Method: In a wide wok, heat oil. Add the spices one by one and wait till they sizzle. Wash [...]
Vazhai Thandu Thayir Pachadi:(Reposting) Plantain Stem with Yogurts. Ingredients: Tender plantain stem 60 cms Yogurts 5-7 cups Salt as per taste Green chilies 6 finely chopped Mustard seeds 1 spoon Cumin seeds 1 spoon Chana dal 2 spoons Urad dal 2 spoons Asafoetida 1/2 spoon Curry leaves few Sesame oil fews spoons. Method: Clean and [...]
Vanilla Almond Lassi: Vanilla Smoothie. Vanilla-Almonds Smoothie. Ingredients: Fresh organic yogurts 1 cupVanilla essence few spoonsPowdered sugar few spoonsCrushed Almonds few to garnishSaffron few strands and Mint leaves to garnish. Method: Mix all the above mentioned ingredient together and leave it in the refrigerator. Serve chilled, garnish with nuts and mint leaves.
Grilled Fish:I roamed a lot during my stay at Cincinnati (couple of weeks ago), ate at every possible nook and corner (restaurants ofcourse) of the city, to my heart content…but believe me, nothing matched this simple home-made dinner! Well, after that hectic travel, mental pressure, cramps, work load (if that counts) and what not…I was [...]