October 28, 2012

Cauliflower Masala thoran

Ingredients:
cauliflower-1/2
small onion-10-20
red chiily powder-1 tsp
coriander powder -1/2 tsp
turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
pepper-1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds(Perunjeerakam)-1/2 tsp
coconut-1/4-1/2 cup
Cinnamon(patta)- 2 piece
red chillies-2 or 3
mustard
urad dhal(udacha ulunthu)-1/2tsp
curry leaves
oil
salt

Method of preparation:
Take the cauliflower and cut it in to pieces(like a small amla size).Then in a pan add some water and let it boil after that add some salt and turmeric powder into it and then add the cauliflower..So that the cauliflower is cleaned and free from insects. Dont need to cook the cauliflower at that time..This is just to clean the cauliflower with boiled water.
Then in a pan add some oil and then add mustard then curry leaves.
Then add urad dhal and the red chillies .Then add the small onions(you can cut the small onion in to two pieces if necessary).Then keep on stirring. Then add the cauliflower to it. After stirring add the cinnamon, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and coriander powder ..Mean while boil some water in another pan..Then add the boiled water(1/4 cup is enough..This is just to cook the cauliflower ).Then close the pan with the lid and keep the stove in sim. In mixi grind the items-fennel seeds, pepper and coconut in to a coarse paste and add this to the cooked cauliflower.Again close the lid for 2 mins and stir in between to avoid burning..Now the spicy cauliflower masala thoran is ready to serve.. It goes well with rice..

October 27, 2012

Raw plaintain stir fry/ vazhakkai mezhukupuratti

Ingredients:
Raw banana/plaintain-2
Green chillies-2
Chilli powder-1/2 tspn
Turmeric powder-1/2 tspn
Onion-1 big onion
Mustard seeds-1/4tspn
oil-2 tbspn
curry leaves-1tsp
oil-2tbspn


Method of Preparation:
Take a pan and pour some water and then add salt and turmeric powder to it.
Cut the raw banana and into small sizes and put it in  the boiling water for half an hour.
Then take a pan and add some oil then add mustard seeds and then curry leaves and onion.
Add red chilly powder and saute well.
Then add the raw banana and then stir fry it..keep the lid close for a while and let it cook for sometime.
Then stir often to avoid burning.serve hot...