Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cheera Thoran / Spinach Thoran


1. Cheera - 1/2 Kg
2. Coconut scraped -  1 cup
3. Green Chillies - 4 Big
4. Cumin seeds / Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp
5. Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
6. Garlic - 3 cloves
7. Curry leaves - 1/2 spring
8. Mustard seeds / Kaduku - few
9. Dry Red Chillies - 4
10. Salt
11. Oil

Coarsely grind coconut, green chilies, cumin, turmeric powder, garlic, curry leaves, adding required salt
Wash spinach and chop to very fine pieces
 Heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds, add red chillies. Saute and add the ground coconut mixture when raw smell goes add spinach and mix well.
Cook covered.
Serve hot with Rice.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Carrot Pomegranate Juice


Pomegranate 1
Carrot 2
Tomato 1/ tbsp of Lemon juice
Honey 1 tsp (optional)
Sugar - as per your taste


Peel pomegranate to extract the juicy beads.
Blend this in your mixie with some water for some time just right enough so that the seeds are not blended. Take special care of this step.
Keep this aside.
Blend all the remaining ingredients well and add it to the prepared pomegranate juice.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Kadala Curry/ Black Chana curry



Black Chana 1 cup
Onion 1/2 sliced fine
Ginger garlic paste 1tbsp
Green Chillies 3 cut lengthwise
Red Chilly Powder 1 tsp
Hot Chilly Powder 1tsp
Coriander powder 2tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Tomato 1
Coconut Milk 1 cup (optional)
Coconut Oil

Method :

Cook the chana well with adequate water, salt, 1 garlic pod, 1 green chillies,  1/2 tsp garam masala.
Saute the onions in oil in a pan.
When they are brownish add ginger garlic paste, green chillies,curry leaves and saute for 2 mins.
Add the powders, when the raw smell is gone add sliced tomatoes and saute well.
When masala is mixed up, add cooked chana. Add the gravy also.
Stir well in low flame.
You can avoid ading coconut milk, if you prefer. Adjust the consistency by adding hot water.
Else add 1/2 - 1 cup coconut milk. 
Goes well with ari puttu, appams, chappathys, etc.