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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cauli Brocolli Manchurian

In my previous post, I had posted Cauli Brocolli Crisps. I used the same for making this Cauli Brocolli Manchurian. My family liked it a lot.

Cauli Brocolli Crisps click here for recipe 

For Manchurian
Oil - 1 tspn
Onion - 1 no chopped

Capsicum - 1/2 no chopped
Ginger - 1/2 tspn chopped finely
Garlic - 1 no chopped
Spring onion - 1 no chopped
Soya Sauce - 1 tspn
Tomato Sauce - 2 tspns
Chilli sauce - 1 tspn(as per your taste)or Green chilli- Optional
Ajinomoto - a pinch
Salt to taste
 For Manchurian
In a pan add oil (Can use left over oil after deep fry) add onion, ginger, garlic and fry till its transperant.
Then add chopped capsicum and saute. Add salt.
Add all the sauces and mix. If required all some more sauce as per your taste. Add the deep fried veggie. Mix well cook for few mins.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves or spring onions.

Serve hot with tomato sauce or fried rice.

Enjoy the delicious Cauli Brocolli manchurian.

Notes - Fresh coriander leaves (Cilantro) can be used instead of spring onion.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Spinach Potato Brocolli Curry

Palak Potato Brocolli Curry is very different and tasty sidedish for sambar rice, rasam rice or curd rice or even chapathi.

Spinach/Palak or any greens - 1 bunch chopped.
Brocolli - 1/2 no florets
Potato -  1no chopped to med size
Onion -  1no chopped
Ginger garlic - 1 tspn chopped
Grated coconut  2 tspns(Optional)
Green or Dry Red chilli - 2nos
Turmeric powder - 2 pinches
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 2 tspns
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Jeera - a pinch

Preparation Method
Put Brocolli in hot water and leave it for 5 mins.
In a kadai, heat oil, add mustard and wait till it splutters. Add jeera and fry for  a minute.Add chillies and curry leaves and saute.
Add onion, ginger, garlic, a pinch of salt and fry till transparant.
Now add potato and mix. Let it cook. Close a lid.
When its almost done add palak and mix let it cook.
Once done add brocolli, salt, turmeric and sprinkle little water.
Let everything cook well and when its done, off the stove and add grated coconut if you are using.

Mix and serve. I prepared with and without coconut.

This recipe is going to  Healthbox Ideas Brocolli by Kalyani and Vardhini.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cauli Brocolli Crisps/Pakoras

Cauli Brocolli crisps /pakoras are very tasty and different. Usually we make cauliflower bajji or pakoras. Adding brocolli made my son eat this veggie too and glad he liked it.

Cauli Flower florets - 4 cups
Brocolli florets - 2 cups
Kadalai Maav/Besan/Chickpea Flour- 2 tspns
Chola Maav /Corn Flour- 2 tspns
Arasi Maav /Rice Flour- 2 tspns
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tspn (As per taste)
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste
Kesari/Orange colour a pinch - Optional.

Preparation Method
Make small florets of the veggie. Put them in boiling water with little salt and a pinch of turmeric for 10minutes. Close with a lid. leave it for sometime. Drain/Strain fully so no water is left.
Transfer it to a wide bowl. Sprinkle Arasi, Chola and Kadalai maav all over and mix well. Add chilli powder and salt. Sprinkle very little water and mix well.
Deep fry in oil until brown and crispy.

Tasty Cauli Brocolli crisps are ready. This can be had at tea/coffee time at home or office.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mangai Inji Urugai/Mango Ginger Pickle

Mangai Inji/Mango Ginger is a traditional Tamil Brahmin pickle. This has both flavours mango and ginger. This is available in India in Aadi Masam. But it was available at Little India. I have learnt all these recipes after marriage from my Mother-in-law. My hubby and in-laws like this a lot. Its good for digestion.

Mangai Inji/Mango Ginger - 100 gms
Green Chilli - 10 nos
Lemon Juice - 1 tspn
Salt as per taste

Preparation Method
Wash, remove skin and chop into small pieces. Chop green chilli also into small pieces.
In a glass bowl, add both and mix with salt and lemon juice.

Enjoy Mangai Inji/Mango Ginger with Curd Rice.

Notes - Can be stored in air tight container for about a week.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mango Apple Smoothie!!!

I tried this long back and got delayed in posting. Enjoy the Mango Apple Smoothie.

Ripe Mango - 1 no(Medium size)
Apple - 1/2 no
Sugar - 1 tspn
Curd - 1 tspn

Preparation Method
In a mixie or blender add mango, apple without skin whip once.
Then add sugar and curd and make a fine paste.

Garnish with Pistachos and Serve chilled.
Notes - If the mango is slight big you can add 1 apple.

This recipe is going to Serve it chilled event by Denise and Krithika.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Olan is a traditional Kerala dish. This is a traditional sidedish in Kerala. It is also prepared for weddings. Its pending in my drafts when I prepared last time and I made it yesterday. It is non spicy. Easy and tasty.

Pooshanikai/Grey Pumpkin - 1 cup(chopped into squares)
Karamani/Black eyed beans(white or brown) - 1/2 cup
Coconut Milk - 1/2 cup(thick)
Coconut oil - 1 Tablespoon
Curry leaves -  few
Green Chilli - 1 or 2 nos slit.

Preparation Method
Pressure cook karamani with water upto 3-4 whistles.
In a wide vessel, cook pooshanikai with water, green chilli, salt and a pinch of turmeric.
Once its done, add the boiled karamani and coconut milk.
Just let it bubble up and dont over boil.
Off the stove add coconut oil and curry leaves.
Mix well.

Serve with sambar rice as sidedish.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I am back with Holige/Obattu Saaru/Rasam!!!

I was away from blogging for a while and was enjoying with my sis-in-law in town for holidays. Hope you all are doing good. I will be visiting your blogs soon. Since my inlaws are here, I will posting few authentic and traditional Tamil and Kerala Recipes soon.

A sweet and tangy rasam, prepared with hoorna. This is prepared for Ugadi generally after making Holige/Boli. Checkout my recipe for Obattu/Boli here.

Leftover Hoorna/Poornam water.(checkout recipe here)
Sambar/Rasam Powder - 1 tspn
Tamarind water - 1 cup

Ghee - 1/2 tspn
Oil - 1/2 tspn
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Curry leaves - few
Grated coconut - 1 tspn 

Preparation Method
Mix all the ingredients in a vessel and boil well in medium flame.
Season it except coconut and garnish with coconut.

Tasty Obattu Saaru is ready to serve. Serve hot with steamed rice.


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