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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Greens Pulao | Type 2 | Step-by-Step Recipe!

Greens Pulao is simple and easy recipe. I have already posted Keerai Pulao here, this is with slight changes.
Keerai/Greens - 1 bunch(Any greens)
Coriander leaves -1/2 cup
Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Carrot - 1 cup chopped lengthwise
Water - 4 cups
Green Chilli - 2 nos(As per your taste)
Ginger - 2 tspns
Garlic - 1 big
Onion - 2nos
Cashews - few
Spices - 1 no each(Krambu,Elakka,Pattai /Clove, Cinamon, Cardamom)
Oil - 3 tablespoons
Garam Masala - 1/2 tspn
Coconut - 1 cup or coconut milk - see notes
Step by Step pictures

Preparation Method
Wash and soak Basmati Rice.
Wash keerai /greens and coriander.
In a mixie or blender, add coconut, greens, coriander, ginger, garlic, 1 no onion, green chilli and spices. Grind it to coarse paste in mixie or blender.
Heat a pressure cooker, add oil and ghee. Add Bayleaf, Add chopped onion, a pinch of salt, saute till onions are transparant.
Now add grounded keerai mixture and saute for few minutes. Add carrot and mix well.
Add soacked rice, water, coconut milk,(if adding coconut milk) salt, garam masala and mix. Allow it to boil and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
Wait for steam to release and slowly mix. Garnish with cashews.

Greens Pulao is ready to serve. Serve warm with Raitha | Channa Masala |Gravy and fryums/papad.

Notes - You can add green peas and corn.(I ran out of it)
You can avoid carrot, you can add in potato and beans. 
Check on water and coconut milk, reduce accordingly
You can just use Palak

Friday, January 27, 2012

Murungaillai | Carrot |Beans Poriyal!

I had Murungaillai brought from Little India, the quantity was more. So thought of trying it with veggie. Murungaillai/ Carrot/Beans Curry is a simple and healthy curry. I have already posted Beans Curry here, this is slightly different version and tasted good.

This was also for Republic Day!

This bowl is gift given by my best friend Rekha. Thanks a lot dear.

Carrot - 2 nos(Big)
Beans -  20 nos

Murungaillai (Tender) - 1 cup
Onion - 2 nos
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup

Bengal gram - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1 tspn
Asafotida(hing) - 1 pinch
Turmeric - 1/2 tspn

Green chilli - 2nos
Curry leaves - 6 nos

Oil - 2tspns
Salt to taste

Preparation Method
Wash, clean and pat dry veggie.
Chop it into small pieces.

Heat a pan, put oil add mustard once it splutters add asafotida.
Add Bengal gram, curry leaves, green chillies and wait till dal is brown.
Add the chopped onions and saute till its transparant. Add Murungaillai and saute for a min.

Add Carrot and Beans.
Add salt, turmeric and water.
Cook under low flame once its cooked with no water left add coconut.
Mix well and cook for 5mins.

Now its ready to serve.

Its a good combination for steamed rice, chapathi, Sambar, rasam and curd rice.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Murungaillai | Drumstick leaves Pakoda(Medhu/Soft version)

Again this recipe was for my son to feed him Murungaillai/Drumstick leaves which is very rich in iron. This was very tasty and delicious.

Gram flour(Besan) - 2 cups
Onion - 2 cups(chopped)
Tender Murugaillai/Drumstick leaves - 1  cup
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn or Green chilli - 2nos
Curry leaves - few
Ginger - 1 tspn(chopped)
Jeera/Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tspn
Cooking Oil for deep frying
Salt as required
Preparation Method
In a bowl put gram flour, red chilli powder, salt and mix well.
Add chopped onion, drumstick leaves and curry leaves and mix.
Sprinkle little water and make a slight thin batter.
Heat oil in pan for deep frying.
Take small portions in a spoon and drop in hot oil carefully in med-low heat.
Slowly and deep fry on all sides.
Remove it on absorbant paper when its turning light golden brown.

Serve hot Murungaillai Pakoda as it is or with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Keerai | Palak | Spinach Pulao and Tomato Raitha Type 1!!!

Keerai Pulao | Palak/Spinach Rice is very delicious and tasty variety rice. I prepared this for lunch yesterday. My family liked it a lot.

Serves - 4 persons

Keerai/Palak/Spinach - 1 bunch
Pudina/Mint leaves -1/2 bunch or 2 cups
Rice - 3 cups
Water - 6 cups
Green Chilli - 3 nos(As per your taste)
Ginger - 2 tspns
Onion - 2nos
Cashews - few(Optional)
Spices - 1 no each(Krambu,Elakka,Pattai /Clove, Cinamon, Cardamom)
Oil - 3 tablespoons
Garam Masala - 1/2 tspn
Garlic(Optional) I have not used

Preparation Method
Wash and chop keerai and pudina and keep aside.
Chop onions and keep aside.
In a Kadai, add 1 tspn oil saute the keerai, pudina, 1no green chilli with ginger for 5 to 7 mins. Allow it to cool. Grind it to coarse paste 2 to 3 times in mixie or blender.
Heat a pressure cooker, add oil, put spices and fry. Add chopped onion, a pinch of salt and a green chilli,(at this stage if you want you can add ginger garlic paste) and saute till onions are transparant.
Now add grounded keerai mixture and saute for few minutes.
Wash and add rice, salt, garam masala and mix. Allow it to boil and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
Wait for steam to release and slowly mix. Garnish with cashews.

Serve hot or warm with Raitha.

Tomato Onion Raitha Recipe

Tomato - 2nos(deseeded and chopped)
Onion - 1 no (chopped)
Fresh curds/Plain yogurt - 2 cups
Green chilli - 1no (chopped)
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - 1 tspn(chopped)

Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients one by one.

Tomato Onion Raitha is ready to serve with the Pulao.

Notes - You can add ghee for flavour with the oil.

This recipe is going to CWS Rice by Reva and Priya. My other entries for this event are Peas Pulao Restuarant Style, Kothamalli/Cilantro Sadam, Vegetable Dum Biryani and Masala Veggie Pulao 

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.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Kaduli Keerai/Sawi Dal

Hope you had great Christmas:) Hearing for the first time, I brought this greens by mistake thinking its Spinach/Palak. After trying this it was slightly bitter. Landed up making Dal and Mixed Rice.

Posting Dal recipe for the Only Greens Event here guest hosted by me and started by Pari. Actually wanted to post for Jagruti's CMT but deadline is over-(

Kaduli Keerai/Sawi - 1/2 bunch
Toor Dal - 1 cup
Onion - 2 nos
Tomato - 1no
Sambar powder - 1 tspn(As per your taste)
Coriander leaves - 2 tspns
Oil  -1 tspn
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Jeera - 1/2 tspn
Green chilli -1no

Preparation Method
Wash, remove stem and chop the greens into small pieces.
Pressure cook toor dal with water upto 3-4 whistles. 
Heat a kadai/wok, add oil, add mustard and wait till it splutters. Add jeera and wait to crackle. Slit a green chilli and add. Saute for a minute. Keep in low flame.
Add onions and a pinch of salt. Saute till transparant.
Add tomatoes and cook till its soft.
Add the greens and saute till raw smell goes.
Add cooked dal and salt. Mix well.
Add 1 tspn sambar powder and mix.
Add little water if required. Let it boil well.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with Chapathis/Phulkas/Roti.

Dont forget to send in your entries to Sugarless Sweets Event here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oats Spinach Hearty Cutlets

Oats Spinach Hearty Cutlets are very tasty and healthy. This can be ready in a jiffy.

Oats - 1 cup(100gms) - I used quaker oats.
Palak Keerai/Spinach - 1/2 bunch (chopped finely)
Potao - 1no(Boiled and grated)
Onion - 1 no (Chopped finely)
Ginger/Garlic - 1 tspn(Chopped finely)
Potukadalai Maav/Chutney dal powder - 2 tspns
Green chilies - 2nos(chopped finely)
Olive Oil - 2-3 tspnS 

Preparation Method
Dry roast oats in a kadai till its slight brown and transfer it to a plate.
In a same kadai, add 1 tspn oil, add ginger garlic and saute for few mins.
Add onion, salt, green chilli and saute till its transparent.
Add spinach and cook.
Keep the stove in low flame. Add oats and mix.
Add grated potato and paneer if you are using it and mix well.
Finally add potukadalai maav/besan and mix well to form a dough.
Allow it to cool and make small balls and give whichever shape you desire.
Heat a skillet or tawa, add oil and shallow fry both sides till brown.
You can also deep fry, by coating in bread crums.

Healthy and Tasty Oats Spinach Hearty Cutlets is ready to serve. You can serve with Ketchup or chutney.

Notes -
Serves - 2 persons
Makes - 8 nos

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sabsige Keerai/Dill Leaves Poriyal

Sabsige Keerai/Dill Leaves is a type of greens and good for health. Its also called Sabakki Soppu in Kannada. My mom used to make it frequently back in Bangalore but we don't get this in Chennai:-( I never knew we get this in Singapore. Just the other day was so happy seeing this in a Chinese Vegetable Shop in Little India and immediately bought it. I just love the aroma of the leaves.

This can be given post delivery for good health. I have had almost daily..:-)

Sabsige Keerai - 2 bunches
Onion - 2nos
Fresh Grated coconut - 1 tspn
Dry Red Chilli - 2nos(As per your taste)

For Seasoning
Oil - 2 tspns
Mustard - a pinch
Channa Dal/Urad Dal - 1 tspn

Preparation Method

Wash and chop the Keerai and Onion into fine pieces.
In a Kadai, heat oil add mustard wait till it splutters, then add dal, red chilli and wait till its brown.
Add onion and fry till its transperant.
Now add Keerai and cook till the colour changes with salt and water.
Once its done and no water is left its ready to Serve.

Garnish with grated coconut and its good to have with Rasam rice.

This is going off to Healing Foods Spinach by Divya and Siri.

Note - You can also cook this in pressure cooker and later season it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Venthiyakeerai/Methi/Fenugreek Sadam/Rice

This weekend has been Venthiyakeerai week for me, picked fresh leaves when visited Little India. Dishes I made was almost with Venthiyakeerai/Methi/Fenugreek leaves like Chapathi, Veg. Pulav and Simple Rice was quite healthy.

This recipe is from my Mom who makes it so tasty. When I use to work before marraige this recipe was mostly prepared for my lunch box since I love mixed/colour rice.

Hope you enjoy too..
Venthiyakeerai/Methi/Fenugreek leaves - 1 bunch
Vangibath/Bisibelebath powder - 3 -4 tspns(As per your taste)
Cooked Rice - 1 cup (1 Alaku)
Oil - 2 tspns
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Dry Red chilli - 2 nos
Channa Dal/Urad Dal - 1 tspn
Curry leaves - few

Preparation Method
Wash and cut venthiyakeerai into small pieces.
Heat a wide kadai/wok add oil, mustard wait till it splutters, then add dal, red chilli curry leaves. Saute till dal is brown.
Then add Venthiyakeerai/Methi/Fenugreek leaves and salt. Cook till its soft. Add vangibath powder and mix well. Cook for 5- 10 mins till the raw smell goes.

Off the stove once its cooled. Mix it with rice and Serve.

Venthiyakeerai Sadam can be had as it is or with Raitha.

This recipe is going off to
Bitter Better Health by Yasmeen and Divya's Healing Foods Spinach Event started by Siri.


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