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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sweet Potato Capsicum Curry | Sidedish

This is a simple and easy curry. I prepared this I had a leftover sweet potato, H loves sweet potato he always ensures its in our market list. I left it for long time and it started growing too, I showed my son how plants grow. But this potato is not from India its available in local shops just like potatoes but bigger in size with different colour. After we cook it almost looks like carrot.

I have tried to give something different. Usually I prepare homemade sweet potato chips. checkout the recipe here it may interest you to try.

Now to the recipe. 
Sweet Potato - 1no(large)
Capsicum - 1no
Red chilli powder - 1 tspn(As per your taste)
Turmeric - 2 pinches

Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Hing/Asafotida - 2 pinches
Curry leaves - few

Preparation Method

Wash, remove skin and chop sweet potato into small cubes. Put in water and keep.
Wash and cut capsicum into small pieces.
Heat a wok/kadai, add oil, add mustard, wait till it splutters.
Add hing and curry leaves. Saute it.
Add red chilli powder and turmeric. saute it. 
Add capsicum and fry for 2 mins.
Now add sweet potato, sprinkle some water, salt close with lid in medium flame. Cook till its soft with occasional stirs.
Once done off the stove.
Serve hot with rasam, sambar or curd rice.

Notes - You can also add daniya powder for flavour.
You can add or reduce chilli powder. I have added more as potato is sweet.
You can add more oil and roast it too.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Chowchow Kadale Paruppu Kootu!!!

Chow chow kadale paruppu kootu is a traditional authentic Kerala and Tamil Brahmin recipe. This is prepared for festivals and occastions. I prepared this for Avani Avittam Festival on Saturday. I have posted previously one more version of Chow chow kootu here.

Chow Chow/Chayote - 1 no
Kadale Paruppu/Channa Dal - 1/2 cup
Fresh Scraped coconut - 1/2 cup
Green chilli - 1 no(As per your taste)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn

Coconut oil - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Urad dal - 1/2 tspn
Curry leaves - few

Preparation Method
Wash remove, skin, seed and chop into small pieces. (You can use the skin for Thogaiyal/Chutney here.)
Pressure cook chow chow, kadale paruppu with turmeric and a pinch of salt upto 3 whistles.
Grind coconut and green chilli to fine paste with very little water.
When the pressure cooker steam is gone. Mix the vegetable and the grounded mixture in a vessel, add salt, tumeric. Mix well and allow it to boil in low flame.It should be thick in consistency.
Season it with the above mentioned and off the stove.

Chow Chow Kootu is ready to serve in the platter as sidedish or mix it with hot steamed rice.

- You can also prepare this kootu with Pooshinikayi/White Pumpkin.
- You can use any cooking oil instead of coconut oil.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pachai Payaru and Karamani Sambar

Pachai Payaru (Green gram) and Karamani (Black eyed beans) sambar is very tasty. It is very good for health. Its rich in proteins, so I make sure to use these once a week in my kitchen.

Pachai Payaru - 1 cup
Karamani (Brown or white) - 1cup
Curry leaves - 2 tspns
Oil - 2 tspns
Tamarind - 1 lemon size
Asafotida - 1 pinch

For masala(grinding)
Coriander seeds (daniya) - 1/4 cup
Dry red chilli - 4 nos
Kadala parap(Bengal gram) - 2 tspn
Uzhatamparap(Urad dal) - 2 tspn
Venthayam(Methi seeds) - 1/2 tspn
Grated coconut - 2 cups

Preparation method
Soak tamarind in hot water for few mins and squeeze it.
Cook Pachai Payaru and Karamani in pressure cooker for 3 whistles with water.
In a kadai, add 2 tspns oil and fry the above masala ingredients without coconut till dal is brown. Allow it to cool. Add coconut while grinding in mixie and grind it to a fine paste with little water.
Keep a vessel on stove and add tamarind water. Now add cooked grams to this and allow it to boil.
Add the grinded masala to it and boil.
Heat oil with little ghee or only oil and add mustard wait till it splutters, off the stove add asafotida and curry leaves.

MIx it with the sambar.

Pachai Payaru Karamani sambar is ready to serve. It can be served with rice.

Notes - You can reduce the masala as per the quantity you are cooking.
If it becomes thick, add water and salt and warm it.
Adding of toor dal is not necessary, if required you can add very little.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Chowchow Carrot Kootu

Chowchow is also called Seemakathrika in tamil and Chayote in Spanish is been a routine vegetable in my house. So thought of this kootu with carrot. This combination learnt from my mother in law. Its apopular in Tamilnadu and Kerala.
Chowchow (medium size) - 1no
Carrot - 1 no
Toor dal - 3/4 cup
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Green chilli - 3 nos(as per ur taste)
Jeeragam(Cumin) - 1 tspn
Curry leaves - 1o nos
For seasoning
Oil - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Urad dal - 1/2 tspn
Coconut oil - 1 tspn
Preparation Method
Cook toor dal in pressure cooker and keep aside.
Wash and cut chowchow and carrot into small cubes.
In a vessel add this vegetables with little water, salt and turmeric allow it to cook.
Grind coconut, green chilli and jeeragam to a fine paste
Once chowchow and carrot is cooked add this mixture and allow it to boil.
Add curry leaves and salt.
Then add toor dal and mix well.
Season it with oil, mustard and urad dal.
Add coconut oil and mix well.

Delicious Chowchow kootu is ready to eat. This can be had with rice or chapathis.


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