Saturday, February 27, 2010

Puli Inji


Ginger 2" piece
Tamarind a small ball size
Red chilli 4
Green chilli 2
Fenugreek 2tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Jaggery 1 tblsp (powdered)
Salt and oil as required


* Fry cumin seeds,red chilli and one tsp fenugreek with little oil and grind it
into a fine paste.
* Cut ginger and green chillies into small pieces.
* Soak the tamarind in hot water and extract the juice.

* In a kadai heat oil (sesame oil preferable) and add mustard seeds and one tsp
fenugreek seeds, When the mustard crackles add the ground masala.
Stir well.Add chopped ginger and green chillies.
Add tamarind water and salt
Bring to a boil.
Add some more water and allow to boil till the gravy is thick.
Puli Inji is a very good side dish for Pongal,idli and dosa.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Barley Soup


Barley 1/2 cup
Onion 1 (chopped)
Garlic 3 cloves
Carrot 2 (grated)
Celery root 1/2 cup (peeled and diced)
Cucumber 1 (chopped )
Lemon juice 1 tblsp
Powdered pepper 1 tblsp

Heat oil in a kadai.Add chopped onion and fry till brown.
Add garlic and fry.
Add barley with four cups of water.
Allow to boil for sometime.
Add grated carrot,celery root (diced),chopped cucumber.
Reduce the flame and allow to boil for 30 minutes
or until barley and vegetables are tender.
Just before serving add lemon juice and powdered pepper.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Carrot Poori


Carrot 4
Wheat flour 2 cups
ghee 1 tblsp
salt to taste
oil to fry


Peet and wash the carrots.Cut into small pieces.
Pressure cook them.(allow three whistles)
Grind it into a fine paste.Don't add water while grinding.

Take a bowl.Add wheat flour,salt,ghee and carrot paste.
Mix well and make a soft dough.
Divide the dough into small small balls and role each of them like small disc.

Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry the poori.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Tomato and Avacodo Salad


Tomato 2 (chopped)
Avacodo 2 (chopped)
Onion 1 (thinly sliced)
Cucumber 1 (sliced crosswise)
White vineger 2 tblsp
Lime 1
Olive oil 1 tblsp
Ground pepper 1 tblsp


Combine all ingredients ina small bowl and toss together.
Let stand for about 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Beetroot Smoothie


Beetroot 1 (peeled and chopped)
Any greens handful (chopped)
Carrot 1 (chopped)
Ginger 1 piece (peeld and chopped)
Lemon juice 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Powdered pepper 1 tsp
Crushed ice 1/4 cup


Take a microwave bowl.
Add chopped beetroot,carrot and greens.
Sprinkle little water and salt.
Keep it in Microwave "H" for one minute.
Blend this along with ginger until smooth.
Add lemon juice and crushed ice.
The smoothie is ready.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Spinach-Fruits Smoothie


Spinach 1 cup (cut into pieces)
Apple 1 cup (cut into pieces)
Grapes 1/2 cup (seedless)
Banana 1
salt a pinch

Take a microwave bowl.
Add a pinch of salt with spinach leaves.Sprinkel water.
Keep it in Microwave "H" for one minute.
Blend it along with apple,grapes and banana until smooth.