Sunday, September 28, 2008

Poricha kulambu - Tirunelveli Samayal

Toor dal 1/2 cup - cooked with 3 pods garlic
drumstick leaves a handful
Drumstick - 1(cut and cooked)
snake gourd (optional) - 1/2(cut and cooked)

to be ground
coconut scraping - 1/4 cup
jeerakam/cumin - 1 tsp
milagu/pepper - 5 corns
corriander seeds - 1/4 tsp
green chilly - 2 
(grind the above to a fine paste)

In a kadhai ,heat coconut / cooking oil .
add mustard seend allow it to pop add curry leaves .
now add the dal and drumstick ,leaves n the ground paste . add salt .bring to a boil ..simmer till raw smell of coconut leaves .
Serve hot with rice.

Arisim paruppu Sadam - Pappu mammu

patta - 4 pieces
cinnamon - 4 pieces
cardomom - 2 pieces
garlic - 5 cloves
onion(pearl)- 5 v.thinly sliced
thuvar dal -1/4 cup
Basmasti/ Biryani rice - 1 cup

Method :
Soak rice in water for 10 min.
Heat ghee in a kadai , add the patta, cinnamon, cardomom,garlic and onion fry till onion becomes very translucent .
now put everything in a pressure cooker and cook it .
add ghee and salt after it is done .
It goes well with pudina chutney or puli kulambu .

Monday, September 01, 2008

Sponge Cake - A never Fail recipe

4 Eggs (Seperated)

1 cup sugar(Powdered)

4 Tb Cold water

1 cup Sifted Flour(maida)

1 tsp Baking Powder .

1 tsp vanilla
Oven Temp ~ 325° Baking Time ~ 30 Min.Pan Type ~ small cake pan


4 Tbsp cocoa powder .

2 Tbsp. butter

1tsp vanila

a)1/4 cup water mixed with 1/4 cup sugar

b)Mix the optional ingredients together very very nicely .


Preheat oven, grease a small tube pan.
Beat egg yolks and sugar together until very light. Add water. Sift together flour and baking powder. Add to batter. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter. Pour batter into prepared pan.Bake. Cool completely and invert onto cake platter. To serve, slice cake in half and fill with (a). Top with (b).

I have made a chocolate sponge cake . . With the cake batter i have mixed 3 tsp cocoa powder and garnished with chopped n fried cashews .

Friday, August 29, 2008

Muttai Kulambu - Egg Gravy

Ingredients :

4 eggs Boiled n shells peeled ,cut in half
3 big onions
2 Apple Tomatoes
10- 15 corriander leaves
2 tsp grated coconut ,ground to a paste (optional)
1/2 tsp ginger n garlic paste
a pinch turmeric powder
Egg gravy masala / (1/4 tsp of cumin ,jeera,pepper,3 clove,2 cardomon,1 all spice leaf = ground together)
oil for frying
salt to taste

Method :
Heat oil in a kadai , add onion fry till gold ,add tomatoes and other ingredients except corriander.
after raw smell leaves the tomatoes ,remove from fire ,Grind it to a fine paste .
Heat a little oil in kadai , add the paste and cut egg slices , add a little water and bring to a boil . remove from flamer n serve with garnished corriander .
Good for rice , Chapati and dosai .

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Upma - White

This used to be one of my ...Amma ...iniki Upma ..vaa .To say i used to hate it is right .But today ..I want to eat it ,I've learnt to make it just like my mom ....n my kids love it !

Ingredients :

White rava : 1 cup

jeera : 1/2 tsp

ginger(grated): 1 tbsp

onion(chopped): 2 tbsp

red chilly : 2 nos

For Seasoning:

Let a tsp of mustard seend sputter in heated oil .

curry leaves a few

salt to taste


Add the seasoned seeds to a heated pan ,add the jeera,curry leaves,onion,ginger .saute well .pour 2 cups of water .bring to a boil .Add the Ravato the water while stirring . add salt.Cook till done. Just before serving add a spoon of ghee ,it adds a flavour to the upma .

Serve Hot with Coconut Chutney or Pickle or even sugar.

Mysore (Healthy for kids) Pak

This is actually a variation on the traditional sweet for my kids,so this way my youngest dtr gets her proteins ,carbs n fat...she is reed thin !!!
Ingredients :
gram Flour : 1 cup
Sugar : 2 1/2 cups (just 2 will also do)
bournvita :3 heaped tsp
butter : 1 tbsp
ghee : 1/2 cup
Milk :3/4 cup
water : 1/4 cup

In a thick bottomed kadaai ,add sugar and water .
stir till u get a string consistency.
now add the rest of the ingredients stirring continuosly .
add a dallop of ghee ..stir all the while .
add butter ...keep stiring .
grease a plate with ghee .
when the batter starts frothing (or u can fill a cup with water drop a drop of the batter into it .If the batter melts in the water it is not yet done )pour the remaining ghee ..stir for a sec.
pour on greased plate .
cut when cool .

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