Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Plantain Podimas


Plantain - 2-3
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Onion - 1/2 medium
Green chillies - 4-5
Ginger - small piece
Salt to taste


Boil the plantain in Idly cooker for 15 min. (Without removing skin). Let it cool.
Then remove the skin from plantain and mash into small pieces.
Heat oil add mustard seeds, urad dal, Channa dal, green chillies, ginger and then onion.
Fry till onion turns pinkish color then add salt and mashed plantain.
Cook for 10-15 min in low flame.
Serve with rice or roti.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Chettinadu Okra Pulikulambhu

Last whole week was a bit busy. Here is my favorite okra pulikulambhu without tomato.
Try it out and let me know about your comments. I want to make very simple and healthy dishes.


Okra - 10-12
Onion - 1 medium (or) Small onion - 6-7
Tamarind paste - 1 tblspn
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 3 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 3-4
Curry leaves - 2-3
Salt to taste
Oil - extra virgin olive oil


Cut okra into big pieces and keep aside.
Cut small onion into two halves or chop the medium onion very finely.
Add little oil and fry okra till it become soft remove from heat and keep aside.
In the same pan add little oil add onion and fry the onions till golden brown.
Now add fenugreek seeds and fry for 1 min.
Get thick tamarind by adding less amount of water to tamarind.
To this add salt, chilli powder, coriander powder and mix well.
Allow it to boil well and cook till you get thick gravy. Then add chopped curry leaves.
Serve hot with rice.

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