Monday, April 1, 2013

Horse Gram or Kollu Paruppu Chutney and Rasam

Horse gram or kollu paruppu  is a healthy bean and good source of protein and iron. It has lots of health benefits such as reducing cholesterol,helps in weight reduction and remedy for cold and cough.


Ingredients :

Kollu or horse gram dhal - 1 cup 

Onion -1 cup (chopped)
Tomato -1 

Cuming seeds - 1 tbsp
Pepper - 1tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
Red chilli Powder-1 tbsp 
Coriander Powder - 1tbsp
Tamarind extract - 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds -1 tbsp 
Hing- a pinch 

Curry leaves - few
Garlic - 4 pods

Oil - 1tbsp
Salt - as needed


Method:

Clean and remove stones from horse gram. Wash it and pressure cook the horse gram with 3 cups of water for 4 whistle.

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds,pepper seeds, chopped onion, curry leaves, tomatoes,garlic and fry it for few mins in a medium flame.


Add the cooked horse gram with cooked water,red chilli powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,salt and 1cup of water and bring to boil for 10 mins at medium flame.Then turnoff.

Drain the water from the kollu dal and keep aside.

Heat oil in a another pan,add mustard seeds and hing .After it splutters,add the kollu water and tamarind water.When it starts boiling ,turn off the stove.Now kollu rasam is ready to serve.

Leave the kollu dal to cool little bit and grind it well.(Adjust the salt level)

Now kollu chutney is ready to serve.

Serve the kollu chutney and kollu rasam with hot rice.



Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cauliflower and Peas Gravy


Ingredients:

Cauliflower -1 medium sized (Cut into small florets)
Green Peas - 1 cup(fresh)
Onions - 1
Tomatoes - 2
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tbsp

Hing - a pinch
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Garam Masala powder - 1tbsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1tbsp

Curry leaves- few
Curd - 2 tbsp
Gram Flour - 1/4 Cup

Coriander leaves - few
Salt to taste
Oil - 1tbsp


Method:

Wash and clean the cauliflower florets in hot water with a pinch of turmeric powder for about 10 mins. Drain the water and keep aside.

In a bowl, mix curd,gram flour and 1/4cup of water into a paste & keep aside.

Heat oil in a  pan, add mustard seeds,hing & curry leaves.After splutter add chopped onion and saute it until they turn  transparent.

Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry it for few mins.Add tomato and fry it until they become soft.

Now add the peas and chopped cauliflower and fry it.


Add red chilli powder,garam masala powder,turmeric powder, coriander powder and 1 cup water & mix it well.

Cook the vegetables for 15 mins & add the curd gram flour mix to the gravy  and mix well in a low flame.

Now add sufficient water to this mixture and bring it to boil for few mins.


Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapathi and rice.