Saturday, January 19, 2019

Quick Beetroot Soup


BeetRoot-1 medium size
Carrot- 1
Onion- 1/2 medium size
Rasam powder- 2 spoons
Jaggery-1 spoon
Salt to taste


Wash all the vegetables and pressure cook with a cup of water. After it cools, grind all the ingredients in a mixer. Transfer to a wok/kadai. Add a cup of water or the thickness of the soup desired. Add salt, Rasam powder, jaggery. Boil and its ready to serve.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Vegetable soup

Fresh Beans(cut 1/2 inch long)- 1 cup
Carrots( cut 1/2 inch long)-1 cup
Bell peppers cut ( any color)- 1/2 cup
Cabbage(Shredded)- 2-3 cups
Organic Black beans- 1 can
Celery- 1 cup
Thai Coconut milk(optional)- 1 can
Himalayan salt to taste
Any other vegetable of your choice
Water - 2 cups
Lemon juice- 1 tbsp

For Seasoning:
Olive oil- 1 tbsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Jeera powder- 1 tsp
Green chilli paste - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric- 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder- a pinch

Cut and wash all the vegetables. In a large stock pot add water. Add beans and cook on a medium flame. When beans is half done(5-7 mins) add carrots, bell pepper, celery. Cook for  2-3 mins and add cabbage. After all the veggies are soft and crunchy add black beans. Add salt and coconut milk. Mix well.
Add seasoning to the cooked veggies and simmer for a minute or two. Finally add lemon juice and serve hot.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Spicy Tomato and Onion Chutney

Tomato chopped- 5 cups
Onions chopped- 2 cups
Cilantro leaves- chopped 3 cups
Curry leaves- 20-25 leaves
Pudina/ Mint- a bunch(optional)
Fenugreek seeds- 1 tbsp(roasted)
Jaggery- powdered 21/2 cups
Tamarind juice- 2 cups
Red Chili powder-  2 cups
Salt to taste

Peanut oil- 2 cups
Mustard seeds- 5-6 tbsp
Hing to taste
Curry leaves

Grind all the ingredients raw in a blender. In a pan add oil and other seasoning ingredients. Add the blended ingredients into the oil on medium heat. Let it boil on low flame. Stir occasionally until the mixture thickens. It takes around 1.5 hrs to cook completely. You can store in the refrigerator for couple of months. This chutney tastes good with Rice,Idli or dosa.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Onion and Dill Uttappam


Dosa batter- 1 cup
Onion chopped- 1/2 cup
Dill leaves chopped- 1/4 cup
Green chillies- 2-3
Coconut gratings- 2 tbsp
Salt to taste


Mix chopped onions, dill leaves, green chillies,coconut, salt in a vessel and keep it aside.
Put 1 ladle of dosa batter on a tawa that is hot and well greased.
Sprinkle this mixture on the dosa and drizzle 1 tsp of oil. Let the uttapam cook and turn brown on medium heat. Flip the Uttapam and cook for 1-2 mins.
Serve the Uttapam with a dollop of butter with Coconut chutney, Sambar, Mologai powder/ Chutney powder.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tomato Soup

A quick and comforting tomato soup recipe...

Cluster tomatoes- 2 lbs
Jeera- 1 tsp
Black pepper- 1 tsp
Dhaniya- 1 tsp
Cinnamon stick- 1-2
Rasam powder- 1 tbsp
Sugar- 2-3 tsp
Maida(optional)- 1/2 tsp
Cream(optional)- 1 tsp
Onion- 1/2 chopped
Garlic- 2-3 pods
Butter(optional)- a dollop
Salt to taste

Wash the tomatoes thoroughly and pressure cook. After it cools down, puree it in a blender. Add the pureed tomatoes to a saucepan.
Coarsely grind jeera,black pepper, dhaniya,cinnamon stick. Put these spices, chopped onions and garlic in a spice bag. Drop the spice bag into the saucepan in the tomato puree. Keep it on a medium flame.  Keep pressing the spice bag few times with a ladle so that the flavors of the spices will get infused to the soup. Let the tomato puree boil and come to the soup consistency. Add salt ,sugar and rasam powder.
If you want the soup to be thick, mix maida and water and add it to the soup. Bring it to boil, simmer for 5 mins and serve with a dollop of cream/butter/croutons.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tindora Chutney

Tindora(Fresh/frozen)- 1 cup
Green chillies- 5-6
Cilantro chopped- 2 tbsp
Tamarind juice- 2 tbsp
Roasted Channa dal powder- 3 tbsp
Sugar- 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Oil- 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Red chilli- 1-2
Hing- a pinch
Curry leaves- 4-5

Cook the tindora until tender. Add cooked tindora,green chillies,cilantro, tamarind juice, channa dal powder, sugar,salt and grind without water. Add seasoning and mix well and serve with rice/chapati.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Avalakki Dosa

Want a lovely soft dosa with lots of pores, try Avalakki/Poha dosa!!!!

Raw rice/Sona masoori- 2 cups
Avalakki/Poha(thick)- 1 cup
Urad dal- 3 tsp
Methi seeds- 3 tsp
Buttermilk- 2 cups
Water- 1 cup
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Soak rice,poha,urad dal, methi seeds in buttermilk and water for 4-6 hrs. Grind with water and let it ferment overnight. Add baking soda and salt 20-30 mins before you make the dosa. Serve hot dosa with coconut chutney/chutney pudi.

P.S. You can also prepare the dosa in an hour after grinding by adding baking soda and salt to the batter.

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