Thursday, August 25, 2011

moongdal(pesarapappu) payasam

As Festivals are lined up,doing different types of sweets for every festival will find difficult.For this i am going to post different sweets every day.

  • 1cup moongdal
  • 4cups milk
  • 2cups jaggery
  • 2tsp ghee
  • cashewnuts
  • raisins
  1. soak moongdal in water for an hour.
  2. boil milk in a thick bottomed pan,stir it .
  3. add soaked moongdal to boiling milk again cook it.
  4. once the moongdalis cooked well add jaggery,ghee again cook for 5min
  5. switch off the stove and add raisins and cashews.

onion pakora

This is very simple and tasty snack. As winter season came,and rains are falling.This is the bestever snack which can be done with in 10min you can serve to your guests with combination of masala tea.

  • 2onions
  • 1/2cup besan flour
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • 2 green chillies
  • oil for deep fry

  1. Cut onions and green chillies into long slices.
  2. Take a mixing bowl,add onion,green chilli pieces,pinch of baking soda,little salt,and besan flour,mix it well.
  3. As onions already contain water,add little amoount of water or just sprinkle water on the mixture and mix it to thick consistency.
  4. put oil for deep fry,and onion mixture by splitting seperately with hand on oil.
  5. deep fry until brown colour.
  6. crispy and tasty onion pakora is ready to eat.

thotakura pappu

  • toor dal 1cup
  • 2tomatoes
  • 6green chillies
  • tamarind lemon size
  • salt to taste
  • 6curry leaves
For tadka:
  • 1/4tsp urad dal
  • 1/2tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 garlic pods
  • 1 redi chilli

  1. wash toor dal and take into cooking pan,add 2cups of water,pinch salt,little oil and let it cook for 10min.
  2. now add green chilli,tomato pieces,thotakura(amarnath leaves), and cook for another 10min.
  3. when all the ingrediants get cooked well  switchoff the stove and add tamarind,dip into the dal so that it soak well.keep for 2min,add salt.and mix well with pappu garita,so that it mix well.and tomato,green chilli pieces are cut and mix well into dal.
  4. now make tadka my adding 2tsp oil,mustard seeds,cumin seeds,garlic pods,red chilli split,curry leaves,fry it and add to dal.
  5. thotakura pappu is ready to eat.
  6. this is traditional way of cooking dal,otherwise you can add all ingrediants in cooker and put upto 3vessels,this is the simpliest way to cook dal.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

peas pulao

I have been thinking of making peas pulao week the time came,so here is the recipe.

  • basmati rice 1cup
  • peas 1/2small cup
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon
  • 1 onion
  • 6 curry leaves
  • 1tsp red chilli powder
  • 1tsp dhaniya powder
  • 1tsp garam masala powder
  • salt
  • oil
  1. wash and soak basmati rice for half an hour soak peas in water for 10min.
  2. cut onion,and green chillies.
  3. take 2tsp oil in a heavy bottom pan,add cloves,cinnamon,onion,green chillies,curry leaves stir well.
  4. once the onions turn golden brown colour,add red chilli,dhaniya,garam masala powder,salt.
  5. add basmati rice,and 11/2 cup water,put in medium flame,cook it well.
  6. when rice get cooked well,take into serving plate,and serve hot with raita or cutd or any chutney.
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