Monday, April 16, 2007

Simple Tamil Recipes

These are some simple tamil recipes.

Paruppu usili - a delicious and filling dish made of dal and vegetables.
Egg Spinach - spinach sauteed with scrambled eggs to give a "i cant blieve its spinach" taste
Kabbage Kothavarangai - shredded kabbage , chopped vegetable and shredded coconut
combined in a tasty poriyal
Potato fry - boiled potatoes , cubed and fried till crisppp

Paruppu Usili

soak 1/2 a cup each of tur dal and chana dal in warm water overnight.
Grind to a paste with 3 dry red chillies , salt , a pinch of hing and turmeric powder.
Steam it for 10 minutes.
Cool and crumble it to small grains.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan , splutter mustard seeds , curry leaves. Add crumbled dal and fry till it becomes
light brown.

Take a cup of vegetable of your choice ( french beans , kothavarangai or beans )
Cook it in little water with turmeric and salt.
Heat 1 ts oil in a pan , add a dry red chilly broken , add vegetables and fry for sometime.
When it becomes light brown , add the dal mixture. Mix well.

Egg-Spinach - Muttai Keerai

Take 1 1/2 cups of frozen spinach. Thaw it.
Heat 1 tbs oil in a pan , splutter mustard seeds , add a spring of curry leaves chopped.
Add 2 dry red chilly broken , a small onion chopped , 1/2 tsp of turmeric and salt.
Add spinach. When it is almost cooked , make space in the middle and add an egg beaten with
a tsp of yogurt.When egg gets almost cooked mix it well with spinach.

Kabbage Kothavaranga poriyal

Heat 1 tbs oil in a vessel. Splutter 1/4 tsp kallonji ( onion seeds / nigella ) ..
Add 1 small onion sliced. Add a pinch of turmeric powder , salt , 1/4 tsp cumine powder,
1/4 tsp coriander pwdr. When there is no raw smell , add a cup of shredded cabbage and 1/2 cup chopped kothavarangai. Add a pinch of garam masala and aamchoor.
Cook covered. Add a tsp of shredded coconut.

Potato fry

Boil , peel and cube 2 medium potatoes.
Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Mix 1/4 tsp chilly pwdr , 1/4 tgsp turmeric pwdr , salt.
Add the powders to potato cubes and shake well till all cbes are evenly coated.
Heat 1 tbs oil in a pan , splutter mustard seeds , add a spring of chopped curry leaves.
Add potato cubes. When they begin to get light brown sprinkle rice powder.
Fry till it gets golden brown and crisp.


Asha said...

Love the Tamil recipes! You are sending these to LakshmiK 'Tamilnadu RCI,right? I love the traditional recipes,thanks Ayesha:))

Ayesha Seerin said...

Thanks Asha.. No,I was planning to send the recipe for vatral kuzhambu to Lakshmi... The recipes in this post are twisted for my taste. ex egg-spinach :-) ...But that you have brought it up i think i can send this post too .. thanks for the idea... said...

Lovely traditional recipes.......