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.


3 comments:

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...

http://myerecipecorner.blogspot.com said...

Lovely traditional recipes.......