Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mango pickle

Ingredients :
Raw mango : 1 cut into small cubes
dry red chilli powder : 2 tbsp
salt : 1.5 tbsp
fenugreek seeds : 1 tsp
mustard seeds : 1 tbsp
for tempering :
mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
turmeric : 1/4 tsp
garlic : 2 pods
oil : 3 tbsp
First wash and cut the mango into small cubes. Dry roast the fenugreek seeds and grind it to a fine powder along with the mustard seeds. Add this mixture to the mangoes . Add the chilli powder and the salt. Now in a vessel heat the oil and add the mustard seeds,then the cumin seeds. Let them splutter. Now add the garlic pods and the turmeric. Switch off the stove. Let the oil cool for some time. Add this to the mango mixture. Serve it with hot rice and ghee.

Boondi laddu

besan/chickpea flour : 2 cups
sugar : 1 cup
dry fruits (raisins and cashew nuts) : 25 gms
cardamom powder : 1/4 tsp
camphor : a pinch
saffron : a pinch
oil : for deep frying
First make sugar syrup with one thread consistency by pouring little water to the sugar and bringing it to a boil. Then switch off the flame and add the cardamon powder, camphor and saffron to it and keep aside.
Next mix the besan with water to make a thick batter. Heat oil in a vessel . Now pour the besan batter on the boondi ladle and tap it . Fry till it is golden brown in colour and immediately pour it into the sugar syrup. If the boondi is not round, check the batter by adding water or besan. Finally fry the dry fruits too and add to the sugar syrup. Mix it thoroughly and allow it to cool for some time. Now make small balls out of it and serve it.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mamidikaya pappu / Raw mango dal


Toor dal (kandi pappu) : 1 cup
Raw mango pieces : 2 big cups
Red chili powder : 1 tsp (adjust to ur taste)
onion : 1/2 cup chopped into big pieces
turmeric : pinch

For tempering:

mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
cumin : 1/2 tsp
garlic cloves : 3
dry red chillies : 2 or 3
curry leaves : few
turmeric : pinch
salt : 1tsp or to taste

Wash and place the dal in a pressure cooker. Now add the mango pieces and red chili powder along with cut onions. Add some water and a pinch of turmeric and cook till the dal becomes soft and mushy.It takes about 3 whistles in the pressure cooker. Let it cool down and then remove the lid and mash it with the masher. Add the salt and adjust it to ur taste.

Now take a small pan and heat some oil and when it becomes hot add the mustard seeds and let them splutter, now add the cumin and garlic cut into small pieces and red chillies and curry leaves along with little turmeric and pour it over the dal . Mix well and serve either with roti or rice. Tastes heavenly when served with ghee, papad and pickle.