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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bitter guard pitla

Ingredients:

  • Bitter guard – 250 gms
  • Toor dal – ¾ cup
  • Tamarind – a lemon size
  • Sambar Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
  • Oil – for seasoning

To Grind: (fry with little oil)

  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Urid dal = ½ tsp
  • Gram dal – 2 tsp
  • Red Chilli – 2 to 3
  • Coconut – Optional
  • Hing – little
  • Curry leaves – little

To season:

  • Mustard – ½ tsp
  • Urid dal = ½ tsp

Cooking Method:

  • Soak the tamarind in water.
  • Boil toor dal with turmeric in water and smash it well.
  • Cut Bitter guard into round pieces.
  • Heat the pan , add the tamarind water along with little turmeric powder, sambar powder , Salt and allow it to boil.
  • Add the Bitter guard.
  • When its cooked, add the ground paste and the smashed dhal in it ,stir it well and allow it to cook .
  • Finally season it.
  • Serve it hot with Rice.

Vegetable(Pumpkin, snake guard,chow chow,cucumber) kootu


Ingredients:

  • Required Vegetable - 250 gms - 300 gms
  • Moong dal - little
  • Tomato - 1/2 to 1
  • Jeera - 2 tsp
  • Coconut grated - 4 -5 spoons
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Sambar powder- very little
  • Green Chilly - 2
  • Salt
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly - 2
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves

Method:

  • Wash and cut the vegetable into cubes.
  • Wash moong dal and add it with the vegetables. Add chopped tomato. Add little water.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.
  • Remove it and smash it well. Grind coconut, green chilly , and jeera into fine paste and add it to the smashed vegetable.
  • Add salt and boil for some time.
  • Temper with mustard, urad dal, and red chillyand curry leaves.
  • Kootu ready.
Serve with rice / Chapathi.

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Keerai

Ingredients:

  • Palak or any type of greens - 1
  • Moong dal - little
  • tomato - 1/2 to 1
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly - 2 to 3
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp

Method:

  • Peel and chop greens.
  • Wash moong dal and add it the greens. Add chopped tomato.Add little water.
  • Add turmeric powder, jeera and pressure cook for 5-6 whistles.
  • Remove it and smash it well. Add salt and boil for some time.
  • Temper with mustard, urad dal, and red chilly.
  • Keerai ready.
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