Wednesday, August 19, 2015

2 large green capsicum
2 green chilli
12 whole cashew nuts
2 tbsp desiccated  coconut 
1 tbsp kasa kasa(white poppy seeds)
2 tsp cooking oil
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp mustard
10 curry leaves
salt to taste

Marinate kasa kasa in hot water for 20 minutes
Grind cashew nuts with coconut, green chilli and kasa kasa.
Chop capsicums into 2 inch slices.

In small pan heat 1 tsp cooking oil.
add mustard allow to pop.
put off the flame and add curry leaves.

In kadai add 1 tsp cooking oil and fry the capsicum with turmeric powder.
once the capsicum is cooked add the coconut paste and salt.
Allow it to thicken.
put of the flame and add the Thalipu on top.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Tomato Pepper sauce


2 tomatoes roughly chopped
1 tbsp toor dal
1 inch fresh tamarid
1 red chillli
½  cup curry leaves
1 tsp pepper corns
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp coriander seeds
½  tsp fenugrreek seeds
½  tsp asafoetida
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp jarggery
salt to taste

For tempering
2 tsp ghee
1 tsp mustard
1 garlic clove
5 curry leaves

1 tbsp coriander leaves to garnish


Soak toor dal and tamarid in water for one hour
Grind  peppercorns, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves,asafoetida powder and red chilli into fine paste.

In a vessel  cook tomatoes with enough water and turmeric powder.
Once tomatoes are cooked mash it and add the pepper paste and salt
Allow to boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
put off the flame add jaggery.

In the meantime heat ghee add allow mustard to pop.
add remaining ingredient and pour over rasam.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Drumstick leaves chutney

1 cup drumstick leaves
1 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp chenna dal
2 tbsp urad dal
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 whole garlic clove
1 inch tamarind
2 red chilli
1tsp turmeric powder (or fresh turmeric)
2 tbsp shredded coconut
salt to taste


Heat oil add all ingredient except drumstick leaves and coconut.
Once the raw smell goes add drumstick leaves and fry for 5 to 10 minutes.
Once leaves are cooked remove from stove add coconut add salt  and paste it with little water.
tastes great with ghee in hot rice.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Yellow Pumpkin Curry


½ kg yellow pumpkin
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 tsp mustard
1 red onion finely chopped
4 whole garlic cloves
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp fresh cumin powder
1 tbsp thickened cream(optional)
Salt to taste
Finely chopped Coriander and curry leaves to garnish

Dry roast cumin seeds and powder it
Cut the pumpkin into 2 inch cube

Heat oil in a cooking pan.
Add mustard and allow to pop.
Fry onion until translucent.
Add garlic and pumpkin along with chilli, coriander, turmeric powder and salt.
Close pan and cook until the pumpkin is tender.
At last add thicken and cumin powder.
Serve with  hot roti.

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Hi all, I was a lazy and dumb cook before marriage. After marriage I started to try different types of foods and found cooking interesting.  I feel happy while trying different varieties of food.Most are south indian authentic recipes from my mother's kitchen.Please feel free to contact me and leave your valuable comment.

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