Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jeera Aloo

                                                                    Jeera is nothing but Cumin seeds and Aloo is potato.This Jeera aloo subzi is a very popular north Indian subzi with Potatoes Tossed with Cumin seeds and few other spices.People usually make it during fasting period during festival and pooja times becuase this has no onion or garlic and potatoes are filling and cumin seeds are very good digestive.
I am making this subzi along with some dal for roti and rice.Since the subzi is dry it is always accompanied with some kind of Dal.You can drizzle some lemon juice and have it (as a starter) with some sliced onions it tastes heavenly!!!



Monday, December 15, 2014

Thin Crust Veggie Pizza

                                                                      Thin Crust pizzas are the 'in thing' now.Even my kids prefer it to a thick and cheesy pizza.We have taken to it after trying it out in restaurants like "Little Italy" and "Tuscana". I'm a fan of pizzas with Pineapple on it. Of course you can try whatever topping you want but the base recipe remains the same.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Parangikkai Kootu/Tender Pumpkin Kootu

                                                             I can call this kootu as my "family dish" yes my kids love this kootu especially when my MIL makes it.Itseems my husband used to love it when he was a kid and she used to say the same story to my kids and they also started loving it.So it is a compulsory dish that she has to make whenever she visits us.
It tastes best when the Pumpkin is tender.I got this Tender pumpkin from my neighbor from his farm and i am trying different recipes like Thogayal,Gothsu etc out of that.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Carrot Rice/Spicy Carrot Rice

                                                                              Carrot rice is not something that everyone makes often!! I do not make it often either, but when you need a variety or something for your lunch box this rice recipe comes out. My recipe for carrot rice is a little spicy version, but you can make it mild without grinding the masalas for a party with many dishes.If you are making it as a single dish might as well make it spicy and tasty and have it with raita and chips.
                                     
 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Karthigai Adai Recipe/Vella Adai/Uppu Adai

                                                                     Apart from making Nel Pori Urundai and Aval Pori Urundai, we make Appam and Adai in the evening when we light the lamps on Karthigai.I have already posted Pori urundai and appam recipes before and Adai was the only one left.
We make this adai with raw rice(pacha arisi) because it is for neivedhyam (we do not use boiled rice for neivedhyam) and we make two types of adais - one is sweet with jaggery and the normal adai with salt and chillies.
I have made the dough common for both,divided it and added ingredients for sweet and salt adai.You can judge according to your requirement and divide.Usually sweet adai does not sell much in my house so I have just used one fourth of the dough for it.