Oct 19, 2010

Nellikkai / Gooseberry Pickle


Ingredients needed :
  • Gooseberry / Nellikkai - 15 to 20
  • Salt
  • Turmeric powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Methi seeds Powder
  • Hing powder
  • Mustard seeds
  • Urid dhal
  • Gingely oil
Method : 

Cut gooseberry into small pieces and keep it aside ..Heat a kadai and add the methi seeds and fry for few mins and dry grind it and keep the powder ready 

In the same kadai add oil and temper it with mustard seeds + urid dhal and once done add the chopped gooseberry and add salt + turmeric powder + chilli powder + hing powder and mix it well then add the methi powder along to that and mix it well and cook it for few mins. till the gooseberry becomes tender ...make sure you don't over cook it ...Gooseberry pickle is ready .

Sending this along with few other entries to event CMT- Complete My Thali - Pickle , hosted by Nivedita started by Jagruti.


  1. Mango Thokku
  2. Lime Pickle
  3. Mango pickle
  4. Sweet Mango pickle

Oct 15, 2010

Punjabi Kadi Pakoras - Icc




The recipe chosen for this month challenge in Indian cooking challenge by Srivalli is Punjabi Kadi Pakoras. Thanks a lot Simran for sharing the recipe with us .
Ingredients needed :
For Pakoras :
  • Beasan flour - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp.
  • salt to taste
  • water
  • Oil for frying
For Kadi :
  • Curd - 1 cup
  • Besan flour - 1/3 cup
  • Water - 4 cups
  • Onion - 1
  • Mustard seeds
  • Ajwain seeds / omam
  • Methi seeds
  • Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder
  • Garam Masala
  • Amchur powder
  • Coriander leaves

Method :

For Pakoras : 

Roughly chop onions and keep it ready .In a bowl add besan flour + salt + redchilli powder and mix it well and add water to make it like a batter ...In a kadai add oil for deep frying and when it is hot ...add the onions to the batter and slowly add it to the hot oil and deep fry it till done ...Drain it and keep it aside ...
    For Kadi : 

    In a bowl add beasn flour + yogurt + water and make it in a thin paste .. Chop onions and keep it ready ...Heat a tsp of oil and temper it with mustard seeds + cumin seeds +ajwain + methi and once it is done add the onions + salt +red chilli powder and fry well bring the stove to sim , and add the yogurt + besan batter and add turmeric powder and allow it to boil well , keep stirring it often and when it gets thick consistency add the garam masala powder + amchur powder and garnish it with coriander leaves ...when about to serve add the pakoras and have it with hot rice or roti.

      Oct 5, 2010

      Tomato Ginger Chutney II



      Ingredients needed :
      • Small Onions - 10
      • Ginger - little
      • Tomato - 1
      • Dried Red chilli - 3 or 4
      • Urid dhal - little
      • Channa dhal - little
      • Dhaniya / Coriander seeds - little
      • Mustard seeds - little
      • Curry leaves - little
      • Hing powder - little
      • Turmeric powder - little
      • Salt - to taste
      • Oil - 2 tsp.

      Method : 

      In a kadai add little oil and fry the onions first and set aside ...then fry little urid dhal + channa dhal + dhaniya + red chillies + roughly chopped tomatoes till done and set aside ...just fry the ginger for few mins ...allow everything to cool well , then grind it into fine paste ..
      Now in the kadai add oil , once it gets hot temper it with mustard seeds + little urid dhal + curry leaves + hing powder and then add the grinded paste + salt + turmeric powder and fry for few mins ...
        Spicy Tomato Ginger chutney is ready goes excellent with Dosas..

        Sending this to the event , "Complete My Thali (CMT) - Chutney " hosted by Jagruti along with few other entries ...

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