Jun 22, 2013

Capsicum dry curry

Oil + mustard seeds + urad dhal + curry leaves + bell pepper + soaked channa dhal + salt + sambar pdr (chilli pdr + coriander pdr) + turmeric pdr + sprinkle some water. Cooked with lid closed for 5 minutes. Yummy Capsicum dry curry is ready. When different shades of capsicum is used (orange, red, green, yellow), the curry turns out to be really colorful.

Coriander thuvayal - MIL special

In a tsp of oil, add urad dhal (make sure you do not make it black. It should be light brown in shade. To this add green chillies (3 or as per taste) + a small piece of tamarind + fresh cleaned and cut coriander leaves + coconut pieces + hing pdr. Add some salt to the ground paste.

Temper this ground mixture with oil, mustard seeds.

Karuvadu thooku

Soak karuvadu in warm water until it becomes soft (max 10 mins).

Add oil to the pan. When the oil is hot add mustard seeds. After the mustard seeds splatter add onion + tomato + garlic + chilli pdr + turmeric pdr + coriander pdr + washed karuvadu + salt as per taste and little water. Cook this in medium flame till the nethuli karuvadu is fully cooked. This should be done in not more than 10 mins.

Coconut rice

Ingredients needed :

  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • curry leaves - 5 leaves
  • Hing - a pinch
  • Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
  • Channa dhal - 1 tsp. 
  • Dried red Chili - 1
  • Green Chili - 2
  • Cashewnuts - as req
  • Peanuts - as req
  • Salt
  • Cooked rice


In a pan, add some oil. When oil is hot add mustard seeds + urad dhal + dry red chilies + curry leaves + green chilies (2) + Channa dhal + Hing powder + Cashew + Groundnuts + Grated coconut + Salt and saute it for few mins. to this add cooked rice and mix it well 

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