Plain Flour - 1 cup
Knead flour, salt, melted butter to a soft dough. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
Moong Dal - 1/2 cup, soak in water for 30 minutes.
Feel free to pass your comments, feedback, advices or recipe requests / suggestions through comments of this blog or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All your suggestions are welcome!!!
My favourite recipe, from my mother, very tasty and simple to prepare.
Long Grain Rice (Basmathi Rice) - 1 cup
Onions - 2, cut into thin slices
Carrot & Beans (cut into small pieces) - 1 cup
Garlic - 8 cloves
Green Chillies - 5, cut into 2
Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 1
Bay leaf - 1, small piece
Cinnamom Stick - 1 inch stick
Coconut Milk - 3 cups (Extract from 1 cup of grated coconut)
Salt to taste
Oil/Ghee - 1 tablespoon
Coriander leaves - few
Saffron - little, soaked in 1-2 tablespoons of warm milk
Take a microwave vessel, add oil/ghee, fennel seeds, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamom and heat for 20 seconds.
Remove pan, add onions, greenchillies, garlic, mix well and cook for 1 minute.
Then add carrot and beans, mix well and sprinkle little water and cook for 1 minute.
Wash rice and strain it. Add to the microwave pan with coconut milk and salt to taste. Cook for 20 minutes.
Once it is completely cooked, mix well and add saffron milk to one portion of rice. cook for 1 minute.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Simple and tasty coconut milk rice is ready.
1) Cooking time differs from microwave to microwave, so follow timings and temperature accordingly for cooking rice.
2) Extract 3 cups of coconut milk from 1 cup of grated coconut. For best extract, use warm water, while blending.
Cooking time - 30 minutes
Serves 2 persons
I am sending this entry to
"A Fruit A Month" - Coconut, a monthly event hosted by Suganya
Monthly One Dish Meal Event hosted by Archana
Lakshmi (who intiated Foodies meet), Priyanka, Priya, Sowmya and myself, we had a meet this saturday @ Toastbox, Vivocity. There was no specific agenda since this was our first meeting. After our personal introduction, we dicussed on how to make our blogs more attractive, events happening in the blogger world, plagarism, etc etc. Click here for more details.
And, we decided to contribute for Ms.Briana Brownlow for her treatment and pray God to give her all the strength she needs. We collected the money and contributed today.
Also, I wanted to participate in CLICK YELLOW for Bri, conducted by Jugalbandi. This was specially dedicated to Ms.Briana.
YELLOW is the happiest colour in the spectrum and it signifies hope and enlightenment. So my entry is Yellow Pepper
Continue reading below to know more about CLICK YELLOW for Bri.
This is an appeal on behalf of a group of food bloggers who are friends of Briana Brownlow @ Figs With Bri.
Bri was diagnosed with breast cancer two and half years ago. A mastectomy, chemotherapy and two years of relatively good health later, the cancer is back. It has metastasized to other parts of her body. At the age of 15, Bri lost her 41-year old mother to the disease. Now, she’s waging her own war against breast cancer. More about it here.
She is going through intensive chemo and other treatments and needs to focus single-mindedly on healing and finding what treatment works best for her. Her health insurance, unfortunately, does not cover holistic alternatives which she would like to try. Bri and her husband Marc have enough on their plates right now in addition to worrying about her medical bills.
The team organising the JUNE edition of CLICK at Jugalbandi has organised a fundraiser to help Bri and her family meet her out-of-pocket medical costs for ONE YEAR.
Yellow is the colour of hope. Through the work of the LiveStrong Foundation, it has also come to signify the fight against cancer.
The entries can be viewed HERE. The deadline for entries is June 30, 2008. The fundraiser will extend until July 15, 2008.
The target amount is 12,000 U.S. dollars. We appeal to our fellow bloggers and readers to help us achieve this. Bri deserves a chance to explore all options, even if her insurance company thinks otherwise.
Your donation can be made securely through credit card or Pay Pal and goes directly to Bri’s account.
This month’s photo contest also has some prizes. Details HERE.
You can support this campaign by donating to the fundraiser, by participating in CLICK: the photo event, and by publicising this campaign. =============================================
My entries are:
a) Mag ni Dal ni Khichdi (Mung bean Rice) (Microwave cooking) Click for recipe
III) Eat Healthy - Protein Rich CONTEST hosted by Sangeetha) Pepper Chicken Curry Click for recipe
Chicken is the second protein rich food(Duck/Turkey is the first). 1 cup (say 150-200gms) of cooked or stewed chicken has around 40 gms of protein. I used around 400-500 grams of chicken, so this recipe has around 70-80 gms of protein. Checkout Protein-rich food here.
IV) JFI July- Jihva for Tamarind hosted by Mahanandi & LivetoEat
a) Verunkari (Kanyakumari Special) Click for recipe
.........ooooooohhhhhhhhhh , that was a big roundup....at last I did :-)
My day started early, as my hubby has to leave early on wednesdays for his project. I thought of continuing my nap, then i realized that my laptop was ON. Before I shut it down, I wanted to quickly check my emails. And there was my surprise.... JZ had commented that I have a surprise on her blog..... WOW! it was an award :-)
Then I quickly thanked her and was checking the latest updates from my friends blog. Again a surprise, Priyanka has given me one more..... WOW!!! What a day!............ Can't describe how it was and it's 11 am now, still with my laptop;)
I sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness, JZ and Priyanka!!!
By JZ of Tasty treats:
"Nice Matters Award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world.”
I would like to pass this on to my blogger friends:
Srilekha of Srishkitchen
Solai of Solaiachiskitchen
Sathya of VadakkupattuRamaswamy
Jil Jil of MeendumSanthipoom
By Priyanka of Asankhana:
Good Chat Blog Award - I would like to pass on to my blogger friends who "made me feel that I had been known and chatting with them for a very long time".
Aditi of PeepInMyKitchen
Suhanya of Suheezbrainwaves
Tamizhini of Tamizhini ...Inimaiyanaval
Mimi of All things Mimi
Enjoy your day and pass the awards to your dear ones!!!
This chutney is one of the main dish of Andhra Cuisine. Sorrel leaves are rich in iron, vitamins and anti-oxidants which are essential for human nutrition.
Gongura(Sorrel) leaves - 1 big bunch
Black gram (Urad dal/Uzhunthu) - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Coriander seeds - 1 tablespoon
Red Chillies - 6 or as spicy required
Fenugreek - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves - few
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few
Onion - 1, medium sized, finely chopped
Pluck sorrel leaves from the stems, wash them and drain excess water and keep aside.
Heat oil in pan. Add few drops of oil. Once it is hot, add mustard seeds, fenugreek, coriander seeds, urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida powder one after another and fry them until urad dal turns brown.
Remove from heat and allow them to cool.
Then in the same pan, heat remaining oil, add sorrel leaves and fry them. Cook it until raw smell goes off or the green leaves turn brown. Once it is cooked, allow it to cool.
Grind all the ingredients, salt in a grinder/blender to a fine paste. Add little water if required.
Heat oil in pan, add mustard seeds, once it splitters, add red chillies, curry leaves, chopped onions. Fry until onions turn golden brown. Add the grinded paste to it, give a mix and put off the flame. Add salt if required.
Serve hot with rice.
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves 4-5 persons
I was tagged by Skribles of http://foodwithapinchoflove.wordpress.com/. Second time, I have been tagged. Most of them remain same except few, so here goes my answers........
1) LAST MOVIE U SAW IN A THEATRE?
KungFu Panda, last week. Very hillarious, MUST watch!!!!
2) WHAT BOOK ARE U READING?
Malargal by Rajam Krishnan
3) FAVOURITE BOARD GAME?
4) FAVOURITE MAGAZINE?
Nothing in specific.... like those which are interesting
5) FAVOURITE SMELLS?
Jasmine, Lavender, Zee talc, Petrol ;)
6) FAVOURITE SOUNDS?
Sound of birds in the morning, Laughing child, flute, any soothing music
7) WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?
When most loved ones ditch you.....
8) WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN U WAKE?
Praying God to keep everyone happy
9) FAVOURITE FASTFOOD PLACE?
Flyover Bakery, Begumpet, Hyderabad, India.
10) FUTURE CHILDS NAME?
Hmmm.... very eager to knew it..... lets see when I get one.
11) FINISH THIS STATEMENT—’IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I’D’
Keep my parents away from work.
12) DO U DRIVE FAST?
13) DO U SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?
14)STORMS–COOL OR SCARY?
15) WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
16) FAVOURITE DRINK?
Ice Lemon Tea, Rose Milk, Sapota juice
17) FINISH THIS STATEMENT-IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD…
Have become someone else and doing something else ;)
18) DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI?
19) IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY OTHER COLOUR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE?
20) NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS U HAVE LIVED IN?
Chennai, Pondicherry, Hyderabad, Delhi, Singapore
21) FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
One day cricket match, if India is playing
22) ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
I knew Skribles, from her blog, she is a good cook. Her blog is awesome, very well designed.
23) WHATS UNDER YOUR BED?
Books, Mobile, pain Balm under my pillow. Under my bed, ..... nothing
24) WOULD U LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN??
25) MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
26) OVER EASY OR SUNNY SIDE UP?
Both....;) depending on the situation
27) FAVOURITE PLACE TO RELAX?
My home in Chennai
28) FAVOURITE PIE?
Nothing in specific
29) FAVOURITE ICECREAM FLAVOUR?
Vanilla, Butter scotch
30) OF ALL THE PEOPLE U HAVE TAGGED, WHO IS THE MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST?
Last time, it was Vidhya of http://myiyerreceipes.blogspot.com/.
I thank my family and friends for showing their support till now!!!!
Polling closes today midnight, if someone missed to vote me, please please do vote.....
Please vote for my recipe, "Fruit Stiks" for Kid Friendly Cooking Event @ Great Cooks Community.
As the name says, my recipe if very kid friendly, as kids can do it themselves. They love fruits and desserts too. So if you like it, please vote for me now @
Thanks once again for all your Support!!!!