I am posting an incredibly tasty and easy breezy chutney which you can have it mixed with rice, or as a sidedish. This chutney can also be used as a spread on Chapatis or Breads, when you make rolls or sandwich. I like to mix it with rice along with a tinge of ghee and have with homemade vathal. Reminds me I do have three varieties of Vathal that I have to post and send it to Srivalli's Condiment Mela.
1. Pudhina - a small bunch
2. Coriander leaves - a small bunch
3. Coconut - 1/4 cup
4. Bengal Gram dal - 1/4 cup
5. Red chillies - 1
6. Green Chillies - 3
7. Tamarind - a small ball (depends on the level of tanginess you want)
8. Salt - to taste
1. Saute the ingredients one by one seperately and keep aside
2. In a blender add the ingredients and grind to make a coarse paste
3. Do not add water as it might spoil the consistency
4. Check for the salt and serve with the dish of your choice
Now was'nt I right in saying it is a breezy dish. Do try it and let me know how you liked it.
Check my blogger buddies running 8th edition of blogging marathon here.
Sending this aromatic chutney to Srivallis' Condiment Mela
Todays recipe is a Kid s Delight , which requires no fire at all. I prepared this dish for a competition in Radio Mirchi and won accolades for it from Chef Damu.
- Muruku - 5 nos
- Jaggery - 1.5 cup
- Coconut scrappings - 2 tsps
- Nuts - Optional
- I had got murukku from the shop to make this. You can make use of either home made or readymade muruku
- Take all the ingredients in the blender and pulse them into a coarse mixture
- Remove the coarse powder in a plate and start making small balls out of the mixture
- The oil from the murukku will help the balls stay in place
- Store in a dry box. Will last for two days.
Now isnt that very simple. Do try it out and let me know of your view.
Check what my fellow marathoners are cooking on Day 2
I am the last entrant to this season of Blogging Marathon # 8. Im doing a combination of Condiments and Kids - Delight : No fire cooking. The event would be incomplete without my entry in it, after all I am the host.
Coming to todays post. its the ever famous condiment from our neighbouring state, GONGURA.
Ever since I first tasted it, fell in love with it.
Simple to prepare, but very tasty. It takes in very few ingredients, but tastes just out of the world. Guess I have been talking about its taste so much.
Without further delay, let us get into the preparation of this dish.
- Gongura Leaves - 1 big bunch
- Garlic pods - 10 -15 peeled
- Red Chilli - 6 - 7
- Asafoetida Powder - a pinch
- Salt to taste
- Mustard seeds
- Clean the gongura leaves and wash them well
- Drain off the water and let them dry a little
- In a wide mouthed wok, heat a little oil
- When the oil is hot add the washed gonguran leaves and stir well
- After the leaves are stirred well, keep them aside
- In another, pan add a little oil
- When the oil is hot add the mustard seeds, followed by the garlic pods
- Stir fry the garlic pods, till a nice aroma is got
- Add the red chillies followed by the Gongura leaves and keep on stirring
- Sprinkle the salt and asafoetida powder while still stirring the mixture
- When the leaves come together with all the ingrdients, you can remove it from the fire and let it cool
- Store is a dry , air tight container
Enjoy your gongura with idli, dosa, rice, curd , etc..
I had packed it for my friends at office and they just loved it.
I am back with a wonderful and interesting event for which you need to put on your creative hats. Im very glad to host this event , many thanks to Srivalli for giving me this opportunity. Given below are few guidelines for the event
- Do not use fire to cook the Final dish.
- The dish can have ready made stuff that is got from the storeex : Sev for Bhel puri can be got from the store ( the bhel we preparewithout chutneys)
- No microwave or OTG or stove top to be used
- In case you are making smooties the milk can be pre boiled
- Multiple recipes are permitted
- Recipes from archives can be accepted ONLY if updated as current posts.
- Veg and non veg recipes are welcome.
- Recipes from those who do not blog can be accepted.
- Please provide links back to this announcement as well as to Srivalli's Kid's Delight post(http://spicingyourlife.blogspot.com/2010/01/announcing-kids-delight-wholesome.html)
- Feel free to use the event logo in your post.
Some ideas to cook without fire
- Salt biscutis with different toppings
- Different Dips
So don your creative hats and send me your creations.