Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spinach Pathroda

Pathroda!!! i know this name sounds different but its in Tulu.
Tulu is a language which mostly speaks in udipi and Dakshina kannada.Click here to know about Tulu language.Tulu doesnt have much of writing though.

So here comes the recipe which i got from my MIL.
You can also add cabbage instead of spinach.Its a nice and simple tasty dinner.

You can prepare this batter before night and kept in refrigerator.Later when you do you can add spinach.
Raw ponni rice:1 cup
Coconut-3/4 cup
Sambar Powder-2 tpsp
Jaggery-1/2 cup
Tamarind-a small lemon size
Salt-as per taste
Spinach-3 handful

Mustard seeds,Jeera for tampering.

Saok the rice for 4 to 5 hours.
In a food processor add all the ingredients and grind in to smooth paste.
Add little by little water to make like a idli batter.Add salt.
Cut the spinach into small chunks.
Mix the spinach with batter and add this batter to greased idli batter.Steam these like idli.
After its done cool them off. Smash them.Be Careful it will be hot.
In a seperate pan with little oil tamper with mustard and jeera and add smashed pieces and fry a little.
We like this with extra sweet so if you want you can add extra jaggery and fry them.
If you want spicy instead of jaggery add chilli powder and fry a little.

Serve Hot and Enjoy!!!

Note: Another method is make a batter and add spinach and make like a dosa.My lil one didnt like this b'coz of the sweetness and i made her like a dosa without jaggery.
You can add variety of vegetables like spinach,cabbage,potato.We call this Uppu Puli Dosa

Its hot and one plate is going Siri and  Divya-Dilse for the event Healing Food -Spinach.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Oven Baked French Fries

French Fries!! whenever we see this or hear this word we think about it.As im a new blogger and new to cook thought i could make french fries.
Uh-oh Here comes the oil.Im little back on frying.So i thought i could bake and here comes the output.Here it goes

salt -as needed
chilli powder-1tsp

Peel the pototoes and wash them. Cut them into desired sizes as you need.Mix the oil with spices and salt seperately.In a bowl mix potato and oil spice together with you hand.
Arrange each potato line by line in a baking sheet.
Preheat the oven for 400 F and keep the potatoes for 10-15 mins
Take them out and turn their sides and keep them again for 10 mins

Serve with Ketchup.Enjoy!!!
(A little secret-This is my first baking which turned out good )

I'm sending this to Sunday Snacks:Healthy Snacks hosted by Divya-Dilse.

Spinach Sambar

I make this easy and simple spinach sambar every week so we can get all the nutrition from that.

Spinach-2 cups
Toor dhal-1/2 cup
Moon dhal-1/2 cup
Tamarind-lemon size(soak in warm water)
Tomato-1 small size
Green Chilli-1
sambar powder-1tpsp
salt -as needed

Wash the spinach and cut them in to small chunks and add it with washed dhal. Pressure cook them up to 4 whistle.In a pan add chopped tomato and fry it till its cooked and add chopped green chilli.Add tamarind water.When it boils add pressure cooked dhal and spinach.If its too thick add water to get a desired consistency.Add salt and sambar powder.Enjoy it with rice.

I'm sending this recipe to Healing Foods "Spinach" hosted by
Divya-Dilse started by siri

Monday, March 22, 2010

Capcicum Paneer Paratha

I was thinking of making something for dinner but i didnt have any idea. Like always going through lots of veggie cooking website i came through with this wonderful recipe paneer mixed veg paratha.
I decided to make my own with what i have in my kitchen and come with this tasty paratha.I added Jalapenos for extra flavor.

Wheat Flour-2 cups
Red Capsicum-4tpsp
Green Capsicum-4tpsp
Paneer-1/2 cup
cumin seeds-1tpsp
coriander powder-1tpsp
chilli powder-as needed
salt-as needed
turmeric powder-1 tpsp
Oil or Ghee
Wheat flour for dusting

Cut the capsicum and jalapenos into small pieces and crumble the paneer. Mix all the ingredients with wheat flour and add little by little water to make a dough.Keep it aside for few minutes.
Take the dough and make a lemon size ball dust it with flour. With rolling pin roll it slowly
and flatten it. Spread flour over the flatten dough so it wont stick in the rolling pin and can able to flatten out.Heat a non-stick griddle, add a little oil or ghee and place the flatten dough in it.Once it has little pores on it flip it over and add oil or ghee.Turn side by side until it gets brown.

Add ghee for extra flavor.Serve with raita and enjoy!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Power Smoothie

I made this smoothie which turns out really good.All you need is bunch of fruit to make this.With strawberry and apples and glass of orange juice you can make this recipe.

1.Apple-1(Peeled and cut into small pieces)
3.Pineapple-5 pieces
4.Nectarine or peach-1(Peeled and cut into small pieces)
5.Orange Juice-1 cup

Cut them in to pieces and in a blender add these with orange juice and blend.If you feel its too thick you can add little water.Enjoy!!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Carrots,Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes Poriyal

Today I was thinking of making poriyal but when i opened the refrigerator i didnt see much of veggies. I found some carrots and pototoes. thought of doing with that and saw a sweet potato. So i decided to add.This is simple recipe with carrots and potatoes.

Sweet Potato-1
Green chilli-1
Jaggery-1/2 tpsp
Turmeric-1/2 tpsp

Mustard, Cumin seeds and Curry leaves for seasoning.

Cut all of them in to small square pieces.In a tava add little oil for seasoning and when mustard splutter add the veggies with green chill.Add salt, turmeric and jaggery. Sprinkle some water over it and fry till the veggies done.Add coconut flavors for extra flavor.

Have with rice and sambar.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mint Leaves Rasam

Well! This is my first post to my new blog.I'd like to share this recipe.I make this Mint leaves rasam often which is really good with rice and papad. Its quick and easy to do if you have cooked toor dhal handy and kind of having a different taste.

1.Mint leaves-a handful
2.Tomato-1 small
3.Jeera-1 tpsp
4.Black pepper-1/2 tpsp
5.Cooked Toor Dhal-a handful
6.Tamarind Juice-1/2 cup
7.Turmeric powder-1/2tpsp 7.Salt-per taste
8.Rasam Powder-1tpsp
Mustard seeds,Jeera and curry Leaves for seasoning

How to make:
In a pan add a little oil and add tomato,mint leaves,pepper and jeera. Fry till the mint leaves it and grind it in a blender.
Now in a pot add this ground with tamarind juice and 2 cups of water.
Bring to boil and add toor dhal to this can grind the dhal and add or you can simple add it.Add rasam powder and salt as per your taste.
Do the seasoning in the end.