Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Awards from dear friends :):)!! and Snake Gourd Kootu

Nithu, Cicily and Renuka has shared this lovely award with me :):):)... Thank you for the encouragement dear buddies:)


Cicily also shared these lovely awards with me:).. She has a beautiful blog with lots of yummy recipes and beautiful cake decorations!!..




Nithu and Renuka also shared these beautiful awards with me:):).. As you all know, they both have wonderful blogs!!.. Priya Shared this cute award with me.. I would like to Congratulate her on her recent 200th post!!.. :):) She has a yummy blog!


Thank you all dear friends for all the love and encouragement!!:)

I would like to share all these awards with:Enjoyyy and happy blogging!!.. I saw the movie Julie & Julia again today!.. its such a bliss to watch the movie!.. very nice!!..

Coming to today's recipe, its snake gourd kootu. Off late, I've been making a lot of kootu's :):)



Ingredients:
Snake Gourd - 1 (medium size)
Channa Dal - 1 hand
Moong dal - 1/2 hand
Coconut - 2 spoons
Cumin seeds - 1 spoon
Green chilli - 2
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds
Urad dal

Method:
1. The snake gourd I get here has a very thick skin, so I peeled it off slightly. But, it can be used without peeling. Cut the gourd.
2. Boil the channa dal and moong dal together
3. Make a past of coconut, cumin and chilli and keep it separately
4. When the dal is boiled 75%, add the snake gourd and let it boil
5. Add salt, turmeric powder
6. Add the paste and leave it in heat
7. Heat oil, splutter mustard seeds and urad dal and add it to the kootu.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day and Carrot Halwa :):)

Hiii Friends, wish you all a very very happy valentines day!!:):)

Carrot Halwa:
Carrot - 4
Milk - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 7 spoons
Cashew Nuts
Elaichi

Grate the carrot. Heat 3 spoons of ghee and add the carrot and saute well. Then add the milk and leave it until the carrots are well cooked. Add the sugar and ghee and leave it till the ghee separates. Add elaichi and cashews (roasted in ghee). Enjoy the carrot halwa:))

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Awards from dear friends Jisha, Saraswathy, Kavitha and Gayathri

Thank you Jisha for passing the lovely award to me :):)!!.. Jisha has a wonderful blog - collection of yummmy and delicious recipes!!

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1. Thank the person who gave you the award
2. Pass it on to your blogger friends


Thank you Saraswathy for sharing the beautiful award with me:):)!!.. Saraswathy has a lovely blog and I would like to Congratulate her on her great journey in the bloggyworld to her recent 200th post!!!:):)


Thank you kavitha and Gayathri for sharing the lovely award with me :):)!!.. They both maintain a wonderful blog that covers cooking, health, kids, devotion and more!!..


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  • Thank the person who gave you the award.
  • Copy the award to your blog.
  • Place a link to their blog.
  • Name 7 things people don't know about you.
  • Nominate 7 bloggers.
  • Place a link to those bloggers.
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I've been tagged before for the Kreative blogger award here

I would like to pass the Kreative Blogger Award to :
I would like to share the other 2 awards with all the 7 friends mentioned above and :
I would like to share the Thank you award with Jisha.. and the Smart food blogger award with Saraswathy...

Thank you allll dear friends!!!:):)... Happy Blogging!!!:):)...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bell Pepper, Broccoli Bhaji and Awards from dear friend Nithu!!!:):)

Thank you Nithu for sharing the lovely awards with me:):).. Nithu has a lovely and yummmy blog!! with lots of new recipes and cute presentations!!.. I loved her Dosa Girl presentation!!:):)..



I would like to share these awards with:

Saraswathy

Thank you alll my dear friends!!:):)...


Coming to today's recipe.. We wanted to have bhaji.. and I was thinking about some different veggies for the bhaji other than onion and potato.. and so gave a try with Broccoli and Bell pepper:) .. It turned out good.. I've seen bell pepper bhaji's in some blogs and have been wanting to try it for some time:)....

This is extremely quick and simple...



Ingredients:
Besan flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1/2 cup
Baking soda - a pinch
Chilli powder - 1/2 spoon
Salt to taste

Broccoli (small florets)
Bell pepper

Mix all the ingredients with required water and fry the veggies.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Award from Dear Friends Beena, Kalai and Dolly!!:):)

Thanks a ton Beena, kalai and Dolly for sharing the lovely award with me:):)!!.. Its a great encouragement and support to me:):)

I've been tagged before here ...

Rules for accepting this award
  • Thank the person who gave you the award.
  • Copy the award to your blog.
  • Place a link to their blog.
  • Name 7 things people don't know about you.
  • Nominate 7 bloggers.
  • Place a link to those bloggers.
  • Place a comment letting those bloggers know about the award.
I would like to share this award with:

Thank you all!!!:):)... happy blogging:):)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Coriander Chutney(Thuvaiyal)



This chutney goes well with Idly, dosai.. very simple:)

Ingredients:
Coriander leaves - a bunch (cut)
Onion - 1 (big)
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Red chilli - 3
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds
Urad dal
Oil

Method:
1. Heat oil add onion, red chilli and saute well.
2. When onion is translucent add the coriander leaves, coconut and saute and add salt
3. Blend the mixture with required water
4. Heat little oil, splutter mustard seeds, urad dal and add it to the chutney

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Broccoli Kootu



I had this at a friend's place recently.. I dint know broccoli could be cooked as kootu :).. I loved the kootu.. As we were talking stories and then played the game Taboo.. I forgot to get the recipe from her. But I wanted to try it right away, so I made it my way..

Ingredients:
Broccoli - a bunch
Moong Dal - 2 hands
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 spoon
Sambar powder - 1/2 spoon
Mustard seeds
Urad dal
Tumeric powder - a pinch
Salt
Curry leaves

Method:
1. Boil the moong dal in water along with turmeric powder... when its about cooked, add the cut broccoli and let it boil
2. Make a paste of the coconut and cumin seeds with little water and keep aside
3. When the dal mixture is cooked(this happens very fast with broccoli).. add sambar powder, salt and the coconut paste
4. Separately heat oil and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and add to the kootu

Note: 1. You can avoid the coconut paste and make just with the dal too
2. You can add onions along with broccoli

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Awards from dear friends Aparna and Vinolia :):):)

Thanks a ton to Aparna for sharing the lovely award with me:):)




Thanks a ton to Vinolia for sharing this lovely award with me :):)


I would like to share both these awards with

Swathi
Cicily
Jyoti
Sanchita
Nithu
Tina
A2ZVegetarian Cuisine

and Thank alll of my friends for all the love and encouragement!!:):)