Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cilantro - red cabbage poriyal

Hello friends!.. how are you all doing??.. Its been some time since I blogged. The change in climate caught us. How do you all handle the winter to spring change?.. With a baby.. having humidifier, hand sanitizer, washing hands, drinking hot water before as precaution and then steaming, gargling, medication aftermath... *Sigh* :)

Anyways, coming to today's post.. This is a very aromatic poriyal. I'm sure you'll love the taste along with the health benefits of the red cabbage..

Number of servings : 3
Red cabbage - 1/4 of a cabbage
Green chilli - 2
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Coriander - 1/2 bunch
Mustard seeds
Urad dal

1. Make a powder of green chilli and cumin seeds without adding water
2. Cut the cabbage. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and urad dal, add the cabbage and saute
3. Add salt to the cabbage and cook
4. Add the chilli, cumin seeds powder and saute. When it cooks a little, add chopped coriander and cook until the desired crispiness.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fresh, healthy, colorful SPRING SALAD

Since I saw Pari's "ONLY" event hosted by Nivedita's kitchen I've been thinking about some simple recipe that is purely a offspring of our original thoughts and creativity. It is such a nice event to bring out the innovator in us, isn't it :)

I came up with this very simple, easy-to-make color salad. The idea of salad rose to me when I came through Manjula Aunty's contest for March month.

Number of servings: 3-4
White channa dal - 1/3 cup
Black channa dal - 1/3 cup
Green moong dal - 1/3 cup
Carrot - 2
Bell pepper (big) - 1
Tomato - 1

Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Fresh ground pepper
Chaat powder - 1 tsp

1. Soak the dals separately over night
2. Pressure cook the dals separately with salt. I kept it for 3 whistles
3. Cut the vegetables separtely and add salt to it. Now mix the vegetables and the dals
4. Add the lemon juice. pepper, chaat powder and cilantro.

Fresh salad is ready!! :) You can vary the dal and vegetable proportions as you like.

Sending this recipe to Pari's  ONLY event hosted by Nivedita and Manjula Aunty's March contest.

I crocheted the dish cloth below the bell pepper basket :)