Monday, March 06, 2006

basic samayal 2

another easy recipe for a meal... of course for four

menu and cooking time
kothai varanga poricha kulambu 20 mins
suraikai kootu 7 mins
capsicum poriyal 10 mins
lemon rasam 6 mins

for poricha kulambu:
thoor dhall - 1 cup
kothavaranga - 1 bunch
urad dhal - 2 tbsp
red chillies - 7 to 8 pod
sambar powder - 2 tbsp
turmeric powder - 1 pinch
hing - 1 pinch
mustard - for tadka
curry leaves - 1 string
coconut( grated)- 1/2 cup
salt to taste

Boil the kothai varangai with sambar powder, pinch of turmeric powder and salt.
dry fry urad dhal,red chillies, and some coconut,grind them and add it to the boiling veggies. Add cooked and mashed thoor dhall to this mixture and let it boil for some time. Season it with mustard, hing and curry leaves. Remove it from fire serve it with rice.

Capsicum Poriyal:
Capsicum - 4
Chilly powder - 1/2 tbsp
mustard, curry
leaves,red chilly - for tadka
salt to taste

chop the capsicum into small pieces. Tadka the mustard and curry leaves with oil add the capsicum saute for few mins add chilly powder. Saute and simmer the stove with the lid.Remove from fire when the capsicums are tender and still with the shape.

Surakai Kootu:
Surakai - 1 cup
Moon dhall- 3/4 cup
Pepper powder - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Same Tadka as poricha kulambu.
Boil the vegetable and dhall in the pressure cooker along with rice and dhall for kulambu. Remove from cooker tadka it with the mentioned things, pourit on the wok and let the water evaporate over. Remove from fire tranfer it into a serving dish.

Lemon Rasam:
Dhall water - 2 Cups
Tomato - 1
Green chillies -5 nos
Lemon - 1 1/2
Salt to taste
Fenugreek, Mustard,
Ghee, Curry Leaves - For Tadka
Coriander Leaves - For Garnishing

Chop Tomatoes and green chillies and add it to the dhall water with salt. Let it boil. Remove from fire and add the lemon juice. Tadka and sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves.

PS: In this recipe, the tomatoes are used only in the rasam, and no onions or tamarind is used. A great recipie on any day.


  • That sounds like a great meal! I will keep checking in to read your awesome combinations. Welcome to blogging. Look forward to read and lead from you!

    By Blogger Garam Masala, at 4:18 AM, March 07, 2006  

  • oops that was supposed to be... read and learn from you :)

    By Blogger Garam Masala, at 4:18 AM, March 07, 2006  

  • @ garam masala
    welcome here...been to your blog a couple of times... ofcourse would love to be lead by you...

    By Blogger Shalini, at 11:50 AM, March 07, 2006  

  • This is a very innovative idea. Normally people only give recipies.

    I 'll try your combinations and give you a shout again

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:20 PM, March 07, 2006  

  • Very nice food. I love vazhai ilei pasadu. Never had it for more than 3 years.

    By Blogger Puspha, at 3:00 PM, March 08, 2006  

  • @ anon

    i know, the aroma...hmmm... i love it too... sad to know that its been 3 years since u had it...would love to invite you for a ilai sapadu wen u r here...

    By Blogger Shalini, at 5:39 PM, March 08, 2006  

  • This is blog is really helpful. Nice thought to bring up somethin like this. Keep up the goodwork goin... All the best and hope to see more QCM's...

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