Thursday, February 15, 2007

Coriander Rice..

Ingredients :
Coriander- 2 bunches Cooked rice-2 cups cinnamon -1 stick cloves -4 onions(chopped)-1 Green chillies(slitted)-6to8 Ginger& garlic paste-2 ts salt oil.
Method: 1.Wash the coriander bunches and chop the leaves(do not use stems) 2.Grind the leaves into a paste with some water. 3.In a pan add oil,to it add the cloves and cinnamon and saute it. 4.Later add the ginger,garlic paste and saute it,to this add the onions&chillies and fry them till they are transparent. 5.To this add the vegetables and saute them till they are slightly cooked. 6.Then add the coriander paste and allow it to boil it for few minutes. 7.Then add the rice and mix well and salt and mix well. 8.serve it hot with carrot raitha.
Note: You can even fry the coriander leaves with fried bengal gram dal, urud dhal and coriander seeds and with coconut and then grind this mixture.Remaining things are same as said above.This method will thicken the gravy and it mix well with rice.

Green Pepper Pickle..

Ingredients: Green pepper corns- 12 Nos Ripe lemon juice from - 12nos lemon Salt - 1/4cup Vinegar Turmeric powder - 1ts
Method: Mix Turmeric powder,oil and salt with green pepper corns.and keep the mixture for few days in the sun light.Then add lemon juice and vinegar (preservative) with the pickle and store it in a air tight container.

Sweet Puttu..!

Ingredients: Rice flour(with small rough crystals) -2 cups Grated coconut - 1 cup Water -1/2 cup Salt - a pinch Sugar - 1 cup Cashews- 6 Cardomom powder
Method: Add salt and approximately 3 table spoons of grated coconut into the flour and mix well. Add water little by little to the rice flour and mix it. The flour should be wet enough for steaming, but we have to be careful when you add water to the flour. The consistency has got to be right. It should not become too watery. Puttu has to be made in a Puttu maker or you can steam it using idli tray in the idly cooker. Steam for 2-3 minutes, take out .keep it for few minutes.Let the puttu gets cool.Now add sugar powder and cardomom.Decorate with cashews. Puttu can be served with Plantains.