Thursday, 27 May 2010

Kobbari putnala pappu pachadi/ coconut roasted gram dal chutney


1 cup of freshly grated coconut
1/4th cup of roasted gram dal
2 to 3 green chillies
garlic 2 flakes
small piece of tamarind
1 tsp mustard seeds
1tsp of urad dal/minappapu
curry leaves
2 tsp of oil


Grind all the ingredients with out adding water first. Switch off the mixer add some water and grind it to fine smooth paste.  Now season with the 2 tsp of oil and mustard seeds let them splutter, add urad dal, curry leaves and add the seasoning in to the paste. Mix and serve with idly or dosa.

Note :  If needed you can also add red chillies instead of green chillies and if u want the chutney to be thin add some more water to the paste before seasoning it.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Egg gravy


Boiled eggs make slits on top of each egg 
2 onions chopped
2 green chilli (i used1)
1 tsp red chilli powder
half a tea spoon of turmeric powder
Ginger garlic crushed
3/4 tsp of coriander powder
1 tsp of cumin
5 tomatoes
Curry leaves 
Coriander leaves for garnish
2 tbsp Oil
my own masala ( Pepper 1tbsp and coriander seeds dry roast both of these ingredients and powder it)

For tempering:  1/2 tsp mustard seeds or vadagam, jeera 1/2 tsp, curry leaves.


Heat oil in  a pan and add mustard seeds or vadagam and let them splutter.  Add jeera, curry leaves let that fry a second.
Add chopped onions and green chillies, freshly crushed ginger garlic and fry until light brown.
Add chopped tomatoes and fry for 5 minutes until the raw smell goes off.Add turmeric powder, coriander powder,  salt,chilli powder, my own massala  mix well and saute for a few seconds.
Add water if you like to have thin gravy. Close the lid, cook in low heat till you get the required consistency. and then finally add the boiled eggs and stir for a while, now turn off the heat, garnish with coriander.  Serve this with hot rice or rotis or idly/ dossa.