April 30, 2011

Cucumber Raita / Vellarikkai Thayir Pachadi


Ingredients:
Cucumber
1
Onion
1
Yogurt / Curd
1 cup
Pepper Powder
1 tes
Mine Leaves
10
Coriander Leaves
Handful
Curry Leaves
1 spring
Salt
To Taste

Procedure:
1. Chop the onion and cucumber into very thin slices.
2. Blend the yogurt into a smooth paste.
3. Mix the chopped cucumber, onion, and the remaining ingredients with yogurt. Cucumber raita is now ready to serve.
    This goes well with chapathi, roti and variety rices.

April 29, 2011

Mango Milkshake

Ingredients:
Mango Pulp
½ cup
Cold Milk
1 cup
Fresh Cream
2 tbs
Sugar
2 tbs
Ice Cubes
5

Procedure:
Blend all the ingredients together till the milkshake become frothy.
Serve it chill and Enjoy.

I am sending this to HRH-Healthy Summer @ my blog and Healing Food - Mango by Revathi of Kaarasaram.
 
also sending the following entries to Veggie/Fruit of the Month hosted by Rupali of Recipegrabbag and started by Priya.




April 28, 2011

April 26, 2011

Princess of Juices


 
Ingredients:
Sappotta / Cikku
4
Dates
2
Grated Coconut
2 tbs
Honey
2 tbs
Cardamom
2
Palm Sugar / Panangkarkandu
2 tbs
Ice Cubes
5
Salt
A Pinch

Procedure:
1. Remove the seeds of the chikku and dates.
2. Blend all the ingredients with little water for 1 minute.
3. Extract the juice and serve it chill.  Enjoy!!!
I first saw this recipe in Mallika Badrinath TV show. I have link this to Bookmarked recipes by Aipi and Priya. 
 and HRH-Healthy Summer @ my Blog.
 



April 22, 2011

Banana Coffee Milkshake



Ingredients:
Boiled Cold Milk
1 cup
Banana
1
Coffee Syrup (decoction)
2 + 1 tbs
Sugar
1 tbs
Ice Cubes
5

Procedure:
1. Blend all the ingredients except 1 tbs of coffee syrup at high speed till the mixture becomes frothy.
2. Make a Topping with remaining 1 tbs of coffee syrup.
3. Serve it chill and enjoy!!!
I am sending this to HRH-Healthy Summer @ my blog. 
   

April 21, 2011

Brinjal Tomato Sabji / Kaththarikkai Kothsu



Ingredients:
Brinjal
4
Tomato
2
Green Chilly
4
Turmeric Powder
¼ tes
Tamarind
Gooseberry size
Oil
2 tbs
Mustard Seeds
¼ tes
Channa Dal
½ tbs
Asafoedita
¼ tes
Curry Leaves
1 spring
Sambar Onion
20
Jaggery
1 tbs
Salt
To Taste
Coriander Leaves
For Garnish

Procedure:
1. Heat 1 tbs of oil in a cooker, add green chillies (cut them into two halves), Chopped brinjal, turmeric powder, tamarind juice and little water.
2. Pressure cook for 2 whistles in a medium flame.
3. After pressure has gone, mash them well and keep it aside.
4. Heat the remaining oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and allow it for splitter.
5. Then add channa dal, curry leaves, Asafoedita and finely chopped onion. Fry till the onion becomes golden color.
6. Now add the chopped tomatoes and fry till they becomes mushy.
7. Then add then mashed mixture, jaggery, salt and little water. Allow it to boil. Garnish with coriander leaves.
    Katharikkai kothsu is ready to eat. It goes well with Pongal, Idly and Dosas.

April 20, 2011

Dal Paaya




Ingredients:
Split Green Gram / Paasipparuppu/ Moong Dal
½ cup
Oil
1 tbs
Cinnamom
1
Cloves
2
Bay Leaf
1
Onion
1
Green Chilly
4
Tomato
2
Turmeric Powder
¼ tes
Coconut Milk
½ cup
Curry Leaves
1 Spring
Coriander Leaves
Handful
Salt
To Taste

 Procedure:
1. Wash and pressure cook the dal with ¼ cup of water for 2 whistle in high flame.
2. Chop the onion and green chillies into small pieces.
3. Heat the oil in a pan, add cinnamom, cloves, cardamom, bay leaves, green chillies and onion. Fry till the onion turns into golden color.
4. Then add the chopped tomatoes and fry till they becomes mushy.
5. Now add the cooked dal, turmeric powder and salt. Add water if necessary. Cook till it becomes thick.
6. Add the coconut milk and cook for a minute. Switch off the stove. Finally add the curry leaves coriander leaves.

This Dal Paaya goes well with Chapathi and Dosas.

April 19, 2011

Healthy Green Buttermilk




Ingredients:
Curd / Yogurt
1 cup
Mint / Puthina Leaves
¼  cup
Coriander Leaves
1/4cup
Curry Leaves
¼ cup
Ginger
1 inch
Green Chilly
½ or 1
Water
2 cups
Ice Cubes (Optional)
5
Salt
To Taste

Procedure:
1. Clean and wash the Mint, Coriander and Curry leaves.
2. Remove the skin of the ginger.
3. Grind greens, ginger and green chilly with little water.
4. Then add the curd and salt. Beat them for a minute.
5. Now extract the butter milk. Now add the remaining water and mix them well.
6. Serve it chill (add ice cubes) or as it is.

This is really healthy and refreshing drink.I have got this idea from my grandma.
 I am sending this recipe to Aipi and Priya’s Bookmarked Recipes and event @ my blog HRH-Healthy Summer.






April 18, 2011

April 16, 2011

Event Announcement - Healthy Summer


Dear fellow bloggers, I am very happy to announce "Healthy Recipe Hunt - 3" event. I am fan of healthy recipes which are both tasty and nutritious. I am conducting this event every month with varying themes. For this month the theme of the event is Healthy Summer.

Come Summer, Comes Holidays for kids. Now the kids are on a roll.

Kids always demand tasty food and snacks. Most of the occasions, the food items demanded by the kids are not healthy at all. Mothers are always at loggerheads to keep these demanding kids happy and healthy at the same time. Bloggers, let us help these mothers in trouble.

Bloggers, I invite you all to share your valuable ideas - healthy recipes which avoid de-hyderation such as Juices, Salads, Raggi Kool etc.



1) I will accept vegetarian recipes only. (Eggs are allowed)
2) Multiple entries are allowed.
3) Please add this announcement link and logo on the post in your site to popularize the event.
4) Archived entries also accepted.
5) Non-bloggers are also welcome to participate.
6) Link your recipes using the inlikz tool below.
6) Last date for submission of entries is 16th May 2011.

Non bloggers just email me your write up  to kurinjikathambam@gmail.com with subject as “HRH – Healthy Summer” with following details:
        Name of the Recipe:
        Recipe URL :




April 14, 2011

April 9, 2011

Carrot Masala



Ingredients:
Carrot
2
Sambar Onion
10
Curry Leaves
 1 spring
Grated Coconut
1 tbs
Red Chilly Powder
1 tes
Garlic Pods
3
Aniseeds
1 tes
Oil
1 tbs
Mustard Seeds
¼ tes
Salt
To taste

Procedure:
1. Wash and peel the skin of the carrot. Cut the carrot into small pieces.
2. Chop the onion into thin slices.
3. Grind the coconut, red chilly powder, garlic pods and aniseeds with little water into a fine paste.
4. Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and wait for popping.
5. Then add curry leaves and chopped onion. Fry till the onion turns into golden color.
6. Now add the ground paste, salt and chopped carrot pieces.
7. Mix them well and add little water if necessary. Close the lid of the pan and cook till the carrot becomes soft.
    This masala goes well with Rasam Rice and Curd Rice.

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