August 9, 2012

Agathi Leaves / Agathi Keerai / Humming Bird Tree Leaves Fry

Humming Bird Tree Leaves/ Agathi Keerai
1 cup
Toor Dal
¼ cup
2 tbs
Mustard Seeds
½ tbs
Urad Dal
½ tbs
Cumin Seeds
1 tbs
Curry Leaves
1 spring
Red Chilly
Grated Coconut
2 tbs
To Taste

1. Separate the agathi leaves from its stem. Then clean and wash the leaves. Keep it aside.
2. Pressure cook the leaves with ¼ cup of water for 2 whistle in high flame.
3. Cook the dal with turmeric and water. Do not over cook it.
4. Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and urad dal. Wait for popping.
5. Then add cumin seeds, curry leaves and red chillies (cut into halves).
6. Fry for a minute and then add cooked leaves with water (don’t drain the water from leaves).
7. Fry till the water evaporates and add the cooked dal .
8. Mix them well and add salt and grated coconut. Fry for 2-3 mins.
Agathi Keerai poriyal is ready to eat. This goes well with plain rice. You can also serve this as side dish.

August 3, 2012

Oats Cookies / Biscuits (My 200th Recipe Post)


All Purpose Flour / Maida
1 Cup
3 Cups
1 Cup
Baking Soda
½ tes
½ tes
1 Cup
Dry Grapes
2 tbs
Tutti Frutti
1 tbs

     1.      Sieve APF, baking soda and salt together. Keep it aside.
     2.    Then mix the oats and flour well with your hand.
     3.    Cream the butter for 2-3 mins, then add the sugar and mix them well    until smooth.
     4.    Now add the flour and oats mixture, dry grapes and tutti  frutti, then mix them gently with your finger and make a soft dough.
     5.     Cover the dough and keep it aside for 10 mins.
     6.    Then make small balls and flatten them slightly, and arrange them on the greased baking tray.
    7.     Pre heat the oven to 200 degree C and bake the cookies for 12- 15 mins.
    8.    Take them out and transfer them into a wire rack or a plate and allow it to cool down for 10 mins.
    9.    Now healthy oats cookies are ready to eat. Store it in a air tight container. 
     I am sending this to the following events:

1. Bake fest by Vardhini and pumpkin form
2. Favorite recipe: Cookies by Swathi
3. Cookie Mela by Srivalli
4. Lets Party: Go bake it by Surabhi and 
      5. Only Microwave Cooking by Pari from Fooddelicious.

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