Monthly Archives: July 2017

Curry leaves Powder recipe / Karuvepillai (Karuveppilai) Podi recipe

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Curry leaves is a must in Indian cooking, because of health benefits. Curry leaves is consumed in too many forms, mostly as a tempering ingredient in almost all the south Indian dishes, in chutney’s, may be deep fried as crisps along with deep fry like chicken 65, fish fry and so on. There is one more take on this curry leaves as Curry leaves powder commonly known as KARUVEPPILAI PODI in tamil / Karibevu pudi in Kannada.

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Curry leaves powder recipe / Karuvepillai podi recipe

This curry leaves powder / Karuveppilai Podi can be served along with steamed rice with a tbsp of ghee/gingelly oil, can be served along with idli and dosa with some gingelly oil. This powder can be prepared and stored in an air tight container and it stays fresh for months’ time, so that it will be easy to use.  All it takes just 10 mins to prepare, but a life saver, that can be used for lunch or breakfast or dinner.

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Curry leaves has too many medicinal health benefits as it is rich in calcium and vitamin A, the most common among them are our hair growth – this helps in dense hair growth, prevent hair fall and also delays hair greying. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Ulundam paruppu / White lentils / Urad dal – 3 tbsp
  • Tuvaram paruppu / Split pigeon peas / Toor dal – 2 tbsp
  • Kadala paruppu / Split chick pea (gram) / Channa dal – 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves / Karuveppilai – 1 ½ cups
  • Cumin seeds / Jeeragam – 1 ½ tsp
  • Black peppercorns / Milagu – 1 ½ tsp
  • Red chillies – 4 nos
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Wash the curry leaves in running water, drain the water, spread it over a cloth and dry it for almost an hour.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed vessel, add all the lentils (white lentils, split pigeon peas, split chick pea) followed by cumin seeds, pepper corns and red chillies.
  • Cook in medium flame until it turns golden brown in color, remove it from fire and spread it over a plate.
  • Add the curry leaves and garlic to the same vessel, and cook until the leaves turn crispy.
  • Remove it from fire and spread it over a plate.
  • Grind the lentils, spices, red chillies and cumin seeds to a fine powder.
  • Add the curry leaves and garlic to the ground powder and grind it to a fine powder.
  • Transfer it to a plate, spread it and let it rest until it reaches the room temperature.
  • Transfer it to an air tight container.

Stay fresh for months’ time. Serve with idli, dosai or steamed rice topped with gingelly oil or ghee/clarified butter.

 

Eggless Mango Pancake recipe / Mango Pancake recipe / Eggless Pancake recipe

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I am sharing this recipe with a heavy heart, as the mango season is almost over, with my last set of mangoes. Usually my family loves pancake to the core, and also, it’s been a great and quick breakfast for kids, when they go to school or even for their snack box on Saturday’s as they have just half a day school or also you can prepare as snack when they are back to home.

CLICK HERE for more Breakfast recipes. Taking this to Fiesta Friday #181 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Eggless Mango Pancake recipe / Mango pancake recipe / Eggless Pancake recipe

Eggless Mango Pancake is a soft, fluffy and spongy breakfast/snack box/after school dish that can be prepared easily in minutes. I have few more pancakes with egg and after the request of few my followers, this is my eggless pancake. Give a try soon, since the mango season is almost gone for this year. Let me share the recipe…

Check out our other pancake recipes like – Eggless Quinoa Pancake, Rosemilk Pancake, Jack fruit Pancake balls, Apple pancake, Lemon poppy seeds pancake, Vegetables Noodles pancake, Muskmelon pancake, Banana pancake, Pumpkin Pancake and Basic Pancake.

Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour / Maida – 1 ½ cup
  • Mango – 1 no (medium size n roughly chopped)
  • Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Desiccated Coconut – ½ cup
  • Baking powder – 1 ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Sugar – ½ cup (adjust the quantity of sugar as per the taste of the mango)

Making of Eggless Mango Pancake recipe –

Preparation:

  • Grind the roughly chopped mangoes to fine paste and keep it aside.
  • Take a wide mouth bowl, pour in the milk, coconut milk, sugar, mix it well or until the sugar gets dissolved.
  • Add the all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, desiccated coconut and a tbsp of butter. Mix it well.
  • Add desiccated coconut, butter mix it well. Then add the flour/all-purpose flour little by little. Mix it well, make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Add the ground mango paste, baking powder and mix it well. Make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Heat a tsp of butter in a tawa, pour a spoonful of batter in the center, spread it little.
  • Drizzle butter along the sides of the pancake, cook in medium flame (since we have used mango paste, the pancake would get burnt soon when cooked in high flame).
  • Flip the side, drizzle little butter along the sides, and cook for few mins or until the pancake turns golden brown in color.
  • Remove from fire.

Serve hot with butter or maple syrup or chocolate syrup.

Soya chunks fry recipe / Meal Maker Fry recipe / Soya Varuval recipe

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Soya chunks is commonly known as meal maker, which is protein rich food and acts as a substitute of non-vegetarian’s protein. Meal Maker is also good for weight loss, usually in mom’s place we don’t ever use soya chunks or meal maker, but came across this soya chunks / meal maker through my mother-in-law. My mother-in-law goes very often to temple, every day she has a reason to avoid non-veg and so soya chunks / meal maker is being the substitute for many of her dishes right from Biryani till Kootu and fry.

I have also shared few soya chunks / meal maker recipes like Soya chunks Roast, Soya chunks kurma, Soya chunks Pulao, Soya chunks Briyani / Meal Maker Biryani, Soya Paratha, Soya Tikki / Meal Maker Cutlet, and Aloo Soya Gravy.  

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Soya chunks Fry / Meal Maker Varuval

Soya chunks Fry / Meal Maker varuval is a perfect side dish for any variety rice or lunch when accompanied with rice and curry. Soya chunks fry is very simple and easy to make with few ingredients available at our kitchen. Also this crisp and soft, so goes out well with curd rice. Let me share the recipe…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #181 Hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Ingredients:

  • Soya Chunks / Meal Maker – 150 gm
  • Onion – 1 no (medium size)
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Split Black gram / split Black lentil – ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut Oil or any cooking oil – 1 tbsp

Making of Soya chunks Fry / Meal Maker Fry / Meal Maker Varuval –

Preparation:

  • Boil a cup of water, once the water starts boiling, remove it from fire, add the soya chunks / meal maker and soak it for 2 to 5 mins or until it becomes soft.
  • Drain the water, squeeze out the water from the soya chunks/meal maker and finely chop them into pieces.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add the mustard, split black gram and curry leaves.
  • Add the onions and cook until the onions turn transparent.
  • Add the soya chunks / meal maker, add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder and salt, cook for few mins or until the raw smell goes off.
  • Drizzle little oil along the sides, and cook in medium flame for 2 to 3 mins or until the soya chunks/meal maker turns crisp or golden brown in color.
  • Remove it from fire and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with lunch.

Note: Cover the bowl, only when the soya chunks fry / meal maker varuval comes to room temperature, so that it stays crisp else it would turn soggy.