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Pirandai Chutney Recipe / Adamant Creeper Recipes – Chutney Recipes

Pirandai Chutney Recipe / Adamant Creeper Recipes – Chutney Recipes

Pirandai is a creeper with too many health benefits. It is called as “Adamant Creeper or Devil’s Back Bone or Veldt Grape” in English. This is grown mostly in lots of home. It helps in digestions, relieves pitta, helps in menstrual problems, also helps in De worming.

Pirandai Chutney Recipe / Chutney Recipes

Pirandai can be used in dosa, chutney, thuvaiyal and so on. Since it’s little itchy in nature, smear your hands with sesame oil before you handle them. Break the pirandai at the nodes, remove the nodes, wash thrice in water and continue cooking. Always use only tender pirandai, since it’s very tender and easy to break.

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Pirandai Chutney is one such delicious and healthy chutney, also kids eat them without hesitation when it’s prepared in the form chutney. Let me share the recipe, give a try and share your feed back…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #205 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner and co-hosts Mollie and Petra

Ingredients:

  • Pirandai / Adamant Creeper / Devil’s Backbone – 15 stalks
  • Grated Coconut – ½ cup
  • Tamarind – a small gooseberry size
  • Urad dal / Ulundam paruppu – 2 tbsp
  • Red chillies – 3 nos
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Black gram – ¼ tsp

Preparation:

  • Clean the pirandai and keep it aside.
  • Take a heavy bottom vessel, pour ½ tsp of oil, roast black lentil (ulundam paruppu), garlic, tamarind, red chillies together, remove it from fire, once they golden brown in color.
  • Pour ½ tsp of oil, add the cleaned pirandai, cook until it becomes tender or turns to dark green in color.
  • Remove it to a plate, wait until it reaches room temperature.
  • Grind the roasted black lentil, along with garlic, red chillies and tamarind.
  • Add the roasted pirandai, and grind it to a fine paste by sprinkling water and transfer it to a bowl.
  • Heat the leftover oil in a vessel, add the mustard seeds, split black gram and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Pour it to the chutney, add salt and mix it well.

Serve with Idly or Dosa for breakfast or dinner.

Vada Curry Recipe / How to make Vada curry / Vada Curry recipe using leftover Masala Vada

Vada Curry Recipe / How to make Vada curry / Vada Curry recipe using leftover Masala Vada

Vada curry is prepared using Masala vada, you can make fresh masala vadai or paruppu vadai, later make them into pieces and use them or you can use leftover vada from evening for dinner or even for the next day’s breakfast. I have already shared the recipe and making of masala vadai or paruppu vadai.

Vada Curry Recipe / How to make Vada curry / Vada Curry recipe using leftover Masala Vada

This vada curry goes out well with Idly and set dosai. Give a try for your breakfast, I am sure would like it to the core. Nothing beats vada curry and Idly combo.

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #205 by Angie@thenovicegarderner and our co-hosts Mollie and Petra.

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Recently I have developed few recipes from leftover food for Aval Vikatan Magazine and this is one among them. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Masala vadai / Paruppu Vadai – 9 nos
  • Onions – 2 nos (medium size)
  • Tomato – 1 nos (medium size)
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Bay leaf – 1 no
  • Star Anise – 1 no
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Thick coconut milk – ¼ cup
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp or as required

Preparation:

  • Break vada into medium pieces, make sure not to break them to small pieces and keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions and tomatoes, Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a Kadai or a heavy bottomed vessel, add cloves, bay leaf, star anise and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the finely chopped onions followed by ginger-garlic paste, cook until the onions turn golden brown and the raw smell of the ginger-garlic paste goes off.
  • Add tomatoes, cook until they become juicy.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt, cook until the raw smell of the spice powders goes off.
  • Pour ¼ cup of water, add the masala vadai / paruppu vadai pieces and cook for few mins or until the curry thickens. Don’t stir else the vada would break into pieces.
  • Pour the thick coconut milk, let it boil and wait until the oil starts floating on the top of the curry.
  • Sprinkle finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot. Goes out well with Idly.

Ginger Bread Man Cookies recipe / Eggless Gingerbread Man Cookies recipe – Christmas recipe

Ginger Bread Man Cookies recipe / Eggless Gingerbread Man Cookies recipe – Christmas recipe

 

Ginger Bread Man is one of my favorite when it comes to Christmas, because of the wonderful aroma of ginger, spices and butter that pops out of the oven while baking gives the warmth of winter along with the feel of Christmas. We have lit up our Christmas tree and so wish to share a different recipe daily to boost the Christmas mood in everyone.

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Eggless GingerBread Man Cookies recipe / Eggless Ginger Cookie recipe / Eggless Christmas cookie recipe

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Been born and brought up in Thoothukudi, down south of Tamil Nadu, where there are few Anglo-Indians along with many Christian people, our town will be glowing bright with lights all over the streets, Christmas carousels, people partying and so on. Miss those childhood memories, we kids running to friend’s place to the see their Christmas tree and Kudil – where they place the idols of baby Jesus which replicates the birth place of Jesus along with his family and friends. Makes me feel nostalgic now.

Eggless GingerBread Man Cookies recipe / Eggless Ginger Cookie recipe / Eggless Christmas cookie recipe

Eggless GingerBread Man Cookies recipe / Eggless Ginger Cookie recipe / Eggless Christmas cookie recipe

Let us move on to our Gingerbread Man, these Eggless Gingerbread Man cookies, can be prepared in an hour time, with the spice mix, Maida, butter and molasses. I have substituted Palm Jaggery Syrup instead of Molasses, you can also substitute it with honey or maple syrup. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Maida / All-purpose flour – 1 ½ cup
  • Brown sugar – ¼ cup
  • Palm Jaggery syrup – ¼ cup
  • Butter – ½ cup (room temperature)
  • Baking powder – ½ tsp
  • Baking soda or cooking soda – ½ tsp
  • Salt – A pinch
  • Dry Ginger powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Cloves powder – ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – ½ tsp
  • Nutmeg powder – ½ tsp
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
  • Gingerbread Man cookies cutter

Making of GingerBread Man Cookies –

Preparation:

  • Take butter, brown sugar, palm jaggery syrup together in a bowl, mix it well or until it forms a creamy texture.
  • In a bowl, sieve flour and all the spice powders together along wit baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the sieved flour little by little to the wet ingredients, fold it well make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Knead the dough with hands and roll it in a cling film, refrigerate it for 30 mins.
  • Remove the cling film, let the flour rest for 5 mins or until it reaches room temperature.
  • Grease a tray and preheat oven to 180-degree C.
  • Dust the working surface with Maida/all-purpose flour, flatten the dough and cut using Ginger Bread Man cookie cutter.
  • Place it over the greased tray and bake it for few mins or until the cookies are bakes in 180-degree C.
  • Remove the tray from microwave, let it rest for few mins or until it reaches room temperature.
  • Remove the Gingerbread man cookies and store in an air-tight container.

Store in an air-tight container, it stays fresh for 2 weeks’ time.