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Christmas and New year Collections

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When it comes to Christmas, I think only of my Home town, a perfect place for Christmas with too many Christmas carousels, lights, crackers and music all over the nook and corner of the streets. Last year I have been to my home town, this time here in Bangalore.

“WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR”

After a sick period not only with me, whole of my family including kids. Finally we decorated our Christmas tree yesterday and had a lovely and fantastic time as of my kids vacation started. Let me share few of our Christmas Tree Clicks and recipes for the Christmas and New year. Also Stay Tuned for more recipes as I will update it until New year…

Cakes and Bakes:

Raw Plantain / Vazhaikkai Poriyal

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Raw plantain / Valaikkai / Vazhaikai are one of the most important vegetable in south India. This is nothing but the unripe banana; these are cooked, boiled or fried. It is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals and contains a starch that may help blood sugar, manage weight and lower blood cholesterol levels.

I have prepared raw plantain or Raw Banana or Vazhaikkai Poriyal as one of the dish in my Tamil New Year feast. Let us move on to the recipe…

Raw Plantain Stir Fry / Vazhaikkai Poriyal

Raw Plantain Stir Fry / Vazhaikkai Poriyal

Ingredients:

  • Raw plantain / Raw Banana / Vazhaikkai – 1 no
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split black gram – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a string
  • Green chili – 1 no
  • Grated Coconut – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the raw plantain, soak them in a bowl of water to avoid them from discoloring.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion. Slit the green chili into two equal halves.
  • Pressure-cook the raw plantain pieces in water with salt and ¼ tsp of turmeric powder for 1 whistle.
  • Release the pressure, open the lid, drain the water and keep the raw plantain pieces aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, split black gram, green chili and curry leaves. Wait until they crackle.
  • Add the onions and cook until they turn transparent.
  • Add in the boiled raw plantain pieces, along with ¼ tsp of turmeric powder, cumin powder and salt. Cook for few mins, until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the grated coconut and cook until the coconut is well fried.

Serve hot as side dish for lunch.

 

 

Raw Mango Pachadi / Mangai Pachadi

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Raw Mango Pachadi is one of the traditional recipe prepared specially on the day of New Year by most of the south Indian families because of its flavor, it has sour, sweet and spicy taste. Incase when we people need the bitterness they sprinkle little Neem flower while tempering, but I have not used this neem flower for the sake of kids. This is most important dish in my Tamil NewYear Meals / Puthandu / Varusha Pirappu.

This is my first time in the preparation of this Mango Pachadi, but I had in my school days through one of my friend. Let us move on to the recipe…

Raw Mango Pachadi / Maangai Pachadi

Raw Mango Pachadi / Maangai Pachadi

Ingredients:

  • Raw Mango – 200 gm
  • Jaggery – a cup
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Black gram – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilies – 3 nos
  • Asafoetida / Hing / Perungayam – ¼ tsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a string

Preparation:

  • Crush the jaggery, heat ½ cup of water in a pan and add in the crushed jaggery to it, wait until it becomes thick like syrup.
  • Remove from fire, Keep it aside, bring to room temperature and strain the syrup, discard the impurities.
  • Wash the raw mango and chop them into medium pieces (do not peel the skin).
  • Heat 2 cups of water in a pan and boil the mango pieces (it should be in mashing consistency but not mashed).
  • Drain the excess water from the mango, pour in the needed jaggery syrup and keep in medium flame. Wait till it thickens
  • Heat oil in tadka, add in mustard, black gram, red chilies, asafoetida and curry leaves. Wait until they crackle.
  • Pour it to the mango pachadi, give a stir and serve hot.

Note: You cut the mango to desired size else, you could also peel and grate the raw mango and cook.