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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.

Lemon Chicken Recipe / Lemon Chicken Fry recipe – Easy Chicken Recipe

Lemon Chicken Recipe / Lemon Chicken Fry recipe – Easy Chicken Recipe

Lemon chicken fry is my most awaited to try recipe, ever since I had Lemon chicken from the Hotel – The Plantain Leaf. The whole family likes this chicken, which is mildy spiced, juicy and tender.

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Lemon Chicken Fry Recipe / Lemon Chicken recipe / Easy chicken recipes

Lemon chicken is prepared by cooking the chicken with spices and lemon juice. Also this consumes very little time to get cooked. I would say it’s one of the finger-licking dish among all of my chicken recipes. Goes out well with any Indian flat bread, as a side dish for briyani or fried rice and also good when paired with steamed rice and sambar. Let me share the recipe…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #195 hosted by Angie@thenovicegardener

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Lemon Chicken Fry Recipe / Lemon Chicken recipe / Easy chicken recipes

Ingredients:

  • Chicken – ½ kg
  • Lemon – 3 nos (medium sized)
  • Onions – 3 nos
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Capsicum – 2 no (medium sized)
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Coconut oil or any cooking oil – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp (to taste)

Preparation:

  • Clean and roughly chop the chicken into medium pieces.
  • Peel and roughly chop the onions to medium cubes, slit green chillies to equal halves.
  • Deseed and chop the capsicum to medium pieces.
  • Cut and squeeze the juice from lemon, remove the seeds and keep it aside.
  • Take chicken, turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice all together in a bowl, mix it well and let it rest for 15 mins.
  • Heat oil in heavy bottomed vessel or kadai, add the cumin seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the onions, ginger-garlic paste and cook until the onion turns golden brown in color.
  • Add the capsicum and cook for few mins or until the capsicum turns light green in color.
  • Add the chicken along with the marinate, cook for 2 mins.
  • Sprinkle little water, stir well, cover and cook for few mins or until the chicken is tender and juicy.
  • Sprinkle the pepper powder, remove the lid and cook for 2 mins or until the chicken becomes dry and the oil separates.
  • Remove from fire and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot. Lemon chicken fry can be served as a side dish for briyani, fried rice or steamed rice and sambar. Lemon Chicken is and perfect side dish for lunch or dinner.

 

 

 

 

Kosambari Recipe / Carrot Kosambari / Cucumber Kosambari / Vegetarian Salad – Sprig Gourmet Product Review

Kosambari Recipe / Carrot Kosambari / Cucumber Kosambari / Vegetarian Salad – Sprig Gourmet Product Review

Kosambari is a healthy vegetarian salad, prepared by soaking split green gram or split gram in water, then combining them with vegetables, green chillies and salt. Kosambari is a famous Karnataka salad recipe originated from Udupi, which is most commonly prepared during festivals.

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Been in Bangalore for almost few years, I have tasted this from my neighbor aunty who commonly prepares kosambari during all festivals at their home. Navratri’s are not without kosambari at their home. Following her, I have prepared two kosambari – Carrot kosambari and Cucumber kosambari.

Kosambari is also known as Koshambari, which is a healthy vegetarian salad recipe that is very easy and simple to prepare in mintues. Got products from Sprig Online Gourmet for review and Just for a twist I have substituted Six Pepper Medley powder from Sprig Gourmet instead of Green Chillies and Rosemary Lavender Sea Salt from Sprig Gourmet instead of salt.

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Lavender is my one and only favorite, the very first time tried out the flavor in food along with sea salt, absolutely delicious and more fragrant –  also a special for Navratri offering. Six Pepper Medley also had a wonderful fragnant, because of the cute little grinder over the bottle which gives out the freshly grounded powder. Give a try to this recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Cucumber – ½ no
  • Carrot – 1 no (medium size)
  • Split green gram / Paasi payaru / Mung dal – 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves – 2 stalks
  • Green chillies or Pepper Powder (Six Pepper Medley from sprig) – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing / Perungayam – ¼ tsp
  • Grated Coconut – ¾ cup
  • Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt (Rosemary Lavender seasalt from sprig) – ½ tsp

Making of Kosambari / Carrot Kosambari Video recipe / Cucumber Kosambari Video recipe –

Preparation:

  • Soak the split green gram / mung dal / paasipayaru in water for almost 2 hours.
  • Drain the water completely and keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the cucumber into pieces.
  • Peel and finely grate the carrot into pieces.
  • If you are using green chillies, finely chop them into pieces.
  • Clean and finely chop the coriander stalks to pieces.
  • Take a 2 bowls, add half the quantity of soaked split green gram to each bowls.
  • Add cucumber, half the quantity of coriander leaves, lemon juice, grated coconut, lime juice, pepper powder or green chillies and a pinch of asafetida to a bowl. Mix it well.
  • In another bowl, add grated carrot, leftover quantity of coriander leaves, lemon juice, grated coconut, lime juice, pepper powder or green chillies and a pinch of asafetida and mix well.
  • In a small vessel or tadka, heat oil, add mustard seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Pour half the quantity to each of the bowls. Mix it well.
  • Add required quantity of salt, only before you serve.
  • Serve it.

Note: Add salt to the kosambari only before serving, else it would release water and become soggy.