padmasrecipes

AAPPAM

Mom’s recipe of making aappam/appam at home. It needs a small kadai with a slight flat base called as appa kadai/satti/chatti. Tastes good when served with lightly sweetened coconut milk and chutney/kurma. Boiled rice – 1 cup( can use idli rice) Raw rice – 1 cup( can use sona masoori) Urad dhal – less than []

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AKKI / RICE ROTTI

Rice flour – 2 cupsOnion – 1 medium chopped fineGreen chillies – 2 or 3 chopped fineJeera/cumin seeds- 1/2 tbspIngu/hing – a pinch(optional)Grated coconut – 4 to 5 tbspCurry leaves – few brokenChopped cilantro – fewsalt as neededAlso can use some grated carrot.Take a mixing bowl and add rice flour, onion, green chillies.jeera,ingu, salt, curry []

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ALOO PALAK(POTATO SPINACH)

Potatoes cooked with spinach pureePotato – 3 mediumSpinach – 1/2 bunch( or baby spinach half a pack)Onion – 1 medium chopped fineTomato – 2 chopped fineGinger garlic paste – 1 tbspJeera/cumin seeds – 1/2 tbspChilli powder – 1/2 tbspGaram masala powder – 1/2 tbspSalt as neededOil – 2 tbspCut potatoes into big cubes( can also []

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ALOO PARATHA

Aloo Paratha( Potato stuffed Chapathi) Chapathi flour – 2 cupsPotato – 3Onion – 1 smal1Jeera/cumin seeds – 1/2 tspChilli powder – 1/2 tbspCilantro – few choppedSalt as neededOil – 1 or 2 spoon Clean and cut potatoes into half. Place in a vessel with water and cook potatoes in a pressure pan/cooker for 2 or []

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RED RICE AAPPAM/APPAM

Mom’s another recipe of making aappam/appam with red riceit tastes great and the colour is also beautiful.Red boiled rice – 1 cupRaw rice (can use sona masoori) – 1 cupUrad dhal – 1/4th cupFenugreek/mehti seeds – 1 tspCooked rice – 1 cup( can also use 1/2 cup of coconut flakes)Salt as neededAappam kadai/panWash and soak []

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ALOO GOBI

Aloo Gobipotato cauliflower fry ..goes well with rice as a side dish or with chapathi/or parathas.Potato – 3 medium sizeCauliflower – 1/2 ( cut into small florets)Onion – 1 medium chopped fine Ginger – 1 inch piece Turmeric powder – a pinch Chilli powder – 1 tsp Dhaniya powder – 1/2 tsp Amchur powder – []

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APPALAM/PAPAD KOOTTU

Appalam(Papad) Poo KoottuThis koottu goes well with rice and the best combo would be a nice tangy gravy like puli kuzhambu/kara kuzhambu. I usually make brinjal and drumstick gravy. I add the regular papads that we get here, fry and add them to this dish. But back home they usually add the oval shaped papads []

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APPLE CHUTNEY/THOKKU

Apple Chutney. Best if using green or granny smith apple so you can get the tangy taste just like mango.This is also called as apple thokku/gojjuGranny smith preferably ( since it has that tangy taste) or even other apples ( I have tried with red apples but have added little extra chilli powder )Apple – []

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ARACHIVITTA SAMBAR

Toor Dhal – 1 cupSmall Red onions – around 10Tamarind – small qty( lime size)Drumstick – 5 or 6Turmeric powder – 1/4 tspCilantro/coriander leaves – few choppedRoast and grind:-Channa dhal – 1 tbspCoriander seeds _ 1 tbspJeera – 1 tspMethi seeds – 3/4 tspPepper corns – 6Red chillies – 8 or 9( roast all this []

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ARISI PARUPPU SADHAM

Arisi Paruppu Sadhamthe name itself means rice variety with lentilsI first had this at one of my friend Selvi’s placeusually she used to prepare this with toor dhal or thatta payiru(Red chori/Black Karamani). The rice tasted too goodher mom and MIL suggested that this variety can be made with any type of lentils( for variation) []

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ARBI / TARO IN TAMARIND GRAVY

Arbi / Taro in Tamarind Gravy – Chamagadda Pulusu – Seppankizhangu Puli Kuzhambu It has been long since I posted something new. The reason being many with kids various competition, travelling, birthdays and shopping. Everyday I think I have to update my blog, but time just runs and then I just postpone doing. Today thought []

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ATHALAKKAI IN TAMARIND GRAVY

Athalakkai or Kaasara Kaaya in Tamarind Gravy/ Puli Kuzhambu / Pulusu Athalakkai in Tamil(Momordica cymbalaria- botanical name) / Kaasara Kaaya in Telugu, Karsikayi in Kannada, Kattupaval inMalayalam and in Marathi it is known asKadavanchi, Kuduhunchi.Athalakkai looks very similar to small bittergourd but, both are very different in shape and taste. These are less bitter in []

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AVAL / PUHA UPMA

Aval/thick puha – 2 cupsOnion – 1 medium chopped fineTomato(optional use/addition ) – 1 or 2 chopped fineGreen chillies – 3 – 4 chopped fine(as spice needed)Ginger – a small piece chopped fineTurmeric powder – 1/2 tspcurry leaves – fewcilantro leaves – few choppedChanna dhal – 1/2 tspMustard seeds and urad dhal – 1/4 tbspLime []

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ATHALAKKAI VATHAL / VADAGAM

Athalakkai in Tamil(Momordica cymbalaria- botanical name) / Kaasara Kaaya in Telugu, Karsikayi in Kannada, Kattupaval inMalayalam and in Marathi it is known asKadavanchi, Kuduhunchi.   Athalakkai looks very similar as small bittergourd but, both are very different in shape and taste. South Indian recipes like Poriyal(stir fry), fry, pulikulambu( tamarind gravy) and vadagam can be []

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AVAL / PUHA PAKODA

Aval / Poha/ puha/ Avalakki/ Rick flakes / flattened rice / beaten rice – pakoda Wondering what snack you can do with aval, then do try out this super crispy and delcious snack that can be prepared like any othe deep fried snacks in no time. Stays so crispy for a long time and also []

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