Saturday, February 24, 2007

Morupuli (spicy curd/yogurt)

This is my hubby's favorite side dish. Usually I prepare this with kolumbu (Tamil) / kuttu (Kannada) . With kolumbu its good combination.

This is recipe I learn't it from my chitti ( aunt). She makes especially with avarekai(French Beans) kolumbu .

I will post the recipe of kolumbu in next week.

Total preparation time 5-10 min.

You need to grind
1/4 cup fresh coconut or dry coconut
coriander powder 4-5 tbs
a small piece of tamarind
5-8 red chili
Mustard seeds 1/2 tbs
turmeric a pinch
Asafoetida a pinch
a rice one tbs for thickness
curd 1 cup

For seasoning

1 tbs of oil
1 tbs mustard seeds
2-3 curry leaves
pinch of Hing

For Garnish
coriander leaves


Grind the above ingredients expect crud... make a smooth paste.

Now add curd to this smooth paste and mix it well

Give the seasoning & garnish with coriander leaves..

Friday, February 23, 2007

Tondakai Fry (Tondali/Tinda/Gherkins )

This is very simple recipe , its easy to prepare and can be done in short time. Depending upon your taste it can made spicy.

Ingredients :

1. Tondakai
2. oil 2 tbs
3. jeera cumin seeds
4. ginger paste
5. Red chili powder as per taste
6. Turmeric powder
7. cumin powder 1 tbs
8. salt
9. Asafoetida

Remove the end of the Tondakai & crush them take care it should not break

Take a pan.. heat the oil, then add jeera and ginger paste and asafoetida.

Add crushed tondakai in to the pan & fry it for 5 min with salt. now add red chili , jeera,turmeric powder . Fry on a low flame till the tondakai turn dark brown.Don't add water .

Server with rice or chapati.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Stuffed Capsicum with Couscous

This is my first post to adige yenu ? I came across a new recipe in cooking blog , I was excited by the picture of this dish. Its called Stuffed Capsicum with Couscous . This is an Mediterranean recipe, I tried it to make to spicy.

Ingredients: (For Two people)

1 cups couscous (You get this in all American stores)
2 cups of water
1 Red belly pepper (red capsicum) Finely chopped
2 Green Capsicum
Fresh Ginger,garlic
1/2 cup Sweet corn
1/2 cup green Peas
1/2 tbs Turmeric
3 Green chillies
1/2 tbs Jeera powder
1 tbs jeera (cumin seeds)
3 tbs of oil
Red chili powder , black pepper , salt to taste


1. In rice cooker,steam the couscous with 2 cup of water (1:2)
2. Cut the Green Capsicum into half and remove the seeds and the white part.

3. Boil the water in vessel and put the cut capsicum for 5 min. Remove from the start and dry it.

4. Heat oil in a pan/kadai,add jeera , cut chillies,Ginger ,garlic,turmeric ,red capsicum , corn and peas. Fry it for 5 -10 min, add red chili powder , cumin powder. Mix the cooked the couscous.
Mix it well with salt.

5. Pre- heat the oven at 150 F.

6. Now stuff this mix into capsicum and keep it in oven still the capsicum start changes its color. ( approx 15-20 min).

Here is the delicious dish ready to eat....

Variations: Instead of stuffing the Green Capsicum , you can server the couscous mix as a pulao.