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Dessert Home Cooking Indian cuisine Poridge South Indian Food Vegetarian

Rava payasam/ Sweet Semolina Porridge/ Rava Kheer

Ingredients:

Rava/Semolina (1 cup)

  • Milk (1 cup)
  • Sugar (1/2 cup)
  • Oil/Ghee/fat (1 tbsp)
  • Dry fruits (1/2 cup)
  • Water (2 cups)

Method:

  1. Heat Ghee/fat in a pan. Roast dry fruits in low flame. Remove the roast dry fruits and keep it aside.
  2. Add Rava/Semolina to the same pan and roast it till it become ivory color (off white). Pour water and milk and boil it. Stir it frequently till the rava/semolina cooks. Add sugar and cardamom powder and stir. Garnish with roasted dry fruits.
  3. Rava Payasam / Sweet Semolina porridge can be served hot or chilled.

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Home Cooking Indian cuisine Meals South Indian Food Vegetarian

Usili with Moong Dal and Carrot

I went to South India to capture these rare recipes that is getting extinct because of modern technologies.
Mrs. Nagaraj is a homemaker who belongs to Bhraman family in Tamil Nadu. Her mother (now 82 years old) has taught Mrs. Nagaraj how to cook Traditional South Indian Recipe in the simplest form retaining its nutritive value.
Below is the video that I have taken of her while she was cooking lunch for her family. Learn and enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • Moong dal (1 cup)
  • Carrot (2 large size)
  • Raw mango (1/2)
  • Cucumber (1 medium size)
  • Green chilllis (2)
  • Curry leaves (1 stem)
  • Coriander leaves (handful)
  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds (1tbsp)
  • Urad dal (1 tbsp)
  • Turmeric (1/2 tbsp)

Method:

  1. Soak Moong dal in water for 1 hour. Cut carrot, raw mango cucumber in small cubes. Cut green chilies in to 2 pieces each.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan, add mustard seeds and urad dal. Once urad dal becomes golden brown, add cut green chilies and curry leaves. Seasoning is ready.
  3. Add 2 small glass of water in a heavy bottom pan. Add turmeric and chopped carrots into it. Close it with a lid for 2-3 min.  When carrot is half cooked, add the soaked moong dal and cook again for 3 min. Add asafetida power and salt to it. Mix well.
  4. Add the seasoning into it. Put off the fire. Add raw mango, coriander leaves and cucumber and spread it over. Close the lid for next 2-3 min. Mix them well.
  5. Usili is ready to serve with steamed rice.

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Breakfast Home Cooking Indian cuisine North Indian Food Vegetarian

Sabudana (Sago) Khichdi – North Indian Delite

Ingredients:

  • sabudana (sago)
  • onion
  • ginger
  • green chili
  • cumin seeds
  • roasted nuts (optional)

Method:

  1. Soak sabudana/sago in water for 9 hours.
  2. In a heavy bottom pan, heat oil, add cumin seeds, ginger, chopped onion, add pinch of salt and sauté it. Add roasted peanut, if required.
  3. Once the onion is golden brown, add chopped green chili. sauté is for half a minute.
  4. Add Sago/Sabudana to the pan. Add necessary salt and sauté. Close the pan with a lid for about 2 min. Sago/Sabudana will change its white color to transparent.
  5. Garnish it with roasted nuts and serve hot.

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Home Cooking Indian cuisine Meals South Indian Food Vegetarian

White radish kootu (Gravy)

white radish kootu

White Radish Kootu

An amazingly simple dish which is healthy and tasty to boot. Made of local vegetables, healthy food can not get better than this.

Makes: 4    Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Tomatoes
Coriander leaves stems
White radish
Moong dal
Green chilies
Coriander powder
Grated coconut
Mustard seeds
Urad dal
Asafetida powder
Curry leaves

Method

Boil coriander leaves stems, white raddish, tomatoes and moong dal and keep it aside.

Make a paste of green chilies, grated coconut and coriander seeds.

Heat oil in a frying pan. Add mustard seeds, urad dal and asafetida powder, curry leaves. When urad dal becomes golden brown, add the boiled vegetables.

Add the chilli, coriander, coconut paste, necessary salt. Simmer it for 3 min.

Garnish with coriander leaves and Serve hot with Indian breads (chapatti, Nan, roti, etc.)

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Home Cooking Indian cuisine Meals South Indian Food Vegetarian

Mixed vegetable curry

Mrs. Nagaraj is a homemaker who belongs to Bhraman family in Tamil Nadu. Her mother (now 82 years old) has taught Mrs. Nagaraj how to cook Traditional South Indian Recipe in the simplest form retaining its nutritive value.

Below is the video that I have taken of her while she was cooking lunch for her family. Learn and enjoy!

Ingredients :

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