The snack has a different version to impress children and snack lovers, in that category we have Butter sticks as an innovative recipe. What is special in this snack!!! even though it has the site of Murukku it is unconventionally made to sticks which melt in the mouth with the fresh aromatic cumin bite. This will tempt children to enjoy a snack box favorite by its finger-like crispy fries.
Yes, Peanut is a tasty nut and easily available in all stores at any season. It has high nutritional values. Peanuts are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. We have tried making recipes with Peanut as chutney and chalna, but this combination of dal and cooked peanuts are delicious with the soft bite of peanuts. I have tasted in our Chettinad marriage feast, really a wonderful side dish named “Kadalai Pachadi” served in the meal, with great curiosity I met the cook and got the recipe to try at home, came out well. This can be served with Plain cooked rice, roti Dosa and idli.
What is the difference between a peanut and groundnut?
Groundnuts often serve as cooking oil or herbal supplements, while peanuts can be eaten raw or fried. However, peanuts can be turned into peanut butter or snacks to be used as a food supplement by humans. Peanuts look cute as meal decoration (in cakes, cupcakes, pudding, biscuit, etc.). Both are rich in oil and have their own nutritional values. Though the spelling is different, the two names have a lot in common and are often used interchangeably to describe peanuts. Now you know the difference between peanut and groundnut. Peanuts are delicious types of groundnuts, and groundnuts usually refer to multiple oilseed plants that can serve different purposes for both people and animals. Read more: https://www.legit.ng/1190041-difference-peanut-groundnut.html
Ingredients for recipe:
Raw Peanut- hand full, soak for two hours
Toor dal cooked -1/2 cup
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Chili (sambar masala) powder-1/2 tsp
Tamarind extract 2 tsp(optional)
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Urad dal -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves- 2 twigs
Coriander leaves-chopped few to garnish
Soak peanut and cook with chopped onion, green chili, and tomato for a whistle in a pressure cooker.
Pressure cook Toor dal 2 fistfuls for serving 4 people.
Add, salt, turmeric powder, chili powder tamarind extract and both cooked toor dal and peanut vegetable mix with 1/2 cup of water, allow it to boil for 3 minutes ina medium flame add asafoetida.
Finally, season it with the above-mentioned ingredients, garnish with chopped coriander and serve.
Note: Do not add more water the consistency should be thick.
Creamy and yummy Chettinad white kurma is an interesting recipe to serve with Roti, Poori, and Naan, this can be served as a good combination with Cashew or Ghee rice or plain white Idiyappam as party highlighting dish which grabs the curiosity of the audience to taste.
Cauliflower florets- 250 gm blanched
Carrot -1 chopped
Tomato -1 chopped
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
Coconut milk- 1/2 cup or yogurt-1/2 cup
Coriander leaves for garnishing
To season- Ingredient-2:
To grind- Ingredient-3:
Coconut grated 1/2
Black pepper -7
Roasted channa -1 tsp
Grind altogether to a fine paste.
Heat pan with oil season it with the above-mentioned ingredient-2.
Add chopped onion saute till translucent, add ginger garlic paste and garam masala powder.
Add veggies, tomato and salt saute for few minutes until tomato leaves its skin.
Pour water into the sauteed ingredients- 2 cups of water and coconut milk or yogurt, close and cook till the vegetables turn soft.
Finally, add the ground masala paste and cook for few more minutes. Aromatic and flavourful white Kuruma is ready to serve with chopped coriander leaves garnished.
Bringing more captivate recipes has become our focus to grab your attentiveness along with the traditional recipes. Widespread vegetable Cauliflower, with interesting recipes, is liked by all which makes the meal well satisfied. Creamy yogurt curry is toothsome and succulent with the roti, plain cooked rice, bread toast and with any main meal.
Taste: Mild spice, creamy and Aromatic with moderate spices.
Ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon
Tomato -1 big
hili powder-1/4 tsp
Garam masala-1/2 tsp
Coconut milk-1/2 cup
chopped coriander leaves
Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Pepper few corns
Whole cashews- 3 nos
Coconut grated-2 tbsp
grind to a smooth paste.
1. Clean Cauliflower florets,
Add about 2 Tbsp salt per quart warm water to get it nice and salty. Submerge the head, florets down (they float, so a weight to keep it submerged will help). Let sit 5-10 minutes, remove, rinse. The salt in the water helps to kill the bugs and encourage them to let go
Versatile recipes can be made with Eggs. Many of us enjoy cooking egg recipes, easy and stomach filling recipes can be made with less effort. Chettinadcookbook shared many such varieties in cooking with egg, here is another simple recipe to add in, chili egg. Inviting taste and appearance of this chili egg is a good combination with plain cooked rice, roti, puri, naan and parathas. Crunchy Onions, tangy tomato paste and spicy red chili, simply awesome….
Eggs-4, boiled and shell removed, make few slits around each egg.
Onion- 1 big, cut into lengthwise
Tomato paste-2 tbsp
Chili paste -2 tsp,or powder -1 tsp
Vinegar-1/4 tsp optional if you feel to have Tangier
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Heat pan with oil, add chopped onion saute until translucent.
Add curry leaves, tomato paste, chilli paste, turmeric powder and salt, mix well sprinkle little water and cook on low flame for 3 to 5 minutes.
Add boiled eggs into it, stir well and cook for 3 more minutes until it gets coated well.
Yummy, tangy and spicy chilli egg fry is ready to serve.
Ladies finger fry is a wonderful combination with plain cooked rice and sambar. Neither gluey nor sticky, an unbelievable taste which really satisfies your meal.
Mainly children used to avoid this nutritious vegetable because of its gluey nature, even though we have many tips and tricks to reduce its nature we couldn’t satisfy, is accepted. This recipe will be up to your satisfaction.
Ladies finger-500 gram
Tomato -1 medium size
Chili powder-1/2 tsp
Sugar-1/4 tsp (optional, this enriches the taste of the dish and glassy appearance)
Garlic cloves-3, peeled and crushed
Oil -75 ml (shallow fry)
Method to prepare:
Wash and cut Ladies finger to 1 1/2 inch pieces, take a mixing bowl and add Ingredient-2 along with these pieces.Mix well, set aside.
Peel and cut onion lengthwise, tomato into small pieces and make garlic cloves crushed.
Heat oil in a wide pan shallow fry prepared ladies finger to golden yellow.
Fry little by little to have an even fried vegetable.
Drain oil, collect it in a paper towel.
Heat another pan with a tablespoon of oil, season it with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Add crushed garlic to golden fry, now add onion saute for a while till golden brown.
Time to add tomato, salt, sugar and chili powder, saute till tomato leaves its skin.
Finally, add fried ladies finger stir on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Delicious Ladies finger fry is ready to serve.
Most part of the Banana tree is used in our cooking, raw banana, flower, and shoot. We know the complete plant is nutritionally rich and contain numerous medicinal value to consume.
The plantain will only fruit once. After harvesting the fruit, the plantain plant can be cut and the layers peeled (like an onion) to get a cylinder shaped soft shoot. This stem is rich in fiber include banana stem at least weekly once in your lunch and love to have it with rice.
Here are some health benefits of banana stem:
1. For Kidney Stones: Nowadays even doctors recommend including banana stem in the diet, for patients who suffer from gall bladder stones. If you are suffering from gall bladder stones, include banana stem in the diet at least weekly once.
2. For Weight Loss: Banana stem is full of fiber, a cup of a banana stem is very filling and will keep you satiated for a long time. Try to include it in your weight loss plan for fast results 3. Hyper Acidity: Drinking a cup of banana stem juice helps in treating
3. Hyper Acidity: Drinking a cup of banana stem juice helps in treating hyperacidity. You can also have it in empty stomach 4. For
4. For Constipation: Since plantain stem is full of fiber, it will greatly help people who are constipated. If you want to consume it as a juice for treating constipation, make sure not to strain the juice. 5. For Diabetic Patients:
5. For Diabetic Patients: Banana stem is excellent for diabetics, as it does not raise the blood sugar level sharply but drink the juice without straining it to retain the fiber.
6. For Urinary Tract Infections:Banana stem juice is also very effective for treating urinary tract infections. Clears the infection in the urinary track.
Many people don’t use banana stem in their diet because it takes the time to clean and cut the banana stem. But banana stem once cleaned and cut can be soaked in buttermilk. This buttermilk can be consumed by adding a little salt to it.
Method to prepare Poriyal :
It is very simple to prepare in few minutes after chopping. This healthiest dish can be taken with rice and sambar.
Plantain stem (Vazhaithandu)- 500 gram
Turmeric powder optional
Mustard seed-1/2 tsp
Urad dal-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Step:1- Peel the outer layer of the shoot and chop the softer part of the stem into small pieces, drop into the buttermilk mixed water to avoid discoloration, this water can be consumed by adding a little salt in it, peel and chop onion and green chilies.
Step:2- Heat pan with oil and season it with the above mentioned to temper ingredients.
Step: 3- Add chopped onion and green chilies along with the curry leaves.
Step:4- Squeeze or drain water from the chopped plantain stem and drop it into the pan, saute altogether in medium flame until the stem gets soft cooked.(Chopped stem can be steam cooked to add)
Step:4- Finally add salt, pepper powder, and fresh grated coconut to enhance the taste.