Nendran Golden Fry

Nendran Golden Fry:

Raw Banana Nendran sauteed with some mild spices to make a wonderful side dish for your main meal, plain cooked rice, dal and rasam with this fry will be amazing taste. Easy to cook healthy to eat.

The Nendran  Banana variety has a wonderful-unique taste and texture and can be used in many different ways, apart from steaming and making chips.

Ingredients:

Raw Banana Nendran-1

Onion -1

Tomato 1 optional

Salt-1/2 tsp

Chilli powder-1/2 tsp

Garlic 3 pods(crushed)

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Oil- 2 tbsp

Method:

Slice banana toa medium thick slices.

Heat pan with oil, add few fennel seeds.

Add crushed garlic to the oil, now add long chopped onion to it, saute well until translucent.

Add sliced banana and curry leaves, sprinkle some salt, turmeric and chilli powder.

Smear some water and cook till it gets roasted. Golden banana saute is ready to serve in few minutes of effort.

 

 

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Sweet Potato Pepper Roast

Sweet Potato Pepper Roast:

Simply takes no time to cook this wonderful dish.

Wash Potato no need to peel its skin, just prepare it to gain the complete nutrient value. Round cut sweet Potato. Steam cook for 3 minutes.

Heat pan 1 tables spoon of coconut oil and season it with mustard, red chili 2nos, and curry leaves.

Add the partially cooked sweet potato and fry in low fire, add salt, and crushed pepper, roast it in low flame for 5 to 10 minutes.

roasted sweet potato goes well with plain cooked rice and sambar.

Ivy Gourd/ Kovakka Varuval

Ivy Gourd/ Kovakka Varuval:

Inviting taste of this Ivy gourd Varuval is a good companion with plain cooked rice and sambar or stuff in the roti, roll and serve. Simple recipe with fewer ingredients, really you will enjoy the unique taste of this garlic flavored varuval. Many of us do not know the health benefits of Ivy gourd learn more from,

https://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/ivy-gourd/

Ivy gourd, with its nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants help in strengthening the nervous system. Ivy gourd help in dealing with numerous nervous related problems

Ingredients:

Ivy gourd-500 gram serves 4 people

To grind:

Chili powder-1 tsp

Salt- 3/4 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Garlic-5 pods

Tomato- 1 small

Cumin-1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp

Method:

1.Clean and cut Ivy gourd to thin lengthwise slices.

2.Grind all the above ‘To grind ingredients” to a smooth paste.

3.Heat pan with 1 tablespoon of oil, fry kovakkai for 3 minutes.

4.Add ground masala paste to it mix well, sprinkle half cup water, close and cook for 5 minutes till it becomes soft.

5. Fry until the water evaporates.

Aromatic kovakkai varuval is ready to serve.

IIvy Gourd/ Kovakka Varuval
IIvy Gourd/ Kovakka Varuval

 

 

Ladies finger fry/ Vendakkai Varuval

Ladies finger fry:

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 fry/ Vendakkai Varuval
Ladies finger fry/ Vendakkai Varuval

Ingredients-1:

Ladies finger-500 gram

Onion-1 big

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)

Ingredient-2

Salt

Turmeric powder

Yoghurt-2 tbsp

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.

 

 

 

 

Beans Thovattal / Stir fry

Beans Thovattal / Stir fry:

South Indian traditional meal consists of plain cooked rice, sambar, rasam with the repertoire of vegetables which includes a mild and spicy combination of vegetables.One of such vegetable is mild flavoured beans thovattal, or stir fry with dal and coconut.

Beans Thovattal / Stir fry
Beans Thovattal / Stir fry

Ingredients:

Beans-200 gms

Onion-1 peeled and chopped

Curry leaves-1 twig

Toor dal boiled-1/2 cup

salt-1/4 tsp

To Temper:

Oil-3 tsp

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Urad dal – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli-2 nos

Method to prepare:

Boil Toor dal with little turmeric powder to 3/4 th boiled not fully mashed, it should be in blooming stage.

Wash and remove strings on either side of beans cut into very small pieces.

Peel and chop onion.

Heat pan with oil and temper with the above mentioned “To Temper” ingredients.

Add chopped onion, saute for a while, add chopped beans and saute until it gets cooked partially. sprinkle some water if needs.

Add salt and boiled toor dal stir for a minute or two.

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Finally, add grated coconut, mix and serve with plain cooked rice and sambar.

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Avarakkai / Flat Beans stir fry

Avarakkai / Broad Beans stir fry :

Avarakkai stir fry mild and tasty vegetable, easy to prepare and healthy to feed. Broad beans which contain wonderful and amazing health benefits.It has the nutritional facts present in edible gold flake, my mother used to say “Thanga sathu” present in Avarakkai.

Broad beans are an excellent vegetable source of protein and fiber. This may be a winning combination for weight loss.

Most beans, including broad beans, are good sources of iron.

It’s so essential for the growth and development of new cells that it helps prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord when taken before and during early pregnancy.

These beans to a provide a boost of protein, fiber, potassium and energy-providing B vitamins.

Avarakkai /Flat Beans stir fry
Avarakkai / broad Beans stir fry

Ingredients:

Broad beans-200 gms serves 3  people

Onion-1 chopped

green chillies-2 nps

Salt-1/2 tsp

Masala powder-1/2 tsp

Coconut-2 tsp grated

To temper:

Oil-2 tsp

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Urad dal-1 tsp

Curry leaves

Method:

Wash and cut broad beans to thin pieces, chop Onion and green chilies.

Heat pan with oil and add “To temper” ingredients.

Add chopped onion, green chilies, and curry leaves, saute for 1 minute.

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Add cut beans saute till it shrinks slightly, approximately 1 minute.

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Sprinkle 1/4 cup of water, add salt and masala powder, close and cook for 5 minutes or until the beans become soft cooked.

Add grated coconut and stir-fry for a minute and serve with cooked rice and sambar.

 

 

 

Carrot Thovattal/Stir fry

Carrot Thovattal/Stir fry:

Carrot Thovattal is a power food which brings you load of power to your health and beauty.Done just in few minutes with less effort and with out any loss of nutritious present in it,grated Coconut added to  intensify the taste of Carrot Thovattal.Even half cooked Moong dal can be added in this to give some protein to the health.

Carrot Thovattal is a tasty vegetable combination with Plain cooked Rice and with any Sambar, or make stuff inside Chappathi and roll it,this can be spread on dosa to make it colourful and healthy.

 

Carrot Stir fry
Carrot Stir fry

Interesting information about Colourful Carrots:

We know that wonderful food supplement for vitamin A pills is this colourful Carrots,with this orange crunchy vegetable you get vitamin A and a host of other powerful health benefits including beautiful skin.

It Improves vision,Slows down ageing ,Promotes healthier skin,Helps prevent infection,Cleanses the body promotes healthier skin.

Carrots are used as an inexpensive and very convenient facial mask.

Carrots helps in Cancer prevention, and anti-ageing,heart disease,Protects teeth and gums,Prevents even stroke and many more benefits can be acquired from eating Carrots.

Cooking the carrots, or pureeing or juicing them increases the availability of carotenes by 600 percent.Carrots are the second most popular type of vegetable after potatoes.There are over 100 species of carrots.

Ingredients:

Carrot-1/4 kg serves-3 person

Onion-1

Curry leaves-2 twigs

Salt-1/2 tsp

Sambar masala powder-1/2 tsp

Green chillies-2 nos

Grated Coconut-1 tbsp

To temper:

Oil-2 tsp

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Urad dal-1 tsp

Cumin-1/4 tsp optional

Preparation:

Grate Carrots in medium thin scrapper.

Heat pan with oil season it, with the above mentioned Ingredients.

Add Cut Onion,Green chillies and Curry leaves,saute well until onion gets transparent.

Add grated Carrot stir well ,add Salt and Masala powder, cook in low flame, no need to sprinkle water.

Stir well until carrot gets cooked soft,now add grated coconut stir for 1 more minute and switch off the flame.

Serve with rice or stuff inside Chappathi and roll it,this can be spread on dosa to make it colourful and healthy.