Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Full meals

Weekend i always make full meals.It will mostly be a grand lunch most of the weekends.This week end i made 2 side dishes,sambar & rasam.

Here is the menu
Vengaya sambar
Vegetable rasam

Pavakai(Bitter gourd) sweet kai

Beans Usuli
Rice apalam
Curd
Rice




In India majority of the family have this for breakfast.Elders at home mos
tly will have only this for their meals.

Now to the recipe
Vengaya sambar
Ingredients

Pearl onions 1 cup
tamarind juice 1big cup
turmeric powder 1/4tsp
sambar powder 2-3 tsp
pinch of hing

salt to taste
oil 2-3 tsp
jeera 1/4 tsp

mustard seeds 1/4tsp
Red chilli 1
coconut shredded 1/4cup
cooked toor dhal 1cup

In a kadai add oil & splutter mustard seeds & jeera.When they start to pop add red chilli &onions & saute.Add the tamarind juice.Now add turmeric powder,sambar powder,salt & hing.Allow it to cook untill
the raw smell of the tamarind juice goes.When done add the cooked toor dhal.Grind coconut & add to the sambar.Boil & take off stove.


vegetable rasam
Ingredients
cooked toor dhal 1 cup

tamarind juice 1cup (diluted)
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
pinch of hing

garlic 5 pods
red chillies 3
jeera 1 tsp

oil 3 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/4tsp
vegetables 1cup(i used carrots,beans,peas & cauliflower)
Tomato 1 chopped

Grind garlic,jeera & red chillies.In a bowl
mix cooked dhal,tamarind juice,turmeric powder,hing & salt.Cut vegetables into small cubes & cook separately. In a kadai add oil & pop mustard seeds.Then add the ground garlic paste & saute.Now add the tamarind mix,tomato & vegetables.Allow them to cook till the raw smell of the tamarind goes.Vegetable rasam is ready.

Pavakai sweet kai

Pavakai 1cup(chopped)
Onion 1
red chilli powder 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1/4tsp
jaggery 2 tsp
tamarind juice 1/2cup
salt to taste
oil 2 tsp
mustard seeds 1/4tsp


In a kadai add oil & splutter mustard seeds.Now add chopped onions & saute.
Add cut pavakai & mix well.Now add tamarind juice,chilli powder,turmeric powder & salt.Mix well,cover & cook.When pavakai cooks add jaggery & mix well.Sweet,sour & tangy pavakai is ready.

U can find beans paruppu usuli here.
Our meals is complete with rice applam finishing with curd rice.Our dessert was store bought ice cream.

Iam sending this to Deesha for her to try if she wishes as a part of her "South Indies" , a fun concept to try south Indian dishes and post.




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