Friday, June 18, 2010

Olive oil

Hi all..bac after a real long time.

I wanna give an important information i got from my doctor & friends about olive oil.

Olive oil is said to have the greatest exponent of monounsaturated fat.It is a natural juice which preserves the taste,aroma,vitamins & properties of the olive fruit.Olive oil the only vegetable oil that is consumed as it is- fresh from the olive fruit.

Recently i can to know that using olive oil in Indian cooking needs more care,i.e, when u chose olive oil for cooking its better to see the label which says olive oil for frying.Olive oil which is meant for marinating should never be heated.When they are heated it releases toxins & becomes hazardous for health.So next time take care when u choose ur olive oil for cooking.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Milagu (pepper)thokku/Keti milagu kozhambu

We all know that pepper spice is gud for health than the hot taste we get from chillies.Pepper is being used widely by use in our day to day cooking.This milagu kozhambu/thokku is my mother's speciality.I always ask my mom to make it at least once in 2 weeks.

This can be stored in refrigerator for at least a week.This can be mixed with rice & had with vadam as side dish .This is also a gud side dish for curd rice.

This is how my mother makes it

Pepper 1 tsp
Jeera 1 tsp
Toordhal 1tsp
Coriander seeds 3tsp
Red chillies 6-7
Mustard seeds 1/4tsp
Few curry leaves

Tamarind soaked in water i small lemon size
Gingely oil 1/2cup
Turmeric powder 1/4tsp
Salt to taste

Take 2-3 tsp of oil in a kadai & fry all except tamarind & turmeric powder.Cool & grind along with tamarind into fine paste.In a kadai add gingely oil & splutter mustard seeds.When they pop add curry leaves & the ground paste.Add turmeric powder & salt.Allow it to cook & thicken.Always keep it covered as it spills all over.Take of stove when it thickness.

More curry leaves gives it more taste.Have it with hot rice

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ghee kozhukatai

Hi all....iam back after a very long time.Been busy with something or the other sometimes was too lazy to blog.

Thai and aadi(tamil months) are considered very auspicious for goddesses.All the fridays in these 2 months its a tradition followed in our family that we make some sweet or the other & offer to God. Mostly the first Friday of these months we make this ghee kozhukatai & start by praying lord Ga
nesha.This ghee kozhukatai is a hot favorite for all.So we make lot of this kozhukatai so that we ladies who make will get some haha.
This is how we make it..
Grated coconut 1 cup
Jaggery 1cup
Wheat flour 1/2cup
Turmeric powder a pinch
Oil & ghee to deep fry

Mix wheat flour & turmeric powder along with some water to make dough(like chappathi dough).Set aside.In a kadai add the grated coconut & jaggery & mix well until jaggery melts & mixes well with coconut to make the stuffing.Now make very small chappattis & stuff this coconut jaggery mixture in it & close it.

In a kadai heat oil.To this add 2tsp of ghee.When the oil is hot enough slide these kozukatais one by one & fry them until golden brown.