Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Poha Uppuma

1.Poha (Beaten Rice)- 2 cups
2.Sliced Onions - 1 no
3.Green Chillies - 3 nos
4.Curry leaves ( chopped) - few
5.Cilatro (chopped) - few
6.Salt - to taste
7.Oil - as reqd

For Tempering:
1.Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
2.Urad dhal - 1 tsp
3.Chana dhal - 1 tsp

1.Clean the poha and Soak it in warm water for 5 minutes , squeeze the water from poha and keep it aside.
2.Heat the Oil in the Wok and season the items under seasoning.
3.Add the sliced onions and saute it well.
4.Add the green chilies and curry leaves.
5.Now add the Poha in this mixture and mis it well.
6.Add the salt .
7.Finally sprinkle the cilantro on the top.
8.Serve the Poha Upma with Mango pickle.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Arachuvitta Sambar

1.Tuvar dhal - 1 cup
2.Tamarind juice(lemon size) - 1 cup
3.Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
4.Sambar powder - 2 tsp
5.Vegetables ( Drumstick ( 2),Brinjals(3)) - cut into small pieces
6.Onion - 1 no
7.Oil - as reqd
8.Salt - to taste

To Roast and Grind:
1.Grated coconut - 4 tbsp
2.Chana dhal - 2 tbsp
3.Urad dhal - 2 tsp
4.Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
5.Red chillies - 3 nos
6.Asafoetida powder - a pinch

For Seasoning:
1.Oil - as reqd
2.Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
3.Curry leaves - few

1.Roast and Grind all the items under grinding.
2.Pressure cook the tuvar dhal with turmeric powder and keep it aside.
3.Heat the pan , mix the tamarind pulp with water,add turmeric powder,sambar powder,salt and vegetables and leave it to boil.
4.After 3 to 4 boils,add the grounded coconut paste to it and leave it to boil for 10 minutes.
5.Now add the cooked tuvar dhal into the boiling tamarind mixture.
6.Heat oil in a pan and season the items for seasoning and pour it into the boiling sambar.
7.Serve the Hot sambar with Hot Rice.


1.Yoghurt(curd) -1 cup
2.Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
3.Salt - to taste
4.Oil - as reqd

For Grinding:
1.Grated Coconut - 4 tbsp
2.Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
3.Jeera - 1/2 tsp
4.Bengal gram - 1 1/2 tbsp
5.Ginger - a small piece
6.Green chillies - 2 nos
7.Raw rice - 1 tbsp

For Seaasoning:
1.Oil - as reqd
2.Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
3.Methi Seeds - 1 tsp
4.Curry leaves - few
5.Red chilly - 1 no.

1.Soak all the grinding ingredients in water for 30 minutes except grated coconut and Ginger.

2.Grind all the ingredients and keep it aside.

3.Take the well beaten Yoghurt in a vessel and add the turmeric powder and salt .

4.Heat the oil in the pan and season all the items under seasoning.

5.Add the grounded mixture into the pan with enough hot water, let it cook well till the raw smell goes off.

6.Keep the fire in low and then pour the yoghurt in to the pan , dont allow to boil keep the fire in simmer for 10 minutes .

7.Serve with hot rice.

Note: I didnt add the vegies in the morkozhambhu, we can also add Okra, white pumpkin, carrot, brinjal.