July 29, 2014

Pottukadalai/Roasted gram Murukku

I had a sudden craving for snack today. Not willing to invest much time to prepare a snack, I was thinking of a recipe which requires very less time. now coming to the recipe, this one is easy and can be done in short time. The number of ingredients you need is also less.

Rice flour - 1 cup
Roasted gram - 1/3 cup
Oil / butter - 2 tbsp
Jeera - 1 tbsp
Hot water - as needed
Salt - to taste
Oil to deep fry


1. Grind the roasted gram to a fine powder.
2. In a broad vessel, take the rice flour, the gram powder, salt, jeera and oil and mix well.
3. By adding the hot water, mix and make it into a lump free dough.
4. Take the idiappam maker, change the mould to any shape you want. I used the star shape one.
5. Fill the maker with dough and start pressing the dough on the back of laddle or on a plastic cover.
6. Heat the oil and start dropping the dough into oil and cook on either side till it becomes golden color.
7. Drain on a paper towel and store in a air tight container once cooled.

Keep the remaining dough covered with wet cloth as it tends to get dry.

July 28, 2014

Simple Vegetable Kuruma

One more recipe to my quick samayal list. This comes handy when you want to make a tasty and quick side dish for roti or paratha. Simple but nutritious too. No more blah blah. Here comes the recipe.

Mixed vegetables - 2 cups (I used beans, carrot, potato and capsicum)
Onion - 1 thinly sliced
Tomato - 1 roughly chopped
Garlic - 5 gloves
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Green chilly - 1 or 2
Sambar / red chilli powder - 2 1 tbsp
Whole spices - bayleaf, saunf, aniseed, cardamom and cloves
Coriander leaves - to garnish
Salt and oil as needed

To grind to a paste:
Cocunut - 2 tbsp
Cashewnuts - 6

  1. Heat oil in a vessel and add the whole spices.
  2. Crush the ginger, garlic and green chilli into a paste
  3. Once the oil gets heated, add the paste and let it cook till the raw smell goes off.
  4. After that add all the vegetables along with onion and tomato and saute for few mins.
  5. Close and cook the vegetables for 10 mins or till its done.
  6. Then add the sambar or chilli powder along with salt and let it cook again for another 10 mins.
  7. Then add the smooth cocunut cashew paste to the vegetables along with water and let it boil for another 5 mins.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves

Egg Roast

This is yet another quick recipe. This comes handy when you have very little time to cook a side dish for rasam/sambar rice. Very simple but tasty one to try.

Eggs - 3
Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Garam masala - 3/4 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
Salt and oil as needed

1. Boil the eggs and let it cook.
2. Once it gets cooked, let it cool and remove the hard shell.
3. Cut the boiled eggs into 2 or 4 slices.
4. In a mixing bowl, mix all the spices, salt with little water into a thick paste.
5. Heat oil in a frying pan. Dip the cut eggs in the masala mix and fry it.
6. Cook till the masala gets cooked. Serve with rasam or sambar rice.

July 19, 2014

Wheat Atta Ladoo

This is a quick and easy to make dessert. When you have guests at home in a short notice, this recipe helps you a lot. This is a simple recipe with very few ingredients.

Wheat atta - 1 cup
Nuts - 1/2 cup any choice
Sugar - 1 cup or less
Ghee - as needed
Elaichi or cardamom - 3 or 4

1. Dry roast the wheat flour on low flame till you get a nice aroma.
2. Powder the sugar and cardamom into a fine powder.
3. Coarsely grind the nuts of your choice and melt the ghee.
4. In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, nuts and sugar and by slowly adding the ghee, roll them into balls.
5. Let the balls stay for a while and serve it.

This is a health snack as well as we add nuts and make it with whole meal atta. Enjoy!!!
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