Friday, December 17, 2010

Gummadikaya Kura ( Pumpkin Curry)

 Ingredients : 

 Pumpkin – 2cups(peeled and cubed)
 Tomato – 1 Big (chopped)
 Onion - 1 Big (chopped)
 Green chillies – 2 slit
 Red chilli powder – 1/2tsp
 Turmeric powder – 1/4tsp
 Coriander(dhania) powder – 1 tsp
 Oil – 3 tsp
 Urad dal – 1 tsp
 Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
 Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
 Red chiilies – 2
 Garlic cloves 3 crushed
 Curry leaves – 10
 Coriander leaves for garnishing
 Salt to taste

Preparation :
  • Heat 3 tsp of oil in a pan. Add the mustard  seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add urad dal, cumin seeds, dry red chillies, garlic and curry leaves and fry till golden brown.
  • Add the chopped onions, green chillies and fry them till transparent.
  • Now to this add 2 cups of cubed pumpkins, turmeric and salt and let it cook covered on low heat  for 10 min.
  • Add  chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder, coriander powder and mix well and cook for 5 min.
  • Add 1/2cup water,  cover and cook on medium heat till pumpkin is soft and cooked.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with rice or rotis.

Perugu Pachadi (yogurt chutney)

Ingredients :

1 thinly sliced onion
1 1/2 cups curd (yogurt)
salt to taste

For seasoning/poppu/tadka:
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp minappa pappu  (urad dal)
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1 chopped green chilli
8-10 fresh curry leaves
1-2 dry red chillies 
1/4 tsp of turmeric pwd
pinch of hing/asafoetida (optional)

Preparation :

1. Beat the curd till smooth. Combine sliced onion and salt and keep aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan. Add  urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them pop,  Add the curry leaves, red chillis, green chilli turmeric pwd and asafoetida and toss for a few seconds.
3. Combine the mixture with the beaten curd and serve with rice or rotis.


Ingredients :

2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Preparation :
1. Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in large bowl with hand beater until fluffy.  
2. Mix in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth. Don't over mix. 
3. Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot with cream and fruits.
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