Saturday, August 25, 2007

Pudalangai puttu/Snake gourd puttu

This recipe is loved by every one in my family!! when sunitha announced this month's event I thought of all dishes which has cumin as major spice and this dish instantly came to my mind.

1. Snake gourd -4
2. Onion -3
3. Red Chillies -4
4. Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
5. Garlic – 15 pods
6. Salt – as per the requirement
7. Channa dhal – ¾ cup
8. Curry leaves
9. Oil – as per the requirement

Soak the channa dhal for one hour. Grind the channa dhal with cumin seeds ,red chillies ,garlic pods and salt .
Chop the onions, snake gourd . Heat oil in a pan and sauté onion and curry leaves. After sometime put the snake gourd and sauté thoroughly. No need to put salt in this since salt has already been put in the channa dhal paste. Then put the ground paste and let it cook in medium flame. Oil can be poured generously to enhance the taste while sautéing.

This is my entry for 'Think Spice -Cumin'

Friday, August 17, 2007

Bread with Coconut milk!

This one is again a favorite of mine which was intoduced by my grand father. This recipe can be done in a short time.

1. Bread 10 slices
2. Coconut milk – 2 cups
3. Sugar as per the requirement

Cut the bread slices into pieces. Pour the coconut milk and add sugar. Keep refrigerated for fifteen minutes and serve! It will taste delicious.