Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Kempu Chutney

Kempu chutney (basically means red chutney)

My mom makes a lot of of variety of chutneys and this one has been my personal favorite. goes well with rice idlis.

Toor dal (togari bele) - 1/2 cup
Channa dal (kadale bele) - 1/2 cup
Red chillis - 15 - 20
Coconut - scraped 1 cup
tamarind juice - 3 tbsp [1 soak 1 lemeon sized tamaring ball in 1/2 cup cold water for 15 mins and use the entire content]
Oil - 1/2 tbsp

Heat a pan.
Fry the dal (without oil) till the dal starts turning golden in color [ you get the nice smell of dal roasting]
remove it from flame
Add the oil to the same pan and fry the red chillis.
when they start changing color remove from flame
Now grind the fried dal and red chillis along with all the ingredients.

If required give a tadka of mustad and chilli.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Nipittu Masala

Nipittu Masala

I saw the "churmuri gaadi" guy prepare this once in Mysore... Those guys really get wonderful ideas for preparing snacks :) Recently I saw one gaadiwala prepare sev puri (which tasted entirely differnt from the one you get from the paani puri vendor) need to ask him for the recipie if I see him ever again!! I was telling one of my collegues about these fast and easy snacks so this one is for you srijith will upload "raja masala" soon :)

For those who do not know nipittu.. This is how it looks.. You can buy this in any "hot chips" shop. Or there is a very good recipie for making nipittu at home by ruchi

Nipittu - 10 - 15 (you can get these in any hot chips shop)
Onion - 1 finely chopped
carrots - 1 grated
cucumber - 1 small finely chopped
lemon - 1
coriander - finely chopped 1tbsp
red chilli powder - 1 tsp
oil - 1 tsp

mash the nipittu into pieces (broken into medium sized pieces)
mix all the other stuff in a vessel.
Add the mashed nipittu
serve :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tomato chutney

This is how my darling bro makes tomato chutney!!! Frankly by seeing the way he was preparing it in my kitchen I did not think it would taste soo goodd :)

Tomatos - 2 cubed
onion - 1 sliced
red chilli powder - 2 tsp
turmeric - 1 tsp
mustard - 1 tsp
curry leaves - 1 sprig
red chili - 2


Heat oil in a pan. Fry tomatos till they become light pinkish..
Add the tomatos and fry for 2 mins on med flame
Add the turmeric, salt and red chilli powder and fry till the tomato is completely cooked
Remove from flame and allow it to cool
Grind it into fine puree

Heat 1 tsp oil. Add mustard
When it splutters add the red chillis and curry leaves
now put the chutney into it and cook on low flame for 1 min

Serve with Dosa :)

Paneer Corn Subzi

Paneer Corn Subzi

Not able to upload any photos :(


paneer - 1 1/2 cup cut into 1/2" cubes
corn -1 cup
capsicum - sliced 2
jeera - 1 tsp
green chillis - chopped finely - 1 1/2 tsp
hing - 1 pinch
ginger - grated - 1tsp
sugar - 1 pinch
coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped


Puree the corn in 1/2 cup of water into fine paste and keep aside (If frozen thaw the corn first you can aslo put the corn in boiling water and boil for 2 mins on high before making puree)

Heat 2tbsp oil and fry the paneer and capsicum till paneer becomes lightly brown. remove from flame and keep aside

Heat 1 tbsp oil in the same pan and add jeera and hing

When the jeera starts to splutter add green chillis and ginger.. saute for few seconds and add pureed corn

Add 1 1/2 cup water, sugar and salt boil (if you like more spice then add 1 tsp red chilli powder now)

Add the sauted capsicum and paneer and keep on low flame for about 1 min

Garnish with coriander