Sunday, 24 January 2016

Cluster beans poriyal

cluster beans - 150 gm
onion sliced - 1
oil- 2-3 tsp
mustard & urad dal - each half tsp
broken dry red chilli - 1
curry leaves - few
salt - to taste.

to grind :
2-3 tbsp grated coconut
1/4 tsp turmeric powder,
1/2 tsp - jeera
red chilli - 2
garlic clove  medium  - 2

Steps to follow:

Rinse and remove edges. now finely cut into small pieces.Cook with little water  and salt, if any water left drain it.
In a pan heat oil add mustard and urad dal, red chilli, curry leaves, when it splutters add onion and saute well.
Then add ground paste mix well.
Add the cooked cluster beans.Add salt to taste.
Stir well and sim the fire.Leave for 1-2 minutes till the raw smell goes.switch off the stove.

Now cluster beans poriyal is ready to serve.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Broccoli stir fry

Broccoli (small)- 300 gm
chopped onion - 1
grated coconut - 2-3 tbsp
oil - 1 tbsp
mustard and urad dal - each 1/2 tsp
salt - to taste

for the masala:
roast and grind:
oil - 1tsp
2-3 dry red chilli
urad dal -  1 tsp
cumin and fennel seeds - each 1/2 tsp
garlic cloves - 2
Cool and grind it to paste.

Steps to follow:
Cut broccoli into small pieces and also its stem, rinse and drain it.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, add mustard and urad dal,when it splutters add chopped onion. Saute well.
Then add broccoli and salt to taste.Close and cook for 2 minutes.

Add ground paste and mix well.Sprinkle some water and cook till done.
Then add 2 tbsp grated coconut ,mix well and switch off.
That' s all.It is really delicious, you can have with chappathi, rice or bread.