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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Crunchy Spicy Corn Fritters / Corn Appetizer

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 Crunchy Spicy Corn Fritters:
Spicy Corn Fritters is a real treat with amazing taste. This is always an instant hit when entertaining or as a evening snack with tea. You can use fresh corn kernels or frozen ones, but my choice is for fresh sweet kernels.
This delicious fritters are made with besan flour and kernel corn. It takes only minutes together to prepare this fritter batter. It tastes zesty and awesome,  by serving it hot with a selection of chutneys or tomato ketchup…!
Try out this scrumptious corn appetizer..;)
Ingredients:
·         Corn kernels                                          - 1 cup
·         Gram flour / chick pea flour / besan flour  - 1 cup
·         Rice flour                                               - ½ cup
·         Red chilly pwd                                       - 1 tsp
·         Ginger                                                    -  small piece
·         Cumin pwd                                            - 1 tsp
·         Turmeric pwd                                         - ¼ tsp
·         Garam masala pwd                                 -  ½ tsp
·         Onion                                                    - 1
·         Green chilly                                           - 1 or 2
·         Oil to fry
·         Salt to taste
·         Freshly chopped coriander leaves
Method:
1.     Take fresh corn kernels in a bowl.
2.     Add little water and cook until it is tender.
3.     Drain and reserve.
4.     If you are using frozen corn kernels, microwave it for 3 minutes.
5.     In a mixing bowl, add gram flour, rice flour, red chilly pwd, grated ginger, cumin pwd, turmeric pwd, salt and garam masala pwd.
6.     Chop onion to fine slices and slit green chilly to small pieces.
7.     Add this to the bowl, add cooked kernels and freshly chopped coriander leaves.
8.     Combine well. Add little water to form a thick batter.
9.     Heat oil in a fry pan.
10.  Take a lemon sized ball out of the batter, pat it flat.
11.  Drop it in hot oil.
12.  Deep fry until it is golden brown on all sides.
13.  Drain and place in kitchen tissue.
14.  Serve hot with tomato sauce or any chutneys...:)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Roasted Gram Jaggery Ladoo: ( Fried gram dal Ladoo / Pottukadalai Urundai )

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Roasted Gram Jaggery Ladoo: 
( Fried gram dal Ladoo  /   Pottukadalai Urundai )

Fried Gram Dal Ladoo is one of the quickest and healthiest snacks to prepare. It is loaded with iron and protein contents. This is my favorite, since childhood and am glad in preparing this for my kids today...!  

This traditional and mouthwatering South Indian sweet tingles our taste buds as it  really tastes yummy..!

Hope you will enjoy this easy recipe for sure..!

Ingredients:
·         Roasted gram dal/  fried gram / pottukadalai          - 2 cups
·         Jaggery                                                             - 2 cups
·         Cardamom pwd                                                  - ½ tsp
·         Ghee                                                                - 1 tsp

Method:



1.     Take a heavy bottomed pan.
2.     Add jaagery powdered and little water.
3.     Heat it with stirring, till  the jaggery turns to thick syrup consistency.
4.     Now add fried gram, cardamom pwd and ghee.
5.     Combine well.
6.     Turn off the flame and set aside for 5 minutes.
7.     Shape into small round balls.


8.     Healthy and delicious ladoo ready to give a taste...:)





Hugs n Smiles,
Jay

Monday, May 23, 2011

Avarakai Poriyal / Broad Beans Fry / Indian Beans Fry

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Avarakai Poriyal :  ( Broad Beans Fry )

Broad Beans Fry  is a simple every day South Indian Vegetable recipe. This is easy to prepare and makes a glorious side dish for all rice meals. 

Even though, I m not a big fan of this vegetable, I like this poriyal in my mother’s tinge...!
In this recipe, the broad beans is cooked with spicy ingredients and curry leaves.

Enjoy the palatable taste of this delicious fry..:)
Ingredients:
·         Avarakai / Broad beans / Indian beans     - ¼ kg
·         Oil                                                        - 2 tsp
·         Onion                                                    - 1
·         Tomato                                                 - 1
·         Garlic                                                    - 4 pods
·         Mustard                                                - ¼ tsp
·         Cumin                                                   - ½ tsp
·         Red chilly                                              - 1 or 2
·         Asafetida                                               - a pinch
·         Curry leaves                                          -  a few
·         Turmeric pwd                                         - ¼ tsp
·         Red chilly pwd                                       - 1 tbsp
·         Coriander pwd                                        - ½ tbsp
·         Salt to taste

Method:

1.     Wash and slice  avarakai to small pieces.
2.     Heat oil in a fry pan.
3.     Temper with mustard, cumin seeds, red chilly, asafefita and curry leaves.
4.     Add chopped onion and fry till it turns soft.
5.     Add chopped garlic pieces and sauté for few seconds.
6.     Add chopped tomato pieces and fry.
7.     Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, coriander pwd, salt and combine.
8.     Add sliced broad beans and stir, until it is soft.
9.     Add ¼ cup water and close with a lid, till the beans cook.
10.  Keep the flame in simmer and drizzle a tsp of oil to sides.
11.  Stir and let it remain for 2 to 3 mins.



12.  Serve  with hot steamed rice,  dal spinach, rasam and crispy chips...:)