Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Masala Red Rice Dal Dosa/Gluten Free Masala Dal Dosa

Idlies and dosas, both are the typical South Indian breakfast which have their own place in every houses. Masala dosa is one among the most favourite dish of my family, whenever we go to Indian restaurant, my kids wont hesitate a second to order masala dosas as they are crazy fan of this dish. Though dishing out masala dosa is not a big task to prepare at home,dunno why am very rare to make them at home. Masala dosa has its origins in Tuluva Mangalorean cuisine. Dosa when stuffed with spicy potato masala served with chutneys and sambar makes this delightful breakfast dish. Masala dosas is quite popular in South India, however it can be found in all part of the country and also around the world. However preparation of masala dosas do varies from city to city. Masala dosas can be prepared in two ways, usually masala dosas are stuffed with potato masala while Mysore masala dosa is stuffed with potato masala however red chutney with red chillies ,onion and garlic is applied inside the dosa before stuffing.

Masala Red RIce Dal Dosa, Gluten Free Masala Red rice dosa

Vegan Radish Greens Channadal Kootu

Radish greens are the green leaves on stalks on top of the root vegetable  aka the radish . Radish is an extremely popular vegetable in the world. Different parts of the plant, including the seeds, sprouts, and leaves, can be used both in culinary applications and traditional medical treatments. In some parts of the world, radishes are actually cultivated specifically for their leaves, as they continue to grow while the root develops.These radish greens have a peppery, earthen taste, making them an interesting addition to any salad and they can also be added to sandwiches or even boiled down and salted for a great side dish. These leaves contain much higher concentrations of certain nutrients than the vegetable itself, so if you are one of the countless people who simply throw away radish greens, change your ways and add this nutritious new food to your diet.

Radish Green Kootu, Channadal Greens Kootu

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Steamed Black-eyed Peas Dumpling in Tangy Gravy/Kaaramani Urundai Kuzhambu

Black-eyed peas, which i fondly call as Kaaramani is one of the protein rich legumes aka beans which have loads of nutritious content in it. Do you know just a cup of Black eyed peas have 20% of daily value of magnesium, calcium and iron. Yes if you are vegetarian, dont forget to add this beans quite often in your diet. Also a cup of cooked black-eyed peas have 160 calories with interesting fiber in it. Black eyed peas is one of my most favourite legumes after Red kidney beans,obviously my pantry will always have this. South Indians makes a lipsmacking tangy dish with steamed dal dumplings dunked in a spicy tamarind gravy. Its quite a popular dish and we call it as Paruppu urundai kuzhambu. Highly rich in protein, this dish is often prepared at home whenever we feel like having something tangy and protein rich food for our meal. Since i want to give a twist to the usual Paruppu Urundai kuzhambu, i replaced the toordal dumplings with steam cooked black-eyed peas dumplings.. Trust me this dish is just prefect to enjoy with hot steaming rice and papads.

Black eyed peas Dumplings Kuzhambu, Karamani Urundai Kuzhambu

Gujarati Dal Vada/Moongdal Wada/Gujarati na Daal Vada

If you love deep fried beauties for your evening snacks, you should definitely give a try to this gluten free vadas. Actually Gujarati na Daal vada are quite a famous street food as they are sold by street vendors. Though this dal vada is known very much as tea time snacks during monsoon days, this dal vada got its origin from Ahmedabad where these crispy fritters are easily available in tea shops and many public stations. Gujarati dal vada is prominently prepared with either split yellow moongdals or else split green moongdals, yes this vada is completely prepared with just moongdal. However if you look for dal vada in other parts of India, most of the dal vadas calls for channa dal which is not needed for dishing out this crispy moongdal loaded Gujarati vadas.

Moongdal Vada, Dal wada