Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Chettinad Prawn Thokku/Chettinad Eral Thokku/Chettinad Prawn Masala

Chettinad cuisine is one of most popular cuisine of Tamilnadu and this cuisine is somehow very close to my heart. Yes Pondicherrian cuisines have chettinad touch in their cooking style. Obviously some of the Pondicherrian traditional dishes ressembles quite like Chettinad cuisine. Our seafoods curries to vegetable pirattals, i can list out many of Pondicherrian dishes which sounds almost like Chettinad dishes. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Indian Regional dishes, after a lipsmacking Punjabi dhabba style Egg curry, my today's post goes for a delicious sea food thokku aka Prawn thokku. This dish was sitting in my draft post for more than two years and dunno why i kept on postponing to publish this dish in my blog. Late but not least, this week's theme was a prefect one to write this dish and publish. Been a Pondicherrian, seafoods are my weakness. Actually i cant survive more than a week without seafoods. Obviously i cook many different dishes with seafoods, though my space have less seafoods dishes. However am planning to post some seafoods friendly dishes once a while to please some non vegetarian followers of my space..

Chettinad Prawn Masala, Spicy Prawn Thokku, Eral Thokku