Vidhu's kitchen

Peanut Chutney - Side dish for Idli / Dosa



Ingredients

Peanuts                             : 1/2  cup
Onion                               : 1
Red chillies                      : 4
Tamarind                          : a small piece
Mustard seeds
Salt
Curry leaves
Oil


Method


Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan , add peanuts & fry until browned.
Remove from flame and let it cool.
Add chopped onion , red chillies, tamarind in the same pan & fry for few minutes.
Remove from flame and let it cool.
Transfer to a mixie jar , add required salt , add little water and grind to a smooth paste.
For tempering , heat 12 tsp oil in a pan, add mustard seeds , curry leaves, red chilly & let them crackle for a second.
Pour the tempering over the chutney and mix well.
Serve with idli / Dosa
Enjoy....


Vella Seedai with Store Bought Rice flour.- Krishna Jayanthi Recipes



Ingredients

Rice flour                            : 1 cup
Jaggery                                : 3/4 cup
Urad dal flour                      : 1 tsp
Butter                                   : 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder               : 14 tsp
Coconut pieces                      : 2 tbsps
Water                                     : 14 cup

Method for urad dal flour

Dry roast urad dal till golden brown on low flame & cool down completely.
Grind to a flour  seive it and keep aside.

Method


Heat a pan , dry roast rice flour on medium flame .
You should be able to draw a line.
Remove from flame and kee paside.
Heat pan with jaggery , add 1/4 cup water and mix.
Boil until it dissolves.
Strain it and boil again.
Reduce the flame , Add rice flour  urad dal flour, coconut pieces  cardamom powder, butter & mix everything well.
let it cool.
Roll them into small balls.
Heat oil & slowly drop the balls and fry in low flame ( else it will not get cooked inside) till golden brown.
Drain in kitchen towel and let it cool.
Store it in an air tight container.
Enjoy









Instant Wheat flour Appam



Ingredients 

Wheat flour                : 1 cup
Rice flour                   : 3/4 cup
Jaggery                      ; 3/4 cup
Grated coconut          : 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder    : 1/2 tsp
Water                          :  2 & 1/2 cups



Method

Take a bowl , add wheat flour  rice flour  coconut jaggery , cardamom powder & mix well
Add 2&1//2 cups water  mix well without any lumps.
The consistency should be like dosa batter.
Heat oil in frying pan , pour a ladle of batter and fry on medium heat flame until golden brown on both sides.
Drain the excess oil & serve hot.
Enjoy !!


Ven Pongal - Method 2



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Ingredients

Raw rice               ; 1 cup
Moong dal           : 1/4 cup
Ghee                    : 3 tbsp
Chopped ginger   : 14 tsp
Cashews               : 10
Cumin seeds         : 3/4 tbsp
Pepper                   : 3/4 tbsp
Curry leaves  
Salt
Asafoetida


Method

Wash rice and dal together and pressure cook with salt for 6 whistles.
Open the pressure cooker and mash the cooked rice well.
Add cumin seeds , pepper  asafotida .
Heat 3 tbsps ghee , add chopped ginger cashews curry leaves  fry on low flame till cashew turns golden brown.
Pour over the cooked rice - dal mixture & mix everything well.
Serve hot with chutney, sambar and Urad dal vada.