Aloo Baingan / Potato Brinjal curry



Ingredients

Potato                  : 2 
Brinjal                 : 2
Onion                  : 1
Tomato                :1
Chopped Ginger  :  1/4 tsp
Chopped Garlic   : 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder      : 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder  : 1/2 tsp
Salt
Oil
Cumin seeds
Coriander leaves
Turmeric powder


Method


Heat 2 tbsp oil in a heavy bottom pan , add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds .
When it start to crackle add chopped onion and fry.
Peel potato and chop to medium thick slice , add it to the onion.
Wash and chop brinjal  and add.
Add chopped ginger ,garlic and fry
Add turmeric powder , salt and mix well.
Add chopped tomato , mix and cover the pan with a lid and cook on low flame.
Keep stirring in between and cook till almost done.
Add chilli powder, garam masala powder and mix.
Cover again and cook for few minutes.
Finally add coriander leaves , mix and remove from flame.
Serve with Jeera rice or roti.
Enjoy

Maa Vilakku / மாவிளக்கு மாவு



Ingredients

Raw rice               : 1cup
Jaggery                 : 3/4 cup
Cardamom           : 2
Ghee                     : 2 tsp




Method

Wash and soak raw rice for 15 minutes
Drain the water and spread in a clean cloth till the rice becomes dry.
Powder it in a mixie with cardamom.
Add grated jaggery to it and grind it for just few seconds.
Transfer it to a plate , mix well .
Roll it like a ball , slightly press in the middle , add ghee and place cotton wick ( Vilakku Thiri )
Lit the lamp and offer it to the God.