June 17th, 2012

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Dish-A-Day: 05/07/2012 - Dosakaya Podi Pappu Kura / Yellow Squash Masoor Dal Dry Curry

Prologue: Go here.

05/07/2012: Dosakaya Podi Pappu Kura / Yellow Squash Masoor Dal Dry Curry - Had no idea that one can make Dosakaya curry this way too. Although I should have removed some of the seeds as the curry seems to have more seeds now. Next time when I try this curry I have to remember that!



Ingredients:


Yellow Squash / Dosakaya - 1 medium peeled and cut into cubes
Pesarapappu / Moong Dal - a fistful
Coconut Powder (Dry or grated) - 3 tbsps
Green Chilis - 3 to 4 in number chooped finely
Garlic - 2 cloves large chopped
Salt per taste
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Spices: Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp, Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp, Urad Dal 1/4 tsp, Curry leaves a few, Red Chillies a couple broken to small pieces
Oil 2 tsps

Procedure:


1) In a pan heat Oil and add the Spices in the order mentioned.
2) Once the Spices fry well add Turmeric Powder, Garlic and Green Chilis
3) Then add Moong Dal. Stir well and cover with lid to cook on low flame for few mins
4) Now add Dosakaya pieces. Stir well, Cover and cook on low flame until everything cooks well.
5) Add Salt and Coconut Powder, stir well. Simmer for few minutes
6) Serve with Rice or Roti
Cooking

Dish-A-Day: 05/08/2012 - Vegetable Soup

Prologue: Go here.

05/08/2012: Vegetable Soup - I make soups occasionally but never spicier. However, this I made a little spicy for a sick friend who was suffering from sore throat and cough leading to cold that day. Unfortunately could not feed the person who needed it cause the idiot friend was very adamant on staying away from every human contact lest they contracted the cold or cough. Stubborn as ever! **smirking** I enjoyed savoring it though. **evil smirk**

Recipe: Courtesy of my good friend Sruthi.

Chop all the vegetables one would like to have in their soup. I had Carrots, Beans, Onions, Green Peas and Spring Onions in my fridge which I used for soup that day. In a little Oil fry the veggies. Add enough water and bring it to a boil. In a small bowl mix one tbsp of Corn Flour in cold Water and make it a fine paste. Add this to the soup along with Salt, Pepper and Red Chilli Powder. Simmer on low flame for a few minutes. Remove from flame and decorate with sprigs of Cilantro. Serve hot for a wonderful soothing feeling in one's throat.