December 18th, 2012

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Dish-A-Day: 10/12/2012 - Sorakaya (Lauki / Bottle Gourd) Rasam

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10/12/2012: Sorakaya (Lauki / Bottle Gourd) Rasam - Rasam with Bottle Gourd was something that I had never knew was made. Came across this recipe while googling for something else. A little too many ingredients but it did turn out well. And I think I would have liked it more if it was little less spicier. Ya ya ya ya, I am an Andhrite who cant eat spicy food. Call me crazy. **wicked grin**


10122012 - Sorakaya Rasam

Recipe:
1) Peel and chop 1 medium Bottle Gourd into bite size pieces.
2) In a pan heat 2 tsps Oil. Add 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds, 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds, 1/4 tsp Chana Dal, 1/4 tsp Urad Dal, a few pieces of Red Chilis, a few Methi Seeds and pinch of Turmeric.
3) Once the spices heat, add 2 medium Green Chilis chopped finely, 1 medium Onion chopped finely and saute till the Onions become transparent.
4) Add the chopped Bottle Gourd pieces and cool under medium flame till the pieces turn tender.
5) Add Salt per taste, 1 tsp Coriander Powder, 1 tsp Rasam Powder, Sugar per taste and 1/2 cup of Tamarind Water.
6) Add Water if needed. Bring the contents to a boil.
7) Remove from flame and let it cool.
8) Garnish with a few sprigs of Cilantro before serving with Rice.
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Dish-A-Day: 10/13/2012 - Sorakaya Pulusu Kura / Bottle Gourd Gravy Curry

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10/13/2012: Sorakaya Pulusu Kura / Bottle Gourd Gravy Curry - Similar recipe to the
Sorakaya Rasam. However only difference is that I did not use Coriander Powder and Rasam Powder. Also I did not add additional Water, just the Tamarind water was enough for the gravy I needed for the curry. This would go well with Rice as well as Roti.

10132012 - Sorakaya Pulusu Kura
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Dish-A-Day: 10/14/2012 - Yard Long Beans Curry

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10/14/2012: Yard Long Beans Curry - I used to see these Long and Thin Beans that are almost a yard in length at the Indian Grocery store I frequent to. Was not sure what to cook with them and how to. However, I do make the regular Beans into a spicy curry in South Indian style. So I thought why not use the same recipe for the same. End result was definitely yummy!

10142012 - Yard Long Beans Curry South Indian Style

Recipe:


1) Wash and cut one bunch of Yard Long Beans into one inch long pieces.
2) Pressure cook them with enough water upto three whistles.
3) In a pan heat 2 tsps of Oil. Add 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds, 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds, 1 medium Onion chopped finely and a pinch of Turmeric.
4) Saute till Onions are translucent. Add 1 medium Tomato chopped finely, 2 tsps of Coconut Powder, a few Methi Leaves and 1/2 cup Milk.
5) Stir well and cook till Tomatoes are cooked. Add the cooked Yard Long Beans, Salt per taste, Red Chili Powder per taste and 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder.
6) Stir and cook on low flame. If needed add 1/4 cup Water.
7) Simmer till the veggies are tender.
6) Remove from flame. Serve with Rice or Roti.
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Dish-A-Day: 10/17/2012 - Masala Dal

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10/17/2012: Masala Dal - On days when I am down or have fever or just lazy this is one of the dishes that I make and prefer to eat. Easy recipe, takes away the dreariness with its spices and clears my mind with the flavors.

10172012 - Masala Dal

Recipe:
1) In a pressure cooker, cook 1/2 cup Moong Dal, 1/2 cup Black Gram Dal and 1/2 cup Toor Dal with 3.5 cups of Water upto 4 whistles.
2) Let the pressure get off before removing the whistle.
3) In a pan, heat 2 tsps of Oil. Add 1 medium Onion chopped finely and saute till they are translucent.
4) Add 1 medium Tomato chopped finely and cook for few minutes.
5) Now add the cooked Dals, 1 tsp Coriander Powder, 1 tsp Garam Masala, Red Chili Powder per taste and Salt per taste.
6) Stir well and cook on low flame for 5 minutes. Add Water if needed.
7) Remove from flame and garnish with few sprigs of Cilantro leaves.
8) Serve hot with Rice or Roti.