Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SNAKE GOURD PORIYAL

புடலங்காய் பொரியல்

Ingredients:
Finely sliced snake gourd- 3 cups
Turmeric powder- half sp
Salt to taste
Finely chopped onion- half cup
Finely chopped green chlli-1
Oil-2 tbsps
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Black gram- 1 tsp
Green gram- 2 tbsp
Curry leaves- 1 arc
Chopped coriander- half cup
Shredded coconut- 3 tbsps
Asafotida- half sp
Procedure:
Heat a pan and pour the oil.
When the oil becomes hot add the mustard seeds.
When they splutter, add the black grams and the green grams with the asafetida powder and fry them to slightly brown.
Add the onion with the green chillies, curry leaves and the coriander leaves and fry them slightly with a pinch of salt.
Add the snake gourd pieces with salt.
Cook the vegetable sprinkling water in intervals.
When the vegetable is done and all the water is evaporated, sprinkle the coconut and mix well.

MUTTON KUZHAMBU:

கறிக்குழம்பு
This is one of my mother in law's recipes. In this dish, the fried powder gives a delicious taste.
Ingredients:
Finely sliced onion-2
Finely chopped tomato-3
Ginger paste- 1 tbsp
Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
Chilli powder- 1 ½ tbsp
Coriander powder- 1 ½ tbsp
Turmeric powder- half sp
Mutton pieces- 1 kilo
Cinnamon-2 pieces
Cloves-2
Finely chopped sambar onions-1 cup
Curry leaves- a handful
Chopped coriander leaves-half cup
Salt to taste
Oil- 4 tbsps
Grind the following ingredients in to a paste:
Shredded coconut-2 cups
Peppercorn- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1tsp
Roast the following ingredients in a dry pan to slightly brown and powder them finely.
Raw rice- quarter cup
Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
Procedure:
Heat a pan and pour the oil.
Add the cleaned and washed mutton pieces with the turmeric powder, salt, the ginger garlic paste and 3 cups of water.
When the mutton is almost cooked, add the ground paste with the powders and let it cook for some minutes.
Heat a small pan and add the oil.
Add the cinnamon and the cloves.
When they splutter, add the sambar onions along with the greens and tomato pieces.
Fry them finely until the tomatoes are amshed and the oil floats on top.
Add them to the boiling kuzhambu.
Let the kuzhambu boil for a few minutes.
Lastly sprinkle the powder and mix well.
Cook the kuzhambu on slow fire for 5 minutes.