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Dec 1, 2017

501: Indian Style Spicy Apricot Chutney


Chutneys can be made with several vegetables and fruits and each one have a unique taste. There are many types of chutney that are prepared in the Indian cuisine. The taste of Indian chutneys range from sweet to tangy and sometimes fiery spicy. Madappalli  bring to you a Apricot  chutney and make your meal all the more interesting.

Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of pro-vitamin A carotenoids), and a good source of vitamin C, copper, dietary fiber and potassium .

Apricot chutney  is a very quick recipe which can be prepared in just 10 minutes. They are mixed with spices like red chilli powder, Pickle Masalas ,Sugar and salt are added to prepare the lip-smacking side dish.

Serves:                1 small bowl
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time:       10 minutes

Ingredients

Big Apricots (Chopped)
4 Nos.
Pickle Masala/ Red chili Powder
2 Tablespoon
Turmeric  Powder
½  Teaspoon
Asafetida Powder
1 Teaspoon
Salt
To Taste
Oil
2 Table Spoon
Mustard Seeds
1 Tablespoon
Red Chillies
4 Nos.
Sugar
1 Tablespoon


Method:
  • Wash and cut the apricot into pieces.
  • Heat the oil in the pan , add mustard seeds, redchillies and Asafetida Powder.
  • When the seeds splutter, add the chopped apricot pieces and fry for few minutes.
  • Now add the pickle masala powder , turmeric powder , salt and sugar. Mix it well.
  • Let it cook 10 minutes in simmer. (Oil will ooze out)
  • Cook till you get a thick consistency.
  • Once the chutney cools to room temperature, refrigerate it for 1 hour.
  • Serve Apricot chutney chilled to your family and friends.
  • This chutney can be refrigerated for 3-4 weeks. Use sterilized jars to store


Nov 1, 2017

500th Post: Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu/Spiced Lentil Dumpling Curry



Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu / Lentil dumplings curry is a very traditional Tamilnadu Brahmin dish. This is one of the popular south Indian recipe; very healthy and tasty food; Though the preparation takes a bit longer than the usual daily eats, it is totally worth the effort. It goes very well with rice, dosa, idli ...
My Sis Jayanthi and My Cousin Sis Asha , both love this Kuzhambhu . I dedicated this recipe to them.


Preparation Time - 20 minutes
Cooking Time -     20minutes  
Recipe Cuisine  :   South Indian
Recipe Category  :  Kuzhambhu 
Serves                   4

Ingredients:

For Paruppu Urundai


Toor Dal
1 cup
Chenna dal
½ Cup
Green chilies
 3 Nos
Ginger  Paste
1 Tablespoon 
 Curry leaves
2 Strands
Asafetida powder
½ Teaspoon
Salt
As Per Taste.


For Kuzhambhu

Tomatoes  
3 nos
Green Chillies 
2 nos

Hing Powder   
1 Teaspoon

Turmeric Powder 
½ Teaspoon

Red Chilli Powder 
1 Teaspoon

Kuzhambhu Powder   
2 Tablespoon

Tarmarind Water        
1 ½ Cup

Curry Leaves            

few
Salt 
  To Taste

     
For Seasoning:

Coconut Oil         
1 Tablespoon

Mustard Seeds   
T Teaspoon

Curry Leaves        
few


Chopped Coriander Leaves for Decoration

How To Make Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambhu Here You Go

Making Paruppu Urundai

  • Wash and Soak Chenna Dhal and Toor dhal and chili in water for 1 hour.

  • Drain the water and put them in a mixie container.



  • Add salt, green chillies, asafetida powder ,a pinch of salt and  Curry Leaves grind them coarsely
  • Keep this ready for preparing ball.
  • Make small koftas by rolling the dhal in between your hands gently.
  • Now take 1 teaspoon of rice flour in a plate. Take small ball of ground dal and dust it with rice flour.
  • Steam in the idli cooker for 10-15 mins or till it cooks soft.
  • Insert a tooth pick to check whether it is cooked perfectly. Keep aside.



Making Kuzhambhu:


  • Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice. Add 1 cup of water  and dilute the tamarind water , Keep aside.
  • Heat Coconut oil in a pan, and splutter mustard seeds follow by curry leaves, Tomatoes and Ginger paste. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Simmer the stove heat, add Turmeric powder, Kuzhambhu Powder, Hing and Red chili powder.

  • Sauté till it turns gooey.
  • Add the diluted tamarind water and salt. Stir well and boil it.

  • Allow the tamarind juice to boil till the raw smell goes off.
  • Then slowly add the Urundai one-by-one.

  • After you add the balls, don’t stir the Kuzhambu. Once the balls are cooked, they will float on the Kuzhambu.


  • Garnish with coriander leaves and remove from flame. Keep covered until serving. Tastes best after a couple of hours.
  • Serve hot with Rice.





Note:
  •  Here I prepare my Urundai and gravy in parallel. If you prepare them separately it will take more time.
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Oct 25, 2017

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