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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Home Alone && Sunday Samaiyall...

Manni enna ambo-nnu vittutu family-oda Florida vacation pogave, buvaaku I had to go back to basics and dig into my culinary skills.

Inniku morning SUN TV-la TOP 10 movies kum, Ungal Choice program-ku naduve oru 30 mins gap ( Sapthaswarangal program - nammalukum meejic'kum dhaan konjam dhooram jaasthiyache...)

So naan pannina 30 min quick lunch:

1. Toor dal a cooker la vega vaikkavum. ( 15 minutes) -- US la irukkaravanga - Toor dal vilai vaasiku, vera alternative - Channa Dal.
2. Side'la frozen Spinach and frozen french cut beans bag open pannikavum.
3. Oru kadaaai-la beans a vega vaikavum with salt ( like you do for a curry) - kaaram aporama pathuppom...
4. Spinach + tamarind water + sambar powder, salt udan sethu vega veikavum.
5. By the time the dal is cooked in the cooker, the spinach and beans would have cooked well...( keep an eye on the beans, since beans is been fried dry, adi pidikaama pathu kollavum)
6. Vega vecha spinach la ippo dal-a mix pannina spinach sambar ready.
7. Ippo beans curry la konjam-a cooker la irukkura adhe dal mix panni, deep fry pannunga... deep fry as in - beans'um dal'um ottikka koodaathu... udhir udhir a irukkanum.
Kaarathuku konjam-aa red chilli's a udachu podavum...curry powder potta sodhappidum...(by the way, if you still didnt get what this dish is : quick paruppu usili idhu thaan)

Intha spinach sambar + paruppu usili 30 mins la ungalaala panna mudilla-naa, enna blame pannaadheenga, thappu unga perula thaan...

By the way - taste eppdi vanthuthu nu kekkaatheenga.. oru 6 months a kitchen pakkame pogalai, so konjam so-so nu thaan vanthuthu...

Later,

Quicktips:

QT1: Thottukka - appalam/vadam ku easiest way: Use the microwave, its healthy also. Each appalam 15-20 seconds on each side will make it look like the original.
QT2: Spinach- ku dal add panracha, konjam thanni jaasthi aachu-na dont worry, you are smart. :) Konjam meloda eduthaa rasam, middle-la edutha keerai... One stone two mangoes.
QT3: This may not apply to this recipe above, but ennna samachaalum kadasila Cilantro (adhu thaanga kothamalli) poda maranthudaatheenga. evvlo thaan sumaara irunthaalum, kadasila antha cilantro smell will nullify things - applies especially to north indian side stuff...channa, bhaji et al.


15 Comments:

Blogger Archana said...

Okie - cooking 101 crash course completed :-)!

Good to know you cooked on one day at least :-P(yaam petra daily inbam ...)!

1:20 AM  
Blogger Viji said...

adada.. arusuvai neram'a.. :)
Tip: Spinach dishes ku, water and salt konjam korachala use pannanum.

6:23 AM  
Blogger Shuba said...

adadaaaaa
6 masathukku approm cok pannahukku ippid oru postaa
ippo han samaikka kathukkaren..ippdi post pottu ocnfuse panringale!!!!

8:20 AM  
Blogger Syam said...

at the end did u able to eat it...
(vera vali sapitu thaana aaganum) :-)

12:17 PM  
Blogger Syam said...

@viji, arusuvai?????? kakakapo :-)

12:17 PM  
Blogger Prabhu said...

Arch,
crash course complete panni, crash aagaama iruntha sari...
cooking-kooda paravailla, iniku i washed all those vessels.. man!, i hate washing vessels :(

viji,
tip ku nandri-hai...adhu than incase water jaasthi aachunaalum u can use creamy layer as rasam :)
sambanthame illama solrennu ninachukathe - dinesh's spinach recipe is something I have never tasted before, he does all this regular way and grinds it at the end using a mixie/blender... I must say it gives a very nice taste, try it sometime...

shuba,
ipo than samaikka kathukkariya?
veetla unna kandichu valathu irukanum...

syam,
neenga pesuveenga thalai, kannalam aachu la, edho sapdara madhiri irunthuthu...
kakapo LOL :)

12:10 AM  
Blogger Viji said...

Prabhu- //does all this regular way and grinds it at the end using a mixie/blender//- ipdi panna sahikkadhu nu enakku thonardhu. :)

Syam- adhenna kakakapo? enakku purilaye...

6:10 AM  
Blogger Saranya Kishore said...

I am allll J!
Sun TV... Manni veetu samayal, no wonder you love being in the US. Edhellam miss panramo adhellam u already have. :--)

Btw, how did the instant paruppu usili come? Ena recipe looks a LOT different from the actual ;-) And vaai oorudhu ippo idhu padicha.

Fun read, brought a smile to my face. :--)

11:15 AM  
Blogger kuttichuvaru said...

naan samaikkara maathiri thaan irukku.... simple-aa ethaachum saapdaraa maathiri senja pothum :-)

11:19 AM  
Blogger Prabhu said...

SK,
J-aa? Enna irunthaalum sontha samaiyal- saapdara thirupthi kidaikkumaa?? (nijamave nambida pora!)
Morning ezhunthu kulichuttu keezhe ponavudan suuda oru coffee kidachaa evvlo nalla irukkum...office-ku kilambaracha lunch bag pack panni-thantha?? sari sari adangikaren

paruppu usili actually came out pretty well. it looked like the original, only they are different paths leading to the same dest.

Kutti,
enaku cooking-la vegetables cutting is the hated part, adhuku than i use frozen most of the times...

12:16 AM  
Blogger Prabhu said...

viji,
sorry missed you.
therla dinesh pannina recipe nalla irunthuthu...avanoda cooking' oru 85/100 kudukkalaam ( he usually rates our cooking...)
and kakapo, pulikesi patha puriyum..

12:18 AM  
Blogger dinesh said...

Prabhu/Viji,

Ennangada vamba pochu ? Naan onnume pesale ? Anaa yen thalaya indha uruttu urutreenga ? Ellam neramada !! :)

3:18 PM  
Blogger Viji said...

Dinesh- adhu yenna, nee engalukku nanban. :D

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