Sunday, December 15, 2013

Baby corn 65

This recipe is very easy, fast and a crowd pleaser. It could be a good side dish or an appetizer.


Baby corn- I can, drained and rinsed in running water
Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
Yogurt- 1 tsp
All purpose flour or maida - 1 tbsp
Rice flour- 1 tsp
Red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin seed powder, fennel seed powder, Garam masala, coriander seed powder,salt - to taste 
Red food color-  A pinch , optional
Lemon juice and cilantro- for garnish


1.Marinate the baby corn with all the above ingredients for 30-60 minutes.
2. Deep fry in oil. Garnish with lemon juice and cilantro.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Arisi Paruppu Sadam- Kovai Special

This is a Coimbatore district special and favorite. Almost like sambar sadam but with a little more flavor.


Toor dal- 1 cup
Rice- 1.5 cups
Onions- 1 medium, chopped fine
Tomatoes- Equal amount, 2 nos, chopped
Garlic- 2 tbsp, peeled and minced/crushed
Green chillies- 4 nos, slit
Fennel seeds- 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Urad dal- 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder, Sambar Powder- To taste
Curry Leaves- A few
Cilantro- To garnish


  1. Wash the toor dal and rice and separately and keep aside.
  2. In a rice cooker, add oil, fennel seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and allow to splutter.
  3. Add chopped onions and crushed garlic and saute till golden. Add green chillies and mix and then add tomatoes till well cooked.
  4. Add the masala powders and salt and now add the rice and mix well.
  5. Now add the toor dal and water in the proportion 1:2 which will be 5 cups of water and close the lid.Allow to pressure cook till well done.
  6. Open the cooker and add some ghee and cilantro for garnish.
  7. Serve hot with vadakam and any vegetable side dish of your choice but typically served with drum stick masala.