Wash and soak the rice for 15mintues. Dry roast cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Grind garlic, ginger and the dry roasted spices. Heat oil in pan add the star anise , bay leaf, onion and green chills and fry till the onion turns translucent. Add this to the rice. Now add the coconut milk, salt and sufficient water to cook the rice in a cooker. Open the lid and gently mix the rice, so that the top coconut milk layer gets mixed evenly. Brinji rice is ready.
(note :-remember to reduce the proportion of water ,since we are adding one cup of coconut milk.)
A big thank you 🙏 to all of you for your likes and comments on my video on How to drape saree on lamp.This pushed me to try draping a saree as Madisar on the lamp. After much trials and errors I think I got it. So here’s the video on Easy and Quick way of draping Madisar on Lamp. Courtesy — video recording by my husband Sundar Rajan. Editing by my daughter Sindhuja.
Set dosai is a soft dosai usually served in a set of three. In our house we call it one side dosai because you don’t need to flip it. Make it and enjoy sets of dosai.
Raw rice — 1 glass Urad dal — 1/4 glass Poha / Aval — 1/4 glass Fenugreek seeds —- 1 tsp Salt —- 1 1/2 tsp.
Wash raw rice, urad dal and soak it along fenugreek for 3 hours. Soak poha / aval for half an hour. Grind everything together adding water to smoot consistency. Add salt and allow to ferment for 6-8 hours. Heat a pan or dosai kal , pour a ladle full of batter. Spread the batter , drizzle sesame oil and cover the dosai with a lid. when done remove the lid and take off the dosai. ( when making set dosai you don’t flip the dosai.) Enjoy dosai with sambar and chutney.
Aadi masam begins today. Aadi masam is dedicated to Mother Goddess. Presenting a video on how to drape saree on Vilakku ,representing the vilakku as mother Goddesses. One can place the Goddesses face on the top, I haven’t placed the face so that you can light the lamp. If not for my friend Padma Vasu I wouldn’t have done this recording and published it in YouTube. Recording courtesy by my daughter Sindhuja.
Not a food page but some art work of my mother. Few day’s back we celebrated Father’s day and I had written a small write-up about my appa giving a small glimpse about him. It’s not Mother’s day but I thought of sharing some of her art work she has been doing right from my school days, and still continues till today which keeps her busy even through the Covid time and lockdown.She learned many things from her friend / guru, Hema Mami . It is her interest in any form of art that she keeps learning new things. Now a days, she gets few ideas from youtube. So I will try to showcase some of her art work. Chapter 1 / Art work 1….
The glass temple you see in the background is made from empty bottles. Bru coffee bottles for the pillars, small injection bottles placed on the top in-between the glass sheets for the gopuram and the dolls of Krishna, Saraswathi and Lakshmi are all hand made.
Mattanna / Red pumpkin is used in South Indian household's either to make kootu,olan or sambar. I have only named a few South Indian dishes. This time I wanted to try something different with Mattanna / red Pumpkin. So here is a sabji with minimum ingredients and a sativik one too. Go ahead try it and enjoy with chapati or phulkas.
Red pumpkin — 2 cups Capsicum — 2 cups Tomato — 1 cup Green chili — 1 Ginger — Coriander seeds — 1 tsp Cummin seeds — 1 tsp Dry red chili — 2 Salt — 1 tsp Oil —- 2- 3 tbsp Coriander leaves — 1/2 cup.