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GREEN TOMATO PICKLE/PACHAITHAKKALI URUGAI

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Ingredients:

Green raw tomatoes 250 gms plucked from my garden chopped
Roasted and powdered dals i.e., Split urad dal one spoon+moongdal one spoon+Bengal gram one spoon and fennel seeds one spoon and mustard seeds one spoon
Thick mixture of a pinch of asafoetida+ a half pinch of fenugreek powder and red chilly powder two tablespoons with required water.
Mustard seeds one spoon
Split urad dal one spoon
Curry leaves one cup
Turmeric one spoon
Sesame oil one cup
Salt one tablespoon

Procedure:

Heat the sesame oil in a dry pan.
Add mustard seeds to start crackle.
Add split urad dal and curry leaves.
Switch off the flame.
Add turmeric and raw tomato chops.
Now switch on the flame.
Add salt required.
Allow to cook until tender.
Then transfer the coarse powder of dals
Saute a while and add the thick mixture of chilly powder+asafoetida and fenugreek powder.
Make sure that it doesn't catch on the bottom.
Check the salt.
Bring to boil and cook until the oil pools around the sides.
Set aside to cool down.
Transfer th…

CHICK PEAS AND POTATO GRAVY

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This is an upscale version of kurma, pairing chick peas with potatoes. This dish is loaded with rich nutrients. We, the Kongu folks are not really heavy eaters, so we never do the eggs, chicken or mutton often rather we use veggies and high proteinous peas or dals .

This side dish will give a fantastic treat with hot steamed rice/Idli/Dosai/idiyappam/any plan Puttu/Chapathy/ poori.

How to make potato-chick peas kurma?

Ingredients:

Chick peas 100 gm.
Potatoes five
Shredded coconut one cup tightly packed
Garlic pods four
Ginger grates one tablespoon
Fried gram one spoon for thickening gravy and super taste
Shallots half cup
Curry leaves half cup. 
Tomato one medium size
Chopped coriander leaves one cup.
Coriander seeds powder one spoon
Curry masal powder one tablespoonful
Red chilly powder one spoon
Salt required
Cloves five
Cinnamon two or three sticks
Turmeric powder one spoon
Mustard seeds one spoon


Procedure:

Soak the chick peas for three hours.
Pressure cook the chick peas and set aside to cool.
Blend the …