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CARROT PICKLES

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Carrot pickle is a nice version of pickle goes well with curd rice and one pot meal like arisiyum paruppum satham, Lime rice, Coriander rice and so on. It is quite easy to make, Instant pickle. 














Ingredients:
Fresh carrots five  Red chilly powder one tablespoon
Dry roasted and powdered fenugreek seeds half pinch Mustard seeds one spoon Salt to taste Sesame oil  two tablespoons Curry leaves half cup Asafoetida one pinch Split deskinned urad dal one spoon Lime juice one tablespoon
Procedure:
Wash and peel off the fresh carrots Cut them into small, half-round pieces Mix the red chilly powder, asafoetida and fenugreek powder with water. Heat the sesame oil in a dry wok. Add mustard seeds. Wait for the crackling of mustard seeds. Add urad dal, curry leaves,  Switch off the flame for a while. Add the mixture of red chilly powder, fenugreek seed powder and asafoetida. Add salt, carrot dices and allow to boil for a few minutes. Stir well occasionally until the carrots are finely cooked. Allow to cook until the oozing…

VENTHAYA KEERAI PARUPPU KOOTU/ METHI GREENS DAL KOOTU

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How to make venthayakeerai paruppu kootu?



Ingredients:
Tender methi leaves a fistful Tomato dices one cup cooked mysore dal one bowl Mustard seeds one spoon Cumin seeds one spoon Sesame oil one tablespoon Shallots one tablespoon Curry leaves one sprig Red chillies two Cilantro leaves half cup

Procedure:
Pressure cook the mysore dal with turmeric and few drops of castor oil. Clean and wash one fistful fenugreek greens/methi greens/venthayakeerai. Peel off the shallots and chop them. Heat a wok with sesame oil over a medium flame. Add mustard seeds to pop up. Add Shallots, red chillies and curry leaves. Saute a while until the shallots turn translucent. Add cumin seeds to fry. Add fenugreek leaves and saute for few seconds until fry. You can notice the nice aroma from fenugreek leaves. Add tomato dices and allow to cook for few minutes. Transfer the cooked dal. Adjust with two cups of water and stir well/ Add salt in this stage. Cook until all the ingredients combine to form a thin kuzhambu. Finally,  add chopped …