Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Asparagus Paruppu Usili (Asparagus with Crumbled Lentils)

Paruppu usili is a side dish popular in Tamil Nadu where lentils (toor dal and chana dal) and vegetables are served together. Dal is soaked and then ground coarsely with spices. It is then made into round balls and cooked by steaming and then crumbled along with cooked vegetables. Here, instead of steaming, dal is cooked by stir-frying in oil, after seasoning with mustard, cumin seeds, chana dal, urad dal and curry leaves. When dal is half done, chopped asparagus is added and then both are cooked together.
Recipe Courtesy: Food for 7 Stages of Life

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Potato Egg Curry

I took a short break from blogging. Eventhough I was not posting anything, I still was cooking and taking pictures. I usually make egg curry with potaoes in it so that I can use it for more than one day. Potatoes and eggs get along well in this versatile egg curry. To fried onion, garlic and ginger, add masala powders and saute for few minutes. Then add potatoes and tomatoes and cook till tender. Stir in boiled eggs and home made garam masala towards the end. It could be served with chapathi, appam, puttu or idiyappam.
Recipe Courtesy: Sarah's Vazhayila