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Mushroom Gravy With Curd - Mushroom Curd Masala

Mushroom Gravy with Curd recipe with full video and step by step pictures. This mushroom gravy preparation is little different from other gravies. As the name suggests this gravy is prepared using thick curd and the ground masala paste is made with onions, green chillies, garlic, ginger, poppy seeds, pepper and whole garam masala. The addition of whole garam masala cinnamon, cloves, fennel and cardamom makes the gravy aromatic. This gravy is a good variation from our usual kurma and masala. For this gravy there is no need for tomatoes, cashew nuts and red chilly powder.  This is a quick and easy gravy recipe with a few ingredients.  Spices - you will need bay leaf, cumin, kasuri methi leaves and coriander leaves. For the masala paste onions, ginger, garlic, green chilly, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, cardamom and poppy seeds. Poppy seeds are added to give thickness for the gravy.  In the final stage, half teaspoon garam masala powder is sprinkled for flavour but you omit it. 

Black Chickpeas Theeyal - Karuppu Kondaikadalai (Kadalai) Theeyal - Nanjil Recipes

Black chickpeas / Karuppu kondaikadalai theeyal kuzhambu recipe with full video and step by step pictures. I have already shared few Nanjil dishes like Nanjil sambar , eriseri , vazhaikkai thuvattal , aval varatiyathu , drumstick mango aviyal , bitter gourd aviyal  recipes. Today another famous dish from Nanjil cuisine. I have given theeyal kuzhambu recipe in 30 varieties Nanjil recipes in Aval vikatan supplement book 2 years ago. I missed posting this dish in my blog. So I forgotten the methods and asked the recipe from my athai Raji Tamilselvi from Nagercoil and made it yesterday. She explained me all the steps clearly through Whatsapp voice message. The measurements were perfect and the kuzhambu turned out so well. She said there are many ways to make this theeyal with few variations in the cooking methods.  I used black chick peas for this theeyal but you can use drumstick, brinjals or onions and garlic too. This is similar to our pulikuzhambu but with fewer ingredients for the gr

Brinjal (EggPlant) Chutney - Kathirikkai Thuvaiyal - Chutney Recipes

Brinjal Chutney / Kathirikkai thuvaiyal is a tasty chutney dish, generally made as a side dish for idli and dosa. My mother makes this brinjal chutney often and  yesterday only I called her to get the recipe details. Before that I haven't tried this method yet and today I followed the method without any tweaks and it was tasty with suda suda idli. As my husband bought a huge pack of brinjals, he suggests me to prepare this chutney. Before going to the recipe I will the share the important tips my mom shared with me for this thuvaiyal.  1. Depending on what kind of brinjals you are cooking, you may adjust the roasting techniques. If you are cooking with smaller brinjals, it will cook faster. If you are using larger brinjals, it will take a long time to roast. When roasting the brinjals, make sure to add the correct amount of oil because if it will be difficult to peel the skin. Check the brinjal flesh is soft by inserting a knife in the middle to make sure it's roasted throughou

Mixed Vegetable Rice with Dal - One Pot Protein Rich Rice Recipe

Mixed vegetable rice with step by step photo and video. Quick one pot rice within 30 minutes. Apart from kootanchoru and thuvaram paruppu sadham we make this mixed vegetable rice for weekend lunch and family get togethers.  During our childhood days, my Karthi mama makes this rice for dinner and always one of our favourite rice dishes for our whole family. During his bachelor days in Delhi, they prepared this rice frequently with whatever vegetables available in their kitchen. Making of this vegetable  rice doesn't involve any grinding or soaking and bachelor's can easily cook this rice. When it comes to any rice with dals, it must be slightly mushy with soft texture. But I do not like mushy rice, so I have reduced the amount of water. You can change it according to your preference. Allow the rice to cook on medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or pressure cook for 2 whistles. Cooking time may vary depending on the quality of the rice and the pressure cooker.  To make this healthy