Saturday, August 12, 2017

Methi Dal

Methi dal recipe is pretty simple to make and This recipe made with fresh methi – fenugreek leaves. It is very healthy and Nutritious. For Methi dal we can use thur dal / moong dal / masoor dal or a combination of all of these. Here I have used moongdal and tur dal. I Serve t with hot steamed rice, jeera rice or pulao, roti’s and chapati for lunch and dinner.

Tur dal - 1 cup.
Moong dal_ 1 cup
Methi leaves- 1 cup
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1tsp
Dried red chilli-2
Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Garliccloves-2 chopped
Ginger-1 tsp
Green chilli-2
Oil-2 tsp
asafoetida- pinch
curry leaves- few
Salt- as per taste
1.Boil dals in a pan or pressure cooker till soft.
2.Heat oil in a pan add the mustard seeds, jeera, who red chili, ginger, green chilli, garlic cloves and curry leaves and allow to splutter.
3.Then add the onion and fry till translucent. Then add  tomato and saute till it turns soft and mushy.
4.Mix in turmeric powder and red chili powder and salt to taste. Saute for a minute and add the fenugreek leaves/methi and cook till the methi leaves/fenugreek leaves turn its color.
5.Add this cooked Meth i masala to the cooked dal and Mix well. adding water if required to adjust consistency. cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
6. Methi dal recipe is ready to serve hot., serve methi dal with rice or roti.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sathu Maavu Kanchi/Health Mix Porridge

 Sattu Maavu(Multi-Grain Powder )a healthy and nutritious powder which can be given to all age group people. It is very 'Nutritious Flour'. It is mainly used to make Kanji /Porridge. It is prepared using variety of grains and nuts. This health mix powder or energy mix powder and it is very flavorful .When my kids going to school I prepare this kanji for them . It is very filling and nutritious too and  very good alternative to the usual breakfast. After long time now I made this  health mix for my daughter for her post pregnancy .

Whole wheat- 250 grams
Ragi/finger millet 100 grams
Kambu/ Indian millet 100 grams
barley -50 grams
Green gram/moong dal- 100 grams
Par-boiled rice -100 grams
Saago/saboodana- 100 grams
Ground nuts/peanuts -100 grams
Roasted split Chickpeas - Pottukadalai-100gms
For kanji:
Milk- 1 cup
 Warm Water – 1 cup
Health mix powder –1 to 2 tbsp
Sugar 2-3 spoons
Clean all the ingredients
Dry roast all the ingredients) separately until you get a nice aroma of roasted ingredients. Spread the roasted ingredients on a plate to cool. Then mix everything together.
Get it ground in a flour mill to a fine powder. Spread it on a plate to cool and then store it in an air tight container.
Just Before Serving:
Mix 1-2 tbsp of health mix powder with enough water without lumps. Cook on low flame, stirring continuously until it starts thickening. Then add needed milk and sugar. Your porridge/sathu maavu kanji is ready.