October 2014 | South Indian Cooking Recipes
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Healthy Oats Porridge Recipe | Oats Kanji

Oats Porridge is a simple and easy to make Breakfast recipe, which is healthy and nutritious. Oats is rich in fiber which help in Weight Loss. Oats can also helps in lower the cholesterol levels. there are sweet and salt versions, here I prepared salt version of Oats Porridge. let us see how to make Oats Porridge or Oats Kanji (Tamil) Recipe.

easy oats porridge

Healthy Oats Porridge Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 min's | Cooking Time : 10 min's | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Breakfast | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Oats - 1/2 cup
Buttermilk - 1/4 cup
Water – 2 cup
Salt - to taste

oats porridge

Preparation Method:

  1. Boil the water in a deep bottomed pan.
  2. After water get boiled, add the oats and stir it well.
  3. Add the salt and cook well for five minutes .
  4. add the Buttermilk before serve.
Healthy oats porridge

Serving Tips :
pour the Oats Porridge in a bowl and Serve with raw Onions and Pickles or any Vegetable salad or even with any chutney's .

Cooking Tips:
Instead of Buttermilk and salt you can add milk and sugar(Jaggery) .

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Carrot Yogurt Raita | Carrot Thayir Pachadi | Gajar ka Raitha

Raita or Raitha is a popular and healthy Indian salad recipe with Yogurt(Curd or Thair or Dahi) and Vegetables like Carrot, Cucumber, Tomato even with Cabbage or Spinach  and flavored with variety of seasonings to make different types of Raita's. Raita is a very good side-dish for Biryani, Pulao, or even with Chapathi or Paratha. Instead of vegetables we can make Fruits Raita by using fruits like Pomegranate, Grapes, Mango, Dates or Pineapple which gives sweet and sour taste, Let us see how to make Carrot Raita.

Carrot Raita Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 min's | Cooking Time : 10 min's | Serves : 3
Recipe Category: Side-dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Yogurt / Curd - 1 cup
Grated Carrot - 3/4 cup
Coriander leaves - 1 Strand finely chopped
Onion - 1
Green Chilly – 2
Chat Masala powder a Pinch(optional)
Salt - to taste

Preparation Method:

  1. Take the Carrot and Peel off the skin then grate the Carrot.
  2. Take the Yogurt in a Bowl and beat well, Keep aside.
  3. Cut the Onions in Lengthwise or finely chopped.
  4. Finely Chop the Coriander leaves and Green Chillies.
  5. Add all the above vegetables with the Yogurt then Add some salt and mix well.
  6. Finally if you like add pinch of Chat masala

Serving Tips :
Serve as a side-dish with any Rice variety or with any Spicy Gravy for Roti or Paratha.

Cooking Tips:
If you do not like raw carrots then Par-boil the carrots for 1 minute, squeeze the water out and add into the yogurt.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Spicy Egg Noodles with Vegetables

Noodles Recipe  is very popular and easy to cook dish. Today I will show you how to make Tasty Egg noodles with mixed Vegetables in my Style.

Recipe Category: Breakfast, Dinner
Recipe type: main
Cuisine: Indo Chinese
Serves: 2-3
Cooking Level: Medium
Preparation Time: 20 Minute(s)
Cooking Time: 15 Minute(s)
Total Time: 35 Minute(s)


2 pack Noodles
2 Eggs
1 Onion
1 small Tomato
1/4 tsp  Chilli powder
2 tsp Curry powder
Mixed vegetables (Carrot,Bell pepper, Cabbage, peas)
Salt for taste
Coriander leaves
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp Paprika( Optional )

Steps to Prepare

In a pan add oil ,sliced onion fry until onion became transparent
Add the tomato and fry well
Add other vegetables (Carrot, Bell Pepper, Cabbage, peas) and mix well
Add the above mentioned powders and paprika and mix well, simmer the flame and cook for 5 min
now add enough water bring to boil ,put the Noodles and mix well
Then Add Soya Sauce and coriander leaves Mix everything well.
Cook it well until  the noodles became like single thread

Crack the eggs and pour it into a cup and add a pinch of salt and slightly mix it.
Take another Pan, heat a tsp of oil and then add the egg  and make it scrambled
When the egg cooked well then add and mix well with the Noodles.

Cooking Tips
Make sure that the vegetables should be half cooked
The Vegetables can be of your choice.

Serving Tips
Serve hot with Tomato Ketchup.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Aloo Paratha – Spiced Potato stuffed Flat bread

Aloo Paratha is a north Indian breakfast recipe particularly very famous in Punjab region both in India and Pakistan. Aloo Paratha can be made in many different variations here I have tried in my style by using Maida (All Purpose flour) instead of wheat flour.

Ingredients for Dough
2 1/4 cup Maida (All Purpose flour)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup Oil

Ingredients for Stuffing
2 boiled Potatoes(Aloo)
1 Cup Finely chopped Onion
1 tbsp Finely chopped Coriander leaves
1 tsp Chilli powder
1 tsp Garam masala
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Ghee( Clarified Butter )

Preparation for the dough
Add the salt and water with the Flour and mix well  and make a semi-soft dough then add Oil and mix well until the dough becomes soft and Keep aside.

Preparation for the stuffing
Boil the potatoes and mash the potatoes.
Add the chopped onion, coriander leaves, chilli powder, garam masala, salt and ghee.
Mix the potatoes with the above ingredients well and keep aside.
Divide the prepared filling it into small balls.

Let us see How to Make Aloo Paratha 
Knead the dough and divide into 5 portions.
Take one portion of dough and roll it flat as thin as possible with a rolling pin by dusting with some flour.
Take a small ball like Aloo Filling and place one portion of the filling in the center of the dough.
Close all the sides and seal tightly with dough.
Roll it flat again with a rolling pin by dusting with some flour.

In a hot flat pan, cook  the paratha both sides by sprinkling some oil or ghee until both sides are golden brown, repeat this for the remaining dough to make more parathas.
Aloo Paratha is ready for eat, Serve hot.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Aloo Poori Masala / Potato Gravy

Aloo Poori masala also called Uralai kilangu masala in Tamil is one of the Traditional  and Famous breakfast Recipe in all over India with some small variations but here I have Prepared Aloo Masala in South Indian style. This masala is a perfect side dish for Poori ( Deep Fried Chapati ).

Ingredients :

  • 3 medium sized potato's
  • 1 onion
  • 1 small tomato
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • Few Curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp urad dhal
  • 1/4 tsp Bengal gram
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
Preparation :
Boil the potato and mash it well, In a kadai(Pan) add Oil, when the Oil is hot add the Mustard seeds, Urad dhal and Bengal gram fry it well Now add  green chillies, dry red chilli, curry leaves and coriander leaves Add the chopped onion and tomato, fry well until the tomato's are well cooked, Now add peeled and mashed Potato and Turmeric powder, mix it well. 
Serve with Poori or Chapati