Thursday, October 7, 2010

Easy and healthy carrot soup

This 5-star soup has a secret ingredient-orange juice.serve it hot or cold.

  • 2 big carrots,peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion,chopped
  • 8-10 peppercorns
  • 1"piece ginger,chopped
  • 1 potato,peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable stock or water
  • juice of one orange or 1/2 cup ready made orange juice
  • 2tbsp chopped coriander
  • 3/4 tsp salt to taste
  • pepper
Saute onion,peppercorns and ginger in a pan till onion start to change colour.Add carrots and potato.Stir for 2-3 minutes on low flame.Add water.Bring to boil.Simmer on low flame for 10-15 minutes till the vegetables get cooked. Remove from the fire.Cool and grind to a puree in a blender.Strain the vegetable puree.Add orange juice,coriander,salt and pepper. Boil.Serve.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

cherupayar -papaya thoran

  • 1 cup cherupayar
  • 1/2cup grated raw papaya
  • 1/2cup grated coconut
  • 4 shallots
  • 3 garlic
  • 1 green chilli(according to the taste)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • curry leaves
  • coconut oil
  • salt to taste
Cook moong dal.Crush the coconut along with shallots,turmeric,garlic, green chilli and salt.Heat oil in a pan.Splutter mustard seeds and jeera.Add curry leaves and coconut mixture. Saute for a minute.Into this ,add the cooked moong dal and mix well.Now make a hall in the centre of the dal and add grated papaya .Cover it with the moong dal.Close the pan with a lid and cook well.Serve hot.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Egg curry

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli(according to taste)
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt
  • Oil
Boil eggs and remove the shell.Heat oil in a pan . splutter cumin seeds.Add curry leaves , onion and green chilli.Saute till the onion become brown in colour.Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 5 minutes.Add tomato pieces and cook well .Add all masala powders . Add some water and salt.Cook covered for a few minutes.Reduce the heat and add coconut milk.Once it is boiled,split the eggs and add it to the gravy.