Monday, 15 July 2013

Corn Mania- A food event

Monsoon is in its full swing and with the pitter patter raindrops comes the Corn cobs, also know as bhuttas. One can see it everywhere be at the Sabzi mandi or at roadside thelas or bhuttawalas selling the corn cobs roasted over coal fire and rubbed with chilli powder and salt. I love having it this way due to the smoky flavour it gets when roasted over coal. Similarly one can prepare many yummy, healthy and delicious recipes using corn like the corn rice, corn tikkis, corn upma etc.

So why don't we explore  and experiment dishes using this golden globules that is so high in nutrient, a good source of vitamin B1 and Vit B5. Corn a rich source of foliate essential for the regeneration of cells , its also high in fibre aides in digestion. I am sure everyone loves to include Corn/bhuttas in their diet, so why don't we share the different nutritious recipes from our kitties in this season when its found abundantly around us.
This event is about dishes made out of Corn, so dish out as many recipes as possible post them at weliciousdelicious's event " CORN MANIA".

CORN MANIA - Food blog event.

Event rules:

1) Event starts from 19th July 2013 - 19 August 2013
2) Only vegetarian recipes are allowed.
3) Archived entries as well as fresh entries are allowed  but should be linked with this announcement page and should be highlighted.

4. Please send in as many recipes as possible.
5) Submit the recipe using the Linky tool.
6) If you have problems using the Linky tool email me the entry to in the below format :
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 Recipe Name:
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Friday, 12 July 2013

Broken Wheat Upma

Broken wheat upma is a real healthy breakfast option and one of the easiest one to prepare on any day. All you need is the cooked the broken wheat and the regular stuffs and it gets done in 10 mins.
Broken wheat is very nutritious as its not refined but just the whole wheat processed to small size and can be had by anyone in any form like porridge or upma. Its an excellent source of fibre and carbohydrates and hence an ideal healthy ingredient to be included in the diet.
Ingredients                                         Quality                             
Broken wheat                                          : 2 cups
Grated coconut                                       :  1/4 cup
Onions chopped                                     : 1 medium sized
Curry leaves                                            : a few
Green Chillies  chopped                       : 2-3
Coriander leaves chopped                   : 1-2 tsp
Salt                                                           : to taste
Mustard seeds                                        : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder                                   : 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida                                               : a pinch
Oil                                                             : 2 tbsp.
Preparation Method:                                                                         
- Wash the broken wheat properly and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles by adding 3 cups of water.
- Remove from the cooker, drain excess water if any and spread it on a plate. Keep aside.
- In a wok, heat the oil. Splutter the mustard seeds, add urad dal, chana dal, saute them for 5 mins, add the ground nuts, fry them for 3-4 mins.
- Add the Asafoetida, green chillies, turmeric,onions, curry leaves and saute till the onions are done.
- Add the cooked and cooled broken wheat, grated coconut, salt to the pan and mix well.
Remove from flame, Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot!

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Soya chunks curry (Kerala style)

I love anything made out of Soya chunks, be it biryani or curries. We all know that its very nutritive and hence Vegetarians should include it in diet as often as possible as its a rich source of protein.  
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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Oats payasam(Oats Kheer)

Most of the weekends are a feast day for us when I prepare typical Kerala cuisines coupled with something sweet to cater my family's sweet tooth and if I don't make something sweetish for some reasons then hubby would buy something from the shop to sooth their urge or else H and kids start looking for Jaggery or anything sweet in the kitchen.
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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Vada Pav

Its raining cats and dogs here almost every day, especially in the evenings and thus its so difficult to control the temptation to have tea along with something crunchy and spicy fried snacks. 
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Potato (Aloo/Uralakizhangu) curry

I love to have idiyappam or appams with either Kerala style Potato curry or with Kadala(Chana) curry. Today I prepared Potato curry as side dish for Idiyappam and thought will share with you all.
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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Tomato Onion chutney (for dosa, idli etc)

Tomato Onion chutney goes very well as a side dish with Idli, Dosa, Uttapam etc. Its a bit spicy and does not require coconut to be added. It could be made in advance and can be refrigerated for 3-4 days .
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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Muringa ila moru curry/ Drumstick leaves curry

My amma is so fond of muringa illa thoran and moru curry/drum stick leaves Kadi that, twice a week she used to include both these dishes in the menu list but my brother and I never used to like it, so poor amma had to prepare another curries /dishes of our liking and slowly the frequency of dishes using Muringa ila/Drumstick leaves reduced in our house. 
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Thursday, 6 June 2013

My first Blog Award- "The Liebster blog award "

I am so excited to share with everyone that today morning I have been awarded with the " Liebster blog award " by Manasi S from Indian Delights. This is my first award for the food blog and thanks a lot Manasi for sharing the award with me, you made my day.
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Saturday, 1 June 2013

Vellayappam/ Rice coconut pancakes

Appams/Rice pan cakes are synonymous to Kerala and has become an identity for Keralites although its very common in other parts of South India as well. The basic ingredient of any Appam are rice and coconut and then you just change the few ingredients of the appam.
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