Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Entries through email .

This post is dedicated to Ms.Shalini Venkatesh who emailed me the following recipes to participate in the 'Side dish for chapathi' event.

I appreciate the effort taken by Shalini to take part in this event.
Thanks a lot Shalini.

1.Achaari Bhindi:

To be ground into a powder:

2 tbsp Toor dal, few whole black peppercorns and little salt to taste.


1 Onion Chopped (medium)
1 Tomato chopped (medium)
20 nos lady fingers cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 tsp haldi
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp kasuri methi
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp chole masala

Take lady finger, trim the edges and cut into 2 pieces. Grind toor dal, pepper, little salt to fine powder in dry grinder.

Slit ladies' finger from between and stuff this dry powder. Keep in microwave proof dish and cook in microwave for 5-6 mts with lid till soft.

Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onion, saute. Add tomato, salt, red chilli powder, haldi, chole masala, garam masala from table 2 and saute till raw smell has gone. Add cooked bhindi, toss till masala coats bhindi completely on sim flame for 2-3 mts. Switch off. Garnish with dhaniya and serve hot with flatbreads of your choice.

If you do not have microwave, steam lady finger in pressure cooker till soft but firm. Take care to not make it mushy.

2.Mixed Dhal:


100 g Toovar dal
100 g Chana dal
100 g Black dhall whole
100 g Masoor dal (split)
100 g Moong dal
100 g Green dal whole
1 Tomato (big) chopped
1 Green chilli slit
2 tsp Oil
Salt to taste
½ tsp Haldi powder
½ tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Jeera (cumin)
2 stick Coriander chopped
1 stick Curry leaves
¾ tsp Red chilli powder (or to taste)


Soak all dals together overnight. In the morning, pressure cook for 2 whistles and keep aside. Take a pan, add oil, jeera seeds. When they crackle, add curry leaves, tomato, green chilli and saute. Add salt, haldi, red chilli powder, garam masala and saute. When oil leaves the sides, add cooked dal along with little water and boil till thick consistency. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve.

Serve hot with rotis or white rice and aloo fry.


I am reposting the following recipes for the Side dish for chapathi event.

Vegetarian entries:
Green gram curry

Pattani kuruma

Mushroom pepper curry

Channa masala

Poori kilangu masala

Non vegetarian entries:
Ginger chicken

Mutton sukka varuval

Chicken salna

All are welcome to send their entries for the Side dish for chapathi event on or before 15 September, 2009.



Pari Vasisht said...

lovely bhindi, my mouth's watering.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

I love Bindi in any form....yummy

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Looks awesome..

Chitra said...

Hmm, looks nice.I too have to mail u the details of side dish i posted in my blog for ur event..:) will do it 2morrow :)

Priya Suresh said...

Delicious entries!

Gita Jaishankar said...

Thats so sweet of you to dedicate this post to Shalini :) Lovely entries da.

Finla said...

I wish i knew this dish when i wa sliving athome.
Looks good.

Cham said...

I like the mixed dhal recipe!

ST said...

Mouthawatering bhindi:)

Parita said...

Achari bhindi sounds yummy!

lubnakarim06 said...

I dropped a mail...did u get it....

lissie said...

awesome recipes!

hope you received my entry for the event... if not, plz let me know.

Unknown said...

Just sent my entries for u'r event..Pls collect u'r award from my blog

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