Thursday, October 6, 2016

Quick pressure cooker sambar

1/2c toor dal
1 tomato
1/4 onion
1 tsp sambar powder
2c water

Pressure cook on med-hi heat for one whistle then reduce to med-low heat for 2 more whistles. In a separate pan, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves, add to sambar. This was mild enough for the kids to eat.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Red Bell Pepper Chutney

red pepper chutney

D loved this chutney!  I skipped the red chilis, used one green chili, and it was plenty spicy.

Salmon Croquettes

Salmon Croquettes

Love this recipe from Food Network.  I usually double the recipe, which makes it a main dish for dinner, and add a few teaspoons of Salmon Seasoning spice.  I make a yogurt dipping sauce of yogurt, lemon and salt.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Eggplant Gothsu

Great side dish for pongal.

Eggplant gothsu

Friday, July 29, 2016

Buttermilk blueberry pancakes

Homemade buttermilk blueberry pancakes

These pancakes are amazing.  Not as good as the banana chocolate chip ones, says D, but pretty darn awesome.  I didn't have buttermilk, so I used 3T white vinegar and then added milk to make 2 cups.  Let it sit for 10-15 mins.  Electric pancake griddle at 350 should be perfect.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tamarind Rice

Tamarind Rice

D loved this recipe.  Serve it with potato chips!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Amma's sambar powder

1c. coriander seeds
2 Tb. chana dal
2 Tb. whole peppercorns
2 Tb. urad dal
2-3 red chilis
1 tsp fenugreek seeds

Dry roast until lightly fragrant, allow to cool and grind.

For sambar, use 1/2 Tbsp for sambar.