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.

Amma's pongal


1c. sona masoori rice
1/4c. moong dal

Pressure cook this with 3c. water for 3 whistles.

1 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp cumin seeds
curry leaves
cashew- handful

Fry those ingredients in 1 Tbsp ghee until fragrant.  Mix into cooked rice/dal, add salt and extra ghee (1 Tbsp).  Mix well.

Pairs well with coconut chutney or sambar.

Amma's Mysore Rasam

Mysore Rasam

Soak 1/4c. dal in water for 30 mins, then pressure cook in small cooker with 1 c. water.

1 tsp chana dal
2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 small red chili

Dry roast those ingredients until fragrant.  Grind to paste with 3 Tb. coconut and set aside.

Splutter oil, mustard seeds and curry leaves.  Set aside.

1 large tomato or 2 small/medium
1/2 ping pong ball size tamarind- soak in about 1/2c water and strain
1/4 cup toor dal (soak 30 mins, then cook with 1/2 c. water in pressure cooker for 1 whistle)
pinch turmeric powder

Boil tomato, tamarind, turmeric, salt until it thickens (10 mins?).  Add cooked toor dal and coconut mixture, add a little water if needed and bring it to a boil, then turn off.  Add the splutter and coriander leaves.

Amma's Paruppu Usli

Paruppu Usli