South Indian Spicy Kitchen

Simple And Different Kitchen Recipes

Chayote(or)ChoCho Curry

Ingredients

1 chocho                                                                                                                                  chocho

5  small onions

2 green chillies

2 teaspoons of oil

1 teaspoon black mustard seed

1 teaspoon urad dal

2 teaspoons of chutney dal powder

1/2 cup grated coconut

Prerequisites

Peel the skin from chocho and cut it into medium sized pieces.

Also cut the onions and green chillies.

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Preparation of chocho curry

  • Place the cooker on the stove.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of oil to it.
  • Add 1 teaspoon black mustard seed to the oil.
  • When mustard seeds start to burst, add 1 teaspoon urad dal to the oil.
  • When urad dal turns golden brown, add the cut onions and green chillies to it.
  • Fry onions till it becomes golden brown.
  • Now add the cut chocho to the cooker.
  • Just just 50ml water to the cooker.(chocho lets out water while cooking).
  • Cook chocho for just one whistle.

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  • After opening the cooker, either add 2 teaspoons of chutney dal powder or 1/2 cup of grated coconut to the curry and stir ir well.
  • If you are adding grated coconut, then keep stirring and let the curry be in stove, till the raw coconut smell disappears.

Have chocho curry for lunch.

This is one of the simplest ChoCho Curry recipes.Taste it and post in your views.

August 12, 2009 Posted by | Curry | | Leave a comment

Ridge Gourd Curry

Ingredients

2 ridge gourd

10 small onions                                                                                                                         ridge gourd

4 teaspoons of oil

1 teaspoon black mustard seed

1 teaspoon urad dal

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon chilli powder

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon black pepper powder

salt as per requirement

Prerequisites

Peel the ridge gourd’s skin.Cut ridge gourd into medium sized pieces.

Also remove the onion’s skin and chop it into pieces.

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Few Tips

While purchasing ridge gourd, slightly pinch it and take out a very tiny piece of its flesh and taste it.Buy only those which tastes sweet.Curry made with sweet ridge gourds are only delicious.On the other hand if it is bitter then do not buy it.Because then the curry made will not taste good.

Also while cutting ridge gourd, chop it into medium sized pieces.Because while making curry, ridge gourds will let out plenty of water and shrink tremondously.So do not cut ridge gourd into small pieces.Then you will not find any piece in the curry.It will appear as if everything is dissolved.

Preparation of ridge gourd curry

  • Place the kadai(or a vessel which withstands prolonged heating) on the stove.
  • Add 4 teaspoons of oil to it.
  • Add 1 teaspoon black mustard seed to the oil.
  • When mustard seeds start to burst, add 1 teaspoon urad dal to the oil.
  • When urad dal turns golden brown, add the chopped onions and fry it for few minutes.
  • When onions turn golden brown, add the cut ridge gourd pieces to the kadai.
  • Do not add even a drop of water.Because ridge gourds will let out so much of water.
  • Now add 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon chilli powder and 1 teaspoon cumin powder to it.
  • Stir it well and close the kadai with a lid.Cook in medium flame for 15 minutes with the kadai closed with lid.Stir it at frequent intervals.

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  • Open the lid and see the curry.You will find that ridge gourd has let out water.
  • You will also find that the curry has shrunken to a small quantity than before.
  • Now add 1 teaspoon black pepper powder and salt to taste.
  • Keep cooking until there is no or very less water in the curry.

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Yummy yummy ridge gourd curry is ready.Have it for lunch.Generally children love ridge gourd curry because of its sweetness and softness.While preparing for children, you can reduce the spices used.

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Taste Ridge Gourd Curry and post in your views.

August 12, 2009 Posted by | Curry | | Leave a comment

Soya Chunk fry

Ingredients

1/2 packet soya chunk                                                                                                 soya chunk

6 teaspoons of oil

2 teaspoons chilli powder

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

salt as per requirement

Preparation of soya chunk fry

  • Add 1/2 packet soya chunk to a vessel with water.
  • Now boil the water with soya chunks for 5 minutes.
  • Soya chunks become soft in hot water.
  • Before frying the soya chunks, take it from water and squeeze it properly to drain all water from it.Once you have drained all water from soft soya chunks, we can use it for cooking

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  • Now place the kadai on the stove.
  • Add 6 teaspoons of oil to it.
  • Add the water drained soft soya chunks to the oil.
  • Also add 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 2 teaspoons of chilli powder and salt to taste.
  • Stir it well so that the chilli powder and salt spreads to all soya chunks.
  • Now fry the soya chunks in medium flame for 15 minutes.

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Wohhh!Yummy yummy soya chunk fry is ready.Every one, be it vegeterian or non-vegeterian will just love this dish.Have it for lunch.

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Anyone who tastes this dish will definitely ask for it the second time.No doubt, you toooo!

August 12, 2009 Posted by | Curry | | Leave a comment

Brinjal Kulambu

Ingredients

1/4 kg brinjal

1/4 kg small onion

1 tomato

1 green chilly

tamarind(finger sized piece)

5 teaspoons of oil

1 teaspoon black mustard seeds

1 teaspoon fenugreek

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

pinch of asafoetida

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoons of chilli powder

2 teaspoons of cumin powder

salt as per requirement

Prerequisites

Wash the brinjals thoroughly and cut it into medium sized pieces.

Cut the onions and tomato.Make a long cut in the green chilly along its length.Do not cut the green chilly entirely.

Put the tamarind into a bowl and add some water to it.Water should be slightly above the tamarind, just enough to cover it.Let it remain soaked in water for 1/2 an hour.

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Preparation of brinjal kulambu

  • Place the cooker on the stove.
  • Add 5 teaspoons of oil to it.
  • Add 1 teaspoon black mustard seed, 1 teaspoon fenugreek, 1 teaspoon cumin seed and a pinch of asafoetida to the oil.
  • When mustard seeds start to burst, add the cut onions, tomato and green chilly to the oil.
  • Fry onion for few minutes, until it turns golden brown.
  • Now add the cut brinjals to the cooker.
  • Stir it well.
  • Now squeeze the tamarind in the water in bowl and add the tamarind essenced water to the cooker.Leave the tamarind extract behind.
  • Add additional water if required.
  • Now add 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 2 teaspoons of chilli powder, 2 teaspoons of cumin powder and salt to taste.
  • Cook the brinjal kulambu in mild flame for 5 minutes.You will hear 2 whistles.
  • If the kulambu is watery, heat it for few minutes to get proper consistency.

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Brinjal Kulambu is ready.Have it with rice for lunch.You can even have it with tamarind rice.It tastes good.

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August 12, 2009 Posted by | Kulambu Variety | | Leave a comment