Tuesday, April 15, 2008

(Winter Melon in yogurt gravy and Lentil Crepes )Poosanikai Pachai Mor Kuzhambu and Power Packed Adai





























































Power Packed Adai

I have to let you all know, that this was an experiment! But it turned out good!
On Tuesdays, during Tennis season, I have to leave the house by 5pm and can come back only by 7pm. I work from home, so I usually make dinner only at 5pm. So I end up making some Dosa items for dinner since it is quick. Since I just came back, and didnt have any dosa dough at hand, I thought why not Adai , a lentil dosa. I did a little variation
Here is what I did
1 Cup Whole Green Mung
1 Cup Whole Skinned Urad
1 Cup Rice
½ cup Channa Dal
½ Cup Black Eyed Peas
½ cup Horsegram
½ Cup Sabudana
3 Green Chilllies
1 Red Chillies
2 teaspoons Salt
Coconut-one handful cut in tooth shaped pieces
Curry leaves (I still havent bought it! but you can use if you have)
Method
-->I soaked all this before I left, all in one bowl, except the sabudana.
-->I soaked the sabudana seperately.
-->When I came back, I put all this (except the
sabudana )in my food processor and made a batter.
-->To this batter Imixed the sabudana.I made thin lentil crepes out of it.
Verdict
The kids loved it, I also liked it. Next time, I will soak the green mung way ahead of time, or use regular mung dal. I felt it had to soak a lttle more, but I was the only one who felt that way. My husband also liked it! It is a very filling dinner.
As a side dish to this I Made
Poosanikai Pachai Mor Kuzhambu
Pachai means Green in Tamil , Mor Kuzhambu is gravy made with yogurt base.
Items You Need:
For the Masala Soak for 10 to 15 minutes
1 tsp Jeera (Cumin)
3 tsps Coconut shredded (I used Frozen)
1 tsp Rice
2 Green Chillies
1 handful Fresh Coriander
For the Gravy
Wintermelon - 5 cups (Cut in square shapes)
Salt as needed
Water
Thick Yogurt - 2 cups (blended in to thick buttermilk)
Oil- 1 Tsp
Mustard-¼ tsp
Red Chili -1
Method
-->In a vessel, take the wintermelon, and add
enough water to lightly cover the vegetables
-->Add the salt once it starts boiling
-->Grind the masala and add the mixture to it
and cook for a 5 to 7 minutes in low fire
-->Add the thick buttermilk to it, and cook for
3 minutes in low fire
-->In a small pan, add some oil, add the mustard,
once it sputters add the Red Chili, and pour it over
the gravy. Garnish with coriander leaves, and curry leaves.
Note- You should be careful, not let the buttermilk curdle. It should be thick and creamy!



7 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

nice dosa..n nice sidedish..

Divya Vikram said...

nice dosa..n nice sidedish..

Trupti said...

hey vandana, nice dosa & gravy..thanks for sharing this recipe

kamala said...

Nice experiment vandana.Would you like to be part of Arusuvai friendship chain?If so i will send you the surprise ingredient.

Madhavi said...

Dosa looks great and gravy too!!!

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Cham said...

Love the pachai moor kuzhambu, i make it too :) great dosa...

Anonymous said...

next time you make something, please make sure to mail it to virginia. postage for you is cheaper than a plane ticket for me!!..

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