Monday, April 30, 2007

Spicy Peanuts

1. Peanuts or any nuts that pleases you - 100 gms
2. Chilli Powder - 2 tbsp
3. Curry Powder - 1 tbsp
4. Salt to taste

Method de preparation:
1. Shell the peanuts and microwave them for 10 mins
2. Rub them between your palms to remove the skin
3. Mix the chilli powder, curry powder, salt with some water. The consistency needs to be as light as for crepes(lighter than pancakes)
4. Mix the peanuts in them.
5. Microwave this mix. The amount of water added should evaporate on microwaving the mix.
6. Eat!as is or splutter some mustard seeds, curry leaves and add them or add them to Bhel (which is what my MIL does).

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Microwave ParuppuUsilli

Thovaram Paruppu (lentils) one small cup
Red dry chilli 2 nos
Salt to taste
Vegetable: any one of the following: beans, cabbage, karamani (thinner version of beans)
Curry powder
Oil to fry

Method de preparation:
1.Soak the lentils in water for about 10 mins.
2.Drain water
3. Grind along with red chilli, some salt to taste
4. Meanwhile soak cut vegetable in water and place in microwave for 8 mins
5. Heat some oil, splutter the mustard seeds and add asafoetida and curry powder to it.
6. Toss the vegetable into this.
7. Meanwhile microwave the ground mix of lentils, chilli for 5 to 10 mins
8. The mix might be a little tight, so grind them in the mixer till they become coarse powder
9. Add this to the cooking vegetables.
10. Cook for 2 mins

Drain, vathamulakai, salt, mixie, microwave for 5 mins.