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BEETROOT RAITHA

BEETROOT RAITHA ….have you tried this…still not then must give this a try 🙂 must say a delicious raitha recipe…
   Enjoy this with white rice / spicy masala rice….

Ingredients
•1 medium beetroot peeled and chopped finely
•1 -2 greenchilly chopped(according to spice level)
•2tsp corianderleaves chopped
•1/4tsp mustard seeds
•4-5 curryleaves
•1tsp oil
•1medium onion chopped
•1cup yogurt/curds (well beated)

METHOD
▪heat kadai add oil, when heated add musturd when it start popping add curry leaves,greenchilles, fry awhile add beetroot, salt,give a good stir add water close lid and cook till beetroot is cooked (if its little cruncy also tastes good)
▪cool this well ,now add raw onions,coriander leaves, curds mix well and enjoy with any rice dishes..

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KOSAMBARI/CUCUMBER MOONG DAL SALAD

   A refreshing and healthy salad made using fresh cucumber and soaked moongdal…..
    This is famous among brahmins where they give this along with prasadam on festive days,they call this kosambari…..
    This is one of favourite recipe for which I can skip my meals,for diet conscious people this is one of the best recipe….

INGREDIENTS

•1 medium cucumber peeled and finely chopped
•1/2 cup moongdal washed and soaked for half an hour
•1 tblsp freshly grated coconut(optional)
•2tsp finely chopped coriander leaves
•1 finely chopped greenchilles
•1 spring curryleaves
•1 dry broken red chilly
•1/2 tsp mustard
•A pinch hing/Asafoetida
•1/2tsp oil
•Salt to taste
•1 tsp limejuice or  little more according to tangyness…

METHOD
▪ drain water completely from soaked moongdal
▪Now mix moongdal, cucumber,coconut and coriander leaves
▪Now prepare a tempering/seasoning of oil ,mustard seeds,red chilly, greenchilles, hing and curryleaves
▪Add this seasoning to above cucumber mixture add salt, limejuice mix well and serve immediately…

NOTE
*you can also grate cucumber and use but squeeze its water before adding to mixture…
*Always mix salt just before serving otherwise it will leave water..

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Posted by on November 19, 2015 in SALADS AND KOSAMBARIS, SIDE DISH

 

CORN AND POMEGRANATE KOSAMBARI/SALAD

THIS IS A VERY NICE COMBINATION SALAD.TASTE IS JUST AWESOME WITH ALL FLAVORS TANGY LITTLE SWEET AND WITH MILD CHILIES.CAN ANY TIME OF THE DAY.
  1CUP BOILED AMERICAN SWEET CORN ( BOILED)
1/2 CUP POMEGRANATE
2 TSP LEMON JUICE
LITTLE CORIANDER LEAVES CHOPPED
1TBLSP GRATED COCONUT
SALT AS PER TASTE. 
   MIX ALL ABOVE WELL AND GIVE A  TEMPERING WITH LITTLE OIL, MUSTARD, HING, GREENCHILLES CHOPPED, 1 RED CHILLI BROKEN A ND CURRY LEAVES…
  SERVE COLD AND  NOTE THAT ADD  SALT JUST BEFORE SERVEING ,IF ADDED BEFORE IT LEAVES WATER.

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Posted by on March 2, 2015 in SALADS AND KOSAMBARIS