Pita Pockets Recipe - A quick fix for dinner. After long day work or tired evenings, this pita pockets are the quick and easy meal. It goes best with salad and lemon tea or juice. Hope you like this recipe and give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

Ingredients

  • Pita Bread - 1
  • Onion - 1 
  • Beans / Carrot / Peas - mixed 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Mayonnaise - 2 tbsp
  • Ketchup - 1 tbsp
  • Yogurt - 2 tbsp
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Grated Cheese as required (Optional)
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Saute onion and vegetables for 5 mins on medium flame.
  2. Add salt, chili powder, turmeric and coriander powder. Cook for 5 mins on medium flame.
  3. Take the cooked vegetables on bowl. 
  4. Add mayonnaise, yogurt, ginger garlic paste and ketchup. Mix well, filling is ready.
  5. Cut pita bread into half. Fill the filling inside bread and add grated cheese.
  6. Serve it with salad and drinks.
Saute onions

Add veggies

Add all spices

Cook well

Add Mayo
Add thick yogurt

Add ginger garlic paste and yogurt

Add ketchup

Mix thoroughly
Fill the filling inside pita pocket
Ready to serve
Pachai payaru kulambu is the simple and best protein rich curry recipe. This goes best with the rice, roti,  idli and dosas.  I like to have different varieties of dal in day to day recipes. So hope you all like it and let me know how it turns out.

Ingredients

  • Pachai payaru / Green gram  - 1 cup  
  • Any vegetable of your choice
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato - 1  
  • Green chilli - 2 
  • Curry leaves  - 1 sprig 
  •  Turmeric powder  - 1/2 tsp 
  • Chili powder - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 tbsp 
  • Oil - 1 tblsp  
  • Mustard seeds  - 1 tsp  
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch  
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Soak pachai payaru for 10 mins in hot water. 
  2. Pressure cook green gram and tomato upto 3 whistles. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan then add mustard seeds, once splutters add asafoetida and onions. 
  4. Saute it and add boiled tomato.
  5. Add turmeric powder, chili powder and coriander powder.
  6. Add any vegetables as your choice, I added drumsticks today.
  7. Add 1 cup water and allow the vegetables to cook.
  8. Add the cooked pachai payaru and simmer the stove to 15 mins.

Pressure cook green gram and tomato upto 3 whistles.

Keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan then add mustard seeds, once splutters add asafoetida and onions.

Add tomato

Add all spice powders
Add vegetables on your wish
Add boiled pasipayaru

Add tamarind paste

Cook for 15 mins on medium flame

Happy Sunday!!!
 
Aatukaal soup a very authentic soup recipe from Southern part of India, mostly this can make for kids, if they takes weekly once it helps to strong their bones and high calcium food. Also it helps for cold and cough. Mostly everyone makes more spicy but my version is medium spice with great flavoured. Mutton legs doesn't have more flesh but it have more fat with good minerals. 


Today we covering the simple and easy peasy method. For the winter sunday, I want to prepare this recipe. Guys you too try and let me know in comments how it turned out.




Ingredients

  • Aatu Kaal / Goat Legs - 1/2 kg (2 legs)
  • Pearl Onions - 10 peeled
  • Tomato - 1 
  • Garlic ginger paste - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp 
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp 
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp 
  • Salt - As per taste 
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • A handful of Coriander leaves 

Method

  1. Take pressure cooker and add all the ingredients except  pepper powder and coriander leaves.
  2. Close the cooker with a lid and place on flame.
  3. After the steam starts out of the nozzle, place the whistle and simmer the flame. 
  4. Cook on low flame for 30 - 35 minutes / 12 - 15 whistles and remove from flame. 
  5.  Allow the pressure gets released naturally then remove the whistle and open the cooker.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  7.  Strain and serve the clear soup. Add salt and pepper as per taste.
Clean the mutton legs

Take pressure cooker and add all the ingredients except  pepper powder and coriander leaves.


Allow the pressure gets released naturally then remove the whistle and open the cooker.

Add handful of coriander leaves.

Add salt and pepper as per taste.
Malabar Spinach we called as Pasalai keerai in Tamil. Its a leafy greens and packed with iron, calcium, vitamin K, folic acid, omega-3 fatty acids and rich in antioxidants.Specially for pregnancy time and kids its more healthy. This recipe is one of my family style to make it tasty and goes better with rice and add gingelly oil. Also its good with Roti, dosas too.


Ingredients

  • Pasalai Keera / Malabar Spinach - 1 bundle
  • Onions -1
  • Green chili - 4
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Garlic pods - 4 
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Wash and drain the greens on a colander.
    Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. Add the drained greens and saute it. Keep aside and let it cool down.
  2. Add onions, garlic, green chilies and cumin seeds and saut it for 2 mins. 
  3. Remove to a plate and let it cool down.
  4. Add salt and grind to a smooth paste. 
  5. Now add the sauted greens and grind it coarsely.
  6. Seasoning is optional. 

Clean the greens

Heat oil in the pan

Add spinach into pan and saute it

Saute it

Saute onions, chili, garlic and cumins

Saute for 2 mins

Grind it smoothly

Grind it smoothly

Add greens and grind coarsely



The best comfort food always greens.
 
Spring mix usually contains upto 16 fresh greens and lettuces of varying tastes and textures, including red romaine, baby spinach, radicchio, green romaine, red oak leaf, mizuna, red leaf, lollo rosso, arugula, red mustard, green mustard, red chard, frisee, and tatsoi. This sounds very healthy right. I want to give a try with this greens with toor dal like sambar. But the taste turned out great. Even kids love it.



Today we going to see the Spring Mix Dal Recipe - Greens Sambar. Let me know in comments how it turned for you guys.


Ingredients

  • Toor dal - 1/2 cup
  • Green Mirchi - 2  
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato - 1
  •  Garlic - 3
  • Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder -1 tsp
  • Homemade Tamarind paste - 1 tbsp
  • Water as needed
  • Salt to taste

 For Seasoning:

  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal  - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a handful

Method

  1. Soak Toor dal for 10 mins. Take it in a cooker and add  water. Pressure cook for 3 whistles. Let the pressure goes by itself. Set aside.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a pan.  Coconut oil always enhances the taste of meal.
  3. Add onions, garlic and tomatoes. Saute well.
  4. Heat oil in the same pan, Add in mustard, urad dal and curry leaves. Let them sizzle.
  5. Add green mirchi, chilli powder, corriander powder, turmeric, salt and mix well.
  6. Add in tamarind paste, water and salt. Allow it to boil, simmer for 15 mins till oil separates.
  7. Ready to serve.


Boil the toor dal with garlic


Add 1 tbsp coconut oil

Seasoned it

Add onions and green chili
Add tomatoes

Spring Mix

Add spring mix

Add chili powder, coriander powder

Saute it
Add cooked dal

Add water and salt

Allow it to Boil


Ready to serve