Monday, August 17, 2009

Onam Recipe - Pachady

  • Cucumber 1 (or 1/4th small white pumkin)

  • Salt As per taste

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Mustard seeds 2 tspn

  • Green chilly 1-2

  • Coconut 1 cup

  • cooking oil / coconut oil 1 tbsn

  • Red Chilly 2

  • Curry leaves 1 sprig

  • 1. Peel and chop cucumber very fine mix a little salt and keep aside.(If u r using white pumpkin, cook with just enough water and salt) 2. Grind the coconut 1 tspn mustard seeds and green chilly together to get a fine paste. 3. Mix the cucumber yogurt and coconute paste together and adjust taste. 4. Heat oil in a pan and add the remaining mustard seeds and when they crackle add red chilly and fry for a while. Add this to pachady. 5. Garnish with curry leaves and serve.

Onam Recipes - Payar Thoran

  • Payar (Long beans) 2 cups (chopped fine)

  • Salt As per taste

  • Turmeric ¼ tspn

  • Green chilly 3-4

  • Garlic 3-4 cloves

  • Coconut oil 1 tbsn

  • Mustard seeds 1 tspn

  • Urid dal 1 tspn

  • Curry leaves 1 sprig

  • Coconut 1/2 cup shredded
    1. Chop long beans very fine. Mince garlic and Green chilly together.Shred coconut and mix with minced garlic, green chilly and turmeric. 2. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and urid dal. When mustard seeds crackle, add curry leaves and fry for a few seconds. 3. Add long beans to pan along with 1 cup of water and cook on medium heat. 4. When almost done, add salt, and coconut-mix and mix well and cook till beans is done and water is fully evapourated.