Pav baaji


Microwave cooking

Tomato, Bell pepper soup.

5pods of garlic
2capsicum chopped roughly
3carrots chopped roughly
2red chillies

Take around 50gms of butter and put it in a pan. Heat the butter and add garlic, onion and red chilli’s. Once fried add carrots and capsicum. Add salt and roast it till cooked. Don’t overcook.
In the meanwhile roughly chop 8tomatoes and cook it in microwave for ten min. Once both are cooked take it out and cool. Peel the tomato skin out.
Put the entire mixture into a mixer blender and grind.
Take it out, pour into a pan and bring it to boil. Add dried basil and oregano with some pepper.
Serve hot.

Paruppu usili

Paruppu usili

This is a delicasy in most of the tam brahm houses. This can be made with any veggie if you don’t have enough to cater a sudden extra guest!! This comes handy , as well as impress the guest by making it quickly.

ingredients: beans, cabbage, spring onions ,any one veg-1/4 kg

Thuvar dal/ arhar  dal-1 glass/200 gms.

3 red chilies, asafoetida, salt.

Soak the dal as soon as your guest arrived!! After 15 mints, cut the veg into smallcubes.

Now grind the dal after straining out the water, adding, salt, chilies, a mixer.

mix the veg pieces, pour in amicrowave glass bowl, cover & cook for 5 to  7 mints, according to the quantity. Standing time of  more mints.

Now keep a pan in gas & add 2 spoons of oil, season with  mustard seeds, Udad dal, add the cooked paste, just break them into pieces, to make it soft usili.

Keep it slow flame if you want little roasted .

Entertain the guest with tam brahm delicacy!!!, nice side dish for rice .