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 .



Easycooking in microwave.

There  are many brands, versions, models in microwaves, but If you ask a simple question of How do you use it for everyday cooking , the instant reply is for heating refrigerated food, or as simple as reheating.

But I use it almost for all types of cooking apart from cakes, pizzas, like daily breakfast, meals .So let me share a few, and you can venture more than this.

  1. Rava kesari, or Suji ki halwa as known in north India

Recipe: Ingredients needed: Suji or rava- 1 cup,sugar-1 cup

ghee-1/2 cup, cashews few.kesar food colour.

Take a glass bowl , add just 2 spoons of ghee, rava, cashews, keep in microwave for 2 mints.

Take out & mix nicely with a spatula, till it mixes well& fried.

Now add sugar & water till the mixture is immersed fully, say 1 cup.add colour.

Again microwave for for 5 mints, closed. Keep it inside to rest for few more mints, take out & mix nicely adding the remaining ghee.

That is all, instant tasty kesari Bhath ready.

Impress your guests with an instant tasty sweet.

I make it even for big get togethers. No tension of lumps, no standing near gas & mixing, making the arms strain.

Enjoy cooking in microwave,

more to come !!