Sunday, May 13, 2012

Chow Chow ( Chayote ) Kootu



Chayote – 2 1/2  cups

Toor dhal or moong dhal – 1/2  cup

Turmeric –  1/2 tsp

Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp

Coconut grated -  4 tbsp

Red Chilli – 3

Cumin / Jeera – 1 tsp

Salt – as per taste


Oil – 1tsp

Curry leaves – few

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Urad dhal – 1/4 tsp

Chana dhal – 1/4 tsp


Peel the skin of chayote and cut into small cubes. Pressure cook chayote , dal with turmeric and salt. In the meantime , grind coconut , red chilli , cumin with little water to a paste. Now add the paste to cooked dhal , chayote and bring it to boil. Add the seasoning to the kootu and serve it hot.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa – I can say this as Mother’s day special. This was prepared by my husband… I am also happy to share that this is my 25th post..Thanks to all my friends and my fellow bloggers for your motivation / encouragement.
Carrot – 10 – 12 medium size
Sugar -  2 cups
Milk – 2 cups
Cashew -  1/4 cup
Ghee – 3 tbsp
Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
Raisins – handful
Peel the skin of carrots and grate them. Pressure cook milk and carrot for 2 whistles. Add 2 cups of sugar to the cooked carrot / milk mixture and cook in a low flame and keep mixing until it becomes thick and milk is fully absorbed. Add cardomom powder and fry Cashew and raisins in ghee and garnish it.
Serve it warm or keep it in refrigerator and serve. It will be even more tastier to have it with a  scoop of vanilla icecream
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