Friday 27 December 2013

Mullangi Keerai Poriyal | Radish Greens Stir Fry

Radish greens or Mullangi keerai or mooli ke patte - Like any other greens, radish greens are also packed with vitamins and minerals.  This is available in plenty during the winter season.  These leaves, unless they are fresh and tender, do taste a little bitter.  You can prepare quite a few dishes with these greens like kootu, poriyal, masiyal, radish greens rice, etc.

mullangi keerai

Here's the recipe to the poriyal:

Mullangi keerai poriyal

Wednesday 25 December 2013

Miriyala Chaaru | Pepper Rasam | Milagu Rasam

Miriyalu in Telugu means black pepper and Chaaru means rasam.  Miriyala Charu is an essential part of a traditional Andhra meal.  This rasam/soup is prepared with tamarind and dal water, garlic pods and spices like black pepper and cumin seeds.  Try this highly aromatic rasam/soup and you will absolutely love it.

Miriyala Chaaru, Pepper rasam

Saturday 14 December 2013

Menthi Kura Pappu | Methi Dal | Lentils With Fenugreek Leaves

Menthi Kura Pappu -- This flavorful n tasty dal from Andhra is prepared with fresh methi leaves and dal/lentils.  This one is a hot favorite with my family and it comes up in our menu at least twice a week.

There are quite a few dishes you can prepare with methi -- methi paratha, methi pulao, methi matar malai, menthi kura pachadi, methi fry, menthi kura pulusu, Aloo methi etc.

Methi leaves have very high iron content and good dietary fiber, so it is a good idea to include it in your diet at least once or twice a week, especially if you have kids.

Now here's the recipe for Menthi Kura Pappu..

Menthi kura pappu, methi dal