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Lunch For 4

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Lunch For 4
If you are running out of ideas what to prepare for lunch...here's a few dishes try- to have a excellent lunch. Prepare some steam rice cooked with mong dhal and fry some crispy pappadam.Make your favorite rasam and curd to enjoy this meal with your loved ones.

Ingredients:
Serving Size: 4
For Kovaikai Kottu:
1 cup kovaikai cut into halves
1 cup mongdhal
4 garlic crushed
1 large onion chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
2 whole chillies
4 curry leaves
1/2 cup of tamarind juice
2tbsp of sambar powder
1/4tsp of chillie powder
1/4tsp of turmeric powder
1tsp of hing powder
1tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp of cumin seeds
chopped coriander leaves
1/4tsp of castor oil
Salt to taste

Preparation Method:
Wash the mongdhal well in warm water. In a pressure cooker add the dhal with 2 cup of water,2 crushed garlic.half of the chopped onion and tomatoes,tamarind juice,1/4tsp of turmeric powder,1tbsp of sambar powder,salt and the castor oil. Bring to boil at three whistle and keep aside.Coat a wok with 1tbsp oil and saut…

Stir-Fried Ladies Fingers

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Stir-Fried Ladies Fingers
While visiting my close friend Dana I taste her crispy okra fries..it was so good and my hubby like it some much. I prepared it few time at home and it was excellent, crispy and crunchy without a drop of oil..healthy too. then I was wondering how it will taste if i stir-fried it with onions just like normal vegetables. I got some fresh okra I got from the Indian store and gave it a shot..It was very good and here I am sharing that recipe with you. A big thanks to you Dana for sharing the recipe with me..and thanks to me for my creativity hehehhe..

Ingredients
Serving Size: 4

Marinate For Ladies Finger:
15 medium size ladies finger halved
1tsp garam masala
1tsp chillie powder
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1tsp curry masala
a pinch hing powder
1tbsp oil
salt and pepper to taste

Marinate the ladies finger with all the spices and leave it for 2 hours or overnight.

1 large onions sliced thinly
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1/2tsp mustard seeds
3 garlic clove minced
a sprig of curry leaves
1tbsp fine…

Channa Masala

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Channa Masala

Ingredients
Serving Size: 4

For the Masala Paste:
1 tomato chopped
3 garlic cloves crushed
a small ginger root
5 shallots
1tsp chillie powder
1tbsp channa masala powder
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1/4tsp garam masala
2tbsp tamarind juice
1tbsp coconut powder
3 dried chillies
some chopped mint and coriander leaves
salt

Pulsed all the ingredient into a fine paste and keep aside

2 cups boiled channa
1 red onion chopped
1 tomato
1tsp chillies flakes
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
Whole spice like cardamon,cloves,cinnamon and bay leaf
chopped coriander leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Methods:

First finely chopped the tomato and then add the chillie flakes and a little salt and mash them finely using the back of the knife. Heat a skillet on medium flame and splutter all seasoning ingredients and the whole spices followed by the chopped onions and minced tomatoes. Saute them till the onions turned brown and add the pulsed paste. Take half the boiled channa and make a paste and add to the …