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Spicy Chicken Jalapeño Salan

When we go for long road trips in Tamil Nadu we tend to find these hut typed small food stalls where they serve all kind of South Indian home-made food. Normally they cost less than those fancy restaurants and served in banana leaves hot hot. When I was in Pollachi -my hubby's hometown,we went visit one of his relatives in a village call Subbegoundenpudur. It was just us and his brother as they trip was very long and I left my kids with in-laws. What's the point of going for a vacation when the kids tuck along :) Once back to USA life is going change right.!!! On the way back I was feeling very hungry and we stop by a food stall where they made fresh pratas with chicken curry...very watery type but was very spicy and delicious.

Home-Made Pratas

I fall in love with the chicken curry and want to try them at home. I asked the owner how it's was made and was told that just pound some ginger garlic chillie into a fine paste. Then add all the whole spices,onions,tomatoes and fina…

Dhal Rice(Parppu Saddam)

Dhal Rice (Parppu Sadam)

Serving Size: 4

1 cup raw rice
1/2 cup moong dhal soak in warm water
1/2 cup toor dhal soaked in warm water
1 bay leaf
a small cinnamon stick
3 cardamon pods
3 cloves
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
1tsp salt
2tbsp ghee
1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1 cup finely chopped onions
2tbsp ginger garlic paste
1tbsp tomato paste
2 whole green chillie
1tsp chillie powder
1tsp garammasala
1tsp curry masala or any meat powder
1tbsp lemon juice
1tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
chopped coriander leaves

Preparation Methods:
In a non-stick skillet add the ghee add all the whole spice. Once they starts to splutter add the rice , dhals and salt . Saute for 5 minutes and transfer to the a bowl and keep aside. In the same pan heat 2tbsp oil on medium flame and add mustard seeds. Once it starts to splutter add cumin seeds,curry leaves, ginger garlic paste,chopped onions and minced green chillies. Saute till the onions are tender and slightly brown..then add the…