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Okra and Drumstick Tamarind Curry

Okra and Drumstick Tamarind Curry
Serving size:4

1 cup murungakai
1 cup okra
1 big lemon sized tamarind
1tsp chilli powder
1tsp coriander powder
A pinch of turmeric powder
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1tbsp curry powder
1tsp cumin seeds
1/4tsp fenugreek seeds
1 cup chopped shallots
2 tomatoes chopped
10 garlic cloves
a few curry leaves
chopped coriander leaves
1/4 cup freshly grated coconut roasted with 1/2tsp fennel seed-grind to paste

Preparation Methods:
Stir-fry both chopped vegetables with a 1tsp of oil separately until half tender and keep aside. Soak the tamarind in warm water for an hour . Prepare a thick liquid and strain the juice.In a kadai, add 3 teaspoonful of oil and heat it. Add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add cumin seeds,curry leaves,garlic cloves and fenugreek. Then fry the onions and tomatoes.When the onion and tomatoes mixture turns slightly brown add the all the vegetables and the spice powders. Saute till the raw smells of the spice powder are removed and the pour in the pr…

Spinach and Mushroom Manicotti

A packet of manicotti was sitting in my pantry for quite sometime..My hubby was giving a looks which tells me:" When are you going to prepare them??? I'm looking at them everyday waiting to be platted for me to enjoys.!!! I was trying to make myself more comfortable with homely related dishes like vadi,sambar and different types of dosa which have prevented me from trying out other dishes. My kids and hubby like cheese very much compared to me..Three-cheeses in this dish will satisfy their cheese buds so I decide to prepare them for dinner yesterday and I happened to have all the required ingredients at hand.Stuffing hearty tubes of cooked manicotti with a fabulously rich blend of ricotta,mozzarella, mushrooms.spinach, Parmesan and parsley.Pairing them with marinara sauce and bake to perfection would be great for this freezing climate.Flavored Manicotti with hot chocolate was indeed a perfect dinner for us!!
Spinach and Mushroom Manicotti

Serving Size:4

1 box Barilla…