Kartharkai Yengai | Badnekayi Yengai

>> April 18, 2014

I have already posted this long time back. That is also a Kartharkai yengai. But the only diffference is a grinded masala which is added to it. This gives a little different taste. Kartharkai is a Tamil/Iyengar word for Eggplant/Brinjal.

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Prep Time : 15 Mins
Cook Time : 10 Mins
Serve : 2

Ingredients
  • Small Baby eggplants / Brinjals - 10 count
  • Yengai Powder - 4 tbsp
  • Coconut - 4 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Asafoetida / Hing - a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Tamarind paste or juice - 1 tsp for juice / 1/4 tsp for paste
  • Jaggery - a little piece to taste
Method
  1. Wash and chop the eggplant into big pieces. 
  2. Heat oil in  large pan 
  3. Add mustard seeds , hing, curry leaves. Wait until mustard seeds allow them to splutter
  4. Then add egg plant stir fry on medium flame
  5. Sprinkle little water and close the lid. Cook until tender / soft
  6. In the mean while blend the coconut and yengai powder along with little water make a smooth paste
  7. Stir the eggplant , sprinkle salt , yengai paste , tamarind paste and jaggery add one by one.
  8. Stir well allow to cook for few mins then transfer into a bowl and serve with chapati or roti.
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Healthy Diet Event - Berries (Fruits)

>> April 13, 2014

Hello Friends

I just had an idea to start healthy diet event like fruits (Berries)
To make it easier for you, I've pulled together nutrition tips and suggestions for foods that you and your kids will love. We need some fat in their diets to stay healthy — so for that, Fruits and vegetables are like nutrition.They make your plate more colorful and they're packed with vitamins and fiber.


Being healthy and having a good diet is more important to our health and also our life style. Fruits always make comfortable diet. I feel instead of concentrated juice, smoothies etc i like to have it fresh ones and homemade. We all love to have fruits or berries like that with out adding sugar, milk, water etc. We also get organic fruits.

So here is the event announced by Priya. She made this event to stay healthy in different varieties  of diet. She did a great job to enlist and give opportunity to host the event in each month. I would like to thank her for this opportunity and starting a wonderful event.



To Participate


  1. Post your Berry recipes or Fruits on your blog, Now on till May 3rd 2014.
  2. Please note Healthy Diet Event in the subject line. Repost the recipe with the link to this page and Priya's


I look forward your lovely dishes. Thank you for reading and your co-operation.  

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Dates Ladoo | Khajur ke Ladoo | Kharjura Unde

>> April 10, 2014

This one is quick sweet recipe.  Dates are very sweet and also good for health. We can eat it just like that, both the dried & ripe ones. These are also used for sweets / desserts.  Since everyone knows about these I will directly head to the recipe. This ladoo recipe is from my cousin's wife (Roopa). She tried this and told me about the recipe. I felt it was an interesting sweet dish. I made it and it came out very nice. The sweetness also mostly comes from the Dates itself.  I also added different coatings for this ladoo.
Check the recipe below. 


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Prep Time : 15 Mins
Cook Time : 5-8 Mins
Makes - 10 Ladoos

Ingredients
  • Dates fruits deseeded - 2 cups
  • Jaggery - 2 tbsp , grated
  • Cardamom Powder - a pinch
  • Nuts - Almonds, Cashews, Pistachios, Walnuts ( chopped) - 3 tbsp
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Roasted Sesame seeds , Coconut powder , Roasted PoppySeeds 
Method
  1. Blend the dates into a smooth paste
  2. Take a pan add jaggery and sprinkle water and bring to boil until jaggery becomes froth   
  3. In the mean while in a small pan add ghee and add nuts and fry till lightly roasted
  4. Then add nuts to jaggery add ground dates mix well 
  5. Add cardamom powder stir well mixture tuns thick and leaves side of the pan and turn off the flame
  6. Once it is cool slightly make a even size balls and roll them into different coatings
  7. Serve and store it in airtight box. It stays for one week but not for coconut coating. It is stored in refrigerator can last more than a week.
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