March 29, 2020

CURD SEMIYA | THAYIR SEMIYA | SEMIYA BAGALA BATH


Curd semiya | Thayir semiya is a simple recipe prepared with vermicelli | semiya.  Serve this curd semiya as the last course meal during a party or simply serve it as a comfort dish for lunch or dinner.  The cooling effect of curd/yoghurt and the perfectly cooked vermicelli gives a smoothing effect to your stomach & rejuvenate your taste buds.


Ingredients :

  1. Water - 2 cups
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Oil - 2 tsp
  4. Roasted seminal - 1/2 cup
  5. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  6. A pinch of hing
  7. Ginger, chopped - 1/2 tsp
  8. Green chillies, slit - 2 nos
  9. Onion, chopped - 1 tsp
  10. Cahewnuts - 4 nos
  11. Curd - 3/4 cup
  12. Milk - 1/4 cup
  13. Cucumber, chopped - 1 tsp
  14. Raisins - 1 tsp
  15. Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method :
In Tamil 

In English


1.  Boil water, salt & oil.  Add roasted semiya & cook until done (Around 2 to 3 mins).

2.  Drain the water & bring the semiya to room temperature. 

3.  In a separate pan, add oil, mustard seeds, hing, green chillies, ginger pieces, cashew nuts & chopped onion.  Roast & keep the seasoning aside.

4.  In a large bowl, mix together cooked semiya, curd, milk, salt, seasoning, cucumber, raisins, & coriander leaves.


Enjoy.

March 23, 2020

Garlic flavoured Masala Pori


Masala kara pori is a perfect tea time snack.  Easy, quick & healthy snacks which melts in our mouth.  Simple spices are added to enhance the taste of pori.  Use freshly bought pori for making a good crunch kara pori. 


Ingredients :

  1. Oil - 1 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  3. Green chillies - 4 to 5 nos
  4. Roasted gram dal - 2 tbsp
  5. Cashewnuts - 1 tbsp
  6. Peanuts - 1 tbsp
  7. Curry leaves 
  8. Garlic, crushed with skin - 4 nos
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  11. Hing
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Puffed rice - 5 cups

Method :

In English 

1.  Heat oil in the pan.  Add mustard seeds.

2.  Once the mustard seeds splutters, add green chillies, roasted gram dal, cashew nuts & peanuts.  Mix well.

3.  Add crushed garlic pods, curry leaves & hing.

In Tamil :



4.  Add turmeric powder, chilly powder & salt to taste.  Mix altogether over the low heat.

5.  Add puffed rice.  Toss them well & switch off the flame.

6.  Bring it to room temperature & store it in air tight container.


Enjoy with tea.


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