Saturday, August 16, 2008

Onma special


Ingredients :

Ash gourd - 100gm
Pumpkin - 100gm
Green chillies - 4nos (split the edge)
Red gram dal - 1tbs (soaked in the water for about 6 hours)
Grated coconut - 1/2quantity(Squeeze out 1/4cup of the milk from the coconut without adding water. Take one more cup of milk from the coconut)
Salt - to taste
Coconut oil - 1tbs
Curry leaves - 1sprig

Method of Preparation :
Remove the covering of the ash gourd and pumpkin and cut it into small pieces. Cook the vegetables and red gram dal in water. Add enough salt and the green chillies. When it is done, add 1cup coconut milk and boil. When it thickens well, add 1/4cup coconut milk. Bring to a boil and remove from fire. Add 1tbs coconut oil and the curry leaves and mix well.
Lady's finger pieces - 31/2 cup
Thick Curd from 1/2 litre milk - 2 cups
Green chillies - 2
Dry Red chillies - 3
Mustard - 1 dsp
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Curry leaves - 2 springs
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:
Slice the ladies finger in small round pieces. Fry lady's finger in oil till crisp. Ground coarsely grated coconut, green chillies and mustard. Season mustard, red chilli and curry leaves in 2 tsp oil. Lower the flame add curd and the ground ingredients. Keep stirring. Add fried ladies finger and salt. Remove from fire when it boils.

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