Sunday, August 12, 2012

Roundup of EP Series - Fenugreek and Green Chillies

I finally here with the round up of the EP Series - Fenugreek and Green chillies. I thank Julie for giving me this wonderful opportunity to host this event, through which I got to know of many healthy and flavorful recipes using my favorite herb fenugreek. Here comes the roundup

The very first entry I recieved was from Sanika. She sent these delicious Methi Dal



Vani has sent this flavorful Methi Rice



Anshu has sent these mouthwatering Rajasthani Mirch Vadas



Priya Satheesh has sent these interesting recipes

Wheat Rava Kanji using Fenugreek Leaves


Methi Vada Curry




Shwetha has sent my all time favorite Methi Mutter Malai



Shobha has this yummy variation Methi Mutter Paneer Bhurji



Methi Palak with Chettinad Masala


Kasoori Methi Parathas


Sharanya has sent this toungue tickling chutney Milagai Chutney



Meghna has sent this delicious curry Methi Malai Paneer



Shwetha Agarwal has sent 2 yummy entries Methi Mutter Pulav and Gajar Mutter Methi





Jeya has sent in some yummy recipes Methi Dal , Methi Leaves Kurma Curry and Cabbage Poriyal







Lekshmi has sent this spicy and tasty Mulagu Chammanthi



Kusum has sent this flavorful Methi Channa Masala



Roshni has sent these yummy entries Methi Mutter Butter Masala and Mirch ka Salan





Kavitha has sent this very innovative recipe Chilli Capsicum Pickle



Swathi has sent another of my favorites Kadai Paneer



Archana has sent this yummy Methi Muthias



Anjana has these delicious entries Green Chilli Pickle and Methi Matar Malai





Santhoshji has sent these yummy recipes Methi Moong Dal Fritters and Green Chilli Achar



Priya has sent some innovative recipes Rajma Coconut stirfry and Cornmeal Kichdi





Ishitha, Gayathri and Subhashini have sent Methi Besan



Sri Nandini has sent in some yummy entries Methi Parotta, Methi Pualo and Methi Bhaji





Swasthi has this flavorful Methi Chutney, Methi Biriyani and Easy Aloo Methi Paratha





Pallavi has sent this very flavorful Desi Style Thin Crust Pizza



Nivedita has sent these delicious entries Fresh Green Chutney and Green Chilli Fries





Sanoli has sent these yummy combo curry Leafy Aloo and Methi Gobi Aloo Hodge Podge





Beena has sent this flavorful Methi Chole


Prathibha has sent these healthy and innovative recipes Broccoli Thoran, Broccoli Kuzhi 
Paniyaaram and Lauki Dal Curry







I also received 2 entries from Non Blogger friends. Here they are

CHILLI VEG PAKODA



INGREDIENTS

FOR FILLING
1. CARROT                        1 NO.
2. ONION                            1 NO.
3. ROUND CHILLI                 5 NOS.
4. GINGER                          A SMALL PIECE
5. GARLIC                           I 
6.SALT                               1 TSP
7. CURRY LEAVES              5 LEAVES
8. MALLI LEAVES                2 LEAVES
9. TAMARIND                       2 PIECE

CUT CARROT, CHILLI AND ONION INTO VERY SMALL PIECES.  PUT INGREDIENT NO.3 TO 8 IN A MIXIE AND MAKE A COURSE PASTE. MIX THE CUT VEGETABLES ALONG WITH THIS PASTE AND KEEP IT ASIDE MAKING SMALL BALLS.

FOR OUTER COVERING:-

1.RICE POWDER                1/4 OF A SMALL CUP
2. KADALA MAVU                 1 SMALL CUP
3. SALT                                 1 TSP
4.ASAFOETIDA                    1/2 TSP
5. JEERA                               1/2 TSP
6. CHILLY POWDER              1/2 TSP
MIX ALL OF THE ABOVE WITH REQUIRED WATER WELL.

IN A TAWA HEAT OIL, AND WHEN IT BOILS WELL, IN THE SECOND MIXTURE  MIX THE FIRST MADE VEGETABLE BALLS AND DEEP FRY IT GOLDEN BROWN.  SUPERB PAKODA IS READY FOR SERVE.  


VEGETABLE CHILLY SPECIAL PAKODA


 
INGREDIENTS
 
1. BAJJI CHILLI (LONG MOLAGA) - 5
2. CARROT                                  - 2
3. ONION                                     - 2
4. GINGER                                   -  1 SMALL PIECE
5. GARLIC                                    - 2 FLAKES
6. SALT                                        - TO TASTE
7. CURRY LEAVES                       - 10 LEAVES
8. MALLI LEAVES                          - 3 LEAF
9. RICE POWDER                          - 1/4 GLASS
10. KADALAMAVU                         - 1 GLASS
11. JEERA                                     - 1 TSP
12. TAMARIND                               - 3 PIECES
13. ASAFOETIDA                            - 1 TSP
 
CUT CARROT, ONION, CURRYLEAVES AND MALLI LEAVES VERY SMALL. MAKE GINGER, GARLIC, TAMARIND PASTE AND MIX IT TO THE CUT VEGETABLES AND ADD SALT AND KEEP IT ASIDE.  CUT THE CHILLIES CAREFULLY (CUT IT LONG IN THE CENTRE BUT NOT FULLY) AND PUT THE MIXTURE IN CUT PORTION.
TAKE RICE POWDER AND MIX IT WITH KADALAMAVU, JEERA, SALT,  ASAFOETIDA AND MIX WELL ADDING REQUIRED WATER.  TAKE THE FILLED CHILLI AND DIP IT IN THE MIXTURE SLOWLY.  THE CHILLI SHOULD BE FULLY DIPPED.  POUR OIL IN A TAWA AND HEAT IT.  WHEN THE OIL IS HOT, SLOWLY PUT THE FILLED CHILLY DIPPED IN MIXTURE AND FRY IT TILL GOLDEN BROWN.
 
TIP : GINGER PIECE CAN BE SMALL IF WE HAVE SMALL CHILDREN. IF THERE ARE NO SMALL CHILDREN, WE CAN MAKE IT BIG PIECE
 
HOT MOUTHWATERING PAKODA IS READY

Here are two entries from Raji Ramakrishnan.

METHI SPROUTS SOUP



Preparation time:  15-20  minutes
Cooking time:  5-10  minutes
Serves: 2
Shelf life: hot and fresh

Health benefits of fenugreek seeds
Fenugreek seeds are rich source of minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients. It is good for digestion and  help relieve constipation ailments.
It is also rich in many vital vitamins including thiamin, pyridoxine (vit.B-6), folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-A and vitamin-C that are essential nutrients for optimum health.
 Medicinal uses of fenugreek seed
Its seeds have been used in many traditional medicines as laxative, digestive, and as a remedy for cough and bronchitis.
If used regularly, fenugreeks may help control cholesterol, triglyceride as well as high blood sugar (glycemic) levels in diabetics.
Fenugreek seeds added to cereals and wheat flour (bread) or made in gruel, given to the nursing mothers to increase milk synthesis.

Ingredients:

1 handful of methi sprouts
1  fully ripe red tomato
Salt
Black salt, black pepper powder,  roasted cumin powder, lime juice as per your taste
Butter (optional)
Sugar (optional)

Garnishing:

Little pudina/coriander leaves
Little methi sprouts.
Fried Bread  cubes

Method:

In a sauce pan add half up water and add the methi sprouts, cook for 5 minutes.
In another sauce pan boil water, drop the tomato, cover and keep for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, take out the tomato and run through cold water. Remove the skin and chop them and blend to a smooth puree.  Also Puree the boiled sprouts.
Mix  the tomato/sprouts puree  and boil it for 5 minutes.
Add the seasoning except lime juice and boil for one minute.
Add lime juice and stir.
Transfer to a soup bowl, garnish with pudina/coriander/sprouts and  fried bread cubes.
Serve hot

Non  diabetics can use butter/sugar.
 
 
METHI SPROUTS SUBZI



Preparation time:  15-20  minutes
Cooking time:  15 minutes
Serves: 2
Shelf life: hot and fresh

Health benefits of fenugreek seeds
Fenugreek seeds are rich source of minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients. It is good for digestion and  help relieve constipation ailments.
It is also rich in many vital vitamins including thiamin, pyridoxine (vit.B-6), folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-A and vitamin-C that are essential nutrients for optimum health.
 Medicinal uses of fenugreek seed
Its seeds have been used in many traditional medicines as laxative, digestive, and as a remedy for cough and bronchitis.
If used regularly, fenugreeks may help control cholesterol, triglyceride as well as high blood sugar (glycemic) levels in diabetics.
Fenugreek seeds added to cereals and wheat flour (bread) or made in gruel, given to the nursing mothers to increase milk synthesis.

What you need:

1 cup methi sprouts
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped tomato
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp dhania powder
1 tsp ghoda masala
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
salt
 Seasonsing:
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
few curry leaves.

Garnishing:

chopped coriander leaves.

How to make it:

In a pan, add the  oil, when it becomes hot, add the seasoning when the seeds splutters, add the curry leaves,.
add the onion, ginger garlic paste and saute well. 
Add the tomatoes and saute till it becomes soft.
  Add the sprouts, saute the same for 5-7 minutes. 
Add the masalas, turmeric powder,  again saute for two minutes
Add 1 cup water, salt, sugar and boil the same till it is cooked well and dry.

garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

 If you want to make it in a gravy form,  add more water.

Now coming to the awards

The top contributor award is shared by Shoba, Jeya, Srinandini, Swasthi and Prathibha who have contributed 3 recipes each.



Best Healthy Dish goes to Priya Satheesh for her Wheat Rava Kanji using fenugreek leaves



Best Innovative Dish goes to Shoba for her Methi Palak in Chettinad Masala



Best Presentation Award goes to Swathi for her Kadai Paneer

Hope you all enjoyed this virtual treat.









16 comments:

Recipe world said...

Lovely roundup dear..nice to see these yummy and unique recipes @ one place!

Cheers!
Vani

Chandrani said...

Nice roundup, Kaveri.

Priya Satheesh said...

Lovely Round up and Very happy to get Best Healthy Dish award...Thank you so much:)

Roshni said...

Beautiful round up Kaveri.. am bookmarking this page to try some of the awesome dishes

Sanoli Ghosh said...

A very nice round up Kaveri. All are unique and flavorful recipes. Thanks.....

Mélange said...

Nice collection kaveri..

Anu said...

Nice roundup.

Hema said...

Lovely roundup and so many dishes..

Kavitha said...

Lovely roundup.....Congrats on all winners :)

Sangeetha said...

Lovely collection of healthy recipes, so sorry Kaveri that i couldn't able to participate :(

Julie said...

Lovely roundup dear,Great efforts dear..Thanx again for hosting the event & very flavorful entries!!
Congrats to all winners:-)

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Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Great collection of recipes, lovely round up too
http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

Amina Khaleel said...

wonderful collection of recipes... fabulous round up..

Vidhya said...

awesome roundup ...can't wait to try some of this.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

lovely round up Kaveri, delicious entries :)

Archana said...

Kaveri this is delicious. Methi here I come.:)
I am hosting WTML All through August’12. Do send me your entries

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