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IVY GOURD PICKLE /KOVAKKAI URUGAI

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Summers call for pickle making. Being a working professional I am unable to make pickles with the elaborate procedures that my grandmom, mom and mother in law make. I mostly get my stock from them .I love instant vegetable pickles and do make in small batches regularly.I have a few recipes on my blog.Today i am sharing this wonderful Ivy Gourd pickle that can me made with easily available ingredients in your kitchen.It is finger licking good.

My humble contribution for this week’s 196th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #It’sPickleTime . This wonderful theme is suggested by Aruna who has just joined us .She has an amazing collection of recipes and blogs at https://vasusvegkitchen.blogspot.com.

Recipe for Ivy Gourd Pickle / Kivakkai Urugai

Ingredients:

  • 25 Ivy Gourds washed and dried
  • 4 Green Chillies cut into halves
  • 10 Garlic pods
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric
  • 3 Tbsp Gingelly Oil
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida / Hing
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 4 Tsp Red Chilli Powder (I have used coarse Kutilal powder from Everest)
  • Juice of 1 Lemon

Method:

Wash the ivy gourd and dry them neatly.There should be no moisture.Once they are completely dry cut each ivy gourd into 4 parts. You can use both red and white ones. Add salt ,slit green chillies and keep them aside.

Take a wide bottom pan. Dry roast the fenugreek seeds until they slight colour and you can smell the aroma. Do not burn them . Tranfer it to blender and blend it to get fine powder. Add it to the ivy gourd mix.

Heat the same pan again. Add Gingelly oil. Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds and asafoetida. Once the mustard seeds splutter add garlic pods and chilli powder.Mix well for a few seconds untill the raw smell is gone. Pour this mixture on the Salted Ivy Gourd and chilli mix. Add the lemon juice and mix again.Keep it covered for 30 mins. Transfer this pickle to a dry glass jar .

Enjoy this pickle with Curd rice or Rotis!!!

Stays good for 10 days if you can resist eating them and use dry spoons.

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EGG CURRY (SOUTH INDIAN STYLE)

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Today I am sharing a very simple egg curry recipe from the southern part of India . My boys love the egg recipes and this one of their favorite. Egg are a great source of protein and good for health when eaten in moderation.

For people who don’t eat eggs can replace it with potatoes or Paneer. I bet you will love this yummy recipe to the core.

This is my humble contribution for this week’s 195th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #ThirdLetterMagic suggested by Amrita who blogs at http://thefoodsamaritan.com/

Recipe for Egg Curry (South Indian Style):

Ingredients:

  • 5 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 4 Red Onions finely Chopped
  • 3 Large Red Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/2 Lemon Size Tamrind soaked in water
  • 1 Tsp Jeera
  • 1 Tsp Curry Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard
  • 1/2 Tsp Black pepper powder (Coarse)
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • A generous Pinch of Asafoetida
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 Sprigs of Curry Leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Gingely Oil

Method:

Peel the boiled eggs and keep it aside. Take a wide bottom pan. Add 2 tsp oil. Add a little chilli powder, some pepper powder and turmeric powder. Make dents in the boiled eggs and roast them on medium flame until they turn golden brown .Transfer it to a plate once done. In the same pan add 1Tbsp oil. Add jeera , mustard, asafoetida .Once the mustard starts to splutter add the finely chopped Onions and roast well. Once it turns slighlty brown add finely chopped tomatoes. Add curry powder,curry leaves and salt . Allow it to cook until the tomatoes are nicely cooked. Squeeze the soaked tamrind and add the water to the onion tomato mixture.Allow it to cook on low flame for about 10 mins. Allow this mixture to cool.

Once the mixture reaches room temperature blend it to a fine paste. Heat the same pan. Add remaining oil. Add the ground paste and balance chilli powder and allow it to boil .Once it starts to boil add the fried eggs. Garnish with coarse pepper powder and curry leaves.

Serve hot with Rice or Rotis and enjoy.

Notes:

I have used Aachi brand curry powder. You can use south indian curry powder.

Try These Egg recipes:https://preethicuisine.com/dim-kosha/

https://preethicuisine.com/spicy-egg-masala/

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RIPE MANGO SALAD(SUMMER SPECIAL)

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Summers are in full swing in this part of the world.Treating my family with some delicious salads to beat the heat.This Ripe Mango salad can be eaten just like that to satisfy your hunger pangs or as a light snack with some Nachos or fryums or even crisp toasted bread.

There are many types of salads and can be served warm or cold.Salad is basically a mixture of various types of veggies , meat or both, nuts garnished with difference types of salad dressing which depends on your preference. You can make different types of salad to suit your palate.

This week’s theme was suggested by our co blogger Swati who has a wonder compilation of recipes and blogs at www.foodtrails25.com.

My humble contribution for 194th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #SummerFruitFest is Ripe Mango Salad.

Recipe for Ripe Mango Salad:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Ripe Mango cut into cubes
  • 1 Onion Finely Chopped
  • 2 Red Tomatoes finely Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Fresh Coriander
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/4 Tsp Tamari Sauce
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Dill Leaves
  • Black Salt / Kala Namak
  • 1 Tbsp Peanuts Roughly Crushed
  • 1 Birds eye Chilli(Red Color)
  • 1/2 Tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper finely Chopped

Method:

Crush the peanuts and bird’s eye chilli using a mortar and pestle. Keep it side. Take a wide bottom bowl . Add all the above ingredients and mix well. Lastly add crushed peanuts with bird’s eye chilli and mix again.

Allow it to rest for about 10 minutes. Serve with Nachos / fryums / crisp toasted bread and enjoy. It can be savoured just like that as well.

Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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https://preethicuisine.com/brussel-sprouts-kai-lan-salad/

https://preethicuisine.com/3c-kosambari-3c-salad-no-onion-and-no-garlic/

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