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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Sabudhana Vada

Recipe by Mrs. Meera Sriram, USA
Posted on 26/02/2019

Ingredients :
160 gms sabudana
1 large potatoes boiled
handful of roasted peanuts
(grind peanuts coarsely)
small ginger piece finely chopped
1 green chilly finely chopped
cilantro chopped
curry leaves chopped
lemon juice 1 tsp

Method : Soak sabudana for 4 to 5 hours. drain water completely and tranfer to a bowl. mash and add boiled potatoes to that. add rest of the ingredients and mix well. make balls and then gently make patties. fry in the oil until golden brown.

Friday, 22 February 2019

Ellu Thogayal - Sesame chutney

Ellu (Sesame) Thogayal 

Saute Ellu 4 tsp, urud dal 1 tsp, red chillies 4, Tamarind 1 nellikai size, garlic 2 pods, Oil 2 tsp, salt as required, one by one in kadai in oil and allow to cool.  Grind to thogayal consistency adding little water.  Serve with Ulunthu satham / Lemon rice / Coconut rice / Plain rice of your choice. 

Tirunelveli Ulunthu Satham - Urud Dhal Rice

Tirunelveli Ulunthu Satham.  

Here is the recipe  Soak 1 cup rice for about 20 mins and keep aside.  In a Cooker, add 2/12 cup water, add Jeera and Venthayam.  Once starts boiling, add 1/4 cup of Urud dal (with skin) and cook for 10 mins.  Now add Rice, required salt, grated coconut, curry leaves and sesame oil and pressure cook for 3 whistles and allow to cool.  Remove mix well and serve hot with Ellu chutney.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Coriander Chutney

Recipe for Coriander Chutney. 

Saute 3 cups of Coriander leaves and 4 leaves of Mint leaves in 2 tsp of oil and keep aside. In the same wok, add 2 tsp of oil and saute 1 tsp of Channa Dal and Urud Dal, 1 tsp of asafoetida, 2 red chillies, 1/2 tomato and rock salt until aroma arises. Switch off, and grind all in a mixer with little water and make it chutney. Temper Curry leaves, Mustard seeds and serve with your main dish. Yummy Coriander Chutney is ready.

Thavala Adai

Typical / Traditional brahmins Thavala-Adai Recipe

As per request posting recipe of Thavala-Adai. This recipe is very simple and most used in interior parts of Tanjore Delta from time immemorial, which simple and easy to make. Please note that the lingering taste of this Thavala Adai would be achieved only with Boiled rice and not with raw rice. 

Soak Puzhungal Arisi (Boiled Rice) and Kadalai Paruppu (Channa Dhal)  in the ratio 2:1 for 2 or 3 hours. After 3 hours, grind to a coarse paste as it should neither a batter of Idli / Dosa or Vadai.. it should be in between that. and keep aside. In a kadai add Gingelly oil or groundnut oil, splutter mustard seed, Red chillies according to your taste, urud dal, channa dal, asafoetida (hing) along with required salt and once finished.. .add grated coconut, just fry for a minute and add to the batter.. Mix well and in a deep bottom kadaai (Thavalai means Paanai or Kundaan, which means a curve bottomed) or in Vaanali, add oil and once heated, pour 2 karandi of the batter and cover with a lid and cook in medium flame.. once cooked, turn over and cook other side by adding oil again according to your requirement.

Once both sides are cooked, Special / Traditonal Thavala-Adai is ready to serve with a hot / spicy chutney of your choice.....

Raw Tamarind Chutney

Recipe for Puliyangai Thogayal. 
(As requested)

1 cup of Puliyangai (Remove skin and seeds), Urud dal, 1/4 cup, Channa dal 2 tsp, Red chillies 4 nos (Or more according to your spicy level, Grated coconut 2 tsp, Garlic 5 pods, salt and Oil as required.

In a kadai add oil, temper urud dal, channa dal, red chilly, garlic one by one. Add puliyangai and Coconut and saute well. Remove, add salt, allow to cool and grind in mixer as Thogayal adding little water. Temper with Mustard seed and curry leaves and serve with Plain rice.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Aalu Handi - ஆலு ஹண்டி

Aalu Handi - ஆலு ஹண்டி 
A Typical road side food being served in north India especially for vegetarians at Dhaba.  This food is always served hot with Roti (Tandoori) / Naan and tastes yummy.  One of my Chef friend from Rajasthan, during his visit to south India tour, shared this recipe to me and today thought of doing this.  Recipe is very simple, authentic and traditional.  In star hotels, Potato is replaced with non-veg items and the entire procedure is same.  

Ingredients, 15 ml Oil and 15 ml ghee.  Finely chopped onions 2 nos, Tomato Puree (2 nos), 1 nos slitted Green chilly, 1/2 inch Julienne Ginger (Cut into short, thin strips) Aaharam Chilly powder 1 and 1/2 TSP, turmeric powder 1/2 tsp, Freshly grounded Coriander seeds 1 & 1/2 tsp, Cumin Powder 1 tsp, Yoghurt 1 cup, fresh cream 1/2 cup and Potato diced 1 cup, 1 tsp kasuri methi and 1 tsp garam masala.

Heat Oil in kadai, add ghee and onions. Add salt and fry till golden brown.  Now add slit chilly, ginger, ginger garlic paste and mix well.  Add tomato puree, tomatoes mix will, cook in medium flame with closed lid for 5 mins.  Remove lid, mix well, add all the spices, yogurt and cover again for 2 mins in medium flame.  Once potatoes are cooked, add Fresh cream, kasuri methi and stir well.  Now top up with 1 tsp of Garam Masala  mix well and serve hot with Roti / Naan of your choice.  This goes good with Steamed basmathi rice too.  Serve with Pride...!!! Serve with Joy....!!!

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Soya 65

Recipe for Soya-65

Bring to boil Soya chunks, drain and squeeze water and keep ready. Sprinkle 2 tsp of Corn Flour, 2 tsp of Rice Flour, 1 tsp of GG paste, 1 tsp of red chilly powder, 1 tsp of Dhania powder, a bunch of finely chopped coriander leaves, squeeze 1/2 lemon, add required salt and organic Colour a pinch and mix well. Add 1 tsp of Thick beaten curd (Optional). Dont add water. The water in the Soya chunks would be enough. Mix well and keep the marination for 30 mins. In a kadai heat oil and deep fry soya chunks. Fry some curry leaves and garnish over the Soya-65 and serve hot...

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Panneer Khurchan

Panneer Khurchan
Recipe by Chef Swaminatha Sharma

In a chinese Wok add 2 tsp Ghee, saute jeera and onion until transulent.  Add green chilly, ginger garlic paste and saute well.  Add sliced Capsicum, sliced tomato one by one and cook until meshy.  Add red chilly powder, Dhania powder, Jeera powder and Amchur Powder and mix well.  Now add required salt and diced panneer to it and mix well.  Dont add water as it is a Dry Gravy.  Remove and sprinkile finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with Tandoori Roti.

Panneer Lazeez

Today's 10/11/2018 Special cuisine - Panneer Lazeez
Prepared by Chef. Suprajaa Sharma

Boil 2 onions and make it to fine paste.  Saute 2 tomatoes with Red chilly in Butter and make it to puree.  In a wok add butter / ghee, chopped onion and garlic, and add onion paste  and cook well.  Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and cook until fine aroma arises.  Add tomato puree and cook well.  Add 1 tsp of Kasuri Methi and mix well.  In the meantime take 10 to 15 nos of cashew, and make it to a fine paste and mix now to the above mixture.  Cook well in medium flame until you get a required consistency.  Now add dhaniya and jeera powder for flavour.  Now add cross chopped Panneer and mix well.  Add 2 tsp of Honey over it and mix well.  Sprinkle finely chopped coriander leaves over it and remove from flame and serve hot with Rotis / Phulkas / Naan of your choice.  Your special Panneer Lazeez is ready.  (Note : You can top up with grated Cedar Cheese for additional flavour / aroma / richness)