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Sunday, 31 December 2017

Tamatar Sabji

Recipe : Tamatar Sabji
(Garlic Haters please stay away. Just made for kids)

Finely chop around 600 gms of ripened Tomatoes. Finely chop around 20 big garlic pods, Finely chop 3 to 4 nos of Green chilly and keep all ready. In a heavy bottom kadai, add 30 ml of Oil and once heated, splutter mustard seeds 1tsp, 2 tsp of Uurd Dal and 4 tsp of channa dal. Add chopped Green chillies and saute well. Then add chopped garlic and once cooked, add the chopped ripened tomatoes, 1 tsp of turmeric powder 2 tsp of Aaharam Asafoetida, Kal-Uppu (Raw Salt) mix well and keep in medium flame until tomatoes are cooked. Remove lid, mash with Masher and allow water to evaporate. Now add 50 ml of Gingelly oil, mix well and cook again for 5 minutes, until water is gone and oil tops up...'

Serve Hot with any of your likings. be it : Puri / Chappathi / Idly / Dosa / Pongal / Kichadi / Plain rice, etc. etc... Tastes yum yum.. Kids like very much...


Kunukku

Recipe : Traditional Kunukku.

Soak 100 gms each : Boiled rice, Thuvaramparuppu, Kadalai-Paruppu and Payatham-paruppu for 3 hours. Coarse grind with 4 nos Red Chilly, Aaharam Asafoetida and Kal-Uppu. In that add half chopped curry leaves and mix well. Heat oil and make round shaped Kunukku with hand. Deep fry always in medium flame, until cooked inside. Serve hot with Ginger Tea / Aaharam Filter Coffee.


Shahi Gobi

Today's 13/12/2017 Recipe from Aaharam : Shahi Gobi 
(Chef's Style Rich Gravy from Swaminatha Sharma)

Cut 1/2 kg Gobi to florets to 1 inch size, remove the stem of it and bring to boil in water, adding salt to it, allow to cool, drain water completely and keep aside. In a mixer, add 1 handful of Cashew, and 1 handful of Grated coconut, grind to fine paste adding little water and keep ready.

In a kadai add butter, add one medium size chopped onion, 2 green chilly, 1 inch size ginger and 1 ripen tomato and saute well, until meshy. Now add 1/2 tsp of garam masala powder, 4 cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 star anise, 2 cardamon and mix well. Allow to cool and grind to a fine paste.

In the kadai add butter / ghee 2 tsp, add the grinded onion/tomato paste and add the Gobi florets, add little salt and mix well until all the masala gets into the gobi and cooked well. Now add the grinded Coconut/Cashew mixture and mix well.. Add 50 ml of water and mix well. Allow to cook to in medium flame. Now remove lid, add required salt, mix well. now add 100ml Fresh thick milk / or Cream of your choice and mix well again. Cook in medium flame for 3 - 5 minutes with cover.

Remove from flame, transfer to serving bowl and garnish with fried raisins and chopped coriander leaves.

Your Rich gravy Shahi Gobi is ready to serve with Chapathi / naan / Phulka / roti. Serve with pride. Serve with Joy.


Veg Clear Soup

Veg clear Soup with Fried corn flakes.

Recipe for Veg Clear Soup. : Fine chop onion, Beans, Carrot, Cabbage and saute in 2 tsp of butter. (Dont saute in oil or ghee. The taste of the soup lies sauting in Butter only). Add boiling water into it, add salt and boil, until veggies are cooked. Add salt to your taste while veggies are cooking. Now take 1 tsp of Corn Flour, mix in water and add to the Boiling Soup until its like thick (Check soup consistency). Transfer to serving bowl, top up with crushed pepper, chopped cilantro and fried Corn Flakes and serve hot.... Your yummy veg clear soup is ready.


KFC Style Veg Kebabs

Recipe for KFC Style Veg Kebabs.

Boil 2 medium sized potatoes, 1 handful of green peas, 2 medium carrot and 1 cup of sweetcorns, drain water, mash it. Add to this 4 tsp of all purpose flour, 2 tsp of coun flour. In a kadai add 1 tsp of butter, add 1 no finely chopped onion, 1 tsp of GG paste, 10 nos of finely chopped beans and add to the mashed potatoes. To this add 1 tsp of chilly flakes, chopped celery, 1/2 tsp of Garam masala, 1 tsp of Herbs (Celery, oregano, etc - if available, else no need). Add required salt, 1 tsp of sugar and mix well and roll on to kebabs of your size. 

Dip the kebabs in Corn flour + maida paste (2 tsp of corn flour and 2 tsp of maida made into Bajji mix consistency). Roll on the same into grounded bread crumps and grounded Corn Flakes. Deep fry in oil and serve hot with Rice Bowl. Your yummy KFC style Veg Kebabs are ready to serve. Serve with Pride and Serve with Joy.


Pumpkin Masal

Today's 09/11/2017 Recipe : 
Pumpkin Masal (Dry Curry)
(No-Onion No-Garlic Recipe)

Peel Skin of White Pumpkin, remove the inner seeds, chop to 1/2 inch cubes, wash in running water, drain and keep aside. In a kadai add 2 tsp of Jeera, dry saute, allow to cool, powder in mixie and keep aside. In the same kadai, add 2 tsp of Gingelly oil, sizzle 1 tsp of Jeera, and add 1 tsp of our Aaharam Asafoetida. Then add the chopped / washed pumpkin, mix well. Sprinkle some water, cover with lid and allow to cook for 3 to 4 mins in medium flame. Once cooked, remove lid, add salt, Turmeric powder, Chilly powder, mix well. Now add 10 to 15 Fresh Pudina (Mint) leaves, mix well. Once cooked, Sprinkle 1 tsp of Rice flour and powdered Jeera Powder. Saute well until all are mixed up, remove and garnich with finely chopped Coriander leaves.

Your Pumpkin Masal (Dry Curry) is ready to serve with Plain rice as accompaniment. Serve Hot, Serve with pride and Serve with Joy...!!!!


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Seeyalam (or) Seeraalam

Recipe : Seeyalam (or) Seeraalam
Posted by Chef. Swaminatha Sharma
Posted on 06/12/2017

Again a traditional dish from interior villages of Tamilnadu and almost from South India. This recipe is similiar to cooking Idly with Lentils and sauted with Veggies.. but not exactly veggies. This goes yummy with a spicy chutney as the recipe is highly nutritious and good for growing children and maintains good health. Tambrahmn from Southern part of India would be very famous in making this dish in olden days, but now a forgotten dish. Please see the recipe below, try now and get us your feed back.

Ingredients for making this Special recipe
Paasi paruppu @ Payatham paruppu 2 cups
Kadalai Paruppu - 1 cup
Thuvaram Paruppu - 1 cup
Red chillies = 2 nos
Dhaniya powder - 1 tsp
Aaharam Red Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - As required
Finely chopped onion - 1 no
Lemon Juice - 3 tsp

Prepartion method for Seeyaalam : Soak the lentils for 3 hours. Grind the lentils along with Green chillies to fine paste like idly batter. Steam cook in Idly plates after greesing with oil and cut into 1/2 inch pieces and keep ready. In a kadai add 4 tsp of oil, sizzle mustard seeds, urud dal, add onion and saute till golden brown. add Curry leaves 1 arc, Aaharam Red Chilly Powder, Dhania powder and saute wel. Now add the chopped Lentil Idlyies and mix well. Add required salt to it and mix well.. Remove from flame... Squeeze lemon over it and mix well. Serve with spicy chutney of your taste.

Your traditional / Authentic Seeyalam is ready to serve. Serve with Joy and Serve with Pride.


Friday, 1 December 2017

Garlic Chutney

Recipe : Garlic Chutney
Posted by Chef Swaminatha Sharma
Posted on 01/12/2017

Ingredients
10 pods of Garlic
10 nos of Red Chilly
1/2 inch size Tamarind
1/2 Tomato
Salt As required
Water as required
Gingelly Oil 4 tsp

Preparation Method : Just raw grind Garlic pods, red chilly, tamarind and tomato in a mixer to a find paste.  Heat Oil in pan and pour on the Paste.  No sauting, no frying. Just simple to make, Tasty and Yummy side dish for our South Indian Traditional Dosa / Uthappam.  Goes yummy with our Traditional soft Idly too



Karthigai Deepam Specials

KARTHIGAI DEEPAM SPECIALS 
NEL-PORI, AVAL-PORI, VERKADALAI URUNDAI

3 urundaikalaiyum ore methodil than seya vendum, alavum ondre than. anal thani thaniye seiya vendum oru periya thambalathil. Oru kilo nrl poriyai sutham seithu pottu arhil konjam yelapodi, sukku podi thuvi athanudan migavum melliyatha podi podi yaga narukkiya thengai pottu nandraga kalanthu vaikkavum. Oru vanliyil 400 gram pagu vellam podithu pottu sirithu thanni ootri kothikka vaithu pagu patham vantha vudan (kothiklum vellathai oru thanni ulla pathirathil pottal athu ulle poi utkarum, athai eduthu urutinal kaiyil ottamal urundaiyanal nalla patham) athai irakki konjam ariyavudan ilamsuttodu pori mel parappi ootri nandraga karandiyal kallli kaiyil konjam arisi mavu thotu kondu urudai pidithal nandraga varum

ADAI
Oru tumbler arisi., arai tumbler kadalai paruppu, arai tumbler thuvaram paruppu. 2 hour ooravaithu vadi kati mixiyil pottu athanudan 6 milagai, konjam perungayam potu araithu athanudan thevaiyana uppu, Karuvepilai serthu kalakli, dosai kallai aduppil vaithu 2 karandi mavu ootri konjamaga parappi atham mel suthi 5/6 ottaigal pottu ottaiyilum, mavai suthiyum ennai ootri aduppai simmil vaithu irandu pakkamum thiruppi pottu Sivakka vega vaithu eduthal moru moru kara kara endru adai ready

NEI APPAM
oru tumbler raw rice 3 hours oora vaithu vadi kati mixiyil pottu konjam thanni Ootri nandraga myya arrithu, meendum athil kal kilo vellam podithu potu athanudan oru rasthali vazhai pazham urithu potu arraikkavum athanudan konjam kothumai mavu, nandraga poditha cashew, batham, elakkai 5 spoon urulkiya nei serthu idli mavu pathathukku karaikkavum.

Oru vanliyil ennai ootri kainthathum mavai oru chinna kuzhi karandiyal eduthu ennaiyil directaga ootri aduppai simil vaithu appathin mel ennaiyai karandiyal eduthu eduthi ootri thiruppi pottu sivantha vudan eduthal suvai mikka nei appam ready.


Karthigai Deepam Wishes


Thursday, 30 November 2017

Thirupagam

Recipe : Thirupagam.
Posted by Krithiga Sathya Narayanan
Posted on 27/11/2017
A traditional recipe from thirunelveli district.

Ingredients :
Besan flour-1/2cup
Jaggery-1 and 1/2cup
Milk-1/2cup
Cashew powder-1/4th cup
Saffron -2 pinches
Ghee-1/2cup
Edible camphor-a pinch

Preparation Method : 
1. Mix milk, saffron and besan flour without any lumps.
2. In a kadai add this besan mix. Keep Stirring.
3. Once it’s thicken, add powdered jaggery, let it cook well. Add ghee and mix well.
4. Once it gets nice thick, add powdered cashew, and camphor. Switch off.

Note
Don’t cook for long after it gets thick at the end. It should be like Halwa consistency.   I added jaggery instead of sugar for healthier version. Actual recipe is made from sugar.


Navrathan Kurma

Recipe for Navrathan Kurma
Posted by Ranjani Ramapriyan
Posted on 29/11/2017

Ingredients : Cinnamon elachi bayleaves and clove each 1 no, Mixed veggies one cup (carrot potato cauliflower beans peas etc), Curd one cup, Onion 1 No, Ginger garlic paste, Khus khus little, Cashews 10 nos, Green chilli 1 no, Panneer one small cup cut inot small pieces, Butter, Salt, Turmeric powder a pinch, Saffron little, Pineapple cut into pieces ine small cup, Mixed nuts little.

Preparation  :  First soak cashews and khus khus in hot water for 30 mins.aftee half an hour grind it in mixie and keep the paste ready.  Beat the curd and keep it ready.  Boil potatoes and keep it ready.  Cut pannneer into small pieces .add butter in kadai and roast it and keep it ready.also roast dry fruits in tbe same pan and keep it ready.  Add one spoon butter and saute pineapple also.  Cut all vegetables and boil it and keep in ready.

Making Method :  Take a kadai /pan and add one spoon butter .now add cinnamon bay leaves and elachi 2 nos and saute .then add onion saute till raw smell goes.then add Ginger garlic paste and saute for another few mins till raw smell goes.then add the grounded cashew and khus khus paste .again saute till oil separates.then add beaten curd boiled veggies and add water salt and (adjust the quantity) and boil for sometime.  Then add pannner pieces ,a pinch of turmeric powder and garam masala powder.finally add pineapple pieces and switch off the flame.while serving the dish add dry fruits.  Delicious rich side dish.


Til Rice

Recipe for Till Rice 
Posted by Poornima Prabhakar
Posted on 29/11/2017

Ingredients:
For Roasting:
Peanut 1cup Roasted (With Skin)
Coconut 1/2 Cup
White Thill 2Tbl Spoon
Red Chillies - 8 (According to Spice Level)
For Temper:
Mustard 1Spoon
Channa Dhaal 1Spoon
Red Chillies 3
Curry Leaves 1 handful
Peanut 1 Handful

Procedure  :  Dry roast all the ingredients one by one and grind in mixie once cooled.  Keep rice in cooker in the ratio of 1:2 of rice and water. Make sure the rice is not mushy. In Kadai, Temper the ingredients mentioned. Add little hing and add the rice and salt. Switch off the flame and finally add the powdered mixture. If required we can add paruppu podi. This will enhance the taste.. Mix and serve with hot potato fry or appalam or vadaam.


Nellai's Salna

Today's 30/11/2017 Recipe : Nellai's Salna
(A typical Road Side watery Gravy for Chappathi / parota / Dosa)

Some of the best Road Side Hotels in Tamilnadu serves a typical Watery gravy (Salna) for Parota / Chappathi.  Whenever one goes on tour, would sure have Parota / Salna, which tingles the taste buds.  Salna, the road side gravy sometimes goes yummy with Big dosa and soft / sponge Idlis too... Its nothing but a plain, watery spicy gravy packed with awesome flavour.  You cant find any vegetables except onions and skin of tomatoes and a layer of Oil floating on the top of the Salna.  In today's recipe, we shall try to make out this Road Side Salna.

In a Kadai, add 2 tsp of oil, add Elachi 2 os, cinnamon 1 stick, cloves 2/3 nos, Fennel seeds (Sombu) 3/4 tsp, then chopped onion, tomatoes and cook until meshy.  Add aaharam's Red Chilly powder 1 tsp, Coriander, Jeera and Turmeric powders 1/2 tsp each and mix well.  Remove and allow to cool.  Add to this 3 tsp of grated coconut, Poppy seeds 1/2 tsp and 5 nos of cashews and grind with water to a smooth paste and keep ready.  (By the aroma itself, one can find the real taste of salna)

In a flat bottom cooker base, add 2 tsp of oiladd chopped onions, fry till transulent, add hand full of mint leaves, add GG paste and tomatoes one by one until all turns mushy.  Now add the grinded masala paste, add required salt, little turmeric powder if needed for perfect colour.  Add required water and pressure cook for 1 whistle.  Once you open the cooker, you can see layer of oil floating on top and you get the perfect aroma of Salna.  If you feel its more water, allow to open cook for another few minutes in medium flame until you get the required consistency.  Remove from flame and garnish with finely chopped Coriander leaves.  Your yummy, special road side hotel's, water gravy @ Salna is ready to serve.

Please try at home and you will never ever go for these recipe again to hotels... Please let us know your feedback with your posts. Thank you
(Shall upload picture later once finished)

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Soya Chunks Galatta

Recipe : Soya Chunks Galatta
Posted by : Chef Swaminatha Sharma
Preparation time : 5 mins
Marination time : 15 mins

Preparation Method : 50 gms of Soya Chunks boiled in water, squeezed and washed in running water, squeezed and keep ready. In a bowl add 4 tsp of Fresh Curd, 1/2 tsp of turneric powder, each 3/4 tsp of Red Chilly, Coriander, Jeera powders required Salt, 1 tsp of GG paste, 1/2 tsp of Vinegar and mix well with the chunks.  Marinate them and keep in deep freezer for about 15 mins.   In a chinese wok, add 2 tsp of Oil and keep in high flame. Once fumes starts, add the marinated chunks and add 1 arc of curry leaves.  Mix well.  Now add Tomato sauce and soy sauce and saute well again high flame until water is gone and the the chunks gets dry.  Remove from flame, place in a serving tray, garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves, and serve hot as Side dish or Starter or Snacks.


Monday, 27 November 2017

Curry Leaves Kuzhambu

Recipe : Curry Leaves Kuzhambu 

Dear Members... Here is video making of Traditional / Authentic Curry Leaves Kuzhambu explained in correct proportion and procedure by Mrs. Ganesan, Samayapuram, Trichy on 26/11/2017 at their residence.  This recipe is a medicinal recipe and almost suitable for all age people and especially in this Winter / Rainy season, is an authentic dish from Tanjore delta, especially by brahmins.  This Kuzmabhu goes yummy with steamed rice and curd rice, and keeps our stomach free and clean from digestion complications.

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Narthangai (Citron) Pachadi

Recipe : Narthangai Pachadi (Citron Pachadi)

Here is video of Making Traditional / Authentic Narthangai Pachadi, beautifully explained by Mrs. Ganesan, Samayapuram, Trichy on 26/11/2017 at their residence. Its an authentic dish from Tanjore brahmins, which many likes to take with Tachchu Mammu aka Curd Rice...

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Friday, 24 November 2017

Kitchen Killadi - Ranjani

Kitchen Killadigal II Prize - Ranjani Ramapriyan

One of our Aaharam Member who has participated in Kitchen Killadigal Cookery Contest conducted by Vasantha TV has Won II Prize (Second Prize) in the competition.... Its proud to all our members too... Kudos to her Cooking Skill.


Rajma Masala

Chef's Style Rajma Masala
by Chef Swaminatha Sharma
Posted on 24/11/2017

Soak Rajma Masala overnight and Pressure cook adding half salt, with 4 whistles and keep ready.  In a Kadai add Butter and sizzle cumin seeds and add 2 nos finely chopped onions and 2 slitted green chilles.  Saute well until colour changes.  Now add 3 tsp of Kasuri Methi.  Mix well.  Add finely chopped Tomato, 1/w tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp Chilly Powder, 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder, 1 tsp of Coriander Powder and 1 tsp of Jeera powder and mix well.  Once tomatoes are cooked, Mash it into fine paste and add salt as required and add 1 cup of Fresh Cow's Milk and cook in medium flame.  After 3 mins, remove lid and add the cooked Rajma, adjust salt and water and cook again for 3 to 5 mins in medium flame.  Once cooked, remove and add 1 tsp of butter again and mix well.  For extra spicyness, in a kadai add 1 tsp of ghee, and add 1/2 tsp of garam masala and Aaharam Red Chilly Powder, and mix with the masala.  Remove from flame, garnish with finely chopped Coriander leaves and serve hot with Batura, Roti / Butter Naan of your choice.
Your Special Chef's Style Rajma Masala is ready.  

Please note.. This is Rajma Masala and not Gravy.  Gravy contains Ginger Garlic Paste.  This masala contains only Garam masala added and the spicyness can be adjusted with the adding of Butter and Milk to it...  Please make at home and get us your feedback.  Thank you all.


Aalu-dhal

Today's 24/11/2017 Recipe : Aalu-Dhal 
Preparation by Chef. Varshini at Home.
No-Onion / No-Garlic Recipe. 

Ingredients : Potato 250 gms, Paasi Paruppu : 100 gms, 2-Tomatos, 2 green Chillies, pepper 2tsp, Jeera 1 tsp, Garam Masala 1 tsp, Coriander Powder 1 tsp, Aaharam Red Chilly Powder 1 tsp, Lemon 1/2 no.

Pressure cook Paasi Paruppu along with chopped Tomato, Slitted Green Chilly, Salt and Turmeric powder.  Once cooked, mash and keep ready.  Peel Potato skin, chop into 1/2 inch cubes and keep ready.

In a kadai, add oil, temper jeera, and add the chopped potatoes.  Add Coriander powder, Red chilly powder, Crushed pepper, Garam Masala powder and cook in medium flame covering with a lid.  Toss in interval.  Once cooked, add the mashed Dhal into it and check for consistency.  Add salt and adjust as required.  Once starts boiling, switch off and garnish with squeezed lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves.

Your special No-Onion No-Garlic Aalu-Dhal is ready to serve with Roti / Phulka / Naan / Steamed Rice, Chapathi, etc.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Chow-Chow Mor-Kottu

Today's 22/11/2017 Recipe - Chow Chow Mor-Koottu
No-Onion / No-Garlic Recipe.

Ingredients: Vegetable : Chow-Chow chopped to 1/2 inch cubes 500 gms, Sour Curd: 150 ml, Green Chilly: 6, Ginger: very tiny piece, Curry leaves & coriander leaves: few, Jeera: 2 tsp, Corainder Seeds: 2 tsp, Toor dal: 2 tbsps, Salt as required, Coconut Oil : 2 tsps, Mustard seeds, Coconut: can be 1/4th of the whole coconut quantity, Water as required

Method : In a Kadai, boil the vegetables with Water and Salt. In the meanwhile, separately soak the toor dal, coriander seeds, jeera in water and after 10 to 15 mins, grind the soaked ingredients with coconut, green chillies, ginger and very few curry leaves in the form of a paste. When the vegetables in the kadai are 3/4th cooked, add the above grounded paste to the kadai and add few more curry leaves now. Leave it for 5 to 10 mins and add the Beaten sour curd also to the Kadai now. Boil coconut oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds, allow to splutter and add this seasoned mustard to the More Kootu now. Add very very little quantity of coriander leaves. PS - Do not add Asafoedita to More Kootu since it may give a light bitter taste.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Traditional Vethakuzhambu

Traditional Vethakuzhambu Recipe
No-Onion / No-Garlic recipe

Always soak lemon sized tamarind in Warm water for 20 to 30 mins.  Discard seeds, squeeze tamarind water and keep ready.  

In a Heavy bottom Iron Kadai, add 4 tsp of groundnut oil and 4 tsp of gingelly oil.  Once hot, add 2 tsp of Tur dhal, 1 tsp of pepper balls, 1 tsp of Fenugreek seeds, required amount of Salt (Always use kal-uppu) saute well.  Now add 1 handful of Manathakkalai Vathal (Or Sundakkai vathal of your choice),  1 tsp of Sambar Powder, 1/2 tsp of Turmeric Powder under aroma arises.  Now pour the squeezed Tamarind slowly and take care that oil does not sluppter out.  mix well and cook in medium flame.  

Once half cooked, add 1 tsp of Aaharam's Red Chilly Powder for a perfect color and texture, 1 tsp of Aaharam Asafoetida, one arc of Fresh curry leaves, 1/2 Tomato sliced, mix well and cook again on medium flame, until oil oozes out and the kuzhambu gets thickened.  

Serve this Traditional Vethakuzhambu with Steamed Rice, along with Aaharam Appalam and Potato Curry / Coconut Thogayal of your choice.


Saturday, 18 November 2017

Sambar Powder

Aaharam's Special Sambar Powder

Sambar Powder, which contains a course spice mix made of roasted lintils, dried red chilles, fenugreek, coriander seeds with Asafoetida, finds an important place in making a traditional sambar in South India.  Its a custom in many households to get it done at home, but each one has its own different taste due to the methodology involved or due to variation in the quantum of spices and one finds difficult at the end to get the Unique / Traditional / Authentic taste of Sambar.  

Aaharam's Special Sambar Powder, a 100 year old traditional recipe from grannies is a perfectly blended powder, selected from best quality spices and Lentils, gets you a perfect Aroma / Authentic and Traditional taste, whether be prepared at Home or at Functions.  Our Sambar Powder is now available in 200 grams double sealed Aroma Packs, which retains its freshness at all times is just Rs.92/- per pack.  The best result on authentic Sambar can be had adding our special Aaharam Asafoetida to the Sambar. 

Getting Aaharam's Special Sambar Powder is not so tough.  Just on a click on our purchase order form would lead to Door-Delivery within 24 to 48 hours by courier.  Why wait?... Log on to www.aaharam.org.in and place your order.


Monday, 13 November 2017

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Friday, 10 November 2017

Khadhoo Dhal Tadka

Recipe for Khadhoo Dhal Tadka
(No-Onion / No-Garlic Recipe)

Soak 100 gms of Channa Dhal (Kadalai Paruppu) for 30 mins. Strain water and add to pressure cooker.  Add chopped Khadhoo (White Pumpkin cut into 1/2 inch cubes), add little turmeric powder and 1/2 salt, add little water and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Allow to cool and keep aside.  

In a Kadai, add 2 tsp of Ghee and 2 tsp of Refined oil, sizzle 1 tsp of Jeera.  Add 1/2 tsp of Aaharam Asafoetida. Add 1 no finely chopped Green chilly.  Now add curry leaves, finely chopped tomatoes (2 nos) into it and  mix well and mash well when cooked.  Now add 1/2 of Turmeric powder, 1 tsp of Aaharam Chilly Powder, 1/2 tsp of Jeera Powder, 1/2 tsp of Coriander powder and 1/2 tsp of Garam Masala Powder. required salt and mix well.. Once its meshy, remove and add the tadka to the Cooked Khadhoo and Dhal and mix well.  The dhal should be neither be watery nor too thick... (Let it be in Idly batter consistency).  Squeeze 1/2 lemon into it, add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well.  

Your yummy special Khadhoo Dhal Tadka is ready to serve.  Goes well with Roti / chapathi / phulka / Plain rice, etc.
Serve with Joy / Serve with Pride.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Vegetable Sheer Fry

Vegetable Sheer Fry
Special Vegetable Recipe from Aaharam Kitchen

Recipe : Chop length-wise Carrot, Potato, Beans, Cauliflower florets / Broccoli florets and Nool-kol, add fresh peas. Mix all in water, bring to boil, allow to cool, strain and keep in a bowl. Sprinkle on it - Turmeric powder, chilly powder, corainder and jeer powder, 3 tsp of Thick curd, 1tsp of Lemon juice, salt, mix well, marinate for 30 mins in fridge. In a kadai add 1 tsp of butter, temper jeera / cumin seeds, a pinch of asafoetida, 1 pinch of star-anice, add 1 finely chopped onions and finely chopped tomatoes, one by one, saute in high flame. Now add the marinated veggies, saute again in high flame, check sault for consistency and sprinkle water if necessary. Remove from flame and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Your special Vegetable Sheer Fry is ready to serve This goes yummy with Roti / Naan / Pulav / Dum Biryani, of your choice. Kids who hate to have veggies would love to eat since it has all the taste.

You can avoid Onion on this if you wish to and have it as a No Onion / No Garlic recipe.


Mattar Ki Sabji - பட்டாணி சப்ஜி

Mattar Ki Sabji - பட்டாணி சப்ஜி 
No-Onion / No Garlic Recipe

A typical recipe which is mainly served in many of the Gujju's house made with fresh peas, tomato and fresh yogurt. This is a side dish for almost all rotis / pulka / chappathi. The freshness of Mattar with mashed tomato along with Yogurt gives a tingling taste to your buds... .

Recipe : Temper 1 tsp of Mustard seeds in 2 tsp of oil, add jeera and allow to sizzle. Add grated Ginger and saute for 1 min till raw smell goes. Add finely chopped green chillies, saute well, add finely chopped tomatoes and cook until soft and mushy. You can mash it with masher so that it goes fine mushy. Add salt, turmeric powder, chilly and coriander powder, mix well and again cook for a minute. Now add Fresh Peas (Mattar) and little water and cover cook for 3 mins or until peas are soft and tender until gravy dries out. Now add little water and 4 tsp of fresh whisked Yogurt and mix well immediately. Medium cook for 1 minute and add fresh / finely chopped cilantro (coriander leaves).

Your yummy No-Onion / No-Garlic Mattar Ki Sabji is ready to serve with Phulka / Roti / Chappathi / Plain Parata. This can be served as a Accompaniment to steamed Rice also.



Tomato Kuruma

Today's Sunday 05/11/2017 morning breakfast
Pondy's Special Tomato Kuruma + Masala Poori (NIP)
Special Tomato Kurma
(No-Onion / No-Garlic Recipe)

This is very special in our area, but other people used to make with Onion and garlic. But this special recipe originally belongs to Salem District, when my mom used to make and pack for our idly / dosa during our school days in my hometown My mom's typical authentic cuisine from Salem Delta (Magundanchavadi), which is posted here. Recipe is very simple and goes very good with Idly, Dosa, Chappathi, Poori, etc.

Grind 1/2 cup grated coconut with 2 greenchilly and 1 inch ginger and keep aside. Grind 2 tomatoes to paste and keep aside. In a kadai temper 1 Bay leaf, 1 tsp of Jeera, 1 tsp of Aaharam Asafoetida. Add the grinded tomato (puree) to it and saute well. Add Turmeric powder, Red Chilly Powder (Aaharam's Special chilly powder for perfect colour and spicyness0, 1 tsp of Coriander powder, and mix well.. Once gets thickened, add the coconut paste, and adjust water consistensy. Add required salt to the gravy and simmer for 3 mins untill cooked. Remove lid, add finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with Masala Poori.

Your Special Tomato Kurma is ready.


Khadhoo Tamatar Sabzi

Today's 09/11/2017 Recipe 
Khadhoo Tamatar Sabzi.(White Pumpkin + Tomato Sabzi)
No-Onion / No-Garlic Recipe

Chop white Pumpkin into 1/2 inch cubes, wash in water, drain and keep ready. In a kadai add 2 tsp of Groundnut Oil, sizzle 1 tsp of Jeera. Add 1 no. finely chopped green chilly and mix well. Now add Curry leaves, tomato and cook for 3 mins. Add Turmeric, Chilly, Coriander, Jeera powder and mash well untill meshy. Now add Salt. Mix well. Add chopped Pumpkin and mix well. Add 100 to 125 ml water to it, mix well, cover with a lid, and medium cook for 5 to 8 mins depending on cooking level. Remove lid, mix well, and squeeze 1/2 lemon into it and garnish with finely chopped Coriander leaves and serve hot with Roti, chappathi, Phulka, Plain steamed rice of your choice.

Your yummy No Onion / No Garlic Khadhoo (White Pumpkim) Tamatar Sabzi is ready. Serve with Joy / Serve with Pride.

Try this at home and let me know your feedback.


Friday, 3 November 2017

Aalu-Mattar Sabji

Aalu - Mattar Sabji
(No-Onion / No-Garlic Recipe)

Chop 2 potatoes, wash in cold water with Fresh peas, remove water and keep aside.  In a mixer add 2 tomatoes, 2 green chillies and 2 inch ginger, grind to paste and keep ready.

In a Kadai, add oil, temper jeera 1 tsp, Aaharam Asafoetida 1 tsp, add the grinded paste, mix well.  Add Turmeric Powder and Coriander powder and mix well.  Now add the Potato / peas, add water, cover and cook in medium flame for 5 to 7 mins until potatoes are cooked.  Remove lid, add Red Chilly Powder, check water for consistency, add required salt, mix well and cook for 2 mins.  Now add chopped coriander leaves and 1 tsp of Kasuri methi, a Pinch of Garam Masala and serve hot with Roti / naan of your choice.

Your yummy no-onion / no-garlic Aalu Mattar Sabji is ready to serve.
Serve with Joy / Serve with Pride.



Mysuru Bonda

Home made Mysuru Bonda

In a bowl, add Maida (3 hand ful), 1 handful Grated coconut, mashed pepper, 1 tsp jeera, 1 full tsp of Aaharam Asafoetida, Chopped - coriander leaves, curry leaves and green chilly, add salt, add a pinch of Cooking soda, required salt and add water and make batter to Idli batter consistency.  Allow to rest for 20 mins.  Bring oil to temperature, and pour with a Big Spoon in oil and deep fry,  and serve hot with spicy chutney.


Kitchen / Cooking Tips # 28

Kitchen / Cooking Tips # 28

1. சப்பாத்திக்கு மாவு பிசைவதற்கு முன்னால் கையில் சிறிதளவு உப்பைத்தடவிக் கொண்டால் கையில்சப்பாத்தி மாவு ஒட்டாது.

2. உருளைக்கிழங்கு வேக வைத்த தண்ணீரில் பாத்திரங்களை கழுவினால் பாத்திரங்கள் பளபளப்பாக இருக்கும்.

3. அரிசி மற்றும் காய்கறிகள் கழுவிய தண்ணீரை வீணாக்காமல் செடிகளுக்கு ஊற்றினால் செடிகள் செழிப்பாக இருக்கும்.

4. வெயில் காலத்தில் பெருங்காயம் கட்டியாகி விடும். அப்படி ஆகாமலிருக்க பச்சை மிளகாயை காம்பு எடுக்காமல் பெருங்காய டப்பாவில் போட்டால் பஞ்சு போல் மிருதுவாகஇருக்கும்.

5. ரவா,மைதா உள்ள டப்பாவில் பூச்சி, புழுக்கள் வராமல் இருப்பதற்கு கொஞ்சம் வசம்பை தட்டிப் போட்டால் பூச்சி, புழுக்கள் வராது.

6. தயிர் நீண்ட நேரம் புளிக்காமல் இருக்க இஞ்சியின் தோலை சீவி விட்டு கொஞ்சம் தட்டி தயிரில் போட்டால் புளிக்கவே புளிக்காது.

7. காய்கறிகளை வேகவைக்கும்போது அதிக தண்ணீர் வைத்து வேக வைக்க கூடாது. ஏன் என்றால் காய்கறிகளில் உள்ள வைட்டமின் சத்துகள் போய்விடும். அதில் உள்ள மனமும் போய்விடும்.

8. காய்ந்த மிளகாயை வறுக்கும்போது நெடி வரும். அவை வராமல் இருப்பதற்கு சிறிது உப்பு போட்டு வறுத்தால் நெடி வராது.

Kitchen / Cooking Tips # 29

Kitchen / Cooking Tips # 29

1. பச்சை மிளகாயை காம்புடன் வைக்காமல் காம்பை எடுத்து விட்டு நிழலான இடத்தில் வைத்தால் நீண்ட நாட்கள் இருக்கும்.

2. நெய் ப்ரெஷ்ஷாக இருப்பதற்கு அதோடு ஒரு வெல்லத்துண்டை போட்டு வைத்தால்ப்ரெஷ்ஷாக இருக்கும்.

3. காபி டிகாஷன் போடுவதற்கு முன் சுடு தண்ணீரில் டிகாஷன் பாத்திரத்தை வைத்துவிட்டு  டிகாஷன் போட்டால் சீக்கிரம் காப்பித்தூள் இறங்கிவிடும். 

4. சீடை செய்யும்போது அது வெடிக்காமல் இருப்பதற்காக சீடையை ஊசியால் குத்திய பிறகு எண்ணெய்யில் போட்டால் வெடிக்காது.  

5. சப்பாத்தி போடும்போது சப்பாத்தி போடும் கட்டையில் முதலில் உருண்டையாக போட்டு விட்டு பின்பு அதனை நாலாக மடித்து உருட்டி போட்டால் சப்பாத்தி மிருதுவாக இருக்கும்.

6. முட்டைகோசில் உள்ள தண்டை வீணாக்காமல் சாம்பாரில் போட்டு சாப்பிட்டால் மிகவும்சுவையாக இருக்கும். 

7. கொழுக்கட்டை மாவு பிசையும் போது ஒரு கரண்டி பால் சேர்த்து பிசைந்து கொழுக்கட்டை சுட்டால் விரிந்து போகாமல் இருக்கும்.

8. எண்ணெய் பலகாரங்கள் டப்பாவில் வைக்கும்போது உப்பைத் துணியில் முடிந்து வைத்தால் காரல் வாடை வராது.

9. இட்லி சாம்பாரில் கடைசியாக மிளகு, சீரகம், காய்ந்த மிளகாய், கொத்தமல்லி  போன்றவற்றை ஒரு பாத்திரத்தில் போட்டு வறுத்து விட்டு மிக்ஸியில் அரைத்து சாம்பாரில் போட்டால் கூடுதல் சுவையாக இருக்கும்.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

IBCD - International Brahmins Cuisine Day

International Brahmins Cuisine Day IBCD Lunch 01/11/2017

South Indian Traditional lunch served in North Indian Style (Like Thaali Meals)... <3 Kids choice.<3

Menu : Annam, Kalathu Paruppu, aajyam, Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi, Pumpkin Sambar, Authentic Mysore / Udupi Rasam, Traditional Bitter Gourd pachchadi, Paruppu Payasam, Cabbage Thengai potta Curry, Organic Home-grown Seppankizhangu Fry, Appalam, Vadai & Sambaaram (NIP) 

Pasanga Happy.. Parents also happy.... (y) (y) 



Sunday, 22 October 2017

IBCD Nov-01


International Brahmins Cuisine Day - IBCD

Well.. my dear Sonthangalae...!!!

All of you are aware of that Aaharam has started celebrating International Brahmins Cuisine Day - IBCD, which has been liked and followed by many of our brahmins in many group, with a unique profile picture on the day.  On this day, we aaharians and all other brahmins in India and in abroad, celebrate with only Autherntic / Traditional cuisines especially with No-Onion and No-Garlic Recipes..... 

IBCD is always celebrated on Nov-01 every year with a day to earmark our Traditional cuisines / Recipes to reach the nook and corner of the world and to recognise our systems and traditions which. on one day would rock the entire World with our cuisines, and also to celebrate a Unique day for our brahmins.... With  your united support, we shall rock this day with our Unique Picture in our timeline and as our Profile Picture and make traditional recipes / cuisines at home and serve our beloved family and friends and show we are UNITED at all times...


Monday, 2 October 2017

Methi Puri - மெத்தி பூரி

Methi Puri - மெத்தி பூரி 

Take 200 gms of Atta, add salt, 1/2 tsp of Turmeric Powder, 3/4 tsp of Aaharam's Special Red Chilly Powder, 1/2 tsp of Garam Masala Powder, 1/2 glass Hot Milk, 3 tsp of Kasuri Methi mix well to dough and roll on puris.  Deep fry in oil and serve Hot with Onion-Tomato Masala

A rich / nutritious / Healthy morning breakfast


Pidi Kozhukattai - பிடி கொழுக்கட்டை

Pidi Kozhukattai - பிடி கொழுக்கட்டை
Breakfast Recipe | No-Onion No-Garlic | Traditional South Indian

Soai 250 gms Boiled rice for 3 hours.  Strain water and grind to fine and thick paste along with required salt.  In a Kadai add oil, temper mustard seeds, curry leaves, Urud Dal and Channa dal, add 3 nos of cut Red chilly, 1 tsp of Aaharam Asafoetida saute well.  Add grated coconut 2 handful and add the grinded flour and saute well continuously until water evaporates and becomes like Rice Upma.  Remove from flame and make it to balls of your choice and steam boil for 10 mins in Idly Cooker.

Your special / traditional / tasty Boiled Rice Pidi Kozhukattai is ready
Serve with Joy | Serve with Pride



Peerkangai Gotsu - பீர்க்கங்காய் கொத்ஸு

Peerkangai Gotsu - பீர்க்கங்காய் கொத்ஸு
No Onion - No Garlic Recipe

Peel 1/2 kg Peerkangai skin, chop to 1 inch cubes. In a bowl, add chopped kai, turmeric powder, 1 green chilly and bring to boil. Remove water, allow to cool and mash it and keep ready. In a kadai add oil, temper mustard seed, curry leaves and finely chopped shallots (optional) and pour tamarind water, and bring to boil until raw smell goes. Now add the mashed veggie, chilly powder, dhania powder, pepper powder and jeera powder, required salt and mix well. Bring to boil and remove from flame. Serve hot with dosa / Idly / Pongal / Rice of your choice. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.



Friday, 29 September 2017

Flat 10% Discount

Flat 10% discount on all the below Aaharam products

1. Aaharam Filter Coffee
2. Aaharam Asafoetida
3. Special Sambar Powder
4. Special Rasam Powder

Book your orders on 30/09/2017 @ www.aaharam.org.in
*(For one Day on online booking only)

Ayudha Puja Celebrations

AYUDHA PUJA CELEBRATIONS

Today 29/09/2017 between 5-6 pm on auspicious GURU Hora, Ayudha Pooja celebrations at Aaharam Factory @ Puducherry. Prayed for well being of all our Aaharam members and for our Home made Products growth. Your blessings / wishes / greetings to all our members and our products are being sought now. Please bless us and all our co-members and co-admins for their bright future.

LET US GROW TOGETHER AT ALL TIMES. 
LETS BE UNITED AS ALWAYS



Methi Corn Pulav - மெத்தி கார்ன் புலாவ்

Methi Corn Pulav - மெத்தி கார்ன் புலாவ் 
Posted by Krithiga Sathya Narayanan
Posted on 25/09/2017

Rice-2 cups 
Methi- 1 cup
Corn-1/2 cup
Onion-1
Tomato-1
Ginger and garlic paste
Green chilly paste
Turmeric powder
Red chilly powder
Cumin powder
Coriander powder( each 1/2 tea spoon)
Garam masala- 1 tea spoon 
Cinnamon stick -1
Cardamom-2
Bay leaf -1
Jeera-1 teaspoon 
1. Soak rice for 30 minutes. In a kadai add oil and butter. Add whole garam masala. Then add onion, then gg paste, green chilly paste. 
2. Add tomato. Then Methi leaves, corn. Mix well. Add all powders, soak rice, salt and 3 cups water. Close the lid and cook for one whistle. Remove and cool . Gently mix with fork.