Monday, April 25, 2011

Kanji and Muthira Puzhukku/ Rice Gruel and Horsegram Curry

My daughter’s school vacations started on Friday. This is the first time in 9 nine years, that I am at my mom’s house for vacation to stay for a month. All these years, mom was in the same town as me close to each other, so I used to visit her often. Never used to wait for vacations! So, came to Bangalore on Saturday and just got settled here at home, that was the reason I was unable to blog or take a peek at my friend’s blogs.
Kanji and Puzhukku is a comfort food. Puzhukku is mild on spices, flavored with fresh coconut and coconut oil. This is one of my favorite meal menus. Another dish called Vanni, is also made in combination with this. I will be posting the recipe for Vanni very shortly.
Muthira/Kollu/Uluva/Horsegram is kind of legume known for its medicinal value. It is an excellent source of Iron. It helps in weight reduction.



Muthira Puzhukku

Ingredients

1. Muthira/Kollu/Horsegram – 1 cup
2. Raw Banana – ½
3. Grated Fresh Coconut – 1/3 cup
4. Chilly Powder – 1 to 2 tsp
5. Jaggery – 1tblsp
6. Coconut oil – 1 tblsp
7. Salt to taste

Method

Wash, pick and soak the horsegram for 8 to 10 hours. Drain the water. Wash well. Pour enough water and pressure cook the horsegram for 3 whistles. Then cook in low flame for 20 mins. By now the horsegram would be cooked well. Wash, peel and cube the raw banana, and cook it separately adding little salt.
Now in a vessel, transfer the cooked horsegram with the water, add the cooked raw banana, chilly powder, jaggery and salt to taste. Let this boil for a few minutes. Next add the grated coconut and simmer for a few minutes. Check for the consistency of the puzhukku. It should not be too runny nor too dry. It should be of a semi solid consistency. Finally drizzle with coconut oil and mix well.
Yummy and delicious puzhukku is ready to be had with Kanji.


Sending this to MlAA 34 hosted by Jaya Wagle of Desi Soccer Mom originally started by Susan



Kanji

1. Par boiled rice/Puzhiganl ari – 1 cup
2. Water – 6 cups

Method

Wash the rice well. For 1 cup of rice add 6 cups of water and pressure cook it for 3 whistles. Open the cooker after it cools, add salt and serve the Kanji with tasty puzhukku.

24 comments:

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy delicious recipes dear :)
Enjoy ur vacation !!!!!!!!!!

Padhu said...

Simple ,healthy and yummy!

Nandini said...

Nice meal! It looks tempting and simple...

jayasree said...

Kanji and muthirapuzhukku took me back to my school summer hols. I used to spend it at maternal grandparents and this was our dinner menu.

revathi said...

That is indeed very comforting and healthy... I love the combination of mild spices... the whole dish is very homely..:)
Reva

Suja said...

Comfort food..perfect and healthy.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Comfort food...my fav..

Vidhya said...

This did bring back so many memories.Haven't had this recently,going to India next month for a visit and I am going to ask my mom for this for our first dinner there.

Suman Singh said...

Looks yummy and delicious!

VK said...

Thats a very yummy combo I guess! I love your presentation and I just want to dive into that bowl of Kanji! Happy Holidays and hav a great time home!

Swathi said...

Awesome traditional combo, love them

divya said...

Comfort food..perfect and healthy.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

First time here..u hv a wonderful space with mouthwatering recipes n pics...
Visit mine as time permits...
And this looks so yummy n filling..
Sanyukta
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

delicious traditional dish !!

aipi said...

Homey, comfy n delicious meal- love the presentation too!
US Masala

Pushpa said...

Very healthy and delicious.Nice combination.

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks delicious.A wonderful comfort food
South Indian Home

Kurinji said...

Wow delicious and healthy recipe....Kurinjikathambam, Event : HRH-Healthy Summer

Priya said...

Very comforting and wonderful platter, simply healthy and delicious..

Now Serving said...

All of the dishes look so wonderfully healthy and edible!!!

Biny Anoop said...

Kaveri u tooo have a very nice space...loved my stay and the recipes are really gud....the title is intresting....palakad chamayal...wondering wat does dat mean....

Ila said...

very healthy recipe :)

Anonymous said...

What do you do with the banana!

Kaveri said...

@ Anonymous: Thanks for pointing out the error..Have updated the recipe. Thank you.

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