Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Kothamalli Rasam / Coriander Soup

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, Soups | 2 comments

I love to have different kinds of rasam rather than usual garlic or tomato rasam. I made slight changes in my friend’s (Thilaga) rasam recipe and tried this coriander rasam. It came out so good and I just loved it :). Ingredients: Tamarind – Small lemon size Oil – 1 tsp Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Asafoetida – a pinch Curry leaves – a few Red Chillies – 1 Tomatoes – 2 (medium size finely chopped) Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Sambar powder – 1/2 tsp Salt – 1 1/2 tsp (adjust according to taste) Coriander leaves – to garnish To Grind: Black pepper – 1 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Green Chilly – 1 (small) Garlic – 2 large cloves Coriander strings – 20 Method of Preparation: Soak the tamarind in hot water and extract the juice....

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Milagu Rasam – Pepper Rasam

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Soups | 0 comments

Milagu Rasam or Pepper Rasam is a delicious and healthy dish which is generally served for cold or sore throat. It gives an immediate relief for body pain, cold and cough. It is served with steamed rice and papad or you can also drink it as a soup. Ghee is used to temper this rasam which enhances the flavor. Preparation time: 20 mins No. of servings: 4 Spice level: 3.5 out of 5 Ingredients:  Coriander seeds – 1 tsp Toor dal – 3/4 tsp Pepper – 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Dried chili – 1 or 2 (adjust to spice level) Curry leaves – one small sprig Tamarind – one small lime size Ghee or clarified butter – 2 tsp Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Method of Preparation: Soak tamarind in warm water for...

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Vegetable Soup (Version2)

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Soups, Healthy Eats | 2 comments

I have already tried a Vegetable Soup in which I grind all the veggies. Here is my another version of simple Vegetable Soup recipe.. Time of Preparation : 35 minutes No of Servings : 2 Spice level : 2 out of 5 Ingredients: Onion – 1/2 cup (finely chopped) Tomatoes – 1/3 cup chopped Carrots – 1/2 cup (cut to small squares) Beans – 1/2 cup (cut to small size) Green peas – 1/4 cup (I have used frozen peas) Corn – 1/4 cup (I have used forzen) Dried basil – 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning – 1/4 tsp Black pepper – powdered (1/2 tsp (adjust according to taste) Salt – to taste Water – 3 cups Vegetable broth – 3 cups Oil – 2 tsp Method of Preparation: Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onions. Fry...

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Vegetable Soup

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Soups, Healthy Eats | 1 comment

I wanted to try some soup recipes for a long time. I tried this vegetable soup (thick soup) and it was good. We can add any vegetable we want and we have to follow the same procedure. Here is the recipe.. Time of Preparation : 30 minutes No of Servings : 3 to 4 Spice level : 2 Ingredients: Onions – 1/2 cup (finely chopped) Tomatoes (medium size) – 3 (chopped) Carrots – 2 (cut to small cubes) Beans – 10 (finely chopped) (optional) Cauliflower – 1/2 cup (chopped to small pieces) Broccoli – 1/2 cup (chopped) (optional) Peas – 1/2 cup Cumin powder – 1 tsp Garam masala – 1/2 tsp Black pepper – 1 to 2 tsp (freshly ground) (according to spice level) Salt – to taste Oil – 2 tsp Vegetable Broth – 3 cups Method...

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Ginger Rasam / Inji Rasam

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, Soups | 3 comments

Almost everyday we prepare Rasam. I feel bored to have the same Milagu Rasam everyday. So I want to try different varieties of Rasam and today I made Ginger Rasam. I loved the flavor of ginger in the rasam. Guess everyone will like it :). Time of Preparation : 25 minutes No of Servings : 4 Spice level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Toor Dal – 3 tbsp Tomatoes(medium size) – 2 (Chopped) Tamarind – Gooseberry size Green Chilly – 1 (slitted lengthwise) Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Oil – 1/2 tsp Salt – to taste Ghee – 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp Asafoetida – a pinch Masala to Grind: Oil – 1/2 tsp Red Chillies – 3 Toor Dal – 1/2 tsp Channa Dal –...

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Poondu Milagu Rasam / Spicy Pepper Garlic Soup

Posted by on Sep 1, 2012 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, Soups | 7 comments

Rasam is an important dish in South India prepared using tamarind as a base with addition of tomato and other spices. There are so many varieties of rasam. This Garlic Pepper Rasam is the one which I make regularly without addition of dal. This can prepared in 10 to 15 minutes and here is the recipe. Time of Preparation : 15 minutes Spice level : 4 No of Servings : 4 Ingredients : Tamarind – lemon size Tomato – 1/2 Salt – 1 1/2 tsp (according to taste) Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp Red Chilly – 1 Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Curry leaves – a few Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp Oil – 1 tsp Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp To Grind: Pepper – 1 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds – 2 1/2 tsp Garlic – 5 to 6 cloves...

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Cauliflower Soup

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Soups, Kootu/lentil Stew | 8 comments

This cauliflower soup is a nice substitute for rasam. When we feel bored of having rasam, we can have this dal soup. This is very simple and to make and can be served as regular soup with crushed pepper. Time of preparation : 30 minutes No of servings : 2 to 3 Spice level : 3 Ingredients: Cauliflower florets (washed and cut)- 1/2 cup Toor dal – 1/3 cup Water – 2 cups Onion (finely chopped) – 1/3 cup Tomato (chopped) – 1/2 Green chillies – 4 (according to spice level) Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Salt – to taste Oil – 1 tbsp For Seasoning: Cinnamon stick – 1/2″ Cloves – 2 Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp Garlic – 4 (crushed) Curry leaves – a few Asafoetida – a pinch Method of Preparation:...

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Vegetable Broth – Vegetable Clear Soup

Posted by on Jun 20, 2009 in Soups | 6 comments

This is a basic  broth for any vegetarian soup or gravy. You can use this easy vegetable broth in recipes calling for broth or stock of any kind. You can also have it as a vegetable clear soup with the cooked vegetables. It is nice and healthy and low in calories too. Ingredients: Chopped onion – 3 cups Celery sticks –  4 Diced carrots – 3 cups Bell peppers –  2 Tomatoes – 4 (I used roma tomatoes) Garlic – 3 cloves Cloves – 3 count Bay leaf – 1 Black whole pepper – 6 to 7 Fresh Parsley – a bunch Water – 2 liters Method of Preparation: Chop the vegetables into small cubes. In a deep bottomed pan, add a tsp of olive oil or any oil and add onions. Toss them for 3 minutes and add...

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French Onion and Garlic Soup

Posted by on Jan 10, 2008 in Soups | 13 comments

French onion soup is a delectable and rich soup that’s rich in taste and great to devour. Onions and garlic give it a nice aroma (check your breath after though) and the bread chunks the great texture. This is my favorite starter any time I go to a restaurant in India. I tried this soup from Sanjeev kapoor’s Vegetarian Cookbook. Preparation Time: 45 minutes No of servings: 3-4 Spice Level: 1 out of 5 Ingredients: Vegetable stock : 4 cup Onion : 2(big)(cut length wise) Cheese : 1/4 grated Garlic : 5 (chopped) Brown Bread : 3 slices Olive oil : 2tbsp White pepper powder : 1/4tspn Salt : required to taste Carrot : 1 medium (cut lengthwise) Method Of Preparation: Cut the bread into slices and just toast it with olive oil. Remove it from heat and keep...

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Mutton Soup

Posted by on Dec 13, 2007 in Soups | 6 comments

Preparation Time: 40 minutes No of servings: 4-5 Spice Level: 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Mutton:1/2kg(Including bone) Onion :1(Medium) Green chilies : 2(optional) Whole Black pepper(Peppercorns) : 10 Cumin seeds : 1 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds : 1 tsp Ginger and garlic paste : 1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder : 1tsp Curry leaves : 6 to 8 springs Coriander Leaves : 2tbsp Salt to taste Tomato : 1(Finely chopped) Bay Leaves :2 cloves : 2 Cinnamon : 1/2 inch stick Water : 4 cups Method Of Preparation: Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds ,onions,curry leaves(4 springs) fry them now add peppercorns .Just shallow fry all the above ingredients.Remove it from heat . Grind the above mixture (don’t grind it like a fine paste ). Now heat a pressure pan with oil in it add cloves ,cinnamon,bay leaves,ginger and...

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