Showing posts from January 23, 2011


Puliyogare Rice(tamarind rice) Gojju during preparation Puliyogare gojju Puliyogare is a yummy food that we all love to eat and cherish its taste. It is a convenient food where we most often pick a "ready to eat mix" and mix it with rice!But have you realised how easy it is to prepare this delicious mouth watering puliyogare mix at home?!Read on and try making at home! Ingredients: Tamarind (about lemon sized or paste can be used) Jaggery-powdered-2-3tsp Bengal gram Dal – 2 tsp urad dal-2 tsp Coriander seeds – 50 gms mustard  seeds – 1 tsp Pepper corns – 1 tsp Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp Dry red chillies - 50 gm(according to your hot spice level) Copra(shredded dry coconut)- 6 tsp Black till /sesame seeds - 50-60 gms(white till can be used if black till not available) Oil -5 tsp curry leaves- a bunch groundnuts(optional)- 50 gms turmeric -1/2 tsp salt How to make  Puliyogare gojju: Prepare tamarind juice and keep it aside.Make sure it is not too wate


Ingredients: 1 small bitter gourd Salt 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp oil lemon juice How to make: Wash the bitter gourd and cut it in to small pieces. wash the pieces and transfer it on to a bowl. Add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp chilli powder on to the bowl and mix well with bitter gourd.There is no need to add extra water  as we have washed the pieces just now. Let the mixture stay for 15-20 mins. Now take a frying pan,add little oil and add the cut bitter gourd to the pan and shallow fry till they are crisp. Lemon juice can be sprinkled on the crisp bitter gourd before serving! Preparation time : 30 minutes. Nutritional Benefits(courtesy : Bitter gourds are very low in calories but dense with precious nutrients.  It is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, and B3, C, magnesium, folic acid, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, and has high dietary fiber.  It is rich in iron, contains twice the beta-carotene of broccoli, twice the calcium of s