February 03, 2010

Hurulikalu (Horsegram) Kurma, Laccha Parathas, Pickle Masala Dal, Adai with Peanut chutney and ghee

After that unusual relentless snow fall for 12 hrs here last weekend, I wanted to make something spicy to eat like South Indian style Kurma, dal and Parathas! Blame the bitter cold weather these days, it's making me crazy to cook with more spices than usual but I have successfully avoided the deep fried snacks like Pakoras so far the past few months, don't know how long it will last. Very hard to resist fried snacks on cold and cloudy days, believe me, since I LOVE to munch on crunchy snacks! :D

Note to event hosts: If any dish I post here suits your event, let me know. I will gladly send it to you as I don't have the current info of all the events going on. Unfortunately, I can't post any of the event logos as I am reaching my limit of photos I can post at blogger, I will have to pay for more space once I go over that limit, probably very soon. As you can see I post too many photos of my own in every post already!

Hurulikalu/Horsegram Kurma:

Here is some information about Horsegram. This is my favorite legume, also called Kollu, Kulthi, Muthira, Kulith, Uluvalu and also Hurulikalu in Kannada, rich in iron and fiber. It's not available in any regular grocery store but usually packs are available in Indian stores. For this Kurma, you can use any kind of beans, canned or dry and soaked like Blackeyed beans, Crowder beans, whole Moong, dry green peas etc. with the same masala paste. You can increase the nutritious value by sprouting the beans as well.
For sprouting, you soak the dry beans overnight, drain the water, tie it up in a cheese cloth, put it in a pan and cover it overnight. Beans will sprout in 12 to 24hrs and then cook the beans with water.
Sending Horsegram Kurma to Susan and Rachel's "MLLA #20" event. Thank you to both of you for organizing and hosting.

For Kurma:
Take 1 cup dry Hurulikalu/Horsegram, soak in water overnight, drain the water and cook with 1 1/2 cups of water in a pressure cooker along with 1 tsp ghee, 1/2 tsp Turmeric and 1/4 tsp salt. Do not overcook the beans until it's a mush.

Saute all these separately until light color and grind to a smooth paste adding 1/2 tsp thick Tamarind paste:
3 tbsp dry or fresh Coconut,
1" ginger, chopped,
1 tbsp Poppy seeds,
1 tsp Fennel seeds,
1/2-1 tsp Methi seeds,
1 small onion, chopped,
1 1/2 tbsp Coriander seeds,
2 tsp cumin seeds,
2-3 dry red chillies,
2-3 cloves,
1" Cinnamon stick.

To make Kurma:
1. Heat 1 tbsp oil, add ground masala to the pan, stir for a minute. Add cooked Horsegram with it's water and simmer for 10-15mins.
2. Adjust the salt and spices, cook until sauce thickens a bit. Garnish with 2 tbsp chopped Cilantro and serve with a slice of Lemon.


Another look of Hurulikalu Kurma:

Here are more side dishes recipes I have posted before. I know it's hard to find dishes in both of my blogs because I post multiple recipes in one post, so I will make it a bit easier to find them for you in every post from now on! :)
If you have a big pack of dry Kulith, you can soak the Beans overnight, sprout if you want, cook with little salt, divide into desired portions just enough for your family and freeze the cooked beans in zip-lock bags to use next time. All you have to do is take out the frozen bag, keep it in the fridge overnight and use it with any masala next day. Easy!

Sending this Kurma to Indira's and Siri's "JFI-Fennel" event, my thanks to both you.
Also sending Kurma to Priya's and Denufood's event "Cooking with seeds-Fenugreek", thanks girls.

Laccha Parathas:

Laccha or layered Parathas are soft and layered because of how we fold and roll the Paratha dough, there are so many ways you can fold them as well. Once cooked, push the sides of the Paratha to release the layers and serve them right after cooking for the best taste. Or cool them before you store them in an airtight box until needed. You can reheat again on the griddle or in the microwave.

How to fold and make layers for Laccha Parathas:
Mix 2 cups Whole wheat flour, 1 tsp salt and tbsp oil with enough hot water, knead well to firm dough, brush oil on top, cover and rest it for 20mins. Divide into equal size portions, roll out to circle, brush some oil and sprinkle some flour on the surface. Following the photos below, make pleats, stretch and wind around itself and roll out again gently. Cook both sides until golden and brush with some butter if you like on one side.
Here is a list of different Rotis, Parathas, Bhaturas and Naan recipes list I have posted in my blogs so far.

Pickle/Achar Masala Dal:
After I made Parathas stuffed with Flax seed chutney powder, I was curious as to what other kind of powder I can add to make more dishes. I had planned to make the usual dal , didn't have the time to make masala powder. Then I saw SWAD brand Pickle masala in the fridge, looked bright red and smelled good. So I added 1-2tsp to the cooked dal. It tasted so good, I thought of taking a photo of dal to post here. If you don't have pickle masala, you can also add 1 tbsp of Lemon pickle or Mango pickle from the jar (I like Raji brand lemon pickle best) too. I have plans to make Parathas layered with Pickle masala too, would be wonderful. Typical Pickle masala powder is usually has chilli powder, Mustard seeds, Fenugreek seeds, turmeric, salt.
Here and here are more dals, Kadhis, Pickles etc from my previous posts.

To make Pickle masala dal:
1. Cook 1/2 cup Chana dal and 1/2 cup Tuar dal with 2 cups of water, 1/2 tsp Turmeric and 1 tsp oil or ghee in a pressure cooker until soft.
2. Heat 1 tbsp oil, add 1 tsp Mustard seeds, 1 tsp Cumin seeds, few curry leaves, 1-2 dry red chilles, 1 tsp grated ginger, pinch of hing, saute for a minute. Add 1/4 cup finely chopped onion, saute until soft.
3. Add cooked dal, enough salt, 1-2 tsp pickle masala pd (adding more makes it bitter because of the Fenugreek seeds) or 1 tbsp lemon pickle from the jar (chopped if lemon pieces are too big), simmer for 5 mins. Adjust the spices and garnish with Coriander leaves.
Note: If adding pickle masala powder, add a bit of tamarind paste to dal to simmer. Tamarind is not necessary if you are adding chopped lemon pickle with Lemon or mango pieces, these provide the necessary tanginess to the dal.
Sending this quick dish to
Rahin for her "Semi homemade" event. Thanks Rahin.

Multi dal Adai, Peanut Chutney with ghee, a wholesome breakfast:

One of the best dosas I have ever made and tasted is Adai which is full of protein with mixed dal and brown rice with little hint of spices. Even better thing I like most about these Adais is that there is no need to ferment it like traditional dosa batter and can make them quickly if you have about 2 hrs for soaking the dals and rice. My kids like them too which is great, they don't like dosas and idlis usually! Makes a very nutritious, filling breakfast with healthier Peanut chutney topped with little ghee for kids and gives them a great start for the day in school too. Best served right off the griddle/Tava crisp and hot. Enjoy. More variety of Dosas are here.

To make mixed Dal Adai:
1. Soak 1/4 cup each of Brown rice, Tuar dal, Channa dal, Urad dal and Moong dal for 2 hrs, drain and add to a mixer.
2. Add 1 cup buttermilk, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp paprika for color, 1/4 tsp Turmeric, enough salt, grind all these into a smooth paste. No need to ferment.
3. Add more water to thin it if needed to make into a pourable batter. Heat a non-stick griddle and make dosas until golden. Serve hot with Peanut chutney and ghee.
Peanut chutney recipe is here.
Homemade ghee
recipe is here.
I am sending this Adai, Peanut chutney and ghee to Srivalli's "Kids delight-Wholesome Breakfast" event. Thanks for hosting Sri! :)

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Movies:
"Enter the Dragon", a 1973 Bruce Lee last movie!! Yes, I watched that movie at last! I always heard this cult like following of martial art king Bruce Lee, never had the chance to watch it until last week. He supposed to have died 6 days before this movie released. It came on cable TV and I recorded it quickly to DVR. It's really good, HD quality makes it better to watch with clear picture and sound quality. It's a classic, loved it. WIKIPEDIA says "In 2004, Enter the Dragon was deemed "culturally significant" and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

New York, I love you:
A surprisingly good movie, funny, sad, romantic, sexy. I have never even heard of this movie before, apparently didn't run well in theaters and didn't make much money. I just rented it on a whim as nothing else good was available to watch on a cold and rainy day but I loved it. So happy to see Natalie Portman (who shaved her head completely to play a Jewish bride in this movie!) and Irfan Khan (plays a Gujarati shopkeeper) paired up together for few mins (story by Mira Nair), odd but so sweet. It's about 11 short stories of people who live in New York city and their daily lives, like reading a book with short stories. Definitely worth renting ($1+tax/night @ Redbox) to watch.

I bought a complete set of that hilarious British comedy series called "Fawlty Towers" with John Cleese and Prunella Scales. I used to watch every episode when we used to live in England. When we had cold snowy weekend here, we watched about 5 episodes with a cocktail in hand. These episodes are "laugh out loud" and enjoyed them. They never get old no matter how many times you watch the same old episodes.

Books:
I am still reading David Sedaris's "Naked", which I mentioned in my last post, didn't get much time to read last week. My son was home, so more work for me in the kitchen! ;D

Dante's "Divine Comedy":
When I was in Barnes and Noble book store on Sunday I found a big and beautiful edition of Dante's "Divine comedy; Hell..Purgatory...Paradise", translated by Henry W.Longfellow. My son read it last month in Kindle edition and loved this book, so I bought it for him for keepsake. Book is not in prose but in Canto. It's a bit intimidating to look at this book and even dare to start reading but I must try! When a 14year old can read and love the stories in Canto, I better shape up and read it myself!
On her show Oprah once said "I am scurrred! (scared!)" when she challenged her audience and herself to read a long book like Leo Tolstoy's "war and Peace" which she hadn't read before because of the volume of that book. I can say I am "scurred" too to read a book like Divine Comedy in Canto!! But what the heck....if sra can write her recipes poetically then I can read it poetically at least, right?! :D

Snow in NC! We had about 8" of snow fall overnight last weekend and freezing rain to top it all yesterday. It is absolutely beautiful to look outside, like Winter wonderland but can be very dangerous for drivers on the road. They have even canceled the schools since Friday afternoon!!

Have a peaceful, safe rest of the week and Superbowl weekend! GO SAINTS!!:)

157 comments:

Faiza Ali said...

Even I love horsegram, In Bangalore my Mil makes a curry called 'katt' using horse gram. And the adai looks so perfect and crispy.
loved the last snap :)

Pari said...

Dear Ashaji, I would gladly accept ur entry without the logo, now that I know your problem.
I have horse gram at home but I'm scared of using it, DH get's stomachache after eating it. May be I will make a little portion just for me and kids. :-)
Adai are favorite at my place too and yours look just perfect.

ranji said...

Very true ,spicy food and cold weather go hand in hand..love it..even a hot bowl of soup too is comforting..

So u r on a dal roll today!!!.. great fan of dal:)..me too..show this menu to my hubby and he will go nuts hehhehe.u make a simple dish look royal..love the kurma photo....laccha looks very soft..i definitely want mine to looks like urs..my lacchas never came out good...pickle masala dal huh!!thts creative..would never think abt mixing these 2 things...Looks great..That plate of adai is so inviting asha..send some over..and dont forget the chutney too:)..delicious!!!

ruchikacooks said...

What a gorgeous spread ashaji. Lovely recipes. My favorite is the kollu kurma, my mom used to make it, but I dont get it at Indian shops here. They said they dont stock them. Kurma looks so chunky and nice. It been years since I ate it.

The snow on the table looks like another layer of coating :)

Hope the snow hasnt turned in to ice that makes you skid and spin.

Laccha parathas look yum, can eat it with kurma or dal. Now a days I am using achar masala for poriyals, will try it with dal this week for rotis.

Peanut chutney and adai is a nice combo, with ghee on top..Mmmm...

Got some daikon this week, going to make the gojju you suggested :)

Happy Cook said...

That is what i call snow love the pic with snow on the table.
I wish i could resist fried snacks like you, last weekend made pakoras and i think i hogged the most. My mom used to make dishes with horsegram i have never made anything with it. That pickle masala dal sounds really spicy.
Here S decided to gor go Archologie, she has been debating between medicine and Archologie and in the end she decided for the Arch. She will be going to Leuven University. Unles if she changes her mind.
Today it is my MIL b'day she became 75 yrs so I was there till now. Just came home.

SE said...

yummy...all these dishes are so tempting..hey will the entry..although the start date for the event is 6th feb

Priya said...

Woww i love horsegram in anything, kurma tempts me a lot...Pickle masala dal looks incredible..Adai with peanut chutney makes me hungry....Lovely dishes Akka...

arundati said...

i want that lachcha paratha!! love the pic of that snow covered table...

Asha said...

Faiza, I have the Huruli Kattu recipe, is this the same as what your MIL makes? I LOVE it with rice and ghee! :))

http://foodieshope.blogspot.com/2009/04/puducherry-indo-french-butternut-squash.html

Pari, thanks girl. I will post next week. Sorry about breaking the rules, don't want to but no choice.

Thanks Ranji and Ruchika. Snow has turned to ice and sleet and we did almost had an accident too, but glad we are okay! :)

Asha said...

Finla, that's good. Whatever they are interested is good for them. She could work in Egypt digging for treasure there and you could visit her! :)))
Medical field is great as well, respectable and can make more money. Let her decide what she wants.

Thanks SE,I will check it again and send it to you.

Thanks Priya and A, enjoy and have a great day..

Sushma Mallya said...

U post so many dishes at a time, really great asha...loved all the dishes esp the adai and dal...lovely clicks and very tempting dishes...

Anonymous said...

I am drooling at the pictures.Pickle masala dal is new to me.

Shalini

Asha said...

Sushma, I post only once a week on Wednesdays, so try and get in as many as I can! ;D

Shalini, I was surprised too, it tastes heavenly with pickle masala and gives great color too. Shouldn't add too much though, makes it bitter.

Nandini said...

Ooh! Beautiful pictures! All of them are very appetizing! I can have them all right here now!`````````````````

Gita said...

Wow..look at the snow...is that your backyard? We too had a big snow storm this Saturday and another one last night :( I am awed by the photographs of your dishes...everything looks great :) I have been planning to try horse gram dishes, here they sell in huge 2-3 packets, which is really too much for just the two of us...I think I can for one now :)

Siri said...

Ashaji - I am so glad you could make something for JFI:Fennel event..thanks a lot..:)..

Hugs,
Siri

Divya Kudua said...

Horsegram is something I am trying to include in our menu.I make a ghashi with it once in a while but thats it.Kurma is a great idea and I am sure it would taste divine with the flaky parathas:):).Love the adai too,with the ghee on top..who can resist it???

Rachana Kothari said...

The Snow on the table looks beautiful...It has stopped snowing here.

Lachha paratha, achaari daal and kurma... sound like a wholesome delicious meal. Looks great too...

Multi daal adai and peanut chutney... a perfect combination for a delicious breakfast:)

Jagruti said...

Hi Asha
you were right there, cold weather and spicy food follow eachother..loved the all recipes you posted..specially the pickle masala daal,saved it for to try..delicious and tempting...

cheers

Mona said...

Asha, oh your posts always make my mouth water and my stomach grumble!

RupaMohan said...

Wow..lovely recipes especially the pickle dal and hurli kurma..new to me.Loved the snow pic and wish it snowed here:)

sra said...

I loved Fawlty Towers. Mind Your Language was funny, too, tho' it was rather racist at times. I've gone off the 'must read' 'intellectual' books to read one of my favourite chick lit authors, Catherine Alliott - just began the book.

Jayashree said...

I too love horsegram.....I make puzhukku with it...a very simple, but flavourful dish.
All your dishes look delicious...

n33ma said...

Last weekend snow made me crave for fried food and I gave into it and made samosas and carrot halwa;)
I have eaten the hurulikalu saaru but never kurma.I like the nice golden color on the Dosa,reminds me of my moms dosa- after coming here I have never had a chance to sit peacefully and eat hot dosa/puri made by someone else.Take care and have a good day.

Asha said...

Thanks Nandini, Gita, Siri,Divya, Rachana, Jagruti, Mona, Rupa, thanks. Enjoy the spicy dishes! :)

Gita, yes. Table and chairs are on the backyard deck, covered with snow, couldn't open the backdoor for 2 days! :D

lol! Sra, true! Reading serious books just gets boring after some times, need some chick lit and chick flicks to watch! New romantic movie at the moment is "Dear John", by the NC author Books by Nicholas Sparks. Few of his books are made into romantic movies.
Fawlty Towers, I LOVE LOVE LOVE! :))

Jaya, I saw those in your blog, must try them when I get Kollu next time.

Manasi said...

I drooled over the food ( as always) but the snow picture took my breath away! WOW! Did u make it into that cake shape on the patio table? :)
I have made Kulith pithla so far, never tried anything else. And honestly don't remember seeing whole kulith in the Indian store here..For the Lacha parathaas, I would cut strips la them on top of one another, roll up and then roll out... ur method is better
I love Adai, the sheer simplicity and convenience!

We love Redbox... good selexn and love the fact that it is just $1 /night!

K said...

I got a packet of horsegram from India last year and they are still there where they were:) Your Kurma is so very inviting and that Lacha Paratha makes a perfect combo..

We too had lots of snow over the weekend. Lovely pic of the snow!I have been munching on store bought snacks lately:)

Cham said...

I am sold for the pickle dhal Asha, Gosh I will prepare soon...
Haha the snow - thank god nothing here, as usual wonderful spread!

Meera said...

I use horsegrams in my kitchen but never made kurma. bookmarked! my mil makes pickle wali daal using gujarati pickle masala(called sambhaar). i loved your adai & peanut chutney combo too. and look at that snow!! makes me shiver!!:-D

My kitchen skills said...

Wow lovely pics and mouth watering recipes...

Sujatha said...

I just soaked Horsegram last night to make my usual dal recipe.. Perfect timing, Asha! Now I've decided to try your kurma :) Looks fabulous... And your Pickle masala dal too!

Have a great week ahead!

Asha said...

Neema, adais are so easy to make, taste great when hot and crispy.

Manasi, post Kulith Pithla girl when you make it, sounds interesting. I make Pithla with the usual ingredients.
Thank God for redbox! :D

K, what I do is soak, cook the Kulith and make portions and freeze them in plastic bags for future use. They plump a lot, we don't need the whole pack either! :0

Cham, you lucky devil! We are freezing over here! :D

Meera, I remember Sambhaar masala at your blog, must make some! :)

Vrinda said...

I really liked ur paratha,so perfect..nice korma and ada looks colorful and yumm..i always make this kind of adai in the evening,liked tha Mothernature's yummy snow cake..

indosungod said...

I love the horsegram kurma Asha, a reader had left a recipe in the comment section and I have not attempted it yet.

Enter the dragon was the first movie I saw in a VCR and always remember it. The adai looks fantastic.

ruchikacooks said...

Oh gosh dont get me started on the fried food, esp potato fries, bajjis or pakodis, murukku, seedai, mixture.

Yeah kollu has lots of stones, even here? I thought only in India it is like that..Mom told me to fry it and keep it, that way it lasts longer and wont attract insects. Kollu rasam is yum during the december months in India..Used to think that was cold :)

Jaya said...

Asha,
all looks so delicious and you know I was kind of looking a dish to try from your blog but couldn't find it ..now I will look into the links you have provided ..thanks for that..
I too like Enter the Dragon and war and peace ..both are so Good..
hugs and smiles

Madhu said...

Each dish is droolworthy... Like the huralikalu kurma, new reciep for me cant wait to try it.
Snow on the table, looks like cake ready to be cut..:)
Stay warm.. enjoy the weather.

Laavanya said...

I have been making horsegram rasam but never tried kurma looks great. Adai looks perfect - I use brown rice and mixed Dhals too but haven't added buttermilk
we had more snow last night and acc. To the forecast we have another round on Saturday. Waiting for spring...

Indhu said...

love the pickle masala dal... and adai.. its my favourite... healthy and quick to prepare.. like you said :)

Asha said...

Thanks M, Vrinda, Sujatha (enjoy the kurma) girls.

Indo, Kurma paste is the same old one I make but I just add different beans. This time it was Kollu's turn! :D
Enter the dragon was due for watching for a long time, I did it at last. There is another one called "Ong Bak" a Thai martial art movie, really good.

Ruchika, packs come from India anyway, so yeah! Lot of stones, scary little brown things! :P

Jaya, ask me if you want to find anything in my blogs and I will find it for you. I know my blogs are like maze, I don't blame you for not finding anything! Hahaha!

Asha said...

Madhu, I can't imagine the amount of snow you have there most of year girl. We are reeling and sliding on 8" snow which has become ice now already! :D

Laavanya,we are expecting more snow on Friday but I am sure we won't get this much again. Can't wait for the Spring now too!

True Indhu, pickle masala was spicy and felt great to eat dal on snow day, perfect.

Bong Mom said...

You had quiet a lot of snow. We had about an inch yesterday.

I have to make that Flax seed chutney powder soon, the paratha will have to wait. i am no good at rolling

Smitha said...

Love Horsegram kurma/saaru...Mom makes it all the time.. for now I am off all pulses :( got to wait for a couple more months I guess..

Matte Ashakka, nim maga tumba jaana ansutte, he is already reading Dante!! Dante andre ne bhaya agutte lol..

Winter n snow enjoy madi...

Usha said...

Horsegram in kurma is such a neat idea, I just made kurma with lima beans, will be posting soon. I have never added buttermilk to adai, but loved the idea will definitely try the next time I make adai ! I used to watch Fawlty towers as well, I remember it used to be hilarious!

Varsha Vipins said...

Those Lacha Paratha's are on ma hit list..:D..never been able to get it well..mine always go hard..:(
Snow looks so good,we are missing it here ..:(..hope you have a great week ahead..:)

AnuSriram said...

Horsegram kurma looks inviting! And the pickle masala dal sounds interesting.... have to give it a try! Adai is one of my favourite and with avial on side, gimme any time!!

Cynthia said...

That pickle dal sounds like a fantastic idea and looks great too. I think the next time I cook dal I will stir in some of my mango achar and on another occasion some tamarind achar, oh gosh my mouth is watering at the prospect!

I've never use horsegram before thanks for that it of info on how to make them sprout.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week too.

I miss getting updates on the kids... I pray that they are both doing well.

Rahin said...

Thanks for the mouth watering entry Asha. Whenever I eat dal I need some pickle by the side , this is amazing , love it , love it !

Your patio table looks like a huge cake with all the snow, you should light some candles on it :D
The parathas and dosas and Kurma are making me hungry, though I just finished my lunch :D

Mayuri said...

My mom used to make kulith dishes, I have never made myself, should try now, I liked the adai, looks so crispy and tempting !!!!, pickle dal is good combo and innovative.
I saw the patio table with snow and remembered my patio table coz my table is also always full of snow in the same manner, only difference is my table is square !!

Roopa said...

Hello Asha!! So nice to see you back after long time and yes its been a while I myself blog. I loved the last pic, looks like a big layered cake with lots and lots of frosting ;) ....Also liked the photos of making Laccha parathas, I havent tried making that...but I guess the method of making it is similar to making Kerala Porottas :) ...Pickle Masala Dal is totally new concept , making dal out of Pickle excites me coz i love spicy food :)

Latha said...

Asha, love your blog. I make horse gram rasam. It is very good for cold and sinus. All your dishes look delicious.

Gulmohar said...

OMG..You always come up with a feast...:-) The horsegram kurma looks very tempting with that beautiful color. This paratha (or parotta ,as we call in Kerala) is my fav :-) I got introduced to Adai by my loving Tamilian neighbor in Hyderabad, and it's a family fav now !
BTW thanks for telling us about the JFI event and we have sent in the entry :-)

Shivapriya said...

Love you all veggie spread:). Especially pickle dal. I should try sometime. How come no desert?

Have a good weekend!!

Asha said...

Sandeepa, catch up with me girl! ;D
Kidding, I know how busy you are, make that Chutney pd first! :)

Smitha, Tushar is good at writing and reading poetry but he doesn't like to read like me or his sister, he has his own preferences! I was surprised too when he asked me for Dante. Hahaha, Kids theses days!!

Usha, Fawlty Towers is the best of all.

Varsha, good to see you girl. No snow there? Lucky.

Anu, Avial is my fave too, yummy.

Asha said...

Cynthia, you will love the pickle dal, try it. Kids are okay, daughter is in college and son is in 9th grade, doing well! :)

Rahin, yeah. Snow looks so pretty and so bright at night, love powder snow until it turns to ice. Brr...!

Mayuri, Adai are the best when eaten hot out of the tava, specially on cold days.

Roopa, hope you try uppinkai dal, yummy.

Asha said...

Latha, I do suffer from Sinusitis, rasam sounds good to me.

You are welcome G, JFI and RCI events are my fave. RCI seems to have stopped now. Yeah, Kerala parotta is the same way too, love that as well made with plain flour! :)

SP, I am staying out of desserts and fried food as much as possible these days. I am already fitting into one size smaller jeans than last year! ;D

ವನಿತಾ / Vanitha said...

wow..Ashakka..just saw ur munchy posts..OMG!!!wish I cud be there in ur place:-)
kurma looks dlicious..I don't get them here:(.my hubby luves horsegram with Indian spinach..
parata looks so good,I am gonna prepare those Parata on friday.. it bever becomes soft for me.& I had used all purpose flour..Can I use only our Indian Atta flour?
dal with uppinakaayi is very new to me..hats off to u dear:)
Adai looks so good & crispy..I prepare them for evening, as morning it is very difficult, with my lil one who is going to KG.& myself working..but never tried with buttermilk..
Your Patio table looks awesome..:-)
n thanks for 2 new movies..though I dont like martial arts..definitely going to watch NY..so long..Have a nice week ahead ..hugs:-)

Asha said...

Hi Vanitha, you can use Atta. I have Sujatha and Laxmi brand atta which I love, makes soft parathas, no need to add maida at all. Some brands don't make them so soft, don't know why.
Adais, I make them for dinner usually, cereal, Muffins and toast for breakfast, No time for Indian breakfasts here, they all have to run out of the house early! :)

Rachel said...

Thank you for sending this horsegram kurma to My Legume Love affair.

Sreelu said...

My god asha, I don't know how you do it, when I look at your blog I am just amazed at your creativity and you seem so organized. I would love to try your adai recipe. Keep it going lady !!

Cham said...

I went through 38 pages and noted down all blogs! I am sure they are like me too, we should let them know!
Anony is really going all round in everyone's blog!

Uj said...

Your blog is a treasure of recipes for me :)
I am a big fan of kulith. I have posted its Saru and a simple side dish that we generally make. I am out of stock now and Indian stores does not order this :( I miss kulith. Next time I get some kulith will try this recipe. Love the laccha paratha as well and that dal looks so tempting. Loved the last pic of Snow a lot.. :)

aquadaze said...

My friend's mom used to use a lot of kulith, they are from Mangalore. That was years ago, I had totally forgotten about it till I saw a couple of posts on your blog.

I make adai regularly, however never added buttermilk to the batter. In it goes the next time!

Love that last picture, so much snow!

EC said...

Kurma with horsegram sounds interesting..will try that soon..ur spread is making me hungry

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi ashaji,
how r u? after a looooooooooong time visiting urs.
U always rock with tempting dishes.:)

sowmya.s said...

horse gram is something i want to try ..kurma with it looks delcious..pickle subji sounds good too..yumy post..

shankari said...

I love horsegram, so will try that kurma. We just made adai this week. Back home we have one adai atleast with fresh butter that my mom would churn, some freshly ground plain garlic, and the last one with jaggery ;)

Kusum said...

Kurma looks very delicious. Looking at adai I am feeling hungry already :)

Margie said...

Hi Asha
Will be back here tomrrow to leave a comment, no time right now.
So, see you soon.

Sweet dreams

Margie:)

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,love the feast and also the snowy table.Never ever thght of adding pickles to dal.But at the same time I am not so high on horsegram and avoid it as and when possible.I too was wondering about Portman-Khan pairing.

homecooked said...

Wow...everything looks fabulous. I love the pickle masala dal.Will try it sometime. And the lacha pranthas look amazing!

jayasree said...

I do make various dishes with kollu. But never made a kurma. Yours looks creamy and delicious. Easy to make. Parathas look soft and crisp golden color adai is tempting. Pickle dal is a good idea.

Asha said...

You are welcome Rachel.

Thanks Sreelu, I have always been like that since childhood, very organized. can't function without it! :)

Cham, it's such a hassle everyday to delete 4-5 comments, adds to my chores.

Thanks UJ, we get few packs here now and then, love it.

A, I think we use lot more Kulith in south India than other regions! :)

Asha said...

Thanks EC, hope you try.

Shobhana, great to see you again, I appreciate it.

Thanks Souwmya.

Shankari, freshly made butter! Slurp! My mom makes it fresh at home sometimes! :)

Thanks Kusum and Margie, have a good day.

Curry leaf, me too! Odd pair but good! :D

Thanks HC and Jaya, Must try the new Kollu Kurma, enjoy! :)

Rachel said...

A wholesome meal!

Rachel said...

And about that thing you told me regarding the site, there's no way I could leave a message without leaving my email id on their site.

Sharmila said...

Asha ... your posts always make me hungry ... full meals at one go. I read somewhere you said that you post only on Wednesdays ... I wish we had 2 or 3 Wednesdays in a week. :-)

Asha said...

Rachel, Cham knows how to email them and ask them to take off your blog. She did it herself, I am not that tech savvy, I will tell her to contact you! :)

Sharmila, it's easier on me to blog once a week and I do post multiple dishes in each post, so it compensates! :D

Pooja said...

I am late as usual to leave comment here ,somehow I thought today is Wednesday :D
Your tempting dishes are killing me and I am here composing my own blog post. I left it in the middle and grabbed some chocolates from my pantry :P
Adai is something I wanted to try it since a long time. I don't know why but I thought it need fermentation. Your recipe made it simple for me, now nothing can stop me to try it for tonight dinner itself :P . Thanks for sharing , also your post made me realized that my coming post can be a part of MLLA too !!!
Checked all the upcoming events you posted in sidebar ,I don't know half of those bloggers , my knowledge is so obsolete about food bloggers now :( , but what else could be best way to connect to them other than participating in their events. Thanks a lot for those sidebar menu for events !
Hugs & Regards.

Pravs said...

love horsegram..make simple stir fry with it..now kurma with it is interesting.like the variety of dishes in this post. Enter the dragon..one of fav movies :) Wow, looks like you are struck in snow and spicy food for company :)

AshKuku said...

Lovely & adorable preps..... I simply loved the horsegram prep & the pickle rasam..... Nanna horsegram haage dabbadalli untu.... Enu maadabekendu bari yochisthaane idde..... Eega ee recipe indaagi nanage swalpa dhairya banthu, adannu enaadru maadthene antha.... thinnalikke aaguva haage.... ;-)

Hats Off to all your preps.... & postings......

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

DEESHA said...

horsegram kurma is new to me .. I just found yr recipe for flaxseed chutney pudi. gotta make it ..

Soma said...

Thatm kurma looks fatastic. Raining here, so i could so have it. I don't think i have used horsegram before, but again as u said it can be done with any beans.

I make my regular parathas this way (if I am making a circle one) , did not know this process was related to the wekk known lacha parathas:-) Love adais.

Prathibha said...

All the dishes look mouth watering...
Never made anything horsegram stilll..looks very tempting...

Cham said...

Phew, what a pain to go one by one and look all the blogs. I finished yest night! Only 7 bloggers are concerned including me. I emailed them with contact info. Hard to fight against plagiarism.

Asha said...

Pooja, there are so many events, I only listed a few and some not updated, enjoy cooking! :)

Pravs, cold and spicy, great combo. Hope I dont' add "fried" to the list too! Hahaha! Might be frying soon if cold continues.

Ash, Huruli dishes are always nice to eat, that is if we get it here easily. It's a precious commodity, enjoy Kurma! :D

Asha said...

Deesha, make some Flax seed chutney pudi, good for you too.

Prathiba, time to make some Horse gram dishes girl, try once, you will love the taste.

Cham, thank God for you. Otherwise we wouldn't know what to do with all this chaos and undesirable comments. Takes so much time and energy to deal with it!

ruchikacooks said...

This is the time ashaji, make some bajjis and blame it on the snow. May be some hot and buttery mysorepak to go with it as well and blame it on the super bowl :D

And then like you didnt plan it at all, sit by the warm corner of the room in a comfy chair with a hot cup of ginger chai and enjoy a movie!

(hope you are not going to chase me with a baseball bat)

Asha said...

Baseball? If you mention Bajjis, sweets or anything yummy like that, I am going to chase you with a football and run around the New Orleans stadium!!!! Let Saints and Colts deal with both of us!!!:D

No movies to watch but just had ginger chai, r u psychic? It's getting boring but reading some this week. Got to make some snacks for Superbowl, will keep it small this year, daughter is not home, miss her.

Nina said...

I love horsegram...havent had the opportunity to buy that here.I loved the last snap.I liked the addition of pickle in the dal...sounds interesting to me.I mix tomato pickle and curd in the form of chutney.Goes well with dosas..its like an instant chutney.Weather wise its the same scene here.I am jes waiting for spring.I live in one of the coldest places in the US....the temperature is always an issue:(.

DK said...

I am so done with all this laudatory I carry on every time I am here! I mean i give up! No use saying "Aishwarya rai" is beautiful every time you catch a glimpse of her! You would be like "YA WE KNOW!ENOUGH ALREADY!" - now wouldnt you?

So its stale news that you are a fantastic cook who is skilled at tempting poor hungry souls like me!! Instead from now on, I am going to ask - when can I actually eat all those things you tempt us with! Enough already! Lets get straight to the action!!!!! CHOMP CHOMP is where the action is! ;)

BDSN said...

I like the concept of adding Pickle to otherwise not so interesting dhal...I will surely give a try next time.
Love all the other items.The photos are tempting to try myself...

Anali said...

Oh I want to see New York I love you! I saw Paris je t'aime and really enjoyed it! It seems they are part of a series of movies that are love letters to different cities. Cool!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Happy superbowl weekend to you too... The pickled Masala dal is my fav I havent made it but love it with dosa... Adai looks so filling and nutritious!!! So who are you expecting to win this superbowl - the colts or the Saints???

Shri said...

The kurma looks very delicious.I am impressed that you made lacha parathas at home..Well I order them when I eat out and it never dared to cross my mind that I can make them at home.Have heard some good things abt Dante's Divine Comedy.I read the 1st half of war and peace and the rest is....Y'know!

Ranjani said...

Just bookmarked horsegram korma-sounds like nothing I've ever had!

Margie said...

Hi Asha
I came back to read your post again.
I had such a busy day and finally found some time.
Gosh, you have more snow there than we do here and Colorado is the land of snow!

I have seen the movie, New York, I love you and really enjoyed it like you.

All of your recipes are wonderful as always!
Thank you for sharing them.

Have a most wonderful weekend.
Be careful on the roads.

Margie:)

lata raja said...

Dear Asha, loved the entire post. The pic of the snow on your patio looks like a beautiful cake.
Incidentally I made lachcha parathas too. I cut strips and folded, pleating sounds lot more convenient.
The horsegram kurma is just right for the weather you have described.
I can go on and on..about the movies books and all of them there. for now...Just let me say again, lovely post!

notyet100 said...

different version of horsegram curry,:-)lacha parantha looks yummy and adai dosai i feel like havin one now,.;-) tk cre,.cee ya soon,,

Nirupama Sriram said...

Hi Asha,
Pickle Masala Dal is a pleasant surprise. I will try it sometime.
Thanks for posting.

Suma Rajesh said...

everthing looks soo fabulous..will try out ur horsegram kurma for sure..sounds interesting..

Asha said...

Thanks Nina, DK, BDSN, Anali (will check out that movie), Ramya (Go Saints! :D), Shri, Ranjani, Margie, Lata raja, N, Nirupama and Suma. Enjoy the recipes, be warm and safe girls. Have a fun Superbowl Sunday! :)

VIDYA VENKY said...

mouth watering recipes asha...as u rightly saidwith snow outside its getting tougher to resist fried snacks

Sayantani said...

Wow what a spread Asha!love that Dal recipe will make it asap. hope with such a great meal now you are set to enjoy the snowfall.

ARUNA said...

Hey Asha, that pic with snow on the table is sooooooo lovely. I feel like eating that ice somehow, weird right!!In this cold weather i definitely prefer spicy food along with my filter coffee...lol! That's a gorgeous spread btw and ur write-up is mind-blowing as always!

Asha said...

Vidya, I am trying very hard not to fry girl, hope I can resist for a while! :D

Thanks S, hope you try some of these.

Aruna, how i wish I had a cup of your coffee now, it's very very cold here.

ruchikacooks said...

Oh Yes. I can read minds. I can even predict what is going to happen(apart from the sunday results).

This little birdie predicts that next week's post is going to be on yummy, delicious, mouth watering recipes with clear clicks of that good food, some book suggestions, some movies and a cute photo of snow with some extras thrown in.

(ouch! a rolling pin flew from a kitchen from NC and hit me)

Well with the weather so snowy, its better that she stays where she is than driving.

Ashaka, any chances of me getting a link to chirotti from your blog? I searched for it but cant find it.

Sneha said...

That Hurulikalu Kurma makes me drool and the Pickle Masala dal looks absolutely delish!!!

Sneha said...

Asha, I came here to thank you for leaving that comment on my blog. Your constant encouragement to newbies and 'out of the blue' bloggers like me is amazing! Hugs and Cheers!

Aparna said...

Never knew you could make kurma with horsegram!!! And pickle in dal sounds very good. I make potatoes with pickles added to it. :)

Saw Enter the Dragon when I was in high school. Feel old now. LOL

Wow! The snow on your table looks like a bundt cake of sorts.

Gattina said...

sound like this winter there's particularly more snowfall in your area?!? oh crunchy snack crunchy snack... I can have every excuse to have some more :D But I could put it behind my head after seeing your wonderful laccha parathas ... *mouth watering****

Asha said...

Hahaha! Very funny R, you know me!!:P
I will send you the link for chiroti.

You are welcome Sneha! :)

Aparna, you could use those pickles in dal too now, enjoy! :)

Gattina, you are so lucky, we already have forgotten how warm and sunny feels like! :D

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Asha said...

Ruchika, I tried to link in your comment section, can't do it. So here they are.

Dessert link:

http://fh-aromarecipeindex.blogspot.com/2008/03/indian-sweetsdesserts.html

Chiroti link:

http://foodieshope.blogspot.com/2007/02/shaiva-cuisine.html

Enjoy, see you next week! :))

Kajal said...

Nice to read about your movie and books dear .....

I also like your new things which you add pickle masla in dal and partha also. I think i will alos try for that and i know it will be good falvour in dal and parthaa........

I also like the way you make paratha with another step by step fold...thank you for sharing dear.....

ruchikacooks said...

Thank you thank you. I have taken it off now. Will put something else instead of the click :)

Enjoy!

ruchikacooks said...

with the almond milk, it looks so yummy. and it has BB bath too! Actually I have the same kind of serving dish (the bise bela bath one) and the triple server.. At home appa has the habit of buying everything of the same design in diff colors when he bought wedding stuff for us, so that there would be no comparison.. Looking at yours, I felt as if one of the serving dish is here and the other there :)

Here: http://ruchikacooks.com/?p=210

Parita said...

All the dishes look very delicious, loved the pickle masala dal, will try soon!

Asha said...

So good to see you Kajal, been a long time, hope you are doing well!:)

Ruchiks, BBB is the best recipe, is from my paternal grandmother, enjoy.I will check that post out.

Parita, thanks girl, enjoy the pickle dal.

s said...

you know what..i just kept drooling over the pickle dal..it looks so spicy and mouthwatering. Im going away for the weekend or i wud have made it immediately. Superb!

rekhas kitchen said...

yes very true spicy food is allways welcome for me and that kurma makes me drooling..oohhh superb pickle masala dal my mom use to make like this dal with mango pickle mmm mouthwatering and wow those adai looks so tempting... going to make them for tomarrow s breakfast... Enter the gragon hummm yes love to watch it again...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Never ever thought of korma with horsegram,a healthy one! One of my friend taught me these laccha prathas,i forgot for a while,thatks for the pictures Asha! All the other entries sound good too :)

? said...

Hi Good horsegram recipe; don't come across many of them. Good post for lacha parathas; being snowed it has its results in good snapshots, is it not? :-)

Priya said...

Hi Asha...no problem do send ur entries, dont bother about the logo..i'll be happy to get ur entries..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

mouthwatering dishes as always. your adai recipe is so different... looks so crisp. masala pickle dal? you are creative!!

Nehal said...

Loved your pickle masala dal.

Asha said...

Thanks S, Rekha, Raks, ?, and Mahimaa, have a great Superbowl Sunday, see you all tomorrow.

Priya, thanks so much for understanding. I will post for your event next week. Hugs to you sister! :))

Miri said...

I love the laachas! They are my favourite but always think too hard to try...your instructions look very detailed so should try it!

Megha Chhatbar said...

Those are reallllllllllllly lovely and delicious. I will try it some day! Thanks for posting!

Color Pencil Drawing: Bunch of Roses

Asha said...

Thanks Nehal, do try.

Miri, it's not hard at all but takes a little time, that's all.

Thanks Megha, enjoy.

ruchikacooks said...

I know, I thought you must be celebrating. Actually, I was able to predict that as well, but didn't want tho spoil the surprise and the thrill :D

What was the superbowl special snack?

Asha said...

Haha!! Everybody thought Colts will win and I was praying for hard for Saints! Snacks are the usual for us and I made a special Guacamole which will be coming next! :)

Akal's Saappadu said...

Horsegram Kurma is new ( tamarind and coconut combination must be tasting great)and sounds healthy too!!

stuffing these whole wheat parathas and adding the Pickle masala to the dal is an excellent idea , nice innovation!! my palates demand something hot and munchy too !!

Adai is my all time favorite, that peanut chutney combination sounds delicious!!! I enjoyed your ghee post and didn't know this elaborate method (simmering for an hour)I have noted down this nice recipe!!thank you for that detailed instructions and tips!!!

and the after marriage tradition is so admirable,(carrying a pot full of ghee to the husband's place), we do the same with laddoos :):)

I didn't know that bloggers have limited space for photos..... then, I should be having the same problem very soon I suppose, hihihi

Have a nice day Asha!!

Asha said...

Hi Akal, traditional way of doing things are always fun. New generations won't experience any of those!
Yes, they allow certain amount of pics to post which is quite a lot and after that we can pay to buy few more space. You know me, I post too many photos in each post, can't blame them! :D

FoodLovers said...

Loved the snow Picture ..Asha ..
thanks for ur sweet words on my blog ...all the dishes r really tempting Asha

VS said...

Wow! Thats one great collection of recipes. I am going to try making laccha parathas tonight. :-)
Nice pics Asha (esp the last snow one)

Nostalgia said...

Interesting to know about your reading and good luck with Dante...havent read it either. War and peace? Yes one day I will... Loved his Anna Karenina..

Seena said...

Love horsegram dish, and the parathas too, looks good.. My kids love snow, visiting ski Dubai is the only way for them.. :)

Srivalli said...

Ah, that was long enough for me..:)>.beautiful post Asha, you really take so much time to do a wonderful post with so many delicious treats, horsegram looks great not to mention the paratha..yummy..and of course thanks for the delicious adais..you need not put up the picture..sending itself is wonderful!..

I love love that picture of snow. but can understand how tough it must have been..enjoy the week..

Swapna said...

Thanks for your comments, Asha... is Horsegram 'Muthira' in malayalam? looks great......

Rekha said...

jsut mafe hurulikaly saaru yest, this one sounds different. i Have some more stocked up in the firdge, now i know what to do with it ;)

Asha said...

Thanks FL, VS, N, Seena, Sri, Swapna and Rakha, enjoy and have a great day.
Swapna, don't know what they call in Malayalam. I will check to make sure and add! :))

Pavithra said...

Wow love all the dishes and horsegram curry i am bookmarking it....

Vanamala Hebbar said...

i like all the dishes today :)

Jyothsna said...

Gosh! You cook so many things I want to try, I'll need to hire a help to keep up! So it's going to be adai this weekend, will try your method tho' I follow my mum's recipe usually. And I've been making those rava idlis again and again, just lovely!

The snow looks like a cake on your patio table!

G.Pavani said...

oh!all the dishes are looking great n yummy and thx for ur lovely comment on my post

Asha said...

Pavithra, Vanamale, J and Pavani, thank girls.
J, glad you are making Rava idlis, easy to make and tasty too. Enjoy! :)

Rajani@eatwritethink said...

asha i love the way you put whole menus together! it helps! :)

Preety said...

i always wonder how you manage to cook so many yummy recipes at post once..love the dosa recipe and lacha paratha step by step pics is great help to follow

Asha said...

Hi Rajani and Preety, do my best to bring something yummy, enjpoy! :)

lissie said...

laccha parathas looks perfect and yummy! I am craving for those adias and peanut chutney!

I was not well for sometime..was in the hospital for a week..

TAZAIKA said...

Oh U have good recipes in here.vl drop in often.

Annarasa said...

Yum, yum, yum!!
Horsegram is a popular food in the north too - only its made in a very different way. Will try and blog my recipe soon.

Turmericnspice said...

Love the horsegram dish, would go so well with rice or rotis.

Anonymous said...

Margarita rocks!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you said that :)

Jasmine

Anonymous said...

Maybe the top read that I have read today...

Asha said...

Thanks girls, enjoy! :))