Tuesday 28 January 2014

Chettinad Kozhi Rasam/Chettinad Chicken Rasam

Rasam is a comforting food for most of us. These spiced Indian soup goes for different spices which have numerous medicinal values. Peppercorns and cumin seeds are the most important spices we use for making rasam. Some may go for freshly grounded rasam powder,while some make monthly once their rasam powder and conserve them air tight containers for further use. Rasam,this spiced soup is my family's favourite, so if its rice for lunch i'll make rasam definitely to serve with rice, yes we love rasam that much.

Coming to this chicken rasam, this dish is very popular in chettinad cuisine, and they are often made when someone in the family suffers with cold. Even a tasteless tongue during fever or cold will enjoy thoroughly this spicy rasam.This chicken rasam is made by the chicken with bones,which can be eaten while enjoying this rasam or else you can just fry them separately with spices by removing them once the rasam is cooked. However we love our chicken pieces with rasam, this dish is going to be a part of Tamizhar Samayal Tuesday,happening twice a month.

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Nilgiri Soyabeans Kurma

Kurma is a kind of gravy prepared usually with coconut based masala, most of the kurma are prepared with either meats or vegetables. For a change, i tried adding soya beans, the nutritious beans well known for their proteins. To add more flavour to these beans, i prepared this kurma as Nilgiri style gravy aka kurma. Actually Nilgiri style kurmas goes for both mint and coriander leaves. This kurma will be highly aromatic and can be relished equally with both rice and rotis.

If you dont want to make this fingerlicking kurma with soyabean, you can just go for mixed veggies like potato,carrot,beans,peas and cauliflower or else with lean meats like chicken or turkey or simply with boiled eggs. So you have numerous choice to make this aromatic kurma and enjoy them thoroughly for both lunch and dinner.Every 2nd and 4th tuesdays of the month, we a group of friends shares authentic dishes from Tamilnadu and the name of the event is Tamizhar Samayal Tuesday , please do check the announcement if you want to be a part of it.Since Nilgiri kurma belongs to Tamil Nadu cuisine, am posting this dish today.