Mom's Best

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  1. happyreading

    happyreading New IL'ite

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    Hello Friends,
    Even for a great chef, the best cook will be his or her MOM! We might have learnt more varieties than our moms or tasted different types of foods in our life. Still, we all have that one receipe of our mom's cooking thats our all time favourite and always feel proud to share it with others.
    How about we share that receipe with our IL friends here. Feel free to add even one of yours that your kids would love to eat wherever they are in the world! Let me start with Onion-tomato sambhar and Mango Kuzhambu..
    MANGO KUZHAMBU

    Mango - 1 big
    Mustard seeds - 1/4 spoon
    Oil - 2 spoonful
    Fenugreek powder - 1/4 spoon
    Hing - 1/4 spoon
    Green Chillies - 4
    Red Chillies - 4
    Tamarind (lime size)
    Chilli Powder - 1/2 spoon
    Jaggery/Sugar - 2 spoons
    Curry Leaves
    Salt to taste
    Method:

    Cut mango into small pieces. Dont have to peel the skin.
    Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, fenugreek powder, hing.
    When mustard splutters, add red chillies and fry for few seconds.
    Add cut mangoes and cut green chillies and fry till mango gets tender.
    Add tamarind water to it.
    Add chilli powder, salt, jaggery/sugar and allow it to boil for 5 minutes.
    Add curry leaves.

    ONION-TOMATO SAMBHAR

    Ingredients:
    Tomato - 3 big ripe
    peeled Small onion (sambhar onion) - 1 cup

    For Seasoning:
    Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
    Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
    red chilli - 1
    curry leaves
    peanuts - 1/4 cup
    green chilly (slit) -2

    For Sambhar Powder: (Fry the following in little oil and powder)
    Dhania - 2 tsp
    channa dhal - 1 tsp
    red chillies - 3

    1. Blanch tomatoes in hot water and grind into a puree
    2. In a kadai add little oil and heat. Add mustard seed and when it splutters and methi seed,
    green chilly, red chilly, peanuts and curry leaves and stir for a minute
    3. Add peeled and cut small onion and fry for 2-3 minutes
    4. Add tomato puree, add salt and a cup of water and let it cook for 3 minutes
    5. Add the sambhar powder and stir well and let it boil for 2 minutes
     
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  2. rajmiarun

    rajmiarun Gold IL'ite

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    Thats a nice thread you have started. Thanks for starting it. My mom is a self learned great cook. My favourites of her cooking are many. But the most favourite and the one which is liked even by my daughter is her Mysore Pak.


    Also her Venjanam and Bavani Kuzhambu are other favourites.

    The most favourite of my MIL's cooking is the Ennai Kathirikai.
     
  3. happyreading

    happyreading New IL'ite

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    Hi RajmiArun,

    Thanks for sharing your mom's best. Mysore Pak is a sweet that requires a special skill to get it to perfection. I have never succeeded in it. Can you also share the receipe of your mom's with us..

    regards,
     
  4. latamurali

    latamurali Gold IL'ite

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    Hi

    Nice thread, i shld definitely say about my mom's VATHAKUZHAMBU she is very very very famous for this receipe in our family even with neighbours,friends ..............I CAN BET NO ONW IN THIS WORLD CAN DO THIS VATHAKUZHAMBU LIKE SHE DOES :thumbsup :thumbsup (Ofcourse, hse used the same method like everybody but KAIRASI PAKKUVAM KAIMANAM something different:clap :clap :clap :2thumbsup: :2thumbsup: :2thumbsup:

    She is expert in cooking and Know in and out , but that was her special receipe



    latamurali
     
  5. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    hi all,

    Nice thread. As you everybody likes their mom's cooking the best. gals dont laugh...i used to like the coffee my mother made.....But cooking my dad was better than my mom...his vegetable kurmas, dals.......
     

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