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Kambhu (Pearl Millet) Upma

All varieties in millet groups are highly nutritious food. And they help in lowering glucose levels when compared to rice varieties. This is a simple upma quick to make healthy n tastier it can be served with any side dish.

What you need for upma:
1 cup - Kambu (Pressure cook for 5 whistles with 3 cups water and salt)

3 nos - Green Chillies, chopped
1 tsp - Mustard seeds
1 tsp - Urad dhal
1 tsp - Channa Dhal
1 sprig - Curry leaves
1 tsp - Coriander leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp - Ginger, finely chopped
Pinch of Asafoetida
2 tsp - Oil
Salt as reqd

How to make upma:
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds when it starts to splutter add urad dhal, channa dhal roast them and add green chillies, ginger and curry leaves, salt and asafoetida saute well.

Add cooked kambu (drain excess water if any) kernels mix them well and add coriander leaves.

Gobi 65 Rice

A quick and flavorful rice dish with less work on a lazy Sunday afternoon which pairs so well with simple raitha.
For the Gobi 65:
1 medium sized - Cauliflower, florets parboiled in salted water 
2 tbsp - Rice Flour 
2 tbsp - Corn Flour
2 tsp - Maida / All Purpose Flour
1 pinch - Edible Red Food Color (optional)
1/2 tsp - Red chilli powder
Salt as reqd
Oil for deep frying

How to make:

In a bowl mix corn flour, rice flour, maida, food color, salt and red chilli powder and add just enough water and make into thick batter.

Heat oil in a pan dip each florets in the batter and deep fry them.

For the Rice:
2 cups - Cooked Long Grain Rice 
1 cup - Onions, finely chopped
1 tsp - Ginger n Garlic Paste
1 tsp - Green Chillies, finely chopped
3/4 tsp - Red Chlli Powder 
1/4 tsp - Pepper Powder 
1/4 tsp - Garam Masala Powder
2 tbsp - Coriander leaves, finely chopped
2 tsp - Oil
Salt as reqd

How to make:
In a pan heat oil add onion and fry until they turn golden brown add ginger and garlic paste , green chillies saute well…

Garlic Chutney Recipe / Poondu Thokku

What you need for Chutney:
20 to 30 nos - Dry Red Chillies (depends on the heat of the chilli)
15 - 20 pods - Garlic 
3 medium sized - Tomatoes
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Salt - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1/4 cup

How to make:

Remove stems of the chillies need not peel the skin of the garlic. 

Grind the red chillies, garlic, tomato with salt to smooth paste if reqd add dash of water.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan add mustard seeds once it splutters add the paste in low heat keep stirring the mixture until raw smell goes off approx 20 - 25 mins.  

Once the oil starts leaving the sides switch off the heat and let it cool down.Store in sterilized  container and use it.

Served idlies with spicy chutney!