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Friday, October 25, 2013

Vegetable Poriyal

Ladies finger poriyal
Ladies finger poriyal

Any one of the vegetables of your choice can be used for Poriyal preparation.

Ingredients: (measurement given for 2 people)
  • Vegetable - 100 to 150 grams (chopped into small pieces)
  • Sambhar powder - 1/4 table spoon
  • Rock salt - as per taste
  • Water - as required
  • Grated coconut - 1 or 2 table spoons
  1. Wash and cut the vegetables into small pieces. 
  2. Sprinkle little bit of water and cook the vegetables for 2 to 3 minutes. Cover it with a lid while cooking. 
  3. Add Sambhar powder and mix it well. 
  4. Turn-off the stove. 
  5. Add salt to taste. 
  6. When it becomes slightly cool, add the grated coconut.
Bitter Gourd & Ladies Finger poriyal can also be made without oil.
Method for Bitter Gourd:
  1. Cut the bitter gourd into small pieces. 
  2. Add little bit of water and cook for few minutes. 
  3. When it is cooked for 3/4, add chopped tomato. 
  4. It will become mushy and mix well with bitter gourd. 
  5. Add 1/4 table spoon of chilli powder and saute for a minute. 
  6. Turn-off the stove. 
  7. Meanwhile grind 1/4 cup of grated coconut and 1/2 table spoon of cumin seeds and keep the paste ready. 
  8. After turning-off the stove, put coconut-cumin paste in the vessel, add salt and mix thoroughly.
Method for Ladies finger:
  1. Put chopped ladies finger and big onion in a pan. 
  2. Saute it for few minutes. 
  3. Add chopped tomato and saute till the vegetables become soft. 
  4. Add chilli powder and saute for a minute. 
  5. Turn-off the stove and add salt.

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