Raw Food Feast / Iyarkai Unavu Virundhu

6 years back I had the chance to attend Isha yoga basic course. During the course one day full raw food meals were provided. I was very impressed by the fact that a full course of raw food could have so many varieties and so fulfilling. Even though we have salads and raw foods at home( from time to time, not consistent though ūüė¶ ) I had always wanted to recreate the full raw food feast. Finally got a chance to do that. When my students arranged for the college culturals, they had asked for staff participation too. There was one event that suited my interest.NO FIRE COOKING – ONLY RAW FOODS. I devised a plan in advance and along with my two team mates prepared 18 dishes in one hour. The result was better than expected and we won the first prize. For now i have added the recipe names and pictures. Will explain the recipes in detail after some time.We prepared the following dishes.

 

 2 WELCOME DRINKS 

1. NEER MOR

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2. PANAKAM

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3 STARTERS

3. STUFFED TOMATOES

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4. CABBAGE CHEESE ROLLS

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5. MANGO FINGERS

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10 MAIN DISHES

6. LEMON AVAL

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7. SIVAPPU VELLA AVAL

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8. GREEN SPROUTS SALAD

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9. CARROT PEANUTS SALAD

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10. VAZHAITHANDU THAYIR PACHADI

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11. MADHULAI THAYIR PACHADI

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12. VENPOOSANI THAYIR SAADHAM

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13. NELLI OORUKAI

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14. INJI THENOORAL

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15. CUCUMBER KOSAMBARI

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3 DESSERTS

16. DRY FRUITS LADDU

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17. ILANEER PAYASAM

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18. FRESH FRUITS SALAD

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August 31, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , . Antidiabetic recipe, Healthy Recipe, Pachadi, Raita, Raw food recipe, Salad, Sidedish, Snacks, Starter, Sweet/dessert. 4 comments.

Brinjal Raita/Kathirikkai Thayir Pachadi

I learnt this recipe from my friend Minati, who is from Orissa.She says that this is a specialty at her place and it is a must in party menus.She prepared this dish for me when she invited me to her home for lunch.I was like – Argh!You are making brinjals? But I found the dish very tasty and would like to share it.

I am  sending this recipe to Dish name starts with:B hosted by Akila of Akila’s kitchen.

Brinjal Raita/Kathirikkai Thayir Pachadi

Ingredients:

4 no. medium size brinjals

1 tsp red chilli powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

salt as required

2 cups curd

oil for deep frying

Method:

  1. Wash the brinjals and cut them into long pieces.Mix chilli powder, turmeric powder and required salt to the brinjal pieces and keep for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the brinjal pieces till crisp.
  3. Mix in salt in the curd and whisk.Add the fried brinjal pieces.Serve with roti or rice of your choice.

October 9, 2010. Tags: , . Raita. Leave a comment.

Pomegranate Raita/Madhulai Thayir Pachadi

I learned this recipe from an aunt of mine and found that this goes very well with sambhar sadham/bisibelabath. You can also serve it with pulavs or rotis.After trying it at home, it has become my husband’s favorite.It is very simple to make. The sweet taste of pomegranate along with the crunchy onions gives an unique taste. Try it and you will love it.

This recipe is my entry for ‘sidedishes other than dals/subzis’ event hosted by ¬†Suma of veggieplatter.

Pomegranate Raita/Madhulai Thayir Pachadi

Ingredients:

2 cups of pomegranate seeds

1 cup of finely chopped onions

2 cups of fresh thick curd

Salt as required

For tempering:

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp urad dhal

For garnishing:

finely chopped coriander leaves

Method:

  1. Mix the pomegranate seeds and chopped onions into the curd.Add required salt and mix.
  2. Temper with mustard seeds and urad dhal.
  3. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

August 23, 2010. Tags: , , . Raita. 4 comments.