Whole Red chillies
Ginger and green chilli paste
Boil rice first. Then in a pan, heat oil, add urad dal, chana dal, red chillies, mustard seeds, peanuts and fry. Then add ginger and green chilli paste, curry leaves, turmeric.
Then add this in the rice, add lemon juice, salt and mix well.
Vegetables (tomatoes, carrots, beans, etc)
Add oil (very little), add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, after they splutter add all the cut vegetables, stir for a while and then add water and tamarind pulp and then add salt, turmeric and sugar and let the vegetables boil and then in the end add sambar powder and mix.
Halwa recipe (for 4 people)
½ cup sooji
¼ cup unsalted butter
¾ cup sugar
1.5 cups water
Boil sugar and water together. In a pan heat the butter and add the sooji/semolina and stir it till the semolina turns brown. Then add the water and cardamom powder and stir till it thickens. Serve hot.
Curd, water, salt and cumin powder. Mix all the ingredients and blend in a mixer.