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Feb 11, 2008

Go Green!

Green is the color of nature, which happens to be my most favorite color. To my surprise, I found out that I have some green recipes (I mean green colored) with me. As they all are looking nicely green I thought of posting them all at the same time even though they were made on different dates. Believe me, they all tasted so yummy! Read on!

Let me start with a healthy and very easy snack.

Green Apple Snack

This was our snack on one evening. There is no cooking involved in this.

Green Apple Snack

We need:
  • 1 Green Apple (Granny Smith)
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  1. Chop the apple into thin slices. 
  2. Mix the chili powder and salt together in a separate bowl. 
  3. Arrange them on a serving plate. 
  4. Dip the apple slices in the mixture and eat. 
  5. Trust me it tastes great. That’s it.

Green Sour Dal

This dal is for the sour lovers. It has the combination of green veggies like mango and tomatillo.

Tomatillo-Mango Pappu (Green Sour Dal)

  • 1 cup Toor Dal
  • 1 Green Mango (only ½ mango is needed)
  • 1 Tomatillo
  • Some Coriander Leaves
  • A pinch of Turmeric
  • Salt to taste
For Seasoning:
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • A pinch of Asafetida
  • 1 tsp Oil
  1. Wash the toor dal well and cook it until it becomes soft. Chop the mango and tomatillo into medium pieces.
  2. In a separate bowl add these pieces with some water and cook until they are soft. Then add the cooked toor dal, turmeric and salt to it.
  3. Mix well and finally add the coriander leaves. Take it away from the flame.
  4. In a small pan heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter add the cumin and asafetida. Fry for a while and add this seasoning to the dal. Serve with hot rice.

Spinach-Potato Patties

Spinach-Potato Patties
Spinach-Potato Patties with Peanut Chutney and Ketchup

This is one easy snack and tastes great.

  • A bunch of Spinach Leaves
  • 3 medium Potatoes
  • ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry
  1. Boil the potatoes, peel the skin and mash them into a smooth paste. 
  2. Cook the spinach leaves until tender, mash into a fine paste with a fork. In a bowl, mix the mashed potato and spinach well, add the flour and salt. 
  3. Mix them well and prepare just like chapathi dough.
  4. Make small balls out of the dough and flat them with palm into the shape of patties.
  5. Heat the oil in a pan. When it is hot, add these patties one by one carefully. 
  6. Fry them for some time and take them away from the oil and spread on a paper towel. Repeat this process for all the patties.
  7. Transfer them into a serving plate. Serve hot with the ketchup and peanut chutney.


Mythreyee said... [Reply]

Go Green! wonderful recipes Uma. I have a green apple. I will try at tea time.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Clean and Green, Going good for everyone.
Nature Lover

Mansi said... [Reply]

thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog Uma! I love this Go Green concept, and the spinach patties look great!

Seema said... [Reply]

Go Green - Cool! Nice recipes! Liked the dhal, tasted it recently at a friends - tasts yum!xfmyo

Deepa said... [Reply]

green green and only green !!!wow ....awesome recipes in total

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Hi uma,
get kulfi(popsicule) moulds in dollarshop for $1
it is good in shape and less price.

Meera said... [Reply]

"Go green " is such a great concept. I enjoyed all of these green recipes! Will try them. Loved grany smith one too.

KF said... [Reply]

"Go green" Great Idea...I liked all the recipes..I am going to try dal recipe

Vanamala Hebbar said... [Reply]

Green Greennnnnnnnn :) varities of green recipes looks gr8t ....

FH said... [Reply]

WHOA!! That's a green galore. They all look good Uma. My kids eat green apple with peanut butter!:)
Love the dal specially.

Rosie said... [Reply]

Love the green theme and boy do they look stunning too! :D

Rosie x

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Hi Uma
I work with Madhu and absolutely love your blog. The recipes are just fabulous; plan to try some when I retire!!! It's then I hope to take up cooking! The step-by-step instructions and pictures are terrific. Keep up the great work.
Later -- Ellie

Dhivya said... [Reply]

wow...great green entry..apple snack sounds easy and yummy too..all the recipes r great

vimmi said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,

we used to have raw mango like this with salt and red chili powder. will try i will apples too.

Jayashree said... [Reply]

Nice ones...I especially like the green patties.

Rama said... [Reply]

Hi Uma.Varities of green recipes.I prepare dal and tomatilos without mango.I will try with mango....

Seena said... [Reply]

Just like we eat raw mangoes!
Hey Uma, I really loved your blog..love all the dishes here..Soon I added you in my food bloggers list..:D

Anonymous said... [Reply]

This is beautiful. I will ask Martha to make the spinach potato cakes!

John V (the one that works with Madhu)

Siri said... [Reply]

Interesting and Yummy post Uma.. Go Green Indeed!

- Siri

Sreelu said... [Reply]

Uma, mee email id naku teliyadu, meeru naku me email address isthe will forward all the details.

Jaya M said... [Reply]

Lovely concept Uma ,will have to try with apples instaed of unripe mango
go green ..
hugs and smiles

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