Tuesday, May 30, 2017

OPOS Cluster Beans (Kothavarangai )Paruppu Usili | OPOS Recipe

 I love usili,its best combination for mor kuzhambu.But sometime lazy to cook usili becoz it takes long time to prepare.After the saw the youtube video gave a try and loved the taste.Thxs to RK sir,who is the founder of the OPOS Recipe.

Here one thing i want to mention.I gave 2 whistle to cook the usili in PC becoz hubby doent like the crunchy tatste.hence its dull in colour but taste is awesome and soft.

If you like crunchy taste then 1 whistle is enough to cook.lets go on the procedure.

Preparation time : 1 hr for soaking the dal + 5 mins
Cooking time : < 6 mins
Serves : 4


Cluster beans - 2 cups(finely chopped )
Channa dal - 3/4 cup
Dry red chilli -5
Hing -1/4 tsp
Salt-To taste
Water -2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp


*Soak the dal for an hour,Drained the water completely and grind with salt,red chilli,hing to a coarse/smooth paste without adding water.Make a small sized balls and keep it aside.

*Mix the cluster beans with little salt and keep it aside.

*In a PC add 2 tbsp water+1 tsp oil and spread with cluster beans.

 *Top with Lentil balls.
 *Cook at high flame for 2 whistle.
 *Release the pressure and take out the balls.Once the lentil balls cooled down ,grind it in mixie in a pulse mode.
*If you prefer tadka the tempering with 1 tsp oil, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and few curry leaves. Mix with crumled lentil balls and cluster beans and Serve !!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

OPOS South Indian Veg Thali | OPOS Recipe

Here long weekend,So prepared southindian veg full meals and served it in banana leaf.Kids are enjoyed to eat in banana leaf.Thxs to RK sir,who is the founder of the OPOS Recipe.

I prepared Drumstick mango sambar,Dal Rasam,Carrot Poriyal,Raw Banana Poriyal,Coconut Pachadi ,Paruppu Payasam,Pepper Vada and Appalam.

All recipes are tried in OPOS except Coconut Pachadi,Rice,Vada and Appalam.

Drumstick Mango Sambar 

Refer OPOS raw mango sambar.i add extra one veg that is drumstick.

Dal Rasam 


Layer 1 : Add 2 tbsp tamarind paste,chopped 1 tomato,2 tsp rasam powder,salt,1/4 tsp turmeric powder,2 cups water,1 tsp ghee.

cook at high flame for 1 whistle.

Release pressure add curry leaves,chopped coriander leaves,hing and dal cooked water  and poured the tadka (tadka with mustard seeds and red chilli)

Carrot Poriyal

Layer 1 :1 tsp oil+3 tsp water,few curry leaves
Layer 2: chopped 2 cups carrot,1 slit green chilli,salt

Cook at high flame for 1 whistle.
Release the pressure and add the grated coconut and tadka(Tadka with mustard seeds and red chilli)

Raw Banana Poriyal 

Peel  and chopped the raw banana from 2 medium sizes

Marinate the raw banana with 2 tspsambar powder, 1 tsp tamarind pulp and salt for 15 mins.after 15 mins it oozes out water

Layer 1 : 3 tsp oil+few curry leaves +1/2 cup chopped onion

Layer 2 :add the marinated veggies along with water.

Cook at high flame for 1 whistle.Release the pressure,transfer to kadai saute it for 10 mins and add the grated coconut,tadka (tadka with mustard seeds and red chilli)

Paruppu Payasam

Dry roast the 1/4 cup moong dal until the dal turns golden brown.
Layer 1 : Add the roasted dal+1 cup water+2 tsp ghee

Layer 2 :In a small bowl add 1/2 cup jaggery and 2 tbsp water.Kept in top of the dal.

Cook at high flame for 3 whistle.Release the pressure ,Take out the jaggery bowl.

Mash the dal,add the strained jaggery water, 1/4 cup thick coconut milk,1/8 each (cardamom powder&ginger powder).Mix

Finally add ghee roasted coconut pieces and cashews.

Coconut Pachadi
*Grind the 1/4 cup grated coocnut,1 green chilli to a smooth paste by adding 2 tbsp curd.

*Whisk the 1 cup curd with salt,Add the coconut paste and mix.Tadka with mustard seeds,hing,curry leaves and red chilli

Finally prepared Rice,Vada,Appalam and Serve !!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

OPOS Dulce De Leche | Homemade Dulce De Leche |OPOS Recipe

 Making Dulce de leche is lenghthy process so i always lazy to make it.After saw the video in youtube tried it.So happy with the result.Its ready in just 30 mins.Thxs to RK sir,who is the founder of the OPOS Recipe.

Sweetened Condensed milk - 1 tin (400 gm)


*Remove the label from the tin.

*In PC ,Place the tin and filled the water with half of the tin thats 2.5 cups to 3 cups water.
*Cook in high flame for 30 mins.Ignore the whistles.dont count the whistle for this recipe.Only time will be noted.

*After 30 mins,switch off the flame.Once the pressure settled open the lid .

*Pls dont open the tin till its hot,may be it burnt your hand.Once the tin is completely cooled open and enjoy it.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

OPOS MysorePak | OPOS 6 mins Mysorepak | OPOS Recipe | Diwali Recipe

Mysore Pak is popular sweet in south india.I already posted mysorepak in my tamil pak in traditional method.But this one is OPOS method.Recipe is adapted from here.

Sugar syrup is very important for mysore pak else we wont get right texture.For OPOS the founder suggests 2L PC but i have 5L and  3L PC only.3L Pc is not working so i used 5L only for all OPOS cooking.

First Standardised your cooker.Add 1/4 cup water in 2L PC.cook it high flame.You will notice that first whistle will come with 1 or 2 mins.Its right to continue your cooking.

So i add 1/2  cup water in 5L Pc.i Got fisrt whistle 1.36 mins.So i got confidence to cook .

U will notice that 1/4 Cup water in 2L PC and 1/2 cup water 5L PC.So the time will varries.

First time i tried mysorepak it is utterflop.i confused where i went wrong.And again again i saw the recipe in youtube channel i realised my mistake thats i measured the all ingredients in measuring cups.its utter flop.

so you always measure the ingredients in weighing scale.then tried and success in my attempt.now a days i make the sweet in OPOS.

Sugar syrup in OPOS is little strick .so once u learnt the all lessons in OPOS try this sweet otherwise dont.

Also i want to tell onething first time i tried with 60 ml water for 1 cup sugar for syrup in5L PC.after i got the 2 whistle i got the burnt smell.i confused but next time i add 120 ml water for 1 cup sugar in 5 L PC.and i go by the 8 whistle for single syrup consistency.

In 2 L PC  60 ml water for 1 cup sugar , at the end of 4 th whistle  u will get soft fudge,5 th whistle u will firm and 6 th whistle u will get the traditional one.

And also make sure you will roast the besan and sieve it will .Its a mandatory step .

Now let us know how to prepare.

Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : <10 mins
Makes : 8 Medium pieces


I tried in 5L PC so doubled the water quantity.If u try in 2 L PC then 60ml water is enough.

Besan/ Gram Flour / Kadalai Maavu -1 cup (100 gm)
Sugar - 1 cup (200 gm)
Water -120 ml
Ghee - 1/2 cup(100gm) + 1 tbsp


*Take the all ingredients and measure in weighing scale.dont use measuring cup.

*In 1 tbsp ghee roast the besan until you will get nice aroma.take care not to burnt it.
*In 5 L PC add the sugar and water .cook at high flame for 8 whistle.
*After 8th whistle ,switch off the flame,release the pressure.You will get single syrup consistency.
*Add the sieved besan,mix it without any lumps.
*Then add the ghee.mix and mix.
*Immediately pour the mixture in greased pan.
*once it warm cut into pieces.
*Voila your mysore pak is ready to taste.

How to find the flour is roasted ??
*While roast the flour add any nuts cashew/badam.roast it in medium flame while the nuts change the colour into golden brown then you will find that your flour is roasted well.The tips work wells for all kind of flour.
Saw this tip in OPOS group.

*Dont try this sweet without weighing scale else u will end up with in crumble mixture or burnt syrup.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

OPOS HSB Kurma | Side Dish For Roti | OPOS Recipe

 HSB (Hotel Saravana Bhavan) Style kurma made in OPOS method.It can be prepared in 6 mins in busy morning days.I used only 2 tbsp water,can u believe ??.Thxs to RK sir,who is the founder of the OPOS Recipe.

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 6 mins
Serves : 4


Chopped Onion -1 cup
Chopped Tomato - 1 cup
Chopped Mixed Veg - 2 cup
Milk -1 cup
Turmeric Powder -1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste -1 tsp (Recipe will update soon)
Salt -to Taste
Ghee ˙.-2 tsp
Water -2 tbsp
Bay leaves -2
Cinnamon stick -1 small

To Grind :

Grated Coconut - 1/3 cup
Cashew -8
Poppy seeds -1 tsp
Fennel seeds -1 tsp
Coriander Powder -1 tsp
Red chilli powder -1/2 tsp
Green chillies -2


*Grind the ingredients given under "to grind" to a fine paste by adding little water or yoghurt.

*In PC add water+ghee and whole garam masala.
 *Layer 2: with chopped onion and tomato.
 *Layer 3 : add mixed veggies ,GG paste,Salt,Turmeric powder and coconut paste.
 *Cook on high flame for  6 whistle.
 *Once the pressure settled mix with milk.
*Serve the kurma with roti.


*I used Carrot,Beans,Kholrabi and fresh green peas.