Tuesday, May 16, 2017

BAGARA BAIGAN

Factual and simply delectable recipe from Hyderabad cuisine.Umimpeachable side dish for rice,poori's etc.
This recipe I learnt from my friend..Just love the dish..A big thanks to her!
Fresh small eggplants/brinjals are marinated with roasted peanut paste combined with few other spices.. Details below..


Ingredients:

One Big Onion.
3 Tomatoes (medium).
8 to 10 Brinjals.( Try to use small ones)
Few garlic pods (optional...I didn't use in this recipe).
Handful of roasted peanuts.
12 to 15 Cashews.
1 Tbsp of Garam masala.
2 Tbsps of dry coconut powder.
1 Tbsp of Coriander powder.
2 Tbsps of red chilli powder.

Method:

First fry onions and tomatoes . Cook till they become little soft.  Roast Some peanuts and keep a side.
Slit the brinjals,( optional).Cook the brinjals in a saucepan with water till they turn to crunchy soft..keep them aside. Dont overcook them.
 In a blender, first powder the peanuts and cashew nuts and powder. Then add onions and tomatoes and make a paste. Then in that paste add ginger garlic paste garam masala dhaniya powder red chilli powder and dry coconut powder and grind it once more.
Then, in the pan add little oil and transfer the paste and cook for few minutes. Then add the cooked brinjals and cook for some more time. Done!!

Monday, May 15, 2017

BHAPA DOI / STEAMED SWEET YOGURT

Courtesy: Chef And Her Kitchen

Authentic, classic traditional sweet delicacy.."Bhapa Doi".Made of hung yogurt and sweetened condensed milk.. whisked well.I tried this very first time..Was so yummy..It's almost tastes like a cheese cake..So simple and quick, done in minutes with just fewer ingredients.
Do try this heavenly, irresistible, sinful dessert and tell me how you like it. I bet for sure..Happy cooking. Enjoy..



Ingredients:

1/2 Tin Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Cups Hung Yogurt
1/4 Cup Milk
Cardamom powder and saffron.

Hung the yogurt  in a cheesecloth for 3 hours.
In a mixing bowl,add condensed milk,hung yogurt, saffron, cardamom powder and milk..whisk well.May add desired nuts..
Transfer this to a greased (ghee) steel bowl that fits well in a bigger size steel container.
And place it in a pressure cooker..Whistle for 4 times..Let the pressure cool off.
Gently take out from the cooker...Let it cool for a while..Then flip and transfer to a plate, make sure you get the mould..Cut them to desired shape..and garnish with desired nuts and fruits..Enjoy..!

Monday, May 8, 2017

MANGO MURABBA/ AAM KA MURABBA

Simply scrumptious sweet-tangy delicious dip..'Mango Murabba'.. a absolute side condiment for 🍞 bread,muffins,chapati etc..I tried this first time..tastes heavenly..oh mine!! Can't deny to taste this lip smacking sweet-tangy dish..
Mango Murabba is a great aid for digestion, and rich in fibre too.. It's a super simple recipe..grated raw mangoes are cooked in sugar syrup with a flavor of cardamom and saffron.To be stored in a dry glass jar for months.


Ingredients:

1 Cup Raw Mango ( washed,dried and grated)
3 to 4 Tbsps of Sugar
Pinch of cardamom powder
Few saffron strands.

On medium heat sauce pan,mix grated mangoes and sugar.
Keep stirring for 10-12 minutes.. you will see the sugar syrup thickens to a thread consistency.. remove from heat,add cardamom powder and saffron strands..mix well. Done..
Allow it cool down, store in a clean glass jar .Serve with chapathi or smear on a 🍞 bread toast.Can stored in refrigerator for months..


Saturday, May 6, 2017

SHAVIGE UPPITTU/RICE NOODLES UPMA

Yet an other one pot breakfast recipe added on my menu..πŸ˜ƒ loaded with semi cooked veggies..of course!! kid friendly too.." Shavige Uppittu"/Rice Noodles.. quickly done in minutes.. recipe belowπŸ‘‡..


Ingredients:
1cup rice noodle
Mixed vegetables (beans, carrot, green peas)
1 Onion(chopped)
1 tomatoes, chopped
5 green chillies, chopped
Garlic paste, curry leaves
coriander leaves

Seasoning:
1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. bengal gram
1/2 tsp. black gram
Turmeric powder and salt to taste
2 tbsp. oil


Method
Roast the noodles with little oil.
Semi cook the veggies in a boiling water for about 5 minutes..strain the veggies with extra water..
Boil 4 cups of water,add noodles,cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, don't forget to drain the excess water../
Heat the oil in a saucepan, add mustard seeds, let it crackle, add black gram, bengal gram
Add green chillies, garlic, curry leaves ,Add onions and fry till soft.
Then add tomatoes and cooked veggies. Add salt, and mix well.
As usual garnish with coriander leaves. Give it nice toss for 5 minutes.
Done!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Friday, May 5, 2017

MATODI PALYA

Traditional and authentic Kannada recipe.. "Matodi palya".. always wanted to add this on my page... and of course my favorite too..a dry stir fry made of fenugreek leaves with soaked Bengal gram.. and Made a coarse paste.. eaten with steamed rice, served a tsp ghee..
Some of them use cluster beans instead of Fenugreek leaves..
Mine is the easier way,saving time.. here,I steamed/cooked the paste .. Normally,it's sauteed in a pan which consumes lot of time.. below is the recipe..


Ingredients:
1 Bunch of Fresh Fenugreek Leaves(washed)
1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
1 Tsp Bengal Gram
1 Tsp Black Gram
Turmeric and asafeotida to taste
3 to 4 tbsps oil

To Grind:
1cup Bengal gram (soaked in water for 3 hours and drain excess water)
1 cup grated Coconut
6 to 8 greenchillies
Few Coriander and Curry leaves
1 Tsp Cumin seeds/jeera


Method:
Grind all the ingredients including methi leaves and salt to a coarse paste. Grinding methi leaves is totally optional.. you can just fry it, right after mustard seeds crackles( but it consumes lot of time..so I cook in cooker for 3 whistles.. surely saving your time) Keep aside.
Smear oil to a steel wide bowl that fits in your cooker.. pour the grinded paste to it..and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds allow to splutter..add asafeotida,curry leaves and turmeric.
Add cooked paste to it.
Fry it for 5-10 minutes.
Remove from the heat. Adding lemonπŸ‹ juice is optional.
Best suits for steamed hot rice with ghee ..

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Tomato Bisiuppinakayi/Tomato Pickle

Tomato Pickle πŸ…


This is a instant tomato pickle using ripened tomatoes with grinded mustard and fenugreek seeds.Spiced up with red chilli powder and Curry leaves.Love the aroma of the fenugreek seeds when roasting..And a good thing is! this pickle can relished with 🍚 rice instantly as it's cooked.I oftently make it at least once a week.. Subsequently! This pickle can be stored in tight container for about week in the refrigerator as no water is added.


Ingredients:

5 Riped Tomatoes (diced)
1 Tbsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 Tbsp Fenugreek Seeds
1/2 Tbsp Urad dal
1Tbsp Red Chilli powder
Oil for roasting.

For Seasoning:

3 to 4 Tbsps of Oil
1/2 Mustard Seeds
Asafeotida and Turmeric powder to taste
Coriander and Curry leaves.
Pinch of sugar (optional)
Salt accordingly.



First! roast fenugreek and mustard seeds to golden brown and urad dal as well.. grind them into a fine powder.
In a pan,heat oil, splutter mustard seeds, asafeotida.Add tomatoes,cook till medium soft..add salt, turmeric powder.
Now add the grinded powder, red chilli powder,and sugar (optional).
Season them with curry and coriander leaves..

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

MUDDIPALYA/SPINACH DAL

Muddipalya

A exemplary North Karnataka side dish .."Muddipalya".. also known as "Pappu" in Andhra..a very common dish in Brahmin Cuisine too.. Made of Fresh Spinach
or Fenugreek leaves, with cooked lentils and few spices like peppercorns and green chillies etc..to be served with hot rice..yumm!my favorite too.



1CupToor Dal
A bunch finely chopped Fresh Spinach Leaves
6 green chillies
1/2 teaspoon jeera/cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 Tbsp of coconut powder
Handful of coriander leaves
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
A generous pinch of asafoetida
2 teaspoons oil
Tamarind paste
Salt to taste.

Pressure cook the Dal with medium water,pinch of turmeric and little oil for 2 whistles​.
Grind green chillies, coconut powder,jeera, pepper and coriander leaves to a paste.
To a heated pan,add oil, crackle mustard seeds,curry leaves and hing.Add washed spinach leaves,cook for few minutes.
To this,add cooked Dal, grinded paste,salt , turmeric and tamarind paste..mix well,add very little water if needed..
Served with hot rice, rotis,etc.


Monday, April 24, 2017

KHARA BHAATH/ MASALA UPMA

Khara bath is a masala upma, blended with veggies and masala powder.You can add carrot, peas, cabbage, tomatoes, onion are added to make it more beneficial and enhance its taste.A classic breakfast recipe served in Bangalore restaurants with combination of kesaribaath..Can't deny to taste it!!!!..Yumm..πŸ˜ƒ




Ingredients:
Upma Rava/Semolina- 1 cup
Sambar/Bath powder- 2 tsp
Diced Tomatoes
Baby Lima Beans
Green Chillies 2
Grated Coconut
Jagarrey and cashews 1/2 Tsp
Coriander leaves chopped-2tbsp
Water- 21/2 cups
Tamarind Paste
Red chilli powder 1/2 Tsp

For Seasoning:
Oil- 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
Red chillies-2
Green chilies(Slit)-2-3
Curry leaves-4-5
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Hing- a pinch
Salt to taste

Roast the rava with little ghee until you get the aroma.
In a pan, add oil.Add all the seasoning ingredients one by one.
Cook veggies till soft​.Add water and bring it to boil.Add ,bhath powder/sambar powder, jaggrey and salt.
Slowly add the roasted rava to the boiling water and on low heat,stir it continuously to avoid lumps..Add tamarind paste,coriander leaves and mix well.Atlast! Add grated coconut.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

White Chickpeas Sundal

A low calorie, healthy,rich in protein,to be one among the best starters during festivals..." Chickpeas Sundal". Soaked well and pressure cooked then mixed with grated coconut and chillies.



Ingredients
1 cup - white chickpeas, soaked overnight
1 tsp - Cumin seeds
1 tsp - Channa dal
1 tsp urad dal
4 to 5 Red chillies
5 to 6 green chillies
Fresh grated coconut
Coriander leaves
Mustard Seeds
Curry leaves,asafeotida, turmeric
Salt as needed.
Oil for seasoning.

Method:

Pressure cook the chickpeas for up to 3 whistles.
Drain the excess water.
Grind the green chillies, coconut, Cumin seeds, coriander leaves to fine paste.
To a heated pan,add oil, mustard..allow them to crackle..Then add Channa, urad dal curry leaves, asafeotida and red chillies to roast..
Add the grinded paste and cooked channa's ,mix well with salt.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Mysore Masala Dosa

Mysore Masala Dosa", a distinctive breakfast recipe in Karnataka.. The​ outer look is crisp and crunch..With potato filling and spicy red Chutney powder stuffed in..and a drizzle of butter or ghee spreaded inside,Absolutely!! Irresistible in taste..

Dosa

the dosa batter:
4 cups raw rice
1 cup urad dal
1/2cup poha/avalakki
1 tsp Methi seeds/Fenugreek
Salt to taste
Oil+Ghee (or plain oil) for making the dosas

Soak the rice, methi seeds and dal together 6 to 7 hrs.
Soak poha for about 10 minutes in water, before grinding.
Grind all together, until very smooth, adding water as needed.
Mix the batter with the help of a laddle in a circular motion for 5 minutes.The batter becomes more lighter and fluffy.
Let it ferment overnight.Add salt before you make dosa.
Grease oil on tava, spread batter evenly to thin.. Season some ghee or oil. Apply Red garlic Chutney ,( 15 red chillies,10 garlic pods, turmeric,salt.. Slightly roast Chillies and garlic in oil and grind them to powder).

5 large potatoes, boiled and mashed
2 sliced
green chillies, chopped
fresh coriander,line juice,salt to taste.



Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. , add turmeric, green chillies and onion.
Fry until the onions are soft.
Add the mashed potatoes, salt and turmeric,lemon juice and coriander. Mix well. Stuff on top dosa and red Chutney with some butter for added taste..Roll it ..Done..

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Gasgase Payasa/Poppy Seeds Kheer

A popular South Indian Dessert,made during festivals and it has numerous health benefits.."Gasgase Payasa"..It's something so simple to prepare..And has unique taste in it.
Poppy seeds are highly nutritious and no allergic.. And considered as a cooling dessert, especially during summer..Do try this..



Ingredients:
1 Cup Poppy Seeds/Gasgase (roasted)
1/2 Cup Raw Rice( washed and soaked)
1/2 cup Dry coconut powder
1/2 Cup grated Jagarrey
Cashews and Raisins (roasted)
1/4 cup milk
Cardamom powder to taste
Ghee as needed.

Method:
Roast poppy seeds and rice slightly,for best results soak rice for an hour in cold water and strain to avoid lumps while cooking..I normally do this way!
Grind the roasted poppy seeds, strained rice with coconut powder..No need to add water and keep aside.
In a heavy bottom pan,pour the grinded paste..Keep stirring,add Jagarrey, cashews, raisins,milk and
Keep stirring continuously for 10-15 minutes.
Finally,add cardamom powder and ghee as required..Done!!
Serve hot.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Puliyogare/Tamarind Rice

Puliyogare

Tamarind Rice,a palatable vegan 🍚 rice recipe, sweet,sour,spicy.. Feasible to make on any festive occasion.. popular in South India.. Each region has it's own variations and style... This is more over Karnataka version recipe..Here it goes!!



Ingredients:
1 cup cooked rice
1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
2 Tbsps​. peanuts
1/2 tsp. black gram
1/2tsp. bengal gram
Tamarind paste 1 1/2 Tsps
Jaggrey 1 Tsp
Turmeric powder,salt, asafeotida to taste.
Oil 3Tbsps
Few curry leaves and red chillies.

Roast and grind the below..

Bengal Gram, black gram1 tsp each
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp.
Sesame seeds 1 1/2 Tsps
Peanuts 2 Tbsps
Dry coconut powder 2 Tbsps.

Method:

To a heated pan,add oil, mustard seeds,allow it to spulter,add all dals, peanuts, red chillies,turmeric powder, asafeotida,salt, tamarind paste, jaggery and curry leaves..
Add the roasted powder.Add 🍚 rice..Combine well..



Sunday, April 2, 2017

Nucchina Unde/Steamed Lentil Dumplings

Happy to share yet another traditional Karnataka dish...A nutritious breakfast/snack recipe, variable lentils soaked and steamed with green leaves (as optional)"Nucchina Unde".. Absolute low calorie recipe.. Normally served with coconut Chutney and majjige huli..




Ingredients:
1 cup Chana dal
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 red onion, finely chopped
10-12 green chillies
1 tsp. grated, ginger
Pinch of turmeric
chopped coriander and curry leaves
Asafoetida and salt to taste.


Method:
Wash and Soak dal together in water for 4 to 6 hours and drain completely.For best results,soak Dal overnight..
Grind to a coarse batter with the remaining ingredients, do not add water.
Shape the mixture into small balls, (like oval shape) flatten them slightly.
Grease them in idli stand or cooker container and steam them for 10-15 minutes.
Serve hot with Coconut Chutney.