Wednesday, August 5, 2015

White Rice, Cherry Tomao Methi Sambar, Raw Mango Pickle , Banana Chilly Besan Fries, Baigan Tawa Rawa Fries, Bhindi sabzi, Pineapple Mensukayi, Bharli Vangi (stuffed brinjal ) n curds .

White Rice, Cherry Tomao Methi Sambar, Raw Mango Pickle , Banana Chilly Besan Fries, Baigan Tawa Rawa Fries, Bhindi sabzi, Pineapple Mensukayi, Bharli Vangi (stuffed brinjal ) n curds . 

Cherry Tomato Methi Sambar

  • Cherry Tomatoes-  A handful 
  • Methi Leaves- 1  bunch 
  • Thur Dhal- 1 /2 cup
  • Tamarind-  Goose berry size 
  • Hing /Asafoetida - 2 pinch ( i use solid hing ) 
  • Sambar powder- 2 tsp heaped . 
  • Salt to taste 


  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig 


Wash the Methi leaves well . 

Wash n pressure cook Thur dhal, cool n mash it well . 

Pressure cook cherry tomatoes n Methi leaves for 1 whistle . 

Soak tamarind in little water for 10 mts n extract it n throw the residue 

Soak Hing in little water , till it dissolves . 

Add sambar powder to the tamarind water n mix well .Add this to the cooked stuffs, along with salt  n boil well n then season . 

Banana Chillies Besan Fries
  • Banana Chillies- 12
To make a semi solid batter

  • Besan /Gram flour- 1/2 cup
  • Chilly powder- 1/4 th tsp
  • Ajwain /carom seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Rice flour- 2 tsp 
  • Water as needed to prepare the batter
  • Salt to taste 
  • Oil as required to deep fry 

Wash n pat dry the banana chillies. Slit it till the stalk n retain the whole chillies n remove the seeds .

Prepare a batter using besan, chilly powder,, ajwain,rice flour ,  salt n water to a medium consistency .

Heat oil in a deep kadai , dip the chillies in the batter n deep fry till crisp . 

Baingan Tawa Rawa Fries 

  • Round  Brinjal - 1 
  • Red chilly powder- 2 tsp 
  • Rice flour - 2 tsp 
  • Turmeric powder- 2 pinch 
  • Hing water- 1 tsp 
  • Fine Rawa / semolina - 4 tsp 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Oil as required  to shallow fry  


Wash n remove the stem of  round brinjal .. Pat dry n slice it to 1 inch thickness . 

In a bowl add Chilly powder, rice flour, turmeric powder, hing water, salt ..mix well then add the sliced brinjal  ,sprinkle little water  n mix well again..keep aside just for 5 mts . 

Heat a dosa tawa , add a tsp or 2 of oil ... Run the marinated sliced brinjal pieces over the semolina n place them on the tawa n shallow fry on sim to medium flame on both sides .  

Bhindi Sabzi 

  • Ladies Finger - 1/4 kg 
  • Salt to taste 

Oil- 2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp 
Hing/Asafoetida- 2 pinch 
Curry leaves- 1 sprig 
Slit green  chilles- 3 

Wash n pat dry the ladies finger . 

Chop them slant to 3 inch pieces . 

In a kadai add oil, splutter mustard seeds, add hing, curry leaves n slit green chilles n fry for 2 minutes . Add the chopped  ladies finger n fry well for a few mts , till the mushiness of the ladies finger goes off .Sprinkle little water .cook till soft . 

Pineapple Menskayi ( A udupi Brahmin Delicacy )
  • Pineapple chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Red chillies - 2 -3
  • Urad dhal - 1 tsp 
  • Coriander seeds-1tsp
  • Methi - 1/4 th tsp
  • Sesame seeds- 1 tsp
  •  Grated coconut- 2 tbsp
  • Tamarind - tamarind seed size (depends on the sourness of pineapple )
  • Turmeric - 1/4 th tsp
  •  Jaggery - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil- 1 tsp

  • Asafoetida - a pinch 
  •  Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  •  Oil -1 tsp

 In little oil roast Red chillies, urad dhal, methi, Coriander seeds, grated coconut, and sesame n grind it to a powder it .
 Cook the pineapple pieces with a cup and water ,jaggery ,salt tamarind add the ground powder n boil again till done ! once cooked give the seasoning
Note This gravy shoudnt be thick nor watery ! it has to be medium .

Bharali Vangi (Stuffed Brinjal ) Maharastrian Delicacy ! 
  • Small Brinjal-7 or 8
  • Grated coconut-1/2 cup
  • Roasted peanuts -1/4 th cup
  • Sesame Seeds-2 tsp 
  • Coriander seeds-1/2 tsp 
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind pulp-1tsp
  • Chilly powder-2tsp
  • Goda Masala or Garam Masala -2 tsp
  • Grated jaggery-1tsp 
  • water-1/2 glass 
  • coriander leaves for garnishing 
  • Salt to taste 

  • Oil-2 tsp
  • Hing -a pinch
  • Mustard-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder -1//2 tsp 

Make four vertical slits of Brinjal ..keep d steam .. n dip it in water for 20 mts ..
In little oil roast Peanuts n remove it .. in the same oil add coriander seeds, sesame seeds, cumin seeds n grated coconut n fry 4 a while , cool n grind it along with Goda/garam masala, chilly powder , jaggery and make it into power . .. add salt n tamarind pulp .. stuff brinjal with the above masala ..

In a kadai add oil , mustard , hing ,turmeric powder and stuffed brinjals n add the remaining ground masala n water .. cook till d brinjals r soft ..  check in between n stir to check d brinjal doesn't get struck to d kadai .. garnish with coriander leaves !

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