Saturday, October 31, 2015

White rice, Alsande b n kooka ghassi, Kooka songa , alvamande garlic roast , Garlic chutney Pudi n Alsande b saar upkari /Rasam

White rice, Alsande b n kooka ghassi, Kooka songa , alvamande garlic roast , Garlic chutney Pudi n Alsande b saar upkari /Rasam 

 Alsande B with kooka  Ghassi ( Cow Peas with chinese potato Cooked in Coconut Based Gravy )

  • Alsande b /Cow peas /black eyed bean ... 1/2 cup
  • kooka / chinese potato ... 12 

To grind to a fine paste 
  • Grated coconut ..1 cup
  • Roasted dry red chillies... 4 
  • Tamarind ..Tamarind seed size 
  • Salt to taste 

  • Oil ..1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds..1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves..1 sprig 

Wash cow peas n pressure cook it ..dont over cook n make mushy .

Wash n remove the skin of chinese potato n  chop them to 2 inch pieces . cook in little water till tender . 

Grind all the ingredients meant to grind to a fine paste .

Add the cooked stuffs in a vessel,add the ground masala n salt .Boil well n then give the seasoning . 

Kooka songa   ( chinese potato cooked in spicy masala ) 

  • Kooka /Chinese potato ... 1/4 th kg 
  • Onion ..1 huge
  • Tomato ..1 
  • Red chilly powder..2 tsp 
  • Coriander powder ..1 tsp
  • Oil.. 2 tsp 
  • Salt to taste 

Wash n remove the skin of chinese potato n chop it to 2 inch pieces .

In a kadai add oil, chopped onion n fry till reddish brown .Add chopped tomato n fry till the raw smell goes n it turns mushy .Add red chilly powder n coriander powder . fry for a minute .Add the chopped chinese potato , water as needed, salt  n cook till done .

Garlic roasted Alva Mande / Arvi roots /Taro root  . 

Alva Mande/Arvi roots/Taro root  -5 medium

Garlic -1 bulb 
Red chilly powder- 3 tsp 
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp 
Oil- 4 tsp 
Salt to taste .

Pressure cook arvi roots just for a whistle or two as it shouldnt be mushy n over cooked ... cool, peel n cut into reasonable pieces ... keep aside . 

In a kadai add oil, crushed garlic n saute for sometime till the raw smell goes ... add all the powders along with salt n then add the cooked chopped arvi roots  ... n roast well . 

Note : More the oil n garlic .... More tastier will be the dish ;) 

Garlic Chutney Powder 

  • Garlic bulbs - 3
  • Dry Red chillies- 10 long n 5 short  or according to the taste
  • Dry copra   - 1 
  • Tamarind- Marble sized 
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste 

Grate the dry copra  . 

Peel garlic flakes , crush them a little and in  little oil roast them till brown .Remove it 

In a pan add little oil n roast the dry  red chillies . Remove it . 

Dry roast the grated copra  on low flame till it gives a nice aroma ( dont burn it )   . 

Allow all of it to cool.

Now in a dry mixer , 1st grind the roasted red chilly to a fine powder, then add roasted garlic flakes, tamarind n grind again , lastly add roasted  grated dry copra   along with salt n grind . 

Alsande b saar upkari /cow peas  Rasam
  • Alsande b /Cow peas /black eyed bean   - 1/2 cup 
  • Green Chilles-2 
  • Salt to taste 


  • Oil-1 tsp 
  • Crushed garlic flakes- 6 
  • Dry red chilly - 1 

Wash , soak cow peas bean  for about 20 mts n then pressure cook it for about 4 to 5 whistle or till cooked .

Add the cooked cow pea beans , slit green chilles, salt in a vessel along with  water for desired rasam consistency n cook well . Then do the seasoning . 

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