Saturday, October 15, 2016

White Rice, Bhenda Kolmbo, Alsande Upkari, Capsium n Banana Chillies Bajo !

White Rice, Bhenda Kolmbo, Alsande Upkari, Capsium n Banana Chillies Bajo  !

 Bhenda Kolmbo ( Ladies Finger Sambar  )
  • Ladies finger -1/4 th  kg
  • Thoor Dhal- 3/4 th cup
  • Sambar Powder- 2 tsp
  • Tamarind - Marble size
  • Hing/Asafoetida- 2 pinch ( i use solid hing , so i soak it for about 10 mts in little water )
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves-1 sprig
Coriander  leaves chopped - 1 tsp


Wash n pressure cook thoor dhal . Cool n churn it well .

Wash the ladies finger n pat them dry .Chop into 3 inch pieces .

In a kadai add a tsp of oil n add the chopped ladies finger n fry them for a while .

In little water soak tamarind n set aside  for 10 mts . ( squeeze the tamarind n discard the residue n to the tamarind water add the sambar powder , mix well ) 

Add the ladies finger to the cooked thur dhal along with hing water n sambar powder  tamarind water mixture , salt n boil well . 

Give seasoning n then do the  garnish .  

Alsande Upkari /Yard long Beans  stir fry 
  • Chopped Alsando /Cow Pea beans-2 cups 
  • Oil-2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp 
  • Dry red chillies-2 or 3 according to the taste
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 th cup 
  • Water -1/4 th cup 
  • Salt to taste 
In a kadai add oil, mustard seeds once it stops spluttering add red chillies n fry for a sec n then add chopped alsando along with water n salt ..stir once n cook it covered till all the water evaporates . add grated coconut n mix well 

 Capsium n Banana Chillies Besan Fries

  • Banana Chillies- 4 
  • Capsicum ..1 

To make a semi solid batter
  • Besan /Gram flour- 1/2 cup
  • Ajwain /carom seeds- 1/2 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 .Wash n Slice the capsicum to desired shape ..

Prepare a batter using besan, ajwain,  salt n water to a medium consistency .

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

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