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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Rajasthani Styled Bhindi Tawa Fries

Rajasthani Styled whole  Bhindi Tawa Fries

  • Tender Fresh Ladies Finger /Bhindi ... 10 /12
  • Besan /Gram Flour ... 1/4 th cup 
  • Rice flour ...1 tblsp 
  • Red chilly Powder.. 2 tsp 
  • Coriander powder.. 2 tsp 
  • Cumin powder..1 tsp
  •  Amchur/Dry Mango Powder ... 1/4 th tsp 
  •  Lemon juice ... 1 tsp 
  • Salt to taste
  •  Oil ... a little to shallow fry 


Method 
Wash the tender bhindi , pat it dry ..  chop the top n end part's , Then make a slit in between ...keep aside ... 

In a bowl add the Besan, rice flour , all the masala powders along with salt n mix well add the Slit whole Ladies finger , mix well so that the masala coats well ..Sprinkle little water n add lime juice ..mix well again n set aside for a while ...

 Heat a dosa tawa , drizzle oil n place the marinated bhindi side by side n roast on both sides till crisp 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Arka /Kodo Millet Dosa -Version 1

Arka /Kodo Millet Dosa -Version 1 

  • Kodo Millet ..1 cup 
  • Urad Dhal.. 1/4 th cup 
  • Thin Phova/Paper Beaten Rice ...1 fist 
  •  Methi/Fenugreek Seeds ..1 tsp 
  • Salt to taste 


Method 
Wash n soak Kodo Millet, Urad Dhal n Methi seeds together for about 3 to 4 hours ... 

Grind it along with beaten rice ( washed n soaked for about 5 mts ) to a fine batter ...Remove , add salt n allow it to ferment overnight . 

Heat a dosa tawa, drizzle oil spread a ladle full batter n roast on both sides ... 

Serve hot with Chutney/Sambar 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Baby Corn Golden Fries

Baby Corn Golden Fries
  • Baby corn -- 10 
  • Gram flour/Besan flour – 1/4 th cup
  • Rice flour    --  3 tsp 
  • Asafoetida /Hing     -A big pinch 
  • Chiliy Powder   --  1 tsp
  • Ajwain/Carom seeds --1/2 tsp
  • salt  --to taste
  •  Water to prepare batter 
  • Oil for deep frying


Method
Wash n Cut the  Baby corns into four in length wise

 In a bowl add besan, rice flour , hing, chilly powder , ajwain n salt ..add water to prepare a semi solid batter

 Heat oil in a kadai n dip the baby corn slices in the prepared batter n deep fry 4 to 5 at a time till crisp .  

Serve  hot with tomato ketchup

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
Seasoning
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves-1 sprig
Garnish
Coriander  leaves chopped - 1 tsp

Method

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 
Method 
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 

Method
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 . 

Instant Bitter Gourd Pickle

Instant Bitter Gourd Pickle 
  • Bitter Gourd  - 1 
  • Oil..2 tsp  
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Hing/asafoetida -generous pinch 
  • Curry leaves-2 sprigs
  • Chilly powder-2 tsp adjust as per spice . 
  •  Tamarind -Huge gooseberry size 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Oil to deep fry .
Method 
In little water soak the tamarind for about 10 mts , then squeeze it well n throw the residue . 

Wash n slightly scrap the bitter gourd and  then chop them into 2 inch cubes ... Apply salt n set aside for 1/2 an hour ... 

Squeeze it well n deep fry in oil . 

Remove on a tissue paper to drain the excess oil .

In a kadai add oil  , Mustard seeds and when it stops sputtering add hing, curry leaves ,chilly powder , then add tamarind water  ..fry for a while , add in the fried bitter gourd  cubes n mix well !

Note : This pickle can be preserved only for a day or two .

Layee Polo /Popped Rice Dosa

Layee Polo /Popped Rice Dosa
  •   Dosa   Rice... 1 cup 
  •  Urad dhal..1/2 cup 
  • Layee /Popped rice .. 3/4 th Cup 
  • Fenugreek seeds/Methi Seeds ..1/2 tsp 
  • Salt to taste 
Method
Wash n soak dosa rice in water for about  4 hours ..

Wash n soak Urad dhal n methi seeds in water for about 4 hours .

 1st grind the soaked rice to a fine paste ..remove it ... Now add the urad methi n Popped rice ( washed n previously soaked in water for 5 mts ) to a fine batter .. Mix both the batter well , add salt n ferment overnight .

Heat a dosa tawa, add a ladle full batter , dont spread too much , cook on both sides adding oil at the edges 

Serve hot with any chutney/Pickle .. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Ukde seeth, Kuvale Sasama , Garlic Chutney Powder ,Dudde Upkari N Tendle Upkari

Ukde seeth ,Kuvale Sasama , Garlic Chutney Powder ,Dudde Upkari N Tendle Batate Upkari 
 Kuvale Sasama ( Ash gourd in coconut based gravy )
  • Kuvale/Ash gourd-1/2 kg
  • Grated coconut-1 cup 
  • Roasted dry red chillies- 4 to 5 
  • Tamarind- tamarind seed size
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp 
  • Salt to taste 

Seasoning

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

Method 

Scrap the hard skin of Ash gourd n chop it to 2 inch square pieces. 

Cook these pieces with little water and salt .

Grind grated coconut , Roasted chillies , tamarind n salt  to a fine paste .. n when just about to remove the paste add the mustard seeds n grind again for a minute . 

Add the ground paste to the cooked ash gourd and boil , then give the seasoning  
Garlic Chutney Powder
  • Garlic bulbs - 3
  • Dry Red chillies- 20  ( I have used byadagi chillies ) or according to the taste
  • Coconut   - 1 
  • Tamarind- Marble sized 
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste 
Method
Grate fresh coconut  . 

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 freshly  grated coconut on low flame till it gives a nice aroma n turns reddish brown ( 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 fresh grated coconut  along with salt n grind . Remove , mix well n store in an air tight container !

Dudde Upkari /Pumpkin Stir Fry 

  •  Pumpkin chopped into bigger chunks as seen in the picture .. 2 cup's 
  • Oil..1 tsp 
  • Mustard seeds ..1/2 tsp 
  • Green Chilly .. 2 or  3 
  • Curry leaves..1 Sprig
  • Asafoetida/Hing ..2 pinch 
  •  Jaggery ..chick pea size
  •  Water as required to cook 
  • Grated Coconut  ..1 Tblsp 
  • Salt to taste


Method
Add oil in a kadai, splutter mustard  seeds , then add curry leaves n slit green chilles n saute for a while , add hing , Pumpkin pieces, water ,Jaggery n Salt ...cover n cook till done ..Add grated coconut n mix well . 
Tendle Batate Upkari /Ivy Gourd Potato Stir Fry 
  • Tendle  /Ivy Gourd -12  ( Wash n slice them lengthwise ) 
  • Potato ..1 (Wash n slice them lengthwise 
  • 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 -1/2 cup adjust accordingly 
  • Salt to taste 
Method 
In a kadai add oil, mustard seeds once it stops spluttering add red chillies n fry for a sec n then add sliced ivy gourd, sliced potato  along with water n salt ..stir once n cook it covered till all the water evaporates . Add grated coconut n mix well !

Dudde Upkari /Pumpkin Stir Fry

Dudde Upkari /Pumpkin Stir Fry 

  •  Pumpkin chopped into bigger chunks as seen in the picture .. 2 cup's 
  • Oil..1 tsp 
  • Mustard seeds ..1/2 tsp 
  • Green Chilly .. 2 or  3 
  • Curry leaves..1 Sprig
  • Asafoetida/Hing ..2 pinch 
  •  Jaggery ..chick pea size
  •  Water as required to cook 
  • Grated Coconut  ..1 Tblsp 
  • Salt to taste

Method
Add oil in a kadai, splutter mustard  seeds , then add curry leaves n slit green chilles n saute for a while , add hing , Pumpkin pieces, water ,Jaggery n Salt ...cover n cook till done ..Add grated coconut n mix well . 


Instant Phova Chutney n Butter Beans Usli / stir fry

Instant Phova Chutney n Butter Beans Usli / stir fry 
Instant Phova Chutney
  • Thin Phova/Thin beaten rice ... 2 cups
  • Jaggery ..2 marble size 
  • Sambar powder..2 tsp 
  • Grated coconut..1/2  cup 
  • Salt to taste 
Seasoning 
  • Oil.. 1 tsp 
  • Mustard seeds.. 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves .. 1 sprig 

Method 
Melt jaggery in a kadai with little water . To it add sambar powder,  grated coconut n salt . mix well .. then add thin phova , season it ... mix well n serve immediately

 Butter Beans Usli / stir fry 
  • Fresh butter beans  ... 1 cup
  • Oil..2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds..1/2 tsp
  • Urid dhal.. 1 tsp
  • Hing/Asafoetida ..1 pinch
  • Green chilles ..2 chopped
  • Curry leaves..1 sprig
  • Grated coconut..1 tblsp
  • Lime juice..1 tsp
  • Salt taste.
Method 
Wash the fresh butter beans  n pressure cook it for only 1 whistle in very little water . 
In a kadai add oil, splutter mustard seeds, then add urid dhal n fry till light brown, add hing, chopped green chilly , curry leaves n saute for a while . Add cooked butter beans  , salt n cook for a minute .Add grated coconut .Switch off and add lime juice .Mix well . 

Jeev Bibbo, Tendle , Magge Ambat /Tender Cashew nut , Ivy Gourd n Mlore Yellow Cucumber Cooked in Coconut Based Masala

Jeev Bibbo, Tendle , Magge Ambat /Tender Cashew nut , Ivy Gourd n Mlore Yellow Cucumber Cooked in Coconut Based Masala 
  • Tender Cashew nut... 20 counts 
  • Ivy Gourd  .. 10 , washed n sliced .. 
  • Mlore yellow cucumber ..peeled n chopped into 2 inch cubes ... 1 cup 
  • Onion..1 medium chopped 

To grind to a fine paste 

  • Grated coconut..1 cup
  • Roasted dry red chilles ..4 
  • Tamarind ..Tamarind seed size 
  • Salt to taste .
Seasoning 
Oil..2 tsp
Mustard seeds..1/2 tsp 

Curry leaves ..1 sprig 

Method 
Wash n add the tender cashew nuts in boiled water , cover n keep aside for 1/2 an hour n then peel the skin .. 

Boil the peeled cashew nuts, chopped Mlore yellow cucumber ,chopped Ivy Gourd n chopped onion  in enough water till tender n cooked . 

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

Add the ground paste to the cooked stuffs n boil well . Then give the seasoning . 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Gardudde Godse /Bottle Gourd Payasam

Gardudde Godse /Bottle Gourd Payasam 

  • Bottle Gourd ... washed, peeled n chopped to small pieces ..2 cup's
  •  Semolina/Rawa.. 3 tsp 
  • Water ...3 cups 
  • Thick coconut milk ..1 cup 
  •  Thin coconut milk ..2 cup's  
  • Jaggery ... 2 Lemon size .( increase according to the sweetness u prefer ) ... 
  • Cardamon powder ..1/2 tsp
  •  Ghee ...2 tsp
  •  Cashew nuts broken ..6 
  • Raisins ..6


 Method 
Cook the chopped bottle gourd pieces in water till soft .. Add Jaggery n melt it ... add the thin coconut milk , along with semolina n boil for few mts ..stir it in between so that no lumps is formed  ... Add thick coconut milk n give a quick boil .. Heat ghee in a pan n roast broken cashew nuts n raisins ... Add this to the payasam along with cardamom powder ...mix well . 

Ukde seeth, Mixed Vegetable Kolmbo , Alsande Upkari, Ambuli Nonche, Pagila Podi with Ground Batter , Happolu , Pappodu n Curds !

Ukde seeth, Mixed Vegetable Kolmbo , Alsande Upkari, Ambuli Nonche, Pagila Podi with Ground Batter , Happolu , Pappodu  n Curds ! 
Mixed Vegetable /Kolmbo Sambar  ..
  • Mixed vegetable's  - Drumstick pieces, Brinjal , beans, capsicum, semebadane ) any veg can be added of one's choice... 2 cup's 
  • Thur Dhal- 1/2 cup
  • Onion ..1 
  • Tomato-1
  •  Sambar Powder- 2 tsp
  • Tamarind - marble size
  • Hing /Asafoetida- a pinch
  • Salt to taste 
Seasoning
  • Oil-1tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves-  1 sprig
Garnishing
  • Coriander leaves
Method 
Wash and chop vegetables to 2 inch big pieces . 
Soak Thur dhal for 10 mts n then pressure cook it ..cool n churn it well . 

Boil vegetables , chopped onion n chopped tomato . 
Soak tamarind in water for 20 mts n extract juice n to it add sambar powder n mix well .


In a vessel add the cooked stuffs , tamarind sambar powder mix n salt . cook well , Add hing water . mix well . Then do the seasoning  n then garnish .


Alsande Upkari /Yardlong  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 
Method 
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 !  

Pagila Podi/ Kantola fries with  ground batter 
  • Pagila/Kantola..6 
  • Oil for deep frying .  
To grind to a fine batter 
  •  Raw Rice- 1 cup 
  • Dry red chillies- 6 to 8
  • Asafoetida /hing-2 pinch ( i use solid hing )
  • salt to taste 

Method 
Wash the Kantola n slice them .

Soak Raw rice in water for about 2 hours .

Grind the soaked rice along with red chillies , hing n salt to a fine thick batter ( sprinkle little water while grinding )  

Apply the ground batter to sliced kantola  n keep aside for 1/2 an hour 

Heat oil in a kadai  n deep fry the marinated slices  till crisp  4 to 6 at  time . 

Mixed Vegetable Kolmbo /Sambar ..Version 1

Mixed Vegetable /Kolmbo Sambar  ..Version 1 
  • Mixed vegetable's  - Drumstick pieces, Brinjal , beans, capsicum, semebadane ) any veg can be added of one's choice... 2 cup's 
  • Thur Dhal- 1/2 cup
  • Onion ..1 
  • Tomato-1
  •  Sambar Powder- 2 tsp
  • Tamarind - marble size
  • Hing /Asafoetida- a pinch
  • Salt to taste 
Seasoning
  • Oil-1tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves-  1 sprig
Garnishing
  • Coriander leaves
Method 
Wash and chop vegetables to 2 inch big pieces . 
Soak Thur dhal for 10 mts n then pressure cook it ..cool n churn it well . 

Boil vegetables , chopped onion n chopped tomato . 
Soak tamarind in water for 20 mts n extract juice n to it add sambar powder n mix well .


In a vessel add the cooked stuffs , tamarind sambar powder mix n salt . cook well , Add hing water . mix well . Then do the seasoning  n then garnish .

Palak /Spinach Chapathi with Andhra styled whole Brinjal gravy

Palak /Spinach Chapathi with Andhra styled whole Brinjal gravy 

  •  Palak /Spinach leaves ... 1 bunch 
  • Whole wheat flour ..1 cup 
  • Green chilly 2 or 3 
  • Garlic flakes ... 3 
  • Salt to taste
  •  Oil .. 1 tsp 

Method 
wash n roughly chop the palak .. Chop the green chilles ...  

In little water boil both chopped spinach n green chilly till it wilts ..cool n grind it along with garlic flakes . Remove the puree . 


In a bowl add the whole wheat flour , salt , the spinach puree n knead to a soft dough ..apply oil to the dough  n keep aside for 1/2 n hour . 

Make equal size balls of the dough ..Dust a platform n roll the dough ball's into chapathis . 

Heat a tawa, place the rolled chapathis on it n cook on both sides adding ghee/oil ...  

Andhra styled whole Brinjal gravy
  • Baby Brinjal ( small round brinjal's ) ...10 ( i used green variety )
  • Tamarind-Lemon size  
  •  Peanuts..1/2 cup  
  •  White Sesame Seeds..1/4 th cup   
  • Oil - 1 tblsp 
  • Cinnamon stick-1/2 inch 
  •  Cloves-3
  • Bay leaf-1
  •  Onion -1
  • Ginger Garlic paste- 1 tsp 
  • Green chilies-2 
  • Red chilly powder - 1tsp or according to the spice . 
  • Turmeric Powder-1/4 th tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tsp 
  • Salt to taste

    Garnishing 
    • Coriander leaves chopped ..2 tsp 
    Method
    Wash  baby brinjals n  slit each brinjal into four sections lengthwise without cutting off the crown. Soak the slit brinjals in water to remove the bitterness if any . 

      soak the lemon sized tamarind in 1/4 th cup water and extract the pulp

    Chop the onion n green chilly . 

    Dry roast groundnuts on low flame ..cool n remove the skin ..keep aside 

    Dry roast sesame seeds on low flame till it turns its color .. remove n keep aside.

    Cool both the roasted stuffs n grind to a powder .
    In a kadai add oil add cinnamon stick , cloves, bay leaf n stir for a minute . Add chopped onion n saute till pinkish red , then add chopped green chilly n fry again for a few seconds  . Add ginger garlic paste n fry till the raw smell goes. Add the brinjal's n saute for 3  mts stir well so that it wont stick to the base . ( sprinkle little water to avoid burning ) Add the peanut and sesame powder. Saute it for a min. Add tamarind pulp ,  chilly powder n turmeric powder , water and salt . Cook well , add the garam masala  , mix well . Add chopped coriander leaves . 

    Kiwi Smoothie

    Kiwi Smoothie
    • Kiwi ..4 
    • Banana..1
    •  Curds ...1/2 cup 
    • Sugar ... 2 tsp or according to the sweetness . 
    • Ice cubes ..2 


    Method
     Wash kiwi , peel skin n chop , chop banana ...put both of these in a blender along with curds , sugar n ice cubes n blend till smooth ..  Pour in glasses n serve chilled . 

    Mushroom Tawa Fries .

    Mushroom Tawa Fries

    •  Mushroom's ..1 packet 
    •  Chilly Powder ..1 tblsp
    •  Turmeric powder ..1/4 th tsp
    •  Hing /Asafoetida .. 2 pinch
    •  Rice flour ..1 tblsp 
    • Salt to taste .

    Method
     Wash the mushrooms well n then slice it .

    In a bowl add chilly powder, turmeric powder hing n salt ..Add the sliced mushrooms n mix well ..sprinkle water only if needed ... Keep aside for a few mts .. 

    Heat a dosa tawa , add very little oil .. Dip the marinated mushroom slices over rice flour n place it evenly side by side on the heated tawa n shallow fry on both sides .