Thursday, February 23, 2017

Matti Gulla Sanapolo ( Seasonal Mlorean Green Round Brinjal Spicy Dosa )

Matti Gulla Sanapolo Seasonal Mlorean Green Round Brinjal  Spicy Dosa )
  • Matti Gulla/ Seasonal Mlorean Green Round Brinjal .. 1 

To grind 
  • Raw Rice- 1 cup 
  • Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds-1/2 tsp 
  • Tamarind- Tamarind seed size 
  • Dry Red chillies- 6 to 8  
  • Salt to taste .

Soak Raw Rice for about 2 to 3 hours n then grind it to a semi coarse paste along with grated coconut, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, tamarind n dry red chillies . Remove the batter . Add salt n mix well . 

wash the matti gulla  /Seasonal Mlorean Green Round Brinjal n chop it into small pieces . Add these pieces to the ground batter n mix well 

Heat a Tawa n smear oil , now take handful of batter n pat it with fingers  , dipping fingers in water .. close the lid n roast ! drizzle little oil on the edges n then toss the dosa on the other side n roast till done .

Ukde seeth, Tomato Kadhi ,Nendrabale kela upkari ( Kerala sweet banana stir fry ) ,Cawliflower Podi /Fries ,Matti Gulla Tawa Rawa Fries ( Seasonal Round green brinjal tawa rawa fries )

Ukde seeth, Tomato Kadhi ,Nendrabale kela upkari ( Kerala sweet banana stir fry ) ,Cawliflower Podi /Fries ,Matti Gulla Tawa Rawa Fries ( Seasonal Round green brinjal tawa rawa fries )  

Tomato Kadhi
  • Tomatoes- 3 
  • Roasted dry red chillies- 3 or according to the taste
  • Cumin seeds- 1/4 th  tsp 
  • Roasted hing in little oil- 2 pinch 
  • Grated coconut- 1/4 th cup 
  • Sugar/Jaggery- little 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Ghee /oil- 1 tsp
  • Crushed garlic- 3
Boil tomatoes with X mark on them till the skin comes off.  Discard the skin and grind the tomatoes with cumin seeds, chillies, hing, grated coconut. Boil this well with salt and jaggery/sugar adding little water n then do the seasoning .

Nendrabale kela upkari ( Kerala sweet banana stir fry ) 
  • Nendrabale kela/Kerala sweet banana- 2
  • Oil-2tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chilles-3
  • Hing a pinch 
  • Jaggery -pea size 
  • Grated coconut - 4 tsp 
  • Salt to taste 

Peel the banana , cut it to 2 inch pieces . 

In a kadai add oil n splutter mustard , add torn dry red chillies, hing n add banana pieces along with very little water ,jaggery n salt .Cover n cook well till done .Add grated coconut .

 Cawliflower Podi /Fries 
  • Cauliflower florets - 10 /12 piece
  • Rice flour- 3 tsp 
  • Hing/Asafoetida ..1 pinch
  •  Turmeric powder ..1/4 th tsp 
  • Red chilly powder- 1 tsp
  • Water-1 tsp or a required 
  • Salt to taste
  •  Oil for deep frying 
Boil water n add cauliflower florets to the boiled water with salt n turmeric powder .. keep covered for sometime 

Drain the Cauliflower florets, pat dry and keep aside.

 In a bowl add Rice flour, red chilly powder, hing , salt .Sprinkle little water n mix well  , keep aide for 10 mts. 

Heat oil in a kadai n deep fry the marinated cawliflower florets few at a time.  

 Matti Gulla Tawa Rawa Fries ( Seasonal Round green brinjal tawa rawa fries ) 

  • Matti Gulla / Seasonal Green 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 seasonal green 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 .  

Pooris , Kesar Almond Basundi , Surti Papdi Nu Shaak n Raw Banana Bajo spread on Plantain leaf ..Satvik food on the eve of Maha Shivrathri Upvas .. Om Namah Shivaya !

Pooris , Kesar Almond Basundi , Surti Papdi Nu Shaak  n Raw Banana Bajo  spread on Plantain leaf ..Satvik food on the eve of Maha Shivrathri Upvas .. Om Namah Shivaya ! 

 For Pooris 

  • 1 Cup-wheat Flour 
  • 1/2 Cup-Water 
  • salt to taste 

In a bowl add the wheat flour , salt n water n knead to a dough ..Poori dough should be harder than chapathi dough, as this wont soak the oil much ! roll out the pooris immediately as soon as the dough is made n deep fry , . If you keep the dough for a long time then the pooris will soak up lot of oil... 

Kesar Almond Basundi

  • Full Fat Milk.. 4 cups
  • Almonds.. 1/2 cup 
  • Chironji ... 2 tsp full 
  • Pista ..2 tsp full 
  • Saffron strands... 1/2 tsp 
  • Sugar... 1/2 cup or according to the sweetness 

Soak Almonds in warm water for about 20 mts . Remove the skin n  grind to a fine paste .( Preserve a little for garnishing ) 

Soak saffron strands in little warm milk for about 1/2 an hour . 

Crush pista to coarse powder with rolling pin . 

Boil the milk , then simmer over low flame n stir continuously  till the milk thickens n coats the back side of the spoon . Add the almond paste dissolved in little milk n mix well . Add sugar n allow it to dissolve . Add the saffron n mix well . 

Serve chilled garnished with chironji, Crushed pista n chopped soaked almonds . 

Surti Papdi Nu Shaak 

  • Surti Papdi/Vaal Papdi ..1/4 th kg 
  • Ghee,, 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds..1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds ..1/2 tsp
  • Green chilles ..2 or 3 
  • Ajwain/ Carrom  seeds .. 1 pinch
  • Coriander seeds ... 3 to 5 
  • Methi/Fenugreek seeds .. 2 or 3 
  • Hing/Asafoetida ..a pinch
  • Turmeric powder..1/4 th tsp
  • Coriander powder..1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves ... 1/4 th cup
  • Sugar/Jaggery ... small piece ( i added jaggery ) 
  • Salt to taste . 


Wash the surti papdi  , destring n cut into medium sizes squares . 

Crush the green chilles n finely chop the coriander leaves . 

In a kadai add ghee , splutter mustard seeds , then add cumin seeds, hing , ajwain, coriander seeds , methi seeds n fry for while . Then add crushed green chillies, chopped coriander leaves saute for a minute . Add all the powders , salt , chopped surti papdi with little water, jaggery n cook till done  .

Kele Bajo/Raw Banana Besan Fries .
  • Raw Banana ..1 
  • Besan/Gram Flour..1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds..1 tsp
  • Hing /Asafoetida ..1 pinch
  • Water as needed to prepare the batter 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Oil to deep fry 


Wash the raw banana , peel the outer skin n slice them thinly .

In a bowl add besan, cumin seeds, hing, salt n just enough water to prepare a batter . . 

In a kadai , heat oil .. dip sliced raw banana in the batter n deep fry around 3 to 4 at a time . 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Aluchi Amti/ Colacasia leaves cooked in Goda Masala .

Aluchi Amti/ Colacasia leaves cooked in Goda Masala . 
  • Thur dhal - 1/2 cup 
  •  Colacasia leaves - 4 to 6  . 
  • Ground Nuts ..1/4 th cup  
  • Turmeric powder -1/4 th tsp 
  • Asafoetida/Hing - a pinch 
  • Kashmiri red chilly powder - 2 tsp 
  • Goda masala -2 tsp ( I have used Bedekar Goda Masala ) 
  • Jaggery- 1 goose berry sized ( adjust to taste )
  •  Tamarind ... lemon sized ( soak in little water for 20 mts, squeeze n discard the residue ) 
  • Grated coconut- 1 tblsp ( ground ) 
  • salt to  taste 


  • Oil -1 tsp 
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp 
  • Hing /Asafoetioda- a pinch 
  • Methi Seeds ..4 seeds 
  • Curry leaves ..1 sprig 

Wash n pressure cook thur  dhal with  turmeric powder n  pinch of asafoetida . cool n mash it well .

Wash n chop Colacasia leaves n groundnuts  n pressure cook for 1 or 2 whistle .  

In a kadai add oil n splutter  mustard seeds, then add hing n methi seeds ,stir for a few seconds .  Add curry leaves n saute for 1/2 a minute .  Then add cooked dhal, cooked colacasia leaves n groundnuts , water ( for desired consistency ) chilly powder, goda masala, ground grated coconut, tamarind thick water , , jaggery , salt n boil well . 

 Serve with  rice/chapathi 

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam 

  • Strawberry,hulled n roughly chopped- 3 cup's
  • Sugar-1-1/2 Cup's 
  • Lemon juice-2-1/2 tbsp 
In a non stick pan/Kadai ,add the hulled n roughly chopped strawberry ,sugar and  on sim flame cook mashing it with the backside of a spatula n stirring . Half way thu add the lime juice n stir well again n cook till it turns thick n glossy . 
Cook until it turns thick and glossy. cool it n transfer the jam to an air tight  jar . 

  • Tendle Kothambari Methi Ghassi ( Ivy Gourd cooked in coriander seeds , fenugreek seeds in coconut based gravy )

    Tendle  Kothambari Methi Ghassi ( Ivy Gourd cooked in coriander seeds , fenugreek seeds in coconut based gravy )

    • Tendle/Ivy Gourd  ..1/4 th kg 

    To grind to a  paste

    • Oil..1 tsp
    • Grated Coconut ..3/4 th cup
    • Roasted Dry red chilly ..5 
    • Coriander seeds..2 tsp
    • Methi/Fenugreek seeds ... 1/4 th tsp
    • Tamarind ..Tamarind seed size
    • Salt to taste

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

    Wash n
     cut the end points of Ivy gourd n crush them lightly cook them in litle water .  

    In a tsp of oil roast coriander seeds n Fenugreek seeds . 

    Grind grated coconut, roasted dry red chilles n tamarind to a semi coarse paste n just before removing the masala add the roasted coriander n fenugreek seeds n grind . 

    Remove the masala add salt , enough water for gravy consistency , cooked ivy gourd  n boil well . Then give the seasoning . 

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Mango Rice ! Mavinakayi Chitrana..Version 4 
    • Cooked Rice -2 cups 
    To grind to a semi coarse paste 
    • Sour Peeled grated raw mango-1 cup
    • Coriander leaves-2 tsp
    •  Mustard Seeds-1/2  tsp
    • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
    • Salt to taste   
    • Oil-1 Tblsp 
    • Mustard Seeds-1/2  tsp
    • Curry leaves -1 sprig
    •  Onion ...1 large chopped  
    • Peanuts-2 tsp 
    • Green Chilly Slit ... 3 
    • Bengal Gram (channa dhal)-1 tsp
    • Urid Dhal ..1 tsp 
    • Turmeric powder-1/4 th tsp
    Soak the Channa Dal (Bengal Gram) in water for 10 to 20 mts
    Grind grated sour raw mango  along with grated coconut ,mustard ,coriander leaves without adding water, to a semi coarse paste 

    In a kadai add oil,splutter  Mustard seeds , then add chopped onion n fry till transparent , add curry leaves, slit green chilly ,  chana dhal, urid dhal, groundnuts ,turmeric powder, ground paste n fry for a while n then add the cooked rice n mix well !