Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Double Beans Masala .

Double Beans Masala .

  • Fresh Double Beans ... 2 cup's  
  •  Oil..2 tsp 
  • Cumin seeds ..1/2 tsp
  •  Hing/Asafoetida pinch
  •  Onion chopped ..1 
  • Freshly crushed Ginger Garlic Pate ..1 tsp 
  • Tomato ..1 Chopped 
  • Turmeric Powder..1/4 th tsp 
  • Red chilly powder..1/2 tsp
  •  Coriander  Powder..1 tsp 
  • Cumin Powder..1/2 tsp
  •  Kitchen King Masala ..1/2 tsp
  • Crushed Kasuri Methi...2 tsp 
  • Salt to taste

Wash n pressure cook double beans  just for a whistle ... 

in a kadai add cumin seeds,let it crackle n then add  hing,chopped onion n fry till pinkish red, now add  finely crushed ginger garlic ,stir in for few second's , add tomato chopped n  cook till mushy .. add all powders , little water , salt , crushed kasuri methi n cook to  medium consistency gravy  .. 

Note : if no kitchen king masala then can add garam masala .

Serve with Rottis/Phulkas 

Rajma with Magge Bhendi ... (Kidney Beans with Mangalore Yellow Cucumber Cooked in Spicy Coconut Gravy with Garlic Tadka )

Rajma with Magge Bhendi ... (Kidney Beans with Mangalore Yellow Cucumber Cooked in Spicy Coconut Gravy with Garlic Tadka )

  • Rajma  - 1 cup 
  • Chopped Mangalore  yellow cucumber without skin ..1 cup
  • Salt to taste
 To grind to a fine paste 
Grated coconut ... 1 cup
Roasted dry red chillies... 6 to 8 
Tamarind ..Tamarind seed size 

  • Oil..2 tsp
  • Crushed garlic flakes ..8 

Wash and soak Rajma in water overnight .  Pressure cook them till completely cooked. ( dont over cook n make them mushy ). 

Cook skinless Mangalore yellow cucumber in little water till cooked .

Grind grated coconut, roasted dry red chillies n tamarind  to a fine paste .

Add the ground paste to the cooked stuffs n boil well adding salt .

Then give the seasoning . 

Ridge Gourd Sambar with Ginger n Cumin Seeds

Ridge Gourd Sambar with Ginger n Cumin Seed 
  • Ridge Gourd  ...1
  • Thur Dhal- 1 cup
  • Onion ...1 
  • Tomato-1  
  • Ginger ...1 /2 inch piece
  • MTR Sambar Powder- 2 or 3  tsp
  • Tamarind - Marble size
  • Hing /Asafoetida- 2 pinch 
  • Salt  to taste 

  • Oil-1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  •  Cumin seeds ..1/2 tsp 
  • Dry red chilly ...2 broken 
  • Curry leaves-  1 sprig
  • Coriander leaves
Wash the ridge gourd n remove the skin n chop them  . 

Chop the onion, tomato n ginger 

Soak Thur dhal for 10 mts n then pressure cook it n churn it well . 

Soak tamarind in water for 20 mts n extract juice n to it add sambar powder n mix well .

Soak the hing in little water for sometime n mix well .

Cook  chopped  ridge gourd, onion, tomato n ginger in little water  .  

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

Ukde Seeth, Dalithoy, Batate Vaagu, Ambuli Chutney n Kurkuri Bhindi

Ukde Seeth, Dalithoy, Batate Vaagu, Ambuli Chutney n Kurkuri Bhindi 

  • Toor dal - 1 cup
  • Green chilly - 4  or according to the taste 

  • Oil/Ghee -1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  •  Curry leaves - 1 sprig 
  • Dry red chillies -2
  • Hing/Asafoetida water- 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Pressure cook toor dal with 1 tsp of oil . It has to be cooked well ,then churn it . Add slit green chillies with salt n boil well .Add water for desired consistency ( medium , neither too thin nor too thick ) 

In a seasoning  pan add oil or ghee , Add mustard seeds , when they splutter add torn red chillies n curry leaves...add this to the cooked dhal n then add hing water . Mix well 

Batate vaagu !
  • Potatoes -3 medium sized
  • Tomatoes-2 small  
  • Red chilly powder- 2 tsp
  • Hing - 1/4 th tsp
  • Mustard -1/2 tsp
  • Grated coconut-1tsp
  • oil-2tsp
  • salt to taste


Wash n pressure cook potatoes . cool , peel the skin n cut it into cubes .

In a kadai add oil,splutter  mustard seeds , add  hing, tomatoes n fry till the raw smell goes n its mushy  add in red chilly powder , salt n cooked chopped potatoes , grated coconut n mix well . 

Ambuli chutney (Raw Mango chutney )
  • Raw Mango- 1 medium
  • Grated coconut- 3/4 th  cup 
  • Garlic flakes- 2 
  • Green chillies-2 or according to the taste 
  • Salt to taste 


Clean n scrap the tough skin of the raw mango, remove the seed n chop it . 

Grind grated coconut, chopped raw mango, green chillies , garlic flakes n salt to a semi coarse paste . 

Note: This chutney shouldnt be too fine nor coarse .

Kurkuri Bhindi / Crispy Ladies Finger fries

  • Bhindi/Ladies finger .. 1/4 th kg 
  • Besan /Gram flour.. ..2 tbls
  • Rice flour..1 Tblsp
  •  Cumin seed ..1/2 tsp 
  • Coriander powder (dhania). 2 tsp 
  •  Amchur Powder ..1/4 th tsp 
  • Turmeric powder..1/4 th tsp 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Oil for deep fry 

Wash and pat dry the ladies finger , chop off the tops and bottom n Cut them into thin slices about 4 inches . Just roughly remove the seeds by rubbing with hands . 
Add in cumin seeds n all the powders along with salt n set aside for about 10 mts 
Heat oil in a kadai n fry the marinated ladies finger slices in batches without over crowding till crisp .
Remove on tissue paper to remove excess oil . 

Kooka/Chinese Potato Tawa Rawa Fries

Kooka/Chinese Potato Tawa Rawa Fries 

  • Kooka /Chinese Potato .. 10/12 
  • Red chilly powder- 2 tsp  
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 th  tsp
  • Hing /Asafoetida- 1 pinch 
  • Rice Flour ... 4 tsp 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Rawa/Semolina ..1 tblsp  
  • Method 
    Wash the Chinese potatoes well , n remove the mud on it ... Put it in a shack cloth n beat it well . This helps in easy removal of the skin . Put them in water n scrap the extra skin with a knife or backside of the spoon . chop 
    In a bowl add the  red chilly powder, turmeric powder , hing ,rice flour , salt n sliced kooka  , sprinkle water  .. mix well . keep aside for 5 minutes .
    Run the marinated  sliced kooka  over semolina  .
    Heat a tawa , smear little oil n shallow fry on both sides till crisp.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Matar Poha Topped with Bhujia Sev

Matar Poha Topped with Bhujiya Sev 

  • Thick Poha/Beaten Rice  - 1 cup 
  •  Green peas - 2 cup's  
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Hing /Asafoetida .. 1 pinch 
  • Green chilles chopped - 3. chopped 
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig 
  • Onion - 1 huge chopped 
  • Turmeric Powder- 1/2 tsp 

Lime juice- 1 tsp 
Coriander leaves- 2 tsp

 Bhujiya Sev ... 1 tblsp 

In a wide bottomed vessel add thick poha  n add just enough water to soak the phova ... (more water will make it mushy . so little water as each  phova grains should be retained ) ... keep so soaked for about 20 mts . 

Pressure cook green peas just for 1 whistle with little water . 

In a kadai add oil , splutter mustard seeds n cumin seeds , Add curry leaves, chopped green chilly ,hing n  fry for sometime . Then add chopped onion n fry till pinkish red. Add the cooked peas  , salt, turmeric powder n mix well . Add soaked poha n mix gently . Switch off and add chopped coriander leaves n lime juice n mix well .Just before serving sprinkle Bhujiya  Sev 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Instant Cabbage Sannapolo

Instant Cabbage Sannapolo 

  •  Cabbage , washed n chopped ...2 cups 
  • Onion ..chopped ...1 cup 
  • Red chilly powder .. 2 tsp heaped 
  • Rice flour ..1/2 to 1 cup ( adjust ), 
  • Tamarind pulp ...1 /2 tsp ( optional ) 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Water as needed for semi solid consistency
  •  Oil needed to tawa roast 

In a wide bowl add chopped cabbage, chopped onion , chilly powder , rice flour , tamarind pulp, salt n mix well ..add water ... let the batter be semi solid ... 

Heat a dosa tawa , smear oil n take a handful of batter , place it on heated tawa n with wet fingers , pat it round ...add oil at the edges , n cook on both sides ...