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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Zeera Rice.. Version 1

Zeera Rice.. Version 1 

  • Cooked Basmathi Rice- 2 cup's 
  • Salt to taste .

For Seasoning

  • Ghee ...1 tblsp 
  • Cumin seeds..2 tsp 
  • Cloves ..3 or 4
  • Green Whole Cardamom..4 or 5
  •  Cinnamon Stick ..1inch 
  • Bay Leaf ..1 broken 

Garnish 

  • Coriander leaves chopped ... 1 tblsp

Method 
In a kadai , add ghee n then add cumin seeds , cloves, green whole cardamom , cinnamon stick n bay leaf ...stir for few seconds ...  add cooked  Basmathi rice ,salt n mix well . Garnish with Chopped coriander leaves n mix again .. 

Serve hot with Dhal fry or any other spicy gravy of ones choice . 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Ukde Seeth , Tomato Rasam , Matti Gulla Drumstick Talasani, Mlore Yellow Cucumber with Drumstick Koddel , ( Magge Masinga Sange Koddel ) Curds n Roasted (bajjilale limbiya kaale nonche ) Lime Pickle . Toma

Ukde Seeth , Tomato Rasam , Matti Gulla Drumstick Talasani, Mlore Yellow Cucumber with Drumstick Koddel , ( Magge Masinga Sange Koddel ) Curds n  Roasted (bajjilale limbiya kaale nonche ) Lime Pickle . 

Tomato Rasam 
  • Tomatoes ..2 huge fully ripened 
  • Rasam Powder..1 tsp 
  • Tamarind ..marble size 
  • Green chilly ..1 
  • Jaggery ..a small piece 
  • Salt to taste
Seasoning 
  • Oil..1 tsp 
  • Mustard seeds ... 1/2 tsp 
  • Curry leaves ..1 sprig 
Method 
Wash n boil the tomatoes , cool, peel the skin n make puree of it . Add water for rasam consistency , add slit green chilly , tamarind , jaggery ,salt n rasam powder n boil well . Then give the seasoning 

 Matti Gulla Talasani   ( Seasonal Brinjal stir fry )
  • Matti Gulla/Seasonal round brinjal ... 2
  • Drumstick ..2
  • Salt to taste

Seasoing
  • Oil.. 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds.. 1 tsp
  • Dry red chilles ... 4

Method
Wash n chop the matti gulla into 2 inch pieces .

Wash , chop the drumstick to 2 inch pieces n remove the fibre .

In a kadai add oil, splutter mustard seeds, add torn dry red chilles, chopped matti gulla, chopped drumstick ,  little water , salt n cook till done 

Magge n Masingasange Koddel ! ( Mangalore cucumber n drumstick in coconut based gravy ) 
  • Mangalore cucumber -chopped with skin to cubes-2 cups
  • Drumsticks- scrap n cut into 1 inch -1 cup 
  • Grated coconut-1 cup
  • Red chilly -4 to 5 or according to the taste ( fried in little oil )
  • Tamarind -tamarind seed size 
  • salt to taste 

Seasoning 
  • Crushed Garlic- 7 to 8 flakes 
  • coconut oil-1 tsp 
Method 

Cook Mangalore cucumber n Drumstick till tender 

Grind grated coconut, chillies n tamarind to a fine paste , add this ground masala to the cooked veggies along with salt n boil it ! 

Season with Crushed garlic in coconut oil ! 

Note : The gravy has to be slightly thick

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Birinda/Kokam/Purnali Juice adding Sabza Seeds .


Birinda/Kokam/Purnali Juice adding Sabza Seeds .

  •  Dried Kokam Petals.. 10 /14 
  •    Water ... 4 to 5 glasses
  •  Sugar as per taste
  •  Sabja Seeds /sweet Basil Seeds ... 1 tsp heaped 


Method 
Wash n soak Sabja seeds in little water for about 1/2 an hour or till it swells . 

Wash the kokam petals to remove any dirt .

 In a vessel add water , add the kokam petals n boil for few mts . Allow it to cool .

Add sugar n stir well till sugar dissolves . Add soaked sabja seeds n mix well 

.Refrigerate for 1/2 an hour n serve chilled . 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Moong Dhal Masala Chilla

Moong Dhal Masala Chilla 

  • Moong Dhal/Yellow split moong ..1 cup
  •  Cumin seeds ..1 tsp
  •  Coriander seeds ..2 tsp 
  • Red chilly ...3 or 4 
  • Hing/Asafoetida ..2 pinch . 
  • Salt to taste .


 Method 
Wash n soak moong dhal overnight n grind it with Cumin seeds, coriander seeds , dry red chilly n hing to a fine paste . Add salt .

 Heat a dosa tawa, drizzle oil . Pour a ladle full batter n cook on both sides . 

Serve hot with a blob of butter

 Note : No need for fermentation . 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Moongdhal n Rice Sweet Khichdi !

Moongdhal n Rice Sweet Khichdi !
  • Raw rice ..1 cup i used sona masuri 
  •  Moong dhal..1 cup 
  • Orange sized jaggery... 1 , crush it ( adjust according to sweetness preferred ) 
  • Grated coconut.. 1 cup 
  •  Cardamom powder...1 tsp
  • Ghee...1 tblsp
  •  Cashew nuts ..10 
  • Raisins... 10 
  • Kadli kele /Yellaki Banana ...2 or 3   (sliced ) 
 Method 
Dry roast moong dhal till the raw smell goes . 
Pressure cook both rice n moong dhal adding enough water till soft but not mushy .

 In a kadai add this cooked rice n dhal, crushed jaggery n cook well till jaggery melts . 

Then add in grated coconut, mix well  n stir till it dries . 

Melt ghee in a pan, add in cashew nuts n raisins n roast till  turn golden brown.

Add this to the khichdi and mix well..  Now take a steel plate ...add this cooked khichdi in it n pat with back side of the spoon ( normally done with fingers ) ... top with  sliced banana.

 Serve adding a tsp of Ghee for that extra yum 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Manji / Pomfret Rawa fries !

Manji Pomfret Rawa fries !
  • Pomfret /Maanji  - 1 
  • Red chilly powder- 2 tsp 
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 th tsp
  • Asafoetida/Hing - 2 pinch 
  • Rice flour-3 tsp
  • Semolina /Rawa- 1 tblsp  
  • Salt to taste 

Method 
Clean the pomfret , slice them ..keep aside

In a bowl add chilly powder , turmeric powder, hing, rice flour,  salt , add sliced pomfret  n mix well .Keep aside for 1/2 an hour . 

Roll the marinated fish over rawa n deep fry in oil .

Egg Biryani With Tomato Onion Raitha .


Egg Biryani With Tomato Onion Raitha . 
Egg Biryani
  • Boiled Eggs - 3 
  •  Oil ...2 tsp
  •  Red chilly powder ...2 tsp 
  • Salt to taste 
  •  Cooked Rice ...11/2 cup's ( i used sona Masuri rice ) can use Basmati rice too . 
  • Ghee ...1 tblsp 
  • Cloves..4 
  • Cinnamon ..1 inch stick 
  • Bay leaf... 1 broken 
  • Green Cardamom with pods ..2 
  • Cashew nuts ... 6 to 8 slit . 
  • Onion - 1 large 
  • Green Chilly- 2 slit
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp 
  • Tomato - 1 
  • Mint Leaves - 1/4 th cup 
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 th  cup 
  • Chilly  Powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder..1/4 th tsp 
  • Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp 
  • Curd  - 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste


Method
Slice onion thinly  , chop tomato, chop mint n coriander leaves  n slit green chilly . 


In a bowl add a red chilly powder n salt ,..mix well, sprinkle water n make a paste.

 Add the boiled peeled whole eggs n mix well .

Heat a tawa , drizzle 2 tsp oil n place this coated eggs n roast on all sides  Remove it n keep aside . 

Melt ghee  in a kadai, add cloves, cardamom, Cinnamon cashew nuts ,
bay leaf n stir for few minutes , add sliced onion n cook till golden , add ginger garlic paste n slit green chilly n stir well . Add chopped tomato  n cook till mushy, Add chopped mint n coriander leaves n stir till it Wilt's . Add all the powders along with salt n stir for a minute . Add curds n stir well till it thickness . Add cooked rice n mix well . Place the roasted eggs n serve hot . 


Onion Tomato Raitha 

  • Curds ...1 cup 
  • Chopped onion ...1/4 th cup
  •  Chopped tomato ..1/2 cup 
  • Green chilly ...1 chopped 
  • Salt to taste .


 Method
 In a bowl add curds n churn it ... 
Add the chopped onion, tomato n green chilly along with salt n mix well .