Dec 28, 2014

ಹುರಳಿಕಾಯಿ - ಹೆಸರು ಕಾಳು ಪಲ್ಯ ~ Huralikai - Hesarukaalu palya

Huralikai - Hesarukaalu palya

This one is simple & tasty dish.

Ingredients :

Beans chopped : 2 cups
Green gram : 1 cup ( soaked or boiled)
Carrot grated : 1/2 cup
Onion : 1 medium
Fresh coconut grated : 1/2 cup (can be varied)
Curry & Coriander leaves : few
Oil : 1 Tbsp
Hing : a pinch
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp 
Lemon juice : to the taste (optional)
Chillies : 3 -4 green, & 2 -3 Red ones
Mustard , Jeera seeds for seasoning.
Salt : to the taste

Dec 20, 2014

ಮಸೊಪ್ಪು ~ Masoppu

 Masoppu saaru

Masoppu means Mashed/Maseda soppu, this sambhar is made of combination many greens like Amaranth/Danttu, Menthya, hulli soppu, Basale soppu/Malabar Spinach, Spinach,Dill/Sabasige soppu.
This is an incredible match with Ragi mudde. Goes well with rice too, if its made thick like curry can be had with chapathi.

Ingredients :

Toor Dal : 1/2 - 1 Cup
Greens : Mix of all the greens about 250 gms 
            ( Palak, Fenugreek, Dill, Danttu/Amaranth,Hulli)
Tomato : 1 - 2
Onion : 1
Garlic : 5 -6 cloves
Jeera : 1 tsp
Curry, Coriander leaves.
Green chilles : 4 - 5
Sambhar powder : 1/2 - 1 tsp

Dec 13, 2014

ಸಬ್ಬಸಿಗೆ ವಡೆ ~ Sabasige Vade

Sabasige Vade, Dal vada

Sabasige Vade can be a nice evening snack with tea/coffee or in mornings in combo with idli.

Ingredients :

Bengal /Channa Dal : 1 Cup
Dill/Sabasige : 1 - 1/2 cups chopped
Onion : 2 medium
Garlic cloves : 5 -6
Ginger : 1 inch
Green chillies : 5 -6 (depends)
Jeera : 1/2 tsp
Rice flour : 1/2tsp

Dec 8, 2014

ಹೀರೇಕಾಯಿ ಭಜಿ ~ Ridge Gourd Bhaji

Ridge gourd bhaji  ~ ಹೀರೇಕಾಯಿ ಭಜಿ
Bhaji made by ridge gourd gives a nice taste, one can try this when bored of regular type of bhaji .

Ingredients :

Ridge gourd/ Heerekai : 1 medium
Gram/Besan/chick pea flour : 1 cup
Ajwain/Carom seeds : few
Baking Soda : a pinch
Turmeric powder : a pinch
Salt : to the taste
Red chilli powder/ green chilli paste : 1 tsp/as per taste
Oil : Frying & 1 tsp hot oil to add to flour

Dec 4, 2014

ಮೂಲಂಗಿ ಮೊಸರು ಬಜ್ಜಿ ~ Moolangi Mosaru Bajji

 Moolangi Mosaru Bajji
I find this Radish curd raitha as an awesome side dish for chapathi, paratha & with rice items like capsicum rice.
Ingredients :
Radish : 2 -3
Channa dal / Urad dal : 1/2 - 1  tsp
Curd : 1 bowl ( as per requirement)
Curry, coriander leaves : few
Oil : 1 tsp for seasoning
Salt : per taste

Dec 3, 2014

ಹೀರೇಕಾಯಿ ಎಣಗಾಯಿ ~ Heerekai Ennegai

Ridge gourd Ennagai ~ Heerekai Ennegai

When we hear ennegai, first thing comes to our mind is badanekai/ brinjal ennegai, but we can make ennegai from heerekai also, it tastes good.

Dec 2, 2014

ಸಬ್ಬಕ್ಕಿ ಕಿಚಡಿ ~ Sabudhani Upit

 Sabudana Kichadi ~ ಸಬ್ಬಕ್ಕಿ ಕಿಚಡಿ

Sabudana/Sabbakki/Pearl Tapioca, is full of carbohydrates, which said to give instant energy when had in any form. Many variety dishes can be made by sago, sago kichadi, payassa, ganji, vada.


Sago/Sabbakki : 1 cup
Urad dal, Bengal Gram : 1tsp each
Green chillies/ Red chilly powder : as per the taste
Potato : 1 medium
Pea nuts : 1 tbsp
Powder of dry roasted peanuts : 1 tbsp (optional)
Curry leaves, Coriander leaves : few

Nov 27, 2014

ಮಸಾಲಾ ಜೋಳದ ಮುದ್ದೆ ~ Masala Jolada Mudde

This dish is also from North Karnataka.

Jowar flour : 1 cup
Water : 2 cups
Onion : 1 medium
Tomato : 1 small
Potato : 1 small (optional)
Green chillies/Red chillies : 2 -3
Tamarind juice : 1/4 cup
Peanuts : 1 tbsp
Channa dal : 1tsp
Jaggery : as per the taste
Salt : as perr the taste ; Pinch of Turmeric
Oil : 1 Tbsp
For seasoning mustard seeds, Jeera .
Curry leaves/Coriander leaves : few

Nov 26, 2014

ಜುಣಕ / ಹಿಟ್ಟಿನ ಪಲ್ಯ ~ Junka / Hittina Palya

Junka/Jhunka/Hittina Palya
ಜುಣಕ / ಹಿಟ್ಟಿನ ಪಲ್ಯ  

ಇದು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಅಡುಗೆ ಅರಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಅವಸರದ ಅಡುಗೆ ಮಾಡುವ ಒಂದು ವಿಧಾನ  :)

This is a easy recipe, which can be done when you are not in mood of washing vegetables, cutting them to prepare a dish. Its tangy, spicy goes well with preferably Jolada roti, can be had with chapati. this is normally known as North Karnataka / Dharwad dish.
Here am using Green gram flour instead of  Besan flour.

Ingredients :
Green gram flour/Besan flour(chick pea flour) : 1 cup
Onion : 1 medium
Green chilli paste : 1tsp
Tamarind juice/ Sour Butter milk : 1 cup
Curry leaves, coriander lews : Few
Jaggery : 1- 2 tsp
Chopped, fried Ladies finger : 1 cup (optional)
Oil : 1 Tbsp
Mustard seeds, jeera for seasoning.

Nov 25, 2014

ಈರುಳ್ಳಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪೂ ಮತ್ತೂ ತೊಗರಿ ಬೇಳೆ ಪಲ್ಯ ~ Spring Onion Toor Dal

ಈರುಳ್ಳಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪಿನ ಪಲ್ಯ/ Spring onion & Toor dal curry

Spring onion : 2-3
Toor dal  : 1 cup
Rice : 1/2 cup
Garlic : 3 - 4 cloves
Salt : to taste
Oil : 1 tsp

Nov 24, 2014

ಹುರಿದ/ಬಾಡಿಸಿದ ಆಲೂ ಪಲ್ಯ ~ Fried Potato dish

ಹುರಿದ/ಬಾಡಿಸಿದ ಆಲೂ ಪಲ್ಯ ~ सुखी आलू सब्जी ~ Potato Fry 

Ingredients :
Oil : 2 tbsp
Potatoes : 2 medium size
Onion : 1 - 2
Green chillies : 2 -3
Curry leaves : few
Urad dal : 1/2 tsp
Channa dal : 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves : 3 - 4 strands
Black pepper powder : 1/4 tsp
Hing : a pinch
Menthya Powder : 2 - 3 pinches
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice : 1 - 2 tsp

Nov 23, 2014

ಸಜ್ಜಿ ರೊಟ್ಟಿ ~ Sajji Rotti

ಸಜ್ಜಿ ರೊಟ್ಟಿ ಮಾಡುವ ವಿಧಾನ.
ಬೇಕಾಗುವ ಸಾಮಗ್ರಿಗಳು ;
೧. ಸಜ್ಜಿ ಹಿಟ್ಟು 
೨. ಬಿಳಿ ಎಳ್ಳು 
೩. ನೀರು

Nov 20, 2014

ಗೋಬಿ ಮಂಚೂರಿ ~ Cauliflower Manchurian with gravy

 Gobi Manchurian with grav/ಹೂ ಕೋಸಿನ ಮಂಚೂರಿಯನ್/गोभी मंचूरियन

Ingredients :
Gobi/Cauliflower - 1 - 2 medium size
Corn flour - 1 cup
Maida/All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 2 - 3tsp
Baking soda - 2 pinch
Onion - 1 big
Coriander leaves - 1 cup
Garlic & ginger paste - 2 tsp
Garlic cloves 8 -10
Spring onions - 1 cup (optional)
Salt - to ur taste
Red chillli powder - 4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Black pepper powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Oil - for deep frying
Method for Gravy/Sauce:
Take abt 1/4 tsp of cornflour in a bowl, make a watery paste without lumps by adding water, keep it aside.
Take a pan add oil, add chopped onion, chopped green chillies, chopped garlic, cook until onion gets transparent, add capsicum, saute for few mins,now add spring onions fry for few secs, add ginger-garlic paste, stir for few secs, add red chilli powder, black pepper powder, now add the cornflour paste,  keep it on medium flame, let it simmer until flour gets cooked, add soya sauce, tomato sauce, add coriander leaves saute for few mins.

Method for Gobi :
Clean the cauliflower, chop it to get medium sized florets, soak in salt water for about 5 minutes.
Boil water in a vessel add salt & turmeric powder to it, add cleaned cauliflower florets to it, switch off the flame, keep it closed for about 10 -1 5 minutes.

Take a mixing bowl, add Cornflour, maida, rice flour, salt, baking soda, 2 tsp red chilli powder, turmeric powder, Black pepper powder, one tsp oil, mix well adding water, the batter consistency must be like. it should get hold to the cauliflower florets, not too watery nor thick, while dipping florets you will come to know how the batter shld be, if it is watery you can add corn flour or vice versa.

Now take a kadai, add oil for frying.
Add one by one florets to the hot oil & take care they should not stick together,so to avoid getting them stick together, stir them in between.
after deep frying keep them aside.

Once you finished the frying of florets, add them to the gravy, mix well, fry the mixture for few mins, serve hot...

Its better you keep prepared the gravy first, so that you can add fried florets immediately after frying. so they will remain crispy. 

Nov 18, 2014

ಗಜ್ಜರಿಯ ಹಲ್ವ ~ Carrot Halwa (without milk)

 Carrot Halwa (Without Milk)/ ಗಜ್ಜರಿಯ ಹಲ್ವ/गाजर का हल्वा

This recipe of carrot halwa does not include adding of milk, so this needs little more ghee than in the procedure where milk is added to make halwa.


Grated Carrot - 4 cups
Sugar - 1 1/4 cup
Cardamom  - 1- 2 (depends on ones taste)
Ghee - 3 - 4 tsp
Dry fruits - your choice


Wash the carrots thoroughly, scrape the outer layer to remove dirt, which would stay after washing too. 

Now grate the carrots.

Take a kadai or thick bottomed vessel.
Add 2 tsp of ghee, keep on medium flame, add grated carrots to it.
Now start stirring it until the moisture of the grated carrot gets evaporated completely, another tsp of ghee can be added here, cook it until raw smell goes off, when all the moisture gets evaporated, there will be change in color too, it can be noticed that it gives nice aroma, once its done, carrot looks in diff texture.

Now add sugar to the carrot, add cardamom powder, stir until the sugar melts & is completely absorbed by the carrot.

The whole process must be done on medium flame & continuous stirring should be done to avoid carrot sticking out to the bottom of the vessel. Fry dry fruits in another pan add them to the carrot halwa.  


Nov 15, 2014

ಮಂಗಳೂರ ಬನ್ಸ್ ~ Mangalore Buns

Mangalore Buns/ಮಂಗಳೂರ ಬನ್ಸ್ /मंगलौर बन्स

 Mangalore buns are sweet & tastes good.

Ingredients :
Wheat flour -  4 cups 
Maida flour/All purpose flour - 1/2
Ripe Banana( Robust Banana) - 2 -3
Baking Soda - a pinch
Sugar - 1-2tsp/ as per ur taste
Curd - 1 cup/1/2 cup
Oil - 2 tsp & for deep frying
Salt - as per taste

Method :
Take preferably Robust bananas, if its not available you can substitute with small ripened bananas.

Blend bananas in to fine puree, you can add curd while blending bananas. 

Take wheat flour & maida in a bowl, add salt, baking soda, heat 2 tsp of oil & add to the flour.
You can add sugar or it may be skipped as banana itself gives sweet taste to the buns.
Add banana puree to it, add curd, mix well, knead it well to make dough, add water if needed, knead it for few minutes to get smooth texture of the dough. Keep it aside for at least 4 - 5 hrs.

After the resting time, apply oil to your palms as the dough will be sticky, now take small portion of dough make small balls.

dust the balls with flour, roll them into pooris.

Deep fry in a kadai, fry on both sides till pooris turns to brown.

Serve with coconut chutney/Sambar.

Nov 13, 2014

ಹೂ ಕೋಸು ಮತ್ತು ಆಲೂ ಮಸಾಲಾ ~ Cauliflower-Potato Curry

Cauliflower-Potato Curry/गोभी आलू मसाला/ಹೂ ಕೋಸು ಮತ್ತು ಆಲೂ ಮಸಾಲಾ 

Ingredients :
Cauliflower – 1 medium
Potatoes – 2 large/medium
Green Peas – 1 cup
Oil – 2 Tbsp

Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Onion – 1 medium
Ginger – 1 inch
Garlic –  6 cloves
Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1 tsp

Cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala – 1 tsp (optional)
Red Chili Powder – as per taste
Salt – to taste
Curd - 1 tbsp
Milk - 2 Tbsp

Grinding :
Onion - 1 medium
Green chillies - 3 -4
Tomato  – 1 large
Cashew nuts/Almonds - 5 -6
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp

few curry leaves, 2 strands of coriander leaves.

Method for Grinding :
First cut onion into slices, boil it in water until it looks transparent, soft, when its done, drain it. let it cool to the room temperature.

Cut tomato in to  slices, fry in a pan. Let it cool.
Now grind all the ingredients - green chillies, cashew or almonds, poppy seeds, curry & coriander leaves to a fine paste. Keep it aside

Method :
Wash the cauliflower under running water, keep it for few minutes so all the water drains out, now separate the florets, wash them again with cold water, heat water in a vessel, add the florets, 1/4 spoon of turmeric, salt , switch of the flame, close with a lid, set it aside for about 5 -8 mins.

Take a pan add oil, add mustard seeds, jeera, when it splutters add onion, saute until it looks cooked, add potato slices, fry until it becomes soft, add green peas, fry for few minutes.

Add cleaned florets of cauliflower, fry again until it becomes soft, add crushed ginger & garlic, saute for few mins, now add the ground paste to it, put on medium flame,cook until the mixture begins to leave sides of the pan, add curd & milk, let it be in medium flame, saute now & then, then add cinnamon powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, saute for a while, add water if needed.
Optional : I have added a handful of sprouted green gram.

Can be served with Chapatis or puris.

Nov 10, 2014

ಮೆಂತ್ಯ ಪುಲಾವ್ ~ Fenugreek Pulao

Fenugreek leaves pulao/ಮೆಂತೆ ಸೊಪ್ಪಿಯನ ಪುಲಾವ /मेथी पुलाव

Its a tasty dish. 

Methi leaves (menthya soppu) - 250 gms
Rice -  2 - 3 cups
Green chillies
Tomato - 1 medium
Onion - 2 medium sized
Fresh green peas - 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves, Curry leaves few

For Masala:
Cinnamon - 2 inch piece
Cardamom - 2
Clove - 3 - 4
Ginger - i1 inch piece
garlic - 5 - 6 cloves
Jeera - 1 tsp
Shahi Jeera - 1 tsp
Bay leaves - 2 -3
Black pepper - 4 -5

Wash & soak the rice.
Wash Methi leaves. 

Chop the leaves.
Now take a kadai, keep it on medium flame, add a tsp of oil, add methi leaves to it, add 1/2 tsp of jeera.

fry the leaves for a while, 
add a chopped tomato, green chillies, few slices of onion(abt a half part of the onion), 5 -6 curry leaves, 2 strands of coriander leaves.

fry all together for few minutes, when it gets cooked, turn off the flame.
let it cool completely.

when its cooled down, grind it to a fine paste, with little amount of water.

Take a utensil, put 1 - 2 tbsp of oil to it, put on the flame.
put mustard seeds, when it splutters, add jeera, shahi jeera, bay leaves, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon one by one, black pepper, fry for a while, add curry leaves, add slices of onion, cook it until it becomes transparent, now add crushed ginger, garlic, i prefer them to be crushed instead of making paste in a mixer, so it gives nice aroma to the dish.
now add the ground paste, fry it for few seconds.

Now add 1/2 cup of milk, 1/4  cup of curd, let it cook for few minutes until you notice the whole mixture gets leaving the sides, now add water ( 1 cup rice - 2 1/4), bring it to boil, add salt to taste, now add soaked & drained rice to it, stir now and then, keep on medium flame when the rice gets cooked partially, keep it on low flame, covering with a lid for few minutes.
Or you can put the whole vessel or transfer the rice to a cooker plate, allow it for 2 whistles, just to avoid the burning out of rice at the bottom.

Serve hot, with Raitha/Mosaru bajii.