Monday, July 15, 2019

Quick Capsicum Curry

Capsicum is one of the yummy vegetable and it adds aroma and taste to the food we love to have.
It is used as raw and cooked too. Here is a simple recipe which I tried long back and thought will put up here. It is one of the quick and simple dish but definitely you will end up eating more than what you usually eat.

I have used capsicum and tomatoes with home prepared sambar powder. This curry goes well with all the main dishes.
Let us see some benefits of having capsicum in our diet.
Capsicum is an excellent source of vitamin A and C. It has a rich source of dietary fiber. It has Vitamin E, B6 and folate.  Capsicum helps to get relief from stomach issues, back pain, headaches, skin aging, peptic ulcers, menopause problems. It is good for diabetes. It has anti inflammatory properties.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Capsicum : 3 to 4
Tomatoes : 2 to 3
Sambar Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
To Season :
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh /Asafoetida : A little
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8
Green chilly : 2
Oil : 2 Teaspoons
To Add :
Methi /Fengrik Seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves : 1 Tablespoons
Grated Ginger : 1 Teaspoon (An inch)
Turmeric powder : A pinch
Jaggery : 1 Tablespoon.

Method :

1. Wash and remove the seeds from capsicum and cut into small pieces.


2. Wash and cut tomatoes and cut into small pieces.
3. Wash and slit green chilly, cut coriander leaves and curry leaves.
4. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and grate it.
5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add 2 tsp of oil
6. Add mustard seeds, jeera and fry. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add slit green chilly
7. Add ingh and curry leaves. Add cut capsicum and fry nicely for 2 minutes.
8. Add cut tomatoes, a pinch of turmeric powder and stir nicely. Add methi seeds and glass of water.


9. Let the capsicum and tomatoes cook till they turn soft.
10. Add required salt, grated ginger and mix it well.


11. Add Sambar powder /curry powder, jaggery and stir the curry well.


12. Let it boil nicely for 3 to 4 minutes.

13. Shift the capsicum curry to a serving dish.
14. Add cut coriander leaves and serve with the main dish of your choice.

Note :

Before You use vegetables it should be washed and kept in plain water for at least 10 minutes.
Wash and Dip full capsicum and tomatoes in water at l east for 10 minutes.
Use of jaggery is optional. Use of any sambar powder is optional.
I have used home made Sambar powder.
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3

Home Made Sambar Powder

Dry roast 2 to 3 tbs of coriander seeds, 1/4 tsp of methi seeds, 1/2 tsp of jeera, 1 tsp of urid dal, 6 to 8 byadagi chilly and 1 tsp of channa dal separately. (One by one).
Dry grind once it is cooled.
Mix it well and use fresh Sambar Powder to have good aroma.
For 1 time use.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Sweet & Khara Rava Kadubu

Kadabu or Kadubu is one of the Karnataka Food. Kadubu can be stuffed with sweet coconut or some spicy dal.
Here is two varieties of kadubu Spicy and Sweet.
1. Kadubu stuffed with Moong and Cabbage Dry Curry and  Jaggery - Coconut Stuffed.


Kadubu is a simple steamed dish. 
Kadubu is prepared during festivals like Nagara Panchami, when they worship Naga devati /Snake. That festival falls during the Shravana month when the rain starts to slow down its pour. Shravana Month is very precious for Hindus. The month is full of festival,  celebration and enjoyable time.
Normally Kadubu is done using raw rice and some prepare with Millets. I have tried this Kadubu with thin variety of rava/chiroti Rava.
There were some banana leaves and I thought of making use of it. So the YUMMY Kadubu is here.
I have prepared Both Spicy and Sweet Kadubu.
For spicy Kadubu - Cabbage and Moong dry curry 
And the sweet Kadubu its usual Jaggery - Coconut Mix.
I had some cabbage - moong dry curry left which was done for lunch. The same curry was used for spicy Kadubu.
It is healthy Kadubu. It is simple and easy to preapre.
NO ONION OR GARLIC IS USED. 
Let us see the recipe

Things Needed :

Chiroti Rava / Thin Variety Rave/Semolina : 1 1/2 Cup
Water : 1 1/2 Cups
Salt : As required
Ghee : 1 Teaspoon
Cabbage - Moong Dal Dry Curry : 1 Small bowl.
Coconut - Jaggery Mix :  1 Small Bowl

Method :

1. Keep 1 1/2 Glass of water to boil.


2. Add thin variety rave/chiroti rave/semolina and mix it well and stir it turns thick.


3. Allow it to cool. Kneed the dough well. Add 1 tsp of ghee and kneed it again.
4. Divide them as small portions.

5. Roll them with roller as thin as you like.

6. Place 1 tablespoon of spicy or sweet  stuffing.



7. Fold the edges and place on piece of banana leaf.
8. Fold the banana leaf around the kadubu.


9. Arrange them in a bowl.

10. Steam in pressure cooker or idli cooker for 12 to 15 minuurwa.
11. Remove it from the bowl and arrange the kadubu on a tray or plate.


12. Serve with your choice of side dish and ghee.

Note :

Use of banana leaf is optional. But it is said that use of banana leaf is healthy. Use of more spice is optional.
Use powder jaggery to mix it with grated coconut. It mixes well with fresh grated coconut.
Time : 30 Minutes : If Cabbage - Moong Dry Curry is ready.
Serves : 2 to 3 

Preparing Cabbage - Moong Dry Palya :

Wash and cut cabbage as thin and cook with 1/2 cup of moong dal. Season with mustard seeds, jeera, ingh, green chilly and curry leaves. Add cooked cabbage and moong dal and stir nicely and slowly.
Add salt. Mix it well and add grated coconut. Shift it to a serving dish.
Cabbage - Moong Dal Dry Curry is ready to Serve.



 Made some Modakas with same dry curry and sweet mixture stuffings. It looks cute and definitely kids will surely love to eat them. So this idea of giving shape while preparing food definitely attract kids and you can say sweet and spicy Modakas.