Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Quick Mango Fruit Gojju

Mango season is here and its time to make maximum use of Mango Fruit. Mango fruit is known as King of fruits and as the name says it is the best fruit and many of us do like to have it again and again.

Mango fruits in our place/South Canara/Malenadu/ Karavali, people do have mango trees in most of  the houses and they do make use of the fruits in curries and other side dishes It is a fun eating mango dishes during rainy season.
Here is such one recipe and we do call it as Mango Fruit Gojju.
In this Mango gojju We don't have to cook any thing except the seasoning. It is yummy. You can not stop eating this gojju with hot rice. ( Boiled rice/Red rice/raw rice).
I have used mango fruits, which are available here/Bengaluru, green chilly, salt, ingh.etc
I have not seen this variety of mango in our home town Udupi. The mango fruits available there is bit savoury with sweetness. The Sakkare Maavu what they call this particular mango fruit, taste so sweet and it is full of fiber. The pulp is so sweet and no need to add jaggery to it.(Optional).
The beauty of this Mango Fruit Gojju is no need to cook this gojju. 
Let us see the recipe Now :

Things Needed :

Mango Fruits : 5 to 6
Green chilly : 2
Ingh : A pinch
Salt : As required
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6 leaves.

Method :

1. Wash and clean the fruits and squeeze out its pulp completely. Add little water to its peel and squeeze out the pulp from it. Put it a bowl.
2. Wash and cut green chilly into small pieces and add it to Mango Pulp.
3. Add required salt .
4. Keep a small pan and put oil. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
5. Add ingh and curry leaves and put off the fire. Add this seasoning to Mango pulp.
6. Mix all the ingredients nicely and serve with hot plain rice or as one of the side dish with dosas, idli. chapati or roti.

Note : 

You can add little jaggery when the mango fruit is sour. ( Optional ). Use very little water to take out the pulp from mango peel. Adding more green chilly is optional.
10 Minutes
2 to 3 Serves.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Bottle Gorud-Banana Sweet Rava Rotti.

We are sweet people. (we do love to have some sweet taste in our food ). I am saying this here I am preparing Bottle Gourd Banana Rava Sweet Rotti. Is not that I am saying this for this purpose, we udupians /Karnataka's southern part, prepare food that is bit sweet. Whether it is a curry or solid food there are varieties of food that have sweet taste with them.


Adding jaggery to the curry or any edible is one of the healthy point to note. Spice adds acidity and jaggery helps to reduce the acidity. Such a wonderful quality that jaggery has. They are good for quenching thirst, adding iron content to our body, helping to reduce the acidity in the food.
We visited Cambodia last December and I got two small tins of Palm Jaggery on the way to the capital city of Cambodia Phnom Penn. Lots of Palm trees in that country and preparing Jaggery from Palm fruit in traditional way.
Let us see some benefits of using PALM JAGGERY in our diet.
Palm Jaggery is an excellent substitute for white sugar. It is healthy and natural sweetener. It is the most beneficial and nutrient rich variety of raw jaggery. It is prepared from palm tree extract and is loaded with minerals and vitamins. It is loaded with medicinal properties.
Palm Jaggery is rich in iron, increases hemoglobin level when you eat regularly. It is good for treating anemia. It is a rich source of magnesium and regulates the nervous system. It is rich source of antioxidant, calcium,potassium and phosphorus. It is good remedy for constipation and helps in easy digestion. It is a good energy booster.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Bananas : 2 ( Small size)
Milk : 1/2 Cup
Rava/Semolina : 2 Cups
Bottle gourd : 1 Bowl ( 1/2 of 1 bottle gourd medium size)
Palm Jaggery : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Salt : A little
Coconut : 1 Cup
Ondelaga leaves : 1 Handful ( Optional)
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash bottle gourd and peel off the outer layer. Grate it and keep it aside.


2. Peel off banana skin and smash banana in 1/2 cup of milk. Add palm jaggery and mix it well.

3. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Wash Ondelaga / Gotu kola leaves and cut it into thin pieces.
4. Take a big bowl and put, cut ondelaga leaves, rava/semolina, salt, grated bottle gourd, coconut and banana - jaggery mix.

5. Mix all the ingredients nicely. Add water if required and mix it nicely. Let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
6. Keep a dosa pan on the fire and heat. Add a teaspoon of oil and spread it nicely around the pan.
7. Wet your hands with water and take a handful of rotti batter and spread it slowly on the hot tava. Let the flame be very low while you spreading the batter.


8. Add 1/2 teaspoon of oil on the top and cook on medium heat. ( You can use your spatula to spread the batter evenly, once you put oil on the top). cook for a minute.
9.Turn the other side and cook for another 2 minutes.

10. Now the bottle gourd - banana Rava sweet rotti is ready to serve.
11. Serve with your choice of side dish.  Add a teaspoon of ghee on the top and serve.


12. Repeat the same with remaining batter and prepare Sweet Rava rotti.

Note :

Use of Ondelaga leaves is purely optional. Use of palm jaggery is good for health. You can use normal jaggery instead. Use of milk and banana adds taste to rotti. Use of ghee instead of oil to cook rotti is optional. More / Less jaggery is optional. Use of bottle gourd is good for health. Use of medium rava is better. ( I used medium sized rava).
 Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3 .