Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Badam Poori

Badam Poori is a delicious sweet dish. It is  sweet  friedfritter. It can be relished as desert. People do eat with Rabdi. ( Thick Milk contain sugar ).

I wanted to try this Badam Poori from a long time. So here are Badam Pooris done. It is delicious, yummy and superb.
Badam Pooris are crispy, crunchy sweets if they come out well. No need to dip them in sugar syrup for a long time. Just dip them and take it away.
I have used Maida /All purpose flour, sugar, badam/almonds and some cardamom. Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Maida : 2 Cups
Sugar : 2 Cups
Badam /Almonds : 10 to 15
Cardamom : 6 to 8
Dry Coconut gratings : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Ghee : 2 Tablespoons
Oil :For frying : 1 to 1/2 Cup :
Salt : A pinch

Method :

1. Mix maida /all purpose flour with 2 tablespoons of ghee and little salt.

2. Add water and prepare chapati dough. ( It should be thick consistency). Keep it aside.

3. Powder almonds/badam and keep it aside. ( Dry grind coarsely ).
4. Powder cardamom and keep it aside.
5. Keep a pan and put sugar and a glass of water. Keep it on low flame. Stir in between.

6. It should get thick syrup consistency. ( Little more than one string consistency). Add powdered cardamom.

7. Now kneed maida dough nicely and divide them into small portion. ( Small ball size ).
8. Roll them into poori shape and place a spoon of badam powder on it. Spread it around.

9. Fold it into half then quarter. Press a little at the edge with fork or finger,

10. Repeat the same pooris and keep it aside.
11. Now keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and let it get hot. (Medium flame).
12. Add 2 to 3 pooris in hot oil and fry on low flame. (Reduce the flame to low). It helps badam poori to be crispy.
13.Fry on both sides and take it out and put it in sugar syrup. Just leave them for a minute, ( Turn both sides to get sufficient syrup on both sides).

14. Take it out and arrange them on a plate.

15. Repeat the same frying and dipping in sugar syrup process. Arrange them nicely and add dry coconut on the top. ( Optional ).

16. When it cools it taste better. Serve as a desert or munch at any time of the day.

Note :

Bind the edges nicely so that almonds will not come out of poori. Fry them on low flame to get poori to be crispy. Crispiness stays only for a day or 2. Then pooris turn soft. Instead of dipping them in sugar syrup you  can prepare coconut sugar mixture and put them on hot poori once it is fried. (Optional ).
Remained sugar syrup can be used for some sweet dishes to prepare. ( Re use ).
Adding ghee helps the poori to be crisp.
Time : 40 Minutes.
Serves : 40 to 50 Pooris.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Quick - Ondelaga - Lady Finger Sasive

Ondelaga - Lady finger or Lady's finger sasive /mustard curry is delicious to eat with plain rice. Sasive mean Mustard seeds ( In Kannada Language ). Mustard seeds are used in the curry so that it is known as Sasive.

Minimum ingredients are used in this curry. It is easy, simple, quick and healthy. We have a practice of eating or serving these types of
I had brought some home grown bendekai/Lady finger from my sister's house. They were very few and thought of preparing simple sasive.
This is called as Ooru bendekai, normally grown in Udupi and South Canara Region. Since it is grown in housed like kitchen garden it got its name as ooru bende./ Lady Finger.

Ondelaga leaves are known as Gotu Kola / centella Asiatic pennywort.
I have used Ondealga Gotu Kola leaves, fresh coconut, mustard seeds and green chilly to grind and fried lady finger and added to sasive. you can try this and enjoy this healthy Sasive. Sasive means mustard seeds and here we use mustard seeds to prepare this curd curry and the curry get the name as Sasive.
Ondelaga leaves should be used as raw and cooking the leaves will lose its medicinal values. Ondelaga leaves are good to control cholesterol level in our body. They also helps to control blood sugar level and blood pressure level. They are filled with nutritious value. They help in good digestion, immunity and they do contain loads of anti oxidant properties.

It is very nice to note we do have lots of Ondelaga leaves in our house. We grow them in pots. They can be used for chutneys while grinding, fresh lime juice or even in butter milk.
Ondealga - Lady Finger Sasive can be eaten with plain rice, chapatis, rotis etc it is curd based curry and goes well with almost all main dishes.
Quick Ondelaga - Lady Finger Sasive is - No Onion or No garlic dish 

Things Needed :

To Fry :
Lady Finger : 8 to 10 ( Small size )

To grind :
Coconut : 2 Tablespoons
Ondelaga Leaves : 1 Handful
Green chilly : 2
Mustard seeds : 1 tsp

For Seasoning :
Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Jeera /Cumin seeds : 1/4 teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6
Ingh/Asfoetida : A pinch for grinding and seasoning.

To Add :
Salt : As required
Curd /yogurt : 1 Cup
Coriander leaves : 1 Tablespoon

Method :

1. Wash and dry all water from bendikai/Lady's Finger. Cut Bendekai/Lady's finger into very small.
2. Wash curry leaves,coriander leaves and Ondelaga /Gotu Kola leaves and keep it aside. Cut coriander leaves into small pieces.
3. Grate coconut and grind it with, Ondelaga /Gotu Kola leaves, green chilly and 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds. Add required salt and  a pinch of ingh and churn for 1 minute.
4. Remove it from the mixi jar. Keep it aside.
5. Keep a small pan and put 1 tbs of oil. Add  1/2 tsp of mustard seeds, jeera/cumin seeds and a pinch of ingh/Asafoetida.
6. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add curry leaves, ingh /asafoetida  and add bendekai.
7. Fry the pieces till they turn crisp and turn golden brown.
8. Add this fried bendi/lady's finger to already grind sasive mix. Add curd and mix it well.

9. Shift the ready Ondelaga /Gotu Kola to a serving dish add cut coriander leaves  and serve as one of the side dish.

Note :

Use little mustard seeds ( 1/2 tsp for 1 cup of coconut approximately), so that mustard aroma is well mixed with coconut. Adding more chily is optional. Do not use very old curd. It might spoil the whole aroma of Sasive.
Time : 15 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Hybreed Ondelaga leaves 

Home grown Ondelaga : Gotu Kola Leaves.