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Showing posts with label easy. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Flax Seeds - Radish Chutney

Here is Flax Seeds - Radish Chutney. It is yummy, easy, healthy, simple and quick.



Chutney is one of the side dish for many main dishes. We South Canara people are used to eat Plain rice with any spicy chutney and a spoonful of ghee. That taste heavenly and the one who eats this combination of Hot Rice + Spicy Chutney + Ghee will simply agree and will droll again for the same.
Varieties of chutneys can be prepared using different ingredients.
Here I have tried Flax seeds and Mooli/Radish and coconut chutney.

Let us see some benefits of eating Mooli/Radish in our diet.

Radish is fiber rich vegetable and it helps in digestion. It boost immunity and good source of anti oxidant properties. It is one of the good food for people who suffer from piles. It helps to treat urinary infections. Radish is rich in potassium and helps in controlling the blood pressure level in our body.
Radish has a low glycemic index and helps to regulate sugar level in our body. Radish juice helps on the blood sugar level of diabetic patient. Radish is filled with Vitamin C, phosphorus, zinc and Vitamin B complex properties.  They are very good for the skin. The water content in Radish helps to maintain healthy moisture in the skin. Eating radish helps in protecting our kidneys. It is good for treating jaundice. Radish is good for
 liver and stomach. It help in purifying the blood and eliminate toxins and waste. Radish is rich in Vitamin C, potassium, calcium, sodium, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc,  Vitamin B6, Vitamin A and Vitamin K.
Flax seeds - Radish Chutney goes well with idli, dosa, chapati, rotti, plain rice and most of the main dishes. No Onion or Garlic is used in this Flax Seeds - Radish Chutney.
chutney.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

To Fry :
Flax seeds : 1 Tablespoon
Cooking Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Byadagi chilly : Red chilly : 5 to 6
Curry leaves : 8 to 10
Ingh /Asafoetida : A little
To Grind :
Coconut : 1 Cup
Tamarind : 1 Small marble size
Radish : 1
Salt : As required
To Season :
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Curry leaves : 5 to 6
Ingh : A little

Method :

1. Wash and scrape out the outer layer of Radish and cut into circle shape. (Very thin slice).
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside;


3. Keep a small frying pan on the fire and add 1 teaspoon of oil. Add flax seeds and fry till they turn crispy. ( On low flame ).
4. Add red chilly and fry for a minute. Add curry leaves and ingh. Put off the fire. Add cut radish and mix it well. Let the fried ingredients cool.


5.Grind the fried ingredients with a small marble size tamarind. (Add required water while grinding).
Add required salt and churn for a minute.




6. Shift the chutney to a serving dish. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves seasoning with ingh.
7. Serve with the main dish you have prepared.

Note :

Fry flax seeds on low flame. Adding more / less chilly is optional. Adding more coconut is opitional.
No need to fry the mooli / radish much. Add radish pieces at the end and put off the fire.
Serves :2 to 3 
Time : 10 Minutes


Monday, February 4, 2019

Avarekai - Palak Curry

Avarekai /Field Bean /Hyacinth Bean is a seasonal bean and is always a good habit to make use of seasonal vegetables and fruits. Here once again I have used Avarekai and prepared some yummy curry./Sambar/Thick curry.


In Karnataka most of the houses do use this Avarekai almost everyday during this Avarekai Season. So One more recipe of Avarekai is here. The Avaekai pods are very fresh and the curry which I made curry which turned Yummy. Avarekai - Palak  side dish and goes well with almost all the main dishes.
I have used fresh Avarekai, Palak, fresh coconut, fresh spices.

Things Needed :

Avarekai / Field Beans : 1 Big Cup
Palak Leaves / Spinach : Big Bundle
Methi Seeds /Fenugrik Seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Home made spice powder : 1 Tablespoon
Tamarind : Small marble size.
Coconut : 1 Cup
Salt : As Required
Turmeric powder : A little
Seasoning with Mustard seeds, coconut oil, ingh and curry leaves.

Method :

1. Remove the pods and wash it and keep it aside.


2. Clean and wash Palak Leaves and cut into small.
3. Pressure cook, 1/4 teaspoon of methi seeds,  Avarekai and Palak Leaves for 6 to 8 minutes.


4. Grate coconut and grind it with tamarind and home prepared spice powder.


5. Keep a pan on the fire and put cooked avaekai , palak mixture.
6. Add Salt, turmeric powder and little water. Let it boil for 2 minutes.

7. Add Ground coconut masala and mix it well. Boil for another 2 to 3 minutes.


8. Now shift Avarekai - Palak Curry to a serving dish.


9. Add mustard seeds, ingh and curry leaves seasoning to the curry and serve.


10. We had Avarekai - Palak Leaves Curry for lunch as one of the side dish.

Note :

You can use rasam powder instead of home made powder. Adding onion or garlic is optional. I have not added either onions or garlic. Use of any cooking oil is optional. Use of some vegetables adds to the energy and health. No need to add any dal to the curry.
Time : 30 Minutes. 
Serves : 3 to 4 

Home Made Spice Powder : For 1 time . 

Methi Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander Seeds : 1 Tablespoon
Channa dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Cinnamon : Very small piece
Red chilly /byadagi chilli :  5 to 6
Curry leaves : 5 to 6
Ingh/Asafoetida : A pinch
Dry roast one by one and dry grind it once it is cooled.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Simple Raw Mango Rice

In Raw Mango season we do use raw mangoes. Varieties of raw mango preparation is done with it.
I have prepared Simple Raw Mango Rice with methi aroma.


 It is very healthy to use  seasonal vegetables and fruits according to the season, they will be rich in vitamins and minerals. Here I have prepared quick raw mango rice. It is yummy, easy and quick.
I have used raw mango, cooked raw rice, little rasam powder and the seasoning ingredients.
It is one of the simple and easy recipe. No garlic or Onion is added here in this Simple Raw Mango Rice.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Raw Mango : 1 Medium sized 
Cooked Raw Rice : 2 Cups.
Rasam Powder : 1 Tablespoon
For Seasoning :
Cooking Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 8 to 10
Ground Nuts : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
To Dry roast :
Methi seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
To Add :
Salt : As required 
Turmeric powder : A little
Jaggery : 1 Tablespoon
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Coriander Leaves : 1 Tablespoon

Method :


1. Wash and cut coriander leaves and curry leaves.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Dry roast methi seeds and dry grind it. Keep it aside.
3. Wash and wipe out the moisture of mango and grate it.


4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil, mustard seeds and Methi seeds.
5. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add ground nuts and fry till they turn golden brown.
6. Add curry leaves, jaggery grated raw mango, salt and turmeric powder. Fry on medium flame.


7. Add grated coconut. Add rasam powder and ground methi seeds powder.
8. Mix it slowly and cook on low flame. Add a tablespoon of ghee.


9. Add cooked rice and mix it slowly. Let it cook on low flame for 2 minutes. ( On low flame).


10. Shift it to a serving bowl and add cut coriander leaves. Raw Mango rice is ready to serve.

Note :
I have used Raw totapuri mango. It is mild savoury fruit. ( Raw ). Use of jaggery and ghee more /less is optional. Use of home made rasam powder taste better. Dry roasted methi seeds powder adds to aroma and health. It helps to reduce the cholesterol. Adding jaggery is optional.
Time : 15 Minutes. If you use already cooked rice. or + 20 minutes to cook rice.
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Bottle Gourd - Cluster Beans Curry

Bottle gourd and Cluster Beans Curry is a side dish prepared using bottle gourd and cluster beans./Chavali kodu /kayi.


I have used bottle gourd, chavali kayi /cluster beans some fresh fried spices and coconut.
Cluster beans/chavali kayi or chavali kodu/gori kayi is a seasonal vegetable. It is one of the beans family vegetable that we use in curries, dry curries and even rice baat./baath/Rice dish.

Let us see some benefits of eating " Cluster Beans " in our diet.
Cluster Beans called as follows in different Indian Language.

Gori Kayi/ chavali kodu /chavali kodu in Kannada ( Karnataka),
Kothavara : Tamil,
Kothamara : Malayalam.
Govar : Gujarati,
Govari : Marati,
Guar ki Phalli : Hindi,
Goruchikkudu : Telugu.
Cluster beans is full of nutrition and filled with proteins, minerals and vitamins. It is full of dietary fiber. It is very low in calories. Cluster beans is good for anemic people. They are rich in iron.
Cluster beans contain gylco nutrients that help in controlling blood sugar. They are good for bone healthy. They do contain phosphorous and calcium. They are good for blood circulation in our body. They help to control the blood level in our body. They are rich in fiber and good for people who suffer from constipation and bowel movements.Cluster beans is good for pregnant women because they contain Iron and folic acid. It contain Vitamin K and good for the fetus in the womb.
This Bottle Gourd - Cluster Beans Curry is goes well with almost all main dishes like plain rice, chapatis, pooris, naan, roti, dosa or idli.
No Onion or No Garlic is used in this Bottle Gourd - Cluster Beans Curry.

Let us see the recipe Now :

Things Needed :

To Cook :
Cluster Beans : 250 Grams.
Bottle Gourd : 1/2 of one big bottle gourd.
To Fry :
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Methi seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Urid Dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander seeds : 1 Tablespoon
Curry leaves : 8 to 10
Ingh/Asafoetida : A pinch
Chilly Powder : 1 Teaspoon
To Grind :
Fresh Coconut : 1 Cup
Fried spices
Tamarind : Small Marble size
To Add : 
Salt : As required
Turmeric Powder : A pinch
Slit Green chilly : 2
Mustered Seasoning : 1 Teaspoon

Method :

1. Wash and remove the edges of cluster beans and cut into small.


2. Wash and remove the outer layer of bottle gourd and cut into small. Cook with required water.


3. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Wash and slit green chilly.
4. Keep a small pan on the fire and heat. Add little coconut oil ( 1/2 tsp). Add 1/4 tsp of methi.
5. Fry till they turn golden brown. Add urid dal and fry till it turns golden brown.


6. Add coriander seeds and fry for 10 seconds. Put off the fire and add curry leaves and ingh. Add chilly powder and mix it well. Let it turn cool.

7. Grind with coconut, tamarind and fried spices with required water.


8. Keep a pan on the fire and put cooked vegetables. Add little turmeric powder and required salt.
9. Add water if required. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Add slit green chilly.
10. Add ground coconut mixture and mix it well. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in between so that it does not get burnt.


11. Shift the curry to a serving dish. Add mustard seasoning and cut coriander leaves. (Optional).


12. Serve with the main dish you have prepared.


Note : 

Cut the vegetables into small pieces. Keep the flame low while frying the spices. Do not add more oil while frying. Use fresh coconut to add taste and aroma. Use of onions and garlic is optional. ( I have not used ).
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Kara Pongal /Huggi

Huggi/ Pongal is prepared during Dhanurmasa as I said earlier post. But this Kara /Spicy Pongal can be prepared at any time of the day. It is an easy and healthy dish that provide purpose of food.


It is prepared using moong dal and raw rice. I have learnt this recipe from one of my close friends daughter in Chennai. She has prepared this yummy dish and we all loved it.
We Udupians usually do not prepare kara /spicy pongal. It has become a practice these days and it is one of the stamped recipe of Tamailnadu. People do have this pongal mostly for breakfast in Tamilnadu.
Even Iyyers do prepare this Pongal in such a yummy way. Iyyers and Iyyangar's  Pongal is loaded with pepper and ghee. It has such a wonderful aroma, one should feel like eating it again and again.
Ok, coming back to this Kara Pongal is easy.
All you need is moong dal, rice, ghee, jeera /cumin seeds and pepper. They do not use any other spice. They do pour ghee on it...( As much it takes ).
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Raw Rice : 1 Cup
Moong Dal : 1/2 Cup
Pepper Pods : 8 to 10.( 3/4 Teaspoon ).
Jeera : 1 Teaspoon
Ghee : 1/2  Cup
Cashews : 6 to 8 or more
Salt : As required
Green chilly : 1 ( Optional )
Ginger : An inch

Method :

1. Wash and cook moong dal and raw rice separately.


2.Wash and slit green chilly., crush pepper pods and cashews cut into small pieces.
3. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and wash it again. Grate and keep it aside.
4. Now keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add cooked rice and moong dal.
5.Add little turmeric powder, 1/2 glass of water and required salt. Mix it well and cook on low flame.
6. Add 2 tablespoons of ghee, slit green chilly and grated ginger.



7. Keep a pan on the fire and add a tablespoon of ghee. Add cut cashews and fry til they turn golden brown.

8. Add jeera /cumin seeds and pepper. Fry for 10 seconds and put half of the seasoning to this mixture to already done pongal.

Cook on low flame for a minute.




9. Shift the pongal  / Khara Huggi to a serving dish. Add remaining cashews mixture on the top. Add remaining ghee to Khara Pongal /Spicy Huggi .
10. Serve when it is piping hot. Hot huggi taste delicious.

Note :

Do not over cook rice or moong dal. Adding more / less ghee is optional. Adding green chilly is optional. Do not add any oil or vanaspathi except ghee.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 4 to 5.