Showing posts with label mustard seeds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mustard seeds. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Mangalore Cucumber Mustard Curry / Sasive.

Mangalore Southekai/bannada southekai/ Mangalore cucumber is handy vegetable for many people like me.
We can prepare lots of yummy dishes and it is a healthy vegetable.


I have prepared Mangalore Cucumber Mustard Curry /Sasive here. Mustard seeds are used with coconut to grind thats how it is called as Sasive. 
Let us see the recipe now:
It is easy, simple, yummy and bit spicy.
No Onion or NO garlic is used in this  Mangalore Cucumber Mustard Curry/ Sasive.

Things Needed :

To Cook :
Mangalore Cucumber : 1/2 of one medium size cucumber.
To Grind :
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Tamarind : Marble size
Ingh / Asafoetida : A pinch
To Add :
Ground Mustard - Coconut mixture
Mustard seasoning
Salt : As required
To Seasoning :
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6
Ingh / Asafoetida : A pinch

Method

1. Remove the outer layer and the inner part/pulp completely and cut it into small.
2. Put the pieces in water and leave it for 5 minutes. ( Any bitter in the vegetable will wash off).
3. Now pressure cook this cucumber pieces for 3 to 4 mintues and put off the fire.
4.Grate coconut and grind it with Tamarind,   3 to 4 red chilly and mustard seeds.
5. Keep cooked cucumber pieces in a pan and keep it on the fire.
6. Add required salt and put water if necessary. Add  a pinch of turmeric powder.
7. Let it boil for 2 minutes. Put ground masala and mix it well. Cook on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
8. Shift the curry to a serving dish. Add mustard seasoning and serve with plain /any main dishes.


Note :

Cut the cucumber pieces bit small. Do not add much water to cook. Curry should be thick to enjoy with hot plain rice and ghee. Adding curd instead of tamarind is optional. Adding more coconut helps the curry to be tasty. Use of more/less chilly is optional. Use of any other cooking oil instead of coconut oil is optional.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Pumpkin Acchar /Pickle flavoured Curry

Pumpkin /Sihi kumbala kai is a healthy vegetable which can be kept for a long time. I have prepared this curry with little mustard along with sambar powder. It is called as Pumpkin Achar Curry because the spices gives out slightly pickle taste.

Our home in Brahmavar/Near Udupi used to have at least 3 to 4 pumpkins and that pumpkins were used to store for the rainy days in olden days. I am calling those days as olden days since my father in law used to grow pumpkins, ash gourd and mangalore cucumber in the field and the grown vegetables are to be stored in Padasale/Pooja room. These vegetables are used in rainy seasons because during the rainy days normally you would not get much vegetables. The days are gone and now is all dream that we have seen.
Let us see some benefits of eating pumpkin in our diet.
Pumpkin is low in saturated fat and low in cholesterol. It is also low in sodium. It has a good source of Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It is filled with  Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Phosphorus. It has a good source of dietary fiber. Pumpkin is good for people who suffer from blood pressure. It is rich in anti oxidants which helps in preventing damage to our eyes.
Pumpkin Acchar /Pickle flavoured Curry has no onion or no garlic in it. Do not add more mustard seeds, it might give out bitter and strong spice taste.
Let us see the recipe now :
Things needed :
To Cook :
Red Pumpkin : 1 Bowl. ( 1/4 part of one medium sized pumpkin)
To grind :
Coconut : 1 Cup ( 3 to 4 Tablespoons)
Mustard seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Jeera /Cumin seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Rasam / Sambar powder : 1 Tablespoon
To add :
Tamarind pulp : 1 Tablespoon
Salt : As required
Turmeric powder : A pinch
Coriander leaves : 1 Tablespoon
Seasoning :
Cooking oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh : A little
Curry leaves : 5 to 6 leaves

Method :

1. Wash and remove the hard part of pumpkin and cut them into small pieces.
2. Cook with little water till it turns soft. ( Do not over cook )

3. Grate coconut and grind it with rasam /sambar powder, jeera/cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
4. Add required water to grind and remove it from mixi jar.

5. Soak a marble size of tamarind in hot water and squeeze out the pulp from it. Keep the pulp aside.
6. Keep a pan on the fire and put cooked pumpkin pieces. Add salt, tamarind pulp and turmeric powder to it.


7. Let it cook for 2 minutes. Add ground coconut mixture and mix it well. Let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
 

8. Shift the curry to a serving dish.


9. Keep small pan on the fire and heat. Add a teaspoon of oil, mustard seeds. Let mustard seeds splutter.
10. Add little ingh/ asafoetida and cut curry leaves. Put this seasoning to prepared pumpkin curry.
11. Mix it well and Add cut coriander leaves.
12. Serve with the main dish you have prepared.


 Note :

Do not over cook the pumpkin pieces. No need to add any garlic or onion to this curry. Do not use more oil to season.  Do not add much mustard seeds to grind because the food might give bitter taste.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.
Purely South Indian dish.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Kempu Harive /Amaranth leaves Saasive

Harive soppu/Amaranth Leaves are the healthy leaves which grows nicely all round the year. We do prepare different dishes using Harive Soppu. Here is one of the traditional dish from Udupi .
It is one of the  dish prepared even in Temples.
Temple Food :

I have used harive soppu, mustard seeds, tamarind and red chilly ( Byadagi chilly ) and coconut.
Mustard seeds help us to digest the food easily, keeps our body warm and take care of our health.
Kempu Harive/Amaranth leaves Sasive is one of the traditional dish of Udupi/Karnataka. It is one of the traditional dish prepared on festival or feast day in temples. 
The food prepared in temples do not have Onions or Garlic. It is easy, simple and quick. 
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

To Cook :
Harive soppu/Amaranth Leaves : 1 Small bundle
To Grind :
Coconut : 1 Cup: Fresh and grated
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Red chilly : 4 to 5
Ingh / Asafoetida : A pinch
Tamarind : A small marble size
To Season :
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh /Asafoetida : A pinch
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6
To Add :
Salt : As required
Turmeric Powder :

Method :

1. Wash and cut harive soppu/amaranth leaves and cut into small pieces.
2. Pressure cook with little water. ( 4 to 5 minutes).


3. Grate coconut and grind it with half teaspoon mustard seeds, byadagi chilly, small marble size tamarind and little ingh. Add required water to grind.


4. Keep a pan on the fire and add cooked harive soppu. Add turmeric powder. Add required salt and mix it well. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Add ground coconut - mustard seeds mixture. Mix it well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add required water if necessary.


6. Shift the ready Kempu Harive /amaranth leaves Sasive to a serving dish.
7. Add mustard seeds, ingh, curry leaves seasoning done in coconut oil.

8. Serve with the main dish you have prepared.

Note :

Hot plain rice is a good combination for this Kempu Harive Sasive. Sasive means mustard seeds.
Mustard seeds are good for digestion. It is full of fiber. Adding more chilly is optional. Use of little tamarind is advised. Use of 1/2 Teaspoon of moong dal or soaked raw rice while grinding coconut is advised. It mixes all the ingredients nicely.
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 .
Purely South Canara /Udupi Style / Indian Recipes.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Basale & Dil Leaves Kootu /Curry

Basale leaves are known as Malabar leaves and Dil leaves are sabbassige soppu in Kannada.
This Kootu is goes well with almost all the main dishes.




Basale and dil leaves are from our garden. We do grow flowers and little vegetables in pots on our terrace. It gives so much pleasure when you use your homegrown vegetables.
I have used pepper, green chilly, beans, leaves, toor dal jeera and mustard seeds.
Let us see the benefits of black pepper in our diet.
Black pepper is used since ancient time in cooking and it rich source of medicinal values. It is good for cough, cold, fever and stomach upset. It helps to improve the digestion in our body. It is good remedy for intestinal gas. It has good antioxidant properties. It helps to improve our immune system.
It is loaded with magnesium, Vitamin K, Iron and fiber. It adds taste to the food we eat.
Black Pepper/Pepper Corn is also used in easing aches, muscle pains and inflammatory arthritis. It has antibacterial, antioxidant and immune boosting properties.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

To Cook:
Basale/Malabar leaves : 1 Bowl (1 Small bundle)
Dil /Sabbassige leaves : 1/2 bowl. ( 1 Small bundle)
French beans : 250 Grams
Moong Dal : 1/2 Cup
To Grind : 
Fresh grated coconut : 1/2 Cup
Pepper pods : 4 to 5
Jeera/Cumin seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
To add :
Salt : As required
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Ground coconut masala
Green chilly : 2 to 3 
Seasoning :
Coconut Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Jeera/Cumin seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8 Leaves
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little


 Method :

1. Clean and wash the leaves, cut off the hard stem and cut the leaves into small. (Basale and Dil leaves). Wash and cut curry leaves, slit green chilly and cut coriander leaves into very small.

2.Wash and remove the edges of beans and cut into very small pieces.
3. Wash and cook moong dal in a pressure cooker.


4.Cook leaves and cut beans separately in a pan with required water. Add slit chilly to it.
5. Grate coconut and grind it with jeera, pepper pods and 1/2 teaspoon of mustard. Use required water to grind.

6. Keep a big bowl on the fire and put cooked leaves, beans and cooked moong dal.
7. Add a little turmeric powder, required salt and little water. Mix it nicely and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

 8. Add ground coconut mixture and mix it well. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.


 9. Shift   Basale & Dil leaves Kootu to a serving dish.
10. Add coconut oil, mustard seeds, jeera, ingh and curry leaves seasoning to Hot Kootu.
11. Add cut coriander leaves on the top.
12. Serve with any choice of your main dish with Basale & Dil Leaves Kootu Curry.


Note : 

Cooking leaves and beans separately is always better or it will be over cooked in pressure cooker.
Adding more chilly is optional. Adding jeera /cumin seeds helps the curry to digest well. Adding a teaspoon of lemon juice is optional. ( I have not added). Adding a cup of thick curd is optional. It taste different.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 4 to 5 
Purely South Indian Dish.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Onion Sasive

Sasive is mustard seeds. We have varieties of dishes which are used and prepared with mustard seeds. Here is a simple and quick recipe that goes well with almost all main dishes and You will love to eat as one of the side dish.


When you are just tired and do not want to go out for buying vegetables or want to have simple meal you can try this and enjoy your food.
I have used onions, mustard seeds, fresh coconut and tamarind.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Fresh coconut : 1Cup
Onions : 1 (Medium sized).
Tamarind : 1/2 Marble size
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh : A pinch
Salt : As required
For Seasoning :
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh : A pinch
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6 leaves

Method :

1. Remove the outer layer of onions and cut into big pieces. Keep it aside.
2. Grate coconut and grind it with  4 to 5 byadagi chilly, 1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds, tamarind, required salt and cut onions.


3. Add required water to grind. Grind it nicely and remove it from the mixi jar to a serving dish.


4. Add coconut oil seasoning with mustard seeds, ingh and curry leaves.
5. " Onion Sasive " is ready to serve.

Note :

Use of byadagi chilly is optional. It not only adds to the taste, it adds good colour to chutney.
You can also cut onions into very thin pieces and add it sasive mixture. It taste differ.
Use of coconut oil is optional. Do not add more or big onion to grind. It does not taste good.
Time : 10 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Mango Tokku/Chutney

Mango/mavinakai /raw mango tokku/chutney is one of the side dish that goes well with curd rice/plain rice or with any other main dishes for spicy lovers. It is good to have them for good digestion.

The season is here and here we go with one of the best tokku/chutney in Udupi style.
This Mango chutney is one of the handy dish. We can mix this tokku with plain rice and turn it as Mango sasive chitranna./Savoury Spicy Rice.
 I have used raw mago, green chilly, red chilly powder, methi and mustard seeds.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Raw Mango : 2 . (Savoury mangoes)
Green chilly : 2 to 3 
Red chilly powder : 1 Tablespoon.
Mustard seeds : 1 Tablespoon
Methi seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt : 1 to 1 1/2 Tablespoons
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little 
Oil : 1 Tablespoon

Method :

1. Wash mango and clean it with a clean towel. See that all the moisture goes off.
2. Grate it and keep it aside.

3. Wash and slit green chilly and keep it aside.
4. Dry grind mustard seeds and keep the powder aside. ( 1 Tablespoon full).

5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and mustard seeds. ( 1 Teaspoon). Let it splutter.
6. Add slit green chilly and mustard seeds. Fry for a minute. Add Asafotida.

7. Add grated mangoes and a pinch of turmeric powder. Mix it well.
8. Add salt and stir till it changes its colour and thickens.
9. Add red chilly powder and mustard seeds. Stir till the oil oozes on the top and the sides.

10. Stir for another 3 to 4 minutes and put off the gas. Let it cool slowly. (Let it be in the pan til it cools down).

11. Shift the ready Mango Tokku to a clean bottle. 
12. Serve ready Mango chutney whenever you wish.

Note :

Adding more oil is optional. It should be cooked well without adding any water. Even a drop of water /moisture makes the chutney to spoil spoon. Adding more chilly is optional. I have used coconut oil to prepare this tokku.  Use of Til /Sesame oil is optional.. You can keep this tokku for at least 3 to 6 months in fridge. It is always better to keep this tokku in a fridge. ( Some time by mistake using a wet spoon makes the tokku to for fungus. Be careful and use dry spoon.

Time : 10 Minutes.
Serves : As you wish.