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Showing posts with label rasam powder. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Amtekai Palya /Hog Plum Dry Curry

Amtekai/Hog plum is a savoury vegetable and is used in curries, pickles and it is added in curries instead of tamarind. I have prepared Amtekai Palya /Hog plum Dry Curry.

These Hog plums are from my sister Viji's House in Kadiyali. They have Hog Plum plant at their home. She has specially sent it for me with her son who was coming to Bangalore. 
Here I have tried Amtekai Palya which is very tasty. Hot plain rice, Amtekai Palya and a spoon of fresh home made ghee, you can imagine the tttttt taste.
I have used hog plum, home made rasam powder, roasted sesame seeds, jaggery and dry coconut./Kopra.
Let us see some benefits of eating Hog Plum in our diet.
Hog plum is rich in antioxidant properties. It is full of Vitamin C. It is rich in Iron and it helps to take care of our good blood cells./hemoglobin. It is rich in calcium and full of fiber.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Hog plums : 6 to 8
Rasam Powder : 2 Teaspoons
Sesame Seeds : 2 Tablespoons
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Coriander Leaves :  1 Tablespoon (4 to 5 sticks).
Seasoning :
Coconut Oil : 2 Tablespoons
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Urid Dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh/Asafoetida : A pinch
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8

Method :

1. Wash and cut amtekai into small piece. Keep the pod aside. You can use the pod too.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside.

3. Keep a tava and dry roast sesame seeds till they pop up.
4. Put off the fire and shift the roasted seeds to a plate. Let it get cool.
5. Dry grind rasam powder, dry roasted sesame seeds and dry coconut till it turn powder.

6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
7. Add mustard seeds, urid dal and let mustard splutter.
8. Add ingh and curry leaves. Add cut Amtekai/Hog plum.
9. Stir for a while and put a glass of water. Add jaggery and salt. Add a pinch of turmeric powder.

10. Let Amtekai cook till soft. Allow the all the moisture get disappear. Reduce the flame low.
11. Add ground coconut - spice mixture and mix it well. Let it cook for 2 minutes. Stir in between. Add cut coriander leaves.

12. Shift Amtekai Palya /Hog plum dry curry to a serving bowl. Serve with the main dish you have prepared.
Note :
You can add the pods while cooking. It is fun to chew the pods while having the food. I have used home prepared rasam/saaru powder. (Optional). Use of cooking oil is optional. Use of more/less jaggery is optional.
Time : 15 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Nendra bale Dosa ( Nendra Banana Dosa ).

Nendra  Baale /Nendra banana is a type of banana which is full of nutrients, minerals and vitamins.  This Nendra banana is largely used in South Canara and Kerala.
Nendra bale Dosa is good to have for breakfast and  snack.
 I have used wheat flour, jaggery, rasam powder and salt.
We normally use Patrode batter to prepare this dosa. But I have used wheat flour and no need of grinding any thing. Minimum ingredients are used which is easily available in the kitchen shelves.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Wheat flour : 2 Cups
Nendra Bale/Nendra Banana : 2
Rasam Powder : 2 Teaspoons full
Jaggery : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Oil/ghee /butter : 2 to 3 Tablespoons.

 Method :

1. Wash and remove the skin of Nendra Banana. Cut them as thin circle shape.
2. Put wheat flour, powdered jaggery, rasam powder and salt. Mix it with required water and prepare the batter. (Dosa batter Consistency).
3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle oil on hot tava. ( Keep the flame low now)
4. Dip banana slice in wheat batter and arrange it in circle form.

5. Put some oil on the top, cover and cook. (Low and medium flame).

6.  Turn the other side and cook till it turns golden brown.
7. Now Nendra Bale dideer dosa is read y to serve.
8.Serve hot Nendra Bale dosa with little ghee/butter on the top.
9. Repeat the same with remaining dosa batter and banana slices.

Note : 

The batter should be dosa batter consistency. The banana slices should be thin. Use of any brand rasam powder is optional. Do not use any onion or garlic in the batter. Jaggery quantity more/less is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Brown Rice Bisibele Bhat (Rice Khichdi)

Brown rice (Jaddakki in Kannada language) with dal, vegetables and spices cooked together to prepare this Bisi bele Bhat. Bhat means normally a rice item. This is also a quick and easy and tasty dish. Normally Bisibele bhat is prepared with white rice and I haveused brown rice.

The name bisi bele bhat, which literally means Hot lentil rice in Kannada. Bisi means hot, bele means lentil and bhat means a dish made of rice. It is also known as Bisi bele huliyanna which means hot lentil sour rice. The traditional way of preparation of this dish is elaborate and the perticular spices are used. The dish has a unique flavour and taste. It should be served Hot and eaten with chips or papad.

Brown Rice is more nutritious and it contain essential nutrients such as B vitamins, phosphorus, manganese, potassium and magnesiu. The high content of dietary fibre contribute to a healthy colon and digestive system. Brown rice is an excellent source of soluble fibre and it helps to lower lthe levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. It helps to maintain a healthy body weight. It also controls the blood sugar level.

Toor Dal or pigeon pea provide an excellent source of fiber, protein and sodium. They are also low in fat content and it is an ideal food for heart healthy diets.

Vegetables are low in fat and contain good amount of minerals and vitamins. They are rich source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron,Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin A. Vegetables are antioxidants

Here is a recipe of quick Bisibele bhat, very easy to prepare and I am sure the whole family of all age group will enjoy having this bhat. We can have this bisibele bhat for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Things Needed :

Carrots : 1
Beans :  1/2 Cup  (10 to 12 beans)
Capsicum : 2
Brown Rice : 1 Cup
Toor Dal : 3/4
Tamrind Pulp : 2 Table spoons
Chutney Powder : 2 Table spoon (MTR)
Garam Masala : 1/2 Tea spoon
Rasam Powder : 1 Table spoon
Cloves : 2 to 3
Cinnemon : small piece
Coconut : 1/2 Cup (3 Table spoons)
Salt : required
Oil : 2 Table spoons
Mustard seeds : 1 Tea spoon
Urd Dal : 1 Tea spoon
Ingh (Asafoetida) : a pinch
Turmeric Powder : a pinch

Method :

1. Wash and cook Rice and Dal separately. (You can presssure cook also).

2. Wash and cut vegetables and cook carrots and beans. Keep the capsicum pieces aside.

3. Grate coconut and grind with rasam powder, chutney powder and garam masala. (Use required      water).
4. Soak tamarind in hot water and squeeze out the pulp after 5 minutes. Keep the pulp aside.
5. Now keep a big pan on the fire and put cooked rice, dal and vegetables.

6. Add tamarind pulp. Add salt. Mix it well.
7. Add required water and let it boil nicely.
8. Now add ground coconut spice mixture.

9. Mix it well and let it boil on low flame. Stir inbetween.
10. Keep a small pan and put oil. Heat and put mustard seeds and urd dal.
11. Let the mustard seeds spurt, add ingh and curry leaves.

12. Add this mustard spurt mixture to bath mixture. Mix it well.
13. Keep a pan and put one tea spoon of oil. Add cloves, cinnemon.
14. Add capsicum pieces to the pan and fry capsicum along with cloves and cinnemon. Add this capsicum fry to the bath mixture.
Ready Bisibele Bhat 
15. Shift this mixture to a serving bowl.
Bisibele Bhat in the Serving Bowl
16. Serve bisibele bhat with a cup of curd and papad or as you like.
Ready to serve Bisibele Bhat


Do not over cook rice. You can also add cut onions along with capsicum while frying. You can add more oil or ghee if you wish. You must use good quality of rasam powder, chutney powder and garam masala. Make sure that chutney powder contain roasted channadal and urid dal. I have used  MTR powders. You can also add chilly powder if you like more chilly taste. Using Ghee with Bisibele Bhat adds to the taste. I have tried this dish with mixing chutney powder, rasam powder and garam masala. You can also use bisibele bhat powder of any good company or even you can prepare the powder.
Time : 40 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4

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