Showing posts with label red chilly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label red chilly. Show all posts

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Baragu /Prosso Millet Coconut Rice

Baragu / Prosso Millet is one of the grain from Millet family. I have tried coconut rice using Baragu / Prosso Millet. Here is a simple and healthy recipe that you can try for this Makara Sankranthi Festival.

I used prosso millet, coconut, red chilly and some spices like mustard seeds and urid dal.
As I said it is simple, healthy and easy.
Millet do not contain fat. It is free from cholesterol and rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals.It is gluten free and good for diabetes and helps to control blood pressure in our body.
Let us see the recipe :

Things Needed :

Prosso /Baragu Millet :  1 Big cup
Water : 2 cups
To Season : Oil : 2 Tablespoons
Ghee : 3 to 4 Tablespoon
Red chilly : 3 to 4
Mustard Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 1 Handful
Cashew Nuts : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Coconut : Fresh /Grated : 4 to 5 Tablespoons.
Salt : As Required



Ready to serve Baragu /Prossso Millet Coconut Rice 

Method :

1. Clean and wash baragu/prosso millet.


2. Add 2 cups of water and cook in pressure cooker. ( Use the same measuring cup to add water).
 ( It is 1 : 2,  1 prosso millet and 2 cups of water). Allow it to cool.
3. Now spread the prosso millet in a big plate. Millet get to normal temperature.


4. Wash curry leaves and cut into small pieces.


5. Keep a big pan on the fire and add  2 tablespoons of oil to the pan.
6. Add mustard seeds and urid dal. Urid dal turns golden brown and mustard seeds splutter.
 7. Add red chilly and fry.
8. Add cut curry leaves and cashew nuts. Fry cashews in hot oil till they turn golden colour.
9. Add cooled Baragu/Prosso Millet and required salt. Stir slowly and mix it well.


10. Now add coconut and 3 to 4 tablespoons of ghee and mix it nicely.
11. Let it cook on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Shift the ready Baragu /Prosso Millet Coconut Rice to a serving dish.

12. Simple, Mild and healthy Baragu /Prosso Millet Coconut Rice is ready to serve.

Note :

Use only twice the quantity of water to cook any millet. It does not take much water. Adding more ghee is optional. It adds to the taste. Adding green chilly instead of red chilly is optional. Taste may differ. Use of red chilly is traditional. Use of any cooking oil is optional. Fresh coconut gratings adds to the taste. Do not cook much after adding coconut. ( 2 to 3 minutes will be enough to get good aroma and the good benefits of coconut).
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Maavina Kayi Hindi / ಹಿಂಡಿ./chutney

This Mango Tokku is very easy to prepare and you can keep them in fridge for a long time. 


 I got some mangoes from my relatives and was lazy to prepare pickle. The nest day I remember and saw it has turned bit yellowish but it was hard and I could try this Mango chutney /tokku which is very easy and you can keep this tokku in the fridge for a long time.
This Mango Chutney is prepared during the end of Mango season. Now we can see raw mangoes in some shops these days. 
This type of tokku is prepared at my aunt's house. No need to be boiled or cooked. Raw mangoes are used to this chutney and it is called as Hindi /ಹಿಂಡಿ. 


Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Raw Savoury Mangoes : 2 
Red chilly powder : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Salt : 2 Tablespoons
Mustard seeds : 1 Tablespoon
Methi Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Ingh/ Asafoetida : A little 
Oil : 2 Tablespoons 
To Season : 
Coconut Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1Teaspoon
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little 

Method :

1. Remove the outer layer of mango and cut into small pieces.
2. Put salt and mix it well.


3. Dry roast methi seeds until it turns golden brown.
4. Dry grind mustard seeds and methi seeds and keep it aside.


5. Now grind cut mangoes with salt, red chilly powder, ingh and powdered mustard and methi seeds.


6. Do not add any water while grinding. You can use dry grinder /chopper.
7. Add a little turmeric powder and grind it. 
8. Let all the ingredients turn soft and completely fine.


9. Remove it from the mixi jar and add seasoned mustard seeds and ingh with coconut oil.


10. Leave it in a bowl till it is cooled and then store it in a glass bottle. ( Clean the bottle nicely before you put Hindi in to it). 

Note : 

Do not add any water while grinding.  Mangoes should be cleaned in dry clothes nicely before using it. Adding more chilly powder is optional. Use of savoury mango is must. Keep this mango chutney in a fridge to save for more days. I have used MTR Chilly Powder. 
You can add mango chutney to prepare Mango Chitranna. 
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves as you use it.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Millet Mirchi Bajji /Fried Fritters

Mirchi bajji is famous fried fritters these days. Mirchi bajji goes well with a cup of coffee/chai or any other fruit juice.

I have tried this Mirchi bajji using millet flour, besan /channa dal flour, curry leaves chutney powder and other spices. Just wanted to try this fritter with millet flour and it has turned nicely with crispy and soft texture. It has a good taste and of course it is a good choice for having with lunch as a bite by the side.
Let us see the reciepe Now :

Things needed :

Mirchi /Bajji Chilli : 3 to 4
Millet flour : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Besan / Channa Dal Flour : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves Chutney Powder : 1 Tablespoon
Chilly powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera / Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Oil : to Fry : 1 Cup

Method :

1. Wash and remove the seeds in Chilly. Slit them in the middle. / You can cut them into two in the middle.
2. Take a big bowl and add millet flour, besan / channa flour, curry leaves chutney powder, salt, chilly powder and jeera/cumin seeds. Mix it well.
3. Add water and prepare the batter. ( Let it be medium thick).


4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a cup of oil. Let it get hot.
5. Dip each chilly in the batter you have prepared and fry them on medium flame.


6. Turn the other side and fry till they turn golden brown.

7. Remove from the oil and put it on a kitchen tissue.


8. Millet Mirchi Bajji /Fried fritter is ready to serve.


9.Repeat the same and prepare the remaining bajji.
10 Serve as you wish, with a cup of coffee / tea or a cup of juice or for lunch as a bite like papad.




Note :

Careful while you prepare the batter. Let the batter be medium thick. Adding any spice is optional. Curry leaves chutney powder adds to the taste. Adding more chilly powder is optional.
Fry on medium flame so that it cooks well and chilly turns crunchy.
I have the big chilly into two. So that it is easy to fry. No cooking soda is used here.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Cucumber Peel Chutney

Cucumber sippe / peel /outer layer chutney is one of the traditional dish done. It is said that cucumber peel is rich in fiber. 


We normally do not waste any vegetable or vegetable peel and do make use of it either in chutney or in some other preparations.
This particular cucumber is known as mullu southe in Udupi and Mangalore region. It is very rare and we do make use of this cucumber in chutney, kosumbari and payasa or ganji /porridge.

Let us see some benefits of this Mullu Southekai / Cucumber in our diet.
Cucumber has rich source of nutrients and antioxidants. It contain good amount of water and soluble fiber. It is good for weight loss. It has fiber, zero fat content and low in calories. It has vitamin C and Vitamin K. It contain some amount of protein, manganese, magnesium and potassium. It is good for our skin and eyes. It helps to cool our body.
You need to dip the vegetable in plain water at least 20 minutes. Wash it nicely and then use it.
I have used cucumber peel and some pulp, coconut, tamarind and red chilly.
Let us see the recipe now :
No Onion or Garlic is used in this chutney.

Ingredients :

Cucumber Peel : 1 Bowl
Roasted urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Red byadagi chilly : 4 to 5
Tamarind pulp : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Coconut : 1/2 coconut of small size
Seasoning  with coconut oil, mustard seeds, ingh and curry leaves.


Method :

1. Wash and soak 1 cucumber in plain water for 30 minutes.


2. Wash again and peel its outer layer and keep it aside. ( I have used some amount of pulp also).


3. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put a teaspoon of coconut oil and a teaspoon of urid dal.
5. Fry till urid dal turn golden brown. Add red chilly and fry for a minute.


6. Add curry leaves and ingh. Mix it well and put off the gas.
7. Grind fried urid mixture, cucumber peel and pulp, tamarind and required salt. Add very little water to grind.

8. Remove the ground chutney to a serving dish and add mustard seasoning with curry leaves and ingh.

9. Mix it well and serve with the main dish you have prepared.

Note :

No need to cook cucumber peel. It looses its property once you cook. Adding more / less chilly is optional. Adding any cooking oil instead of coconut oil is optional. Do not add much water to grind. Chutney turns watery and it does not taste good. Urid dal helps the chutney to bind. (or it turns watery).
Time : 15 Minutes + 30 Minutes to soaking cucumber in plain water.
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Channa Dal - Mango Fruit Chutney

Channa dal chutney is one of the traditional side dish. Here I have used mango fruit pulp instead of tamarind.

Channa dal chutney is prepared from ages. When guest arrives without notice or if the side dishes turns shortage in the night or when your tongue wants some yummy spicy chutney this channa dal chutney comes to in hand. It is very easy, tasty and simple chutney.
We can have channa dal chutney with plain hot rice and a spoon of fresh ghee. It goes well  with idli, dosa, chapatis or any type of roti or rotti. This chutney serves the purpose of dips, sides for pakodas, fried fritters and on bread spread.
I have used channa dal, red byadagi chilly, mango pulp and coconut.

No onion or garlic Recipe

Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Channa Dal : 1 Tablespoon
Red byadagi chilly : 3 to 4
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Ingh/Asafoetida : A pinch
Coconut : 1 Cup
Mango pulp : 1 wild mango pulp
Salt : As required
For Seasoning :
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh/Asafoetida : A pinch
Curry leaves : 5 to 6

Method :

1. Wash and squeeze out the mango pulp


2. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil.
4. Add a tablespoon of channa dal and fry on low flame.


5. Add byadagi chilly and fry with channa dal. Let channa dal turn slightly golden brown.
6. Put off the fire and add curry leaves and ingh. Let all the ingredients get cool.
7. Grind it with mango pulp, fresh coconut, salt  and required water. Grind it till it gets paste consistency.


8. Remove it from mixi jar to a bowl.
9. Season with coconut oil, mustard seeds, 1 red chilly, curry leaves and ingh.
10. Channa Dal - Mango Fruit Chutney is ready to serve.

Note :

Do not over fry dal. Chutney turns bitter. Adding more / less chilly is optional. Adding tamarind instead of mango pulp is optional. Use of more coconut adds to the taste.
Time : 10 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3.