Showing posts with label snack. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snack. Show all posts

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Baragu /Proso Millet Cripsy Masala Dosa

Use of millet is one of the healthy way to stay fit. It is said that in olden days people used to have millet as their staple food. Now people know the secret of taking care of their health. Here is a recipe of Proso Millet/baragu Millet Masala Dosa. Try and enjoy.


Millet helps to reduce the weight, take care of blood sugar level and they are free of gluten. They are best for diabetic people to control their sugar. They are fiber rich, filled with vitamins and minerals. They are digested slowly and one will not feel hungry for a long time.
Here I have used Baragu/Prosso Millet, Urid dal and a tablespoon of toor dal with little methi seeds. I have used mixi jar this time to grind the ingredients. The batter has to be well fermented to get good dosa.
Let us see the recipe Now :
Baragu Dosa :
Ingredients "
Baragu /Proso Millet : 2 Cups 
Urdi dal : 1/2 Cup 
Toor Dal : 1 Tablespoon full
Methi seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Avalakki /Poha : ( Any type ) : 2 Handful 
Salt : As required



Method :

1. Wash and soak Baragu Millet separately for 3 hours.


2. Wash and soak urid dal, methi seeds together for 3 hours.
3. Wash and soak avalakki separately.
4. Grind all the ingredients and put it in a big bowl to ferment. (Over night or 6 to 8 hours).


5. Prepare Palya /Dry curry of only onions and potato. Keep it aside.
6. Grate fresh coconut and prepare coconut chutney with 2 green chilly, very small quantity of tamarind and required salt. Keep it aside.
7. Now keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle little oil on the pan and clean it out with a kitchen tissue.

8. Mix well and take a ladle of dosa batter and spread it on the tava in circle shape. ( Let the flame be low).
9. Sprinkle a teaspoon of oil on the top. Let dosa cook on low flame till it turns slightly golden brown.

10. Add a tablespoon or little more of palya/dry curry in the middle of dosa and roll the dosa and remove it from the pan.

11. Baragu /Proso Millet dosa is ready to serve. Serve with  coconut chutney and little ghee /butter on the top.

12. Repeat the same with remaining batter and prepare dosas.

Note :

Do not add more water while grinding. Let dosa batter ferment well so that dosa turns best.
Do not add oil before pouring dosa batter. Sprinkle little water and clean the top of the pan each time you prepare dosa. Adding toor dal helps dosa to turn crispy and tasty. Do it on the low flame.
Serves : 4 to 5
Time  : Soaking the ingredients 3 hours + Grinding 5 Minutes + Fermentation : 6 to 7 Hours.
Aloo Dry curry :
Aloo Payla
Ingredients :
Potatoes : 2
Onions : 2 to 3
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Ginger : 1 Teaspoon ( Grated)
Curry leaves :  5 to 6
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Turmeric powder : 1/4 Teaspoon

Method :

1. Wash and pressure cook potatoes. Remove its outer layer once it is cooled. Smash potatoes and keep it aside.
2. Wash and cut green chilly, curry leaves and coriander leaves. Cut them into small. Remove the outer layer of ginger and wash again. Grate it and keep it aside.
3. Keep a pan on the fire, add oil and heat. Add little mustard seeds and urid dal. Add green chilly once the mustard seeds splutter. Let it fry nicely. Add cut curry leaves and cut onions.
4. Fry nicely till the onion turns slightly brown. Add smashed potatoes and mix it well.
5.Add required salt and mix it well. Add cut coriander leaves and put off the fire.

Coconut Chutney :

Grate coconut, and grind it with 2 green chilly and little tamarind. Add salt and mix it well. Add mustard and curry leaves seasoning to chutney and serve.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Bottle Gorud-Banana Sweet Rava Rotti.

We are sweet people. (we do love to have some sweet taste in our food ). I am saying this here I am preparing Bottle Gourd Banana Rava Sweet Rotti. Is not that I am saying this for this purpose, we udupians /Karnataka's southern part, prepare food that is bit sweet. Whether it is a curry or solid food there are varieties of food that have sweet taste with them.


Adding jaggery to the curry or any edible is one of the healthy point to note. Spice adds acidity and jaggery helps to reduce the acidity. Such a wonderful quality that jaggery has. They are good for quenching thirst, adding iron content to our body, helping to reduce the acidity in the food.
We visited Cambodia last December and I got two small tins of Palm Jaggery on the way to the capital city of Cambodia Phnom Penn. Lots of Palm trees in that country and preparing Jaggery from Palm fruit in traditional way.
Let us see some benefits of using PALM JAGGERY in our diet.
Palm Jaggery is an excellent substitute for white sugar. It is healthy and natural sweetener. It is the most beneficial and nutrient rich variety of raw jaggery. It is prepared from palm tree extract and is loaded with minerals and vitamins. It is loaded with medicinal properties.
Palm Jaggery is rich in iron, increases hemoglobin level when you eat regularly. It is good for treating anemia. It is a rich source of magnesium and regulates the nervous system. It is rich source of antioxidant, calcium,potassium and phosphorus. It is good remedy for constipation and helps in easy digestion. It is a good energy booster.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Bananas : 2 ( Small size)
Milk : 1/2 Cup
Rava/Semolina : 2 Cups
Bottle gourd : 1 Bowl ( 1/2 of 1 bottle gourd medium size)
Palm Jaggery : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Salt : A little
Coconut : 1 Cup
Ondelaga leaves : 1 Handful ( Optional)
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash bottle gourd and peel off the outer layer. Grate it and keep it aside.


2. Peel off banana skin and smash banana in 1/2 cup of milk. Add palm jaggery and mix it well.

3. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Wash Ondelaga / Gotu kola leaves and cut it into thin pieces.
4. Take a big bowl and put, cut ondelaga leaves, rava/semolina, salt, grated bottle gourd, coconut and banana - jaggery mix.

5. Mix all the ingredients nicely. Add water if required and mix it nicely. Let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
6. Keep a dosa pan on the fire and heat. Add a teaspoon of oil and spread it nicely around the pan.
7. Wet your hands with water and take a handful of rotti batter and spread it slowly on the hot tava. Let the flame be very low while you spreading the batter.


8. Add 1/2 teaspoon of oil on the top and cook on medium heat. ( You can use your spatula to spread the batter evenly, once you put oil on the top). cook for a minute.
9.Turn the other side and cook for another 2 minutes.

10. Now the bottle gourd - banana Rava sweet rotti is ready to serve.
11. Serve with your choice of side dish.  Add a teaspoon of ghee on the top and serve.


12. Repeat the same with remaining batter and prepare Sweet Rava rotti.

Note :

Use of Ondelaga leaves is purely optional. Use of palm jaggery is good for health. You can use normal jaggery instead. Use of milk and banana adds taste to rotti. Use of ghee instead of oil to cook rotti is optional. More / Less jaggery is optional. Use of bottle gourd is good for health. Use of medium rava is better. ( I used medium sized rava).
 Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Friday, June 15, 2018

Avalakki Spicy Huggi

Avalakki/Aval/ Poha/Flattened Rice is good for health and easy to digest, quick to prepare. Here is Avalakki Spicy Huggi/Pongal that we can prepare for breakfast/brunch/snack or dinner.


It is very close to kichidi ( mixed with dal), very good for all age group. Kichidi is normally prepared for dinner so that it is very soothing and healthy. This Avalakki Spicy Huggi is bit thick and is loaded with spices and little ghee which helps to be full for a long time and it can be eaten for breakfast/brunch. It is always better to have this Avalakki Spicy Huggi in the mornings, so that it is easy to digest. I have used avalakki, moong dal, green chilly, ginger, pepper and coconut.
Let us see the recipe now.

Things needed :


To Cook :
Thick Avalakki : 2 Cups
Moong dal : 1/2 Cup
To Add :
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Black Pepper pods : 5 to 6
Ginger : 1 Tablespoon (Grated)
Turmeric powder : A pinch
 Salt : As required
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Lemon : 1 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
To Season :
Ghee : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Jeera /Cumin seeds : 1 Teaspoon

Curry leaves : 8 to 9 leaves

Method :

1. Wash and drain water from avalakki. Wash and squeeze out lemon extract and keep it aside.
2. Wash and cut green chilly into big pieces, peel off outer layer of ginger and wash it again. Grate it and keep it aside.
3. Take a big bowl, add washed avalakki, cut green chilly,  grated ginger and required salt.
4. Mix all the ingredients with avalakki and keep it aside.

5.Grate coconut and keep it aside. Crush pepper pods and add it to avalakki.
6.Wash moong dal and drain all the water and keep it aside.

7. Keep a big pan and add a tablespoon of ghee. Add jeera/ingh and  2 to 3 pepper pods. ( Whole).
8. Add ingh/Asafoetida and let jeera turn little brown. Fry. nicely.

9. Add washed and drained moong dal and fry for 2 minutes. ( On medium flame).
10. Add a glass of water and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Be careful it may over flow. ( Better keep a big pan).
11. See that moong dal turns soft. Mix it well. Add washed avalakki,  Grated ginger and crushed pepper.

12. Mix it well and let it cook on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Let all the moisture disappear.

13. Mix it again and add grated fresh coconut, Lemon juice. Add remaining ghee. Mix it well again. Add cut coriander leaves.

14. Shift the Ready Avalakki Spicy Huggi to a serving bowl. Serve with your choice of side dish or a cup of curd.

Note :

Dry roasting moong dal helps the dal to evenly. ( Will not be over cooked ). Adding slit green chilly gives nice aroma to Huggi. You can use more/less of green chilly. Use of pepper pods adds aroma to Huggi and it helps the food to digest properly. Adding more less coconut is optional. Adding more/less ghee is optional. Thick avalakki must be used to get good consistency.
Time : 15 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Quick Avalakki Idli ( Without Urid Dal).

When you crave to eat idli in the moring, when you do not have fermented idli batter, when your urid dal stock finished, you have no patience to soak and grind idli batter I think you can try and enjoy this Quick Avalakki Idli. ( with out Urid dal).

Here I have tried Avalakki Idli and it has no urid dal or no fermentation either. Just used rice rava, curd and avalakki/poha/aval/atukalu.
Idli is one of the best breakfast food that every one agrees I think. I do love idli and prepare varieties of idli for breakfast/snack time or even dinner. I do prefer idli because it is steamed and very little oil/ghee is used in the whole process. (Just to apply for idli plates ghee/oil is used).
Varieties of idli can be prepared namely, urid idli, dal idli, pumpkin idli, jack fruit idly, mango idli and so many varieties and so many shapes.

Let us see this idli recipe now :

Things you need :

Idli Rava/Akki Idli Rava : 2 Cups
Thick variety of Avalakkii /Beaten rice/Poha/ Aval/Atukulu : 1 Cup
Curd : 1 Cup 
Salt : As required 
Eno Salt : 1 Teaspoon
Ghee/Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Idli plates /Any cooker container
Idli cooker /Pressure cooker ( I have used Pressure Cooker).


Method :

1. Wash and soak Avalakki/Beaten rice in thick curd for 10 to 15 minutes.
2. Wash rice rava and drain all the water and let it rest.

3. Now grind avalakki till it turn paste or rava consistency.

4. Remove from the mixi jar and put it in a big bowl.

5. Add rice rava with ground avalakki, add salt and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes.
6. Put little water in the pressure cooker and keep it on fire.
7. Wash idli plates and apply ghee/oil to each mould in idli plate. Keep them ready.
8.  Now add a teaspoon of Eno salt to rice rava, avalakki, curd mixture and mix it well.


9.  Add a teaspoon of Eno Salt and stir the batter nicely. Mix it again and take a ladle and pour idli batter to each idli mould.

10. Arrange the idli plates with idli batter and keep it in a pressure cooker/idli cooker.
11. Cover the lid and cook for 10 minutes. Put off the gas.
12. Remove cooked idli from the cooker. Let it cool for a minute.


13. Remove soft, fluffy idli from each idli plate with a help of spoon or knife edge.


14. Put all the idli in a serving dish and serve with chutney /sambar/pickle or any other side dish.

15. Add a spoon of ghee just before serving.


Note :

Idli batter should be loose, add water if required. ( Do not make the batter watery, idli may not turn as fluffy).
Add Eno salt at last just before you put idli batter in idli plate. No need to rest the batter after adding Eno Salt. ( They might turn hard and will not be fluffy if you allow the batter to rest after adding Eno salt).
Adding thin avalakki is optional. Use thick curd to mix then use butter milk to dilute the batter. It should be like normal idli batter. (Urid + Rice idli batter). Washing idli rava is optional. 
Time : Preparation : 20 Minutes + Cooking time : 10 Minutes = Total time = 30 minutes.
20 idli can be prepared. ( According to the size ).

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ಅಕ್ಕಿ ರವೆ  : 2 ಲೋಟ
ದಪ್ಪ ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ : 1 ಲೋಟ
ಗಟ್ಟಿ ಮೊಸರು : 1 ಲೋಟ
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೧೦ ನಿಮಿಷದ ನಂತರ ನೆನೆಸಿದ ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿಯನ್ನು ಮಿಕ್ಷಿ ಮಾಡಿ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಪಾತ್ರೆಗೆ ತೆಗೆಯಿರಿ.
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