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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Raw Mango Traditional Chutney. (ಹಿಂಡಿ).

Raw mango chutney/ ಹಿಂಡಿ as we call it is one of the traditional dish done with raw mangoes. This chutney is used as one of the side dish with dosa, idli, rice, curd rice and many more main dishes.
It is so easy to prepare and enjoy.


This chutney is so handy and it helps and eases our daily work . In South Canara in our homes we normally do not prepare chutney always. It has become a habit that we use varieties of pickles especially mango pickles. The varieties of mango pickle like, ಕೆತ್ತೆ, ಅಡುಗಾಯಿ, ಮಿಡಿ, ಹಿಂಡಿ, /kette, adugaayi, midi, hindi etc. Each type of pickle is yummy to taste and some last long at least for 2 to 3 years even.
This particular variety of pickle/chutney is done very easily and quickly. Normally when the raw mango starts this variety of pickle is prepared.
I have used raw mango, mustard seeds, coconut oil, roasted methi/Fenugrik seeds, red chilly powder.
No need to keep mangoes in salt, or boil any salt water.
I have used one big raw mango.
Let us see the recipe

Things needed :

Raw mango : 1 Big size
Mustard seeds : 2 Tablespoons
Methi seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : 5 to 6 Tablespoons
Chilly Powder : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
To Season/Temper :
Coconut Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Ingh /Asafoetida : A pinch

Method :

1. Wash and wipe mango with clean towel. Leave it for a few minutes.
2. Peel off the green outer layer and cut mango into very small pieces.
3. Take a big bowl and put mango pieces and salt. Mix it well and leave it for a few minutes.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add methi/ seeds and put it to a bowl. Let it cool.
5. Dry grind dry raw mustard seeds, add methi seeds and dry grind it nicely.
6. Add red chilly powder and dry grind it for 2 to 3 minutes.


7. Now add cut mango soaked in salt.  Let it turn as paste and turn as chutney.
8. Mix it with a spoon edge and grind it again.

9. Remove the ready chutney to a serving bowl.

10. Add coconut oil, mustard seeds and ingh/Asafoetida seasoning and mix it nicely.


11. Let it cool completely. Store it in a glass bottle and use it as you like.
12. Better to store in fridge.

Note

Remember that to wipe mango nicely and then use it. Adding more oil, chilly powder is optional.
Use of coconut oil is optional. You can also prepare mango rice chitranna using this mango chutney.
Any brand of chilly powder is optional. I have used MTR red chilly powder.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : Depends upon the servings.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Ondelaga /Gotu Kola / leaves Chutney

We South Indians like chutneys. Chutney goes well with all the main dishes.

It is one of the healthy habit to eat chutney with lunch /breakfast or snacks. Chutney is prepared using coconut/dals, vegetables etc. Here is a healthy chutney prepared using Ondelaga.
Ondelaga /Gotukola is also known as Brahmi leaves.
Ondelaga is called in different names in different language.
Botanical name for Ondelaga is Centella Asiatica and other names are Indian Pennywort and Asiatic Pennywort. In Kannada these leaves are called as Ondelaga/ Uraga / Brahmi leaves.
In Telugu it is known as Saraswathi Akku, Tamil: Vallari Kirai, in Marati it is called as Karivan / Karivana. In Gujarathi is Khanda Brahmi , In Bengali it is known as Tulkudi adn in Hindi it is known as Bensag Brahmi.
Ondelaga leaves and benefits :
Ondelaga leaf is one of the medicinal herb which is also used in cooking. It is used as a memory enhancer. It contain antioxidants and regulates the blood sugar levels in diabetic people. Ondelaga has cooking property and it helps to keep the mind calm and free from anxiety. It also helps to sleep well. It is normally said that eating Ondelaga helps to improve our memory and good for children. The shape of the leaf is just like our cerebellum and it helps in controlling concentration and memory. Ondelaga leaf helps in rebuilding brain tissues by influencing the brain cells. It helps in building strong immunity in our body.
These Ondelaga Leaves are used in hair oil and is good for strong healthy hair.
Please note  do not consume these leaves in big quantity, it might cause headache, giddiness.
Let us see the recipe now :
Do not fry these leaves much in oil. So that the medicinal value in the leaf will retain its properties in them.
Ondelaga/Gotukola  leaves chutney goes well with all the main dish. Yummy taste with hot rice and a teaspoon of ghee, goes well with dosas and idli also.
It is simple and healthy and anyone can try this chutney. You do get these Ondelaga Leaves in most of the market.
Tip : Handful of Ondelaga leaves are more than enough to use for 1 time. Do not eat regularly.  Once in a week or twice a week will be ok.
These Ondelaga Leaves are from Our home. We have planted them in a small pot. They grow plenty within no time.
Lets see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Ondelaga /Gotukola Leaves : 1 Handful
Urid dal : 1 Tablespoon
Red chilly : 4 to 5
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6
Ingh /Asafoetida : A little
Tamarind  : Small marble size
Fresh grated coconut : 1 Cup ( 1/2 of one small coconut)
Salt : As required
To Season/temper
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh /Asafoetida : A little
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6

Method :

1. Wash and keep aside Ondelaga leaves and curry leaves.

2. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
 3. Keep a small pan on the fire and heat. Add oil. Let it get heated.
4. Add urid dal and fry till they turn golden brown. Remove fried urid dal to a plate.
5. Add red chilly and fry nicely. Let it get crunchy. Add ingh and curry leaves. Put off the fire.
6. Add grated coconut, ondelaga leaves and mix it well. Let it cool.

7. Now grind all the ingredients required salt, tamarind and required water til it turns your desired consistency.
8. Remove from the mixi jar and put it in a serving bowl. Add tempered mustard and curry leaves.

9. Serve with the main dish of your choice.

10.We had Ondelaga /Gotukola Leaves chutney with Hot plain rice with ghee. NO need to say it was Yummmmmmmy..

Note:

There are two varieties of Ondelaga Leaves.
Type 1 : The leaf is small and thin. You can use the stem also in this type of leaf.

Type : 2 : The leaf is thick, darker than the local variety. It is hybrid leaf. Remove the stem and then use it. The stem is bit hard and it does not grind into paste. I have used these Ondelaga leaves from our garden
Ondelaga leaves are also known as brahmi leaves. It is always better not to cook this leaves. You can also use these leaves like coriander leaves, putting it on the top. Cut into very thin pieces. I have seen in Cambodia ppl use this leaves even on the top of Pizza. ( As they are one or two whole leaves kept on the top of Pizza while serving). Use of more chilly is optional. Use of byadagi chilli is optional.You can use guntoor chilly also. ( The one who likes it very spicy). .
Time : 15 Minutes 
Serves : 2 to 3. 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Quick Sambar Rice

Sambar Rice is a quick Rice dish with full of veggies. It is one of the Tamil Nadu people's favourite food that can be cooked quickly and easily.


Sambar Rice is filled with proteins, vitamins and carbohydrates. Veggies are full of fiber and vitamins. It is like a full meal and it surely fills our stomach.
Sambar rice can be cooked for one pot meal, lunch or even dinner. You can take this full meal for travelling or even to office. ( For lunch)
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

To Cook :
Rice : 1 Cup
Toor Dal : 1/2 Cup or little less
Carrots : 2 ( Medium size)
Knolkol /Kohirabi/Navilu kosu : 2
Cluster beans /Gori kai/Chavali Kodu : 100 to 150 Gr.
To Dry Roast :
Methi seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Red chilly : 5 to 6
Urid dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Channa dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander seeds : 2 Tablespoons
Jeera /cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6
Ingh / Asafoetida : A little
To season :
Capsicum : 1
Cashew Nuts : 2 to 3 Tablespoons. ( 6 to 8 nuts)
Oil : 2 Teaspoons
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh : A pinch
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6 leaves.
To Add : 
Tamarind Pulp : 2 to 3 Tablespoons pulp ( Small marble size tamarind)
Turmeric powder : A little
Salt : As required

Dry ground powder
Seasoning 
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons

Method : 

1. Wash and cut scrape out carrots and cut into small pieces.
2. Wash and peel off the outer layer of knolkol and cut into desired size.
3. Wash and remove the edges of cluster beans and cut into desired size.


4. Put them in a pressure cooker. Add washed toor dal. Add 1/2 Cup of water.
5. Pressure cook all the above ingredients for 2 to 3 minutes. Let it cool.
6. Wash and cook rice and keep it aside.

7. Soak tamarind in hot water for 5 minutes and squeeze out the pulp. Keep it aside.
8. Dry roast all the spices one by one on low flame and dry grind once it is cooled.


9. Keep a big pan on the fire and put cooked rice, vegetables with dal.
10. Add tamarind pulp and haldi/turmeric. Add salt and mix all the ingredients nicely.
11. Add water if required and let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
12. Add dry ground fresh spice powder and mix it well. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Wash capsicum and remove its seeds from inside. Cut it into thin pieces. keep it aside.


13. Keep a pan on the fire and add oil and ghee. Add cashew nuts and fry.
14. Add mustard seeds, ingh and let mustard seeds splutter.
15. Add ingh and curry leaves . Add cut capsicum and fry till the pieces turn golden brown.

16. Shift the ready Sambar Rice to a serving dish. Add fried capsicum and seasoning mixture to Sambar rice.

Mix it well and serve with papad.

Note :

Cooking vegetables separately helps to keep the veggies crunchy. Adding more chilly to Sambar rice is optional. Adding fresh spice is optional. You can use any brand of Sambar powder instead of home prepared sambar powder.
Time : 40 Minutes 
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Monday, May 14, 2018

Dahi Channa

Dahi Chenna is a snack dish and it is filling dish too. Channa/Kadale /whole Kabooli Channa is used here. 

It is an easy dish and I have used Kabooli  Channa, little spices and curd.
Let us see the recipe

Things Needed :

To Cook :
Kabooli Channa : 1 Cup 
To Season :
Cooking Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Grated ginger : 1 /2 Teaspoon
To Add : 
Curd : 1/2 Cup
Sweet and Spicy Chutney : 2 Tablespoobs
Coriander Leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : As required 
Chat Masala : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera /Cumin Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Red chilly powder : 1/2 Teaspoon


Method :

1. Wash and soak kabooli channa over night. 
2. Wash it again in the morning or 5 to 6 hours and pressure cook with required water.
3. It should cook well it should be soft.


4. Keep a pan and heat. Add oil and mustard seeds, jeera and let mustard seeds splutter.
5. Add green chilly and fry for 20 seconds. Add cooked channa and stir nicely.


6. Add grated ginger,  1/2 teaspoon of garam masala powder and fry nicely. 
7. Add required salt and mix it well. Add a pinch of turmeric powder.
8. Mix all the ingredients nicely and allow it to cook for 2 minutes. Put of the gas.


9. Take a bowl and add curd, chat masala powder, a pinch of jeera powder.
10. Add chilly powder and little salt. Mix all the ingredients nicely, Let curd mixes well with all the other ingredients. Add little more curd if required.


11. Take a plate, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of cooked channa, and add 2 to 3 tablespoons of curd on the top. 

12. Sprinkle some coriander leaves and put 1/4 teaspoon of spicy and sweet chutney and serve.


Note :

Channa should be cooked soft. Adding onions on the top while serving is optional. I have not added.
Adding any other spice is optional. You can prepare Onion Rings and serve along with this Dahi Channa.
Time : Soaking time Over night or 5 to 6 hours + Cooking time + 20 to 25 minutes.+ Plating + 10 Minutes. 
Serves : 3 to 4 
We had it with home prepared Onion Rings. 
How to make Onion Rings ?
Mix 1/2 cup of besan/channa powder,  1 Tablespoon of rice flour, required chilly and 1/4 teaspoon of jeera and required salt. Mix with required water and prepare pakoda batter. (Bit thick).
Remove the outer skin of onions and wash it. Cut it as circle and keep it aside.
Keep 1 cup of oil in a frying pan. Let it get hot. 
Dip each onion ring in besan mixture and put it slowly in hot oil. Fry on both sides. 
Remove it from hot oil once it is done and put it on a kitchen tissue. 
Serve with Dahi Channa and it is a good combination to have with Dahi Channa.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Onion - Avalakki Uppugari

Avalakki Uppugari/Quick Avalakki is one of the very famous dish from Udupi and Dakshina Kannada region. Any time you can prepare this Avalakki and enjoy. 


I remember those days I spent in Udyavara near Udupi. My doddamma and doddappa had paddy field and they used to grow paddy, cow peas, horse gram, urid etc, etc,  etc. There were some workers staying in near by our house. My doddamma was  kind hearted woman who used to prepare breakfast for all the workers who come in the early morning for work. This Avalakki Uppugari is very famous and every one's favourite. My doddamma never used onions and instead of that she used to add more coconut. 
Avalakki Uppugari and a cup of Chai goes hand in hand at any time of the day.
Wherever you go or in many Konkani Hotels this type of Avalakki chat is available even now. (Even in small villages).
 I have used onions and little fried shavige (Sev). Thin Avalakki, coconut, jaggery and coconut oil's seasoning is added and that gives a yummy taste to Avalakki Uppugari.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Thin variety Avalakki : 2 Cups ( 2 Handful)
Coconut :  3 to 4 Tablespoons
Jaggery : 2 Teaspoons
Salt : A little ( As required )
Rasam Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Thin variety of Sev : 1/2 Cup/5 to 6 Tablespoons
Seasoning :
Coconut Oil : 2 Teaspoons
Urid dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Red chilly ( Byadagi ) : 1 
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8 or little more leaves 

Method :

1. Clean thin Avalakki/Poha/ Aval and keep it aside.
2.Grate fresh coconut and keep it aside.
3. Remove the outer layer of onion and cut into small pieces.
4. Take a big bowl, add grated coconut, cut onions, rasam powder, salt and jaggery. 
5. Mix all the ingredients and add avalakki and mix it well.

6. Keep a pan add coconut oil, mustard seeds and urid dal. Cut red chilly into 2 to pieces and add.
7. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add curry leaves and put off the fire.
8. Add this seasoning to ready Avalakki mixture. Mix it well nicely with hand.


9. Put it in a serving dish and add little Sev on the top and serve.


Note :

This Avalakki should be served as soon as you prepare it. Or it turns soft and onion added avalakki is not good for health. Adding onion is optional. It adds to the taste. Adding grated carrots is optional. I have not added. You should use fresh coconut. It adds to aroma and softens the avalakki. Adding Sev is optional. You can add roasted groundnuts. 

Time : 10 Minutes 
Serves : 2 to 3.