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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Kulitha Ramdan/ Steamed Horsegram dumpling



Horsegram is called Kulithu in konkani and huruli kaalu in Kannada..This is a very good dish for breakfast  and it is healthy too...You can make thick dosa also which is called Doddak in konkani...Please try this ....

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup urad dal
1 cup horsegram/ kulithu/huruli kaalu
2  cups idli rava
Salt to taste
chopped ginger and green chillies to taste(optional)

PROCEDURE:

  • Soak urad dal and horsegram separately in water for 5-6 hrs
  • Grind urad dal in grinder into a fine batter  
  • Grind horse gram into semi coarse batter
  • Wash idli rava and mix with dal and horsegram  batter
  • Mix well and keep for 2-3 hrs for fermentation
  • No need to keep the batter overnight
  • Add salt,chopped ginger,green chillies and mix well
  • Steam in greased  deep vessel for 15 to 20 mins
  • Serve hot with chutney and enjoy !!!
  • You can also prepare this with leftover idli batter
  • Soak 3/4 cup horsegram ,grind into fine batter and add this to the 2 cups leftover idli  batter and make idli or dodak or ramdan!

Padengi Bajil /Sprouted green gram with poha upkari


Padengi  bajil / Mooga usli poha chutney /Sprouted moong usli with masala poha is another Mangalorian breakfast speciality. this is a very nutritious,wholesome,tasty and healthy combo.The other popular combos of Mangalorian breakfast are Kadle bajil/ Chana usli with poha,Bajl sajjige/ Poha with upma.

INGREDIENTS FOR PADENGI:
1 cup sprouted moong/ green gram
3 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard
1 sprig of curry leaf
3 finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp hing/ asafoetida
2 tblsp grated fresh coconut
Salt to taste

PROCEDURE:

  • Heat oil in a pan ,add mustard,when it starts crackling add curry leaves,green chillies and fry for a minute
  • Add hing,fry for a second,followed by boiled green gram ,salt to taste ,grated coconut and mix well
  • And your green gram usli is ready to serve
  • Don't overcook the green gram and boil it with minimum water.
POHA UPKARI INGREDIENTS:

2 cups fresh grated coconut (use white part only)
1 1/2 cups poha /beaten rice)
Salt to taste

For masala:
2 tsp coriander seeds/dania
1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
1 green chilli
3-4 byadgi red chillies
jaggery or sugar to taste
salt to taste
Crush these ingredients .

For tempering:
3 tsp oil
2 tsp mustard
1 sprig of curry leaves

PROCEDURE:

  • In a bowl mix coconut and the masala
  • Add the tempering 
  • Mix poha and serve

Monday, 18 September 2017

Vegetable Noodles Soup



INGREDIENTS:
3 tsp oil
6 finely chopped garlic cloves
1 small carrot finely chopped
8 beans finely chopped
4 mushrooms finely chopped
1/2 cup noodles
2 tsp soya sauce
3 tsp tomato ketchup
2 tsp vinegar
1tsp crushed pepper
2 tsp Ching's Schezuan chutney or 1 tsp red chilli pdr
3-4 tsp corn flour 
Salt to taste

PROCEDURE:

  • In a pan heat oil,add chopped garlic and fry till it becomes brown
  • Add the chopped carrot,beans,little salt and saute on a high flamw for 2-3 mins
  • Put chopped mushrooms ,noodles,salt to taste and 4 cups water,cook till noodles are cooked
  • Now add tomato sauce,soya sauce,vinegar,pepper pdr,schezuan chutney and mix well
  • Mix corn flour in 1/4 cup water and add it to the soup,stir continuously till it becomes thick
  • Give a quick boil, check for the salt and turn off the flame
  • And your vegetable noodles soup is ready to serve.
  • You can also use cabbage,capsicum or chicken .

Roasted mushrooms with Veg. pulav


INGREDIENTS FOR PULAV:
1 cup basmati rice soaked in water for 20 mins
5 tsp oil or ghee
2 lavang
a piece of cinnamon
1 bay leaf
1 sliced onion
2 green chillies slit
1/2 tsp turmeric pdr
1 tsp garam masala pdr
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 cup chopped veggies like beans ,carrot and some green peas
4-5 pudina leaves
3 tblsp chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste

PROCEDURE:

  • In cooker heat ghee or oil,add lavang,cinnamon,bay leaf and onion slices and fry till transparent
  • Put green chillies ,ginger garlic paste and fry for 5 mins
  • Add turmeric pdr,garam masala pdr ,fry 
  • Drain water from rice and add to it ,fry for 5 mins followed by veggies 
  • Add salt,mix well,put 1.5 cups water and close the lid of cooker
  • cok for 2 whistles ,once the steam is released open the lid,add chopped pudina and coriander leaves 
  • Serve hot with curry or raita
ROASTED MUSHROOM RECIPE
INGREDIENTS:
6 button mushrooms
Oil for roasting

FOR MARINATION YOU NEED:
2 tblsp hung curd
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp roasted jeera pdr
1 tsp garam masala
2 tsp red chilli pdr
1/2 tsp chat masala
Salt to taste
Mix the above ingredients and make  a paste

PROCEDURE:
  • Wash  the mushrooms and remove the stems,marinate with the prepared paste
  • Keep the marinated mushrooms in the fridge for minimum 1 hr
  • Heat tava and roast the mushrooms adding oil ,both the sides
  • Serve hot with any dip or any rice or noodles.
Note: You can substitute mushrooms with paneer,baby potatatoes,paneer,prawns or chicken.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Jolada Usli/ Sweet corn stir fry


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup jola / sweet corn kernels( boiled)
3 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard
1/4 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
1 sprig curry leaf
1 broked red chilli
Pinch of hing/ asafoetida
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tblsp chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste

INGREDIENTS TO BE GROUND:
1/4cup grated fresh coconut
1 or 2 green chillies 
Coarsely ground the above ingredients without water

PROCEDURE:

  • Heat oil in a kadai,add mustard,once it crackles add curry leaves,red chilli bits,hing,jeera and fry for a second
  • Add the coconut paste,and saute for a minute
  • now drop in the boiled corn kernels,salt to taste and toss well
  • Check for the salt,garnish with chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice and turn off the flame
  • And your jolada usli is ready to serve with rice and dal.


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Chicken Quessadilla



QUESADILLA is a part of Mexican cuisine. Makes a complete meal ,with cooked chicken,bell peppers and zucchini and mixed with lots of cheese ,stuffed in tortillas.These tortillas are home made .I've used all purpose flour to make tortilla wraps. you can also make thia using only vegetables.

INGREDIENTS:
FOR THE TORTILLA:
2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
2 tblsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup warm water
Mix all these ingredients and make a soft dough and keep covered  for 1/2 an hour

For the stuffing:
 1/4 cup shredded chicken pieces
1/4 cup zucchini pieces
1/4 cup capsicum chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp red chilli sauce
Mozarella cheese
Salt to taste

PROCEDURE:

  • Make  big lemon size balls with the dough and roll it into a thick roti 
  • Cook the roti on tava both the sides and keep aside
  • In a pan heat oil ,saute garlic, onion and all other ingredients (except cheese)
  • Add salt and mix well
  • Take one roti ,put around 3 tblsp of stuffing on one side of it 
  • Put generous amount of grated cheese over it and close with the other half part of roti
  • Press it and put an hot tava and cook with on both the sides ,adding oil
  • Cut into 2 pieces and serve hot with ketchup

Paneer Quessadilla



QUESADILLA is a part of Mexican cuisine. Makes a complete meal ,with cooked chicken,bell peppers and zucchini and mixed with lots of cheese ,stuffed in tortillas.These tortillas are home made .I've used all purpose flour to make tortilla wraps. you can also make thia using only vegetables.

INGREDIENTS:
FOR THE TORTILLA:
2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
2 tblsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup warm water
Mix all these ingredients and make a soft dough and keep covered  for 1/2 an hour

For the stuffing:
 1/4 cup crumbled paneer
1/4 cup zucchini pieces
1/4 cup capsicum chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp red chilli sauce
Mozarella cheese
Salt to taste

PROCEDURE:

  • Make  big lemon size balls with the dough and roll it into a thick roti 
  • Cook the roti on tava both the sides and keep aside
  • In a pan heat oil ,saute garlic, onion and all other ingredients (except cheese)
  • Add salt and mix well
  • Take one roti ,put around 3 tblsp of stuffing on one side of it 
  • Put generous amount of grated cheese over it and close with the other half part of roti
  • Press it and put an hot tava and cook with on both the sides ,adding oil
  • Cut into 2 pieces and serve hot with ketchup