December 31, 2012

Sevai sabudana kheer recipe - shyavige sabakki payasa - vermicelli sago kheer recipe

Sevai sabudana kheer recipe - Today I have an amazing vermicelli sago kheer recipe to share with you all. For me this is the easiest kheer I can ever prepare in the comfort of my kitchen. Milk is the basic ingredient which gives creamy taste to the kheer, whereas the quantity of sago and vermicelli is adjustable. Even you can make this type of kheer with vermicelli only. This is one of the Karnataka desserts usually served with meal during the occasion of marriage. Sometimes I too make it in the weekend to serve as a dessert. What I like in this kheer is its simplicity and taste. It has a delicate flavor of cardamom and saffron. The sago, vermicelli combination is absolutely delicious.

 Sevai sabudana kheer in a serving bowl
 Sevai sabudana kheer recipe

December 29, 2012

Methi Moong dal sabzi recipe - methi muga dali bhaaji - how to make methi moongdal sabzi

Methi moong dal  sabzi recipe - This is a side dish prepared with  fenugreek leaves and split green grams. This is a very healthy accompaniment for any main meal with the goodness of methi leaves and moong dal. The combination of leafy vegetables and dal create a nutritious side dish. It is mildly spiced with chili powder and flavoured with the tempering made with asafoetida, cumin seeds, onion and garlic. Fenugreek leaves are one of the most popular and easily available leafy vegetables in India. They are slightly bitter in taste but the addition of green gram dal reduces the bitterness of  fenugreek leaves.

Methi moong dal sabzi in a serving bowl
Methi moong dal sabzi recipe with step by step pictures.

December 28, 2012

Tomato raisin chutney recipe - chutney for uttapam and paratha - how to make tomato chutney

Tmato raisin chutney recipe - This  is a slightly sweet chutney with ginger and garlic flavor. It is a very simple chutney recipe even a beginner can adapt quickly. It is a side dish option and pairs well with methi thepla and paneer cabbage paratha . I have used raisins in this recipe which gives a unique taste to the chutney. Always I reserve some tomatoes for this chutney preparation. I have already posted mint coriander chutney which also goes well with parathas.

Tomato raisin chutney in a serving bowl
 Tomato raisin chutney recipe.

December 23, 2012

Phirni recipe - North Indian rice phirni recipe - how to make phirni

Phirni recipe - This is a popular  North Indian dessert  prepared with milk, rice flour and sugar. This is alternative to rice kheer. Usually Phirni is served as a dessert after meals. You can make phirni with different flavours such as mango and almond by mixing mango pulp and almond paste.This is a very easy dessert to prepare and gets ready within few minutes. This recipe is perfect when you are in a hurry and want to finish the cooking very fast with some delicious dessert along with the main meal.

Phirni in a serving bowl
Phirni recipe.

December 22, 2012

Vaali Bhaji Randayi - Basale Soppina Palya - Malabar Spinach Curry

Vaali bhaji randayi or basale soppina palya recipe - Malabar spinach is a leafy vegetable widely used in Coastal part of Karnataka.In this part, every house would normally have a climber plants of malabar spinach in the backyard. It is a creeper or climber and it grows very easily by planting a thick stalk. It is known with many names such as basale soppu in Kannada, mayalu in Marathi and vaali bhaji  in Konkani. Malabar spinach has a cooling and refreshing effect, but the effect is less if it is cooked too long. Vaali Bhaji Randayi ( palya)  is a coconut based thick gravy prepared with malabar spinach, toor dal, fresh coconut and some other spices. It is a popular traditional vegetarian dish usually served as a side dish to rice ganji and steamed rice and pairs well with daali ambat and thove. This is an easy to prepare palya and my favourite dish. So, I thought to share the recipe with you all.

Basale Soppina Palya in serving bowl
Vaali bhaji randayi or basale soppina palya recipe

December 16, 2012

Spicy chicken pulao - chicken pulav recipe - how to make spicy chicken pulao

Chicken pulao recipe - Spicy chicken pulao is an Indian style spicy rice cooked with boneless chicken, rice, herbs and some spices. To prepare spicy chicken pulao, I usually use basmati rice and boneless chicken. Basmati  is a very popular  variety  of  rice which is well known for its rich aroma. This spicy chicken rice  goes well with all variety of raitas and salads.  Even you can eat this spicy rice without any side dish. The list of ingredients seems to be very  long, but these are easily available in your kitchen shelf.  Even if you skip one or two ingredients except basic ingredients, it doesn't make much of a difference in taste. 

Spicy chicken pulao recipe.

December 11, 2012

Mint coriander chutney recipe - how to make pudina kothimbir chutney - chutney recipe

Pudina or mint and cilantro chutney recipe - The mint coriander leaves chutney is one of  the most popular chutney in India. The combination of  mint and coriander gives a unique flavour and taste to the chutney. Most of all, this chutney can be stored in a dry container in the refrigerator for a week. This  is a flavorful accompaniment to a spicy dish like pulao and biryani and dipping sauce to samosas and dhoklas. This can be used in sandwich also. Mint is commonly known as pudina in India. Mint is well known for it's many health benefits. It has a refreshing aroma and mild pungent taste.Coriander leaves are used in almost all dishes. Try this mint coriander chutney and I am sure you will love it.

Mint coriander leaves chutney recipe.

December 10, 2012

Tomato onion uttappa - South Indian uttapam recipe - how to make onion uttappam

Tomato onion uttappa or uttappam recipe - This is a very delicious South Indian breakfast dish loved by all Indians. It is soft and consumed with coconut chutney and sambar. Making uttappa is not difficult. You can also make it by using dosa batter. The secret behind the taste of uttapam depends on  the correct combination of its ingredients and the level of fermentation. For soft and aromatic uttapam, medium level of fermentation is required and too much fermentation makes it sour. I love uttappam a lot and make it at least once in a week. So, sharing the recipe with you all.

 Tomato onion uttapam recipe.

December 8, 2012

Ridge gourd sabzi recipe - how to make dodkyachi bhaaji - heerekayi palya recipe

Dodkyachi  bhaaji recipe - Dodkyachi bhaaji and aamti is one of my favourite combinations. Whenever I go to vegetable market, I make it a point to buy some ridge gourd to make bhaaji, curry or chutney. Today I am sharing a recipe for a  simple side dish made with ridge gourd. The flavour is infused with onion and some spice powder. This bhaaji pairs well with aamti and varan.  It also goes well with rotis. Crispy and yummy pakoda can also be prepared with ridge gourds. Ridge gourd contains enenrgy, moisture, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, calcium, iron and phosphorus.Some ridge gourds are bitter in taste, check it for bitterness before cooking. 

Ridge gourd bhaaji recipe.

Custard apple rabdi recipe - how to make sitaphal rabdi - dessert recipe

Sitaphal rabdi recipe - Custard apple rabdi is a delicious traditional North Indian  dessert prepared with custard apple pulp and milk. The flavour is infused with cardamom and saffron. Once you master the art of removing the seeds and squeezing the pulp out, you can make the rabdi very quickly. Custard apple is a seasonal fruit. When we buy it in bulk, some custard apples over ripe and I don't throw them. I usually make milkshake or rabdi with it. This rabdi is served as a dessert after meal. 

Custard apple (sitaphal) rabdi recipe.

Majjige huli recipe - how to make buttermilk pumpkin curry

Buttermilk curry  recipe - Majjige huli is a popular  authentic curry of  Karnataka prepared with buttermilk, besan and pumpkin. It goes well with hot rice. This is a slightly tangy curry with combined flavour of ginger, asafoetida  and cumin seeds. Addition of pepper and green chilli increases the taste. Friends, try out this majjige huli to have the traditional taste of Karnataka cuisine.

 Majjige huli recipe.