April 29, 2013

Mavinakayi chutney recipe - ambe midi chutney - how to make raw mango chutney

Mavinakayi chutney recipe - Mavinakayi chutney  is a popular traditional chutney  of coastal karnataka prepared during mango season. This raw mango chutney is a delicious, hot and tangy chutney goes well as a dip to bhajjis, samosas, vadas, idlis, dosas and rotis. It can also be used as a side dish to rotis or rice and curry. While preparing this chutney taste and adjust it to get the desired taste of the chutney.season 

Mavinakayi chutney in a serving bowl
Mavinakayi chutney recipe with step by step pictures.

April 23, 2013

Maharashtrian katachi amti recipe - how to make katachi amti - amti recipe

Maharashtrian katachi amti recipe - Katachi amti is a Maharashtrian dish, slightly spicy with balanced tangy and sweet taste.When chana dal is boiled to make puran ploi, the drained water of boiled chana dal is  used to make delicious rasam or amti. This is very flavorful and extremely delicious rasam. Amti pairs well with puran poli and rice. I like the amti most, it is my favorite and favorite of everybody at home. A meal with puran poli is incomplete without katachi amti. Traditionally, some filling mixture which is known as puran made for puran poli is also used to make it. So here is the recipe for this delicious amti.

amti in a serving bowl
Maharashtrian katachi amti recipe with step by step pictures.

April 20, 2013

Puran poli recipe - holige recipe - obbattu recipe - how to make puran poli with chana dal - Indian stuffed sweet paratha

Puran poli recipe - Puran poli is a popular Indian stuffed sweet paratha, which is called with different names in different parts of India. It is prepared on the occasion of festivals such as Gudi Padwa (Ugadi), Holi, Ram navami etc. It is made by using wheat flour, all purpose flour, bengal gram and jaggery. It goes well with katachi amti, ghee and milk. Usually, dough for puran poli is made of using wheat flour only. But you can use all purpose flour and wheat flour together to have an attractive appearance as done by me in this recipe. If maida is used along with wheat flour it is also easy to prepare puran poli because of it's elasticity. However, using wheat flour is an healthier and tastier option though it is a bit tedious to prepare using wheat flour only. While cooking chana dal, take some cooked chana dal in a plate and press it with your finger tips. If it is easily pressable and mashable the dal is cooked. When jaggery is added, it melts and continuous stirring is needed till the mixture dries and form a lump. While grinding the dal mixture in mixer,  grind it  in small batches, on a low speed, for a few seconds, fluff it with spoon and repeat the process several times. You can also use puran maker which is available in the market to churn the dal mixture. If you feel that preparation of puran poli is very tedious, but you want to eat, you can prepare puran and chapatis separately and eat them together along with some ghee and milk.  

Puran poli in a serving plate
Puran poli recipe with step by step pictures.

April 18, 2013

Maharashtrian goda masala recipe - how to make goda masala

Maharashtrian goda masala recipe - Goda masala is a traditional Maharashtrian blended spices powder which can be used in the preparation of several dishes. This is my family's favourite masala. We have been using this masala for the past several years. In some part goda masala is also known as kala masala. This is prepared in every house hold with different version. We have two versions of masala. This one is quite a strong version and we call it goda masala. Another version is mild version and we call that as kala masala. I will post that recipe in due course. Goda masala and kala masala both are used in Maharashtrian style dishes like amtis, bhaaji, usals etc. Sometimes, when I do not have garam masala, I use this goda masala in the place of garam masala. To preserve the flavour, it is preferable to store the goda masala in plastic bags and then in an airtight container. This goda masala can be stored for about a year.

goda masala in a container
Maharashtrian goda masala recipe with step by step pictures.

April 16, 2013

Black grape juice recipe - nerale drakshi sharbat - how to make grapes sharbat

Back grape juice recipe - This black grape juice  is made with fresh black seedless grapes and chilled water  There are several health benefits of black grapes. Besides that, a glass full of chilled juice is a sure thirst quencher during summer season. 

black grape juice in serving glasses
Black grape juice recipe.

April 15, 2013

Matar paneer pulao recipe - how to make green peas paneer pulao - pulav recipes

Matar paneer pulao recipe - Today I am sharing with you all a very delicious and quick pulao "matar paneer pulao" made in pressure cooker. This is a flavorful pulao as I have used basmati rice and brown cardamoms. These brown cardamom adds an exotic flavor to the rice. Paneer matar combination is loved by all age groups, these makes the dish rich and inviting. This is a filling healthy dish that is loaded with proteins and carbohydrates. It is a perfect dish for all  those who are looking for a healthy, quick one pot meal recipe. Though I have used basmati rice, any other variety of rice can also be used to make the pulao.

Matar paneer pulao in a serving plate
Matar paneer pulao recipe with step by step pictures.

April 14, 2013

Papleta ambat recipe - pomfret curry - how to make pomfret -coconut curry -fish curry recipe

Papleta ambat - One of my most favorite ways to eat fish is this coconut based fish curry. Curry is called as ambat in konkani and pomfret is known as paplet. This is almost similar to sungta ambat but in paplet ambat I don't use onions. What I love about paplet is that it has soft bones and it is easy to handle. I have already posted few fish recipes that I made using coconut and tamarind. The paplet ambat is  absolutely delicious, spicy, slightly tangy and tempting.  

 papleta ambat in a serving plate
 Papleta ambat recipe.

April 13, 2013

Chicken sukke recipe - how to make chicken sukke -chicken recipes

Chicken sukke - This is an easy chicken recipe that you can make quickly. Chicken is always handy if you want to make some quick and delicious side dish for roti. In my hometown this dish is served as a starter. It is very simple dish to prepare and my family loves it. I have garnished the dish with slightly fried onions and capsicums as these taste well with chicken. You can make this dish on weekend to treat your family. Also you can make raita to go with this spicy chicken dish.

Chicken sukke in a serving plate
Chicken sukke recipe.

April 12, 2013

Raw banana pakoda recipe - kele ka pakoda recipe - how to make plantain pakoda

Kele ka pakoda recipe - Banana fritter is a deep fried snack prepared with raw bananas, gram flour, rice flour and corn flour along with other ingredients.   Hot pakoda  goes well with  mint coriander chutney  or   tomato chutney.  You can enjoy it with hot coffee, tea, milkshakes or juices.

raw banana pakoda  in a serving bowl
Raw banana pakoda recipe with step by step pictures.

April 11, 2013

Mango milkshake recipe - ambyacha milkshake - how to make aam ka milkshake - milkshake recipe

Mango milkshake recipe - Today I am sharing an easy to make mango milk shake recipe with you all. This is one of my favourite milkshakes and I make it often during the mango season. This delicious shake is made with skim milk, mango and sugar. It is totally healthy and guilt free drink which can be enjoyed at anytime of the day. It provides energy as the milk contains proteins and mango contains vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. If you drink a glassful of milk shake for breakfast, you will not feel like having anything. This milk shake is very easy to prepare and can be made within few minutes. Most of the time it is breakfast for us as I make it quickly during the morning rush.

Mango milkshake in serving glasses
Mango milk shake recipe with step by step pictures.

April 10, 2013

Rice urad dal Idli recipe - how to make rice urad dal idli / idli recipe

Rice urad dal idli recipe - We  love rice urad dal Idli for breakfast and I can have it with sambar and chutney on any day. Idli is a South Indian signature dish which is very popular in all parts of India. This is my version of Idlis prepared with basic ingredients like raw rice and split black grams. Variations of  Idli can be made by adding some masala and few vegetables like carrot and green peas in the basic Idli batter. Tempering the idli batter with mustard seeds and curry leaves gives a nice flavor to the idli. To make a soft idli, you need to use the proper proportion of rice and urad dal. Then grinding the urad dal till fluffy  is very essential. Fermentation also  plays an important role in making the soft idli. For the soft  idli the batter needs to be fermented properly.

idly in a serving plate
Rice urad dal idli recipe with step by step pictures.

April 8, 2013

Sungta ambat recipe - shrimp curry recipe - how to make prawn curry

Sungta ambat recipe - Today I am sharing with you all a very delicious and flavorful traditional prawn curry of coastal karnataka. Prawn or  shrimp is cooked in various ways in konkan cuisine. The prawn curry  is known as sugta ambat in konkani and it is coconut based  spicy curry. The onions add an exotic flavor and the tamarind gives tangy taste to the curry.  Sometimes, I use kokum in fish curry which gives mild tanginess and unique flavor, but it is totally optional. This curry goes  exceptionally well with rice roti and hot steamed rice. This sungta ambat is absolutely delicious, spicy and it has inviting flavor.

Sungta ambat in a bowl
Sungta ambat recipe.

April 6, 2013

Capsicum sabzi recipe - dhobli mirchi chi bhaaji - how to make shimla mirch sabzi

Capsicum sabzi recipe - This Dhobli mirchi bhaaji is a Maharashtrian style vegetarian side dish prepared with capsicum, gram flour and other ingredients. This suazi goes well with chapathi and roti. It is an easy and simple sabzi can be made in a jiffy. B eing a dry suazi it is convenient to pack in the lunch box also. 

Capsicum sabzi in a serving plate
Capsicum sabzi recipe

April 2, 2013

Sabudana batata vada recipe - how to make sago potato vada

Sabudana batata vada recipe  - Sabudana vada is a deep fried snack prepared with sago, boiled potatoes and peanut powder. It is a popular  Maharashtrian snack, can be eaten on upvas ( fasting) days. These vadas can be shallow fried on griddle instead of deep frying to avoid the oil intake. Hot vadas goes well with coconut chutney and tomato ketchup. 

Sabudana batata vada recipe.