Mushroom pakoda or pakora recipe - Today I am posting a very scrumptious mushroom pakoda recipe. Mushrooms are available throughout the year in vegetable market.Mushrooms are versatile that you can make several types of dishes such as soup, manchurian, stir fry, pickle, pulao pakoda etc. This is so simple that all the ingredients are combined together to make a thick mixture then divided into small balls and deep fried till crispy. This can be served as evening tea-time snack or as a starter before meal. This pakoda is so crispy from out side and soft from inside and makes you want to eat more.
August 30, 2013
Sihi amtekayi or god ambade gojju recipe - The god ambade gojju is a sweet and sour chutney, prepared with god ambade or amtekayi. Amtekayi or ambade is a seasonal tangy fruit of South India. It has large and thorny seeds. There are two varieties of ambade or amtekayi available in that part. One is tangy amtekayi and another one is slightly sweet amtekayi. The gojju I have prepared is made of sweet amtekayi. This is also called as god ambade in konkani.There may be a misconception that gojju and chutney are same. But the same is not true. Gojju literally means boiled ingredients ground to a smooth paste like chutney. But while preparing chutney, ingredients are not boiled.
August 28, 2013
Wishing you all A Very Happy and Prosperous Shri Krishna Janmashtami.
Raagi manni or nanachane manni recipe - Raagi manni or nanachane manni is a delicious soft sweet prepared with finger millet flour, jaggery and coconut milk. Raagi manni is a traditional konkan cuisine prepared during Jnmashtami and offered as naivedya to Lord Krishna. Traditionally, finger millet is soaked for eight to ten hours and grind to paste. Then strain it in a large vessel through a muslin cloth and the finger millet paste subsides when the water becomes calm. At this stage water is carefully drained and the paste is used to make raagi manni. But I don't follow this lengthy process. I use finger millet flour to make the raagi manni. Friends, try out this delicious raagi manni to treat your family and friends. Finger millest are rich sources of calcium and it has cooling effect on body. Therefore finger millet must be included in the diet.
Raagi manni or nanchane manni recipe with step by step pictures.
August 23, 2013
Paneer stir fry recipe - Try this easy, quick and delicious protein packed paneer stir fry for rotis and chapatis. It can also be packed in the lunch box with your favorite Indian flat breads. Paneer is rich sources of proteins. Proteins help in muscle and tissue building.
Most of the time I make paneer at home. The paneer prepared with whole milk is so soft and dish prepared with it tastes great.
August 22, 2013
August 20, 2013
Wishing you all a Very Happy and Prosperous Raksha Bandhan
Narali bhath recipe - On this auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, I am Wishing you all A Very Happy and Prosperous Raksha Bandhan. We also call this day as rakhi /narali poornima in marathi, sutha punav in konkani and noolu hunnime in kannada. Suth and noolu means thread which is janve in konkani and janivar in kannada. Narali bhath is a traditional Indian sweet coconut rice made with flavoured rice, jaggery and coconut. This is a delicious flavorful sweet usually prepared on narali poornima or raksha bandhan day.
Narali bhath recipe.
August 19, 2013
Bhende sukke recipe - bhendekayi palya recipe - okra (ladies finger ) sabzi - how to make bhende sukke
Bhende sukke recipe.
August 18, 2013
Mulangi sukke recipe - The mulangi palya is a Southern Coastal Karnataka style radish subzi prepared using radish and coconut as basic ingredients. I often see some people throw green leaves of radish and carry only radish root with them. No need to say here about the nutritional value of radish leaves because we all know the numerous health benefits of radish and its green leaves which are rich in vitamins and fiber. The green leaves can be used along with the roots for preparing mulangi palya or radish subzi. They are low in calories and have more water content. The green leaves are very good in reducing weight. It has great effect on digestive system. So, whenever you buy radish, bring it along with leaves and use them in any form in your diet frequently. Some people and kids do not like radish for its strong pungent odour. But the Stir fry made in this method is really odourless, tasty and I am sure you may love it and if try it once, you may try it for second time also.
Mulangi sukke recipe with step by step pictures.
August 15, 2013
Wishing each Indian a Very Happy and Joyful Independence Day.
India celebrates 67th Independence day to day on Thursday, 15th August, 2013. Each Indian enjoys the happiness of today. I am also celebrating this happy moment by preparing paneer kheer. I am delighted to share the home made paneer kheer with rich creamy taste. This is an aromatic kheer to serve as a dessert after meal. I added some fried cashew nuts and raisins to the kheer and it turned out delicious.I have used home made fresh paneer and also used corn flour as thickening agent. The flavor infused with
cardamom powder. The kheer has achieved beautiful colour with the addition of saffron soaked milk.
August 14, 2013
Dal tadka recipe with step by step pictures.
August 13, 2013
dudde appe recipe - pumpkin (kumbalkayi) appe recipe -how to make pumpkin appe - appe or paniyaram recipes
Dudde appe recipe - A South Indian appe is a fabulous breakfast snack liked by all. Rava pumpkin appe is nothing but a batter made with semolina and pumpkin cooked in appe mould. It is equally tasty like akki appe made with rice batter. This is a very healthy, delicious and quick to make dish with very few ingredients. So, next time when you go to buy vegetables, please buy one small piece of pumpkin and for a variation try this healthy dish. Note that while preparing appe, do not touch the base and the surface of the appe, till they become firm. If you do not have appe pan, you can also prepare idli using the same batter.
Pumpkin appe recipe with step by step pictures.
August 10, 2013
Baingan ka pakoda recipe - brinja (eggplant) fritter recipe - badnekayi bhajji - how to make baingan ka pakoda - pakoda recipes
Baingan ka pakoda (pakora) recipe - Delicious pakoda made of brinjal is a perfect evening tea time snack and can be eaten with tomato ketchup or any chutney. You can also serve it as a stater before meal or as a side dish to spicy rice. This pakoda is crispy from out side and soft from inside.There is no soaking or grinding in this recipe. If you are a busy person, you will find this method very easy and quick. This is a very common pakoda that I make whenever I have brinjlas in stock. To make a healthier version, it can be shallow fried on griddle with very less oil.
August 8, 2013
Fruit chaat recipe - Fruit chaat is a mix of fruits in lemon juice and mildly spiced with chaat masala. We always prefer to have fruits in its natural form. In this recipe I have used semi ripe mango and peach. This fruit chaat is useful to those who doesn't like to eat fruits. Sugar, lemon juice and chaat masala add an extra flavor and taste to the fruits. Normally, I make this when I have two or more varieties of fruits lying idle in the fridge and want to finish it at a time. Variety of fruit chaat can be prepared with different combination. This is an easy to prepare fruit dish which gets ready within few minutes.
Fruit chaat recipe with step by step pictures.
August 7, 2013
Chutney powder recipe - chutney powder prepared with coconut, putani and peanut is very tasty and I like to mix it with curd to serve as a spicy side dish to main meal. To day I am posting an instant chutney powder recipe which is very handy and can be prepared at any time. Definitely you will find this chutney powder very useful to serve with idlis, dosas, chapathis, rice etc. This chutney powder can be used to make wet chutney by mixing it with curd / yogurt. Here is the simple version of instant chutney powder which is really easy to make.
Chutney powder recipe with step by step pictures.
Dhobli mirchi bhaji recipe - Capsicum pakoda which is also known as dhobli mirchi bhaji in marathi, is really a tempting dish which can be made as a good tea-time snack. Capsicum or bell pepper is an easily available vegetable in Indian vegetable market. It is widely used vegetable in Maharashtra and the bhaji is prepared with different versions in each house hold. Whenever I bring capsicums I reserve few to make pakoda. Capsicum and bessan are basic ingredients, but to make it more tastier the capsicum should be marinated with chilli powder, amchur powder and salt. This bhaji is soft from inside and crispy from outside. It tastes awesome and should be eaten and served hot with tomato ketchup.
Dhobli mirchi bhaji recipe with step by step pictures.
August 4, 2013
Oggarane mavina hannu recipe - I like any dishes prepared with mango. During mango season I often temper ripe mangoes with dry red chillies, curry leaves and to get more out of it I also add chilli powder, sugar and even lemon juice. When the mangoes cook well in its own juice and combine well with other ingredients it turns very soft and tasty.This mango dish is liked by all as it is mildly spiced. I even fried the red chillies till brown to get the smoky flavor. Usually, I serve it as a side dish to main meal
Oggarane mavina hannu recipe
August 3, 2013
Pumpkin paratha recipe - lal bhopla paratha -dudde paratha - how to make pumpkin paratha - Indian paratha recipes
Pumpkin paratha recipe - I love to make parathas often because of its ease, simplicity and wholesomeness. It is convenient to pack parathas in lunch box and we can have it for breakfast too. In my hometown, large sized pumpkins are grown in the backyard of our house. We grew up seeing and eating pumpkin in large scale. We are not a great fan of pumpkin, but whenever we buy pumpkin here, make sabzi, sweet poori, appe or paratha from it. Like any other paratha, this is also goes well with tomato ketchup, chutneys, pickles and yogurt.
Pumpkin paratha recipe with step by step pictures.
August 1, 2013
Vaingana ambat recipe - badnekayi saaru - how to make brinjal curry - eggplant curry recipe Karnataka style
Vaingana ambat recipe - Vaingana ambat is a very popular curry in coastal karnataka made using small white brinjals. Coconut and toor dal are basic ingredients for the gravy. This tasty curry is a delicious accompaniment to hot rice. Ambat the konkani word means curry in english. It is also called as saaru in kannada.This is a thin version of curry, but you can increase the quantity of toor dal and coconut to make it thick. You can make similar type of curry using potatoes and green peas. But the brinjal curry has different flavor and taste as it gets flavor from fresh baby brinjals.
Vaingana ambat recipe with step by step pictures.