March 21, 2013

Watermelon rind dosa recipe - kalingad dosa recipe - how to make watermelon dosa

Watermelon dosa or dosai recipe - i am a big fan of all varieties of dosa. This is a delicious dosa made with the batter of watermelon rind, raw rice and coconut.  It is perfect for  either breakfast or in the evening for after school snack. This is similar to cucumber dosa. I always add coconut to such dosa. It gives rich tate to the dosa.. After making  juice from the red portion of the watermelon, the remaining white portion is used to make dosa. If you are making dosa using watermelon rind, peel the skin and use the white part.

 Watermelon rind dosa recipe.

March 20, 2013

Watermelon Juice recipe - kalingad juice - how to make watermelon juice

Watermelon juice recipe - Summer has started here. It is very hot both inside and outside the house. We feel like drinking  more liquid than eating. In such a situation we rely on fresh fruit juices rather than anything else. The juice made with fresh watermelon and little sugar is an ideal drink to refresh and quench the thirst. I made this juice without any added water in it. 

 Watermelon Juice recipe.

March 18, 2013

Badam kheer recipe - almond kheer recipe- how t make almond kheer

Badam kheer recipe -  Almond kheer is a delicious and popular Indian dessert made with almonds, milk, sugar, saffron and rice flour. The rice flour is used in the kheer to get the desired taste and texture. The addition of saffron make the kheer colourful and flavorful.  I make such creamy kheer on special occasions and festivals or when we feel like eating it. I had prepared this kheer on women's day to celebrate the occasion. 

 Badam  kheer recipe.

March 15, 2013

Bhindi masala recipe - ladies finger masala - how to make masala bhendekayi - bhindi recipes

Bhindi masala recipe - Ladies finger or bhindi is one of my favorite vegetables. This is a perishable vegetable and it should be used when it is fresh. Even in the refrigerator the ladies finger gets spoiled quickly. I buy okras in small quantity and love to make either bhindi masala, bhindi sambar, kadai bhindi, bhindi raita, bharli bhindi or bhende sukke. In this dish the ladies finger gets flavor from the mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, coriander seeds powder and chilly powder. Fresh coocnut adds an extra taste to the dish.You can make this dish to pack in the lunch box with some soft chapati. This is a very eays recipe that you can make quickly within few minutes.

Bhindi masala recipe with step by step pictures.

March 11, 2013

Chikoo milkshake recipe - sapodilla milkshake - how to make sapota milkshake - milkshake recipes

Chikoo milkshake recipe - This is the most easiest and filling drink that you can blend within two minutes This is absolutely a delicious drink that you can enjoy at any time. This protein packed drink provides energy during active hours specially  in the morning. Chikoo is a seasonal fruit hardly available for few months. Nowadays dried chikoo chips and powder are available in the grocery store. But nothing can beat the taste of fresh luscious chikoo. It is a very sweet fruit that even you don't need to add sugar to the milkshake. Try out this chikoo milkshake and enjoy.

Chickoo milkshake in serving glasses
Chikoo milkshake recipe with step by step pictures.

March 10, 2013

Muga mole randayi recipe - molake hesarukalu palya recipe - how to make sprouted green gram palya

Muga mole randayi recipe - Muga mole randayi is one of the famous and common sabzi varieties of Karnataka and every house hold has its own version to prepare it. Muga mole literally means sprouted green grams and randayi means thick coconut based sabzi which is also known as palya in kannada.The sprouted green grams and raw banana combination is awesome and it is my favorite too. This palya is perfect with hot chapati, phulka, rice rotti and stemed rice.It is very flavorful with the addition of freshly ground masla. The  spices in the masala adds inviting aroma and the chilly powder adds taste and the coconut gives a thick consistency to the palya. For a variation you can use potato in the place of plantain and that combination also tastes great. 

 Muga mole randayi in a serving bowl
Muga mole randayi recipe with step by step pictures.

March 7, 2013

Gajar onion kosambari recipe - carrot onion koshimbir - how to make carrot onion raita - raita recipe

Gajar onion kosambari recipe - Here is an easy and healthy kaosambari recipe of Karnantaka for you all. Just put together all the ingredients and delicious kosambari gets ready within few minutes. This kosambari is made with grated carrots and finely chopped onions along with paste prepared with fresh coconut, yogurt, green chillies and coriander leaves. This is a delicious dish which gets flavor from cilantro. This is known as koshimbir in marathi and it goes great with pulao, spicy rice and biryani. Kosambari or raita being made in yogurt helps in digestion and the raw vegetables provide vitamins and minerals to our body. So eating kosambari is beneficial to health. Try out this healthy kosambari to treat your family.

gajar onion kosambari in a serving plate
Gajar onion kosambari recipe with step by step pictures.

March 6, 2013

Gajar pulao recipe - carrot pulao recipe -how to make carrot rice

Gajar pulao recipe - Gajar pulao is a healthy one pot meal made with carrots and rice. Carrot, as you all know is loaded with essential nutrients which helps to keep us healthy. These type of pulao can be served with a bowl of raita, papad and pickles. Earlier, I had posted few other pulao recipes which can be prepared easily in pressure cooker. Most of the time I make pulao in cooker, but here I have precooked the rice, then made a tempering with onion, whole spices and other ingredients. I have tried both methods. and pulao tastes equally good.

gajar pulao in a pan
Gajar pulao recipe.

March 5, 2013

Ukadiche Modak Recipe - Rice Flour Dumplings with Coconut Jaggery Filling - Naivedya recipe

Ukadiche Modak recipe - Ukadiche Modak is an essential Naivedya or Prasad which is prepared to offer Lord Ganesh during Ganesh Chaturthi festival or Sankashti Chaturthi day. Today I am sharing with you all a traditional, authentic Ukadiche modak of Maharashtra. Modak is steamed rice flour dumplings filled with coconut and jaggery mixture. It has an inviting flavor and sweet taste. This lovely modak is so soft and delicious too, try this modak and taste it. It is one of my favorite sweets and I like the preparation. It is a very simple dessert that you can make it easily and it doesn't need any practice. Modak moulds both in steel and plastic is available in the utensil's shop, and I'll post modak using mould recipe in due course. 

March 1, 2013

Shyavige uppittu recipe - sevai upma -how to make vermicelli upma

Shyavige uppittu recipe  - Shyavige uppittu, popularly known as sevai upma is a  best way to use some vegetables and vermicelli together. Mostly, I make vermicelli kheer in combination with sago, but upma with sevai also tastes equally good. If you make upma for breakfast, you can roast the vermicelli well in advance at night. Also you can chop the carrots and place it in the refrigerator for the further use. It looks so attractive with carrot and green peas and can be a pleaser for kids. I made it yesterday for breakfast and make often at least once in a fortnight. I also make upma with semolina and oats. Sevai upma  is so simple to prepare that you can try for evening  teatime snack. 

sevai upma in a serving plate
Shyavige uppittu recipe