June 24, 2013

Mavina kayi saaru recipe - ambe ambat recipe - how to make raw mango curry

Mavinakayi saaru or ambe ambat recipe -  This is a simple and easy to prepare curry made with coconut, raw mangoes, chilly powder etc. I have been making mango curry for so many years during mango season. I like the tangy taste in the curry most. So I am sharing the recipe which I prepared today and we all enjoyed with fried papads and hot rice. This is a coconut based curry made in South Karnataka homes with different versions. Adding raw mangoes instead of tamarind in fish curry is also a traditional way to use it in curries.


mango curry in a serving bowl
mavina kayi saaru or ambe ambat recipe.

Mango pineapple chutney recipe - ananas amba chutney - how to make pineapple mango chutney

Mango pineapple chutney recipe - This is a sweet, sour and hot chutney prepared with pineapple and mango. Whenever I prepare this chutney, I prepare jawari rotis to eat with it. This can also be had with bread, chapathi and dosa.  For the better taste the  chutney  is to be cooked  in the juice of  pineapple and mango. 


Mango pineapple chutney in a serving bowl
Mango pineapple chutney recipe with step by step pictures.

June 22, 2013

Mango rasayana recipe - mavina hannina rasayana - how to make mango rasayana

Mango rasayana recipe - Mango rasayana is a coconut based traditional dessert of  Karnataka prepared with mango, coconut and jaggery. It has creamy texture and delicious sweet taste of  jaggery and mango. Coconut paste and the cardamoms enhance the flavour. To get a smooth texture, coconut milk can be substituted in place of coconut paste. But we like the rough texture. So I have used coconut paste. I make rasayana with mashmelon (chibud), muskmelon, ripe banana (plantain) and mango. This is one of the best desserts I like to make often. You can prepare it within few minutes and during mango season it is usually served as a dessert after meal. Some even like to enjoy with pooris.

mango rasayana in a serving bowl
Here is how to make mango rasayana with step by step pictures.

June 18, 2013

Lauki paratha recipe - dudhi bhoplyachi paratha recipe - how to make bottle gourd paratha

Lauki paratha recipe - Today I have come up with an easy to prepare lauki or bottle gourd paratha recipe. White gourd is a healthy vegetable which many do not like. Therefore I have prepared paratha out of this vegetable which is not only healthy but tasty too.  This is a versatile dish which can be eaten at the time of breakfast, lunch or dinner.  The dough of this paratha can be stored in the fridge for two days. It tastes great when eaten with ghee, spicy curry, sabzi, curd, pickle, chutney or tomato ketchup along with some drink  like buttermilk or lassi.  The stuffed parathas can also be made using the same lauki mixture. 

lauki paratha in a serving plate
Lauki paratha recipe with step by step pictures.

June 16, 2013

Mango burfi using pedha recipe - how to make mango burfi - burfi recipe

Mango burfi using pedha recipe - Mango burfi  is my favorite sweet dish. There are so many varieties of burfis available in the sweet shop. But home made is always best as we combine the ingredients as per our choice to suit the taste. Usually I make burfis using khava or mawa. But I made this burfi using pedha for a special reason. Our family friend Milind and Bhavana's daughter Shreya scored  95% in 10th std. CBSE  Board. Congratulations Shreya!!  They came to visit us with a boxful of chitale bandhu's famous rajkot pedha. Thank you Milind and Bhavana for so much love and affection. We ate few pedhas and I used some of them to make this lovely soft and delicious mango burfi. You can add up some soaked cashew nut paste to the mango pulp to make it rich and creamy.

mango barfi in a serving plate

June 15, 2013

Mango lemon ginger juice recipe - how to make mango lemon ginger juice

Mango, lemon, ginger recipe - This mango juice is a tangy and sweet juice made with mango, ginger and lemon juice. This is equally delicious like panna, mango milk shake and mango lassi. Kids like mango juice and variety too. Therefore as a variety, I have added tanginess and flavor to the mango juice by adding ginger and lemon juice. This juice is hundred  times better than the juice available in the market which contains preservative and lots of sugar. If you do not like the flavor of ginger and taste of lemon, skip these two items and get pure mango juice. 

mango lemon ginger juice in serving glasses
Mango lemon ginger juice recipe with step by step pictures.

June 12, 2013

Mango lassi recipe - aam ka lassi recipe - how to make mango lassi

Mango lassi recipe - Mango lassi is a delicious and nutritious drink for all seasons. During summer, chilled mango lassi is always better than any aerated drink. When I am tired, stressed and hungry I make mango lassi in a hurry with readily available yogurt stored in the refrigerator. Being an any season drink, during other seasons also we can have it at room temperature. No need to add ice cubes if it is chilled in the refrigerator. Because of ice cubes it becomes slightly watery. To avoid change in  taste, you may avoid adding ice cubes.


mango lassi in serving glasses
 Mango lassi recipe with step by step pictures.

June 10, 2013

Lemon ginger squash and lemonade recipe - how to make lemon ginger squash - limbu sharbat recipe

Lemon ginger squash recipe - This is an easy recipe of lemon ginger squash and lemonade. I had few lemons and ginger in my refrigerator. They were drying. So I used them to make squash. Sharbat can be made quickly if such squash is stored in the refrigerator.

lemonade or sharbat in a serving glass
Lemon ginger squash and lemonade recipe with step by step pictures.

June 9, 2013

Cluster Beans Sabzi Recipe - Gavarfali ki Sabzi Recipe

Gavarfali ki sabzi recipe - A simple side dish prepared with humble and down to earth cluster beans It is good source of dietary fibers. Being rich in fiber it digests slowly and helps in weight loss. Fibers help to reduce the risk of heart disease. Cluster beans are slightly bitter in taste, but the addition of coconut and jaggery reduces the bitterness of cluster beans in the sabzi. This sabzi is usually served with roti, chapati or rice and curry. 
I personally like to have it with rice.

gavarfali ki sabzi in a serving gbowl
Cluster beans sabzi recipe with step by step pictures.

June 3, 2013

Rava uttapa recipe - semolina or sooji uttapam recipe -how to make rava uttapa

Rava uttapa or uttapam recipe  - Rava uttappa or uttapam is an easy and quick breakfast dish made without grinding and fermentation. Everyone in the family needs a perfect breakfast to start the day. To the best of my knowledge, I try  to provide a delicious, healthy and  filling dish for breakfast. Besides idly, dosa and  paratha, I often make rava uttapa with variations. This recipe is a quick fix and simple method of  making rava uttappa. It tastes well with all varieties of chutney. It should better go with one glass of milk, milk shake, juice, horlicks, bournvita, a cup of tea or coffee. For the better taste use ghee to shallow fry the uttappa 


rava uttapa in a serving plate
Rava uttapa or uttapam recipe with step by step pictures.

June 1, 2013

Banana mango milkshake recipe - how to make banana mango milkshake

Banana mango milkshake recipe - Chilled banana mango milkshake is certainly a pleasant drink during hot summer. Absolutely a power punch drink for active persons as it provides energy and nutrition. This milkshake can be a substitute for breakfast. If you do not find time to prepare breakfast, prepare this quick milkshake, drink it and stay energetic till lunch. It is very delicious, healthy  and easy to make as well. It can be made within few minutes. I have skipped adding sugar to the milkshake as both the alphonso mango and banana are very sweet. However, you can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste.


banana mango milkshake in serving glasses
Banana mango milkshake recipe with step by step pictures.