September 26, 2013

Batate phodi recipe - alugadde phodi recipe - how to make batate phodi

Batate phodi recipe -  batate phodi is an easy to prepare healthy fritter which I make often for our lunch or dinner. This simple roasted potatoes are prepared by shallow frying the masala coated potatoes. It has mild ajwain and chili flavour. This roasted potato is a nice side dish for pulao and spicy rice. I served it with vangi bhath and cucumber raita. It was yummy. So, I thought to share the recipe with you all. This is a popular side dish in Coastal Karnataka and very similar to alambe phodi made with mushrooms. Potatoes are widely used in those parts and this fritter is commonly prepared in coastal side homes with their own version. 

Batate phodi in a serving plate
Batate phodi recipe with step by step pictures.

September 21, 2013

Chiwda using sun dried poha - avalakki chivda - tempered crispy thin beaten rice

Poha or avalakki chivda recipe - Are you looking for some easy and crunchy evening snacks? Today I am sharing with you all, a very simple yet delicious chivda prepared with Sun dried beaten rice or rice flakes or  poha. Dry the poha under Sun for three or four days till crisp and temper it. Your delectable chivda will be ready within few minutes. Earlier I had posted roasted poha chivda which looks similar to this chiwda, but the texture of  sun dried beaten rice after tempering it is completely different. Read the following recipe to know more about it.

crispy beaten rice snack
Here is how to make chivda with Sun dried poha.

September 20, 2013

Vaangi bhaath recipe - how to make vaangi bhaath - brinjal (eggplant) rice recipe

Vaangi bhaath recipe -  Vaangi bhaath is a popular traditional rice dish of  Maharashtra.
This is a delicious one pot meal which pairs well with roasted potatoes and cucumber raita. If you are bored with the regular meal, then this vaangi bhaath is a perfect  dish to try. You can carry it in the lunch box too. I have made this vaangi bhaath with masala bhath powder. However, you can use MTR pulao masala instead of masala bhath
powder. 

vaangi bhaath in a serving plate
Vaangi bhaath recipe with step by step pictures

September 18, 2013

Dalia upma recipe - godi rave uppittu recipe - how to make broken wheat upma

Dalia upma recipe - Dalia upma is a simple and filling breakfast dish prepared with broken wheat. It is very important to have a balanced breakfast in the morning, after a long gap between dinner and breakfast. Therefore I prefer a filling and healthy breakfast for my family. Dalia upma is an ideal breakfast dish. I prepare it once in a fortnight.

dalia upma in a serving plate
Dalia upma recipe with step by step pictures.

September 17, 2013

Coconut ginger chutney recipe - how to make coconut ginger chutney - chutney recipe

Coconut ginger chutney recipe -  This coconut ginger chutney is very easy to prepare. Just blend all the ingredients to a smooth paste and temper it with mustard seeds and red chillies. It is a perfect chutney for idly and dosa. There are many other types of chutneys like ginger garlic chutney, mint cilantro chutney, gooseberry chutney,  raw mango chutney etc. are prepared in Karnataka. Now I am going to share coconut ginger chutney recipe with you all.

Coconut ginger chutney in a bowl
Coconut ginger chutney recipe.

September 15, 2013

Rava upma with green peas recipe / how to make upma with rava / rave uppittu recipe / semolina upma with green peas

Rava upma with green peas recipe - Rava upma is a South Indian special breakfast dish. I make it often either for breakfast or in the evening as tea time snack. This can be made in a jiffy  when  guests or friends arrive unexpectedly. Whenever, I don't find much time or not in a mood to think more, suddenly, this all time handy upma comes to my help, and without any second thought, I go for this easy to make dish. Sometimes, when carrot is available at home, I use that too in the upma.

rava upma with green peas in a serving bowl

September 11, 2013

Kadle bele payasa recipe - chane daali paays recipe - how to make kadle bele payasa - kheer recipe

Kadle bele payasa or chane daali paays recipe - Kadle bele payasa is a kheer prepared with split bengal gram, jaggery, and  coconut milk. Most of the time during festival I make chana dal kheer to offer God as Naivedya.  You can also use moong dal or split green grams  instead of chana dal to make such payasa.  This is similar to muga dali paays which is traditional authentic cuisine of Karnataka. Split bengal grams or chana dal is the basic ingredients and you can thicken the payasa either with rava or rice flour paste. This is a sweet dish which is extremely pleasing to the sense of taste. Try this payasa to treat your family, friends and relatives.


kadlebele payasa in a serving bowl
Kadle bele payasa or chane daali paays recipe with step by step pictures.

September 9, 2013

Talalele Modak Recipe - how to make fried modak - Modak Naivedya recipe

Wishing you all a Very Happy and Prosperous Ganesh Chaturthi.
Fried modak recipe - Today is Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival which is celebrated with full swing all over India for ten days till Anant Chaturdashi. During these 10 days various dishes and snacks such as Ukadiche Modak, Fried Modak, Chakli, Kodbale, Besan Ladoo, Rava Ladoo and kheer made with moong dal, chana dal, etc. are offered to Lord Ganesh as naivedya and distributed as prasaad. Talalele Modak is a traditional Maharashtrian deep fried Modak prepared with wheat flour covering and coconut jaggery filling. Usually, for Naivedya 21 Modaks are offered to Lord Ganesh. 

September 6, 2013

Rava Coconut Ladoo Using Sugar Syrup - Semolina Coconut Laddu Recipe

Rava ladu with sugar syrup recipe - Rava coconut ladoo is a popular  Indian sweet prepared with semolina, coconut and sugar syrup. This ladoo is  usually made during Ganesh Chaturthi, Deepavali and other special occasions. While preparing this rava coconut ladoo, I have used sugar syrup instead of powdered sugar. Try this easy to make ladoo or laddu recipe for the upcoming  Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Note that to make the perfect ladoo, use exact quantity of ingredients and follow the steps properly.  

Rava coconut ladoo in a plate
Rava coconut ladoo recipe with step by step pictures.

September 4, 2013

Phool makhana snack recipe - seasoned lotus seeds (fox nuts) - how to make phool makhana snacks

Phool makhana snack recipe - This seasoned phool makhana is a crispy and spicy snack. The lotus seeds or fox nuts are mildly spiced with chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt, etc. The phool makhana itself is bland. It extracts some taste and flavor from the seasoned ingredients. So using proper amount of oil, chilly powder and salt is essential to make the phool makhana tasty.  If done properly,  tempered phool makhana is a  perfect snack with hot  tea or coffee.

seasoned phool makhana in a serving plate
Phool makhana snacks recipe.

September 2, 2013

Batata bhaaji with kala masala recipe - how to make potato bhaaji with kala masala

Batata bhaaji with kala masala recipe - Batata bhaaji is an easy to prepare bhaaji. This is a very simple but delicious side dish which goes well with phulka or poori and even chapati. Potatoes are always handy that you can prepare the bhaaji quickly. I have used kala masala in this dish to give a traditional taste of Maharashtra cuisine and we love bhaaji prepared using kala masala a lot. If you don't have kala masala you can also make it with other options such as garam masala, curry masala or any type of sabzi masala. This batata bhaaji is best to pack in the  lunch box. 

Batata bhaaji in a serving bowl
batata bhaaji with kala masala recipe.