April 29, 2013

Mavinakayi chutney - Ambe midi chutney - Mango chutney

Mavinakayi chutney in a serving bowl
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.

April 18, 2013

Goda masala recipe - Maharashtrian goda masala recipe

goda masala in a container
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.

April 16, 2013

Black grape juice recipe - Nerale drakshi sharbat

black grape juice in serving glasses
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.

April 14, 2013

Papleta ambat recipe - Pomfret curry using coconut

papleta ambat in a serving plate
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.

April 13, 2013

Chicken sukke recipe - How to make chicken sukke

Chicken sukke in a serving plate
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.

April 12, 2013

Kela pakoda recipe - Raw banana pakora

raw banana pakoda  in a serving bowl
Kela 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.

April 11, 2013

Mango milkshake recipe - Ambyacha milkshake

Mango milkshake in serving glasses
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.

April 10, 2013

Rice urad dal idli recipe - How to make rice urad dal idli

idly in a serving plate
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 flavour to the idli. 

April 08, 2013

Sungta ambat recipe - Shrimp curry recipe - Prawn curry

Sungta ambat in a bowl
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 flavour.

April 02, 2013

Sabudana batata vada recipe - 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 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.