September 29, 2014

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Chibud rasayana recipe - Mash melon rasayana recipe

Chibuda rasayana
Chibud or mash melon rasayana recipe - Chubud or mashmelon rasayana is a coconut milk based dessert traditionally prepared with mashmelon, coconut milk, beaten rice and jaggery. It is mildly induced with cardamom flavor. Chibud is a fruit belonging to melon family, which is mostly grown in Konkan region. 

Sometimes, these melon fruits may be consumed in the form of  juice, milk shake  or lassi. This rasayana is prepared during navaratri days as fasting dish. If you are making it for fasting, then exclude the poha. During deepavali festival on narak chaturdashi day usually  rasayana prepared with either mesh melon or ripe banana is served in konkan region.

If you eat this delectable dish for fasting, it keeps you energetic for a long period. If you do not find chibud, you can make rasayana by using muskmelon. Check out muskmelon rasayana. These rasayanas are usually served chilled.
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September 27, 2014

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Rava vegetable dhokla recipe

Rava-vegetable dokla in a plate
Rava vegetable dhokla recipe - Making breakfast is really a challenging task and every time we need different dishes for breakfast. This dhokla is a Gujarathi speciality prepared with vegetables and yogurt along with rava. This is an alternative to rava vegetable idli. 

This dhokla is delectable with the combination of yogurt and vegetables. To bring out an exotic taste from dhokla, it needs to be served with green chutney prepared with cilantro, mint leaves and other ingredients. This dhokla is not only a breakfast dish but  also it can be packed in the lunch box or served with lunch or dinner.
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September 26, 2014

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Bataate vataane ambat - Potato green peas curry

aloo matar curry recipe
Bataate vataane ambat  - Today I have come up with one easiest and simplest  ambat recipe of Karnataka, prepared with potato and green peas. It has mildly spiced coconut based gravy which really goes well with hot rice and chapati. There are number of ways by which you can make ambat. But this is the simplest method with very few ingredients. Check out other  dal, sambar, saaru recipes. Curry is called as ambat in konkani language. Curries are staple food in this region. It is usually served with steamed rice. The coconut based masala paste for this curry is made by grinding the coconut and other ingredients to a smooth paste. These types of curries can be made using some other vegetables like brinjal, raw banana, french beans, chickpeas, green peas, black eyed beans etc.
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September 25, 2014

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Rava banana kesari recipe - Rava baale hannina sheera - Sheera recipe

rava-banana-kesari in a plate
Rava banana sheera or kesari recipe - Today it is Ghatasthapna. On this auspicious day I would like to post a very delicious sweet dish recipe which is commonly made in all parts of India. Rava banana sheera is a very essential naivedya dish prepared during  Satyanarayana Pooja and Durga Pooja. It is also called Mahaprasaad. If it is for naivedya, ghee, sugar and rava is used in equal quantity.

But keeping health point in mind, I have used less ghee in this recipe and added milk to increase the taste. However, you can increase the ghee quantity in this dish.  I have also used less sugar as the banana adds an extra sweet to the sheera.  I also make pineapple rava  sheera, and I'll post that too in due course. Whenever I buy banana, I reserve a banana to make this kesari.
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September 24, 2014

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Dudde poori recipe - Pumpkin poori recipe

Pumpkin poori in plate
Dudde poori recipe - Pumpkin is a healthy yellow vegetable with rich sources of vitamins and minerals. Growing kids must eat them regularly. Usually I make stir fry called dudde sukke with it. But this sukke is not much in demand and nobody likes to eat at home. So I have been making pooris with pumpkin to satisfy the taste bud of my family members. 

Today I am sharing with you all a sweet poori recipe prepared with pumpkin, wheat flour and jaggery. The combination of ingredients are awesome. The pooris are flavorful and loved by all. Pumpkin sweet poori is a teatime snack. It tastes best when served hot and accompanied by savoury snacks. If you have pumpkin in stock, making poori is one of the best ways to use it. It goes exceptionally well with hot tea, coffee or chilled drinks. It doesn't need any side dish. Check out other pumpkin recipes.
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September 22, 2014

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Pav bhaji recipe - Mumbai pav bhaji recipe

making pav bhaji
Pav bhaji recipe - Pav bhaji is a famous street food of Mumbai or Bombay.  It is a common scene that several carts are serving pav bhaji on streets and beach. Now it is a popular fast food in all parts of India. For the preparation of this bhaji, I have used MTR pav bhaji masala which is readily available in the shop. 

This potato based bhaji has a special taste and texture. Besides potatoes, other vegetables like cauliflower, green peas and capsicums are used to make it more healthier and tasty. This bhaji is usually served with pavs or bread slices. 

Now a days pav bhaji has become staple food of many homes. Making pav bhaji with easily available masala is not a big task. Pavs especially prepared for this pav bhaji is available at any time in bakery shop. It is a full meal itself and you don't even need to prepare any other staple food like chapathi, sabzi, rice etc. 

This is a versatile dish served in parties, breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will get pav bhaji out side of schools, offices and parks. I have used bread slices in the place of pav. To make a use of already available bread slices, I have not bough the pavs. Like pavs, bread slices are also shallow fried in butter. 
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September 17, 2014

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Roasted poha chiwda recipe - Beaten rice chiwda

making poha chiwda
Roasted poha chiwda recipe - Poha or pohe or beaten rice chivda is the first thing that comes in my mind when I am thinking to make some easy and crispy evening teatime savoury snacks. This chivda is very easy to prepare and can be stored for about a couple of weeks to serve as evening teatime snack. Even you can make this chivda without adding peanuts and putanis. 

If you like a more crunchy stuff, you can add fried cashews and dry coconuts along with putanis and ground nuts. To make this chivda, crispy poha is required. Therefore, roast the poha till crispy. Once you roast the poha perfectly without burning it, your half work is done. 

The basic method is similar to murmura chivda . Earlier, I had posted few savoury snacks recipes. Check out  kharasevmethi nippattu and tikhat shankarpali recipes, which are great teatime snacks. Try this crispy and delectable poha or avalakki chivda to serve as an evening teatime snacks. 
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