November 30, 2014

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Ghosale sukke recipe - Heerekayi upkari recipe - Ridge gourd stir fry

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Ghosale sukke - As I always buy plenty of ridge gourds from market, I make simple ghossale sukke several times which goes well with rotis. Ridge gourd is a bland vegetable and therefore it is necessary to add flavour and taste to it. When I make this upkari without adding water and cooked it in its own juice, it really turns a tasty side dish.

Here I have flavored the stir fry with tadka, green chilli and freshly grated coconut. Another plus point of this dish is that it can be prepared within few minutes and is very healthy. Whenever I am in a hurry to cook, I make such stir fry and wind up my cooking as fast as I can. Check out another variation of  ridge gourd palya which I had posted earlier.
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November 26, 2014

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Eggless orange cake recipe - How to make eggless orange cake

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Eggless orange cake recipe - Today I have orange cake for you all. Oranges are seasonal fruits and it is quite obvious that we prefer to eat fruits in its natural form. But making cake with oranges when they are in peak season is not a bad idea. This orange cake was very soft and  delicious, so I thought to share the recipe with you all. I am not a great fan of cake, but I like oranges a lot. Made this orange cake and we all enjoyed it. If you love orange juice added dishes, try out this delicious cake.
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November 16, 2014

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Ukadiche patholi in turmeric leaf recipe - Rice flour patholi recipe - How to make patholi in turmeric leaf

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Ukadiche patholi in turmeric leaf (arishina ele) recipe - Have a look at this traditional elegant sweet. This is patholi prepared using steamed rice flour. Earlier I had posted another version of making patholi. To know exactly what it is, read the following recipe. Check out some other traditional sweets recipes prepared with rice flour, Ukadiche modak using mouldUkadiche Modak (method 2),  Patholi using turmeric leaf ( metthod 1),  Phirni - Rice flour kheer.
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November 14, 2014

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Pomegranate juice recipe - Dalimbe juice

pomegranate juice in serving glasses
Pomegranate or  dalimbe juice - What would we prefer to drink in the scorching heat? Fresh fruit juice, right? Here is the pomegranate juice for healthy body and healthy mind. Also check out some other juice, milk shakes  and drinks recipes.  muskmelon juiceorange juicebadam kesar doodhlemon ginger squash and sharbatgreen grape juice black grape juicewatermelon juice khajoor milk shakechickoo milk shakeapple milk shakecustard apple milk shakestrawberry milkshake.
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November 13, 2014

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Apple pineapple jam recipe - Apple ananas jam

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Apple pineapple jam recipe - This is a very healthy sweet and sour jam. As the name suggests this jam is prepared with  apples and pineapple. This jam can be used to prepare bread cheese sandwiches and bread butter sandwiches / toast. It can also be served with chapati and pooris. Check out some other dessert / sweet recipes. rasmalaimix fruits seekaranechibud rasayanapumpkin kheer, kharbuja rasayanaphool makhana puddingrice-chanadal  kheermoongdal kheerchana dal kheerPaneer Kheeramrakhandbadam kheerfruit saladvermicelli kheerphirnisitaphal rabdiwhite gourd kheerfinger millet halwalauki ka halwagajar ka halwa
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November 10, 2014

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Dudde kolmbo recipe - Karnataka style pumpkin curry recipe

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Dudde or pumpkin kolmbo recipe- This is a sambar prepared by using red pumpkin and can be served with idli, dosa, vada and rice. Check out other dal - curry - sambar recipes.  aloo matar saarudrumstick thoor dal curry,  kasuri methi dal,  dal curry with white masalamoong dal amti chilkewali moong dal currysoya beans white gourd kooturajma brinjal kootutomato currydal tadkabrinjal curryraw mango curry katachi aamti,  drumstick sambarpalak dal, Potato sambar,  majjige huli /buttermilk curry , methi thoor dal kadhi.
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November 7, 2014

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Sabudana chivda recipe - Fried sago and ground nut mixture

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Sabudana chivda recipe - Category - snacks. Snack prepared with nylon sabudana which is specially meant for chivda, which is usually eaten during fasts. Check out other snacks recipes. Sabudana potato vadasabudana potato thalipeethsabudana khichadi, phool makhana snacks, churmuri chiwda, poha chiwda.
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November 5, 2014

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Heerekayi palya recipe - ghossale randayi - how to make ridge gourd sabzi

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Heerekayi or ridge gourd palya recipe - Category - sabzi. Cuisine - Konkan region cuisine. This is a cuisine from konkan region where fresh and fleshy ridge gourds are available in plenty throughout the year. There can be two versions one with minimal spice and the other as spicy one. A spicy version of this dish goes well with roti, chapathi, curd rice and steamed rice.

I have used coarse masala paste prepared with coconut, fried red chillies, fried urad dal and sesame seeds. Small quantity of tamarind is also used to make it slightly sour. Garam masala enhances the taste and flavor. Tempering is a must in this dish as it gives an extra flavor to the dish. I do not add water while cooking ridge gourd palya. It tastes well when cooked in it's own juices.

Ridge gourd is a healthy vegetable which contains vitamin C, iron and dietary fibers. It is low in fat and calories. The dishes made with ridge gourd is light on stomach and easily digestible. So using ridge gourd often in the meal is good for all age people. Ridge gourd is called as heerekayi in kannada, ghossali in konkani, dhodka in marathi, turai or torai in hindi. 

I make few varieties of dishes with ridge gourd and those are palya, sukke, bhajji, bharli dhodka and curry. The curry made in combination with toor dal and ridge gourd is delicious and one of my favorite veg curries. Growing ridge gourd in the back yard is common in coastal konkan region.

Check out some other interesting sabzi recipes in this space hariyali chole masalakarlyachi peeth perun bhajikadai gobi and beans,  kadai bhindi,  paneer masala with cashew, matki usalmushroom munchurian, bharli bhindi,  radish subzi.
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