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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Cauliflower Dry Curry

Cauliflower is one of the most loved vegetable by kids. Whatever the way it is cooked surely gobbled by kids. It may be gobi manchooriya, gobi tava fry, gobi pakoda or any curry with gobi, thats cauliflower.

I have tried a dry curry with Cauliflower and it tasted yummy. It goes well with almost all the main dishes like rice, chapatis, rotis, pooris or even dosas.
Simple spice and little Besan/kadale hittu/Chenna flour/Gram flour is added to gobi and tried as mild spicy dry curry.
Our friend Rajashree Vaidya is used to add besan flour to the curry, so that it binds the pieces well roasted nicely gives out a good aroma too.
Let us see some benefits of eating " Cauliflower " in our diet.
Cauliflower is good for hypertension. It is a good source of antioxidant and helps to  strengthen the immune system. It helps to support bone health, and good for brain. It gives a relief to indigestion and good for diabetes and balance the cholesterol levels. Cauliflower is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin B -6, Vitamin B1, B 2, B 3 and Vitamin E. It provides vital minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, manganese. It is a rich source of protein and very low amount of fats.
Cauliflower Dry Curry has " No Onion " or " No Garlic " in it. It is very easy and simple to prepare.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Things Needed :

Cauliflower : 1  Bowl (Medium Sized)
Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Chilly Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Methi Seeds : 4 to 5 Seeds
Ingh/Asafoetida : A pinch
Besan/Gram flour : 2 Teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8
Coriander Leaves : 2 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash cauliflower nicely and soak in warm water. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the warm water. Leave it for 10 minutes.
2. Wash cauliflower again nicely with normal water. Keep it aside.
3. Wash curry leaves and coriander leaves and cut into small.
4. Keep a pan on the fire. Heat and put oil. Add mustard seeds, urid dal and methi seeds. Let mustard seeds splutter.
5. Add jeera/cumin seeds and ingh. Add curry leaves. Mix it well. Add washed cauliflower.
6. Reduce the flame to low. (Not very low). Stir nicely and add a pinch of turmeric powder.
7. Let it cook on low flame till it turn slightly soft. Stir in between.
8. Add salt, garam masala, chilly powder and mix it well. Let it cook for 2 minutes. Stir and mix the vegetable nicely.
9. Add 2 teaspoons of dry besan/gram flour/chenna flour on the top and slowly turn the vegetable pieces. Add cut coriander leaves.

10.. Let it cook nicely till golden brown. Now mix all the ingredients nicely and shift the ready cauliflower dry curry to a serving bowl. Serve with a main dish you have prepared.

Note :

Use of onions or garlic is optional. Adding any spice is optional. Example : chat masala. rasam/samabar powder, jeera -coriander powder, pav bhaji masala etc.Add of more oil is optional.
Time : 15 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Baragu /Proso Millet Laddu

Baragu / Proso Millet is one of the healthy grain. Millets are known for their nutritional and  medicinal values. I have tried these Laddus with Baragu/Proso Millet.
I have used Baragu/Proso Millet, dry coconut/copra, jaggery and little ghee.
These laddus are good to munch at any time of the day. You can pack them for kids snack box. Good for ladies kitty parties. Good to take it for travelling. Baragu/Proso millet is stomach filling and good for people who diet. People who are dieting should make use of this millet. (Reduce the ghee amount).
Let us see some benefits of eating " Millet " in our diet. 
Millets are known for their healthy values. They are rich in nutrients, Vitamins and minerals. They are rich with fiber. Millets are slow in digestion and good for people who are on diet food. Millets are rich in fiber and good for people who suffer from constipation problems. They are good for diabetes and obesity. They are rich with soluble and insoluble fibers. They contain minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium and healthy fats. 
Baragu/Proso Millet is known as Barri in Hindi, Panivaragu in Taminl, Varagu in Telugu and Baragu in Kannada Language.
Baragu/Proso Laddus are healthy laddus and you can have them any time of the day.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Things Needed :

Baragu/Proso Millet : 2 Cups
Jaggery : 3/4 Cup
Sesame seeds : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Raisins : 2 Tablespoons
Cashew Pieces : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Cardamom : 5 to 6 
Ghee : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Dry coconut/Copra : 1 Small dry coconut.

Method :

1. Clean and dry roast Baragu/Proso millet on low and medium flame till they change the colour.

2. Dry grind coconut and keep it aside. Powder cardamom.
3. Dry roast sesame seeds till it starts to pop up. Powder roasted Baragu and sesame seeds.

4. Keep a pan on the fire and add jaggery. Add little water. (1/4 cup).
5. Let the jaggery melt nicely and starts to boil. Put off the fire and sieve the jaggery water with a strainer.

6. Put the clean jaggery in a pan. Keep it on the fire. Let it boil nicely till one string consistency.
7. Reduce the heat to low flame. Add dry ground Baragu and sesame seeds.
8. Add dry ground coconut and cardamom powder. Put off the fire.

9. Add ghee in a pan and heat. Add raisins and cashews and fry nicely. Put this fried dry fruits to the Baragu /Proso Millet mixture bowl.

10. Mix all the ingredients nicely and take a small portion. Prepare round shape laddu.

11. Baragu/Proso Millet Laddus are ready to serve.
12. Serve Baragu/Proso Millet Laddu at any time of the day.

Note :

Dry roast Baragu/Proso millet till the raw smell disappear. (Roast it on low flame). Adding more jaggery is optional. Adding more dry fruits is optional. Adding more ghee is optional. If the mixture turn dry and if you find difficult to prepare laddu, add little melted ghee and then prepare laddu. You can use hot milk instead of melted ghee is optional. But you can not store them for a long time.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves: 25 to 30 Laddu can be prepared. (According to the size).

Baragu /Prosso Millet Laddu Preparing Video...: 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Pav Bhaji : My Style

Pav Bhaji is one of the famous street food which is liked by so many around the world. Spicy, filled with veggie and yummy Pav Bhaji is always loved and invited by the hungry stomach. Its healthy and stomach filling food too. Pav is nothing but a bun (a special type of bun) and bhaji is spicy curry.

Here is a simple, quick and yummy " Pav Bhaji " and I have used vegetables, some spices/masala and Pav is heated on tava with little butter. I am sure we fall love in having Pav Bhaji and definitely prepare this evening.
You can have this Pav Bhaji for the breakfast (tummy full), as snack in the evening time or for dinner.
Remember to use less spice which helps to keep you fit and fine. It is always better to use less spice because you may feel not only thirsty and lazy, spice effect cause chest burn and other problems because of more spice in the curry.
No Onion or Garlic is cooked in this " Pav Bhaji ". (Cut onions are used as raw to add it to the curry. Purely Optional.
Use of pressure cooker to cook vegetables because it helps to retain health content in vegetables.
Lets see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

To Pressure cook :
Carrots : 2
Potatoes : 2 to 3
Peas : 1 Bowl
Tomatoes : 2
To Add :
Pav Bhaji Masala (Mayyas) : 1 Teaspoon
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Jeera Seasoning : 1 Tablespoon
Grated Ginger : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : As Required
Turmeric powder : 1/4 Teaspoon
Chat Masala : 1/2 Teaspoon
Butter : 1 Tablespoon
Coriander Leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Lemon : 1/2 Lemon extract.

Method : 

1. Wash and remove the outer layer of all the vegetables. Cut into small pieces. Slit green chilly.
2. Wash fresh peas. Now put cut vegetables and peas to pressure cooker.
3. Add little water to the vegetables and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and wash it again. Grate it and keep it aside.
4. Remove the lid once the pressure cooker is cool.

5. Add salt, turmeric powder, pav bhaji (Mayya's ), jeera powder and smash the vegetables nicely.
6. Add very little water and cook for 2 minutes. Add grated ginger.

7. Mix it well.. Let it cook for a minute.
8. Keep a small pan and put oil. (1 Tablespoon). Add slit chilly and fry nicely.
9. Add this to cooked Bhaji and mix it well.

10. Add 1/4 Teaspoon of chat masala and mix it nicely. Add a tablespoon of butter and let it melt.

11. Mix bhaji nicely and put off the fire. Shift the ready curry to a bowl, Add coriander leaves and 1/2 lemon extract. .

12. Cut Pav in the middle and put it on a hot tava. Put little butter on each side.
13. Let it turn slightly golden brown. Put it on a plate.

14. Serve Pav bhaji with cut onions on the side. (Or put some cut onions on the top of bhaji).


Use of pressure cooker is optional. You can use a tava to mix all the ingredients nicely. Smashing the vegetables is an optional. Adding more spice is optional. Mild spice is always better. Use of cut onions on the side is optional. (You can use cucumber pieces instead of onions). Adding more/less butter is optional. Butter not only adds to the  taste helps to reduce the spicy taste.
Time : 15 Minutes
Serves : 4 to 5 .

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Green/Raw Tomato Chutney ( Udupi Style)

Green Tomato Chutney has a superb taste when you have it with hot rice and fresh ghee. Rice is one of the staple grain of South Indians. Though we use wheat, Jola/Millets, Raagi and other food grains Rice stands as favourite food of people here.

I have used green tomatoes which are grown in our home, green chilly, coriander seeds, a bit of tamarind and green chilly.
I have prepared this chutney in Udupi Style.  South Canara People are expert in preparing chutney. They make use of vegetable pulp or outer layers or even the vegetables it self. The aroma of the chutney invites you to have them and you really have a full tummy. (You fall in ❤love with these chutneys❤).☺
Let us see the recipe Now: Green Tomatoes are from our home. (Grown in pots).
No Onion or No Garlic is used in this " Green Tomato Chutney" and is prepared in Udupi Style. (Traditional way of preparing Chutney).

Things Needed :

Green Tomatoes : 6 to 8 (Small size)
Green Chilly : 2 to 3
Coriander seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Tamarind pulp : 1 Teaspoon
Fresh Grated coconut : 1 Cup
Salt : As required
Coconut oil seasoning
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 Teaspoon

Method :

1. Wash and cut green tomatoes and put it in a bowl.
2. Wash green chilly and slit.
3. Soak very little tamarind in hot water and squeeze out the pulp.
4. Put cut green tomatoes, green chilly, coriander seeds, little ingh, salt and turmeric powder in a bowl.
5. Add very little water and pressure cook. (Optional). Put off the fire and let the tomatoes cool.
6. Grate coconut and add all the cooked ingredients. Grind it nicely till paste.

7. Remove from the mixi jar and put it in a serving dish.

8. Add mustard to a pan and add 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil. Let it splutter. Add ingh and 1 red chilly.
9. Add curry leaves at the end and put off the fire. Put this seasoned ingredients to the ready  Green Tomato Chutney.

10. Serve " Green/Raw Tomato Chutney "  With any main dish you have prepared.


Use of pressure cooker to cook raw tomatoes is optional. Adding onions and garlic is optional. I have not added. Taste may differ. Adding red chilly instead of green chilly is optional.
Time : 10 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .