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Monday, May 14, 2018

Dahi Channa

Dahi Chenna is a snack dish and it is filling dish too. Channa/Kadale /whole Kabooli Channa is used here. 

It is an easy dish and I have used Kabooli  Channa, little spices and curd.
Let us see the recipe

Things Needed :

To Cook :
Kabooli Channa : 1 Cup 
To Season :
Cooking Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Grated ginger : 1 /2 Teaspoon
To Add : 
Curd : 1/2 Cup
Sweet and Spicy Chutney : 2 Tablespoobs
Coriander Leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : As required 
Chat Masala : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera /Cumin Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Red chilly powder : 1/2 Teaspoon


Method :

1. Wash and soak kabooli channa over night. 
2. Wash it again in the morning or 5 to 6 hours and pressure cook with required water.
3. It should cook well it should be soft.


4. Keep a pan and heat. Add oil and mustard seeds, jeera and let mustard seeds splutter.
5. Add green chilly and fry for 20 seconds. Add cooked channa and stir nicely.


6. Add grated ginger,  1/2 teaspoon of garam masala powder and fry nicely. 
7. Add required salt and mix it well. Add a pinch of turmeric powder.
8. Mix all the ingredients nicely and allow it to cook for 2 minutes. Put of the gas.


9. Take a bowl and add curd, chat masala powder, a pinch of jeera powder.
10. Add chilly powder and little salt. Mix all the ingredients nicely, Let curd mixes well with all the other ingredients. Add little more curd if required.


11. Take a plate, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of cooked channa, and add 2 to 3 tablespoons of curd on the top. 

12. Sprinkle some coriander leaves and put 1/4 teaspoon of spicy and sweet chutney and serve.


Note :

Channa should be cooked soft. Adding onions on the top while serving is optional. I have not added.
Adding any other spice is optional. You can prepare Onion Rings and serve along with this Dahi Channa.
Time : Soaking time Over night or 5 to 6 hours + Cooking time + 20 to 25 minutes.+ Plating + 10 Minutes. 
Serves : 3 to 4 
We had it with home prepared Onion Rings. 
How to make Onion Rings ?
Mix 1/2 cup of besan/channa powder,  1 Tablespoon of rice flour, required chilly and 1/4 teaspoon of jeera and required salt. Mix with required water and prepare pakoda batter. (Bit thick).
Remove the outer skin of onions and wash it. Cut it as circle and keep it aside.
Keep 1 cup of oil in a frying pan. Let it get hot. 
Dip each onion ring in besan mixture and put it slowly in hot oil. Fry on both sides. 
Remove it from hot oil once it is done and put it on a kitchen tissue. 
Serve with Dahi Channa and it is a good combination to have with Dahi Channa.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Onion - Avalakki Uppugari

Avalakki Uppugari/Quick Avalakki is one of the very famous dish from Udupi and Dakshina Kannada region. Any time you can prepare this Avalakki and enjoy. 


I remember those days I spent in Udyavara near Udupi. My doddamma and doddappa had paddy field and they used to grow paddy, cow peas, horse gram, urid etc, etc,  etc. There were some workers staying in near by our house. My doddamma was  kind hearted woman who used to prepare breakfast for all the workers who come in the early morning for work. This Avalakki Uppugari is very famous and every one's favourite. My doddamma never used onions and instead of that she used to add more coconut. 
Avalakki Uppugari and a cup of Chai goes hand in hand at any time of the day.
Wherever you go or in many Konkani Hotels this type of Avalakki chat is available even now. (Even in small villages).
 I have used onions and little fried shavige (Sev). Thin Avalakki, coconut, jaggery and coconut oil's seasoning is added and that gives a yummy taste to Avalakki Uppugari.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Thin variety Avalakki : 2 Cups ( 2 Handful)
Coconut :  3 to 4 Tablespoons
Jaggery : 2 Teaspoons
Salt : A little ( As required )
Rasam Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Thin variety of Sev : 1/2 Cup/5 to 6 Tablespoons
Seasoning :
Coconut Oil : 2 Teaspoons
Urid dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Red chilly ( Byadagi ) : 1 
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8 or little more leaves 

Method :

1. Clean thin Avalakki/Poha/ Aval and keep it aside.
2.Grate fresh coconut and keep it aside.
3. Remove the outer layer of onion and cut into small pieces.
4. Take a big bowl, add grated coconut, cut onions, rasam powder, salt and jaggery. 
5. Mix all the ingredients and add avalakki and mix it well.

6. Keep a pan add coconut oil, mustard seeds and urid dal. Cut red chilly into 2 to pieces and add.
7. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add curry leaves and put off the fire.
8. Add this seasoning to ready Avalakki mixture. Mix it well nicely with hand.


9. Put it in a serving dish and add little Sev on the top and serve.


Note :

This Avalakki should be served as soon as you prepare it. Or it turns soft and onion added avalakki is not good for health. Adding onion is optional. It adds to the taste. Adding grated carrots is optional. I have not added. You should use fresh coconut. It adds to aroma and softens the avalakki. Adding Sev is optional. You can add roasted groundnuts. 

Time : 10 Minutes 
Serves : 2 to 3.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Millet - Wheat Coriander Chapati

Millet/Sorghum and Wheat flour chapati is good for dinner, breakfast and as evening snack.
I have used millet flour, wheat flour, coriander leaves and little spices


Let us see the recipe now :

Things needed :

Wheat flour : 1/2 Cup
Millet/Jola/Sorghum flour (Fresh) : 2 Cups
Rice flour : 1/4 Cup
Salt : As required
Hot water : 1/2 Cup
Garam Masala : 1/2 Teaspoon
Red chilly Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Curd :1 Tablespoon
Oil / Ghee : 2 to 3 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Put millet flour, wheat flour, rice flour, salt, garam masala, chilly powder and curd in a big bowl.
2. Wash and cut coriander leaves and add it to the flour bowl.
3.Add a teaspoon of ghee and hot water. let it cool a little.
4. Mix it well and add required water. Prepare soft chapati dough.


5. Divide them in to small portion. Roll them as round balls.
6. Keep little dry wheat flour in a small bowl.

7. Now dip a small portion of the dough and roll them as chapati.
8. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put rolled chapati and cook on both sides. Add little oil/ghee while cooking.

9. Millet - Wheat Coriander Chapati is ready to serve.

10. Serve with a cup of curd, pickle or any curry of your choice.

11. Repeat the same and prepare the remaining chapatis.
12. Add little ghee on the top of hot Coriander chapati just before serving.

Note :

The flour should be fresh or it is difficult to roll. Add more wheat flour if you find difficult to roll the chapati. Adding any other spices is optional. Adding more/less ghee/oil is optional.
Time : 30 Min
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Rava Urid Dal Dosa

Rava Urid dal dosa is god to have for breakfast, snack time or even dinner. It is easy and even you can prepare it with out fermentation. 
Varieties of  dosas with same batter
 I have prepared dosa without fermenting the batter, adding little curd and prepared spicy dosa, as set dosa and even thin and crispy dosa. Varieties of dosas can be prepared with this Rava urid dal dosa batter.
Let us see some benefits of using Rava/rave/semolina in our diet. 
Rava/Sooji/Semolina is rich in calcium, phosphorus,  potassium, iron, zinc, carbohydrates and proteins. They do contain vitamins B and E. It helps to loose weight. It is filled with fiber and good for digestion and easy bowel movement. It is low in cholesterol and sodium and is called as balanced food. Rava is digested slowly and keeps you full for a long time. Rava is good for people who suffer from diabetics. They help in building strong immunity system in our body. They also good for healthy metabolism and healthy muscles, nerves and bones.
Let us see the recipe now:
As I said earlier you can prepare dosas immediately as soon as you grind, then ferment and then use the batter for set dosas, thin dosas and spicy dosas.

Ingredients :

Urid dal : 1 Cup
Rava : 3 to 3 1/2 Cups.
Salt : As required
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons

Method : 

1.Wash and soak urid dal for 2 to 3 hours and then grind it with required water.

2. Remove it from the mixi jar to a big bowl.


3. Add a glass of water to rava and then mix it well. Add this wet rava to ground urid dal batter.
4. Add salt and mix it well.
5. Let it ferment for over night or 6 to 7 hours.



6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put little on the tava and clean it with a kitchen tissue.



 7. Mix the ferment batter nicely and take a ladle of dosa batter and spread it on hot tava in a circle shape. (Let the flame be low while spreading dosa batter).

 8. Cover and cook for a minute. Sprinkle little oil on the top. Turn the other side and cook for 10 seconds.

9. Remove dosa from the pan and serve hot dosa with curry /chutney/pickle.

10.Repeat the same with remaining batter.
Crispy Dosa ( From the same batter)

Note :

Do not make the batter very  watery. The consistency of the batter should be normal dosa batter consistency.

Preparing spicy dosa :


Wash and cut coriander leaves, curry leaves and green chilly to dosa batter and prepare thick /set dosas.
Dosa with out fermenting the batter.
Mix dosa batter nicely and prepare dosas as normal dosa.




Preparing dosa with out fermenting the batter.