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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Heerekai Huli Thovve



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Prep time                        10 mins
Cooking time                   20 mins
Serves                             4
Ingredients
Heerekai / Ridge Gourd  :      1 bowl ( 2 medium sized)
Toor Dal                        :      1 Cup 
Coriander seeds             :      1 Tablespoon
Urad dal                         :      1 1/2  Teaspoon
Channa Dal                    :      1 1/2 Teaspoon
Methi / Fenugreek seeds :      1/4 Teaspoon
Jeera                             :      1/2 spoon 
Cinnamon:                     :      1/2 Inch 
Red chilli (Byadagi )        :      5 to 6
Coconut                         :      1/2 Cup
Tamarind                       :      Small marble size (Optional)

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Jaggery                         :       1/2 Teaspoon (Optional)
Curry leaves                   :     6 to 8
Coriander Leaves            :     2 Tablespoons. 
Hing (Asafoetida)            :     a pinch
Turmeric Powder             :     a pinch
Oil : 2 Teaspoons. 
Mustard seeds : 1/2 
Teaspoon

Salt to taste

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Corn Pulav

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Ingredients:
Basmathi rice- 1 big cup 

Finely chopped Onions-2
Sweet corn kernels-1/4 cup
Masala grinding:
Cinnamon-1/2″
Cloves-2

Cardamom-1-2
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Poppy seeds 1 tsp
Green chilly – 6

Ginger 1 small piece
Garlic 2 cloves
Mint leaves- 10 leaves
Coriander leaves
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Sugar 1/2 tsp
Cashew Nuts   10-15
Water – 1 1/2 cups
Ghee/Refined oil - 2 tbsp


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Sabudana Khichdi - Sabbakki Uppittu


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Sabbakki Khichadi or Sabudana khees, as it's known in Marathi is the most popular dish of Maharashtra. It is specially made on Ekadashi day, along with Kadlekai unde - groundnut ladoos - as its quite filling, besides being very tasty and nutritious.

By the way have you ever wondered how and from what the sabbakki is prepared? I too was ignorant and was very very curious. It was back then when Google had not entered our homes. I have always been very inquisitive and curious about such things. There is this insatiable hunger to learn and find out. Like I wanted to know what is the difference between Maida and Wheat flour, whether sabbakki was grown or manufactured, how do the planes fly, how the ships stay afloat on water, how the data is compressed and stored in microchips ........ the list was endless.


Sunday, 15 May 2016

Bitter gourd fry

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Prep time                        10 mins
Cooking time                  20 mins
Serves                             4

Ingredients :

Bitter Gourd thinly sliced circles          4
Thinly sliced onions                              3
Sour curds                                             1 cup
Sambar powder                                     2 tablespoon
Turmeric powder                                  1 teaspoon
Jaggery powder                                    1 tablespoon
Oil                                                        4 tablespoon
Mustard seeds                                      1 teaspoon
Jeera                                                    2 teaspoon
Grated coconut                                    2 tablespoon
Chopped coriander leaves
Curry leaves
Hing
Salt to taste

Friday, 6 May 2016

Rava Pongal

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Prep time                        10 mins
Cooking time                  20 mins
Serves                             4

Ingredients :

Rava/semolina                 4 cups
Moong Dal                       2 cups
Salt to taste
Ghee                                3 tablespoon
Black pepper                   1 tablespoon
Black pepper powder      1 tablespoon
Grated coconut                1 small cup
Cumin seeds                    1 tablespoon
Cashew nuts                    20
Finely chopped ginger    2 tsp
Slit green chillies            10
Turmeric powder            ½ tsp
Curry leaves