Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Dry Fruits and Nuts Laddu/Laadu/Unde

 It is always to have some dry fruits and nuts to boost our energy and keep us healthy. I have prepared varieties of laddu / laadu using some of this ingredients. Here is one more Dry fruit and nuts laddu. This Laddu is prepared with out using fire.

Dry fruits and nuts are loaded with healthy medicinal values, vitamins and minerals. They are rich source of iron, calcium and other minerals. 

These Dry fruits and nuts Laddu is healthy and anyone can have it at any time of the day. 

It is good for kids snack box, travel, feast and festivals.

Please do remember to use soft dates.

Let us see the recipe now :

Things needed :

Dates : 500 Gr.

Rock Candy / Kallu Sakkare / Crystal Sugar : 50 Gr.

Almonds : 200 Gr. 

Raisins : 1 Handful

Apricot and Figs : 5 to 6 (Each).


Method :

1. Remove seeds from dates and put it in a bowl.

2. Add 1 handful of raisins.


3. Add crystal sugar/ candy sugar/ Kallu sakkare. Mash it nicely. 





4. Dry grind almonds into powder. (Some into big pieces).



5. Add it to dates bowl. 


6. Cut Apricot and fig into small pieces and add it with dates.

7. Now mix all the nuts and fruits nicely and prepare laddu.


8. Take a handful of the nuts and dry fruits mixture and make roundels.


9. Dry Fruits and nuts Laddu is ready to serve. 


10 Munch at any time of the day.

 OR 

Pack it for friends.


NOTE :

I have used soft lion dates. You should use soft dates to get good laddu.

No need of using any ghee or oil.

You can dry grind crystal sugar/ Kallu sakkare, figs and apricots. (Optional). I have not done it.

Time : 30 Minutes

Serves : 20 Laddu. (According to size).

Shelf life : At least 2 Weeks. 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

ಸುಲಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಜ್ಜಾಯ/ಅತಿರಸ/ಅತ್ರಾಸ ಮಾಡಿ ನೋಡಿ


Preparing Kajjaya/ Athirasa/ Atrasa is very easy and please do watch this video and you will be surprised and definitely you will prepare it. 


Things needed :
Raw rice/Dosa Rice : 2 Cup
Jaggery (powdered) : 1 Cup
Sesame seeds : 1 Tb
Oil to fry : 1 Cup or little more
Cardamom : 3 to 4 Pods

Method :
1. Wash and soak rice for 24 hours. Yes it has to be soaked for twenty four hours.
2. Then wash it again, drain it and spread it on a towel inside the home.
3. Let it dry for a while. (1 hour will do). By the time dry roast sesame seeds. 
4. See that it does not dry completely. The moisture should be there.
5. Dry grind and sieve it. Fine powder it should be.
6. Dry grind the rava consistency rice powder again to be powder. Sieve it again.
7. Now the rice powder is ready. 
8. Keep a pan on the fire and put 1/2 cup of water or little less than 1/2 cup. Add Jaggery to it.
9. See that it is completely melt and turn as little more than one string consistency.
10. To check the consistency of jaggery keep little water in a cup. Put a drop of jaggery drop in it.
It should not melt in water. It should stay as a drop but thick.
11. Now add sieved rice flour and sesame seeds. Mix it well in jaggery. Put off the fire.
12. Take out the pan from fire and keep it aside. Add 1 tbs of ghee and mix it nicely. 
13. Let it cool down. Mix it well and kneed the dough nicely.
14. Divide the dough into small portions and kneed each portion nicely and bring it to a ball shape.
15. Keep a pan and put oil to pan. Heat it. 
16. Take a small portion and pat it on your palm or oil spread plastic can be used to pat the Atrasa as little big.
17. Put this Atrasa in medium hot oil and fry on both sides till it turns golden brown.
18. Remove it from the oil and put it on a kitchen tissue. So that extra oil is absorbed.
19. Atrasa is ready to serve or to eat. 
20. It is nice to eat on next day.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕರ ಕಾಳುಗಳ ಪಲ್ಲ್ಯದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಪಾವ್ /ಬನ್ಸ್ ಸವಿಯಿರಿ


Try and enjoy this Misal Pav. Easy way to do it.

Soak Kabooli channa, Dry peas, black eye beans, cow peas and whole green grams for 5 to 6 hours.
Wash and pressure cook for 15 minutes.
Let it cool.
Pressure cook 1 Sweet potato and peel of its skin after it gets cool.
Wash and cut 3 tomatoes, 2 green chilly and an inch of ginger to scrape. ( Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger, wash it again and then grate it.). 
Keep a pan on the fire and add 2 tbs of oil. Fry 1 tsp of jeera/cumin seeds, add cut chilly, ginger and cut tomatoes. Fry nicely till tomatoes turn soft.
Mash sweet potato and add it to tomatoes. Mix it well. 
Add cooked pods and stir well. 
Add required salt and little yellow powder/Turmeric powder and mix it nicely. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add 2 tbs of MTR Pav bhaji masala and mix it slowly.
Let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes. (Add water if required).
Add 2 tbs of kasoori methi/Dry methi leaves and cook for a minute.
Add 2tbs of butter and shift the curry to a serving dish. 
Enjoy this Misal with Pav.
Cut buns/ Pav into two slices and spread some butter and heat it on hot pan. Cook slightly on both sides and serve with Misal Curry.
Note :
You can use little mixture on top of Misal. I did not use.
You can add more chilly, chilly powder to make it more spicy.
Adding any brand of Pav bhaji spice is optional.
Soaking the pods is a must or you might get hard pods in between when you eat.. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕರ ಶುಂಠಿ - ನೆಲ್ಲಿಕಾಯಿ ಲೇಹದ ತಂಬುಳಿ


This is one of the easy tambuli Which you can do it easily. 
You must see my previous Leh chapter. 
Ok let us see how I did it.
It is very simple, healthy, yummy and will really save your time.
Take small portions of Leh, if you have not divided them as small ball size , (lessor than small gooseberry ), take halp tsp of this Leh and put it in a cup of curd. 
Add salt and mix it well. 
Now season with a tsp of ghee, little jeera/Cumin seeds and ingh/Asafoetida.
Add the seasoning and serve with hot rice. 
It helps to digest the food easily, keep you warmth and take care of your health.
Please do try and enjoy.
Note 
You can use butter milk instead of curd. But curd tambuli taste better. 

ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕರ ಶುಂಠಿ - ನೆಲ್ಲಿಕಾಯಿ ಲೇಹ. ಶೀತ, ಕೆಮ್ಮು ಜ್ವರ ಬಾರದ ಹಾಗೇ ಕಾಪಾಡುವ ಲೇಹ

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Banana Stem Sasive. (Mustard)

 Banana stem is loaded with minerals, vitamins and healthy medicinal values. Here is Banana Stem Sasive. 

Banana Stem Sasive (Mustard based), has banana stem, coconut, mustard seeds, ingh/asafoetida, red byadagi chilly and seasoned with mustard seeds in coconut oil. 

Let us see some benefits of having Banana Stem in our diet.

Banana stem is rich source of fiber and good for people who suffer from constipation. It is good for weight loss. Banana stem is rich in potassium and vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 helps in production of haemoglobinand insulin. Protein helps in the proper functioning of muscles.  It is good for preventing high blood pressure. Banana stem is good for treating kidney stones. 

Banana Stem Sasive is one of the traditional dish from South Canara and nothing to cook here except seasoning.

You grind banana stem and the spices together with a cup of curd or little butter milk. Curd taste the better. 

Let us see the recipe now :

Things needed :

To Grind :

Banana stem : 1 Bowl

Coconut : 1 Bowl

Byadagi Chilly : 4 to 5 

Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tsp

Pepper Pods : 2 to 3 

Salt : As required

Curd : 1 Small cup 

Ingh /Asafoetida  : A pinch

To Season :

Coconut Oil : 1 Tablespoon

Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon


Ingh /Asafoetida : A little 

Curry leaves : 2 to 3 

Method :

1.Wash and remove the layers until you get a hard round stem. Wash it again and cut in to small circle while cutting remove the thin thread which comes out. Roll the thread in your finger and discard it.

2. Cut the circle shape slice into small pieces and put it in water or butter milk. (Add butter milk to a cup of water).

3. Grate coconut and grind banana stem, a cup of curd, 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds, 2 to 3 pepper pods and required salt. 

4. Grind it to a smooth consistency and remove it to a serving dish.

5. Prepare mustard seeds, ingh seasoning in 1 tbs of oil and mix it to Banana Stem Sasive. 

6. Banana Stem Sasive is ready to serve.


Note : 

Do not use any water. The taste differ. You can use tamarind pulp instead of curd. Adding more or less chilly is optional. Using the bowl of water with butter milk helps the pieces to stay white, otherwise the pieces get black and the Food you prepare will not be pleasing to have it. 

Time : 20 Minutes.

Serves : 2 To 3.

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My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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