Wednesday, July 28, 2021

ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕರ ಹಾಗು ರುಚಿಕರವಾದ ತರಕಾರಿ ಅವಿಯಲ್ ಮಾಡಿನೋಡಿ./Vegetable Aviyal

Avial is one of the traditional curry done during the festivals or feast. 
Lots of vegetables are used and it is delicious to have. 
I have used carrots, bottle gourd, potatoes and chayote squash.

Things Used :
To Cook :
Bottle Gourd : 1 Bowl (Half bottle gourd of medium sized)
Chayote Squash : 1
Carrot : 1 Big ( or 2 small size).
Potatoes : 2

Go Grind :
Coconut : Fresh grated : 1 Cup
Green chilly : 2 
Ginger : 1 inch
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Mango Tokku : Mango Raw chutney  or Tamarind Pulp :: 1 Tbs

To Add :
Salt : As required 
Seasoning done in Ghee : 

For Seasoning :
Ghee : 1 Tbs
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Curry Leaves : 4 to 5 .
Method :
1.Wash and remove the outer layer of  bottle gourd, chayote sqush, potatoes  and scrape out the outer layer of carrots.
2. Cut vegetables into small and cook till they turn soft.
3. Grate coconut and grind it with green chilly, ginger, jeera/ cumin seeds and mango tokku.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and put cooked vegetables, required salt and pinch of turmeric.
5.Boil for 2 to 3 minutes and add ground coconut mixture, mix it well and cook.
6. Stir in between and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
7. Shift it to a serving dish and add seasoning done in ghee. 
8. Keep a small pan on the fire and heat. Add a tbs of ghee and 1/2 tsp of jeera. 
9. Add 4 to 5 curry leaves and put this seasoning to AVIAL.

Note :
Cook Vegetables till soft. (Do not over cook).
Adding more coconut is optional.
Do not add more jeera.
Do not add any sugar or jaggery.
You can add curd instead of mango tokku. 

Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 4.

ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕರ ಹಾಗೂ ರುಚಿಕರ ನವಣೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಹೆಸರು ಕಾಳಿನ ದೋಸೆ / Healthy Foxtail millet and Whole Moong Dosa

Healthy Breakfast is Always keeps you fit and fine for the whole day.

There is a saying that 
Eat breakfast like a king,
Lunch like a prince 
and dinner like pauper. 
Another proverb says 
Eat your breakfast, 
Share your lunch with friend 
and give your dinner to your enemy.

Whatever it is the conclusion is breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Here is one healthy breakfast that helps you to be fit and fine.
I have used foxtail millet and whole mong.
It is an easy and yummy dosa you can prepare as soon as you grind it. 
Good choice for breakfast or dinner too.
I have used Whole Moong and Foxtail millet and little ginger. 
You all know that Millets take the top while taking care of the health. They are good for diet. They are rich in fiber. They help to control blood sugar and blood pressure levels in our body. Good for diabetic people. Helps to reduce diabetic they say. They are gluten free. Rich in vitamins and minerals.
Whole moong is full of proteins, vitamins and minerals. 
Let us see this simple recipe.

Things Needed ;
Whole Moong : 2 to 2 1/2 cups
Foxtail Millet : 1 Cup
Ginger : An inch.
Salt : Required 
Oil : 4 to 5 Tablespoons.

Method :
1. Wash and soak whole moong and foxtail millet separately for 5 to 6 hours. 
2. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and cut into small pieces.
3. Grind whole moong and ginger together with little water.
4. Grind foxtail millet and add it to moong batter.
5. Put the batter to a big bowl and add salt.
6. Mix it nicely and let the batter be bit thicker than dosa batter. 
7. Keep a dosa pan on the fire and heat. Clean the pan  with a kitchen tissue or with a clean cloth.
8. Mix the batter nicely and take a ladle of batter and put it on dosa pan and spread it slowly.
9. Put some oil on dosa and cook on medium heat. Turn the other side and cook.
10. Take it out and serve with choice of your side dish. Repeat the same with remaining batter and make dosas.

Note :
The batter should not be watery. 
Adding green or red chilly while grinding is optional.
You can also ferment and prepare this dosa.
Adding ghee instead of oil is optional.
8 to 10 Dosas can be prepared. 

ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕರ ಹಾಗೂ ರುಚಿಕರವಾದ ಬೀನ್ಸ್ ಕಾಳಿನ ಹುಳಿ. Beans Pod Curry.

Beans season is here and they grow well in rainy season and winter. 
Beans have already turned as Pods and they are in the market. Raw pods are very healthy and you can use them in your cooking.

We had been R.T. O. (Regional Transport Office in Yelahanka. It has shifted to very interior village near by.  My hubby had to renew his driving license. After the procedure is over while coming back I saw many people near by a village have spread what ever they have grown. Just stopped and got some this beans pods with its cover and came home.

So the task of removing the pods and washing then again drying them under the fan at last keeping them in the freezer is done. There were nearly 3 kg beans and 2 kg field beans I got.
That is really so much. So before freezing I did cook many curries, palav etc.
This is one of it and it is always good to eat seasonal vegetables and fruits always.
Coming back to this Curry let me explain How did I cook this curry.

I have used Beans pods which are sprouted. As I said I kept some beans to use before freezing. In the morning I could see the sprout. So I left them to be more sprouted. 
You can see this sprouted beans. Its kept for 2 days to sprout this much. 
Drain the water completely and then put them in a bowl, leave it for a while and then sprinkle some water on them twice a day. Then you will see this wonderful sprouts.

Sprouts are just days old and on the way to germinate.  They are said to be more nutritious and healthier to eat. It eliminates gas producing starch and lessens the cooking time of legumes and pulses. It is good for digestion and weight loss. Good for blood circulation and immunity to our body. It is good for heart health and skin health.

No Onion No Garlic in this Curry.
Things Needed : 
To Cook:
Beans Pods : 1 Bowl. ( 250 gr).
Moong Dal : 1/4 Cup (50 to 100 gr).
Tomato : 1

To Add :
Salt : As required 
Tamarind Pulp : 2 Tbs
Home Made Sambar Powder/ Huli Pudi 
Seasoning : 

Seasoning : 
Cooking Oil : 1 Tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Ingh/ Asafoetida : A little 
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8 Leaves.

Method :
1. Wash and cook moond dal and Beans pods (not to be washed if there is no moisture and check with the smell).
2. Soak tamarind and squeeze out the pulp. Wash and cut 1 tomato into small piece.
3. Keep a pan and add cooked moong and beans pod. 
4. Add turmeric a pinch and required salt.
5. Add cut tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
6. Add tamarind pulp and Sambar powder. Mix it well and boil for 3 to 4 minutes.
7. Shift it to a serving bowl.
8. Keep a pan on the fire and put oil. Add mustard and little asafoetida. Let mustard seeds spurt. Add curry leaves. Add this seasoning to done Beans Pod Curry. 

Note :
Take care of sprouted beans if you are washing.
Use of onions and garlic is optional.
Adding any Sambar Powder or Curry Powder is optional. (Shop bought).
 Fresh Home Made Sambar Powder as we call it as Huli Powder. ONE TIME USE.
1/4 Tsp Methi seeds.
1 Tsp Channa Dal.
2 Tbs Coriander Seeds.
3. Byadagi Chilly : 5 to 6
4. Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp.
A small piece of Cinnamon.
Ingh /Asafoetida : A pinch
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6.
Coconut 2 Tbs.
Dry roast every thing one by one and dry grind once it is cooled.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serve : 3 to 4.

ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕರ ಗೋದಿ ನುಚ್ಚು + ಉದ್ದಿನ ದೋಸೆ./ Healthy broken wheat and Urid Dosa

Dose or Dosa is one of the yummy Indian breakfast and we love to have it even in the evenings if we get a chance. 
Varieties of dosas can be enjoyed now a days. Urid dal dosa, Moong dosa, green gram dosa, cucumber dosa, onion dosa, wheat dosa, Jowar dosa and many, many are some to mention.
I have prepared broken wheat dosa which is a healthy option for these days.
I have used broken wheat, urid dal and very little methi seeds/fenugrik seeds.

Let us see some benefits of eating broken wheat in our diet.

It is an healthy option to eat broken wheat as it is digested slowly. 
It helps to control blood sugar level.
It has a rich source of fiber and good for easy digestion. 
Good for people who are dieting for weight loss.
It is said that it is good for diabetic people.
It helps to control cholesterol level in our body.

Now let us see this recipe.
Things needed : 
Broken wheat : 2 Cups.
Urid dal : 1/2 cup 
Methi /Fenugrik seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Salt  : As required 
Oil : To Prepare dosas

Method :
1. Wash and soak broken wheat for at least 4 to 5 hours.
2. Wash and soak urid dal and methi seeds separately.
3. Grind it separately and take it out to a big bowl.
4. Add salt and let it ferment nicely.
5. Morning just before preparing dosa mix the batter nicely.
6. Keep a pan and clean it nicely with a kitchen tissue or a clean towel.
7. Pour a ladle of batter and spread it you like. (normally round).
8. Sprinkle some oil on top and cook on medium flame.
9. Turn and cook other side and take it out and serve hot dosa with your choice of side dish.
10. Add a spoon of ghee just before serving.

Note :
The batter should be fermented well to get good dosas. Use of ghee or oil while preparing dosa is optional.
Do not use much water while grinding. Watery batter do not taste well.

ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕರ ಹಾಗೂ ರುಚಿಕರವಾದ ಸಾಮೆ ಅಕ್ಕಿ/ ಸಿರಿಧಾನ್ಯಹಾಗೂ ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಳೆಯ ಬಿಸಿ ಬೇಳೆ ...

ಕರ್ರಂ ಕುರ್ರಂ ಗೆಣಸಿನ ಚಕ್ಕುಲಿ ಮಾಡಿ ಸವಿಯಿರಿ./ Sweet Potato Chakli, Chakkuli...

ರುಚಿಯಾದ ಹಾಗೂ ಸುಲಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಡಿನೋಡಿ ಕ್ರಿಸ್ಪಿ ಕ್ಯಾಪ್ಸಿಕಂ./ Pan fried Crispy Capsicum.

Capsicum is available almost around the year. These days it has become very popular vegetable around the world.
Capsicum can be added to most of the dishes, can be used for pakoda/Fried fritters and it can be used for Spicy dosa in Udupi special Patrode batter.

Here I have just shallow fried these capsicum cuts on pan. Its very tasty and good to have with lunch, like papad.

I have used little rice flour, red chilly powder, jeera/Cumin seeds, salt and a few drops of water. 
Let us see some benefits of having Capsicum in our diet.
Capsicum is good for heart and they say red capsicum helps to keep the heart healthy.
They are rich in antioxidant  properties. They help in improving immunity. They help to improve metabolism. It curies iron deficiency. Capsicum is fiber rich and has Vitamin C. Vitamin A and good for our eye health.
No Onion or No Garlic Recipe.
This is an easy and simple Recipe.

Things Needed :
Capsicum : 1 (Any colour).
Rice flour : 2 Tbs
Jeera/ Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Chilly Powder : 1 Tsp
Salt : As required 
Water : A few drops.
Cooking Oil : 3 to 4 Tbs

Method :
1.Wash and dip whole capsicum in plain water for 20 minutes and they wash it again.
2. Cut capsicum into sticks or thin cuts. 
3. Take a bowl, add rice flour, salt, chilly powder, jeera and mix it well.
4. Add a few drops of water and mix it again nicely. ( It should not be watery).
5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add 1 tbs of oil and just spread some capsicum on it.
6. Cook on low flame. Add some oil on top. Let it turn slightly golden brown.
7. Turn the other side and cook. Put some oil around it and cook till it turns golden brown.
8. Take it out to a plate  and serve with rice and other side dishes.
9. Repeat the same and cook the remained capsicum.
10. Its crunchy and yummy. Enjoy with your lunch or tea time with these crunchy, crispy capsicum.

Note :
Adding more chilly powder is optional. Remember its always good to eat mild spice.
Adding any other spice is optional. Example : dry mango powder, garam masala or chat powder.
Do not add much water. Watery batter changes the taste and turns saggy.

Time : 15 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

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