Monday, April 18, 2022

ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕರ ಹಾಗೂ ರುಚಿಕರವಾದ ಸಿಹಿ ಕುಂಬಳದ ಗೊಜ್ಜು./ Easy, healthy, tasty Pumpki...

Pumpkin is one of the best vegetable that has good amount of healthy benefits in it.
This time it is " Pumpkin Gojju", which is very easy, quick and yummy.
I have used pumpkin, green chilly, tomatoes and home made sambar powder.
Let us see some benefits of " Eating Pumpkin ".
Pumpkin is rich in antioxidant and is good for chronic diseases. 
Its filled with with vitamins and minerals that is good for boosting immunity.
It is rich in Vitamin a good for our eye sight. 
Pumpkin is good for loosing weight.
It is very nutritious vegetable.
NO Onion or No Garlic is used in this Curry.
It is good for most of the main dishes like Plain Rice, chapati, poori, roti, naan, dose, idli, shavige etc.
Let us see the recipe Now:
Things Needed :
Pumpkin : 1 Big bowl. (1/4 part of 1 small size pumpkin).
Tomatoes : 2 to 3 ( Small Size).
Green chilly : 2 (According to your taste).
Sambar Powder of your choice : 2 to 3 tsp.
Salt : As required.
Seasoning :
Coconut oil or your choice of cooking oil : 1 Tbs
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp.
Curry leaves : 5 to 6 leaves.
Ingh/ Asafoetida : A pinch.

Method :

1.Wash and peel off pumpkin outer hard layer and its pulp with seeds.
2. Cut pumpkin into thin small pieces. Wash tomatoes and cut it into small pieces. Keep it aside.
3. Keep a pan on the pan on the fire and add oil.
4.Add mustard and jeera.
5 Add curry leaves, ingh a pinch and pumpkin pieces.
6. Stir slowly for a minute and add 1 glass of water, cook till its soft.
7. Add tomatoes once the pumpkin turns soft.
8. Add salt, little turmeric and mix it well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
9. Add 2 to 3 tsp of Sambar powder and a slit green chill.
10. Mix and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
11. Shift it to a serving dish.
12. Serve as one of the side dish for lunch or as you like.

Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 4 
Sambar Powder Recipe of my style:
Dry roast  the following and dry grind once it is cooled.
1 Tbs Channa dal.
1 Tbs Urid Dal
1/4 Tsp Methi Seeds/ Fenugrik Seeds
3 to 4 Tbs of Coriander Seeds
1/2 Tsp of Cumin Seeds/ jeera.
5 to 6 Byadagi Chilly
10 to 12 Curry Leaves.
Ingh/ Asafoetida : A little 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

ರುಚಿ ರುಚಿಯಾದ ಕಟ್ಲೆಟ್ ಸ್ಯಾಂಡ್ವಿಚ್ ಈ ರೀತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಡಿ./ Try Yummy Veg Cutlet Sandwich this way.

Cutlets are the yummy snack and they are good if you cook in healthy way.
Here I have tried this cutlets, using sweet potatoes, and the curry which was made for morning lunch. I have used carrots, radish and chayote squash for the dry curry. I also used some grated gooseberry. In a whole its yummy and healthy curry.
Dry curry is made with using only green chilly and the seasoning with mustard and jeera.
Jeera is cumin seeds which is good for digestion.
Let us see how I did this cutlets.
Way of preparing dry curry.
2 Carrots : washed and cut into small.
2 Mooli/Radish. Wash, peel off its outer layer and cut into small.
1 Chayote Squash : Wash, remove the outer layer and seed inside it. Now cut chayote squash into small pieces.
Season with cooking oil 1 tbs. Use mustard seeds, jeera, curry leaves and 1 green chilly.
Stir nicely and add a cup of water and cook till soft. 
Add required salt and pinch of turmeric. Mix it well and cook for a minute.
Add 2 tbs of grated fresh coconut and mix.
Your Dry curry is ready.
This can be used for lunch as side dish and for preparing cutlets.

Boil a big sweet potato and peel off its outer layer.

Take a big bowl and mash sweet potato nicely
Add the dry curry, 2 to 3 slices of bread, 1 tsp of garam masala, 1/2 tsp of mango powder, 1 tsp of red chilly powder. I used MTR Red chilly powder.
Add salt required, little jeera and mix everything nicely.
Kneed nicely and make dough.
Divide the dough into small portions.

Take a small portion, give a shape of your choice. ( I did round).
Dip in Dry Rava for both sides.
Keep it on hot tava. Medium flame.
Add little oil on both sides and cook.
Cook till its crisp.
Sweet and spicy Chutney.
This time I prepared Mango chutney this way.
1 Half ripe Mango. Peel off its green parts. 
Cut mango into small.
Grind it with handful of coriander leaves, little chat masala, required salt and very little jeera/ cumin seeds.
Take it out and add required salt. Mix it well.
Take this Chutney 2 tbs and add 2 tbs jaggery. Mix it well.
Your Sweet and Spicy Chutney  is ready.

Now for sandwich.
1 Cucumber cut into circle shape. ( Peeling its outer layer is your choice).
1 Tomato: Into circle shape.
Some dry roasted groundnuts.
How to arrange the Cutlet Sandwich.
Take a Cutlet, spread some Sweet and Spicy Chutney.
Keep 2 to 3 cucumber slices. 
Put a tomato slice on it. 
Put some groundnuts. 
Keep another cutlet on it.
Cutlet Sandwich is ready to serve.
Serve with some cucumber cuts with Cutlet Sandwich.

For Onion Lovers Cut some onions and place it on tomato and cover the Sandwich on it. 
Onion Lovers will be very happy.
You can also sprinkle some " Chat Masala " on tomato is your choice. 
Yummy, Healthy Cutlet Sandwich is ready to Eat.

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