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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Pumpkin Curry (Without Dal ) / ಹಸಿ ಹುಳಿ)

Pumpkin is one of the handy vegetable and we do prepare varieties of dishes.


I have prepared different curries and the posted in my blog. Here is one more curry using Pumpkin. It has no dal and the spices are not roasted. Try this curry surely you all will like it I am sure.
I have used Pumpkin, coriander seeds, jeera/cumin seeds, red byadagi chilly, little coconut and little tamarind pulp.
Pumpkin can be kept for a long time and it can be used. People do bake this vegetable and have it. We Indians use in our cooking.
Let us the recipe Now :

No Onion - No Garlic Pumpkin Curry 

Ingredients :

Cooking :
Pumpkin : 1 Bowl (Half of one small pumpkin).

Grinding :
Coconut : 1 Small cup
Daniya /Coriander seeds : 1 Tbs
Jeera/ Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Byadagi Chilly : 4 to 5

To Add :
Tamarind Pulp : 1 Tbs
Salt : As required
Turmeric : A little

Seasoning :
Coconut Oil /Any cooking oil : 1 Tsp
Byadagi chilly : 1
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Methi Seeds : 3 to 4 Seeds
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little

Method : 

1. Wash and peel off the skin and the pulp from Pumpkin and cut it into small pieces.


2. Cook pumpkin pieces with little water.

3. Soak a small marble size tamarind and take out the pulp and add it to cooked pumpkin.
4. Grate coconut and grind it with coriander seeds, jeera and byadagi chilly.


5. Add salt and turmeric to cooked pumpkin pieces and cook for a minute.

6. Add ground coconut mixture and mix it well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in between.


7. Now Pumpkin Curry is ready.

8. Shift it to a serving dish.

9. Prepare Seasoning with coconut oil (Optional), mustard seeds, ingh, 1 byadagi chilly and curry leaves. Add this to Pumpkin Curry and serve.

Note :

Do not over cook pumpkin pieces. Adding more or less byadagi chilly is optional. Use of coconut oil is optional. No Onion or garlic is added here.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

ಕೇಸು/ Kesu/ Colocasia Sasive/ Colocasia Mustard Curry

Kesu/ Colocasia leaves are good to eat during the rainy season and it helps us to keep our body warm.

I have prepared sasive/mustard based curry using Kesu leaves.  We do have some leaves grown in pots in our terrace garden.
It is an easy dish and one should remember to use proper amount of tamarind while cooking. Or it starts to itch and the food goes waste.
I have used some kesu leaves, mustard seeds, green chilly and seasoned in coconut oil.

Let us see some benefits of having Kesu Leaves in our diet. 

Kesu leaves are loaded with potassium, minerals, vitamins and healthy properties. It has vitamin C, vitamin A and C. They are rich in fiber and protein. It is gluten free and helps in lowering the blood pressure. It helps in building strong immune system in our body. It is rich in disease fighting antioxidants. It helps in good digestion. It is said that it is good for diabetes.
 Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients : 

To Cook :
Kesu /Colocasia Leaves : 10 to 15 (Small ones)
Tamarind : 1 lemon size (small lemon)
Salt : As required
Turmeric : A little
Jaggery : 2 Tbs
To Grind :
Coconut : 1 Cup : 5 to 6 Tablespoons
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Seasoning :
Coconut Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh/ Asafoetida : A little
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6

Method :

1 Wash and remove the hard part behind the leaves, cut it into small pieces.


2. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add coconut oil and mustard seeds. Let it splutter. Add curry leaves and ingh.

3. Soak tamarind in hot water and squeeze out the pulp and keep it aside.

4. Add cut Kesu leaves and fry for a minute. Add tamarind pulp. Add turmeric, salt and jaggery.
5. Let it cook till soft.

6. Grate coconut and grind it with 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds, 2 to 3 green chilly.


7. See that kesu leaves are soft. Add ground coconut mixture to kesu curry and mix it well.

8. Boil it for 2 to 3 minutes.

9 Shift it to a serving dish and serve as one of the side dish for lunch.

10. We had this Kesu Sasive for lunch.


Note : 

Use of tamarind should be proper. Adding less jaggery is optional. Use of coconut oil is optional. I have used some home grown Palak/Spinach leaves with Kesu leaves. (Optional). Use of more or less chilly is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Fresh Turmeric Pachidi

Pachidi is nothing but Rayita or Rayta, a curd based curry.


We got some fresh turmeric from out pot. Last year during the Nagara Panchami, I bought some turmeric leaves to prepare Kadubu. Turmeric leaf Kadubu is very traditional and on that day of Nagara Panchami we have a custom that, nothing is fried, seasoned or even chapatis, dosas are prepared on Dosa / Chapati Pan. So mostly steamed food or cooked food is eaten on that day.
Coming back to turmeric it was a good yield in the pot. I was so happy to pick them.
I gave fresh turmeric to my relations and our friends too.
I did use this fresh Turmeric for Pachidi and Turmeric Milk which is very good for health these days.

Let us see some benefits of Turmeric.

Turmeric is the most effective nutritional supplement  and  benefits to our body and brain. Turmeric contain bio active properties with medicinal values. It is rich in anti - inflammatory sources and good antioxidant content. Turmeric is good for brain health. It is good for skin health. Turmeric is good for Turmeric can help for preventing and treating Alzheimer disease. It is good for treating depression. It is good for treating age related diseases.
Lets see the simple and healthy recipe of Fresh Turmeric Pachidi.

Ingredients :

Fresh Turmeric : An inch
Curd : 1 Cup
Salt : As required
Green chilly : Just a small piece. (1/2).
Seasoning : 
Ghee : 1 Tsp
Jeera/ Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Curry Leaves : 4 to 5

Method :

1. Slightly scrape out the outer layer of turmeric and wash it nicely.
2. Grate or cut into very small pieces.


3.Wash and cut green chilly into very small.
4. Now add a  small cup of curd, little salt to grated turmeric.


5. Mix it well and add seasoning done with Jeera/Cumin seeds, curry leaves and very little ingh.


6. Serve a tablespoon of Turmeric Pachidi in the beginning of the lunch.



Note :

This Fresh Turmeric Pachidi should be eaten at the beginning of the lunch. It is a healthy pachidi.  It should be served maximum One Tablespoon. Adding more chilly is optional. Mild spice is always better. Turmeric keeps the body warm and is better to use less chilly. (Heat for the body). No Onion or no garlic recipe.
Time : 10 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3 Serves.




Monday, August 10, 2020

Elemuri /elemuni leaves Chutney - ಎಲೆಮುರಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪಿನ ಚಟ್ನಿ

Elemuri/Elemuni Leaves are herbal leaves, loaded with vitamins and minerals. Our ancestor new the values and benefits of the leaves. They used so many natural growing leaves in our cooking. So we need to follow them to keep ourselves fit.


ಎಲೆಮುನಿ/ ಎಲೆಮುರಿ/ ಎಲಿಮುರಿ /ಎಲೆಂಬರಿ/ಎಲ್ಸೆ ಸೊಪ್ಪು ಎಂದು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಳುವರು  ಈ ಸೊಪ್ಪಿಗೆ.

Here I have tried Chutney with Elemuri/Elemuni Leaves.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Things Needed :

To Fry: 
Cooking Oil : 1 Ts
Elemuni/Elemuri Leaves : 1 Bowl
Red Chilly : 4 to 5
Urid dal : 1 Tbs
Pepper Pods : 4 to 5
To Grind :
Coconut : 1 Cup
Grated Raw Mango : 1 Tbs
Fried ingredients
To Add :
Salt : As Required
To Seasoning :
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Ingh /Asafoetida : A little
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8


Method :

1. Wash and remove the leaves and keep it aside.


2. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a little oil and urid dal. Fry nicely till it turns as slightly golden brown.Add pepper pods.


3. Add red chilly and fry. Add little ingh and curry leaves. Add Elemuri/Elemuni leaves and fry nicely for 5 minutes.


4. Put off the fire and add grated mango. Mix it well and let it get cool.

5. Grate coconut and grind it with fried ingredients.


6. Shift it to a serving dish and add mustard seeds seasoning done in coconut oil.

Note :

Add only the leaves and fry nicely. Adding tamarind pulp instead of mangoes is optional.
Do not fry fresh coconut. Use of any cooking oil is optional.
Time : 15 Minutes.
Serves : 4 to 5 .

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Unripe Mango Chutney

This Unripe Chutney is yummy with sweet and sour taste.It is classical chutney one can enjoy during Mango Season. Mango season is about to get over for this year. Mangoes are still available in market places, super market shelf. So you can still try and enjoy.


In Udyavara my doddamma used to prepare this chutney whenever she picks up the unripe mango and that becomes one of the side dish which is served with coconut oil. The homegrown and prepared boiled rice, this unripe mango chutney and coconut oil from our home grown coconut grow, it is fantastic feeling now I am cherishing. 
I have used unripe mango, little methi/fenugrik seeds and red byadagi chilly and fresh coconut. Seasoned with mustard seeds, ingh/Asfoetida and curry leaves. It taste heavenly with plain rice or any other dishes.
Purely Brahmin Food with out onion and garlic. It is a blissful vegetarian dish. Try and enjoy this traditional, seasonal Unripe Mango Chutney.
We from Udupi /Kota use coconut fried methi seeds and byadagi chilly for mango chutney. It is yummy and healthy to use it. This is one of the Udupi traditional Mango Chutney.
It is simple, quick and healthy too.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Unripe Mango : 1
Fresh grated coconut : 1 Bowl. (1/2 Coconut).
Byadagi Chilly : 4 to 5
Methi /Fenugrik Seeds : 5 to 6
Salt : As required
Seasoning :
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6 

Method :

1. Wash and remove the outer layer of mango. Cut into small pieces.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add 1/2 Teaspoon of coconut oil, 4 to 5 methi seeds and byadagi chilly. Fry it for 1 minute. Leave it for cooling.


4. Now grind mango pieces, fried byadagi chilly and methi seeds, grated coconut and required salt.
5. Add required water while grinding.


6. Take out the chutney to a serving bowl.


7. Add mustard seeds, ingh and curry  leaves seasoning and serve.


8. We had this Unripe Mango Chutney for lunch.

Note :

Peeling off the skin of mango is optional. (Or it might give a slight bitter taste).
Unripe mango gives slightly sweet taste which adds to the taste.
Use of full ripe might give different taste.
Adding methi seeds to chutney helps to reduce the cholesterol and avoids heat in our body. (It is said that mango is Ushan /Heat for our body).
Do not add any jaggery to chutney.
Time : 15 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Banana stem Curry

Banana stem curry is one of  the side dish. Banana stem is full of fiber and it should be eaten at least once a month or two.

Banana Stem has loads of benefits and people say that it takes away the dirt from intestine in a fine manner. It helps to flush out the stone from kidney. It eases the problem of indigestion.
I have used Banana Stem, little jeera and pepper. Added some grated coconut. Little jaggery is used to give a sweet taste.
The stem was given by our neighbour and they do have lots of place to grown banana plants. They do give us some banana and the stem most of the times. So it is easy for me to try many dishes out of banana stem.
Some time I do cut and put the raw pieces in curd and make  raw pachadi. (With out cooking). some time dal, some time curry so this time its dry curry with simple spices.
Let us see some benefits of eating banana stem in our diet.
Banana stem is good for taking out the kidney stone.
It is good for detoxifying our body. It is good for digestion.It helps to control the blood pressure and cholesterol. Healing acidity and gastric problems.
Banana Stem Curry simple, easy and healthy.
Lets see the recipe Now :

No Onion or Garlic is used in this Dish : Banana Stem Dry Curry.

Ingredients :

Banana stem : Small Piece
Butter milk : 1/2 Cup
To Add :
Dry ginger powder : 1/2 Tsp
Jaggery : 1 Tbs
Turmeric Powder : A little
Salt : As required
Coconut : 2 to 3 Tbs
Seasoning :
Coconut Oil : 1 Tbs
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Jeera : 1/2 Tsp
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8 leaves.

Method : 


1. Add a cup of water to butter milk and soak banana stem pieces in it.
2. Wash and cut banana stem into small pieces.

3. Wash banana stem and drain out all the water from it.


4. Pressure cook banana stem for 6 to 8 minutes adding little water. Let it cool.


5, Prepare seasoning with coconut oil, mustard seeds, jeera, add green chilly and curry leaves.
6. Add cooked banana stem and let it boil.Add turmeric powder, jaagery and ginger powder.


7. Add salt and cook till all the water disappear.
8. Add grated coconut and mix it well. Shift it to a serving bowl.



9. Banana stem curry is ready to serve.

Note :

You can use 2 tbs of curd instead of butter milk. Add a cup of water and mix it well and dip the banana stem cut pieces in it.
Adding any other masala taste differ.  Adding red chilly powder instead of green chilly is optional.
Adding jaggery is optional. Use of any cooking oil instead of coconut oil is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 4 to 5.

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