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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕರ ಮೂಲಂಗಿ -ಕಡ್ಲೆಬೇಳೆ ಚಟ್ನಿ./ RADISH - CHANNA DAL CHUTNEY.


Radish is one of the healthy vegetable and it is one of the healthy habits that we must intake seasonal vegetables and fruits which they contain rich sources of beneficial vitamins and minerals in that particular seasons.
Now it is the season of Radish and one must intake this vegetable  and you should take care of your health.
I have prepared Radish - Channa dal chutney which is very very yummy and it is good and goes well with almost all the main dishes. It can be dip, sides and can be eaten with bread too.
Let us see some benefits of Radish.
Radish is one of the best intake for digestion. It is full of dietary fiber and good for digestion and people who suffer from constipation or difficult bowel movements.
It helps to boost immunity. It regulates the blood pressure in our body. It takes care of healthy skin. 
Lets see the recipe now :
Things Needed : 
Radish : 2 
Channa dal : 2 Tbs
Red Byadagi chilly : 5 to 6
Tamarind : A small marble size.
Ingh /Asafoetida : A pinch
Salt : As required 
Coconut : 1 Cup
Curry leaves : 6 to 8 
To Season :
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Ingh : a little 
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6 
Method :
1. Wash and scrape out Radish and grate it. Keep it aside.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and add 1 tsp of oil. Add channa dal and fry till brown.
4. Add red chilly, ingh and fry little.
5. Add grated moolangi/Radish and fry till the moisture disappear. 
6. Put off the fire and add grated coconut, tamarind, required salt and curry leaves.
7. Let it cool.
8. Grind it with little water and take it out from the mixi jar.
9. Prepare seasoning with coconut oil, mustard seeds, ingh and curry leaves.
10. Add it to Radish - Channa dal chutney. Radish - Channa Dal Chutney is ready to serve.

Note :
Fry channa dal carefully so that it does not get burnt.
Adding any cooking oil to fry and seasoning is optional.
Adding more or less chilly is optional.
Fry Radish gratings nicely.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 






Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Pumpkin Mosaru Bajji./ Pumpkin Curd Curry

 Pumpkin is one of the best vegetable that grows nicely in winter. We do like pumpkin and prepare so many varieties of curries, dosa, idli rotti etc etc etc. Here I have prepared very easy and one of the traditional dish from Pumpkin. It can be used as side dish, dip, or even eat it as it is. 


I have used cooked pumpkin pieces, salt, green chilly, ingh, curd and seasoning it with mustard and jeera in coconut oil. 

Let us see some benefits of eating Pumpkin in our diet. 

It is rich in nutritious and good for health. It is rich in antioxidants and keep away the chronic diseases. It helps to boost our immunity. It is good for our eye health. It is low in calories and good for weight loss. it is rich in fiber and good for people who suffer from constipation. Pumpkin is filled with vitamin A and takes care of our skin health. Pumpkin is rich in potassium and Vitamin C. It is rich in minerals like vitamin B2, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and Vitamin C and minerals like copper, manganese, potassium and iron. 

So do use Pumpkin once in a while and get benefit with the above nutrients.

Now Let see the recipe :

No onion or garlic is used in this recipe. 

It is purely brahmin food and you can prepare it during festival or feast or any other fasting days.

Things Needed :

Boiled Pumpkin pieces : 1 Bowl.

Curd : 1 Bowl

Salt : As required 

Ingh : a pinch

Seasoning :

Coconut Oil : 1 Tablespoon

Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon

Jeera/ Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon

Green chilly : 1 

Curry leaves : 5 to 6 leaves

Ingh /Asafoetida : A little


Method : 

1. Take a big bowl and add cooked pumpkin pieces.


2. Mash it nicely and add curd. Mix it well.

3. Add salt and little ingh and mix it nicely. 

4. Keep a pan and prepare seasoning with mustard seeds, jeera, ingh, green chilly and curry leaves with coconut oil.


5. Add done seasoning to pumpkin curd curry and mix it nicely.

6. Pumpkin Mosaru Bajji is ready and serve as one of the side dish.

Note :

Cook pumpkin nicely and it is easy to mash it well. 

Use of any cooking oil is optional.

Use of garlic and onion is optional.

Use good curd to get tasty mosaru bajji. 






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. 

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