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Showing posts with label South Canara special. Show all posts

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Mattina Gulla - Mango Curry

Mattina Gulla is a brinjal which is specially grown in place called Mattu near Udupi/Karnataka.
The brinjal /Mattina gulla has a special taste and any dish You prepare has a yummy taste. I am joking, it is really true.


These Mattina Gulla is brought from my brother in law when he came last week. I forgot post the gulla pic, since I was so busy with house chores.
I have used small mango with these Brinjal and the taste was heavenly.
I have written about Mattina Gulla and has some yummy recipes too in my blog. The seeds of Mattina Gulla was given to people in Mattu when they were struggling to lead normal life because of poor living. Shree Guru Vadhirajaru blessed and gave the seeds of Mattina gulla to those people who were very poor. With the blessings of Guruvarya, the brinjals gave a good yield and had the best taste in them. So these Mattina Gulla from Mattu has become very famous in that area and the poor people survived by selling these Gulla /Brinjals.
Even now the first yield of Mattina Gulla is given to Udupi Krishna Matt as a samarpane.
One has to taste Mattina Gulla Curry in Krishna Temple, in his or her life time to get the divine taste of the Curry.

No onion or No garlic is used in this Mattina Gulla - Mango Curry. 

Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Mattina Gulla /Brinjal : 2
Spices To Fry :
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Methi Seeds/Fenugrik Seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Coriander seeds : 1 Tbs
Red chilly /Byadagi Chilly : 5 to 6
Ingh /Asafoetida : A little
To Grind :
Fried ingredients
Coconut : 1 Cup
Raw Mango :  1 (Small one)
To Add :
Salt : As required
Jaggery : 1 Tablespoon
Turmeric powder : A little
Pepper Pods : 3 to 4
Seasoning :
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Ingh /Asafoetida : A little
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8
Green chilly : 2
Oil : 1 Tablespoon + 1tsp

Method :

1. Wash and cut Brinjal into big pieces. Soak the pieces in plain water for 10 minutes.


2. Prepare seasoning with mustard seeds, ingh and curry leaves. Add 2 green chilly.

3. Add cut brinjal pieces to seasoning and stir slowly.

4. Add a cup of water and little turmeric powder. Let it cook till soft. (Not very soft).
5. Keep a pan on the fire and add 1 teaspoon of oil. Add 1/4 tsp of methi seeds.
6. Fry till they turn slightly golden brown. Add urid dal and fry till they turn golden brown.
7. Add coriander seeds and byadagi chilly. Fry all the ingredients nicely for a minute on low flame.
8. Put off the fire and add ingh/asafoetida. Mix it well and let it cool.
9. Grate a cup of fresh coconut.
10. Wash and cut mango into small pieces.
11. Grind coconut, cut mango pieces,pepper pods and fried ingredients with required water.

12. Add salt and jaggery to cooked brinjal and stir slowly. Let it boil.

13 Add ground coconut mixture to cooked Brinjal. Mix it nicely and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.


14 Shift the curry to a serving dish and add cut coriander leaves.

15. Add a tablespoon of coconut oil on the top and serve.

Note :

Adding little coconut oil on the top just before serving taste best. (Optional).
You can use any type of brinjal to prepare this curry.
Adding more chilly is optional.
Adding tamarind instead of raw mango is optional.
Time 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Boiled Rice Idli ( ಕೊಚ್ಚಕ್ಕಿ ಗಿಡ್ಡೆ )

Boiled rice idli is one of the traditional dish of South Canara.
We call this idli as Kochige Gidde. Boiled rice idlis are good for breakfast and Snack in the evenings. No need of urid dal or fermentation for this type of idli.


I have used only boiled rice (boiled rice from South Canara), fresh grated coconut.
Kochige gidde can be prepared using raw rice and boiled rice also.
It is always better to soak boiled rice in boiling water, so that the rice will be well soaked and grinding becomes very easy. Fresh coconut adds to the taste and gidde taste yummy.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things  Needed

Boiled Rice : 2 Cups
Coconut : 1 Full cup ( 1/2 Coconut )
Salt : To taste

 Method :

1. Wash and soak boiled rice in boiling water for over night or 5 to 6 hours.

2. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
3. Drain all the water from soaked rice and grind it with grated coconut.Let it be like medium size rava consistency. Add required water while grinding.

 4. Remove the batter from the mixi jar and add salt. Mix it well.

5. Wash idli plates and apply oil/ghee to each idli mould.
6. Mix the batter nicely and pour a ladle of idli batter to each idli mould.
7. Keep a pressure cooker/idli cooker on the fire. Put some water. Let it get heated.
8. Arrange the idli plates and keep it in the cooker and cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
9. Remove the idlis from the idli plates and put it in a serving dish.


10.Serve hot boiled rice idli with ghee/coconut oil and jaggery/any side dish of your choice.

 Note :

 The batter need not be fermented. No need to use any urid dal. You can grind the batter at night and keep it in the fridge. Use of more coconut not only adds to the taste, it also helps the idli to be soft. These idlis are not that soft as normal urdi dal idlis.
Time :  5 to 6 Hours to soak the rice + 5 minutes to grind (Mixi jar) + 25 minutes to cook
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

SWEET PUMPKIN KADABU. ( RED PUMPKIN).

Sweet Pumpkin Kadabu is one of the traditional dish of South Canara and other parts of Karnataka. 
We can prepare spicy and sweet idli from the same ingredients. Adding some greeen chilly and coriander leaves will be added to the same batter to prepare spicy idli.
Jaggey is added to turn the batter sweet. So that sweet aroma and crave for sweets can be satisfied with this dish.
We from South Canara are bit sweet tooth people. Most of the snacks and breakfast dishes are added with sweet mostly jaggery. We do use many vegetables in idli/kadabu/kadubu.
Here is one such traditional dish that is Sweet Pumpkin Kadabu/Kadubu/Idli.
I have used idli plates to prepare the dish and you can cook them in a round /any shape bowl/plate.
I have used idli rava, coconut, pumpkin and jaggery.

Sweet Pumpkin kadabu is good for breakfast, snack, kids snackbox or even for dinner. As I said it is very easy to prepare and healthy to eat.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things needed:

Idli Rava/Raw rice rava : 2 Cups
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Grated Pumpkin : 1 Bow; (1/4 of the medium sized pumpkin).
Salt : A little
Jaggery : 1 /2 Cup ( Powdered ).
Black Pepper : 4 to 6 pods.
Jeera/Cumin seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Dry Ginger Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon

Method:

1. Wash and remove the thick part ( outer layer ) of pumpkin. Scrape out the inner pulp and seeds.
2. Grate pumpkin and coconut. Keep them aside.


3. Wash idli rava and put it in  a bog bowl. Add salt, curmin seeds,dry ginger powder and crushed black pepper.


4. Add powdered jaggery, grated pumpkin and grated coconut. Mix it well with pumpkin gratings.


5. Add salt and mix all the ingredients well. Add water if required.
6. Leave the batter for 10 minutes.


7. Apply little oil /ghee to all the idli plates.
8. Pour a ladle (small) of sweet idli batter to each plate. ( Each idli mould).
9. Keep a cooker /idli steamer on the fire and put some water in it. Let the water get heated.
10.Keep idli batter filled idli plates in the cooker and cover.
11. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or little more. (Another 5 minutes).

12. Remove the cooker cover and slowly take out the idli from the idli plate.

13. Sweet Pumpkin Kadubu/idli is ready to serve
14. Serve with any side dish you have prepared and some ghee on the top of hot sweet idlis.


15. You can enjoy eating these idli with fresh ghee and pickle. (My favourite).

Note :

We can use banana leaf, jack fruit tree leaf /turmeric leaf to cook these idli/Kadubu. I used idli plates to prepare. You can also use pressure cooker container to cook these idlis. Adding more grated pumpkin is optional. Use of more/less jaggery is optional. Use of dry ginger is optional. I have used pepper corns, dry ginger powder and jeera because Pumpkin is said to be contains lots of gas./Vaayu.
So using these above ingredients helps to take care.
Time :
Preparation time : 10 Minutes + Allow the batter to rest  10 Minutes + cooking time 10 minutes. 
Total Time : 30 Minutes. 
Serves : 5 to 6  ( Maximum 20 idli can be done).

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