Showing posts with label coriander seeds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coriander seeds. Show all posts

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, April 14, 2020

Kesu /Colocasia Rava Rotti

Colocasia Rava Rotti is one of the side dish for lunch. Normally colocasia rotti is prepared using raw rice. I have used rava instead of rice and prepared this Rotti.


We from Udupi, normally use this rotti for lunch as one of the side dish. This colocasia rotti is eaten with coconut oil and the plain rice mixing together. The taste is lovely and you will surely enjoy the spicy taste.
Colocasia leaves are good for our body and it helps to protect our body from cold. The leaves are fiber rich.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Medium Size Rava/Semolina : 1 Cup
Colocasia leaves : 8 to 10
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Coriander seeds : 1 Tbs full
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Tamarind : 1/2 Lemon size
Byadagi Chilly : 5 to 6
Ingh /Asafoetida : A little
Turmeric Powder : A pinch
Jaggery : 1 Tbs
Cooking Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons


Method :

1. Wash and cut out the stick on the top of Colocasia leaves.


2. Cut the leaves into small.

3. Grate coconut and grind it with coriander seeds, tamarind, turmeric powder,  jeera and byadagi chilly. Use required water. At last put jaggery and grind it for 1 to 2 minutes.


4. Put 1 cup of Rava/Semolina in a big bowl. Add salt. Add ground mixture. Add cut colocasia leaves.
5. Mix all the ingredients nicely.


6. Keep a tava on fire and heat. Sprinkle some oil on the tava.


7. Spread a handful batter on hot tava like dosa. (Better use fingers to spread the batter on tava).
8. Add some oil on top and cook on medium and low flame.


9. Turn the other side and cook till it turns golden brown.
10. Take out from tava  and serve Kesu /Colocasia Rava Rotti .

Note :

Use of tamarind is a must. Adding more jaggery is optional.
Use of rice flour instead of rava is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes. 
Serves : 3 to 4 Thin Rotti.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Sweet Potato Saagu/Curry

Sweet Potato is one of the yummy vegetable that I love to use it in varieties of dishes. Here we go with another dish done, using sweet potato. The sweetness in sweet potato adds to the taste and you don't need to add extra sugar/jaggery or any form of sweetness.


Saagu /Curry done to eat with Pooris. Yep, you need some thing yummy to have hot hot fluffy Pooris.
I have used Sweet Potatoes, potatoes, carrots as vegetables and some spices to add the taste and health.
As usual I have not added any onions or garlic to this Yummy Sweet Potato Saagu/Curry. This saagu is one of the yummy side dish which goes well with chapatis, dosas, rotis idli, plain rice etc.

No Onion and No Garlic Curry.

Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

To Cook :
Sweet Potato : 2 Medium sized
Potato : 2 Medium sized
Carrots : 2 Medium sized
To grind :
Fresh grated coconut : 1 Bowl /4 to 5 tbs
Green chilly : 2 to 3 (mild spices)
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Coriander Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves : 1 Handful
Ginger : An inch
Seasoning :
Cooking Oil : 2 Tsps
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8
Ingh : A little
To Add :
Salt : As required.

Method :

1. Wash and remove the outer layer of sweet potatoes, potatoes and scrape out carrots outer layer.


2. Wash ginger and remove the outer layer. Wash it again and cut into pieces.
3. Cut the vegetables into small and put it in a cooker and cook. Let it cool.
4. Grate coconut and grind it with jeera/cumin seeds, green chilly, an inch of ginger, coriander leaves and coriander seeds.

5. Keep  the cooked vegetables on the fire and add salt. Mix it well and cook for a minute.


6. Add ground coconut spice mixture, and little turmeric. Mix it well and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes.


7. Shift the ready Sweet Potato Saagu to a serving dish and add jeera , ingh, curry leaves seasoning.


8. Mix it well and serve it with Hot poori or choice of your main dish.

Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Mooli and Mixed leaves Curry

Mooli / Radish and mixed leaves Curry is a side dish and is full of nutritious and cooked with fresh spices.


I have used palak / spinach, goli soppu /purslane leaves and mooli/ radish.
The leaves are from our home. We have put some plants in the pot. And we get fresh, organic leaves.

Let us see the benefits of Goli Soppu/Purslane leaves.
The scientific name of Goli Soppu/Purslane leaf is Portulaca oleracea. The other names are pursley, pig weed or verdolaga.
Goli Soppu leaves are very low in calories and fats. They are rich source of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Fresh leaves are rich in Omega -3 fatty acids and is good for heart health. The leaves are rich source of Vitamin A, It is rich in antioxidant and vitamin for vision. It is good for skin health and heart health. It is rich in vitamin C and some B complex vitamins. They contain minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and manganese.

Goili Soppu / Purslane Leaves.

Bimbli /Averrhoa bilimbi (commonly known a sbilimbi, cucumber tree / sorrel tree) is a fruit bearing tree of Averrhoa fimily
Let us see the recipe now :
No Onion or No Garlic is used in this recipe.

Things Needed :

To Cook :
Toor Dal : 1/2 Cup
Goli Soppu /Purslane leaves : 1 Bowl
Palak /Spinach leaves : 1 Bowl.
Mooli /Radish : 2 Medium sized
Slit Green chilly :2

TO Grind :
Coconut : 1 Cup
Coriander Seeds : 1 Table spoon
Jeera/cumin seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Dried Bimbli : 5 to 6 Pieces
Chilly powder : 3/4 Teaspoon

To Add :
Salt : As required
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons

Seasoning with : 

Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh /Asafoetida : A little

Method :

1. Wash leaves and radish and cut into small pieces. Wash green chilly. Wash coriander leaves and curry leaves. cut them into small.


2. Wash and put toor dal to a pressure cooker.
3. Add cut leaves, radish, a slit green chilly and little turmeric. Add required water and cook for 5 minutes.

4. Grate coconut and grind it with coriander seeds, bimbli, jeera/cumin seeds and red chilly powder
5. Add required water to grind.   

6. Keep a pan and add cooked vegetables and dal. Add required salt. Let it cook for 2 minutes.

7.Add ground spice - coconut mixture and mix it well. Add 3 to 4 methi seeds to it. mix it well and boil.


8. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in between so that it does not get burnt.


9. Shift the curry to a serving bowl and add seasoning done in coconut oil with mustard seeds, curry leaves and ingh. Add cut coriander leaves.


Note :

Do not over cook the leaves and radish.  2 to 3 whistles will do if you are using pressure cooker.
You can also cook the leaves separately.  Adding raw coriander seeds and jeera adds to easy digest and adds aroma to the curry. Adding more dal is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 people.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Raw Jack - Coconut Curry

Raw Jack Curry is one more traditional and seasonal curry prepared normally during Jack fruit season. Now the season of Jack fruits are still there and you get lots of Jack fruits every where.
I have prepared Hasi Huli/spices without roasting or frying and it has no dal in it.



We the Udupi people, rarely use any dals in our curries. Dakshina Kannada is full of coconut trees and people do use more coconut in their daily food. Here is one such recipe which has no dal, and has coconut in it. 
The memory goes back to my childhood. My aunt used to prepare this curry to serve the people who comes to work in our paddy field. I used to see my doddamma cooking for the people. It is one of the difficult work to take away the outer layer of raw jack, then separate the seeds from the jack fruit. Then cook in large quantity because the people who do work were definitely used to eat more than us. It is their pallet strength, they consume more and put energy in sowing the field with paddy seeds, then, after the rain get ready the field with proper ploughing etc.

Coming back to our life now, these raw jack is got from my brother in law's second daughter
Shyla Uday Udupa. and her home is surrounded by beautiful big trees of Jack fruits, Mango fruits etc. When we visited recently she had some jack fruits and she gave it to me to cook.
It is very nice to cook and have raw jack, you all you need to remove the inner seeds and its cover, clean it well and cook it.
Let us see the recipe now. I have used some jack seeds as well with the raw jack pieces.
As usual I have not used any garlic or onion in this curry.
It fits into all age group and goes well with all the main dishes.

Things Needed :

Raw Jack : 1 Bowl 
Methi Seeds/Fenugrik seeds : 4 to 5 
Coconut : 1 Cup 
Coriander Seeds : 2 Tablespoons
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Byadagi chilly : 5 to 6 
Tamarind : 1 Small marble size
Salt : As required 
Turmeric Powder : A pinch
Seasoning with :
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh/Asafoetida : a pinch
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6 

Method :

1. Clean and wash raw jack and cut into small pieces.
2. Cook with required water. Keep it aside.


3. Grate coconut, add coriander seeds, jeera, tamarind and grind it with required water.


4. Keep the raw jack pan on the fire and put salt, turmeric powder and let it boil.
5. Add 5 to 6 methi seeds to boiling raw jack.
6. Now add ground coriander seeds and coconut mixture and mix it well.
7. Let it boil for 3 to 4 minutes. Shift the curry to a serving dish.


8. Add seasoning done in coconut oil, mustard seeds, ingh and curry leaves.


9. Serve with the main dish you have prepared.


10. We had this curry with plain rice during our lunch.

Note : 

It is better to cook strait. Keep a pan add some water and put raw jack and cook till it turns soft. 
If using pressure cooker to cook only one whistle is enough. Do not over cook the vegetable.
Use of more chilly is optional. Use of little jaggery is optional.
Time : 25 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.


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