Showing posts with label pepper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pepper. Show all posts

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Aloo Palya

Aloo/Potato Palya / Potato Dry Curry is an easy and yummy Palya. It is fantastic combination for Curd Rice or any other main dishes. Here is Aloo Palya with South Indian touch, try and enjoy.



I have used Potatoes/Aloo, seasoning with usual mustard seeds and jeera. Added some sambar powder to give South Indian taste. Added some coconut to give South Canara taste. The combination was super good and we enjoyed it as one of the side dish with our lunch.
I also prepared Parata/Parota with the same Aloo Palya. Give a try and enjoy parota also. You will definitely like the taste.
Aloo is full of carbs and it provides energy to our body. It is better to cook rather than frying. Frying potato is not that good.
Its a simple curry and easy to prepare it.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

To Cook :
Potatoes /Aloo : 2 to 3 (Medium sized).
Seasoning : 
Cooking Oil : 2 Tb
Mustard Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1 Tsp
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8
To Add :
Salt : As Required
Turmeric Powder : A little
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Tsp
Pepper Pods : 4 to 5
Sambar Powder : 1 Tbs
Fresh Grated Coconut :  2 to 3 Tbs
Green chilly : 1


  Method :

1. Wash and peel off the outer layer of potatoes.
2.Cut them as french fry shape. ( Long and thin).  Wash and slit a green chilly.


3. Wash it again and take out all the water and keep the potatoes aside. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add cooking oil, mustard seeds and jeera.
5. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add ingh, slit green chilly, crushed pepper and curry leaves.

6. Add cut potatoes and stir slowly. Let the flame be low and medium.
7. Sprinkle some water and cook. Stir in between. Crush pepper pods and keep it aside.


8. Add little turmeric powder and mix it well.


9. Let it cook till soft. Add required salt.
10. Add chilly powder and sambar powder.


11. Mix it nicely and add grated coconut. Cook on low flame for 2 minutes.


12. Put off the fire and shift Palya to a serving dish.


13 We had Aloo Palya for our lunch.


14. I used the palya to prepare Parota at night.



Note :
Adding more oil is optional. You need to add water little by little till Potato turns soft. (Do not add at once. Adding little by little is advisable).
Adding sambar powder adds to the taste.
No onions or garlic used.
Adding coconut is optional.
Time : 25 to 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .













Sunday, December 1, 2019

Sweet and Spicy Tamarind Gojju

Sweet and Spicy Gojju is prepared with Huggi. This is one of the traditional dish from Udupi, especially my doddamma's house. Udupi people do not make the Huggi very sweet. It is with mild sweet and Sweet and Spicy Tamarind Gojju is used as side dish and it is one of the must dish done with Huggi.

Huggi is prepared normally during the month of Dhanurmasa. Dhanurmasa starts from December 14 or 15 and ends at Makara Sankranthi. Makara Sankranthi is also known as Uttarayana Punyakala, since The Sun moves towards the north a bit.
December is normally winter season and weather is chill. The body has to be kept warm and this gojju, huggi jaggery helps to keep the body warm and energetic. A little pepper pods are crushed and used and a green chilly. (Optional).
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Tamarind : A big marble size
Jaggery : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Pepper Pods : 4 to 5
Salt : As required

Seasoning :

Coconut Oil : 1 Tbs
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh /Asafoetida : A little
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8
Green chilly : 1

Method :

1. Soak Tamarind in 1/2 cup of hot water for 5 minutes and squeeze out the pulp.


2. Clean jaggery and keep it aside. / Melt jaggery completely and sieve it to a bowl.


3. Now keep a pan on fire and put coconut oil.
4. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add ingh, curry leaves and slit green chilly.
5. Add tamarind pulp and cleaned jaggery to it. Add required salt. Mix it well.
6. Add crushed pepper and a pinch of turmeric powder.


7. Let it boil nicely for 3 to 4 minutes. Let it get bit thick. (Not much).

8. Shift it to a serving dish and serve with Huggi.

Note :

Huggi is mild sweet dish prepared using moong dal, raw rice, little jaggery with fresh coconut.
Huggi and Sweet and Spicy Tamarind Gojju goes well with Huggi. It is not only satisfy your taste, helps in keeping your health in good condition. During the winter eating sweet and spice (Jaggery and pepper) is good to take away the cold from our body. Put some water to jaggery and boil. Let it completely melt. Sieve jaggery  and then use sieved jaggery. (Better to clean the jaggery before using.
Adding more chilly is not necessary.
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3 .


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Cucumber Pesarittu

Pesarittu /whole moong dosa is known as Pesarittu. I simply call this as Hesaru dosa.
I have tried this Pesarittu dosa in different ways. THIS time it is with cucumber. Dosa taste yummy and good for people who do not eat much vegetable. 


I have used whole moong, rava/semolina, little coconut, 1 small cucumber with its skin, pepper and curry leaves.
Pesarittu dosa is a healthy dosa which fills your tummy with good nutrients. Whole moong is filled with vitamins, minerals and is protein rich. Cucumber Pesarittu Dose is good for all age group and you do not feel hungry for a long time.
I used fresh Pesarittu batter for dosa. I did the grinding in mixi and added rava and curd to it. Gave a churn for 2 minutes, stopping for a few seconds in between. 
 as I grind it. I have added a cup of curd to add savoury to the batter. 
Let us see the recipe now :
No Onion or NO Garlic is added to this recipe.

Things Needed :

Whole Moong : 1 1/2 cup
Rava /Semolina  : 1/2 cup (medium sized).
Pepper pods : 6 to 8
Ginger : An inch
Curry leaves : 1 Handful
Mangalore Southekai /Cucumber : 1 Medium sized 
Curd /Yogurt : 1 Cup 
Salt : As required 
Coconut : 1 Small cup.
Ingh : A little 

Method :

1. Wash and soak whole moong for 3 to 4 hours or over night. 


2. Grate coconut and grind it with ginger pieces and pepper pods. Wash and peel off the ginger skin and wash it again and cut into pieces. 


3. Add whole moong and grind till it turn as paste.
4. Mean while wash cucumber and remove the pulp and seed inside it.


5. Cut the cucumber into small pieces and soak in water for 5 minutes.
6. Add these cucumber pieces to mixi and grind till they turn into paste. Add the outer layer of cucumber to grind. (cucumber skin).


7. Add a big cup of curd and grind it for 2 minutes. 


Add rava and churn for 2 minutes.


8. Remove it from the mixi jar to a big bowl. Add salt and keep it aside.
9. Mix the batter nicely and Whole moong dosa batter is ready.


10. Keep a dosa pan on the fire and heat. clean the pan with a clean towel or Kitchen tissue.
11. Take a ladle of whole moong batter and spread it on the tava. Sprinkle some oil on the top.


12. Cook on medium and low flame. Turn the dosa other side and cook for a minute.


13. Dosa is ready to serve. Take out the dosa from a pan and serve.
14. Add a tsp of ghee on the top just before you serve Cucumber Pesarittu Dose.

Note : 

Do not add more rava to the whole moong batter. Dose turns hard. Adding curd helps the dosa to be soft.
Do not add any cooking soda or baking powder.
The batter should be bit thicker than dosa batter. 
You can also ferment this batter and prepare Dose/dosa.
Time : Soaking time 3 to 4 hours.
Grinding time : 5 to 6 minutes.
Preparing dosa : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 people.


Healthy Urid Kadubu/ Traditional food from Udupi - Udyavara

Urid / Uddina Kadubu is one of the traditional from Udyavara Doddamma's House. Its healthy Kadubu which can be prepared easily for break...

About

author
My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
Learn More →