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

Monday, August 24, 2020

Kadale /Channa dal Pancha Kajjaya

Pancha Kajjaya is a sweet dish which is prepared using 5 ingredients.
This Pacha Kajjaya is normally prepared for Naivedya/ offering and eaten as Prasada.
I have prepared Pancha Kajjaya with Channa dal, Sesame seeds, cardamom, jaggery and coconut.


For all the festivals we do prepare Pancha Kajjaya for Naivedya.
In temples we do get Pancha Kajjaya as Prasadam. Pancha Kajjaya Prasada is very famous in Udupi and South Canara. 
We do have varieties of Pancha Kajjaya prepared during festivals. Avalakki pancha kajjaya, Aralu Pancha kajjaya, Kadale pancha kajjaya, kadalekaalu pancha kajjaya, moong dal pancha kajjaya etc.
 Here I have prepared Channa Dal Pancha Kajjaya as Naivedyam for Lord Ganesha.
It is easy, quick and healthy.
Channa dal is full of minerals and vitamins. Coconut helps us to provide good cholesterol for the body. Jaggery helps in reducing the acidity. Cardamom helps to digest the food well. Sesame seeds are fiber rich with vitamins and minerals. So eating all together is a divine taste.
Try and enjoy.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Channa dal : 1 Cup
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Jaggery : 1/4 Cup
Cardamom : 3 to 4 Pods
Sesame Seeds : 2 Tablespoons


Method : 

1. Dry roast channa dal till it turns golden brown. Take it out from the pan and leave it for cooling.


2. Dry roast sesame seeds till they splutter and take out from the pan. Let it cool.


3. Grate coconut and dry roast till golden brown.


4. Powder jaggery. Remove the seeds from cardamom Pod. Keep the seeds aside.


5. Dry grind roasted channa dal, sesame seeds, dry copra/ Kobbari cardamom and jaggery little by little.

6. Mix all the ingredients nicely and keep it as Naivedyam and after Pooja enjoy the Prasada.
Note :
Do not dry grind channa dal completely. It should be coarse powder. Mixing all the ingredients nicely adds to the taste.
If you are using fresh coconut gratings roast it nicely before adding to grind. or Pancha Kajjaya gets spoil.
Time : 15 Minutes
Serves : As You Serve.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Quick Lady Finger Gojju

Quick Lady finger gojju is a finger licking dish. I have tried this gojju with adding puliyogre gojju instead of using tamarind pulp.


The puliyogre gojju adds to Lady finger gojju and goes well with chapatis, rotis, poori, idli and dosa.
Lady fingers should be tender and it cooks faster when you fry with little oil, or it gets hard and it will not taste good when you use it for gojju.



Lets see some benefits of Lady finger in our diet.

Lady finger is good for eye sight and healthy skin. It is filled with Vitamin B9 and Vitamin C. It helps to improve our immunity system. Lady finger helps to reduce the weight. It is good for diabetes. 
It is filled with fiber and good for controlling the cholesterol.
It is an easy recipe and yummy taste to have it with many main dishes.

NO ONION OR NO GARLIC RECIPE.

Ingredients :

Lady finger :10 to 15.
Rasam Powder : 2 Tbs
Puliyogre Gojju : 1 Tbs
Jaggery : 2 to 3 Tbs
Salt : As required

For Seasoning :

Cooking Oil : 2 Tbs
Methi Seeds : 3 to 4
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little
Green chilly : 1

Method :

1. Wash and wipe out the moisture completely and cut into small pieces.

2. Keep a big pan on the fire and add oil. Heat it.
3. Add methi seeds, mustard seeds and ingh. Let mustard seeds splutter.
4. Add curry leaves and cut lady finger pieces. Fry till they turn soft.


5. Add salt and puliyogre gojju, little turmeric powder and jaggery.
Mix it well. Let it Cook for a while.


6. Add little water and let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
7. Add rasam powder and and mix it nicely.


8. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Shift it to a serving bowl.


9. Add coriander leaves and serve with main dish of your choice.

Note :

You must wipe out the moisture in Lady finger completely or the gojju might turn sticky.
You can add tamarind pulp, jaggery, sesame powder instead of using puliyogre mix.
Adding more jaggery is optional. Fry lady finger nicely so that it does not get sticky.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serve : 2 to 3.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Crispy Nippattu

Crispy Nippattu is a fried dish. Nippattu / Rice fritters are very famous crunchy fried dish. We can munch it at any time of the day. It is nice to have with a cup of coffee or tea or Juice.


These crispy Nippattu has little Millet flour and chiroti rava /thin variety of rava in it.
I have used rice flour, chenna /hurikadale /pottu kadale, millet flour, chilly powder, jeera, ingh and little rava/semolina in it.
I tried this fried fritters and it was really yummy. Some people do not like very crispy and they want the bite to be bit hard too. I thing Millet flour adds the crunchiness and the bit hardness to Nippattu.
Mr. Sadashiva Mailankody has put up this recipe and as usual I tried this Nippattu since it is a fried dish. I am very much love the varieties of fried dishes.
No Onion or No Garlic is used in this Nippattu.

Things Needed :

Rice flour : 2 1/2  Cups
Jola/Millet flour : 1/2 Cup
Putani/chenna /Huri Kadale : 1/3 cup
Butter : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Chilli Powder : 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera /Cumin seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Sesame seeds : 1 Tablespoon
Oil : 1 1/2 Cup

Method :

1. Dry roast rice flour for 2 to 3 minutes. Let it cool
2. Add millet /Jola flour .
3. Dry grind chenna /putani and add it to rice flour.
4. Now add butter, red chilly powder, salt, sesame seeds, jeera and little ingh.


5. Mix all the ingredients nicely and add required water and prepare the dough.


5. Kneed the dough well and divide them into small portions.
6.Take a butter paper or put little oil on your palm.
7. Take a small portion of the dough and spread it slightly and make small pooris

.
 8. Keep a frying pan and put oil. Heat and let it got hot.
9. Put the small puri in hot oil. lower the flame and fry on low and medium flame.


10. At time you can fry 3 to 4 puris. Fry on both sides and remove it from the pan.


11. Put it on the kitchen tissue. Repeat the same and prepare all the Nippattu.


12. Now let it get cool. Put them in a air tight bottle or box.
13. Serve it with a cup of coffee /tea/juice.


14. Munch at any time you want to.

Note :

Frying on low flame helps the Nippattu to get crispy. You can use hot oil instead of butter.
Do not add much oil. It might get broken in to pieces while frying.
Adding more chilly is optional. Do not add more Huri Kadale /putani/roasted chenna. Nippattu dough turns very soft and you might not get the round shape.It might absorb more oil.
Time : 40 Minutes.
Serves : 20 to 25 Nippattu.


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Almonds - Oats - Ragi Laddu

Laddu/Laadu/Unde as we call it a sweet round ball of different healthy ingredients like jaggery or sugar, ghee and other ingredients. I always prepare varieties of laddu, and I do give it to our relatives and friends. Here I have prepared Rag and Oats laddu with dry fruits like almonds and raisins.
I have used Oats, almonds, raisins, ragi flour/finger millet flour and jaggery.


Oats are very rich in fiber and good for diet. Almonds filled with minerals and vitamins. Ragi flour is gluten free and good iron content.Raisins are best dry fruit and loaded with good health benefits. Jaggery provides energy and take care of our health.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Sesame Seeds : 2 Tablespoons
Oats : 250 Grams
Ragi /Finger Millet flour : 2 Cups
Almonds : 1 Small Cup
Raisins : 1 Small Cup
Jaggery : 1 1/2 Cups
Ghee : 1 Small Cup
Dates : 1 Big Bowl

Method :

1. Dry roast sesane seeds,  finger millet and Oats till the raw smell disappear. (Dry roast in low flame).


2. Dry grind Almonds, sesame seeds, Oats separately and remove it to a big bowl.



3. Powder Jaggery and keep it aside.
Remove the seeds from dates and smash the dates and see that it turns as one bundle.

3.Keep a pan and put powdered jaggery and 1/2 cup of water. Let it melt completely.
4. Sieve the liquid jaggery and keep it aside.

5. Now keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put cleaned jaggery and stir till it turns into one string consistency.
6. Add raisins and mix it well and stir for  a minute.


7. Put powdered Oats, Almonds and dry roasted Ragi/Finger Millet. Mix the ingredients nicely.
8. Pour jaggery mixture on the top of Ragi - Oats - Almonds powder. Do not pour at once. (
Add it little by little).


9. Add a cup of ghee and mix the ingredients nicely.

10. Take a small amount of laddu mixture and give a laddu shape. ( Round Ball shape).


11. Repeat the same and prepare all the laddu. Let it cool completely.


12. Store in a air tight box. Eat or Serve as you wish to.

Note :

The jaggery consistency should be Little more than one string consistency. Adding any nuts on the top is optional. Frying raisins in ghee is optional. I have used it with out frying. Use of more ghee is optional. You can add little more melted ghee, if you feel that laddu mixture is dry and not able to prepare laddu. (If it dries up it breaks while you are making laddu).
You can also use organic joni bella to prepare the laddu. No need to clean it.
Time : 30 to 40 Minutes.
Serves : 25 to 30 Laddus.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Ridge Gourd - Carrots - Sesame Chutney

Ridge gourd is full of fiber and it is an Indian Vegetable filled with fibers and healthy properties. 

Ridge Gourd - Carrots - Sesame Seeds Chutney Ready to Serve

Here is a Chutney /Dip prepared using Ridge gourd - Carrot - Sesame Seeds and fresh coconut.
Its yummy to have with  hot plain rice and a spoon of ghee. It goes well with almost all the main dishes.
Sesame seeds do contain healthy oil and is good to use in our food. Ridge gourd and carrots are full of fiber and vitamins. It is a habit of South Canara people to make use of the outer layer of vegetables like ridge gourd, bottle gourd, chayote squash /Seeme badane, carrots with its outer layer, beetroot. white pumpkin, red pumpkin etc.
No Onion OR No garlic recipe.
It is one of the traditional and Udupi style recipe. My aunt used to prepare lots of chutney and I have learnt most of these traditional dishes.
To Cook :
Ridge gourd Peel : 1 Ridge gourd peel
Carrot : 1
Tamarind pulp : 1 Tablespoon
Coriander Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
turmeric powder : A pinch
To Fry :
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Sesame Seeds : 1 Tablespoon
Byadagi red chilly : 5 to 6
Ingh / Asafoetida : A pinch
Curry Leaves : 8 to 10 leaves.
To Grind :
Cooked Ridge gourd peel carrot mixture
Fried Sesame seeds and byadagi chilly
Fresh grated coconut : 1 Cup/ 5 to 6 Tbs
To Season 
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Ingh / Asafotida : A little
Curry Leaves : 4 to 6

Method :

1. Wash and scrape out the edges of ridge gourd. Wash it again. Peel off the outer layer and keep it aside;
2. Wash and cut carrot and keep it aside.
3. Soak a little ( 1 small ball size of tamarind ) and squeeze out the pulp.
4. Now put ridge gourd peel, cut carrot pieces , tamarind pulp, a pinch of turmeric powder and 1 tsp of coriander seeds in a bowl.
5. Add little water, required salt and pressure cook for 5 to 6 minutes.


6. Keep a small pan on the fire and put 1/2 Teaspoon of oil. Let it get hot.
7. Add sesame seeds and red byadagi chilli. Fry on low flame till sesame seeds get crisp
8. Add asafoetida and curry leaves. Put off the fire. Let the fried ingredients get cool down.


9. Grate coconut and grind it with cooked ridge gourd mixture + fried sesame seeds and red chilly mixture. Add salt if it requires.
10. Add required water to grind till it turns slightly paste. ( As your wish ).


11. Remove it from the mixi jar to a serving bowl.
12. Add mustard seeds, ingh and curry leaves seasoning and Serve with the main dish of your choice.

Note :

You can add some green chilly while cooking. It adds to the taste. Adding more chilly is optional.
Do not burn sesame seeds while frying. It taste bitter if you over fry. You can also dry roast sesame seeds. Frying adds to the taste. Adding more coconut is optional. Use of black or white sesame seeds is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

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