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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Jack Fruit Guli Appa / Jack Fruit Paddu

Jack fruit season is almost over, you need to wait for one more year for the jack fruit season. May be the last Jack fruit I am using it here to prepare Jack fruit Guli Appa/ Paddu/ Paniyaram. 
We use rice to prepare this Jack fruit Dosa, Kadubu and Guli Appa. Here I have used Rava/semolina instead of Raw Rice and prepared this yummy Jack Fruit Guli Appa


I have used Jack Fruits, joni Bella (organic jaggery which is bit liquid form), medium size rava and little coconut.

Let us see the benefits of Eating Jack fruits in our diet. 
It is always better to have fruits and vegetables during their seasons. They are filled with vitamins and minerals during the seasons they are naturally grown. 
Jack Fruits are filled with Vitamin C and potassium. They are energetic and provide energy to our body. 
There is a proverb in Kannada language. ಹಸಿವಾದಾಗ ಹಲಸಿನ ಹಣ್ಣು ತಿನ್ನು ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆ ತುಂಬಿದಾಗ ಮಾವಿನ ಹಣ್ಣು. It means when you are hungry that we should eat Jack Fruits and when we are full, we should eat Mango. Jack fruits fill the stomach and is good for getting your energy back. And when you are full One should eat mango that helps the food to digest..
Jack fruit prevents Anaemia and take care of good eye sight. It is good for building muscles. It is said it helps to cure mental stress and skin diseases.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed : 

Jack Fruits : 10 to 15 
Rava /Rave/Semolina : 2 Cups
Coconut : 1 Cup (small cup)
Jaggery : 3/4 Cup
Salt : A little
Oil /Ghee : 3 to 4 Tbs

Method :

1. Cut Jack Fruits into small pieces.


2. Grind cut jack fruits with coconut. Do not add any water while grinding.


3. Mix it with 2 cups of rava, little salt and 3/4 cup of jaggery. I added Organic liquid jaggery. (You can add powdered jaggery if you do not get organic jaggery). Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.


4. Keep a guli appa pan on the fire and heat. Put little oil to each mould/Guli. (Down portion of the pan). Add little oil on the top. Cover and cook on low flame.


5. Turn the other side and cook for a minute.


6. Take out ready Jack Fruit Guli Appa to a serving bowl. Prepare the rest of the Guli appa the same way.


7. Serve Jack fruit Guli Appa with ghee on top.


Note : 
Use of Raw rice instead of rava is optional. Use of organic jaggery is optional. Adding more or less jaggery is optional.
Time : 3o to 35 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Bitter Gourd / Maadu Haagala Kayi Pakoda

Maadu Haagala Kayi / One of the Indian Type of Bitter Gourd is grown in Indian Karaavali / South Indian Vegetable. I got this from here in Bangalore in Our Mangalore Store. Though bitter gourd is normally bitter this variety is not at all bitter. We do use this for curries and other Bajji / Pakodas.



Here is a simple Pakoda, prepared with Maadu Haagala/ Bitter Gourd.
Maadu Haagala /Bitter Gourd (a variety of bitter gourd), which is normally grown on the top of housed in village. It is a climber and spreads nicely on top and so it is called Maadu Haagal Kayi.
 I have used Maadu Haagala Kayi, besan/chenna flour/gram flour, rice flour, jeera, chilly powder and salt. No soda or baking powder is used. I use Safola Oil for frying.
Let us see the recipe Now :
Things Needed :
Maadu Haagala Kayi : 3 to 4

Besan/Gram flour/kadlehittu/ Channa dal flour : 1 Cup
Red Chilly Powder : 1 Tsp
Rice flour : 2 Tbs
Jeera/Cumin Seeds :
Salt : As required
Coriander Leaves : 2 Tbs
Oil : To Fry : 1 Cup

Method :

1. Wash and scrape out the outer layer in thin layer of Maadu Haagalakayi.
2. Cut into circle shape.

3. Take a big bowl, add a cup of besan/gram flour, chilly powder, salt and mix it well.
4. Add rice flour, add required water and mix it well. The batter should be like idli dough consistency. Add washed and cut coriander leaves.


5. Keep frying pan and add oil. Heat oil.
6. Dip the pieces in ready batter and put it slowly in hot oil.



7. At time you can put 4 to 5 pieces and fry. Fry on both sides.


8. Take it out and put it on a kitchen tissue.

9. Serve Hot Maadu Haagala kayi Pakoda with your choice of dip.

Note :

Let the batter be bit thick, so that it turns fluffy and nice to eat. Adding any other spice like garam masala, chat masala etc is optional.
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Quick Paneer Bites

Paneer is a milk solid and is filled with proteins. I have prepared quick bites using Nandini
Paneer. It is an easy, quick, simple and healthy bite.


I have used Nandini Paneer, chilly powder, jeera powder, garam masala and chat masala. Added a teaspoon of curd and mixed the spices and rolled the paneer pieces in spice mixture. Left that for rest for 10 minutes.

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

Cottage cheese /Paneer is rich in protein. It helps to strengthen our bones and teeth. It is good for improving our digestion. It also maintains the blood sugar levels in our body. It is a rich source of proteins, magnesium and folate.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Paneer : 250 Gr.
Curd /Yogurt : 1 Tablespoon
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Tsp
Pepper : Crushed : 2 to 3 pods
Garam Masala powder : 1/4 Tsp
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Chat Masala powder : 1/4 Tsp
Salt : As required
Cooking Oil : 2 Tbs

Method :

1. Cut Paneer into desired shape and size.


2. Take a big bowl and Put curd, salt, garam masala, chilly powder, Crushed pepper and jeera.
3. Mix all the ingredients nicely and add paneer. Slowly stir and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes.


4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a teaspoon of oil and place paneer one by on hot tava.
5. Sprinkle some oil on top and by the sides. Cook on both sides on medium flame.


6. Shift it to a serving dish and sprinkle some chat masala on top and serve.

Note :

You can add more spices of your choice. I do prepare dishes with mild spices. You should cook on both sides till golden brown. Cook on medium flame. Cooking the whole process on low flame will turn Paneer hard. Adding more oil is optional.
Time 20 Minutes. : All together.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Onion Uttappam

Onion Uttappa / Onion Dosa is one of the famous Dosa for many people. It is very yemmy, easy and filling Dosa and it keeps you full for a long time.


I have used a chopper to cut onions , it was so easy and quick. This chopper we bought it in Amezon and it very handy in our busy life. It helps us to chop many vegetables very easily.

Let us see some benefits of having ONION in our diet.

Onions are rich in vitamins and minerals. They are packed with Nutrients. They are low in calories.
They are rich in antioxidant properties. Onions helps to control blood sugar. They help to boost bone health. They are good source of antibacterial properties. Very good for digestion. They do contain medicinal properties. In olden day people used onions to cure headache, mouth sore and heart disease. Onion is filled with Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin B 9 and Vitamin B 6. It is a good source of potassium.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Dosa Batter : 2 to 3 Cups
Onions : 2
Green chilly : 2 
Curry leaves : 8 to 10 
Coriander leaves : 1 Handful
Salt : A little 
Coconut gratings : 2 Tbs

Method :

1 Wash and chop onions washed curry leaves, coriander leaves, green chilly.
2. Cut or chop with the help of chopper. It helps to cut the ingredients into thin and small.

Grate coconut and add  to chopped mixture.

3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat.
4. Sprinkle some oil and pour a ladle of Dosa Batter. Put little oil on top and cook for a minute.


5. Spread some chopped mixture lightly on the top of dosa. Cover the lid..


6. Cook on low flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the other side and cook.

7. Take out the Onion Uttappa and serve with butter and your choice of side dish.


8. The other method is just mix all the chopped mixture to dosa batter.
9. Add little oil on hot tava. Put a ladle of batter and cook on medium flame.


10. Turn the other side and cook. Serve with your choice of side dish and little butter on top.


Note : 

You can use Dosa batter or Idli batter to prepare ONION UTTAPPA. Do not spread dosa as thin. It should be small and fluffy to get the yummy taste. Add little oil on both side. Cook on low flame to get nice Dosa. Use of chopper is optional. You can cut into thin, small pieces with the kitchen knife.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Quick Sweet Guli Appa

Sweet Guli Appa is any time munching food. I do prepare this Sweet Guli Appa very often and was not able to click a pic. We just love to munch Sweet Guli appa at any time of the day.


This sweet guli appa can be prepared quickly and  is a treat to sweet lovers in a healthy way.
I have used jaggery, chiroti rava/thin variety of rava, coconut and little Eno fruit salt.
It has mild sweet and good for all age group.
These Sweet Rava Guli Appa was prepared to give it one of our relative. Felt like taking something while visiting them. The lady of the house fractured her leg and was admitted to hospital for treatment and was discharged. She was in recovering and kids and her hubby used to manage the house hold chores.  So I prepared these Guli Appas. We had been to their house and gave the guli appa I prepared, talked to her and came back.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Well Ripen Banana : 2
Medium size Rava /Semolina : 2 Cups
Jaggery : 1/2 Cup
Grated fresh coconut : 1 Cup
Curd : 1/2 Cup
Salt : A little
Eno fruit salt : 1/2 Teaspoon
Oil : 3 to 4 Tbs

Method :

1. Take a big bowl and put banana, curd and jaggery. (Powdered).
2. Smash banana and mix all the ingredients nicely. Add salt.
3. Add rava/semolina, add required water and prepare dough.
4. Leave it for 5 minutes. Add eno salt and mix it well.


5. Keep a Guli Appa pan and heat. Put oil to each mould.
6. Put Rava guli appa mixture and put some oil.


7. Cook on low and medium flame. Turn the other side and cook.

8. Sweet Guli Appa is ready to serve.

9. Serve with your choice of side dish.

Note:

Banana, curd, jaggery should be mixed well. I have used fresh jaggery which is clean and organic.
Adding the quantity of jaggery is optional. More or less. Mix all the ingredients and then use required water. The dough should be like idli dough consistency.
Time : 15 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3 People. 

I have used curd to prepare this guli appa.(Use of milk is optional). Just check the recipe in blog.


Monday, January 27, 2020

Baragu /Proso Millet Rava Dosa

Baragu / Proso millet is one of the healthy grain from Millet family. I have tried Rava Dosa using Baragu here. It can be crispy or soft the way you decide to have.


I have used little coconut, Baragu /proso millet, rava and little wheat flour. 
Now most of the people know that millets are healthy grain and helps us to lead a good healthy life. It is good for diabetes, helps to control blood pressure in our body. No carbs and they are gluten free.
Let us see the recipe now :
Baragu /Proso Millet - Rava dosa is yummy to have and the coconut adds to nice aroma to dosa.
Good for all age group. Good and healthy breakfast food and as evening food also.

Ingredients :

Baragu/Proso Millet : 1 Cup
Pepper Pods : 5 to 6 
Rava /Semolina : 1/2 Cup
Wheat flour : 3 to 4 Tbs
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Salt : As required 
Oil : 4 to 5 Tbs  


       Method :      

1. Wash and soak Baragu for 2 to 3 hours.


2. Grate 1/2 cup of coconut and grind soaked Baragu with little water. 


3. Add pepper pods while grinding. . Take it out from the mixi jar and put it to a bowl.


4. Add Rava/Semolina and mix it well.


5. Add 3 to 4 tbs of wheat flour and mix all the ingredients nicely.


6. Add required water and bring the batter  consistency to rava dosa (more liquidy) consistency.


7. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a tsp of oil on hot tava and clean it with tissue or clean cloth.
8. Take a ladle of batter and spread it on the hot tava. Sprinkle some oil on the top, cover and cook.


9. Cook on both sides and take it out from the tava.

10 Baragu/Proso millet Rava dosa is ready to serve. (Soft dosa).
11. If you want soft dosa cook dosa on medium and low  flame and take it out as soon as it is cooked. 



12. If you want crispy dosa, let the flame be very low, cook till they turn crispy.

Ready to serve Baragu/Proso Millet Dosa

Note

Adding coconut while grinding helps to soften the dosa texture. It also adds to the taste.
Adding onion to this batter is optional.
See that the batter has correct consistency. If too watery it does not come out from the pan.
If it is too thick it patches while you prepare dosa.
Time : Soaking Baragu : 3 Hours + Grinding : 10 minutes or less + preparing dosa : 
30 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3 . 
                                                                                             

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