Showing posts with label tamarind. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tamarind. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕರ ಮೂಲಂಗಿ -ಕಡ್ಲೆಬೇಳೆ ಚಟ್ನಿ./ RADISH - CHANNA DAL CHUTNEY.


Radish is one of the healthy vegetable and it is one of the healthy habits that we must intake seasonal vegetables and fruits which they contain rich sources of beneficial vitamins and minerals in that particular seasons.
Now it is the season of Radish and one must intake this vegetable  and you should take care of your health.
I have prepared Radish - Channa dal chutney which is very very yummy and it is good and goes well with almost all the main dishes. It can be dip, sides and can be eaten with bread too.
Let us see some benefits of Radish.
Radish is one of the best intake for digestion. It is full of dietary fiber and good for digestion and people who suffer from constipation or difficult bowel movements.
It helps to boost immunity. It regulates the blood pressure in our body. It takes care of healthy skin. 
Lets see the recipe now :
Things Needed : 
Radish : 2 
Channa dal : 2 Tbs
Red Byadagi chilly : 5 to 6
Tamarind : A small marble size.
Ingh /Asafoetida : A pinch
Salt : As required 
Coconut : 1 Cup
Curry leaves : 6 to 8 
To Season :
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Ingh : a little 
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6 
Method :
1. Wash and scrape out Radish and grate it. Keep it aside.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and add 1 tsp of oil. Add channa dal and fry till brown.
4. Add red chilly, ingh and fry little.
5. Add grated moolangi/Radish and fry till the moisture disappear. 
6. Put off the fire and add grated coconut, tamarind, required salt and curry leaves.
7. Let it cool.
8. Grind it with little water and take it out from the mixi jar.
9. Prepare seasoning with coconut oil, mustard seeds, ingh and curry leaves.
10. Add it to Radish - Channa dal chutney. Radish - Channa Dal Chutney is ready to serve.

Note :
Fry channa dal carefully so that it does not get burnt.
Adding any cooking oil to fry and seasoning is optional.
Adding more or less chilly is optional.
Fry Radish gratings nicely.
Time : 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 .


Friday, November 29, 2019

Spring Onion and Kesu Curry

These spring onions are grown in our pots, on the terrace and even kesu leaves are also from home.
I just thought and remembered the curry that Leela dodda prepares and prepared this curry.
The combination of Spring onions and kesu leaves goes in hand and hand. the combination is also gives out the good taste.


I have used kesu leaves, spring onion leaves and the onions attached to the stem, rasam powder, coconut, tamarind and turmeric powder. Fried little urid dal and red chilly/byadagi chilly.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things needed :


To cook : 
Spring Onions : 1 Small bundle
Kesu leaves : 10 to 15

To Fry :
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Byadagi Red chilly : 3 to 4
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8

To Add :
Cut onion pieces : 1 Small cup
Tamarind Pulp : 2 Tbs
Turmeric powder : A pinch
Salt : As required
Jaggery : 2 to 3 Tbs

To Grind :
Coconut : 1 Cup
Fried Urid mixture

To Season :
Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1 /2 Tsp
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Ingh /Asafoetida : A pinch

Method :

1. Wash and cut kesu leaves, spring onion leaves and the onions at the edge.


2. Keep a pan add oil, mustard seeds and jeera. Soak tamarind in hot water and squeeze out the pulp.


3. Let it splutter. Add cut onions and fry for a minute. Add cut kesu leaves and spring onions.



4. Mix all the ingredients nicely and stir. Add tamarind pulp and salt. Add turmeric powder. Add 1/2 cup of water.

5. Add jaggery and 1/2 cup of water. Let the leaves cook till soft.


6. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
7. Keep a pan on the fire and add 1/2 tsp of oil. Fry urid dal and red chilly till the dal turns golden brown.

8. Add curry leaves and ingh. Add rasam powder and grated coconut. Let the mixture be cool.


9. Grind the coconut - urid dal mixture using little water.


10. See that the leaves are cooked till soft. Add ground coconut mixture and mix it well.

11. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes and shift the curry to a serving dish.





12. Serve with plain rice or chapati or idli or dosa or any choice of your main dish.


Note :

Do not use much water to grind. You can adjust the thickness of the curry by using less water.
Use of more jaggery is optional. One should use tamarind pulp to avoid itching feeling from kesu leaves. Use of more chilly is optional. Use of more oil is optional. It taste better but not good for health.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 2 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Simple Pudina / MInt Chutney

Pudina /Mint leaves are loaded with medicinal values. People do use Pudina leaves in day today cooking. It has its own aroma.I have prepared traditional Chutney using Pudina Leaves.
I have used Pudina leaves, coconut, Urid dal, red chilly, tamarind.



Lets see some benefits of having Pudina /Mint leaves in our diet.

Pudina /Mint is one of the popular herb which helps in cooling our body system. It has been used as medicine even in hundreds years ago.
Pudina is good for easy digestion. It is good for treating astama.  Good for Respiratory problems. It helps in taking good skin care. It is filled with anti septic properties. It is good for treating nausea and headache. It is good for weight loss.
Pudina Chutney is an easy dish and good for lunch or other main dishes.

No ONION OR NO GARLIC is added in this Pudina Chutney.

Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

To Grind :
Fresh Coconut : 1 Cup
Tamarind : 1/2 Marble size
Salt : As required
and fried ingredients :
To Fry :
Urid dal : 1 Tablespoon
Red chilly : 5 to 6
Ingh/Asafoetida  : A pinch
Curry Leaves : 1 Handful
Pudina Leaves : 1 Bundle
To Season :
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Ingh : A little
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6



Method :

1. Wash and clean Pudina /Mint Leaves nicely and keep it aside.


2. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and put 1/2 tsp of oil. Add urid dal and fry on low flame.
4. Let it turn golden brown. Add ingh, curry leaves and pudina leaves. Fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Add grated coconut to fried ingredients.
5.Put off the fire and let the fried ingredients cool.


6. Grind fried ingredients with coconut and tamarind.  Add required water to grind.
7. Add required salt and churn for a minute. Remove the chutney from mixi jar to a serving bowl.
8. Add coconut oil seasoning with mustard seeds, ingh, curry leaves.


9. Mix it well and serve Pudina Chutney with the main dish you have prepared.

Note :

Fry urid dal on low flame.
Do not use much oil to fry. Adding more chilly is optional. Do not add any onion or garlic to chutney.
The taste might change. Use of any cooking oil is optional.
Time : 15 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Huli Gojju / ಹುಳಿ ಗೊಜ್ಜು :

Huli gojju is a side dish with huggi. Huli gojju is sweet and savoury dish that is a must do dish with Huggi. We, people from Udupi will not cook huggi with lots of jaggery. The sweet taste is normally mild and adding huli gojju adds to the taste and increase your appetite. 


Preparing Huli Gojju is very easy. Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out the pulp. Add required jaggery and a green chilly. Allow it to boil till it gets sticky consistency. Then add a mustard seasoning. Huli gojju is ready to serve or eat. 

Things Needed :

Tamarind : 1 Small Lemon size
Jaggery : 4 to 5 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Turmeric powder : A little
Green chilly : 1
Ginger : An inch
Pepper Pods : 5 to 6
Coconut Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6
Red chilly : 1 ( Optional )

Method :

1. Wash and soak tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes.
2. Squeeze out the pulp and keep it aside.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and put tamarind pulp, jaggery and salt.
4. Let it boil. Add slit green chilly.


5.Wash and peel off the outer layer of ginger. Wash it again and grate it. Add grated ginger to boiling tamarind pulp. Add crushed pepper.
6. Boil the mixture till it gets sticky consistency.


7. Shift the tamarind - jaggery mixture to a clean bowl.
8. Add seasoned mustard seeds, curry leaves mixture to Huli gojju. /Savoury gojju.


9. Mix it well and add it to huggi when you are serving or eating. Eat huli gojju with sweet huggi.


 Note : 

Do not make the gooju very thick. It should be watery consistency but stick. Adding more jaggery is optional. Use of any cooking oil is optional.
Time 10 Minutes .
Serves : 3 to 4.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Udupi Style Lady's Finger Curry /ಬೆಂಡೆಕಾಯಿ ಹುಳಿ

Lady finger/Bendekai /bendi is one of the wonderful vegetable that most of us like to eat. It has got loads of nutrients and medicinal values. This Lady Finger Curry is one of the traditional dish that prepared regularly in Udupi homes. These Bendekai/Lady's finger is brought all the way from Udupi.


Recently I had been to Udupi/Udyavara for my aunt's one year rituals. The time one year has already passed but she is in our heart  and will remain as such sweet memory.
Udupi  car street was full of life because of Shri Krishna Janmastami/Gokulastami festival and the whole Udupi is lightened up. People were busy buying the things they want for the next day festival. Loads and loads of vegetables and fruits, flowers all over around car street. We had been for lunch in Bhojana Shale as Saturday lunch is so auspicious. God bless one and all. While coming back to Udyava/sister's house, we got this Ooru Bendekai/Lady's finger grown around Udupi and Mangalore.
I have used Bendekai, tamarind, jaggery and some simple spices.
This is one of the traditional dish from Udupi.
No Onion OR Garlic is used in this Lady's Finger Curry.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

To Cook :
Lady's Finger /Bendekai : 5 to 6
Tamarind pulp : 2 Tablespoons
Jaggery : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Turmeric powder : A pinch
Green chilly : 1
To Grind :
Coriander seeds : 2 Tablespoons
Jeera/ Cumin seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Red byadagi chilly : 4 to 5
To Season :
Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh : A pinch
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8



Method : 

1. Soak marble size of tamarind in warm water and squeeze out the pulp. Keep the pulp aside.
2. Wash and clean the bendekai/Lady's finger and just wipe out the moisture from each lady's finger.
3. Cut lady's finger into small pieces ( an inch ) and keep it aside.

4. Put tamarind pulp in a pan and keep it on the fire.
5. Add salt, turmeric powder and a small piece of jaggery. Let it boil nicely.


6. Keep another pan on the fire, add mustard seeds and let mustard seeds splutter.
7. Add curry leaves and fry for 2 to 3 seconds.
8. Add lady's finger now and fry on low flame for 4 to 5 minutes on medium and low flame.

9. Now add this fried lady's finger pieces to tamarind water. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
10. Let Lady's finger turn slightly fried.

11. Grate coconut and grind it with raw coriander seeds, cumin seeds and red byadagi chilly.
12. Add required water and grind till paste. Remove the coconut mixture from the mixi jar.

13. Now add ground coconut mixture to cooked lady's finger and mix it well. Add slit green chilly.


 14. Add required water and mix it well. Let it boil on medium flame. Add salt if required.
Stir in between so that it does not get burnt at bottom.


  15. Shift Lady's finger curry to a serving dish and add cut coriander leaves.
16. Serve with the main dish you have prepared.

 Note : 

Do not cut lady's finger when they have moisture on them. Wash it nicely and then clean it with a clean dry towel.
Fry lady's finger pieces nicely in little oil and then add / prepare curry of your choice.
Boil tamarind water with salt and turmeric and then add lady's finger pieces and then cook, so that you will not get sticky substance or your curry will not turn as sticky content.
Adding handful of cooked toor dal helps the curry to bind with coconut mixture or use little more coconut to get the thick curry. I have used a handful of cooked dal to this curry.
Adding more /less chilly is optional.
Adding jaggery to the curry is optional. It helps to avoid gas formation in the curry.
Do not roast or fry the spices. This is raw spice curry and easy to prepare.
Time.: 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.

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