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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Palak - Paumkin Fry

Palak - Pumpkin Fry is a quick and yummy side dish. Palak - Pumpkin fry is a mild spicy dish that fits to all age group.

I have used home grown palak which I got from my pot and used a carrot and a cup of pumpkin gratings. I also used coconut to make the fry more tasty.
Let us see some benefits of eating Palak /Spinach leaves in our diet.
Palak /Spinach is loaded with vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants. Palak is rich in insoluble fiber and good for people who suffer from constipation. Palak leaves contain potassium, magnesium and vitamin B6, B9 and Vitamin E. It is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, floic acid, iron and calcium. Palak is good for good skin health and our immune system.
 Palak - Pumpkin Fry is mild spicy curry and it has No garlic or No onion.
Let us see the recipe now :
Ingredients :
To Fry :
Palak/Spinach : 1 Bundle
Carrot grating : 1 Carrot
Pumpkin Gratings : 1 Cup (1/4 of 1 small pumpkin)
To Add :
Salt : As required
Turmeric powder : A pinch
Chilly powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Coconut Grating : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
To Season :
Cooking Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves and green chilly : 1

Method :

1. Wash and cut palak leaves and keep it aside.


2. Wash and scrape out the outer layer and grate carrot and keep it aside.
3. Peel off the pumpkin hard layer and grate the vegetable and keep it aside.


4. Grate coconut and Wash and slit green chilly and cut curry leaves.
5. Keep a pan on the fire and put oil. Let it get hot. Add mustard seeds and jeera.
6. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add 1 slit green chilly. Add a pinch of turmeric powder.
7. Add curry leaves and cut palak leaves. Stir slowly and let it get soft. ( Fry on low flame).


8. Add grated carrot and stir slowly.


9. Add pumpkin gratings and stir for 5 to 6 minutes. ( On low flame).


10. Add salt and red chilly powder and mix it nicely.
11. Add coconut gratings and put off the fire.


12. Shift the Palak - Pumpkin Fry to a serving dish and enjoy as one of the side dish.


Note. 

You can add more carrots. (Optional). You can add more chilly. Do not add any water. Fry on low flame. Adding coconut is optional.
You can have this fry with chapati as chapati roll. You can also keep this fry in the middle of the bun and place some cucumber and have it. Adding any other spices is optional. I always like to have mild khara so that I use very little chilly in my cooking.
Time : 10 Minutes
Serves : 2 To 3.


Friday, January 24, 2020

Raw Mango - Sasive Avalakki

Avalakki/ poha/ aval is one of the handy grain that come into help for breakfast or snack. 


Avalakki is prepared using boiled rice.
I have seen this process in my Doddamma's house when I used to stay in my childhood days. Its all a precious memory that come as dream for now.
Here is Sasive Avalakki one of the famous dish from Udupi. Even in big functions they do prepare Sasive Avalakki (Avalakki prepared using mustard seeds).
Here I have used raw mango tokku instead of tamarind pulp and ground mustard with coconut and added it.
Let us see the recipe now :
No Onion or No Garlic is used here and is one of the traditional dish from Udupi.

Ingredients :

To Cook :
Avalakki /Poha /Aval (Thick) : 3 Cups
To Add :
Mango Tokku/Grated Mango : 1 Tablespoon
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Turmeric powder : A little
Grated carrot : 1
Ghee : 2 Tablespoons
To Grind :
Cut or grated coconut : 1 Cup
Mustard seeds : 3/4 Teaspoon
Red chilly /Byadagi chilly : 4 to 5
To Season :
Cooking Oil : 2 Tablespoons
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Groundnuts : 1 Handful
Curry leaves :6 to 8

Method :

1. Wash avalakki, drain out all the water. Add salt and mix it.


2. Add turmeric powder, jaggery, mango tokku and mix it nicely. Add 1/2 Cup of water and leave it for 5 minutes.

3. Cut or grate coconut and grind it with mustard seeds. Wash and grate carrot.


4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil, mustard seeds, urid dal and 1 red chilly.


5. Add groundnuts and fry till it turns golden brown. Add curry leaves.


6. Add soaked avalakki mixture and mix it slowly on low flame.


7. Add 2 tbs of ghee and mix it slowly. Cover and cook for a minute.


8. Let it cook on low flame. Add ground mustard - coconut mixture and mix it nicely.


9. Add grated carrots and mix it nicely. Shift the ready avalakki to a serving dish.



10. Serve it with a cup of curd and banana.

Note :

It should be soaked well, so that avalakki cooked turns soft. You can use more oil instead of ghee. Use of more /less chilly is optional. You can adjust jaggery according to your taste.
Do not grind coconut and mustard into paste. Use the thick variety of Avalkki.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Friday, October 5, 2018

Spicy Spring Onion Dry Curry

Spring Onions are the healthy vegetable that can be used in our cooking. We do get this leaves most of the time in the year. Here I have tried Palya / Dry curry with Spring Onions.


Let us see some benefits of Spring Onions :
Spring Onion bulbs are good in taste and rich in nutrients. Spring onions are very much used in Chinese traditional medicines. They are rich in sulfur and it provides lots of health benefits to us. They are low in calorie.
Spring Onion adds taste to the food. It lowers and controls the blood sugar level. It is good for medicine for common cold. It is good for digestion. It also helps to control the blood circulation in our body. They help to lower the cholesterol level in our body. They help in regulating metabolism in our body. It has good amount of Anti - bacterial properties  and helps to fight against cold and flu. Spring Onions are good for treating eye disease and eye problems.
They are rich in vitamins like Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A and Vitamin K. They are good source of copper, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, manganese and fiber.
Let us see the recipe Now :
This side dish Spicy Spring Onion Dry Curry is good to go with almost all the main dishes. Yummy with hot rice and a spoon of fresh ghee. Also goes well with any type of roti, nan, pulka, or pooris.

Ingredients :

Spring Onion : 1 Big Bundle
Green chilly : 2
Lemon : 1/2 ( One teaspoon )
Roasted Chenna : 2 Tablespoons
Pepper Pods : 6 to 8
Jeera /Cumin seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Turmeric Powder : A pinch
To Season :
Cooking Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6 leaves.

Method :

1. Wash nicely and cut Spring Onion leaves and bulb into small. Wash green chilly and slit.


. Dry grind roasted chenna / hurikadale /putani /Pottu kadale, jeera and pepper pods.


3. Keep a pan on the fire and put oil. Add mustard seeds, jeera/curmin seeds.
4. Let it splutter. Add curry leaves and green chilly. Fry for a while.
5. Add cut spring onions and fry nicely. Do not use water. Lower the flame. Stir in between.


6. When leaves turn soft add salt, dry ground roasted chenna, turmeric powder.

7. Mix it slowly and let it cook on low flame for at least 5 minutes. Stir in between so that it does not get burnt at the bottom.

8. See that all the moisture disappear. Shift the ready Spicy Spring Onion Dry Curry to a serving dish.

Note :

Do not add any water while cooking. Spring Onion contain lots of water in it and it helps the leaves to cook. Adding any other spices is optional. Adding extra onions or garlic is optional. No need to add any coconut to the curry.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Simple Carrots Bread Roll

Simple bread roll needs no preparation. What ever the dry curry you have or just grate some vegetables or panner /Indian cottage cheese, place it inside the bread slice and roll it and then you can shallow fry, dry roast, add little oil and then roast or deep fry it in oil.


I do not like to deep fry bread because it absorbs lots of oil and definitely is not good for health. (Purely my opionion)
Anyways here is one such roasted bread roll on tava and I have used carrots dry curry which was done for lunch as one of the side dish,
You can use any type of bread and I have used wheat bread for this Carrot Bread Roll. As I said it is very easy and quick and you can give it to children when they are back from school. Elders love it because it is crispy but not oily. Easy to digest because carrots are stuffed inside. Tasty because carrots have some simple spices.
Try with your own desired filling and Enjoy.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Carrots Dry Curry : 1 Cup
Bread Slices : 6 to 8
Oil / Ghee /Butter : 3 to 4 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Roll the bread slice with the help of chapati roller. ( Let it be completely flat).
2. Place 1 to 2 tablespoons of carrots dry curry and roll the bread covering the curry.

3. Keep a dosa pan on the fire and let it heat. Add a teaspoon of oil and place the bread roll.
4. Sprinkle a teaspoon of oil around and let it roast on low flame till golden brown.

5. Turn the other side and roast that side.
6. Simple and quick Bread Roll is ready to serve.

7. Spread some ketch up on the top or serve with your desired side dish. (Chutney, any other dip of your choice).

Note :

I have used carrots dry curry which was prepared for lunch. Not much of oil in it and it is mild spicy.
Filling any other ingredients is optional. (You can fill potatoes, beans and peas, paneer or honey or jam.
Use of more oil/butter/ghee is optional.
Use of more / less chilly is optional.
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Onion Sambar (Curry)

Onion Sambar is a curry and it is an easy dish. Onions are the vegetable that is available plenty in the market most of the time. Onion Sambar is an easy dish and goes well with dosa, idli, Plain rice, chapatis and all type of rotis.


I have used some onions, toor dal and simple spices.
Let us see some benefits of eating Onions in our diet.
Onions help to improve immunity and it is a rich source of Vitamin C. It helps in regulating the blood sugar level. Onions help to reduce inflammation and heal infections. Eating raw onions help to lower the bad cholesterol.
Onion Sambar/curry goes well with almost all main dishes. It goes well with Idli, dosa, roti or any type of rotis, chapatis, plain rice and even bread.
Let us see the recipe Now:

Things needed :

To Cook :
Toor dal : 1/2 Cup
Onions : 2
To grind :
Fresh roasted spices powder : 1 Tablespoon
Coconut : 3 Tablespoons
Tamarind : A small marble size
To Season : 
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Coconut /Any cooking oil : 1 Teaspoon
Curry leaves : : 6 to 8 Leaves
Ingh /Asafoetida : A pinch
To Add :
Mustard seasoning
Salt : As required
Methi Seeds : 5 to 6
Green Chilly : 1 to 2
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons


Method :

1. Wash and cook toor dal in a pressure cooker.

2. Remove the outer layer of onion skin and wash onion and cut it into small pieces.

3. Grate coconut and grind it with little tamarind and fresh roasted spice powder. ( Use required water).
4. Now keep a big pan and add cooked toor dal and cut onions.
5. Add little water and cook onions for 2 to 3 minutes. Add washed and slit green chilly.


6. Add turmeric powder and salt. Mix it well and let it boil. Add methi seeds.
7. Add ground coconut mixture and mix the curry well. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.

8. Shift the curry to a serving bowl and add mustard seeds seasoning and coriander leaves.

9. Serve with the main dish that you have prepared.

Fresh Sambar Powder :
Dry roast , 1/4 teaspoon of methi seeds. Add 1/2 teaspoon of channa dal. Dry roast till red. Add 2 tablespoons of coriander seeds. Dry roast for a minute. Add red chilly and a very small piece of cinnamon piece (very very small piece). Fry for minute. and add jeera and mix it well.
Add curry leaves and pinch of ingh. Put off the fire. Let it cool. Dry grind or add it with coconut and grind.

Note :

 Adding fresh roasted spices adds to the taste. Dry roast all the spices on low flame. OR you can add any brand of Sambar powder. Adding garlic is optional. Adding more/less chilly is optional.
Adding ghee to the sambar is optional. Use of small onions is optional. I have used the regular ones.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 4 to 5 .

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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.
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