Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Radish - Green Tomato Curry

Radish/ Mooli/ moolangi is filled with vitamins and minerals. I have used my home grown green tomatoes and prepared this curry. You also can try and enjoy this yummy, fresh fried spices Curry.
All I used is Radish, green tomatoes, fresh fried spices, coconut and moong dal.


Let us see some benefits of eating Radish in our diet. 
Radish is filled with vitamins and minerals. It helps to digest the food easily. Radish is fiber rich vegetable. Very good for diabetes. Improves the skin health. It is rich in vitamin c. Radish helps to control the blood pressure level. It is full of folate, potassium, vitamin B6. It helps to fight fungus.
Good for people who suffer from constipation. 
Let us see the recipe Now :

Things Needed :

To Cook :
Radish : 2 to 3 
Raw Tomatoes :  5 to 6 
Moong Dal : 1/2 Cup
Spices to Fry:
Urid dal : 1/2 Tsp
Methi seeds : 5 to 6  or 1/4 tsp
Coriander seeds : 2 to 3 tbsp
Red chilly/Byadagi Chilly : 4 to 5 
Ingh /Asafoetida : A little 
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8 
To Grind :
Grated coconut : 1/2 Cup
Fried spices :
Water as required to grind
To Seasoning :
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Jeera/ Cumin Seeds : 1/4 Tsp
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little 
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8 
Oil : 1 Tbs 
To Add : 
Required Salt 
Turmeric Powder : A little 
Coriander leaves : 1 Tbs


Method :


1. Wash and cut radish as you wish. Cut tomatoes and wash moong dal.


2. Put cut vegetables and washed moong dal in a pressure cooker and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Keep a small pan and add oil. 4. Fry urid dal and methi seeds till they turn slightly brown. 

5. Add coriander seeds and byadagi red chilly. Fry nicely for 1 to 2 minutes.
6. Add jeera, ingh and curry leaves. Put off the fire. Let it cool.


8. Keep cooked veg and moong dal on fire. Add salt and turmeric powder. Boil for 2 minutes.



7. Grate coconut and grind it with fried ingredients. Add required water to grind. 


9. Add ground coconut mixture and mix it well. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.



10. Shift it to a serving dish. 


11. Prepare and add mustard - curry leaves - ingh seasoning. Add cut coriander leaves. 


12. Eat or serve as one of the side dish during lunch or dinner. 


Note :
Radish - Green Tomato Curry goes well with chapatis, rotti, roti, poori, idli etc. 
It is a healthy side dish that is good for all age group. Adding onions and garlic is optional.
Adding toor dal instead of moong dal is optional. 
Time : 30 Minutes. 
Serves : 3 to 4 

Friday, July 17, 2020

Jack fruit Palya/ ಹಲಸಿನ ಹಣ್ಣಿನ ಪಲ್ಯ

Jack fruit is a seasonal fruit and yummy to eat it and many dishes can be prepared.


We do lots of dishes like halasina dose, kadubu, guli appa, payasa, curry with raw jack etc.
This is one of the seasonal fruit and is always good to have the seasonal fruits and vegetables during their seasons.
I have used jack fruits, coconut, mustard seeds, and little oil.

Lets see some benefits of eating Jack Fruit in our diet.

Jack fruit helps to prevent Anaemia. Good for skin.  It is good for digestion and full of fiber. Helps to build strong muscles. It is good for curing mental stress. Good for hair nurture and good eye sight.
It contain Vitamin C, Vitamin A, magnesium, proteins, manganese, potassium and copper.
Lets see the recipe Now :
No Onion OR Garlic used in this recipe.
Udupi style, traditional recipe is this. Just prepare seasoning and stir cut jack fruit pieces. Add salt and turmeric powder. Grate coconut and grind it with mustard seeds and byadagi chilly. Add this ground coconut mixture and mix it well. Your Jack fruit dry palya is ready.

Things Needed : 

Jack fruit pieces : 1 Big Bowl. (10 to 15 pieces).
Grated cocontu : 1 Cup
Byadagi chilly : 2 to 3
Salt : As required
Seasoning :
1 Tablespoon Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Mustard seeds
1/2 Teaspoon Jeera/cumin seeds
3 to 4 Curry Leaves

Method :

1. Cut Jack fruit into small pieces.


2. Grate coconut and dry grind it with mustard seeds and byadagi chilly.


3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a tbs of oil and put mustard seeds and jeera.


4. When mustard seeds splutter add curry leaves and cut jack fruit pieces.


5. Add salt and cook on low flame. Stir in between so that it does not get burnt.


6. Add ground coconut and stir slowly and cook for 2 minutes.


7. Shift it to a serving dish. and serve as one of the side dish.



Note : 

Do not add water while cooking. Jack fruit is full of moisture and is sufficient to cook.
Do not add any jaggery, since jack fruit are quite sweet. Adding coconut oil is optional.
Do not add more chilly, jack fruit curry is mild curry and it taste better with less chilly/spice.
Adding coconut is optional. You can use only mustard seeds and byadagi chilly to dry gr ind.
Time : 15 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3 (As one of the side dish).

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