Saturday, January 9, 2021

ಉಡುಪಿಯ ಗಟ್ಟಿ ವಡೆ /ಅಕ್ಕಿ ವಡೆ/ Boiled Rice and Rice flour Vada.

These Rice Vadas are very famous and yummy. You go on munch these vadas and get pulled to pop one more.
These Vadas are prepared using Kocchaakki, rice flour or rice, coconut and salt.
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Things Needed :
Boiled Rice : 1 Cup
Rice flour (Raw Rice flour) : 1 Cup or little more 
Butter :1 Tbs
Coconut gratings : 1 Cup
Salt : To taste.
Oil : 2 Cups : To Fry

Method :
Wash and soak boiled rice for 4 to 5 hours. (In plain water)
Grind it with 1/2 cup of coconut and take it out from the mixi jar.
Add rice flour, remaining coconut, salt and mix it well.
Keep oil for heating. Let it get hot. \
Kneed the rice vada dough nicely and divide them into small portion.
Take a small portion of the dough and pat on your hand and fry in hot oil.
Fry on both side till it is cooked.
Take it out to a kitchen tissue and repeat the same with remaining dough.
Gatti Vada is ready to serve or eat.
Note :
Do not add much water while grinding boiled rice.
Adding more coconut adds to the taste. 
Do not add lots of butter. It might break while frying.
You can also add little jeera while mixing the dough.
Time :
Soaking Rice 5 hours  + grinding 10 minutes + frying 20 minutes.
20 to 25 Vadas can be prepared. (According to size).

Thursday, January 7, 2021

ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕರ ಬೀಟ್ರೂಟ್ ಸಾಗು/ Beetroot Saagu/ Curry.

Beetroot Saagu is a curry/ side dish and it is yummy, easy, quick and healthy.

Beetroot is one of the healthy vegetable filled with antioxidants, fiber rich, minerals and vitamins. 
It is good for good blood cells production and very good for people who suffer from anemia.
Let us see the recipe Now :
No Onion or garlic is added in this recipe.
Things Needed : 
Beetroot : 2
Green chilly 2
Ginger : An inch
Tomatoes : 2 
Capsicum : 1
Garam Masala : 1/2 Tsp
Almonds : 10
Coriander seeds : 2 Tsp
Cumin seeds/ Jeera : 1/2 Tsp
Coconut : 4 to 5 tsp or 1 Small bowl
Salt : As required 
Turmeric powder : A pinch 
Seasoning :with 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and 1/2 tsp jeera
Method :
Wash and cook beetroot like potatoes for 4 to 5 minutes in pressure cooker.
Let it cool. Peel of its skin and cut the beet into small pieces.
Wash tomatoes, capsicum, green chilly and ginger. Scrape out ginger skin and keep it aside.
Remove the seeds from capsicum and cut into small pieces and keep it aside.
Boil tomatoes in a cup of water for 2 to 3 minutes and peel of its skin.
Let it cool.
Grind cooked tomatoes, ginger, almonds, coconut, coriander seeds, jeera, green chilly and garam masala into fine consistency.
Now keep a pan on the fire and put 1 tbs of oil. Add mustard seeds and jeera/cumin seeds.
When mustard splutter add capsicum and fry. 
Add cut cooked beet pieces, salt, turmeric and a glass of water. Mix it well and boil for 3 minutes.
Add ground coconut and masala mixture and mix it well. Let it boil for 3 to 4 minutes.
Stir in between. 
Shift it to a serving dish and serve with chapatis, rotis, parotas, poori, idli and dosa etc
Enjoy yummy, healthy, easy and simple Beetroot Saagu.
Serves : 3 to 4 
Time : 30 Min maximum. 
Note :
You can also cut beet and cook it as usual. Pressure cooking beet is optional.
Adding more chilly is optional.
Adding onions and garlic is optional.

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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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