Saturday, October 18, 2014

Seeme Badanekayi(Chayote Squash) Boluhuli

4 - 5 Chayote Squash / Seeme Badanekayi
2 medium sized Onions
3 medium sized Tomatoes
1 Green Chilly
1/2 cup soaked Green Peas
1/2 cup Yellow Lentils
1 tsp Rasam powder
Pinch of Turmeric powder
Large grape sized Jaggary
Small grape sized Tamarind
4 - 5 strands of Coriander leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
Big pinch of Asafoetida powder
5 - 6 Curry leaves
1 tsp Oil


Peel the chayote squash, Chop it into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below. Cut the tomatoes, onion into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below. Cut the green chilly into 2 pieces.

Put soaked green peas, washed yellow lentils in a pressure cooker. Add sufficient amount water and cook.(2 whistles) Once the pressure goes off, add chopped chayote squash, onion, tomato, green chilly. Add turmeric powder, salt, jaggary, squeezed tamarind water, little amount of water and cook them well.(2 whistles)

Once the pressure goes off, add the rasam powder, adjust the ingredients(salt, jaggary, tamrind, water) and bring them to boil. Add chopped coriander leaves, keep the Boluhuli in medium/low flame for about 1-2 mins and switch off the flame.

Put mustard seeds, cumin seeds and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add asafoetida powder, curry leaves, keep them for few seconds and then add it to Boluhuli. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


3 cups Wheat flour
1.5 cups Water
1/2 cup Milk
Salt to taste

Put wheat flour, salt in a vessel and mix well. Boil the water and pour this to the vessel containing wheat flour. Add milk and knead the dough as shown in the picture below.

Take little amount of dough and make a round ball.

Dip the ball in wheat flour and roll this dipped ball to a medium thin round shape using sufficient amount of dry wheat flour as shown in the picture below.

Heat the Tava and cook both the sides of Chapathi until it starts puffing in medium flame.

Place the Chapathi over the high flame for few seconds as shown in the picture below.

Serve hot along with any Palya / Sambar / Rajma Masala / Channa Masala / Badanekai Ennegayi. The above mentioned ingredients will serve around 18 Pulkas.
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