Saturday, August 27, 2016

Putani Panchakajjaya

1 cup Dalia Split / Putani
1 cup powdered Sugar
1/2 cup grated Dry Coconut / Kobbari / Kopra
2 tsp Sesame seeds
2 - 3 tsp broken Cashew Nuts


Put finely grated dry coconut in a pan and fry them in medium flame until it turns light golden in colour. Put sesame seeds in a pan, fry it until it gives nice aroma and starts spluttering. Fry the cashew nuts in microwave/pan until it turns light golden in colour. Put dalia split in a mixer and grind it to smooth powder without adding any water. Put sugar in a mixer and make fine powder as shown in the picture below.

Put all these powdered ingredients in a vessel, add fried sesame seeds, cashew nuts and mix well. This is usually offered to lord Ganesha during Chowthi festival.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Nugge(Drumstick) Tomato Boluhuli

3 - 4 medium sized Tomatoes
4 - 5 Drumsticks / Nugge Kayi
Salt to taste
Large Grape sized Tamarind
2 Lemon sized Jaggary
Pinch of Turmeric powder
1.5 cups cooked Yellow Lentils
1 tsp Mustard seeds
Big pinch of Asafetida powder
5 - 6 Curry leaves
1 tsp Oil

Cut the tomatoes into medium sized pieces and drumsticks into 1 inch sized pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put tamarind little amount of water in a bowl, mash it and keep it aside.
Put chopped tomatoes, drumsticks, turmeric powder, tamarind water, salt, jaggary, sambar powder, required amount of water in a vessel and cook them well by covering the lid. Add cooked yellow lentils and bring them to boil. 

Put mustard seeds and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add asafetida powder, curry leaves and add it to Boluhuli. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice.