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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Avarekalu Mixture

Ingredients:
2 cups Flat Bean Seeds / Avarekalu
1/2 - 3/4 tsp Chilly powder
Pinch of Asafetida powder
Pinch of Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
Salt to taste
5-6 Curry leaves
1 tsp Cashew nut pieces
2 tsp Groundnut / Peanuts
7-8 small pieces of Dry Coconut / Kobbari
Oil
Recipe:

Separate the seeds from fresh flat beans.

Soak flat bean seeds in water for about 4-5 hrs. Press each soaked seed and remove the outer layer. Put them in a tissue paper to remove the water content.

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat it. Put flat bean seeds in oil and fry them until they turn golden in color.

Take them from the oil and put them in a tissue paper to absorb the oil content.

Put curry leaves in a microwave for few seconds and mash it into small pieces.

Put mustard seeds, peanuts, cashew nut pieces, dry coconut pieces, 2-3 tsp oil in a pan and fry them in medium flame. Once they turn golden in color, add curry leaves, chilly powder, turmeric powder, asafetida powder and fry them for about 5-10 seconds.

Add fried flat bean seeds, salt and mix them well. Once they are cooled to room temperature, keep them in an airtight container. Serve along with coffee or tea.

Onion Rice Wheat Dosa

Ingredients:

2/3 cup Whole Wheat Grain / Godhi

1.5 cups of White Rice

3-4 Green Chillies

1/2 inch sized Ginger

10-15 Curry Leaves

1 large Onion

12-15 strands of Coriander leaves

Salt to taste

Oil/Ghee

Recipe:

Soak whole wheat grains, white rice together in a vessel for about 2-3 hrs. Wash these soaked ingredients 2-3 times.

Chop onion, coriander leaves into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Grind soaked ingredients, curry leaves, green chillies, ginger into smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. Add sufficient amount of water, salt and mix well. (Consistency of the batter should be like that of milk.) Add finely chopped onion, coriander leaves and mix them well.

Heat the Tava(Iron Tava preferred). Stir the batter, take a spoonful of batter and splash it over the tava as shown in the picture below. Add 1 tsp of oil/ghee on top of dosa, cover it in a lid and cook it for a minute in medium flame.

Roast other side of the dosa as well for about 2-3 mins in medium flame. 

Serve hot along with any chutney or sambar. The ingredients mentioned above will serve 12-15 Onion Rice Wheat Dosas.

Litchi Milkshake

Ingredients:

7-8 Litchis

1.5 cups cold Milk

Sugar(1 cup)

Recipe:

Remove the outer skin of litchis, cut them into two pieces and remove the seeds as shown in the picture below. 

Put litchis, sugar in a mixer/blender and grind them to smooth paste. Add cold milk and grind them together for few seconds. Pour the ground mixture to a juice glass and serve.