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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bhindi Jaipuri

Ingredients:

10-12 small Okra / Ladies Fingers / Bendekayi

1/2 small Onion

1 tsp broken Cashew nuts

1/2 cup Bengal gram flour/Besan flour/Kadle hudi

2-3 tsp Rice flour/Akki hudi

1/2 - 3/4 tsp Mango Powder / Amchoor powder

1 tsp Vinegar

1 tsp Chilly powder

1/4 tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera
Salt to taste

Oil

Recipe:

Chop the okras into thin oval shape as shown in the picture below. Cut the onion into medium sized thin pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put chopped okra and onion in a vessel. Add salt, chilly powder, cumin seeds, broken cashew nuts, mango powder, vinegar and mix them well. Keep them aside for about 5 mins.

Add rice flour, bengal gram flour and mix them well by adding very little amount of water. (Don't make the batter too thin.)

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat it. Take little amount of prepared batter and put it in oil. Fry them in oil until they turn golden in color.

Serve hot along with tomato ketchup or any chutney. I tried this recipe from vahrehvah. Thanks Sanjay for this recipe.

Green Rice

Ingredients:

1 cup White Rice(Preferred Sona Masuri / Basmathi)

1.5 cup finely chopped Spinach leaves / Palak soppu

1/4 cup finely chopped Mint leaves / Pudina soppu

1/4 cup finely chopped Coriander leaves / Kottambari soppu

1/4 cup frozen Green Peas / cooked Green Peas

3-4 Black Pepper / Kaalu Menasu / Kari Menasu

3/4 inch sized Cinnamon / Chekke

1 Clove / Lavanaga

1/4 tsp Cumin seeds / Jeerige

2 cloves of Garlic / Bellulli

Small piece of Ginger / Shunti

1 medium sized Onion ( 1/2 for Masala, 1/2 for Frying)

2 - 3 Green Chillies

Pinch of Turmeric powder

1/4 tsp Sugar

1/2 tsp Lemon Juice

Salt to taste

3-4 tsp Oil / Ghee

Recipe:

Wash the rice and cook. Once it is cooled transfer this to a bowl and keep it aside.
Chop mint leaves, spinach leaves and coriander leaves into small pieces as shown in the picture below.
Chop half of the onion into medium sized thin pieces. Remove the outer cover of garlic and cut the green chillies into two halves.
Put 2 tsp ghee / oil in a thick bottomed vessel/pan and heat it. Add cinnamon, clove, black pepper, cumin seeds and fry them for about 1 min. Add ginger, garlic and fry them for about 1 min in medium flame. Add green chillies, onion and fry them for about 2 mins in medium flame. Add chopped mint, coriander leaves and fry them for about 1 min in medium flame. Add spinach, salt, turmeric and fry them for about 3-4 ins in medium flame.

Put this mixture in a blender and grind them into smooth paste as shown in the picture below.

Chop the remaining half onion into medium sized thin pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put 2 tsp ghee / oil in a thick bottomed vessel/pan and heat it. Add chopped onion and fry them for about 4-5 mins in medium flame until onion turns light golden in color. Add frozen green peas and fry them for about 2 mins. Add ground masala and fry them for about 1 - 2 mins in medium flame. Add cooked rice, salt, lemon juice and mix well. Keep the green rice in low flame for about 2-3 mins.

Serve hot along with any fried items or Raitha.

Sweet Lassi

Ingredients:

1.5 cups Curd/Yogurt

5-6 tsp Sugar

Recipe:

Put curd and sugar in a mixer/blender and grind them for few seconds. Transfer this to a juice glass. Add ice cubes if required and serve.