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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Ambate(Amte) Kayi Gojju

Ingredients:
6 Balitha Ambate(Amte) Kayi / Hog Plum / Ziziphus Mauritiana / Ber
2 Lemon sized Jaggary
1 - 2 Green Chillies
1 small Onion (Optional)
4 - 5 strands of Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
5 - 6 Curry Leaves
1 - 2 broken Red Chillies
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida powder
1 tsp Ghee
1 tsp Oil

Recipe:

Wash the ambates and cook them in a pressure cooker by adding little amount of water and cook.(2-3 whistles)

Once the pressure goes off, squeeze them properly as shown in the picture below. (If required, put the squeezed pulp in a mixer for few seconds.) Add grated jaggary, salt and mix them well.

Chop onion, coriander leaves into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Cut the green chillies into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put ghee, chopped onion in a pan and fry them in medium flame until onion turns golden in colour. Add this fried onion to Gojju. Add chopped coriander leaves, green chillies to Gojju. Put mustard seeds, broken red chillies, cumin seeds and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add asafoetida powder, curry leaves, keep it for few seconds and then add it to Gojju. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice.

Thimare Tambli

Ingredients:
1/2 cup grated Coconut
1 bunch of Brahmi leaves / Thimare / Ondelaga / Centella Asiatica
Small piece of Ginger or 10-15 Cumin seeds
1 Green Chilly
1 - 1.5 cups Buttermilk / Curd / Yogurt
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
3-4 Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Ghee
Recipe:
Put grated coconut, green chilly and ginger(or cumin seeds) in a mixer and grind them into smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. (If it is frozen coconut, add hot water while grinding.) Add brahmi leaves and grind them together for about 1-2 mins.

Pour the ground mixture to a vessel. Add buttermilk, salt and mix them well. (If it is yogurt/curd grind it in a mixer for few seconds before adding it to tambli.) Add ghee and mustard seeds in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add it to tambli. Mix well before serving. It goes well with rice.