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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Kesavu Halasinakayi Bele Menasu Melara(Curry)

Ingredients:
3 cups of chopped Jackfruit Seeds
8 cups of chopped Colocasia Stems / Kesuvina Dantu
2.5 cups grated Coconut
Lemon sized Jaggary
1 tsp Chilly powder
Pinch of Turmeric powder
Small grape sized Tamarind
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Mustard seeds
5 - 6 Curry leaves
1 tsp Oil

Recipe:

Remove the outer thin cover of jackfruit seeds and put them in hot water for about 5-10 mins. Remove the thin brown colored outer cover as shown in the picture below.

Remove the outer skin(fiber part) of colocasia stems and chop them into small pieces as shown in the picture below.  Chop the jackfruit seeds into thin round pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put tamarind and little amount of water in a bowl for about 5 mins. Squeeze and keep it aside.
Put chopped jackfruit seeds in a pressure cooker, add required amount water, salt and cook them well. (3 whistles) Once the pressure goes off, add chopped colocasia stems, chilly powder, salt, turmeric powder, jaggary, tamarind water and cook them well. (1 whistle)

Put grated coconut in a mixer and grind it to smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. (If it is frozen coconut use hot water while grinding.) Add cumin seeds and grind them together for about 2-3 mins. Add this ground masala to the vessel containing cooked jackfruit seeds and colocasia stems and bring them to boil.(Add water, salt if required.) Put mustard seeds and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add it to curry. It goes well with Rice/Rottis/Chapathis.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Halasina Hannina Genasale(Kayi Kadubu)

Ingredients:
2 cups White Rice
3 cups grated Coconut
3 cups crushed/chopped Jackfruit
1 - 1.5 cups Jaggary / Bella
Salt to taste
Banana leaves

Recipe:
Soak rice in water for about 3-4 hrs. Grind soaked rice along with salt into smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. The consistancy of the batter should be like that of milkshake.

Remove the seeds and unwanted parts of jackfruit as shown in the picture below.

Chop/crush them into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Take each banana leaf and place it over the flame for few seconds. Wipe it properly using one cotton cloth and keep it aside.
Grate the jaggary, mix it well with grated coconut and keep it aside.

Put crushed jackfruit and jaggary coconut in a vessel and mix them well.

Take little amount of batter and pour it on the banana leaf as shown in the picture below.

Spread the batter to thin round shape like dosa as shown in the picture below.


Take little amount of jackfruit, jaggary coconut mix and place it over the spread batter as shown in the picture below.


Fold the banana leaf as shown in the picture below.

Fold both the sides of banana leaf as shown in the picture below.

Place it in a cooker conatainer / traditional steamer upside down as shown in the picture below.

Steam cook for about 15-20 mins in high flame and another 15-20 mins in medium flame. (For pressure cooker: Don't put the weight, place one steel glass over the weight stand). Let it cool down a bit before you serve them. Serve them hot along with ghee or any kind of spicy chutney. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 10-12 Kadubus. This dish can also be used for Naivedyam.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Belechekke (Medium Tender Raw Jackfruit) Kutu

Ingredients:
1/2 medium sized Medium Tender Raw Jackfruit / Belechekke
1/4 tsp Chilly powder
Grape sized Jaggary
Salt to taste
Small grape sized Tamarind
3 - 4 Red Chillies
Small piece of dried Turmeric / 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
3/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1 - 11/4 cup grated Coconut
10 -15 Curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
4 - 5 flakes of Garlic
2 - 3 tsp Oil

Recipe:




Apply little oil on your hands and cut the jackfruit into two halves. Take one half and cut it into medium sized long pieces and remove the inner part of it as shown in the picture below.

Separate the jackfruits as shown in the picture below.

Cut each jackfruit into 4-5 long pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put them in water for about 10-15 mins.

Remove all unwanted things, separate the seeds and jackfruit as shown in the picture below.


Put the jackfruit seeds in a pressure cooker container. Add little amount of salt, water and pressure cook.(1-2 whistles)
Put jackfruits in a thick bottomed vessel/pan. Add pinch of turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt, jaggary, little amount of water and cook them well by covering a lid. Once it is cooked, add cooked jackfruit seeds and mix them well.

Put red chillies, dried turmeric, 1/2 tsp oil in a pan. Fry them in medium flame until they give nice aroma.

Put grated coconut, fried masala, cumin seeds, tamarind in a mixer and grind it to smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. (If it is frozen coconut use hot water while grinding.) Add this ground masala to the vessel containing cooked jackfruit. Add required amount of salt, water and bring it to boil.
Remove outer cover of garlic flakes, mash them and add them to a pan. Add 2 tsp oil and fry them in medium flame for few minutes until they turn golden in color. Add mustard seeds and once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add it to Kutu. Mix well before serving. It goes well with rice, rottis, chapathis.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Akki Halasina Hannu Payasa

Ingredients:
1/2 cup White Rice (Preferred Sona Masuri or Basmathi)
4 cups of crushed or finely chopped Jackfruit
2.5 - 3 cups fresh/frozen Coconut or 2.5 cups Coconut Milk
2 cups Jaggary
3 - 4 Cardamoms / Elakki / Elachi
Pinch of Salt (optional)

Recipe:

Remove the seed and other unwanted part from the jackfruit as shown in the picture below.

Crush them in a mixer as shown in the picture below.

Wash white rice in water for about 2-3 times and put them in a pressure cooker. Add crushed jackfruit, around 3 cups water and cook them well. (2 whistles.)

Grind fresh/frozen grated coconut into smooth paste by adding little amount of water.(If it is frozen coconut, use warm water while grinding.) Squeeze the ground coconut, by placing it in a clean cotton cloth.

After this process, add 1 cup of water to the squeezed coconut, mix well and squeeze it again. Put this thin coconut milk to the vessel containing cooked jackfruit, add jaggary, pinch of salt and bring it to boil. Keep this in low flame for about 5 mins. Add the coconut milk, stir the Payasa and bring it to boil. Add the mashed cardamom seeds and keep the Payasa in low flame for about 1-2 mins.

Mix well before serving. Serve hot or chilled.