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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Rava Chakkuli

 Ingredients:
4 cups Rice flour
2 cups Bombay Rava / Semolina / Sanna Sajjige
1.5 tsp Chilly powder
1 tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera
1.5 tsp Sesame seeds
Small grape sized Asafoetida / 1/4 tsp Asafoetida powder
1/3 cup Butter/ Benne
Salt to taste
Oil

Recipe:
Dry roast the semolina in medium flame for about 5 mins.

Put 4 cups of water, little amount of salt in a vessel and heat. Once it starts boiling, add semolina and mix them well. Stir this mixture continuously in low/medium flame until it makes single mass in consistency as shown in the picture. Make sure that no lumps formed in it.

Put rice flour, butter, salt, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, chilly powder, asafoetida powder in a vessel and mix them well. Add cooked semolina and mix them well. Add enough water and kneed the dough properly.

Fill the Chakkuli maker with this dough and press into round shape in a wax paper or a plastic sheet as shown in the picture below.

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat. Put pressed Chakkulis in oil and deep fry until they turn golden in colour.

Once they are cooled to room temperature, keep them in an airtight container. Serve along with coffee or tea. I tried this recipe from FOODIE group from FB. Thanks Vinutha for the recipe.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Nelabasale(Waterleaf) Tove

 Ingredients:
1 bunch of Water Leaf / Nelabasale
1/4 cup Bengal Gram seeds / Kadle bele
1 cup Yellow Lentils / Togari bele / Toor Dal
2 - 3 Amaranth leaves Stems / Drumsticks
20 - 25 Sorrel leaves / Gongura soppu
2 - 3 medium sized Tomatoes
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 medium sized Onion
2 cloves of Garlic
3 - 4 Green Chillies
1 - 2 broken Red Chillies
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 strand of Curry leaves
4 - 5 stands of  Coriander leaves
Big pinch of Asafoetida powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp Butter
2 tsp Oil

Recipe:
Wash yellow lentils, bengal gram seeds and put them in a pressure cooker. Add pinch of turmeric powder, salt, tomatoes, required amount of water and cook them well. Once the pressure goes off, mash them properly as shown in the picture below.

Chop onion into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Cut green chillies into two halves. Remove the outer cover of garlic pods and chop them into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Chop the water leaves, sorrel leaves into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Chop the amaranth stem/drum sticks into 1 inch sized pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put mustard seeds, cumin seeds, broken red chillies and oil in a thick bottomed vessel/pan. Once it starts spluttering, add garlic and fry them for about 1-2 mins. Add curry leaves, green chillies, asafoetida powder, chopped onion and pinch of turmeric powder. Fry them for about 3-4 mins in medium flame, until onion becomes light golden in colour. Add chopped leaves and saute them for 1-2 mins.

Add little amount of water, salt and mix them well. Cook them well by covering a lid for about 10 mins. Add cooked lentils and bring them to boil. Add salt, water if required. Keep the tove in medium/low flame for about 3-4 mins. 

Add chopped coriander leaves, butter, mix them well and switch off the flame. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice/Chapathis. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Godhi Ragi Rotti

Ingredients:
2 cups Whole Wheat Grains / Godhi
1.5 cups Millet / Ragi
4 - 5 Green Chillies
2 Large Onions
6 - 8 strands of Curry leaves
1/4 inch sized Ginger
4 - 5 strands of Coriander leaves
1 cup grated Coconut
Ghee/Oil
Salt to taste
Banana leaves / Aluminium foil/ Wax paper

Recipe:
Wash whole wheat grains, millet grains properly in water for about 2-3 times.

Grind millet grains into medium smooth paste by adding little amount of water. Add whole wheat grains, 1/2 cup of grated coconut, green chillies, curry leaves, ginger, salt and grind them together into smooth thick paste as shown in the picture below.

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

Add these chopped ingredients, 1/2 cup of finely grated coconut to the dough and mix well.

Take one banana leaf/ aluminium foil (For aluminium foil: put 1 tsp of oil and spread it over the foil). Take handful of dough and spread it over the banana leaf evenly as shown in the picture below.


Heat the Tava(Iron Tava preferred) put the Rotti upside down as shown in the picture below. Cook it for a minute by covering the lid.

Remove the banana leaf and spread 1-2 tsp ghee/oil over the Rotti and cook other side of the Rotti for about 1-2 min in medium/low flame.


Serve hot along with any curry or chutney. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 12-15 Rottis.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Halu(Milk) Payasa

Ingredients:
1 cup White Rice(Preferred: Basmathi / Gandhasale/ Sona Masuri)
1 ltr Milk
2 cups Sugar
3/4 cup broken Cashew Nuts
1/2 cup Raisins
3 - 4 Cardamoms / Elakki

Recipe:
Wash white rice in water for about 2-3 times and put them in a pressure cooker. Add cashew nuts, 2-3 tsp sugar, around 3 cups of water and cook them well.(4 whistles)

Add remaining sugar, milk, raisins and mix them well.

Keep this in low flame until it gets thickened as shown in the picture below. Keep stirring the Payasa once in 2-3 mins.

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.