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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tamarind Juice / Hunase Hannu Sharabatthu


Large grape sized Tamarind / Hunase Hannu

2 cups cold Water

5-6 tsp Sugar


Put tamarind and water in a vessel and keep it aside for about 4-5 mins. Smash the tamarind properly and filter it. Add required amount of sugar and stir it properly. Put ice cubes and serve.



1 cup Yellow Lentils / Toor dal / Thogari bele

3/4 inch sized Ginger

2-3 Green Chillies

Pinch of Turmeric

1-2 tsp Lemon Juice

3-4 Coriander Leaves

Salt to taste

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

Big pinch of Asafetida powder/Hingu

2-3 Curry leaves

1 tsp Oil


Mash the ginger and cut the green chillies into two halves as shown in the picture below. Wash the yellow lentils 2-3 times in water and put it in a pressure cooker container. Add sufficient amount of water, salt, pinch of turmeric powder, mashed ginger, chopped green chillies and cook(3-4 whistles).

Once the pressure goes off, transfer this to a vessel, add sufficient amount of water, salt and bring them to boil. Add lemon juice, chopped coriander leaves and stir. Keep the Tove in low flame for about 2-3 mins.

Add mustard seeds and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add asafetida powder, keep it for few seconds, add curry leaves and then add it to Tove. Mix well before serving. It goes well with ghee, rice and papad or fried items like Drumstick chops, Baingan Fry, etc.

Uddina Dose


3/4 cup White Rice

3/4 cup Boiled Rice / Brown Rice / Kucchulakki

1/2 cup Blackgram seeds

10-15 Fenugreek seeds / Methi seeds / Menthe kaalu

Salt to taste



Soak white rice, boiled rice, blackgram seeds, fenugreek seeds together in water for about 6-7 hrs. Wash soaked ingredients 2-3 times and keep it aside.

Grind soaked ingredients into smooth thick batter by adding sufficient amount of water. Keep it in warm place for fermentation for about 10-12 hrs.

Add salt, required amount of water and mix them well. The consistency of the batter should be that of milkshake.

Heat the Tava(Iron Tava preferred). Pour a spoonful of batter spread 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. Cook other side of the dosa as well for about 1-2 mins.

Serve hot with any chutney or sambar. Ingredients mentioned above will serve 8-10 Uddina Dosas.