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Friday, October 3, 2008

Dry Masala Kadle

1 cup Peanuts / Groundnuts / Nelagadale / Shenga
7-8 Curry leaves
2-3 tsp Bengalgram flour/ Besan / Kadle Hudi
1 tsp Rice flour / Akki hudi
Pinch of Asafotida
1/4 tsp Garam Masala powder
1/2 tsp Chilly powder
Salt to taste
2 tsp Oil
2 tsp Water

Microwave the curry leaves for about 2 mins. Crush it in a mixer.
Put bengalgram flour, rice flour, crushed curry leaves, asafotida powder, chilly powder, garam masala powder, salt, 2 tsp oil, 2 tsp water to a bowl and mix them well. Add peanuts to the same bowl.
Mix them well. Add little bit of oil or water if required.

Separate each peanut by using wet hand as shown in the picture below.

Microwave the separated peanuts for about 4-5 mins. Once it is cooled to room temperature, keep it in an airtight container. Serve along with coffee or tea.

Baale Dindu(Banana Stem) Mosaru Gojju(Salli/Raitha)

1 medium sized Tomato
6 inch sized Banana Stem / Baale Dandu
1 small Onion
Small piece of Ginger
2 - 3 tsp grated Coconut
3 - 4 strands of Coriander leaves
1-2 Green Chillies
2 cups Yogurt/Curd
Salt to taste
1 tsp Mustard seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida powder
1 - 2 broken Red Chillies
5 - 6 Curry leaves
1 tsp Oil


Put little amount of buttermilk, water in a vessel and keep it aside. Make thin round pieces of banana stem by removing its fibre content as shown in the picture below. Put this in a vessel containing buttermilk water for about 5 mins. 
Chop this thin round pieces of banana stem into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Chop tomato, onion, coriander leaves, ginger into small pieces. Grind the grated coconut in a mixer by adding little amount of water for about 1 min.

Put all the chopped ingredients, ground coconut, salt, yogurt in a vessel and mix them well. Mash the green chillies. (If yogurt us sour, add required amount of milk and mix them well.)

Put mustard seeds, broken red chillies, oil in a pan and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add asafoetida powder and keep it for few seconds. Add curry leaves and add it to Raitha. It goes well with Rice. Mix well before serving.