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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Pizza Sauce

7 - 8 Medium sized Tomatoes
1/2 -1 tsp Chilly powder / Red Chilly flakes
1.5 - 2 tsp Dried Oregano mix
15 - 20 fresh Tulsi Leaves
1 medium sized Onion
5 - 6 cloves of Garlic
1 - 1.5 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Tomato sauce
Salt to taste
3 - 4 tsp Oil

Cut tomatoes into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below. Cut the garlic and onion into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put oil in a pan and heat it little bit. Add chopped garlic and fry it for 1-2 mins in low flame until it turns light golden in colour. Add chopped onion and fry them in low/medium flame for about 3-4 mins until they turn light golden in colour.

Add chopped tomatoes, tulsi leaves salt, oregano mix, chilly flakes/powder and cook them well by covering a lid in slow flame for about 15 mins.

Add tomato sauce and mix them well and keep this for 1-2 mins.

Once its cooled to room temperature, put this in a mixer and grind it coarsely for few seconds. Use this for preparing Pizzas / Pastas. Store this in a refrigerator for longer shelf life. I tried this recipe from CookingShooking. Thanks Yaman for the recipe. This can be used in preparing Pizzas, Pastas etc.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Halasinakayi Bele(Jackfruit Seeds) Murku

2.5 cups ground Jackfruit seeds / Halasinakayi Bele
3 cups Rice Flour
3 cups ground Rice Batter (Preferred: Sona Masuri)
2 cups Roasted Black Gram powder
1 cup Dalia Split / Putani powder
1/2 - 3/4 cup Butter
1/4 tsp Asafoetida powder or small grape sized Asafoetida
1 tsp Red Chilly powder
4 - 5 Red Chillies
12 - 15 strands of Curry Leaves
1/4 inch sized Ginger
1.5 tsp Sesame seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
Salt to taste


Remove the outer thin cover of jackfruit seeds and put them in hot water for about 5-10 mins.

Remove the thin brown coloured outer cover by rubbing it on a stone as shown in the picture below or using knife.

Put this in a pressure cooker, add little amount of salt, water and cook them well(3-4 whistles).
Put this in a mixer, add curry leaves, red chillies, ginger and grind them into smooth paste by adding little amount of water.

Dry roast the black gram seeds in a microwave or stove until it turns light golden in colour or it gives nice aroma by without adding any oil. Once it is cooled to room temperature, put the dry roasted black gram seeds, dalia split separately in a mixer and grind them into smooth powder as shown in the picture below.

Put rice batter, rice flour, asafoetida powder, salt, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, chilly powder, butter in a bowl. Add around 1.5 - 2 cups of water and mix them well. The consistency of the batter should be like thick milkshake. Add ground jackfruit seeds and mix them well.

Add roasted black gram and dalia split powder and mix them well. (Don't make the dough too thin.)

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat. Put the Chakkuli/Murku disk in the Chakkuli Maker fill the prepared dough and press the Murku directly to the vessel containing hot oil.

Fry it in medium flame until it turns golden in color. Once they are cooled to room temperature, keep them in an airtight container. Serve along with coffee or tea.