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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Balekayi (Raw Banana) Dose Type - 2

Ingredients:

8 large Raw Banana / Balekayi (Preferred: Amunda / Manga Balekayi)
2 cups White Rice
1 cup grated Coconut
1/2 tsp Sambar powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
3 - 4 Red Chillies
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Jaggery
Grape sized Tamarind
Button sized Asafoetida
8 - 10 strands of Curry Leaves
Salt to taste
Oil/Ghee

Recipe:

Soak rice in water for about 4-5 hrs. Wash soaked rice 2-3 times and keep it aside. Grind soaked rice along with red chillies, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, grated coconut, curry leaves, salt, asafoetida, sambar powder, jaggery, tamarind, turmeric powder and water into smooth paste. Pour this ground mixture in a vessel and add water if required. Don't make the batter too thin.


Remove the outer fibre of raw banana and cut them into thin pieces as shown in the picture below. Put this in a vessel containing salt water. 

Heat the Tava(Iron Tava preferred). Dip the banana pieces pieces in the prepared rice batter and place 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 2-3 mins by covering the lid.

Serve hot along with any chutney/ sambar.  It also goes well along with chutney powders. The ingredients mentioned above will serve 8-10 Balekayi Dosas.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Balekayi (Raw Banana) Tava Fry

Ingredients:

2 large Raw Banana / Balekayi (Preferred: Amunda / Manga Balekayi)
1/3 cup Rice flour
1/2 cup Semolina / Bombay Rava (Preferred: Small)
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Big pinch of Asafoetida powder
1/2 - 1 tsp Chilly powder
Oil

Recipe:


Remove the outer fibre of raw banana and cut it into medium thin pieces as shown in the picture below. Put this in a salt water for about 10-15 mins.

Put rice flour, semolina, turmeric powder, asafoetida powder, chilly powder, salt in a plate and mix well.

Roll the raw banana pieces over the masala and keep it aside.

Put 2-3 tsp oil in a Tava and spread it over the Tava evenly.

Heat the Tava, place the banana pieces and apply little oil over the banana pieces as shown in the picture below.


Turn both the sides of banana pieces frequently, apply little oil and cook them for about 8-10 mins in medium/low flame.

Serve hot. This can be eaten as it is. It also goes well along with rice and any kind of mild Thove/Dal or Rasam.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Cooked Banana Flower (Bale Hu) Chutney - Type 2

Ingredients:
6 - 8 florets of Banana Flower / Poombe / Kundige / Bale Hu
1 cup grated Coconut
Pinch of Turmeric powder
Grape sized Tamarind
Small lemon sized Jaggery
Salt to taste
2 Red Chillies
1.5 tsp roasted Sesame seeds
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 strand Curry leaves
1 - 2 broken Red Chillies
2 tsp Oil

Recipe:
Take 3-4 florets from banana flower.Remove the fiber contents as shown in the picture below using a knife. (No need to remove the fiber contents for inner florets which are almost white in color.)Put water and little amount of buttermilk in a vessel and keep it aside. Chop banana flower into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below and put it in a vessel containing buttermilk water. Keep it aside for about 4-5 mins.

Remove the chopped banana flower from the water and put it in a pressure cooker. Add salt, turmeric powder, tamarind and jaggery, little amount of water and pressure cook. (2-3 whistles)

Put red chillies, 1 tsp oil in a pan and roast it until it gives nice aroma. Dry roast the sesame seeds until it starts spluttering / starts giving nice aroma and keep it aside.

Put grated coconut, cooked banana flower, fried red chillies in a mixer. Add enough water and grind it to smooth paste. (If it is frozen coconut, add hot water while grinding.) Add roasted sesame seeds and grind them together for a minute. Transfer this ground mixture to a vessel, add enough salt and water(If required) and mix them well.

Put mustard seeds, broken red chillies, oil in a pan and heat. As soon as it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and then add it to Chutney. It goes well with Dosas/Rottis/Rice.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Balekayi (Raw Banana) Parata

Ingredients:
10 medium sized Raw Banana / Balekayi
1 - 1.5 bunch Fenugreek leaves / Methi leaves / Menthe Soppu or 3 Tbs of Kasuri Methi
1 - 2 Green Chillies
1 large Onion
10 - 12 strands of Coriander leaves
1/4 - 1/2 tsp Chilly powder (optional)
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
1/4 tsp Chat Masala
1/4 tsp Tamarind powder / Amchoor powder
3 cups Wheat flour
Salt to taste
2 - 3 Tbs Oil
Butter

Recipe:

Cook the raw bananas in a pressure cooker. (3-4 whistles)

Once the pressure goes off, drain the water content as shown in the picture below.

Remove the outer cover of bananas,  grate and mash them properly as shown in the picture below.

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

Put 2 Tbs oil in a pan and heat. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for few seconds in medium flame. Add chopped green chillies and fry for few seconds.

Add chopped onion, turmeric powder and fry them for about 2-3 mins.


Add chopped fenugreek leaves, tamarind or amchoor  powder and fry them for about 2-3 mins. 

Add chopped coriander leaves, chilly powder, salt and fry them for about 3-4 mins.

Add mashed raw banana, required amount of salt and mix them well. Keep this aside till it comes to room temperature.


Add wheat flour, salt and knead the dough by adding sufficient amount of warm water.Take little amount of dough and make a round ball.

Roll the ball little bit by using sufficient amount of dry wheat flour as shown in the picture below. Take little amount of prepared masala and place it over the rolled chapathi as shown in the picture below.

Close up bringing the sides together carefully, shape into a ball again as shown in the picture below.

Roll the ball again by using sufficient amount of dry wheat flour as shown in the picture below.

Heat the tava and cook the Parata by putting butter on both the sides of Parata.


Serve hot along with curd, pickle or Bhindi Raitha or any Raitha. The above mentioned ingredients will serve around 13 Paratas.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Chocolate Icecream

Ingredients:
1 1/4 liter Milk
3 Tbs cup Cocoa powder
1/2 Tbs Custard powder
2 Tbs Corn Flour
3 - 3.5 cups Sugar
1/3 tsp Venilla Essence
1 tsp instant Coffee powder / 2 tsp Coffee decoction
1/4 cup Choco Chips

Recipe:
Put 1 liter of milk and bring it to boil. Keep this in low flame for about 15 mins.

Put remaining 1/4 liter milk in a mixer. Add custard powder, corn flour, cocoa powder, and grind them for few seconds. Add coffee decoction and Venilla Essence and mix them well.


Put this mixture to a boiling milk and mix them well. Bring this to boil and keep it in low flame and stir it continuously for about 5-10 mins. Keep it aside for about one hour until it comes to room temperature.


Keep stirring the mixture frequently until it comes to room temperature. Transfer this to freezer safe container.

Keep it in a freezer for about 3-4 hrs. Mix it properly, add choco chips and place it in a freezer for next 5-6 hrs. (This step can be avoided if you like crunchy ice-cream)


Serve it as it is or decorate with some nuts / choco chips / chocolate syrup and serve. The above mentioned ingredients will serve around 10 cups of ice-cream.