Friday, September 28, 2007

Banana Chappathi

Chapati with Banana.
Kids friendly evening snack.

Ingredients Needed:
1. Fully Ripe Banana 1 (Small)
2. Cashew Powder 2 tablespoons
3. Sugar 2 table spoons
4. Elaichi Powder
5. Pinch of Salt
6. Wheat flour 1 cup
7. Ghee

1. In a Bowl, take Banana, Sugar and mix well with hands and make into a paste.
2. Now goes, Cashew Powder, Elaichi Powder, Salt and Wheat flour.
3. Knead well without adding water. (Moisture from the banana itself enough to knead the dough)
4. In a Hot tawa, make Chappathi, by applying Ghee on both sides.

.::. Serve the Fruity, Sweety Chappathi Hot. .::.

This is my submission for JFI (Banana) Hosted by Mandira of Ahaar

Friday, September 21, 2007

Udipi Sambar

You would have enjoyed in the food in Udipi restaurants.
They serve a Unique sambar that is an excellent partner to Fluffy Idlis.
Traditional recipe of Karnataka.

Ingredients Needed:
1. Toor Dal 1 cup
2. Ripe Tomato 3 Nos
3. Onions Finely chopped
4. Home made sambar Powder 2 tsp
5. Tamarind paste 1 tsp
6. Hing
7. Salt to taste
8. Turmeric Powder
9. Any Sambar vegetables (Drumstick, Pumpkin, Brinjal, Okra etc..)
10. Jaggery Gooseberry size

Ingredients for Grinding:
1. Dhania (Coriander seeds) 2 tsp
2. Dry Red Chillies 4 (According to taste)
3. Raw Rice 1/4 Tsp
4. Grated Coconut 2 tsp
5. Elaichi 1
6. Cinnamon Stick 1 small piece
7. Cumin seeds very little
8. Fenugreek seeds few
9.Grated Coconut 1 tsp
Fry the above ingredients with little oil and Grind it into coarse paste.

Ingredients for tempering:
1. Oil
2. Mustard Seeds
3. Curry leaves.
4. Dry Red Chillies
5. Coriander Leaves for Garnishing
1. Pressure Cook dal, Tomato, Onion Pieces, Turmeric, Hing, Sambar Powder.
2. In a Kadai/Pan,heat oil temper with Mustard seeds, Curry leaves. Add Vegetables and fry for a minute.
3. Pour 1/4 glass of water and cook till the vegetables done.
4. Now goes Tamarind pulp/paste, Grinded Paste, Cooked dal mixture and Jaggery.
5. Boil till it gives good aroma.
6. Garnish it with Coriander leaves.

* Enjoy this delicious Sambar Hot with Idlis, Dosas, Wadas etc...etc... *

This is My submission for RCI (Karnataka) hosted by Asha of Foodieshope

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Akki Roti(Rice Roti)

Traditional Kannadiga dish.
Roti made of Rice.

Ingredients Needed:
1. Rice flour (I had used Idiyappam Flour) - 1 cup.
2. Salt to taste.
3. Coriander - Finely chopped.
4. Grated Carrot
5. Grated Coconut 2 tsp
6. Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
7. Oil 1 tsp
8. Hot water to knead

1.In a bowl add Rice flour, Salt, Chopped Coriander Leaves, Grated Coconut, Grated Carrot and Cumin Seed.Mix them well.
2. Slowly add Hot water to knead the dough. (Like Chappati dough).
3. Apply little oil and Keep it aside.
4. Heat Dosa Pan. Dip your hand in water and take a small ball of and dough
spread in a pan like Chappati. Sprinkle some water on Roti, close with lid and cook.
5. Turn the other side apply some oil and cook for few minutes.
Enjoy this Traditional Kannadiga dish with Any Spicy Chutney.

Turn Kanndiga for a day or for this dish and its worth it.

Akki Roti Served with Gojju

This is my Submission of RCI (Karnataka) hosted by Asha of Foodieshope

Monday, September 10, 2007

Onion Chilli Gojju

Gojju - Yet another dish from the Karnataka tradition.
Spicy version with some help from Asha's Blog to prepare this.

Onion Chilli Gojju
Ingredients Needed:
1. Small (pearl) Onion - 30 to 40 Nos.(Finely Chopped)
2. Green Chillies - 8 to 9 (According to taste)(Slit length wise)
Today I used Thai Yellow Chilli.
3. Tamarind - Small lemon size
4. Jaggery
5. Hing
6. Salt to taste
7. Water 1-1/2 cups

Gojju Ingredients
Ingredients For Powder:
1. Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
2. Chutney Dal - 1 tsp
3. Pepper - 1/4 tsp
4. Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
5. Dry Red Chillies - 1 to 2
6. Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
7. Methi Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Dry roast everything and make into Powder

Gojju Powder Ingredients
Ingredients for Tempering:
1. Oil 2 tablespoons
2. Mustard Seeds
3. Channadal
4. Urad dal
5. Curry leaves

Yellow Chillies
1. Heat Oil in a Kadai and Add the tempering Ingredients.
2. Add Chopped Onions and Chillies fry well for 5 minutes.
3. Soak Tamarind in water and take out extract.
4. Add tamarind extract, Salt and Jaggery.
5. Cook till raw smell goes. (Say 10 to 13 minutes) in Medium flame.
6. Add Gojju Powder and cook till thickens.

Tangy, Spicy, Sweet Gojju - Taste of Karnataka..

This is my submission for RCI (Karnataka) hosted by Asha of Foodieshope

Friday, September 07, 2007

Vegetable Saagu

=> Traditional Kannada dish.
=> Kannada style kurma.

Ingredients Needed:

1. Mixed Vegetables - 2 cups (Beans, Carrot, Cauliflower, Chow-chow, Peas, Potato--Cut into cubes)
2. Onion finely chopped - 2

3. Tomato finely chopped - 2
4. Hing

5. Salt to taste

6. Turmeric Powder
7. Water - Little
8. Lemon/Lime Juice 2 tsps

* Boil vegetables with little salt and turmeric and keep it aside.

Ingredients for paste:
1. Channa dal - 1 tsp

2. Chutney Dal - 1/2 tsp
3. Coriander seeds - 2 tsps
4. Cloves - 2
5. Cinnamon stick small piece

6. Dry Coconut (Kopra) Grated - 2 tablespoons
7. Dry Red Chillies
8. Pepper Corns few
9. Jeera - 1/4 tsp
10. Oil - 1 tsp

* Fry the above ingredients till golden brown, Cool and Grind into fine paste.
Ingredients for Tempering
1. Mustard seeds
2. Urad dal
3. Curry leaves

4. Oil 2 tablespoons

1. Heat Oil in a Kadai, Temper the ingredients.
2. Fry Chopped onion pieces till golden brown, now add chopped tomato and fry till it becomes pulp.
3. Now goes the grinded paste and fry till good aroma comes.

4. Add boiled vegetables and cook till gravy thickens.

5. Squeeze lemon juice and garnish with Coriander leaves

Rice and Roti are Great combines for Veg Saagu.. <>

This is my Submission for RCI (Karnataka) Hosted by Asha of FoodiesHope