Monday, 12 December 2011

Bendekaayi majjige huli/ಬೆಂಡೆಕಾಯಿ ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆ ಹುಳಿ

  • Okra 10-12 sliced
  • Coconut 1cup grated
  • Cumin seeds ½ tsp
  • Coriander seeds 2tsps
  • Mustard seeds 1tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder pinch
  • Asafoetida (Hing)
  • Green chillies 2-3
  • Tamarind paste 2-3tsp (optional)
  • Oil 2-3tsps
  • Curry leaves
  • Yogurt (curd) 1cup 
  • Salt 
  • Sugar
  • Slightly dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, mustard seeds and  fenugreek seeds.(separately)
  • Mix the roasted ingredients, coconut, green chillies and grind it into a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add asafoetida, turmeric powder, curry leaves and okra (fry it for 5 minutes).
  • Then add ground mixture, salt and sugar. Boil it for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the flames and add yogurt.
  • Serve with plain rice.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Onion fritters

  •         Onion 2 sliced
  •         Red chilli powder 1tsp
  •         Masala powder 1tsp
  •         Cumin seeds
  •         Salt
  •         Gram flour 4-6tsp
  •         Rice flour 1tsp
  •         Oil for deep fryin

  • Heat the oil in a pan.
  • Take a bowl add  onion, red chilli powder, masala powder, cumin seeds, gram flour, rice flour, salt, add  1spoon of hot oil and knead it well.
  • Take little bit of dough,drop it in the hot oil and deep fry.
  • Serve hot pakodas with ketchup or any other chutneys

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Mixed veg gravy

  • Mixed veg 1bowl (like potato, greenbeans, cauliflower, green peas) sliced
  • Onion chopped 1
  • Tomato chopped 1
  • Red chilli 3-4
  • Ginger
  • Garlic cloves 3-4
  • Oil 2tsp
  • Cumin seeds
  • Mustard seeds
  • Asafoetida
  • Turmeric powder
  • Cashew nut (optional)
  • Curry powder 1tsp or coriander and cumin seeds powder
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Steam mixed vegetables.
  • Heat  1 ½ tsps of oil in a pan. Add red chillies, onion, ginger and garlic. Wait till it becomes golden brown, then add tomato. Wait for one more minute.
  • Grind this mixture in to a smooth paste.
  • Heat ½ tsp of oil in a pan add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, wait till it splutters. Now add  asafoetida, turmeric powder. Finally add the steamed vegetables, the ground mixture, curry powder and salt. Boil it for 5 minutes.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Tellavu/neer dosa

  • 1 ½ cup rice
  • ½ spoon fenugreek seeds/mente kaalu
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • Soak rice and mente in water for about 5-6 hours. Wash soaked rice.
  • Grind  into smooth paste.
  • Add the sufficient amount of water to ground mixture (batter should be thin enough like milk).
  • Add salt and stir it well.
  • Heat the tava ( iron tava preferred –don’t use non-stick tava),apply  oil, take a spoon full of batter and splash it over the tava. Cover it and cook it for minute in a medium flame.
  • Serve with chutney.
Tips: If you are a novice then definitely don't use non-stick tava.