Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Kuttavalakki ( Poha)

1 cup avalakki ( beaten rice, poha)
1-2 greenchillis
2 tsp coriender seeds
1 tsp jeera
1/2 fine chopped onion
1 handful grated coconut
2-4 tsp coconut oil
Salt to taste
Cilantro (optional)


  • Grind chillis,coriender seeds and jeera in a mixer. 
  • Add avalakki/ poha to it and grind it roughly( not powder it should be more broken) 
  • In a bowl take this mixture,coconut and onion. Add coconut oil on it. 
  • Mix prperly and serve it garnished with chopped cilantro as evening snacks.

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    Sandige Menasu( Majjige Menasu)

    1/4 kg green chillis
    2 cups Sour curds
    1 tbsp Urad daal
    2-3 tsp jeera
    1tsp coriender powder

    • Fry the urad daal and jeera. grind to nice powder. 
    • Take wide mouthed vessel pour curds into it add the powder ground and coriender powder 
    • Add salt. 
    • Slit the chillis without breaking it. Trim the stem. 
    • Try to fill the curd mixture into the slit chilli and immerse it into curd. 
    • Follw the same to all chillis. soak overnight. 
    • Morning spread all the chiili on a plate or plastic sheet dry in hot sun. 
    • In the evening Immerse them once again in the remaining curd. 
    • repeat the procedure 2-3 times finally dry the chiilis till they r crisp. 
    • Store in a air tight container and use deep fried. 
    • You can serve this with curd rice or use in seasoning.

      Friday, October 23, 2009


      1 cup rice
      1/4 cup bengal gram
      1/4 cup tuvar daal
      1/4 cup moong daal
      1/4 cup urad daal
      1/4 mixture of choley,matter and moong
      2-4 red chillis
      1-2 tsp jeera
      1 green chiili finally chopped
      6-8 curry leaves finaly copped
      grated carrot ( for colorful adai)

      • Soak all the daals together and rice in different vessels for 2-3 hours 
      • Fry the red chillis and jeera. Grind the rice and fried ingredients. 
      • Now add all the daals to the rice paste and grind once again. 
      • Add salt,curry leaves and chillis ( carrot if u wish). 
      • heat the tawa and spred the spoonful of paste and add ghee/oil on edges. 
      • cook on both sides as shown in pic. 
      • Serve with white chutney or ghee.


        11/2 cup Rice flour
        1/2 cucumber grated and seeds removed
        1/4 cup plain curd ( yogurt)
        1 onion finally chopped
        2 green chillis finally chopped
        curry leaves chopped
        1 carrot grated( optional )
        salt to taste
        Banana leaves if available or foil sheet

        • Mix all the ingredients except banana leaves or foil sheet. 
        • make thin dough. 
        • put bit oil on leaves or foil and Take apple sized dough and put on the surface and spread it evenly to required size. 
        • Heat the tawa and put the leaf/ foil dough touching tawa side. 
        • after a minute slowly remove the base. 
        • cook with little oil on the edges. 
        • Cook till both the sides become slight reddish as in pic. 
        • Serve with ghee or green chilli chutney.

          Sunday, October 11, 2009

          Shenga chutney(ground nut)

          1/2 cup grated coconut
          1 handful roasted ground nuts
          3-4 Chillis(Red or Green)
          Salt to taste

          • Fry chillis. Add all the ingredients and grind to nice paste. 
          • Serve with Dosa,Roti or with rice.

          Menthe Hittu(Methi powder)

          1 cup Channa daal
          ½ cup Urad daal
          2 ½ tsp jaara
          3 tsp pepper
          ½ tsp Methi seeds

          • Dry roast all the ingredients . 
          • Grind to a nice powder and store it in an air tight container. 
          • Directly mix with rice by adding ghee or coconut oil and amchur powder or Lime juice.if required 
          • Add salt to taste.

            Hasi bele(daal) Gojju

            2 Onions cut into length wise
            ¼ cup Channa daal
            3 tsp coriander seeds
            1 tsp sesame seeds
            2-4 red chillies
            ½ cup grated coconut

            • Fry channa daal,coriander seeds, chillis and sesame seeds. 
            • Grind Coconut,tamerind,and fried ingradients to a gravy. 
            • In strong bottomed vessel put the onions and water to cook them. 
            • Once the onions done add the ground paste to it and add sufficient water 
            • Add jiggery and Add salt to the mixture. 
            • Cook till the gravy done. 
            • Serve with rice.

              Haagalakayi kayirasa(bitter gourd)

              2 Bitter gourds cleaned and cut into small size/chopped
              2 tbsp Oil
              ½ tsp Mustered.

              FRY below ingredients in coconut oil
              3 tsp channa daal
              3 tsp Urad daal
              2-4 red chillies
              2 tsp sesame seeds
              Pinch hing

              Grated coconut
              Wet grind the coconut tamarind and the above powder to get a fine gravy.

              • Heat the oil in a strong bottom vessel add turmeric and mustered then add the bitter gourd. 
              • Cook till done. Then add the jiggery stir properly. 
              • Then add the masala brin to boil. Cook till done. 
              • Serve with rice.

                Hesaru kaalu baaji ( Moong daal baaji)

                4 tsp Coriender seeds
                1 ½ tsp gasa gasse(Poppy seeds)
                2-4 red chillis
                2 Lavanga(cloves)
                ½ finally chopped and oil fried Onion
                ¼ cup grated coconut.
                Roast the above all except the coconut.
                Wet grind these ingredients with coconut.

                1 tsp Oil
                ½ tsp Mustard seeds
                Pinch turmeric powder
                1 small onion
                Curry leaves
                Cooked Moong sprouts
                Tamarind paste /Lime juice

                • Heat the oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and turmeric powder. 
                • Then add chopped onion and fry till the color turns to golden brown. 
                • Add the masala , bit water to adjust the gravy and cook it for 5 mins. 
                • Now add the moong sprouts and salt ,Cook for next 5-7 mins on medium flame. 
                • Serve hot with Dosa,Rice roti or Chapatis.

                  Dedeer bhaaji

                  1 Finally chopped onion
                  Curry leaves
                  2-3 tsp of dedheer bhaji powder
                  ½ tsp mustard seeds
                  A pinch turmeric
                  Boiled vegetables
                  Pressure cooked moong daal

                  • Heat the oil in a strong bottom vessel. 
                  • Add turmeric,mustered seeds. 
                  • Then add onion and curry leaves. Cook until the onion turns to golden brown color. 
                  • Then add 2-3 tsp of ground powder add vegitable stock then add boiled vegitables and the cooked daal. 
                  • Adjust the thicknes of gravy by adding water or vegitable stock. 
                  • Now add salt as per taste. 
                  • Cook for 5-7 mins on medium flame Serve with Rotis or Dosa.

                    Chutney Pudi

                    1 Cup Ground Nut/Channa Daal/Puffed channa daal/ Grated dry coconut
                    3 tsp Urad dall
                    1 ½ tsp Jeera
                    ¼ tsp Coriender seeds
                    Curry leaves
                    A pinch Hing
                    2 tsp Sugar

                    • Dry Roast them all above ingredients. 
                    • Then put in a mixer to get a nice powder. 
                    • Serve with Ghee or coconut Oil with Dosa Or Idlis.

                      Palyada pudi

                      1 tbsp Channa daal
                      3 tsp Coriander seeds
                      2-4 Red Cillies
                      3 tsp Urad Daal
                      1 tsp Sesame seeds

                      • Roast above all ingradients and grind to a fine powder. Use in ur playa, Sukhi sabji


                        ½ tsp turmeric powder
                        ¼ cup Toor daal
                        ¼ cup grated Coconut
                        3 tsp Sambhar powder

                        • Pressure cook the Daal(vegitables) and keep aside. 
                        • In a mixer grind the coconut, tamarind and 3 tsp of Sambhar powder . 
                        • Heat the oil in the vessel add turmeric powder den the ground paste. 
                        • Add bit of water if the gravy is too thick. Cook for 2-5 mins. 
                        • Now add the daal,vegitables and salt as per taste. 
                        • Bring to boil. Cook for next 10 mins on low flame. 
                        • Serve with plane rice.

                          Bellulli gojju (Garlic Chutny)

                          1/2 Coconut
                          4-6 Garlic pieces (medium size)
                          2 tsp Coriander seeds
                          2-4 Red chillies
                          2 tsp Urad dal
                          2 tsp Til/sesame seeds
                          3/4 tsp Tamerind /tamerind paste
                          Salt to taste

                          • First grate the coconut and keep aside. 
                          • Then roast all the ingredients together except coconut and tamarind . 
                          • Add the tamerind or the paste to the mixture. 
                          • Then grind the above mixture with the grated coconut in a mixer coarsely.(if water is not added can be stored for longer duration) 
                          • And you get the tasty garlic chutney.

                          Sunday, October 4, 2009

                          Paneer Butter Masala

                          1 tsp Jeera(optional)
                          4 tbsp Ghee/Butter
                          2 Tomatoes
                          1 Finally chopped Onion
                          150 gr Paneer
                          50 gr grated Paneer
                          1/2 cup Milk
                          1/2 tsp coriander powder
                          1 tsp chilli powder
                          1/2 tsp Garam masala
                          1/2 tsp sugar

                          • In a vessel Boil the water,and put both the tomatoes. when u can see tomato skin is tearing off remove the tomatoes and peel the skin.keep aside. 
                          • Boil the water in a vessel and add cut paneer cubes. boil for 5 mins and remove from flame.Keep lid closed. 
                          • Now grind the onion with Tomatoes. 
                          • Heat 2 tbsp butter in a vessel and add jeera(option). 
                          • Add the ground tomato onion paste and cook on a low flame. 
                          • Add coriander powder,chillipowder,garam masala 
                          • Cook for 2 min.( if u feel paste is dry add little water). 
                          • Add salt as per taste. 
                          • Now add grated paneer and milk cook for 5-10 mins.( if u feel gravy is too thick u can add milk or water.) 
                          • Now add the Boiled paneer cubes.Add sugar. 
                          • Finaly before turning off the flame add remaining Butter and stirr once and remove from flame. 
                          • Serve hot with Indian breads.

                            Thursday, October 1, 2009


                            Bengal gram 1/2 cup
                            Sugar 1/4 cup or as required
                            Grated coconut 1/4 cup
                            Sesame 2 tsp
                            Cardamom 1

                            • Fry both Bengal gram and sesame seperately keep aside. 
                            • Make almost fine poweder of fried bengal gram, sugar,cardamom in a mixer. 
                            • Add fried sesame and grated coconut and mix well. Its ready..

                            Starting withh.........

                            Hi friends,

                            Here i want to store all my favorite dishes mainly which my mom and granny prepares and bla bla bla..... Any sugestion, comments are welcome. I am from sirsi (Uttara kannada) a small town in karnataka,India.
                            In our community we give main preference to food.. verieties of dishes of course main course will be Rice so side dishes will difer in taste as well as look and feel.i need to try a lot many dishes as i alwayes enjoyed them eating......Naming some , bhoot gojju( prepared from raw mango), kuchgayi gojju(once again mango but stored in salt water and boiled), kaayirasa( can be prepared by bittergaured, mango etc), saansive etc etc.....