CASHEW BURFI / KHAJU BURFI

Ingredients:

.Cashew nuts - 100gms
.Evaporated milk or condensed milk or milk powder - 2tbsps
.Sugar - 2 cups
.Ghee - 2tbsps

Method:

.Grind the cashew nuts into a fine paste.
.In a vessel or pan keep the cashew paste on a low flame and keep on stirring until it becomes thick.
.Add sugar and milk while stirring.
.When the paste turns into a stiff ball add ghee.
.Remove from the stove and roll on a plate and cut them into required shape.

RADISH RAITA / MOOLANGI RAITA

Ingredients:

Radish - grated - 1 cup
green chillies - finely chopped
coriander leaves- finely chopped
jeera /cumin powder -1tsp
little pepper powder
curd/yogurt - 1 cup
salt - 1/4tsp

Method:

Mix well all the above ingredients. Serve with any meal.

PALAK SOPPINA PALYA / PALAK SABJI

Ingredients:

Palak leaves/spinach-cleaned,washed and finely chopped (palak soppu)
2tbsps finely chopped -onions
finely chopped or slit lengthwise- green chillies
1/4tsp mustard
1/4 jeera/ cuminseeds
1/2tsp bengal gram
1/2tsp urad dal
few curry leaves
chopped coriander leaves
shredded fresh coconut (optional)
salt to taste
oil as required

Method:

Heat the oil, add mustard, cumin seeds, when they splutter, add bengal gram,urad dal and curry leaves and fry for one minute. Add chopped greeen chillies and onions and fry for few minutes or until the onions are slightly browned. Then add salt and chopped palak leaves and mix well and cover it for few minutes or until leaves are cooked. Stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Stir coriander leaves and fresh coconut. Mix well and serve as a side dish or serve with chapati.

PEAS ALOO MASALA/ ALOO MATTAR



Ingredients:

1/2kg potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" pieces
1 onion medium, finely chopped
2-3 green chillis, whole or slit
1 cup peas - fresh or frozen
1tbsp tomato puree or paste
1or2 chinnamon sticks,
ginger 1 inch, crushed or chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder1
/4tsp chilli powder
2tsps cumin powder
1/4tsp blackpepper
salt to taste
1 cup water
coriander leaves for garnishing.

Preparation method:

Heat the oil over medium heat and fry the onion, cinnamon and ginger for 3-4 minutes. stirring frequently.Reduce heat to low and add the turmeric, cumin, chilli powder and pepper. stir and fry for 1 minute.Add the potatoes and the green chillies, stir and cook until the spices are blended throughly.Stir in the tomato puree and salt, after 2 minutes add the water, bring to the boil,cover the pan and cook over medium to low heat,then after two minutes, add the peas,cover the pan and cook until the potatoes are tender.Remove the pan from the heat. stir in the coriander leaves. serve with chapati, parota and puris.

GULAB JAMUN

Ingredients for dough:

All purpose flour or maida - 2tbsps
Semolina or soji or rava - 2tbsps
Khova or khoya - 500gms
Baking soda or baking powder - 1/2tsp

Ingredients for Syrup:

Sugar - 21/2 cups
Water - 2 cups
Kewra water (drops) -1/4tsp(optional)
Saffron a pinch or little
Cardmom powder -1/4tsp

Preparation Method:

1. Make the syrup, take a wide and deep saucepan, put sugar and water boil to 7-8 or more minutes till the syrup turns lightly chage the colour. Then add cardmompowder, kewrawater and saffron mix and keep aside.
2. Mix khova, maida and semolina and soda mix all well and add a little water or milk, knead to a smooth,soft dough like consistency. Let it stand for only five minutes.
3. Then form small balls and smoothen by rolling between your palms. Put a little sugar in the centre of each ball,seal and roll into balls again.
4. In a frying pan heat a oil or ghee , then deep fry all balls on a low flame until golden brown or more.Remove the balls with slotted spoon. keep aside.
5. When slightly cool. Put into the sugar syrup.

6. Serve after 30minutes or 1 hour ,hot or cold.

HESARUKAALINA SALAD/SPROUTED SALAD

Ingredients:
Sprouted green gram / molake hesaru kaalu - 1 cup
grated carrots - 2 tbsps
grated coconut - 1tbsp
finely chopped onion - 2 tbsps
finely chopped / paste green chillies
finely chopped coriander leaves
1/4tsp lemon juice
pepper and salt to taste

Method:

Put sprouted gram, onions, green chillies, carrot and coconut into a serving bowl. combine the lemon juice, salt, pepper and coriander leaves. And mix well.
Serve with any meal and papad.




BISI BELE BATH - B CUBE

Ingredients:

Raw rice - 1 cup
toor dal - 1 cup
chopped mixed vegetables,(potatoes,carrots,beans)- 1cup
fresh peas - 1/2 cup
few small onions
oil - 1tbsp
turmeric powder
tamarind pulp-1tbsp
jaggery ,grated or crushed - 1tbsp
salt to taste

Fry and Grind the following all ingredients in a mixie.:

red chillies to taste
coriander seeds-1tbsp
fenugreek seeds-1tsp
cuminseeds - 1tbsp
poppy seeds- 1/2tsp
cardamoms-2
cloves-4
cinnamon-1 stick
pepper corns - 7-8
coconut powder-1/2 cup

For seasoning:
oil
ghee
mustard
hing
cashewnuts
curry leaves
red chillies

Preparation Method:

Cook the dal and rice with chopped mixed vegetables and turmericpowder, small onion, fresh peas and little oil and water. keep it aside.
Heat the oil in a sauce pan and add mustard, hing,cashewnuts, curryleaves and redchillies and fry for 1 minute. Add ground masala paste and fry for 2 minutes. Add tamarind pulp, jaggery and salt and cooked rice and dal and vegetable mixture and add 1 cup water and stir well and cook for few minutes. And stirring occasionally.Remove from fire. Add chopped coriander leaves and fried cashewnuts and 2 tbsps of ghee and mix well.
Serve hot with potato chips or pappad or menasinakaayi bajji. This is one of the very popular dish in the Karnataka.

TOMATO RASAM



Ingredients:

Tomatoes - 4 (large)
oil - 1tbsp
mustard - 1/4 tsp
jeera - 1/4 tsp
curry leaves
a pinch of hing ( asafoetidea)
crushed garlic
tamarind pulp/extract - 1tbsp
chilli powder - 1/2tsp
rasam powder - 1/2tsp
garam masala - 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
chopped coriander leaves

Method:

Grind the tomatoes in a blender.
Heat the oil and add mustard and jeera fry for until they pop, add crushed garlic, curry

leaves, dry red chillies and hing and fry for a minute. Now add the tomatoes puree/mixture, tamarind pulp/extract, salt, chilli powder and rasam powder and water,bring to the boil and add garam masala and mix well and remove from the heat. Add the coriander leaves and stir well. Serve hot with plain boiled rice and pappad.
Allow the drink to cool.A very popular rasam in Karnataka.

CARROT PALYA / CARROT BHAJI

Ingredients:
Finely grated carrots
Finely chopped onions
finely chopped green chillies
mustard
curryleaves
chopped coriander leaves
grated fresh coconut/coconut powder
salt to taste
oil

Method:
Heat the oil, add the mustard, curry leaves, chopped green chillies and add the chopped onions and fry for until onions are lightly brown. Then add the grated carrots and fry for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add the salt to taste and cover for 1 or 2 minutes. Stir well and add the coriander leaves and grated coconut/coconut powder mix well. Serve with chapati or puris or side dish for any meals.

MIXED VEGETABLE MASALA / CURRY

Ingredients:
Potatoes - peeled and diced
carrots - scraped and diced
beans - chopped tomatoes - chopped
peas - 1 cup
onion - finely chopped
greenchillies - 2-3
ginger paste
garlic paste
turmeric
coriander - 1tbsp
chilli powder - 1tsp
cumin powder - 1tsp
garam masala - 1tsp
oil - 4 tbsps
water
salt to taste

Method:

Heat the oil and fry the onions they are lightly browned. Add the ginger and garlic and fry for a minute. Add the tomatoes, green chillies and fry for 2-3 minutes.Add the turmeric,chilli powder, coriander and cumin powder. Add the vegetables and fry for few minutes. Then add the water and garam masala and mix well. Cover and cook until the vegetable are tender. Stir in the coriander leaves and remove from heat. Serve with chapati, roti, naan or parotha.

RICE FLOUR ROTI / AKKI ROTTI

Ingredients:

Rice flour - 4 cups
salt to taste
Hot water as required

Method:

Mix the salt and water to the rice flour knead well and make a pliable dough. And make small balls. flatten them with your finger tips or roll and roast on hot tava/griddle. Serve hot with coconut chutney or brinjal curry.

KOODUBALE - SPICE-TASTY CRISPY RINGS




Ingredents:

Rice flour - 2 cups
Roasted urad dal - 1/4 cup
channa flour - 1/4 cup
butter / margarine-1tbsp
salt to taste
sesame seeds - 2tbsps
jeera/cuminsees-2tbsps
red chilli powder - 2tbsps /to taste
oil for deep frying
water

Method:

Mix all the flours, salt, chili powder, sesameseeds, cuminseeds and salt. Add boiled water and butter and mix well and knead the dough well. Cut into small balls. Make them elongated. Take two of thes pieces, keep together, make into ropes joining the ends. And deep fry in heated oil, remove and serve.

CORRIANDER LEAVES CHUTNEY


Ingredients:

corriander leaves - 1 cup
methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
tamarind - about the size of small marble
mustard - 1/4 tsp

Method:

Wash the corriander leaves with water. Roast the methi and mustard till it spurts. Mix with the corriander leaves and grind to a smooth paste.

YOGURT RAITA OR CURD RAITA

Mosaru bajji /Raita/pachadi

Ingredients:

onion – 1 small , chopped finely
Tomato – 1 small , chopped to small pieces
Coriander leaves
Mosaru or curd or Yogurt – ½ cup (beaten by adding 2 tb spoon water or laban)
cumin powder 1/2tsp OR jeera (cumin seeds) - 1/2 sp roasted and crushed
Salt

Method:
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Mix all the above ingredients and serve with meals or pulao or any dish. Pachadi or Raita is one of the side dish of any meals.

TOMATO RICE / TOMATO PALAV



Ingredients:

Basmati rice- 2 cups( washed and soaked for 30 minutes)
Finely chopped tomatoes - 2 or 3 large
finely chopped 2 onions
finely chopped green chillies to taste
whole masala (bayleaves,cloves,cardamoms,cinnamon)
turmeric - 1/2tsp
chilli powder to taste
garam masala - 1 tsp
coriander - 1/4 tsp
oil
salt to taste
jeera
chopped coriander leaves
fried cashewnuts (optional)

Method:

Heat oil/ghee in a heavy bottom vessel or pressure cooker and add whole masala,jeera, green chillies, onions and fry for until onions are light brown. Add chopped tomatoes and fry until they are soft. Add the turmeric, chillipowder,coriander powder, garam masala and salt and mix well. Now add the water, bring to the boil.Add the rice and cover the pan and cook. Remove from heat. Garnish with corianderleaves and cashewnuts. Serve with raita and cucumber.

MADDURU VADE

Ingredients:

Rice flour - 1cup
fine semolina-1/4cup
all purpose flour/maida-1/4cup
very finely chopped onions - 2 large
finely chopped green chillies to taste
chopped curry leaves
2tbsps hot oil
chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste

Method:

Mix all the ingrediens well and add little water, mix and knead well. Make a pliable dough.Cut into lemon sized balls. Flatten them into a medium sized puris with your hand. Fry on medium flame in hot oil. Fry 4-5 discs together at a time. Fry the vada both sides until the vadas are uniformly golden brown. Serve hot or cold with chutney.

VEGETABLE PULAO/PALAV


INGREDIENTS:

Bamati Rice- 2 cups
chopped vegetables ( carrot, beans,potatoes,tomatoes) - 2 cups
fresh peas - 1cup
finely sliced onion
chopped green chillies
curry leaves
ginger and garlic paste
bayleaves, cloves,cinnamon,cardamoms,pepper corns( whole masala)
cumin seeds - 1/2tsp
turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
chilli powder to taste
coriander powder- 1tbsp
garam masala -1tsp
water (as required)
salt to taste
oil - 3tbsps
ghee - 1tbsp
lemon juice and coriander leaves

METHOD:

Heat the oil and ghee in a pressure cooker. Add whole masala and jeera fry for 1 minutes, add onions, green chillies and curry leaves and fry for until the onions are golden brown. Add turmeric,ginger paste,garlic paste ,chilli and coriander powder, garam masala, coriander leaves and fry for 1 minute. Add chopped vegetables and fry for few minutes, add peas and mix well. Add salt and water, bring to the boil and add lemon juice and mix well. Now cover the lid and cook for one whistle. Remove the cooker from the heat. Serve with chutney or raita and salad.

LEMON RICE

Ingredients:

Onion - finely chopped
green chillies - finely chopped
mustard
jeera/cumin seeds
bengal gram - 1tsp
urad dal - 1tsp
ground nuts - 2 tbsps
cashewnuts (optional)
curry leaves
coriander leaves - finely chopped
grated coconut
Cooked Rice - 3-4 cups

Method:

Heat oil in a kadai / pan. Add mustard and cumin seeds, when the seeds splutter add bengal gram, urad dal, curry leaves, greenchillies and fry for a minute. Add onions and fry for 4-5 minutes. Add salt and turmeric powder. stir well and remove from the heat.

Pour this seasoning over the cooked rice and add lemonjuice and mix well. Add coriander leaves, grated coconut and fried groundnuts and cashew nuts and mix throughly. Garnish with coriander leaves.

RAWA BURFI / SOJI BURFI

Ingredients:


Soji / rawa / semolina - 1 cup
grated coconut - 1 cup
sugar - 1cup
condensced milk - 1 cup
cashewnuts
raisins
cardamom powder
ghee - 1cup


Method:


Mix soji, ghee, coconut gratings, sugar and condensced milk in a thick bottomed pan. Stir well on a low flame. Add cardamom powder and stir well. When the mixture leaves the side of a pan pour it on a greased plate. Decorate with raisins and cashewnuts ,cut into desired shapes.

ALOO KI BHAJI / POTATO PALYA

Ingredients:

Potatoes - 500gms
Oil - 2tbsps
Mustard - 1/4tsp
Channa dal - 1tbsp
Urad dal - 1tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Curry leaves- few
Green chillies - to taste,chopped
Onion - 2 or 3,chopped
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - finely chopped

Method:

Boil the potatoes in their jackets and allow to cool throughly. Peel the potatoes and mash them. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the mustard seeds until they pop. Add the channadal,uraddal,curryleaves,green chillies and the onions. Fry the onions until they are golden brown. Then add the turmeric,salt and mashed potatoes. Stir and fry gently until the potatoes are heated through. Remove from heat and stir in the coriander leaves potato masala/aloo ki bhaji is ready. Serve with dosa, puri or chapati.

PONGAL / KHARA PONGAL

Ingredients:

Rice - 1 cup
Moong dal - 1 cup
turmeric powder -1/4tsp
Ghee/oil - 2tbsps
few curryleaves
few cashewnuts
pepper corns -1 tsp, lightly crushed
jeera / cumin - 1 tsp, lightly crushed
hing / asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
salt to taste

Method:

In a pressure cooker mix rice ,moong dal , little oil, turmeric powder,salt and 3 cups of water and close the lid, cook for 1 whistle. keep it aside.
For seasoning take a pan , put ghee or oil , add cashews,curry leaves, crushed pepper, crushed jeera and hing , stir for 1 minute. Add this seasoning to cooked rice and dal mixture and mix well.
Serve with curd raita and coconut or coriander chutney.

RICE KHEER / AKKI PAYASA

Ingredients:

Milk - 1lt
Rice - 1 cup
Ghee - 2tbsps
sugar to taste
Milk maid /condensced milk-1tin
cardamom powder
cashewnuts
raisins/sultans

Method:

Add boiled milk to condensced milk. Cook with rice till done . Then add sugar, cardamoms powder, fried cashewnuts and raisins. Boil for few minutes on low flame . Rice kheer ready to eat.

VERMICELLI / SHAVIGE KHEER

Ingredients:

Vermicelli/shavige - 50 gms
Ghee - 2tbsps
Fresh milk - 2 cups
Sugar to taste
Cashewnuts - few
Raisins / sultanas - 2 tbsps
cardamom powder
cinnamon powder -1/4tsp
almond powder /coarsely crushed
rose water -1/2tsp

Method:

Melt the ghee over low heat and add the vermicelli, raisins and cashewnuts. Stir and fry until the shavige is golder brown. Then add the milk, sugar and ground almonds, bring to the boil and simmer gently for vermicelli till cook, stirring frequently. stir in the cardamom powder and cinnamon and remove the pan from heat. Allow the kheer to cool slightly and stir in the rose water.

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