Author: Shyla Nagesh

PINEAPPLE GOJJU/GRAVY

Pineapple can be consumed fresh, cooked, juiced, or preserved.  It is very rich in vitamin c and manganese.  It is consumed raw, cut into pieces along with salt for taste.

Pineapple is widely used in preparing dishes.  One of the popular recipe is Gojju/gravy.  Today let us see how to prepare Pineapple Gojju/Gravy.  It is very easy to prepare and tasty too, liked by all age groups.

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CUCUMBER-SOUTHEKAI DOSA

Cucumber/Southekai are low-caloried veggy contain many nutritional benefits, including hydrating properties and valuable nutrients. It contians 95% water content.  It also helps in digestion.

Dose is commonly made by using batter with different ingredients.  Today we shall learn how to prepare Cucumber/Southekai Dose, which is very easy and can be prepared instantly no need to ferment. (more…)

JACKFRUIT-HALASINAHANNU IDLI-KADUBU

Jackfruit/Halasinahannu is a seasonal fruit.  Many dishes are prepared using the fruit like Idli (Kadubu), Payasa, pakoda, Halwa, papad.

Jackfruit/Halasinahannu is very good for health.  It is very rich in minerals, vitamins and even good fibre too.

Jackfruit seeds are indeed very rich in digestible starch, protein and minerals.  You can prepare various dishes from Jackfruit/Halasinahannu seeds.

Today let us learn how to prepare Jackfruit/Halasinahannu Idli.  It is very easy and tasty.

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KASHAYA-HEALTHY DRINK-HERBAL POWDER

Kashaya is a healthy drink commonly consumed by all.  It is common drink in North Karnataka, especially Udupi-Mangalore.

It acts as good medicine for cold and cough too.  You can avoid tea or coffee once in a day and have this drink regularly.

The following recipe shows the minimum ingredients required for Kashaya.  We can add Nutmeg, Jeshta Madhu and Ashwagandha too.

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NAVANE MENTHYA DOSE-FOXTAIL MILLET METHI DOSA

In my earlier post of Navane Dose, I had written about Navane Akki and its nutritional values.  Go through it.

Menthya/Methi/Fenugreek seeds are also good for health. It is called as reservoir of medicinal properties, few to mention, lowers cholesterol, controls sugar level, cancer etc.,

Today we shall see how to prepare Dose combining Navane and Menthya.

You all check out my other recipes of Navane and give feedback.

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BESAN BREAD TOAST

Bread is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking.  It is made from wheat-flour dough that is cultured with yeast, allowed to rise, and finally baked in an oven. Owing to its high levels of gluten (which give the dough sponginess and elasticity), common wheat (also known as bread wheat) is the most common grain used for the preparation of bread.
Besan Bread Toast can be prepared with plain bread or whole wheat bread.

Today let us learn how to prepare Besan Bread Toast.
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PROSO MILLET/BARAGU PONGAL

Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.  Finger millet, proso millet, and foxtail millet are also important crop species. In the developed world, millets are less important.

They contain low phytic acid and are rich in dietary fiber, iron, calcium, and B vitamins. These millets release sugar slowly in the blood and also diminish the glucose absorption. They are gluten free and non-acid forming.  These properties of the minor millets made the present consumers attracted to the consumption of millet.

Varieties are cooked by millets porridge, upma, idli, dosa, pongal, kesaribath etc.,

Today let us learn Proso Millet/Baragu Pongal which tastes heavenly, simple, healthy liked by everyone moreover easy to prepare.

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Oats Rotti/Roti

Oats is rich in essential nutrients and fiber.  Good for health. It helps in lowering cholesterol levels.

Oats contain more soluble fiber than any other grain, resulting in slower digestion, a feeling of satiety and suppression of appetite.

Today I tried with Oats Rotti which is very simple, tasty, liked by everyone moreover easy to prepare.  Can be tried out for breakfast, evening snack or as a diet subsitute.

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BHAKARWADI-SPICY ROLLS

Bhakarwadi is a Gujarati fried roll, crispy, spicy, tangy snack item.  It is prepared as a snack too.

Ingredients :
All purpose flour/Maida        1 cup
Gram Flour/besan                 3/4 cup
Turmeric                                  1/2 tsp
Oil                                              1 tbsp + for deep frying
Chilli Powder                            3 tsp
Sesame seeds/til                     1/4 cup
Poppy seeds/khukus              1/4 cup
Ginger     grated                      1/2 tsp
Coriander powder                   1/2 tsp
Cumin powder                         1/2 tsp
Coconut grated                        1/2 cup
Green chillies                           3
Coriander leaves                      2 tbsp chopped
Asafoetida                                1/4 tsp

Method :

Take a bowl, add maida, besan flour, chilli powder, turmeric, 1 tsp oil and mix well.

Bhakarwadi

Add water slowly and mix to a dough.  Cover and keep aside.

Bhakarwadi

Dry roast sesame seeds and poppy seeds.
In a blender, put these roasted seeds, coriander seeds, ginger powder, cumin powder, green chillies, asafoetida and grind into fine powder.
Add finely chopped coriander leaves, salt to taste and mix well with the masala.

Take pan and heat oil for deep frying.

Now divide the dough into 8 equal parts.  Roll out one portion dough into chapati and spread the masala mix on the rolled chapati.

Bhakarwadi

Bhakarwadi

Start rolling the chapati tightly without any air inside.

Bhakarwadi

Apply water on the edges and close.

Bhakarwadi

Cut the rolls into thin pieces and gently press the pieces.  Let the pieces be of same size so that frying will be equal else smaller piece will be fried and bigger one will not be fried.

Bhakarwadi

Bhakarwadi

When oil is ready for frying turn the flame to low/medium and gently drop the Bhakarwadi pieces into the oil.

Bhakarwadi

When Bhakarwadi’s turn golden brown remove from the oil on a kitchen towel to absorb extra oil.

Bhakarwadi

Now Bhakarwadi’s are ready to serve.

Bhakarwadi

Transfer the remaining Bhakarwadi’s into an airtight container and you can store for about 15-20 days.

Tips :
You can add more Masala to be more spicy.  Once you roll into tubes gently press by your hand and cut into pieces.  Flame for frying should not be too high nor too low.  Else Bhakarwadi’s gets burnt and before it is cooked.

INSTANT RAVA DOSA-RAVE DOSE-SOJI DOSA

Rava Dosa

Rava Dosa

Rava is a wheat product in the form of semolina also called Bombay Rawa. It is used in South Indian Cuisine for preparing spicy and sweet dishes.

Upma/Upittu is a welknown and common dish prepared by using Rava. Rava Idli, Kichidis and many more dishes are prepared. Kesaribath, Halwa, Payasa, Ladoo etc., are sweet dishes out of Rava.

One famous instant South Indian breakfast out of Rava is Rava Dosa. It is very easy and tasty breakfast to prepare when you are in a hurry or you have not got prepared to do any breakfast.

Today let us see how fast and easily Rava Dosa can be prepared.

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