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MAVINAHANNU SAARU/MANGO GOJJU

Mango is the king of fruits.  The summer season is so special because of mangoes. You can get about 500 varieties of mangoes.  All varieties are unique at its taste.  It is consumed as it is and also by preparing many dishes both ripe and unripe mangoes.

 

Sour unripe mangoes are used in chutneys, pickles and many other side dishes.  It is even eaten raw with salt and chilli powder. Aam Panna is prepared with unripe mango, an excellent summer drink.  Ripe mango pulp is extracted and made jelly, jams, rasayana/seekarane, juices, ice creams, toppings for ice creams, smoothies, etc., list is unending.

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TOMATO CHUTNEY

 

Tomato is grown and eaten around the world. It is used in diverse ways, including raw in salads, and processed into ketchup or tomato soup. Unripe green tomatoes can also be breaded and fried, used to make salsa, or pickled. Tomato juice is sold as a drink, and is used in cocktails too.

Tomatoes are acidic, making them especially easy to preserve in home canning whole, in pieces, as tomato sauce or paste. The fruit is also preserved by drying, often in the sun, and sold either in bags or in jars with oil.

Tomato is 95% water, contains 4% carbohydrates and less than 1% each of fat and protein.

When you get Tomato in plenty and much cheaper rate you can make various items and store for future use.  Sauce, Jam, ketchup, chutney, pickle, tomato powder, tomato paste etc.,

Today I am showing you simple way of preparing Tomato Chutney.  Also I have added some cherry tomatoes which I harvested from my garden.

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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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ORANGE PEEL CHUTNEY-KITTALE SIPPE CHUTNEY

Chutney is South Asian Cuisine prepared from various mixture of spices, vegetables or fruits.  It can be wet to dry, coarse to fine.  It is combined with a wide range of food.

Chutney is prepared in many varieties.  One of which is Orange Peel Chutney.

Today I prepared Orange Peel Chutney which is very easy to prepare and taste is outstanding.  Everybody at home liked the tongue licking chutney.  It goes well with hot rice with a dash of ghee, chapathi, dosa etc.,

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Jilebi-Jalebi

jalebi,jilebi,sweet,indian sweet

 

Jilebi/Jalebi is a popular sweet in India. It is made by deep frying maida batter in

circular shapes and soaked in sugar syrup. It is prepared commonly during Deepavali/Diwali and Ramzan.

Let us make this Deepavali/Diwali sweet by learning how to prepare Jilebi/Jalebi.

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CHAKKULI HITTU-CHAKLI POWDER-MURUKU POWDER

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Chakkuli/Chakli is one of the most famous authentic traditional fried snack/food item of South India. It is prepared by using Rice and Urad Dal. Chakkuli/Chakli is prepared in many varieties and with different ingredients. Instant Chakkuli/Chakli is also famous for time saver. But naturally, taste always differs with instant and traditional way of preparing Chakkuli/Chakli.

Today I am showing the very traditional way of preparing Chakkuli/Chakli Hittu/powder.   Though it looks time consuming and tedious for many people, I am sure once you try this out you will never look back for other varieties. You can try out instant Chakkuli/Chakli recipe also.

You can prepare the Chakkuli/Chakli hittu or Chakkuli/Chakli flour and store in a container and fry Chakkuli/Chakli whenever necessary.   Add salt and you can store for more than a year.  As Chakkuli/Chakli flour is older Chakkuli/Chakli comes out very well and taste increases.

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HAGALAKAYI GOJJU-BITTER GOURD CURRY

HAGALAKAYI GOJJU-BITTER GOURD CURRY

HAGALAKAYI GOJJU-BITTER GOURD CURRY

Bitter Gourd, as the name itself says it is bitter in taste. Outer flesh is tough. It is very good for health. It is used for variety of ailments like stomach complaints, relieve diabetes, laxative, anthelmintic, emetic, treatment of cough, respiratory, skin diseases, ulcer, rheumatism, gout. As it tastes bitter, while making recipes right proportion of salt, sour, sweet, spice to be added. It is a low calorie vegetable and has many nutritional values.

Bitter Gourd is called as Hagalakai in Kannada, Karela in Hindi, Kakarakaya in Telugu, Pagarkkai in Tamil, Pavayka in Malayalam.

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INSTANT RAGI DOSA-INSTANT FINGER MILLET DOSA

Instant Ragi Dosa

Instant Ragi Dosa

Ragi is the common name of Finger Millet in Southern part of India. The state of Karnataka is the largest producer of ragi in India. This is one of the most nutritious food and one of the easy one to digest. It is rich in calcium and protein and also have good amount of iron and other minerals. It is low in fat most of which are unsaturated fats. It is rich in protein and fiber. It has the least amount of fat in them.

Ragi is a great source of iron making it is beneficial for individuals with low hemoglobin levels. Ragi is helpful for development of bones in children. It is also a diabetic food as they contain higher amounts of fiber over other cereals and millets. Diets based on whole finger millet have a lower glycemic response i.e. lower ability to increase blood sugar level. It helps in lowering the cholesterol levels.

Ragi is normally consumed in the form of flour-based foods such as roti (unleavened pancake), mudde(stiff porridge/dumpling) and ambli (thin porridge). Ragi can be used to make porridge, upma, cakes, and biscuits. Ragi flour is used to make various Indian preparations like dosas, idlis and ladoos. One famous and tasty recipe of Karnataka is Ragi Malt or Hurihittu.

 

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RAVA VANGIBATH-SPICY VANGIBATH-SOJI VANGIBATH

Rava Vangibath

We have already learnt about Vangibath, as one of the most delicious rice item and very popular in Karnataka.

Today let us learn how to prepare Rava Vangibath. It is also prepared as breakfast and in festivals like Ugadi, Gowri-Ganesha, Vara Mahalakshmi, Deepavali. It is also prepared in functions, marriages, kitty party, get-together.

It is a spicy dish. It is very easy to prepare.

As already said, I usually keep ready masala powders in my kitchen, like Rasam powder, Sambar powder, Vanginath powder, Bisi Bele Bath Powder so that dishes can be prepared quickly.

Try out this recipe and give your feedback.  Also try out my other recipes Vangibath, Methi-peas bath, Capsicum bath, Cabbage Bath.

 

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BANANA KESARIBATH-BANANA RAVA KESARI-SOJI BATH

Banana Kesaribath

Banana Kesaribath

Kesaribath is one of the traditional South Indian sweet dish which is prepared with Rava/sooji. The name in it says Kesari-bath, Kesari is the main item which gives special flavor and colour. Kesari/saffron is the dried stigma of the flower of saffron crocus and is the world’s most expensive spice. Commonly artificial colour is used to prepare Kesaribath.

Kesaribath is commonly prepared for many occasions. It is prepared on festivals and also for Naivedya, especially on Sathyanarayana Pooja Day. It is also prepared on auspicious days while performing upavasa, for breakfast along with Rava Upma, Rava Vangibath.

Today let us learn how to prepare Banana Kesaribath but without any artificial colour.

 

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