Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Jackfruit Paayasa(kheer)/ಹಲಸಿನ ಹಣ್ಣಿನ ಪಾಯಸ

This is one of the most famous and common dish during the Jackfruit season at almost every havyaka house hold. Eating uddina dose (blackgram dal crepe) with Jack fruit paayasa is heaven. We managed to get atleast one whole jackfruit during the season. Some times the count goes up to 5 depending on the availability of the fruit. Eating Jackfruit is like a feast for us. We never missed it here in Toronto. Only thing I miss a lot is raw/tender Jackfruit. We can make several dishes from the Jackfruit .
Well, as you already know, I used fresh Jackfruit here. You can use tin Jack fruit if you do not get fresh ones.   It is very easy to make. Give it a try.

Preparation time: 20 min
Servings: 6 to 8

  • 4 cups chopped Jackfruit flesh/ Sole/Thole
  • 1 1/2 cups Jaggery/brown suger
  • 4 cups grated coconut or 4 cups of coconut milk ( i used fresh grates of 1 big coconut)
  • 7 to 8 Cardamom/Elachi
  • 2 tbsp soaked rice/ rice flour/ or Suji/Rava
  • Pinch of salt. 
  • Water as required

  • Cook the Jackfruit with Jaggery in 2 cups of water until it becomes soft.
  • In the mean while grind the Coconut with Cardamom and soaked rice/ rice flour/ or Suji/Rava   in 2 cups of water. Grind into smooth fine paste.
  • Strain the ground mixture in a strainer or muslin cloth. 
  • Grind again with 2 cups of water, strain again. Squeeze out all the milk.
  • Now pour the Coconut milk into cooked mixture. Boil for 5 to 6 min  until it becomes thick and cooked well with occasional stirring. 
  • Serve hot with Dosa or you can have it as a dessert. 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Turmeric Root Gojju/ ಅರಿಶಿನ ಗೊಜ್ಜು/Sweet and Sour Turmeric Root and Coconut sauce

Turmeric Root gojju / ಅರಿಶಿನ ಗೊಜ್ಜು is one of the famous havyaka delicacies. This delicacy is usually made during the winter and rainy season.Whenever we are bored of eating same sambar, rasam etc we can make gojju and enjoy. It is very easy to make and healthy. It can be stored for a week without any refrigerator provided we boil it twice/thrice a day.  Good when you have cold. Give it a try.

Preparation Time: 30 min
Servings 4

  • 1 tsp Cooking oil
  • 3 inches Fresh Turmeric root chopped
  • 2 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Jeera/Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Methi/Menthe/Fenugreek
  • 1/4 tsp Hing/Asofoetida
  • 8-10 Red chillies (to taste)
  • 1 small lemon size Tamarind
  • 2 cups grated Coconut
  • 2 tbsp Jaggery (to taste, I personally like little sweet) 
  • 1 medium Onion sliced (optional)
  • few curry leaves
  • Salt to taste 
  • Heat oil in a pan, Add sliced Turmeric root, Coriander seeds, Jeera, Methi, Hing and Red chillies for 1 min.

  • Grind the roasted ingredients with grated Coconut, Tamarind and little water into fine paste. 
  • Add 2 cups of water ( not too thin or thick). Add salt to taste, Jaggery, Curry leaves and Onion. 
  • Boil in low to medium flame for 20 min.
  • Serve hot with hot Rice.Enjoy

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Turmeric Tambli(Turmeric in Coconut and yougurt sauce)/ಅರಿಶಿನ ತ೦ಬ್ಳಿ

This is one of my favourite, healthy,  dish which goes super duper with hot steamed rice.You can even have it as a drink.  I learnt this recipe from my aunt Sowmya Bhat. In this recipe, we are using fresh Turmeric tuber. As we all know, Turmeric has its own medicinal values. I recently came to know by a eldery person that we have to have this dish at the begging of the meal. As I said, it has its own medicinal value and is more effective when our stomach is empty. Give it a try this super easy dish.

Preparation time: 10 min
Serving: 4

  • 2 inch freshTurmeric /root tuber sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera/ Cumin
  • 5 to 6 Pepper corns
  • 2 tbsp grated Coconut
  • 4 cups of Butter milk
  • 2 tsp Ghee/clarified butter or cooking Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Jaggary to taste ( you can skip if you dont like sweetness
For tempring:
  • 1 tsp Ghee or Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera/Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 red Chili broken into pieces

  • Heat 1tsp Ghee/Oil in a pan. Add sliced Turmeric, Pepper corns and Jeera. fry for a 40 sec to 1 min. DO not burn.

  • Grind the above mixture with grated Coconut and little water into fine paste.

  • Add Buttermilk, salt and Jaggery to taste. I personally like it little sweet.
  • Temper with Mustard, Cumin and red chili. ( heat Ghee/Oil in a pan add Mustard seeds, once they splutter, add Jeera and brokern chili. Pour on to the ground mixture)
  • Tada!! its ready. Isn't is so easy? 
  • Serve with hot steamed rice :). 

Monday, April 20, 2020

Sprout Chat / ಮೊಳಕೆ ಕಾಳಿನ ಚಾಟ್

I am writing this recipe inspired by a uncle and aunty who have a chat shop near Girinagara circle. When I was studying in Bangalore, 12 year back,  I used to enjoy this snack once in a while,  His small chat shop used to be always filled up with people. As I remember, Nippattu masala and Molike kaalu chats were famous. I learned from my sister that his shop is still running with same number of people in lined up. As I remember, this chat used have Moong sprouts, Tomato, Onion, fine sev and cilantro (coriander leaves) in it, I m not sure wha else he used to put. I just gave it a try, it turned out really good. My husband and my 2 little kids liked that too. Whenever we crave for some chats, I make this healthy chat.
We are eating more than what we usually used to eat beofore this COVID-19 pandemic. We crave for chats, snacks and what  not. Its also important to eat healthy as much as possible. This is a very easy recipe, does not need any fancy or special ingredients.I m sure everyone know how to make sprouted moong. if not click here. Give it a try and let me know how you liked it.

Preparation time: 15 min
Serving : 3
  • 2 cups Moong sprouts
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Onion 
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Tomato
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice ( to taste)
  • 2 finely chopped Green chilies (to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • Generous amount of Sev/ potato chips / crunchy poories
  • Cilantro / Coriander leaves to taste

  • Take Sprouts with chopped Onion, Tomato, Green chillies, Lemon juice and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Dispense required amount of the above mixture and sprinkle generous amount of sev or crushed Potato chips or crunchy Pani puri Puries and chopped Cillantro.
  • I mostly use either sev or chips.  
  • You can alter the recipe however you like, you can add chat masala, green chutney, sweet chutney. I like as in first picture, without chat masala and chutneys.
  • Isn't it simple and easy.