Tuesday, July 10, 2012

ಕಾಯಿ ಹುಳಿ / Long Beans in Coconut-Yogurt based Curry

Here is a very easy, tasty, healthy havyka recipe for you. I learnt this recipe from my aunt Sowmya Bhat. We can use varieties of veggies like Beans, Green Tomato, Capsicum, yellow Cucumbe, Okra etc to prepare this tasty curry. I have used Long beans. It goes very well with plain rice. Give it a try, have fun cooking.

Preparation time 25 min
Servings: 4-5

  • 4 cups chopped long beans ( 1 inch length)
  • 1 cup freshly grated Coconut
  • 3-4 Green Chilies to taste
  • 1 tsp Rice flour (optional)
  • 1 cup thick butter Milk( preferably slightly sour)
  • 1 1/2 tsp tamarind extract to taste( use only when u have no sour butter Milk)
  • salt to taste
For tempering:
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • few Curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek / Methi seeds

  • Cook the chopped long beans with salt  and about 3 cups of water (as required).
  • Grind the Coconut, Green Chilies, Tamarind and Rice flour with some water into smooth paste.
  • Add to the cooked Long beans. Boil for 5-6 mins.
  • Add the butter milk and bring to a boil.
  • Temper with tempering ingredients.
  • Serve hot with plain rice.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Tender Jackfruit Chutney

This is one of the typical Havyaka recipes. Very easy to prepare delicious to eat. Give it a try if you get freshtender jack fruit or tinned one. Enjoy. 
Preparation time: 30 min
Servings: 4

  • 1/4 tender Jackfruit
  • 4-5 Green Chilies ( to taste)
  • 2 inch Ginger
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • Generous pinch of HIng/ Asafoitida
  • 1/4 lemon size Tamarind
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste

For tempering
  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

  • Remove the skin of Tender Jackfruit and cut into small cubes and pressure cook(3-4 whistles). If you do not get the fresh tender Jackfruit you can use tin( cook for 10 min).
  • Fry the green Chilies and Hing for 2 min using 1 tsp oil.
  • Now grind fried green chilies, Coconut,Ginger, cooked tender Jackfruit, Tamarind and salt to taste with very less water. It would be great if you can grind without water.
  • Finally temper with Mustard seed.
  • Serve with Rice and Rasam. You can have with plain rice as well.