Wednesday, 18 April 2018

JEEV KADGI BATATE UPKARI / TENDER BREADFRUIT POTATO STIR FRY

A simple Konakni preparation of tender breadfruit with potato stir fry.


WHAT YOU NEED:

TENDER BREADFRUIT - HALF OF MEDIUM SIZE

POTATO - 1 

DRIED RED CHILLI - 3 BROKEN

MUSTARD SEEDS - 1/2 TSP

SALT - TO TASTE


HOW TO MAKE :

WASH BREADFRUIT AND POTATO. NO NEED OF REMOVING SKINS.

CUT BOTH THE VEGETABLES IN THIN STRIPS, AS SHOWN IN THE PIC.

NOW HEAT A TBSP OIL IN KADAHI. WHEN IT IS HOT ADD MUSTARD SEEDS. WHEN IT SPLUTTERS ADD DRIED RED CHILLI. STIR FOR A SECOND, 

IMMEDIATELY ADD POTATO PIECES, SUATE WELL. THEN ADD BREADFRUIT PIECES AND SALT. STIR WELL. REDUCE THE HEAT. COVER AND COOK TILL DONE.

STIR IN BETWEEN TO AVOID BURNING.

SERVE JEEV KADGI BATATE UPKARI AS SIDE DISH.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

KADGI GHASHI / RAW JACK FRUIT GHASHI

Raw Jackfruit ghashi is a popular side dish in Konkani household. This preparation is made in temple festivals also. Here we don't add garlic seasoning. We add mustard seeds and curry leaves seasoning gives the special aroma of Temple feast.

KADGI GHASHI

WHAT YOU NEED:

RAW JACKFRUIT - 2 CUPS PIECES

COCONUT GRATINGS - OF HALF COCONUT

DRIED RED CHILLI - 7-8, ROASTED IN LITTLE OIL

TAMARIND - ONE SMALL GOOSEBERRY SIZE

FOR SEASONING:

MUSTARD SEEDS - 1 TSP

FENUGREEK SEEDS / METHI SEEDS - 4-5

CURRY LEAVES - 1 SPRIG


HOW TO MAKE:

FIRSTLY, PRESSURE COOK THE JACK FRUIT PIECES FOR 10-15 MINUTES. KEEP ASIDE.

GRIND COCONUT GRATINGS, ROASTED CHILLI, TAMARIND ALONG WITH LITTLE WATER TO A SMOOTH, FINE MASALA.

NOW IN A VESSEL ADD COOKED JACKFRUIT AND GROUND MASALA. 

ADD SOME WATER, MIX WELL. AND HEAT IT.

ADD SALT. CHECK THE THICKNESS OF GRAVY, ADD WATER IF NEEDED.

WHEN IT STARTS BUBBLING PUT OFF THE FIRE.

NOW HEAT 3-4 TSP OIL, WHEN IT IS HOT ADD MUSTARD SEEDS. WHEN IT STARTS CRACKLING ADD METHI SEEDS AND CURRY LEAVES. POUR IT OVER RAW JACKFRUIT GHASHI.

SERVE KADGI GHASHI ALONG WITH STEAMED RICE.


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

TOMATO JUICE

On summer days to beat the heat one should drink lots of water, eating juicy fruit also helps a bit. Fruit juices with little punch makes the feel like just entering in heaven, yes it tastes heavenly.


WHAT YOU NEED:

TOMATOES - 7-8

COCONUT WATER - 1 CUP

MINT LEAVES - 1 HANDFUL

GINGER - 3-4 INCHES PIECE, CRUSHED

LEMON JUICE - OF 1 LEMON

SUGAR - TO TASTE


TOMATO JUICE

HOW TO MAKE

WASH TOMATOES WELL AND THEN CHOP.

NOW IN BLENDER ADD IN CHOPPED TOMATOES, MINT LEAVES, SUGAR, GINGER AND LEMON JUICE. BLEND ALL TILL SMOOTH.

THEN ADD ONE CUP COCONUT WATER AND BLEND AGAIN.

CHILL THE JUICE IN REFRIGERATOR.

SERVE TOMATO JUICE IN TALL GLASSES.


Sunday, 8 April 2018

DAHI PAKHALA

PAKHALA IS AUTHENTIC DISH FROM ORISSA, MADE FROM RICE AND ENOUGH WATER. IT IS CALLED WATER RICE, CONSUMING THIS WILL HELP TO BEAT THE HEAT ON SUMMER DAYS.


WHAT YOU NEED:

RICE - 1 CUP

CURD - 1 CUP

GREEN CHILLY - 1-2, FINELY CHOPPED

GINGER - 1/2 INCH, FINELY CHOPPED

ONION - 1, CHOPPED

CUMIN SEEDS - 1 TSP

CURRY LEAVES - 1 SPRIG

ÇORIANDER LEAVES - 1 STALK, FINELY CHOPPED

SALT - TO TASTE



HOW TO MAKE:

WASH RICE AND COOK SOFT IN ENOUGH WATER.

ALLOW TO COOL IT FOR 2-3 HOURS.

NOW MIX CURD, CHOPPED ONION, GINGER, GREEN CHILLI AND SALT.

HEAT A TSP GHEE IN A PAN. WHEN HOT SPLUTTER CUMIN SEEDS, ADD CURRY LEAVES. POUR IT OVER PAKHALA.

GARNISH WITH CORIANDER LEAVES.

SERVE DAHI PAKHALA WITH ANY FRIED CHIPS OR PAPADS.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

PUMPKIN SAMBAR

A FRIEND POSTED PUMPKIN SAMBAR IN A FOOD GROUP A FEW MONTHS BACK. THIS SAMBAR IS UNIQUE BECAUSE, IT IS MADE WITHOUT DAL/ LENTILS. NORMALLY SAMBAR IS PREPARED WITH TURDAL, A MAIN INGREDIENT HERE. I WAS VERY MUCH WAITING TO GET THE PUMPKIN AND TO MAKE THIS UNIQUE SAMBAR.

PUMPKIN SAMBAR

WHAT YOU NEED :

PUMPKIN - 1 SMALL, CUT AND CUBED

TOMATO - 1 , CHOPPED

CHILLI POWDER - 1/2 TSP

 TURMERIC POWDER - 1/4 TSP

CORIANDER POWDER - 1 TSP

TAMARIND PULP - 2 tsp

ASAFOETIDA / HING - 1 CHICK PEA SIZE, DILUTED IN LITTLE WATER

SAMBAR POWDER - 2-3 TSP, ACCORDING TO YOUR SPICINESS AND TASTE

CORIANDER LEAVES - 1 SMALL BUNCH, FINELY CHOPPED

SALT - TO TASTE

FOR SEASONING:

MUSTARD SEEDS

JEERA - A FEW SEEDS

METHI SEEDS / FENUGREEK SEEDS  - 3-4 SEEDS

CURRY LEAVES

DRIED RED CHILLI - 1 BROKEN

PUMPKIN SAMBAR

HOW TO MAKE:

COOK PUMPKIN PIECES IN A VESSEL WITH ENOUGH WATER
ADD RED CHILLI POWDER, TURMERIC POWDER, CORIANDER POWDER AND SALT.

WHEN IT IS COOKED ADD CHOPPED TOMATO, ASAFOETIDA, TAMARIND AND SAMBAR POWDER. MIX WELL AND COOK AGAIN.

ADD CORIANDER LEAVES.

NOW MASH  A FEW COOKED PUMPKIN WITH THE SPOON TO GET DESIRED THICK GRAVY.

NOW HEAT A PAN WITH 2-3 TSP OIL. WHEN IT IS HOT ADD MUSTARD SEEDS, WHEN IT SPLUTTERS ADD JEERA SEEDS, METHI SEEDS, DRIED RED CHILLY AND CURRY LEAVES.

POUR IT ON HOT PUMPKIN SAMBAR.

SERVE PUMPKIN SAMBAR ALONG WITH STEAMED RICE.


Friday, 16 March 2018

CHIKKOO LASSI

Recently I made milkshake and special milkshake with ripe chikkoos. Now I prepared sweet lassi with chikkoo. Very tasty and refreshing drink on hot summer days.


CHIKKOO LASSI

WHAT YOU NEED:

RIPE CHIKKOOS - 4-5

THICK CURD - 1 CUP

CHILLED WATER - 1 CUP OR MORE OR LESS ACCORDING TO THE THICKNESS YOU NEEDED

SUGAR - TO TASTE

CARDAMOM POWDER/ MINT LEAVES - TO GARNISH


CHIKKOO LASSI

HOW TO MAKE:

TAKE CHIKKOO PIECES, SUGAR AND CURD IN A BLENDER, BLEND IT TILL SMOOTH.

NOW ADD CHILLED WATER AND BLEND AGAIN.

POUR IN GLASSES AND GARNISH WITH CARDAMOM POWDER OR MINT LEAVES.

SERVE CHILLED CHIKKOO LASSI.

Monday, 12 March 2018

JACKFRUIT ALMOND MILK SHAKE

I never thought jackfruit milkshake will be so tasty until I tried and tasted. Now jackfruit Season has arrived and we started getting jackfruits from our friends and neighbors. I made milkshake with the combination of almonds and mint leaves.

Jackfruit almond milkshake.

WHAT YOU NEED:

RIPE JACKFRUIT - 2 HANDFULS, CHOPPED

ALMONDS - 5-6, CRUSHED

MINT LEAVES - 10-15 LEAVES

MILK - 1 CUP

CHILLED WATER - 1 CUP OR MORE

SUGAR - TO TASTE

RIPE JACKFRUIT

JACKFRUIT ALMOND MILK SHAKE

HOW TO MAKE

ADD CHOPPED JACKFRUIT, CRUSHED ALMONDS, MINT LEAVES AND SUGAR IN A BLENDER.

BLEND TILL SMOOTH. THEN ADD ONE CUP MILK AND BLEND AGAIN.

ADD CHILLED WATER AND CONTINUE BLENDING TILL WELL BLENDED AND SMOOTH.

SERVE CHILLED JACKFRUIT ALMOND MILK SHAKE IN TALL GLASSES.
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