Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Badanekai Bendi

10 small Green Brinjal (bandanekai)
3/4 cup fresh/frozen shredded Coconut
3/4tsp Methi seed (Fenugreek)
1tspUrad dal
2 Red Chillies
grape size Tamarind
Salt to taste

2tsp Canola oil (or any cooking oil)
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1 red chilly
3 to 4 Curry leaves
  • Wash and remove the cut brinjal's as shown below.
  • Add around 1/2 cup of water and cookuntil almost tender. Then add salt to it
  • In a small pan heat 1tsp oil, fry methi in medium heat for 3-4min. Then fry urad dal and red chillies until it gives out nice aroma
  • Grind shredded coconuts, tamarind, fried methi seeds, fried urad dal and chillies into a smooth paste with sufficient water {If coconut is frozen; use hot water}
  • Add the paste to the cooked brinjol. Add water if required. Let it boil properly.
  • Heat a pan with oil; add mustard & red chilly. Once mustard starts to splutter add curry leaves
  • Add seasoning to the curry

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mango Chutney

1/4 cup Peeled and thin sliced Raw Mango
1/2 cup
frozen/fresh grated Coconut
2 green Chillies
Salt to taste

2tsp Canola oil (or any cooking oil)

1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1 small red Chilly
3 Curry leaves

  • Grind coconut, salt, mango and red chillies into smooth paste. Add little water (around 5tbsp) {For frozen coconut use hot water}
  • Heat a pan with oil and add mustard. Once mustard starts to splutter add curry leaves. Add seasoning to chutney.
  • Serve it with dosa or idli

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Spinach Rice Cake

2 cup Sona masoori rice
2 Red chillies
1tsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 cup Poha (Avalakki)
1/2tsp Turmeric
grape size Tamarind
1 and 1/2 cup Spinach, chopped
Salt to taste
Cooking oil

  • Wash and soak rice in water for around 3 -4 hrs
  • Grind rice, chillies, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, tamarind, turmeric, salt into a smooth paste. Batter should be neither thick nor thin (as shown below); add around 1/2 cup of water while grinding. To the batter add chopped spinach
  • Grease a vessel with 1tsp oil and pour the batter. Steam it for around 20-30mins in medium heat
  • Cut into cubes and serve it hot