Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Potatoes in coconut gravy

Foody Chat

Its been a long long time since I ate this dish, had almost forgotten it.. When I came across curry mela hosted by Srivalli, I suddenly recalled it. It is called as "Batata Umman", & is a konkani dish prepared at Mangalore. It was the first time that my husband tasted it & within minutes the dish had disappeared, with both of us relishing & enjoying it with rice. If you are a prawns lover, you can use the same masala to make a prawn's curry & it too would taste great... I made it with potatoes & here's the list of ingredients & method to prepare this dish.







Ingredients
  • 4 Medium sized potatoes
  • 1 Full cup grated coconut
  • 5 Fried red chillies
  • 1.5 Tsp of tamrind pulp
  • Half Tsp of Hing (or as required)
  • 1.5 cup of water
  • 1 Tsp of oil
  • Salt as per taste

Method
  • Cook potatoes, cut it into small cubes & keep aside.
  • Grind Coconut, red chillies, tamrind pulp, hing with water to a smooth paste.
  • Add the masala to the cooked potatoes, add salt & bring to a boil.
  • Just before you switch off the gas, add oil & allow it to boil for a minute( usually coconut oil is preferred, but you can use any other cooking oil also).

The dish is ready to savour with rice now!!! Enjoy!!

I contribute this recipe to The Curry Mela Hosted by Srivalli



Friday, July 25, 2008

Methi Dosa

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I tasted this dosa only after my wedding & it tops among my favourites.. I made this one with dried methi leaves as I could'nt find fresh methi leaves. It came out well & tasted as good as the one, had it been done with fresh methi leaves.
Suma has posted this recipe in her blog..Just go throught the below link to find out, just how its done....
http://sumascuisine.blogspot.com/2008/07/methi-leaves-dosa-and-unndi.html

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sprouted Moong Sidedish

Foody Chat

This is the first time that I prepared a side dish made of sprouted moong, especially after learning the numerous health & dietary benefits that sprouts encompass. Apart from increasing its protein content when sprouted, they are considered excellent for people who are trying to lose weight.
For more benefits on sprouts & proteins kindly go through the below link, which is very informative.
http://www.sproutnet.com/Press/meat_equivalent_for_vegetarians.htm


Back to the recipe now. We call this "Mooga Ghassi" in Konkani. Make a note of the below ingredients & get in your cooking aprons...

Ingredients
  • 1 Bowl of sprouted moongdal
  • Half bowl grated coconut
  • 6-7 Fried red chilly
  • 2 Tsp tamrind pulp
  • 1 glass of water
  • Salt as per taste

For seasoning
  • 1 Tsp mustard seeds
  • Few curry leaves for garnishing
  • 1 Tsp zeera/cumin seeds
  • 1 Tsp oil

Method
  • Grind grated coconut, red chilly & tamrind into a smooth masala paste.
  • Heat oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds & once it starts to pop, add curry leaves & zeera & fry for a minute.
  • Add sprouted moong dal & masala to it, add salt, required quantity of water & bring to a boil.

You can make this dish a bit watery or make it dry also by adding the required quantity of water accordingly..

Happy cooking!!!

I contribute this recipe to Sangeeth's Eat Healthy - Protein Rich CONTEST

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Palak Aloo Paratha

One more post from Suma's blog. Combination of Palak ( Spinach ) & Aloo ( Potato ) is both nutritious & tastes awesome. Must try for chapathi lovers...Here's the link to it..
http://sumascuisine.blogspot.com/2008/06/palak-alu-paratha.html

Enjoy!!!

Apple Banana Halwa

I tried this one from Suma's blog, with slight variation. Came out superb..!!Check out the recipe here..
http://sumascuisine.blogspot.com/2008/06/fried-apple-banana-halwa.html

The only variation I have done is instead of deep frying the apples & bananas, I have chopped them & heated them together in a pan with just a drop of oil, kept stirring till it became brown.
Rest of the process remains the same...