Monday, 31 March 2014

Hesarubele Kosambari—Ugadi Recipes

Kosambari is a popular Karnataka dish. Hesarubele Kosambari is nothing but Moong Dal Salad. Moong dal  is very easy to digest. This Kosambari is nutritious, It helps digestion and is good for constipation. You can have 1 bowl of this salad as your breakfast also.It is a traditional dish or salad which is prepared on festival days and is served as a part of the meal. It is a raw, refreshing and cooling salad dish and is very easy to prepare. There are many variations in the preparation of kosambari. I am going to present you the basic kosambari dish. You can add grated carrot also.IMG_20140331_082922-003
PrepTime:10 mins |Soaking Time for dal:2 hrs
Cuisine : Indian,Karnataka Recipes
Spilt yellow moong dal
½  cup
1 large cucumber
as per taste
Green chillies
1-2 nos (finely chopped)
Grated coconut
3  tbsp(purely optional)
Lemon  juice
from 1 lemon
few sprigs

1. Soak spilt yellow moong dal  for 2 hours.Drain the lentils and transfer to serving bowl.kosambari1-0012. Now add chopped cucumber pieces ,green chillies, grated coconut, salt, lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix well.asds-0013. Add salt just before serving the dish to avoid water oozing from cucumber.Tasty and a healthy salad is ready within minutes.Enjoy your festival.IMG_20140331_083111-001HAPPY UGADI TO ALL  MY FRIENDS AND RELATIVES……..
Some of them like to do seasonings.You can go for it without hestitation.Temper with some mustard seeds,Curry leaves and dry red chillies.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Tomato poori

Tomato poori is flavoured with tomatoes and mint leaves.Yesterday when I was thinking that I should prepare something new type of poori. Though the recipe sounds rather simple, regular kneading is not enough.So wish, you’ll give little bit more extra pressure while kneading.
Prep time:20 mins|Cook time:15 mins
Cuisine :South Indian(Breakfast)
Wheat flour
1.5 cups
1/2 tsp
Ripe tomatoes
2 nos
Green chilli
2 nos
Omam(caraway seeds)
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
¼ tsp
as needed
Mint leaves
1/2 cup
as needed
To make tomato puree(whom ever wishes to do in this way)
1. Make a thick puree out these tomatoes .Put tomatoes in boiling water.Remove from the water after sometime and peel the skins.Put the tomatoes in a mixie and make a puree.poori-0012. Actually I chopped the tomatoes and ground along with green chillies and cumin seeds.In a broad vessel,add wheat flour, sooji,finely chopped mint leaves,caraway seeds,asafoetida, salt, oil and mix well.Run this ground tomato mixture over wheat flour.poori1-0013. Knead everything to a form a stiff dough. Make equal parts out of this. Knead them into small pooris with uniform thickness. poori3-0014. Now make small balls from the dough and dust with flour and roll to make medium thick pooris. 4po-0015. Fry from both the sides till golden in colour,remove from the pan and drain on a paper napkin. Serve hot with Methi dal(I will upload later on).

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Beetroot Juice

Drinking this very easy and cost effective juice can help reduce your blood pressure. This juice is an excellent cleanser and has a high content of iron. In blending you will use all of the vegetables, nothing is thrown away and the drink will have a smoothie type texture. Beetroot should only be used in its raw state. Beet juice imparts little or no flavor to foods, so it can be a better choice than other natural red food. The more juice used, the darker the resulting color. Beet juice stains, so be careful to protect countertops with a piece of plastic or a sheet of newspaper.IMG_20140325_132901-001

Prep time: 20 mins|Serves: 2 persons
Cuisine :Indian 
2 cups
Pomegranate pearls
½  cup
Spinach leaves
5 leaves
as per ur taste
2” piece
Lemon Zest
1 tsp(grated)
3-4 cups

1. Prepare beetroot juice with fresh beetroots.Wash the beets thoroughly with water.Slice the Beetroot into discs and then into strips.I do like the way the beets taste in this juice though. beet juice-0012. They blend in beautifully with the sweetness of pomegranate pearls and the spiciness of the ginger.  For some reason, I love ginger in my juices, as it lends such a spicy kick to your juice. This is totally optional for people who don’t like ginger smell.I added few leaves of spinach for my taste. IMG_20140325_131530-0013.Now blend everything. Filter through a strainer or cloth to give up their juice.Enjoy your healthy vegetable drink. Serve is a tall glass with the grated lemon zest. Chill and serve
Do not drink beet juice in great quantities as it is very powerful and can make you feel sick. The pomegranate sweetens the juice, giving it more juice.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Orange Iced Tea

Drinking Ice tea with the flavor of mint and fresh fruit juice is good for health . Fruited iced tea tastes good too.Its prepared with the addition of orange juice and lemon juice. There are many variations with Ice tea.I like this combination when made with home made Ice tea.IMG_20140321_162640-001Prep time:10 mins |Cook time :5 mins
Cuisine: World Recipes

1/2 cup
1 cup
2 sticks
2 sprigs
1 cup
1/4 cup
Homemade tea
for flavor

1. Put sugar,water,tea leaves,nutmeg, mint leaves and cinnamon in a saucepan. Simmer 10 minutes. Add the orange zest into the pan. Cover. Cool and strain. ice tea-001
2. Add the orange juice, lemon juice. In a tall glass,fill the bottom rim completely with the orange slices Then followed  by  ice cubes .Now pour the orange ice tea into the glass.Enjoy your drink.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Raw Plantain(Vazhakkai) Stir fry

Raw plantain is a decent foodie  and they’re loaded with goodness. Raw plantain contains iron, Vitamin C and Vitamin B, and is also a great source of energy.This dish is simple, inexpensive and made with readily-available ingredients, which is why it turns up on the lunch menus of many homes one thing about raw plantain you need to scrape off some of the green skin, but not all of it.

Prep time:10 mins |Cook time:15 mins
Cuisine: Indian,Andhra recipes
Raw plantain
1 Long
1 medium
Coconut oil
1 tbsp.
Red chilli powder
1 tbsp.
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Jeera(Cumin) Powder
½ tbsp.
to taste
1. Peel the raw plaintain and set side dipping in salt water.In a wok, pour in the oil and when it gets hot, and onion .
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4. Cook till the raw banana has cooked properly.

Always try to get the raw plantain which is small in size so that it’s easy to cook.


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