Thursday, August 18, 2016

Aloo Paratha / Potato stuffed flatbread

Paratha is a flatbread that is very popular in the Indian subcontinent. It is commonly prepared especially in northern India usually for breakfast. There are various types of parathas and every house has its own special way of preparing them. Today, I will share the most popular paratha "Aloo ka Paratha". This paratha is a flat bread stuffed with a spicy potato filling. Serve Aloo Paratha with a cube/dollop of butter on top and some pickle(achar ) and yogurt on the side and you have a comforting meal.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Potato pudding / Aloo Halwa

Potato is one of most loved vegetables world wide. It can be used in appetizers,as a side  or even as dessert. Yes, you heard it right..potatoes in dessert:) Today, I will be sharing a recipe for POTATO PUDDING or ALOO HALWA. The potatoes give a creamy texture to the halwa. The toasted nuts and almonds add some richness to this yummy deliccay. Its easy to prepare and its GLUTEN FREE.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Ripe mango gojju / Maavinahannina Gojju

"Gojju" is a preparation that is popularly prepared in Karnataka (southern Indian state). It is traditionally served with hot rice . Today, I will be sharing a recipe of  Ripe mango gojju or Maavina Hannina Gojju. It is prepared commonly in Udupi (south kanara region of Karnataka) .It's a simple recipe that can be prepared in no time. Ideally, this recipe works well with almost ripe and slightly sour mangoes. If the mangoes are not sour, you can bring the sour element by adding little dry mango powder or amchur. This sweet, tangy and slightly spicy gojju tastes well with rice as well as chapatti.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Mullusowthe Hesarubele Payasa / Cucumber Moong dal kheer

Summer is in full swing and so is my kitchen garden. Every summer , we grow a few vegetables like Cucumber, Tomatoes, Zuchini , Peppers etc in our small kitchen garden. During summer times, we have such a good harvest of these veggies . I use cucumbers usually in salads or in dosas and sometimes prepare Cucumber Moong Dal Kheer / Mullusowthe Hesarubele Payasa. This is a popular payasam prepared in Karnataka. It is a very healthy pudding  and is gluten free and can be made vegan (if u substitute the ghee/ clarified butter by oil to fry the cashew nuts and raisins.)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Uddina Anna / Urad Dal Rice

After posting back to backs posts on drinks like Falooda, Orange Glow, Watermelon Mint Cooler and Kid Sangria, I am back again with a rice recipe.Uddina Anna (in Kannada) or  Urad Dal Rice is a simple yet very flavorful rice dish. Rice is aromatically flavored with a spice mix prepared by grinding roasted urad dal (black gram lentils), curry leaves, black peppercorns and dry desiccated coconut  into a fine powder.Its a one pot meal and makes a great lunch box option too. Best part is you can use the left over rice to prepare this dish.