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27 March, 2016

RAW MANGO PICKLE / MAVINAKAYI UPPINAKAYI

RAW MANGO PICKLE / MAVINAKAYI UPPINAKAYI
Posted in : PICKLE on by : Divya Suresh

This season’s first batch of mango pickle. Everybody’s favourite. Here in Gurgaon we get lot of varieties of raw mango as well as ripe mangoes for long duration. So apart from making pickle, mango rice, chutney etc, I use freshly grated raw mango in Huli ( sambar ) and Saaru ( rasam ) everyday. Here
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27 March, 2016

SPROUTED FENUGREEK SEEDS RAITA / MENTHYA TAMBULI

SPROUTED FENUGREEK SEEDS RAITA / MENTHYA TAMBULI
Posted in : KADI-PAKODI / MAJJIGE HULI / RAITA / MOSARU SAASIVE on by : Divya Suresh

Tambuli is a curd based gravy eaten at the beginning of the meal, mixed with hot rice. This is one of our Malenadu ( my native ) special, which we love to eat any day. This is a most common thing during summer season. Very healthy, easy and quick recipe          
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24 March, 2016

FENUGREEK SEEDS SAARU/RASAM /MENTHYADA SAARU

FENUGREEK SEEDS SAARU/RASAM /MENTHYADA SAARU
Posted in : SAARU/ RASAM on by : Divya Suresh

We all know fenugreek ( leaves or seeds ) is a kind of medicinal ingredient used in cooking. Its a rich reservoir of medicinal properties that imparts many health benefits. It lowers blood cholesterol, reduces risk of heart disease, controls blood sugar levels, good for skin problem, hair problem, menstrual problem, weight loss, cancer etc
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24 March, 2016

INDIAN GOOSEBERRY/AMLA PICKLE / BETTADA NELLIKAYI TOKKU

INDIAN GOOSEBERRY/AMLA PICKLE / BETTADA NELLIKAYI TOKKU
Posted in : PICKLE on by : Divya Suresh

This Pickle is made using grated Amla and can be stored for long time. It can be eaten with Rice, roti, chapati , poori etc . I don’t use anything to add sourness to this pickle as herein Gurgaon we get the Amla which is very sour. So if amla’s are not sour then one
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24 March, 2016

PINEAPPLE POHA / ANANAS AVALAKKI

PINEAPPLE POHA / ANANAS AVALAKKI
Posted in : SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh

I came across this recipe in a magazine. I definitely wanted to try this as it is simple, easy with very few ingredients and it is also quick. To make this recipe you should choose sweet Pineapple               Ingredients : Beaten rice / Poha – 1 cup Pineapple Juice
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24 March, 2016

PINEAPPLE-POHA-MOONG BATH / ANANAS HESARUBELE AVALAKKI BATH

PINEAPPLE-POHA-MOONG BATH / ANANAS HESARUBELE AVALAKKI BATH
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh

Flatten Rice / Rice Flakes / Avalakki / Poha…. are its several names, usually eaten as a breakfast item. It has many health benefits. We can prepare many different dishes using Poha. Me as a person belonging to Malenadu ( My native ) crazy about Avalakki / Poha. Rice flakes / Poha come in many
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22 March, 2016

CURRY LEAVES BUTTERMILK

CURRY LEAVES BUTTERMILK
Posted in : BEVERAGES / JUICES / MILK SHAKES / LASSI on by : Divya Suresh

A yummy … natural cool drink made from curd and spices such as cumin, curry leaves, ginger, Mint etc. When It comes to buttermilk, I definitely like to say that I never make masala buttermilk..  ie…. no green chilli  it is always with rock salt. Buttermilk is packed with numerous health benefits and perfect to
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22 March, 2016

BEETROOT BUTTERMILK/SALT LASSI/NEERU MAJJIGE

BEETROOT BUTTERMILK/SALT LASSI/NEERU MAJJIGE
Posted in : BEVERAGES / JUICES / MILK SHAKES / LASSI on by : Divya Suresh

Very recently I learnt this from Ms. Bijal Parikh, a co-member in one of the group. I’m always ready to make anything using beetroot, so tried it immediately but with little changes. Sharing the same with you all. A healthy cold beverage. Now this is going to be a regular one at my place during
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17 March, 2016

FRESH FRUITS IN MANGO PUREE / FRUIT SALAD

FRESH FRUITS IN MANGO PUREE / FRUIT SALAD
Posted in : FRUIT SALAD/FRESH FRUITS-DRY FRUITS PREPARATION - RASAYANA on by : Divya Suresh

I did it like this…….. added all fresh fruits ( which all I had ) in a mango blended with milk and sprinkled Chopped almonds generously, I didn’t find it necessary to add sugar or any sweetener, as all the fruits were so sweet. The banana I have used in this salad is called ”
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16 March, 2016

BISIBELEBATH

BISIBELEBATH
Posted in : RICE ITEMS - PULAV / MASALA BATH / BISIBELE BATH on by : Divya Suresh

Bisibelebath is a signature dish of Karnataka. There are many methods of making Bisibelebath masala powder and with various combinations of vegetables and sometimes Plain bisibelebath without even single vegetable. Today I’m going to share with you all Field beans ( avarekayi ) Bisibelebath. Normally we Use Cashew nuts for tempering, but in this I
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16 March, 2016

CUCUMBER / SOUTHEKAYI RAITA

CUCUMBER / SOUTHEKAYI RAITA
Posted in : KADI-PAKODI / MAJJIGE HULI / RAITA / MOSARU SAASIVE on by : Divya Suresh

A simple, quick raita with very few ingredients to pair with any type of spicy rice preparation or stuffed Parathas or even with simple rotis              Ingredients : Cucumber – 1 cup ( chopped ) Curd – 1 cup or as needed Salt to taste          
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16 March, 2016

PINEAPPLE RAITA

PINEAPPLE RAITA
Posted in : KADI-PAKODI / MAJJIGE HULI / RAITA / MOSARU SAASIVE on by : Divya Suresh

Yet another raita using fruit. Can be served as accompaniment or eaten as it is. Best served with spicy vegetable pulav. One of my favourite raita. One should choose sweeter peniapple while using it for raita                  Ingredients : Pineapple – 1 cup Green chilli – 1 Cumin
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16 March, 2016

BEETROOT-POMEGRANATE RAITA

BEETROOT-POMEGRANATE RAITA
Posted in : KADI-PAKODI / MAJJIGE HULI / RAITA / MOSARU SAASIVE on by : Divya Suresh

combination of vegetable and fruit which are red in color, good for health, cooling and refreshing.               Ingredients : Grated beetroot – 1/2 cup Pomegranate seeds – 1 cup Curd – 1/2 cup or as needed Salt to taste           For tempering : Oil –
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16 March, 2016

UDDINA HITTU / SPLIT BLACK GRAM RAITA / URAD DAL RAITA

UDDINA HITTU / SPLIT BLACK GRAM RAITA / URAD DAL RAITA
Posted in : KADI-PAKODI / MAJJIGE HULI / RAITA / MOSARU SAASIVE on by : Divya Suresh

Uddina hittu is one of the main side dishes of South India…that too South Karnataka. Its a very old practice of preparing raita with soaked and ground split black gram lentil. whenever we make Dosa or Idly, we soak little more quantity of Urad dal than required and make this raita. It is served at
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