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30 November, 2016

PRESSED FIELD BEANS/HYACINTH BEANS CURRY / HITAKAVARE BELE + BRINJAL HULI

PRESSED FIELD BEANS/HYACINTH BEANS CURRY / HITAKAVARE BELE + BRINJAL HULI
Posted in : HULI / CURRY / VEGETABLE CURRY / GOJJU / TANGY CURRY / DAL / TOVVE / VEGETABLE KOOTU / SAGU on by : Divya Suresh

I have earlier also posted this curry done with dry coconut and dry masala powder (Huli Pudi). But this huli/curry can also be prepared along with brinjal, flat beans, Potato etc. So today I’m going to post the version with wet masala using fresh coconut & using brinjal along with pressed field beans. During winter
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29 November, 2016

LEMON-MANGO GINGER-GREEN CHILLI PICKLE

LEMON-MANGO GINGER-GREEN CHILLI PICKLE
Posted in : PICKLE on by : Divya Suresh

A overall healthy pickle recipe… which I learnt recently from Mrs. Anitha Chahal Ji. Her post was so inviting that I wanted to try it immediately. Its a combination of all the rasas (tastes)…. as in sweet(sihi), sour(huli), hot/spicy(khara) bitter(kahi) & salty(uppu) ! Regular ginger can also be used in place of mango ginger. No
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23 November, 2016

AVAREKALU HULI / HYACINTH/FIELD BEANS CURRY

AVAREKALU HULI / HYACINTH/FIELD BEANS CURRY
Posted in : HULI / CURRY / VEGETABLE CURRY / GOJJU / TANGY CURRY / DAL / TOVVE / VEGETABLE KOOTU / SAGU on by : Divya Suresh

Come winter and…..special dishes using Avarekalu are made in most of the houses in Bangalore. Undoubtedly we are also its biggest fans !! This is very popular in Bangalore. It has many health benefits also. It has nutrients like Zinc, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B1 etc. This particular bean is not at all available in Delhi
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17 November, 2016

MIXED VEGETABLE – RAGI MASALA DOSAY/DOSA

MIXED VEGETABLE – RAGI MASALA DOSAY/DOSA
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

One more recipe using whole Ragi / Finger millet. This time I tried varying the proportions of ingredients, change in making procedure, used different stuffing and….. its a huge hit ! The dosay/dosa turned out crispy & of course yummy. And also I made mixed vegetable Palya/subji in place of that regular onion-aloo Palya/subji. And
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12 November, 2016

ANARASA / APOOPA

ANARASA / APOOPA
Posted in : SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh

Ananrasa is a kind of sweet….prepared with Rice & Jaggery made on the day of Tulasi habba/festival ( Utthana dwadashi). This is a Iron rich sweet….having mild sweetness in it. This sweet can not be made instantly… it takes some good amount of time. First we have to soak it, then make powder of rice,
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11 November, 2016

WHEAT FLOUR BENNE BISCUIT / NANKHATAI

WHEAT FLOUR BENNE BISCUIT / NANKHATAI
Posted in : COOKIES / BISCUITS on by : Divya Suresh

After a long gap I’m baking something ! And it was very simple to make with only three Ingredients, turned out yummy…. so happily sharing the recipe with you all. In north India it is famous as “NanKhatai”… In Karnataka we call it as “Benne Biscuit” .. where Benne stands for Butter , But no
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10 November, 2016

NIMBE HANNU GOJJU / LEMON/JUICE CURRY

NIMBE HANNU GOJJU / LEMON/JUICE CURRY
Posted in : HULI / CURRY / VEGETABLE CURRY / GOJJU / TANGY CURRY / DAL / TOVVE / VEGETABLE KOOTU / SAGU on by : Divya Suresh

We all know the health benefits of Lemon and it is available in plenty during winter. The Lemons which we get in winter are very juicy & big in size. Gojju… curry is made using Lemon juice. Chopped lemons (skin) can also be added if the lemons are fully riped. Again its an accompaniment with
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9 November, 2016

MALLIGE IDLY WITH DILL LEAVES

MALLIGE IDLY WITH DILL LEAVES
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

This is a kind of soft and smooth idly which is also called as Khushboo Idly or Mallige Idly where Mallige means Jasmine flower which is very soft, so this Idly is compared to the softness of Jasmine flowers. There are many variations in making this particular Idly also, though the ingredients used are the
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9 November, 2016

IDLY-SAMBAR / LENTIL LESS SAMBAR FOR IDLY

IDLY-SAMBAR / LENTIL LESS SAMBAR FOR IDLY
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

I do it in many ways, Now sharing one of the method… this is my own recipe of sambar but using regularly used ingredients for sambar, the procedure is absolutely mine. In this recipe I’m not using Lentil or lentil water, its a non lentil sambar recipe. In a way instant and quick. This recipe
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7 November, 2016

PANEER BHURJI

PANEER BHURJI
Posted in : PALYA / SOOKHA SUBJI / USLI / SALAD on by : Divya Suresh

I learnt all main dishes of North India from my neighbour, when we shifted to Gurgaon almost ten years back. She taught me how to make Shahi Paneer, Kadai Paneer, Paneer burji, Dal makhani, Rajma and chole. Then I reffered some books of famous authors also and became more perfect in that. However I don’t
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4 November, 2016

MENTHYA SOPPINA MATAWADI PALYA (PIGEON PEA-FENUGREEK LEAVES STEAMED SUBJI)

MENTHYA SOPPINA MATAWADI PALYA (PIGEON PEA-FENUGREEK LEAVES STEAMED SUBJI)
Posted in : PALYA / SOOKHA SUBJI / USLI / SALAD on by : Divya Suresh

There are again different variations in making this dish, some use bengal gram and some pigeon pea and some people use both. I always make it using only Pigeon Pea. We can also make the same dish using cluster beans, french beans, Raw banana. ” Matwadi Palya ” as it is called in Kannada is
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3 November, 2016

AUTHENTIC CHUTNEY PUDI / CHUTNEY POWDER

AUTHENTIC CHUTNEY PUDI / CHUTNEY POWDER
Posted in : PUDIGALU/HOME MADE SPICE POWDER/MASALA POWDER/KARNATAKA (BENGALURU) STYLE on by : Divya Suresh
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This is an authentic chutney powder/pudi recipe of Karnataka, which we prepare since ages and can also be called as dry chutney. Later on all the different varieties of chutney powder existed. Chutney Pudi/Powder is a staple condiment in many south Indian house-hold… like Pickles & wet chutney. It is a ground mixture of dry
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3 November, 2016

BEATEN RICE / AVALAKKI /POHA IDLY

BEATEN RICE / AVALAKKI /POHA IDLY
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

An instant, tasty, easy to make Idly recipe which can be made with very few ingredients which are always readily available at home. I my opinion we don’t even need any accompaniment for this, but goes well also with coconut chutney. Generally we always make Curd beaten rice on many occasions. Whenever I made Curd
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2 November, 2016

FINGER MILLET / RAGI IDLY

FINGER MILLET / RAGI IDLY
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

Ragi idly is a healthy, nutritious, tasty dish made using whole ragi, with high fiber content which helps to manage cholesterol problems. Ragi which helps in anemia and is an excellent plant source of natural Iron. It is a cereal loaded with Calcium, proteins and other minerals. I have written about it i my other
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