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31 January, 2017

HERALEKAAYI / CITRON LIME PICKLE

HERALEKAAYI / CITRON LIME PICKLE
Posted in : PICKLE on by : Divya Suresh

Citron lime also known as rough lime is a member of citrus fruit family. It is called as “Heralekaayi” in Kannada and “Nartanga” in Hindi. It is used in many ways ie… to make pickle, tangy curry, citron lemon rice, juice etc. It is grown in India, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia and other south east Asian
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28 January, 2017

PRESSED FIELD BEANS/HITAKAVARE-VEGETABLES MELOGARA

PRESSED FIELD BEANS/HITAKAVARE-VEGETABLES MELOGARA
Posted in : HULI / CURRY / VEGETABLE CURRY / GOJJU / TANGY CURRY / DAL / TOVVE / VEGETABLE KOOTU / SAGU on by : Divya Suresh

“Hitakavare melogara” is very much a seasonal curry or huli (sambar) prepared during winter. Most of the winter vegetables are used in this particular preparation….ie… hyacinth beans, flat beans (sem), fresh tamarind, fresh groundnut, Potato, Carrot etc are used with Toor dal.  This is the authentic way of its preparation, to avail all the health
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27 January, 2017

LITTLE MILLET/SAAME AKKI/SAMAK CHAWAL/ TANGY TAMARIND BATH & CURD BATH

LITTLE MILLET/SAAME AKKI/SAMAK CHAWAL/ TANGY TAMARIND BATH & CURD BATH
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, MILLETS PREPARATIONS, PLATTER on by : Divya Suresh

Millets are considered as a healthy food. Millets are widely grown in Africa & Northern China. It is gluten free and rich in Fiber, Calcium, Protein & Minerals.Itis a great food for diabetic and cardiac people. Today I just tried tamarind bath like we make using beaten rice (huli avalakki/gojjavalakki) with Little millet, and it
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24 January, 2017

BAALEHANNINA MOSARU SAASIVE / BANANA RAITA

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

One more fruit based raita recipe, which has all the goodness of banana and curd, made using ground mustard seeds and coconut. This raita is very apt for summer. This can used as an accompaniment with roti, chapati, dosay and any type of masala rice or pulao etc. Tastes good with plain rice also.  During
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24 January, 2017

CRUSHED CORN-LEMON RICE / JOLADA CHITRANNA

CRUSHED CORN-LEMON RICE / JOLADA CHITRANNA
Posted in : RICE ITEMS - PULAV / MASALA BATH / BISIBELE BATH on by : Divya Suresh

Another recreated recipe with coarsely ground fresh corn kernels, which I tasted in one of the restaurant in Delhi (Sharavana Bhavan). It is accompanied with banana raita/sasive. Somehow I have not posted the recipe of banana raita or sasive till now on my blog, however…… I usually prepare it, as an accompaniment with spicy dishes
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19 January, 2017

SWEET & SPICY IDLY/ STUFFED IDLY / SANDWICH IDLY

SWEET & SPICY IDLY/ STUFFED IDLY / SANDWICH IDLY
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

Making stuffed idly is not a new thing, My daadi only used to make stuffed idly many years ago. They never ate onion so… she used to make palya(subji) using only potato. Actually this time when I made idly batter and just before making idly…. I thought … however we make stuffed idly, sandwich Dhokla…..why
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17 January, 2017

KARNATAKA STYLE TRADITIONAL RICE+LENTIL UTTAPA / UTTAPAM

KARNATAKA STYLE TRADITIONAL RICE+LENTIL UTTAPA / UTTAPAM
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

This is also made by preparing soaked, ground & fermented rice + lentil batter, almost like any other traditional Dosay of Karnataka like set dosay, plain dosay, masala dosay etc. I have already posted the recipe of instant Semiya Uttapa, set dosay, Masala dosay etc, and yet to post Plain dosay recipe, because it is
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14 January, 2017

SHANKRANTHI / SANKRANTH PLATTER

SHANKRANTHI / SANKRANTH PLATTER
Posted in : PLATTER on by : Divya Suresh

More of rice, jaggery, sesame seeds, peanuts few special vegetables are necessarily used on this day of Makara Shankranthi.  I shall write the detailed recipe of each & every dish very soon. The Platter consists of …. the following dishes Fresh chickpea salad / kosambari Sweet Potato Palya / subji Sweet Pongal Sesame seeds+fresh coconut
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13 January, 2017

BHOGI HABBA / (LOHRI) PLATTER

BHOGI HABBA / (LOHRI) PLATTER
Posted in : PLATTER on by : Divya Suresh

A day before Shankranthi is celebrated as Bhogi habba (bhogi festival) in Karnataka. The significance of this day is of being together with the family  by being a part of domestic activities.  This day is celebrated in the honor of Lord Indra …the God of Rain…. for the abundance of harvest. Fresh harvest of Rice,
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12 January, 2017

SHANKRANTHI YELLU / SHANKRANTHI TRAIL MIX

SHANKRANTHI YELLU / SHANKRANTHI TRAIL MIX
Posted in : SHANKRANTHI YELLU (SANKRANTH TRAIL MIX) on by : Divya Suresh

Makara Shankranthi is a festival celebrated all across India, in different forms.  Shankranthi is a harvest festival which signifies the beginning of Spring. In Karnataka … on this occasion… for this day , it is mandatory to prepare a trail mix consisting of wholesome ingredients like…. sesame seeds, Jaggery, dry coconut, roasted gram and Peanuts….
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11 January, 2017

SAKKARE ACHHU / SUGAR FIGURINES (MOULD)

SAKKARE ACHHU / SUGAR FIGURINES (MOULD)
Posted in : SAKKARE ACHHU/SUGAR FIGURINES(MOULD) on by : Divya Suresh

Shankranthi is a harvest festival of Karnataka. Sakkare  (sugar) Achhu (moulded figurines) is a traditional, artistic thing made during Shankranthi festival in Karnataka. Without sakkare achhu & yellu-bella (Till- Gur mixture) Shankranthi festival can not be celebrated. We exchange achhu,  yellu-bella, banana, a piece of sugar cane etc with all the relatives, friends and neighbour….
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