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28 April, 2017

GODHI HAALBAYI/HAALBAI/HAALUBAI / WHOLE WHEAT MILK FUDGE

GODHI HAALBAYI/HAALBAI/HAALUBAI / WHOLE WHEAT MILK FUDGE
Posted in : SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh

Explained with step by step procedure pics, Haalbayi….. famously known as wheat jelly at my place (my sons have named it so) is a very old and traditional sweet from Karnataka (Bangalore/Mysore regions) which is made using whole wheat milk and jaggery. We also make haalbayi using Ragi, rice&coconut, flattened rice. Basically it is made
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25 April, 2017

WATERMELON CURRY – SOUP

WATERMELON CURRY – SOUP
Posted in : HULI / CURRY / VEGETABLE CURRY / GOJJU / TANGY CURRY / DAL / TOVVE / VEGETABLE KOOTU / SAGU, SOUP on by : Divya Suresh

After trying out my hands on Watermelon lassi, now I’m here with one more recipe using watermelon. Watermelon curry – soup has become my most favourite curry/soup lately. I really look forward to prepare this curry more often. I got the basic idea of making this curry from one of the books of Mrs. Nita mehta.   Thanks
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23 April, 2017

TANG-FRESH ORANGE POPSICLE

TANG-FRESH ORANGE POPSICLE
Posted in : SUMMER'S COLD REFRESHMENTS on by : Divya Suresh

During summer we use tang as a refreshment drink often, apart from fruits and fruit juice. It contains all the goodness of Vitamins A, B, C & Iron. They say 1 glass of Tang gives 60% of Vitamin C required for the whole day. Instead of just stirring it in the cold water and drinking
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22 April, 2017

WHEAT VERMICELLI/SEMIYA/SHAVIGE CHOCO BATH

WHEAT VERMICELLI/SEMIYA/SHAVIGE CHOCO BATH
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh

Earlier I have posted the recipe of semolina choco bath, in my blog. So I thought like let me try the same choco bath using vermicelli and it turned out to be the yummiest. I’m….. no doubt a big fan of chocolate flavored dishes. I like anything & everything which is chocolate flavored.  Obviously it
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20 April, 2017

WHEAT VERMICELLI/SEMIYA/SHAVIGE VEGETABLE BATH

WHEAT VERMICELLI/SEMIYA/SHAVIGE VEGETABLE BATH
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, DIABETIC FRIENDLY RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

I make it in a little different way to adjust it to the taste of my children. I just add cumin seeds, green chilli, veggies and semolina using little oil and everybody likes it that way. It is made in neither Chinese style nor proper south Indian style. Also a very healthy, easy and quick
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20 April, 2017

KODBALE/KODUBALE/SPICY RICE RINGS

KODBALE/KODUBALE/SPICY RICE RINGS
Posted in : SNACKS / BAKED / DEEP FRIED / STEAMED on by : Divya Suresh
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Kodbale/Kodubale is a crunchy, spicy and one of the most popular snack from Karnataka. Almost everybody is a fan !! The main ingredient used is Rice flour along with ground spices and roasted gram. The most popular Sweet & spicy pair is…. Kodbale & Kobbari mithai (fresh coconut burfi), one can not just stop munching them
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15 April, 2017

KAAYI GANJI (KAAYGANJI)+GOJJU / FRESH COCONUT RICE BATH+SWEET CHUTNEY

KAAYI GANJI (KAAYGANJI)+GOJJU / FRESH COCONUT RICE BATH+SWEET CHUTNEY
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, RICE ITEMS - PULAV / MASALA BATH / BISIBELE BATH / CHITRANNA on by : Divya Suresh

Wow!!!!! one of our most favourite, a malenadu (shimoga-Shikaripura) special dish called as “Kaayganji” (fresh coconut+rice bath). It’s a summer season special and apt for this hot weather. It’s a no spice recipe. Only salt is added to the ground coconut and rice mixture and served with tangy chutney ie…  Date+tamarind chutney  Or Gojju ie… Gojju(tamarind+Jaggery).
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13 April, 2017

POMEGRANATE/ANAAR/DALIMBE SALT LASSI

POMEGRANATE/ANAAR/DALIMBE SALT LASSI
Posted in : BEVERAGES / JUICES / MILK SHAKES / LASSI on by : Divya Suresh

The pomegranate is a shrub that produces a red fruit, categorized as a berry.  Pomegranate are loaded with important nutrients. Its a fruit that contains hundreds of edible seeds called Arils. They are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and most importantly bio-active plant compounds with powerful medicinal properties. Consuming pomegranate benefits our health & skin
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12 April, 2017

WATERMELON/TARBOOJ/KALLANGADI HANNU SWEET & SALT LASSI

WATERMELON/TARBOOJ/KALLANGADI HANNU SWEET & SALT LASSI
Posted in : BEVERAGES / JUICES / MILK SHAKES / LASSI on by : Divya Suresh

Watermelon is the best thirst quencher and a kind of necessary fruit during summer. It contains 92% of water in it and contains rich nutrients, making it a healthy berry. No need to say that it has many health benefits. Recently I tried making Lassi using this powerful, body healing fruit. It turned out yummy…
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11 April, 2017

SABBAKKI PAYASA /SABUDANA/SAGO KHEER

SABBAKKI PAYASA /SABUDANA/SAGO KHEER
Posted in : PAYASA/KHEER on by : Divya Suresh

One more yummy nutritious Payasa/Kheer recipe. I have written earlier, about the goodness, health benefits etc of including Sago/sabbakki/sabudana in our diet, so now I’m continuing with my payasa/kheer recipe. I never cook sago in pressure cooker, but I always cook it in a open vessel. Below is my method of making Sago/Sabbakki/Sabudana Payasa/Kheer  
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11 April, 2017

PEANUT POHA / KADLEKAYI OGGARANE AVALAKKI

PEANUT POHA / KADLEKAYI OGGARANE AVALAKKI
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

Starting from simple preparation in beaten rice ie…..poha, we… people of south India make varieties of dishes using beaten rice, with or without vegetables, and we call it as ‘ oggarane(tempering) avalakki(poha)’. It is almost a regular breakfast dish in many south Indian households as it is quick and easy to prepare and a time
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8 April, 2017

RAW MANGO-CUCUMBER KHARABATH/AAM-KHEERA UPMA

RAW MANGO-CUCUMBER KHARABATH/AAM-KHEERA UPMA
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

Today’s yummy breakfast, which is healthy and apt for this hot weather. This time I have made it with a small twist in it ie…. added grated raw mango instead of adding regular lemon juice for that tangy taste.  And it turned out to be more tasty and flavorful. We need to add a masala
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7 April, 2017

KHARABATH/UPPITTU MASALA POWDER

KHARABATH/UPPITTU MASALA POWDER
Posted in : PUDIGALU/HOME MADE SPICE POWDER/MASALA POWDER/KARNATAKA (BENGALURU) STYLE on by : Divya Suresh
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Kharabath is the most popular breakfast in Karnataka. Kharabath is nothing but making Upma by adding a special kind of masala powder. That’s how it tastes different from regular plain Upma. Actully in hotels in Karnataka it is served as ” Chow Chow bath ” along with a scoop of Kesari bath and fresh coconut
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5 April, 2017

BANANA / BALEHANNU RASAYANA

BANANA / BALEHANNU RASAYANA
Posted in : FRUIT SALAD/FRESH FRUITS-DRY FRUITS PREPARATION - RASAYANA on by : Divya Suresh

This is a one of the yummy salad/rasayana among ramanavami delicacies. Famously known as tuppbalehannu in Karnataka and southern parts of India, basically it is made using banana, jaggery, ghee, elaichi powder, honey and fresh coconut. But this time I made it in a different way… using date syrup in place of jaggery & honey.
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