Search Chitra's Food Book

Showing posts with label KARNATAKA RECIPES. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KARNATAKA RECIPES. Show all posts

January 13, 2020

Tomato bath Recipe - Karnataka Style Tomato Pulao Recipe

Karnataka style tomato bath
Karnataka style tomato masala bath was in my try list for years. Here in Bangalore, people make tomato rice in different ways and call it in different names like tomato masala bath, tomato bath, tomato chitranna, tomato palav etc. Recently I followed a recipe from Rekha aduge’s YouTube channel. It came out so good and flavorful. Its taste reminded few restaurants to me. Its a simple one pot recipe. It can be prepared easily in a pressure cooker. So you can make it quickly during busy morning hours. Ideal for lunch box. Kids would also love it. You can add green peas or avarekalu  / field beans during its season. But I made it simple and plain. Friends, do try this Karnataka style tomato bath recipe and share your feedback with me.
tomato bath recipe

Tomato bath recipe


Tomato bath recipe

Tomato masala bath recipe in pressure cooker



Cuisine: Karnataka
Category: Main course
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240ml
  • Raw rice - 1 cup (Sona masoori rice)
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Cooking oil - 3 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 small piece
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Big onion - 1 (Finely chopped)
  • Ripe tomato - 2 (Use 1 if using Tamil nadu tomato, I used Bangalore tomato)
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp to 3/4 tsp (Use Kashmiri chilli powder)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp
  • Mint leaves - 10
  • Salt - as needed
To grind masala
  • Ripe tomato - 1
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Garlic cloves - 7
  • Cinnamon - 1 small piece
  • Cloves - 2
  • Water – to grind masala
HOW TO MAKE TOMATO BATH
  1. Wash and chop onion, tomato and set aside. Wash the rice and soak in water for 10 minutes.
  2. Grind all the ingredients given under” to grind masala”.
  3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Saute cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves and cardamom.
  4. Saute onion and ground masala paste till raw smell leaves.
  5. Add tomato, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and saute till mushy.
  6. Lastly add mint + coriander leaves. Add rice along with soaked water.
  7. Mix well. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.
  8. Switch off the flame. Open the cooker and fluff the rice.
  9. Serve hot with onion raita. Enjoy !!
TOMATO BATH RECIPE METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash the rice and soak in water for 10 minutes. In the mean time, wash and chop onion and tomato.

  • Grind all the ingredients given under “To grind masala” to a smooth paste adding required water. Set aside.
  • Tomato bath recipe
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf and cardamom. Saute for a while. Add onion and saute till transparent.
  • Tomato bath recipe
  • Add the ground masala paste and saute till raw smell vanishes. Add tomato, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and saute till tomato becomes mushy.
  • Tomato bath recipe
  • Lastly add coriander + mint leaves. Mix quickly. Add rice + soaked water. Mix gently. Check for taste and add salt or chilli powder if needed.
  • Tomato bath recipe
  • Keep the flame high and close the pressure cooker. Put the weight valve as soon as steam comes off. Lower the flame completely and pressure cook in very low flame for one whistle. Open the cooker after the steam is released naturally. Fluff the rice gently and serve hot with onion raita ! Enjoy !Tomato bath recipe

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder as per your taste.
  • Use Kashmiri chilli powder to get this bright color.
  • Do not add more coriander and mint leaves.
Try this easy, yummy Karnataka style tomato bath recipe and share your feedback !
tomato bath recipe
Continue Reading...


December 25, 2019

Chow Chow Palya / Chow Chow Poriyal Without Onion

chow chow poriyal
This is a simple and yummy Karnataka style basic palya recipe with chow chow / Chayote. Its called as seeme badanekayi palya in Kannada. I have tasted this kind of palya in friends house, marriage function and restaurants. As I told, this is the basic Karnataka style poriyal without onion, garlic. People call it as Palya in Kannada. I have tried it with chow chow vegetable. You can use bottle gourd, radish, snake gourd and beans instead. It so easy to make and tastes great with rice. Its a no onion, no garlic recipe as well. Grated coconut and coriander leaves are the star ingredients for this recipe. So do not skip these two at any cost. Friends, do try this simple and easy Karnataka style chow chow palya. You will love it. Lets see how to make chow chow poriyal with step by step pictures.

Check out my another version of chayote curry, chow chow kootu, chow chow thogayal.

chow chow palya


Chow chow palya / Chow chow poriyal recipe


Chow chow palya / Chow chow poriyal recipe

Karnataka style chow chow palya/ Chayote curry, Chow chow poriyal for rice



Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240ml
  • Chayote / Chow chow / Seeme badanekayi - 2
  • Green chilli - 2 (slit)
  • Cooking oil or coconut oil - 1 tbsp ( I used refined oil)
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/ 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Asafetida / Hing - a pinch
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Chopped coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - 1 tbsp

HOW TO MAKE CHOW CHOW PALYA
  1. Wash and peel the skin of chow chow. Chop into small cubes and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and curry leaves.
  3. Add chopped chow chow and saute for a minute till it shrinks a bit.
  4. Add turmeric powder, salt and sugar. Mix well.
  5. Add 1 tbsp water and pressure cook in high flame for 2 whistles.
  6. Switch off the flame. Remove the whistle after the steam is released.
  7. Boil and drain the excess water. Lastly add the grated coconut and coriander leaves.
  8. Mix well and cook for a minute. Switch off the flame.
  9. Serve with sambar, vatha kuzhambu and even with chapathi if you like !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash and peel the skin of chow chow. Chop into small cubes. Slit green chilli and set aside.

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, cumin seeds, green chilli and curry leaves. Saute for few seconds.

  • Add chopped chow chow and saute for few minutes. Add turmeric powder, sugar, salt and mix well. Chow chow leaves water while you saute. So do not add more water while pressure cooking.

  • Add just 1 tbsp water. Mix well and pressure cook in high flame for 2 whistles. Switch off the flame. Remove the lid after the steam is released.

  • There will be excess water. Do not mix it. Poriyal will become mushy. So boil the poriyal for few minutes in high flame and drain the excess water. Add grated coconut and finely chopped coriander leaves. Toss gently and switch off the flame.

  • Serve with sambar, vatha kuzhambu, rasam and curd rice. You can serve with chapathi if you like. Enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of green chilli as per your taste.
  • Do not add more water while pressure cooking. Chow chow will become mushy and poriyal becomes kootu ; ))

Try this easy, chow chow poriyal recipe and enjoy !
chow chow palya recipe
Continue Reading...


September 18, 2019

Karnataka Idli Recipe – Soft Idli With Idli Rava

Karnataka idli recipe
Karnataka style idli rava idli (also known as rice rava idli) became my favorite when I tasted this idli with sambar in my School moms group friends Megha’s house. As a big fan of idli recipes, I love to eat only pillow soft, spongy idli. But Idli rava idli has a grainy texture. It will crumble if you dip in sambar which I didn’t like it in early days. So I used to make idli rava idli by grinding idli rava / rice rava along with urad dal to a smooth batter. I made a detailed blog post too. Please check this link. We can make super soft idli and crispy dosa with that batter. But the authentic and traditional Karnataka style idli recipe that is prepared in home and hotels is very easy to make and tastes different. This batter can be prepared using a mixie. Here people use Idli rava and urad dal in the ratio of 3:1. All we have to do is to soak idli rava and urad dal separately for 1 to 3 hours. Grind urad dal to a smooth batter and mix the soaked idli rava. Make the batter and ferment it. Batter doubles beautifully the next day. Just mix well, add salt, baking soda (optional) and make idli. Idli comes out super soft and white in color. The only disadvantage in this recipe is you can only make idli with this batter. Dosa cannot be prepared with idli rava as the batter is very coarse. It will come out hard. Friends, do try this easy and yummy Karnataka hotel style idli recipe with step by step pictures and video. Soon I will post Karnataka hotel idli sambar.

Check out my Bangalore style watery coconut chutney recipe too !



Idli with idli rava



Idli using idli rava


Karnataka idli recipe - Idli rava idli recipe


Karnataka idli recipe - Idli rava idli recipe

How to make soft idli rava idli recipe in Karnataka hotel style



Cuisine: Karnataka
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 40
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Idli rava / Idli sooji - 3 cups
  • Urad dal - 1 cup (I used white, round urad dal)
  • Water - to soak & grind
  • Salt - as needed
  • Cooking soda / baking soda - a pinch
HOW TO MAKE KARNATAKA IDLI RECIPE
  1. Wash and soak idli rava in enough water for 1 to 3 hours.
  2. Wash & soak urad dal in 3 cups of water for 1 to 3 hours.
  3. In a mixie jar, grind urad dal to a smooth batter adding the soaked water.
  4. Take the batter in a big vessel. Drain the excess water in soaked idli rava.
  5. Squeeze it gently and add the idli rava to urad dal batter.
  6. Mix both well. Ferment overnight. Batter will double in quantity.
  7. Add salt, baking soda and mix well.
  8. Steam water in idli pot. Pour idli batter in greased idli plate.
  9. Steam it for 10 minutes till its cooked.
  10. Remove the idli plate and rest for 2 minutes.
  11. Scoop the idli and enjoy with sambar or chutney.
HOW TO MAKE IDLI WITH IDLI RAVA - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • In a bowl, wash and soak idli rava / rice rava in enough water for 1 to 3 hours. In another bowl, wash and soak urad dal in 3 cups of drinking water for 1 to 3 hours.
  • Karnataka idli with idli rava
  • Take the urad dal in a big mixie jar. Add the soaked water and grind to a smooth paste. Batter should be thick, smooth, not too thin and watery. So adjust the quantity of soaked water accordingly.

  • Transfer the batter to a bigger sized vessel. Now take the soaked idli rava. Drain the excess water carefully by sliding the vessel. Squeeze the idli rava gently and add to urad dal batter. Do not squeeze hard to remove all the water content. There should be some water while mixing with urad dal batter.
  • Karnataka idli with idli rava
  • Squeeze and mix all the idli rava to the urad dal batter. Mix well with your hands to aid fermentation. Consistency of batter should be like regular idli dosa batter.

  • Do not add salt now. Salt curbs fermentation process. So we are going to add the next morning after fermentation. Close the batter container and set aside for fermentation. Keep it overnight or minimum 12 hours based on the weather.
  • Karnataka idli with idli rava
  • The next morning batter would have doubled in quantity, sometimes overflowing too. Add required salt and a pinch of baking soda (optional). Mix well with a ladle.
  • Heat water in an idli pot. Take an idli plate and grease with sesame oil. Pour the batter in each mould. Steam it for 10 to 12 minutes till idli is cooked well. Dip your finger in water and make a hole in the idli. If your finger comes out non-sticky, idli is cooked else cook for more time. Karnataka idli with idli rava
  • Switch off the flame. Remove the idli plate. Rest for 2 minutes. Then remove the idli using a flat, big spoon. Enjoy with hot sambar or watery chutney !

Note

  • Urad dal should be soaked a minimum of 1 hour. Its ok if you soak for 3 to 4 hours too.
  • This idli crumbles if you try to dip in sambar. So its better to serve as shown in the picture below. You should use a spoon to eat this idli.
  • You cannot make dosa with this batter.
  • Make sure idli batter consistency is not thick. It should be pourable like usual batter.
  • You can refrigerate this batter and use up to one week.
Enjoy this easy Karnataka style idli rava idli with sambar or watery chutney !
Karnataka idli with idli rava

Continue Reading...


August 5, 2019

Heerekayi Palya Recipe – Karnataka Style Ridge Gourd Gravy For Roti, Rice

 heerekai palya
 Recently my neighbor from North Karnataka gave me some Jolada roti / Jowar roti , ridge gourd / Heerekai palya  (Kannada name )and brinjal / badanekayi chutney as side dish. I have tasted jolada roti oota in Kamat restaurant but this gravy and chutney recipes were new to me. It was so tasty and made me eat 3 rotis 😋. When I shared this picture in my Instagram feed, many of my friends and readers asked me to share the recipe of heerekayi palya. This afternoon I got the recipe from my neighbor and prepared it for our lunch. It came out so well. Its a very simple recipe with peanut and till seeds/ black sesame seeds masala as base for this gravy. Its very similar to Ennegai recipe prepared using brinjal which is the most popular side dish for Jolada roti. Some people call this heerekayi palya as stuffed ridge gourd palya / heerekayi ennagai palya in Kannada. But there is a small variation in this gravy. Friends, I bet no one could find that this gravy is prepared with ridge gourd. Its so flavorful and tastes great with jowar roti, rice and chapati. Do try it once. You will love it and start to make it often. Its so easy to prepare too ! Ok, lets see how to make North Karnataka style (Uttara Karnataka) heerekai palya recipe with step by step pictures.

Check out my other interesting Karnataka recipes.

heerekayi palya

Heerekai palya - North Karnataka style ridge gourd gravy


Heerekai palya - North Karnataka style ridge gourd gravy

Heerekai palya - North Karnataka style ridge gourd gravy for jolada roti, rice and chapati.



Cuisine: Karnataka recipes
Category: side dish for jolada roti
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Ridge gourd - 1 (Long and big)
  • Big onion - 1 (Big)
  • Tomato - 1 (big)
  • Salt & water - as needed
To grind
  • Roasted peanuts without skin - 1/4 cup
  • Black till seeds powder - 1 tbsp (roasted sesame seeds powder)
  • Green chilli - 3 (Use 2 for less spice)
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 10
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Sambar powder - 1 tsp ( I used MTR sambar powder, refer notes)
  • Turmeric powder = 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut - 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Cinnamon - 1 small piece
  • Cloves - 1
To Temper
  • Cooking oil - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few
HOW TO MAKE RIDGE GOURD GRAVY / HEEREKAYI PALYA
  1. Wash and peel the ridges of ridge gourd & skin.
  2. Chop into 2 inch size lengthy pieces. Set aside.
  3. Grind all the ingredients given under “To grind” to a smooth paste adding water.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  5. Saute onion, tomato and ridge gourd pieces till soft. Add the ground masala paste.
  6. Saute till raw smell goes off. Add required water, cover and cook till ridge gourd is done.
  7. Remove and serve hot with Jolada roti / Jowar roti, rice or chapathi !
HEEREKAI PALYA - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and peel the ridges and skin of ridge gourd. Do not remove the skin completely. But ridges should be removed and discarded. Chop the ridge gourd into 2 inch pieces in length. Wash and set aside.

  • In a mixie jar take roasted peanuts (without skin), black sesame seeds powder(uchellu podi, dry roast and powder it), green chilli, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, curry leaves, dry coconut, turmeric powder and sambar powder ( If you are not using Karnataka sambar powder, add 1 piece cinnamon and 1 clove along with usual sambar powder). Grind everything to a smooth paste adding required water. Set aside.
  • heerekayi palya
  • Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. Add onion and saute till transparent. Add tomato, required salt and saute till mushy.
  • heerekayi palya
  • Add ridge gourd pieces and saute till it becomes soft. Add ground masala paste. Saute till its raw smell goes off. Now add the required water, check for taste.
  • heerekayi palya
  • Cover and cook for sometime. Open the lid and mix once or twice in the middle. Cook till ridge gourd is cooked completely but not mushy. It should retain its shape. 
  • heerekayi palya
  • Adjust the consistency of gravy by adding water. Switch off the flame and serve hot with jolada roti, rice and chapathi. Enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of green chilli based on your taste.
  • Sesame seeds powder and peanut forms the base for this gravy. So do not skip it.
  • You can use snake gourd, lady’s finger instead of ridge gourd.
  • This gravy thickens over time. So you can add more water if needed and adjust the salt. 

Yummy, Karnataka style ridge gourd gravy is ready to relish with jowar roti, rice !
ridge gourd gravy

Continue Reading...


January 12, 2019

Avarekalu Uppittu Recipe – Karnataka Style Avarekalu Upma

Avarekalu uppittu
Avarekalu uppittu is the Kannada name for rava upma prepared with hyacinth beans (Field beans in English, Mochai in Tamil ). Its a healthy breakfast and dinner recipe of Karnataka. Avarekalu, a kind of bean is available all over Karnataka during winter season from December to February. We call it as mocha kottai in Tamil. As it is healthy and a good source of protein, people try to consume more avarekalu by adding them in upma / uppittu, akki roti, sambar/ saaru , palya/ poriyal etc. Every year during this time, I try varieties of avarekalu recipes learning from my school moms friends. Recently I went to the most popular avarekalu mela (food festival) in VV puram. It was so good to see varieties of sweets, snacks, breakfast, dinner and lunch recipes with avarekalu. After eating there, I was tempted to try some of them at home. As a first step, I tried this easy and quick avarekalu uppittu recipe prepared with rava / semolina, field beans and onion. It came out so soft and yummy just like the hotel ones. I must thank my friends Tara and Megha for sharing some important points like roasting rava in oil, rava water ratio and tips to make the best avarekalu uppittu. I am very happy with the results. This recipe will be helpful for beginners too. I used coarse Bombay rava. For healthy option, you can use bansi rava or rice rawa (akki tari) too. Ok, lets see how to make avarekalu uppittu recipe with step by step pictures.

Check out my other interesting avarekalu recipes too !

Avarekalu uppittu recipe

Avarekalu uppittu / Avarekalu rava upma recipe


Avarekalu uppittu / Avarekalu rava upma recipe

Learn how to make Karnataka special avarekalu uppittu recipe with stepwise pictures.



Cuisine: Karnataka
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 2 -3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Bombay rava / Coarse semolina - 1 cup
  • Cooked Avarekalu / Hyacinth beans - 1/2 cup
  • Big onion - 1
  • Green chilli - 2 ( use 4 for spicy uppittu)
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece (Finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - 3.5 cups
  • Lemon juice - few drops (optional)
To Temper
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp for roasting rava
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp




  • Cashew nuts - few
  • HOW TO MAKE AVAREKALU UPPITTU
    1. Wash and pressure cook avarekalu in high flame for two whistles adding required water.
    2. Drain the excess water and keep the cooked avarekalu ready.
    3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadai. Roast the rava in medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes patiently.
    4. Transfer to a plate. Again heat the kadai with 2 tbsp oil.
    5. Splutter mustard, urad, chana dal and cumin seeds. Add cashews and roast till slightly golden.
    6. Add finely chopped onion, green chilli, ginger and curry leaves. Saute till transparent.
    7. Then add the cooked avarekalu without any water. Mix well.
    8. Lastly add the roasted rava and mix well. Add the required salt, mix it. Switch off the flame.
    9. In a bowl, take the required water and boil till it roll boils.
    10. Add this water carefully to the rava mixture. Mix gently without making any lumps.
    11. After the rava is mixed well with water, switch on the flame. Add grated coconut, coriander leaves and mix well.
    12. Cover cook in low flame till its done. Lastly add 1 tbsp ghee and switch off the flame.
    13. Mix and serve hot with coconut chutney. Enjoy !

    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
    • Wash and pressure cook avarekalu in high flame for 2 whistles. Do not over cook it. Remove and drain the excess water. Set aside. Chop onion, green chilli, ginger, coriander leaves and keep it ready.

    • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadai. Roast rava in medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes without changing its color. Transfer to a plate.
    • avarekalu uppittu
    • Heat 2 tbsp oil in the same kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, cashews and cumin seeds. Saute onion, green chilli, curry leaves. Saute till onion becomes transparent.
    • avarekalu uppittu
    • Now add the cooked avarekalu and saute for a minute. Add the required salt and roasted rava. Mix well.
    • avarekalu uppittu
    • Boil 3.5 cups water in a bowl and add the water to the rava carefully. It splashes. Keep the flame low and mix without any lumps. Rava absorbs all the water and becomes thick.  ( My friends suggested me to make this upma mushy and soft . So we are adding more water. If you want it fluffy and separate, add 2.5 cups of water).
    • avarekalu uppittu
    • Now add the finely chopped coriander leaves, grated coconut and mix well. Cover and cook in low to medium flame for 5 minutes. Open the lid and mix well once in the middle.
    • Switch off the flame and add 1 tbsp ghee at the end. If you like, you can add few drops of lemon juice too. It looks mushy when hot. But it becomes fluffy and separate as it cools down. 
    • avarekalu uppittu
      Enjoy hot serving with coconut chutney !

    Note

    • You can skip onion and make it for no onion no garlic version.
    • Adjust the quantity of green chillies based on your taste.
    • You can use bansi rava instead of Bombay rava. Some people also make it with chiroti rava / fine rava.
    • Addition of coriander leaves and grated coconut gives a nice flavor and taste to upma. You can add it in the water instead of adding at the end.

    Try this yummy, healthy avarekalu uppittu and enjoy !
    Avarekalu uppittu recipe

    Continue Reading...


    December 30, 2018

    Avarekalu Usli Recipe – Avarekalu Sundal Recipe

    Avarekalu usli recipe
    Avarekalu usli or avarekalu sundal is a Karnataka special avarekalu recipe ( Hyacinth beans / field beans in Engligh, Mochai In Tamil, Lilva papdi in Hindi) that is served as an evening snack along with tea. Some people prefer to have this as a side dish for akki roti / ubbu roti, rice and chapathi. My school moms friends told its preparation procedure is similar to avarekalu palya. Its a very simple and healthy recipe with less ingredients and no grinding job. Just temper the cooked avarekalu with mustard, chilli, onion, garlic and garnish with lots of coconut. Based on the inputs from my friends, I tried it for the first time by watching an YouTube video by Mallamma ajji. This recipe is of Gubbi, Tumkur style. I made slight changes in the original recipe and tried it. Actually I found two versions of avarekalu usli recipe. One is a simple way which I have shown below and the other one is with ground coconut masala. As I tried for my lunch to serve as sundal, I chose this easy version. If you have cooked averakalu ready in hand, you can prepare this usli under 5 minutes. You can also make it directly in a pressure cooker using raw field beans. You can make it semi solid or dry in consistency by adjusting the water quantity. Friends try this easy, Tumkur style avarekalu usili recipe. You will love it. Its so easy and quick to make. We enjoyed it as a snack. Ok, lets see how to make Karnataka special avarekalu usli / avarekalu sundal recipe with step by step pictures.

    Do check out my interesting and easy avarekalu recipes like hitikida avarekalu saaru, avarekalu pulao, avarekalu sagu, avarekalu mixture, avarekalu huli, avarekalu soppu palya.

    Avarekalu sundal


    Avarekalu Usli / Avarekalu Sundal Recipe


    Avarekalu Usili / Avarekalu Sundai Recipe

    Avarekalu usli recipe for evening snacks. It can also be served as side dish for rice, chapathi and akki roti.



    Cuisine: Karnataka
    Category: avarekalu recipes
    Serves: Serves 2
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 10 Minutes
    Total time: 20 Minutes



    INGREDIENTS
    1 cup- 250ml
    • Avarekalu / Hyacinth beans / Lilva papdi - 1.5 cups
    • Big onion - 1 no (finely chopped)
    • Green chilli - 2
    • Crushed Garlic cloves - 6
    • Crushed Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
    • Roasted cumin powder - 1 tsp
    • Roasted methi seeds powder - 1/4 tsp OR Cumin seeds - 1 tsp, Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
    • Hing / Asafetida – 1/4 tsp
    • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
    • Coriander leaves - to garnish
    To temper
    • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
    • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
    • Curry leaves - Few
    METHOD
    1. Wash and keep the avarekalu. Finely chop onion, slit green chilli and coriander leaves.
    2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Splutter mustard, curry leaves, green chilli, onion, crushed ginger and garlic.
    3. Saute till transparent. Add salt, hing and avarekalu. Saute for a minute.
    4. Add 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles in low flame.
    5. Open the cooker and add grated coconut, coriander leaves. Mix well.
    6. Add water if needed. Give one boil.
    7. Dry roast cumin seeds and methi seeds. Powder it.
    8. Add the powder to the boiling avarekalu usili. Mix well and switch off the flame.
    9. You can make it semi solid in consistency or dry as you like.
    10. Serve as evening snack or along with ubbu roti / akki roti and rice.  
    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
    • Wash and keep the avarekalu ready. You don’t need to peel the skin of avarekalu. You can use it as whole ones. ( I used cooked avarekalu. So I just tempered all the ingredients in a kadai and made this usili. If you are using raw, uncooked avarekalu follow the procedure given below. So the step by step pictures vary from the instructions). Chop onion, slit green chilli, grate coconut and chop coriander leaves. Keep it ready.

    • In a pressure cooker base heat oil and splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves. Add slit green chilli and finely chopped onion. Saute till onion becomes transparent.

    • Avarekalu usli
    • Add crushed ginger and garlic cloves. Saute for a minute. Add avarekalu, hing and saute in oil for 2 minutes.

    • Lastly add required salt and 1 cup of water. Keep the flame high. After the steam starts to come out, put the weight valve and lower the flame. Pressure cook for 2 whistles in low flame.

    • Open the cooker lid after the steam is released. Add grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and check for water content. If the usili is too dry, add 1/2 cup of water else give one boil. Let it be semi solid in consistency because it will become thick and dry once it cools down.
    • Avarekalu usli
    • Dry roast methi seeds and cumin seeds in low flame till methi becomes golden in color. Grind to make a fine powder. Add this powder to the avarekalu usili, mix well and switch off the flame. I made it slightly dry to serve as sundal.

    • Enjoy with akki roti/ ubbu roti, rice or as a snack along with tea ! 

    Note

    • For variations, you can grind green chilli, ginger and garlic and make it as a paste. Add along with onion and saute it.
    • To make this as a gravy, grind green chilli, coconut, coriander leaves and cumin seeds. Make a paste and add to the avarekalu, pressure cook.  You can serve it with chapathi and akki roti.
    • Adjust the quantity of green chilli as per your taste.
    Try this easy, interesting avarekalu usili recipe and enjoy a healthy snack.
    Avarekalu usli recipe


    Continue Reading...


    November 13, 2018

    Karnataka Red Coconut Chutney Recipe For Idli, Dosa

    Red coconut chutney  

    I got this Karnataka style red coconut chutney recipe from Udupi recipes blog and prepared it as side dish for thatte idli ( plate idli). As its a no onion no garlic red coconut chutney recipe, ginger is used for the flavor. Actually I was hesitant to try coconut, red chilli with ginger combination. But in the original recipe it was mentioned as her father’s North Karnataka style hotel chutney. So I gave a try following the same recipe. dli. It came out well. I liked it very much more than Sendhil and Raksha as they both are against ginger in chutney. You can make this chutney thick or slightly watery based on your liking. Using byadge red chilli is a must for this chutney to give a nice, bright red color. For variations, you can skip roasted gram dal and use coconut alone. This chutney tastes the best with hot idli and dosa. Serve it topped with gingely oil. Ok, lets see how to make Karnataka style red coconut chutney with step by step pictures.

    If you are interested check out my Bangalore hotel style coconut chutney, Kerala red coconut chutney, Red coconut chutney with garlic.


    Karnataka Red Coconut Chutney Recipe


    Karnataka Red Coconut Chutney Recipe

    Karnataka Red Coconut Chutney Recipe For idli, dosa



    Cuisine: Karnataka
    Category: Chutney
    Serves: Serves 3
    Prep time: 5 Minutes
    Cook time: 5 Minutes
    Total time: 10 Minutes



    INGREDIENTS
    1 cup - 250ml
    • Grated coconut - 1 cup
    • Roasted gram dal / Pottukadalai / Hurigadale - 3 tsp
    • Byadgi red chilli - 4 nos.(Use 6 for spicy chutney)
    • Tamarind - Small berry size (pinch into small pieces)
    • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
    • Asafetida/ hing - a pinch
    • Salt & water - as needed
    To Temper
    • Coconut oil - 2 tsp
    • Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
    • Urad dal - 1 tsp
    • Curry leaves - Few
    HOW TO MAKE RED COCONUT CHUTNEY
    1. Wash and soak byadgi red chilli in little water for 5 minutes.
    2. Take the grated coconut, red chilli, tamarind, ginger, roasted gram dal and hing in a mixie jar.
    3. Add required salt, water and grind to a smooth paste.
    4. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves in coconut oil.
    5. Add to chutney and mix well. Serve with idli, dosa.
    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
    • Soak byadgi red chilli in little water for 5 minutes. In a mixie jar, take the freshly grated coconut, soaked red chilli,gram dal, tamarind pieces, ginger, hing, salt and dry grind to a thick coarse paste without water.

    • Now add the required water and then grind again to a smooth paste. You can make it thick or slightly watery if you like. Transfer the chutney to a bowl.

    • Heat oil in a small kadai, temper mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and add to chutney. Mix well and serve with idli, dosa.

      Enjoy !

    Note

    • For variations, skip roasted gram dal and use coconut alone.
    • If you don’t like ginger flavor, you can add 2 garlic cloves instead.

    Easy, yummy Karnataka style red coconut chutney is ready to enjoy. You too try it and share your feedback with me.
    Continue Reading...