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September 13, 2021

Dosakaya Pappu–Andhra Style Cucumber Dal Recipe

Dosakaya pappu

Andhra style Cucumber dal / Dosakaya pappu is a super easy, quick dal recipe that can be prepared directly in a pressure cooker. Last week I had shared Karnataka style Cucumber palya / Salad Cucumber curry for rice. Its a super easy recipe. Similarly this Andhra style Dosakaya pappu is a super quick and healthy recipe with the combination of dal. I referred so many websites for this recipe and watched Vahchef’s YouTube video after a long time. 

Generally Andhra people use Yellow Cucumber for this recipe but I used Salad Cucumber as I had lots in my pantry. Even Vahchef used the Salad Cucumber in his video. So I was double happy and tried it confidently. Surprisingly it came out very well and most comforting with rice adding ghee. We all liked it. 

Friends, do try this Andhra special Dosakaya pappu recipe / Yellow Cucumber Dal for rice. You can enjoy with roti as well. Share your feedback with me!

Check out my Karnataka style Cucumber curry / Southekayi palya recipe too. 


Dosakaya pappu


Dosakaya Pappu | Andhra style Cucumber Dal Recipe


Dosakaya Pappu | Andhra style Cucumber Dal Recipe

Dosakaya Pappu | Andhra style Cucumber Dal Recipe for rice


 
Cuisine: Andhra
Category: Side dish
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Moong dal - 2 tbsp
  • Toor dal – 2 tbsp
  • Cucumber – 1 or 2 ( I used Salad Cucumber)
  • Big onion - 1
  • Tomato – 1 (optional)
  • Green chilli - 1 or 2
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind - small gooseberry size
  • Salt & water - as needed
To temper
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1
  • Crushed garlic - 10
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Hing / Asafetida – a pinch
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
HOW TO MAKE DOSAKAYA PAPPU
  1. Wash and peel the skin of Cucumber. Chop into big cubes.
  2. In a pressure cooker base, take the dal, chopped cucumber, onion, tomato, green chilli, ginger, turmeric powder, salt and water.
  3. Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Open the mash the dal.
  4. Add little tamarind extract and boil well.
  5. Temper all the ingredients given under “ To temper”.
  6. Add to dal. Mix well and switch off the flame.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with plain rice adding ghee.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and peel the skin of Cucumber, Chop into big cubes. Wash and chop onion, tomato (optional), green chilli and ginger.
  • Dosakaya pappu recipe
  • In a pressure cooker base, take the washed toor dal, moong dal, chopped cucumber, onion, green chilli, ginger and tomato pieces (optional). Add required water, turmeric powder, few drops of cooking oil and salt.
  • Dosakaya pappu recipe
  • Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Mash it well. Add 1/4 cup of tamarind extract and boil for few minutes.

  • Lastly temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilli, crushed garlic, red chilli powder and hing. Saute in low flame for a minute and add to dal. Boil the dal for few minutes till it reaches a desired consistency based on the thickness you need.
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  • Switch off the flame and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and serve hot with plain rice adding ghee. Enjoy !

Note

  • I used only one green chilli as I have added red chilli and red chilli powder.
  • Tomato is optional. Adding tamarind extract is enough. But I used tomato as well.

  

Easy, yummy Andhra style Dosakaya pappu is ready to relish with rice.
Dosakaya pappu recipe

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September 9, 2021

Javvarisi Kozhukattai | Sago Kolukattai | Sabudana modak recipe –Kozhukattai Varieties

javvarisi kozhukattai

Javvarisi Kozhukattai / Sago dumpling / Sabudana modak is an easy and interesting Kozhukattai recipe. Actually I bookmarked this recipe and Pillayarpatti mothagam recipes long back but every year during Ganesh Chaturthi, I tried some other kozhukattai variety and shared in my blog. This year, I started my Ganesh Chaturthi recipes with this easy sweet kozhukattai recipe. I never thought it tastes so good. We all loved it.

If you have white big sago / maavu javvarisi in hand, you can make this kozhukattai easily. It comes out so well. I am happy to add this recipe in my kozhukattai varieties list. Friends, do try this yummy javvarisi kozhukattai during this Vinayagar chaturthi and share your feedback with me.

javvarisi kozhukattai

Javvarisi Kozhukattai / Sago Kolukattai recipe


Javvarisi Kozhukattai / Sago Kolukattai recipe

Javvarisi Kozhukattai / Sago Kolukattai recipe - Kozhukattai varieties for Ganesh Chaturthi


 
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 10
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Javvarisi / White, big Sago – 1/2 cup
  • Idiyappam flour or Kozhukattai flour – 1.5 to 2 tbsp
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar or Jaggery - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Roasted cashewnuts – 5
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Water - as needed
HOW TO MAKE JAVVARISI KOZHUKATTAI
  1. Wash and soak javvarisi in enough water for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Drain the excess soaked water if any. Grind the javvarisi coarsely.
  3. Transfer to a bowl. Add rice flour and salt. Mix well to make non sticky dough.
  4. Cover till use. Kozhukattai dough is ready.
  5. To make the poornam / stuffing, mix grated coconut, sugar, cardamom and roasted cashews along with ghee. Mix well.
  6. Take a golf ball sized kozhukattai dough and press it to make a dent.
  7. Fill a tsp of stuffing and close it. Make balls and arrange in idli plate.
  8. Boil water in idli pot and keep the idli plate. Steam the kozhukattai for 15 minutes till it becomes shiny and cooked well.
  9. Rest for 5 minutes and then remove it. Offer God and enjoy !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and soak javvarisi in enough water for 2 to 3 hours. Drain the excess water if any. Grind the javvarisi coarsely.
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  • Transfer to a bowl. Add idiyappam / store bought flour and 1/4 tsp of salt. Mix well to make non-sticky dough. Cover till use.
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  • To make the stuffing/ pooranam, mix the grated coconut, sugar, cardamom powder and roasted cashew pieces along with ghee. Mix well and set aside.
  • javvarisi kozhukattai
  • To make the kozhukattai, make golf ball sized balls from kozhukattai dough and press in the middle to make a dent. Keep 1 to 2 tsp of stuffing in the center and pull the edges to cover it. Make a smooth ball. Make all the kozhukattai.
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  • Grease an idli plate and arrange the balls. Boil water in idli pot and let it roll boil. Place the idli plate and steam the kozhukattai for 15 minutes in medium flame. Switch off the flame once it turns half white in color, shiny and cooked soft. Rest the kozhukattai for 5 minutes and then remove them from the idli plate.
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  • Serve God and enjoy. Tastes the best when served hot or warm.

Note

  • Do not use nylon javvarisi/ small sized sago for this kozhukattai.
  • You can use medium or big sized white sago.
  • Adjust the quantity of rice flour based on the need.
  • After steaming kozhukattai turns its color from pure white to half white and shiny. So steam it for minimum 15 minutes.

Try this unique and interesting javvarisi kozhukattai recipe and enjoy !

javvarisi kozhukattai

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September 6, 2021

Green Gram Laddu With Jaggery | Pasi Payaru Urundai

Green gram ladoo

Green gram laddu / Pasi payaru urundai (in Tamil) is a super healthy and easy sweet cum snack recipe. Last week I prepared this for my Guru pooja neivedyam. It can be prepared instantly under 15 minutes. I used Organic powdered jaggery / Naatu sakkarai. You can use sugar too.

Friends, you can pack this healthy green moong  ladoo for yours and kids snacks box. You can also prepare this ladoo as prasadam for festivals like Diwali, Gokulashtami, Navarathri and Ganesh chaturthi as its easy, healthy and quick to prepare. Ok, Lets check out how to make this easy and yummy Green gram laddu with jaggery with step by step pictures.

Green gram laddu


Green gram laddu with jaggery / Pasi payaru urundai recipe


Green gram laddu with jaggery / Pasi payaru urundai recipe

Green gram laddu with jaggery / Pasi payaru urundai recipe for Kids snacks box and festivals.


 
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 10
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Green gram - 1/2 cup
  • Powdered jaggery - 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Cashew nuts - few
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
HOW TO MAKE GREEN GRAM LADOO WITH JAGGERY
  1. Heat a kadai and dry roast the green gram in low to medium flame till reddish brown with nice aroma.
  2. Cool down completely. Grind to a fine powder along with cardamom.
  3. Lastly add powdered jaggery to it and grind again to smooth powder.
  4. Collect in a plate. Heat ghee and roast broken cashews. Add to the mixture.
  5. Mix well and shape ladoo. Store in an air tight box. You can use up to 1 week.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • To make green gram ladoo with jaggery, firstly heat a kadai. Lower the flame and add the green gram. Roast it till it leaves a nice aroma and turns reddish brown color. Roast patiently in low to medium flame else laddu tastes raw.

  • Switch off the flame and remove in a plate. Let it cool down completely.

  • In a mixie jar, take the green gram, cardamom and grind to a fine powder.

  • Lastly add the powdered jaggery to the mixie jar. Powder it nicely. Remove and collect in a plate.

  • Heat ghee in a small kadai and roast the broken cashew pieces till golden in color. Add to the green gram jaggery mixture.

  • Mix evenly with a spoon as the ghee is hot. Once it turns warm, mix well with your hands and shape balls. Make ladoo and store in an air tight box. Enjoy up to 1 week.


Note

  • For variations, you can roast the powdered green gram in melted ghee, cashew mixture and shape ladoo once it cools down. Ladoo looks little moist and shiny.
  • You can use powdered sugar instead of jaggery.
  • Make sure you roast the green gram without raw smell.

Easy, super healthy and instant green gram ladoo is ready to relish !

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August 30, 2021

Aval Puttu Recipe | Poha Puttu - Sweet Poha | Gokulashtami Recipes

aval puttu recipe


Aval puttu / Poha jaggery puttu is one of the easy and yummy neivedyam recipes you can prepare for Gokulashtami, Navarathri and other occasions at home. I learnt this recipe from my MIL. She used to make it often for our Friday Thiru vilakku poojai.

Last week I made this for my pooja asking the recipe and procedure from her. Actually my MIL told me to add powdered jaggery to the powdered and soaked poha directly. But I made jaggery syrup and strained it as it had some impurities. If your jaggery is clean, you can powder and add it as such.

Friends, do try this easy Aval puttu / Poha puttu for Gokulashtami festival and enjoy.

aval puttu recipe

Aval puttu / Poha puttu recipe


Aval puttu / Poha puttu recipe

Aval puttu / Poha puttu recipe for Gokulashtami and Navarathri festivals.


 
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Thick or thin poha - 1 cup
  • Powdered jaggery - 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom - 2 (Crushed)
  • Hot Water - as needed
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Cashew nuts - few
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
HOW TO MAKE AVAL PUTTU
  1. Dry roast aval / poha for 5 minutes in medium flame till crispy.
  2. Remove and powder it coarsely. Wash and keep it aside.
  3. Add little hot water to make the poha soft. Cover it for 10 minutes
  4. Poha becomes soft and crumbly in few minutes.
  5. Boil jaggery and melt it. Strain the syrup and boil till frothy and thick.
  6. Add the syrup to the soaked poha. Mix well.
  7. Add cardamom powder, grated coconut and mix well.
  8. Lastly roast the cashews in ghee till golden in color.
  9. Add to the aval puttu and offer as prasadam to Lord Krishna for Gokulashtami !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Heat a kadai and dry roast the aval / poha for few minutes in medium flame. Roast till it becomes crispy. You can use thin or thick poha.

  • Remove and cool down. Grind to a coarse powder and add little hot water to it. ( Say 1/2 to 3/4 cup). Cover and sit for 10 minutes. Poha absorbs all the water and it becomes soft, crumbly.aval puttu recipeaval puttu recipe
  • In the mean time, boil the jaggery adding 1/4 cup water and melt it. Strain the syrup and boil again till syrup becomes frothy and slightly thick.
  • aval puttu recipe
  • Add the syrup to the soaked aval and mix well. It will look mushy initially but it becomes crumbly and fluffy after some time.
  • aval puttu recipe
  • Lastly add the crushed cardamom,grated coconut and mix gently. Roast cashews in ghee and add to the poha mix.
  • aval puttu recipe
  • Mix well and offer as prasadam to Lord Krishna. You can also make this neivedyam for Navarathri along with some sundal varieties.
  • aval puttu recipe
    Enjoy !

Note

  • For variations, you can add powdered jaggery to the soaked poha if its clean.
  • For thin poha, just follow the same procedure but do not add all the syrup at once. Add gradually till poha absorbs it because thin poha doesn’t take all the syrup.

 

Delicious Aval Puttu recipe is ready to relish !

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August 26, 2021

Southekayi Palya – Cucumber Poriyal | Vellarikka Poriyal Recipe

southekayi palya

Cucumber (Southekayi in Kannada, Vellarikai in Tamil, Vellarikka in Malayalam, Dosakaya in Telugu, Kheera in Hindi) is a super healthy vegetable that is usually consumed as a salad. We eat it as such or add in Kosmbari or green gram carrot salad. But this time, I tried a simple, Karnataka style palya / poriyal/ curry with cucumber. Generally people in Karnataka use Mangalore Cucumber also known as Sambar Cucumber for making side dishes. But I used the salad Cucumber today.

This Cucumber poriyal is a no onion no garlic recipe. Its so easy to make and its cooking time is very less because of its water content. Sendhil and Raksha couldn’t make out its cucumber curry. It was so tasty and flavorful. Friends, if you are bored of making salad with Cucumber, try this palya. You will love it.

Lets see how to make Karnataka style Southekayi palya recipe with step by step pictures.

southekayi palya


Southekayi palya recipe / Cucumber curry / Vellarikai poriyal recipe


Southekayi palya recipe / Cucumber curry / Vellarikai poriyal recipe

Southekayi palya recipe / Cucumber curry / Vellarikai poriyal recipe for rice


 
Cuisine: Karnataka
Category: Side dish
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS

  • Cucumber / Southekayi / Velarikkai - 2
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
To Temper
  • Coconut oil or cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 /2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Red chilli - 1 or 2
  • Asafetida / hing - 2 pinches

  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
HOW TO MAKE SOUTHEKAYI PALYA
  1. Wash and peel the skin of Cucumber. Chop into small cubes.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, Urad dal, Chana dal, curry leaves, red chilli and hing.
  3. Add chopped Cucumber pieces, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
  4. Cover and cook in medium flame till Cucumber becomes soft.
  5. If there is water, boil for few minutes to drain.
  6. Lastly add the grated coconut and coriander leaves. Mix well.
  7. Serve hot with rice.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and peel the skin of Cucumber/ Southekayi. Trim the ends, chop into small cubes. Set aside.
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  • Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chilli and curry leaves.

  • Add the Cucumber pieces, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and cover cook in low to medium flame till Cucumber turns soft. No need to add water because the water content in Cucumber is sufficient to cook. (If needed sprinkle little water)
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  • Stir the curry once or twice in the middle. Once its cooked, add grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Cook for a minute and switch off the flame. 
  • southekayi palya
    Enjoy with rice !

Note

  • No need to add water for cooking this vegetable. If necessary, just sprinkle little water. Say few tbsp.
  • For variations, you can add sambar powder instead of red chilli.
  • If you wish, you can grind coconut, one green chilli, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 2 small onion coarsely and add to cucumber once its cooked. It gives a nice flavor to poriyal more like Kerala style thoran.


Easy, yummy Karnataka style Cucumber palya is ready to serve !

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August 19, 2021

Sambaram Recipe | Moru Vellam | Kerala Style Spiced Buttermilk

Sambaram

Every year during Onam Sadya, I try to make Sadya at home. I have shared nearly 5 different Sadya menu and posted in my blog. Pleasec check the links below. Dishes like Puli inji, avial, ada pradhaman, pazham, papadam are mandatory in every Sadya be it simple or elaborate. Similarly sambaram i.e Kerala style spiced buttermilk should be in the Onam sadya menu for sure.

Onam sadya will be incomplete without this sambaram. Its fondly known as moru vellam in Malayalam language. Spices like ginger, green chilli (Kanthari / Bird’s eye chilli), curry leaves and small onions is crushed coarsely and added to churned buttermilk. It gives a super flavor to the buttermilk and makes it more healthy. Sambaram is served at the end of the meal as it helps to digest the sadya food. 

Lets see how to make this tasty Kerala special spiced buttermilk / Moru vellam / Sambaram at home easily in 3 steps with video.




Sambaram recipe

Please check out my other Onam Sadya menu below :

Kerala Sambaram

Sambaram recipe | Moru vellam | Kerala buttermilk recipe


Sambaram recipe | Moru vellam | Kerala buttermilk recipe

Sambaram recipe | Moru vellam | Kerala buttermilk recipe for Onam sadya


 
Cuisine: Kerala
Category: Drink
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Curd - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 cups (adjust)
  • Salt - as needed
To crush coarsely
  • Bird's eye green chilli (Kanthari) or green chilli - 3 or 2
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Small onion - 6
HOW TO MAKE SAMBARAM
  1. Take curd in a bowl. Add water, salt and churn it.
  2. Grind chilli, onion, ginger and curry leaves coarsely.
  3. Mix with buttermilk and serve it. Enjoy !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Take curd in a wide bowl. Add water and required salt. Churn well with a whisk. Check for taste and add more water if necessary.
  • Sambaram recipe
  • Grind green chilli, small onion, curry leaves and ginger coarsely using pulse option in your mixie. (Alternately, you can chop everything finely and add to buttermilk).
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  • Add to the churned buttermilk. Mix well and serve. Enjoy !Sambaram recipe

Note

  • Quantity of water differs based on the sourness of curd.
  • You can add more green chilli if you like spicy taste. I made it less spicy.
  • Instead of grinding in mixie, you can use mortar and pestle and crush it coarsely.
  • Some people add the spices finely and add to buttermilk without grinding.


Healthy and tasty Kerala style spiced buttermilk Sambaram is ready !

 Sambaram recipe

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