Monday, 18 March 2013

Vankaya fry with koora podi

There are many varieties we can prepare with brinjal...Each variety got unique taste.  This is a simple fry with curry powder.

  • Brinjal : 1lb
  • Salt
  • Oil: 2 tb sp oil
  • Curry powder: As needed
For koora podi(curry powder):
  • Urad Dal: 1 cup
  • Channa Dal: 1/2 cup
  • Coriander seeds: 1/4 cup
  • Red chillies: 10-12
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Methi seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Dry roast all ingredients under koora podi till they turn into brown color. Take off from the heat and leave it till they come down to room temperature.
  • Grind them into coarse powder along with enough salt.Keep this powder aside.
  • Now wash and chop brinjal in squares and keep them in salted water.
  • In a pan add oil and fry brinjal .When they are half done add enough koor podi and fry till done.
Serve with plain dal or rasam and ghee.
Note: Alternatively you can stuff this powder in brinjal.The curry powder can be stored for future use.

This is my entry to event Veggie/fruit a month  hosted by  myspicykitchen .

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Hayagreeva(A Karnataka delicacy)

There are quite a lot of recipes which i book marked to try.This is one of them.. A simple and easy sweet.

  • Channa Dal: 1cup
  • Jaggery: 1-1.5 cup as per taste
  • Grated Dry coconut: 1/2 cup
  • Ilachi powder
  • Raisins and Cashews : few(optional)
  • Ghee: 2 tbsps
  • Cook channa dal till done and it should retains its without becoming mushy.
  • Now add channa dal, grated jagger, coconut powder,ilachi, 1tb spn ghee and mix well and cook till mixture becomes a mass consistency.
  • Add fried raisins and serve.