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BRUSSEL SPROUTS AND KAI LAN SALAD

 

Hello !!!!!!!!

Winters have set in most parts of the world.We all love to have warm food in this cold weather. I have been working late for last few months. So i settle for some warm salad that can be whipped in a jiffy. Today I am sharing a simple salad recipe with no fancy sauces or dressing. My boys love it have it like this.

This salad has the goodness of brussel sprouts, sunflower seeds and Kai Lan. Kai Lan or Gai Lan is a very popular Leafy vegetable .It is also known as Chinese  broccoli  or Chinese kale. It is a leaf vegetable featuring thick, flat, glossy blue-green leaves with thick stems, and flower heads similar to but much smaller than broccoli. The Brussels sprout has long been popular in Brussels, Belgium, and may have originated and gained its name there.Raw Brussels sprouts contain excellent levels of vitamin C and vitamin K, with more moderate amounts of B vitamins, such as folic acidand vitamin B6 , essential minerals and dietary fibre  also exist in lesser amounts.Sunflower seeds are the gift of the beautiful sunflower that has rays of petals emanating from its bright yellow, seed-studded center.It is a power house of Nutrition. You can have it raw or roasted.

Recipe for Brussel Sprouts and Kai Lan Salad:

Ingredients:

200 Gms Kai Lan Leaves

10 Brussel Sprouts

2 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds

1/4 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

Salt to Taste

1/4 Tsp  Coarse Pepper Powder

A generous Pinch of Amchur /Dry Mango Powder

8-10 Cheese Cubes

1 Tsp Olive oil

Method:

Wash Kail Lan leaves in running water. Blanch the leaves and keep it aside. Wash brussel sprouts and slice them into halves.In a wide bottom pan add olive oil. Roast the brussel sprouts until they turn slighlty golden brown. Add chilli powder, salt and Amchur. Mix well and roast for about 5-7 mins. Once done switch off the flame.

Place the blanched Kai Lan leaves on a plate. Then top it with roasted brussel sprouts. Sprinkle sunflower seeds, pepper powder. Garnish with Cheese cubes and enjoy this warm bowl of yummy salad.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EG5

BENDEKAYI AJETHNA / OKRA STIR FRY (UDUPI STYLE)

Hello!!!!!!

I am back with another easy and yum recipe from the Udupi Cuisine. Udupi cuisine mostly consists of  dishes made from   grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits. The variety and range of dishes is wide, and is made from the  the use of locally available ingredients. It is mostly  Satvik  style which means  no meat ,no onion and no garlic. It is followed by the Brahmin community in this region.

The full course Udupi meal is served on a plantain  / banana leaf, which is traditionally kept on the ground. The dishes are served in a particular order, and each dish is placed on a particular spot of the plantain leaf. Everyone  eating this meal are expected to begin and end eating the meal together. A person cannot get up in middle of the meal, even though he has finished his meal. The start and end of meal is done by saying “Govinda,” . A typical meal is served with the following :

  • Abbhigara or Ghee
  • Salt
  • Pickle
  • Kosambari
  • Bajji or chutney
  • Ajethna / Palya (dry vegetable sabzi)
  • Spiced rice (chitranna)
  • Happalla
  • Steamed rice
  • Saaru /Rasam
  • Menaskai/ Gojju
  • Koddelu / Sambhar
  • Majjige Huli /Tambuli
  • Sweets like laddu, holige or Kesari bhath
  • Fried items like bondachaklivada
  • Paramanna or Kheer (pudding) or Payasa
  • Buttermilk/curd

Today as a part of our 119th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #udupicuisine  I am sharing a simply dry sabzi that i usually make  and that  is Bendekayi Ajethna or Palya .

Ingredients:

30 Okras / Benekayi

3/4 Cup freshly grated Coconut

6 Dry red Chillies

Lemon Size Tamrind

1 Tsp Palm Jaggery

Salt to taste

For Seasoning / Tadka:

1 1/4 Tsp Mustard Seeds / Sasive

3 Dry red Chillies

3/4 Tsp Split Urad Dal

A generous pinch of Hing / Asafoetida

2 Tbsp Cooking Oil

Curry leaves -A handful

Method:

Wash the Okras or benekayi and dry them nicely with a clean hand towel . Chop them into small pieces and keep it aside. Soak tamrind in 2 tbsp warm water .Extract the juice and discard the pulp.It should be thick and not watery.

Heat a heavy bottom pan. Add oil. Once the oil is hot add  split uraddal ,hing and dry red chili (3 nos).Once the dal changes color slightly add mustard seeds and curry leaves .Once it  splutters add the chopped okra / bendekayi and mix well and  fry on high  flame. Do not cover the pan.Keep stirring and ensure it does not burn. In the meantime coarsely grind fresh coconut and red chilies  and keep it aside. Do not add water . Now add tamrind paste ,salt and palm  jaggery to the half cooked okras. Mix well and cook till all the tamrind mixture is well absorbed. Lastly add the coconut mixture and mix well. Let it cook on low flame for 5-8 mins.

Garnish with freshly grated coconut and serve hot with steamed rice , saaru and  kottambri tambli.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

Notes:

I have used Byadgi Chillies which gives nice colour and is not so spicy.

I always prefer to use palm jaggery.You can used normal jaggery in case you cannot find palm jaggery.

I will share the Kottambri Tambli recipe in my next post.

EG5

MIXED DAL PEPPER KHICHDI

 

Hello from my part of the world!!!!!

Winters have started in many parts of the world. It is raining and gloomy at my place as well. Perfect weather to stay cozy and warm. I am enjoying this weather with perfect cup of Masala chai and some fritters for snacks. I would love a warm bowl of Khichdi that is so comforting in this weather and can be whipped up quickly with easily available ingredients at home. Our humble khichdi had made headlines recently with different varieties of Khichdi from all regions in India.

Today i will share a very easy recipe that is cooked regularly at my place.My boys would love to have it with thick yogurt and some fritters.I paired it with eggplant wedges this time and it was an instant hit.

My humble contribution for 118th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Khichdi is this Mixed Dal Pepper Khichdi.

Recipe for Mixed dal pepper Khichdi:

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup White rice

1/2 Cup Brown rice

1/2 Cup Toor dal

1/2 Cup Whole Moong / Green gram

2  Tsp Freshly ground pepper

Salt to taste

A generous pinch of  jeera and Methi powder

1 Potato peeled and cubed

1 Carrot cut into medium chunks

1 Capsicum cut into medium size pcs

1/2 Cup  chopped Spring Onion

2 Sprigs of Curry leaves

1 Tsp Mustard seeds / Rai

1/4 Tsp Hing / Asafoetida

2 dry red Chillies for Tadka /Tempering

1.5 Tbsp  plus 2 tsp Ghee

Method:

Soak rice and dals for about 30 minutes.  Place the pressure cooker on the stove and switch on the heat. Add 1.5 tbsp of ghee. Once the ghee melts add mustard seeds , hing and dry red chillies. Once the mustard seeds crackle keep some tadka aside for garnishing later. Once done add all the veggies and chopped spring onion and saute for about 2-3 minutes. Now add freshly ground pepper powder ,salt and jeera methi powder and mix well. Now add the soaked rice and dal and 3.5 cups of water and pressure cook upto 2 whistles. Once done switch off the flame.

Heat a small pan. Add the balance ghee. Add curry leaves and some hing. Once the curry leaves become crisp  switch off the flame. Mix it with the set aside tadka and add this tempering to the cooked khichdi.

Serve hot with thick yougurt and eggplant wedges.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

EG5

MULTIGRAIN POTATO PANCAKES

 

Hola from my part of the world!!!!!

It’s been a week since I shared a new recipe.Hmm.. been busy at work.I have many recipes yet to be shared with all wonderful people who encourage me. Today’s theme is PANCAKES and I will sharing an easy and yummy recipe which will be loved by everyone!!!

pancake (or hotcakegriddlecake, or flapjack) is a flat cake, often thin and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that may contain eggs, milk and butter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan, often frying with oil or butter.Most of the recipes have eggs. I was inspired by Korean Potato Pancakes also known as Gamja-jeon. I have done some variation to suit our tastebuds. My boys just went gaga over these yummy pancakes. It is filling and perfect for breakfast too. I don’t have a sweet tooth so chose to make a savoury Pancake for this week’s theme.

My Contribution for 117th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #PANCAKES is this yummy Multigrain Potato Pancake.

Recipe for Multigrain Potato Pancake:

Ingredients:

For Pancakes:

2 Medium Size Potatoes peeled and grated

1 Tbsp Multigrain Powder (A mix of quinoa, greengram, flaxseeds and bajra)

1/4 Tsp Potato Starch

Salt to Taste

1/4 Cup finely Chopped Spring Onions

1 Green Chilli finely Chopped

For the Sauce:

2 Tbsp Soya Sauce

1 Tsp finely chopped white Onion

1 Tsp finely chopped Spring Onions

1/4 Tsp Sesame (Roasted slightly)

Add Chilli to adjust your Spice levels

4 Tbsp Oil(1 tsp oil for each pancake)

Method:

Take a wide bottom bowl. Mix all the ingredients of Pancake. Heat a skillet. Add oil. Then spread the potato mixture as per your desired thickness. Once the bottom turns golden brown flip the side and cook until the other side also turns golden brown.Once done remove and transfer the pancake to a plate.Repeat the process for the balance potato mixture.

For the Sauce:

Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and serve with hot pancakes.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!