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ROASTED FOXNUT SALAD / MAKHANA SALAD

 

It’s Monday !!!!!!!! I am back with another quick healthy and yummy recipe this week. Today’s recipe is a low calorie recipe without any fancy dressing.It can be whipped within 10 mins .It is light and filling at the same time.Low calorie recipes are good for weight watchers. Always consult a professional nutrition who can advise you as per your body conditions. When we are not hungry we prefer to have something light. This recipe comes to my rescue.

For 180th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #LowCalorieFood my humble contribution is this simple and delicious Roasted foxnut salad.This theme was suggested by fellow blogger Sujata roy who blogs at https://batterupwithsujata.wordpress.com. Check out some wonderful low calorie recipes from my fellow bloggers too.

Recipe for Roasted foxnut salad/ Makhana Salad:

Ingredients:

1 Cup Makhana / Foxnut

1/2 Green Bell Pepper finely chopped

1/2 Carrot finely Chopped

1 Japanese Cucumber finely chopped

1/2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin

1/4 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

Salt to Taste

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 Tsp Coarse Pepper powder

1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Coriander

Method:

Take  a wide bottom pan. Add 1/4 tsp oil. Add jeera /Cumin .Once it splutters add the foxnut or makhana. Now add chilli powder and salt to taste and roast on low flame for about 3-4 minutes.Once done switch off the flame.

In a wide bowl add finely chopped Japanese cucumber, Green bell pepper ,carrots and coriander. Sprinkle salt , coarse pepper powder and lemon juice. Mix with a spatula. Add the roasted foxnut just before serving so that  foxnut is nice and crisp.

Enjoy this simple low calorie salad anytime !!!!!!

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MANGO THOKKU MINI DOSA

 

A warm hello to everyone from this part of the globe. We are approaching month end already in this year.Time just flies. We are all looking forward to the Chinese New year as we get a good break from work.I am very eagerly looking forward to it.Atmosphere here is so festive with all the Chinese new year decor. Places are all vibrantly decked up.

Today amazing theme for 179th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Foodmagbest was suggested by Seema who blogs at www.mildlyindian.com.Check out her wonderful blog for awesome recipes. Thank you Seema for the wonderful theme which really got me thinking .Due to hectic work schedule  just managed to make a very simple yet delicious dish.

Recipe for Mango Thokku Mini Dosa:

Ingredients:

1 Cup =250 ML

2 Cups Dosa Batter

1.5 Tbsp Mango thokku

4 Tbsp Dry Chutney Powder

2 Tsp Dry Dill Leaves

1Cup Pomegranate Arils

1 Cup Cheese

Method:

Take a wide bottom bowl. Add dosa batter and mango thokku and mix well. Heat the Tawa. Once the tawa is hot, pour  the batter to make mini dosa. Once the bottom starts to turn crisp and brown and the top is also cooked sprinkle chutney powder, some cheese and a little dry dil leaves.Once done repeat the process for the remaining batter.

Transfer the dosa to a plate . Garnish with pomegranate Arils and enjoy the cheesy Mango thokku Mini Dosa.

My boys just loved it for breakfast and now they want me to pack it for lunch as well.

You must try it to believe it.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

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ELLU BELLA MIXTURE (SANKRANTI MIX)

HELLO!!!!!

Wish you all a very Happy Sankranti!!!!!!

Sankranti or Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated in many parts of India.Every place it is celebrated in a different way.Love the traditions.
We clebrate Pongal/Sankranti at home too. We prepare pongal (with the first harvest but not possible these days) at home and also give the ellu bella mixture  to atleast 5 married woman.This is given or exchanged so that happiness prevails.I learnt this from my mom who a makes this platter every year and she has something interesting and creative each time.

During my childhood we used to celebrate with so much fervor along with all our grandparents ,relatives and friends.Preparations used to start a week earlier. Huge quantities of snacks were prepared to treat our guests.

Ellu Bella  mixture consisting of Ellu ,roasted peanuts, hurigadale ,colourful peppermints,dry coconut.It takes a lot if time to cut jaggery and dry cocunut into small pcs and roast peanuts and deskin them.

My Contribution for 78th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #HarvestHarmony is this simple Ellu Bella Mixture that is a must in every household in Karnataka  on Sankranti .

Ingredients:

1 Cup Til / Ellu / Sesame seeds

4 Cups Roasted Peanuts (Remove the skin)

2 Cup Hurigadale / Roasted Gram

3 Cups Dry Coconut (chopped into uniform pieces)

1/4 Cup Peppermints

1/2 Cup Jaggery (chopped into uniform pieces)

 

Method:

Slightly roast the peanuts  in microwave and remove the skin.Remove the dark nuts.

Chop the jaggery block into uniform pieces using  a sharp knife or betel nut cracker.

Chop the dry coconut Peel the skin of the dry coconut and cut them into uniform pieces and keep it aside. Remove the copra dust and dry it in the sun.

Clean roasted gram  and  put it in hot kadai / pan (with flame switched off)and keep mixing it untill it becomes crisp.

Clean ellu /Til (White one) and slightly roast it.Ensure it does not burn.

Dry all the ingredients in the sun  untill all the moisture is dried up.

Mix all the ingredients and keep it in an airtight container.

Ellu Bella mixture is ready to serve

Below platter consists of Haldi kumkum,Fruits,Sugarcane,Tilgul mixture,Blocks made of sugar syrup( called as Sakkare Achu in Kannada),Handmade rose and a gift with blouse piece ,beetal leaf and nut with some shagun(money)

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VENDHAYA KEERAI MOR KOZHAMBU / FENUGREEK (METHI) LEAVES YOUGURT CURRY

 

Welcome to my first post in 2019. Hope the new year has started on a fantastic note for all of you. For me it has started on a very positive and encouraging note. I am sharing a very delicious and healthy curry with fresh Methi Leaves. There are many recipes with methi leaves. This one is a keeper for sure as it is finger looking good. It goes well with hot rice , Rotis and even Dosa. Try it to believe it.

Theme  for 177th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop   #MagicofFreshMethiLeaves  was suggested by Sasmita who blogs at www.firsttimercook.com. Check out her blog for the wonderful recipes. I am so happy  as I wanted to share this awesome recipe with all my wonderful readers.This Methi curry is loved by my family and a regular dish at my place.

Recipe for Vendhaya Keerai Mor Kozhambu / Fenugreek (Methi) Leaves Yogurt Curry:

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Toor Dal /  Pigeon Peas

1/2 Cup Channa Dal / Bengal Gram

2 Cups Roughly chopped Methi Leaves / Fenugreek Leaves / Vendhaya Keerai

1/4 Tsp Turmeric

Salt to taste

2 Cups Yogurt plus 1 Cup Water Mixed well (without any lumps)

1 Tsp Tamrind Paste

/4 Tsp Hing / Asafoetida

1 Tsp Ghee

Few Curry Leaves

For Tadka / Tempering:

2 Tsp Oil

4  dry red Chilies(Round ones)

1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds

For Masala / Paste:

3/4 Cup Grated Coconut (Fresh)

4 Green Chillies

2Inch Ginger

1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Coriander leaves

Method:

Wash both the dals and pressure cook with enough water  upto 3 Whistles or untill soft. Once the pressure is released, remove the dals and mash well. Channa dal will not be fully mashed. It is ok. Keep the mashed dals aside.

Mix the thick yogurt and water untill smooth and ensure there are no lumps.Keep it aside.

Grind all the ingredients for the masala or paste untill smooth.You can add little water in order to get smooth paste. Keep it aside.

Heat a wide bottom Pan. Add Ghee. Once the ghee melts add  Mustard seeds and asafoetida. Once it splutters add the chopped Methi leaves and cook untill done. Approx 5-8 mins. Now add the mashed dals and mix well.Add turmeric and mix well. Add the masala / paste and mix well. Add 1/2 cup water and allow it to simmer on medium flame for about 8-10 mins.

Once done lastly add the beaten yogurt and mix well. Switch off the flame immediately. You can garnish with some Tadka and serve hot with Rice, Rotis and Dosa.

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