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NAVALKOL PALYA / KOHLRABI STIRY FRY

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As a part of my our final series of exploring Recipes from Karnataka this month, I would like to share a simple and healthy Navalkol Palya. This is a simple stir fry that goes well with Phulkas , rotis and Rice. This is a simple recipe that can be easily made by an newbie who wants to learn cooking or even for bachelors.I am sure your family will be impressed. Simple recipes are always the best.

The taste and texture of kohlrabi are similar to those of a  broccoli stem or cabbage heart, but milder and sweeter, with a higher ratio of flesh to skin. The young stem in particular can be as crisp and juicy as an apple, although much less sweet .

The bulbous kohlrabi stem is frequently used raw in salad or slaws. It has a texture similar to that of a broccoli stem, but with a flavor that is sweeter and less vegetal.It is also known as Navila Kosu in Karnataka.

Kohlrabi leaves are edible and can be used interchangeably with collard greens and kale. Source:Internet

Recipe for Navalkol Palya:

Ingredients:

  • 4 Medium Sized Navalkol / Kohlrabi
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 3 Red Dry Chillies roughly torn
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Tsp Coconut cream
  • 1/2 Cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1/2 Tsp Urad dal / uddina bele
  • 1/2 Tsp Channa dal / kadale bele
  • 10 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 Tsp Oil

Method:

Wash Navalkol and peel the skin. Finely chop them and keep it aside. Take a wide bottom pan. Add oil. Now add channa dal and urad dal .Ensure you do not burn .Once they turn slightly brown add mustard seeds and asafoetida.

Once the mustard seeds splutter add red chillies and mix well. Later add the chopped navalkol and mix well. Add salt , 1/2 cup water and keep it on medium flame. Cover the lid and allow it to cook for about 15-20 mins.Once the vegetable is cooked add coconut cream and grated coconut and mix well. Mix well and let it cook for about 1-2 minutes.

Once done garnish with curry leaves and serve with Rotis /Phulkas /Hot Rice.

Enjoy!

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OATS AND ALMOND MEAL VEGETABLE IDLI

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This week I am sharing a very versatile breakfast recipe from south India. Yes ….it is our very own Idli . This is an instant recipe that needs no soaking and just 30 mins to put all the ingredients together including resting time.

This recipe is very close to my heart as it is quick , healthy and delicious. My family prefers to have have these Idli as it can be prepared without any hassle. March 30th is celebrated as WORLD IDLI DAY. Idli can be served with various chutneys and Sambar as well.These steamed cakes will just melt in your mouth.

This week’s theme was suggested by Mayuri Dee who is a wonderful blogger and blogs at https://mayuris-jikoni.com/. My humble contribution for 188th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme @IdlyMedly is this Oats and Almond meal vegetable Idli.

Recipe for Instant Oats and Almond Meal Vegetable Idli:

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Instant Oats
  • 1 Cup Semolina / Sooji
  • 3/4 Cup Almond Meal
  • 1 Red Capsicum Finely Chopped
  • 450 Gms Thick Yogurt
  • 1 -1.5 Cups Water
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Generous Pinch of Hing / Asafoetida
  • 10 Curry leaves roughly Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Carrots (Optional)
  • 3 Tsp Oil

Method:

Take a wide bottom pan. Dry roast the instant oats for about 2 mins. Transfer it to a plate and allow it to cool. Dry roast Almond meal for about a minute and transfer it to plate in order to cool. Add oil to the pan, add mustard seeds.Once they splutter add chopped capsicum, grated carrots, asafoetida and curry leaves.Saute for a minute. Now add the sooji and roast on low flame for 2 minutes. Mix well and switch off the flame.

Grind the roasted oats and almond meal separately. It should be slightly coarse and not too fine.

Take a wide bottom bowl. Add coarsely powdered oats , almond meal and Rava mix. Add yogurt and mix well. Slowly add water to adjust the consistency and get the idli batter consistency. Close the lid and allow it to rest for about 20 mins.

Grease the idli moulds. Pour the batter upto 3/4 th of the mould. Steam the idlis in a cooker or idli cooker untill done. Use a toothpick to check and once it come out clean it is done.

Healthy and delicious Idlis are ready and can be served with any spicy chutney and or sambar. I served them with spicy Onion Chutney.

Enjoy…………………

More Idli recipeshttps://preethicuisine.com/vegetable-idli-savoury-vegetable-muffins/

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HULLED MILLET GULIAPPA

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This week I have teamed up with Alka Jena who is a good friend and guide from Odisha . Both of us are full time working professionals and and have a passion for food blogging.This is our passion and we try our best to keep it alive inspite our hectic work commitments and hectic schedules. I am sure many working woman can relate to our stories.We decided to explore the flavors of regional cooking and showcase the recipes from all parts of India out of which many areas are unexplored. We will pick one state every month.

This month we will be sharing some wonderful recipes from Karnataka from where i belong.I will be sharing some healthier version of recipes along with Alka who blog at www.culinaryxpress.com

This week i am sharing a very healthy and easy breakfast recipe called Guliappa in Karnataka , Paniyaram in Tamil Nadu and Gunta ponganalu in Andhra .I have made these using hulled millet. Millets in general are an
excellent source of dietary fiber. It is also a good source of manganese, magnesium, phosphorous and copper. It is Gluten free. Millet is alkaline which makes it easily digestible, and helps maintain pH equilibrium in the body and low in Glycemic Index. A good substitute from White Rice which high in carbs.

Now Coming back to the recipe:

Recipe for Hulled Millet Guliappa:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Hulled Millet
  • 1/4 Cup Whole Urad Dal /Black Gram
  • 1 Tsp Methi seeds / Fenugreek
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Big Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chilli Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 Carrot Grated
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped fresh Coriander
  • Few Curry leaves finely Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Mustard
  • A generous Pinch of Hing
  • Oil
  • 1 Tsp Grated Ginger

Method:

Wash the millets and soak it in water for about 4-5 hours .Wash and soak Urad dal and fenugreek seeds as well separately.

Grind all the ingredients separately to get a smooth paste. Allow it to fermant overnight.

Take a wide bottom pan. Add a tsp of oil. Add mustard seeds and once they splutter add the chopped onions and slightly roast them for about a minute. Add grated carrots , chillies, grated ginger,salt ,chopped curry leaves and coriander and mix well. Add this mixture to the millet batter and mix well.

Heat the guliappa pan. Add 1/4 Tsp of oil in each mould. Pour a tsp full of batter in all the moulds.Cover the pan and allow it to rise and cook. As soon as it starts to leave the sided turn them to cook on the other side. As they turn brown and crisp remove them from the pan .

Serve hot with any Sambar or Chutney. I served it with Spicy Onion Chutney. It was enjoyed guilt free.

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SMOOTHIE BOWL

Smoothies are packed with nutrients and makes a perfect meal when you have a busy schedule or works perfect even for breakfast. It is quick , light and healthy.

This is Vegan ,filling and refreshing.It is loaded with Vitamins and minerals. This smoothie bowl is made from Mangoes,chia seeds,Kiwi, Avacado and Strawberries.

Fresh mango contains a variety of nutrients but only vitamin C and Folate are in significant amounts .

Green kiwifruit provides 61 calories is 83% water and 15% carbohydrates, with negligible fat and protein). It is particularly rich in vitamin C (112% DV) and vitamin K (38% DV), has a moderate content of  vitamin E(10% DV), with no other micronutrients in significant content.


Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals. Avacado is rich in Vitamin K,Folate,Vitamin C,Potassium,Vitamin B5,Vitamin B6 Vitamin E.It also contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous and vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).

Chia seeds are rich in Antioxidents.It is rich in Protein and a high source of Fiber.

Information Source –Various websites from Google.

All the above ingredients are good for your skin and body. Healthy skin reflects your inner health. These fruits are so nutritious and good skin food too.For 185th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Glowingskinrecipes is this nutritious Smoothie Bowl. No added sugar or sweetener.Thank you Amrita for the wonderful theme. Check out her wonderful blog http://thefoodsamaritan.com/

Recipe for Smoothie Bowl:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Mango cut into cubes
  • Pulp of 1 Medium Size Avacado
  • 1 Kiwi cut into cubes
  • 6 Strawberries
  • 1 Tsp Chia Seeds
  • 8-10 Black Raisins
  • 1 Tsp Sun Flower Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Pumpkin seeds

Method:

Add fresh mango cubes , kiwi cubes, avacado pulp , strawberries in a blender and blitz to get a fine paste.

Transfer the contents to a bowl. Garnish with Chia seeds, black Raisins, Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds .Add few strawberries pieces and mango pieces and serve .

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!