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TOMATO GOJJU (KARNATAKA SPECIAL)

 

Hello !!!

Today i am back with a special recipe from Karnataka. This is very close to my heart  as it can be prepared within a short time with easily available ingredients in your pantry. I love to have it with Phulkas, rice and akki rotti. It is sweet and tangy a perfect  balance of both to tickle your tastebuds. The  main ingredient in this recipe that enhances the taste of this dish is Rasam powder. I always stock home made rasam powder. I just got my stock from my mom who specially made it for me during my visit to her place. Home made Rasam powder is always the best and i just love it.I use rasam powder in many recipes apart from making varieties of Rasam.This recipe if one of the specialities from the state of Karnataka.

I am glad to be sharing this simple and yummy Gojju recipe with all my readers.This is one of the hot favorites with my family.

Recipe for Tomato Gojju (Karnataka Special):

Ingredients:

3 Cups roughly chopped Tomatoes

1/4 Tsp Fenugreek seeds / Methi dana

1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds / Rai (black)

Salt to taste

5-6 Dry Red Chillies

2 Sprigs of Curry leaves

2 Tbsp  Powdered Jaggery (I have used palm jaggery)

1 .5 Tbsp Rasam Powder

1.5 to 2 Cups of  Water

2 Green Chilies Slit

A generous pinch of Asafoetida

1 Tbsp Oil

Method:

Heat a heavy bottom pan. Add oil. Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds, curry leaves and fenugreek seeds. Once the mustard  splutters add  dry red chillies and asafoetida.Saute for a few seconds and then add chopped tomatoes, rasam powder and salt to taste.

Add 1.5 cups of  water . Keep it on medium flame and  stir occasionally untill the tomatoes are full cooked and oil starts to leave the sides of the pan.

Once done taste it and add jaggery if needed to get a perfect balance of Spicy , sweet and tangy taste.Garnish with a tadka / seasoning of mustard seeds and slit green chillies. Serve with steaming hot rice, Pulkas ,Rotis or Akki rottti.

 

Enjoy!!!!!

Notes:

The above measurement is perfect to suit the palate of my family.

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GRILLED RAW BANANA TIKKIS (SERVED IN 2 DIFFERENT WAYS)

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Each one of us is so busy with our daily routines juggling home and office. I love to host my friends at my place during weekends. Friends are an important part of our lives when we staying out of our country. They become an important part of our extended family here.

Are you looking for some innovative recipes to impress your friends and family when you host a party? Today i am sharing a recipe that can be served as starters or as a side dish. Choice is yours.

Our 107th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme is #Partydish and my contribution is Grilled Raw Banana Tikkis that can be served as a starter or dunked in rich gravy as a side dish.

Recipe for Grilled Raw Banana Tikkis (Served in 2 different ways):

Ingredients for Tikki:

4 Raw bananas

2 Potatoes

1 Green Chilli

1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Coriander /Cilantro

Salt to taste

1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

2 Tbsp Rava

2.5 Tsp Kebab Masala

2 Onions finely chopped

Method:

Wash and peel the raw bananas and potatoes. Pressure cook with 250 ml water upto 2 whistles . Allow it to cool .Once cooled remove from pressure cooker. Drain all the water. Take a wide bottom bowl.In the bowl now mash banana and potatoes until lump free. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Shape the mixture  as desired and refrigerate it for 30 mins. After 30 mins remove from the refrigerator . Heat a grill pan and place the tikkis on the hot grill pan and cook until all the sides are well cooked. Repeat the process for the balance tikkis.

Serve hot tikkis as starters  with any sauce or  green chutney of your Choice.

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Ingredients for Gravy:

4 Red Tomatoes roughly chopped

3 Onions roughly chopped

1 Green Bell Pepper roughly chopped

2 Tsp Jeera

Salt to taste

1/2 Cup Finely chopped Coriander /Cilantro

1/2 Tsp Garam Masala

3 Garlic Cloves

1 Inch Ginger roughly chopped

1/4 Tsp Black Pepper

1/4 Tsp Turmeric /Haldi

2 Tsp Oil

1 Tsp Kasuri Methi

Method:

Heat a tsp oil in a wide bottom pan. Add 1 Tsp Jeera ,black pepper and haldi.Saute for 2 seconds and then add ginger ,garlic and chopped onions until they turn slightly golden brown. Now add the chopped bell pepper , tomatoes and chopped coriander.Allow this mixture to cool. Once it is cooled blend the mixture to a fine paste.

Now heat the balance oil in the wok. Add balance jeera and saute. Now add the ground mixture. Add garam masala and salt and let it simmer on low flame for 6-8 minutes. Lastly add Kasuri Methi and switch off the flame. The gravy is now ready. Just before serving dunk the grilled tikkis and serve this lip smacking side dish.

Enjoy with Naan or Rotis!!!!!!!

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