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Friday, April 17, 2020

Kara Paper Avalakki | Spicy Thin Rice flakes !

This is a very easy snack for coffee/tea time. I also add to my rasam rice. Its very tempting. This is mostly made in Karnataka. Sweet also is made

Let see the recipe.

Thin Rice flakes/Paper Avalakki/Aval - 1 packet

To season
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Mustard - 1 tspn (optional)
Groundnut - 3-4 tablespoons
Hing - 2 pinches
Garlic - few crushed with skin(optional)
Curry leaves - handful
Dry red chilli 4 nos 
chilli powder - 2 tspns (optional)
Turmeric powder - 1 tspns
Dry copra - slices(optional)
Sugar - 1 tspn(optional)

Preparation Method

Heat a kadai add oil, mustard, groundnut, chillies, curry leaves

Once mustard is crackling, garlic, add turmeric, chilli powder and mix for few minutes. 

Add the paper aval add salt, sugar and  mix well thoroughly to coat all seasoning. Check on salt and adjust if required.

Off the heat, let it cool a bit

Transfer to air tight container and store it.



You can make without garlic.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Onion Tomato Gojju | Thokku!

Onion Tomato Gojju is a simple and delicious sidedish for rice or chapathi.

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Onion - 2 nos(finely chopped)
Tomato - 4 nos(finely chopped)
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn(as per your taste)
Sambar powder - 1 tblspn(As per your taste)
Oil - 2 tbslpn
Jaggery/sugar 1/2 tspn
Mustard - 1/2 tspn

Preparation method
Heat a kadai, add oil, mustard, once its splutters, add onion and a pinch of salt.
let onion fry till transparant.
Now add tomatoes and let it cook its soft
Now add turmeric, salt, red chilli powder and sambar powder.
Add a tblpn of oil and simmer it.
Add jaggery/sugar and mix well.
Let it cook for 5 mins and its ready.

Serve with Chapathi, Dosai, Idli or can make tomato rice.

checkout my tomato thokku post here (without onion/multipurpose thokku).

This can be kept for lunch box by spreading on chapathi or on travel and its really very delicious. You can add grated paneer too.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Rava Laddu !

Rava Laddu is very easy and tasty sweet dish. I prepared this for a meetup in singapore. My kids love laddu.


Fine Sooji/Rava - 2 cups
Sugar - 3 cups(powdered)
Elachi/Cardamom - powder 1 tspn
Ghee - 1/2 cup or more as required
Milk - 1 to 2 tspns(Optional)

Cashew nuts - broken 2 tablspoons
Dry coconut - 1 tblpn grated

Preparation Method

Heat a thick bottom kadai, add 1 tspn ghee, add rava and roast till its slightly brown and gets good aroma.  Once cool grind in mixie to fine powder. Transfer it to a wide vessel.

Add sugar powder and mix well with a spoon.

In the same pan, add little ghee and fry chopped cashews till brown. Add this also to the mixture.

Now mix everything finely with a spoon.

Sprinkle little milk and mix by hand.

In a pan heat the ghee in low flame and add to this mixture little by little and make lemon size balls carefully.

If you do not wish to add ghee you can add little ghee and little milk and make balls. 

Take lemon size of the mix press to get round shape.

Rava Laddu is ready.

Store it in an air tight container.  Its good to prepare for guests and festivals.

Note - If you add more milk shelf life is not long, consume within 3-4 days.

You may also try Sorakkai Rava ladoo  and Samba Rava Ladoo

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Gojju Avalakki | Puli Aval Upma | Karnataka style

Gojju Avalakki is one of my favorite tiffin, I just love the flavours. A little tangy and sweet.

Here is the recipe

Avalakki/Aval/Poha/Rice flakes - 250 gms
Tamarind water - 2cups
Groundnuts - handful
Sambar powder - 1 tspn(As per your taste)
Oil -  tblspn
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Turmeric powder - 1 tspn
Curry leaves - few
Hing - 2 pinches
Jaggery - a small piece
Coriander for garnish

Preparation Method
Pulse in mixie the avalakki to fine powder.
Take a wide bowl, add tamarind water, turmeric, sambar powder, jaggery and salt. Mix well. Add the powdered avalakki to this mix and leave.
Heat a kadai, add oil, mustard(wait till its pops out, then add hing, curry leaves and groundnuts. Let the raw smell go of the groundnuts.
Now add the avalakki slowly and mix everything.
Cook for 10 mins. Check on salt.

Off the stove and serve.

This can be had as it is or with chutney or curds.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Homemade Bisibelebath Pudi/Vangibath Powder | MASALA POWDER | PODI RECIPES| AMMA'S RECIPE

Homemade Bisibelebath Pudi is one of the most requested recipe among my readers.
Today I am sharing Amma's recipe here. Bisibelebath (BBB) is one of the popular rice delicacy from Karnataka. Its very flavourful and healthy. This recipe is one to be bookmarked. It is also a multi use powder.

Whole daniya seeds - 2 cups
Channa Dal - 3/4 cup
Urad dal - 3/4 cup
Red chilli - 15 nos or as per your spice level(round and badgi)
Pattai/Cinammon - 1 stick
Cloves - few
Dry coconut - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1 tspn

Heat a kadai on medium flame. Dry roast to brown all the ingredients separately except dry coconut.
Allow it to cool and grind to coarse powder with dry coconut.

Store it in air tight container and can be used in the following recipes:

Spinach Soyabean Bisibelebath
Venthayakeerai Sadam
Capsicum Bath

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This recipe is going to WTML event by Gayathri hosted by Manju.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Nippat Masala | Bengaluru Style Street Food

Nippat Masala is a popular street food in Bangalore.  I just love them at Rajajinagar, these are so delicious. After my vacation in Bangalore, I am craving for all these chaats. So I prepared this on a saturday evening with coffee.

You can also prepare this as a starter for a party.  You will love it.

Serves - 1
Nippat/Thatai- 8 nos (I have used AAB thatai) You can use big ones and break into pieces.
Onion - 1no chopped finely
Tomato - 1no chopped finely
Cucumber - 2 tblspn chopped finely
Carrot grated - 1 tblspn
Green Chutney as per your taste(click on name for recipe)
Sweet Chutney as per your taste (click on name for recipe)
Grated raw mango - 1 tablespn
Freshly chopped coriander/cilantro
Chaat Masala - 2 pinches
Mixture - handfull
Omapodi/Sev - handfull
Pori/Puffed Rice - handfull

Preparation Method
Arrange nippat on a plate.
Add one by one above ingredients in the same order on the nippat.

Nippat Masala is ready to serve. I love to add more sweet chutney:)

Enjoy this snack with hot coffee/tea.

You may also like to try other street food popular in Bangalore

Tikki Puri
Masala Puri

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

BBB | Spinach Soya Bisibelebath and Oats Onion Pakoda - Ver 2!

Bisibelebath(Hot Dal Rice) is a healthy dish, its also very filling. My previous post on this recipe Ver 1 click here. I mostly prepare on every weekend or fornightly and for get togethers. This is a most popular recipe and food liked in my house. 

Rice - 2 cups
Tuvar Dal – 1 cup
Tomato - 1 no

Potato - 1 no
Soya Beans - 1/2 cup
Capsicum - 1 no
Carrot -  few pieces
Brinjal - 4 nos
Beans - 10 nos
Brocolli - few florets
Spinach/Palak - 1 cup chopped

Broad Beans/Avarekkai - 5 nos
Tamarind Water - 2 cups(from a LEMON SIZE)
Spices Cinamon/Pattai – 2 small pieces/ Cardamom/Elakka - 2nos/ Clove/Lavang - 2 nos
Bisibelebath powder - 4 tablespoons (Adjust accordingly)
Curry leaves few
Jaggery a small piece

Preparation Method
Wash and cut all vegetables.
Soak soya beans overnite in water.
Cook rice, soya bean and dal separately in a pressure cooker.
Steam the veggies for about 15 to 20 mins with little salt and turmeric or 1 whistle.
Heat a deep vessel or a pressure cooker, add 2 tablespoons oil, add a pinch of mustard, add hing, curry leaves, spices, dry red chillies, and saute for 2mins.
Add chopped tomatoes, spinach and saute for few mins.
Add tamarind water and allow it to boil for sometime.
Then add steamed vegetables, bisibelebath powder and allow it to boil.
When pressure is up, mash or whisk the dal, and add this.
Let it boil, slowly keep stirring without mashing the veggies.
Then mash the rice, and slowly add required rice and keep mixing.
Check on salt and add jaggery. Let it boil, keep stirring.
It should be little watery so by the time you eat, it will be just right and soft.
Off the stove.

Garnish with cashews - optional

Serve Hot Bisibelebath with any vegetable curry/Potato chips/Karaboondi or enjoy as it is.

I served it with Crispy Onion Oats Pakoda. Recipe below 

Notes - I usually make it without onion and if you wish please add.

Oats Onion Pakoda

Onion - 4 nos(Sliced lenghtwise)
Rolled Oats - 1/2 cup 
Kadalai Maav/Chickpea flour/Besan -  3 to 4 tablesppons
Rava/Semolina - 2 tablespoons
Red chlli powder -  1/4 tspn (As per your taste)
Curry leaves - few
Water to sprinkle
Oil for deep frying

Preparation Method
In a wide bowl, put onion, oats, salt and slight mix.
Add all other ingredients and sprinkle little water and mix well. It should be thick. Leave it for few mins.
Heat oil in a kadai/wok, when its hot. slowly spread and drop the batter in oil. Deep fry till brown both sides and take out on tissue to remove excess oil. Allow it to cool and store it in air tight container.

Enjoy it with Bisibelebath/Coffee/Tea time too.

Notes - Do not store, when its warm or hot it will become soggy.

I had previously posted Cabbage Oats Pakoda check here for recipe. This recipe is going to Fast Food not Fat Food by Priya and Uma.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sorakkai/Bottle Gourd Rava Ladoo Repost!!!

I usually make Rava Ladoo, this time tried with Sorakkai/Bottle Gourd. Sometime back this was showed on TV and tried by my friend.  It was different, tasty and moist.

Sorakkai/Bottle Gourd - 1/2 cup
Rava - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup(as per taste)
Elachi/Cardamom - powder of 2 pods
Ghee - 1 tspn + little more
Cashews/Pistachoes - few
Milk - 1 to 2 tspns

Preparation Method
Grate Sorakkai and squeeze just little water but not fully. Keep it aside.

Heat a thick bottom kadai, add 1/2 tspn ghee, add rava and roast till its slightly brown and gets good aroma. Transfer it to a wide vessel. Add sugar, press and mix well with a spoon.

In the same pan, add 1/2 tspn ghee, add grated sorakkai saute till the raw smell goes. Add this to the rava mixture.

In the same pan, add little ghee and fry chopped nuts till brown. Add this also to the mixture.

Now mix everything finely with a spoon.

Sprinkle little milk as sorakkai is little moist and mix to a soft dough by hand.

Take lemon size of the mix to get round shape.

Store it in an air tight container and enjoy. This will be perfect to eat next day or rests for a 2 -3 hrs. Its good to prepare for guests and festivals.

This recipe along with my Carrot Rice PayasamDumroot Halwa and MW Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Carrot HalwaJackfruit Payasam are going to Celebrate Sweets Fruits n Veggie by Raks and Nivedita.

This recipe alongwith the following is going for
" eBook for Diwali.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mysore Rasam!!!

Rasam is very good for digestion and tastes great with rice and curds.

Today I am giving Mysore Rasam recipe, which was also asked by my uncle in chennai. So here is the recipe mama. Hope you like it.

Puli Thanni/Tamarind water - 1 cup(Soak lemon size tamarind in water and squeeze out the water and filter it)
Tuvaram Paruppu /Toor Dal - 1/2 cup(Cooked and mashed with water by hand or whisk)
Peringayam/Asafotida - 2pinches
Manjal/Turmeric powder - a pinch
Thakalli/Tomato - 1no
Vellam/Jaggery - a small gooseberry size
Ghee - 1 tspn
Oil - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Curry leaves - few

To Grind
Dhaniya/Coriander Seeds - 1 tspn
Tuvaram Paruppu /Toor Dal - 1/2 tspn
Milagu/Pepper - 1/4 tspn(As per your taste)
Jeeragam/Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tspn
Varamilaga/Dry Red Chilli - 1no
Thengai thuruval/Fresh Grated Coconut - 2 tspns

Preparation Method
In a kadai, dry roast all the ingredients above to grind to slightly brown except coconut. Once to off the stove add grated coconut and mix. Allow it to cool.
Grind it with water to fine paste and keep aside.
In a vessel, add tamarind water, tomato, turmeric, a pinch of salt and allow it to boil, until raw smell of tamarind goes.
Then add the ground mixture and boil.
Add cooked toor dal and mix. Check for salt.
Add jaggery.
In another pan, add ghee, oil, mustard, wait till it pops, off the stove. Then add asafotida and curry leaves.
Pour this in the prepared rasam. Off the stove.

Mysore Rasam is ready to serve. Enjoy rasam with hot steamed rice.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Holige/Obattu ಹೋಳಿಗೆ/ಒಬ್ಬಟ್ಟು Step by Step Recipe!!!

Holige/Obattu ಹೋಳಿಗೆ/ಒಬ್ಬಟ್ಟು is one of the popular sweet in South India - Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu . Its popular and must sweet in Karnataka for festivals, weddings and functions. I prepared this for Tamil New Year in Karnataka style. My mom and dad helped me in this. Thanks a lot.

Chiroti Rava/Small sooji,semolina - 2 cups
Salt a pinch
Turmeric - 2 pinches
Oil - 1 cup

For Filling/Hoorna/Poornam
Toor Dal - 2 cups
Jaggery - 2cups(As per your taste)
Grated Coconut - 1 cup
Cardamom powder/Elakka - a pinch
Preparation Method - Step by Step Method

Mix Rava, turmeric, 1 tspn oil, salt with little water and form soft dough. Pour oil and leave it for 3-4 hrs.(You can do this previous day too and leave it in fridge.) Keep punching and beat it like chapathi dough.The more it rests, the obattu will be very soft.

Pressure cook toor dal to one whistle, strain the water and keep aside for rasam. Allow dal to cool. I will post this photo soon.

For Filling/Hoorna now Grind toor dal, jaggery, grated coconut and elachi powder to fine paste.  (Wash the mixie with water and keep aside this mixture for rasam)

Take a thin plastic paper grease it with oil.

Take small balls of the dough, knead it to a puri shape and fill it with lemon size hoorna.
Close all the edges turn it.
Knead with a rolling pin to form a chapathi shape slowly.

Heat a tawa/skillet, grease your hands and slowly remove from plastic sheet and put in on the tawa/skillet.

You can put ghee or oil and cook both sides till light brown.

Follow the same procedure with the rest of dough.

Delicious Holige/Obattu is ready to serve. It will be very soft because of the rava. You can eat after 2days too.

Notes - You can store the balance dough and filling in air tight container and refridge it for later use.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Ugadi!!!!

Dear Readers,

Wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous Ugadi.

Wish you all Happy Ugadi!!! Ugadi is a New year celebrated in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka by Telugu and Kannadigas. This is also called Chandramana Ugadi. Chaitra masa starts on this day. Bevu Bella which is mixture of neem leaves and jaggery is served in Karnataka. Ugadi Pachadi is prepared in Andhra Pradesh. Sweet and bitter represents joys and sorrows of life. People take oil bath, wear new dress and offer special prayers.

Gudi Padwa is also new year celebrated in Maharashtra, India on the same day .
Many delicious food is cooked and celebrated with family and friends.
Dishes prepared on this day in Karnataka are
Parap Boli(Bele Obattu in Kannada) - Prepared with stuffing of dal and jaggery in  dough.
Thenga Boli(Kai Obattu in Kannada)


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