Aromatic and super tasty, Karnataka style moolangi sambar or moolangi huli
04/24/2019 6:29:40 PM vindhyadesai
Today morning as I was looking for vegetables to make lunch, found the radish I bought 3 days back. So immediately I decided it was Karnataka style moolangi sambar for lunch today. We love moolangi sambar or moolangi huLi at home, it’s my favourite!
The good news is that, there is no need of grinding a fresh masala always to make a delicious moolangi sambar. Using homemade sambar powder you can make a super tasty moolangi sambar and it is just as thick and aromatic as the freshly made one. See notes below if you want to add some fresh masala paste. ... “Moolangi Sambar | Radish Sambar | Sambar Recipes”
Spicy karibevu soppu chutney pudi, best eaten with hot steamed rice & a dollop of ghee
03/27/2019 9:39:04 PM vindhyadesai
A spicy chutney powder or pickle always makes a meal special. It makes your lunch/dinner extra special, literally finger-licking good! It cleanses your palate and makes the flavours of all the other dishes come through. Karibevu soppu chutney pudi or curry leaves chutney powder or podi is that exact condiment which will take your meal to a different level.
Karibevu soppu chutney pudi is made with fresh curry leaves fried till crisp and then powdered with other roasted ingredients and spices. This is used as a condiment to eat with steamed rice and some ghee. It can even be used on the side and tasted in between morsels of food. ... “Karibevu Soppu Chutney Pudi | Curry Leaves Chutney Powder”
Creamy Basundi with lightly crunchy dry nuts and delicate saffron
03/25/2019 3:45:55 PM vindhyadesai
This month, March’19 Food Of Interest completes 3 full years. I did post the 1st post on March 4th 2016 but I would like to think March and April 2016 were the founding months of FOI. It laid the foundations, setting up the website, finding a nice format for the posts, easy to read and make recipes, indeed it is a special month! With over 15K users per month I thank my readers for trying my recipes 🙂 So here it is and to make it even more statistically special, the 400th post on FOI, on a sweet note with “Basundi“.
Creamy milk sweets are too good to ignore. Imagine thickened sweetened creamy milk loaded with pistachios, almonds, cashews, with subtle fragrance of elaichi. Makes you go into a different world, a world filled with creaminess of milk and nuttiness of rich nuts! This rich introduction is for a traditional Maharashtra and Karnataka special sweet dish, “Basundi”. ... “Basundi | Homemade Basundi | Sweet Recipes”
Soft and lacy cucumber neer dosa, with light green specks of a delicious cucumber
03/23/2019 8:03:52 PM vindhyadesai
Starting your Sunday morning or any morning with dosas just off the tawa, sounds like a great idea. But want to try making a different kind of dosa? So here it is, cucumber neer dosa or southekayi neer dosa. Lacy, soft cucumber neer dosa speckled with light green cucumber not only sounds nice but also looks and tastes great!
You can soak rice overnight or just for 4-5 hours. Then you can grind rice with the remaining ingredients and then immediately make dosas. You can also keep the batter overnight/or few hours to lightly ferment and then make cucumber neer dosa. Either way they are delicious. The last time I made them I served them with sorekayi saasme but you can serve with any chutney! ... “Cucumber Neer Dosa | Southekayi Neer Dosa | Dosa Recipes”
Loaded with fresh coconut, simple Karnataka style beans palya
03/17/2019 7:55:37 PM vindhyadesai
A fresh and simple palya is always a nice accompaniment. Generally palya is made with one vegetable or may be two with fresh produce. These fresh vegetables are celebrated in South India in the form of a simple palya or thoran or poriyal or samayal or sabzi. All of these have pretty much the same kind of recipe. In Karnataka, we call it palya and beans palya is one of the most famous in this variety of side dishes.
All you need are fresh tender beans in the required quantity, washed and chopped finely. A simple vaggarne/tadka with saasuve(mustard) and uddina bele(urad dal) is made and the beans or hurulikayi are added. Once the beans are cooked, it is topped off with some freshly grated coconut. Coconut defines any palya and makes this beans palya taste wonderfully earthy and sweet. ... “Beans Palya | Hurulikayi Palya | Palya Recipes”
Soft and delicious banana chapathi, a perfect thing to pack for kid’s lunchboxes
03/12/2019 2:13:05 PM vindhyadesai
I had never imagined that one day I would document so many recipes with banana/plantain. Baalehannu rasayana, banana appam, baalekayi chips, baalekayi bajji, banana bread, banana milkshake, baalehannina dosa etc. The list is quite long and to make it longer we have a new kid on the block, enter banana chapathi! One of the best dishes to pack for the lunch box for kids, slather with little ghee and roll them up. Kids will absolutely love this banana chapathi!
Banana chapathi can make use of a nice ripe banana and it is flavoured with elaichi making it taste really delicious. My mother taught me this easy recipe and I make it for our office lunch box all the time! We love eating banana chapathi with mango pickle or some simple palya or curry. ... “Banana Chapathi | Baalehannu Chapathi | Banana Recipes”
Karnataka special, sabsige soppu akki roti, the perfect, nutritious breakfast
02/25/2019 9:30:12 PM vindhyadesai
My go to dish for breakfast or sometimes for dinner is akki roti and especially sabsige soppu akki roti. Coming from Karnataka, I have a soft corner for akki roti. At home, this is the most sought after dish, if we cannot think of anything, then we go for akki roti. This Karnataka style sabsige soppu akki roti or dill leaves akki roti is the best of its kind!
The main things for a good sabsige soppu akki roti, is good rice flour, lots of grated coconut, well grown dill leaves chopped finely. Optionally, you can add a bunch of chopped onions to give it a sweet taste and crunchy texture. Remember to let the rice flour rest by adding a little boiling water to it. This will make rice flour nice and doughy and pliable. ... “Sabsige Soppu Akki Roti | Akki Roti | Breakfast Recipes”
Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, tea-time special, baalekayi bajji
02/17/2019 8:02:50 PM vindhyadesai
Winter is almost over for many of us in the Northern hemisphere. But still the cold lingers on and one feels like eating something chatpata or crisp at tea time. What better than these crisp baalekayi bajji or raw banana fries/fritters. They are crisp, slightly chatpata and soft on the inside.
A simple batter made with besan and a little rice flour to render crispiness. Then a few simple masalas are added which add the right amount of seasoning. Thin slices of raw banana are dunked into the coating batter and deep fried in oil. A snack ready, in no time at all either for a lazy Sunday afternoon or for tea-time on weekdays! ... “Baalekayi Bajji | Raw Banana Fritters | Snack Recipes”
Flavourful pudina coconut chutney, perfect side dish with idli or dosa
02/07/2019 8:10:46 PM vindhyadesai
I have photoshot many chutney recipes and they always get hidden away and somehow get neglected. But as I have mentioned in my previous chutney posts, these are very essential condiments in a meal. Chutneys cleanse you palate and let’s face it, without chutney, no dosa or idli would taste good (yes including chutney pudi/powder). So here it is, pudina coconut chutney or pudina kayi chutney.
All you need is a handful of fresh pudina leaves/mint to make this pudina coconut chutney really flavourful. I love the flavours of this chutney as it leaves a refreshing flavour and cleanses you palate. Just a few ingredients from the store cupboard and you have a tasty chutney to serve with idli or dosa. ... “Pudina Coconut Chutney | Mint Chutney | Chutney Recipes”
Lacy and soft, very light on the stomach, ganji dosa or kalikanji dosa
02/3/2019 7:42:40 AM vindhyadesai
Who does not love dosas! I am a big fan of finding new ways of making dosas to bring in variety. So many textures, so many flavours all in a dosa. Soft, lacy, crispy, with filling, without filling, thick or thin, find them all in a dosa! You can make it simple and humble or grand and elaborate. So this time I have come back with a soft lacy dosa recipe ganji dosa or kalikanji dosa I learnt from a magazine.
Ganji dosa or kalikanji dosa is made with a simple rice batter. The most important thing about ganji dosa or kalikanji dosa is the rice does not require a lot of time to soak. Just soak it for a couple of hours. Then the rice is ground with little coconut and some batter is boiled into a ganji (rice porridge). This ganji is poured into the batter after it cools down making it ganji dosa or kalikanji dosa. ... “Ganji Dosa | Kalikanji Dosa | Dosa Recipes”