Bisi Bele Bhaat | Bisi Bele Bhath | How to make bisi bele bhaat

Favourite and festive bisi bele bhaat
06/27/2016 9:27:47 PM vindhyadesai

Bisi Bele Bhaat (BBB) is the default dish for a big function like weddings in South Karnataka. It is a crowd favourite dish and made for most festivals and grand celebrations. It is a thick rice and lentils dish with loads of vegetables, fragrant spices and topped with cashews and groundnuts. Very filling and super tasty, generally served with masala corn flakes, potato chips and mixed raitha. Use freshly made masala and your BBB will be a hit. BBB is probably one of those dishes which people like it best when homemade rather than hotel style. Not many restaurants serve good bisi bele bhaat. So, why not try making it at home.
There are quite a few steps, keeping everything organized makes it easy without making you feel overwhelmed. Make dry BBB masala previous day or first thing before starting bisi bele bhaat. I have learnt this recipe from many people each with their own proportions for masala but credit has to go to my friend’s mother who gave me her handwritten recipe which I tried with some variations. Enjoy! ... “Bisi Bele Bhaat | Bisi Bele Bhath | How to make bisi bele bhaat”

Khaali Dosa | Khali Dosa

Light and fluffy dosas served with coconut chutney and a blob of butter
06/05/2016 1:05:57 PM vindhyadesai

Khaali Dosa, it always reminds me of Sunday mornings. A famous hotel from old Bengaluru/Bangalore, Hotel Dwarka serves the best khaali dosas. Khaali meaning ’empty’ in Kannada, khaali dosas do not have any filling in them like masala dosas. Light and fluffy dosas served with chutney and butter, simply one of the best breakfasts. Here’s the recipe for khaali dosa for you to make them and reminisce about good, old, traditional dishes from South Karnataka. ... “Khaali Dosa | Khali Dosa”

Baked Nippattu

Crisp savoury bakery style crackers to enjoy with a hot cup of tea/coffee
05/31/2016 10:26:34 PM vindhyadesai

Crispy and spicy nippattu from a local Iyengar bakery with hot South Indian filter coffee(kaapi) is one of the best snacks ever. Baked nippattu turn out to be really crisp and infact that is how they make them in bakeries. Nippattu can be made plain or finely chopped onions can be added which give an extra crunch. I have made them both here and both taste very good. The most important step is to add correct amount of ghee and butter, making the dough with warm water. I have added milk powder which adds rounded flavours to this recipe as suggested from another food blogger smithakalluraya. Simple ingredients turn into a tasty snack. These can be stored for quite a few days in an air tight container if they last that long from hungry mouths and prying eyes:) ... “Baked Nippattu”

Aloo Masala

Potato gravy or aloo masala for rava idli
05/22/2016 11:50:35 AM vindhyadesai

Aloo masala is a light gravy to accompany rava idli or chapathis or rotis. Boiled and mashed potatoes are mixed in tangy tomato gravy. Simple ingredients and easy to make. MTR hotel serves rava idlis with aloo masala along with ghee and chutney, a unique combination not found in a lot of eateries. I have already posted Rava Idli recipe and here is the aloo masala recipe to go along with it. Enjoy it for a sumptuous weekend breakfast! ... “Aloo Masala”

Gorikayi Chutney | Chavli Chutney | Cluster Bean Chutney

Spicy chutney made with cluster beans, a side dish for rotis, dosas
04/29/2016 11:26:49 PM vindhyadesai

I generally like to make chutneys using some kind of vegetable in it. Adding a vegetable gives the chutney so much more flavour and texture. It will also save you time scraping a lot of fresh coconut. Here I have made use of cluster beans or gorikayi. These beans have a bitter sweet taste and when cooked lightly they taste really good. ... “Gorikayi Chutney | Chavli Chutney | Cluster Bean Chutney”

Steamed Akki Roti | Ukkarisida Akki Roti

Light and soft, melt in the mouth rotis made from rice flour
04/29/2016 10:29:20 PM vindhyadesai

Wondering what to make for breakfast on a weekend? Try making these soft steamed akki rotis. Soft melt in the mouth rotis made from rice flour with very less or no oil are a perfect start to a day. They are extremely light, can be served with any chutney of your choice or even leftover sabji. I served them this time with cluster bean/gorikayi chutney. ... “Steamed Akki Roti | Ukkarisida Akki Roti”

Rava Idli

Steamed savoury cakes made of cream of wheat/semolina
03/28/2016 4:23:28 PM vindhyadesai

Rava Idli, claimed to have been invented by MTR (Mavalli Tiffin Room) during World of War II is a savoury breakfast dish popular in South India especially Karnataka. It is made of coarse cream of wheat or semolina, a bunch of chopped coriander, golden fried cashews, raisins & dals. It makes a light yet filling breakfast and very good for digestion since it uses curd/yogurt. Yogurt is added along with a pinch each of baking powder, soda which make the idlis light and fluffy. Serve it with chutney or aloo masala or sambar ... “Rava Idli”