Creamy and delicious, with subtle yet fragrant vegetable stew in coconut milk
10/13/2018 3:53:33 PM vindhyadesai
All things stewed, I love them, they are the ultimate comfort food. A simple vegetable stew in coconut milk is my go to recipe. Be it, as a side dish with neer dosa or with some plain or special jeera rice, this stew is my favourite. Some mixed vegetables like potato, carrot, beans and some soft green peas all stewed in a simple coconut milk based curry, ultimate!
Here I have used some simple whole garam masala like elaichi, laung, kali mirch and dalchini, all in very small amounts for a subtle fragrance. Vegetable stew in coconut milk surely does sound complicated and time consuming. But all it needs is a little preparation, chopping vegetables in my opinion is the biggest task in this recipe. ... “Vegetable Stew in Coconut Milk | Vegetable Stew | Curry Recipes”
A gem from Mangalore, a super delicious sambar, Mangalore Southekayi Huli
2018-05-27 3:48:00 PM vindhyadesai
Hot huLi a.k.a sambar with rice is a staple in most households in South India. Different regions of course have different ways of making sambar. Varieties of sambar with different vegetables are made. Each type of sambar is different as the masala added varies and vegetables render a special flavour of their own. Mangalore southekayi huli or sambar is a specialty from the Mangalore, Malnad and Udupi regions of Karnataka.
Soft Mangalore southekayi simmered in coconut masala and dal mixture is a super combination. Mixed with hot steamed rice and some ghee on top is a match made in heaven. Mangalore cucumber/southekayi is a cucumber variety grown in Malnad region and it has a very unique taste and texture. It is not very watery like regular cucumber and somewhat resembles a small white pumpkin in texture. ... “Mangalore Southekayi Huli | Mangalore Southekayi Sambar | Sambar Recipes”
Delicious and healthy, menthya soppina dosa or methi leaves dosa
04/26/2018 10:18:23 PM vindhyadesai
Finding ways to make dosas is one of my favourite activities in cooking. Dosas are delicious any day be it neer dosa, hotel style rava dosa or the ever favourite masala dosa. If you can incorporate leafy veg like menthya soppu/methi/fenugreek leaves to make menthya soppina dosa then kids will love it.
Menthya soppina dosa is also rich in protein with toor dal and urad dal. Rice provides the body and the all the masalas are added while grinding the batter giving it a super tasty flavour. Finely chopped methi leaves are then added and dosas are made. Menthya dosa tastes best with only a dollop of ghee. Some chutney on the side can also be served. ... “Menthya Soppina Dosa | Methi Leaves Dosa | Dosa Recipes”
A simple and flavourful poha/avalakki dish, malnad style gojjavalakki
03/05/2018 10:00:05 PM vindhyadesai
I am always looking for new ways of making poha/avalakki. Most common ones are kayi avalakki, batata poha, kanda poha, matar poha etc. In Karnataka another famous poha/avalakki dish is huLi avalakki/gojjavalakki which I have already posted here. In this variation, I tried a malnad style gojjavalakki version with simple spices from Malnad region of Karnataka. All spices give a fresh flavour and make this dish really tasty.
Malnad style gojjavalakki can be eaten for breakfast or even for a light dinner. Tastes best served with curd/yogurt. The difference between Mysore/Bangalore style gojjavalakki and Malnad style gojjavalakki is the way in which the ‘gojju’ is made.
In Mysore/Bangalore gojjavalakki the ‘gojju masala’ is not cooked but it is allowed to set for a few hours and then mixed with powdered poha/avalakki. Whereas in Malnad style gojjavalakki the gojju is made fresh and is cooked just like in puliyogare. Either way both dishes taste great. ... “Malnad Style Gojjavalakki | Malnad Gojjavalakki | Breakfast Recipes”
Soft, sweet, traditional malnad special, baalehannina dosa
02/11/2018 9:35:56 PM vindhyadesai
Bananas are such a versatile fruit. It pairs up so well with so many dishes. Fruit salads, smoothies, milkshakes, cakes, brownies, I pretty much use bananas for everything. This time, banana in the form of traditional dosas for breakfast or for a snack. Soaked rice ground with mashed bananas result in a sweet and soft baalehannina dosa.
These are fun to eat for everyone and the elaichi added to these dosas make them very flavourful. But making dosas means the need to make sides like chutneys. Good news, these dosas do not require any side dishes at all. Baalehannina dosa taste good with just a small piece of mango pickle (maavina midi especially) or a just a little ghee. ... “Baalehannina Dosa | Banana Dosa | Dosa Recipes”
Soft and fluffy, a special dish from the coastal regions of Karnataka, kotte kadubu
01/24/2018 9:43:47 PM vindhyadesai
Idli is such a common dish across South India and it has gained popularity all across India and also the world. It is apparently recognised as the healthiest breakfast because of the good fermentation it goes through. And why not, idli has less or no oil and is liked by all age groups. Hot idlies, accompanied with chutney and sambar is the go-to breakfast for many. But how about a twist, try this speciality idli variation from the coastal regions of Karnataka, Mangalore – kotte kadubu. ... “Kotte Kadubu | Kotte Idli | Idli Recipes”
Tasty, tangy, filled with protein, cabbage dosa
07/17/2017 9:51:55 PM vindhyadesai
A few years ago when I was studying I had a friend in college from Mangalore. She used to bring cabbage dosa for her tiffin and I used to love it. She even got the recipe from her mom and shared it with me by word of mouth.
I had forgotten all about this recipe until one day when I had a big cabbage and I could not think of recipes to make out of it. So when life gives you cabbages make cabbage dosa, er! eh! 🙂 ... “Cabbage Dosa | Breakfast Recipes | Dosa Recipes”
Soft and crisp both together, rava roti or sajjige roti, a tasty breakfast item
04/09/2017 6:56:06 PM vindhyadesai
A very nice alternative to akki roti is this rava roti or sajjige roti. It is very commonly made in Karnataka and is a very popular breakfast dish. Soft yet crisp, rava roti is quite filling.
And what do I say about the taste. Simple, humble yet very very tasty. Rava roti is also quick to make. It can be made in 2 ways, directly patted on a cooled tawa or patted on a greaseproof paper/plantain leaf. I have illustrated both methods here. ... “Rava Roti | Sajjige Roti | Roti Recipes”
Thin, soft, light neer dosas with kaayi bella and chutney
07/17/2016 4:58:10 PM vindhyadesai
Neer Dosas are made from grinding rice and coconut, they are crepe like in texture and are fluffy. “Neer” literally translates to “Water” in Tulu. But Neer Dosa means dosa made from a batter which is thin in consistency. Neer Dosa is a very easy recipe and light on the stomach, eaten mainly for breakfast. It’s a popular dish of Dakshina Kannada. The stepwise pictures I have here are a little dull as there was little light when I shot the pictures and white does not picture well anyway 🙂 Enjoy these soft dosas! ... “Neer Dosa”