Naturally sweet and rich in nutrients, sihi genasu or sweet potato sweet
02/05/2019 9:39:25 PM vindhyadesai
Tubers such as sweet potato, cassava are so underrated. So few takers for these ancient vegetables. But then there is aloo (potato) which came to India through Portuguese about 300 years ago. But we have always had other tubers and root vegetables. These are infact our staples providing essential nutrition in the form of carbohydrates and fibre. So I have come back with a North Karnataka special recipe sihi genasu or sweet potato sweet, translated literally!
Although sweet potatoes look hard they cook very quickly. They have so much taste in them that not much is required to make a nice dish out of it. As with North Karnataka cuisine, we always have simple dishes just like the simple people from the region. Few ingredients and sihi genasu or sweet potato sweet is ready. The syrupy consistency makes you want more. ... “Sihi Genasu | Sweet Potato Sweet | Sweet Recipes”
Deep coloured, sweet and bitter, yellu chigli or til ke ladoo
08/12/2018 9:34:01 PM vindhyadesai
Come August we start celebrating different festivals. One of the first ones is to worship the serpent god, nagara chauthi and naga panchmi. It is widely celebrated throughout India. Amidst all the celebrations we generally like to make simple and easy sweets. That is where our age old traditional sweets come to our rescue. In Karnataka we make a simple ladoo with sesame seeds called yellu chigli or til ke ladoo.
Yellu chigli is made with black sesame seeds and jaggery. It is quite easy to make and is one of the most important sweets along with tambittu (roasted chana ladoo). Sesame seeds are fried till they release aroma then mixed with jaggery powder and fresh ghee. Yellu chigli are smaller in size as they should be consumed in small quantities. ... “Yellu Chigli | Til Ke Ladoo | Sesame Seeds Ladoo | Sweet Recipes”
Melt in the mouth, laden with ghee and crunchy nuts, special besan ladoo
08/07/2018 9:18:23 PM vindhyadesai
When summer holidays used to arrive we used to always have besan ladoo, avalakki chivda and kodubale at home. My mother always ensured she stocked up on these favourite North Karnataka snacks. Besan ladoo and avalakki chivda are infact the 2 most important snacks in a North Karnataka household. When you visit someone’s house you are sure to be offered these snacks. A cup of fresh chai and guests are served!
The trick to make fragrant and non-pasty/non-dry besan ladoo is patience. Yes you heard me right, you have to fry the mixture on low flame for quite sometime to get the right consistency, colour and taste! I mention it multiple times throughout this post, never ever be tempted to increase the heat on your pan, the mixture will turn into a clay like colour (ew!).
... “Besan Ladoo | Besan Unde | Ladoo Recipes | Sweet Recipes”
Delicious with crunchy peanuts, perfect for fasting sabudana khichdi
09/22/2017 10:29:30 AM vindhyadesai
Sabudana khichdi is a staple in Maharashtra and North Karnataka. It is mostly made during fasting days for vrats or ekadashi. Sabudana khichdi is very simple to prepare, soaking sabudana is the most important step. Sago or sabudana or seeme akki as it is called in Kannada is a product of tapioca starch obtained from cassava root.
Sabudana khichdi is a simple and humble dish. It has soft yet crisp golden roasted potatoes, crunchy roasted groundnuts/peanuts. The hint of lemon takes the khichdi’s taste to another level! A plate of sabudana khichdi served with cool yogurt is ideal even for breakfast or just as an evening snack. ... “Sabudana Khichdi | Sabudani Khees | Fasting Recipes”
Crispy, chatpata, kurkura healthier alternative, whole wheat flakes chivda
05/01/2017 4:14:15 PM vindhyadesai
Want to munch on something chatpata and kurkura? Then try this whole wheat flakes chivda, a simple and healthier alternative to deep fried snacks. Chivda is in fact my most favourite snack surpassing chakli, kodubale or muruku. Or may be not 🙂 all are equal! Chivda is so tasty and it is quite a filling snack, the best part is, it is not deep fried.
Typically chivda is made with rice flakes/avalakki. I always try to find new ways to make chivda. Last Deepavali, I made a big batch of whole wheat flakes chivda to give to friends and colleagues. It turned out crispy and tasty. ... “Whole Wheat Flakes Chivda | Flakes Chivda | Chivda Recipes”
Nutritious, healthy and tasty mung usli or hesarukaalu usli/sundal
03/18/2017 4:53:40 PM vindhyadesai
Mung beans are one of the most nutritious legumes. The most important part in cooking mung beans is it does not even need soaking. t can be cooked just like mung dal, quick and easy! Try this delicious mung usli or hesaru kaalu usli.
This mung usli can be made for breakfast or for snacks or as a side dish with thalipeeth or akki roti accompanied with shenga chutney pudi. It tastes good even with chapathi. Mung usli is a staple in North Karnataka served with bhakkri (jolada roti), palya and chutney pudi. Classic combo! ... “Mung Usli | Hesarukaalu Usli | Usli Recipes”
Spicy, tangy, tasty badanekayi rasapalya – gravy for rotis
01/22/2017 5:13:15 PM vindhyadesai
A very popular gravy from North Karnataka, badanekayi rasapalya. It is spicy yet refreshing and tastes best with bhakkri/jolada roti or even regular chapathis or rotis.
Badanekayi rasapalya or brinjal gravy has simple spices like sesame and cinnamon. Their combination makes this gravy loaded with flavours. Tomato and onion makes the base of the gravy nice and thick. Texture-wise this gravy scores a ten on ten in my opinion. ... “Badanekayi Rasapalya | Brinjal Gravy | Gravy Recipes”
Yummy, lip-smacking, drool worthy spicy street food from North Karnataka, Girmitt 12/04/2016 5:09:04 PM vindhyadesai
What pav bhaji is to Mumbai, what masala puri is to Bangalore, what golgappas are to Delhi, girmitt is to North Karnataka. A very popular street style dish in most parts of North Karnataka region.
It is less known outside the region but is super tasty and is the perfect street food snack. It is very similar to bhel puri. Along with hasi (wet) ingredients like onions, tomatoes it also has bisi (hot) masala. It is a mixture of sliced onions cooked till soft with chillies and aromatic curry leaves. ... “Girmitt | How to make girmitt? | Street Food Recipes”
Soft and crisp sabudane ke tikki with khatta-meetha chutney
10/02/2016 12:57:41 PM vindhyadesai
Sabudana or tapioca pearls are the most common ingredient used during vrata/vrat. It is extracted from cassava root and root vegetables are considered to be healthy to be eaten during fasting festivals. Phaalar or falaari dishes are easy on the stomach and generally simple to make. One would definitely like recipes that are easy to prepare during vrats. Sabudane ki tikki are made from sabudana (obviously), potatoes. To bind everything together I have used arrowroot powder (easily available in grocery shops) which is similar to tapioca flour and is a starch obtained by a root. Arrowroot powder is a permitted ingredient for vrats. You can use lightly roasted besan or even cornstarch or cornflour if you are preparing this on non-vrat days. The main flavouring is from peanuts/groundnuts and other spices. Here I have served with khatta-meetha chutney, serve with falaari chutney on vrat days. ... “Sabudana Tikki | How to make sabudana tikki? | Navratri Recipes”
Spicy groundnut chutney powder, pre-made side dish
09/22/2016 9:52:21 PM vindhyadesai
Having a side dish always on hand in the form of a dry powder and which does not spoil is very useful. Chutney Powders/Chutney Pudis are a great side dish for chapathis, rotis, dosas, idlis or even hot rice with ghee. Shenga chutney pudi (groundnut chutney powder) is a very famous side dish from North Karnataka. All households make large quantities of this tasty spicy powder and store it. Try this with thalipeeth or with dosas. Dosas like rava dosa, open masala dosa taste really good with this chutney powder. The best combination has to be Bhakkri or Jowar Roti (plain sorghum flour oiless thin rotis) with this tasty shenga chutney powder mixed with yogurt/curd. A slightly different form called ‘shenga hinDi’ a coarser and rougher chutney powder with only oily shengas, is also a super delicacy from the beautiful land of North Karnataka (like Bijapur and other places). Other shenga/groundnut recipes to try. ... “Shenga Chutney Pudi | Groundnut Chutney Powder | How to make groundnut chutney powder?”