Dec 22, 2014

Corn Masaledar

Corn Masaledar is very simple and easy to prepare.Delicious,tangy and spicy to taste.Enjoy as side dish with chapati.Kids will love this.

Corn Masaledar

  • Sweet corn steamed-1 cup
  • Tomatoes  2 finely chopped
  • Onion        1 finely sliced
  • Capsicum-1 finely chopped
  • Sugar     1/4 tsp (opt)
  • Bhath Pwd-2-3 tbsp
  • Dhania Jeera pwd-1 tsp
  • Salt-for taste

  • Oil                1-  2 tsp
  • Green Chillies  1-2 chopped
  • Mustard                1/4  tsp 
  • Jeera        1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric-pinch
  • Hing-pinch

Method:In a kadai,heat oil,prepare the seasoning,add mustard,hing,jeera,once they splutter green chillies,saute for 1-2 mins.Next add onion and fry well,add capsicum and fry next add tomatoes and stir till the tomatoes become soft.Add steamed corn ,salt,masala pwd,sugar and mix well.Serve hot with chapatis.

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Dec 20, 2014

Green Pigeon Peas Curry / Togarikalu Curry

Togarikalu Curry

Green Pigeon Peas is a healthy nutritious side dish for chapati or rice. Togarikalu (in Kannada ) or  Tuvar Lilva is a bean variety  mostly available during winter season in India.This curry is tomato onion based.

  • Togarikalu– 1 cup
  • (cooked )
  • Tomatoes-1 cup (chopped)
  • Onion-1 cup (chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste-1/2 tsp
  • Dhani Jeera pwd-1/2 tsp
  • Sambar Pwd-2 tsp 
  • Oil-1-2 tsp
  • Salt-for taste
  • Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves-few

Method-In a pan,heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds add onions and sauté well.Next add ginger garlic paste,chillies and fry for 1-2 mins.Next add chopped tomatoes,and fry till mushy.Next add the masala pwds and fry. Add the cooked togarikalu and mix.Add  about 1/2 cup water and stir well.Simmer on low heat for 10-15 mins till the gravy blends well.Serve hot with peas pulao ,or chapati.

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Nov 16, 2014

Sweet Corn Salad

Sweet Corn Salad recipe is simple and easy to prepare.Very Healthy and nutritious and colorful kids will love it.The Pomogranate seeds in the salad gives a delicious flavor.Enjoy!!If you are planning to prepare during weekends, or as evening snack get the kids involved.


1/2 cup  sweet corn (steamed)
Sweet Corn Salad 
1/2 cup pomogranate seeds
1 tbsp. grated, coconut (opt)
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. chopped, coriander
5-6 finely finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp. oil
1/4 tsp. mustard seeds
1/4 tsp urad dal
1/4 tsp chana dal
Salt to taste

Combine Corn,pomogrante seeds, lemon juice and salt in a medium sized bowl.
Mix well and set aside. Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds,chana dal,urad dal,curry leaves and hing once done add chopped chillies and fry a few seconds. Add this seasoning to the salad.Garnish with coconut, coriander leaves and serve. 

Note-  Reduce spice for kids.

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Tips -with kids in kitchen

  • Use large bowls , vessels
  • Keep sharp objects away
  • Involve them with easy tasks-eg deseeding the pomogrante seeds
  • Have fun in cleaning the mess too 

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Nov 13, 2014

Ragi Khara Dosa

Ragi Khara Dosa (Ragi : finger millet ) is healthy , nutritious and filling breakfast.This is a spicy version.Easy to make and enjoyed hot.A mix of fingermillet flour and semolina with spice and coconut to give the perfect crispy crepes.

Ragi Khara Dosa,finger millet semolina crepes
Ragi Khara Dosa

1/2 cup Rava Chiroti
1 cup finger millet(ragi flour)
Salt as per taste
Jeera-1 tsp

To Grind
Coconut-1/4 cup
Red chillies-8-9
Tamarind juice - 1 tbsp
Hing: Pinch
Menthya seeds-few


Mix rava and ragi flour and salt .The consistency of batter should be like normal dosa batter. Keep overnight or atleast for 5-6 hours . Next day grind in mixer the items mentioned in grinding. Add to the dosa batter.Add salt,jeera .Mix well. Make dosas. Serve hot with butter and chutney of your choice.

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Nov 2, 2014

Menthya Hittu Gojju

Menthya Hittu Gojju is an easy side dish for rice , if you are bored with normal sambhar or Rasam.Try this tangy and spicy gojju.

  • 1-1/2 tbsp. Menthya Hittu pwd
  • 2 tsp. tamarind juice
  • 1/2 tbsp gur / jaggery
  • Salt to taste
  • Water

  • For Seasoning:
    • 1 tbsp. oil
    • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
    • Hing-pinch
    • Curry leaves-few
    • Red chili-1

Method:In a bowl, combine all the items 
mentioned in ingredients with 1 cup of water and mix well.
Heat the oil in a pan,prepare seasonings , 

once done add to  the gojju mixand mix well.
Serve with chapati/dosa/rice.

(You get readymade Menthya Hittu at condiment stores in Bangalore.)

Oct 14, 2014

Peanut Chaat / Masala Kadlekayi

Peanut Chaat / Masala Kadlekayi is quick and easy chaat recipe.Made with Congress Kadlekayi , a very famous snack found in bakeries in Bangalore.This one is healthier version with dash of lime ,onions and cucumber making it more tasty.Enjoy with hot cup of tea/coffee or enjoy while reading a book or watching your favourite movie.

Prep Time: 15 mins


Peanut Chaat / Masala Kadlekayi

  • 1 cup congress Kadlekayi
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup cucumber
  • Few coriander leaves (garnish)
  • Lime juice -1/2 tsp
  • Salt-for taste

    Method In a bowl,add the above ingredients- congress kadlekayi,chopped cucumbers ,onions, salt and mix.Top it up with coriander leaves and lemon juice and mix and serve with hot cup of tea or coffee .

    (You can add  shredded raw mango /sev and make it more tangy )

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    Oct 13, 2014

    HesaruKaalu Usli / Moong Usal / Sundal

    HesaruKaalu Usli / Moong Usal is  nutritious and healthy recipe which can be enjoyed by  kids as well as elders, enjoy with chilled curds.

    HesaruKaalu Usli / Moong Usal /Sundal
    Hesarukaalu Usli
    • 1 cup Sprouted Moong/Hesaru kaalu(steamed)
    • Fresh coriander leaves-few 
    • 1-2 tbsp Grated Coconut, fresh
    • Salt -as per taste

    • Oil
    • few Curry leaves
    • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
    • 1/2 tsp jeera
    • 1/2 tsp chana dal
    • 1/2 tsp urad dal
    • 5-6 finely chopped  green chilies
    • Hing-pinch
    • Turmeric-pinch

    Method: Mix sprouted moong, salt . Season with mustard seeds, jeera, chanadal, uraddal, curry leaves, green chilies and hing. Add fresh grated coconut,coriander leaves and mix well and serve with chilled curds.

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    Kulith / Hurali Usli / Sundal

    Hurali Usli or ಹುರಳಿ Horsegram Salad or Kulith Usal is  nutritious and healthy recipe which can be enjoyed by  kids as well as elders. Horsegram is a legume variety known as Kulith in Marathi.

    Horsegram Salad , Huruli Usli,Kulith usal
    Huruli Usli
    • 1 cup Huruli / Horsegram (boiled)
    • Fresh coriander leaves-few 
    • 1-2 tbsp Grated Coconut, fresh
    • Salt -as per taste

    • Oil
    • few Curry leaves
    • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
    • 1/2 tsp jeera
    • 1/2 tsp chana dal
    • 1/2 tsp urad dal
    • 5-6 finely chopped  green chilies
    • Hing-pinch

    Method: Mix sprouted huruli, salt .Season with mustard seeds, jeera, chanadal, uraddal, curry leaves, green chilies and hing.Add  fresh grated coconut,coriander leaves and mix well.Serve with cup of chilled curds.

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    Oct 6, 2014

    Stuffed Bhindi

    Stuffed Bhindi or Bharwan Bhindi is delicious side dish for Indian breads.The spices stuffed in the Lady's finger or Okra and fried is yummy ,tangy and tasty.Enjoy!!  


    Stuffed Bhindi

                       Stuffed Bhindi 

    • Lady'sfinger /Bhindi-10-15
    • 2-3 tbsp oil

    Stuffing masala

    • 1 tsp amchur pwd
    • 1 tbsp dhania-jeera pwd
    • 1 tsp Chili pwd
    • 1-2  tbsp Veg Bhath pwd
    • Turmeric-pinch
    • salt 
    • Tamarind paste-1-tsp

    Method- Mix all the masala mentioned under stuffing ingredients and keep it aside.Next carefully trim the sides and slit the bhindi vertically.Fill in the masala in the bhindi.Heat oil in a kadai.Place the stuffed bhindi and fry on low heat till done.Serve hot with Indian Breads.

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    Simla Mirch Bhajia / Capsicum Fritters

    Simla Mirch Bhajia (Capsicum Fritters) is a  spicy starter/snack that can enjoyed by all of us.If you are bored with the normal onion /aloo one try this out !!!

    Simla Mirch Bhajia

    Simla Mirch Bhajia / Capsicum Fritters


    • 1  Large Capsicum cut finely
    • 1-2  tsp red chilli pwd /Bhath pwd
    • 1/2 tsp tumeric pwd
    • 1 tsp Dhani Jeera Pwd
    • 1 tsp of dry mango powder 
    • (Everest Amchur)(opt)
    • 1/4 tsp  garam masala 
    • 1/4 tsp ajwain
    • 3 tbsp gram flour (besan)
    • 1 tbsp rice flour
    • salt for taste
    • Oil for frying

    Method-Take a bowl combine all the ingredients and mix well. Add little water,add cut capsicum and mix well ,the flour and capsicum  should blend and be well coated and be dry .Heat a little oil and add it to this batter and mix it well.
    Keep it for sometime.In a kadai heat sufficient oil for frying. Slowly add the capsicum besan mix in batches in the hot oil. Fry till golden brown on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot crisp bhajias with ketchup or chutney of your choice.

    (You can cut the capsicum in long strands as well)

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    Oct 1, 2014

    Bread Dosa

    Bread Dosa is an easy instant dosa for morning breakfast,healthy mix of semolina with bread and spices.Enjoy hot with chutney or pickle.

    Bread Dosa


    • 1/2 cup Chiroti rava (fine rava)
    • 4 slices bread 
    • (cut into small pieces and sides discarded)
    • 1-2 tsp jeera
    • Curds-1/4 cup
    • salt to taste
    • Corainder leaves-few chopped
    • Green chillies-5-6 finely chopped
    • water
    • Onion-1 finely chopped

    Method:In a bowl,mix rava,curds and bread pieces ,salt and keep it aside for 20 mins.Next add all the other ingredients-jeera,chillies,onion,coriander leaves  and water and mix to form the dosa batter.Heat the tava/skillet and make the dosas ,add oil to make it crisp by carefully turn both sides till golden brown.Serve hot with chutney /pickle or enjoy it JLT!

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    Sep 30, 2014

    Sweet Dosa / Sihi Dose

    Sweet dosa is  a special dosa prepared during Saraswati Pooja  during Dasara festival in Karnataka. A blend of jaggery , cardamom in dosa batter , a perfect and easy desert recipe.Kids will enjoy it .

    Sihi Dose

    Sihi Dose / Sweet Dosa

    1. Ingredients:

    • Rice - 1 cup
    • Poha/avalakki - handful
    • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
    • Grated Jaggery - 1/2 cup
    • Elachi pwd - 1-2 tsp

    Method:  Soak rice, poha and methi seeds for few hours.Next grind them in a mixer.Once done , add coconut,jaggery , elachi pwd and grind again so the batter blends well.Keep it for some time .Make dosas.Serve hot with ghee.

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    Sep 27, 2014

    Kadabu / Karanji

    Kadabu in kannada or Karanji in Marathi is a favorite sweet made during Ganesha Festival.Try this delicious jaggery stuffing kadabu as part of your Diwali Dessert platter.Enjoy !! You can make this deep fried Coconut Sweet Dumpling with sugar instead of jaggery.


    Kadabu / Karanji 

    For the dough:

    • 1/2 cup Chiroti Rava 
    • 1/2  cup Maida
    • 1-2 tbsp Ghee
    • Salt-pinch
    • Oil for Deep Frying
    • Water 
    For the Filling:

    • 1 cup freshly grated coconut
    • 1 cup  jaggery powdered
    • 1-2 tsp Elachi pwd
    • 1-2 tsp khus khus
    • Ghee
    Method: Mix all the ingredients for the dough ,add required water and  knead well and keep it aside .Next prepare the filling.Heat ghee and add coconut and jaggery.Cook on medium heat with stirring, until the jaggery has melted and mixed well with the coconut. Add poppy seeds, cardamom powder  and mix well.Let it cool.Next make small pooris with the dough.Fill in with the jaggery mix and seal the ends properly.Heat oil in a big kadai ,carefully place these in the oil and deep fry till golden brown on both sides.Strain on absorbent paper.Enjoy.

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    Sep 26, 2014

    Gorikayi Masale Bhath / ClusterBeans Masala Rice

    Gorikayi Bhath / ClusterBeans Masala Rice is spicy rice variety .An easy one pot meal made with gavar/cluster beans blended with kabuli chana and homemade bhath masala powder.Nutritious and healthy.


    Cluster Beans One pot meal
    Gorikayi Masala Bhath
    • 1 cup Cooked Rice 
    • 1/2 cup chopped gorikayi (gavar/clusterbeans)
    • 1/4 cup boiled kabuli chana / kabulkadle kaalu
    • salt as per taste
    • Grated coconut-2 tsp


    • 2 tbsp Oil
    • 1 tsp Mustard(sasive)
    • 1/2 tsp chana dal
    • 1/2 tsp urad dal
    • 2-3 tbsp Bhath Masala pwd
    • 5-6 Curry leaves
    • Turmeric pwd-pinch
    • Hing-pinch

    Method: Allow the rice to cool,spread it on a plate.Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds,turmeric, curry leaves ,hing,chana dal,urad dal.Once done add chopped gorikayi to the above seasoning. Saute frequently till done.Next add salt, boiled kabuli chana and masala powder. Mix well.Add the cooked rice .Mix well.Cover and cook on low heat.Granish with grated coconut.Serve hot.

    (you can add MTR Vangi Bhath pwd also)

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    Sep 15, 2014

    Simple Chitranna

    Simple Chitranna is a easy seasoned rice variety . Kids will definitely love it.Enjoy this one pot meal with crisps (Sadige/Papad) .


    • 1 cup rice (cooked)
    • 1/4 cup fresh coconut(grated)
    • salt to taste


    • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1/2  tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 tsp channa dal
    • 1 tsp urad dal
    • 6-7 cashew nuts
    • 2 tbsp peanuts
    • Hing pinch
    • Sarin pudi-1-2 tsp
    • Red chilly-1 (opt)
    • few Curry leaves
    • Few coriander leaves
    • Oil-2 tbsp

    Method:  Allow the rice to cool ,spread it on a plate.Next heat oil in kadai,roast cashews and peanuts and keep it aside ,next add the other items in seasoning ,roast well ,add sarin pudi  and fry ,  add the rice to this seasoning.Add the grated coconut,salt cashews and peanuts and mix well.Saute for 1-2 mins.Garnish with coriander leaves.Serve hot with Sandige.

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    Sep 12, 2014

    Corn Avalakki

    Corn Poha or Avalakki is spicy and quick breakfast recipe.Poha (Oggarane Avalakki ) is easy to cook, adding vegetables to it makes it more nutritious and tasty.This one is with sweet corn .The kids will definately love it.

             Corn Poha / Corn Avalakki

    1 cup poha ((flaked rice /avalakki)
    1 cup steamed corn
    5-6 green chillies, finely chopped
    Salt to taste
    For Seasoning:
    2 tbsp. oil
    1/2 tsp. mustard
    1/2 tsp.cumin seeds
    1 tsp chana dal
    1 tsp. Urad dal
    2 tsp. peanuts (opt)
    Hing- a pinch
    Curry leaves-few
    Turmeric pwd-pinch

    For Garnishing
    2 tbsp. grated coconut
    Few coriander leaves

    Method: Soak the poha in water for 5-10min. Wash  and drain the water completely.
    Heat the oil in the pan, fry the peanuts and keep it aside .
    Next add seasonings and fry till done.
    Add green chillies and corn and stir fry.
    Once done add the poha and mix well.
    Add salt, coconut ,peanuts and coriander leaves to the poha.
    Mix well  and serve hot.

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    Sep 8, 2014

    Seemebadnekai Palya Ver 2

                 Seemebadnekai Palya

    Seemebadnekai Palya(Chow Chow Sabzi) ಸೀಮೆ ಬದನೇಕಾಯಿ ಪಲ್ಯ is the simple sabzi blended in South Indian style seasoning , with the flavor of coconut and spices , it tastes yummy.Enjoy (Chow Chow is known as Chayote in English)

    1  cup Seemebadnekai Chopped
    3-4 Tbsp shredded Coconut
    1-2 tsp Bhath pwd
    Salt to taste


    1/2 tsp mustard
    1/2 tsp jeera
    1/2 tsp chana dal
    1/2 tsp urad dal
    1 Tbsp Oil
    Curry leaves-few

    Method: Heat oil in a pan. Add the items in seasoning ,once done,add the chopped vegetables and fry for few mins Add salt. Cover and cook on low flame.Once done, add bhath pwd , add grated coconut . Mix well.Serve hot with rasam rice or chapati.

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    Sep 5, 2014

    Vegetable Bonda

    Vegetable Bonda is a favorite snack  in South India .A best bet on a rainy day or a nice evening snack with a hot cup of tea with spicy coconut chutney or sauce.

    Vegetable Bonda

    • 1cup gram flour (besan)
    • 2 tbsp Rice flour
    • Salt to taste
    • 1 tsp bhath pwd
    • 1 tsp Rasam pwd
    • 1 tsp hot oil
    • Water
    • Vegetable Mix

    • 1 Potato (boiled and mashed)
    • 1 cup -mix vegetable (beans,peas,carrots)
    • 4-5 Green Chilies (chopped)
    • Coriander leaves -few
    • Curry leaves-few
    • Mustard-1/2 tsp
    • Jeera -1/2 tsp
    • Chana dal-1/2 tsp
    • Urad dal-1/2 tsp
    • Hing-pinch
    • Turmeric pwd-pinch
    • lemon juice-1 tsp
    • Oil for frying

    • Method -In a kadai,make the seasoning with mustard,jeera ,chana dal,urad dal,curry leaves,hing,green chillies.Once done add the vegetables ,stir fry till done next add the boiled potatoes , salt and mix well.Make small balls of this mixture.Next in a bowl ,add gram flour,rice flour, turmeric powder, little salt,masala pwds,hot oil.Add little water and  make a batter for the vadas.Dip each ball in the batter and deep fry till golden brown.Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.
    (you can also add onions)

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    Sep 2, 2014

    Ragi Sevai Upma

    Ragi Sevai Upma is enjoyable healthy filling breakfast recipe mainly made in South Indian families.A perfect mix  for your busy day.


                              Ragi Sevai 

    · 2 cups ragi vermicelli /ragi semiya
    · 1/2  cup simla mirch chopped
    · 1 onion chopped 
    . 1 carrot chopped
    .  1/2 cup beans chopped 


    · 6-7 green chillies chopped
    · few curry leaves
    · 1 tbsp oil
    · 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
    .1/2 tsp jeera
    · 1 tsp urad dal
    · 1 tsp channa dal
    . Hing-pinch
    · Salt for taste
    · Water

    · 1-2 tbsp grated coconut
    · Few coriander leaves

    • Add little oil in a pan,roast the vermicelli well and keep it aside.Next add oil,fry the cashews and keep it aside.Next add mustard seeds, followed by urad dal, channa dal ,and jeera, hing, curry leaves, chopped chilies, turmeric and sauté well.Now, add vegetables and stir fry well .Next add the vermicelli,salt  and add boiled water.Cook till the water evaporates .Add the fried cashews and mix well.Garnish with coconut.Serve hot.
      (you can follow the instructions on the packet for cooking the vermicelli) 

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      Aug 31, 2014

      Mixed Healthy Salad

      Mixed Healthy Salad is simple and easy to prepare.A nice blend of sweet corn,moong and carrots with dash of spices and seasonings.Do try this healthy tasty tangy salad .A perfect lunch box recipe too.

      Salad is known as Kosambri in Kannada.

      Mixed Healthy Salad 
      • Sweet corn steamed-1 cup
      • Soaked Green Moong-1/4 cup
      • Grated carrot-1/4 cup
      • Coconut 3-4 tbsp
      • oil 1 tsp
      • Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
      • Jeera 1/2tsp
      • Hing pinch
      • Chana dal-1/2 tsp
      • Urad dal-1/2 tsp
      • Curry leaves a few
      • Green chillies 3-4 finely chopped
      • Fresh coriander chopped
      • Pomegrante seeds-few
      • Dryfruits -few 
      • Salt to taste
      • Lemon juice-1/2 tsp

      Method: In a bowl add the steamed corn,soaked moong ,grated carrot,add coconut and mix.Meanwhile prepare the seasoning.Heat oil in kadai ,add mustard,jeera,chana dal,urad dal,chillies,hing ,curry leaves.Once done add to the salad mix.Add salt ,lemon juice and mix  Next add corainder leaves ,dry fruits and pomogrante seeds , mix well and serve.

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      Aug 26, 2014

      Tamarind Upma

      Tamarind Upma or Tamarind Upit is simple and easy to prepare.A perfect, filling,healthy breakfast recipe. This is made with Rice Rava (traditionally known as Akkitari uppittu in Karnataka) blended with tamarind and spices.Enjoy this hot during the monsoons.

      Tamarind Poha
      Tamarind Upma

      • Rice rava- 1cup (akki tari)
      • Water - 1- 2 cups (adj)
      • 2-3 tbsp. tamarind juice
      • 1-2 tsp grated jaggery
      • 2 tsp Rasam Pwd
      • 1/2 Dhania jeera pwd
      • Salt for taste
      • Coconut-1-2 tbsp
      • Seasoning
      • Oil-2 tbsp
      • Mustard -1/2 tsp
      • Hing- pinch
      • Jeera-1/2 tsp
      • Channa dal-1tsp
      • Urad dal-1tsp
      • Curry leaves-few
      • Red chilies-1-2

      Method: Fry the rava for 10mins and keep it aside.In a  pan,add tamarind juice, jaggery, rasam powder, masala pwd, salt, turmeric and little water. Boil for 5-10 minutes.Keep it aside.Heat oil in a pan add mustard,jeera when they begin to splutter ,add channa dal and urad dal ,red chilies fry until light brown.Next add ,hing,curry leaves, and fry.Add fried rava ,salt and mix well next add the gojju and hot water. Mix well.Cook till the water is gone.Simmer and close the lid for 2-3 min.Garnish with  coconut and serve hot.

      (add more water in case the rava is not cooked well )

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