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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