Sep 25, 2009

Sauted Yam in Coconut/ Surna Koot

Off late I have been getting millions of tips and recipes from all my relatives and friends. Though I have been trying everything I just could not post any on my blog. I have a huge backlog and really want to keep a track of these wonderful recipes. So, for the next few days you will see new posts everyday !

This is a very easy recipe and I sure wanted to prepare this with pongal. I bought cut yams from frozen section. I do see fresh yams every week in both Indian stores and Ranch Markets, however I dont get the taste of those fresh yams which I used to have in Thirthahalli, my hometown.


Ingredients:
1 cup cut yams
1 cup grated coconut
5 table spoons oil
5 red chillies
1/2 tea spoon tamarind extract
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
5 curry leaves
Salt

Method:
Heat 4 table spoons of oil in a skillet and fry yam pieces on simmer.Fry this until yam turns dark brown. This will take around 15-20 minutes.
Make a smooth mixture of grated coconut, red chillies and tamarind extract.
Drain excess oil and pour fried yam pieces into this paste.
Prepare seasoning with remaining one table spoon oil, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pour this into sauted yam and coconut mixture. Add salt and mix it well.
Serve with rice or pongal.

Serves: 2
Preparation Time: 30 mins

Note: The coconut mixture should not be heated. Just mix the yam into coconut paste and mix it well.

Sep 21, 2009

Fried Bamboo Shoot/Kirla Ambado

This recipe is very much like kirla sanna polo. In fact it is the same recipe, the only difference is here we make small balls out of the batter and deep fry it. However I posted this in a separate post as I wanted to neatly jot down everything I have tried and learnt from different people I have come across.


Ingredients:
1 cup chopped bamboo shoot
1 cup rice, soaked for 3 hours
5 red chillies
1/2 cup grated coconut, frozen or fresh
1/2 tea spoon tamarind extract
Oil for deep frying
Salt

Method:
Drain the water from rice and grind it with grated coconut, red chillies and tamarind extract into a smooth paste.
Chop bamboo shoot. Mix these pieces into the above paste and add salt.
Make small balls of this batter.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry these balls.
Serve it as a side dish with rice and dal.

Serves: 3
Preparation Time: 30 mins(excludes soaking)

Note: I always soak bamboo shoot in plain water for 2 days before using it. Change the water once in a day.

Sep 19, 2009

Bamboo Shoot Dosa/ Kirla Sanna Polo

Sanna polo is a dosa which is served during lunch. Sanna polo can be prepared even with cabbage and onion. This is a very tasty dish and both of us just love it. My aunt used to prepare this very often and my husband became an instant fan of kirla sanna polo.


Ingredients:
1 cup chopped bamboo shoot
1 cup rice, soaked for 3 hours
5 red chillies
1/2 cup grated coconut, frozen or fresh
1/2 tea spoon tamarind extract
Salt

Method:
Drain the water from rice and grind it with grated coconut, red chillies and tamarind extract into a smooth paste.
Chop bamboo shoot. Mix these pieces into the above paste and add salt.
Spread this on a hot tava. This paste should be thick and should be spread by hand.
Serve it as a side dish with rice and dal.

Serves: 3
Preparation Time: 30 mins(excludes soaking)

Note: I always soak bamboo shoot in plain water for 2 days before using it. Change the water once in a day.

Sep 5, 2009

Fried Potato/Batata Bhajun Upkari

My husband's all time favorite. Most of the time he prepares this upkari at our home and I must say he is a good cook, probably better than me :). I am not a potato lover but like this simple fry with dalitoy and rice. Easy to prepare and tasty to eat.


Ingredients:
3 large potatoes
1/4 cup cooking oil
5 red chillies
1/4 tea spoon mustard seeds
5 curry leaves
1 table spoon salt


Method:
Cut potatoes into desired shapes, sprinkle salt and leave it for 30 mins.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chillies.
When it starts spluttering add potatoes. Drain the salty water from potatoes before adding it.
Keep frying this on simmer until potatoes are cooked.
Serve hot with rice and dal.

Serves: 2
Preparation Time: 45 mins

Note: While frying add salt only if required.

Sep 3, 2009

Horse Gram Bamboo Shoot Curry/ Kulithu Kirla Koddel

Horse Gram is also known as Moth Beans and it is used as daal or lenthils. I remember my granny used whole seeds of horse gram to feed cattle. She also used to prepare soup which can be served with rice. I will be posting it once I try it out.

We call horse gram as "kulithu" in konkani. This curry will have a garlic taste in it and people who dont like garlic may not like this dish. Having said that the aroma of fried garlic is one of the key factor which makes this dish so tasty. This goes very well with hot rice, I prepared par boiled rice which was heavenly :)


Ingredients:
1 cup bamboo shoot, cut into cubes
1 cup horse gram, soaked in water for 8 hours or overnight
1 cup grated coconut
7 red chillies
1/4 tea spoon tamarind extract
1 table spoon vegetable or cooking oil
5 garlic pods
Salt

Method:
Pressure cook bamboo shoot and horse gram upto 5 whistles.
Make a paste of grated coconut, red chillies and tamarind extract.
Mix the mixture with cooked horse gram, bamboo shoot, salt and boil it for 8-10 mins.
In a small pan heat oil and fry the garlic for sometime.
Pour this on the curry.
Serve hot with rice.



Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 35 mins (exlcudes soaking time)

Note: Horse gram takes longer time to cook compared to other daal or lenthils. 5 whistles or more is a must.