Friday, 25 November 2011

Kannekudi (Soralekudi) Katne / ಕನ್ನೆಕುಡಿ (ಸೊರಲೆಕುಡಿ) ಕಟ್ನೆ

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.
 
Kannekudi or Soralekudi is a plant variety of Malnad region, the leaves of which will be used for cooking. It will grow like a bush. I don't know its scientific name. People use it for cooking mostly during the rainy season. It has good health values..especially when we get cold, fever, etc, it is good to have Katne with rice. 
If you can get Kannekudi, don't miss out preparing this healthy and tasty dish. The same way, Katne can be prepared using Spinach (Palak) leaves also!


Preparation Time: 20 - 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:
Kannekudi (Soralekudi) - 25 leaves
Pepper corns - 15
Cumin seeds - 3/4 spoon
Garlic 7 - 8 cloves
Oil for seasoning
Mustard seeds - 1/4 spoon
Salt to taste
1 lime
Grated coconut - 1 cup


Method:
Wash the Kannekudi leaves thoroughly in water. Remove the leaf stalks and leaf veins which are hard.
Heat 2 spoons of oil in a pan and roast the pepper corns till you hear the crackling sound.
Add the cumin seeds and saute for a while. Then, add the Kannekudi leaves and saute for 2 - 3 minutes. Switch off the flame once the leaves change their color.
Grind these ingredients along with grated coconut into a fine paste. Add 3 - 4 cups of water to adjust the consistency. 
Add salt to taste and boil it for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame and add the lime squeeze.
Do the seasoning with mustard seeds and crushed garlic before serving.
This healthy and tasty Katne is a good combination with rice especially during winter and rainy days.


Tips:
  • For this recipe, amchur can be used instead of lime squeeze. But adding of lime will give a nice aroma to Katne.

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