Dear friends,

This is the month of celebration at Recipe world! Reason behind this celebration is the first anniversary of my little space <:-P I was planning to host an event from long time and thought of celebrating the occasion this way!
Many of you must be knowing Vidhya Subramony @ Sweet Karam Kapi. She is the one who started Love Lock Series of events! She gave me an opportunity to host the event for this month. Thanks a lot Vidhya for giving me this opportunity. Friends, do visit her wonderful space Sweet Karam Kapi for her exciting recipes.
I would like to thank all my blogger buddies for your encouragement and continuous support throughout this journey >:D< Your words of encouragement means a lot to me. Hope to expect the same encouragement from you all in future also!
Coming back to the event, its all about juices and milkshakes! We keep preparing varieties of juices and milkshakes to keep our body cool during summer. Also, this is season of various delicious fruits. To be eligible to participate in this event, prepare any kind of juices and milkshakes and post the same in your blog in between 15 - June - 2012 and 15 - July 2012 and link the same with the event. I would love to see your innovative recipes to make this event a grand success :)

So, here are the rules to participate in the Event:
  • Join me on Google Friend Connect or like my Facebook page. Leave a comment on this post mentioning the same.
  • Prepare any kind of juice or milkshake and post the recipe in your space in between 15 - June - 2012 and 15 - July 2012 and link to this event.
  • Only vegetarian entries are allowed. No eggs please!
  • You can send entries upto a maximum of 5. Only 2 archived entries are allowed if and only if they are re-posted.
  • Usage of logo in mandatory since it helps to spread the word.
  • I will try to leave a comment at your space as soon as I will see your entry. If you have any doubts regarding the participation, just leave a comment under this post and I will be happy to help you!   
Thanks once again, I will be looking forward to see your response :)


ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

For most of the people like me, preparing a proper side dish for everyday breakfast will be more difficult than preparing the main course i.e., dosa, chapathi etc.When you feel lazy to prepare a side dish, chutney powder, Kharada Pudi, etc. different kind of powders can be served as a side dish.
Here is an easy Chutney Pudi (Powder) recipe which goes well with different varieties of dosa, idli and chapathi. And, all the credit for this recipe goes to my mom! :)

Preparation Time: 20 - 25 minutes
Yield: Approx. 3 cups

Dry coconut - 1/2 of one whole coconut (can use desiccated coconut powder also)
Chana dal - 5 to 6 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Dried red chillies - 15 to 16
Fenugreek seeds - 3/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - 3 to 4 tsp
Cloves - 8
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Big pinch ofasafoetida
Curry leaves - 2 strands
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cooking oil - 2 tsp
Amchur powder - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Sugar - 6 tsp or to taste
Salt to taste

Cut the dry coconut into small pieces. If you are using desiccated coconut powder, just skip this step.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Add chana dal and roast it for a minute. Then add urad dal, fenugreek seeds and dry red chillies and fry them till you hear a nice aroma.
Add coriander seeds, cumin seeds and saute for a while. Then add mustard seeds and sesame seeds and roast them till mustard seeds splutter.
Add cloves, asafoetida and turmeric powder and saute for a while.
Finally add curry leaves and saute for 2 - 3 minutes and switch off the flame.
Allow the roasted ingredients to cool completely.
Now, add salt, sugar and amchur powder to the roasted mixture and mix it well. Transfer the mixture to a mixie jar and make a coarse powder.
Store it in an air tight container and use it with dosa, chapathi or idli.

  • This Chutney Powder will last for a minimum of 15 - 20 days if kept outside. If you preserve it in refrigerator, it will last for 1 - 2 months.
ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

I am back with a traditional Havyaka recipe today! Its a side dish which is not known to many people during this era of modern style cooking. But even now, many of such traditional and rare recipes are still in use at my Grany's place. Authentic name of this dish is 'Kochchuli' and some people call it as 'Palya'. My mom had visited us for few days recently, and she prepared this tasty side dish for our lunch one day. I just tasted a byte and clicked few photos immediately and noted down the recipe from mom.
Not only madras cucumber, normal cucumber also goes well for this recipe. But the veggie must have been well grown, not the tender ones. In rural areas,people use a veggie similar to Madras cucumber, called Mogekayi (Magekayi) and home grown cucumber for this recipe.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 3 - 4

Madras cucumber (Sambar Soute in Kannada) - 1 halve
Dry red chilli - 1
Green chillies - 2
Lemon - 1 halve
Salt to taste
For seasoning: oil - 3 tsp, urad dal - 1/2 tsp, mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp, one big pinch of asafoetida, curry leaves - 1 strand

Peel the cucumber and remove the seeds portion. Chop the veggie finely.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Add red chilli pieces, urad dal, mustard seeds and asafoetida. Once its roasted nicely and mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped green chillies and curry leaves.
Then add chopped cucumber, lime squeeze and salt to taste. Cook it on medium flame for 3 - 4 minutes without closing the lid. No need to cook it till very soft.
Simple and delicious Palya is ready to serve! Enjoy it with rice.

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

As we all know, finger millet is very good for health. Regular usage of finger millet helps to keep our body cool. But it won't has a nice taste or aroma of its own. That's why many people won't like to eat or drink anything prepared using finger millet!
Long back, I had tasted Finger Millet Rotti in a hotel at Malleshwaram. Never I thought that finger millet rotti can be so tasty! Then, I tried my own version of rotti at home and it came out well. Not regularly, but sometimes I prepare this rotti for our breakfast. I love to add fenugreek leaves to this rotti, also you can substitute fenugreek with dill leaves.

Preparation time: 40 - 45 minutes
Servings: 2

Finger millet flour - 1 3/4 cup
Grated carrot - 1
Shredded coconut - 1 cup
1 medium size onion - finely chopped
2 - 3 green chillies - finely chopped
Fenugreek leaves - 1 bunch
Salt to taste
Hot water - 1/2 to 3/4 cup

Clean the fenugreek leaves and chop them finely.
Transfer the finger millet flour to a mixing bowl. To this, add all the ingredients except salt and hot water and mix well.
Now, add hot water little by little and mix it nicely. Consistency should be the same as chapathi dough i.e., you should be able to make balls from the dough.
Let the dough rest for 10 - 15 minutes before making the rotti.
Make lemon size balls from the dough. Pat them thinly on a greased plastic sheet or plantain leaf. Make a hole in the middle of the rotti.
Cook the rotti on hot tava on both the sides. Add 1 - 2 spoons of oil while cooking.
Serve this rotti along with butter or any other side dish.

  • You can substitute fenugreek leaves with dill leaves also.
ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

This is the season for mangoes in India. Up-to last week we were enjoying only raw mangoes. We both love to eat them in raw form as well as for cooking. Now a days, varieties of ripe mangoes are available everywhere. Frankly speaking, we are making the fullest use of the mango season this year!
Here is a simple recipe using raw mango. In fact, its a Chutney or side dish which goes well with rice. Friends, hurry up and try it out if you are a fan of mangoes like me ;)

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 - 5

Sour raw mango skinned and finely chopped - 1/2 cup
Grated coconut - 1 1/2 cup
Cloves - 1 or 2
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies 2 - 3 (adjust according to taste)
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a small wok. Roast cloves and coriander seeds nicely, then add chopped green chillies. Saute it for 2 minutes and switch off the flame.
Grind the roasted ingredients along with chopped mango and grated coconut.
Add little water while grinding; don't make the chutney too watery.
Transfer the chutney to a bowl. Add salt to taste and mix well. If you want, temper it with mustard seeds.
That's all, delicious chutney is ready to serve! This can be mixed with rice or can be used as pickle or thokku.
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