Friday, November 28, 2014

Bellulli chatni pudi/ garlic coconut chatni powder

Bellulli chatni  pudi/ garlic coconut chatni powder

This is a very easy to make chatni pudi recipe.Bellulli or garlic is considered to be good for health.Consuming it on daily basis helps fight many diseases such as cough,cold etc.It is also considered to be a natural antiviral,antibacterial,reduces cholesterol,insulin,blood pressure.Protects heart,good for allergies,prevents cancers,reduces weight,helps maintain body heat.... and so on. Brahmans usually avoid garlic and onions in the daily cooking,but use garlic as a medicine in the postpartum diets.

Usually after the delivery(postpartum or postnatal) mothers are put on a diet and not allowed to consume raw chilies, raw coconut etc in the food..usually the food is bland and this chatni pudi accompnied with the meal gives a very good taste and makes food much tastier.

The ingredients are:

  1. grated dry coconut 1 cup
  2. garlic pods 20.. (indian jawari)
  3. red chili powder(byadgi variety) 2 tbsp
  4. salt 1/2 tsp 
  1. dry roast the grated coconut just to remove the rawness from it.
  2. dry roast the peeled garlic pods to get rid of the raw smell.

Remove on a plate and let these cool a bit.
Once cool enough, put all the ingredients,run in a mixer jar to form a coarse powder.The delicious bellulli chatni pudi is ready.

Take out on a plate let it cool completely to store in a jar.
Can be Stored over the shelf in air tight container for about a week.

you can skip the roasting part and make the same chatni pudi without roasting any of the ingredients.

Enjoy with jowar roti(jolada rotti)curd rice,bread toast,hot rice with some ghee, which ever way you like it! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Methi poori / puri

Methi puri

methi puris
This is one of the lunch box recipes.
Other day I made these methi puris for my daughter's lunch box.She and her friend loved these.This is very easy to make and a bit  healthier and tastier than the regular plain puris.

The ingredients required are:
  1. Wheat flour 3/4 cup or to make 5 medium sized puris
  2. washed and chopped fresh methi leaves(fenugreek) 1/4 cup
  3. red chili powder 1/2 tsp
  4. 2 pods of crushed garlic
  5. a pinch of asafoetida or hing
  6. salt as per taste
  7. Water as required to knead into a firm dough
  8. cooking oil for deep frying
mix all the dry ingredients from 1 to 6 .
Add a little water at a time and form a firm dough.
puris rolled out of firm dough absorb less oil while deep frying
let the dough rest for about 5-10 minutes.
divide into 5 portions.
take each ball and roll into puris.
deep fry till golden in colour and take out on a tissue paper.once cooled pack in the lunch box.
ingredients for methi puri

methi puris in the lunch box
The puris taste delicious just as they are or some tomato ketchup as well.Give these methi puris a try.Not only your kids,but you will also like them!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

sauthe kayi thalipittu/kheere ki missi roti

sauthe kayi thalipittu / thalipeeth /missi roti

My school friend Murghendra on whatsapp posted a picture of what all vegetables he had on hand.Asked for suggestions as to what he can cook for breakfast.The picture is given below.
I suggested him to make sauthe kayi thalipittu which is a north karnataka food.
He replied he had tried a hand at making thalipittu and was not sure he could take out thalipittu in one it sticks to the tava.
I thought ... next time I make the same should post it in my blog and share the recipe with him.
This is very easy recipe..requires few ingradients,very less time.. and the most important a very healthy meal which keeps you full for a longer time.
So here is the sauthe kayi thalipittu recipe for you Murghendra.

  1. 1 and 1/2 cups of jowar flour(jolada hittu)
  2. 1 tbsp rice flour*
  3. 1 tbsp gram flour(besan)*
  4. 1 and 1/2 cups of grated cucumber(sauthe kayi)
  5. 1 tsp red chili powder(byadagi)
  6. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  7. 1/3 tsp turmeric powder
  8. asafoetida(hing) a pinch
  9. salt as per taste
  10. oil to grease the griddle(tava)
  11. green chilies.. finely chopped ,as required
  12. water
  1. mix all the ingredients well without adding water
  2. let it rest for 2 mins... cucumber oozes water...
  3. make a dough of the mixture using very little water as cucumber has a lot of water content in it.
  4. divide the dough into 3 parts... grease the tava and pat on it as thin or thick as you like.make holes on the patted roti.
  5. cook covered for 3-4 minutes on one side.. flip and cook for a minute more
  6. remove from the tava .. serve hot with ghee n pickle of your choice.
Enjoy for a breakfast  or a quick luch or a lazy dinner.

Note:* ingredients are optional