Breakfast

Halasina hannu guliyappa

I can probably describe halasina hannu guliyappa as a cross between dumpling and a pancake. Very popular in Coastal Karnataka, which is delicious and a delight to eat. The mould to make the guliyappas can be found anywhere in south India or even in many Indian stores in the US.

Ingredients:

Rice- 2 cups

Jaggery -2 1/2 cup

Shredded coconut-3/4 cup

Cardamom powder- 1 tsp

Jackfruit– 30 to 32 pods or bulbs, chopped

Water- for soaking rice

  

Preparation:

Soak rice in water for 5-6 hours. Drain the water and grind rice, jaggery, coconut and chopped jack fruit with a little water into a fine paste. (You can add less or more jaggery depending on the sweetness of the jack fruit). The batter should neither be too thick nor too thin.

Allow it to ferment overnight.  Add cardamom and mix well. Pour into each mould and sprinkle a little ghee on top.

Cover with a lid and cook until the sides turn golden brown. Flip onto the other side and cook uncovered.

After 1-2 minutes, remove from heat and serve hot. Some like to eat it with honey.

 

 

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Desserts/Sweets

Amarkhand/ Mango shrikhand

This is completely dedicated to my mother-in-law. She loves Shrikhand of any kind, unfortunately my father-in-law has total aversion towards it. So she never felt like making it nor eating it all these years. When I got to know this fact, next minute I went to the stores, got all the ingredients and made her this dessert. She was completely satisfied and happy:)

Ingredients:

Full fat yogurt-4 cups

Sugar– 1/2 cup

Mango pulp-1 cup

Cardamom powder-1 tsp

Coarsely ground pistachios– 3 Tbsp

Preparation:

Take 4 cups of yogurt in a muslin cloth. Tie a knot and hang it overnight. This is a very crucial step in making good Shrikhand. Make sure to remove as much as water as possible. 

Add sugar and mango pulp. Adjust the sugar according to the sweetness of mango. Beat the mixture very well. (I used hand blender and blended for 12-15 minutes).

The consistency should be thick and creamy. Add cardamom powder and garnish with pistachios. Serve chill.

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Desserts/Sweets

Re-posting ABC halwa

Wondering what this ABC halwa is :). It stands for apple, banana and carrot halwa and can be prepared very quickly. Its a favorite sweet for kids.

My mother-in-law has come to visit us.  We both are very enthusiastic about preparing sweets because, sweet is all time favorite at our place. We have prepared many sweets in the last few months and did not want to repeat any and were wondering what do we prepare next. Fortunately she had brought her recipe book where, she found the recipe for this sweet . I prepped everything quickly and the sweet was ready in minutes.

Ingredients:

carrot- 2(grated)

Apple-2(grated)

Banana-2(mashed)

Whipping cream-1/4 tin

Shredded Coconut-4 tbsp

Ghee-3 tbsp

Sugar-4 tbsp (depending on the sweetness of the fruit)

Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp

Cashew and raisins for garnishing

Preparation:

In a heavy bottom pan, heat ghee, add cashews ( I added around 10-12 cashews, and 10-15 raisins) fry until golden brown. Add raisins, remove quickly and keep aside.

Next add grated carrot and apple into the ghee,cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add banana and whipping cream (can use milk too) and mix well. Cook for another 3-4 minutes. Add sugar( if the fruits are sweet enough, add less sugar. Sugar can be added at any point) and mix shredded coconut. Do not cook too much after adding the coconut. You would want to leave it a bit crunchy. Turn off the heat, Mix cardamom powder and garnish with cashews and raisins.

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Side dish

Mixed vegetable Saagu

Ahh  saagu!!! Saagu is a side dish either made of potato and onions or with mixed vegetables. It can be served with pooris, chapatis, dose or anything else that needs a side dish. I just love the way my mom makes it, so this recipe is her’s.

Ingredients:

Beans- 3 handful, chopped

Carrot-2 medium size chopped

Potato-2 medium size chopped

Onion-1 medium size coarsely chopped

Green chillies/ jalapenos- 6 to 8 depending on taste required

Groundnut- ¼cup

Coconut-½ cup

Ginger-½ inch piece

Cloves-3

Cinnamon- 1 inch piece

Cardamom- 2

Cilantro/ coriander-5 to 6 strands

Oil- 5 Tsp

Mustard seeds-½ Tsp

Preparation:

Excluding vegetables, groundnut and oil, grind the remaining ingredients and onion with water into a fine paste.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustards seeds, allow it to splutter. Now add the chopped vegetables, groundnut and little water and steam cook until they are half tender. Add salt while the vegetables are cooking.

Mix the ground paste to the vegetables. Cook until vegetables are just tender. Turn off the heat and serve with pooris or chapatis.

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