festivefood konkanirecipe laddu sweets

Dry fruits Laddu

Dry fruits laddu

After Diwali the craving for sweets reduces a bit naturally. We had small packets of dry fruits which had to be used soon. I always loved dry fruits laddu which we rarely used to get(considering the price) from Udupi duringthe childhood. It used to have dates, dry Coconut, cashews, raisins, badam, pista etc. But never prepared them at home because having so many dry fruits at once and preventing them from eating wasn’t a easy task 😁 so I must say prepared these for the first time and loved the process and taste! Definitely a nutrients rich no sugar sweet. If you also have those tiny dry fruits packets which came as Diwali gift, do try this recipe 😊

Ingredients required-

  1. Dates – 1.5 cup
  2. Raisins- 1/4 cup
  3. Cashews – 1/4 cup
  4. Almonds – 1/4 cup
  5. Oats – 1 cup
  6. Ghee – 5-6 tsp
  7. Cardamom- 1

Method of preparation-

  • Dry roast the oats and make fine powder of it
  • Dry roast the cashew and Almonds and pulse them
  • Deseed the dates and pulse them
  • Now take a pan, add ghee to it
  • To this add pulsed dates and cook till it becomes little soft, on medium flame
  • Now add oats powder, cashews, almond and Raisins
  • Mix well. Add ghee to bind them all together
  • Grease hands with ghee and prepare laddus
  • Store in air tight container

Note :

  • Use dates which are slightly mushy. Once I used dates which were of good quality and it was very difficult to bind
  • You can add jaggery powder as well. But I like it without any sweetner
  • You can add grated and dry roasted dry Coconut as well
konkanirecipe nofermentation

Kulita Ramdan / Horsegram Idli

Kulitha Ramdonu / horsegram idli

This is one of my personal favorite konkani breakfast recipe which mom usually makes on Sundays as we get more time to enjoy it in Different forms – hot hot directly from pedavan, after cooling a bit and evening ramdana usli. I love it in all the possible ways. Since it has horsegram it is good for winters as it is heat in nature.

Ingredients required –

  1. Urad dal – 250grms
  2. Horse gram – 250grms
  3. Rice rawa – 750 grms
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Water

Method of preparation –

  • Soak the urad dal overnight
  • Next day grind the urad dal with washed horsegram( it is better to grind it in wet grinder )
  • Take the rice rawa add salt to taste and add little water till it is soaked.
  • Once the batter is smooth and fluffy (takes about 20min) transfer it to same vessel as that of rice rawa. Mix them all well.
  • Keep the steamer on gas and add water. Keep it for boiling.
  • Keep a banana leaf for lining and pour the prepared batter over it.
  • Steam cook for about 20min
  • Serve it hot with coconut oil.

konkanirecipe phodi Side Dish Snacks streetfood

Kananga Phodi / Sweet Potato Pakodas

Kananga phodi / sweet potato fritters

Easy and tasty tea time snack which is also a famous one during the car festivals(teru). Though it is easy to prepare, taking bites of phodis with lots of gupshup and laughter is the key to make it more tastier 😁

Ingredients required –

  1. Gram flour (besan/ chane peet) – 1 cup
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Chilly powder – 1tsp ( can add more if you like spicy)
  4. Hing – a pinch
  5. Carom seeds – 1/2 tsp
  6. Water – for the batter
  7. Sweet potato

Method of preparation-

  • Clean the sweet potatoes and prepare thin slice of it( no need to remove skin)
  • Prepare a batter by mixing gram flour , salt, chilly powder, carom seeds and hing. Add water and let the batter be thick
  • Keep oil in a heavy bottom pan for deep frying
  • Once the oil is hot dip the slices in the batter and fry till golden

Note – you can add half tsp baking soda to the gram flour batter to make the phodis more fluffy and it is completely optional.

Breakfast Dosa fermentation konkanirecipe

Surayi Ukde Polo

Surayi Ukde Polo

This is a traditional recipe from GSB Konkani households. As the name suggests the dosa has both white rice(surayi) and boiled rice(ukde) and is usually served with jaggery syrup. Mom says it is good to fight against the problems caused because of the intestinal worms(dantu).

Ingredients required-

  1. Dosa rice – 1 cup
  2. Boiled rice – 1 cup
  3. Grated coconut – about 5 tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Water
  6. Jaggery
  7. Water
  8. Oil- for frying

Method of preparation –

  • First wash and soak equal proportion of dosa rice and boiled rice for 5-6hrs
  • Next grind them along with grated coconut and water. Let the batter be thick
  • Keep overnight for fermentation
  • Next day add salt and prepare small dosa (4 small dosas on the pan), add oil as per need for frying
  • Fry them on medium flame for little longer, they turn crispy and golden
  • Meanwhile prepare jaggery syrup by adding very little water to jaggery in a pan.
  • Cook till it attains 1 string consistency