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konkanirecipe Lunch pickle Side Dish

Karate God Nonche(Bittergourd sweet pickle)

Karate God nonche (Bittergourd sweet pickle)

A pickle which has sweet, salt, bitterness, sourness, crunchiness combined together. A very good way to include Bittergourd even if you don’t like it much. This one is my husband’s favorite as it is prepared in temple for samaradhan. This is the 2nd time I prepared it and throughout the process I was amazed to observe how every taste combines with other and becomes one to be this wonderful dish! Below is the recipe of this pickle.

Ingredients required-

  1. Bittergourd- 2 (small)
  2. Jaggery- 1/2 cup
  3. Tamarind- lemon sized
  4. Coriander seeds – 2tsp
  5. Urad dal – 2tsp+1tsp
  6. Methi seeds- 1/2tsp
  7. Red chilly- 5-6
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Oil- 3tsp
  10. Mustard seeds-1tsp
  11. Curry leaves-1 strand

Method of preparation-

  • Wash the Bittergourd and cut it into tiny pieces
  • Cook it in a pan with very little water till it turns soft
  • Now add the jaggery and continue to cook. Cook 9n medium flame till jaggery melts and starts thickening.
  • Now extract the tamarind juice by adding very little water and add it to the pan.
  • Continue cooking till raw smell of tamarind vanishes.
  • I had roasted coriander seeds, urad dal and methi seeds with little oil in the beggining itself in the same pan before cooking the Bittergourd.
  • Now to the cooled mixture add roasted red chilles or you can simply add them at the end while roasting other things if you don’t have roasted chilly.
  • Powder them all in a mixie jar. Let it be fine powder.
  • Now add this powder and salt to taste to the Bittergourd mixture.
  • Mix everything very well and cook for 2-3min more. Make sure to have flame on medium throughout the process.
  • Cool and store it in air tight container for couple of days.
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chutney konkanirecipe Lunch Side Dish thali

Ambuli/Maavinakayi/Raw mango Chutney

Ambuli / Maavinakayi / Raw mango Chutney

My favorite pass time during summer is collecting the fallen tender mangoes and use them in pickles, chutney, pachodi etc. Since the mango trees bear the fruits once in 2 years we did not get any mangoes last year. So this year when we started getting mangoes we decided to make best use of it. Also I am amazed to see how many dishes can be made using those tender fallen mangoes. This one mango Chutney has been constant at home and it is prepared in 2 ways. On regular days it is made using garlic. And the days when we don’t eat garlic it is made using hing. Sharing both the recipes here. Make sure mango used is sour in taste. Ours is local variety mango(kaat ambo).

Raw mango Chutney with Garlic –

Ingredients required-

  1. Tender Raw mango – 1 small cup(we have very small ones, about 4 mangoes)
  2. Grated coconut- about 5tsp
  3. Green chilly- 2
  4. Garlic pods – about 8-10
  5. Salt to taste

Method of preparation-

  • Cut the mango into tiny pieces. Remove the seed.
  • Add everything listed above into a mixie jar. Do not add water first.
  • Grind them coarsely. If required add little water.

Raw mango Chutney with hing-

Ingredients required-

  1. Tender Raw mango – 1 small cup(we have very small ones, about 4 mangoes)
  2. Grated coconut- about 5tsp
  3. Green chilly- 2
  4. Hing – 1/2tsp(can use compound hing as well)
  5. Salt to taste

Method of preparation-

  • Cut the mango into tiny pieces. Remove the seed.
  • Add everything listed above into a mixie jar. Do not add water first.
  • Grind them coarsely. If required add little water.

Both the ways the taste will vary slightly. But both are unique.

The raw mango / ambuli used in this recipe

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konkanirecipe Lunch Side Dish thali

Ghar dudde Saung

Ghar dudde(bottle gourd) Saung

Bottle gourd is in season. We usually prepare halwa, payasam or a simple stir fry(upkari) using it. I was discussing with mom for some spicy curry ideas using this vegetable. She suggested this recipe. I usually do not like one dish to other but I this one tasted like alambe phanna upkari. So if you see people selling this super summer veggie on the road side, do buy and try different recipes or you can even prepare juice.

Ingredients required-

  1. Coriander seeds – 1tsp
  2. Grated coconut- a little more than 1/4th
  3. Tamarind- gooseberry sized
  4. Red chilly- 5-6
  5. Bottle gourd (ghar dudde) – 1 big cup
  6. Oil – 2tsp
  7. Garlic cloves – 10-12
  8. Onion – 1
  9. Salt to taste

Method of preparation-

  • Clean and peel the skin of bottle gourd. Also remove the skin. Cut it into tiny pieces
  • Roast the coriander seeds and red chilly with 1/2tsp oil
  • After cooling grind the coriander seeds, red chilly, tamarind and grated coconut into a fine masala paste
  • Take a pan and add the oil. Add the crushed garlic after removing skin.
  • Fry it till golden. Then add onion and fry well.
  • Once onion is fried add bottle gourd. Mix it well and add very little water. Cover and cook it for about 10min or till bottle gourd is cooked. Don’t cook it till mushy.
  • Now add the masala and salt to taste. You can also add the water from cleaning mixie.
  • Mix well and cook for about 10min.
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konkanirecipe Lunch phodi Side Dish Snacks streetfood

Cabbage Ambado

Cabbage ambado / pakoda

There are different ways in which cabbage ambado is prepared. In one of the method rice is soaked and ground with toor dal and it requires bit of a planning. But if you want to prepare it instantly then you can follow this method. The food carts also use same method to prepare these mouth watering ambades.

Ingredients required-

  1. Finely chopped Cabbage -1 cup
  2. Bombay rava – 1/2 cup
  3. Besan/gram flour- 3-4tsp
  4. Coriander seeds – 1tsp
  5. Chilly powder – 2-3tsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Hing- 1tsp
  8. Green chilly – 1
  9. Water
  10. Oil for frying

Method of preparation-

  • Firstly chop the cabbage and also green chilly into tiny pieces
  • Crush the coriander seeds and add to the cabbage
  • Now add salt and chilly powder, hing powder and mix everything well. Allow it to rest for sometime so that cabbage softens.
  • Then add gram flour and rava. You can add more rava if cabbage turns more watery.
  • Adjust it till you can form small tikkis. You can add very little water if mixture turns too dry.
  • Now heat the oil and deep fry them. Better to fry on medium heat so that it is uniformly cooked and does not burn from outside.
  • You can serve it for lunch/dinner or as evening snacks.

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festivefood konkanirecipe Lunch Side Dish thali

Kadgi Chakko

Kadgi Chakko

This dish is prepared when tender most jackfruit is available. So i can say it is one of the first dishes we make when jackfruit season starts because we can prepare ghashi, koddel etc even after it is grown a bit(bikkand starts forming). Being a kadgi fan this one is my favorite dish too.

Ingredients required:

  1. Jack fruit
  2. Mustard seeds – 1tsp
  3. Curry leaves- 2-3 strands
  4. Urad dal -1.5tsp
  5. Coconut oil – 3tsp
  6. Urad dal – 2tsp(for masala)
  7. Coriander seeds- 2tsp
  8. Coconut- half
  9. Roasted red chilies- 6-7
  10. Tamarind- gooseberry size
  11. Jaggery- lemon sized
  12. Salt to taste

Method of preparation-

  • Cut the jackfruit remove skin and inner hard part(maavu)
  • Make tiny pieces of it
  • Take a heavy bottom pan and add oil
  • Add urad dal, mustard and curry leaves to prepare tadka
  • Then add jackfruit and add required water and cook till it becomes soft. Time may vary depending on jackfruit
  • Meanwhile roast urad dal and coriander seeds with little oil
  • To this add Coconut, tamarind and red chilly and prepare a coarse masala
  • Once jackfruit is cooked add the masala and jaggery and salt to taste.
  • Cook for 5-10 min or till raw smell of masala goes away.