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biryani Lunch OnePot

Raw Jackfruit(Kadgi) Biryani

Raw Jackfruit Biryani

Prepared all the standard curries- ghashi, koddel, chakko, phodi etc using the plenty of jackfruit available this year! I had cut one jackfruit used some and remaining portion had cut into pieces, cooked and kept in the fridge. Wanted to try something new and came across this biryani which I had seen in some restaurant menus but never tried. Raw jackfruit is called vegetarian’s chicken so I imagined it might give similar texture. I decided to try it out in my own way after referring several recipes. It did taste yumm probably waking up late and cooking in hurry added its extra ‘magic of urgency’ to it. Here is how I made it.

Ingredients required-

  1. Jackfruit pieces- 1 big bowl
  2. Curd – about 10tsp
  3. Salt – about 1tsp for marination + 1.5tsp
  4. Chilly powder- 2.5tsp(can vary based on spice level required)
  5. Biryani masala – I took MTR Biryani masala 10rs pack which is 15g
  6. Turmeric powder-1tsp
  7. Oil- 4tsp
  8. Ghee – 2tsp
  9. Jeera – 1/2tsp
  10. Onion – 2
  11. Tomato- 1
  12. Ginger- small piece
  13. Garlic- about 10pods
  14. Basmati rice – 1cup
  15. Coriander leaves

Method of preparation-

  • First clean and remove skin of raw jackfruit, cut it into pieces and cook it in a vessel. Preferably do it in advance.
  • Put curd, 1tsp Salt, 1/2tsp turmeric, 1tsp chilly powder, half pack of biryani masala and mix well.
  • Now add the jackfruit pieces and mix well. Keep aside for 30min.
  • Cut 1 onion into small pieces and fry it till brown with 2tsp oil in a pan. Keep aside.
  • Take the cooker, add oil and ghee. Add jeera and finely chopped ginger and garlic.
  • Fry for a while. Now add onion cut into big pieces.
  • Then add tomato cut into big pieces. Mix well
  • Now add the marinated jackfruit pieces.
  • Wash and clean basmati rice and add to the cooker, no soaking required.
  • Add 1/2tsp turmeric powder, salt, 1.5tsp Chilly powder, remaining biryani masala. Give it a good mix
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Finally top with onion pieces and chopped coriander leaves. You can add roasted cashews as well.
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ambeupkari konkanirecipe Lunch

Ambe Upkari

Ambe upkari

A few days back I had posted the recipe of ambuli chutney . Now we are transitioning from preparing ambuli chutney almost daily to preparing ambe upkari almost daily phase of summer 😁 Well most our first lockdown was spent eating ambe upkari as we were fortunate to have lots of mangoes that year. Followed by no mangoes in not only our but also most of the other trees last year. So we didn’t eat ambe upkari the whole year. We did eat mangoes. But Alphonso and Mallika are not for ambe upkari for us😁 ambe upkari mango has to be a little sweet and sour. We call them ‘kaat ambo’. I will post the recipe but I suggest you to vary the quantities as per your taste.

Also a gentle reminder to respect that person who takes the responsibility to finish the ‘katto / ಗೆರಟೆ/ seed/ gutli’ at home on daily basis. I am sure it is the same person always😁

Ingredients required-

  1. Mango – 5-6
  2. Grated jaggery- 5 tsp
  3. Grated coconut- 2tsp
  4. Maida – 2tsp
  5. Green chilly – 5
  6. Oil – 2tsp
  7. Mustard- 1tsp
  8. Curry leaves- 1strand
  9. Urad dal – 1tsp
  10. Red chilly- 1
  11. Salt

Method of preparation-

  • First clean the mangoes and separate the skin.
  • Gently press the mangoes with hand. This will help it cook better and the curry will become thick.
  • Now take the skin and add some water to it. Squeeze well will hand to release the remaining pulp from the skin.
  • Repeat this 2-3 times and transfer the collected water to the vessel with mangoes. Some mangoes will have more pulp on skin and some may not have. So do this according to the quality of mango.
  • Now add the slit green chilly, salt to taste and grated jaggery. Amount of jaggery canbe varied as per sweetness of mango used and the sweetness tolerance.
  • Cook the mangoes for about 10min. This starts becoming thick.
  • At this point you can prepare the maida slurry by adding 2tsp maida and little water. Pour this to the vessel while stirring continuously. This helps in making the upkari thick. This step is optional too.
  • Finally add the grated coconut and a tadka of mustard, curry leaves, red chilly and urad dal in oil.
  • This tastes best after slightly cooled say after 30min.
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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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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.