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Breakfast Dosa healthybreakfast konkanirecipe

Overripe banana Rotti

Banana Rotti

Whenever we have overripe bananas the first choice in any house of Udupi/Mangalore is buns. But if you want to utilize these bananas in a healthy way this recipe may help. It is a instant recipe, can be packed in the tiffin box as well and I am sure kids will love the crispy and soft, sweet rotti. I thought it is something new when I made this rotti and told my mom. But she said she already knows it 😁 The smell of banana and jaggery cooked on low flame is a bonus 🤗

Ingredients required-

  1. Over ripe banana- 5(small, i took devabale)
  2. Grated coconut- 1/4 cup
  3. Jaggery – small piece (can increase if required)
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Bombay rawa – 1 cup (may vary based on consistency)
  6. Oil – for frying

Method of preparation-

  • Remove the skin of the banana and mash them well.
  • Add salt, grated jaggery(or jaggery powder), grated coconut and mix well.
  • The mixture will release water and now add the rawa and mix very well.
  • Keep aside for sometime say 15min.
  • Heath the tawa, dip the hand in water and take a portion of the mixture.
  • Spread it on the tawa with wet hand, this will help in spreading it fast and doesn’t stick to hand.
  • Add oil and cook on low flame. This takes time to cook, about 10-15min per rotti.
  • Serve hot with butter or chutney

Note –

  • You can peel the skin of the overripe banana and freeze to use in this dosa
  • You can also add finely chopped green chilly and ginger pieces to this dosa.
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ghashi konkanirecipe Lunch seasonal wildmango

Ambe (Wild Mango) Ghashi

Ambe (wild mango) Ghashi

When the wild mango season comes to end, it is better to cook them and eat as with rains sometimes they tend to spoil soon and it can affect health too. We tried this ghashi which is my moms favorite. This is a curry which can be had as a side dish or along with rice as well. Sweet and sour wild mangoes are best for this preparation.

Ingredients required-

  1. Wild mangoes – 5
  2. Coriander seeds – 3tsp
  3. Urad dal – 3tsp+1tsp
  4. Grated coconut – half
  5. Red chilly- 7-8
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Oil-2tsp
  8. Mustard- 1tsp
  9. Curry leaves – 1 strand
  10. Jaggery- gooseberry size

Method of preparation-

  • Clean the mangoes and make 2 cuts on them as shown in the picture. This is to help the masala to enter into the mango while cooking.
  • Take a vessel and keep the mangoes for cooking by adding little water.
  • Once the mangoes are half cooked add jaggery and salt.
  • Now roast the coriander seeds, urad dal till aromatic with little oil. If you don’t have roasted red chilies add the along.
  • Once they are cooled, grind with coconut to a fine masala paste.
  • Once the mangoes are cooked add the masala and mix well.
  • Continue cooking till raw smell of masala goes.
  • Finally add a tadka of mustard, curry leaves, urad dal in oil.
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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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Breakfast healthybreakfast konkanirecipe

Kirlele Mooga(Sprouted Moong) Usli

Kirlele Mooga( Sprouted Moong) Usli

This one is a traditional breakfast recipe of Udupi/Mangalore region. Sprouted moong usli is paired with poha and it makes a filling breakfast during any function.

The Sprouted moong is a natural coolant for this scorching summer also it is loaded with nutrients, good for weight management, diabetes and blood pressure management.

Also you can store the water used for boiling the moong and prepare saaru using the same.

Ingredients required-

  1. Green gram- 1 cup
  2. Green chilly-4-5
  3. Mustard- 1tsp
  4. Curry leaves – 1strand
  5. Jaggery- lemon sized piece
  6. Grated coconut- 5 tsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Oil – 2tsp
  9. Red chilly – 1
  10. Hing – a pinch
  11. Onion- 1 medium

Method of preparation-

  • I usually soak the moong in the morning
  • In the night I drain the water and keep it covered
  • Next day In the morning moong will sprout
  • Then add about 3 cups of water and cook it. If you want the usli to be mushy cook in pressure cooker for 1 whistle. Else cook in a vessel for 10-15min till it turns soft
  • Once done drain the water and keep aside
  • Now take a kadai and add oil. Prepare tadka by adding mustard, curry leaves, red chilly.
  • Then add onion and fry for 2min. Next add cut green chillies.
  • Next add grated coconut, salt and jaggery and hing. Adding jaggery is optional.
  • Finally add the green gram and mix well. Simmer the gas and cook for 2min.

Note –

  • The water from cooking the moong can be used in making saaru by adding salt and green chilly. Add a tadka of garlic in oil.
  • Also if you are preparing for fasting days skip the onion
  • The usli can be prepared without sprouting the green gram 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.