Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kuvale Ambat

Happy Diwali to all 🎆 😊..
Today iam going to give one of the indispensable konkani side dish prepared for lunch on diwali day of konkanis..

ingredients
ashgourd - 400gm
taro - 200gm
green chillies - 4 or 5 slit at one end
grated coconut - 1 cup heaped
curds - approx 1cup
salt
mustard
jeera
curryleaves
oil

how to prepare
1.wash and peel ashgourd and deseed..
2.cut into 1''cubes..just like cut the taro also..

3.put both the cubes , greenchillies and salt in a cooker and let it cook for 3 whistles or till soft as per  your choice..

4.while you are about it, grind grated coconut with curds in a mixer a little coarsely..

5.open the cooker and add the coconut paste and stir well in a medium flame..do not allow to overboil.. turn out the flame and season with mustard,jeera and curry leaves with oil..

6.tasty kuvale ambat is ready to serve for lunch!All time yummy side dish for foodies!

                                               Happy Diwali again!



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

bittergourd onion masala

ingredients
bittergourd-3
onion-3
tamarind-amla size
roasted coconut masala- 3-4 tabsp
oil
mustard
curry leaves

for roasted coconut masala
1.grated coconut-2cup
2.dried red chillies-10
3.coriander seeds-2tsp
4.curry leaves-3 sprigs
Roast the above 4 masala ingredients together in a pan on a low flame until golden brown and crisp.. grind them in a mixie absolutely dry(without water) till oil oozes out..let it cool completely..using 1 or 2 coconuts you can prepare this masala and kept in an airtight container for preparing various purposes..i have already given pics and details here..its shelf life goes for more than 6 months..however, only 3-4 tabsp masala is enough for the dish here..



how to prepare
1.wash and deseed bittergourds..

2.chop the bittergourd lengthwise 1.5" inch long and 1/2'' thick..

3.apply salt and keep for 10 minutes..fry the pieces in oil..

4.cut onion to half and again cut into pieces..

5.soak some tamarind in warm water, squeeze out the extract and keep in a bowl..

6.so as keep aside, enough roasted coconut masala in a bowl from the stocked bottle..

7.heat some oil in a kadai add mustard and curry leaves..then add onions and saute till they turn transaparent(pic 1)..

                                                                      pic 1

8.turn the gas in low flame..add fried pieces of bittergourd and mix well (pic 2)..

                                                                         pic 2

9. then add tamarind extract and required salt as per your taste (pic 3)..

                                                                           pic 3

10.again stir well for few seconds..add roasted coconut masala to this (pic 4)and mix well till the masala gets coated on all pieces (pic 5)..after sometime turn off the flame..

                                                                          pic 4


                                                                          pic 5



bittergourd onion masala is ready to serve with rice,curd rice and even chapathis..this will easily last almost for 1 week without refrigeration if you take good care..

enjoy cooking and eating! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

male papaya upkari

male papaya plant bearing fruits for your view


i like its taste more than the female papaya..but lack of availabiity is a problem because the male papaya flowers rearly bear fruits..in kerala people cut the male papaya when they came to know that it is a male plant..its very sad..i think it is due to some superstitious fear..we konkanis prepare male papaya upkari(mezhukkupuratti)as it is our favourite side dish..you must also try this recipe if you get the papaya..once you had its taste you wont cut the plant any longer..here the recipe goes..










ingredients
papaya-small 4
mustard-1 tsp
dry chilli flakes-3tsp
oil-1tab sp
salt

procedure
wash the papaya well and cut into 4 vertically..dont peel the skin..slice the papaya as in pic..if the seeds are tender and white you can use it along with the slices..if they became black, throw away..heat oil in a wok add mustard,chilly flakes and salt..do not add water..cover with lid and let it cook on low flame..stir well in between..upkari is ready to serve..
                                       
                                                             enjoy cooking!




Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dwarakadeesh!

last month we had visited Dwaraka temple,Somnath,Nageshwar and also some other related temples around Gujarath..while purchasing,i have attracted a special divine idol of gopalakrishna, made up of solid brass with black coating..there they call him 'ladoo gopal'who is in a crawling pose having ladoo in his right hand ..and i bought many deity accessaries like holy flute,turbans,earstuds,neckwears,bangles,tilak etc etc to decorate my little krishna..one wooden holy throne was also bought for him..the deity dress,a different one, having varieties of jeri designs and colors,all looking awesome that i was totally confused to choose from the lots..
iam proud to introduce Him to all my friends..this cute krishna will be one of a new addition to my next navaratri golu..

look at my little dwarakadeesh!





                                             iam sure you all will ♥ Him!



Friday, November 28, 2014

Mera Naam Joker

i had made a clown 2 years ago..but i forgot to add this favorite crochet work in my blog..what do you feel seeing the clown..
dont you remember Mukeshji's the old hit song:

"Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan, Iske Siva Jaana Kahan"

dont you feel rajkapoor's sad expression here?





enjoy crocheting!




Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...