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..

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

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


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!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Broken Wheat Sweet Appam

Last week i had already posted one recipe, 'Broken Wheat Dosa' which my brother-in-law shared with me..as promise,today iam posting his another recipe'Sweet Appam' where the same broken wheat is used as main ingredient..all ingredients are almost the same as Broken Wheat Dosa, but need some jaggery and cardamom (for flavour) as extra..

broken wheat-1 cup
grated coconut-1 cup
poha-a fistful
jaggery-75gm or more as per your taste
cadamom powder-1/2tsp
salt-to taste
soak broken wheat in some water for 15 mts and drain off water..wash poha in little water and squeeze out..put broken wheat and poha with grated coconut in a blender and grind coarsely..add jaggery and grind to mix well..when grinding,add a little water(only if required) to get the right consistency..add enough salt and cardamom powder to the above batter..stir well..heat appachatty,apply oil and scoop the batter into the moulds and cover with a lid for 2mts or till its done..then flip over..sweet appam is ready to have with chips and hot tea..about 12 to 15 appams can be get from the above measurement..

see different steps with pics shown below..

                soaked wheat and other ingredients being grind in a blender..

                      strained jaggery being mixed with the wheat batter..

                                 right consistency for the sweet appam..

                                        roasted appams in moulds..

         now ready to serve our fluffy soft sweet appams..Yummmmmy!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Broken Wheat Dosa

seeing a packet of broken wheat on my dining table,my brother-in-law gave me an idea of making two instant easy recipes 1) dosa and 2)sweet appam..now i am posting the recipes which he made by himself..i use this broken wheat only for upma..so when i heard,made the dosa immediately and wanted to tell you that it was super when i tasted..its very healthy too..want to share the must try recipe with all of you..and if you like,the credit goes to him only:))..

broken wheat-1 cup
grated coconut-1 cup
poha-a fistful
green chilly-1 or 2
salt-to taste

soak broken wheat in some water for 15 mts then drain off the water..wash poha in little water and squeeze out..grind broken wheat and poha with other ingredients..when grinding,add required quantity of water to get the right consistency..see last pic in collage..

heat tava,apply little oil and spread the dosa flour and then just flip over..

a golden color dosa is ready for breakfast..

tasty with dry coconut chutney,sambar and even with sugar especially for kids..about10 dosas can be get from the above measurement..

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