Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Eggplant fried-वायंगयचो फोडी

Fried eggplant is easy to make and goes well with rice and curry.
Easy to make, tasty and need very few ingredients.

Medium Size Eggplant(वायंगे)
3 tbsp Semolina (रवो)
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder (मिरसांगेचो पिठो)
1/8 tsp turmeric powder (हळदीचो  पिठो )
Salt (मीठ )
Oil (तेल)

Cut the eggplant into slices not too thick and not too thin
Add salt, red chlilli powder, turmeric to eggplant slices.
Add few drops of water if needed and massage the spices to the eggplant slices.

Keep it aside for 5-10 minutes for slices to get marinated.
Keep pan on low medium heat, add oil as needed.
Roll eggplant slice into semolina so it gets coated on both the sides.
Place on the pan and cover and cook for 4-5 minutes on both the sides.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

बिकणाची चटणी- Peanut Chutney

1 cup of raw, shelled peanuts (about 200 gms)बिकणा
1 tsp Red mirchi  powder (मिरसांगेचो पिठो )
4-5 pods of garlic (लसूण)
1 tsp cumin seeds(जिरे)
1 tsp salt (मीठ)

Roast peanuts on low flame until they are roasted very nicely.
Let peanuts cool down and remove the skin.
Roast cumin seeds for 2 minutes
Pulse peanuts, salt and cumin seeds.
Add red chilly powder and  garlic and pulse for few seconds.
Store in an air tight container.
Serve with Roti, Rice, Dosa.

Friday, October 27, 2017

पौष्टिक पोळे pole dosa

पौष्टिक पोळे can be served for breakfast or lunch with spicy chutney or curry. It can be served by smearing ghee and sugar or jaggery for kids. It tastes good by just dipping in sweet tea. 

1 cup rice (तांदूळ)
1/4 cup urad dal (उड्डाची डाळ)
1 tbsp chana dal (चण्याची  डाळ)
1 tsp fenugreek/Methi seeds (मेथी)
1 tsp Cumin/Jeera seeds (जीरा)
Salt  (मीठ)
Ghee or oil (तूप)


Soak rice, urad dal, chana dal in 3 cups of water for 6-7 hours
Clean and soak cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds in water.
After 6-7 hours grind everything to fine paste. 
Keep pan on medium heat
Smear ghee, butter or oil on pan 
Put 2 ladles and spread evenly. Make it thin if you want crispy. 
Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes 
When dosa leaves the sides it is done
Flip it and cook for another 2 minutes on other side. 
Sprinkle jaggery when it is hot so it will be melted.
You can serve with vegetables, sambhar, dal, etc.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Dudh poha is a Goan speciality made during Diwali day. 
1 cup Poha/Flattened rice (फोव)
1/4 tsp cardamom seed powder (वेलची पिठो)
2 1/2 cups milk (दूध)

Rinse poha in water, drain water and keep aside.
Heat milk on low heat.
Add sugar , dry fruits to the milk. Mix well
Add poha and cardamom powder and boil for 4-5 minutes stirring continuously. 
Serve warm or chilled. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

केळ्याचो हालवो Banana Halwa

Banana halwa is goan sweet dish made during Diwali day.  Very easy to make and has bigger shelf life. 
Ripe banana(केळी)
1/8 tsp cardamom seed powder (वेलची पिठो)
Sugar (साखर)

Peel and slice ripe bananas. 
Add Ghee to the pot and wait until it melts.
Add sliced bananas and Stir well for 2-3 minutes
Add Sugar and Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat checking in between .
Add Cardamom powder, cover and put off the flame.

Serve warm or cold