Girmit

An authentic snack from the regions of North Karnataka. Introducing you to the flavors of Uttara Karnataka!!

Time to Prepare  : 25min | Serves : 4

Ingredients:

  1. Bhel (puffed rice) – 4 cups
  2. Onion – 4
  3. Tomato – 2
  4. Green Chillies – 4
  5. Bengal gram powder – 1cup
  6. Sugar – 1 table spoon
  7. Cooking Oil – 5 table spoon
  8. Salt – for taste
  9. Sesame seeds – for tadka
  10. Red chilli powder – 1/2 table spoon
  11. Plain sev – for garnish
  12. Coriander – 1/2 cup
  13. Lemon juice – for garnish

Preparation Method:

  1. Heat 4 table spoons of oil in a pan, add sesame seeds and let it crackle
  2. Then add chopped green chillies and onions and fry until it turns slightly brown
  3. Then add chopped tomatoes and stir for 5 – 7minutes. Add 2 table spoon of finely chopped coriander leaves and stir well. Turn off flame
  4. Take bengal gram powder in a bowl, add water to get a semi-liquid consistency(like bajji flour mix). Add 1 table spoon oil to the mixture and then add salt, sugar and red chilli powder and stir well
  5. Now add bhel into the cooked vegetable pan, add the bengal gram powder mixture, a pinch of red chilli powder and mix well until all the ingredients blend well

Take it in a serving dish, add a bit of chopped onions, coriander, lemon and sev for garnish! Eat and enjoy!

 

Crispy Coins

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A perfect dish for a special evening, be it a birthday party or a get together. Pamper your taste buds with this healthy and yummy dish!

Time to Prepare : 30min | Serves : 10

Ingredients:

  1. Onion – 4
  2. Tomatoes – 3
  3. Coriander leaves
  4. Garam masala – 1 table spoon
  5. Cooking oil – 3 table spoon
  6. Bread – 10 slices
  7. Butter/Ghee – 1 table spoon
  8. Mayonnaise – for taste(optional)
  9.  Spring Onion
  10. Tamrind-Dates chutney (Sweet chutney)
  11. Sesame seeds – for tadka
  12. Salt – for taste
  13. Red chilli powder – 1 table spoon

Preparation method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add sesame seeds and let it crackle.
  2. Then add chopped onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Then add chopped tomatoes, salt, chilli powder and garam masala and cook for 5 minutes
  4. Add chopped spring onions and coriander, close the lid of the pan. Cook for 2 min and turn off flame
  5. Toast bread slices slightly until they turn light brown by applying butter/Ghee on a pan
  6. Take each slice, use a sharp edged bowl to cut the slices into round shaped coins
  7. Take a round shaped slice, apply a layer of sweet chutney and then add the vegetable mixture prepared initially
  8. Preheat the airfyer for 5min at 200°C. Then place the coins in the airfryer and cook at 180°C for 5min.

PS : Step 8 can also be done by shallow-frying of bread slices on a pan using some butter/ghee

There you go! Add mayonnaise for enhanced taste and enjoy!!!

Nimbe Tavve | Lemon Dal

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Time to Prepare : 30 Min | Serves : 4

Ingredients:

  1. Toor Dal : 1 Cup
  2. Lemon : 1 (big sized)
  3. Green chillies : 4
  4. Cooking oil : 1.5 table spoon
  5. Mustard seeds : for Oggarne (Tadka)
  6. Jeera(Cumin seeds) : for Oggarne (Tadka)
  7. Turmeric powder : 1/4 table spoon
  8. Coriander leaves : 2 table spoon (chopped)
  9. Salt : for taste
  10. Red Chillies : 2

Preparation Method:

Main Dish

Step 1 : Take dal in a bowl , clean and rinse it a couple of times.
Step 2 : Add the rinsed dal into pressure cooker and add 2 glasses of water, chopped green chillies and turmeric to it.
Step 3 : Pressure cook it for 2 – 3 whistles for approximately 10 – 15 minutes (Until it gets a paste-like consistency)
Step 4: Now take the mixture in a heating pan, add salt and finely chopped coriander leaves. Cook for 2-3 min.
Step 5: Turn-off stove and add lemon juice and stir well.

Tadka

In a small pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds and let mustard seeds crackle. Then add 2 red chillis, Jeera and Tadka is Ready! Pour it on Lemon Dal and Serve Hot!

Serving Tips: Serve with ghee and hot rice. 

 

Heerekayi palya | Ridge Gourd Curry

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A healthy curry with high fibre, and a very tasty one, sounds like an oxymoron?? it isnt, trust me!

Time to Prepare : 20 Min || Serves : 4

Ingredients:

  1. Ridge Gourd – 1/4 kg
  2. Besan (Gram Flour) – 2 table spoon
  3.  Cooking Oil – 5 table spoon
  4. Red chilli powder – 1.5 table spoon
  5.  Turmeric powder – 1/4 table spoon
  6. Salt for taste
  7. Mustard seeds – 1/2 table spoon
  8. Hing – a pinch
  9. Red chilli – 1

Preparation Method:

Step 1 : Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Let mustard seeds crackle.

Step 2: Next add red chilli, hing and sliced ridge gourd. Then add salt for taste and turmeric powder.

Step 3: Stir and close the lid of the pan . Cook for 7 – 10 min until the ridge gourd is cooked Check and stir occasionally to ensure that the ridge gourd does not get burnt at the bottom of the pan.

Step 4: Next add red chill powder, besan flour and stir well. Then sprinkle appx 2 table spoons of water and stir again ,close the lid and cook for 2 – 3 min.

Step 5 : Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.