Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kaarathe talasani

Talasani's usually are vegetable dishes that are seasoned with garlic and red chillies and saute'd till cooked without adding any liquid in it.
Other vegetables prepared similar way are
* Karathe (bitter gourd)
* vaingan ani masinga sang (brinjal and drumsticks)
* vali ani bikkand (malabar spinach and jackfruit seeds).

bitter gourd , 3 medium sized
onions, 3 medium, sliced thin
mustard seeds 1 tsp
red chillie powder 1/2 tsp
jaggery 2 tbsp,
green chillies 3-5 slit
tamarind pulp 2 tbsp
oil 2 tbsp

Make thin slices of kaarathe/bittergourd. Add salt leave aside for 30 minutes. Squeeze out the liquid as much as possible to remove the bitterness.

Heat a kadai add oil season with mustard seeds,sliced onions, green chillies, saute for a few minutes. Add sliced bitter gourd and stir fry for a few minutes till the gourd gets a little crispy. Add red chilli powder,tamarind pulp, salt, jaggery and mix well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.Serve hot with rice and daalithoy.

Masala Dosa bhaji + and chutney

Rice- 2 cups
Urad Dal- 1/2 cup
chana dal 1/2 cup
Fenugreek seeds- 1tsp
poha 1 cup

Soak all the ingredients separately overnight
Allow the batter to ferment in a warm place for 8 to 10 hours. Add the salt to the batter after it has fermented.

Potatoes 4 large, Boiled and peeled
Onion 2 Large, thinly sliced
Green Chilies 8-10, finely chopped
Curry leaves- 6 to 8
Ginger 1 inch piece, finely chopped
Coriander 15 stems, finely chopped
Mustard seeds 1/2 Tsp
Urad Dal 1/2 Tsp
Channa Dal 1 1/2 Tsp
Turmeric 1/2 Tsp
Oil 3 Tbsp

Heat oil in a kadai, add the mustard seed, after they splutter, add the urad dal,channa dal and allow to turn slightly brown. Add the green chilies, ginger, curry leaves, onions, and saute till onions become transparent, then add turmeric powder, mashed potatoes and salt well and. Turn off the heat. Garnish with the fresh coriander leaves.


Red chillies 15-20
onion 1small
garlic 10 cloves
coconut 1 cup
coriander seeds 1/2 tsp

Grind dry without adding any liquid. Smear it on the inside of the dosa while the dosa is still roasting in the pan.

coriander chutney
1 bunch coriander leaves
8 green chillies
coconut 1/2 cup
Grind the ingredients into a fine paste with as little water required for grinding.