Kokum Saaru

Had some fresh kokum peels and so soaked them and cooked them and made devastana saaru or burri jevan saaru what we Amchis call it. I have just replaced the tomatoes with kokum. Tastes so yumm. Ingredients: Chana dal-1 spn Kokum peels-5-6 Water -2 cups Grated coconut-1 table spn Cumin-1/2 spn Coriander seeds-1 .5 t…

Frozen Berries & Oats Smoothie

A creamy textured smoothie rich in antioxidants and natural sugar. Healthier option as no extra sugar is added. You may add a spoon of honey if needed. Ingredients Oats-1/4 cup Frozen berries(Strawberries,Cherries,Blue berries,Black berries and Ras berries)- 2 table spoons Chia seeds-1/4 spoon Walnuts-4-5 Method: Blend all of the above and pour in a cup….

Almond Kheer(Badam)

Almonds(Badam )Kheer Ingredients: Almonds-1/2 cup Milk-2 cups Brown Sugar-3table spoons Cardamom-3-4pods powdered. Method: 1.Soak 1/2 cup almonds for about 3 hours. 2.Peel the skin and adding a little milk make a paste and keep aside. 3.Take about 5-6 almonds and chop them length wise and keep aside. 4.Take a saucepan and boil the milk 5.Now…

Banana Stem Raita

Banana stem is very beneficial and is highly nutritious. It’s used for many health issues like regulating the blood pressure and cholesterol. Healing kidney stones. Digestive problems like acidity and gastric issues. Including it in ones diet on a regular basis helps to keep ourselves healthy. Ingredients:Banana stem-1 piece.(tender stem) 1 spoon Lemon juice Salt…

Banana suji rava tawa fry

Nendra bananas which are a speciality of Kerala is normally used for this rava fry. Ingredients: Chilli pdr-1 table spoon. 1/2 spn coriander seeds powder(coarse) 1/4 spn jeera pdr(coarse) Salt to taste. 1/2 spn lemon juice 1 table spoon rice flour. Method: 1.Slice the ripe bananas. 2.Take all the above ingredients and mix well. Marinate…

Pitted Cherry 🍒Chutney.

Today wanted to try something tangy and spicy….Something different! Try it out it tastes yummy with roti as well as rice and curds. Ingredients: Pitted cherries-4 Grated coconut-3 table spoons Cumin seeds-1/2 a spoon Red chillies-3 Method: 1.Soak the cherries in a little water and chop them. 2. Squeeze about 3 to 4 drops of…

Navy beans, tri coloured peppers & fruits salad:

Ingredients: 1/4 cup boiled Navy beans 1/4 piece each of tri coloured peppers(chopped) 1 small slice of pineapple chopped into bits 2-3 strawberries sliced thinly Orange 3-4 segments Peeled and cut int halves. Pomegranate seeds-1 table spoon. Lemon juice-1 spn Brown sugar-1/4 son Olive oil-1/4 son Salt as per taste. Pepper-2 pinches(coarse) Green chilli-1 slit…

Home Made Sambhar Powder

Home made Sambhar is the best as all the spices are roasted to perfection. I prefer using mung dal or tuvar( split pigeon peas) instead of chana dal as its lighter on the stomach and digestion. Well it’s a matter of choice and taste! Also I use more dal in the powder so that the…

Pulikoddel Masala(Ash Gourd curry)

This is a traditional Konkani cuisine made from spices which are roasted along with sesame, dals and coconut. Puri meaning sour and Koddel in Amchi means gravy based curry. This curry is usually made during festivals and traditional functions. The aroma of the masalas just fills the home. Most of the ingredients are roasted individually…

Red Bell Pepper & Onion Gojju

Red pepper and Onion gojju Ingredients: 1 Red Bell pepper 1 Onion Tamarind-size of two peas Salt to taste Coconut oil-1/4 spn Hot Water- 2 table spoons Red chilli-1 Coriander leaves- for garnishing. Method: Soak the tamarind in hot water and with the help of your fingers squeeze the pulp. Add salt and chop the…

Mango Ice cream

    Ingredients: Mango-2 small(skinned and Pulped) Cream -200 ml Condensed milk-2 table spoons. Full cream milk.1.5 cups. Method: 1.Boil milk and add condensed milk and cook until it thickens. 2.Allow to cool. 3.Now in a blender mix all the ingredients and pour it in a container. 4.Cover it with foil and then the lid….

Mango Dal

Ingredients: Mango -1 skinned,chopped and puréed. Mung dal-1/2 cup. Garlic- 2 cloves Ginger-1/4 “piece chopped finely. Water-1/2 cup. Salt as per taste Coriander leaves to garnish For the tempering: Oil or ghee-2 spoons Cumin seeds-1/4 spn Curry leaves-6-7 leaves Red chillies-2 chopped. Onion-1 finely chopped Green chilli slit-1 Method: Pressure cook dal to which ginger,…