Thursday, October 31, 2013

Kannadiga Havyaka Recipes : Appe HuLi | Raw Mango Rasam | Sweet And Spicy Mango Drink

A typical Havyaka dish. Recipe goes here…

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2

  • 2 Raw mangoes
  • 2 table spoon Jaggery
  • ½ table spoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ table spoon Cumin seeds
  • 2 Green chilies
  • 2 Red chilies
  • A pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 strand curry leaves
  • Oil for seasoning
  • Salt as per taste
  • Wash the raw mangoes and cut them in to small pieces.
  • Cook it in water as shown in picture for around 10 minutes till it becomes soft.
  • Grind it to a paste and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • When mustard start sputtering, add curry leaves, green chilies, red chilies and asafoetida.
  • Then add the paste of raw mangoes.
  • Boil for 3-4 minutes. Add salt and jaggery as per the taste. You can adjust the water quantity, to bring it to a consistency of rasam. 
PS:  Like rasam, this dish can be used along with rice. Or we can filter it and have like a drink.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Spicy And Tasty South Indian Style Crab Curry | Crab Gravy With Coconut | Konkani Kurle Ambat

Here is a step by step preparation of South Indian Crab Curry.

Preparation Time: 60 minutes

Servings: 4

  • Crabs 8
  • Around 50 Prawns
  • 2 big Onions
  • 1 and ½ cup of grated Coconut
  • 1 table spoon Coriander seeds
  • 5 – 6 Red chillies
  • ½ table spoon Tamarind
  • ½ table spoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 table spoon Oil
  • Salt as per taste

  • Clean the crab with water first, separate the legs and break and take out the outer shell as shown in picture.
  • If the crab is big, cut them into 2 pieces.
  • Fry coriander seeds on a tawa for a while, and grind coconut, red chillies, tamarind, Turmeric powder to a smooth paste and keep the masala aside.
  • Heat 2 table spoon oil in a pan add sliced onions and fry until brown.
  • The curry tastes too good if we use prawns along with crab. Here I have used washed and cleaned prawns as well.
  • Now add the crabs and  prawns and cook for around 10 minutes.
  • Now add ground masala, salt and cook for another 10 minutes. 
  • Tasty crab curry is ready to be served with Rice.

 PS:  The curry has to sit in the prepared vessel for at least 2 -3 hours for the spices to combine.

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