Friday, April 18, 2014

Kannadiga Recipes : Soppu Saru | Soppina Saaru | Greens Curry

In bangalore, quite a few variety of leafy vegetables are available. For my recipe I have used Spinach(palak soppu), Methi ( Menthe soppu), Dill leaves ( Sabbassige soppu), Amaranath leaves (dantina soppu) and two more local soppu. We can as well use any of the two available greens for this dish.

Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4

  • 1 each small bunch Green leafy vegetables explained above.
  • 1/4th cup Toor dal
  • 4 -5 Green chillies
  • 1 big Onion cut into cubes
  • 1 big Tomato cut into cubes
  • 1 medium size Tamrind
  • 1 whole Garlic, separated and cleaned
  • 1 tea spoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 table spoon Garam masala/ Sambar powder
  • 1/2 tea spoon Mustard seeds
  • Oil for seasoning
  • 1 strand Curry leaves
  • 2 Red chillies
  • Salt as per taste

  • Soak toor dal for around 2 hours in water.
  • Clean and wash all the greens and keep it aside.
  • In a pressure cooker, add soaked toor dal, all the greens, green chillies, onion, tomato, garlic, turmeric powder, tamarind.
  • Pressure cook it for 1 whistle.
  • Once the cooker cools down, transfer the contents of cooker to blender.

  • Don't blend it to smooth paste. Grind it coarsely as shown in picture.
  • Finely transfer the contents of blender to a kadai.
  • Add salt, garam masala / sambar powder and chilli powder if needed.
  • Mix it well and let it cook for 4 - 5 minutes.
  • In a separate small pan, add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies.
  • Add this seasoning to the curry and serve hot soppu saru with hot rice or ragi mudde.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Quick Lauki Ki Sabzi | Bottle Gourd And Black Eyed Peas Curry Recipe - A Side Dish For Chapathi Or Roti

The above thali has 2 chapathis, bottle gourd curry and Kerala style Karimeen Pollichathu. Below is a very quick and tasty recipe of bottle gourd.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2

  • 2 cups of Bottle gourd(Lauki) cut into small pieces
  • 1/4th cup Black eyed peas
  • 1 big Onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium Tomato finely chopped
  • 1/2 tea spoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tea spoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 strand Curry leaves
  • 1 tea spoon Chilli powder
  • 1 tea spoon Garam masala
  • Oil for seasoning
  • Salt as per taste

  • Cook black eyed peas in cooker and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • When it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and onion. Fry it till the onion becomes light brown.
  • Now add bottle gourd pieces, add little water, close the lid and let it cook for 7 - 8 minutes.
  • Add finely chopped tomato and cooked black eyed peas.
  • Add chilli powder, garam masala , salt. Mix well.
  • Cook for another 7 - 8 minutes.
  • Lauki ki sabzi is ready.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mushroom Masala Gravy | Punjabi Style Mushroom Makhanwala | Mushroom Makhani Curry Recipe

Preparation Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 4

  • Butter as required
  • 2 packets( 18 - 20 in number) of Mushrooms
  • 3 medium Onions
  • 1 big Tomato finely chopped
  • 3 - 4 Green chilllies
  • 1 table spoon Ginger garlic paste (I have used Garlic pods and ginger piece while grinding)
  • 2 strands of Coriander leaves
  • 1 tea spoon Cumin powder
  • 1 tea spoon Coriander powder
  • 1 table spoon Chilli powder
  • Cream if required
  • Salt as per taste

  • Cut mushrooms in small cubes as shown in picture.
  • Cut 1 onion into big cubes.
  • Grind the onion, green chillies, ginger, garlic and 1 strand coriander leaves in blender to smooth paste and keep it aside.
  • Chop the 2 remaining onion into small pieces.
  • In a kadai, put oil/butter and fry the finely cut onion till it becomes light pink.
  • Then add finely chopped tomatoes and fry.
  • Now add cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, salt, ground masala and mix well. Dont add water as after adding mushroom the gray becomes more liquid.
  • Add mushroom, mix well. Close the lid and let it cook for another 10 minutes.
  • At the end sprinkle remaining finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Also add cream(if required), butter (if required) while serving.

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