Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mavinakai Chitranna Gojju

This is another traditional recipe of Karnataka.This is one way you can make this gojju beforehand and then mix it with rice(to make Mavinakai Chitranna) whenever needed.You can store in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.It comes in handy when you have sudden visitors or you can make a quick lunch on weekends...


Raw Mango- 1
Fresh Coconut/ Dry coconut powder- 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:

Oil- 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Black gram- 1 tsp
Channa dal- 1 tsp
Methi seeds powder- 1/2 tsp
Red chillies- 2-3
Turmeric- 1/4 tsp
Peanuts- 1/2 cup
Curry leaves- 4-5
Coriander leaves(cut)- 1 tsp
Green chillies(cut)- 3-4
hing- a pinch


Peel the raw mango and grate.Heat oil in a sauce pan.Fry the peanuts until golden brown and keep it aside(Add this at the end so that peanuts will be crunchy).To the same oil add mustard seeds.After it splutters add black gram dal,channa dal,red chillies,curry leaves,green chillies,methi seed powder,turmeric,hing.Fry for a minute and add grated raw mango and coconut.Add salt to taste.Mix well and keep it on low flame for 10 minutes(until it begins to boil)Add coriander leaves and fried peanuts.

Cook rice and mix this gojju and serve.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Kadalebele / Channa dal /Lentil Chutney

Kadalebele chutney is one of the most common chutney's made in Karnataka.I usually make it when I run out of vegetables in my fridge.Its easy and very tasty with hot steaming rice and also with Rice and Rasam.You can add little water to this chutney and serve with Idli and Dosa.


Channa dal/Kadalebele- 1 cup
Fresh coconut(grated)- 2 tbsp
Red Chilli powder- 2 tsp
Coriander leaves(chopped)-1 tsp
Tamarind juice- 1 tbsp
Potato(boiled)- 1 small
Sugar- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

For seasoning:

Oil- 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Urad dal- 1 tsp
Red chili- 1-2
Curry leaves- 3-4
Hing a pinch


Dry roast Channa dal until golden brown on a slow fire.After it cools down grind coarsely in a mixer/blender.To this add Coconut,Tamarind paste,Coriander leaves,Red chili powder,Salt,Sugar and blend it.Add little water and grind it to a coarse consistency.
In a little pan add oil.Add mustard seeds.After it splutters add urad dal,red chili,curry leaves and Hing.Now cut the boiled potatoes into cubes and fry for 2 minutes in this oil seasoning.After this cools down add the ground chutney,mix well and serve.
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