Monday, November 17, 2014

Kakarakaya Podi / Karela Powder version - 2

Kakarakaya / Karela / Bitter Gourd – 6
Oil to fry

To make Powder
Roasted chana dal / Putnalu - 3/4 cup
Sesame seeds / Nuvvulu dry roasted - 1/4 cup
Garlic pods – 10
Red chilli powder – 3 Tsp
Dessicated coconut powder – ½ cup  
Curry leaves
(According to your taste)  
Salt to taste

  1. Cut the karela into round thin slices. Spread on a plate. Leave it for 2 hrs.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, deep fry the karela pieces until it turns crispy on medium flame. Strain the pieces.
  3. Fry the curry leaves in oil.

To make powder
  1. In a mixi jar add all ingredients listed under powder and make a powder.
  2. Transfer this powder in a clean bowl and add fried karela pieces. Mix well.
  3. Store it in an air tight container.
Other related links.

  1. Kakarakaya Podi - 1

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Dry fruits ladoo

Chopped dates - 1 cup 
Almonds - 3 Tbsp
Raisins - 2 Tbsp
Cashews - 2 tbsp
Pista - 20

  1. Dry roast the almonds, cashews, pista till slightly brown. Cool it.
  2. In a mixi jar add dates, raisins, almonds, cashews, pista and grind to a coarse mixture.
  3. Transfer it to a plate. Take small amount of the mixture and make balls.
  4. Store it in a airtight container.