CARROT PALAK RICE

INGREDIENTS

Rice – 1 cup

Chopped palak – 1 cup

Grated carrot- 1/2 cup

Onions – 1 sliced

Garlic cloves – 5 finely chopped

Black pepper corns – 3 to 4

Cloves – 3 to 4

Cinnamon – 1 inch

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Ghee – 1 1/2 tbsp

Salt to taste

METHOD

  1. Cook rice with 2 1/2 cups of water and cool it. Keep it aside.
  2. Wash finely chopped palak and boil it . Strain and squeeze water. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat ghee in a kadai and add cumin seeds. When cumin seeds start to crackle, add black pepper corns, cloves and cinnamon.
  4. Fry for few seconds. Add finely chopped garlic and sliced onions. Saute it for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the grated carrot, salt and strained palak. Fry till the raw smell goes away.
  6. Add cooled rice and mix well. Check out the seasonings. Cook on low flame till the rice absorbs the masala.
  7. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. If u want it to be more spicy, add green chillies.

SOYA GRANULES AND TOTAKURA RICE

INGREDIENTS

Basmathi rice- 1 cup washed and soaked for 1 hour

Finely chopped totakura- 1 1/2 cups

Soya granules- 1 cup

Ginger garlic paste – 1tbsp

Pulav masala – 1/2 tsp

Ghee – 1tbsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Onions – 2 finely chopped

Green chillies – 2 slited

Water – 1 1/2 cups

Salt to taste

METHOD

  1. Washed and soak basmathi rice for 1 hour.
  2. Boil soya granules in water for 5 to 8 minutes. Strain and wash in cold water.
  3. Squeeze off the excess water and set aside. Wash totakura well and strain it. Boil totakura in water for 5 to 6 minutes on high flame.
  4. Strain and squeeze off the excess water and set aside. Add oil and ghee in a kadai. Add finely chopped onions and green chillies.
  5. Add salt and cook on low flame till onions turns light pink. Then, add ginger and garlic paste and fry for 5 minutes on medium flame.
  6. Add soya granules and mix well. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Then add squeezed totakura and mix well.
  7. Cook on medium flame for 4 minutes. Add salt and pulav masala. Mix well.
  8. Add water and bring it to boil. Add strained basmathi rice. Check out seasonings.
  9. Cook on low flame till the rice is done. Goes well with raita and any masala curries.

MAGAYA RICE

INGREDIENTS

Rice – 1 cup cooked with 2 1/2 cups of water and cool it.

Magaya pachadi – 4 to 5 tbsp (according to your taste)

Ghee – 3 tbsp

TALIMPU

Oil – 1tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 seeds

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Take a bowl. Mix rice, ghee and magaya pickle. Adjust seasoning.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves and fry for 10 seconds and pour it over the magaya rice.
  3. Adjust pickle according to your taste.

KAKARAKAYA FRY

INGREDIENTS

Kakarakaya 1/2 kg

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder- 1 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

TALIMPU

Oil – 3 to 4 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Broken red chilli pieces – 6

Mashed garlic cloves – 4

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Peel the bitter gourds. Nip the ends.
  2. Cut into thin round slices and remove the seeds and pith.
  3. Heat oil in a wide pan and add all the talimpu ingredients one by one and let them fry for 30 seconds.
  4. Add bitter gourd pieces, turmeric and salt. Mix well.
  5. Cook on medium flame until bitter gourd pieces are roasted well.
  6. Keep stirring in between to prevent browning.
  7. Lastly add red chilli powder and fry for one more minute.
  8. To make the bitter gourd pieces crisp while cooking, use a bit more oil.
  9. Serve with rice and ghee.

SET DOSA

INGREDIENTS

Rice – 2 cups

Atukulu – 1 cup [ poha]

Urad dal – 1/2 cup

Fenugreek seeds – 1 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil and ghee – Mix 2 tbsp oil, 2 tbsp ghee and keep it aside

METHOD

  1. Set dosa is known for its softness and sponginess.
  2. Wash and soak rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds for 5 hours.
  3. Wash and soak atukulu for 1 hour.
  4. Drain off the water from rice and urad dal mixture and atukulu.
  5. Transfer all items to the mixi or wet grinder with 1/4 cup of water.
  6. Grind to a smooth paste using water. Transfer it to a bowl . Add salt and mix well.
  7. Ferment in a warm place for 8 hours. After 8 hours, mix gently and keep it aside.
  8. In case the batter looks too thick, add some more water. Heat an iron tawa and spread some oil lightly.
  9. The tawa has to be medium hot. Pour ladle full of batter and spread out in a circular motion slightly thicker than regular dosa.
  10. Pour 1/2 tsp oil and ghee mixture around the edges. Cover and roast the dosa till it turns golden brown from the bottom and completely cooked from the top.
  11. Serve with coconut chutney and chicken pulusu.

SUGGESTION

If you want ragi set dosa, mix 3 tbsp ragi flour and 2 tbsp of water to 1 cup of batter.