USIRIKAYA KOBBARI PACHADI

This pachadi can be made during kartika masam as it has no garlic.

INGREDIENTS

Usirikayalu – 5 cut into small pieces

Freshly grated coconut -1 cup

Green chillies – 3 to 4

Coriander seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Oil for frying

Salt to taste

Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

TALIMPU

Oil – 1 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Chana dal – 1/4 tsp

urad dal .- 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Broken red chillies – 6 pieces

Curry leaves – few

Turmeric powder – 1/3 tsp

Asafoetida – 1/3 tsp

METHOD

  1. Wash and pat dry usirikayalu. Chop the usirikayalu into pieces discarding the seeds.
  2. Heat 1 1/2 tsp of oil in a pan. Add green chillies , cumin seeds and coriander seeds.
  3. Fry on medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes till the raw smell goes out. Keep it aside.
  4. In the same pan, heat 1 1/2 tsp of oil. Fry usirikaya pieces on medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes. Fry till the usirikaya pieces turn into light pink colour.
  5. Take a motor & pestle. Crush green chillies , cumin seeds and coriander seeds to a coarse paste.
  6. Then, add salt and fried usirikaya pieces and mash it to a coarse paste. Add freshly grated coconut and lemon juice. Mix well and check out the seasonings.
  7. Heat 1 1/2 tsp oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds start spluttering, add chana dal, urad dal, cumin seeds and fry for a second. Add red chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder and asafoetida.Fry for few seconds.
  8. Add usirikaya and coconut mixture prepared earlier. Switch off the flame. Mix well.
  9. Serve with steamed rice and a dollop of ghee.

ARITIKAYA PALU POSI KOORA [ NO ONION NO GARLIC]

 

This curry can be made during kartika masam as it has no onions and garlic.

INGREDIENTS

Aritikaya- 2 ( raw bananas )

Green chillies – 2

Turmeric powder – 1/3 tsp

Milk – 2 cups

Salt to taste

TALIMPU

Oil – 3 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Broken red chillies – 6

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Trim the ends of the raw banana and peel the skin. Cut into cubes and add to a bowl filled with water. If you don’t immerse the pieces immediately in water , it will start to blacken soon.
  2. Heat oil in a wide pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds, red chillies and curry leaves. Fry for few seconds .
  3. Add green chillies,  aritikaya pieces, salt and turmeric powder and mix well.
  4. Close the lid and cook on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Open the lid, mix throughly and close the lid.  Let it cook for another 3 to 4 minutes on low flame till the aritikaya pieces are well cooked and soft
  5. Stir to ensure they don’t burn or stick to the pan.
  6. Add milk. Mix well. Cook on high flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Switch off the flame, curry should be semi liquid.