VARIPINDI PAKODI

INGREDIENTS

Varipindi [ rice flour ] – 2 cups

Curd – 1 1/2 cup for mixing rice flour [sour curd]

Onion – 4 medium size cut into cubes

Green chillies – 8

Finely chopped ginger – 2 tbsp

Finely chopped curry leaved – few

Salt to taste

Cooking soda – a big pinch

Oil for deep frying

METHOD

  1. Mash ginger and green chillies in a mortar and pestle to a coarse paste.
  2. Take a bowl. Add rice flour, onions, curry leaves, salt, cooking soda, ginger and green chilli paste.
  3. Mix well. Gradually, add curd and mix well and keep it aside.
  4. If the mixture is too dry, add 1 to 2 tbsp of curd.
  5. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot enough regulate flame to medium.
  6. Take a small amount of dough and make small pakodi with your fingers and slide them gently in the oil.
  7. Fry them on medium flame till they are golden brown. Be patient and use medium heat. Otherwise, the pakodis will fry on the outside and remain raw on the inside.
  8. Fry them till they become crisp and golden.
  9. Using slotted spoon remove pakodi from the oil and place them on a kitchen napkin to remove excess oil.
  10. Continue to make more pakodis in batches with the rest of the dough.
  11. Serve hot with chinthakaya pachadi.

DAPPALAM

INGREDIENTS

Gummadi kaya pieces – 20 big chunks

Drum sticks – 20 pieces

Jaggery – 1 cup [adjust according to your taste]

Red chilli powder – 3 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Tamarind juice – 3/4 cup

Green chillies – 2 slit

Water – 12 to 13 cups

Salt to taste

Rice flour – 4tbsp

Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1/4 cup

TALIMPU

Oil – 3 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2tsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp

Dry red chilli pieces – 15

Mashed garlic cloves – 15 to 20

Curry leaves – generous amount

METHOD

  1. Take a large kadai, add all the ingredients expect rice flour and coriander leaves and mix well.
  2. Cook on high flame till the gummadi kaya pieces are cooked. At this time, check out seasonings.
  3. In a small bowl, mix rice flour with 1/2 cup of water and pour it over the boiling pulusu.
  4. Mix well and add coriander leaves and let it boil for 2 minutes.
  5. For talimpu, heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter and add all the remaning ingredients one by one .
  6. Fry for few seconds and pour it over the pulusu and keep covered for 30 seconds.
  7. Open the lid and boil for 3 to 4 minutes and switch of the flame. Serve with rice and mudda pappu.

SUGGESTIONS

If you want cook faster you can put all the ingredients expect rice flour and coriander leaves in a pressurse cooker.

Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles on high flame. Remaning procedure is same.

In karthika masam you can avoid garlic for puja purpose.

PALALLO UNDRALLU (PALATALIKALU )

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FOR RICE FLOUR DOUGH

Rice flour – 1/2 cup

Water – 1 1/2 cup

Grated jaggery – 1/4 cup

TO MAKE PALALLO UNDRALLU

Milk – 2 1/2 cups

Water – 1/2 cup for diluting dough

Grated jaggery – 3/4 cup to 1 cup

METHOD

  • In a pan, put 1 1/2 cups of water bring it to a boil. Add grated jaggery and 1/3 tsp of ghee.
  • Let the jaggery melt into water. Add rice flour and keep stirring until it forms a smooth dough.
  • Swicth off the flame. Keep it covered for 5 minutes. Let it cool. Open the lid and knead the dough until it forms a smooth dough.
  • Take half a portion of dough. Make very small balls with the dough by greasing your hands with some ghee.
  • Keep them aside. Dilute remaning dough with 1/2 cup of water and keep it aside.
  • Take 2 1/2 cups of milk in another pan and bring it to boil.  When the milk starts to boil, add the prepared rice balls slowly.
  • Give it a stir carefully with out crushing the undrallu. Let them cook with milk on low flame for about 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes you will notice that the balls are soft and floating on top. Add the diluted flour mix. Mix well.
  • Cook for 1 to 2 minutes and switch off the flame. Wait for a minute and add grated jaggery.
  • Gently mix it well until the jaggery is well combined. Transfer this into a bowl, offer this as naivedyam or prasadam to Lord Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturthi .

CHALIMIDI

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Rice flour – 1 cup

Grated Jaggery – 1/2 cup

Freshly grated coconut – 1/4 cup

Ghee – 1 tsp

METHOD

  • Grind jaggery in a mixer to a fine paste or powder.
  • Take a bowl, add all the ingredients. Mix well and roll it into a small round shaped ball. Repeat the same with the rest of the mixture.
  • Chalimidi is ready to be offered as naivedhyam to the diety.

SUGGESTIONS

To make home made rice flour, soak 1 cup of rice grains in water over night. Next day, drain water and dry the rice on a cloth for 20 to 30 minutes. Grind the rice to a fine powder. Use whenever required.

RAGI RAVA DOSA

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Ragi flour – 1cup

Rice flour – 1cup

Bombay rava – 1cup

Curd – 1/3 cup

Water- 4 cups

Finely chopped onions – 1 medium size

Finely chopped green chillies- 3

Finely chopped ginger – 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

METHOD

  • In a mixing bowl, add ragi flour, rice flour, bombay rava and salt.
  • Mix all the ingredients with a cup of water and curd. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Add chopped onions, ginger and green chillies.
  • Add water to adjust the consistency of the batter. The consistency of the batter should be thin (watery)
  • Keep it aside for 30 minutes. Pour the batter on the tava from the edges towards the center
  • Sprinkle 1/2 or 1 tsp of oil. Cook on medium flame. Let the base turn crispy and golden brown in colour.
  • No need to roast on the other side. The dosa has to be served immediately.

SUGGESTIONS

You can add grated carrot to the batter. Make sure to stir the batter before pouring the dosa on the tava.

RAVA DOSA

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Rice Flour – 1 cup

Bombay rava – 1/2 cup

Maida – 1/2 cup

Curd – 1/4 cup

Finely chopped onions – 1 (medium)

Finely chopped green chillies – 2

Finely chopped ginger – 1tsp

Water – 4 cups

Salt to taste

Oil+Ghee for frying 

METHOD

  • In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, bombay rawa, maida and salt.
  • Mix all the ingredients with a cup of water and curd. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Add chopped onions, ginger and green chillies. 
  • Add water to adjust the consistency of the batter. The consistency of the batter should be thin(watery).
  • Keep it aside for 30 minutes. Pour the batter on the tawa from the edges towards the center.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 or 1 tsp of oil. Cook on medium flame. Let the base turn crispy and golden brown in colour. No need to roast on the other side.
  • The dosa has to be served immediately.

SUGGESTIONS

You can add cumin seeds and curry leaves.  Make sure to stir the batter before pouring the dosa on the tawa.