Instant Dosakaya Pickle / Yellow Cucumber Pickle

This is an instant version of the yellow cucumber pickle. This is a spicy pickle, it is very simple, quick and easy to make.

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Ingredients :

  1. Yellow cucumber/ Dosakaya – 2 medium size
  2. salt – as per taste
  3. Turmeric powder – pinch
  4. Oil – 2 tbsp
  5. Urad dal – 1/2 tbsp
  6. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  7. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  8. red chilli flakes – 2
  9. curry leaves – 1 spring
  10. Hing – pinch
  11. Red chilli powder – 2 tbsp
  12. Salt – as per taste
  13. Mustard powder / ava pindi – 1/4 tbsp
  14. Methi powder / Menthi pindi – 2 pinch’s

Method :

  • First cut the cucumber into half and remove the seeds.
  • Now cut the cucumber into 1″ pieces and take into a bowl.

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  • In that bowl sprinkle little salt (1/2 tbsp) and pinch turmeric powder, mix well and keep aside for 10 min’s.

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  • Meanwhile, Take a bowl add all dry powders. Red chilli powder, salt, mustard powder, methi powder and mix once and keep aside.

Mean time prepare Seasoning :

  • Take a small pan add oil and keep it on medium, add cumin seeds, mustard, seeds, urad dal, red chilli flakes, curry leaves, hing and let it cool.
  • Now squeeze the water from cucumber and add this pieces to above dry powder mixture.
  • Then add the prepared seasoning into the cucumber pieces and mix well.
    Serve it with hot rice or curd rice.

Note : 

  • When u remove the seeds from cucumber don’t throw them, u can dry them under sun and u can prepare cucumber powder.
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Roti Chat (with left over roti’s)

This roti chat is little different from other chat’s. Try this different version…..

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Ingredients :

  1. Roti’s (left over) – 3
  2. Oil – 1 tbsp
  3. Ghee – 1 tbsp
  4. Urad dal – 1/2 tbsp
  5. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  6. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  7. Curry leaves – 1 spring
  8. Hing – pinch
  9. Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  10. Cumin powder – 1 tbsp
  11. Red chilli powder – 1/2 tbsp
  12. Salt – as per taste

Method :

  • Tear roti’s into small pieces (1″ pieces) and keep aside.
  • Take a pan, heat oil and ghee.
  • Once it becomes hot add mustard seeds, when it starts spluttering add cumin seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and hing.
  • Add coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder and salt. Fry for a min.
  • Add roti pieces and mix well.
  • Fry for a minute and serve into a serving bowl.

Note :

  • You can use freshly prepared roti’s also.
  • It will be little spicy. You can reduce the spicy ness of this chat buy reducing the powder quantities.

Ragi Malt / Ragi Java

Ragi malt is a perfect health food for babies….. not only for babies its very good for any ages. I prepare this for my kid, from her 7th month onwards….. Once in a day.

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Ingredients :

  1. Ragi seeds – 4 cups
  2. chana dal – 1 1/2 cup

Ragi malt powder preparation :

  • First wash the ragi seeds, drain the water and soak the ragi seeds overnight in water.
  • Next day morning drain the water and tie them in a cotton cloth and keep aside till night, mostly 12 hr’s.
  • Remove them and dry them again for 1 day.
  • Now this moment take the chena dal, wash them and dry them separetly (1 day).
  • Now, dry raost ragi seeds and chana dal separetly on medium flame.
  • Let them cool.
  • Make them fine powder using grinder.
  • Store the powder in a jar, in dry place.
  • U can use this powder when ever u want to prepare.
  • It stays for a long time. Nearly more than 6 months.

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Preparation of ragi malt:

  • Take a pan.
  • Add 2 tbsp of ragi malt.
  • Add 1 cup milk and 1/2 tbsp jaggery.
  • Mix them well and let it boil.
  • You need to stir it continuosly to avoid lumps and it becomes thick fastly. If needed u can add little water.
  • Once u get thick consistency remove it from the stove.
  • Serve it in a bowl.

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Note :

  • generally, I use to prepare it little thick. It is esay to feed babies.
  • If u want u can prepare it very thin. only thing is u need to add more water.
  • I use jaggery and somestimes honey instead of sugar. Jaggery is good for health when compared with sugar.
  • You u can prepare ragi malt by adding complete milk or with water.

Lady’s Finger/ Okra Rasam / Bendakaya Charu

Oakra rasam is my kid’s favourite rasam. This is very simple and easy to make. Just try it once…you love the taste. Here is my recipe…

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Ingredients:

  1. Oil – 1/2 tbsp
  2. Green chilli – 1
  3. Onion, chopped – 1/2 small size
  4. Lady’s finger – 6
  5. Tomatoes, chopped – 1 medium size
  6. Water – 2 cups
  7. Tamarind pulp – 3 tbsp
  8. Salt – as per taste
  9. Red chilli powder – Pinch
  10. Turmeric – pinch
  11. Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  12. Cumin powder – 1 tbsp

For Temparing :

  1. Oil – 1 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  3. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  4. Red chilli flakes – 1
  5. Curry leaves – 1 spring
  6. Hing – pinch

For Garnish :

  1. Cilantro, chopped – 2 tbsp

Method :

  • First wash the lady’s fingers, remove the edges and cut them into half or desired shape.
  • Take a vessel, heat the oil.
  • Once oil becomes hot, add green chilli, onions let onions turn into little brownish colour.
  • Add chopped lady’s finger and reduce the flame to low and close the lid.
  • When the okra pieces are three-fourths done, add the chopped tomatoes and let it cook for another 5 min’s.
  • Now, add water and tamarind pulp. let it boil for 5 min’s.
  • Add  salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder let it boil for few min’s.
  • Turn off the stove.
  • In another pan, for seasoning heat oil, add mustard seeds.
  • Once mustard seeds starts spluttering add cumin seeds, curry leaves, red chili flake and hing.
  • Add this seasoning to the rasam and remove into a serving bowl.
  • Garnish with cilantro.
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