Ashadi Ekadashi Special

Ashadi Ekadashi is a special day for the Hindus. Lord Vithala is worshipped and His devotees throng to His shrine at Pandharpur a small town in Maharashtra. Some fast and some celebrate! The Konkani community celebrates this festival by preparing Gajbaje, a dish which has a variety of vegetables that are available only during the monsoon months. Gharayi or roasted Jackfruit in coconut milk is another preparation that is offered to the Lord along with Urad and Rava Idli. I usually make a Madgane as jackfruit is not enjoyed at home. The recipe links to all have been posted below.

Idli – Split Black Gram and Semolina Recipe

Gajbaje Recipe

Madgane/Manganem/ Bengal Gram Paysam Recipe

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Thali Meal – 64

Sharing a Thali today of Rice, Chapati, Coriander leaves Chutney, Chana/Bengal Gram Stirfry, Chana Saar, Onion Raita and some delicious Alphonso mangoes. The recipe link to each of the items has been posted below.

Recipe to make the perfect Rice

Chapati/Roti/Flattened Bread Recipe

Chana Stir fry Recipe

Chana /Black Chickpeas Saar Recipe

Coriander leaves Chutney Recipe

Onion Raita Recipe

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Thali Meal – 63

Sharing a Thali today of Rice, Dali, Fenugreek Leaves Sukkein, Okra Stirfry, Fenugreek Leaves fritters, Curd and Tender Mango Pickle. Recipe Links to all the dishes are shared below.

Recipe to make the perfect Rice

Dali Recipe

Methi /Fenugreek Leaves Sukkein Recipe

Okra Stir Fry Recipe

Instant Methi/Fenugreek Leaves fritters Recipe

Tender Mango Pickle Recipe

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Instant Methi/Fenugreek Leaves fritters Recipe

These are instant Methi/ Fenugreek Leaves fritters which taste absolutely delicious. I usually soak Chana Dal/Split Bengal Gram and grind it to a coarse paste and then mix the chopped Fenugreek Leaves. Here I have used Besan/Chickpea flour. Easy, simple and simply irresistible!

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup packed Fenugreek Leaves
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 heaped cup Besan/Chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp Jeera/Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 7 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp chilly powder
  • A large pinch of Haldi/turmeric powder
  • A pinch of soda bicarb
  • Salt
  • Oil for frying

Method :

Clean the Fenugreek Leaves. Retain the tender stems. Wash well, drain and chop fine. Chop the onions fine. Make a coarse paste of the green chillies, ginger and garlic. Tip the paste, chopped onions and the Fenugreek Leaves in a bowl. Add the chilly powder, Asafoetida, turmeric, cumin seeds, soda bicarb and salt. Add just enough water to make a batter of dropping consistency. Mix well. Heat oil in a pan. Drop small dumplings of this mixture into the hot oil. Fry to a golden brown. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

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Coriander leaves Chutney Recipe

This is one Chutney which is a favourite since childhood. It would be made as an accompaniment on the festive days when one avoided onion and garlic. Goes well with Roti, Dhokla, Dosa and even on bread.

Ingredients :

  • Half of a small coconut grated
  • 7 green chillies
  • A small bunch of coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tsp tamarind paste
  • Salt

Method:

Grind the coconut, Coriander leaves, green chillies, Tamarind and salt to a smooth paste with a little cold water. Serve with hot Phulkas or Parathas.

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Happla/Red chilly Papad Poha Chutney Recipe

This is a traditional but long forgotten Poha/Flattened Rice Recipe made with crushed Red chilly Papad. The Konkani community call it Happla Poha Chutney and it is usually served as an evening snack.

Ingredients :

  • Half a coconut grated
  • 2 large onions chopped fine
  • 4 green chillies minced
  • Salt
  • Coconut oil
  • Thin variety of Poha
  • 10 fried Red chilly papads

Method :

Crush the green chillies with salt. Add it to the chopped onion and grated coconut. Coconut masala is now ready. Deep fry the chilly papad and crush them coarsely. Take a portion of the coconut Masala. Add the crushed happolu/red chilly Papad and mix it with required amount of Poha. Drizzle with coconut oil. Serve immediately.

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Thali Meal – 61

Sharing a Thali today of Rice, Malabar Spinach Ambat, Dalithoy, Eggplant and Drumstick stir fry, Potato and Tomato Gozzu and Yam fritters. Recipe Links to all the dishes are shared below.

Recipe to make the perfect Rice

Malabar Spinach Ambat Recipe

Dalithoy Recipe

Eggplant and Drumstick Stir Fry Recipe

Potato and Tomato Gozzu Recipe

Yam fritters Recipe

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