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Boiled Peanuts

Enjoyed the festival of lights??? We too did... infact it was our first deepavali together(G's nd mine too)somehow last few deepavali we were not together.... becoz i had been in mangalore nd last year for delivery!!!.... so this year it had to be extra special not because both of us were together instead we had a extra member to celebrate with us :)..... Nd that G had 5 days leave we totally enjoyed it.
I was away from net,browsing and every extra thing which i did when he wasnt home ;). 3 of us enjoyed a lot. Yes, I feel sad that i couldn't wish any of u here but I m sure all will understand the feeling. 
Ok today is something very simple yet interesting!!!!! Cooked Peanuts/Boiled peanuts.
Boiled Peanuts are an acquired taste, but according to southerners, they are totally addictive. Isn’t it????  Peanuts have high calories,Although peanuts, even in their boiled state, contain a high fat content, they are in fact the good fats that dietitians are now urging people to eat in gre…

Eggless Oreo Brownies

Hello buddies,
Hope all enjoyed the weekend…… we really had fun especially shopping for the lil girl was total fun…. I must say Girls have so many choices in matter of clothes or clips or any accessories when I was shopping for M I We went nuts looking at the frocks, tops the skirts,etc……  enough of the girly talks lets talk about today’s topic….
I wanted to bake a brownie myself especially a eggless one…. Last time when mom nd dad were here I thought it’s the ryt time and just entered the kitchen to make the Brownies….. nd Oh no She gets up when I start creaming butter…. What to do??? Is my next question … Amma replies back telling don’t worry get her to the kitchen nd u just tell me what to mix n when I will continue…..
So now the credit goes to Amma for mixing up the brownies and baking it JJJ
The recipe is fool proof. It was given to be by one of my friend’s mom …. Thank U it came out Really WOW

So here is the recipe 
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Monsoon Magic Recipe# 9 - Ponsa Mulik/Jackfruit Fritters

Hello Folks,
How are all ya doing???
Did U all Enjoy my Monsoon Magic Recipes??? 
M Sure The answer would ofcourse be a Yes!!!!
With my last post I have ended my Monsoon Magic Recipes I wanted to continue it still but that i lacked time i thought i will post some of the recipes Next Year.... Ok??? With this recipe I am ending the first series of Monsoon Magic Recipe
So todays recipe is Ponsa Mulik

We need:
 Jackfruit 9-10 deseeded bulbs
1 cup fresh grated coconut
1 cup grated jaggery
1 cup sooji
Pinch of salt
Coconut Oil to deep fry
Grind jackfruit bulbs, grated coconut and jaggery together adding little water. Add salt and mix well. Add sooji little by little and mix. If you add all of sooji at once, there might be lumps. And also the mixture might get very dry and hard. Make a mixture of thick consistency so you can make small balls.
Heat coconut oil in a deep frying pan. Use a tablespoon to take small portion of the mixture and deep fry in the hot oil until golden brown.

Tastes Yum Yum  wh…

Monsoon Magic Recipe#8- Janavro ani Keerla Ghashi

In one of my previous monsoon recipes I told u that soon I will be posting a recipe with fresh bamboo shoot cubes. So here is the recipe: Janavro ani (ani here means and)keerla ghashi Janavro is known as avre in kannada and hyacinth beans in English. This beans goes very well with keerlu. The keerlu’s are cut into disks or long pieces and stored in bharni/or glass bottles or any big bottle that u have. My mom usually cuts the keerlu and makes 4 separate batches, 1 is the keerlu disks for preserving, 2nd Keerla Neeli tender bamboo chops, 3rd is the tender bamboo tops, and 4th is cubes which is used just in 3 days. This dish is made with fresh bamboo shoots.

I’ve told u how to use it yet I am writing it again. To clean the bamboo shoots, add water until it is slightly above the shoots. The next day throw the water and add fresh water. It can be used on 3rd day after discarding the water and giving it a rinse. This is supposed to remove the bitterness of bamboo shoots 

Now to make the Ghashi her…

Monsoon Magic Recipe #7- Maddi Humman

I am so happy that I can post so many monsoon recipes here . I we back home grew up eating all such monsoon amchi dishes. But these days the young generation have almost forgotten such dishes. The reason to start this Monsoon Magic Recipe is to keep the recipes fresh in our mind or to give the recipes to all who never know such recipes or even to the ones who forgot about this!!!!

Maddi (a Konkani word) also known as Colocassia thick root is one of the monsoon vegetable available in market. While using this one must be very careful, sometimes it can cause itching while cutting it, So apply oil before cutting, still if it happenes so then apply tamarind water on the hands. Maddi is added to accompany legumes (such as ghashi or coconuit based dishes just like suran) or Humman is made out of this. Humman is a thick porridge kind,tempered with garlic, and dish is white in color, just because I had kept beetroot along with this in cooker it has got pinkish color.
Here is the Humman recipe: Madd…

Monsoon Magic Recipe#6-Ganti Talasani

Here in Mumbai Ganesh chaturthi celebrated with a blast. That doesn’t mean elsewhere its not!!!M sureall of u came out of the celebration mood. So lets get back to the simple cooking.
Here in my  even back in my house Amma does’t make any garlic and onion dishes the whole shravan month until Ganesh chaturthi. I avoid cooking onion and garlic dishes this month but sometimes I cant manage but I strictly so not make dishes with it Sundays, Mondays and Fridays of this Shravan month.
As shravan has come to a end and simple cooking has started here is a simple Monsoon Magic recipe # 6Ganti Talasani

When I posted the Gajbaje recipe I showed u how to make the Ganti/knots. Here is another monsoon recipe with Ganti Here is the simple and Yummy recipe Ganti -30 knots 6-8 garlic cloves
3 dry red chillies
1 tsp oil Salt to taste Ambado crushed-4(if ambado/hogplums are not available add Bimbul or for sour taste u can add raw mango) Method: Pressure cook Ganti along with crushed ambado with 1 cup water for …

Monsoon Magic Recipe#5 -Keerla Neeli Sukke/Tender bamboo shoots in sweeet and spicy coconut gravy

Hello to all my friends, 
Wishing u all a Happy Krishna  Janmashtami, may God shower his blessings on u and your family!!! 
Now lets come to today's post, this one was made last nyt so i thought i'll share it with u!!! Last time when I posted This I had missed one item in it.. So I thought I will post it with the missed ingredient. The method is the same its just that I added jackfruit seeds.

Here is what we need: Bamboo shoots finely chopped – 1 large bowl Crushed jackfruit seeds -20
Fresh coconut scraped – ½ cup
Red chillies(fried in 1tsp oil) -5
2 lemon sized jaggery
Urad dal(fried in lil oil) -1tsp
Coriander seeds(fried in oil) -1tsp
Salt to taste
For seasoning:
1tsp oil
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Curry leaves – few
The one we get in markets in Mangalore look black from outside. Usually the outer layers are removed and then cut we get the fine part chopped which is called keerla Neeli. To clean the bamboo shoots, add water until it is slightly above the shoots. The next day throw the water a…

Monsoon Magic Recipe#4- Taikile ambado

Remember the Taikile khadi  and Taikile chutney I posted Last year??? Taikilo is a monsoon greens. Here is one more dish made out of this leaf. Taikile Ambado: Ambado in Konkani is a fried item. This is our family favourite leaf and dish too.

Here is what we need: Taikilo washed and chopped finely-2 cups Rice – 1 cup 2 handful of Toor dal (soak rice and toor dal for 4 hrs) 20 Kashmiri red chilies Salt to taste Coconut oil for frying(u can use oil of ur choice I always prefer coconut oil for frying). Method: Grind soaked rice, dal and red chilies into a smooth paste. Add as less water. Make a thick paste. Now mix salt and the ground paste with chopped taikilo. Mix evenly. Make small balls and flatten it. Keep all the ambado ready for frying. Heat oil and fry the ambado’s till crisp. Taikile Ambado is ready to serve. Taste fantastic with Rice and dal or Rasam.

Tastes Yum Yum  when u add lozza love in it. Till Later Then,

Monsoon Magic Recipe #3 – Pear Kheer- A reason to celebrate

Hello Folks!!! How are all ya doing??? M sure most of them are enjoying the rains…. And some like me even complaint about the rains (that doesn’t mean I don’t like rains I love them but not here this place its worst). Yesterday my Lil Angel M completed 6 months and this was a good occasion to prepare a sweet. I did not want to prepare regular kheer so I added a Monsoon Fruit into it and gave a new twistto the kheer.

So here is the recipe Pear – 1 (remove the skin and seed and chop them) Sugar – ½ cup adjust according to taste Rawa – ½ cup Milk -1 n ½ cup Cardamom powder Almonds and cashews – roasted Ghee – 1 tbsp Saffron strands few Method: Heat a tsp milk and dissolve saffron strands in it and keep aside. First microwave the pear with 1 tbsp sugar for 3 minutes (If u do not have a microwave then sauté the pear in same way for 5 minutes and keep aside. Now in a deep bottom pan add 1 tbsp ghee and roast the rawa until light golden color(by doing this rawa does not stick to each other) this ta…