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Hitkida Avarekaalu Veg Palya (Deskinned Hyacinth beans Veg curry)

Food Trivia Corner: ‘Hitkida’ means ‘pressed’ /deskinned in Kannada language of Karnataka state of Southern India. ‘Avarekalu’ or hyacinth beans/Indian Lilva beans are popular seasonal plants consumed in a plethora of lip smacking dishes. This is my mother’s urbanised, any season, quick to make, fusion of the authentic Gujarati dish – Undhiyu which she also … Continue reading Hitkida Avarekaalu Veg Palya (Deskinned Hyacinth beans Veg curry)

Flat Rava Idli

Ingredients – Bombay wheat Rava/medium sooji – 1 cup Green chilli – 1 chopped Ginger – 1 inch grated Fresh coriander leaves – 2 tbsp chopped Sour curd – 2 cup Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Hing (asafoetida) – pinch Salt – 1 tsp Oil – 2 tsp Method – 1. Beat the sour curd … Continue reading Flat Rava Idli

Alu Poha Cutlet

This is one my mom’s recipes of the many varieties of cutlets she makes. Poha = flat dried rice flakes Ingredients – Leftover Mutter Poha – 1 cup Boiled potatoes – 1 cup, mashed Green chillies – 2, finely chopped Onion – 1 chopped Carrot – 1, chopped fine/grated French beans – 1 cup, finely … Continue reading Alu Poha Cutlet

Gobi Paratha

Gobi = Hindi for cauliflower Ingredients – Gobi florets – 2 cups / roughly 1/4th of medium sized cauliflower Water – to semi-cook the gobi Ginger – 2×1 inches block Green chilli – 1 Salt – 1 tsp Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Garam masala – 1 tsp Amchur (dry mango) powder – 1.5 … Continue reading Gobi Paratha

Broken Wheat Upma

Ingredients – Broken wheat (Dalia) – 1 cup Ginger – 2 inches, grated Green chillies – 1 Curry leaves – 4 to 5 Onion – 1 chopped French Beans – 1 cup chopped Carrot – 1 chopped Frozen Green peas – 1 cup (rinsed) Tomato – 1 chopped Salt – 1 tsp Juice of half … Continue reading Broken Wheat Upma

Aloo Peri Chatpata

Ingredients – Boiled potatoes (aloo) – 1 cup of potatoes cut in cubes Salt – 1/4 tsp Black pepper – 1/4 tsp Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp Haldi (turmeric) powder – 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Chat masala – 1/2 tsp Peri peri powder – 1 tsp Butter – 1 tbsp Oil … Continue reading Aloo Peri Chatpata