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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chaitra Month Special Recipes!!

Chaitra Month Special Recipes!!

Chaitra month or Chaitra Mahina or Chaitra Maas is the first month in Marathi calendar or Marathi Panchang. Chaitra month falls in March – April as per Gregorian calendar. Chaitra month marks the onset of spring. In Chaitra Month many people do Haldi Kunku and prepare Raw Mango Dal (Karichi Dal) and Raw Mango Juice (Panhe) for that Chaitra Haldi Kunku. We used to have Chitra Gauriche Haldi kuku at my mom's place. We use to invite the women and young girls from our neighborhood for the function. My mom use to give everyone Karichi dal and Karicha Panha. Here is the recipe to prepare Raw Mango Dal( Karichi Dal) and Raw Mango Juice (Kariche Panhe)

Raw Mango Dal( Karichi Dal): http://anjaliskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/03/kairichi-dal-raw-mango-dal.html Raw Mango Juice (Kariche Panhe): http://anjaliskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/03/kairicha-panha-raw-mango-juice-drink.html

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Nutri Masala Dosa!!


on Occasion of Gudi Padwa
Gudi is raised on the Maharashtrian New Year Day. Raising the Gudi early morning of Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of the Marathi New Year. It is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra month in the lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Wish you all a Very Happy Gudi Padwa!!

Happy Marathi New Year!!

Here’s is something different and Nutritious to try out on occasion of Gudi Padwa a

“Nutri Masala Dosa”.

For Dosa Mix:

  • 1/2 cup urad dal

  • 1/2 cup tuvar dal

  • 1/2 cup chana dal

  • 4 cups rice

  • salt to taste.

For the Chutney:

  • 2 cups fresh grated coconut

  • 3/4 cup chopped green chillies

  • 1 cup roasted bengal gram (daala)

  • 8-10 curry leaves

  • Ginger

  • salt.

For the Masala:

  • 3 medium size boiled and slightly mashed potatoes

  • ½ cup chopped onions

  • ½ cup grated carrot

  • ½ cup grated beetroot

  • ½ cup finely chopped cabbage

  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped green capsicum

  • 1 tsp green chili paste

  • 1 tsp pav bhaji masala or red chili powder or red chili flakes

  • 2 tbsp oil (you can use olive oil also)

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 pinch asafetida

  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste

  • 4-5 curry leaves

  • salt to taste

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • chopped coriander

  • 1 cup grated cheese

  • Butter

Method For the Dosa Mix:

  1. Soak the rice for 8-10 hrs.

  2. Combine & soak the dal for about 2 hrs.

  3. Grind the dal in a blender adding enough water to make a smooth mixture. Follow the same for the rice.

  4. Mix in the salt and set aside the mixture in a warm place.

  5. Allow to rise for 16-18 hrs.

For the Chutney:

1. Grind the coconut, chillies, curry leaves, ginger and daala in a blender.

2. Add enough water to form a smooth consistency. Add salt and mix well.

Method for preparing Masala:

Spicy Potato Vegetable:

1. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds when it starts popping add onion to it. Cook it till it turn slightly red.

2. Add turmeric, ginger garlic paste, curry leaves, chili paste and salt. Mix well.

3. Add mashed potato to it and sauté it for 3 mins.

Masala Mixture:

Take a bowl and mix grated carrot, beetroot, cabbage, green capsicum, coriander, chili flakes or pav bhaji masala, salt and toss it well.

Method for making Nutri Masala Dosa:

1. Spread dosa with the prepared batter.

2. Apply butter over the whole dosa.

3. Then spread the chutney over the dosa.

4. Take 1 tsp of spicy potato vegetable and 1tsp of Masala mixture and spread on dosa.

5. Add grated cheese over it. Spread it well all over the dosa.

6. Fold dosa and cut it in to 3 parts.

7. Serve hot with coconut Chutney