This recipe is handed down by my aunt Mrs. Lakshmi
Coriander seeds – 1 cup
Cumin seeds – 1/4 cup
Cloves – 2 tbsp
Cardamom – 2 tbsp
Cinnamon – a little less than – 1/4 cup
Black pepper corns – 1 1/2 tbsp
Broken red chilli pieces – 1 1/2 cup
- Dry roast all the ingredients on medium flame for two minutes.
2. Cool it and grind into a fine powder.
To be used in chole curry. Quantity can be adjusted according to your spice level.
Do not over fry.
Curd – 1/2 cup
Water – 3/4 cup
Finely chopped onions – 1/2 tbsp
Finely chopped green chillies – 1/2 tsp
Sugar – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 2 or 3
Lemon juice – 1tsp
Chopped coriander leaves – 1tsp
Cumin powder – 1/8 tsp
Chopped ginger – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
- In a blender, add 1/2 cup of curd and all the other ingredients except water. Blend it very well.
- Now add chilled water and blend again.
- Pour into a glass and sprinkle cumin powder. Garnish with curry leaves and lemon pieces.
Spice level can be adjusted according to your taste.
You can also use a grinder.
Grated Coconut – 1 cup
Grated raw mango – 1/2cup
Finely chopped tindora(Dondakaya) – 1/3 cup
Garlic Pods without skin – 6
Cumin seeds – 1/2
Leaves – 1 spring
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder – 2tbsp
Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1tbsp
Oil – 1 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Urad dal 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Garlic pods(mashed) – 4
Broken red chillie pieces — 8
Curry leaves – 1 Spring
Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
- Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin and mustard seeds. When they start spluttering, add rest of the ingredients one by one.
- Transfer the grounded paste to a bowl and add salt, red chilli powder, tindoora pieces and mix well. Adjust seasoning according to the taste.
- Mash into a coarse paste. Make sure you don’t mash it to a fine paste.
- Then mash coriander leaves and grated raw mango to a coarse paste for a minute. Also add grated coconut.
- Mash 1/2tsp of cumin, garlic and curry leaves to a coarse paste in a mortar and pestle.
- Fry for half a minute. Switch off the flame. Add it to the coconut mixture and mix well.
Serve with hot rice and ghee.
Raw mango medium size -1 (peeled and cut into small chunks)
Garlic pods – 6 with out skin
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Red chilli powder -1 tbsp
Cumin seeds powder – 1tsp
Fenugreek powder -1 tsp
Salt -1/2 tbsp
Oil – 1/3 cup
Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds -1/3 tsp
Garlic pods – 4 ( mashed with skin)
Broken red chilles- 8 pieces
Curry leaves- 2 springs
Asofotida- 4 tsp
- Wash the mango well and cut into small pieces with out skin. Keep it aside.
- Mash 1 tsp of cumin seeds, 6 garlic pods and curry leaves into a coarse paste in a motar and pestle.
- Then add mango pieces and mash it into a coarse paste. Keep it aside.
- Add red chilli powder, salt, cumin powder and fenugreek powder to the coarse paste. Mix well and keep it aside.
- Take a small kadai. Heat oil in it. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
- When it starts spluttering, add mashed garlic, broken red chilles and curry leaves. Fry for a second.
- Add asafoetida and mix well and pour it on the mixed mango masala. Mix well and adjust salt.
If you want to make this chutney using a grinder, first grind cumin seeds, garlic and curry leaves into a coarse paste.
Then add mango pieces and grind again. The remaining procedure is the same.
Raw white rice -1 cup
Urad dal (black gram dal,minapappu) -1 cup
Poha(beaten rice ,atukulu) -1 cup
Channa dal -1 1/2 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds -1 tsp
Salt to taste
Finely chopped onions -1/3 cup
Finely chopped green chilles -2 tbsp
Karam podi for sprinkling
Oil -3 tbsp
- Wash white rice, urad dal, channa dal and fenugreek seeds four times in water.
- Wask poha separately two times in water.
- Soak rice urad dal, channa dal and fenugreek seeds for 5-6 hours in a bowl. Also soak poha separately for 5 hours in another bowl.
- In a wet grinder or a large jar, add soaked dal, rice, channa dal, fenugreek seeds and add 1 cup of water then grind for a minute.
- Now add soaked poha and half cup of water and grind until the batter is smooth.
- Transfer the batter into a large container and cover to ferment it for 8hours or overnight.
- Just before preparing uthappams add salt and mix well.
- Ensure that the consistency of the batter be like dosa batter that makes uthappam fluffy and crispy.
- Preheat a non stick tawa or griddle and spread a tea spoon of oil over it.
- Pour a laddle full of batter and spread it thicker than a dosa. Also keep the flame in medium heat so that it’s well cooked inside.
- Sprinkle chopped onions, green chillies, gun powder evenly over the surface of the batter.
- Pour a spoon full of oil around the uthappam and cover with lid.
- Let it cook for a minute. Don’t flip the uthappam, it gets ready once it turns golden brown.
Remove and serve hot with chutney and sambar.
We can add grated carrot, chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander leaves as topping.
Add sufficient water to the batter according to the required consistency.
Moong dal- 1/2 cup
Asafoetida- 1/4 tsp
Green chillies- 3 cut into half
Water- 2 1/2 cups
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Red chilli powder- 1/3 tsp
Lemon juice- 1tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 tsp
Finely chopped garlic- 1 tsp
Finely chopped onions- 1 1/2 tbsp
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds- 1/3 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/3 tsp
Red chillies- 3 cut into pieces
Curry leaves- 2 springs
- Soak moong dal in water for half an hour. Wash soaked dal and add asafoetida, green chillies, turmeric powder and 2.5 cups of water.
- Pressure cook for 3 whistles and switch off the flame.
- When the pressure settles down on its own, open the lid and check the dal.
- The lentils should be cooked well and softened. Lightly mash the lentils and keep aside.
- Dal should be semi thick. Adjust water.
- For tempering, take a kadai and heat ghee and oil. Add finely chopped garlic. Fry for 30 seconds. Add onions and fry for one minute.
- Add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and saute them until they become fragrant.
- Add red chilles and curry leaves. Fry for a minute and add the boiled dal to the tempering .
- Add 1/4 cup of water and lime juice. Boil the dal on low flame till it thickens a bit. Keep on stirring the dal at regular intervals so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Sprinkle red chilli powder before serving.
- Goes well with rice and dal .