§ Recipes Cheat Sheet

§ A Simple Stew

§ Babish recipes

§ Upma

§ General Coconut based thickening agent

Heat the spices with oil to create a fragrant mix (Tadka [Hindi ] / Oggarane [Kannada ]). Finally, throw in the above heated spices into the blender along with the grated coconut and blend all of it. It turns into a thick red paste.

§ Breadfruit Sambhar

  • Heat up oil.
  • Fry sesame seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, a tiny cinnamon stick first.
  • Once fried, add in garlic to taste.
  • After garlic has fried as well, saute onions till golden.
  • Finely chop tomatoes and add it to the sauteed onions. Cover with a lid
  • till the tomatoes release all their water.
  • Now that we have a solid flavour base, pour in water to cook the breadfruit.
  • Add in the chopped breadfruit --- chop the breadfruit in thin slices
  • along the center; the center has interesting texture we wish to maximize.
  • Add in the General coconut based thickening agent .
  • Also add salt to taste.
  • Cover with a lid. Allow breadfruit, water, and thickening agent to come to a boil.
  • Lower flame to low. Allow breadfruit to soften and cook.
  • Once breadfruit is cooked, pour in coconut milk . Continue cooking for ten minutes.

§ Rava Dosa

  • Mix bombay rava, maida/refined flour(2 tablespoons), rice flour (2 tablespoons), curd/buttermilk(100ml), salt (2 tablespoon), water (2 cups). Mix to form wet batter.
  • We add the bombay rava for softness, refined flour as glue, and rice flour for crispiness. Curd for sourness and thickening.
  • Next, heat up some oil, fry sesame seeds, finely chopped onions, curry leaves, asaefoedita, garlic. Add all of this into the batter mix.
  • Allow batter to ferment overnight in the fridge.
  • Make pancakes the next day.

§ Kerela style chicken curry

  • Chop ginger and garlic roughly, boil chicken, salt, pepper-ginger-garlic-turmeric.
  • Grate coconut finely, Roast grated coconut in a heated iron pan. Once well roasted, kill heat, add chili and coriander powder and salt, and mix.
  • Next, fry thinly sliced onions in coconut oil.
  • Add the onions in as a garnish at the last step.

§ Chutney

  • Green chili
  • Dried Coconut pieces
  • Salt
  • Blend
  • Add tamarind and water
  • Blend

§ Regular dosa batter:

  • Grind coconut pieces
  • Add dosa rice (2 cups)
  • Add some water (100ml)
  • Blend
  • Salt
  • Add more water (300ml).