Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Simple Dessert - Rasayana


Rasayana is commonly made dessert in Mysore region. During festivals its given as 'prasada' at temples. At my mom's house its usually made day after festivals from all the fruits used as offering for god.

No special occasion at my house, had to finish off the banannas before its fully ripen and after many days I happen to have both jaggery and fresh coconut. So had this yesterday after dinner.


Ripe Bananna 2-3 or as much as you like

Jaggery few table spoon(grated or powdered)

Coconut few table spoon

Cardamom seeds chrushed (optional)


Slice bananna into bit size pieces, sprinkle jaggery, coconut and cardamom powder.

Toss/mix gently and eat. Scoop of ice-cream on top tastes even more better. Enjoy!

* In some houses its also called 'Sakkare balehannu'(sugar bananna) . Substitute sugar(indian kind crystal sugar) with jaggery.

Monday, October 9, 2006

Spring Onion Curry/Gojju

Hello eveyone....I am back from chicago, had very nice time there. Visited Devon avenue and got lots of groceries. Thanks to all of you who suggested the place.

Last week when I was talking over the phone, my cousine mentioned about spring onion curry she made that day. In last 5 years living here I had brought spring onions few times but didnot used for cooking, just used as garnish on noodles. So after talking to her, got the recipe and did try it for the first time. I was very nice,light onion taste with little sourness from tomato.


So here is the recipe,

Vegetables : 2 bunch of spring onion(eerulli hoovu), 1 medium size tomato

Spices : 1tsp of sambhar powder (or red chilli powder), 1tsp of jaggery or brown sugar,

1/2 tsp of tamrind paste or about 2tsp juice of tamarind soaked in water,  Salt as per taste

Garnish :  2 tsp of fresh coconut and few spring onion( this is optional)

Seasoning :1tsp of oil and mustard seeds .

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Method :

1. Heat a tsp of oil, when hot add mustard seeds. When it starts to pop add veggies.

2. Saute it for few minutes( both tomato and spring onion take less time to cook). Then add all the spices. Add water and let it cook for 10 min or so.

3. Taste it to make sure all the spice and salt are well adjusted. Finaly garnish with coconut and few sp onions.

4. Tastes good with chapathis


Enjoy !