Karnataka style no-onion and no-garlic recipes

Southekayi idli recipe | Cucumber idli recipe | How to make southekayi kadubu

Southekayi idli or cucumber idli recipe explained here with step by step pictures. Southekayi idli is an instant idli since fermentation is not required. Southekayi idli prepared using grated cucumber and idli rava (rice rava). Southekayi or cucumber idli can be served as an evening snack or as a breakfast item. Grated cucumber, coconut, green chilli, coriander leaves and idli rava are mixed well and steamed like any other idlies....[Read more »]

Udupi rasam recipe | Udupi tomato saaru recipe | Udupi samaradhane saaru | Mangalore rasam or saaru

Udupi rasam or tomato saaru recipe explained with step by step pictures. Udupi style rasam or saaru is prepared using toor dal, tomato and udupi rasam powder. This rasam is a no onion and no garlic recipe and hence it is referred to as "satvik" recipe. This Udupi rasam aka Udupi tomato saaru is very tasty and easy to prepare. This is the same rasam or saaru, which is served in Udupi Shri Krishna temple....[Read more »]

Apple sweet idli recipe | How to make apple sweet idli

Apple idli recipe with step by step pictures. Apple sweet idli prepared using grated apple, sugar and idli rava (rice rava). The best part in this recipe is, apple idlies are instant, no fermentation required. Grated apple, sugar and idli rava are mixed well and steamed like any other idlies....[Read more »]

Carrot halwa recipe | How to make carrot halwa

Carrot halwa is a popular Indian dessert and is very easy to prepare. In this post carrot halwa recipe is explained with step by step pictures. Carrot is cooked using pressure cooker, which makes the whole process simple and hassle free. Also this carrot halwa recipe needs very less milk but tastes great!!....[Read more »]

Potato raita recipe | How to make potato mosaru bajji

Potato salad or Aloogadde mosaru bajji can be served as a side dish for rice or ricebath. This salad is prepared using potato, curd and spices. Use of raw asafoetida enhances the taste of potato salad. Learn how to make simple and very tasty potato salad or aloo-mosaru-bajji.....[Read more »]

Spicy buttermilk | Masale majjige

Spicy Buttermilk or Masale majjige is a refreshing summer drink. It also aids in digestion. It is made with plain yogurt, green chili, coriander leaves and ginger. Explained here with step by step pictures....[Read more »]

Bitter gourd sweet curry | Hagalakayi sihi gojju

Learn how to prepare mouth watering bitter gourd sweet curry with step by step pictures. This curry goes very well with rice. But you can also use this curry as a side dish for chapathi or dosa.This is one of the simplest curry prepared using bittergourd and its very tasty....[Read more »]

Mangalore buns recipe | Banana poori recipe

"Mangalore buns" or "buns" is a popular breakfast and tea time snack in Udupi-Mangalore region of Karnataka. Mangalore buns are sweet and soft fluffy pooris, having maida and banana as the main ingredients. Taste these yummy mangalore buns atleast once because they are very very tasty!!...[Read more »]

Ridgegourd dosa | Heerekayi dose | Heerekayi chatti

Ridgegourd dosa is a very unique and tasty dosa. Unlike other dosas, circles of ridgegourd are dipped in a sipcy batter and placed over the tawa to make a dosa. You can have ridgegourd dosas either for breakfast or as an evening snack. Heerekayi dosa is also called as "heerekayi chatti"....[Read more »]

Bellada panaka | Jaggery juice

Bellada Panaka translates to jaggery juice in Kannada language. In Telugu language they call it as Panakam. This Bellada panaka is usually prepared and served with kosambari on Sri Rama Navami, a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama. ...[Read more »]

Neer dosa Recipe | How to make neer dosa | Bari akki dose recipe

Neer dosa is a very famous recipe from South part of Karnataka. "Neer dose" literally means "water dosa" prepared from plain rice batter.This is a quick dosa recipe since it needs no fermentation. Rice, Salt and Water are the only three ingredients and some people use little coconut which makes dosa tasty and soft...[Read more »]

Bisibele bath recipe, How to make hot lentil rice

Bisi bele bhath is a rice-based dish translates to hot lentil rice in the Kannada language. It is also known as Bisi bele huliyanna, which means "hot lentil sour rice". The traditional preparation of this dish is quite elaborate and involves the use of spicy masala, toor dal and vegetables..[Read more »]