Raita

Raita is a mixture of onion and curds and it doesn’t really have a north Karnataka origin. However we love to eat raita with thalipet, pulav or even meals. So here goes.

Ingredients:

Peanut powder, salt, curds (plain yogurt), red chilli powder or ground red chilli, finely chopped coriander leaves (cilantro), 1 onion cut into fine pieces.

For seasoning  – 1 tea spoon oil, mustard, cumin seeds and asafoetida.

Process:

  • Mix all the ingredients to make a semisolid mixture.
  • Season with mustard, cumin seeds and asafoetida (hing)

Typically Served With:

Pulav, thalipet, chapatis, parathas

Tomato Pachadi

Tomato pachadi is also another salad that is very healthy and tasty! Another one of my favourites (as far as looks goes ;-))

Other Ingredients:

Curd, green chillis, 1 onion, fresh chopped cilantro (coriander leaves), 1 teaspoon oil, peanut powder, grated fresh coconut (optional), salt, sugar, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing (asafoetida),

Process:

  • Chop tomatotes  and onion into very small pieces.
  • Mix it with sufficient curd to cover it completely.
  • Add salt, peanut powder, grated coconut, fresh chopped cilantro and mix well.
  • Season with cumin, mustard seeds, curry leaves and asapotida.

Tips and Tricks:

Tomato, carrot, raddish and cucumber koshimbirs can be made without curds too. For carrot, raddish and cucumber, lemon can be squeezed instead. For cabbage koshimbeer , myonniase  can be used in place of curd. 

Typically Served With:

Meals

Bean Salad

This is also another healthy recipe that was invented by my mom :-).

Other Ingredients:

Curd, green chillis, coriander, 1 tea spoon oil, peanut powder, grated fresh coconut (optional), salt, sugar, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing (asafoetida)

Process:

  • Cut beans into very small pieces.
  • Cook in pressure cooker for 2 min or boil in water for 10 minutes by adding little salt.
  • Drain off the water and cool.
  • Mix it with sufficient curd to cover it completely.
  • Add salt, peanut powder, grated coconut, fresh chopped cilantro (coriander leaves) and mix well.
  • Season with cumin, mustard seeds, curry leaves and asapotida.

Typically Served With:

Meals

Radish Salad

Radish Salad or Mulangi Pachadi goes very well with jowar rotti.

Other Ingredients:

Curd, green chillis, coriander, 1 teaspoon oil, peanut powder, grated fresh coconut (optional), salt, sugar, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing (asafoetida)

Process:

  • Cut radish  into very small pieces (Preferably on sickle ) or grate it.  
  • Mix it with sufficient curd to cover it completely.
  • Add salt, peanut powder, grated coconut, coriander cut leaves and mix well.
  • Season with cumin, mustard seeds, curry leaves and asapotida. 

Tips and Tricks:

  • Tomato, carrot, raddish and cucumber koshimbirs can be made without curds too. For carrot, raddish and cucumber, lemon can be squeezed instead. For cabbage koshimbeer , myonniase  can be used in place of curd.
  • You can use either the white radish or the round red radish that we get in the grocery stores.

Typically Served With:

Meals

Cabbage salad

Cabbage salad is one of my mom’s inventions and it goes sooo well with chapatis or rotti. Healthy eating is what my parents are into – so here is one of the innovations:

Other Ingredients:

Curd, green chillis, fresh chopped coriander leaves, 1 teaspoon oil, peanut powder, grated fresh coconut (optional), salt, sugar, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing (asafoetida)

Process:

  • Chop the cabbage  into very small pieces (In India we do it on sickle). You can also chop it in a food processor. 
  • Mix it with sufficient curd to cover it completely.
  • Add salt, peanut powder, grated coconut, fresh chopped coriander(cilantro) and mix well.
  • Season with cumin, mustard seeds, curry leaves and asapotida.

Tips and Tricks:

Tomato, carrot, raddish and cucumber koshimbirs can be made without curds too. For carrot, raddish and cucumber, lemon can be squeezed instead. For cabbage koshimbeer , myonniase  can be used in place of curd. 

Typically Served With:

Meals

Carrot Salad

This is the recipe for carrot kosambari. It is one of the really pretty looking side dish IMHO :-).

Other Ingredients:

Curd, green chillis, coriander, 1 teaspoon oil, peanut powder, grated fresh coconut (optional), salt, sugar, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing (asafoetida)

Process:

  • Grate  the carrot.
  • Mix it with sufficient curd to cover it completely.
  • Add salt, peanut powder, grated coconut, coriander cut leaves and mix well.
  • Season with cumin, mustard seeds, curry leaves and asapotida.

Tips and Tricks:

Tomato, carrot, raddish and cucumber koshimbirs can be made without curds too. For carrot, raddish and cucumber, lemon can be squeezed instead. For cabbage koshimbeer , myonniase  can be used in place of curd. 

Typically Served With:

Meals

Cucumber salad

Kosambari/Koshimbir/salad usually accompany meals and are eaten with the chapatis/rotti. The next few posts will be recipes of the commonly used salads in our food.

Other Ingredients:

Curd, green chillis, coriander, 1 teaspoon oil, ground peanut powder, grated fresh coconut (optional), salt, sugar, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing (asafoetida)

Process:

  • Cut cucumber into very small pieces (usually this is done on a sickle). The other option is to chop to small pieces in a food processor. You can also grate the cucumber. 
  • Mix it with sufficient curd to cover it completely.
  • Add salt, peanut powder, grated coconut, fresh chopped cilantro (coriander leaves) and mix well.
  • Prepare seasoning by heating oil, adding cumin, mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Add seasoning to the salad.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Tomato, carrot, raddish and cucumber koshimbirs can be made without curds too. For carrot, raddish and cucumber, lemon can be squeezed instead. For cabbage koshimbeer , myonniase  can be used in place of curd.
  • You can use roasted and salted peanuts that you get in grocery store to prepare peanut powder. Store in refrigerator and use it as required.

Typically Served With:

chapatis, rotti, puris, meals, rice preparations