Yennai Yengai | Badanekayi Yengai

This dish has various versions.  Popular known as North Karnataka dish and it is famous combo for Jolada Rotti .


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Prep Time : 10 Mins
Cook Time : 15 Mins 

Ingredients
  • Brinjal / Eggplant / Badanekayi  - small size 6-8
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
Ingredients for Masala paste 
  • Sesame seeds / Biliyellu -   1/2 tsp
  • Corinader seeds / Kothambribeja - 1 tsp
  • Red chillies / Kempu Mensinakayi - 4-5 (Byadagi) 
  • Roasted peanuts / Kadalekayi beja - 1 tbsp
  • Coconut / Thenginakyi - 1/4 cup 
  • Garlic pod - 1
  • Tamarind juice - 1/2 tsp or tamarind juice - 2 tsp
  • Jaggery - 1/2 tsp grated or small piece 
  • Onion - 2 tbsp chopped
Method for paste
  1. In a pan roast the sesame seeds transfer into plate
  2. Then roast red chillies 
  3. Roast coriander seeds 
  4. Roast peanuts or use store bought salted roasted peanuts 
  5. Roast separately each ingredients
  6. In grinder or mixer add all roasted ingredients , add coconut, onion, garlic, jaggery, tamarind and add little water and make a smooth paste
Method for Yennai Yengai 
  1. Wash and 4 slits on the eggplant/brinjal lengthwise
  2. Stuff the masala into eggplant/brinjal. Keep the remaing masala for later use
  3. Keep the stuffed masala inthe pressure cooker wait for 1 whistle and turn off the gas and wait for cool down. 
  4. Take a large pan add oil and add mustard seeds allow them to splutter , add asafoetida, curry leaves 
  5. Then add stuffed eggplant slowly stir fry then add reaming masala and add little water bring to boil for few mins then add salt saute well 
  6. Serve hot with jolada rotti


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Cheera Leyam | Jeera Leha | Chirath Lehu

Leha/Lehyam is a healthy homemade ayurvedic medicine. It helps our digestive system, improves appetite, improves immunity from common cold & cough. Easily prepared within 30 mins. This lehyam/leha lasts a long time when stored and refrigerated.



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Prep Time : 10 Mins
Cook Time : 10 Mins
Recipe by : My Periamma(Dhodamma/Aunt)

Ingredients
  • Jeera / Cheera / Cumin seeds  - 100 grms
  • Vellu/Vellam / Jaggery / Bella - 1/4 Cup (grated)
  • Lemon/ Yenmchingarasu / Nimbehannurasa - 4 Lemon juice
  • Dry Grapes / Vandrakshi - 100 grms
  • Fresh ginger / Inji / Shunti - 3/4 piece
Method
  1. Dry roast jeera seeds and make a fine powder and keep aside 
  2. In a same mixer jar add grapes , jaggery, ginger blend into a paste 
  3. Transfer into pan add lemon juice and jeera powder switch on the gas stove on low flame
  4. Saute the mixture till well mixed and thickens 
  5. Transfer into glass jar.
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Mini Flavored Color Chakli's

This is the one best savoury item in my mind. Chakli is very popular in SouthIndia and different parts they used to call a different names. Want to try different chakli it's summer time so tried flavored chalis for kids.

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Prep Time : 15 Mins
Cook Time : 20-25 Mins


Ingredients
  • Chakli Mavu / Chakli Hittu / Chakli flour -  2 cups
  • Butter / Vanne / Benne - 2 tbsp (for each flavor)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry - 400ml
Ingredients for Khara Chakli flavor
  • Chillipowder  - 1&1/2 tbsp
  • Ajwain crushed - 1/4 tsp
  • Sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Chakli flour
  • Butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to knead dough 
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients in  a bowl and knead the mix gently into a dough with enough using water
Ingredients for Green flavor chakli
  • Palak puee(thick) - 2 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds
  • Butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Chakli flour 
  • Water to knead dough
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients in  a bowl and knead the mix gently into a dough with enough using water
Ingredients for Yellow flavor chakli
  • Methi powder -  a pinch
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Chakli flour
  • Water to knead dough
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients in  a bowl and knead the mix gently into a dough with enough using water
 Ingredients for White plain flavor chakli
  • Chakli flour
  • Butter
  • Sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste 
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Water to knead dough
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients in  a bowl and knead the mix gently into a dough with enough using water
How to make chakli's
  1. Heat oil in a large wok/pan/kadai. 
  2. Fill the each flavor dough ball into a chakli press
  3. Press the dough into a mini spiral / round shaped on a plastic sheet
  4. Deep fry till golden color over low flame. Remove and drained into tissue paper.
  5. Do it for next all flavors in the same way. 
  6. Mix all the colors and serve with tea or coffee. 

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