Aloo Bonda or Potato Bonda used to be very famous street snack in Karnataka. Street vendors used to sell balekayi bajji, masala ambode, alu bonda, mesasina kayi bajji. Now all these snacks are taken over by instant chats. Alugadde bonda brings back the memory of Saraswathi puram bonda stall in Myore near the Saraswathi Shishu vihara field. This stall used to be open from around 6 pm but everything will be over by 8. These snacks were so good, it was worth the money and the waiting . Try this no onion no garlic bonda with a hot coffee or tea. Here is the recipe of popular aloo bonda.
Bombay saagu or Potato sagu and Poori is the very popular combination you see in every restaurant menu. Simple ingredients, very easy recipe is this potato sagu. No grinding required. Saagu can be prepared using mixed vegetables as well. Bombay Sagu goes well with chapati, rava idli, and set dosa.
It is festival season now. Started with Bheemana amavasye where girls/women worship shiva as the light of life. Next comes Nagara panchami . And then the major festivals Gowri and Ganesha festivals. Every home is decorated with colorful rangoli and maavina torana.So much fun and wonderful to be there in India during these festival times. Following this Ganesh festival we have Navaraathri. We make varieties of dishes to offer to god. And chakli is one of them . Chakli is irresistible snack loved by everyone irrespective of the age. Whether you prepare chakli to offer god or just to treat your family and friends as evening snack with hot chai/tea or coffee these chaklis are absolutely awesome. This recipe here is instant chakli with available ingredients at home!
During Mango season, Mango/Mavina kayi thokku is one of the dishes we prepare.
Benefits of Mango:
According to an article published in Deccan Herald by Abhay Kumar, eating one or two tender mangoes in which the seed is not fully formed, along with salt and honey, is a very effective medicine for diarrhea, dysentery, piles, morning sickness, chronic dyspepsia, indigestion, and constipation.
Additionally, it increases the elasticity of of blood vessels, helps in formation of new cells, and aids in absorption of iron. Eating raw mango with salt quenches thirst and prevents loss of sodium chloride and iron during summer due to excessive sweating. It tones up the body and helps one to tolerate the excessive heat. Peeled fruit is applied on the eye to cure burning hot sensation due to sun glare.
However, eating in excess can also causes throat irritation, indigestion …. Therefore eat only one Mango a day.
Here is the recipe for Mango Thokku, which is incredibly easy to make!