Matvadi palya is wholesome curry with protein and vegetable. My ajji used to make this palya with gorikaayi(cluster beans), beans and even with greens like menthya soppu, baby dill. It is an awesome side dish goes well with rice, rotis and you can just eat it as it is.
Cabbage palya or curry is always a ignored dish. This is one of a kind curry my mother makes it and goes very well with rice. You can prepare the cabbage rice using this curry and you should try this. Research say cabbage when steam cooked helps to reduce the cholesterol. Also rich in Vitamin K, and sulphur. Here is the mustard flavored cabbage curry recipe from my mother.
Many years ago, I was walking with my sister on a busy road in Bangalore, and saw piles of cut mango pieces in front of a house – not even 5 feet away from one of the busiest roads in the city. I went and asked the people who were chopping the green mangoes, “Why do you need so much?”. The reply I got was shocking. It was for mango pickle, for which they take the order from a pickle company. After this shocking way they make pickle for large companies, there’s no way that I’m ever in my life going to buy pickles.
Amma always used to make pickles at home, and even now away from home, I never even think of getting it from the store. Why? Because I realized that making pickle at home is very easy.
Pickle is always a must-have side dish for any meal. Most of the pickles are seasonal and they taste good, and are healthy when we prepare it fresh and consume it. If we plan to save it for months we have to add a little more salt and oil to preserve. This instant Mango pickle is prepared with less salt, and little oil. This recipe is from my mother.
Gojjavalakki is very easy to make Spicy, sweet and sour dish from the Karnataka. If you ever visited the Sri Rama Temple on the Ramanavami festival day, you know about this utterly delicious prasadam :)
This is a traditional recipe, where it is served usually at the temples of Karnataka during Ramnavami celebrations. Gojjavalakki/HuLiyavalakki can be prepared in advance and you can store it. This instant recipe is very useful during traveling. Just add water and savor.
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