Mulakkada Varipindi Koora ( Drumstick Rice Flour Curry )

Mulakkada varipindi koora is an authentic dish from Andhra Pradesh. This is one of the easiest recipes and a preferred dish for guests and festivals.

Ingredients :
Drumsticks : 6
Raw rice     : 1 cup
Grated Fresh coconut : 1 1/2 cup
Green chillies : 5-6
Chopped coriander: A handful
For Tempering:
Urad dal: 1 tsp
Chana dal: 1 tsp
Mustard: 1 tsp
Jeera: 1 tsp
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
A twig of curry leaves.
Method of Preparation:
  1. Soak the raw rice for approximately 1.5 hr
  2. Grind soaked rice and coconut along with green chillies to a smooth paste like dosa batter consistency.
  3. Transfer this paste to a bowl.
  1. Clean and wash drumsticks, cut into 2 inch size pieces.
  2. Cook them in a pan ill they become soft with water just enough to soak drumstick pieces,Mulakkada Varipindi 1
  1. Place a kadai (heavy bottomed pan) on a stove and add 2tbsp oil.
  2. Add urad dal, chana dal, mustard and jeera.
  3. Once mustard splutters add pinch of hing and curry leaves .
  4. Now add cooked drumsticks and rice & coconut ground batter .
  5. Keep stirring the curry till oil separates from the pan .
  6. Transfer it into a bowl and garnish with corianderMulakkada Varipindi 5
It’s ready to be served with rice or roti.
Tip: Water in soaked rice and fresh coconut is enough to get dosa consistency batter but if required, add little water.

Apple Kesari

Apple Kesari is an exotic dessert, specially liked by kids. Its very easy to prepare and tastes yummy when served hot. The only caveat is in the way this has to be prepared rather just ingredients and method. Enjoy cooking, serving and relishing this recipe.
Sooji (Bombay Rava): 1 cup
Sugar : 1 cup
Grated Apple: 1 cup (The choice of apple is the key to this recipe. Apple should be sweet and pulpy. It should not be sour and hard)
Saffron: 3- 4 strands
Ghee :1 1/2 tbsp
Cashews: 1 tbsp (Split Cashews)
Raisins 1 tbsp
Method of Preparation:
  1. Place Kadai on stove and add 1 tsp Ghee.
  2. Add sooji and fry for approximately 5 min or till a nice aroma comes
  3. Move fried sooji this to a flat plate.(Spreading on flat plate is to remove any moisture that remains in Sooji)
  1. Add 2tsp Ghee to same kadai and dd cashews
  2. When cashews turn slightly brown, add raisins
  3. When raisins are just about to bloat, take them out to a plate
  1. In the same kadai, add one cup sugar, 3.5 cups of water, saffron and grated apple.Bring it to boil until Sugar dissolves.
  2. Now, lower the flame and slowly pour roasted sooji and stir continuously without forming any lumps (stir for 2-3 minutes)
  3. Cover the kadai with a lid and cook for 5 min on low flame till the water evaporates.
  4. Pour rest of the ghee into this mixture and turn off the stove.
  5. Transfer this to a bowl and garnish with already fried cashews and raisins
Tips: you can also use cardamom powder or rose water to enhance the flavor of this recipe.If using this, it should be added when water is boiling.