Thursday, March 22, 2012

PODI(kele,karathey,jivkadgi,Banbaley kele)

Tomorrow is ugadi/samsar padvo (new year) and my kids are eagerly looking forward for the yummy dishes thai i  prepare specially on that day, for this we have to wait whole year because many of them are prepared wth seasonal vegetables .
                   Today i want share one more konkani special PODI which is similar to fritters.We prepare many types of podis on ugadi day but i managed to prepare only four types.As many of the vegetables are not available in here but in mangalore (home town) we get almost every thing which is needed for the podis.Anyway let me start with ingredients

Ingredients needed for bitter gourd,bread fruit and raw plantain:-
Bitter gourd/karate/karela-2
Raw plantain/banbaley kele-2
Bread fruit/jivkadgi-1/2
Raw rice-1cup
Kashmiri red chillies-15
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Ingredients for the ripe banana/nendrabale/kerala banana podi :-
Kerala ripe banana-2
Rice flour-1/2 cup
Salt to taste.
  • Soak rice for an hour and then grind it to smooth paste along with chillies ,asafoetida and  salt and keep aside.The paste should not too thick or watery.
  • Mix rice flour and semolina and keep aside.
  • First cut bitter gourd to thin round slices and apply salt and keep for at least 1hour.
  • Now peel the raw plantain and ripe banana and cut into 3"pieces legthwise.
  • Then peel the bread fruit with help of a peeler and cut into triangular pieces about 1/2cm thick pieces.
  • Squeeze the water from Bitter gourd and keep aside.
  • Now apply rice paste about 2tbsp each to to bitter gourd,Raw banana and to bread fruit and finish all the paste.
  • Now sprinkle little salt to ripe banana pieces and roll all the pieces in rice flour and fry till golden brown
  • Now deep fry all the remaining  podis till crisp and  golden brown.
  • Serve hot as side dish or as a snack in the evening.