Thursday, March 29, 2012

RAS Vodo.. a konkani delicacy

This is my grand mom's recipe which is traditionally  prepared on our new year/ugadi day.Today i got the time to post this as i was busy with my kids exams.In mangalore everybody prepare this dish on ugadi day .This is one of my favourite and i prepare this whenever i feel like.Normally my mom used to prepare the rice flour at home by soaking rice and then spread it on a clean cloth .After 1 hour its ready to make powder.Then that powder is mixed with coconut milk.It goes well with payasam or with some spicy curry.

ras vodo and Mudganey(chanadal payasam)

  1. Rice flour-2cups
  2. Coconut -2cups(grated)
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Oil for frying

  • First grind the coconut to smooth paste using 2 cups of water, strain and collect the thick coconut milk.Then again add a cup of water to the coconut residue and grind it to smooth paste .Again strain and take out the thin milk and add this to the thick coconut milk.
  • Now prepare soft dough using this coconut milk and rice flour
  • Now take small pieces of banana leaf and apply some oil or you can use plastic sheets also..Now apply some oil and start making  lemon sized balls and with the help of your fingers try to make round shaped disk as shown in the above picture.
  • Now heat oil in a deep frying pan and start frying all the voda's.
  • Serve hot with curries or payasam/Mudganey.

Spicy American sweet corn

Frozen american sweet corn/ fresh  sweet corn-2 cups
Butter salted-1tbsp
Chat masala-1/2tsp
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Maggie cube-1/4 or to taste

  • Mix all the ingredients and micro on high for 5 min(it depends on your Microwave).
  • Serve hot as a snack in the evening.
Instead of frozen sweet corn here i have used fresh sweet corn