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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Gabya polthae

Banana stem cooked with curd and coconut milk   

GSB Cuisine


Banana stem finely chopped- 1 1/2 cup
Salt  to taste
Thick coconut milk from 1/2 of a medium sized coconut
Tamarind- in size of a small pebble
Ripe red green chilies- 8- 10(according to your spice tolerance level)
Curd according to the sourness level

For tadka/phann/seasoning

Oil-1 -2 tbsp
mustard seeds- 1tbsp
Handful of curry leaves


1.Finely chop the stem ,sprinkle salt ,mix well and let it marinate for 10 minutes. Keep  it ready.

2.Chop the green chilies,extract coconut milk .

3.Take 2 spoons of coconut milk add tamarind into it and rub it well and make tamarind water using the coconut milk.Keep ready the tamarind water too.

3.Now take a mixing bowl squeeze water out of the finely chopped stem and place it in the bowl.

4.Into it add the tamarind water,chopped ripe chilies and coconut milk.mix them up

added tamarind water

added ripe chillies
added coconut milk
5.Now time to pour in the curd.Add little curd at a time  and do a taste test and check for sourness.If needed sprinkle little salt too.

6.The curry should have sourness{of curd} ,spiciness {of chilies} and little creamy taste  too {of coconut milk}.So adjust the ingredients accordingly.

7.Now let us prepare the tadka.

8.Heat oil in the tadka pan,once it is hot add in the mustard seeds,allow them to pop up.

9.Once done add in handful of curry leaves and switch off the flame.

10. Mix well and pour the seasoning into the above made curry.Mix well.

11.Our banana stem salad is ready to be served.It can be served as a side dish for rice.


Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Garlic rice

                               Garlic rice

Thanking Usha Bhat akka of Konkani Khann Anik Jevan Blog { }
for this quick fix recipe of using leftover rice ..



Cooked rice-1 cup

For Tempering/tadka/phann/thalikaan

Coconut oil- 2 to 3 tbsp
Crushed Garlic pods-4 to 5
Curry leaves a handful
Red Chilly powder- 1 to 2 tsp


1.Heat 2 to 3 spoons of coconut oil and add crushed garlic .Saute them well .

2.Into it add handful curry leaves.Mix well .

3.Switch off the flame, add in salt and red chilly powder to taste followed by the cooked rice .

4.Toss well.Do a taste test and adjust the spices.


Monday, 10 August 2015

Banana halwa /malabar banana halwa

                   Banana halwa/kaelyaa halwo


Malabar banana


Ripe Malabar Bananas-3                                                        
Ghee-5 to 7 spoons

Sugar- 4 to 5 spoons

You can adjust measurements based on your diet.


1.Chop bananas .

2.Heat ghee in a kadai ,once it is hot add in one whole  banana pieces at a time and saute till they attain brown patches.

3.Transfer them into a bowl.

4.Once all the banana slices are perfectly done and transferred into the bowl,sprinkle sugar on top.

tadaaaaaaaaaaaaaa... Our easy peasy halwa is ready to serve..!!!          

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