Whatever the festival is, everything is incomplete without some food. We Indians dig into food items more than anything else. So, let’s learn some delicious Dussehra recipe, right from the heart of South Indian culture. I’m sure you will to read it and try it as well. Lets start cooking!
Yeriyeppa or sweet appams are very famous and tasty sweet dish. If you have a sweet tooth, this one’s a must try. You can start by washing and soaking 1/2 cup of dosa rice for 2-2.5 hours. Then, drain the rice and grind it to medium consistency with 1/2 cup each of grated coconut, puffed paddy, jaggery and 2-4 cardamoms. Next, add some water and make it into a thin batter like dosa batter.
Then heat up a kadhai or deep pan and add oil for deep frying. Add little batter to the warm oil and fry both the sides. Make sure they turn nice brown in colour on both sides. Remove excess oil with the help of clean newspaper sheets or tissue papers. Serve hot!
Make this Dussehra recipe healthy by adding our fresh variety of karupatti or jaggery to it.
Kosambari is a traditional salad recipe made in South India. It is usually prepared during special occasions like festivals or get-togethers. First, take a bowl and soak 1 cup of yellow moong dal for 2 hours. Then, drain the dal and keep is aside. Next, chop 2 medium sized cucumbers in a bowl. Add 4 shredded carrots to another bowl and keep aside.
Next, take a large bowl and add the soaked dal and chopped cucumbers to it. Then, add the shredded carrots and 1 teaspoon of grated ginger to it. Next, add some chopped coriander leaves along with 2 teaspoon of lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Mix everything nicely and keep aside.
Then, heat a pan and add oil to it. Put some mustard seeds and allow them to pop. Add 3-4 slit green chillies and saute for a while. Next, add a pinch of asafoetida and mix. Add this tempering to the prepared mixture and mix well. Refrigerate this Dussehra recipe and serve chilled.
3. Wheat Rava Payasam
Payasam is a must in every South Indian household during special occasions. So, why not in Dussehra? Try this healthy and yummy Dussehra recipe and enjoy with your family. Begin by washing 1/2 cup wheat Rava mixed with 2 tablespoons moong dal. Grate 1/2 cup jaggery and add to a pan. Put some water to it and let the mixture boil. Turn it into a sticky paste and keep aside to cool.
Then, take a heavy bottom pot and heat 2 tablespoons of ghee. Next, add 10-15 cashews and fry till golden brown. Then, add 8-10 raisins and fry well. Add the rava dal mixture to it and fry nicely until golden. Pour 2-2.5 cups of water and cover to cook well.
When water is fully absorbed, add 2 cups of milk and mix well. Cook until the rava becomes soft. Add some cardamom powder, check the consistency and turn off the heat. Lastly, add the jaggery syrup and mix nicely. Garnish with some ghee and nuts if you like. Serve this delicious recipe hot!
(P.S- You can add our healthy and yummy karupatti to it for more flavours)
Try these traditional and yummy Dussehra recipe right from South Indian culture and let us know your experiences. Share your suggestions and comments. Let us know how did you celebrate Dussehra this year!
Stay happy, stay healthy!