Friday, May 26, 2006

Mullangi sukke, kela upkari

How full is full?

The Okinawans, age slowly- a lot of them live upto 100,have lesser incidence of dementia, have stronger bones and natural menopauses.They have managed all this through a diet rich in antioxidants,plant food, omega3 fish etc.They have even managed to find a carbohydrate more complex than rice- a purple sweet potato called imo.They also have this philosophy that eating upto 80% full is enough.

Hey, if I were eating soy every day I would stop at 20%!Konkanis on the other hand, have taken a nutritionally rich vegetable like the white radish and cooked its juices dry(that's what sukke is!).Any chance of living past 70 is taken care of by the coconut. Coconut= Konkanis what Cheese=Americans.
Anyway, don't be afraid to eat up. Our boys in the military bases are taking care of the competition one artery at a time. Yet another way the golden arches have come to our rescue. What would we do without them?

Mullangi Sukke

1 mulangi(raddish) peeled and cubed
1-2 potatoes peeled and cubed
finely chopped onion
1 tbsp boiled daal

Grind together
3-4 fried red chillis
grated coconut
tamarind pint sized
1 tsp urad daal fried in oil

In oil add mustard seeds,onion and fry for sometime
add mulangi, potatoes cover and cook for some time.
Add boiled daal, now add masala and haldi powder
cook some more.

Kelan upkari
1-2 garlic cloves finely chopped
2-3 red chillies chopped
1 green banana peeled and finely chopped

In oil add garlic and red chillies, after sometime add banana
add water, cover and cook for some time
Cooks in a jiffy.


Blogger dreamer said...

There is a book available by Jaya V Shenoy "Dakshin Bharat dishes: Indian vegetarian cookbook" which has all the konkani recipes

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