Coorg Recipes

Recipes from Coorg

Stewed red kidney beans with bitter gourd and salted fish – Puthari Curry Recipe

Stewed red kidney beans with bitter gourd and salted fish – Puthari Curry Recipe

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups dry koile meen, or small dried sardines 1 cup fresh green beans 1 cup tender bitter gourd 1 cup dried red kidney beans (kuru) soaked overnight 6 green chilles, or to taste 1 medium sized onion, sliced 10 pods garlic, sliced 1 level tsp turmeric powder 2 tsp red chilli powder…

Read More...
Coorg Spicy Fried Pork – Pandi Barthad Recipe

Coorg Spicy Fried Pork – Pandi Barthad Recipe

Ingredients: ½ kg tender, boneless pork with fat, cut into ½ inch cubes 1 level tsp. turmeric 1 generous tsp. freshly ground black pepper 3 generous tsp chili powder (if you have dried paringe mollu Coorg bird’s eye chillies, the powder made from them will give a very different flavour to this dish, but you…

Read More...
Bella Kaapi – Traditional Coorg coffee, sweetened with jaggrey

Bella Kaapi – Traditional Coorg coffee, sweetened with jaggrey

Ingredients: 4 cups water 4 level tablespoons fresh ground, dark roasted coffee powder White jaggery, shaved into small pieces, to taste Method: Put the water in a medium sized vessel and bring to a rolling boil. Add the jaggery, approximately 2 ½ tbsp. per cup, or to taste, to the boiling water. Allow it to…

Read More...
Creamy, Cardamom scented, rice cakes – Paputtu Recipe

Creamy, Cardamom scented, rice cakes – Paputtu Recipe

Ingredients: 1 cup tari 1 cup milk 1 cup water (optionally, you can make it with 2 cups of milk, leaving out the water) seeds from 1 pod of green cardamom, very lightly crushed ¼ tsp salt 1 tablespoon sugar ½ cup freshly grated coconut. Method: Soak the tari in water and milk, with the…

Read More...
Kori Earchi Curry – Mutton Curry

Kori Earchi Curry – Mutton Curry

Kori Earchi Curry – Coorg Mutton Curry Recipe Ingredients: ½ kg fresh mutton with bone 1 tsp turmeric 2 tsp coriander powder red chilli powder to taste 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 2 ½ cups hot water salt to taste Scant 1 ½ tsp kachampuli oil for frying Grind together spice paste 1: 4-5 cloves 1…

Read More...
Karjikais

Karjikais

Karjikais Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups plain flour 2-3 tbsp melted ghee 1 ½ cups freshly grated coconut. Take care not to grate in any of the hard, woody parts. ½ cup sesame seeds, lightly toasted on a dry tava ¾ cup sugar a few cardamom seeds for flavouring water to mix a very tiny pinch…

Read More...
Kaad Maange Curry – Wild Mangoes curry

Kaad Maange Curry – Wild Mangoes curry

Kaad Mange Curry – Curried Wild Mangoes Ingredients: 10 small, ripe wild mangoes peeled. While peeling the mangoes, try and capture whatever juice oozes out, in a small vessel, squeezing it out from the inside of the skin. You can also cook the mangoes skin on, slicing each into three as you do when eating them,…

Read More...
Kuru Curry Recipe – Coorg dried beans curry recipe

Kuru Curry Recipe – Coorg dried beans curry recipe

A curry of local beans Ingredients: 150 gms dried beans (such as rajma) soaked overnight in water. 2 level tsp coriander powder 1 level tsp turmeric 1 level tsp red chili powder, or to taste 3-4 tsp whole cumin, very lightly dry-toasted on a tava, and then powdered fine. Salt to taste. 4-5 cloves of…

Read More...
Bainay Barthad – Brinjal Fry Recipe

Bainay Barthad – Brinjal Fry Recipe

Bainay Barthad Recipe – A fry of tender aubergines / brinjal fry. Ingredients: 250gms tender aubergines (brinjals). Choose the slender, purple variety, about six inches or less in length.  ½ tsp turmeric powder  1 ½  tsp coriander powder ½ tsp red chilli powder 1 level tsp mustard seeds 1 small onion, finely sliced scant ¼  fresh…

Read More...
Drinking Partners – Kaima Unde Barthad (Poached and fried meatballs)

Drinking Partners – Kaima Unde Barthad (Poached and fried meatballs)

A small ritual unfolds at sunset in many Coorg homes. There’s a clinking of glasses as they are arranged on trays, followed by the heavier thud of bottles of whiskey, brandy, rum – or homemade wine for the ladies – being brought out of locked cupboards, cabinets or bars and lined up for the evening.…

Read More...