Monday, July 16, 2012

Bikkanda song(spicy jackseed masala)..a seasonal konkani delicacy

I am here with one more dish which is our family favourite konkani seasonal dish with jackseed.We call it Bikkanda song... Song is a type of dish  in konkani ,which is a spicy dish.In this we use only chilly and tamarind along with coriander and methi for the masala.

Jack seed-2cups
Dry red chillies-8-9
Tamarind-1 big lemon sized ball
Coriander seeds-1tbsp
Salt to taste
coconut oil or any veg oil-2tbsp


  • Remove the outer layer of jackseed and then thinly slice all seeds.
  • Now roast chillies with a tsp of coconut oil and keep aside.
  • Same pan roast coriander when its turns to light brown add fenugreek and fry for a second and switch off the gas.
  • Now grind roasted chillies,coriander and fenugreek along with tamarind to smooth paste.
  • In a shallow frying pan add oil and fry onion till they turns to light pink color.
  • Now add sliced jackseeds and salt to taste.Mix it well and add the ground masala and a cup of water.
  • Cover it with a lid and cook on a low flame till jackseed becomes soft and tender.
  • Now open the lid and cook until the dish is semi dry.
  • Serve hot with rice and dal

Horse gram masala dosa

One more dosa for my dosa feast!! This dosa is bit different from our usual masala dosa because i have used horse gram in this which makes this dosa more healthy and tasty too.Normally we make thick pancake type dosas with this batter which we call kultha(horse gram)doddak but for the first time i tried this crispy dosa with potato masala like our usual masala dosa.

Horse gram-1cup
Raw rice/dosa rice-3cups
Urad dal /split black gram-1/4
Salt to taste

Ingredients for potato baji(masala):
Boiled potato-5 medium
Onion-3 sliced
Green chilly-3-4 chopped
Curry leaves-2spring
Split Black gram /urad dal-1tsp
Chana dal/Bengal gram dal-1/2tsp

Method of making baji(potato masala)
  • Cut potatoes into cubes.
  • Heat a kadai/pan add oil and let it heat for a second
  • Add some urad dal,mustard ,chana dal let chanadal and uraddal change its color to golden brown.
  • Now add curry leaves followed by slice onion and chopped green chillies.Saute for 5 mins.
  • Add turmeric powder and mix it well.
  • At this stage add 1cup of water and let it boil.Now add  boiled potato pieces and salt to taste.Cover it with a lid and cook on a low flame for couple of seconds.Now switch off the gas and its ready to go with your dosa or chapati.
Method of making dosa batter:
  • Soak horse gram and urad dal together overnight or 7-8 hours
  • Soak rice separately overnight or 3-4 hours
  • Next day morning grind all the ingredients together to smooth thick paste.
  • Add salt to taste and mix it well.

Method of making dosa

Now heat dosa pan and now pour a ladle full of batter onto the pan and lightly use the ladle to spread the batter into a circular shape from centre outwords.Drizzle with a oil and cook till golden brown

Now put some potato masala in the middle of the dosa.

Now fold the dosa from one side as shown in the above picture.

Now fold the other side too.

Now fold the 3nd side to form a prefect triangle and take it out and serve hot with sambar and chutney of your choice.