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Here is the recipe of melara/melogara/kayihuli/majjigehuli/buttermilk curry. Main ingredients needed are coconut and buttermilk. This is an authentic havyaka Brahmin’s recipe. Very simple and easy to prepare and goes well with rice, dosa etc.

How to make Beans melara


1) Wash and cut beans, carrot and transfer into pressure cooker. Add chopped onion, green chillies to the same.

2) Add 1tsp rock salt and pour enough water so that all the veggies get soaked inside.

3) Pressure cook for 2 whistles. Set aside to release pressure.

4) Meanwhile take coconut in a mixer jar, pour some water and grind well to for a smooth thick paste.

5) Transfer the paste into a vessel.

6) Add sour buttermilk. If not sour, add little more. You can also add curd instead.

7) Now open the cooker lid and transfer cooked veggies into the same vessel along with cooked water.

8) Care must be taken to ensure not to pour excess cooked water. This will dilute the curry. So be careful here.

9) Add 3/4tsp rock salt, combine everything well and bring it to boil.

10) Switch off the flame and cover a lid over the vessel.

11) Take unsalted butter in a seasoning pan, melt it over the simmer flame.

12) Wait for few seconds to melt the butter and thus forms ghee.

13) Add mustard seeds, broken red chilli into the pan as soon as the butter crackling sound stops.

14) Add curry leaves once the mustard seeds splutter, switch off the flame and pour it into the vessel. Close the lid immediately to absorb the flavour.

15) Serve with rice or dosa and enjoy.

– Sowmya Rohit



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Oggarane Dosa Recipe

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Oggarane dosa is a type of neer dosa. Extra ingredients are being added here to neer dosa batter. Seasoning/tempering the batter is the speciality. However spilling dosa batter over tawa is tricky and needs extra care. Give a try and enjoy the unique flavour…!

How to make Oggarane dosa/tempered dosa


1) Wash and soak both the rice varieties overnight. You can also soak rice in warm water about an hour for quick access.

2) Drain the water completely in the next morning and transfer the rice into mixer jar or grinder.

3) Add rock salt as per taste.

4) Pour water till it settles slightly above the rice.

5) Blend or grind till you get smooth batter without any crystals.

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