Archive for May, 2012

Kadale Bele or Channa Dal Chutney – ಕಡಲೆ ಬೆಲೆ ಚಟ್ನಿ

My mom makes the most amazing Kadale Bele Chutney ಕಡಲೆ ಬೆಲೆ ಚಟ್ನಿ. She prepared this during her recent visit to US. We had this with Dosa, Idli and many times with Chapathi and Rice also.


  • Kadale bele(Channa Dal) 1 Cup
  • Dessicated Coconut  (Dry Coconut 1/2 cup)
  • Whole Red Chilies 6-7
  • Curry Leaves 2 Sprigs
  • Tamarind pulp 2 Teaspoons
  • Salt  to taste
  • Jaggery 1/2 teaspoon

For Garnish:

  • Oil 1 Teaspoon
  • Mustard 1 teaspoon
  • Asafetida 1 Pinch


  1. Roast kadale bele and red chillies, curry leaves on low flame till it turns little golden red.
  2. Let it cool for a few minutes
  3. Grind coconut, roasted kadale bele, curry leaves, tamarind pulp, salt , jaggery by adding little water.
  4. In a pan add oil once its hot add mustard and asafetida
  5. Garnish the chutney with the above Vaggarane
  6. Enjoy the chutney with Dosa, or Rice.

ತೆಂಗೊಳು Thengolu Revisited

I blogged about thengolu way back in 2008, yes I saw the date it was 05/25/2008 that I had posted the recipe for Thengolu ತೆಂಗೊಳು.

I made some modification for this version, You may call it veganized and healthy version, since no butter is used and butter is replaced with its heart healthy Olive oil. I didn’t find any difference in taste, it still was crunchy, yummy and exactly like ತೆಂಗೊಳು. 🙂

So, much for the talk, here is the recipe:


  1. 3 cups rice flour or Akki hittu
  2. 1  and 1/2cup urad flour or uddina hittu
  3. 1 and 1/2 tsp Jeera
  4. 1 and 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
  5. pinch of asafotedia or hing
  6. salt to taste
  7. 3 tsp warm Oilve oil instead of butter
  8. Oil for frying


  • In a big bowl mix all the ingredients from 1-7. The dough should be a little tough, not very hard. Just like chakali dough.
  • Heat oil in your frying pan. Let the oil heat in medium heat.
  • Put the dough in your chakli press, and press the thengolu directly in the pan in circles.
  • I like it golden brown, but when you see that the thengolu looks crunchy, you can take it out of the oil and place in a paper towel. I just don’t like white and soggy thengolu.
  • I should warn you that thengolu drinks oil like water. So, make small batches.

P.S: You can find the older version here.

1. Older Version of Thengolu


Visit to Sree Krishna Brundavana – Toronto, Canada

Work and life in general has been hectic the past couple of months. My family wanted me to surprise me with a small vacation, and we went to Toronto, Canada the week of May 10- May 13th 2012. We visited Niagara Falls, and later drove to Toronto and stayed there for two days.

However, the most exciting part of the vacation was our visit to Sree Krishna brundavana in Toronto, Canada. It was a pleasant surprise to see our beloved Rayaruon Mother’s Day. I really don’t have any clue how many times I recite ” ತಂದೆ ನೀನು ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ತಾಯಿ ನೀನು ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ”. And seeing Rayaru on Mothers day was the most memorable gift for me.

We were able to perform Ashtotra for Sree Raghavendra Swamy, and also had a great lunch in the temple. Thanks so much to the priests and to Shree Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji for having us in the temple and giving us the opportunity to visit and pray to our beloved Rayaru. Attached below are the links for the temple, and some pictures we took during our visit.

1. Temple website

This was a rangoli of Lord Narashima Devaru drawn for Sree Narashima Jayanthi.

P.S: I have several other pictures which I will post on Picasa and share the link here.

Aadi Lakshmi Devige Aarathiya Yetire Lyrics

Yet another great contribution by Ms.Chitra for posting the lyrics for Aadi lakshmi devige aarathiya yetire. The lyrics are attached below in both Kannada and English. Thanks so much Ms.Chitra.

ಆದಿಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ದೇವಿಗೆ ಆರತಿಯ ಎತ್ತಿರೆ
ಅರಿಶಿನ ಕುಂಕುಮ ಹಚ್ಚಿ ಹೂಮಾಲೆ ಹಾಕಿರೆ
ಧಾನ್ಯಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿಗೆ ನೀವು ಧೂಪ ದೀಪ ಹಚ್ಚಿರೆ
ಕನಕಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿಗೆ ನೀವು ನೈವೇದ್ಯವ ತನ್ನಿರೆ

ಬಲದ ಕಾಲು ಮುಂದೆ ಇಟ್ಟು ಹೊಸಿಲು ದಾಟಿ ಬಾರಮ್ಮ
ಭಾಗ್ಯ ತಾಯಿ ಮಾಂಗಲ್ಯ ಸೌಭಾಗ್ಯವ ನೀಡಮ್ಮ
ಹಾಲು ತುಪ್ಪ ಹೊಳೆ ಹರಿಸಿ ಹರುಷ ಸುಖವ ತಾರಮ್ಮ
ಧನ ಧಾನ್ಯವ ಕೊಟ್ಟು ಸಂತಾನ ಕರುಣಿಸಮ್ಮ

ಕ್ಷೀರಾಬ್ದಿತನಯೇ ಆನಂದನಿಲಯೆ ವಿಷ್ಣುಪ್ರಿಯೆ ಬಾರೆ
ಕಮಲನಯನೆ ನಿಜ ಕಮಲವದನೆ ಕಮಲಾಕ್ಷವಲ್ಲಭೆ ಬಾರೆ
ಪುಷ್ಪಸುಗಂಧಿನಿ ಹರಿಣವಿಲೋಚನಿ ಕರುಣೆಯನ್ನು ತೋರೇ
ಅನಂತರೂಪಿಣಿ ಚಿರಸುಖದಾಯಿನಿ ಇಷ್ಟಾರ್ಥವನೇ ತಾರೆ

Aadhi Lakshmi Devige aaratiya ethire
arishina kumkuma hacchi hoomaale haakire
Dhaanyalakshmige neevu dhoopa deepa hacchire
Kanakalakshmige neevu naivedyava thannire

Baladha kaalu mundhe ittu hosilu daati baaramma
Bhaagya thaayi maangalya sowbhaagyava needamma
haalu tuppa hoLe harisi harusha sukava thaaramma
dhana dhaanyava kottu santhaana karunisamma

Ksheeraabdithanaye aanandanilaye vishnupriye baare
kamalanayane nija kamalavadhane kamalaakshavallabhe baare
pushpasugandhini hariNavilochani karuNeyannu thore
anantharoopiNi chirasukhadaayini ishtaarthavane thaare

Mangalarathi Thandu Belagire Kannada Lyrics

Mr. San Prasad has provided the lyrics for Mangalarathi Thandu Belagire – Lakshmi Arathi Song in Kannada and also completed the ankitha which was missing. Thanks so much Mr. Prasad.

Attached below are links for lyrics in English and the audio on you tube.

1. Audio on youtube

2. Lyrics in English

ಮಂಗಳಾರತಿ ತಂದು ಬೆಳಗಿರೆ
ಅಂಬುಜಾಸನ ರಾಣಿಗೆ
ಅಂಬೆಗೆ ಜಗದಾಂಬೆಗೆ ಮೂಕಾಂಬೆಗೆ
ಶಶಿ ಬಿಂಬೆಗೆ ||

ಶುದ್ಧ ಸ್ನಾನವ ಮಾಡಿ ನದಿಯಲಿ
ವಜ್ರಪೀಠದಿ ನೆಲೆಸಿರೆ
ತಿದ್ದಿ ತಿಲಕವ ತೀಡಿದಂಥ
ಮುದ್ದು ಮಂಗಳ ಗೌರಿಗೆ || ೧ ||

ಎರೆದು ಪೀತಾಂಬರವನುಡಿಸಿ
ಸರ್ವಾಭರಣವ ರಚಿಸಿದ
ಹರಳಿನೋಲೆ ವಜ್ರಮೂಗುತಿ
ವರಮಹಾಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ದೇವಿಗೆ || ೨ ||

ಹುಟ್ಟುಬಡವೆಯ ಕಷ್ಟಕಳೆದು
ಕೊಟ್ಟಳರಸನ ಸಿರಿಯನು
ಹೆತ್ತ ಕುಮರನ ತೋರಿದಂಥ
ಶುಕ್ರವಾರದ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿಗೆ ||೩||

ನಿಗಮ ವೇದ್ಯಳೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಗುಣಗಳ
ಬಗೆಬಗೆಯಲಿ ವರ್ಣಿಪೆ
ತೆಗೆದು ಭಾಗ್ಯವ ನೀಡು ಏನುತ
ಜಗದೊಡೆಯನ ಭೀಮೇಶ ಕೃಷ್ಣನ ರಾಣಿಗೆ ||೩||

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