Udupi is very famous for its temples specially I love Krishna temple in Udupi. In udupi Krishna temple they serve tastiest mid day meal for devotees, and the taste of the prasadam ooooh I don't have any words to express just heavenly.
I have a friend geeta she is from Udupi. She is a very good friend of mine, this recipe is from her and she is a great cook too. Thanks a lot dear geeta for the recipe miss you a lot dear.
And here is the recipe................
Red chillies --- 3-4
Coriander seeds --- 1tea sp
Fenugreek seeds --- 1/4 tea sp
cumin seeds --- 1/2 tea sp
coconut oil or ghee --- 1 tea sp
A few curry leaves
Asafoetida -- a pinch (opt)
Heat oil or ghee in a fry pan and fry all above ingredients one by one.
Take care not to burn any thing.
Powder all to gather.
this will stay for 7 days after 7 days the aroma will decreas so beter make fresh.
FOR UDUPI BELE SAARU:------
Toor dal --- 1/2 cup
Saarina pudi ---- 2 tea sp
Jaggery --- 2 tea sp
Tamarind extract ---1/4 tea sp or 2 -3 pieces of tamarind soak in water.
Asafoetida --a pinch
turmeric -- a pinch
oil -- 1 tea sp
Mustard seeds ---- 1/2 tea sp
Red chillies ----1
Coriander and curry leaves ---- a few
Salt to taste
Cook dal with turmeric.
Take out the juice of tamarind and add 1 cup water or dilute tamarind extract with 1 cup water.
Add jaggery and cook till jaggery melts, then add cooked dal,saarina pudi, salt and chopped coriander and curry leaves and let it boil for 4-5 min.
Heat oil in a other pan add mustard seeds and let them popup then add asafoetida,and add this to belesaaru.
Serve hot with hot plain rice and happala and little ghee.