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Sourashtra

Discussion in 'Madurai' started by SupriyaDinesh, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. SupriyaDinesh

    SupriyaDinesh Silver IL'ite

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    Hello All,
    My native place is madurai.I would like to know r there any ILites whose mother-tongue is sourashtra?
     
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  2. KRH

    KRH New IL'ite

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    Souriyam ya? mee mello sourashtra, Madurai native. Madurai'm kollea place? athou kot sethey?
    Hi How r u? I too belongs to Sou community. My native is Madurai. Nice to meet you. Where are you now?

     
  3. SupriyaDinesh

    SupriyaDinesh Silver IL'ite

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    Hi ,
    Nice to meet you too.We live in Anna nagar area.RIght now im in New jersey.
     
  4. Nivedi

    Nivedi New IL'ite

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    Hi Supriya and KRH,

    I had a Sourashtrian friend in school. She was a native of Madurai and she used to bring a dish made out of black channa which was very tasty. It was always made as a side dish for Lemon rice. Would any of you mind sharing that recipe if you know?
     
  5. SupriyaDinesh

    SupriyaDinesh Silver IL'ite

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    Hi nivedi,
    I couldnt figure out which recipe it is.Anyway i'll post 2 black channa recipes

    1.Kachana Ambat(Black chana curry)

    1 cup Black chana (soaked,pressure cooked) dont drain the water
    1 onion
    2 tomatoes
    2-3 tbsp Kolumbu powder(this needs spl preparation- i dont know..my mom makes it)
    curry and coriander leaf

    Method:
    Heat oil
    Fry onions till translucent
    Add tomatoes,fry till soft
    Add curry and coriander leaves
    Mix this with the cooked chana,water ,salt and kolumbu powder
    Pressure cook again(2-3 whistles)
    Release pressure and stir till thick consistency


    2.Polte Kachana(stir fried black chana)
    1 cup Black chana (soaked,cooked,drain water)
    10-15- small onions
    mustard split urad dal
    curry leaves
    salt
    3-4 red chilly

    Method :
    Heat oil in kadai,let mustard splutter,add split urad dal
    Split red chillies
    fry for a while then add curry leaves
    Add onions and fry till soft
    Add the cooked chana
    add salt and stir till everything gets coated with the seasoning


    I hope this is the one that u r friend brings.Can u mention the name of the dish?
     
  6. Nivedi

    Nivedi New IL'ite

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    Thank you Supriya for posting the recipes. I do'nt know the name of the dish, but it was not a dry dish, had some gravy.
     
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    reservesquare New IL'ite

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    Hi Supriya,

    I am also a sourashtrian. My native place is madurai. Very glad to see a thread by sourashtrians.Nice to meet u all
     
  8. VasumathyBalaji

    VasumathyBalaji Senior IL'ite

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    Hi supriya

    me milli sowrastra. I am born and brought up in chennai now settled in NJ but my native is madurai. All my mousi, mousa, stay @ madurai. After looking in to that reciepe poltey katchana kin katchana ambat, madurai howdan avudiya?

    Feeling like missing madurai and the relatives very much.

    Cheers
    Vasu
     
  9. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Friends,
    Since I am from Madurai, the name Saurashtras, makes me so nostalgic !
    My friends & classmates in St Josph's Convent & American college were mainly saurashtras. A P Sarathy's daughter ( Sabitha), A H S family girls were all my close friends.
    My class mate & close friend in school days, was Sita, N M R Subbaraman's daughter, who died in 50's of cancer; infact the first cancer death, I knew.
    We live in Periya Chokkikulam, behind N M R family houses. Our opposite house neighbour, next door neighbours are all Saurashtras !
    Near S H School, a family makes at home the famous Alagarkovil adai - I still must buy & eat the same, whenever I go to Madurai.
    I still love the saurashtra idlis, lemon saadam etc !
    Oh, my dear Madurai & my Saurashtra friends ! I miss them all !!
    Love,
    Chithra.
     
  10. Vidya24

    Vidya24 Gold IL'ite

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    Hi Supriya,

    I am not Sourashtra nor from Madurai, but the word Sourashtra conjures magice in my tongue and heart. In Trivandrum, there is a Sourashtra Hotel (no other name). They offer the most delicious puri set. The accompaniments are all typical, authentic Sourashtra fare. There will be a regular potato curry, a sprouted reen moong dal, and an awesome concotion of besan with green chillies, onion. I have been trying to get these recipes for ages. I know I have given very few details, but could you post any of these recipes?

    I am also looking for the special tamarind rice recipe made by the Sourashtra families- supposed to have less oil, but very yummy.

    Thanks.

    regards
    Vidya
     

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