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Alsande Upkari

Hello dear readers! I’m back after a break. Today I will share a simple recipe of the g.s.b’s called as “Alsande upkari” . Alsando means long beans. Mangaloreans also call it ” Lattande” in the local language tulu. Coming back to the recipe we chop the beans either finely or medium size. So you may prepare upkari as you like. ... Read More »

Jeev kadgi bhajo / Breadfruit fritters

Hello dear readers! Today I will share one more summer/monsoon season special fritters called as ‘Jeevkadgi bhajo’. Jeevkadgi means breadfruit most commonly called as ‘Jeegujje’ in the local language ‘Tulu’ in Mangalore. Breadfruit is usually available during summer season and continues its availability  until few months of monsoon. I have already shared the ‘jeevkadgi phodi’ recipe in the space. Usually ‘bhajo’ ... Read More »

Semolina roast potato

Hello dear readers! Today I will share an interesting recipe called as ‘Semolina roast potato’. This is a very easy peasy recipe and very tasty too. You may prepare this recipe with baby potato or normal potatoes . This dish is often prepared by Santoshi Nayak and liked by all the family members. I would like to try this recipe ... Read More »

Kele Saalli upkari/ Banana skin stir fry

Hello dear readers! This should have been the next post after the banana chips post. Remember I had asked to reserve the banana skin after making the chips? Well, the reason  was to prepare this upkari. Aayi would make banana chips often followed by this upkari. We also reserve the leftover raw banana pieces while making chips and use it ... Read More »

Tendle Bibbe Upkari/ Tender cashewnuts and Ivy gourds stir fry

Hello dear readers! I have already shared the recipe of’ Bibbe upkari’ long back. Mangaloreans like to have it in various ways. We also prepare it adding Ivy gourds. Usually in most of the marriage functions and auspicious occasions it is prepared using Ivy gourds and potato as a combination. One reason because the quantity increases and tastewise also it is ... Read More »

Bikand thallale/ Jackfruit seeds fritters

Hello dear readers! Today I’m going to share one more summer / monsoon recipe. Jackfruit is abundant during summer in Mangalore. Most of the independent houses have a tree or there are friends or relatives who share the crop. We g.s.b’s reserve the jackfruit seeds/Bikand  throughout the year and use it as required. One favourite dish is ‘Bikkand thallale’ , that ... Read More »


Hello dear readers! Today I am going to share yet another family recipe of ours called as ‘Elchikerry’. This dish is from Kerala cuisine and the recipe belongs to my late Aayi. Her paternal family was from Kerala and she was married to Ajja who was also from Kerala though later they migrated to Mangalore… Thats how we have the  ... Read More »

Tendle talasini/ Ivy gourd stir fry

Hello dear readers! Today I will share a recipe from our g.s.b cuisine. It is called as tendle talasini. Talasini is flavoured with garlic. Tendle means ‘ivy gourd’ .This is one of my personal favourite . I love it when it is roasted well or even slightly burnt. Usually this dish is cooked and roasted in oil. We also prepare  ... Read More »

Tinda Upkari

Tinda is mostly commonly found in North India and is a staple of many. Tinda resembles like baby pumpkin. I was first introduced to this vegetable by my sister Shanta Nayak more than a decade back. And it has become a favourite of all since then. Amma prepares this in Konkani style upkari /sabzi /stir fry which is everyone’s favourite ... Read More »