Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Uppu Mirapa Kaayalu / Curd Chillies

Hi Friends,This recipe is from my Mother & Mother -In-Law. It's easy and we need to make sure we have a good sun .It's  good  to prepare it during the summer season.

  •  Fresh Green Chillies 1/2 Kg
  • Yogurt / Buttermilk  slightly  Sour   1 litre ( neither thin or thick)
  • Salt  to taste 
  • Plastic Sheet or Cloth to Place the chillies to dry it  under the sun.
  • Wash the green chillies and dry them on a kitchen napkin .
  • Slit them vertically keeping the ends intact and also retain the stalks of green chillies.
  • Remove the Seeds if they are spicy.
  • Add salt to buttermilk and beat nicely,the consistency of buttermilk should neither be very thin nor thick.
  • Add the green chillies to the buttermilk mixture.
  •  Make sure they are well immersed in the buttermilk.
  • Cover it and soak it for 3 days and leave it aside.They will slightly change in color after 3 days.
  • After 3 days squeeze them slightly with hands and arrange them in a single layer on a plastic sheet and dry them under sun until evening.Keep the buttermilk don't pour it away.
  • In the evening again add them to the left over buttermilk mixture and let it sit in the buttermilk mixture overnight.
  • Next day morning squeeze them again and dry them until evening on the plastic sheet ,arrange the chillies neatly in rows space between them .
  •  Follow the same process for the chillies until all the buttermilk mixture is finished.It might take few days 5-6 days.
  • After the buttermilk mixture is finished you can dry them in sun for another few days until they are completely dried.
  • Store them in an air tight container.It stays for more than a year.
Serving Style:
  • You can fry it and serve this along with Rice ,Sambhar,Dal.
  • Curd chillies can be tempered with cumin , mustard seeds and pinch of turmeric to be served with the meals.
  • Fried curd chillies can be added to rice flour upmas & Senagala Mixture / Masala.

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