About Mane Adige

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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

It's all about me, me and ONLY me this time!!!

Hey folks! Hope all's well at your end.... My vacation is going good. I've been off on a break from blogging since I did not have access to internet from home.... Am really sorry about that! My blogger friends Roopa of My Chow Chow Bhaat and Bhags of Crazy Curry had tagged me for the Seven Random facts MeMe about a month back, and I finally got a chance to post today. Sorry about the delay, and thanx for tagging me!! :)
Hmmm..... Didn't think that writing about myself would be this difficult!! Naveen would have been better off penning this post, than me :).... Anyway, here goes:

  1. I am crazy about chocolates! I can have as many "Milk Chocolates" as one can offer.... But I hate chocolate ice cream!!!! Infact, I hate anything made out of chocolates.. like drinks, cakes, pastries, mousse.... Weird?? i know!!! :)

  2. I dislike garlic! I don't use garlic in any of my dishes. Not that I dont eat garlic..... I can have dishes with garlic as long as I am not told that there's garlic in it! hehe :D

  3. I am crazy about fancy ear-rings!! When in college, I had a matching ear-ring for almost every dress of mine.... Nowadays, I've stopped collecting them. But I make it a point to go to the ear-rings section everytime I go to the stores.

  4. I love kids!!!! Baby girls, especially.... I love the kids section in the stores and I can spend hours looking at the different toys and clothes!! :)
  5. I am crazy about soft toys! There was a time when I owned a cupboard full of soft toys! I used to be so possesive about them that I never brought them out in front of other kids thinking they would get spoilt.....
  6. I love spending time with friends and family. I prefer chatting with friends, to watching a movie or reading a book.
  7. I am usually a chatter box. I don't really need a topic to start a conversation. But I can get really silent at times, with no particular reason behind it!! A good night's sleep will bring everything back to normal for me :)

Well, this is all I have to say about me..... I am a pretty straight forward person and there's hardly anything that my friends and family dont know about me! Hope you enjoyed reading the post!

I'd like to tag Arts from Aarti's Corner, Jyothsna from Curry Bazaar, Vanamala Hebbar from Nalapaka for the MeMe. Folks, play along if you are interested and you have enough time in hand...

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Recipe for 'Kobbari Mithai' and my caprice return to INDIA!!!!!!!

Folks, guess what??!?!!!???!? We are in India currently!!!!! Like I put up in my previous post, we were supposed to move to chicago last week... But there were a few changes in Naveen's project plans and we had to come to India all of a sudden!! It all happened so suddenly that we didn't have enough time to even inform friends before leaving. It was total chaos at my end last week. But we were so thrilled by the idea of coming to India that the last-minute running around didn't bother us at all !! :-). It feels great to be back in India among family and friends!! Thanx so much to all of you for your wishes and sweet words. It was really nice of you to wish me!

Kobbari Mithai, also known as coconut burfi is a traditional karnataka recipe. It is usually made for festivals and other special occasions. I had my mom make it for me this time and it turned out really good!! It is a very simple and easy to make recipe. Hope you like it...


2 cups Fresh grated coconut
1 cup Sugar, powdered
1/2 tsp Elaichi, powdered
3-4 tbsp Raisin-Cashew-Almond mixture
1-2 tsp Ghee/Butter
2-3 tsp Milk powder (optional)

  1. Mix coconut and sugar well with hands and keep aside for about 30 mins (or until the sugar dissolves).
  2. Heat a kadai and pour the mixture into it.
  3. Saute on low flame until the mixture forms a single dumpling (approx 15-20 mins). Add the remaining ingredients (except ghee/butter) and mix well.
  4. Grease a plate with ghee/butter and pour the mixture into it. Spread evenly on the plate and let it cool for a while.
  5. With a knife, cut into desired shape when it is still warm. Store in air tight containers.