Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bibbe Sagle

Thank you all for your wishes on our anniversary. It really felt good to see your warm wishes. We had a very nice day. We visited Lupu Bridge, which is the world largest arch bridge. For more info you can check here. We climbed up all through the arch bridge and got a panoramic view of Shanghai. It was a wonderful day which ended with a nice dinner at the Revolving Restaurant in the Oriental T.V Tower (Pearl tower). Will post few pics in my next post.
Coming to the today's post Bibbo is "Tender cashewnut" in Konkani. Any dish made out of this is considered royal. When in season a lot of dishes are made out of this. It is even thoroughly sun dried and preserved to enjoy all through the year. At home, one of the more popular item at breakfast was Poori and bibbe upkari. I know its a strange combination but we love it a lot. Festive meal usually includes some dish made out of bibbo. I made this for Ugadi this year.

Here is what's needed:
2 cups Tender Cashews
1/2 boiled Potato
1 cup grated Coconut
1 tbsp Asafoetida water
6-7 Red chillies
a small gooseberry sized Tamarind
Salt to taste
Coconut oil to drizzle
Procedure:
1) Soak the tender cashews in water previous night and remove its skin off. Since I used dried tender cashews I pressure cooked it with cubed potato's for 2 whistles. If using fresh you can omit this step and boil it with little water on stove top until soft.
2) Fry the red chillies in little oil until crisp. Take care not to burn it.
3) Make a masala by grinding grated coconut, tamarind, red chillies and salt. Add little water to make it into smooth paste. Just before taking out the masala add the asafoetida and give it a quick grind. I use the gum variety of it so add it in the final step of grinding. You can also dilute with water and add in to the prepared masala.
4) Add the masala to the cooked cashew and potato. Add water to bring it to desired consistency. Give it a rolling boil. Adjust salt. The mixture should have a nice aroma of asafoetida. Drizzle few drops of coconut oil and serve hot with plain white rice and papad.

25 comments:

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Nice to hear that you guys had a nice time at shagai ;)Sagle has come out well Uj...Love to try that sometime soon... nice pic very tempting..

Varsha Vipins said...

Thats a new dish to me Uj..looks so thick..sure yum its ..:)

notyet100 said...

this is new for me,..;-)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Hmm nice to read that you had gr8 time...waiting to go around so pics...Comming to recipe...sounds new and looks yummmy...

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy delicious dish....

Asha said...

Can't wait to see the bridge. Bibbe Sagle looks yummy. I get dry ones here, fresh tender Cashews are the best! Have a great weekend, see you Monday! :)

Gita's Kitchen said...

Nice to know that you had fun :) I would love to see the photos! THis is a very new dish to me, looks delicious and colorful, I should try this soon.

Ashwini said...

Nice to know that you guys had a great time.. This is a new sweet.. Not heard of it before..Looks yumm..Waiting for the pics:-)

DEESHA said...

I've had these loong ago. its really really rich

Priya said...

FABULOUS DISH..Look yummy!

Guru said...

Ujwala Bibbo kai dukun melle??????

Divya Vikram said...

belated wishes. This dish looks just yummy!

A_and_N said...

Bookmarked!

Aparna Prabhu said...

Hey Uj Lozz of awards r waiting for u in my blog

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely dish..have a gift for u ....please do collect it

Swapna said...

Thats a new dish to me UJ!!! Belated Anniversary wishes!!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment :)

Mallugirl said...

totally new to me but looks interesting!

Vanamala said...

Sound nice recipe...

Rajee said...

I mistook ur curry as chicken. I love all ur yummy dish especially noodles. I think you're new here.
Happy Anniversary to u.

Red Chillies said...

Hope things are fine in the new house Uj. Take care girl.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wonderful recipe...shall try it in comin weekend...

arunshanbhag.com said...

on this trip I had some real tender kaaju in Kumta; what a treat!

and ... i love the labels on this post.
Consider "Konkani" and/or "Konkani foods" also as labels.

ARUNA said...

that's a new dish.......looks yummy!!!

Rahin said...

hey uj, the combination of theingredients is awesome

Uj said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments.

Guruanna,
Got the bibbo from Mangalore :) sukkayile...

Aps,
Thank you dear :)

Supriya,
Yes things are fine.. was just a little bit busy :)

Arun,
Really lucky to have those tender bibbo.. My mouth is watering already. I forgot to include those labels. Thank you will do so :)