Tuesday, June 30, 2009


  1. Cherry tomatoes-1 cup
  2. chopped onion-3 table spoons
  3. ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon
  4. redchili powder-1/2 teaspoon
  5. salt-to taste
  6. cilantro -1 table spoon
  7. Sugar-1/8 th teaspoon
  8. Tamarind paste-1 to 2 teaspoons
  9. oil-2 table spoons
  10. Butter-1 table spoon
  1. chanadal-1 teaspoon
  2. tur dal-1 teaspoon
  3. urad dal-1 teaspoon
  4. rice grains-1 teaspoon
  5. cloves -2
  6. cinnamon-1 small stick
  7. pepper corns-5
  8. cardamom-2
  9. Dry coconut powder-2 teaspoons
  10. peanuts-2 teaspoons
  11. sesame seeds-2 teaspoons

Dry roast all these and grind to a fine paste

  1. Wash cherry tomatoes,then make plus(+) mark on each tomato.
  2. Fry the tomatoes in oil for few seconds and set a side,don't deep fry because they should not change the shape.
  3. Now heat 2 table spoons of oil in a pan ,add shahi jeera and fry well now add ginger garlic paste,then the onions cook until it gets light brown ,now add the masala paste and some water,cook until oil oozes out,now add red chili powder,sugar,salt,and some tamarind paste,cook until done.
  4. Now add the cherry tomatoes
  5. Garnish with cilantro,enjoy with pulav or fried rice or chapathi


this recipe is more than 100years old,my mom learned it from her grnadmaa,then i learned it from my mom,in our life we taste hundredes of food varieties but always our tastebuds like to eat the authentic traditional recipes cooked over years and passing over the generations.There are many traditional recipes and some are more popular and got their own regional specialites.
Pindi muddala pulusu means spicy balls with tamarind gravy which is a combination of sweet and sour.The following is the description of the recipe.

  1. Gram flour,besan,chenagapindi-1/2 cup
  2. Cumin seeds/jeera-1/4 Th teaspoon
  3. Salt totaste
  4. Dhaniya powder-1/4Th teaspoon
  5. green chili paste-1 teaspoon
  6. Water-to knead dough
  7. Ginger garlic paste-1/2 teaspoon
  1. Cooked turdal-1 cup
  2. Tamarind taste-1 tablespoon
  3. Rice flour mixed with water-1 table spoon
  4. Onion-2 tablespoons
  5. Jaggery-small piece
  6. Oil-1 table spoon
  7. Mustard seeds-1/2 teaspoon
  8. Curry leaves-10
  9. Cilantro-for garnishing
  10. Salt-to taste

  1. First mix all the ingredients shown for making the balls ,make dough and make tiny marble sized balls.
  2. Heat oil in a pan,add mustard and curry leaves,when it splutters add the balls ,green chili's and the onions.
  3. When onions turn light brown colour add some water and close the lid,then after some time the balls are cooked well and becomes double in size
  4. Add tur dal tamarind paste,rice flour liquid and boil well
  5. Add jaggery and salt,cook until done
  6. garnish with cilantro and serve with rice or jowari roti


  1. Green chilis indian variety-20 no
  2. Roasted chana dal/putnala pappu-2 teasoons
  3. Red chili powder-1/8Th teaspoon
  4. Garlic pod medium-1
  5. Salt-to taste

  1. Slit the green chili's in the middle
  2. Heat 1/4th teaspoon of oil in a pan and add green chili's, saute well for few seconds.
  3. now add little water close lid,then cook the chilis well.
  4. Now grind roasted chanadal,red chili powder,salt and garlic pod together.
  5. When chili's are done add this powder then cook for few minutes until the powder is coated well.
  6. Serve with rice and dal.


  1. Cheese-1 tablespoon
  2. Raw eggs- 2
  3. Dhaniya powder-1/8th spoon
  4. Salt-to taste
  5. Chili powder- 2 pinches
  6. Butter-1 teaspoon


  1. Heat a pan ,and with little butter ,pour the eggs
  2. Add cheese and sprinkle dhaniya powder,salt and red chili powder on both sides.
  3. Cook until yolk is done perfectly.
  4. A tasty and fast making dish.


Veg manchurian is an authentic chinese dish famous all over,it is made with different veggies and also in different flavours,its basically two kinds, one is the saucy manchurian balls and another is the dry one.Both can be done with little variation.Today i am sharing dry manchurian.
  1. Finely chopped beans-1 cup
  2. Finely shredded cabbage-1 cup
  3. Finely grated carrot-1 cup
  4. Finely chopped green bell pepper-1 cup
  5. Chopped spring onions-1 cup
  6. Corn flour-1 cup
  7. Maida/all purpose flour/self rising flour-1/2 cup
  8. Ginger garlic paste-22 teaspoons
  9. salt-to taste
  10. Pepper powder-1 teaspoon
  11. Green chili paste-1 table spoon
  12. Soy sauce-2 to 3 table spoons
  13. Tomato ketchup-2 table spoons
  14. Minced garlic-1 table spoon
  15. Finely chopped green chilis-1 table spoon
  16. Cilantro-3 table spoons

  • In a bowl mix all the veggies and set a side
  • Mix corn flour,maida,pepper powder,green chili paste,pepper powder and salt in another bowl.
  • Now take a bowl add some veggies ,and sprinkle flour mixture little and make tiny balls and deep fry.
  • then repeat the same procedure for remaining batches,
  • I do prefer because the crispy ness of balls comes out very evenly,if you mix all together at one time water from veggies comes out and makes maida more elasticity and while the balls are fried they will break in the oil.
  • So always do according to batches,it will be evenly cooked and remains crisp all over the time.
  • When all balls are fried in oil,set them on a napkin.
  • Now heat a pan with 3 tablespoons of oil,and add garlic fry well,now add chili's,then
  • Add spring onions,tomato ketchup and soy sauce.
  • Once the gravy cooks well add the fried balls,toss until they get coated.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot


This is my 100Th post and want to share a sweet ,so i am posting an easy microwave sweet dish kalakan aka milkcake.Its so easy and can make for parties when dont have enouh time with only few ingredients,you can suprise your guest .The rcipes as follows.

  1. Ricotta cheese-15oz
  2. Fat free milk powder-3/4th cup
  3. 2% milk-1/4Th cup
  4. Sugar-1/2 cup
  5. Cardamom powder-1/4th teaspoon
  6. Grated almonds-1 tablespoon
  7. Broken casheww-1/2 teaspoon
  8. unsalted Butter(ghee)-2 teaspoons

  1. Place all ingredients in the grinder except cardamom powder ,ghee and the nuts,then grind to a fine paste .
  2. Now take a deep microwave safe bowl greased with butter,and pour the grounded mixture.
  3. Micro wave for 20 minutes stirring for every 2 to 4 minutes.
  4. Stirring helps to avoid the flow of mixture outside.
  5. Cook until the mixture thickens and become solid
  6. Now make it evenly with spatula and cut into desired shape and garnish with nuts.

Friday, June 26, 2009


  1. Boiled eggs-6
  2. Finely chopped onions-2 tablespoons
  3. Chopped tomato-1/2 cup
  4. Whole garam masala-8no
  5. Shahi jeera-1/4 th teaspoon
  6. Dry roasted sesame seed powder-1 tablespoon
  7. Dry roasted peanut powder-1 tablespoon
  8. Dry roasted coconut powder-1 table spoon
  9. Red chili powder-1 teaspoon
  10. Salt-to taste
  11. Chopped cilantro-1 table spoon
  12. Unsalted butter-1 tablespoon
  13. Curry leaves-10
  14. Slitted green chilis-1 teaspoon
  15. Tamarind paste-1/2 tablespoon
  16. Ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon

  • Grind all powders together by adding little water and make a fine paste
  • Open the shells of eggs,and pierce eggs to make holes with fork all over,it helps to absorb the gravy.
  • Heat butter in a pan and whole garam masala like 2 cloves, 1 cinnamon,5 peppercorns,1 cardamom, then add shahi jeera.
  • Now add slitted green chili's,when they are fried add onions,saute until they are light golden brown by sprinkling a pinch of salt.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste,when nice aroma comes out add tomatoes then cook until done
  • Now add tamarind paste ,masala pasted and some water,when the gravy starts thickening add the boiled eggs then add salt and turmeric finally garnish with cilantro.
  • serve hot with rice or pulka or pulav.


Beetroot is an excellent source of calcium(ca), Vitamin A and rich in Iron(Fe).Today most of them are anemic i.e less haemoglobin level in the body, mostly Women,as we need more health care during pregnancy and also to regulate menstuals problems we need to take Iron sufficient food sources like leafy veggies and some of vegetables likebeetroot.Offcourse dry fruits are also rich in Iron especially Anjoor(Dry figs), prefer to eat anjur fruit if you are pregnant .Try to eat atleast 1 cup of beetroot in your daily diet in any form ,chances of improving blood is more in beets as it a rich source of Iron.

  1. Boiled beets-2
  2. Oil-4 spoons
  3. Salt-to taste
  4. Green chilis-2 to 4
  5. Dry roasted peanuts-2 teaspoons
  6. Dry roasted coconut-2 teaspoons
  7. Dry roasted dhaniya-1 teaspoon
  8. Cilantro-1 teaspoon
  9. Cumin-1 teaspoon

  1. Chop boiled beets and keep a side.
  2. Grind the roasted ingredients to a fine powder
  3. Roast green chilis and grind to a fine paste,and mix along with masala powder and some water
  4. Heat oil in a pan ,add cumin seeds,then add the masala paste.
  5. When masala cooks well add the chopped beets, salt ,cook until done
  6. Garnish with cilantro and serve along with rice


  1. Rice flour-1cup
  2. Roasted chanadal powder/putna powder-1/4Th cup
  3. Green chili paste-2 teaspoons
  4. Cumin seeds-1/4th teaspoon
  5. Unsalted butter-2 teaspoons
  6. Salt-to taste
  7. Oil-for frying
  • Boil water to till it reaches maximum boiling point
  • Mix all ingredients in a vessel
  • Add the water and knead the dough
  • Place the dough in muruku maker
  • then press in the oil and deep fry
  • Store in air tight container

Thursday, June 25, 2009


  1. Grapes-2 cups
  2. Milk-2 1/2 cups
  3. Sugar-3 to 4 spoons
  4. Ice cubes-4 to 5

  1. soak grapes in water,by adding 2 teaspoons of salt for 30 minutes.
  2. Later wash thoroughly in running tap water.
  3. Now place them in the jar along with remaining ingredients and grind well.
  4. Don't strain juice because to avoid the loss the fibre content.
  5. Serve chilled.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


  1. Uraddal-2 cups
  2. Sugar powder-1cup
  3. Raw rice-1 teaspoon
  4. Gheep 3/4 Th cup

  • Dry roast uraddal along with rice to a nice golden colour.
  • Cool the mixture and grind to a very fine powder
  • Now heat 1 tablespoon of ghee and roast urad dal flour along with sugar.
  • Now cool it,then add melted ghee,and make laddus
  • If you are not able to make laddus add some more meltd ghee.
  • When they cool,place them in airtight container.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Cutmirchi is one of the popular evening snack item sold by street vendors,these are snacks especially can be enjoyed on rainy days.Now a days making snack items at home is more common and healthy.
The chili fritters when fried are cut into pieces and once again deep fried so the name called as cut mirchi,which is served by garnishing a special masala called Bodhgari Masala and raw onons and lemon juice.The recipe as follows.

  1. Green chilis-10
  2. Chik pea flour/gram flour/besan/chenagapindi-1 cup
  3. Rice flour-2 1/2 teaspoons
  4. Red chili powder-1/4 th teaspoon
  5. Salt-to taste
  6. Cumin seeds-1/2 teaspoon
  7. Soda-1/8 th teaspoon
  8. Choped onions-3 tablespoons
  9. Lime-1


  1. Roasted Dhaniya powder-1/2 teaspoon
  2. Roasted Cumin powder-1/4Th teaspoon
  3. Redchili powder-1/4Th teaspoon
  4. Salt-to taste

Jusi mix all the ingredients and set a side

  1. Mix the batter and set a side.
  2. Now take the chili's and slit in the middle
  3. TIP: If the chili's are more hot,boil in water by adding little salt,and drain the water.
  4. Now dip the chili's in the batter and fry until golden brown
  5. Now cut these fritters/bhaji in small as shown in figure
  6. Once again deep fry until crispy
  7. Now place them on a plate
  8. Sprinkle masala according to your choice
  9. Add some lime juice and garnish with onion
  10. Serve hot

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


  1. Springroll sheet pack-1
  2. Mixed veggies(carrot , peas,capsicum)-1cup
  3. Shredded cabbage-1 cup
  4. Green chili sauce-2 teaspoons
  5. Ginger garlic paste-1/2 teaspoon
  6. Amchoor/dry mango powder-1/2 teaspoon
  7. Salt-to taste
  8. Soysauce-1 teaspoon
  9. Tasting salt/china salt- 2 pinches
  10. Finely chopped cilantro-1 table spoon
  11. Oil-for frying

  • Boil water in deep bottomed vessel,add the veggies then close the lid.Cook on low-medium flame for few minutes.
  • Strain the veggies ,squeeze excess water with a damp cloth,make sure their is little moisture content in the veggies.
  • Now add the remaining ingredients to the veggies and mix well.
  • Now take each spring roll sheet ,stuff 2 teaspoons of filling,Roll out,seal out the edges with egg wash or water.
  • Deep fry in oil until light golden brown.
  • Enjoy with sour cream.
  • Roll out acording to picture instructions shown in the sheet.