Thursday, December 17, 2009



  1. Tur dal-1/2 cup
  2. Tomato-1
  3. Onion chopped-1 table spoon
  4. Salt-to taste
  5. Red chili powder-1 teaspoon
  6. Chopped green chilis-1 teaspoon
  7. Tamarind flakes-1 teaspoon
  8. Turmeric-pinch
  9. Kasuri methi-1 table spoon
  10. Oil-4 teaspoons
  11. Cumin and mustard-1 teaspoon each
  12. Curry leaves-10
  13. Hing-pinch
  14. Chopped garlic-1 table spoon


Maidaa/aall purpose flour-2 cups


oil-1 teaspoon

Waater-as required

  1. Pressure cook dal,tomato pieces,onion,green chili's,tamarind flakes,powders,salt ,water and cook until done
  2. Heat oil n a pan and make seasoing by adding cumin,mustard ,curry leaves,hing,chopped garlic and kasuri methi.Cook untl done
  3. Transfer to dal and allow it to cool
  4. Now make dough with maida flour and keep it side for 1 hour
  5. Now divide the dough into egg size balls
  6. Roll each ball like chapathi, and spread 2 to 3 spoons of dal mixture all over the chapathi.
  7. And cover it with one more chapathi,i.e; we require to chapathis for making 1 paaratha
  8. Now heat the taawa and plaace the dl paarathaa,cook both sides with little oil
  9. Repeat the same process for remaining balls
  10. Serve hot with pickle

Thursday, December 10, 2009


  1. Chopped kovakkai-1 cup
  2. Green chilis-2 to 3
  3. Tamarind flakes-1 teaspoon
  4. Dry coconut -2 teaspoons
  5. Roasted sesame seed powder-1 table spoon
  6. Cumin-1 teaspoon
  7. Turmeric-pinch
  8. Garlic pod-1
  9. Roasted dhaniya powder-1 teaspoon
  10. salt-to tatse
  11. Oil-1 table spoon
  12. Curry leaves-5
  13. Hng-pinch
  14. Urad dal-1/2 teaspoon
  15. cumn and mustard-1 teaspoon
  16. Dry chlis-2 chopped

  1. In a pan add kovakkai,tamarind and green chili's with a tea spoon of oil and 1/2 cup of water
  2. cook till tender and cool the mixture
  3. Pick green chili's from the cooled mixture and blend along with powders,garlic,salt and turmeric
  4. add the kovkkai tamarind pieces and blend coarsely
  5. In another pan het oil and add cumin,mustard,urad dal,curry leaves,hing and dry chili's
  6. Fry well and transfer to chutney
  7. Goes well with rice and pulka


  1. Chopped tindora-2 1/2 cups
  2. Chopped onion-1 cup
  3. Roasted chanadal powder/puttukudalai powder-2 table spoons
  4. red chili powder-1 teaspoon
  5. Dry coconut powder-1 table spoon
  6. Sabji masala-2 teaspoons
  7. turmeric-1/8th spoon
  8. Cilantro-1 table spoon
  9. Salt-to taste
  10. Oil-1 table spoon
  11. cumin-1/2 teaspoon
  12. Mustard-1/2 teaspoon
  13. Curry leaves-10

  1. Pressure cook tindora and cook for 2 to3 whistles
  2. Heat oil in a pan add cumin,mustard and curry leaves
  3. Add onions and fry well
  4. now add tindora and fry for 10 to 12 minutes
  5. Add turmeric,coconut powder,roasted chanadal powder,red chili powder ,sabji masala and salt
  6. cook for 5 minutes and add cilantro
  7. Enjoy with rice


  1. Taco shells-6
  2. Sprouted moong -3/4 Th cup
  3. chopped onion-1 table spoon
  4. chopped cilantro-1 table spoon
  5. Lemon juice-1/4th spoon
  6. Picante sauce-1/4th season
  7. Black salt-to taste
  8. Red chili powder-2 pinches
  9. Salt-to taste

  1. In a bowl mix all the ingredients
  2. Now place in taco shells
  3. Serve with tomato ketchup

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


We all know that legumes are good source of proteins to the body,today I cooked white rajma beans in saucy tomato gravy using authentic "moghlai garm masla" a unique flavour made from spices like cinnamon,cardamom ,pepper,and cloves.,as the name itself denotes masala used for great dishes of Hyderabad and New Delhi,This recipe is very delicious and goes well with fried rice and pulka.This is my entry for srivalli's and susan's for the ongoing event My legume Love Affair Host lineup

  1. White Rajma-1/2 cup

  2. Medium size tomatoes-3

  3. Chopped onion-1 cup

  4. Slitted and chopped green chilis-3

  5. crushed mint powder-1/2 teaspoon

  6. Kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves-2 table spoons

  7. Mughlai garam masala-1 teaspoon

  8. Yogurt/curd-1 table spoon

  9. red chili powder-1/2 teaspoon

  10. salt-to taste

  11. Ol-1 table spoon

  12. Butter-1/4th teaspoon

  13. cumin-1/2 teaspoon

  14. mustard-1/2 teaspoon

  15. Curry leaves-4 to 5

  16. Ginger garlic paste-1/2 teaspoon


  1. Soak whte rajma overnight in water

  2. Pressure cook rajma for 3 to 4 whistles or untl done

  3. Garam masla-dry roast 4 cloves,1 small cinnamon stick,4 pepper corns, 2 ilaichis/cardamom and grind to fine powder

  4. Chop tomatoes and set a side


  1. Heat butter and ghee in a pan and make seasoning by addng cumn , mustard and curry leaves

  2. add kasuri methi and fry for few seconds

  3. add chlis and roast for a mnute

  4. Now add onions and ginger paste and cook till it turns light brown

  5. Add tomatoes pieces and some water

  6. cook till tomato release juces and becomes soft

  7. now add curd,masala powders, redchili powder,crushed mint and cook for 4 minutes

  8. Now add the boiled rajma and cook for 15 to 20 minutes on low flame

  9. Garnish with cilantro and serve with fried rice or pulka


  1. Puff pastry sheet-1
  2. Boiled eggs-5
  3. Garam masala powder-1/4th spoon
  4. Dhanya powder-1/8Th spoon
  5. Red chili powder-1/8Th spoon
  6. Salt-to taste
  7. Black pepper powder-1/8Th spoon

  1. Defrost1 pastry sheet,i used paper ridge firm pastry sheets
  2. Now make the pastry into 3 parts,and cut each part into 3 squares
  3. Like this you get 9 squares
  4. Cut eggs into two equal parts,sprinkle masalas all over the eggs
  5. Add pinch of salt on each egg
  6. Now place the egg facing the yolk down ward on the pastry
  7. Apply little water over the border of pastry sheet,stretch the edges little bit with hands
  8. Now bring the opposite edge together and stick tightly
  9. Repeat the same process for remainng pastry sheets
  10. Now spray oil on aluminum tray and place all the puffs
  11. Preheat oven at 450 degrees and place the tray
  12. bake for 10 minutes
  13. Yummy egg puffs are ready to serve with ketchup

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


  1. Chopped cabbage-3 1/2 cups
  2. Maida/all purpose flour-2 table spoons
  3. Besan/chik pea flour-1 table spoon
  4. Corn starch-1/2 table spoon
  5. Salt-to taste
  6. Onion-1/2 cup
  7. Red chili powder-1 teaspoon
  8. ajwain/carom seeds-1 teaspoon
  9. Garam masala-1 teaspoon
  10. Oil-for deep frying
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl
  2. Make small dumplings and deep fry in oil
  3. serve hot with ketchup


  1. Wheatflour dough-4 balls
  2. Eggs-4
  3. Chopped onion-1/2 cup
  4. Chopped cilantro-1 table spoon
  5. Pepper powder-1/4th spoon
  6. Salt-2 pinches
  7. Turmerc-pinch
  8. garam masala-1/2 teaspoon
  9. Green chli paste-1 teaspoon
  10. red pepper flakes-1/8th spoon
  11. Dhaniya powder-1/8Th spoon
  12. Kasuri methi/dred fenugreek leaves -1table spoon
  13. Oil-5 teaspoon

  1. Except wheat balls mix all ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Add eggs and beat well,now the omelet mixture is ready
  3. roll each dough into a tortilla
  4. And place it on a tawa,when the bubble starts forming flip the tortilla and spread some omelet mixture with a spoon all over the tortilla and sprinkle oil
  5. Cook slowly on medium flame,once done flip over other side and apply oil
  6. Repeat for remaining tortillas
  7. serve hot


  1. Chopped onion-1 cup
  2. Home made tomato puree-2 cups
  3. Yogurt-2 table spoons
  4. Garam masala-1 teaspoon
  5. Red chili powder-1/4Th teaspoon
  6. Cooked meal maker-1 cup
  7. Salt-to taste
  8. Ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon
  9. cilantro-1 table spoon
  10. Oil-1 table spoon

  1. Fry onions in a pan with 2 spoons of oil and some salt
  2. Once it turns golden brown,cool and blend with yogurt,you will get nice onion paste
  3. Heat remaining oil in a pan and add ginger garlic paste,fry well and add onion paste
  4. Add tomato puree and some water,once it starts bubbling add meal maker,garam masala,red chili powder and salt
  5. cook on low flame for 15 minutes
  6. at this time meal maker absorbs flavours ,now add cilantro and switch off flame
  7. Serve hot with fried rice or pulav or pulka


  1. Rice-2cups
  2. grated carrot-3 1/2 cups
  3. Cinnamon stck-1 inch
  4. Red chilis-3
  5. Slitted green chilis-3 to 5
  6. ginger garlic paste-1/4 Th teaspoon
  7. Chopped onion-1/2 cup
  8. Dhaniya powder-1/2 teaspoon
  9. Roasted cumin powder-1/2 teaspoon
  10. Garam masala-1 teaspoon
  11. Cilantro-1 table spoon
  12. Roasted peanut powder-4 teaspoons
  13. Salt-to taste
  14. Butter-1 table spoon
  15. Turmeric-1/8Th spoon

  1. Cook rice with 4 cups of water,cool and set a side
  2. Now heat butter in a pan and add cinnamon sticks,red chli's,green chili's and ginger garlic paste
  3. now add onions and fry well
  4. Add grated carrot and cook till tender
  5. Add salt,masalas,cooked rice and peanut powder,turmeric powder
  6. Add peanut powder toss for few seconds
  7. garnish with cilantro
  8. Serve hot with kurma and raitha

Monday, December 7, 2009


  1. Chopped cucumber pieces-1 cup
  2. Green chilis-3
  3. Dry coconut powder-2 teaspoons
  4. Garlic pod-1
  5. Oil-2 teaspoons
  6. Cumin-1/4th teaspoon
  7. Salt-to taste
  8. Mustard-1/4th teaspoon
  9. Curry leaves-4 to 5

  1. Chop green chili's and roast with 3 to 4 drops of oil
  2. Now blend chili's garlic pods to a fine paste
  3. add cucumber pieces,salt,coconut and blend coarsely
  4. make seasoning and add to the pickle
  5. Keep refrigerated


  1. Besan/chikpea flour-3 1/2 cups
  2. Turmeric-1/8Th spoon
  3. Eno fruit salt-1 /2 teaspoon
  4. Hing-1/4Th teaspoon
  5. Pepper powder-1/2 teaspoon
  6. Ginger pieces-1/2 teaspoon
  7. Green chili paste-3 teaspoons
  8. Salt-to taste
  9. Desicated coconut/fresh coconut-2 table spoons
  10. Oil-1 table spoon
  11. Garlic ghee-1 table spoon
  12. cumin-1 teaspoon
  13. Mustard-1 teaspoon
  14. Curry leaves-1/2 teaspoon
  15. Kasoori methi-1/2 teaspoon
  16. Hing-pinch
  17. Urad dal-1 teaspoon

  1. In a bowl combine flour,turmeric,pepper,ginger,hing,turmeric,salt,kasoori methi,Eno fruit salt ,some garlic ghee , water,mix well with spatula without forming lumps
  2. Now grease a pan with remaining garlic ghee and the batter
  3. Steam in pressure cooker for 10 to 15 minutes or until done
  4. Now open the lid and transfer the dokla to a serving plate
  5. cut into desired pieces(for kids you can use cookie cutters to attract them).
  6. Now make seasoning and pour this on the dokla pieces
  7. Garnish with coconut flakes and cilantro and serve


This is my entry for Sanghi's for the current event Fall In Love( FIL-FRUITS).

  1. Pine apple pieces-2 cups

  2. Milk powder-1 table spoon

  3. Milk-3 cups

  4. Cinnamon powder-1/4th teaspoon

  5. Chopped Almond-1 teaspoon

  6. Sugar-2 table spoons


  1. First blend pine apple pieces,milk powder,almonds and Cinnamon powder

  2. Now add sugar and milk and blend

  3. serve immediately