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Spicy Potato fry and Drumstick radish sambar

2011-08-08T17:47:27.064+05:30

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Rajma Chawal

2011-08-05T22:26:50.776+05:30


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That's called a perfect dinner when you are soo hungry!!! Garma garam makhan roti, Jeera chawal and the one and only Healthy Rajma..ohh Heaven for me... :) . Let's look into the recipe one by one.

Rajma:
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Take 1 cup rajma soaked for 4hrs then cooked until soft. Grind together 1onion, 2 green chillies, 2 tomatoes, 1tsp ginger garlic paste, 2 strands coriander leaves, 1clove, 1 elachi, 1 cinnamon stick.
Heat 1tbsp butter/oil add the grinded paste and fry till oil oozes out. Now add a dash of turmeric, 1tbsp rajma masala/kithenking masala, 1 tsp jeera powder. Fry for some 20 seconds. Now add the cooked rajma, salt and 1/2 cup of water. Cook for 10 mins on a low to medium flame. Garnish with some fresh coriander leaves and Done!

Jeera Rice:
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Heat 1 tbsp butter/oil add bay leaves, 2 cloves, 2 elachi pods and 1 inch cinnamon stick. Fry for a second and then add 1 onion and 2 green chillies thinly sliced. Fry till onions are translucent. Now add 2 tsp roasted jeera powder fry and finally add 1 cup cooked rice and salt. Mix well and its ready. Whenever we have leftover plain rice we can make this rice and can have it with some raita or plain curd.



Soft Idly

2011-07-28T13:58:22.563+05:30

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Again a healthy start for a bright week with soft softier idlies. Actually there is a secret behind my recipe ;) as i bought a new wet grinder yesterday i can't wait to start and so right away prepared Idlies. This time i used idly rice instead of using idly rava. I normally make idlies with idly rava but here in Coimbatore Idly rice is sold widely. So for a change i made idlies with the Idly rice. This is the first time i used this rice and it came out very very well :) .

Ingredients:
Whole urad dal or split - 1 cup
Idly rice - 2 cup
normal ricee - 1/2 cup
salt - as required

Method:
Soak urad dal and rice separately for 3- 4 hours. Grind it to a smooth paste adding water in between. The batter should be medium not too thick and not too thin. Take out in a big bowl as it ferment and raise. Keep aside for overnight or atleast 7 hrs .Check if the batter raise. Now add salt ans mix well. Grease the idly plates, pour the batter in the idly plates ans cook for 8-10 mins or until done. Serve with peanut chutney .
Note: I usually soak dal and rice in the afternoon and at night like before 9:00 grind the batter and leave the batter overnight to ferment. The next morning the batter raises and is ready to make idly, dosa, utappam. :)



Weekend Brunch-Mooli Paratha :)

2011-08-05T12:34:57.784+05:30

I felt my weekend should be special and made a healthy brunch with mooli (white radish) as my main ingredient. Am not that fond of these pungent sweet radishes but when i read of their nutritional benefits i thought i must add to my menu as they are a very good source of vitamin C. Dieters can benefit greatly from radishes, as they are low in calories, cholesterol and fat. They also contain a lot of roughage and contain a lot of water. So i made mooli paratha for my weekend brunch :) . Lets go through the ingredients and the method of this recipe.Ingredients:Whole wheat atta - 2cupswater - 1/2 cupWhite radishes - medium 3 no.potato - 1 small boiled & mashedgreen chillies - 2 finely choppedkitchen king masala ,or any garam masala - 2 tspkassori methi - 2 tbspcoriander leaves- 2 tbspsalt - as requiredturmeric - a pinchMethod:Knead the atta and keep aside. Grate the radishes and keep aside for 10 mins .Squeeze the grated radish, drain the water and put it in a mixing bowl add the remaining ingredients, mix well . Take a lemon sized ball of the kneaded atta and roll onto a medium size and add a spoon of mooli mixture, close from all the ends dust with flour and roll again to an average paratha size.Heat pan put the rolled paratha fry both the sides adding butter in between until you see some roasted spots on your paratha. Done!!![...]



Simple Veggie Biryani

2011-07-28T10:26:30.896+05:30

Hello All!! I know its been long long time almost a couple of years i have blogged and now am back with my blogging work and want to be a regular bloggie ;) . So as of now am feeling like a newbie to the updated version of blogging world and thought of a slow and steady start...and came with a simple yet Yummy recipe which i often make...
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This is a very simple and quick recipe. Lets gothrough the Ingredients.
Ingredients:
Any rice preferably Basmati - 1 cup
Chopped veggies
(potato, carrot, beans, peas, - 1 cup
cauliflower, Onion)
Butter/oil - 1 tbsp
Cashews - 8-10
Turmeric - a pinch
Salt - as required
Garam masala - 1 tbsp
Jeera powder - 1 tsp
water - 3 cups
Grind to a smooth paste - (1 onion, 1 tomato, elachi, clove, cinnamon - 1 each, coriander leaves, 2-3 green chillies, ginger-garlic paste - 1/2tsp)

Method:
Wash the rice, drain and keep aside for 10 mins so that while cooking the grain will be longer.Heat butter/oil in a thick bottemed cooker and add bay leaves cashews and onions, fry till translucent.

Add the paste, turmeric, jeera powder, garam masala fry till oil leaves the edges. Add the veggies and fry for 2- 3 mins and then add 3 cups of water. Cook on high flame till the water boils.

Now add the soaked rice and also add salt, mix well and close with the cooker lid. Take off the whistle. Cook on high face for 5 mins and then simmer for 10 mins and check once in a while till done.

Garma Garam Biryani is Ready!!! Serve hot with any kind Raita. :)









EGGLESS SIMPLE ORANGE CAKE!!!

2011-07-28T10:34:49.242+05:30

Please click the image to view the recipe in its simplest form in 3-4 steps.... :)
Hope you all enjoyed my recipe...I really hope am back to my blogging in this New Year!!!!



HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

2011-07-22T14:05:55.201+05:30

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Happy Holi

2011-07-22T14:07:00.736+05:30

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Happy Valentines Day

2007-02-28T17:07:41.210+05:30

My Lovely valentine cakei got the sponge cake recipe from Video jug.This site was amazing and i want everyone to have a look at this site .a very very gud site for the begginers in cooking. i then had my own style of icing...;) with micky and mini mouse choclates decorated with some carved strawberries....My Valentine CakeA warm meal on Valentines dayGet!!!!!Set!!!!!Goooooooooooooooooo!!!!!I know am not paying keen interest in blogging....am not posting regularly though i have many recipes in my hand...i donno why but i took a long blogging break and felt very bad missing all my blogger friends recipes ...:( . Anywayz past is past ;) .Today am posting my valentines Day recipes.Yeah!we had a Nice Dinner!!!It took me almost 2 1/2 hrs to prepare and arrange!I choose Gajar halwa for the Desert section as its very cold and hot hot Gajar halwa really suits!!!Gajar halwa recipeAnd firstly we look for a perfect appetizer and i thought Onion rings are the right choice ...Onion Rings:Large onions - 2 (cut into circles)flour -75 gmscornflour - 2tbspbaking powder -1/2tsppaprika - 1/2tspsugar - 1/2tspbeaten egg -1milk - 120mlsalt&pepper as per tasteoil for deep fryingMethod:Combine flour,corn flour,bakong powder,paprika,sugar,salt and pepper.add eggs to milk and whisk.then pour this liquid into the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth batter is formed.Deep fry rings and drain.Season some salt and serve hot.Then comes Main dish and side dishes and ofcourse raita and all other stuff.The special reason for me to choose the North Indian meal is tht my Husband Loves North indian dishes and all the dishes i made impressed my husband;)) ...we had Dhokla ,pulav ,Makkhan roti ,Mixed vegetable curry,kadai paneer,cucumber raita and finally Strawberry smoothie.i got this recipe from Vineela of Vineela Cuisinepulav:basmati rice - 1cupcashewnuts - 1/4 cupoilcloves- 3cardamon -2cinnamon -2"shah jeera -11/2tsponions - 1/2 choppedraisins - 1/4 cupturmeric -a pinchsaffron -2 strandsboiling water - 2 cupsfor garnish-- 1/2 chopped and browned onion(heat 1tsp oil add onions and fry till they turn into brown color) and 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves.Method:Wash and drain rice.Heat oil add nuts,cloves,cardamon,shah jeera,cinnamon and fry for a minute.Add onions and fry till transperent.add raisins,turmeric,salt..stirwell.Add boiling water.Cover pan and cook on low glame.Garnish with browned onions and coriander leaves.i got this recipe from Premasundar of MyCookbookThnx prema....The dish was really amazing...i got this recipe from Video jugi got this one too from video jugCucumber raita:2 cucumbers peeled and chopped1/2 cup plain yogurtsaltfresh parsleygreen chillies -1 chopped finelyMix all the above and garnish with fresh parsely....Send this eCard ![...]



Dinner Mela:))

2007-01-29T20:13:07.141+05:30

This is a very brief post about my WEEK`s Dinner Menu....Yes!!!i got a doubt, can i make different varieties of curries for the whole week...i then thought how it would be if i post whole weeks dinner menu ...am a bit excited then but thought can i make this coz am not the person of maintaining timetable kind of things...i will do wht i wish ..sometimes my dinner depends on my mood...but am sure i wont maintain the same phulka,roti ,dahi method(which is healthy).If i make roti today then am sure i will make pasta the other day and then goes to some junk food lk Bhel puri then comes with any south indian tiffin ........finaaly ends with Cheese Pizza....ofcourse the last day my hubby and me together feel tht we shouldn`t go for junk foods and prepares a Timetable for the week but forgets about tht from the otherday itself...Am so happy tht i could post all my Week`s dinner menu and am sure tht we had tht in a healthy way ....using 1/2-1 tbsp of Oil for the whole dinner!!!:)).What i wish to say tht we controlled having high calorific food for dinner.*** We enjoyed our weekend with typical South indian tiffin Pesarattu-Upma as our Dinner***So here are my recipes:Roti:wheat flour - 2 cupssaltwarm waterMix all the above and make a soft dough .Cover with a wet cloth and keep aside for 15 mins.Divide the dough into three-inch balls. Flatten the dough balls into 6-7 inch circles. make roti`si tried Asha of Foodies hope method for preparing roti and turned out well .u can have a look at the recipe here._./'\._¸¸.•¤**¤•.¸.•¤**¤•.¸.•¤•.¸.•¤**¤•.¸.•¤**¤•.¸.•¤•.*•. .•* * !! Monday Dinner !!/.•*•.\ ¸..•¤**¤•.,.•¤**¤•..,.•¤**¤•..,.•¤** ¤•..,.•¤** ¤•..,.•Roti-Peas Curry-YogurtIngridients:frozen peas - 2 cupsonion - 1ginger-garlic - 1 tsp gratedtomates - 1chilli powder - 1tbspsugar- 1/2 tspturmeric - apinchsalt as requiredoil - 1/2 tbspMethod:Presure cook peas and keep aside.Chop onion and tomato .Heat oil add ginger-garlic pasted,saute .Add onions and fry till transperant .Add tomatoes and fry,add turmeric,chilli powder,sugar.Fry for a minute.Now add cooked peas,salt and 1/4 cup of water and cook till water evaporates._./'\._¸¸.•¤**¤•.¸.•¤**¤•.¸.•¤•.¸.•¤**¤•.¸.•¤**¤•.¸.•¤•.*•. .•* * !! Tuesday Dinner !!/.•*•.\ ¸..•¤**¤•.,.•¤**¤•..,.•¤**¤•..,.•¤** ¤•..,.•¤** ¤•..,.• Roti -Potato Curry-YogurtIngredients:Potatoes - 4 bigonion - 1tomates - 1chilli powder - 1tbspturmeric - apinchsalt as requiredoil - 1/2 tbspSeasoning :(mustard,jeera,chana dal,urad dal) -1/2 tsp eachcurry leaves - 1 stalkMethod:Presure cook potatoes and remove the skin cut into small pieces.Chop onion and tomato.Heat oil add seasoning,curry leaves fry for a minute Add onions and fry till transperant .Add tomatoes turmeric,chilli powder,salt and cooked potates.sprinkle some water and mash the potatoes with the spatula .Cover and cook for 5-10 minutes._./'\._¸¸.•¤**¤•.¸.•¤**¤•.¸.•¤•.¸.•¤**¤•.¸.•¤**¤•.¸.•¤•.*•. .•* * !! Wednesday Dinner !!/.•*•.\ ¸..•¤**¤•.,.•¤**¤•..,.•¤**¤•..,.•¤** ¤•..,.•¤** ¤•..,.• Roti - Dahi Bhendi- YogurtIngredients:Okra - 10 -15onion - 1curd - 1/2 cupgram flour (Besan) - 2Tbspturmeric - a pinchginger - 1 tsp gratedSeasoning(mustard,jeera,chana dal,urad dal)-1/2 tsp eachred chillies - 2curry leaves - 1 stalkchilli powder - 1/2 tspsaltoil - 1 tbspMethod:Cut each okra into 2 pieces .Chop onion.Beat curd,besan,ginger till they completely mix and keep aside .Heat 1/2 tbsp oil ,fry okra for 5 minutes.Remove and heat remaining oil add seasoning,redchillies,curry leaves-fry now add onions[...]



Happy Republic Day

2007-01-26T19:32:06.142+05:30

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Radhasaptami (Paramannam, Vundrallu)

2007-01-26T06:22:59.579+05:30

Most Important Festival Once in a Year i.e on 25th Jan 2007

This is the main festival of Lord Surya Narayana Swamy, celebrated in the month of January in this year. It is a belief that our country goes into light from darkness from this day every year. The winter season ceases and spring season starts. Our bodies will have a chemical reaction with the sun rays and we become healthy. Mythologocally, it is said to be Sun god's birthday. Special rays and vibrations are supposed to be present in the temple premises and it is also said that devotees taking Teertha Prasadams will be blesses with wealth and health. Lord Surya Narayana Swamy has a chariot with one wheel and there are seven horses representing the seven colors of light that is VIBGYOR. Lord Rama worshipped Surya before killing Ravana.


(image) Radhasaptami Naivedyam : Vundrallu, Paramannam

(image) Vundrallu (Rice Ravva Laddoos)

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(image) Serving : Paramannam, vundrallu with instant chutney (magaya perugu pachadi)





Ragda patties

2007-01-22T15:02:18.401+05:30

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This is One of my favourite ....

Ingredients:
For Patties:

Potatoes boiled ,mashed - 4
salt, chilli powder
2 bried slices
oil - 3 tbsp
Method:
Mix all the above and make fine paste.Heat Tava .Make flat shapes with the paste and shallow fry.
For ragda:
2 cups white peas Soaked for 6-8 hrs and pressure cooked till soft
salt,chilli powder,turmeric
ginger garlic - grated-1tsp
tomatoes -1 big chopped
onion - 1 big chopped
oil - 1tbsp

Method:
Heat oil.Fry onions,ginger- garlic.Fry till onions turn transperant .Add tomatoes and fry for a minute. Now add turmeric,chilli powder and white peas. add salt and 1/2 cup of water.Cook on medium flame for 10 min. turn off the stove.

For garnishing:
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Tamarind chutney
chopped onions

Serving method:
place 2 patties .pour ragda over patties.top with chopped onions ,tamarind chutney ,Sev.



HAPPY PONGAL

2007-01-16T19:38:54.513+05:30

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AM Tagged!!!!!!!!!!!!!(Meme)

2007-01-22T14:04:59.624+05:30

Hooray!!! Hooray!!! Am tagged by Mythreyee for the Meme..........Am soooo thankful to her... i will sure post the meme as soon as possible...am very busy these days and so cant post regularly!!!Thanks Mythreyee for Tagging me in this Meme - Three things.THREE THINGS THAT SCARE ME:1. Darkness2. Horror Movies3. ridesTHREE PEOPLE WHO MAKE ME LAUGH:1. Telugu actor Rajendraprasad`s comedy2. Jhonylever comedy3. Bean comedyTHREE THINGS I LOVE:1. Nature2. My Family!!! softtoys3. Baby`s smile,walk,sleepTHREE THINGS I HATE:1. cunning thoughts2. Over dominating3. Wars and StrikesTHREE THINGS I DON'T UNDERSTAND1. Why i cant stick to single decision2. Why Japanese made their language soooooooo complicated!!!3. History!!! am very poor in social studies :(THREE THINGS ON MY DESK1. Laptop2. mobile camera3. water bottleTHREE THINGS I AM DOING RIGHT NOW:1. TYPING2. Shivering(its vry cold here)3. eating pumpkin seeds;)THREE THINGS WANT TO DO BEFORE I DIE:1. Visit Paris!!!!!!2. make theertha yatra3. do some good things (help the poor,donating blood.....)THREE THINGS I CAN DO:1. Can Cook2. Can entertain3. Can imitate good thingsTHREE THINGS YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO:1. Shobharaj,Vani jayaram voice2. Shubha mudgal voice....3. Any indian instrumnetalTHREE THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER LISTEN TO:1. Overreacting dialogues2. Discouraging Words3. SuperstitionsTHREE THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN1. stick to my own decisions2. more cuisines3. craft workTHREE FAVORITE FOODS1. alu fry2. veg fried rice3. Besan LaddooTHREE BEVERAGES I DRINK A LOT1. Orange Juice2. Water3. Diet cokeTHREE FAVORITE BOOK/TV SHOW I READ/WATCH AS A KID1. chandamama stories2. Dennis3. Tom & Jerry and Donald DuckThree blogger friends am tagging:1. Vaishali Kamath of "Happy Burp"2. Bhargavi of "Cool Pepper"3. Pavani of "Cook`s Hideout"[...]



MY NEW YEAR CHOCLATE CAKE

2007-01-23T13:12:04.517+05:30

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I wish all my fellow bloggers a very Happy New Year

Well we had a small get together for the new year party ...and i made this moist Choclate Cake .I got this recipe from Priya of daily girl blog..A very very big thnx to Priya.I made a little change of baking this cake in a COOKER!!! yes ...and am proud to say that am successful in making a moist choclate cake (Eggless,Butterless).It took 40 minutes to bake and believe me its really Tasty!!!

you can get the original recipe details here:
http://dailygirlblog.blogspot.com/2006/09/moist-chocolate-cake.html

Preparing Cake in a Cooker:

Take the prepared batter in a steel bowl.heat the cooker pan and put the cooker stand (usually we get tht with cooker ).Put the batter bowl on the stand .Close the lid .Sim the flame and wait for 30-35 minutes.**Should not open the lid and should not put the whistle**
Enjoy Cooking!!!:)
I tried from this site:
http://www.webindia123.com/cookery/cakes/hints.htm




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2007-01-01T17:52:24.710+05:30

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Merry Christmas!!!

2006-12-26T08:38:44.200+05:30

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chapati with peanut capsicum

2006-12-25T12:45:44.256+05:30

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Ingredients:
Capsicum/green bell pepper - 6-7(cut into small pieces)
onion - 1 (finely chopped)
peanuts - 1/2cup
sesame seeds -1/2 cup
shredded coconut - 1/4 cup
turmeric - pinch
chilli powder - 2 tbsp
coriander powder - 2tbsp
salt as required
oil - 2 tbsp
Method:
Heat oil ,add onion and fry till transparent .Add capsicum and fry till soft and take out ,in the meanwhile grind peanuts,sesame seeds,coconut to a fine paste .add some water if necessary .heat oil add the paste and fry till the oil leaves the edges.add turmeric,chill powder,coriander powder .fry for a minute add the fried capsicum pieces and salt and cook for 5 minutes and turnoff the stove.Can enjoy with chapati and rice.

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Palakova

2006-12-25T12:17:39.273+05:30

Palakova is a wonderful and a traditional rich sweet which is made up of milk , sugar and ghee ...
The ingredients seems to be simple ...but we have to work hard ...should keep on stirring stirring stirring.............................till it forms a thick solid kinda structure...anywayz chk out my version of kova...
(image) Boil 2 litres of milk .keep stirring so tht no top layers r formed ..when the milk becomes half(it takes 1hr)add 1 cup sugar and keep on stirring till u find bubbles Nowadd 4tbsp of ghee and stir till u get soft solid lk structure....turn off the stove .

(image) Grease plate with ghee and spread the kova on plate.make ur
desired shape when warm or u can store in the solid form .

(image) Enjoy with some pakoda ...tastes gr8 as a evening snack:)



incredible machine - #SONIC FOREVER

2006-12-22T11:36:49.986+05:30

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incredible machine,un believable video made in japan ......



murukku

2006-12-21T07:17:12.386+05:30

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Ingredients:

rice flour - 3 cups
ajwain(vomu)/jeera - 1 tsp
salt - as required
green chilles - 3
water to make dough
murukku press
oil for frying..

method:
Heat oil , grind the green chillies with 1 cup of water..filter the water .Use this water to make the dough.Mix rice flour,ajwain,salt .make dough with the help of chilli water.Seive for 10 mins so the the dough is mixed properly...now take murukku press ,fill handfull of dough and press in shape of circles on a plate.deep fry these circles ,cool them and store in air tight containers...

**u can add chilli powder instead of green chillies.



Besan laddoo

2006-12-20T14:00:04.590+05:30

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Ingredients:
besan (gram flour) - 2 cups
sugar - 1 cup
ghee - 1/4 cup
elachi powder - 1 tsp
nuts to decorate
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Heat ghee and fry besan till we get a nice aroma then add sugar and fry for few more minutes (3-4 min).Turn off the stove .Make laddoos when it is warm and decorate with ur favourite nuts.
u will get approx. 15 laddoos of small size.

This is the easiest laddoo ,it can be made very quickly and has a rich taste.