Sunday, December 26, 2010

Indian Cucumber Dal with Home Made Plantain Chips

I love Dosakaya pappu and my kdis love plantain chips as side dish. I already submitted plantain chips recipe in my blog.

Now Dasakaya Pappu recipe
1 Cup toor dal
1 Medium size Indian Cucumber
3 Spicy green chillies
Turmeric Pinch
chilli powder
coriander powder

2 red chillies
2 medium size garlic crushed
Split uradh dal few
Chenna dal few
5-6 Curry leaves
Mustard Seeds few

1. Take a Pressure cooker soak toor dal with water 5 minutes and add Indian Cucumber Slices to it.
2.Now add pinch of turmeric and green chillies.
3.Pressure cook until get 3 vistles
4.Taka another kadai pour oil.
5.Add mustard seeds, garlic, dals, curry leaves, red chilli powder, coriander powder mix with cooekd dal.

Serve hot with plain rice and ghee, pickle... Yummy

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thotakura Pappu kodiguddu porita

I kept telugu name greens dal with egg bhuji

Ingredients for Thotakura pappu
1 bunch of thotakura
1 white onion
1 tomato
2 green chillies
pinch of turmeric
1/2 cup toor dal
tamarind juice 1/2 bowl
chilli powder
coriander powder
mustard seeds
curry leaves
garlic cloves -1 big shredded
chenna dal
2 red chillies
uradh dal.

Ingredients for Kodiguggu Porita
2 eggs
1 red onion
3 green chillies
few curry leaves
few coriander leaves
garlic cloves -1 shredded
cumin seeds few
black pepper powder

Preparation of lentils:

1. Take Pressure cooker soak toor dal for 10 minutes add pinch of turmeric .
2.Clean the thotakura bunch cut into pieces with stems and leaves add to the pressure cooker.
3.Slice the white onion add to the pressure cooker.
4.Slice the tomato add to the pressure cooker.
5.Add green chillies close the lid and pressure cook on low flame until 3 vistles.
6.Now squeeze the tamarind juice keep aside.
7. Take another kadai pour oil once it get heat add red chillies, mustard seeds, split dals, curry leaves, garlic, chillipowder, coriander powder and mashed cooked dal mix well with tamarind juice and salt.
8. Let it cook some time on low flame.
9.Serve hot with plain rice.

Preparating Egg Bhuji:
1.Cut the garlic cloves, curry leaves, green chillies, red onion, coriander leaves.
2.Take a kadai pour oil add cumin seeds, mustard seeds(optional), shredded garlic, curry leaves,green chillies, red onion slices one by one and fry .
3.Take a other bowl break the egg shell and beat with the help of fork make sure weather egg white and egg yellow got mixed well.
4.Now add the beaten eggs to the curry with salt, pepper powder, stir well other wise it will burn.
5. Add coriander leaves and mix well..

Herbs Butter Milk

This is for who is suffering with UTI and who is carrying baby..

This butter milk helps to clear all urinary track infection diseases


1 cup home made curd
2 green chillies
10 -15 fresh curry leaves
2 long thin coriander leaves with stems

1.Clean all herbs and chillies
2.Take a mixykeep chillies, herbs and butter milk grind it nicely.
3.Last add salt and water if u want add lemon juice to.

Lentils soup with coconut

The dish also called as Dal rasam, Parpu Rasam, Pappu Charu came well and delicious with nice side dish..

I usually prepare this rasam when i have nice fish fry or masala egg fry feeling bit lazy bcoz of dull weather.

masoor dal - 1/4 cup
Whole peeled tomatoes or cooked tomatoes paste - 1/2 bowl
tamarind juice - 1 bowl
garlic cloves - 1 clove big size shredded into small pieces
2 green chilli's
2 red chillies
mustard seeds
curry leaves
chenna dal
uradh dal split
1/2 teaspoon rasam powder
pinch of turmeric
coconut shredded 1/2 teaspoon
coriander leaves to garnish at last

1.Soak masoor dal fro 10 minutes in water add pinch of turmeric powder and green chillies , pressure cook for 3 vistles.
2.Take a kadai pour oil add mustard seeds, red chillies, shredded garlic, curry leaves, dals fry it well and add cooked dal and tomato paste and tamarind juice.
3.After boiling some time add salt and rasam powder, coconut shredded to it stir well.
4. Now add coriander leaves to it .

Serve with plain rice.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mint Chutney

I love mint chutney finally i tried one recipe came well..

1 bunch of mint
small piece of coconut.
cumin seeds
2 green chillies
tamarind juice
curry leaves

uradh dal
chenna dal
2 red chillies
curry leaves

1. Separate the mint leaves from stem and wash it well and keep a side.
2.Shred the coconut and keep a side.
3. Clean the chillies and curry leaves.
4.Now a take a kadai pour oil add cumin seeds,mint, coconut, curry leaves, chillies. fry it well until water will go off.
5.Once it get warm make a fine paste with help of salt and tamarind juice.
6.Pour oil in another vessel and all dals and red chillies, curry leaves top it on chutney.
Serve this with idly, dosa, or  you can serve with plain rice .

And i use this with samosa side dish too..


Palak Alu

Very famous dish from north part of India i genrally serve this dish with jeera rice.

servings size -2


cumin seeds
curry leaves
2 red chillies
2 green chillies
1 small white onion
1/4 bunch of Spinach
1 medium size potato
garam masala pinch
kasoori methi pinch
ginger garlic paste - 1/4 tea spoon
turmeric -pinch

1.Peel the skin of white onion keep aside
2.Peel the potato skin keep aside.
3.Clean the spinach leaves under running water.
4.Now take a pressure cooker keep whole peeled onion, whole peeled potato and spinach in it and swtich off after one Whistle.
5. Once the steam gone take onion mash it well like fine paste.
6.Now take spinach leaves and mash it fine paste with 2 green chillies.
7.Take a potato and cut into medium size slices and fry it oil with bit of slat and keep a side.
8.Taka a kadai pour oil add cumin seeds, red chillies, curry leaves and onion paste.
9.Once the onion get fry add spinach paste fry it well..
10.Now add fried potatoes and mix well with turmeic, ginger garlic paste, salt, garam masala.
11.Cook under low flame for 5 - 10 minutes at last add kasoori methi leaves..

Serve hot with jeer rice...yummy

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Chicken Dum Biryani (Chicken Biryani with Pressure Pan)

This is other variety of chicken biryani or pulav we cook everything in pressure pan.

Fennel seedsfew
curry leaves few
coriander leaves few
mint leaves few
spring onions -2
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
Chicken Drum stick - 4 big
3 green chillies
1/2 cup curd
pinch turmeric
chillipowder - 1/2 teaspoon
coriander powder - 1teaspoon
half lemon slice
garam masala - 1/8 teaspoon
Biryani masala - 1/4 teaspoon
star anise -2 or 3
cinnamon stick - 1 medium piece
cardamon - 3
cloves - 2
bay leaves- 2
2 cups Basmati rice (i used regular rice in the picture)
1 medium size onion
1 medium size tomato

Marination :
Clean the chicken drumsticks with turmeric and water , create some gaps with fork to marinate well..
Take cup curd add ginger galric paste, salt,chillipowder, corinader powder marinate 1/2 hour, squeeze lemon juice also

1.Take a pressure pan pour oil add fennel seeds, curry leaves, star anise, cinnamon stick, cardamon, cloves, mint leaves.
2.Add onion slices fry well..
3.Add tomato slices fry well.
4.Once it get fry remove and keep in some bowl.
5.Use the same pan to saute marinated chicken drumstick for 10 mintues.
6.Once chicken drumsticks gt cook 1/2 then add onions and masala to it.
7.Fry some time.
8.Now add required water (keep one thing on mind chicken will have some water and also on green and vegetables so try to reduce the water content and salt already added to chicken so no need to add salt again).
9.Now add cleaned rice to it  keep srping onion slices and coriander leaves slices on top of it. pressure until get 2 vistles..

Note: Here i serve the chicken biryani with egg also. For egg i boil it for some time and later remove the shell and add bit salt and pepper and roast it little bit and add to the Biryani at last.
Serve hot with Cucumber - carrot raita

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Curry Leaves Chutney (Karvepaku Pachadi)

First time i make this came well and superb with hot rice and ghee..

few split uradh dal
few chenna dal
cumin seeds
coriander seeds
3 red chillies
1 bowl of curry leaves
2 garlic cloves
tamarind little bit

Note: you can make this chutney without water that will come like powder if u add water it will come like chutney.. i like with water. Curry leaves is very good to health


* Take a kadai pour oil add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dals,red chilliesand garlic , coriander leaves fry bit
* Add curry leavs fry it well.
* Nicely blend it with tamarind and water,salt.

Serve with hot rice.

Eggplant Peas with Dry Fish curry(Vankaya batani mettalu koora)

Generally dry meat or dry sea food goes well with the Eggplant or Brinjal.


half egg plant
1/2 cup peass
garlic cloves -2
mustard seeds- few
jeera seeds - few
curry leaves - 2 or 3
chillipowder - 1/2 teaspoon
coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
cleaned dry fish
1 medium size onion
1 medium size tomato
coriander leaves

Preparation :

* Take a kadai pour oil once it get warm add mustard seeds, jeera seeds, crushed garlic, curry leaves.
* Now add onion slices fry ti well.
* Add  tomato slices well and fry it.
* Add egg plant slices and fry it well.
* Add peas and stir well with salt, turmeric,chilli powder, coriander powder.
* Add cleaned dry fish and mix well and cup of water and cook it under low flame until 10 - 20 minutes.
* Once it cook well Garnish with coriander leaves
It goes well with hot cooked rice.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Beerakaya Royalu (ridge guard with shrimp)

Generally i lvoe dry shrimp wit ridge guard, egg plant and gongura ...delicious dishes yummy...

This dish with raw shrimp and fresh ridge guard

1 medium size ridge guard
2 small red onions
1 small tomato
1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
curry leaves
coriander powder
mustard seeds


1.Take a kadai pour oil add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
2.Now add sliced red onion and fry it well until turns golden brown.
3.Later add tomato and ginger garlic paste.
4.Now add ridge guard slices and cleaned raw shrimp mix it well.
5.Add turmeric, salt, chillipowder, coriander powder.
6.Cook under low flame until shrimp cook well.
7.Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve with hot rice
trust me very good combination u will like it well..

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Special Indo-Mexican Dinner

I love special meals thats the reason i always make different dishes with different combination..

Here i prepared

1.Veg Samosa (i used frozen one)
2. Veg Wrap (Home made Wrap)
3. Tandoori.Chicken thighs(Home made Chicken thighs)

1.Vegetable Samosa
I bought frozen vegetable samosa big pack from Costco just take 4 samosa and preheat in microwave and light fry in oil.

2.Vegetable Wrap

mixed vegetables
lemon slice
pepper powder
shredded cheese
Chapathi (home made) or tortillas

Now making wrap

once you done cutting vegetables and making round chapthi.. just before eating take a bowl add mixed veggies how much a person (like if kid means can't eat much  but adult means we can add more veggies ) need and salt, lemon juice, shredded cheese, pepper powder and microwave 1 min and wrap in chapathi done...

3. Tandoori chicken look at Tandoori chicken recipe

Yummy special dinner ready... Perfect combination I love it

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Garlic Curry (a tamil nadu dish)

So many people love to eat garlic curry which people made in tamilnadu.. That is very healthy and tasty but we need perfect recipe otherwise we can't eat.
I got this recipe from one my friend she is from tamilnadu.

1 cup tamarind juice
15 peeled garlic cloves
powder (roast pepper corn, chenna dal, toor dal, uradh dal, cumin seeds well and make it powder)
Chilli powder pinch
and coriander powder
curry leaves
mustard seeds
coriander leaves.

1.Taka a non stick sauce pan and pour oil once it get heat add mustard seeds, curry leaves and peeled garlic cloves fry it well.
2.Now add tamarind juice to it and let it boil sometime until the curry looks some thick consistency.
3.Now add turmeric, salt, chillipowder, corainder powder (1:2 ratio chilli and coriander powder).
4.And add masala powder which we make already.
5.Let ot cook on low flame some time..
6.Garnish with coriander leaves.
7.Serve with hot rice.

Perugu Charu (Curd Soup)

I do this dish when i have more curd or i feel bit lazy .. just make perugu charu with pepper potato fry.

1 cup curd
pinch turmeric
coriander leaves

few chenna dal
few split uradh dal
curry leaves
2 red chillies or slices of 2 green chillies
mustard seeds

1.Take a bowl pour curd,turmeric and salt mix well with the help of fork or spoon or electronic blender.
2.Taka kadai pour oil add mustard seeds, curry leaves, lentils , chillies fry it bit and add the mixed curd.
3.If u feel thick add few water.
4.Let is heat some time and turn off garnish with coriander leaves.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Greens Pasta with Boiled egg and Shrimp

When you see the name, you might surprise what it is and how it will be trust me it came very well and tasty i finish 2 servings do u believe that.. yes it's true. then you want give a try then come, If you are vegetarian then just void the non vegetarian and use only vegetable, it's sounds funny but i am telling you can make vegetable dish or eggtarian dish

Green Peas
Green Beans
Green Bell Pepper
Onion - 1/2
Garlic cloves -2
Italian Herbs mixed or your wish list like Parsley, Basil e.t.c
Shredded Cheese
milk - 2 cups
Macaroni - 1 cup cup
Water (to boil macaroni)
1 cup Raagu or Pasta Sauce
Pepper (optional)
Olive oil

Non - Vegetarians
Boiled Eggs - 3
Cooked Shrimp- 1/2 cup or bowl


1. Take a big vessel boil the water and add macaroni and boil on low to medium flame.
2. Stir occastionally.
3.Now shift the macaroni into cold water wash gently with your hands and keep aside.
4.Take a big vessel and pour olive oil little bit.
5.Add shredded garlic and sliced onions fry well.
6.Add one by one greens to it and fry it well.
7.Add  macaroni and shrimp or prawns let it cook some time.
8.Add milk to it and cook some time and add tomatoes and pasta sauce.
9.Mix well with salt and pepper, Italian spices like Herbs.
10. Now mix well and add shredded cheese.
11.Let it cook some time once cheese got melted well mix well and shift to mix vessel and top with boiled eggs.

Ready set go and eat your Greens Pasta

Note : Here i used low cheese and more milk to reduce the fat content.. We need cheese because of half cooked veggies will go well with cheese..

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Perugu Garelu (famous dish from South India) or Indian Donuts

Perugu Garelu wow yummy dish and my husband likes. Even me too like it very crispy boondi on top of it.

Ingredients Garelu
1 cup uradh dal
water very less

Making Batter :

soaked 1- 2 hours

make a thin consistency batter adding salt in middle, use very less water with the help of wet grinder.

Ingredients for curd sauce or Perugu sauce:

2 cups of thick home made curd
pinch turmeric
coriander leaves
curry leaves,
2 green chillies or 2 red chillies
channa dal ,
split uradh dal,
mustard seeds,

Preparation of Indian Donuts: (see my log for making garelu in other posts)

1. Take a kadai pour half level oil heat it well on medium flame.
2. Dip your hand on hand and take ball size batter and keep a small hole on middle of the garelu and fry it on low flame.
3. I usually make chitti garelu means small size than the regular garelu.
4.Take a plate and place fried items on tissue towel it will absorb excess oil.

Preparation of Curd Sauce:

1.Taka kadai pour few drops of oil let it hot.
 2.Add mustard seeds, uradh dal, chenna dal, curry leaves, red chillies or sliced green chillies, salt, water
3.Don't burn it just it has to heat thats all..

Now soak donuts in curd sauce few hours like 6 hours (according to USA and Australia weather conditions).

Garnish with Coriander leaves or add few cups of boondi on top of it and serve... Imagine it's yummy .

I finished almost 3 pieces...delicious

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Chekralu or Seasame Muruku(Indian Famous Snack)

I love this one..
Ofcourse Kids enjoy

2 cups rice flour
1/2 cup uradh dal flour
Ajwain seeds
seasame seeds
chilli powder
muruku machine
zip log cover

1.Take rice flour roast it without burn it too much
2.Take uradh dal and roast it (flour should be bit heat)
3.Take two flours mix with salt.
4.Now add chilli powder, ajwain seeds, seasame seeds.
5.Add butter or oil make nice dough.
6.Take a kadai pour oil and heat it on medium flame.
7. Take zip log sheet or aluminum foil keep some dough on muruku machine make chekkralu on zip log sheet later with the help of your hand shift into oil..
8.Fry it until it turn nice color.
9.Remove from oil and place it on tissue towel and shift to tight lid container.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chicken Sandwich

The easy and healthy food is making sandwich. Generally my kids try to remove the raw vegetables, this is best source of raw veggies to kids.


Sandwich bread slices -2 (You will get in super market)
Cheese Spread (you will get in Cheese section)
lettuce - thin slices few (fresh lettuce i use)
Cucumber thin slices -3 or 4 (fresh cucumber i use)
Tomato slices (thin) 3-4 (fresh organic tomato i use)
Cheese Slice - 1 (you will get in cheese section)
Thin Chicken slices  (you will get in meat section)


Taka Non -Stick tawa heat on low flame meanwhile

1.Take a cheese spread and apply very light cheese spread on inner sides of bread slices (to stick veggies well by that kids never remove the veggies seperatly)
2. After that keep lettuce, cucumber, tomato slices layer wise.
3.Now add chicken slices to next layer.
4.Add cheese slice -1 (low fat)
5.Close with other bread slice.
6.Compress it slowly with your hands by that sandwich become very thin next toast both sides of sandwich on low flame.
7.It gives crispy so kids love it to eat. just cut into two slices..

One sandwich is sufficient to one adult and one sandwich will come to 2 small kids like below 5 year kids.

Note : If  you don't have cheese slice you can substitute with shredded cheese.. here i use very less cheese that helps to stick the raw vegetables to bread..

I usually serve this sandwich with fresh homemade cup of Orange Juice very healthy and tasty..

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rajma Masala

This is another North Indian dish

soaked and boiled kidney beans
jeera seeds
curry leaves
red onion medium size
tomato - medium one
rajma masala
green chillies

1.Soak kidney beans over night and boil in pressure cooker
2.Take a vessel pour oil add curry leaves, jeera seeds, crushed ginger, curry leaves fry it well
3. Add red onion slices and fry well
4.Add cooked kidney beans and mix well and let it cook some time.
5.Add turmeric and salt last add tomato slices mix well and cook some time.
6.Add rajma masala (Depends on your flavour).
7.Cook 5 min and turn off garnish with cilantro.

Serve hot with chapathi

Chinese Chicken Fried Rice

I always select easy items in the morning bcoz i have very less time to pack my husband box.

And i love this dish came well..


Boneless chicken pieces
ginger garlic paste
egg- 1
chilli sauce
soya sauce
spring onion
garlic cloves
cup of veggies
1/2 green and red bell pepper
Cooked rice
Turmeric (to clean chicken)
pinch of food color


1.Take Boneless chicken cut into small pieces and apply turmeric marinate 5 min nd clean with fresh water keep aside.
2.Take ginger garlic paste, food color apply to chicken.
3.Taka non stick vessel fry the chicken pieces with the help of oil, salt and pepper.
4.After well fried keep aside.
5.Now take cooked rice (if u r freshly cooking add some oil and salt).
6. Take a egg break the shell and beat the egg pour top of rice.
7.Take another vessel pour oil fry the garlic slices and then add cup of vegetables fry it well.
8.Add salt, vinegar,pepper to it and fry well.
9.Now add green and red bell pepper slices fry it well.
10. And at last add chilli sauce, soy sauce, ajnamoto turn off the flame.
11.Take another non stick vessel pour oil fry the rice(which we pour egg)  fry it well when you egg is cooking with rice.
12.Now mix all the vegetables, chicken to it mix well and fry it again.
13.At last keep spring onion slices to it..
14.Serve to your family.

Plain Parota

My husband love Plain Parota but i was very poor in making parota finally i tired with simple recipe it came well.. If you guys have electronic roti maker then it will came very well.. Right now i don't have roti maker i just used my hands and wood regular roti stone and stick.

I usually serve this parota with chicken or mutton kurma.


2 cups of All purpose flour or maida
pinch of salt
baking soda
warm water
butter or oil

Making Dough

Take a all purpose flour mix salt, baking soda first later add butter mix well that it spread equally and later add warm water to make dough. And close it wet cloth for  1- 2 hours.

Making Parota

Take Roti maker place some oil and take onion size of dough and role it as long as it spread.
Later fold this side up and that side down again up and down, it give layers on top of parota and again role it into circular direction and then again take some oil and role like chapathi.

Take tawa fry this parota with the help of butter or oil..

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chicken Burger

This is also one easiest breakfast but here we don't use chicken patties(it's heavy in the morning) so i use chicken slices..

Serving size 2 burgers will come to 4 people for their morning breakfast


Burger bread
cucumber slices
tomato slices
cheese slices -1
chicken slices 2-3


Take a burger bread and cut into two layers
Apply mayonnaise both ends of the 2 pieces
Now sort the cliced veggies on top of it like one layer cucumber other layer tomato other layer cheese other layer lettuce and other layer chickn slices and close with other bread slice and press it microwave 1 -2  minutes and serve..

Crispy Chekkalu (Andhra Famous Snack)

Today i got some time and also want to eat some Indian snack.. I choose chekkalu which very easy and crispy


2 cups of rice flour

2-3 green chilli
1 inch ginger
curry leaves
soaked chenna dal
roasted peanuts (pealed skin and roasted split peanuts)

Making Dough
1.Take a big bowl add rice flour .
2.Make a a paste of chilli, ginger, curry leaves.
3.Add the paste to rice flour and add soaked chenna dal.
4.Roast the peanuts on low to medium flame peel off the skin and split into 2 pieces each and mix all together with the warm water make a nice dough..
5.Take a plastic or plastic ziplog cover keep small amount of dough and make it circular shape fry it in oil.

Water plays major role and frying time

After coming to Australia i tried with white Rice flour which comes bit white crispy chekkalu than the previous picture in this reciepe.

Malai Kofta Curry (mixed vegetables with White gravy)

I love malai kofta i still remember the days when i first taste malai kofta curry in Hyderabad Mallika Inn Restaurant (same name of me but that is not my restaurant hehe) which is newly started in Dil -shukh -nagar in 2004.

Serving size 4 people
time  1 hour (for first time people)

According to my recipe divided into 3 parts

1.Making Kofta
2. Making White Gravy
3. Making Malai kofta curry

Part 1
Making kofta is the major part in this dish


Boiled 3 medium size potatoes
Grated paneer
small cup of mixed veggies (boiled and mashed)
2 bread slices
bread crumbs


1.Pressure cook the veggies on low flame until get 3 whistles
2.Grate the paneer and keep in bowl
3.Take a mashed veggies (use more potatoes otherwise tough to make balls) mix salt and cilantro, sugar
4. Now bread slices dip into water and squeeze the water and mix with the mashed veggies
5.Apply oil to your palm take mashed veggies a small lemon size and keep shredded paneer, cashews and raisins inside the ball and make a ball with the help of bread crumbs and slowly fry it well carefully.
6.Keep aside.

Part 2 : Making White Gravy


1 big white onion
cashews soaked in water - 30 minutes make a nice paste
ginger garlic paste
2 cardamon
green chillies -2
black pepper seeds - few
1 cup curd
melon seeds few (optional)
pinch turmeric
1/2 tbsp corn flour
bay leaves
cumin seeds
khoya or other substitute

1.Boil the onion,green chillies,cinnamon, cardamon,pepper with 1/2 cup of water and make a paste
2. Make a paste of soaked melon and cashews and keep aside.
3. Take another pan pour oil add cumin seeds, bay leaves and addmashed onion masal paste at last add ginger garlic paste, add turmeric and fry it well
4. After frying the above ingredients add khoya to it and mix well
5.Now add cashew and melon paste to it.
6. Now garnish with cilantro.
7.Shift this into separate bowl and keep aside.

Note  :If u get more white gravy keep in refrigerator and you can use for other Punjabi dishes below 1 week

Part 3 Making Malai kofta curry


sliced white onion
White gravy 2 cups
ginger garlic paste
dhania and jeera powder
garam masala
kasoori methi
fresh cream(I didn't use in my picture)
green chillies
cumin seeds
curry leaves


1.Taka a pan pour oil  or butter add jeera seeds, curry leaves, sliced onion and fry it well.
2.Add ginger garlic paste,turmeric, green chillies, dhania and jeera powder, garam masala
3.Fry it 1 min add 2 cups of white gravy to the existing masala.
4.Add other ingredients and cook under low flame until.
5.If u feel gravy become very thick add 1/2 cup of milk and cook.
6. Turn of the flame and garnish with cilantro

Just before serving take a microwave bowl reheat the gravy for 1 -2 minutes and keep the koftas in gravy otherwise kofta balls will become saagi.

If u don't like white gravy u can add turmeric or food color i like white gravy for kofta

Here i used frozen parotta with malai kofta curry

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Veg cheese burger

Kids love every day different variety so i go one day with dosa, idly, poori e.t.c other day do noodles, soup, burger, snadwich e.t.c

Very easy we can prepare in minutes


Burger bread
cheese slices

1.Take a Burger bread cut into two half slices and apply mayonnaise one end (optional if u want more your can apply both sides too).
2. Now keep thin slices of tomato, thin slices of cucumber, lettuce and cheese slice.
3.Close with the other part of bread and eat.
4.If you want microwave it for few minutes and eat.

Redsnapper Curry with plain rice

One of the tasty fish is Red snapper, my kids love it well ofcourse it will half bones to..

1 full red snapper fish
1/2 big red onion
1 small tomato
2 garlic cloves
few fenugreek seeds
onion size tamarind soak in water take the juice
curry leaves
chilli powder
coriander powder
pinch of cumin powder
coriander leaves
Turmeric powder

1.Heat the kadai pour oil add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, chopped garlic cloves fry it
2.Add chopped red onion fry it well.
3.Now add tomato slices and fry well.
4.Mash everything with the help of mixy
5.Take fish and cut into nice thin slices
6.Apply turmeric powder to it and wash it after few minutes and keep aside.
7.Take kadai again fry the mashed masala and add tamarind juice and let it boil some time with salt, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder.
8. Now reduce the flame add red snapper fish slices and close the lid on low flame like 5 -10 min depends on your flame.
9.Garnish with coriander leaves..

10.Yummy dish ready

Veg Pasta

I love Italian food like Pasta, Pizza, Egg plant Paramesan e.t.c

I prepare this dish with less cheese with more veggies
olive oil -2 teaspoons
cup of veggies
2 cups of Macaroni (shape is optional)
shredded cheese
2 tomato long thin slices
raagu or Pasta tomato sauce
ITalian herbs like basil leaves, oregano, parsley e.t.c(According to your taste and intrest)

1.Take a big cookware pour water boil it and add the macaroni to it boil it with closed lid until macaroni become soft.
2.Turn off the flame shift the macaroni from hot water to cold water wash it and keep aside
3.Take a another non -stick cook ware add olive oil add chopped garlic to it now add veggies and some tomato slices fry it until vegetables become cooked.
3.Now add cooked macaroni and stir well with italian seasoning  , salt, pepper, tomato slices.
4.Now add 2 cups of milk to it content let it cook some time.
5.Now add pepper and pasta sauce and stir well.
6.At last add shredded cheese (i use less cheese and more milk) wait until the cheese get mix well.

Ready to serve we have to eat these type of food hot and hot

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Palak Paneer

Again one more 'North Indian Dish'. I love this dish alot with jeera rice, come on we will try this.

1 bunch of fresh spinach
1 white onion
ginger garlic paste -1/2 teaspoon
10 -15 paneer cubes (Depends on your taste and requirement )
cumin seeds
2 green chillies
2 red chillies
curry leaves few
pinch garam masala
few kassori methi
turmeric powder
coriander powder
chilli powder

1.Peel the onion and keep aside.
2.Take spinach bunch and wash in water remove the sand, dirt, e.t.c.
3.Take a pressure cooker keep peeled onion, spinach leaves,2 greenchillies pressure cook on low flame until get one whistle.
3.Other side take paneer (i used fresh paneer) cut into cubes equal size and fry it in oil keep aside.
4. Now mash the boiled onion and make it paste keep in bowl.
5. Now mash the spinach and chillies with pinch of turmeric powder keep aside.
6 Take a kadai pour oil add cumin seeds, mustard seeds(very few), red chillies, curry leaves and fry it little bit.
7. Now add ginger garlic paste fry it well.
8.Now add white onion paste fry it well.
9. Now add mashed spinach add few cups of water if necessary and let it boil fro some time.
10.Add fried paneer cubes to the content mix it well slowly.
11.Add salt, chillipowder, coriander powder
12.Add garam masala, kassori methi.

Now it time to eat. Generally you can serve this dish with jeera rice, parotha, chapthi e.t.c
Here it's lunch time so i prepared jeera rice..

Wow awesome i finished all the rice the gravy excellent and the paneer very soft.. yummy dish.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bhel Poori

Now it's chat time ...
A well know item from North part of India

1 cup of puffed rice (roast it well)
1 cup bomaby mixure
few peanuts(roast it well)
few chetni dal (roast it well)
half onion slices
tomato slices
green chilli (thin slices)
green chutney
mango (shred into very small slices with the help of shredder) or you can use tamarind chutney instea dof mango
chat masala
lemon juice
2 small crispy poori

I make 2 small poori with all purpose flour i need crispy poori so we have to use either all purpose or maida
Take a big bowl add all the ingredients, with poori pieces(break the poori into small pieces)
close the lid and shake well for mixing all the ingredients
check salt level properly

ready set go.. Switch on the TV keep nice Dvd and start eating and watching

VermiCelli Upma

One of the kids favorite item is vermicelli they love to eat .
We can do many dishes with it the well known dish is upma.

Vermicelli 2 cups
water 2 cups
chenna dal
uradh dal
green chillies
curry leaves
mustard seeds
pinch turmeric powder
onion slices

1. Take a kadai pour oil add mustard seeds, ginger, curry leaves, green chillies, uradh and chenna dal, peanuts, onion slices one bye one fry it well..
2.Add pinch turmeric powder and salt,
3.Add water let it boil add vermicelli
4.Garnish with cilantro
5.Easy breakfast ready server hot with some tomato pickle

Simple Pepper Potato fry

Are your feeling very tired and restless but still your have to cook something for lunch or dinner then choose try this simple potato fry with rasam and rice..
Kids will love it.

The Combination of Pepper with potato is very good and healthy.

2 medium size potatoes

1.Peel the Potato skin and cut int long thin slices or medium slices
2.Place those slices on microwavable plate sprinkle with some water and microwave 2 to 3 minutes
3.Now take out from the microwave sprinkle with salt kee aside
4.Take a kadai pour oil (no need to pour more oil) once oil get heat fry all the slices on high flame, stir it frequently otherwise it will burn.
5.Now add pepper powder
6. It's ready

Chicken with Coconut Cream

This recipe is suitable to the people who love more gravy.

1/2 kg chicken
1/2 potatos (optional)
cinnamon stick - 1 inch thin
cloves- 2
cardamon- 2
bay leaf- 2 small
chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
ginger garlic paste - 1/2 teaspoon
coriander powder -1 teaspoon
cup of coconut cream(available in Korean and Chinese stores )
onions- 1 big
tomaotes - 2 small
mustard seeds
pinch cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper powder
curry leaves
garnishing cilantro, spring onion

Before Cooking:
Apply pinch turmeric powder to chicken marinate 5- 10 min wash it. IT removes the odd smell and bacteria


1.Take a kadai pour oil  add mustard seeds, curry leaves, cinnamon, cloves, cardamon, bay leaf,onion slices fry it well.
2.Add tomato slices and ginger garlic paste fry it well
3. Add chicken and potato slices stir well
4.Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, pepper powder, coconut cream
5.Pressure cook on low flame until u get 1 whistle.
6.Turn off the flame once it get warm open the cooker lid and garnish with spring onions, cliantro.

This will nicely go wiih rice, parotha, chapathi

Navaratan Kurma

I love 'North Indian' dishes specially Paneer, Veg dishes, malai kofta, e.t.c. Long back I tasted this dish in 'Turmeric Indian Restaurant' , it was awesome. Later , I tried to get good recipe, finally i got nice recipe.

Cumin seeds
2 cloves 
paneer cubes few
kasoori methi powder
garam masala
mixed vegetables like Cauliflower,red and green bell pepper, potato, carrot, peas, corn, beans
fruits any combination
dry fruits like rasins, cashews

ginger garlic paste 1/2 spoon

Cheese Cream 1 teapoon

1. Take a bowl of all veggies and fruits wash it keep aside.
2. Take a kadai pour butter or oil add bay leaf, cloves n cumin seeeds.
3. Now add onion slices to that fry it until it turns golden brown.
4. Mash the fried things keep aside.
5. Add tomato slices to it fry it well.
6. Mash the fried tomato make a paste.
7.Soak the cashews in water microwave it.
8. Make a paste add to the existing mashed paste.

9. Kadai same kadai add few drops of oil and add all the mashed contents fry it again.
10. Add the veggies, shredded paneer and fruits.
11. Add ginger garlic paste, garam masala, kasoori methi, turmeric, salt, whipping cream.
12. Garnish with cilantro
13.Serve hot with chapathi, parotha,e.t.c

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Yummy Chicken Lollipops

My Sons love this dish .. If  you have small age kids, then definitely you have to try this...
Simply they love it.. Of course, me to..

Chicken lollipops (u have to take some particular joints with bone and cut the muscles in down area and bend it into lollipop shape)
ginger garlic paste
food color
coriander powder
garam masala
lemon juice

Take chicken lollipops (per whole chicken you may get  4 lollipops) marinate with turmeic powder and after 2 minutes wash it with water.
Now add Add all the ingredients except oil one by one and marinate 30 min to 1 hour

If you have oven preheat the oven cook this oven.
other wise

1.Take kadai pour oil keep the flame on low flame fry the chicken lollipops turn both sides every 2-3 minutes
2.Serve hot with raw veggies...

It's yummy

Punugulu -Andhra Evening Time Snack

It's raining here..Dull weather, i feel like if it happens in India, Definitely i will tell to my dad to bring punugulu from the road side shop.. I love it very much even my kids too..

Today i want to try this at my house..

1/2 cup uradh dal
1 cup rice
coriander leaves
baking soda


chetni dal
curry leaves
green chillies
tamarind juice
Cumin seeds
Chenna dal
uradh dal
2 red chillies
mustard seeds


1. Soak the dals and rice for 4 -6 hours depending up on the climate conditions
2. Grind it thick consistency.
Note: Generally we will add more water to dosa batter here for punugulu we have to add very less water..
3.Add salt and baking soda, coriander leaves
4.Heat the kadai pour more oil
5.Fry it and serve it with nice liquid chutney here like
chetni dal chutney or onion peanut chutney.

Chetni dal chutney Preparation:

1. Taka kadai pour bit oil add cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chilli one by one.
2.Add chetni dal(Roasted split peas) and grind it with tamarind jucie and salt.

Taka kadai pour very less oil add mustard seeds, dals, curry leaves, red chilli top it on chutney.

Note : you can also make these with your existing dosa batter

the picture below shows prepared with existing dosa batter

Pepper Chicken Fry

This is one my favorite dish very yummy ...

750 grams chicken
1/2 cinnamon stick
fennel seeds - few
cardamon- 2
bay leaves -1
mustard seeds- few
curry leaves- few
spring onions- 1
coriander leaves -1
whole black pepper
chilli powder - 1/2 tea spoon
coriander powder- 1 tea spoon
cumin powder- pinch
ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tablespoon
Red- onion medium size-1
small tomato -1

1.Take a kadai pour oil heat it on medium flame
2. Add mustard seeds, fennel seeds, curry leaves, cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, bay leave, whole black pepper seeds fry it bit on low flame.
3.Add onion slices fry it well
4.Add tomato slices to it fry well
5.Now add ginger garlic paste fry it well
6.Take out everything in bowl once it get cold mash it well like paste
7.Take chicken cut into slices marinate with turmeric and clean with water (smell will go off)
8.Take kadai pour bit oil add mashed paste fry it well again all the liquids will go off
9.Now add chicken close the lid for 5 min
10.Stir well and salt, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder,
11.Stir occasionally and add spring onion slices
12.Once the chicken done add coriander leaves slices to it and close the lid..

Now the yummy pepper chicken fry is ready u can serve this with rice, dosa, parotha

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mysore Bonda

Actually i have to say thanks to one of my friend she remind me this dish after seeing in her blog i started trying this dish.. I love this especially in small hotel they prepare very well ..

I can't tell this is exactly same like that hotel bonda but this is 90% same like that

All purpose flour or maida 1 bowl
Rice flour ¼ bowl
Baking soda ¼ teaspoon
Butter milk
Ginger chopped
Cumin  seeds
Green chillies chopped
Coconut slices


1.Take a bowl add all purpose flour mix well and add rice flour to it mix well
2.Add baking soda to the mixture
3.Add butter milk slowly to the mixture mix well and cumin seeds too
4.Keep Aside for 10 min
5.Later Add chopped ginger,chillies, coconut slices to it..
6.Marinate it upto 1 hour
7. Take a bowl of water to clean hands while making bonda..
8. Take a Kadai pour ½ level oil and flame should be  low..
9.Take little batter with the cleaned hand pour in oil fry it well.
10. it will turn into round small ball side bonda
11. Serve NOT HOT bit cold will be good then only it will become bit soft with coconut chutney.

Aloo Bonda

Very special dish from the' North part of India'


Chopped onion
Cooked and mashed potatoes 2
Cumin seeds
Curry elaves
Mustard seeds
Green chilli slices
Ginger slices

Gram flour
Baking soda

1.Pressure cook the potatoes
2. Peel the skin mash it
3.Take a kadai pour oil add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chillies,ginger, curry leaves fry it well
4.Add onion slices and mashed potatoes, add salt to it..
5.Switch off the flame let it get warm..Mean while make the batter
6.Take 2 cups of gram flour in another bowl mix salt and baking soda  with water
7.Make a batter paste.
8.Add lemon juice to the potato gravy
9.Make cooked potato curry into small balls

Like this

10.Coat that ball with batter and fry in oil on low to medium flame serve hot..

You can serve this dish with ketup to your little kids.
Still i remind, during my childhood when I was going to shirdi to visit Shridi saibaba temple I tasted this on the railway station.. it’s yummy dish try it and let me know