Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vegetable Dum Biryani


Mint leaves
Spring onions

Masalas and other ingredients

2 Cups Basmati Rice
1 Cinnamon stick
2 Biryani Flowers
3 Cardamon
3 cloves
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon biryani masala
1 teasspoon garam masala
ginger garlic paste

optional: 1/2 cup coconut milk (Which is not in this images)

1. Cut the all vegetables see pic1 for size and shape
2. Soak Rice in water for few minutes
3. Take kadai pour oil
4.Add cloves,cinnamon,cardamon,bayleaf,
5.Add onions and fry it well
6.Later add carrots,beans,potato, mushrooms, radish,peas,corn,mint,spring onion and tomatoes and fry well
7.Add ginger garlic paste and add rice to it mix well with 3 cups of water
8.Add salt and masalas..
9. Pour everything in rice cooker and cook
10.Garnish with ghee..

Cashew Upma


1/2 cup roasted sooji
onions slices
mustard seeds
jeera seeds
red chillies -2
green chillies chopped
curry leaves few
ginger choped
chenna dal
uradh dal

1.Take a kadai heat oil add mustard,jeera,ginger,lentils,curry leaves,peanuts,cashews fry it
2.Add 1 cup water let it boil well
3.Add salt to it
4.Add sooji and stir well
5.keep the lid closed and turn off the flame
6. Add ghee to it

serve with spicy pickle

Poha Upma


1 cup poha soak in water few minutes
ginger chopped
chopped onions
curry leaves
mustard seeds
jeera seeds
green chillies

1.Take a Kadai pour oil add mustard seeds,jeera,ginger,curry leaves, onions fry it..
2.Remove the poha from the water and check if any water is there with it.. if little bit water is just remove the water with the help of your hands and mix with the fried items and fry it on low flame
3.Add salt and turmeric and mix well..

This is very easy recipe good for growing kids..

Simply pack to your school going kids

serve with any spicy pickle

Dry Mutton Curry with Brinjal


Dry mutton pieces few
Brinjal long 4-5
Garlic cloves -3
Curry leaves few
Onions -3
Tomatoes -1 or 2 depends on your taste
Chilli powder
Corainder Powder
Mustard seeds
Jeera Seeds

1.Soak dry mutton fro few minutes like 10 -15 minutes
2. Cut the onions into small pieces
3. Cut the red tomatoes.
4.Chop the garlic cloves
5.Now take a kadai and pour oil keep on medium flame..
6.Once the oil get heat add mustard seeds, jeera seeds to oil with garlic and curry leaves fry it bit
7.Add onion pieces fry it well untill it turns golden brown
8.Add tomatoes and brinjal fry it on low flame
9. Cut the soaked mutton pieces and cut into small pieces
10.Add to the vegetables and add turmeric,salt,chilli powder,coriander powder
11.Stir well add 1/2 cup water and keep in the pressure cooker on low flame for 2 whistles..
12.Serve hot with rice

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Plantain chips

Plantain chips.. kids love it.. we can serve as side dish with rice items or else keep like snacks..

2 plantain
chillipowder, turmeric powder(optional)
1.Peel the plantain skin
2. Using slicer slice the plantain into circular shapes
3.Now Take kadai pour oil to medium level
4.Fry the sliced plantain at a time few slices
5. keep on tissue towel
6. Add salt if u like chillipowder add it.. i like chillipowder so i add that too..

Plantain curry

We can do many varities with plantain,simple curry which can be seved with chapathi or pulkas will be good...

garlic cloves 2 or 3
curry leaves
mustard seeds
jeera seeds
red onion 2 for 1 plantain
1 tomato
plantain 1
chilli powder
corainder powder
corainder leaves for garnish

1. Peel the plantain skin
2.Cut the the onion,tomato, plantain into small pieces

3. chop the garlic
4.Keep the kadai pour oil on it.. add mustard seeds, jeera seeds, garlic, curry leaves
5.Later add chopped onion fry it well...
6.Now add tomato pieces and fry well..
7. At last add plantain pieces fry it well
8. Now Add chillipowder, coriander powder,turmeric,salt
9.Add 1/2 cup water and keep in pressure cooker on low flame for one whistle. Garnish with corainder leaves
10.Serve with pulka or chapathi

it goes well with wheat items.. enjoy the meal..

Tamilnadu simple breakfast Kuzhi paniyaram

2 green chillies

Left over Dosa or idly batter
small red onion
few curry leaves
jeera seeds
pinch baking soda

1.Cut the onions into small thin slices
2.Cut the chillies into small pieces
3.Add curry leaves and jeera
4.Add baking soda to it

note: some people fry all the ingredients and mix into the batter coming to me i just add raw things to batter and mix well..

4.Now take paniyaram pan i use non stick one which helps to reduce the oil content

5.Pour the batter on it with small spoon..

6. After few minutes turn other side..

7.Serve with any spicy pickle like red chilli pickle or tomato pickle.. or u can serve with regular tomato chutney see tomato chutney recipe in my previous post...

enjoy the breakfast

Monday, February 22, 2010

Veg Noodles

Vegetable Noodles

I cook these noodles and pasta items specially for my kids.. during the time when they want to eat different food ..


1 noodles pack
bell pepper - 1/2
carrot -1
mushroom -3
beans- 4
spring onion- 1 long
Garlic - 2 to 3 cloves
white pepper


1. Take a noodles pack (i use regular noodles... or u can use maagi noodles too) keep some water like 1 cup water for one pack and leave it to boil for some time..just move the noodles with fork in the middle. keep a side
2. Cut the vegetables according to size and shape i use like peeled carrot long thin slices, beans small circles, bell pepper long thin slcies, spring onion short circles
3. Take a vessel i use stell kadai pour oil on it and allow to boil for some time
4.Now keep garlic and vegetables one by one cook well..
5. Add white pepper,salt
6.Add noodles to it and mix well
7.Serve hot with maagi ketup or sauce..
kids love it....

Veg Fried Rice

Generally when you feel so tired and you want to cook fast recipe just try this very easy and nutrition too... You can use whatever vegetables u want.. I generally pick which is available at that time....

Vegtable Fried Rice


Carrots -1
radhish -1
peas - 1/2 cup
beans - 4 to 5
garlic cloves - 2 to 3
soya sauce
chilli sauce
one bowl cooked rice
white pepper


1.Take cloves and cut them into small slices and keep aside
2. Take carrot peal the skin with peeler and cut into long thin slices
3. Take Radish peal it with the help of peeler and cut into small circles shape
4. Take Long beans and cut into small thin circles shape and keep aside
5. Take a 1/2 cup frozen peas and keep aside
6. Take a vessel pour oil (I generally use very less oil for every cooking) once oil heat pour garlic and fry it bit
7.Now add one by one vegetable pieces and fry well
8. After frying well add salt and white pepper powder mix well
9.Last lower the flame and add chilli (green chilli sauce) and soya sauce bit , ajamoto
10. Now Add cooked rice and stir well..
11. Switch off the flame..

Note: Generally i use 3/4 cooked rice by that we can see the restaurant style fried rice..

Try it and taste it...