Rava Laddu is a simple and easy to make sweet and Iwanted to make something special for Sankranthi. Most recipes, called for equal amounts of the main ingredients. But I find equal amounts of rava, ghee and sugar a bit too sweet for my taste. So I scaled down on the ghee and sugar.
When it comes to Upma, I have had to cave in and resort to the traditional way of making it with ghee only; and a lot of it at that. But the results are indeed delicious as a recent phone call from hubby confirmed it. Adding some veggies is my way of making it a [...]
Making Naan at home is relatively easy. I have made Naan before but this was indeed my best creations yet. One thing I have realized it that I can exploit my bread machine to the max while making Indian breads. The dough turns out so soft and pliable that it makes some of the best [...]
This is variation of my Coconut Flavored Veggie Pulao. Vegetable Pulao is one rice dish I love to make often. It’s the easiest way to get a good combination of veggies inot ones diet. Pair it off with a meat curry and yoghurt and a delicious and healthy meal is ready.
Atukulu Upma or Poha is another quick breakfast or snack which Shilpi keeps asking for regularly. It’s a real easy to whip up in less than 20 minutes even when I am being interrupted constantly every 2 minutes .
This is a quick and easy recipe. It was one of my favourite after school snacks.I still remeber the first time my Mom made it. I was in fourth grade I think. She had come back from some event where she had learn’t to make it and there was a little leftover. I had loved it [...]
There are many different recipes available for kobbari pachadi. This is the simplest of them with the least amount of ingredients. Kobbari Pachadi or Coconut Chutney is usually served with Dosa, Idli, Garelu and can also be eaten with rice.
Garelu or vada are one of those dishes that are a family favourite, but I have always found it to be an extremely time consuming process, until recently when an Aunt of mine suggested using the Urad dal flour instead. Though I love too cook from scratch, there are some dishes I’d rather take shortcuts [...]
This is a quick week night meal. I have it scheduled on my menu plan for Thursday, but cooked it tonight. Tastes good as is or served with yoghurt and pickle. Ingredients: 1 can chopped tomatoes 2 cups rice 1 cup toor dal (lentils) 1 cup onion chopped 1 cup lima beans 1 medium potato [...]
This is a very easy dessert to whip up.I call it Suji Halwa and DH calls it Kesari. Basically it is Halwa in the Northern India and Kesari in Southern India. A few strands of saffron (kesar) are also added in the south for color and flavor. I prefer to make it with fine suji [...]
Pulihora is the Andhra name for this South Indian Dish. It is also known as Puilogare in Kannada and Puli Satham in Tamil. The basic concept of the dish is the same even though it migh have minor variations in the recipe.
This dish got reasonably good reviews and I actually managed to make S like a cabbage curry for once. Ingredients 1 small cabbage, chopped fine 1 medium onion, chopped fine 1 pkt frozen Baby Lima Beans 1 dry red chilli 1 tsp jeera ( cumin seeds) 1 tsp rai ( mustard seeds) 1 sprig curry [...]
Ingredients 2 large – beerakai ( ridge gourd ) 2 medium – onions, chopped ½ tsp – mustard seeds ( aawalu ) ½ tsp – cumin seeds ( jeelakara ) 1 tsp – coriander seed powder ( dhanialu podi ) 1 – dry red chilli 1 clove – garlic, lightly crushed 1 pinch – turmeric [...]
My Mom’s Shrimp Curry is one of my favorite dishes. It’s spicy and delicious. Do cut back on the spices if you cannot handle it Ingredients 1 pound Shrimp, raw or cooked 2 medium onion, finely chopped 3 teaspoons ginger garlic past 2 whole green chiles, sliced 1 piece cinnamon stick, 2 inches 4 tablespoons [...]
Another simple potato recipe Ingredients Potatoes – 3 medium, boiled and chopped Onions – 2 medium, chopped Capsicum – 2 medium, chopped Rai (mustard seeds) – ½ teaspoon Ajwain – ¼ tsp Jeera (cumin seeds) – ½ tsp Turmeric powder – a big pinch Salt to taste Oil – 4 tbsp Cilantro for garnish [...]
This is a real simple recipe and nothing could be easier. This is actually a recipe by Shilpi. He always kept telling me about the tadka dal made by a friend of his, during his school days in Canada. ( until I finally made it ) Ingredients Toor dal – 1 cup Water – 2 [...]
This is an easy recipe but slightly time intensive. I used baked potatoes, ok actually semi baked potatoes. I was making corn bread and decided to bake some potatoes too along with it. Ingredients Russet potatoes – 4 medium Onions – 2 medium diced Dried red chilli – 1 Garlic clove – 1 crushed Cumin [...]
This recipe is my grandmother’s recipe. It is really delicious and many non mushroom eaters have gotten converted after trying this dish out. Ingredients Mushrooms – 2 lb Onions – 2 medium, chopped Cinnamon stick – 1 inch piece Ginger paste – ½ tsp Garlic paste – ½ tsp Cloves – 4 Milk – ¼ [...]
This is a recipe which a lot of people have inquired about. I only make this when having people over for a meal or special occasions. A couple of things are the flavor and the color, which everyone inquires about. The flavor secret here is coconut milk and the color secret is the onions fried [...]
The quantities mentioned here are again approximates. I never really measure precisely. Ingredients Okra – 3 pounds Onion – 1 large/ 2 medium Curry leaves – 1 sprig Mustard seeds – ½ tsp Cumin seeds – ½ tsp Dry red chilli – 1 Garlic clove – 1 crushed lightly Salt to taste Chilli powder – [...]
Well it’s been a while since I posted and today I am craving something healthy. Not a surprise. I have been really neglecting my diet in general. So here’s a recipe that actually makes you feel a little good about your diet.