Wednesday, December 26, 2007




Ripe mango----------1 no

Ginger----------------1/2 tsp chopped

Lemon juice----------3 tsp

Ice cubes-------------few

Yogurt---------------1/4 cup of standard measuring cup

Sugar----------------depending on ur taste

Rose water-----------1/8 cup


1.Clean and Peel the skin of mango.

2.chop them into small pieces along with ginger.
3.Place mango pieces,ginger pieces,yogurt,sugar,lemon juice in the blender.

4.Make a smooth paste if needed by adding little rose water to it.

5.Place some crushed ice in the blender.

6.Pour into a long serving glass.

7.Serve chilled.

Monday, December 24, 2007




Thick variety Poha/Atkulu--------1-1/2 cups of standard measuring cup

Oil-----------------------------------3 tbp

Water-------------------------------as required

Groundnuts-------------------------1 tsp

Channa dal-------------------------1 tsp

Urad dal-----------------------------1 tsp

Turmeric---------------------------1/4 tsp

Green chillies----------------------3 chopped

Onion------------------------------1 big one

Salt---------------------------------to taste

1.Soak the poha in water for 1 min and
Drain out the water and squeeze/press gently between hands to remove excess water. Dont over do it.

2..Heat oil in pan and add channa dal ,urad dal, groundnuts. .Let them turn to light brown and add onions.

3.After the onions turn translucent add gree chillies and turmeric.

4.Now add the poha and mix well by after adding enough salt.

5.Fry for 5-6 mins and serve.

Saturday, December 15, 2007



INGREDIENTS: makes 10-12

Wheat Flour-----------------------1 cups of standard measuring cup
Crushed Mint leaves--------------1/4 cup of standard measuring cup

Green chillies----------------------5 chopped

Mustard seeds---------------------1/2tsp

Cumin seeds------------------------1 tsp
Ginger-------------------------------1/2tsp chopped

Water------------------------------as required

salt---------------------------------to taste


1.Take fresh mint leaves , chopped green chilies,chopped ginger and crush with hand.

2.Crush for few mins till they all come together.

3.Add salt,mustard,cumin seeds and 1 cups of flour.

4.Mix properly and add hot water.

5.Make soft dough as required by adding oil.

6. Set aside for 30 mins.

7. Now make small balls and roll out to desired size using flour in between.

8.Fry both sides on a heated pan with oil.

9.Serve hot with chutney or curry.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007




Tamarind------------lemon size

Lemon---------------2 big size

Mustard Seeds-------1/2 tsp

Cumin Seeds---------1tsp

Red Chillies-----------3

Green chillies---------4

pepper powder--------1 tsp

Urad dal---------------1 tsp

Turmeric--------------1/4 tsp

Water ----------------2cups of standard measuring cup


Curry leaves----------few

Salt-------------------to taste
1.Add 1/4 cups of water to tamarind ball and microwave for 1 min.

2. Extract the juice from the pulp once cooled.

3.Heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds,urad dal.

4.After aminute add red chillies ,green chillies,curry leaves.

5.Add the tamarind juice and the remaining 2 cups of plain water.

6.Add salt and lemon juice ,pepper powder ,turmericto the water.

7.Let it come to boil.

8.Now turn off and serve it with hot rice .

Saturday, December 8, 2007



Uncooked Rice ------------1 cups of standard measuring cup

Lemon ---------------------3 big size ones

Turmeric -------------------1 tsp

Ground nuts--------------- 2 tbp

Channa dal----------------- 1 tbp

Cashew nuts ---------------2 tbp


Cumin seeds--------------- 1 tsp

Mustard seeds-------------- 1 tsp

Red chillies -----------------3

Urad dal ---------------------1 tsp

Curry leaves----------------- few

Grated coconut-------------- 2 tbp

Hing--------------------------1/4 tsp

Oil ----------------------------3 tbp

Salt----------------------------to taste


1.Take raw rice and cook it in rice cooker.

2.In a kadai, heat 3 tbp oil.

3.Add mustard seeds,cumin seeds,urad dal,channa dal,peanuts, fry them until they turn light brown.

4.Now in the same pan, add red chillies,cashew nuts and curry leaves,slit green chillies and saute them till cashew nuts turn light golden .

5..Turn off and once it starts to cools down add coconut ,turmeric.
6..Now sqeeze the lemon juice from lemons and immediately add to cooked rice. Depending on ur tastebud add more or less.

8.Add salt and the fried items to the rice.

9.Mix well and serve with fresh yogurt.

Monday, December 3, 2007


Pachi Pulusu

Tamarind-------------------Key lemon size
Mustard Seeds-------------1/2 tsp

Cumin Seeds---------------1tsp
Red Chillies----------------3
Green chillies--------------4
Turmeric-------------------1/4 tsp
Water ----------------------2 cups of standard measuring cup
Curry leaves---------------few
Hing-----------------------a pinch
Salt,Sugar-----------------to taste
Coriander leaves----------few chopped
urad dal-------------------1 tsp


1.Add 2 cups of water to tamarind ball and microwave for 1 mins.Once cooled extract the juice from the pulp and discard.

2.Heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds,urad dal.After they turn brown add red chillies ,curry leaves, Hing,Turmeric.Turn off when done.

3.Take the 2 cups of extracted tamarind water and add salt ,Sugar, chopped onions, chopped chillies, chopped coriander leaves and finally the tempered mixture.

4.Mix well.Taste and adjust salt/sugar/water and serve it with hot rice after 15-30mins to get the flavor right.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


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Salt--------------------to taste

Pepper----------------1/2 tsp

Chilli Sauce-----------1 tbp

Lemon juice----------1 tsp

Oil---------------------4 tbp

Minced Garlic----------2 tsp


1.Cut the florets from the head and clean them.
2..Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
3..In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the garlic.
4. Toss to mix well and place in a large baking dish or shallow roasting pan.
5.Place the pan in the oven and roast the cauliflower, turning once or twice, until tender and caramelized around the edges, 30 to 35 minutes.
6.During the last 5 minutes of cooking, stir the garlic into the pan.
7. Remove the pan from the oven and serve immediately.

Sunday, November 25, 2007




Cooked Rice ------------2 cups of standard measuring cup

Turmeric powder-------1/4 tsp

Oil-----------------------3 tbp

Mustard seeds----------1/2 tsp

Cumin Seeds------------1/2 tsp

Green chillies------------3-4

Urad dal-----------------1 tsp

Channa dal--------------1 tbp

Salt----------------------as required

Curry leaves-------------few

1.Heat oil in a pan.
2. Add mustard,cumin seeds,urad dal.channa dal once the oil gets heated up.

3.Fry for few mins till the dal gets light brown.

4.Add green chillies and turmeric.

5.Add cooked rice to the oil mixture.

6.Add salt to the rice and mix well.

7.Turn the flame to medium high and let the rice heat up.

8.Remove after its gets hot and serve hot.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Serves: 1 person


Milk--------------1 cup

Water-------------1/2 cup

Ginger-------------1cm x 1cm piece




Sugar--------------as needed

Tea Powder--------1tsp


1.Take 1/2 cup of water in a vessel.

2.Make powder/paste by crushing pepper,elaichi,ginger.

3.Add the above paste/powder to hot water.

4.Add tea powder and let the water come to boil.

5.Now add milk and let it boil for another 5-6 mins.

6.Add sugar,cinnamon at the end.

7.Pour into serving cups using tea Strainer.

Saturday, November 3, 2007




Potatoes -------------------2 big ones

Oil-------------------------- 2 tsp

Salt-------------------------to taste

Chilli pwder---------------- as required


1.Wash potatoes and peel the outer skin.

2.Slice the potatoes into thin sliceseither using a knife or slicer.

3.Make sure they are not too thick or uneven.

4.Take little quantity of oil and brush over the plate.

5.Take a microwave safe plate .

6.Place the slices on the plate and brush the other side too with oil.

7.Sprinkle with salt and chilli powder.

8.Place in microwave for 2 mins.

9.Depending upon the thickness of slices cook time can be varied.

10.Turn over the slices and microwave for another 2 mins.

11.Take off the slices from the plate before it cools down or else they stick on to it.

12.Serve as side dish or evening snack.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007




Palak (Spinach) :----------- 3 bunches

Moong dal ------------------1/2 cup

Green chilli----------------- 5

Onion------------------------ 1/2 cup chopped

Garlic------------------------ 4 pods

Ginger paste---------------- 1/4 tsp

Oil ---------------------------4 tbp

Salt-------------------------- as required

Mustard seeds --------------1/ 2tsp

Cumin seeds ----------------1/2 tsp

Turmeric--------------------- pinch

Coriander powder -----------1 tsp

Coriander leaves------------- Few


1.Wash spinach and chop.

2.Soak moong dal in water for 10 mins(if using fresh bunches).

3.Since frozen spinach contains water there is no need of soaking moong.

4.Heat oil in vessel .

5.Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and garlic flakes,ginger and onions .

6.Fry for some time and add green chillis.

7.Now add soaked moong dal pieces and stir.

8.Add spinach and turmeric ,coriander powder.

9.Let it cook openly without any lid to let the moisture out.

10Dont make it too dry.

11.Add 1/2 tsp red chilli powder to remove the raw smell

12.Turn off and serve with hot rice/roti

Friday, October 19, 2007



Long Brinjal/Eggplants -------400gms(appx 3 big size)

Red chillies--------------------- 4

Channa dhal --------------------1 tbsp

Dhaniya -------------------------2 tsp pwd

Methi seeds--------------------- few(10-12)

Tomatoes----------------------- 1 medium

ChoppedOninons--------------- 1 medium

Grated coconut ------------------1 tbsp

Turmeric ------------------------a pinch

Hing----------------------------- ½ tsp

Oil-------------------------------- 4 tsp

Salt------------------------------- as required

Tamarind paste -----------------1 tsp (optional)


1.Chop brinjal into thin slices and Soak brinjal slices in salted-ice-cold water immediately after slicing till ready to cook to avoid darkening.

2.Take 2 tsp of oil in apan and heat and roast methi seeds,dhaniya seeds,grated coconut,red chilli,channa dal till dal turns light brown in color.

3.Immediatly add chopped onions and fry for 3 mins.

4.Now add tomatoes and heat till the tomato skin starts to loosen out.

5.Cool down and grind to a fine paste.Avoid adding too much water.

6.Take apressure cooker pan and heat 2tsp of oil.

7.Fry the ground paste & brinjals well for 5 mts on a low flame.

8.Add 2cups of water & salt and Close the cooker & cook for 1 or 2 whistles, depending on how soft you want the brinjals.

9.The consistency can be adjusted to desired thickness by adding more or less water.

10.Adding tamarind is optional.

11.Cool, & temper (add fried curry leaves).

12.Serve with hot rice/roti.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007



Moong dal ----------250gms/1cup

salt ------------------as required

pepper--------------- optional

oil as required for frying/roasting it

If u want u can either fry in oil as u make pakoras or use just a tablespoon if ur diet conscious

If you are trying this recipe for the first time then better check with small amount of moong dal either oil fried(fried in oil) or roasted(in just tbsp so that all grains are evenly coated with oil).Prefer the one that suites your style.


1.Take moong dal and soak it in water for 4 hours.

2.After 4 hrs drain out the water and dry it properly by placing in the tissue.

3.Heat oil in a pan.

4.Add the moong dal along with required amount of salt to pan and fry it till it becomes crisp.

5.Adding little pepper brings a different taste.

6.U can try pepper with a spoonful of fried moong dal.

7.Go for the one which tastes good for u.

8.If u have a microwave u can place a deep bowl with soaked&dried moong dal with 1tbsp/2tbsp of oil till all of them gets coated with oil for 10-12 mins .stir in between to avoid burning.