Monday, December 15, 2008



Hey friends its been raining here and i really hate this......Not that we have any petty misunderstandings .... :) but it being the weather when it rains ..cold,so gloomy that it makes me lazy,lie over.I dont know how many prefer this cold weather over the real california's sunny atmosphere.California really make me feel good,happy,nostalgic(might be that the weather almost resembles that of my hometown-Hyderabad ).

The paratha is nothing special nor new but this methi matar malai is creamy,refreshing and quite different from what we usually have with very simple ingredients.I thank sujatha for intoducing me to this rich dish..I made few changes to make it suit to my tasatebud..Try it in your style and see what your family has to say..

For Methi Matar Malai
Methi leaves-----------1/2 cup chopped

Peas-------------------1 cup

Cream-----------------1/2 cup(I used 1 cup Half and half)

Yogurt-----------------2 tbp

Onion------------------1 medium one chopped

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

Ginger garlic paste-----1 tbp

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

Coriander powder------1 tsp

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

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

For Methi Paratha
Wheat Flour-----------2 cups

Methi leaves----------1 big bunch washed and chopped

Onion-----------------1 medium one chopped

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

Salt--------------------1/4 tsp

Olive oil---------------1 tbp


For Methi Matar Malai
1.Boil peas if using fresh and set aside.I used frozen ones so i directly used them skipping this.

2.Heat oil in a pan,add cumin seeds,onions,green chillies.Saute till done.

3.Add ginger garlic paste,methi leaves and fry till they get together.

4.Add peas,salt,remaining powders and cook for 3 mins on medium-high heat.

5.Turn the flame to medium- low and after a minute or two add curd,cream/half&half and cover.

6.Cook for 7-9mins till done and remove from heat and serve.

For Methi Paratha
1.In a pan add the oil and add onions and fry until translucent.

2.Then add the green chillies,methi leaves and fry for a minute or two.

3.Add the above mixture to wheat flour and make dough adding water little by little only till nice and firm.

4.Cover and let stand for 30 mins and later knead for 3-5 mins and diviude the dough into equal balls and roll them into parathas.

5.Roast on both sides on a pan with little smeared ghee/oil if desired and till nicely fried.Serve immediately hot.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Hey am Back!!!It was real fun having a small break(Big Bear,Death Valley)after running non-stop in RM....It was so much pleasure running with such determined girls and trying out their own version of recipes...Thanks girls for making it happen and I thank DK for hosting such a fun event.

This is a very much delayed post that have been resting in my draft box for almost a month. Not just this there are some other new and more 'exciting' stuff that needs to get into it's way :(


Strawberries---------------------3 cups cut

Sweetened Condensed Milk------4-5 tbps(I used Nestle's..Adjust depending on ur tastesince there is no sugar added)

Evaporated Milk-----------------1/2 cup

Unflavored Gelatin---------------2 tsp dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water

Lemon juice----------------------3 tbp

Mint leaves,cut strawberries,whipped topping-----for garnishing


1.Clean,Cut and place strawberries, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, lemon juice and gelatin mixture in blender.

2.Cover,blend until smooth.Taste and adjust the sweetness according to ur taste.

3.Pour into dessert cups. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.

4.Garnish with whipped topping,strawberries and mint.Serve chilled.