Thursday, November 24, 2011

Dum Aloo

Since two weeks,i have not posted any recipes in my blog.Because my kids are not well they having viral fever,cough and running nose.My days went looking at them,today my first one is feeling better and she went to school.So I got some time to write the post.This post is about Dum Aloo which i have prepared long back but due to lack of time i am posting now,but i when i prepared this dish with curd and some spices it went delicious with chapathi's.Here goes the recipe..


Baby potatoes-300grams
Onion-2nos medium
Tomato-2nos medium
Chilli powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Amchur powder-1tsp
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Bay leaves-2nos small
Star anise-1no.
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt to taste
Oil as required


Wash the potatoes and prick them with fork all around,so that masala goes well inside.Boil them for 5 to 8 minutes till they are cooked but see it is not over cooked.

Grind onions and ginger garlic paste together and keep aside.
Grind tomatoes also separately and keep aside.

Heat a kadai with required oil,add cloves,cinnamon,cardamom,bay leaves and cumin seeds. once the cumin seeds start splutter add onion and ginger garlic paste and stir them well till the raw smell goes out.Then goes the tomato puree and again stir all the masala well till oil oozes out.Add chilli,coriander ,amchur and turmeric powder and mix well.

Remove the kadai from hob and add curd and mix well.Why i have removed the kadai from the hob and added curd means it prevents from curdling.Again keep the kadai on hob and add boiled baby potatoes ans stir well so that all masala goes well into the potatoes and add required salt and little water and cover it with lid and cook on slow flame for 10minutes.Then remove the lid and mix well at this time the gravy should be thick and potatoes should nicely coated the masala.Again cook them for few minutes and medium flame by adding garam masala and chopped coriander leaves.Finally transfer it into a serving bowl and enjoy delicious and tasty Dum Aloo with chapati's..

Monday, November 7, 2011

Vegetable Manchurian

Sunday i made this vegetable Manchurian for our lunch along with Fried rice.Thanks to vahchef for showing such a tasty and wonderful recipe.Here goes the recipe..


For making Manchurian:
Mixed vegetables -2cup(carrot,beans,corn,cabbage,peas)
Ajinamoto a pinch
Boiled rice -1cup
Chilli sauce -1tbsp
Soya sauce-2tbsp
Spring onion-1/2 bunch
Pepper powder-2tsp
Chopped green chillies-2nos
Corn flour-2tbsp
Chopped ginger -1tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

For making sauce:
Chopped onions-2nos
Chopped garlic-4nos
Chopped ginger-1tbsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Soya sauce-2tbsp
Ajinamoto a pinch
Chilli sauce-2tbsp
Spring onion remaining half bunch


For making Manchurian:

In a food processor add the vegetables and blend them into finely.Then boil finely chopped minced vegetables for 2minutes and drain them in a cloth to remove the water from the veggies. keep the water aside,we will see it in sauce making.

Take the drained minced veggies in a bowl, bind with ingredients under Manchurian. and make small size balls. Roll in corn flour and deep fry till they turn golden colour on both sides.Remove them into a plate and keep aside.

For making sauce:
Heat a pan with oil ,add cumin ,chopped garlic ,chopped ginger and chopped onion.Fry them for 2minutes till they change colour.Add soya sauce,pepper,chilli paste,spring onion ,ajinamoto and mix well.Then the water which we drained from the veggies and cook for few minutes.To make the sauce thick,mix cornflour with very little water and then add it to the cooking sauce.Then add the fried manchurian and mix well ,cook for 2 minutes.Finally before removing from the hob add the remaining chopped spring onions and transfer into a serving bowl and enjoy Fried rice/noodles.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Potato-Cauliflower Curry

I made this potato-cauliflower curry yesterday.I made this curry lots of time but this time i changed some of the ingredients and tried this curry,it came out delicious and tasted very good with naan.I made naan's also in home only.Here in this recipe i used coconut and cashew paste and boiled the onions and tomatoes together and then grounded it.Here goes the recipe..


Cauliflower-small size one
Onions-2nos medium
Tomatoes-2nos medium
Red chilli powder-1 1/2tsp
Coriander powder-2tsp
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tap
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves
Grated coconut-2tbsp
Cashew nuts-10nos
Salt to taste


Wash and chop potatoes and cauliflower into small pieces.Take a microwave safe bowl and add these veggies and then add water to cover them.Microwave it on high power for 10minutes.Mean while make a paste of cashew and coconut.Take a blender and add chopped onions and tomatoes,grind them into a smooth paste.

Heat a pan with oil,add cumin seeds,curry leaves once they splutter add onion-tomato paste and fry them till raw smell goes out.Then add ginger garlic paste along with chilli and coriander powder.Mix well.

Once the veggies are done,drain the water and keep aside.Don't throw out the water,we will use the same water in the curry.When the masala is cooked well,add the veggies and mix well,so that all the veggies are nicely coated with masala.Then add the water which we drained out from the veggies and cover it with lid and cook for 10minutes ot till the curry becomes thick.Add the coconut and cashew paste and mix well and cook for few minutes.Finally garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with naan/rotis/rice.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Thattai -Made on Deepavali

I made this thattai for deepavali.I saw this recipe in Prema's blog and i liked it very much.Next day i tried this recipe it came out perfectly.It is crispy and yummy.My kids and hubby dear enjoyed a lot.Here goes the recipe..


Rice flour-4cups
Channa dal-2tbsp
Sesame seeds-1tbsp
Chilli powder-2tsp
Urad dal-4tbsp(roasted and powdered)
Salt as required
Chopped curry leaves
Oil for frying


Soak the channa dal in water for at least half an hour.Once it is done.

Take a bowl add all the above ingredients expect oil and soaked channal dal with water and mix well.Add water slowly to make a smooth and soft dough.keep aside the dough for few minutes.

Heat a pan with enough oil for deep frying the thattai.Take a plastic wrap or any zip lock bag,apply little oil over it and spread so that the dough will not stick to it.

Take a small lemon size dough and pat them into a thin thattai and deep fry them in oil till they turn into golden colour on both sides,repeat the same process for the entire dough.

Allow them to cool and store in airtight container and enjoy crispy and yummy thattai..

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Vanilla Panna Cotta

I made this Vanilla panna cotta yesterday.I couldn't post any recipes since 2weeks,because for my laky school has given holidays for 2weeks and both the kids are making me to revolve around them whole day.At last yesterday i made this panna cotta,which is very simple to prepare and tasted heavenly.Here goes the recipe..


Double cream-300ml

Gelatin leaves-3nos
Vanilla essence-2tsp


Soak the gelatin leaves in a little cold water until soft.

Place the milk, double cream, vanilla essence and sugar into a pan and bring to a simmer.

Squeeze the water out of the gelatin leaves, then add to the pan and take off the heat. Stir until the gelatin has dissolved.

Divide the mixture among four ramekins and leave to cool. Place into the fridge for at least an hour, until set.

To serve,turn each panna cotta out onto a serving plate.pour the golden syrup over the cotta and enjoy it!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gobi 65

First of all Happy Dasara to all of you.I tried and tasted this recipe from Aipi's blog US MASALA. When i saw the recipe in her blog,i was very tempted and bookmarked it immediately.Today i tried this and it came out really yummy.Here goes the recipe..


Cauliflower-1 small one
Rice flour-4tbsp
Garam masala powder-1tsp
Chili powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Salt to taste
Food colour-1/2tsp
Oil for deep frying

For Tempering:

Onion-1 small one
Chili Sauce-2tsp
Mustard seeds+urd dal-1tsp
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves few


Wash and chop cauliflower into medium size florets and keep aside.

Take a bowl,mix all ingredients except oil with water to a paste like consistency without any lumps.Add the florets into the mixture and mix well.Keep aside it for 20minutes.

Heat a pan with oil for frying.Deep fry the florets in small-small batches on medium heat till they are crispy.Place them on kitchen towel to absorb excess oil.

Heat a another pan with oil,add mustard+urd dal.When they splutter,add chopped onions and fry till they change there colour.Add the fried florets,chili sauce and mix well.Cook it for 2minutes and finally add chopped coriander leaves.Transfer them into a serving bowl and enjoy!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Chocolate CupCakes

I made this yummy and mouthwatering chocolate cupcakes for a small party on weekend.They came out really delicious and so soft that even i had more than two at a time.Every one enjoyed very much and liked these cupcakes very much on the party day.


For the sponge

Self-raising flour-100grams, sifted
Golden caster sugar-145grams

Butter-40grams,at room temperature

Cocoa powder-20grams


Large egg-1
Vanilla extract-1/2 tsp
Instant coffee-1tsp dissolved in 1 tsp hot water

For the frosting

Icing sugar-170grams

Cocoa powder-15grams
Plain chocolate, melted and cooled-200grams


For the sponge: preheat the oven to 160C fan and line a 12-hole tin with cupcake paper cases. Tip the flour, sugar, butter and cocoa powder into a bowl and on a slow speed with handblender for one minute, until you achieve a sandy consistency.

2. Gradually pour in half of the milk and beat until just incorporated. Don’t worry if it looks a little messy at this stage – it will come together! In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining milk together with the egg, vanilla extract and coffee. Pour into the batter and beat for a couple of minutes until smooth, scraping down the side of the bowl to catch any unmixed ingredients as you go.

3. Divide the mixture between the 12 paper cases, filling each one up two-thirds full. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the sponge bounces back when prodded with a finger. Leave to cool on a wire rack while you make the frosting.

4. For the frosting: Tip the butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder into a handblender and beat until well combined. Add the cooled chocolate, then beat again for a couple of minutes until light and fluffy.

5. When the sponges have cooled completely, carefully spoon a third of the frosting into a piping bag and use it to decorate the cupcakes. Repeat until you have finished them all.

6. Decorate with mixed sugar balls and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Potato Jackets

I made this potato jackets for my weekend.It tasted delicious with cheddar cheese and yogurt.Kids enjoyed it very well.


Baking potatoes-2nos
Cheddar cheese-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Olive oil-2tbsp
Pepper powder-1tsp


Preheat the oven 160C fan.
Prick the potatoes with a fork and apply oil,salt and pepper allover to it and place it in the oven for 1hour or until cooked.
Heat a pan with oil and fry the onions for 2 minutes.
Halve the potatoes and scoop the flesh into a medium bowl, leaving the skins intact. Mash the flesh with the yogurt,onions and season.
Pile the mixture back into the potato skins. Place on a baking tray return to the oven to heat through and lightly crisp, about 20 minutes.
Then transfer into a serving bowl and add cheddar cheese and top and enjoy it.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Egg Pulao

I made this egg pulao for our Sunday's lunch.It came out delicious and its very easy to prepare.We had it with onion raitha.


Eggs-4nos (boiled and shell peeled)
Basmati rice-2cups
Ginger garlic paste-1 1/2tsp
Whole masalas (3 sticks cinnamon,3to4 pods cardamom,6to7
Black pepper corns-4to5
Cumin seeds-2tsp
Red chili powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Coriander leaves.
Garam masala powder-1tsp.
Salt to taste


Wash and soak rice for at least 15minutes.

Heat ghee in a pan,add whole masalas,and onions,saute till onion light brown.
Then add chopped tomato,ginger,garlic paste,red chili powder.Mix it for 2 sec, add boiled eggs, garam masala powder ,salt and coriander leaves, mix slowly to avoid breaking.Lower the heat ,cover and cook for 1 min.

Remove eggs from masala and keep aside.
Pour3cups of water, increase heat, when it starts boiling, add washed rice, mix it, lower the heat to medium and cook till rice almost done and water dried up.
Add eggs. Mix it slowly .
Then cover with foil and put into preheated oven for 20minutes at 150 degree till rice well cooked.
Serve hot with onion raitha.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Apple Milkshake

Yesterday i made this apple milkshake.when i went into my kitchen i found a bunch of apple lying idle in there place.Then i got the idea of making this milkshake along with vanilla ice cream.Kids liked it very much of course ice cream is every one's favourite,especially for kids.So they enjoyed it very well.


Apple-4nos(peeled and chopped into cubes)
Vanilla ice cream-2scoops


Pop all the ingredients into a blender and run it for just 3 to 4minutes.Then transfer into a serving glass and enjoy tasty n chill apple milkshake.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Prawn korma

Yesterday i made this prawn korma for my lunch.It came out really delicious.First time i prepared this korma with prawns.we had it with rotis and rice.Here goes the recipe..



Fried onion paste-1/2cup
Ginger-garlic paste-1tsp
Garam masala-1tsp
Coriander powder-11/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Cashew nuts paste-2tbsp
Coriander leaves
Salt to taste


Marinate prawns with curd, salt, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, turmeric powder for 15 Min's.

Heat pan with oil, put fried onion paste and coriander powder and fry for 2 minutes.Then add cashew paste and fry for a minute.
Add prawn with marinade and fry well.Then add a little water if you want the gravy more.Add required salt and cook for 10minutes.

Finally garnish with chopped coriander and serve with rotis or rice.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Egg Masala (Version-2)

Today i made this Egg masala using coconut and fennel seeds paste.It came out really well.Its quite easy to prepare.It can be serves with rice or chapati.Here goes the recipe..


Boiled eggs-4nos(remove the shell and cut it into halves)

Chili powder-2tsp

Coriander powder-2tsp
Cumin powder-1tsp

Ground pepper powder-1tsp

Ginger garlic paste-11/2tsp

Chopped onions-1no

Chopped tomatoes-2nos

Coconut+fennel seed paste-1cup

Coriander & curry leaves

Turmeric powder-1/2tsp

Lemon juice-1tsp

Mustard seeds-1tsp



Salt to taste


Boil the eggs 7 Min's.Keep aside.

Heat a Pan with oil and fry mustard seeds, fennel seeds, chopped onions, chopped tomatoes and curry leaves .

Add chili powder,coriander powder,cumin powder, turmeric powder,ginger-garlic paste and required salt one by one in order and saute well.
Add grated coconut paste and cook for 5 Min's or till oil separates from the gravy.

Add egg slices and and pour 2 cups of water and close the lid of the pan.
Cook it for 5 minutes. Then remove the pan from the flame and keep it aside. Add chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice and cook for 2 minutes. Serve hot with rice or chapati.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Baked Rainbow Trout Fish

First of all Happy Vinayaka chavithi to all my friends.As i went to India for 2months to attend my brother's marriage.I couldn't post any recipe in my blog for last three months.After coming from India also i was not feeling very well due to some health problem,so i was not able to post any recipes these days.But today i decided to post the recipes again.Today i baked the trout fish for our Sunday Lunch,kids enjoyed it very well.These days my first one is liking fish very much than we started bringing fish more than chicken.


Rainbow Trout Fish-1whole

For Marination:

Coriander powder-1tsp
chili powder-1/2tsp
Lemon juice-1tsp
Olive oil-2tsp
Paste of 4 garlic pods and 2tbsp of coriander leaves.
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste

Applying masala to the fish

Masala applied fish.

Baked Rainbow Trout Fish


Clean the fish and tap with tissue paper to absorb the water.

Mix all the ingredients under marination and apply to the fish inside and outside.

Place it in a baking tray and again sprinkle some oil on the top and cover it with silver foil.Keep aside it for at least half an hour.

preheat the oven to 200degrees and place this baking tray and remove the silver foil and bake it for half an hour.

Once the fish on the top turn into brown colour,turn it to another side and bake it for another 15mints.Overall it takes 45minutes to cook.

Once it is completely baked removed from the oven and allow it cool.Then serve the tasty n yummy baked fish with onion rings.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Prawn Dum Biryani

First time i made this prawn Biryani,which i have adapted from Kitchen Secrets.My little one enjoyed it very much.Even hubby dear told it came out perfectly and we had it with onion raitha.Here goes the recipe..


For Marination:

Ginger garlic paste-1tsp

Red chilli powder-1/2tsp

Lemon juice-11/2tsp

For Masala :
Onion- 2 nos.
Tomato- 2 nos.
Green chillies- 1nos.
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Orange color-1/2 tsp
Cinnamon -1 inch piece
Cardamom - 2 nos.
Cloves - 2 nos.
Bay leaves - 1 no.
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-2 tbsp

For Cooking Rice:

Basmati rice -2cup
Cloves -2nos.

Cardamom - 2 nos.
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 in piece
Bay leaves - 1 no.
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt to taste


For Marination :

Take a bowl,add the ingredients under marination and mix well.Marinate it for half an hour.

For Masala :

Take a pan,add both ghee and oil together. Add the cinnamon,cloves,cardamom fry for few minutes. Then goes the chopped onions and fry till they change there colour.

Then add ginger garlic paste and saute well.Add the tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes are totally cooked.Then add the turmeric powder and the marinated prawn mixture into this and saute well.Add chopped cilantro leaves and mix well. Cook this mixture until prawn is cooked well.

For Rice :

Wash and Soak the rice for 10 minutes. Then take a bottomed big vessel and fill it with 3/4 of water and boil the water.Add oil and all the garam masalas.Add the rice slowly and cook for exactly 5 minutes i.e is 3/4th cooked.Drain the water.

Take the nonstick pot and add half the prawn masala and then add the half of hot steaming rice straight after draining . Top the rice with another layer of the remaining prawn mixture and then followed by remaining hot rice.Drizzle the food colour on the top of the rice. Cover the vessel with a thick cotton cloth and seal it. Close the lid very tightly . Heat a dosa pan and place the pot on top and cook for 15 minutes. Make sure no steam escapes while cooking.. Remove the lid and by using the fork mix the rice gently without breaking it and have it.

Serve delicious n mouthwatering prawn Biryani with onion raitha.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mudda Pappu

Today i prepared this Mudda Pappu for my little one.He enjoyed it very much along with rice and ghee.I love this pappu along with mango pickle.In Andhra it is very famous and is served in festivals in every home.Here goes the recipe..


Toor dal-1cup
Turmeric a pinch
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Hing a pinch


Clean the dal and pop it in pressure cooker along with hing,turmeric and oil.Cook for 3to 4 whistle.

Once pressure cool down ,add required salt and cumin seeds and smash the dal with wooden spoon.

Transfer into a bowl and serve with rice and ghee.

Monday, May 23, 2011


I made this Chicken 65 on Sunday for my lunch.I tired and taste this recipe from Divya's Recipes.It came out really very well and tasted delicious.Here goes the recipes..


Boneless chicken-250 grams
Corn flour-2tbsp
Maida/All purpose flour-2tsp

Ajinomoto a pinch

Soya sauce-2tbsp

Red chili powder-1/2tsp
Pepper powder-1/2tsp

Food colour a pinch


Salt to taste

Oil for deep frying

For Seasoning:

Slit green chillies-2to 3nos
Chopped garlic-1tsp

Curry leaves

Food colour a pinch



Take bowl and mix the ingredients under marination and keep it in fridge for 4to 5hours. Once the time is done.

Heat Pan with enough oil for frying the chicken pieces.Fry the chicken pieces in batch until they turn into golden colour.Place them on kitchen towel to excess oil.

Heat a wok or pan with oil,add slit green chillies,chopped garlic and curry leaves. saute them for few mints,then goes the curd and food colour.Mix them well and then goes the fried chicken pieces.Cook till the chicken pieces completely absorbs the curd.Once it is ready,garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot hot chicken 65.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mango Kalakand In Microwave

Today i have tried and tasted this Mango Kalakand in Microwave from Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes.It came out really delicious and every one in my home enjoyed it very much.Here goes the recipe..


Ricotta cheese-1cup

Mango pulp-1/2cup

Milk powder-2cups

Chopped pistachios

Rose water-1/2tsp



Take a microwave safe bowl,add all the above ingredients expect chopped pistachios.Fold them nicely in a such way that it looks like a cream.Pop the bowl in microwave at full power for 20minutes,Stirring at every 5minutes,because it doubles in its volume.

At nearly 17 minutes,add the chopped pistachios and you will also seen the edges of the bowl and the mixture would have turned light golden colour.
Once the time in done,now transfer the mixture onto a flat plate and allow it to cool.Once it cool downs cut into pieces and enjoy..

sending this to "Bookmarked Recipes :Every Tuesday"

Friday, May 13, 2011

Onion Bajjis

It has been a week i wrote a post.These days i am very much occupied by two kids.These days they started fighting for the same items.Even though my second one is very small but he frightens his sister very much.And from yesterday i was little afraid of my blog when i saw it was not opening.But today morning only i felt some what good after seeing that it is a problem for very one.Coming to the recipe i made onions Bajjis in a different way compare to our regular ones.I used plain flour and eggs in it,they are really very good and very soft.Here goes the recipes..


Onions-3nos big
Plain flour-1cup
Baking powder-1tsp
Chili powder-1tsp
Chopped coriander -2tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


Chop the onions into rings and keep aside in a bowl.

Take a small bowl,add all the above ingredients expect oil and onions and mix well.
Now pour this mixture on onions rings which are kept in another bowl.Mix well.

Heat a pan with enough oil for deep frying the bajjis.Drop the bajjis in batch with a spoon and fry them till both side turns into golden colour.Place them on kitchen towel to absorb excess oil.

Then serve the onion bajjis like that or with any chutney.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sorakaya Kura/Bottle Gourd Curry

Sorakaya curry is very famous in Andhra.Today i made this curry along with lentils which i have seen in you-tube and prepared it.Here goes the recipe..


Bottle gourd/sorakaya-1medium nos
Chili powder-1/4tsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Chana dal-1cup
Amchur powder-1tsp
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Chopped onions-1small nos
Red chillies-2nos
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Curry leaves
Chopped coriander
Salt to taste


Clean and cut the sorakaya into cubes and keep aside.
Soak chana dal in water for half an hour.

Heat a pressure cooker with oil,add cumin seeds,red chillies,curry leaves,grated ginger and fry them.Then add chopped onions and fry them till they turn into golden colour.

Then drain the water from the Dal and pop it into pan and stir well,add chopped sorakaya along with turmeric and salt and a cup of water.Pressure cook it for 2whistles.

Once pressure cools down add garam masala and amchur powder and mix well.Finally garnish with chopped coriander leaves.Transfer it into a serving bowl and serve it with rotis or plain rice..

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Jeera Aloo

Today i have prepared this easy and tasty Jeera Aloo in Microwave.It takes 20mints to prepare and it is very very easy.Here goes the recipe..


Chili powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Cumin seed powder-1/2tsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste


Wash the potatoes and peel the skin.And then cut the potatoes into lengthwise and soak them in water.

Take a microwave safe bowl and add the chopped potatoes without water into it.
Add all the spices along with salt and oil and toss them nicely.

Microwave it for 12minutes on full power.But for every 4minutes mix them well and again pop them in microwave.Once its done garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with rice /rotis..