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Oct 31, 2011

Thakali Pachadi / Tomato Pachadi / Tomatoes Cooked in a Coconut Yogurt Sauce

I have lots of pachadi recipes in my blog..You can see all those recipes in my side bar..This is another one to the lot..

A sweet tangy dish which goes perfect with roti ot hot rice and any spicy gravy..With no more introduction, off you go to the step by step recipe..

Oct 30, 2011

Mini Instant Oats Dosa / Instant Mini Oats Crepes / Oats Dosa – Tribute to JayaSree


It really hurts when people close to our heart leaves us alone. Same feeling happened to me when I heard the news that one of my co-blogger jayasree from Experiments in Kailas kitchen passed away...Even though bloggers we have never met, but somehow we are united by heart..Which gives us lot of pain when something happens to the fellow bloggers..

Roasted Gram Dal Ladoo / Maladu / Pottu Kadalai Urundai

I know that this post has to be posted before diwali...Since I have lots of recipes on hand, I couldn’t post everything at one time...You could make this ladoos not only for diwali but anytime as you want..Because it is such a easy peasy recipe..

Oct 29, 2011

Fried Momos / Deep Fried Stuffed Vegetable Dumplings – With Step by Step Pictures & Videos

One of my reader named Bhuvana requested this recipe..I am happy that she did, so that I had a chance to make this recipe..

I thought of making both version ( fried and steamed), so that you can try anything as per your liking..Actually I loved the steamed one more than the fried one..

For your ease I have a video of how to shape momos..Hope you check it too..

Steamed Momos / Steamed Stuffed Vegetable Dumplings - With Step by Step Pictures & Videos

This steamed cute dumplings had become my latest favorite..It had lots of flavour than the fried one..

For your ease I have a video of how to shape momos..Hope you check it too..

Andhra Kodi Roast / Chicken Roast with Red Chilli Sauce

Happy Saturday Guys...I was totally overwhelmed because of Diwali and I need some clearing up for my body..I was eating a lot this week..Lots and lots of sweets and fried foods that you could imagine..

I definitely need a detoxification this weekend..I have planned to have liquid foods today...Something like juices and soups...I think that might help..What is your way of detoxification?

Oct 28, 2011

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake with Chocoholic Frosting and Topped with Walnuts

I know that everyone is packing to have a great weekend...I decided to enjoy this weekend just by staying in home..Since I am overwhelmed by diwali, Man I need some Rest..

Its raining over here,I love this climate specially because we can bundle up ourselves with our favorite blanket and watch movies or any shows..And also this is the perfect time to make dishes which makes you warm like soups, stews and all kind of stuffs..I planned to make some chicken soup,but was too tired to make it now..I will probably make it somewhere tomorrow..Oh my Goodness I am craving for it now..

Andhra Allam Pachadi / Ginger Chutney – Chutney Recipe for Idli and Dosa

 
I am here with another Andhra recipe..I know they go crazy for this chutney...Even I do..

It is a sweet,spicy and tangy chutney which is perfect with dosa or with another Andhra famous crepes called as pesarattu..

Cauliflower Bhajji / Deep Fried Battered Cauliflower

I can remember my childhood days when I start making dishes like this..Because when we were little, amma used to make this deep fried snacks before we come from school or college..

She makes it the right time so that when we reach home, we will be welcomed with a heady aroma of this bhajjis...Amma make this bhajji with potato, raw banana, brinjals or onions..My favorite in that is onion bhajji’s..Soon I will post that recipe soon..

Oct 27, 2011

Gutti Vankaya Pulusu Kura / Brinjal Pulusu / Brinjals Cooked in a Tamarind Coconut Sauce

Hope every one had a colourful diwali..I really had so much fun yesterday..I took tons of photos and videos of the celebrations..I will post it soon in my other blog “Colours of my Life”..So keep checking on..

Now coming back to today’s recipe..Its again a recipe with brinjal...This is a gravy version which is perfect with rice or roti..


Bell Pepper Zunka / Tri-Colour Bell Pepper Fry with Besan / Capsicum Fry

 
Hai friends...I am little late with my fourth day post..I didn’t get any time to post yesterday..So here you go with my fourth day and fifth day post..

If you need a quick fix for dinner or a side dish for rice or roti..Then this dish is the answer...

Oct 25, 2011

Mullu Muruku – Diwali Snack Recipes ( With Videos and Step wise Pictures)

 
I have thought that making muruku is one of the hard job I can imagine..I know many of you have that experience..

But Amma has simplified this process for you..She make the perfect muruku with no effort..Actually in our first batch of muruku making, she took rice and ground it in a grinder and made into a smooth paste..

But in our second batch we took rice flour and mixed it with powdered roasted channa dal flour and made muruku..And I am telling this is more tasty and easier than the first one..




Andhra Eggplant Poriyal / Vankaya Vepudu


Andhra means there should brinjal dishes in some form..I am doing Blogging marathon – Andhra Special..Then how could I not have brinjal dishes in this..This is a Andhra brinjal poriyal..A lovely stir fry with lots of flavour packed in it..As you all know that my mum loves brinjal and this was her favorite one..I am sending this recipe to Blogging Marathan Day 3 in the theme Regional Special...I am doing Andhra Recipe for this whole week..So hope you love it..So here you go for step by step recipe with pictures...

Recipe Source:Sailu’s Food

Ingredients:

Brinjal (Any Variety is fine)
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi- ¼ tsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Curry leaves -1 spring
Oil-3 tblspn
Salt to taste

For Roasting and Grinding:
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam -1 tsp
Coriander seeds / Malli – 1 tblspn
Dry Red chilli-4
Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam- ¼ tsp
Channa Dal / Kadala Paruppu-1 tblspn
Sesame Seeds / Ellu-1 tsp

Method:

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add in all the roasting spices..Fry this in a very low flame until everything turns into golden and smells good..Cool this and ground into a powder..

Now heat oil in  a kadai...Add in mustard seeds and allow them to pop..

Add in Asafoetida and curry leaves..Now add in sliced brinjals and toss well..

Now add in salt and turmeric powder..Mix this well..

Cover the lid and let it cook for 4 mins..

Now open the lid and add in the powdered spices...Toss well and cook this uncovered for 10-15 mins on a slow flame..

Switch off the flame and serve this with rice...


Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients
These are the spices which you need
heat oil

add in all the whole spices

start roasting

till it gets golden brown

allow to cool down and put that in a blender

make into a fine powder and set it aside
Take a lovely eggplant..You can use the regular kind

slice it in half

cut in quaters

and slice them thinly

Take it in a colander

Heat oil

add mustard seeds
add in asafoetida

and curry leaves

now add in eggplant

season with salt

and turmeric powder

toss well

cover and simmer

untill it is half cooked
sprinkle in spice powders

toss well

cook on high heat untill it turns crispy

Serve

With some rice..

Keralan Cabbage Poriyal with Coconut


4 years back cabbage is one of the disgusting vegetable in the world for me..I don’t now why..But I hate it...I have never touched cabbage on those days..

But now since I have started cooking, I am slowly realizing the flavours of all the vegetables that god have given us...Now believe it or not, I am having cabbage three times a week..

Oct 24, 2011

Kara Sev / Khara Sev / Spicy Sev – Diwali Snack Recipes



Karasev has to be in diwali menu always...We make this in bulk and pack it in individual covers and sent to our relatives house. Amma makes this using her years old recipe, which was passed from my grandma..And it is a no fail recipe..

Andhra Chicken Iguru / Kodi Iguru

This dish is very new to me and I have not heard about this dish since I started searching for some Andhra recipes...

I made this dish for my sister friends when they visited our house..They all loved it and hope you love it too..

Oct 23, 2011

Andhra Peanut Chutney / Verusenaga Pachadi / Palli Pachadi


I have been a little busy today..We are in full diwali spirit and preparing diwali pakchanam now...I have only minutes to do this post..

I will write about the preparations in my following post...Now I have a simple flavourful chutney for you all..Its made with my favorite ingrediants “Peanuts”

Oct 22, 2011

Shahi Tukda + How to make Rabri (step by step)- Diwali Sweet Recipes

This is a rich and high calorie delicacy which taste like heaven...This is one dish which you can indulge once in a while,if you need some happiness in life..

A crispy fried bread drenched in honeyed sugar syrup and drowned in rich sweetened milk and this whole lot is topped with any of your favorite nuts...

Ennai Kathirikai Kulambu / Brinjals cooked in Tamarind & Coconut Sauce



This is a dish which makes my mouth water when I think about it..Such a flavourful dish,but if you are in diet like me,stay away from this..Because it has lots of oil in it.

Dragon Chicken / Chicken with Bell Peppers & Cashews – Restaurant Style


In our place there is a restaurant which is quite famous one..They make this dish which taste awesome,indeed it is their signature dish...I couldn’t resist having it..



They add tons and tons of cashew nuts in their dish...Somehow I got the recipe and tried it..I should tell you this,it tasted awesome..


Oct 21, 2011

Khoya Gulab Jamun / Jamuns made with Khoya / Khoya Jamun – Sweets for Diwali

In our house gulab jamuns are usually made from a readymade packets..We do make jamuns often,but somewhere I read that one jamun contains 100 calories...I know that I cannot stop with one jamun, If we make it at home,I will surely eat 10+...I think that is a little less amount only..So we stopped making it at home..

Mabala Pachadi (Ripe Mango Pachadi)


As soon as you start making this pachadi the aroma of sweet mangoes just fills your house...This can go perfect with any pulavs or with any spicy dishes..

I hope you will try this...I am giving you step by step recipes with pictures...