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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..

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...

Oct 20, 2011

Rasmalai Recipe

I have mentioned in my rasagulla post that I don’t like it that much,But I make rasagullas to try rasamalai..Do you all remember about my friend Jafrin.If not check this post..Actually we were friends for 12+ years..Now she is married and settled in abroad.. You all know how much I miss her and love her..This post is dedicated just for her..Jappy I heart you...Wish you a really really happy married life dear..I know it’s a bit late but I know you will take it..

Spiced Up French Fries / French Fries – Indian Style

I know that we all love French fries .But this is a little special ones because they are boost up with spices which takes your daily fries to the next level..I hope you all will love it and let me know if you have any questions..Check out the step by step recipes with pictures..

Oct 19, 2011

Milk Powder Barfi – Sweets for Diwali

Three ingrediants for a wonderful sweet..How easy it could be...I know that diwali is one of the hectic season for everyone...We will be busy in getting things ready and lots of confusion in deciding what sweets to make and stuffs like that..I can tell you this barfi is the answer..It is such a easy peasy recipe which you can whip up in any hectic days...I found this recipe in a magazine and tried it atonce...The result was pretty fabulous..So I hope you all will give this a try and let me know what you think..Off you go to the step by step recipe with pictures..

Vendaikai Morkulambu - Iyengar style / Okra cooked in a Coconut & Yogurt Sauce

I have a friend who is a iyengar..She used to bring this curry with a lovely potato roast and do I need to give any explanations for this combo..It tasted awesome..

I think everyone is aware of iyengar recipes..They make each of their foods different from us.It always taste unique.

I definitely want to post this recipe in my blog.. Her mum was so kind enough to give me her recipe..

Oct 18, 2011

Bengali Rasgulla – Sweets for Diwali

Hai Friends..Hope you are enjoying your day...I shared with you my miserable diwali yesterday right..Today is going to be my romantic diwali,moreover a most awaited diwali stories..This happened 5 years back and it was the time when I fell in love with my fiancée..

Samosa with Spiced Tapioca Stuffing / Marchini Kizhangu Stuffed Samosa

I can still remember the days when we fight with each other and rush to the canteen in the intervals to buy these delicious deep fried stuff..Yes Those are the days when did my schooling...

Actually I studied in a convent school which is in the place where I live..There is a small canteen,moreover it will be like a small room with little windows, where the sales girl stands inside the room with a cardboard box full of this hot stuffs and selling it through the windows..People will be crowding out to buy this..

Oct 17, 2011

Carrot Halwa / Gajar Ka Halwa – Sweets for Diwali

Hai Friends..Hope you are having a great week ahead..Mine was Ok...I promised you all that I will share my diwali stories right..This is my first one..I think this one happened 8-10 years back...Its a Miserable Diwali..I can never forget it..We were enjoying Diwali with lots of foods and crackers..All Happiness should come to an end right....That day also came to an end...YES..napping time arrived and mum was running behind us to make us sleep...

Butter Paneer Recipe / Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Paneer Butter Masala...Saying that name itself makes my mouth watery...This delicacy is a must order dish whenever we go to a near by vegetarian restaurant called as Arya Bhavan..They make a awesome paneer butter masala which I can eat it all day...I always want to imitate that dish and I made my first version of this in my blog which turned out pretty good..To view that recipe click here..

Oct 16, 2011

Suryakala Recipe (Sun Shaped Sweet filled with Khoya and Nuts) – Sweets for Diwali

Hai Friends..Diwali is going to arrive soon..And I believe that you have started making yummy sweets and stuffs like that...I specially love diwali more than any festival because it is the festival of light and foods...It is also a festival of sharing..

In our house we make lots and lots of stuffs and share it with whole lots of friends...I am getting into diwali spirit slowly...I already received lots of request to post diwali recipes through email...How could I ignore those stuffs...So.......

Chandrakala Recipe (Half Moon Shaped Sweet filled with Khoya and Nuts) – Sweets for Diwali

This one is very same as Suryakala which I will post now...But the shape varies...So I hope you will check that recipe too..

Chandrakala is a half moon shaped sweet which is really really tasty one..

This recipe goes to Blogging Marathan-Day 1 for the theme “Indian Festival Food with Step by Step pictures”..

Triple Chocolate Cookies ( Cookies with Dark Chocolate,White Chocolate and Oreos)

I love Chocolates..Dark,White or even Milk all are my favorites...

I love cookie too..My favorite is Chocolate Cookies,Chocolate Chip Cookies and Oreo Cookies...Recently I am addicted to this cookies(Check Reason below)

Oct 15, 2011

My Favorite Potato Roast / Simple Potato Roast

You all know that I love potatoes..And you can see my love in this blog..Yes I have quite a few recipe for potato here..Go and browse my Recipe Index for all recipes...

This is a kind of potato roast which requires no fancy spices..This recipe is very straight forward..You only need basic two spices and you are done..The one thing about this dish is it requires quite a bit of time to roast..

Keralan Carrot Pachadi

If you are in a hurry or if you need any quick side dish for pulav or rice..Then this is the answer..

I even loved to have this as it is in a bowl with a spoon..It is a kind of cooling and refreshing at the same time.Since there is no coconut in this you can have it as a salad..

Mint Chutney for Idli or Dosa

If you love the smell and flavour of mint then this chutney is for you...It has a slight sweet flavour comes through as you have this chutney...This chutney is perfect with hot idlis. I hope you love this chutney...Check out the step by step recipe with pictures..


Mint Leaves-2 cups
Onion-1 chopped
Garlic-1 fat clove
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Tamarind-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar / Jaggery -1 tsp
Oil-1 tblspn


Heat oil in a kadai and add in cumin seeds..Let it crackle..

Now add in garlic and onions and mix well.

Add mint leaves and allow it to wilt..

Add tamarind,salt and sugar and mix well.

Let it cool down..Grind it in a blender till smooth.

Serve with idli or dosa..

Take all your ingrediants( add sugar in this list)
Chop up your onion and garlic

wash your mint leaves..

heat oil in a pan

add in cumin seeds

throw in onions and garlic

saute for 1 min

add in mint leaves

cook untill it is wilted

add in salt,sugar and tamarind

mix well

take this in a blender

and make it into a fine paste