Jan 31, 2012

Watermelon Fizz ( Without Alcohol ) - Summer Special Recipes

Summer has arrived and watermelons are available in abundance here..I love watermelon a lot, sometimes I am totally amazed how a massive fruit contains 98% of water stored in its fruity flesh..And in addition to this, these fruits arrive just on summer time when we need to have lots of water..God has made each and every thing in this world for a reason..Right!!

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Jan 29, 2012

Pyaz Ka Paratha / Onion Paratha /Onion Parantha / Onion Kulcha / Onion Stuffed Indian Flat Bread - Paratha Recipes / Lunch Box Ideas

Ok here I am with my last post for this season of BM…If you miss any of the post, I am giving you a consolidated list of the Rajasthan Recipes which I posted this week..Check it out..
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Mysore Sada Dosa / Mysore Sada Dose / How to make Red Chutney for Mysore Dosa – Dosa Recipes

As you all know, Dosa’s & idli’s are one of the stable food in a typical southindian home..Specially in our house we have it several times a week and even several times a day sometimes..Amma makes Paper Roastcoconut chutney or tomato chutney..But I love to go crazy and make all types of dosas..
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Jan 28, 2012

Aloo Ki Sabzi / Aloo Sabji / Potatoes Cooked in Gram flour & Curd Sauce - Best Combo for Roti, Paratha & Poori ( No Onion, No Tomato, No Garlic)

Are you tired of chopping and sautéing lots of onions, tomatoes and so many other vegetables to make a sidedish for paratha or are you bored of grinding lots of spices and coconut until it gets wickedly smooth..HuH !!! lots of work to make a side dish..
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Jan 27, 2012

Instant Rajasthani Besan Ka Cheela / Besan Pancakes / Gram Flour Dosa / Puda / Chickpea Flour Pancakes

I love instant foods, because it makes life so simple and provides yummy dish while we are so hungry. When  thinking about instant recipes, the first thing which comes to my mind is dosas..Amma have a huge container of dosa batter ready all day in the fridge so she can whip up some hot ghee roast, paper roast or uttapam etc in no time..
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Jan 26, 2012

Rajasthani Bhindi / Okra with Spiced Gramflour Stuffing / LadysFinger Fry- Rajasthan Style– No Onion & No Garlic Recipes

Me and my sisters are very fussy eaters when we were kids, especially when it comes to vegetables..So Amma used to tell us lots of stories of people who become intelligent and strong by eating vegetables, so we will get some interest in those. Ladys finger is one of those, Amma used to tell us that we will get huge brains and we will get 100 mark in mathematics if we eat ladysfinger..And think about me, I was even ready to eat it raw at those time..HA HA..
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Jan 25, 2012

Aloo Methi Subzi / Methi Aloo / Fenugreek Potato Fry / Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves - Rajasthani Style

I love cooking with potatoes because it takes only minimum time to make..And everyone in my house love it. My sisters love to have potatoes each and everyday and they won’t say no to it..Hmm.. And Kasuri methi is my favorite ingredient too, because it gives a awesome flavour to the dishes which we make..I use it so often in my recipes..

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Jan 24, 2012

Baigan Ki Sookhi Sabzi / Vankaya Pachhi Kaaram / Eggplant Fry with Ground Spices / Brinjal Poriyal – Rajasthani Style

This is a quick stir fry brinjal dish with lots of flavours packed in it..This taste great with plain white rice and any gravy..I made some lovely rasam to go along with it, the meal was awesome..Try to cook the brinjals carefully, because it tends to go mushy so easily..

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Jan 23, 2012

Rajasthan Kaddu Ki Subzi / Pumpkin Subzi / Sweet and Sour Pumpkin / Pumpkin Curry – Rajasthani Style

Hai Guys..Hope you had a wonderful time in checking all my previous weeks marathon recipes..I am giving you a consolidated list right now so if you miss anything you can check it now…
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Jan 22, 2012

Instant Okkarai / Ukkarai / Rice Flour & Moong dal Sweet – Diwali Special Recipes / Gramathu Samyal

This is one of the traditional recipe which my gradma teached me. I make this recipe often, amma loves this a lot..She tells me to make this all time when she feels like eating something sweet, which she often does..
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Nigella’s Doughnut French Toast with Strawberry Sauce – Valentine Day Special

Valentine day is Close and hope you have started preparing surprise for your loved one..I am gonna start this celebration with one of Nigella’s recipe because her recipe never fail right..This is one of that which is totally spectacular. When I saw this recipe on her cooking show, I decided to make it atonce. But I couldn’t find strawberry in my place at that moment,so I put back this recipe in my to do list. Now it is summer here and fresh juicy strawberries and arriving in the market, so I thought this is the perfect time to whip up this goodness…
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Jan 21, 2012

Ragda Pattice / Ragda Patties / How to make Ragda for Ragda Pattice – Chat Items / Side dish for Roti

Ok here I am with the famous street food recipe..I have had it many times  and I have made it twice at home..This is one of my favorite dish to enjoy, because it is healthy and makes you full for a long time..Yes it is a complete meal all by itself..You can either have it for lunch or dinner, anyway it is perfect..
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Aloo Tikki / Aloo Cutlet / Potato Patties / Aloo Tikki for Ragda Pattice(Patties) – Chat Items

If you need any quick snack for kids or any instant filling for burger then this is the answer..And this delicious dish can be tranformed into awesome chat item. I will post that today evening..So wait for it..

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Jan 20, 2012

Vati Dal Na Bhajiya / Crispy Lentil Dumplings / Fried Moong Dal Fritters – Quick Snack / Chat Items

When I was thinking for a quick recipe using lentils, I remembered this one which I saw long back ago in tarla dalal cookbook..And I decided to do it..This is such a quick snack which you can make in no time.Actually in my style it is such a easy peasy recipe..
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Jan 19, 2012

Everyday Lentil and Vegetable Curry / Dal Cooked with Vegetables - Best Combo for Rice

This is a healthy dish that contains lots of veggies packed in it…I would say that it is a protein packed recipe which taste so good..Actually you can add any of your favorite vegetables in this..I made this according to the stuffs which was available in my fridge on that day..

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Jan 18, 2012

Oats Pongal / Oats with Moong Dal / Oats & Lentil Dish– Pongal Special Recipes / Diabetic Friendly Recipes

 I always prefer oats to have for breakfast and dinner..Yes a little Diet consicious..I don’t prefer oats porridge daily because I will get bored easily and leave the diet..So what I do is, I cook lots of healthy dishes with oats and have it..So my oats diet will last longer..
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Jan 17, 2012

Chana Masala Recipe / Chole Masala Recipe

I love chana masala..It is my all time favorite, I love it with battura or poori....We make channa masala often because everyone in my house loves it..I have another version of chana masala in my blog..You can check it here..

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Jan 16, 2012

Pasi Paruppu Payasam – Keralan Style / Moong Dal Payasam / Payatham Paruppu Payasam / Pesara Pappu Payasam for 2,00,000 Hits

I am actually in cloud nine right now, YES..YUMMY TUMMY reached 2,00,000 in less than 4 months..I am really thankful to all of you my sweet sweet viewers who made my blog a total hit..Please continue this support and take YUMMY TUMMY to the next level..I hope you will do it..To celebrate this I have a simple yet satisfying desert to share with you all..It is a payasam made with split yellow moong dal..It is so easy to make but each mouthful is heaven to drink..We make this entirely in coconut milk, then how could it go wrong.
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Jan 15, 2012

How to make Triangle Paratha / Layered Paratha / Triangle Roti

Ok I know this post is a simple one..Everyone knows how to cook paratha or roti ..But this is a little special one and gives you the softest and layered paratha..This serves well to put in lunch box as well, since it stays soft for longer time than your regular chapattis....You can serve any sidedish of your choice with this..You can refer my recipe index  for the whole list of recipes…We make this often in our house and this paratha is little thicker and heavier than your regular ones..so having just one or two makes you full..
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Pathir Pheni / Chiroti / Pathir Peni / Pathir Patheni / Surul Poori – Karnataka Special Recipe for ICC

That was the first time I heard of this awesome recipe when srivalli announced Indian Cooking Challenge for this month..This recipe is from Harini from Tamalapaku. As soon as I saw the recipe I was totally ready to give it a shot..And the result was pretty great..
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Jan 14, 2012

Sakkarai Pongal Recipe - Sweet Pongal Recipe

Hope you all are getting ready for celebrating pongal tomorrow..In our house we celebrate pongal very traditionally..Amma wake up and makes us to wake up so early to get ready for pongal..We will make pongal in the front of our house using a build up stone stove and using woods and dried leaves from coconut tree to lit up fire ..We call it as “Veragaduppu”..
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Stuffed Paneer Paratha / Spiced Cottage Cheese Stuffed Paratha / Paneer Paratha – Lunch Box Ideas

Stuffed parathas are a life saver if you don’t have any time to cook any sidedish for roti..You can pretty much stuff it with any thing from vegetables to chicken..I have lots of stuffed paratha recipes in my blog you can check it in my recipe index or the quick menu in my side bar..
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Jan 13, 2012

Homemade Soft & Fluffy Pav Buns / White Dinner Rolls / Indian Pav / Indian Bread for Pav Bhajji

Pav Buns are one of the main thing which you need as a side for  vada pav or pav bhajji.These fluffy and soft buns are so tasty with anything..You can have it on its own too..They are readily available in supermarkets , but they are quite expensive here..So I thought to make it on my own..
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Jan 12, 2012

Tawa Baigan / Tawa Brinjal Masala / Batter Fried Brinjal Masala / Pan Fried Eggplant Masala

I love cooking with brinjals and amma loves eating it..I too love brinjals a lot, but there was a time when I totally hated it..I don’t know what made me to love brinjals, now I am totally addicted to it and as a result I have a whole lot of recipes in my blog…You can check it through my recipe index.
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Jan 11, 2012

Chocolate Truffles flavoured with Cinnamon & Chillies for Magic Mingle

I  Heart Chocolate Truffles..Well I Heart Chocolates..Its like I am addicted to chocolate and nothing can  make me instantly happy except a bar or two of chocolate..When I am in a far most tension, a bar of dark chocolate will do the trick instantly and When I am in my extreme happiness a piece of milk chocolate knows what to do..Sometimes dark chocolate chips have been my munch down snack…I know there is nothing more to say about the love I have for chocolate..
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Jan 10, 2012

Dry Garlic Chutney / Sukha Lehsun ka Chutney / Fresh Garlic Chutney for Chat Items

Here I am with the last chutney recipe which you require for serving chat items..This clearly says that you are ready for some delicious chat recipes in the future..To increase your temptation I am giving you the list of chat recipe which you can see in the future..I have planned to post homemade pav buns, vada pav, ragda pattice, samosa sundal and many more..So wait for the recipes..
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Jan 9, 2012

Vegetable Bread Upma / Bread Upma with Mixed Vegetables – Lunch Box Ideas

I already have a bread upma recipe in my blog..They are quick bread upma which can be made in minutes..This verison is lot more healthier since there is lots of vegetables going in..It is great for kids to put in lunch box..
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Jan 8, 2012

Andhra Avakaaya / Andhra Raw Mango Pickle / Mango Aavakaaya

I am back with another famous, mouth watering pickle from Andhra..As you know Andhra is famous for its spicy pickles, they have the perfect recipe for lime, mango and so many pickles..We had some beautiful mangoes which we plucked from the garden. Amma told me to do something with those mangoes..At that time I remembered the awesome recipe which I saw long back ago from mahanandi blog..I thought to give that a try.
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Dates & Tamarind Chutney Recipe / Sweet Chutney for Chaat

This is another basic chutney to have along side for chat items..This chutney taste fantastic as a spread for sandwich or as a dip for chips. It has a sweet and sour taste, hence it is perfect to drizzle on top of samosas, bhel puri and many more.
I have lots of mouth watering chat items to share with you all guys..So keep on checking my site for more recipes..You can check out the green chutney recipe which is also a must for making chat items right here.

So here you go to the recipe and let me know what you think..

Preparation Time : 10 mins

Cooking Time : 15 mins
Makes : around 1.5 cup


Dates – 1 cup / 10-12 dates deseeded

Tamarind Pulp – 4 tblspn or use a lemon size of fresh tamarind
Jaggery – ½ cup grated
Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera Powder -1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water as needed


Take everything in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil.

Simmer this for about 15-20 mins untill the dates are cooked.

Allow it to cool down and grind it in a blender to a smooth paste.

Pass this mixture through a sieve and press it with a fork to get as much pulp as possible.

Store this in a air tight container in the freezer for more than a month.

Take all your ingrediants
Take Dates in a saucepan
add tamarind to it
add jaggery
Add enough water
Throw in chilli and cumin powder
and some salt
put it on heat
Bring it to boil
Simmer till cooked
allow it to cool down
Take it in a blender
and puree it
Pass it through a sieve
and scrape as much pulp as possible
you will get a lovely smooth puree
Enjoy with your chaat recipes

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Jan 7, 2012

Gujarati Kitchen by Bhanu Hajratwala - Blogadda Book Review

Blogadda has announced a new program called as Free book reviews which is especially for Indian bloggers..I applied for that and got this amazing cookbook written by Bhanu Hajratwala.

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Chocolate Cherry Pavlova for a Special Day

This is a special recipe made for a special day in my life..Today……Jan 7……..7 years back….I fell in love with my fiancee..How could it not be special..We have completed 7 years of successful love..And next year this day I will be with him..I am really lucky to have such a wonderful partner, because I know so many people who has broked up their love life within a short period of time.Seeing those people,  we have definitely made a milestone..I thank god for giving me such a loving one who takes care of me always..I pray that this life should last long till the end..
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