Thursday, June 26, 2008

Stuffed IvyGuard

Everytime i make IvyGuard in the same way,just cutting and frying.I wanted to try something different with Ivy Guard and i found this recipe from Malika Badrinath Book.
With few alterations this came out so good.Try this and let me know your valuable comments.

Ivy Guard---------------12
Tamarind paste----------1/2 spoon
Turmeric Powder---------1/4 spoon

For Stuffing:

Coconut-----------------3 spoons
Chutney gram------------1 1/2 spoon
cumin-------------------3/4 spoon
Dhania------------------1 1/2 spoon
Red chilli--------------6 or 7
asafoetida--------------1/4 spoon

Wash and cut the corners of the Ivy Guard and cut into two pieces if the vegetable is so long.
Make a slit in the center on one side .
Cook this in tamarind water along with turmeric Powder and salt.
Meanwhile grind all the ingredients for stuffing.
When the vegetable is cooked,heat the pan and fry the cooked vegetable till it turns brown.
Remove from oil and let it cool down.
Fry the grounded paste so that it comes separated and remove from heat.
Now put this stuffing in the slit of the vegetable.

This is so tasty and i bet all will like this.We can have this with Rasam Rice or Dhal Rice.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Green Peas Bath and an award

I am so happy to share with you guys a very easy and yummy recipe.This recipe belongs to one of my best friend Krupa.She is a very cute girl who still admires mickey mouse and Donald Duck.She is indeed a great cook too.We went to her home for dinner and she made this.No surprise we all fell love with this rice.My husband liked this a lot and i made this for his birthday.

While posting this i also wanted to share a few words about "We",i mentioned in the first paragraph.We are four sweet friends(Shri,Gayathri,Sajana and Krupa) married and living in the same block. We are like a family now and all the girls are cured from their home sick.Touch Wood!Thank God for making us know each other and we pray that this relation should last forever.

Ok,here is the recipe,:)

Basmati Rice------------2 cups
Chopped Cilantro--------2 cups
Coconut-----------------1/4 cup
Green Chili-------------2
Ginger Garlic Paste-----2 spoons.
Cinnamon (optional)-----1 stick
Cloves------------------4 or 5
Green Peas--------------1 cup

Cook the Basmati rice and keep it separately.
Grind the cilantro,coconut,chili,ginger garlic paste,cinnamon,cloves as a paste like chutney.
Heat the pan with little ghee and oil and fry onion,tomato.
When the onion is pinkish,add the green peas.If you are a big fan for peas you can add little more than i have mentioned.
Then add the grounded paste and allow it to cook.
Mix it thoroughly with salt and let it cook till the aroma arises.
Now add the cooked rice and mix it well.

Thats it..Ta da.your rice is ready.

I am sending this to easycraft's Mixed Rice Varities Event on behalf of "WE"

has passed an award to me.It is really so sweet and so encouraging when we receive such award.Thank you dear friends.

Laughing time

When i saw Lakshmi's Comic event,i was impressed and wanted to do something.But my bad,i didn't note down the due date.My good,i noticed that yesterday was the last date.So i created my comic and sent it to Lakshmi,though i could not post it in my blog.Lakshmi sent me the tips to post the comic in my blog.Thanks Lakshmi.

This is a cool event,to express our talents other than cooking and gives us time to have fun.Hope you all laughed reading this comic.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Spinach is very good for healthy ,but it is boring to just cook and eat it without spices.Here is a simple tasty dish with Yogurt.Spinach and yogurt are good in protein.My mom usually makes this and i love this dish .Last week i made this for my husband and obviously,he loved it.Here you go,

Spinach-----------------3 cups
Curd--------------------2 cups
Green chili-------------1 or 2
Coconut-----------------3/4 cup

Cook the spinach with little salt.
After the spinach is cooked,add the coconut,green chili along with little cumin seeds and grind them together.
Mix the grounded paste with curd allow it to cook.
Add little salt and cook,till it perticipate.
Garnish it with little mustard seeds.

Thats it ,you can have this with hot rice with some thuvayal or potato fry.

I am sending this to Siri's 'Frozen Yogurt' --A cool Summer Event and to Sangeeth's Eat Health---Protein Rich contest

Friday, June 20, 2008

Beetroot Halwa

Yesterday was my husband's birthday.June is his auspicious month.Both the important days,wedding day and birthday comes so close in the same month.He loves sweet a lot.So i make sweets very often.Then how come i can miss his birthday?I made Beetroot Halwa and he loved it.He will eat carrot,beetroot only in the form of Halwa.This is so good and little bit healthy.Here you go ,

Grated Beetroot---------------------1 cup
Milk--------------------------------2 1/2 cup
Sugar-------------------------------1 3/4 cup
Cardamom Powder---------------------1 spoon
Ghee--------------------------------2 spoons.

Grate the beetroot with small hole grater.
Then add beetroot and milk and allow the beetroot to get cooked in the milk.
When the beetroot is almost cooked add the sugar,cardamom powder and ghee and start stirring continuously.
You can see the halwa coming out of the vessel.
Remove immediately from the heat and garnish with cashews.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Happy Day with semiya Payasam

Yesterday was a memorable and important day in my life.It was my first wedding anniversary.I couldn't believe it is one year,i got married.The days went so fast.Married life is so different from our spinster life.Lots of fun,laugh,little quarrels,tears,hugs....what not.I have learned a lot in this period.I have got many relatives,friends and this lovely blog.I have cooked just once before marraige but now cooking daily and in the position of sharing my recipes with friends.This is something great.I should really appreciate my honey for tasting all of my dishes.So on this happy day i made good food for him which included sambhar,rasam,poriyal,fries and the sweet semiya payasam.

We really liked it and i thought i will share my happiness with my dear bloggers.
Here comes the recipe

Semiya---------------3/4 cup
Milk-----------------1 1/2 cup
Sugar----------------1 3/4 cups
ghee-----------------2 spoons
condensed milk-------1/4 cup
cashews--------------7 to 8
water----------------2 cups

Heat the ghee and fry the broken cashews and keep aside.
Then fry the semiya till it turns golden brown.
Add water to it and allow it to cook.
when the semiya is almost cooked,add the milk and sugar and stir it continuously.
When everything gets mixed add the condensed milk and stir it.
In few minutes it will be cooked and will be ready to overflow.
Remove from heat and garnish with cashews.

You can taste the yummy semiya payasam.I bet this will be the simple and best dessert.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Vegetable Chappathi

It is been a week since i wrote in my blog.I was so busy in rearranging my home .I prepared this last week ,but i didnt have time to share .It was so tasty and soft also so simple.Here you go buddies!!

Wheat flour------------------------4cup
Grated Carrot----------------------2 cup
Spinach----------------------------1 cup

Mix the wheat flour,carrot,spinach,salt with water and make the dough.
Then just roll it as normal chappathi and cook them.
Apply little butter when removing from heat.
This makes the chappathi so soft.

This is a very easy recipe and is so healthy.I am sending this to srivalli's Roti mela.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Idli and Idli upma

Idli is a very good tiffen item.It is an all time favorite of mine.The remaining idli can be made as a delicious upma.Try this and you will surely like it.

Ingredients for Idli:
Raw Rice---------------4 cups.
Full Urad dhal--------------1 cup

soak them for 3-4 hrs.
Grind the rice first,then the urad dhal and mix both thoroughly with salt.
cook it in the idli cooker.
serve hot idli with any chutney and sambhar

Ingredients for idli upma:
Urad dhal-----------------1 spoon
mustard-------------------1/2 spoon
Idli chili powder---------5 spoons

Heat the pan with little oil.
Fry the mustard seeds and the urad dhal.
After it was fried cut the idli into small pieces and fry it.
Add the idli chili powder and mix it thoroughly.
This is a very delicious day and is so good for a rainy day.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Brinjal Pitla

This is another way of making brinjal.This is really a very good healthy dish.Here you go,

Brinjal---------------7 to 8
Red Chili------------3 or 4
Chenna Dhal-----------1 spoon
Urad dhal-------------1/2 spoon
Coriander seeds-------2 spoon
Cumin seeds-----------1/4 spoon
coconut---------------1 cup

Cut the brinjals into small pieces and cook in tamrind water along with salt and little turmeric powder.
Fry the ingredients except coconut in little oil
Grind the, along with coconut coarsely.
After the brinjal is cooked well,add this grounded one to the brinjal and allow it to cook for few minutes.
Remove from heat and serve with rice.

This can be made so thick or little watery.usually i make it watery ,this time i made it little bit thick.Both tastes good.Try this and let me know your valuable comments.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Aloo-puffed rice chat

I wanted to make some kind of chat for tea time snack.i just tried this and it came so good than expected.This is my own recipe and i really loved it a lot.Try this and definitely you will like this.

Red Onion-----------1 cup
Puffed Rice---------1 cup
Baby corn-----------3
Garam masala--------1 spoon
Dry mango powder----1 spoon

Cook the potato and cut into small pieces.
Heat the pan and put little oil.
Add onion,tomato,potato and fry a little.
Add garam masala and dry mango powder,salt and mix it thoroughly.
At last add little pieces of corn,puffed rice and mix it once and remove from heat.
Put a little in a bowl,add a little coriander chutney then again this mix.
Serve with nylon sev.

Coriander Chutney:
Grind coriander leaves,green chili,small ginger piece,salt.

This is a very tasty as well as healthy chat.I am sending this for eat healthy-fiber rich event by sangeeth

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha is definitely a very good tiffen.I made it before for a get-together and i wanted to make it yesterday.This is a very simple recipe and not a tiring one.Try this and you will love cooking this.I had this with dhal.

Onion---------------1 1/2 cup
Wheat flour---------2 cup
garam masala--------1/2 spoon
ginger garlic paste--1 spoon

Cook the potatoes and mash it well.
Grind the onion and chili together.
Heat the pan with oil and after it is heated ,pour the grinded paste.
Add a pinch of turmeric powder,garam masala,gingergarlic paste and salt.
Add the mashed potatoes to this and mix it thoroughly.
Add the wheat flour to this and make the dough.If required sprinkle little water.
Make the dough as we make it for chappathi.
Press it with the rollin pin and then make the parathas in the tava.
After the paratha is cooked just press it with butter .
This is definitely a very good dinner.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Rice Upma

This is an all time favorite for my father.i wanted to make this and surprise my husband.It came out good and he liked it too.

Sona masoori Rice----------------2 cups
Chenna Dhal----------------------2 spoons
Urad dhal------------------------2 spoons
Red chili------------------------3
mustard--------------------------1 spoon
water----------------------------2 cup

Heat the oil and fry the seasonings.
Pour cold water and let it boil with seasonings.
Break the rice into small granules (operate the mixie in pulse)
Remove the powder and use only the granules.
Add in the water and pressure cook it for 3 whistles.
After removing the cooker from heat open it immediately after the sound stops.
Put one spoon ghee and mix it thoroughly and serve hot with coconut chutney.

It is a very good brunch.Try and let me know your valuable comments.