Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Vegetable Puffs

It has been really a long time i added recipes in my blog.Though i try new things in my kitchen i have grown a bit lazy to blog it.Ok!! i packed my laziness and sent it to the storage,let me see how long it stays there.I made Vegetable puffs when we had guests.It was so tasty and here ya go..

Cooked Potato---------------1cup
Finely chopped Carrot-------2 cup
Finely Chopped Beans-------- 2 cup
Chopped Onions--------------2 cup
Green chili-----------------1
Red Chili Powder------------1 spoon
Ginger Garlic Paste---------1 spoon
Salt------------------------2 1/2 tsp.
Pastry Sheets. Pastry sheets are readily available in American Stores as well as in Indian Stores.

Heat the kadai and pour little oil.When the oil is heated add the chopped onions and fry them.
When the onions turn light brown add the vegetables and green chili and fry them.
When the Vegetables are cooked add the potatoes,Ginger garlic paste and Red chili powder along with salt and mix them well.You can also add a pinch of turmeric powder.
Fry them till the raw smell goes off.
Remove the mix from heat.

Thaw the pastry sheets and keep it ready.Keep the mix in the Pastry sheet and fold them.Using water stick the corners.
Preheat the conventional oven at 300F.
Once the oven is heated bake them till they turn light brown.It may take 20 -30 min to bake depending on the pastry sheet.

Tada! Puffs are ready.This is a very good appetizer and tasty one too.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Almond Halwa

Badam (Almond) Halwa is my husband's favorite sweet.My mother-in-law makes it often ,actually we can call this as our family sweet.My mother-in-law taught to make perfect halwa when she visited us.Here you go,

Almonds--------------2 cups
Cashews--------------1 cup

Soak the almonds in hot water for an hour and peel the skin.
Now grind the almonds and cashews together with little milk.
Now measure the grounded paste.

Paste---------------1 cup
Sugar---------------2 cups
Food color----------1 spoon
Ghee----------------1/2 cup

Heat the water and dissolve the sugar .
The sugar syrup should be of thin thread consistency.
Now add the almond paste and mix it continuously.
Add the Food color and half the quantity of ghee.
Mix it continuously for 15 min and remove from heat.
Take it out and then keep on stirring it for some time.
Just leave it for some time and then stir,you have to do this for a very long time.

I suggest you to start making this in the evening so that halwa comes out really good and tasty by next day.

I am sending this to Tasty treat's Lets go nuts with Almonds Event.I am so glad i am able to send my dish to this event.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wheat Dosa

This is the most comfortable and tasty dosa i had ever tasted.My mom usually makes this and now this has become my comfy food.Here you go,


Wheat Flour----------------3 cups
Rice flour-----------------3/4 cup
Green chilis---------------3
Cumin seeds----------------1 spoon
Cumin powder---------------1/2 spoon

Mix the ingredients with water and make it like a dosa batter.
Make dosa's with the batter
Taste it hot with coconut chutney or idli powder.

This is more healthy and so damn simple.Try it and let me know how you liked it
I am sending this to JFI-wheat.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Eggless Banana Muffins

Whoohoo!! I baked my most favorite muffins.It is my long time wish to bake muffins,and now i was so excited to taste mine.After lot of googling i got many recipes and i combined all and made my own version.My friends and my husband loved them.Girls,you know what you can surprise your valentine with this muffins or do some icing over these muffins and make them as cupcakes.Here you go,

Wheat Flour------------1/2 cup
All purpose flour------1/2 cup
Butter or oil----------1/4 cup
Sugar------------------1/2 cup
salt-------------------1/2 spoon
Baking soda------------1 tsp
Baking Powder----------1/2 spoon
Banana Puree-----------1 cup
Water------------------2/5 cup

Preheat the Oven to 400F.
Mix the dry ingredients together ,make sure there are no lumps.
Add the liquid ingredients and mix it with beater.This makes the mix so soft.
Grease the muffin trays with butter or some spray.
Pour the mix to half of the tray and bake it.Reduce the heat to 375 after the first 10 min.
It will rise and the total baking time will be maximum 20 min.

Tada!! Awesome muffins are ready.
For Icing: Add 1/2 cup sugar with one cotton box of whipped cream and beat it so that it becomes so thick.Now coat them on the muffins and the sweet cup cakes are ready.For this use the small size muffin trays.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chili Paneer

Most of the times after my husband comes from work he needs something to munch.This time I didn't have anything to make except paneer.so i decided to make this.We used to taste this in the indian restaurant near-by and they make the best chili paneer and my version is.

Paneer--------------1 pkt
Onions--------------1 cup
Bell Pepper---------1/2 cup
Cumin seeds---------1 spoon
Chili powder--------2 spoons

Heat the oil in the pan and fry the onions with cumin seeds
When the onion is almost fried add the bell pepper and fry them.
Microwave the paneer for 2 min to 3 min
Now add the paneer with the onion and then fry them along.Add little salt and chili powder.Mix them well and remove from heat.
Serve hot.

Note: In some restaurants they dip the paneer in this Beasan+chilipowder mix and then fry them and then add to the onion mix.You could that too.

Friday, February 6, 2009

chocolate Banana Milk Shake

Sometimes i am so lazy to have a filling lunch.Last week once i was so lazy and didn't have a good lunch.so i wanted eat something so filling and tasty.i saw a banana lying down so lonely,so thought to give company to banana.

Milk---------------1/4 cup
Chocolate syrup-----1 spoon


Add all the ingredients in the blender and mix it well.

This is so damn simple and yummy and so filling.One spoon of the chocolate syrup helps you to make the drink so filling.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Poori with Sagu

Poori is one of the most favorite dish for me and my husband.Now-a-days just to avoid oil i dont make often.After a very long time of 4 months i made it recently with his all time favorite sagu.I have never heard of this sabji before my wedding.My mother-in-law makes it too good.When she visited us i saw her making it and now my version also tastes good.

Ingredients for Poori:
Wheat Flour---------------3 cups
Sooji---------------------1 cup

Ingredients for Sagu:

Cumin seeds--------------1/2 spoon
Chopped Onion------------1 cup
garam masala-------------1 spoon
Chili powder-------------1 1/2 spoon (depends on how hot you want)

Procedure for making poori:
Make the dough by mixing all the ingredients.
Do not let the dough to be dried.
Make small balls out of the dough and press it to small circles
Heat the oil in kadai,make sure the oil is well heated
Then fry them.

By adding sooji,the poori does not observe more oil.It tastes too good.

Procedure for making Sagu:
Pour little oil and heat the kadai
Add the cumin seeds and let it splutter.
Add the onions and fry them golden brown and then add tomatoes.
When they are semi cooked add the chopped potato and add water.Let them cook together.
When the potato is 3/4th cooked,add the garam masala and chili powder to it.
Stir it and allow it to boil till the potato gets completely cooked.
Its consistency will be thick ,and tastes great.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Italian dishes are always so tasty and amazing ones.I wanted to make pasta for a long time.I made it twice earlier but didn't capture the picture of them.So when i made this time i took the picture without fail.I am not a big fan of cheese but still wanted to make the pasta creamy.so do you want to know how??

Pasta shell------------2 cups
Olive Oil--------------1 spoon
chopped Broccoli-------3/4 cup
Chopped Carrots--------1/2 cup
Chopped squash---------1/2 cup
mushroom---------------1/4 cup (if you are a big fan of mushroom you can add more)
Chopped Onions---------1 cup
Tomato-----------------1 (big)
Tomato puree-----------3/4 cup
Alfredo sauce----------2 spoons
Pasta Sauce------------1/2 cup
Cheese-----------------2 spoons

Boil the water and put the shells in it to get cooked.
Cook the shells until they are soft.It may take 15-20 min
Heat the pan with Olive Oil and add the onions
Once the onions are fried add all the vegetables and let them cook for sometime.
When the vegetables are almost cooked add the tomato puree and let it cook until the raw smell goes off
Then add the Alfredo sauce and let it mix well with the vegetables
After a couple of minutes add the pasta sauce and once when it is all mixed up thoroughly add the pasta shells to it.
Add one spoon of salt and mix it well.
While adding salt be careful because all the sauces already have salt.
Sprinkle little parsley and very little Italian Seasoning and mix it well.
When it is done sprinkle the cheese and mix it well and take it off the stove.

Adding tomato puree was a great idea and this made the pasta so creamy with less alfredo and cheese.This tasted so great and i was so happy.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pongal with special Sweet Pongal

Pongal is a very important function for tamilians.We decorate the vessel by tieing turmeric around it and keep kumkum on it. We make sweet pongal in milk this day.It tastes too good.This year Pongal came out so tasty and it was so nice.


Milk---------------3 cups
Water--------------1 cup
Rice---------------1 cup
Jaggery------------3 1/2 cup
Ghee---------------2 spoons

Heat the milk and let it boil well.When it boils and the level raises we scream "Pongalo Pongal"
Now add the rice.Wash the rice before you add to the milk.
Now add the water and keep on stirring.
The rice should cook well in milk.
The taste of milk increases the taste to the pongal.
It will take nearly 20 to 30 min for the rice to get cooked.
Once the rice is cooked,add the jaggery to it and reduce the heat.
At this point we got to be so careful,we should keep on stirring or else the bottom of the vessel will be burnt.
Add the ghee and keep on stirring.
When it is mixed totally remove from heat and add the cashews and raisins.

Pongal is ready.Normally we don't add milk but only on this occasion,we cook the rice in milk.I can see you all craving after reading.Make it once and enjoy :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bogi with MilkPayasam

Pongal is a very grand function in Tamil Nadu.We celebrate this for 3 days.The first day is Bogi.we have to throw out all the bad thoughts and bring in the good thoughts.
Pongal is the thanksgiving day to Lord surya and all the other nature calamities that helps us in our day today life.The third day is kannum pongal,the day we meet all our friends and relatives.I made PalPayasam on Bogi.We make Dhal vada and payasam on Bogi.
Here is the recipe for pal payasam.


Rice------------1/2 cup
Milk------------2 cups
Sugar-----------1 1/2 cup
Condensed milk--1 spoon
Cashew----------2 spoons
Raisins---------1 spoon

Grind the rice to small grains.
Pour 1 cup of water and add the rice and cook well.pour the milk along with water and let the rice cook well.It should almost be smashed.
Now add the sugar and condensed milk and stir it well.
After it boils and when the rice and milk is mixed well
Add the fried cashews and raisins.

Now the Pal Payasam is ready.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


This is my friend Padmapriya's favorite dish.She is the one who taught me this dish.I made this when my brother-in-law's were here.They really liked it.Here you go

Dosa Batter------------4 cups
Green chilies----------2
Cumin seeds------------2 spoons
salt-------------------1 spoon

Mix the cumin seeds,chopped green chilies ,salt to the dosa batter and mix it well.
Now heat the appakara and pour little oil in all the holes.
Pour the batter and wait for some time.Then turn and allow it to cook.
Now the paniyaram is ready to eat.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year with Bisibela Bath

Hi Friends!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!.Let this year bring all the happiness and wealth to all of us.
It is obviously been a long time i blogged and today being the first day of a new year i decided to blog ,hopefully regularly and here comes my husband's favorite Bisibela Bath.

Rice------------1 1/2 cup
Toor Dhal------- 1/2 cup
Beans carrot----1 cup
Peas------------1/2 cup
Sambhar Onion---1 cup
Okra------------1 cup

For Masala
Coriander Seeds------2 spoon
Red Chili------------6
Fenugreek------------1/4 spoon
Coconut--------------1 cup
Tamarind--------------one lemon sized ball.

For Seasoning:
Cumin Seeds----------1/2 spoon
Mustard--------------1/2 spoon


Cook the dhal and rice.
Heat oil in the kadai and fry all the ingredients for masala.Add coconut last because it need not be deep fried.
Take another big vast vessel and pour little oil and after the oil is heated add the seasoning.Add the onion and then add all the vegetables and fry it for some time.
Then add the tamarind water along with little salt,turmeric powder and little asafoetida.
Allow it to boil for some time.Mean while grind all the fried masala ingredients.
Add it to the tamarind water and allow it to cook for some time.
When it is almost cooked add the cooked dhal to it and allow it to boil for sometime.
Switch off the stove and mix the rice with the sambhar.Add 2 spoons ghee and 1 spoon ginger oil and mix it thoroughly.

Tada! Bisibela Bath is ready.
It tastes good with raitha and chips.
This is so easy and really a very delicious dish!!

Again friends,I wish you all a very happy 2009!!May God bless us all!!