Friday, November 30, 2007

Stir fried veggies

I just love vegetables in any form.The varities and the lovely colours all are so wonderful.I always try to find some new ways of eating them .This winter its so cold out i feel this is really a quick and easy way to warm up with the crunchy veggies and thier
colors are complimenting the simple dish.

Broccoli - 1 cup
Snap peas - 1 cup
Carrots - 1 cup
Potatoes - 1 cup
Cauliflower - 1 cup
Bell peppers- 1 cup
Onion - 1 large
Garlic - 4-5 pears
Green beans- 1/2 cup
Basil/ cilantro- 1-2 tsp
sesame seeds - 1.5 tsp

Soya sauce - 2 tsp
Brown sugar - 2 tsp
Chilly flakes - 1 tsp
Corn starch - 1 tsp
water - 1.5 tbsp

Salt & pepper - as per taste
Olive oil - to saute

1. Mix soya sauce ,brown sugar,chilly flakes and corn starch adding water and keep aside.
2. Now chop up the vegetables into almost similar sides. Take the carrots , potatoes and cook in microwave for 3 mins.
3. Now take a little olive oil in a pan and saute onions till they turn transparent. Then add garlics and saute it.
4. Now add carrots and other veggies and season with salt and pepper . Then add the mixture of soya sauce and see that each vegetable is coated well.
5. Continue to saute untill the moixture thickens and adhears to each vegetable.
6. Now remove the the veggies in a bowl.
7. Toast up some white sesame seeds and top the veggies with finely toasted seeds

Monday, November 26, 2007

Ubbu Rotti And Alasande Bendhi

This is a traditional recipe which we have been relishing since we were born. Really a finger licking recipe i say.This dish should be enjoyed with a spicy curry made out of long beans or chineese spinach itself. Just an irresistable taste and satisfying one to the soul.Hmm......just the simple discription of this rotti makes my saliva to dribble down.I just had 3-4 rotti just now in the afternoon and still feel like having some more although there is not space left in my belly.Well lemme just come down to the ingredients and method with some mouthwatering pictures of this delightful dish.


White rice - 1 cup
Boiled rice - 2 cups
Jeera - 1 tbsp
Salt - as per taste

1.Soak the raw rice in hot water overnight.

2.Now grind this adding no water or very little water into a smooth batter.As i had no grinder i used normal 12 speed blender.Hence i had to add a little bit of water.

3.Hint:- if your dough becomes water then no problem just empty it into a pan and keep it in a stove and keep stirring untill the mixture becomes some what hard so that small ball can be rolled out from it.

Now roll out small lemon sized balls and press in into small poori sized roti by keeping between two greased plastic sheets and pressing with a flat plate.
5.Bake them over a hot pan until they are semi cooked , then put them over direct heat if you have burners in your stove or else do as you do to cook a phulka.

6.Now collect the rottis in a dish placed with a thick tissue or a cloth.
7.Good to relish when its very hot with the long beans bendhi


Long beans - 1 bundle
Black eye beans- 1 cup[ cooked],optional
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Cumin - 1tsp
Shot red chillies - 6-7[as per your taste]
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilly powder - ''
Coconut grates - 1/2 cup
Tamarind paste - 1/4 tsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp

1.Chop up the long beans into 1.5 inch big pieces ,add little water , a pinch of salt,chilly powder and turmeric powder and cook them till they turn tender.
2.Take 1-2 drops of oil in a small pan and roast the chillies,then add coriander,urad dhal,cumin to it a dry roast them for 1 min.
3.Add them to a blender with 1/2 cup of coconut grates and tamarind and blend them into paste form adding little water.
4.Now add this paste to the cooked long beans and add already cooked black eye beans and season with enough salt and jaggery and bring to a boil.
5.Now take about 1/2 tsp of oil in a small pan add mustard seeds and just when it stats to splutter add curry leaves and pour it to the curry .Again bring the curry to a boil after thorough stirring.

Enjoy hot hot ubbu rotti with this bendhi on this cold winter.

I Am back Again

Dear Blogger friends ,

I am really sorry for not replying to your comments .I had been to India for a short vacation which turned out to be an extended vacation.Well had lots and lots of fun.After all those lovely time with my family and relatives i am back again into the stream of blogging.Well find that you all have so much in your blogs well i feel like it will take me lot of time to cover up .Thanks for all your concern and wishes.


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Batate mosaru gojju[Potato raitha]

This is a tradition and a easy recipe.Its very easy to prepare fully loaded with flavours and very rich recipe.One of my husbands all time favorite recipe.

Cooked potatoes - 2 large
Curds - 2 cups
Greenchilles - 2
Ginger - small piece
Coriander leaves- 1 tsp
Onion - 1/2 cup
Mustard -1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1 pinch
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 5-6
Ghee - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 1

1.Break the cooked potatoes into tiny chunks and keep aside.
2.Chop up the onions ,ginger and chilles very finely and keep aside.
3.Take the above in a vessel, add curds to it.Season with salt as per your taste.
4.Take ghee in a small pan add mustard, jeera, urad dal and red chilly and just when the mustard splutters add curry leaves hing and stir it then add the chilly powder to it when its still hot and pour this into the potato mixture.
Garnish with coriander leaves .
5.Refrigerate for atleast 1/2 hr ,or you can it immediately.
6.Good when served with rice and even with parata's.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mushroom Masala

Mushroom - 1 box
Onion - 1 large
Tomatoes - 2 medium size
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
salt - as per taste
Pepper - 1tsp
green chillies - 2
Garam masala - 1tsp
Kitchen king masala - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
paprika powder -1/2 tsp [optional]
Sugar - 1 tsp

1.Take some oil in a pan ,add cumin and wait for 2 mins till they splutters.
2.Then add mushrooms and saute for about 5 mins add little bit more oil and add ginger garlic paste and fry for 3 more mins . Season them with pepper and salt.
3.Keep them aside.Take little oil and add onions and saute till they turn transparent.
4.Blend them into a smooth paste.
5.Puree the tomatoes and keep aside.
6.Now saute the onion paste till they turn slightly brown.Then add tomato puree and saute for additional 3 mins.Then add all the seasoning powder with salt and mix properly.
7.Bring to a boil.then add milk and keep stirring properly.
8.Now add the mushrooms and cover and cook for 5 mins.Add 1 tsp of sugar.
9.Now simmer and cook for 3 mins.
10.Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves .Serve with roti or nan as desired.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Mavina hannu Rasayana-Mango dessert

I just love summer as we get a variety of fruits and vegetables, very fresh and of differnt tastes.One such fruit which is loved by all is Mango.Its the king of all the fruits.Lovely juicy mangoes hmm..... just the name is enough for the mouth to water, just like my this simple cool recipe.As usual this is very easy and quick to prepare yet the taste is so promising.Without taking a lot i shall come straight to the recipe.

Well ripe mangoes - 2-3 large
Coconut milk - 8 oz
Milk - 1cup
Jaggery - 3 tbsp
Brown sugar - 2 tsp
Cardammom - 1/2 tsp
Honey -2 tsp
Salt - 1 small pinch

1.Peal up the mangoes.It need not be too sweet. Slightly sour mangoes will also do.
2.Then cut it into small squares and keep aside
3.Squeeze up the pulp from the pith part that is the core and keep aside.
4.Now take milk ,coconut milk ,brown sugar,and mix properly add small pinck of salt and mix.Now grate or powder the jaggery and mix to this mixture properly.Adjust the sweetness to your taste.
5.You can add only brown sugar if you wish now add honey and cardammom and mix .
6.Add the mangoes to this liquid mixture with the pulp squeezed and mix roughly and cool it for altleast an hour or more before serving.Enjoy during this hot summer.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Raagi Rotti

Here is a simple healthy recipe what i prepared for my Vratha .Raagi is very good for our health.Raagi has a very good nutritive value. It should be taken during winters to keep the body warm and it also prevents the craking of soles.Its a good source of fibres and iron also.It helps to build up muscle protiens.So why not have it different forms.Now comming to the recipe.

Raagi powder - 2 cups
Samolina - 1/2 cup
Coconut grates- 1 cup
Cumin - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
water -to mix
Green chillies - 2 large

1.Take all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2.Add little bit of cold water and keep mixing until it forms a dough like that of chapatti.Take care not to form a sticcky mass as raagi becomes very sticky easily by absorbing water .
3.Then add grated coconut grates,cumin to it with the finely chopped chilly powder and mix properly
4.Now make small balls out of it.
5.Grease the pan a bit and press the balls using your hands into a round rotti.
6.Cook up both the sides smearing ghee until the edges turn a bit crispy.
7.Serve hot with sugar and freshly prepared butter or with spicy chilly chutney.

Chilly chutney:-

Green chilly - 1 large
Dry red chillies- 3 large
Tamarind pulp - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 8 large
coconut grates - 3 tbsp
water - 3 tbsp

For Tempering:-
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Dry chilly - 1
Curry leaves - 2 -3 leaves

1.Blend the coocnut ,chillies and tamarind adding enough water .
2.Add salt as per taste
3.The take a pan add the oil and other tempering ingredients to it and wait till the mustartd starts to splutter.
4.Then add it to the blended mixture.
Enjoy this with all types of rotti's, dosa's and even it tastes good with chapatti.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Recipe from fellow bloggers - 3

As Usual i just love to try out new recipes and here im with some round ups of wonderful simple recipes.

1.Trupthi's Corn masala:-

This is such a esay recipe and so delicious .It made my husband lick his fingers.The color is also so apealing lovely .Thanks a lot trupthi.Your picture was so good which forced me to try it out and it came out so good.Loved it with fresh homemade phulka's.hmmm....

2.Seema's coconut fudge:-

Here i have used almounds to garnish as i love the special crunchiness what it gives.Loved the recipe.All my friend liked it so much .Thanks akka for the wonderful recipe.

3.Seema's Mallige idli:-

Well what more should i say when so many of them have already tried this recipe .You need to try it out to believe me friends.It turns out so soft just like a sponge melts and sucks all teh sambar .I just love idle but this is the best idli i ever had. Thanks again for the lovely recipe akka.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Tomato macaroni soup

This is one of the easiest and instant soup which one can prepare.Well sound stupid i feel but its true.I just love soups.SO keep experimenting with new flavours and ingredients.Love to watch or even read more recipes and try them with my own twist.So this is one more of my special soup.This is quite filling too.Simple with very minimal ingredients and exotic flavours.Love it.the tangy sweetness of tomato,freshness of basil and chewy pasta make the soup a complete meal itself.Prefect for a chilly night .Well i can have this at any time.And dont ask about the left overs.The taste much better than fresh ones.

Tomato Puree - 1 cup
Tomato paste - 1tbsp[Optional]For extra richness
Basil powder - 1 tsp
fresh spinach - 1/4 cup
Tubular macaroni - 1/2 cup
Salt & pepper - as per taste
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
Onion powder -1/2 tsp

1.Take a large vessel fill it with water ,add salt and cook the pasta and remove it just before its done.
2.Take a pan add 2-3 drops of olive oil , add tomato paste and saute for 1 min.then add tomato puree and simmer and cook for 2 mins.Then add chopped spinach, season with salt and pepper,add chilly powder and mix properly.
3.Then add enough water and bring to a boil.
4.Now add cooked macaroni to it ,add fresh or dry basil to it and simmer and cook for 2 mins.
5.Remove and serve with freshly grilled bread at the side.Enjoy hot .

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Macaroni Salad

This is a simple helathy recipe best for the summer.Cool sald which is quite filling ,creamy with fresh vegetables of your choice and creamy yogurt used in the dressing which is best choice for one who are conscious about thier calories.

Shell pasta - 1.5 cup
Cucumber - 1 cup
Tomato - 1/2 cup
Bell pepper- 1/2 cup
RedOnion - 1/2 cup
Green onion- 1/4 cup

Thick plain yogurt- 1 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Salt and pepper - as per taste

1.Chop up all the vegtables to the length of 2 inches lenght and 1 cm thick.
2.Cook up the pasta in salted water untill just tender and drain and keep aside.
3.Mix up all the dressing ingredients and keep aside.
4.Now add all the vegetables to the pasta, add the dressing and mix properly to coat the pasta and vegetables properly.
5.The thickness of dressing can be adjusted by adding milk or water.
6.Chill and serve or serve at room temperature.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Jat-Pat Chakkuli

This is a simplest recipe which anyone can prepare. Some times we all feel lazy to prepare but wanna have some nice snack to munch . So this was one day for me so thought of trying this instant chakkuli what i call it.Its a recipe with minimal ingredients but taste is simply superb.It will last for atleast 2-3 weekd when stored in an airtight container.

Rice flour - 1 cup
Besan - 1/2 cup
Butter - 1 tbsp
Salt - as per taste
Cumin - 1 tsp
Black til - 1/2 tsp
Oil - for deep fry

1.Take all the dry ingredients in a bowl.Melt Then butter and add it to the dry ingredients.
2.Add salt ,cumin and til.
3.Add little water and mix into a soft dough almost like chapathi dought.It should not stick to your hands.
4.In a small pan heat up the oil. a greased sheet using icing syringe press some chakkuli's in circular fashion like jelebi's and keep ready.
6.Fry them till golden brown on both sides In medium heat.
7.Remove from oil and place them over paper towel to drain off execess oil.
8.Store in an air tight container.
9.You can also add finely chopped onions and curry leaves and then press the chakkuli's.the just taste awesome.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Mangalore Buns

This is a wonderful recipe which is very famous in my place.Hence the name Mangalore buns.Its our all time favorite.Well as i was feeling home sick i though of refreshing my good old memories by preparing a dish from my own native.This is a simple yet a tasty recipe that no one can go wrong.I love to have them as its is.Well it can also be served with sambar or chutney as sides.This is a promising recipe my friends.Do give a try yourself and let me know.

Well ripen banana's - 3
All purpose four - 3.5 cups
Sour curds - 1 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Oil - For frying

1.Take a clean Bowl,Mash the ripen banans into a smooth paste using your hand.
2.Now to this add all the dry ingredients and mix properly.
3.Add sour curds and cumin to the above so as to for a dough like chapati dough .
4.Keep aside for about 3-4 hrs for it to set.
5.Now heat up the oil .
6.Roll out small balls of dough a bit thick say about 1.5 cms thick just like poori size aand they fry them till golden brown.
7.You can see the buns bloting into a round, brown buns.Then they are ready.
8.Remove them and place over a paper towel for excess of oil to drain off.
9.Serve hot or cold with sambar or chutney.Enjoy....

Monday, May 7, 2007

Spinach chickpeas soup

Soup are normally an appitizer or used as a starter but a soup lover like me enjoy it as a complete meal itself.Well some may say as how one can satisfy his hunger only by a soup then my this spinach cickpeas soup is really a good answer and that too a complete filling and satisfying meal.It tastes so good that with a slice of tosted bread at the side is more than enough for a cool night .So why dont you guys note down the ingredients and heat up you soup pot....

Red onion - 1 mediem size
Garlic cloves - 2 large
Spinach - 1 cup
Potato - 1 cup
Cick peas - 1 cup
Tomato paste - 1 tbsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Vegetable broth cube- 1
Water - 2 cups
Salt and pepper - as per taste
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Olive oil - 2 tsp

1.Cook potatoes and chickpeas seperately and keep aside.
2.Take a heavy bottomed pan ,add litlle oil and saute the onions and garlic untill they turn a bit transparent.To this add chickpeas and mix and cook for 5 mins .
3.Now add potatoes and saute .Now powder the broth cube or even you can add vegetable broth and season with salt pepper and other spices and simmer and cook for 10 mins.
4.Then add roughly chopped spinach ,add milk and mix properly and cook for another 5 mins in high.
5.Now serve hot with a pinch of paprika sprinkled on top.Enjoy....

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Lentil rice

This a wonderful recipe which i tried out from a book with a little bit of my own twist to it.Lovely healthy recipe which is quite easy to prepare and will be ready in no time.It contains a very few ingredients .Believe me friend i just love the way it tasted so creamy,rich and lovely....Just cant wiat to prepare it again.

Basmati Rice- 2 cup
Split lentil - 1/2 cup
Bay leaves -1 large
Red onion - 1 large
Green chilly - 1 large
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves-2 tsp
Orange zest - 1 tsp

1.Cook the rice and allow it to cool for 1/2 hr
2.Take the lentil ,rinse it and cook it with bay leaf until just tender,then drain and set aside after removing the bay leaf.
3.Now chop up the onion and green chilly very fine and keep aside.
4.Take a large pan add oil and then saute in onion and chilly till the onion turns transparent.
5.Then to this add 2 tsp of ghee/butter the spice it up with salt,pepper,chilly powder and garam masala .
6.Now add the rice mix properly to combine all the flavours,then add lentil and mix slowly.
7.Now remove the pan from the fire add orange zest and finely chopped fresh green cilantro leaves.Serve hot.....Enjoy

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Spongy Pan-cakes[No eggs]

Pancakes is a breakfast recipe which i got to know after comming to U.S.Just love them now.I was just going thro'various sites of recipes and in some site i found a easy recipe of pancake where in no eggs where used.This is very simple and a bit healthier too.

All purpose flour - 1 cup
Baking soda - 2 tsp
sugar - 2 tbsp
salt - pinch of salt.
water -1/2 cup
milk - 1 cup
Butter - 1 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp

1.Mix melted butter,sugar salt and pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg powder[Optional].
2.To the above add flour and baking soad .Then slowlly add milk and water and wisk roughtly to for a not over mix it.
3.Keep aside to set the batter for about 15-20 mins.
4.Then pour a laddle full of batter to a nonstick pan to form a small circle.
5.slowly flip to other side when the bubbles starts to for on the top surface .Cook on both sides till they turn golden brown.
Serve hot topped with the small piece of butter ,drizzle some maple syrup or honey and powdered sugar sprinkled over the top.I have used honey, as its better and good for health. Enjoy hot with hot chocolate ....

Friday, April 20, 2007

Asparagus Soup

Asparagus is my altime favorite vegetable .It just make anything extra tasty i feel. I'm a soup lover. Just love any kind of soup so keep preparing soups of differnt varities.Well this one I saw in a book and found intersting and just dont even ask me how simple is it to prepare too I never even thought the waste edges which are very fibrous will add up to give such a wonderful flavour... Well to give a shot, experience the heavenly taste of this soup by your self and be contented just like me.

Asparagus ends - 1 cup
Red Onion - 1 large
Vegetable broth cube -1 dice[OXO Company]
Water - 2.5 cup
Olive oil - 2 tsp
Milk - 1 cup [or halk cup cream]
Salt and pepper -for seasoning[1 tsp]

1.Take a heavy bottom pan , add oil and then saute the onions till the turn slightly golden then add the asparagus and saute for 2 mins.
2.Add the vegetable broth 2.5 cups .I have added one cube with water abd bring to a boil , season with salt and pepperand then cover and cook till the asparagus become tender.
3.Allow it to cool down and then blend it into a smooth paste .Strain it thro' seive if desired .
4.Then add the milk and heat it a bit so that it just begins to boil.Remove from the stove and serve hot with a roasted bun or bread in the side.Enjoy.....
5.This asparagus can be substituted to mushrooms too.You can use the chewy stems of the portabella mushrooms or even dried mushrooms too...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Green Vs White

This season of spring has really inspired me to prepare this recipe with fresh broccoli and cauliflower.Simple yet a healthy recipe with the richness of tomato base which has added to the unique flavour.This curry can be eaten as it is or with simple rice or roti/pita breads as sides.

Cauliflower - 1 cup
Broccoli - 1 cup
Onions - 1/2 cup finely chopped
Garlic - 2-3 cloves
salt -1.5 tsp
pepper -1 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
wheat flour -3 tsp
tomato paste - 3 tsp
tomato diced - 3 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
paprika powder - 1 tsp

1.Take a pan add oil and then add cumin when it splutters add onions and garlic , saute them till it turns transparent.
2.Now add tomato ,continue to stir it.When the tomatoes turn soft add tomato paste and mix properly.
3.Now add wheat flour mixed in cold water to the tomato mixture and keep mixing properly .Season with salt and paprika powder, bring to a boil and simmer and cook for 5 mins adding enough water to make a gravy thick as you like.
4.Now cook the cauliflower and broccoli florets in microwave for 7 mins season with salt and pepper.
5.Now assemble the cauliflower and broccoli florets in a dish and pour the gravy over it and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.You can also bake this for an additional flavour for 10 more mins.I have not baked it.Enjoy....

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Spinach Enchiladas

Today I am here with a nice Mexican food recipe .Once in a while its good to leave off your strick diet rule and enjoy the creamy spinach with the chewy cheese combo rolled in corn tortillas..hmm the yummy tomato base sauce with the cheesy spinach rolled enchilada make the best combo ever.....This is the best meal anyone can ever have.I made a big trayof this enchiladas which got almost empty in no time. I must confess that it came out so good and yummy which forced me to post this recipe immediately. Its the best recipe to share with you all.So here i am....

Corn tortilla - 6 large
Spinach - 1 bunch /a frozen pack
Green onions - 1/4 cup
Garlic cloves - 3-4
Oil - 1 tsp
Cheese -1cup+3tbsp
Sour cream - 1/2 cup

For the base sauce:-
Tomato puree - 3 tbsp
tomato basil pasta sauce- 1 cup
Barbecue Sauce - 1 tbsp
Sambalo-leek - 1 tsp
chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
salt - 1/2 tsp

1.Take a pan , add 1tsp of oil and then add green onions followed by garlic to it and saute for 1 min in medium heat till it just releases the fragrance.
2.Chop the spinach into thin strips and cook in microwave for 4 mins.
3.Add the spinach to the onions and saute for another 5 mins.Then remove from heat.
4.Add sour cream and 3/4 cup of cheese of your choice and mix properly adding enough salt and pepper.I have added even chilly flakes as we like it spicy[Its optional]
5.Now mix all the base sauce ingredients and keep ready.
6.Now take a large pan and just heat up the corn tortilla on both side for about 15 secs without adding any oil . a big spoon full of spinach mixture in the center flatten a bit and roll them up .Then place the folded side down in a 9x13 inch pan which has a little of base sauce already spread in it.
8.Similarly roll out remaining 5 tortillas and place them one after the other .Then pour the remaining tomato base sauce over the tortilla rolls cover totally with this sauce.
9.Pre-heat the oven to about 350deg F .Now sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of tortillas uniformly and bake in the oven till the sauce starts to bubble and the cheese melts and turns slightly brown about 8-10 mins.
Enjoy when its still hot....

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Oven Baked Samosa

Samosa are my hubby's altime favorite.He loves them so much that he can eat them at anytime of day.But as they are deep fried i always try to avoid them.So i thought of trying them in a different way avoiding deep fry i.e baking and to my surprise it came out very good.So i thought of sharing it with you all....

All purpose flour - 2 cups
Margarine - 2 tbsp
salt - 1 tsp

For the stuffing:-
Potatoes - 2 large
Carrots - 2
Peas - 1 cup
Onion - 1 large
Beans - 1/2 cup
Green chillies - 1 large [Optional]
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Kitchen king masala-1/2 tsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Oil - 1tsp

1.Take flour,salt and 1/2 tbsp of margarine and add water and make a dough out of it just like chapathi and keep aside.Melt the remaing margarine and keep ready.
2.Then roll out into square chapathi's.Then grease it with melted margarine on the inner surface ,then fold it into half then again grease the inner side touching the margarine with your fingers.Then again fold it and roll ou into a sheet just like how you do for ghee parata's.These are the base for your samosa's.
3.Now for the stuffing cook all the vegetables in microwave.
4.Take a pan , add cumin and 1 tsp oil.Allow cumins to splutter then add onions and saute till they turn golden brown.
5.Then add all the veggies,season with salt,and the masala powder sprinkle with little water and mix all of them together.
6.Now cut the rolled out dough into small squares of about 3 inch lenght.
7.Roll out a cone fill the stuffing and seal the edges like a pie using the fork tooth.
8.Bake in a pre-heated oven of 350deg F for 20-30 mins until done.
9.Keep checking and rotating the sides of the samosa.
10.Enjoy with coriander chutney or tomato sauce.Healthy,tasty and crisphot samosa's are ready.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Recipes tried out of blogger friends blogs-2

I wish all a happy Easter....Once again i would like to publish some very nice recipes tried out from my dear friends blogs. Many more to come..

1.Banana (plantain) Chips:
This is my all time favorite chips.I and my sis loved them and mom was never fedup preparing them for us.She used to get nice fresh raw banana's and prepare a big dabba full for us and we enjoyed emptying this in no time....those were such a lovely days.Hmm well looking at this crispy chips in my sis Seema's blog i was tempted to prepare i am.Thanks akka .....It came out so good and those chilly powder and pepper seasoning adds up to the taste....

2.Aloo Mirch:
Well this is a lovely creation from my sis's Seems's blog.Easy and a tasty recipe.My hubby is a great fan of potato.He loves potato in any form.So i keep searching for new recipes and this time i had prepared these..Loved them a lot...

3.Puli ogaare:
This is a recipe i always wanted to prepare and thanks a lot asha for posting it...It came out so good that my hubby asked me to prepare it again...Thanks Asha

4. Methi Mutter Malai:
This is a lovely recipe from Indiar's -Mahanandi blog...Love this too..Well all were great.Initially was sacared to try.This acme out great.I had no cream so added 2%milk instead.Well it came out great.And the potatoes added to it satisfied my hubby too...very nutricious and a differnt flavour.Really innovative i say..

5.Adai Dosa:
This is a lovely recipe what i tried from malabar spices blog..It a crunchy and a healthy breakfast.Really good one.Thanks dear for sharing.I had seen this in many blogs and thought of giving a shot and here i am..