Thursday, February 28, 2008

Peanut chuteny

Peanuts(ground nuts):1 cup
Green chillis:6nos
Tamarind paste:1 tsp
salt to taste
For seasoning:
Mustard seeds;1/2 tbsp
Urad dal:1tsp
Cumin seeds:1tsp
Broken red chilli;1 no
Curry leaves:5 nos
Oil :1tbsp
Roast peanuts in 1tsp of oil along with green chillies.
let it come to room temperature and grind it in to smooth paste adding some water,salt and tamarind paste.
For seasoning heat oil in a pan and add all the ingredients except curry leaaves.once the mustard starts splattering add curry leaves and add this to grounded peanut paste.
Serve with hot dosa ,idly,upma..

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Orange cookies.....

This is my very first attempt in the world of cookies....the main reason I choose to make these orange cookies is they are super simple yet different to plain cookies.



Orange:1nos(grate the outer skin and extract jucie fron the half fruit)



All purpose flour:2cups(u could use self raising flour too just omit baking powder & salt)

Salt :1/2 tsp

Baking powder:11/2 tsp
Orange food colour:2 drops(optional)


Mix flour,salt and baking flour keep it aside.

In a large bowl slightly beat egg and add juice,sugar,grated skin and butter beat until light n fluffy

Now add dry ingredients and food colour ,knead it in to dough.

Roll it with a rolling pin and cut in to desired shapes with cookie cutter.Continue the process until u use up all the dough.

Lay them on baking sheet and bake until edges turn slight brown,takes about 15 to 20 min.

cool them on cooling rack and they are ready to eat.

Celery chutney where did i get this this thought of making chutney with celery.....I brought this celery home in the intension of making some salad which i never did and the clelery was laying down for a while and I wanted to use it....That is when this recipe of clelery tokku striked in my mind which i saw some where a year ago.But I have failed to note the recipe that i have used lil' bit of my imagination n made this chutney which turned out quite here goes the recipe..
celery:3stalks(cut in to 1inch pieces)
corriander seeds:1/2 tbsp
Dry red chillis:6nos.(depends on your spice level)
tamarind paste:wee bit of it
Salt:to taste
Procedure:Heat half of the oil in a pan and add chlliesand corriender seeds and roast it and keep it aside.
In the same pan add rest of the oil and cook celery until it becomes soft and changes its colour(becomes lil'bit pale).
Let it cool and drind it into a corse past by adding tamarind and salt.Enjoy it with rice and ghee(clarified butter).

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Methi Dal


Toor dal:1cup

Methi leaves:2cups

Tamarind :1inch ball size

Green chillies:2nos

Chilli powder:1tsp

Salt to taste

For seasoning:

Mustared,jeera,urad dal:1tsp

Broken red chilli:1nos


Broken garlic cloves:3nos

Curry leaves:7nos



wash dal thoroughly and add washed methi leaves, tamarind and slit green chillies to it and cook in pressure cookerfor about 15 min on low medium.Then mash the dal and keep it aside.Take a vessel and heat oil in it and add mustared,jeera,urad dal and broken red chilli to it.Let it splatter and add curry leaves and garlic to it.Now add dal to it and cook it for about 5min .serve it with hot rice or roti.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cabbagepeas fry

Chopped cabbage:3cups
Curry leaves:6nos
For tadka:mustared,jeera,uraddal
Broken red chilli:1no
Red chilli powder:1tsp
Garam masala:1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a wide pan and mustared,jeera,red chilli urad dal and curry leaves.Once mustared starts to splatter add cabbage and sprinkle some salt on it so that cabbage can cook in its moisture.Then add peas to it and fry it until cabbage turns light brown colour.Then add chilli powder and garammasala,fry for another min .serve it as side dish or goes well with plain rice itself.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


As im trying to add healthy food in to my diet...i wanted to try oats as it has high fiber and it helps to reduce i brought oats home about 2weeks back with out a clue of making anything tasty out of it.After little bit of googeling i found some recipies which i thought i could give a try this upma and cookies are there in my list.So this time i tried my hand on making upma and i felt happy for doing this.this is the same usual upma procedure i have followed with some veggies.
Oats:2cups(Roast them for 2to 3 min)
Mixed vegetables:1cup(i used carrot,beans,capsicum)
Green chillis:2nos
Curry leaves:7nos
For seasoning:mustard seeds,jeera,uraddal
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds,uraddal,jeera amd let it splatter and add curryleaves.
Add onions,tomatos,vegetables,chills add water to it.
Once water boils add the roast oats and cook it until it is done.
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.Leo Buscaliga

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Pesarattu(moongdal dosa)

pesarattu is one of the andhra speciality breakfast.Mostly it is served along with upma.But today i have made dosa alone....I never use to like much when my mom make back in india .But now i donot know i started liking it and i questioned it because im making it or i really like it.Hmm may be it is because i made..............what to do one has to like their own cooking:D


Whole moondal-2cups
Green chillis-2nos
Finely chopped onion -1cup

soak moondal&rice for 8-10 hours.grind it in to fine paste along with ginger and chillis.
Batter should not be too thin or thick.
Heat a griddle on medium heat and pour the batter with laddle and spread it out with the bootm of the laddle in to thin layer.sprinkle oil on top.
Cook pesarattu till it becomes goldenbrown and serve it with ginger or groundnut chutney.

Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion--Samuel Johnson