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

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Snake gourd chutney

Quote of the day:Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. - Buddha

Now for the recipe....


Snake gourd-1 med
Green chillis-7nos
Tamarind-1/2inch ball
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Oil-1/2 tbsp


Peel the skin of snake gourd and cut in to pieces.
Heat oil in a pan and add snakegourd pieces,green chillis,tamarind.
Let it cook till raw smell disappears.kepp it aside and let it cool.
Grind it along with cumin seeds and add cut onions and mix.
Serve it with rice and ghee.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Tomato Rice


Green chillies-3nos
Gingergarlic paste-1/2 tbsp
Curry leaves-6nos
Coriander powder-1/2 tbsp
Jeera powder-1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Garammasala-1/3tbsp&whole garammasala(cinamminon,cloves,cardamom)
Bay leaf-1
Red chilli powder-1/4 tbsp(depends on your spice level)
Ghee(clarified butter)-1tbsp
Mint leaves(optional)-3stems
Salt to taste
cook rice and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add whole garammasala and bayleaf&curryleaves.Add onion andgingergarlic paste to if and fry.
Now add coriander,jeera,turmeric,garammasala powders to it.And add tomatos to it cook until tomatos are soft .now add mint leaves to it .
Mix it with rice and add ghee.
serve it with raitha or plain yoghurt.


Starting from today i have want to post a qoute before every recipe i i choose first topic as "LIFE".So here is the quote of today
Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.carl sandburg