Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sabudana (sago) Khichidi / Sabudana Upma

Ingredients :
Sabudana (sago) - 1 cup
Urad dal-1 tp
Pea nuts-1 tsp
Cashews-1 tsp
Green chilly-2
Red chilly-1
Chopped Onion - 1
Boiled & peeled & cubed Potato-1
Curry leaves-1 spring
Vegetable oil-2 tsp
Hing /asafotedia -1 pinch
salt to taste
Lemon juice-2 tsp
Coriander leaves - few
For seasoning:
Mustard, coriander,cumin seeds-1 tsp
Method :
Wash the sabudana and soak about 30 to 40 mins.Then rinse them and drain out the water here all the powder also drain out.In a water drainer Drain them for over night or min 5 to 6 hrs.After that Sabudana become very soft and smooth.
Heat the oil in a skillet add seasoning ingredients when they splutter add urad dal and pea nuts,cashews fry them until they turned into golden color
 then add red chilly,green chilly and chopped onions ,curry leaves saute for till they leave raw smell.then add boiled potato stir well.add salt and hing mix well.
then add drained sabudana stir till they observe all the spices.
Garnish with coriander leaves and add lemon juice.
sabudana khichidi is ready to eat...serve hot with any pickle or chutney.
I am sending this recipe to Veggie Platter's JIHVA Break Fast event  and the Jihva event is Started by Indira.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Simple & Easy Apple Jam

Ingredients :
Cored,Peeled and cubed apple
Brown sugar/Regular sugar
lemon juice-2 tsp
food color-pinch(optional)                                        

First Grind the apple into fine paste.Measure the pulp and add same quantity of sugar.In thick skillet add apple pulp and sugar and lemon juice keep string on medium flame.till the mixture become takes approx 20 to 30 mins.if u want thick consistency stir the mixture until u get desired consistency.turn off the flame add food color and mix well.
cool down it.Transfer into a jam container.keep it in refrigerator.serve with bread,roti....

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Rava Idli

Ingredients :
semilona/sooji/upma ravva-1 cup
green chilly-3
chopped onion-1
grated carrot-1
chana dal-1 tsp
urad dal-1 tsp
cashews-1 tsp
curry leaves-1 spring
ginger garlic paste-1/2 tsp
yogurt-1 cup
water -1 cup
few chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
mustard,cumin, coriander seeds-1 tsp
butter/ghee-2 tsp
for garnishing :
  roasted cashews(optional)
  tomato slices
  grated carrot
  coriander leaves
Method :
Heat the ghee in a skillt add mustard,cumin,coriander seeds when it splutter add chana,urad dal,cashews fry till they turned into light golden color.
then add onions,ginger garlic paste.fry well,then add curry leaves, grated carrot and corainder leaves saute for 2 mins.
then add sooji for few mins until nice aroma comes.turn off the flame.
let it a bowl add yogurt beat well then add water,salt and  mix well.then add roasted sooji to yogurt.then mix well.
let sit for 30 mins.Boil water in idli steamer.grease the idli plates put one tomato slice and remaining garnishing ingredients,pour the rava yogurt mixture over the garnishing ingredients.
put the idli plates in steamer.steam about 10 to 15 mins.
then turn off the flame let it cool for 10 mins.remove the rava idlis carefully with a spatula.serve hot with any chutney.
I am sending this recipe to Veggie Platter's JIHVA Break Fast event  and the Jihva event is Started by Indira.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lilva Rice

Basmati Rice-1 cup
Green Pigeon peas/Lilva/Kandulu-1 cup
Chopped onion-1
Chopped Green chilly-3 nos
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Coriander leaves-1/2 bunch
Cinnamon-1/2 stick
Ghee/butter-2 tsp
Salt-to taste
   Wash the rice and oak for 15 mins.then drain the rice.heat the ghee in a kadai add cloves,cardamom, cinnamon,cashews saute for few seconds.then add green chilly,ginger garlic paste and onions then fry till it leaves raw smell.
now add lilva fry for few mins.then add coriander leaves.fry well.
add salt and rice stir well.
now add 2 cups warm water to it.transfer it into rice cooker.
cook till rice cooks well.when rice done squeeze 1 lemon and mix well.
serve hot with raita or any gravy.
I am sending this recipe to APS Event.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


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Mullu murukulu/crispy spiral snack-2

This another version of mullu murukulu
Rice flour-2 cups
Roasted chana dal(putnalu)-3/4 cup
ajwain/oma-1 tsp
sesame seeds-1/4 cup
red chilly powder-3 tsp
salt to taste
water-2 cups

  Method :
  First grind the roasted chana dal ,make fine powder.combine rice flour and 1 cup roasted chana dal powder.then add remaining ingredients except water mix well.then boil the water add to the flout mix it with a down it.make a soft dough.then put the dough in muruku maker and press it and deep fry them in heat oil.Get step by step instructions from Here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Panjabi Kadhi

For pakodas:
Besan flour-1/2 cup
Medium sized Potato-1 diced
Onion-1 diced
cashews-2 tsp(optional)
red chilly powder-1 tsp
coriander powder-1 tsp
cumin powder-1/2tsp
garam masala-1/2tsp
baking soda-1/4 tsp
salt to taste
water-1/4 cup
oil for deep fry
For Kadhi:
curd-2 cup
Besan flour-1/2 cup
onion -1 chopped
red chilly-3 to 4
ginger garlic paste -1/2 tsp
corainder seeds-1/2 tsp
cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
curry leaves-1 string
red chilly powder-1 tsp
asafotedia/hing-1/2 tsp
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
salt to taste
chopped corainder leaves
water-2 to 3 cup
for tempering:
coriander seeds,cumin seeds,mustard seeds-1 tsp
fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp
vegetable oil-2 tsp

 Making pakoda:
   In a bowl add the besan flour,add water mix well to avoid lumps.then add remaining pakoda ingredients except oil mix well.
heat the oil in a skillet on a medium heat.drop the a spoon full of  pakoda mix into oil.take them into tissue paper to drain excess oil
fry them o medium heat till they turned into golden color.

Making Kadhi :
  Heat the 2 tsp oil in in a skillet add tempering ingredients when it splutter add red chilly,ginger garlic paste,onions, curry leaves fry till they leave raw smell.
mean time in a large bowl add curd and besan flour mix well with whisk or u can also do it in a blender, to avoid the forming of lumps.add the all spice powders and mix well.
when onion fried well then add the curd mix.

add water then cover the lid bring it to the boil.
once it start the cook add the pakodas
cook 10 to 15 mins turn off the flame garnish with coriander leaves.
serve hot with rice or chapathi.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wheat Flour Halwa

Ingredients :
wheat flour-1 cup
sugar-1 cup
milk-1 cup
water-1 to 1 1/2 cup
ghee-1/2 cup
cashews,raisins-1/2 cup
cardamom powder-1/2 tsp
Method :
Heat ghee in a skillet when it gets heat add the cashews,wheat flour to it .
fry till wheat flour turns to brown color.keep fry on low flame.If u fry on high flame the flour color will change but the rawness won't leave.frying of wheat flour takes more than 30 mins.
mean time boil milk and water together.when the flour is fried add raisins,add milk and water,stir continuously to avoid forming of lumps then add sugar stir well.

when it leaves the sides of the pan and then the ghee will shine on the top of the halwa.if u like ghee u can also add more ghee.This wheat flour halwa give more taste with more ghee.turn off the flame transfer into bowl.Garnish with dry fruits,coconut powder.
it can store up to 4 to 5 days.u can keep it in fridge to store more days.always heat this halwa with hot.