Thursday, December 10, 2009

kaju delight


3 cashew nuts (soaked in watrer for 3 hours )
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp ghee
1/2 tbsp cardamom powder
Fried Cashew and Badam(Almonds)
Silver Foil


Remove the cashew from water and blend into paste with little water .

Now take heavy bottomed pan and add sugar , cashew paste and little water cook it on a low flame.

Stir continuously until soft lump forms then add ghee and cardamom powder and mix well.

Take a plate apply the ghee to it and them spread the mixture on the plate and then place silver foil on that .Then garnish with saffron and badam(almonds)

Cool it and cut into pieces .

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

spicy puffed rice


[2 cups puffed rice,1 chopped onion,1 chopped tomato,1 chopped green chilli,1/3 tsp chilli pwd (optional),3 tbsp roasted peanuts,2 tbsp boiled chick peas,1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves,salt to taste,1 tbsp chopped mango ginger(optional)and 1 tsp lemon juice]


To the puffed rice add some finely chopped tomatoes, onions and green chillies or chilli pwd,coriander leaves,roasted peanuts,boiled chick peas,chopped mammidi allam (mango ginger- a excellent herb which is optional),salt and a dash of lime and mix it well.You can add boiled channa too. spicy pori is ready !

vegetable cutlet


  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 medium-size Onion
  • 1½ tsp Finely Chopped Ginger
  • 1½ tsp Green Chilies
  • 1 cup Carrots
  • 1 cup Beans
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Chopped Coriander
  • 2 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • ½ cup Soya Granules
  • 2 Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 cup Kabuli Chana, boiled and mashed
  • 2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Pepper Powder
  • ½ tsp Black Salt
  • 1½ tsp Lemon Juice


  • Place a pan over medium heat and put the oil in it.
  • After the oil becomes hot, add onion, garlic and ginger to the pan and cook until they turn brown.
  • Stir in chilies and carrots. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add rest of the ingredients, except sesame seeds, to the pan and cook for a few minutes.
  • Remove the pan from heat and let the mixture cool down a bit.
  • Now, mash the mixture and make small, even balls from it.
  • Flatten the balls and add sesame seeds on top.
  • Heat oil in a pan, enough for frying, and fry the cutlets in it.
  • Eat the cutlets with chutney, while they are still hot.

brinjal curry


1. Brinjals - 6

2. Tamarind pulp - 3tsp

3. Turmeric powder - 1tsp

4. Salt to taste

5. Oil - 3tsp

Fenugreek powder(Menthi gunda):

1. Chana dal - 1tsp

2. Urad dal - 1tsp

3. Coriander seeds - 1tsp

4. Fenugreek seeds - 1tsp

5. Hing - 1/2tsp

6. Whole red chillies - 4


· 1. Heat 1 tsp of oil add chana dal,urad dal,coriander seeds,Hing,fenugreek seeds,redchillies in order , roast and grind them into a coarse powder.

· 2.Cut brinjals into bite size pieces and boil them in water by adding tamarind juice,turmeric and salt till the brinjal pieces are just soft enough.

· Remove for water , drain them and keep aside.

· 3.In a pan add 2 tsp of oil add brinjal pieces , sprinkle some salt and fry them till they are sligtly brown in color.

· Now to this add the ground powder and mix well and remove form stove.

· This goes well with hot plain rice.

cauliflower raw banana podimas


cauliflower- 1( medium sized)
rawbanana- 1(small sized)
lemon juice- 2 tbsp
grated coconut-100 gms
green chilly- 4
asafoetida- 1 pinch
cumin , mustard , urud dhal , oil - for seasoning
curry leaves
coriander leaves


1. cut the head and tail and peel the skin of raw banana and boil it for 5 mins
2. allow it to cool and peel the skin again and grate it and keep in aside
3. break the cauliflower into little florets and boil it for 5 mins with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder
4. allow it cool and mix it with the grated raw banana and add the lemon juice and mix it well
5. heat oil in pan and season the mustard , urud dal, cumin , curry leaves and coriander leaves along with scrapped green chillies
6. add the cauliflower-raw banana mixture to the pan and saute well
7.add grated coconut and keep the pan closed for 1 minute with the gas flame in medium
8.serve hot with sambar or rasam rice

NOTE chilli powder can be added instead of green chilli for attractive colour