Friday, August 14, 2009

Plain Dosa

Here i am with Dosa now.........

What We Need :

Urad Dal - 1 cup
Rice - 2 cups
Water to grind

Salt to your taste

How To Do :

  • Saok Urad dal and rice for 5hrs or overnight.
  • Grind them with water and salt as a fine paste.
  • Keep the batter a side for 7/8 hrs by closing it with a lid. Mix the batter with hand so that it ferments well.
  • If yours is a non-stick pan then make it of your desired shape, usually Dosa goes with a round or oval shape.
  • If yours is a normal pan then go through this procedure, cut 1 onion into half and rub the pan with half sliced onion now pour the batter and make a dosa by pouring 1 spn oil around the dosa and toss it.

Here i have my Plain Dosa with Groundnut chutney, Papaya cubes, Aloo Bendi curry. You might be thinking what is this combination of Aloo Bendi, papaya cubes and chutney. As i have prepared this Dosa for dinner , aloo bendi for lunch and coming to papaya cubes ....... hmmmmm my hubby asks for fruits in dinner compulsary so thats the reason i have created a different combination like this , even though this combination has a great taste too.......

Tip : While soaking urad dal and rice you can also add 1spn methi seeds / fistful of poha OR while grinding you can add a fistful of cooked rice OR 2/3 ice cubes while doing the dosa......

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bagara Baingan

What We Need :

Brinjals - 6 no
GroundNuts - 1/2 cup
Seesame Seeds - 1/2 cup
Cashew Nuts - 6 no (optional)
Green Chillies - 3 no
Onion - 1 no large size
Red Chillie Powder - 1 spoon
Turmeric Powder - 1 pinch

Salt to your taste

How To Do :

  • Fry Groundnuts and seesame seeds seperately, grind these with cashewnuts and make it a paste.
  • Cut the brinjals into '+' sign excepting its crown.
  • Deep fry these in oil and keep a side.
  • In a pan with 2spn oil fry chopped onions and green chillies until onions are translucent.
  • Add the prepared paste and let it cook by adding salt, turmeric powder, red chillie powder until oil seperates.
  • Now add deep fries brinjals to this gravy and let it cook for 5 minutes with lid on.

Here you go with Bagara Baingan, tastes good with white rice.

Carrot Apple Juice

What We Need :

Carrot - 4 no
Apple - 1 no
Oranges - 1 no
Milk - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup(As per to your taste)

How To Do :

  • Peel the orange, take out the seeds grind and filter.
  • Peel the carrots and chop.
  • Chop the apple and take out the seeds.
  • Add above 3 with milk, sugar and grind.

Here is my Carrot Apple Juice with crushed badam on top of it........

Carrot Chutney

What we need:

Carrots - 2 no(normal size)
Groundnuts - 1/4 cup
Green Chillies - 3no
Tamarind - lemon size (small one)
Oil - 1 spn
For popu - Mustard seeds, Jeera, Split black gram, Curry leaves, Red chillies(3no)

Salt to your taste.

How to do :

  • Peel and chop carrot
  • Heat 1/2 spn oil add jeera, green chillies, groundnuts, sliced carrots pieces and fry.
  • Add tamarind , salt to the above fried items and grind with water.
  • Now do the popu in the remaining 1/2 spn of oil.

Here is my carrot chutney, you can have this with any tiffins like Idly, Dosas, Attu, Pullattu, rotti and so on...........

Monday, August 10, 2009

Raw Mango Juice

What we need :

Raw Mango - 1no
Water - 3 glasses
Jeera Powder - 1/2 spoon
Black Salt - 1 pinch

Sugar to your taste.

How To Do :

  1. Peel and chop the mango
  2. Boil the water and cook mango slices until they are smooth. Let it cool.
  3. Blend all the above ingredients with smoothened mango slices.
  4. Add some ice cubes to it, if the paste is too thick add some water to your desired taste.

Here i have my Raw Mango Juice with Vanila ice creame and some sapota slices. You can make this arrangement of your taste.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mung Potpourri

Groundnut is one of the most nourishing foods available in the world. It contains five important nutrients such as food energy, protein, phosphorous, thiamin and niacin. Groundnuts have considerable medicinal value.Five main nutrients required by the body to maintain and repair the tissues namely food energy, protein, phosphorous, thiamin and niacin.Groundnuts have 13 different types of vitamins that include Vitamin A, B, C & E and 26 essential minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, boron, etc that helps in brain function and strong bones.

The above image is copied from Google Images
Recommended for growing children, expected women, nursing mothers consume roasted groundnuts with jaggery and goat mlk.People suffering from nose bleeding , excessive menstruation bleeding women will be benefited with groundnuts.


Prepared this for an event at Mrs.TIA for Ahaa Anipinche Alpaharam contest , should provide some snack item without oil , should be cooked and one more important thing is that it should be so simple so that working women can prepare this for their children easily after coming back from their work place , so i tried this and went very tasty .........

What we need :

Groundnuts - 1 cup
Onion - 1no
Tomato - 1 no
Cilantro - 1/2 bunch
Salt , Chili Powder, Lemon Juice as per your taste

How To Do :

  • Soak groundnuts for 10 -15 minutes.
  • Add a 1/4 spn salt and boil them in pressure cooker for 3/4 vissils.
  • Now add finely chopped onon, tomato, cilantro, salt, red chili powder and lemon juice.

Here is my MungPotpourri as a snack item.

Sending this recipe to Tea time snack by EC

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Here i go with Udyapana for Sri sai Baba Vrat for 9 thursdays on 9 weeks. As i have completed thevrat all 9 weeks successfully and on the last week, its 9th week of my sai vrat i have prepared 9 items for this 9th week puja, sharing my puja pics here .....

Paala Atukulu and it goes here........

Ravva Kesari and it goes here.......

Bambino Halwa and it goes here....


Daddojanam and it goes here

Lemon Rice and it goes here

Badam Carrot Halwa and it goes here......

Semya Payasam and it goes here.......

Gulab Jamoon

Full View of Sai Ram

I wish Sai Ram's grace should always be with us all the time .........

Capsicum Rice

Capsicum is a vegetable that comes in an exciting range of colors, like green, red and yellow.
Capsicum also called as "bell peppers" , "green / red peppers" , "peperoni" , "paprika" , "Shimla Mirchi" and many more ....
Capsicum has carotenoids, proteins , fats , vitamin A , vitamin C ,
The vegetable encourages healing and helps the body ward off infections , Good for eyes , Smoothens skin , Lowers blood pressure , reduces cholestrol and thus heart attacks , Improves digestion and so good for those suffering from constipation.

The above image is copied from Google Images

Capsicum Rice

What we need :

Capsicum - 3 no Medium size
Rice - 1 cup
Mustard seeds - 1/4 spn
Urad dal - 1/4 spn
Coriander seeds - 1 spn
Cinnamon - 1 no medium size
Red chillies - 4 no
Groud Nuts - 1/4 cup
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 spn
Curry Leaves

Salt to your taste

How To Do :

  • Cook rice and keep it a side.
  • In a pan with 2 spn oil fry mustard seeds let them splutter, add urad dal, coriander seeds, cinnamon, curry leaves, red chillies.
  • Fry groundnuts seperately without oil and peel off the layer.
  • Grind these fried ingredients with salt and garam masala.
  • In the same pan heat 2spn oil add mustard seeds and fry till they splutter, add curry leaves, chopped capsicum and fry till capsicum becomes soft.
  • Add prepared mixture to fried capsicum and cooked rice to this.

Here is my capsicum rice and we tried this with onion raitha, even it tastes good as it is.

Note :
Even if you wont peel off fried ground nuts layer doesn't matter, just for the color we peel off the layer.