Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ravva Kesari

What We Need :

Ravva / Suji - 1 cup
Water - 2cups
Sugar - 1 cup you can change this to your taste
Elaichi Powder - 1/2 spn
Cashews , Dry grapes, Badam

How To Do :

  • On a low flame fry ravva / suji for 5min and off the heat.
  • Mix this ravva / suji with sugar .
  • When the water boils pour this fried ravva and sugar into boiling water by continously stirring with a spatula.
  • Ones ravva / suji cooked  switch off the heat even water remains in it add elaichi powder .
  • Now add fried cashews, dry grapes and badam. These dry fruits are optional you can change these to your taste.

 Here is my Ravva Kesari .........

Idly

A very simple and easy Breakfast...

What We Need :

Urad dal - 1 cup
Idly Ravva - 2cups

Salt to taste

How To Do :

  • Soak urad dal and idly ravva for 4/5 hrs.
  • Grind urad dal by adding salt and enough water.
  • Mix idly ravva to this grinded paste.I prefer to mix this with your hand so that the batter ferments well.
  • Keep it a side for atleast 6hrs or overnight for fermentation.
  • Now pour the batter into idly plates, cook them on vapour for 8-10 min

 Here is my Idly with Onion chutney........


Sending this recipe for FIRST COOKED FOOD EVENT --AUG'09 by Shama.....
My first cooking experiment was Idly , when i first stepped into my married life no one was there to help me or guide me how to manage in the kitchen i just used to call my mother and ask her how to do this and that and soooo ... and my cooking goes through my mobile. On the first day i tried Idly as its a very simple breakfast due to my lack of interest in cooking my Idlies are really really hard to eat, ofcourse later on came to know the wrong steps i have taken , the thing i have to remember on that day is my dear hubby eaten those hard idlies without hurting me ....... now every time i made these idlies we used to remember the first day of making those hard idlies......

Friday, September 25, 2009

Upma Pesarattu

Pesarattu
 
What We Need :

Green Gram - 1 cup
Green chillies - 2 no
Ginger - 1 inch size
Onions - 2no
Red Chillie powder - 2 spn
Jeera - 12 spn
Oil / Ghee - 2spn
Cilantro / Coriander leaves

Salt to your taste

How To Do :
  • Soak green gram over night or for 5 hrs.
  • Grind it with green chillies and ginger using water.
  • Keep a pan heat 1spn oil/ghee make the pesarattu and sprinkle red chillie powder, jeera, finely chopped onions and chopped cilantro over it, make it on a small flame until the color changes. This  may take 5-10 minutes time depends on the flame.
  • Toss it and let it fry on the other side also.

Upma


What We Need :

Suji - 1cup
Onion - 1 no
Green Chillies - 2no
Mustartd Seeds - 1/2 spn
Jeera - 1/2 spn
Coriander leaves

Salt to your taste

How To Do :

  • In a tawa heat 1spn oil add mustard seeds ones they splutter add jeera , finely chopped green chillies , onions, curry leaves.
  • Add 2 cups of water and let them boil by adding salt.
  • Now add suji to the boiling water by continously stirring water with spatula, ones you add the suji stop stirring it and let it cook until water evaporates.
here is my Upma Pesarattu with avakaya one of the great combinations.........

Sending this recipe for Spice Your Life blog on its first anniversary celebrations as Kid's Delight .....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tomato Rice

What We Need :

Rice - 1 cup
Tomato - 4 no
Green Chillies - 2 no
Jeera - 1/2 spn
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 spn
Curry Leaves
Red Chillie Powder - 1/2 spn
Garam Masala Powder - 1 spn
Turmeric Powder - 1 pinch

Salt to your taste

How To Do :

  • Cook rice and keep it a side.
  • In a pan heat oil, add mustard seeds ones they splutter add jeera, finely chopped green chillies, curry leaves, chopped tomato and let them fry.
  • Now add rice and sprinkle salt, red chillie powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and toss it well.


Here is my tomato rice , you can have it as it is or otherwise with any sauce .......

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Palak Dal / Pappu Palakura

What We Need :

Palak - 1bunch
Toor Dal - 1 cup
Green Chillies - 2no
Red chillies - 2 no
Onion - 1no small size
Split black gram dal - 1/2 spn
Mustard seeds - 1/2 spn
Jeera - 1/2 spn
Turmeric powder - 1/4 spn

Salt to taste

How To Do :

  • For 1 cup of toor dal add 2cups of water, chopped and cleaned palak leaves, green chillies cut into length wise, chopped oinion.
  • cook all the above in pressure cooker.
  • Now do the popu, ones the mustard seeds splutter add splitted red chillies splitted black gram dal, jeera, turmeric powder , curry leaves, cilantro.
  • Finally add salt of your taste.

Here is my palak dal mixed rice with chips........
Sending this to Arundhati at Served with Love event ..........

Paala Atukulu/ Doodh Poha / Beaten Rice with Milk

Here i am with a easy snack item that childrens will love to have them , and also for parents too as its very easy to serve for children after coming back from schools and offices.......

What We Need :

Poha
Milk
Sugar

How To Do :

  • Boil milk and add sugar to it, mix well.
  • Now add poha/ atukulu to this milk .


Here is my paala atukulu / beaten rice with milk / Doodh poha waht ever you call it as........


 Sending this recipe for Spice Your Life blog on its first anniversary celebrations as Kid's Delight .....

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Onion Dosa

Here i am with onion dosa , same as Plain Dosa with extra onions to the recipe but still let me tell you completely.....

What We Need :

Urad dal - 1 cup
Rice - 2 cups
Onions - finely chopped
Water to grind

salt to your taste

How To Do :

  • Soak 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 goea with round or oval shape. Now sprinkle finely chopped onions on top of it and toss the dosa.
  • 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 sprinkle finely chopped onions on top of it and make a dosa by pouring 1 spn oil around the dosa and toss it.


So here is my Onion dosa with tomato chutney.......

My commentator(hubby) always asks me to do onion dosa with oil only as its tastes good rather than oil less dosa , so try it that may be yours choice also :) ..........

Friday, September 18, 2009

Daddojanam

What We Need :

Rice - 1 cup
Curd - 2 cups
oil - 2 spn
Red Chillies - 2 no
Green Chillies - 2 no
Split black gram - 1spn
Split chana dal - 1 spn
Mustard seeds - 1 spn
Jeera - 1/2 spn
Curry leaves
Cilantro

Salt to your taste

How To Do :

  • Cook rice and add curd, salt and keep a side by closing it with a lid.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry mustard seeds, ones they splutter add split chana dal, split black gram, jeera, red chillies , green chillies, curry leaves and at last finely chopped cilantro.
  • Add this fried popu to the curd rice and immediately close with lid. so that the flavour of the popu will touch each every grain. After 2 min mix it with a spatula.


Here is my Daddojanam , you can have hot hot daddojanam as some people will like it to have cold.........

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Chana Masala

What We Need :

Chana - 1cup
Onion - 1no
Green Chillies - 2no
Cloves - 3no
Cardamom - 1no medium size
Chole Masala - 1spn
Potatoe - 1no medium size (optional)
Ginger garlic paste - 1spn
Red chillie powder - 1spn

Salt to your taste

How To Do :

  • Soak chana over night or 6hrs and cook them in pressure cooker, so that your cooking time will be saved.
  • Cook the potatoe , peel the outer layer and smash it.
  • Chop onions and green chillies.
  • In a pan heat oil fry cloves, cardamom now add green chillies , chopped onion ones they are transculent add cooked chana and let it fry for 2min and add smashed potatoe.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste fry until the raw smell goes away, add red chillie powder, turmeric powder , salt and fry for 1min.
  • Now add water and let it cook with lid on until gravy is done.
  • Add chana masala powder just 5min before you turn off the heat.


Here is my Chana masala , can have it with Bathura , Puri, Chapathi, Pulka......

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lemon Rice

What We Need :

Rice - 1cup
Lemon - 2no of large size or as per your taste
Oil - 3spn
Red Chillies - 2 no
Green Chillies - 2no
Split Black Gram - 1spn
Split Chana Dal - 1 spn
Ground Nuts - handfull
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 spn
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 spn
Cury Leaves
Cilantro

Salt to your taste

How to Do :

  • Cook rice and keep it a side.
  • In a pan heat oil and do the popu with mustard seeds, red chilles, green chillies, ground nuts, split balck gram, split chana dal ones they fry add turmeric powder, curry leaves and cilantro.
  • Add rice to this popu and add lemon juice, salt. Mix it well with spatula.


Here is my Lemon Rice , you can have it as it is and can also have this with curd/yogurt .......

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mint Mango Juice

What we Need :

Riped Mango - 1
Mint leaves - 5

Sugar to your taste

How To Do :

Mix all the above and blend them to soft drink. Top up with mint leaves.



A very simple juice.......