Saturday, November 26, 2011

Snakegournd with Moongdal

Here i am with a dal item with snakegourd.........

What We Need:

Snake Gourd - 3cups of pieces
Moongdal - 1cup
Onion - 1no medium size
Green Chillies - 3no (can be varied according to your taste)
Red Chillies - 3no
Garlic pods - 5no either crashed or peeled
Mustard seeds - 1/2spn
Jeera - 1/2spn
Curry Leaves - 1sprig

Salt to your taste

How To Do:


  • Wash and clean snakegourd, slightly peel the white layer on the snake gourd and also takeout the centre seeds chop them into 1/2 inch pieces wash with salt water twice.
  • In a large bowl boil moongdal with 3cups of water until moongdal is cooked for 3/4th then add chopped and cleaned snakegourd pieces, length wise chopped onions, green chillies, salt let it boil until done if needed add water according to your consistency.
  • Now do tadka with mustard seeds, jeera, red chillies, gralic pods, curry leaves.


Serve hot with white rice or any rotis..........

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gutti Dondakaya / Stuffed Tindora

Here am with a stuffed tindora masala curry ........

What We Need:

Tindora - 1/2kg
Onions - 3no medium size
Coriander Seeds - 1spn
kus kus - 1spn
Jeera - 1spn
Elaichi - 2no
Cinamom stick - 1 inch
Lavanga - 4no
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1spn
Red Chillie Powder  - 2spn

Salt to your taste

How To Do :


  • Wash and clean tindora slit tindora vertically, making four slits, as we do for gutti vanakaya / stuffed brinjal and keep it aside.
  • Grind remainig all ingredients coriander seeds, jeera, kus kus, lavanga, elaichi, cinamom stick then add onions and make it to paste add ginger garlic paste, salt, red chillie powder and set aside.
  • Now stuff this ground paste into tindora.
  • In a pan heat 2spn of oil and place all the stuffed tindora and let it cook with lid on top of it on a medium flame for 5min or until tindora becomes soft. Now add 1/2cup water and let it boil until oil comes out.
  • Serve hot by sprinkling a few cilantro leaves on top of it

Serve hot with white rice or pulkas or any kind of rotis ........

Monday, November 7, 2011

Seesame Laddu / Chimney

Hello my dear fellow bloggers, its a long gap that i have taken to visit my yummy blog due to some personal reasons ....... this time i promise my blog that i visit her regularly, am back with a sweet that we prepare for Nagulachavithi , a festival of Snakes ......

What We Need:

Seesame Seeds - 1/4kg
Jaggery - 1/4kg can be varied according to your taste
Ghee - 1teaspoon (optional)



How To Do:


  • Fry seesame seeds in a tawa until they turn light golden color.
  • Grate jaggery, mix with fried seesame seeds and grind them, dont grind them to a smooth paste it should be in such a way that you have a few seesame seeds pieces also.
  • Grease ghee to your hands and make them into laddus of your desired size.
There you go with yummy yummy seesame seed laddus, we also call them as Chimney very healthy for teenage girls......