Friday, December 13, 2013

RidgeGourd Dosa / Beera tokku Attlu

Here i am with a different recipe suggested by hubby, beera tokku attlu or RidgeGourd outer layer Dosa's, generally we peel and throw these outer layer in dust bin, few people will make chutney / pickle with this outer layer but hubby asked me to prepare dosa and here you go with the recipe .....

What We Need :

Beera Tokkalu / RidgeGourd outer layer - 4cups
Green gram - 1 cup
Green Chillies - 2no
Turmeric Powder - a pinch just for color
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Onion - 2nos
Cumin Seeds - 1 spn just to sprinkle on dosa
Oil - 1spn per dosa

Salt to your taste

How To Do:

  • Wash and soak RidgeGourd outer layer for about 8hours and also soak green gram separately
  • Grind ridge gourd outer layer ones it is coarsely grinded add soaked green gram, chopped green chillies, chopped ginger, salt, turmeric powder let it grind to a smooth paste. Consistency can be of our regular dosa.
  • Heat dosa pan and grease oil pour a laddle full of batter spread over the pan as you do for regular dosa but make sure that this should not be thin like our regular dosa, make a thick spread. Sprinkle cumin seeds, finely chopped onion, oil on top of it as we do for Pesarattu, let it fry on a low flame until sides of dosa leaves pan. This will take approximately 10 - 15 minutes, now fry on the other side.

Serve hot with any of your favourite dipping.

Hubby tasted this dosa 15yrs back at one of his school friends house so he asked me to make this. i tried this by replacing green gram with rice, split green gram, urad dal but nothing clicked finally i end up my experimenting with green gram and it came out well. Thanks to this unknown friend who let me do all this and make my hubby happy :)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Lemon Juice

Here am with a juice recipe which was made by my 4yr old little girl ....

What We Need:

Lemon - 1no
Sugar - 4 spoons (can be changed according to your taste)
Water - 4 cups

How To Do:

Extract lemon juice mix well with sugar and water. Do seasoning for sourness and sweet, if you think something is missing simply add and stir.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Apple Kheer

Here i am with a sweet item with Apple ........

What We Need :

Apple - 1 no big size
Milk - 3 cups
Sugar - 1 cup or can be adjusted to your taste
Elaichi Powder - 1/4 spn
Dry fruits for garnishing

How To Do:

  • In a heavy bottom pan boil milk by stirring occasionally till 3 cups of milk become to 2 cups of milk
  • In the meanwhile peel and grate the apple by removing the center hard part.
  • Heat ghee in another pan and fry dry fruits, i have used raisins, almonds and cashew nuts
  • Ones the milk boiled to 2 cups add sugar, let it dilute in the milk then add peeled and grated apple let it boil for another 5 mins.
  • Finally add elaichi powder, fried dried nuts.

Here is my Apple Kheer ready to serve hot .........

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Bread Kofta Curry

Here i am with kofta curry with bread .......

What We Need:

For Koftas:
Bread - 6 slices
Potato - 1no medium size
Coriander Powder - 1/8 spn
Green chillie - 1no
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste

For Gravy:

Onion - 1no medium size
Tomato - 3no medium size (boiled and pureed)
Red Chillie powder - 1 spn
Turmeric powder -  a pinch
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 spn
Garam masala powder - 1/2 spn

Salt to your taste.

How To Do:

  • Pressure cook potato and smash.
  • Cut the edges of bread, smash to powder and mix with smashed potato along with coriander powder, finely chopped green chillies, salt if needed can add a little water to make it a dough to make them into balls.

  • Heat oil for deep frying, fry bread balls till they turn to golden brown color and keep a side.

  • Boil tomatoes and grind them to paste.
  • In a pan heat 1spn oil and fry chopped onions till transculent, fry ginger garlic paste until the pungent smell go away. Add tomato puree, turmeric powder, red chillie powder, garam masala powder, salt let it cook till it leaves the vessel.
  • Now add enough water and let it cook till the desired consistency.
  • Now add fried kofta balls into this gravy and serve hot.

Here is my Bread Kofta Gravy curry which can be tasted with any type of rotis, rice or any fried rice too .....

There are so many varieties of preparing koftas and out of these i love malai kofta but my husband is a big health holic ;) he always want everything healthy and i always want everything heavy tasty food. With this bread koftas both of us are happy :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013



Here i am with a sweet item with milk .........

What We Need:

Milk - 2lts
Sugar - 2 cups or can be varied to your taste
Milkmaid - 2tbsp (optional)

How To Do:

  • In a heavy bottomed pan heat milk, ones it starts boiling stir occasionally ones in 5minutes.
  • Ones it starts evaporating and milk thickens stir continuously until it comes 1/4th part of the milk.
  • Now add sugar and stir for about 15 minutes and add milk maid(optional) and stir until the consistency should be in such a way that you can make balls or to your desired consistency.

Here is my PalaKova for this New year Celebrations .........
To prepare this simple dish you need lots of interest and patience as i hadnt stirred continuously few lumps formed which can be smashed at the end to a smooth paste. I prepared this with 4 lts of milk and am done at the end, so we had this as it is without smashing but still it tasted good. Adding milk maid gave extra taste to these PalaKovas which is an optional ingredient.

Am sending this to Know Your Dairy Milk event by Shama hosted by JCO ..........

Also sending this to New U Event at Cooks Joy ........