Monday, October 5, 2015

Sooji Halwa

Ingredients :

coarse semolina (sooji) 1 cup
warm milk 1 and 1/2 cup
warm water 1/2 cup
granulated sugar 1 cup
banana -  thick round pieces 5 to 6
saffron 4 to 5 strips
clarified butter 1/2 cup
1 T.spoon milk for adding roasted saffron
roasted dryfruits for garnish

Stepwise direction : keep pan on a medium heat. Add semolina/sooji and clarified butter together and roast it until it gets brown color. This is very important step. Then add banana pieces in it and again roast it for few seconds. Add warm water and milk.

roast saffron in a separate pan and add it in warm milk. add this colored milk in roasted semolina. stir it well. Keep lid on the pan. now turn the heat to low. cook this mixture about 3 to 4 minutes. After that take off the lid and stir it for  few seconds. Then add sugar. after adding sugar stir the mixture again for  few seconds. Now all the mixture gets little bit thin. stir it again for few seconds.

 keep the lid on a pan. After 3 minutes take off the lid and stir it well. Turn off the stove. serve it! This sooji  halwa is famous for prasad, but you can have it for breakfast. garnish it with roasted dryfruits. roast dryfruits with few drops of clarified butter. Enjoy !

Friday, October 2, 2015

Poha (1)

Serving - 2

Ingredients :

Thick poha 2 1/2 cup
medium size chopped onion 1 cup
Thinly chopped potato 1/2 cup
roasted peanuts 1/2 cup
green peas 1/2 cup
chopped green chillies 2 to 3
curry leaves 4 to 5
salt to taste
sugar 1/2 T.Spoon
oil 1/2 cup
red chilli powder 1/2 T.Spoon
mustard seeds , jeera, asafoetida, turmeric powder for Tadka
thinly chopped cilantro and grated fresh coconut for garnish

Stepwise direction : keep pan on medium heat. Add oil. Be sure oil must be sufficient hot. Add mustard seeds and jeera.  After cracking the mustard seeds and jeera add asafoetida, turmeric powder. Then add all ingredients ( onion, potato, green peas, green chillies, curry leaves) stir it well. Keep lid on a pan. After 5 minutes take the lid off and stir it again. Be sure that all the ingredients must cook well ! Then only add poha and  stir it. Then add red chilli powder, salt, sugar. again stir it. keep the lid on a pan for 5 minutes. take the lid off and stir it. Turn off stove.

garnish with cilantro and coconut powder. Serve it ! Enjoy !

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tomato Onion Salad

Ingredients :

2 small size tomato
1/2 small size onion
chopped green chillis 2 - 3 pieces
chopped cilantro 1 spoon
peanut powder 1 spoon
salt for taste
sugar 1/2 spoon

direction : chop tomato and onion, add chopped  green chilli and  cilantro, peanut powder, salt and sugar, then mix it well.  salad is ready to serve.

Sunday, October 16, 2011



puffed Rice
finely chopped onions
finely chopped red tomatoes
finely chopped cilantro
red chili powder
coriander powder
cumin powder
tamrind extract
salt and sugar
fine sev

Stepwise Direction :

Tamrind extract : soak tamrind into warm water for about 3 to 4 hours. mash tamrind in water itself. Then remove all mashed tamrind. Add chopped jaggery. Boil this mixture in microwave for 2 to 5 minutes.

In a big mixing bowl add puffed rice, farsan, onions and tomatoes. Then add red chilli powder, coriander and cumin powder as per your taste. Also add salt and sugar. Add tamrind and jaggery mixture.. Mix it well!

Garnish with cilantro and fine sev.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Ingredients :

pasta 3 cups
finely chopped cabbage 1 cup
finely chopped carrot 1 cup
finely chopped capsicum 1 cup
green peas 1 cup
finely chopped onion 2 spoons
2-3 peices garlic (finely chopped)
tomato sauce (hunts' or spaghetii) 1 Tin
oil for tadaka
mustard seeds
asafeotida powder
termeric powder
coriander and cumin powder 1 spoon
red chilli powder 1 spoon

Stepwise Direction:

Boil pasta in water in a separate pan. After boiling pasta drain the excess water.

Heat oil in a separate pan on medium heat. once the oil is sufficiently hot, add mustard seeds, asafetida and termeric powder. Then add garlic and onion. fry it for few minutes. Then add all vegetables (cabbage, carrot, capsicum, green peas). Add little water. stir it ell. keep lid on a pan. Allow to cook vegetables for 10 minutes. Then take the lid off. stir it well. Then add boild pasta, stir it well. Then add red chilli powder, coriander and cumin powder. Add salt and stir it well.

Then add tomato sauce and stir it well. keep lid on a pan. After 10 minutes take the lid off. stir it well and turn off heat.

served with grated cheese.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Onion Uttappam

Ingredients :

Rice 2 cups (Long Grain Rice)
Urad Dal 1/2 cup
Chopped onions (medium shape) 1&1/2 cup
Finely chopped cilantro 1/2 cup
Green Chilles 2-4 (chopped medium shape)

Stepwise Direction :

Soak rice and urad dal in water separately for 10 to 12 hours. Drain the excess water and grind it together in a mixer/grinder to a consistency of condensed milk. Allow it to ferment for additional 10 to 12 hours at room temperature. It is important to keep it covered during fermentation.

Next day morning add half of the batter in a separate bowl. Add little water and salt. Also add chopped onions, cilantro and green chilles. Mix it well.

On a medium heat keep flat pan and spread little oil. Then spread the fermented batter (one big spoon at a time) After few seconds spread oil on the top of the uttappam. After few seconds flip the uttappam and heat it till brown and crispy.

Serve Uttappam with Sambar and Chutney.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dates Almond Cashew Milk Shake

Serving - 4 persons


Chopped Dates 1 cup
cold milk 4-5 cups
Almond powder 2 spoons
Cashew powder 2 spoons
sugar 2 spoons

Stepwise Direction :- Soak chopped dates in cold milk(one cup) for 3-4 hours, then grind it in blender for 2-3 minutes. then add almond and cashew powder and milk (3-4 cups) again grind it for 2 minutes. add some sugar and grind it 2-3 minutes. Milk shake is ready. keep it in refridgerator for 2-3 hours and then serve it.

This is my experiment in the kitchen. enjoy!