Friday, October 9, 2009


Servings : 2 persons

Ingredients :

Sour buttermilk 2 cups
Rice flour
4 to 6 small pieces of green chillies
oil for tadaka
mustard seeds
asafetida powder
turmeric powder
for garnishing finely chopped cilantro
pieces of white onion

Stepwise direction : Heat oil in a sauce pan. once the oil is sufficiently hot, add mustard seeds. you should hear craking noise, add asafetida powder, turmeric powder, pieces of green chillies. Then add buttermilk and salt. stir it well.

Once buttermilk starts boiling, start adding rice flour and keep stiring with other hand. remove all the lumps with the spoon. now the mixture will become think. do not add too much rice flour. now keep the heat on low temp. cover pan with lid and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. turn off stove.

After 5 minutes take the lid off, add some oil in it and stir it well. garnish with chopped cilantro.

serve ukad hot with some extra oil in it and white onion.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Stuffed Tondli

Servings : 2 persons

Ingredients :

Tondli 20-22
Roasted peanut powder 1/2 cup
Coconut powder 1/2 cup
Seasame powder 1/4 cup
Red chilli powder 1 spoon
Cumin powder 1 spoon
Coriander powder 1 spoon
Garam masala 1 spoon
Grated jaggery 3 to 4 spoons
Chopped cilantro 1/2 cup
Oil for tadka
Mustard seeds
Turmeric powder

Stepwise Direction :

Wash tondli and dry on paper towel. Cut both the ends of tondli. Make small cuts as shown in the picture.

Mix all the following ingredients to make the filling. (i. e. coconut powder, peanut powder, seasame powder, red chilli powder, cumin and coriander powder, garam masala, jaggery, cilantro and salt) Now stuff this filling in the cuts of each tondli. as shown in the picture.

Make tadka as follows;

Heat oil in a sauce pan. Once the oil is sufficiently hot, add mustard seeds. you should hear cracking noise. then add asafoetida and then termeric powder. Add stuffed tondli. Add some water. Cover with a lid for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes take the lid off, stir the stuffed tondli. put the lid back and heat for 15 more minutes, then turn off stove.

Serve this with roti or rice.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Servings : As per your requirement

Ingredients :

Slice Bread
Butter/Pure ghree
Green Chilli

Stepwise Direction : Boil potatoes, then mash the potatoes. Add finely chopped onion, gardlic, green chillies, and cilantro. Add sugar and salt as per your taste. Mix it well.

Cut all corners of the slice bread. Spread the filling (potato mixture) on one slice. Then spread butter/pure ghee on other slice. Keep these two slices on top of each other. Place the sandwich in the sandwich toaster and apply oil on both sides of the toaster. Toast it untill it is crispy and brown.

Enjoy sandwich with tomato ketch up /salsa.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pav Bhaji

Servings : 2 persons

Ingredients :

Green peas 2 cups
Potato 1
medium size chopped capsicum 1 cup
medium size chopped cabbage 1 cup
medium size chopped cauliflower 1 cup
Tomatoes 4
Red chilli powder 2 spoons
Coriander powder 1 spoon
Cumin powder 1 spoon
Pav bhaji masala 2 spoons (Badshah or M D H masala)
butter 8 - 10 spoons
Garlic and green chilli paste 2 spoons
finely chopped onion 2 spoons
bread 4 slice

For Garnishing :

finely chopped onion
finely chopped tomatoes
finely chopped cilantro
shredded cheese
chopped lemon

Stepwise Direction :

Add water to pressure cooker followed by vegetables with some water. Cook all vegetables. Drain excess water. peel skins of potatoes and tomatoes. mash all vegetables except tomatoes.

Heat frying pan on a medium temp. Add 2 spoons butter, garlic chilli paste and finely chopped onions. Fry it till brown in colour. Add all mashed vegetables, stir it. add some water. Also add red chilli powder, cumin and coriander powder, pav bhaji masala and salt. Stir it. Then add 4 spoons butter. keep the heat on medium low level. Grind tomatoes in mixer/grinder. Add tomato paste and stir it well. After 5 minutes add 4 spoon butter again stir it well.

Garnish bhaji with butter, shredded cheese, cilantro, onion, tomato and lemon juice.

Heat flat pan. add butter. heat bread in butter and fry it till crispy.

serv Hot!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Bhel (2)

Servings : as per your requirement.

Ingredients :

Puffed Rice (murmura)
finely chopped onions
finely chopped cilantro
roasted peanuts
green chilis
fresh coconut powder

Stepwise direction: grind green chili with salt in mixer/grinder. In a big mixing bowl add puffed rice (murmura) , farsan. Then add onions, cilantro, roasted peanuts and mixture of green chili and salt. Also add fresh coconut powder.

Mix it well!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Garlic Chutney

Serving : 2 persons

Ingredients :

4-5 medium size garlic pieces
grated dry coconut / dry coconut powder 2 cups
red chilli powder 1 spoon
sugar 1/2 spoon
cuin seeds 1 spoon

Mix all above ingredients and grind it in mixer/grinder.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Serving : As per your Requirement


puffed Rice
finely chopped onions
finely chopped red tomatoes
finely chopped cilantro
finely chopped raw mango
red chili powder
coriander powder
cumin powder
mint chutney
tamrind extract
salt and sugar
fine sev
puris of pani puri

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.

Mint chutney : Grind the mixture of mint leaves, cilantro and green chilis from the mixer, and then add sugar and salt. add some water.

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. Then add mint chutney, tamrind and jaggery mixture and few pieces of raw mango and puries of pani puri. Mix it well!

Garnish with cilantro and fine sev. While eating use puri of pani puri as a spoon.


This is my entry for Trupti's Recipes for Rest of US:Picni Eat event started by Ramki

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Serving: 4 persons

Time : 30 minutes


Rice 2 cups (long grain rice)
Urad dal 1 cup

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

Next day morning add little water and salt. The consistency at this stage should be like "bhajia batter" Pour this batter into concave surfaces of Idli stand. Add little water to pressure cooker and place idli stand into it. Place the lid on cooker and heat for 15-20 min on medium heat. (remove the whistle of pressure cooker)

Take the pressure cooker off the heat and allow it to cool for above 10 minutes. Remove the lid and take the idli stand out. Separate idlis from the stand using spoon.

Serve Idlis with coconut chutney and/or sambar.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Instant Shreekhand

Servings : 2 persons

Time : 15 minutes

Ingredients :

Keffir cheese (lebni) yogurt/sour cream
dry fruits
cardamom powder

Stepwise Instruction

all the above ingredients mix together. sugar 1:1 add dryfruits, littlebit cardamom powder and saffron. mix it well!

Serve with Puri