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!