Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Capsicum Ring (Bell Pepper Ring)

Capsicum – 2 (You can use any color)
Besan   - 1 Cup
Rice Flour – 1/2 Cup
Cumin seeds  - 1/2 Tsp
Red chilli Powder – 1 Tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida – A pinch (Optional)
Baking Powder – A pinch (optional)

  • Wash the capsicum and remove the seeds. Slice them into rings.
  • In a bowl add besan,rice flour,cumin seeds,salt,chilli powder and turmeric powder (Add optional ingredients if you want) .
  • add water into it and make a smooth batter.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Dip capsicum ring into the batter one at a time and put it into the oil.
  • Turn it occasionally and fry till both sides become golden brown.
  • Enjoy capsicum ring with tea.

Cheers !!!

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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Potato Okra Fry( Vendakka urulakizhang Mezhukkupuratti)

Okra – 100 gms
Potato – 2 Medium
Onion – 1(Chopped)
Green chilli –2
Turmeric powder  - 1/2 Tsp

  • Wash and cut the okra into 11/2" long pieces and slit it into 4 .
  • Cut the potato in the same way and length(Thin slices).
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add onion and saute for 2 min.
  • Then add Potato and saute well and cook for 2 – 3 min.
  • Finally add the okra. Add salt and stir well.
  • Stir it occasionally until potatoes are cooked.
  • Serve it with Rice.
NB:- Better not to cover the pan while cooking Okra since it will become soggy.

Cheers !!!

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Banana Fritters ( Pazhampori/Ethakkappam)

Ripe plantain  - 1
All purpose flour  - 1 cup
Sugar  - 1 Tbsp
Turmeric powder – a Pinch( Optinal)
Salt – a Pinch

  • Cut the plantain into two and cut each half into 3 or 4 slices.
  • Take a bowl.Mix all purpose flour,sugar,salt and turmeric powder. Then add water to make smooth batter.
  • Heat oil in a pan.Dip plantain in batter. Deep fry this in medium flame until it turns golden brown in color.
  • Serve hot with tea.

Cheers !!!

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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Masala Peanut (Masala Kadala)

Peanut  - 1 Cup
Besan   - 2 Tbls
Rice flour  - 1 Tbls
Chilli Powder  - 1 Tsp (You can add more if you want more spicy)
Turmeric powder  - 1/2 Tsp
Cumin Powder  - 1/4 Tsp
Asafoetida   - 1 Pinch
Oil   - 3 Tbls


  • In a microwave safe bowl add oil and heat it in microwave oven for 3 min.
  • Take another bowl and mix besan, rice flour,chilli powder,cumin powder,turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt with few Tsp of water to get thick paste.
  • Add peanut with this mix well.
  • Add this masala mix peanut into the heated oil and mix well.
  • Microwave it for 7 min. Take it out and mix it every 1 min.
  • Allow it to stand in microwave itself after 7 min . Let the peanut cool down completely.
  • Enjoy with hot tea.

NB:- Time may vary depends on your microwave oven power.
         You can also add sliced garlic and curry leaves to get more taste

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Friday, 16 March 2012

Cottage cheese in spinach gravy (Palak Paneer)

Paneer   - 200 g
Spinach  -2  bunches
Onion    - 2 (Finely chopped)
Tomato – 1 large(Sliced)
Ginger garlic paste – 1 Tbls
green chilli  -2
Cinnamon stick  - small piece
Cloves    -3
Bay leaf  - 1
Cumin powder  - 1 Tsp
Coriander powder – 1 1/2 Tsp
Chilli powder  - 1/2 Tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 Tsp
Double cream  - 2 Tsp

  • Clean and wash the spinach leaves.
  • Add spinach into boiling water. Let it boil for 3 to 4 min without covering with lid. wait for cooling and blend it with green chilli into a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan.Add Bay leaf, clove,cinnamon. Add onion and cook on medium flame until brown.
  • Add salt, ginger garlic paste and stir well.
  • Then add chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Mix well.
  • Add tomatoes and stir well.
  • Add spinach paste. You can add water at this stage according to the gravy you want. Cook it for 10 min.
  • Then add the paneer and mix well and cook for 2 – 3 min.
  • Add double cream on the top.
  • Serve it hot.
Cheers !!!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Ripe banana Puttu( Ethapazham Puttu)

Ripe banana  - 1(sliced)
Rice    - 1 Tsp
Rice flour  - 1 Cup
Coconut (Grated)  -1/2 cup


  • Mix Banana with sugar and keep it aside.
  • Add sufficient water and salt to the rice flour and mix well.
  • Add Coconut into the flour and mix again.
  • Take a Puttu maker. Fill the bottom layer with Banana. Add a thick layer of the puttu mix over it followed by another banana layer. Continue it until the vessel filled.
  • Boil water in the pressure cooker or puttu maker and place it.
  • Steam it for 4 to 5 min until the steam comes out of the hole.
  • push out the puttu to a serving plate.

NB :-
To find the right consistency of the mix, you should be able to make balls when holding the mix with hand and without breaking it.
Instead of using rice flour, you can soak the rice for 4 – 5 hrs and grind it. And before making puttu just fry mix for some minute.
Cheers !!!

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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Sweet Bread Upma

Bread   - 6 Slice
Sugar  - 2 Tbls
cashew nuts  - 10
Raisins  - 10
Cardamom powder – 1 Tsp
Ghee  - 2 Tbls

  • Grind bread with sugar and keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan.Add ghee.
  • Then add nuts and raisins.
  • Once its colour change, add the bread crumbles and mix well.
  • Then add cardamom powder. Mix well.
  • Serve it with evening tea.
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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Green Beans Thoran (Green Beans With Coconut)

Green Beans   - 1 Cup (Finely chopped)
Onion (small)  -    1
Green Chilli  - 1
Shallot  - 2
Garlic  - 3 Ccloves(Sliced)
Coconut – 1/4 Cup (Greated)
Turmeric powder  -  1/4 Tsp
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds


  • Crush the Coconut with the Shallot and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Let it splutter.
  • Then add Onion and stir well until the onion turns its colour.
  • Add Garlic and curry leaves and sauté well.
  • Then add the Beans, turmeric powder and Salt.
  • Add the crushed coconut  and mix well.
  • Sprinkle some water and closed with a lid.
  • Let it cook on low flame. stir it occasionally.
  • It will be cooked after 10 min.
  • Serve it with Rice.
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Friday, 9 March 2012

Mysore Pak

Hurray !!! I am posting my 25 th recipe

Besan flour  - 1 Cup
Sugar  -  1 1/2 Cup
Water   - 1/2 Cup
Ghee   - 1 Cup
Oil     -1 Cup(You can use 1 more cup of ghee insted of oil)

  • Melt 1/2 cup ghee and mix the hot ghee with besan flour.
  • Sieve the besan flour once.
  • Prepare sugar syrup by boil the sugar and water .
  • Once the sugar syrup achieves single string consistency add besan flour little by little and stir continuously.
  • Meanwhile heat the oil and ghee. And pour it little by little into the mixture.
  • Keep it in low – medium flame and stir continuously.
  • Keep stirring until the mixture start leaving from the side of the vessel.
  • Transfer it into a ghee smeared plate.
  • Cut it into desired shape.
  • Let it cool for some time.
  • Enjoy the sweet.

NB :- Sugar consistency is important.
         Don’t forget the hand exercise to keep stirring.

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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Spinach Rice (Palak Rice) with Carrot Raita

Spinach Rice(Palak Rice)

Basmati Rice  - 2 Cup
Spinach   - 2 Cup
Onion   - 1 Large
Green Chilli  - 2
Ginger Garlic paste – 1 Tbls
Cinnamon – 1 large
Cloves – 4 to 6
Bay leaves – 1 or 2
Cardamon  - 3
Coriander leaves

  • Cook rice and keep it aside (I usually add a little bit of salt while cooking).
  • Blanch the spinach in boiling water for 10 - 12 minutes.
  • Grind the spinach into a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add Cinnamon, Cloves, Cardamom and Bay leaves and saute it.
  • Add onion into it and saute well . Add the remaing salt into it.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute well till the onion became translucent.
  • Then add the spinach paste and saute well.
  • Once it became thick and dry, add the cooked rice into it and mix well.
  • Add Coriander leaves for garnishing.

Carrot Raita

Carrot  - 1 cup(Grated)
Green chilli  - 3 (Chopped)
Yogurt     - 1 1/2 Cup
Curry leaves


  • Take Carrot,Green chilli and Salt in bowl.Mix it well
  • Then add Yogurt and curry leaves and mix again.
  • Serve it with Spinach rice, Pulao, Ghee rice or Biriyani.
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