Jun 14, 2009

Cauliflower fry



Ingredients

Cauliflower florets-2 cups
Onion-1
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Green chillies-2
coriander powder-1tsp
Red chilli powder-1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Chana dal-1tsp
Turmeric-a pinch
curry leaves
coriander leaves
salt
oil

Method of preparation

1)Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and do the seasoning with mustard seeds,red chilli,urad dal,chana dal,turmeric and curry leaves.
2)Add chopped onions to it and fry till they are light brown.Add 1tsp of ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
3)Add cauliflower florets and fry till they are cooked well.
4)Add salt,redchilli powder and coriander powder and fry for 1 more minute.
5)Garnish with coriander leaves.

Jun 9, 2009

Pesarapappu charu/Moong dal rasam


Ingredients

Yellow Moong Dal/Pesara pappu - 1 cup
Onions - 3
Tomato-1
Green chillies-3
lemon juice(From 2 lemons)
chilli powder- 1tsp
turmeric a pinch
coriander leaves
Water
salt
oil

For seasoning

Urad dal-1tsp
Chana dal-1tsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Garlic pods-4
curry leaves


Method of preparation

1)Pressure cook the Moong dal for 3 whistles.Let it cool and make paste in blender.
2)Heat 2tsp of oil in a pan add the seasoning.Then add onions,green chillies,tomato,turmeric and fry for a while.Add some water and bring to boil.
3)Finally add the blended Moong dal,salt and red chilli powder.Cook for 10 more min.
4)Turn off the heat and add the lemon juice and coriander leaves.
->You can add veggies to it.

Jun 7, 2009

Pappu chekka/chikki




Ingredients

Peanuts-2 cups
Jagerry crushed-1.5 cups
Sugar-1/4 cup
Cardamom/elaichi powder-1tsp
water-1/4 cup
Ghee-1/2 tsp

Method of preparation

1)Take a pan and dry roast the peanuts.Let it cool and remove the skin.
2)Take another pan add sugar,jagerry and 1/4 cup water and stir well.Take some water in a plate and drop the sugar syrup we should be able to form a ball from it.
3)Add cardamom powder,peanuts to the jagerry syrup and stir well.
4)Grease a plate with ghee and drop peanut mixture to it.Let it cool and cut it in to small pieces.

Jun 5, 2009

Pesarattu upma/Greengram dosa




Ingredients

Pesalu/whole green gram -1 cup
Ginger-a small piece
onion-1 small
green chillies-2
Salt
oil

Method of preparation

1)Soak green gram/pesalu overnight.Blend them along with ginger,green chillies and salt.
2)Heat the dosa tawa and grease it with some oil.Take a laddle full of batter drop it on tawa.Spread it in circular motions to make dosa.Drizzle few drops of oil on the edges of dosa.
3)Sprinkle some chopped onions on it.
4)Serve it with upma and ginger chutney.

Jun 1, 2009

Sunnundalu/Urad dal ladoos




Ingredients

Urad dal-1 cup
Sugar-3/4 cup
Elaichi powder/cardamom powder-1tsp
Ghee-1/4 cup(Approx)

Method of preparation

1)Take a pan and dry roast urad dal without any oil/ghee till light brown.
2)Blend the urad dal to fine powder in a blender and keep aside.
3)Blend the sugar to fine powder.
4)Take a bowl add urad dal powder,sugar powder,Elaichi powder,ghee and mix well.
5)Make ladoos from it.If you cant make out ladoos from it add some more ghee and try to shape them.

May 29, 2009

Watermelon Juice



Ingredients

Watermelon cubes-1 cup
Sugar-1tsp
water-1 cup
Ice cubes

Method of preparation

1)Blend watermelon cubes,sugar,water for a minute.
2)Serve it chilled with ice cubes.