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Paruppu satham (Dal rice)

>> Monday, December 28, 2009


We had great holidays last weekend.  And we returned back home yesterday evening & it was little early for me to come out from my holiday mood.  Finally, I decided to make this simple & quick paruppu satham which goes good with coconut chutney.  It taste awesome !!!

Ingredients :
  1. Toor dal - 1/4 cup
  2. Rice - 3/4 cup
  3. Onion -1 no
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  5. Garlic - 4 pods
  6. Green chillies - 3 to 4 nos
  7. A pinch of hing
  8. 1 small sized tomato
  9. Cinnamon stick - 1 no
  10. Cloves - 3 nos
  11. Oil - 1 tbsp
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Water - 2 cups
Directions to cook :

  Soak the toor dal and rice in the water for 1/2 hr.

#   Heat oil in the heavy bottomed pan, add cinnamon stick , cloves & onion.  Saute till golden brown in color.

#   Add green chillies, hing, garlic, turmeric powder & chopped tomatoes.

#   Drain and add the toor dal & rice.  Pour the water & salt to taste.  Cover & cook till done.


Serve with coconut chutney.

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Rasamalai

>> Monday, December 21, 2009


I want to celebrate this christmas with my favourite & delicious indian sweet rasamalai.  Rich & creamy made with paneer and nuts.  This sweets has to be served cool.  A pinch of saffron makes this dish taste & looks unique.  Wish u all merry christmas !!!!

Ingredients :
  1. Milk - 3 cups + 3 cups
  2. Lime juice - 1 tbsp (dissolved in 1 tsp of water)
  3. Water - 3 cups
  4. Sugar - 1 cup plus 1 cup
  5. Nuts (cashewnuts, almonds, pista) - 1/2 cup
  6. A pinch of saffron
  7. Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Direction to cook :

£   Heat 3 cups of milk & bring it to boil.  At this point, add lime juice dissolved in water to it.  Stir it. 

£   Now, the milk starts curdling.  Immediately, switch off the flame & drain them in the cheese cloth and press it in the heavy weight.

£   After one hour, remove the weight & knead the paneer.  Make small balls & keep aside.

£   Heat 3 cups of water & add 1 cup of sugar to it.  When it starts boiling, drop the paneer balls.  Cover & cook for 20 mins on medium flame.

£   Remove the paneer balls along with 1/4 cup of sugar syrup & keep aside.



£   Heat 3 cups of milk in a heavy bottomed pan & bring it to boil.  Simmer the flame & keep stirring till the milk reduces to 11/2 cup or until it becomes thickened.  Add sugar, nuts & saffron strands.

£   Finally, add the paneer balls & simmer the flame.  Add cardamom powder & cook for 5 mins.  Refrigerate.



Serve cool.

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Rava Kesari

>> Thursday, December 17, 2009




Simple & easy dishes always taste great.  Especially for hosting the surprise guest  this delicious rava kesari is my comfort dessert.  Bright orange color with nuts & butter makes this sweet rich & yummy :) 

Ingredients :

  1. Rava / Sooji - 1/2 cup
  2. Sugar - 3/4 cup
  3. Water - 11/2 cup
  4. Butter - 1/4 stick
  5. Ghee - 1 tsp (optional)
  6. Nuts (Cashewnuts, raisins, almonds) - 1 tbsp
  7. Orange food color (kesari color) - a pinch
Directions to cook :

#   Heat butter in the pan, roast the rava till light brown & add the nuts.

  Meanwhile warm the water in a  seperate pan.

#   Add the sugar, kesari color to the rava mixture & immediately add the warm water.  Stir continously to avoid the lumps.

#   Once cooked, add the ghee & switch off the flame.



Serve warm.

Note :

After switching off the flame, cover the pan & serve after 10 mins. 

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Chicken cutlet

>> Tuesday, December 15, 2009





Chicken is our staple weekend menu.  I made plain semi-dry chicken masala (as mentioned under stuffing ingredients) on sunday but suddenly we planned to have our lunch outside.  Finally, we had the chicken masala with rotis for dinner.  And with the leftover I made this delicious chicken cutlet & enjoyed our tea time little spicy and yummy :)

Ingredients :

For stuffing :
  1. Boneless chicken - 500 gms
  2. Onion - 1 no
  3. Cinnamon stick - 1 no
  4. Cloves - 2 nos
  5. Elachi - 1 no
  6. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  8. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  9. Corriander powder - 1 tsp
  10. Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  11. Oil - 1 tsp
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Corriander leaves for garnishing
For covering :
  1. Boiled potatoes - 4 nos
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Egg White
  4. Bread crumps - 1 cup
  5. Oil for shallow frying
Directions to cook :

  Heat oil in the pan, add all the spices & onion.  Saute till golden brown in color.

  Add ginger garlic paste, chilly powder, turmeric powder, corriander powder & cleaned chicken pieces.  Cover and cook till tender.

#   Finally add garam masala & corriander leaves.  Keep aside.

#   Mash the boiled potatoes with salt.  Keep aside.

#   Beat the egg with a pinch of salt.  Keep aside.

#   Spread the bread crumps in a wide plate.

  Make a small ball from the mashed potatoes and stuff a spoon of chicken masala.  Seal the edges & make a flat disc shape patties. 

#   Dip the patties in the egg & immediately in the bread crumps.   Shallow fry them in the cooking oil & serve warm with tomato ketchup.


Enjoy :)

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Strawberry Milkshake

>> Sunday, December 13, 2009



Strawberries are not only most delicious fruit, but they are also nutricious.  Ideally, it should be a part of daily diet.  Addition of icecream makes it rich and creamy.  Kids will just like this.

Ingredients :
  1. Strawberry - 1/2 cup
  2. Milk - 1 cup
  3. Sugar to taste
  4. Strawberry (or) Vanilla icecream (optional)
  5. Icecubes
Direction to cook :

Slice & cut the strawberries to thin pieces & blend it together with all other ingredients. 



Serve cool.

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Semiya upma with scrambled egg

>> Friday, December 11, 2009




Most of our sunday food menu begins with this delicious yet simple semiya upma with the touch of scrambled egg for additional flavour.  Combination of cinnamon, cloves & mint leaves will bring unique taste to this dish.  It simply taste yummy :)

Ingredients :
  1. Vermicelli semiya - 1 cup
  2. Oil - 1 tsp
  3. Cinnamon stick - 1 no
  4. Cloves - 2 nos
  5. Mint leaves - 1 tbsp
  6. Green chillies - 3 nos
  7. Onion - 1 no
  8. Water - 1 1/4 cup
  9. Ghee - 1 tsp
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Egg - 1 no
  12. Black pepper to taste
Direction to cook :

#   Heat ghee in the pan & roast the semiya.  Keep aside.

#   Heat oil in the another pan, add cinnamon stick, cloves, mint leaves, green chillies & lengthwise sliced onions.  Saute for 4 mins.

#   Add water & salt to taste.  Bring it to boil.

#   At this stage add the roasted semiya.  Cover and cook till done.

#   Meanwhile break the egg in the another pan.  Add salt & scramble when it is half cooked.  Finally add the pepper powder. 

#   When the semiya is cooked, add the scrambled egg & mix throughly.  Switch off the flame immediately.



Serve warm.

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Egg pizza

>> Tuesday, December 8, 2009



Yesterday, it was really boring day may be because of the dull climate.  And no mood to cook as well.  Luckily, I had storebought pizza dough & tomato sauce.  To that I used 2 eggs with little salt and pepper.  Finally, hot and tasty egg pizza is ready & that made our dinner the best.

Ingredients :
  1. Pizza dough - 1 roll
  2. Pizza sauce - 1 cup
  3. Shredded cheese - 1/2 cup
  4. Eggs - 2 nos
  5. Black pepper to taste
  6. Salt to taste
Directions to cook :

   Unroll the pizza dough in the baking pan.

  Spread the pizza tomato sauce & bake it according to the instructions given.

#   Just 2 mins before switching off the oven, remove the pizza & crack the eggs.  Sprinkle some black pepper, salt (optional) & cheese.  Bake it for 2 to 3 mins (remaining time left).
















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Ven Pongal

>> Sunday, December 6, 2009



When it comes to south indian beakfast menus, most of us like to have venpongal with chutney and sambar.  Ven pongal are made in different manner and this is best & easiest way.  At this time, I remember my early days of marriage, we wake up very early in the morning to see the sun rise in the marina beach  and have ven pongal with spicy chutneys arround.  Those days are memorable.

Ingredients :
  1. Basmati rice (or raw rice) - 1 cup
  2. Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  3. Ghee - 1 tbsp
  4. Oil - 1 tbsp
  5. Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
  6. Ginger - 1 inch piece
  7. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  8. Black pepper corns - 1 tsp
  9. A pinch of hing
  10. Roasted cashew nuts - 1 tbsp
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Water - 3 cup
Directions to cook :

£   Heat oil in the pressure cooker, add cumin seeds, black pepper, curry leaves & a pinch of hing.

£   Meanwhile soak the rice and moong dal in water for 1/2 hr.

£   Add the soaked rice and dal.  Fry for 2 mins.

£   Add salt to taste & water.  Pressure cook them till done.

£   Finally, add the ghee & serve warm.



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Moong dal payasam (paruppu payasam)

>> Friday, December 4, 2009




My husband likes inviting his relatives to home frequently.  And this time he informed me just half an hour before.  Menu ideas started overflowing & finally I decided to make ghee rice, kuruma & this delicious moong dal payasam.  It never took me more than one hour for my whole preparation yet it tasted great. Moong dal can be substituted with channa dal or combination of both. Addition of condensed milk will makes this dessert more tasty :)

Ingredients :
  1. Moong dal - 1/2 cup
  2. Water - 1 cup plus  1 tbsp
  3. Jaggery - 1/2 cup
  4. Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  5. Nut meg powder - 1/4 tsp
  6. Nuts (Cashewnuts, almonds, raisins) - 1/4 cup
  7. Milk -1/2 cup (depending upon the desired thickness)
Directions to cook :

#   Cook the moong dal in water.  Keep aside.

#   Dissolve the jaggery in a tsp of water & filter it.  Keep aside.

  Heat the pan, add the jaggery & allow it to boil on a lower flame.

#   Add the moong dal & milk.  Allow it to boil. (adjust the quantity of milk based on the consistency you are looking for)

#   Add the cardamom powder, nut meg powder & fried nuts.


Serve warm or cool.

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Crispy rava dosa

>> Wednesday, December 2, 2009




Most of the time, the last few scoops of dosa batter will be leftover.  By adding few other ingredients to that makes the best & crispy rava dosa.  Taste yum with spicy chutneys and sambar.

Ingredients :
  1. Dosa batter - 1/2 cup
  2. Rava - 1/2 cup
  3. All purpose flour - 1/4 cup
  4. Onion - 1 no (finely chopped)
  5. Green chillies - 4 to 5 nos (finely chopped)
  6. Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
  7. Cumin seeds -1 tsp
  8. Black pepper - 1 tsp
  9. 1 Grated carrot
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Water
Directions to cook :

Mix all the ingredients together.  The final batter should be little thin than normal dosa batter.  Heat the pan, pour 1 big scoop of batter & rotate it.  Pour some oil arround the edges.  Cook till either sides are brown and crispy.








Serve with chutney & sambar.

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