Monday, March 31, 2014

Corn Flour Puttu

Corn Flour Puttu
  • Corn Flour puttu podi ( Powder ) -3 cups
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Water - just enough to make the corn flour moist .
  • Salt to taste

In a deep round plate , add in corn flour puttu podi  , salt n just enough water to mix n it resembles bread crumb consistency !

Add 2 tbsp of grated coconut to the bottom of puttu mould n then add around 6 tblsp of corn flour mix n then again grated coconut n continue the same way till it reaches the top n lastly add grated coconut again . 

Add water in Puttu vessel n allow it to boil, then over that place the puttu mould n steam for about 8 to 10 mts .

serve hot with kadala curry or any spicy curry .

Kadgi Chakko ! ( Raw Jack fruit in coconut based dry masala )

Kadgi Chakko ! ( Raw Jack fruit in coconut based dry masala ) 

  • Raw jack fruit - 1/2 kg ( Remove the tough skin n cut it into 2 inch pieces )
To grind
  • Grated coconut- 2 cups
  • Roasted dry red chillies- 6 to 8 or according to the taste 
  • Urid dhal- 2tsp
  • Tamarind - Tamarind seed size 
  • Salt to taste

  • Oil-1 tsp
  • Mustard  seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 1sprig

Pressure cook the raw jack fruit pieces for 1 whistle ... cool n smash them roughly with hands ( dont discard the water ) 

In little oil , fry urid dhal till brown ... keep aside n let it cool .

Grind little grated coconut along with roasted dry red chillies n  tamarind to a fine paste n later add the rest grated coconut , roasted urid dhal n grind just for a minute to a coarse paste ( dont add too much water while grinding ..just a sprinkle ) 

In a kadai add oil, sputter mustard seeds n add curry leaves , ground masala , the retained water along with salt n roughly mashed raw jack fruit n boil well till the water evaporates . 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Avnas Ambe Sasam ( Pineapple , Mango in coconut based gravy ) Version-1

Avnas Ambe Sasam ( Pineapple , Mango in coconut based gravy ) Version-1 

  • Pineapple- chopped into cubes ( 1 cup)
  • Mango - chopped into cubes- ( 1 cup)
  • Grapes - Green n Black fresh ones ( 1/2 cup each )
  • Grated coconut-1 cup
  • Roasted dry red chillies- 3 or according to the taste
  • Jaggery - chick pea size
  • Raw Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp 
  • Vanilla Ice cream-2 scoops 
  • Salt to taste

Grind grated coconut, roasted dry red chillies n jaggery to a fine paste n just before removing the masala add raw mustard seeds n grind for a minute . Remove the batter add salt n mix well ..then add the fruits , n just before serving add vanilla ice cream n serve chilled ! 

Note : This recipe doesnt need to be heated nor seasoned !

Monday, March 24, 2014

Grated Corn Buna Masala

Grated Corn Buna Masala 
  • Sweet Corn -2 
  • Oil- 3tsp 
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp 
  • Hing/Asafoetida-2 pinch 
  • Green chillies -2 or according to the taste 
  • Chilly powder-1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 th tsp 
  • Coriander powder-1tsp
  • Cumin powder -1/2 tsp 
  • water-1/2 cup 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Coriander leaves 

Wash n remove the green leaves of the corn n grate it  . keep aside 

 in a kadai add oil , n splutter  mustard seeds , add hing , chopped green chillies n  then add all the powders along with  salt . then add d grated corn , water  n cook well .. n then do the garnishing . 

Note : Goes well with  Rottis  

Orange Skin ( Rind ) Gojju

Orange Skin ( Rind ) Gojju 
  • Orange Rind- washed n chopped to tinny pieces- 1/4 th cup 
  • Dry copra grated - 3 tsp 
  • Oil- 1 tsp 
  • Onion - 1 small
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Thick Tamarind pulp- 1 tsp
  • Jaggery-chickpea size 
  • Rasam powder-11/2 tsp 
  • Salt to taste .

In a kadai add oil , splutter mustard seeds , add onion n fry till pink , then add the tinny pieces of orange skin n fry well ... Add tamarind  pulp, jaggery, rasam powder , dried copra n salt ... add little water n give a quick boil . 

Strawberry Trifle

Strawberry Trifle 

  • Sugar- 3/4 th cup
  • Cornstarch-1/4 th cup
  • Strawberry gelatin powder -3 tbsp
  • Cold water- 1 cup
  •  chopped  Fresh strawberries- 1 cup  
  •  Bananas (Medium )  sliced -3
  • Cold milk - 1cup
  •  Instant vanilla pudding mix -2 packets
  •  Lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Sponge  cake- 2 packets( cut them into thin slices )
  • whipped cream -2 cups
  • A few cut strawberries n sliced banana's for garnishing . 
In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and strawberry gelatin powder n  stir in water until smooth n then cook and stir till it thickens .  Remove from the heat. Stir in chopped strawberries set aside ( this is strawberry sauce )

In a huge  bowl, add  milk and pudding mix. stir well n set aside.

 In a bowl add sliced bananas n lemon juice, mix well n set aside.

In a trifle bowl or serving bowl ,   arrange  thin sliced sponge cake n then layer with the pudding mix , banana slices, strawberry sauce n whipped cream ..repeat layers ... n then on top add cut strawberries n sliced banana's . Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tendle n Masinga Sange Upkari ( Ivy Gourd with Drumsticks Stir fry )

Tendle n Masinga Sange Upkari ( Ivy Gourd with Drumsticks Stir fry )
  • Tendle/Ivy Gourd - 1/4 th kg 
  • Drumsticks -3 
  • Oil- 3 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1tsp
  • Dry Red Chilles- 4 to 6 or according to the Spice
  • Grated coconut -4 tsp 
  • Salt to taste 

Wash both Ivy Gourd  n Drumsticks ...

Remove the tips of Ivy Gourd n crush them slightly ...apply salt n keep aside ...

 Cut the drumsticks crosswise into 2 n 1/2 long pieces.. remove the fiber roughly .

In a kadai add oil n splutter mustard seeds n then add torn dry red chilles , crushed Ivy Gourd n cut drumsticks along with little water ... keep covered n cook well . once done add grated coconut ..stir for a minute n then switch off the flame .

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Raagi Huri Hittu Milk Shake ( Roasted n popped Finger Millet Milk Shake )

 Raagi Huri Hittu Milk Shake ( Roasted n popped Finger Millet Milk Shake )  

  •  Raagi Huri Hittu Powder- 2 Tbsp 
  •   Milk -2 Glass 
  • Banana -1  
  •  Whole green Cardamom - 2 pods
  •  Almonds - 6 (soak in water for about 1/2 an hour )
  • Seedless Dates - 4 
  •  Water- 3/4 th cup 
  • Sugar-1tsp ( optional ) 

Boil water n add Raagi hurihittu  powder to it n mix well so that no lumps are formed ! allow it to cool .

Once cooled,  then blend it in a mixer along with milk, banana, seedless Dates , Almonds , de-skinned cardamom N sugar  until smooth ! 

Refrigerate before serving !

Maida Seasoned Dosa ..Version 1

Maida Seasoned Dosa ..Version 1 
  • Maida Flour - 1 cup 
  • Sugar-1 tsp 
  • Grated coconut- 2 tblsp 
  • Green chillies- 2 
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp 
  • water as needed to prepare dosa batter consistency 
  • Salt to taste 


  • Oil-1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Dry red chilly -2 
  • Curry leaves- 2 sprig 


In a bowl , add maida flour , salt , chopped green chilly, salt , grated coconut, cumin seeds , sugar , water n prepare a dosa batter consistency . mix well ..n then give the seasoning .

Heat a dosa tawa , smear oil n pour ladle full batter , cover n cook on both sides till crisp .

.serve hot with pickle .

  Note :No need to ferment the batter ..

Friday, March 14, 2014

Strawberry Milk Shake

Strawberry Milk Shake 
  • Milk - 2 cups 
  • Strawberries - 10 / 12 
  •  Sugar-3 tbsp
  • Ice cubes-4 ( Crushed )
  • Strawberry - 1 or  2 to garnish 

Blend Milk, strawberries  ,sugar , crushed ice cubes ... 
Serve chilled. Garnish with Sliced strawberry . 

Coconut Kernel Dosa roasted on Plantain leaf !

Coconut Kernel Dosa roasted on Plantain leaf ! 

  • Raw Rice - 1 glass 
  • Coconut Malai /tender Kernel ( medium thick ) -1/2 cup 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Few Plantain leaves pieces . 

Soak Raw rice for about 2 hours n grind it along with thick coconut tender kernels to a smooth paste ... the consistency of the batter should be medium thick ..remove the batter n add salt need to ferment .

Heat a dosa tawa, place a plantain leaf piece n pour a ladle full batter over it n spread a little . keep covered and cook for a minute  n flip over on the other side...

Serve Hot with chutney /sambar or any spicy gravy

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Poori Bhaji

Poori Bhaji 
For Pooris 
  • Wheat Flour -1 cup 
  • Water as needed to prepare the dough 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Oil as required to deep fry 

In a bowl add the wheat flour , salt n water n knead to a dough ..Poori dough should be harder than chapathi dough, as this wont soak the oil much ! roll out the pooris immediately as soon as the dough is made n deep fry , . If you keep the dough for a long time then the pooris will soak up lot of oil... 

In a kadai add enough oil , heat it  n drop in rolled poori n after a second press a little in the middle n fry on both sides . 

Potato Bhaji
Potatoes-3 medium
Onion - 2 medium
Green chilles-2 or according to the taste
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
water -1/2  cup
Salt to taste 

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Urid dhal -1/4 th tsp
Curry leaves-1 sprig

Pressure cook potatoes -cool ,peel the skin n roughly mash it .

In a kadai add oil, mustard seeds, once it splutters add urid dhal,

n fry for a minute . then add curry leaves , green chillies n chopped onions n fry till pink . add salt , turmeric powder , water n cook till the onions are cooked well ..once cooked add smashed potatoes n give a boil .

Dudhi/Bottle Gourd Hair Oil

Dudhi /Bottle Gourd Hair Oil 
  • Dudhi/Bottle gourd -1 
  • Pure coconut hair oil-1/2 kg 
  • Milk - 1cup

Wash , pat dry n chop bottle gourd/Dudhi ... then grind it to a fine paste without adding water .

In a thick bottomed vessel add coconut oil , ground paste and milk n boil well ... 

Boil it every day for a week ...

Strain it n preserve in an air tight bottle 

Good for cooling body , induces good sleep ....

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Raagi Undi ( Steamed Raagi Dumplings ) with spicy Tomato Onion dip !

Raagi Undi ( Steamed Raagi Dumplings ) with spicy Tomato Onion dip  !

  • Whole Raagi-1cup
  • Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste

  • Oil-2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/4 th tsp
  • Urid dhal-1tsp
  • Curry leaves-1 sprig

Wash whole raagi well n grind to a smooth paste .

In a kadai add oil, splutter  mustard seeds n cumin seeds , add in urid dhal n curry leaves , add ground paste along with grated coconut  n stir continuously till it becomes fairly stiff . 

switch off and shape them into round balls ,making a depression in each . 

Steam them for 15 mts . 

Serve Hot with chutney or any spicy gravy . 

Tomato Onion Dip  

Tomatoes Large -5 
Onion - 3 Medium 
Red chilly powder- 2 tsp 
Cumin powder- 1 tsp
Coriander Powder-1tsp
Sugar- 1/2 tsp  
Oil- 3tsp
Salt to taste  

Wash n boil tomatoes in water till soft . cool, remove the skin n puree it .

In a kadai ,add oil n then add chopped onions n fry till reddish pink . Add the tomato puree n fry nicely till the raw smell goes .Add salt n all the powders along with sugar n fry for 3 minutes .

Methi Tepla ( version - 2 ) n Dudhi Raitha

Methi Tepla ( version -2 ) n Dudhi Raitha
  •  Wheat flour-1cup
  • Chickpea flour-1/2 cup
  •  Methi (Fenugreek) leaves -11/2 cups
  • Curd -3 tblsp
  •  Coriander powder-1tsp
  • Red chili powder-1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder-1tsp
  • Garlic -Green chili paste-1tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Oil or melted ghee-2tbsp
  • Salt to taste
    Wash Methi leaves thoroughly in water to remove the dirt n Chop Methi leaves finely 

  In a bowl add  wheat flour ,besan ,all the powders, salt n mix well ... add methi leaves, garlic-green chilly paste ,curds n oil/ghee n mix well with very little water . 

Knead well to a soft dough n keep covered for 1/2 an hour under moist cloth .

Make equal sized balls of the dough n bail out like chapathis ( the thinner the better )

Heat a tawa n place the bailed out tepla n cook it slightly till bubbles appear n flip on the other side ..apply ghee while roasting   

Serve with Raitha /Pickle 

Dudhi/Bottle gourd Raitha

Dudhi Raitha

Dudhi Raitha
  • Dudhi/Bottle gourd ( peeled n grated ) 1 cup 
  • Curds-1 cup
  • Salt to taste

  • Oil-2 tsp 
  • Mustard seeds-1/4 th tsp 
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Crushed garlic- 1 tsp 
  • Crushed green chillies- 1/2 tsp 
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Boil grated dudhi in little water ... once cooled add it to curds along with salt n mix well ... give the seasoning .

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Oats Uttappa

Oats Uttappa 
  • Oats - 1 cup
  • Semolina- 1/2 cup 
  • water-3/4 th cup
  • Hing- a pinch 
  • Chopped onion -1 
  • Chopped tomatoes-1
  • chopped Coriander leaves- 4 tsp 
  • Chopped green chillies- 2 tsp 
  • Salt to taste 

In a bowl add oats, semolina, hing, salt n water ... mix well to a thick pouring consistency n keep aside for 1/2 an hour . Later Add all the chopped vegetables n mix again . 

Heat a dosa Tawa , smear oil n spread a laddle full batter ... keep covered n roast on both sides till crisp on low flame ! 

Serve hot with chutney !

Monday, March 10, 2014

Super Soft Sabudana Dosa

Super Soft Sabudana Dosa with Roasted gram chutney !
  • Raw Rice/ Dosa Rice- 1 cup
  • Sabudana / Tapioca-1/4 th cup
  • Thin Phova/Thin Beaten Rice -1/4 th cup
  • Fenugreek Seeds-1/4 th tsp
  • Butter Milk - Just enough to soak
  • Salt to taste

Soak Sabudana, Thin phova n fenugreek seeds in butter milk ( make sure to use buttermilk , just enough to soak ) for 3 hours .

Soak Dosa Rice for about 3 hours, separately in water .

Grind all together to a fine paste ,add salt n ferment overnight .

Heat a dosa tawa , smear oil n pour a ladle full batter n dont spread too much ! keep covered n cook on only one side .


Roasted gram chutney

Friday, March 7, 2014

MethKoot Gojju / Menthe Hittu Gojju / Spiced Lentil Gojju

MethKoot Gojju / Menthe Hittu Gojju / Spiced Lentil Gojju
  •  Methkoot /Menthe Hittu powder- 3 tsp 
  • Tamarind-Marble size 
  • Jaggery- chickpea size 
  • water- 1/4 th cup 
  • Salt to taste 

  • Ghee/oil-2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves-1 sprig 
  • Groundnuts- 2 tsp

Soak Tamarind in water for about 1/2 an hour , squeeze it well n make a thick paste it add powdered jaggery, salt n Methkoot powder n mix well n then give the seasoning . check recipe here for Methkoot powder :)