Monday, February 29, 2016

Chilled Chikoo/ Sapota Milk Shake !

Chilled Chikoo/ Sapota Milk Shake !  

  • Ripened Chikko /Sapota..2 
  • Chilled Milk ..2 cups 
  • Sugar per sweetness .

Wash n remove the skin of chikko's . Chop them .

In a blender add the chopped chikoo pieces, sugar , 1/2 glass of chilled milk n blend it to smooth puree . Then add another cup of chilled milk n blend again . 

Serve immediately. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Carrot Vermicelli Kheer !

Carrot Vermicelli Kheer !

  • Carrots...2 ( i have used the seasonal Delhi Carrots ) 
  • Vermicelli ... 1/2 cup ( i used MTR roasted vermicelli ) 
  • Full Fat Milk.. 1/2 litre 
  • Sugar..2 tblsp or according to the sweetness) 
  • Ghee..2 tsp
  • Cashew nuts.. 6
  • Raisins..6
  • Cardamom powder.. 1/2 tsp 

Wash , scrap the carrots . chop roughly n pressure cook till soft . cool it n then puree .

Boil milk n then add vermicelli in it n cook for about 10 mts till soft . 

Add sugar n let it dissolve . 

Add carrot puree , mix well . 

Melt ghee in a pan ,  roast cashew nuts n raisins . Add this to the above kheer . Add cardamom powder n mix well . 

Serve warm or chilled . 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Mushroom Pav Bhaji

Mushroom Pav Bhaji 
  • Pav - 6
  •  Un-salted Butter - 2 tsp 

For Bhaji 
  •  Mushroom .. 1 packet 
  • Potato - 1 medium 
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato ...1 
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  •  Pav bhaji masala -2 tsp
  • Garam Masala..1/2 tsp 
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 th tsp
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1/2 tsp 
  • Kasuri Methi ..1 tsp crushed 
  • water-1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 1 tbsps 
  • Chopped onion -4 tsp
  • Lime  -1/2 
  • Coriander leaves-3 tsp 
  • Un salted butter - 3 tsp  


Wash the mushroom's well n slice them . 

Pressure cook the potato , cool , peel n mash well .

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the chopped onion n fry till pink , add ginger garlic paste n fry for a minute n then add tomato n cook till the raw smell goes n it becomes mushy . Add turmeric,  garam masala ,red chilly powder n mashed potato , sliced mushroom's , water , salt  . Cook on low flame . Then add pav bhaji masala , crushed kasuri methi n mix well .  
Heat a Tawa , place some butter and roast the pav on both sides 

Serve this pav hot with mushroom bhaji garnished with chopped onion, coriander leaves,lemon piece and a blob of butter.

Fresh Green Peas Masala Rice

Fresh Green Peas Masala Rice 

  • Cooked Rice..2 cup's ( i used Sona Masuri 
  •  Fresh green peas ... 1 cup 
  • Onion..1 
  • Tomato..1 
  • Green chillies slit lengthwise.. 3 or according to the spice
  • Garlic cloves,.. 5 
  • Cumin seeds..1 tsp 
  • Turmeric powder..1/4 th tsp 
  • Ghee... 1 tblsp 
  • Salt to taste 

To grind to a powder 

  • Coriander seeds..3 tsp 
  • Cloves...4 
  • Cinnamon..2 inch piece 
  • Fennel seeds / saunf ...3/4 th tsp 

Chop onions, chop tomato n slit green chilly lengthwise, crush garlic cloves . 

Dry roast coriander seeds, cloves , cinnamon stick on low flame till coriander seeds turn light brown . 
Dry roast fennel seeds till it changes the color on low flame .

Cool the dry roasted ingredients n powder them .

Wash n pressure cook fresh green peas with little water for just one whistle . dont overcook n make them mushy . 

In a kadai melt ghee, add cumin seeds , once it crackles  add the crushed garlic n fry for a while .Add chopped onion n fry till brownish  . Add slit green chilles , fry for a second , add chopped tomato , cook till the raw smell goes , add salt , turmeric powder n roasted ground powder n fry for a while .Add cooked green peas n rice .Mix well .

Serve hot with raitha . 

Chocholate Lassi

Chocolate  Lassi 

  • Thick Curds.. 1/2 litre 
  • Dark chocolate pieces... 1/4 th cup
  • Cocoa powder.. 1 tsp 
  • Sugar..1 tblsp or according to the sweetness ) 
  • Almonds ... 8


  • Grated dark chocolate ...1 tsp
  • Chopped almonds... 1 tsp 

Grate the dark chocolate pieces .

Soak the almonds in hot water for 20 mts , remove the skin . 

Blend well the thick curds, grated dark chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar n soaked almonds for few seconds till it turns frothy .  

Chill for an hour , do the garnishing n serve . 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Jeev Thori With Magge Ghassi ( Tender Thur pod with Mangalore yellow cucumber, coconut based gravy )

Jeev Thori With Magge Ghassi ( Tender Thur pod with Mangalore yellow cucumber ,coconut based gravy ) 

  • Jeev thori/Tender thur pod ..1 cup ( peeled )
  • Magge /Mlore yellow cucumber ... 1/4 th  kg 

To grind to a fine paste 

  • Grated coconut..1 cup
  • Roasted dry red chilles..4 
  • Tamarind..Tamarind seed size 
  • Salt to taste 


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

Wash the tender thur pods n pressure cook it for 1 whistle . 

Wash the magge/Mangalore yellow cucumber , peel the skin n chop them to 2 inch cubes . Cook in little water till soft but not mushy . 

Grind all the ingredients meant to grind to a fine paste .Add the ground paste to the cooked stuffs n boil .Later give the seasoning .

Cherry tomato sweet basil salad .

Cherry Tomato sweet basil Salad 

  • Cherry tomatoes..a hand full 
  • Fresh Basil leaves chopped ..1/2 cup 
  • Onion chopped ...1/2 cup
  • Black pepper powder..1/2 tsp
  • Lime juice..1/2 tsp
  • Olive oil..1 tsp
  • Salt to taste . 

In a mixing bowl add cherry tomatoes, chopped sweet basil , chopped onion ,black pepper powder, lime juice, salt n olive oil ..mix well n serve . 

Ghasmando . A typical amchi forgotten sweet .

Ghasmando . A typical amchi forgotten sweet . 

  •  Maida ..1 cup 
  • Warm Water ..1 cup 
  • Salt ..a pinch 
  • Ghee for deep frying


  •  Beaten rice/Phova .. 1 cup powdered 
  • Powdered Sugar..1 cup 
  • Cardamom powder..1 tsp
  •  Black  sesame seeds/Black thil..1 tblsp

Wash the black sesame seeds, dry them on a cotton cloth n dry roast them ..keep aside .

Dry roast beaten rice , n powder them . keep aside 

In a bowl add the powdered beaten rice, powdered sugar, cardamom powder n roasted thil n mix well . 

In a bowl add maida, salt , water n prepare a dough as puri . 

Prepare small balls of the above dough n make puris. 

Heat ghee in a kadai n add the prepared puri's one by one n take out before it becomes crisp . 

At once place the above mixture over the puri at one end n fold like triangular shape .

Repeat for rest of the puris the same way . 

Assort them one over  the other like a row ..sprinkle rest of the stuffing over it cools it becomes crisp .

Store them in an air tight container . 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cabbage Ambado ..version 2

Cabbage Ambado ..version 2

  • Cabbage .. Finely chopped ( 2 cups )
  • Onion ..Finely chopped .. 1 cup 
  • Green chilles chopped ..2 or according to the spice 
  • Coriander leaves chopped..1 tblsp
  • Ginger Grated .. 1/2 tsp
  • Gram Flour... 2 tblsp
  • Rice flour..2 tblsp
  • Red chilly powder..1 tsp
  • Semolina... 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste .
  • Oil for deep frying 

In a bowl, add chopped cabbage,onion, green chilles, coriander leaves, ginger grated , gram flour, rice flour, red chilly powder, semolina , salt n mix well ... 

Make equal sized small round balls . 

Heat oil in a kadai , add in 4 to 5 cabbage balls at a time n cook on both sides till crisp . 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Foxtail millet Pesarattu /Navane akki dosa

Fox tail millet Pesarattu/Navane akki dosa 

  • Whole Green Moong ..1 cup
  • Fox tail millet/Navane akki... 1 cup
  • Green chilly ... 3 or according to the spice
  • Cumin seeds..1 tsp
  • Ginger ..1/2  inch piece 
  • Onion.. 1 small 
  • Garlic..3 flakes. 
  • Salt to taste .

Wash n soak whole green moong , fox tail millet for about 4 hours n then grind it semi coarsely with green chillies, cumin seeds, ginger, onion n garlic . Remove the batter , add salt . 

Heat a dosa tawa, spread a ladle full batter  n roast on both sides adding oil to the edges 

Serve hot with chutney/ Dry chutney powder with blog of butter .