Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mix veg in milk gravey.....blog hop wednesday

This is the 5th week of hop blog Wednesday started by Radhika This week i am paired with Laxmi of samayal diary.there are many recipes appeal me but bec i have all the ingredients available and it looks different and healthy. Laxmi has  fabulous recipes of south with others also .So visit her blog and enjoy the taste of south with innovative recipes

mixed veggies(carrot cauliflower beans potatoes)-1cup
tomato-1 small

onion-1 small
turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

red chili powder-1/4 tsp

coriander powder-1/2 tsp
garam masala-1/4 tsp
zerra ,cloves.aniseed-1/4 ts
salt to taste

maida-1/2 tsp

milk -1cup


To grind


mixed veggies(carrot cauliflower beans potatoes)-1cup
tomato-1 small

onion-1 small
turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

red chili powder-1/4 tsp

coriander powder-1/2 tsp
garam masala-1/4 tsp
zerra ,cloves.aniseed-1/4 ts
salt to taste

maida-1/2 tsp

milk -1cup



Here i make some changes i do not add peas but cauliflower and Potato.i make thin white sauce with milk and maidato.I make thick gravy the result is fabulous.

Cut veggies and boil with little water and salt.keep aside. cut onion and tomato in 4pieces. heat oil and fry onion. when transplant add tomato fry till skin of tomato comes out. cool it. grind it.

Now heat oil and add zeera cloves and Annie seeds when splutter add grind onion .when it become brown add ginger garlic paste.after fry sometime add all the dry masalas.Add fry onion&tomato paste fry it .Now add all the boiled veggies and mix well.Add white sauce and mix again.cover it for 5-6 minutes. add gram masala and switch off gas garnish with coriander leaves

Yummy veggie is ready to eat.

Eat with chapati or side dish with rice
sending to Radhika blog hop wednesday

Friday, September 23, 2011

Mattar chat

As we know mattar is legumes and rich in protein.this chat is fast food but it is fat free only boiled and not much cooking it is just like a healthy salad.
white dry mattar-250gm
onion -1 chopped
tomato -1 chopped
green chili-2
zeera-1/2 tsp
coriander powder-1/2 tsp
amchoor powder-1/2 tsp
gram masala-1/4 tsp
red chili powder -1/4 tsp optional
coriander leaves
oil 2tbsp
salt to taste

soak mattar for 5-6 hours. boil it in presser cooker for 7-8 minutes and keep it as it is when pressure realese then open the lid of cooker.Heat oil in a pan add zeera when splutter add all the dry masalas. fry for 2-3 minutes then add the mattar and mix well. cover it for 5 minutes
.sprinkle onion green chili and tomato over it when it is served. garnish with coriander leaves.

jhatpat chat is ready to eat
Eat with chutney !!!!!!
sending to Archna's started by Priya  fast food not fat food

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Basen burfi

It is easy to make with very less ingredients. i like this burfi very much . its special aroma appeal me i think u will also enjoy its taste .so try .
ghee or oil-3/4 cup
sugar-3/4 cup
rawa suji-1tbsp
water 1/4 cup
silver vark

heat oil in a pan .add basen and suji and fry till the aroma is coming.or oil leaves the sides.keep aside.Take water in a pan and boil add sugar and make one thread syrup.add fried basen into the syrup and whisk constantly when all the basen is gathered immediately spread on the greased thali. when little cool cut into pieces as ur desire
.paste vark on it it .

It is ready to eat
sending to the event authentic indian sweet
Indian sweets

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Stuffed Paniharam

Ihave some leftover of idly batter and thinking of its use in another way. the idea to make mapaniharam came to my mind as i saw it in many blogs. before this i never tried .I add  onion green chili,ginger and coriander leaves in the batter. .Rresult is super so try it. I think it is very easy recipe and simple so anyone can cook.
idli batter-1cup
onion-1 chopped finely
green chili-1 chopped
ginger-small piece grated
coriander leaves-chopped
salt to taste
oil for fry

Add all the ingredients in idli batter and mix well.Heat the non stick pan of paniharam making.Add very little oil in every space when hot pour batter which cover 3/4.never fill full otherwise batter will overflow. when one side become golden brown fry other side.
Eat with coconut chutney!!!!!
sending to veena's --cooking with leftover

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Curd / Thayir vadai.... blog hop wednesday

This the 4th week of BLOG HOP WEDNESDAY started by Radhika.enjoy to make  other's blog recipes,This week i paired with Mehjabeen of jabeen's corner.-she has wonderful blog with delicious recipes . she recently organised a event -IFTAR-received many innovative and tasty dishes. one event is also going on his blog .so do participate in it.I chose this recipe and make some variation . i used tamarind sweet chutney in place of tempering. so it resemble the dahi vada used in north. so happy to combined the north and south.
There is one suggestion that every blogger who takes part in this event must see and comment on each others blog ,it is the main purpose of the event.or at least paired persons should comment on the blog so that we came to know how her dish is prepared.

urd dal--1cup
moong dal-1/4 cup
green chili-1ginger-1"
coriander leaves
cumin seeds-2tsp roasted
red chili powder-1tsp
black salt -pinch of
oil for fry
original recipe is here

Soak both dals for 5 -6 hours i took moong dal instead of rice'.Grind it with green chili in  fine paste. add ginger and coriander leaves.whisk the batter so it becomes light.as light ur batter the vada will be soft. take water in a bowl and add salt to it . keep aside Heat oil  in a pan .take one tsp batter and flatten on the palm and fry in slow fire and dip in the salted water.When become soft dip in the curd already whisked and add the salt.now it is ready to serve. I here do the variation as Jabeen tempered it but i take vada and sprinkle chili powder and roasted cumminseeds powder.pour some tamarind sweet chutney .

Yummy vada is ready to eat!!!!!
sending to Radhika's blog hop wednesday

Iam happy and want to share with all that on DD'S BLOG i got lovely title .i feel honoured. Deepthi has wonder ful blog with innovative recipes.She is very active organised many events,Do visit her blog thanks Deepthi.
today is the awards day Juli of tasty treats share the following awards. she has very good recipes and presentation is super. i am thankful to her as she choose me for these awards. do visit her blog
I want to share with my all friends who visited my blog pl accept it.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Interview.........joyful moments

I am happy to post this email interview with Tanya Munshi.  She is an independent writer and runs website - http://www.tanyamunshi.com/. She also freelances in spare time for magazines. Her site has informative posts on many fields. Your support and encouragement have gotten me thus far and that is why I would like to share  my joyful moments with u all.


Santosh’s Kitchen

Monday, 5 September 2011, 6:37
Category : Food, Hobby, Home, Lifestyle  .

Tags : Cooking, Food, Food Blog

Cooking is a passion for many of us, but there is something special about Delhi based, Santosh Bangar who dishes out some really simple, easy to prepare and light on the tummy food, that is sure to bring a smile across our faces.

She started her food blog ‘Santosh’s Kitchen’ just a year ago, and already enjoys a huge popularity from around the world and has a fan following of 272 members who avidly follow her food blog on easy to make, home cooked food.

A lawyer by profession, Santosh Bangar has always been interested in cooking from her childhood days.”My mother was a great cook and used to experiment with a lot of dishes. Everyone used to love her food and this inspired me too,” remembers Santosh. Some of her mother’s favourite dishes that she fondly remembers are Zarda (Sweet Rice), Onion parathas, Kabuli chana, Rajma, Pathod (arabi ke patte ke pakode).

How did it all begin?

Right after she got married, Santosh and her husband shifted to Raebareli, near Lucknow and lived in a cozy colony with 100 families from various parts of the country. “We used to have frequent family gatherings consisting of potluck style parties, that gave us a chance to show-case our culinary skills,” quips Santosh.

She further adds, “Everyone loved the food prepared by me. I also got a chance to learn recipes from my friends belonging to different states of the country. After a short stint of practicing law, I decided to be a home maker and enjoyed cooking different styles of dishes for my family and friends.”

The first dish that Santosh made was Kabuli Chana under the guidance of her mother for her family. The dish was admired by all and with that started a new culinary journey.

How did the blog ‘Santosh’s Kitchen start?

“In today’s fast paced world, I see my children having no time to cook due to hectic office hours. So I decided to start a blog especially for this purpose to promote simple and easy cooking without compromising on taste and nutrition. I experimented on how a dish can be simple, yet tasty,” says Santosh.

She started her blog around a year back and was inspired by her daughter’s sister-in-law Shanthi Krishna Kumar who was visiting her daughter at that time. It was she who helped Santosh come up with this food blog. She was not aware that one could create food blogs earlier. When she came to know about Shanthi’s cooking blog, she says, “I instantly felt that I should also start something like this to showcase my passion for cooking and to reach wider audience.”

She further adds, “My main objective of this food blog is to inspire the young generation to not consider cooking as a burden, but to love it and also find a way to be healthy. There is a trend of fast food, which causes health problems as we all know, but our kids still stick to it either due to either negligence or laziness.”

How does she come up with simple and tasty cooking?

She sincerely feels that the priority of good and healthy food still exists in this world. Since people are more health conscience, this acted as a catalyst to start a food blog which can help others to fulfill their sense of taste and meet their health requirements.


Santosh regularly watches cookery shows and also surfs several food blogs and then experiments with new dishes and tries to come up with her own versions. Some of her favourite and most interesting recipes are Dal-Baati ,choley bhature, corn cake, vegetarian egg, eggless dates and walnut cake.

Memories of Food

One of the few things that she notices fast disappearing from the daily household kitchen are:

i) Chutneys ground on stone or the traditional pestle and mortar which give a totally different taste than masalas ground in an electric blender.

ii) Homemade sweets and biscuits that were not pretty to look at like commercial ones, but were tastier and healthy.

iii) Homemade chips and papad that have been replaced with processed ones.

iv) Homemade snacks have been replace with junk food.

v) Homemade drinks which were fizz and chemical free.

Followers of Food

On asking her how does she feel on having more than 200 fans following her food blog, Santosh replies, “It feels great to be recognized by everyone as it gives a sense of achievement and belonging. It also inspires me to try and experiment new recipes and share with my friends online.”

Don’t miss the simple household tips that Santosh regularly adds with her recipes. If any of her readers have a doubt, they just drop in a line and she promptly replies.

What are the five most important tips while preparing a dish?

Santosh shares five important tips for personalizing your cuisine:

i) A dish should be prepared keeping in mind the likes and dislikes of your guests.

ii) Always taste the dish for salt, sugar and spice before and adjust if required.

iii) The appearance and presentation of a dish is as important as the taste.

iv) Prepare food with love (very important); it shows.

v) Prepare a little extra quantity than required, to avoid embarrassment of its shortage during a party.

Santosh Bangar can be contacted through her blog – http://santoshbangar.blogspot.com/.
A lawyer by profession,senior citizen, i am  always been interested in cooking from my childhood days.”My mother was a great cook  this inspired me too,”
In today’s fast paced world, I see my children having no time to cook due to hectic office hours. So I decided to start a blog especially for this purpose to promote simple and easy cooking without compromising on taste and nutrition. I experimented on how a dish can be simple, yet tasty.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Hello friends this is  not a post but a  game of 7links challange.Few days back one of my friends Mugdha of cooing fundas taged me in this game. It is very interesting to lnk 7posts.

. The most beautiful post-

Tiranga rice

It was posted on 15 th August  on  this theme. it was decorated beautifully in tringa our national flag.

2. The most popular post-

Papaya burfi

It got the most number of commentsand appericiate by everyone

3. The most controversial post-
Garden pasta

this post has little controversy over recipe
4. The most helpful post-
Home made tofu

I tried to make panee from soya but this recipe comes out perfect and tofu madewith coriander and chili in it . Iwill help others to make tofu at home which is easy and quick.
5. A post that was surprisingly successful
Mysore Pak

Ithought many times to try this but think that make it not so perfect.Once i saw on blogger's friend and try as it is given on her blog.It is come out so perfect that inever imagined and got maximum comments.

6. A post that did not the attention it deserved-
Choley bhature

I thought it deserved more attention...It looked so beautiful and tasted awesome...and the recipe is totally different.

7.A post I am most proud of-
Papad samosa

This is my innovative post and get very apperciation from bloggers.

Thnx Mugdha once again to make me a part of this game.....As part of the game, I am tagging 7 bloggers to play the challenge ....
1Sangee Vijay
2Kalpana suresh
4Gopika Ram