Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Paneer Balls in Cornflakes Milk (A good replacement of Rabri)

Indian cheese is a rich source of calcium. This helps in building strong teeth and bones.
This could also be served as a good replacement of rabri. It tastes awsome.

Milk - 3/4 litre
cornflakes - 2 tbsp, powdered
Dry fruits (whichever you like) - 3 tbsp
Sugar - 100g


Mix maida with paneer, make small balls and set aside. Heat milk in a pan, bring to boil and boil it for 5  minutes.
Add paneer balls and sugar in the milk and let it boil for another 15 minutes. When milk reduces to half, add  powdered cornflakes. Boil for 2-3 minutes. Cool it. Add dry fruit on the top. It is ready to eat. Yummy !!!

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Indian sweets

Monday, August 30, 2010

Besan&Methi[fenugreek] Leaves Paratha

Fenugreek leaves are enriched with minerals like Potassium, Calcium, and Iron. One hundred grams of fenugreek leaves comprise only 49 calories. The leaves have good dietary fiber and are enriched with Vitamin C. The Vitamin K from fenugreek greens are comparable to spinach.

Methi Leaves Plant . Grow your own. It is easily grown in a pot. It is organic and free from pesticides.


Gram flour - 2cups

Wheat flour - 1 cups

Methi leaves - 1bunch

Green chilly - 1[optional]

Garlic- 2-3 pods

Salt to taste

Onion -1 small


Grind methi leaves,onion, green chilly and garlic coarsely. Mix all the ingredients in both flours and make soft dough. Make balls and roll on the rolling board. Smear oil/ghee and make any shape with layers. Shallow fry on a flat pan.When it is done, put some butter on the pratha. It is ready to eat .

Serve with curd, butter or chutny.

Kids will definitely relish it.

Gram flour has the cleasning properties. Mix with curd and apply on the face, works as a bleach also.


Fry 2 tbsp gram flour in 1 tbsp of pure ghee .When fried, add 1 glass milk and sugar and boil it. Consume hot before sleeping. It will give relief from cold. I have tried it myself and it is very effective. Also, it is very yummy too. Kids will enjoy this....

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

tomato rice and tips

Rice (basmati)- 1 cup boiled.
Tomato - 2, blanched and pureed
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 medium chopped
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt - To taste
                                                        blanched tomato


Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds to it. When it crackles, add onion and fry till transparent. Add tomato puree and fry till it leaves oil. Add boiled rice and salt and mix well. Cover it for 2 - 3 minutes.

Tips for preserving the tomatoes
It is all know that we make a puree of tomatoes and preserved it for year
boil the tomatoes. When cool puree it in the mixer.Again put on fire when it becomes thick add sodium- benzoide[ratio 1kg tomato--1tspsodium-banzoide]
Take off from fire add acetic acid to the puree.
Fill puree in bottles and seal them.
It can  be used  at any time for long period
When tomatoes are cheap than take it cut them in four pieces.Dry in the sun Make powder of dried tomatoes and pack them in airtight bottles.It can also kept for six months.Put the bottles in the fridge if u want for more time.


Saturday, August 28, 2010


I am new to the blog . I cannot  imagine to get "The Versatile blogger" award but my nicest fellow blogger Akila made it possible. I am really very happy and thankful to Akila who is very kind to pass on this award to me. I really admire you Akila and i have to learn many things from u.
As u all know she has wonderful blog with lot of delicious recipes. U must visit her blog, learning- to- cook. Thanks a bunch Akila.

As per the rule of this Award, I need to tell 7 things about me and pass this to another 15 fellow bloggers (very tough to choose) because i am new and not familiar with many bloggers.

Seven things about me
1-believe in god
2-Always ready to help others
3-Interested to make new friends
4-love to hosting parties
5-love chatting with friends on Internet
6-Enjoy shopping
7-Now passing my time on blog by writing recipes

I want to share this award with lovable blogger friends whom i came to know in short period. I wanted to pass this award to some wonderful blogger whose encouraging comments i received often but they have already received this award. So i decided to pass it on to other lovely members.

1-srividhya Ravikumar --vidhu's kitchen
2-Deepa-cooking blog indexer
3-Padhu----Welcome to padhuskitchen
4-Aparna Mallya---APYcooking
5-Sushma Mallya---Authentic Food Delights
7-Shanthi----Shanthi Krishnakumar
8-Nithu bala----Nithu,s kitchen
9-Urmi Chakraborty     khana masala
10-Incidental Indian Cooking – Suman Sing
11Umm Mymoonah-Taste of Pearl City
13-Pushpa---Taste as you Cook
14-Sangi---Simply delicious
15-Padma---Padma,s recipes

fried groundnut with onion

groundnut-1 cup
chat masala-1tsp
salt to taste
onion-1medium finley chopped
lemon juice-1tsp
thin sev of beasan-2tbsp
Heat oil in a pan &  shallow fry groundnut.When it is fried keep aside for 5 miutes.


 Add onion ;sev,lemon juice  and all the masalas to groundnut when it is hot.Mix it well it is ready for evening hot tea.

I am posting this recipe to only kid,s delight

I am seding this recipe to lets munch light tea time

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kachori, Aloo ki Sabji with curd dipped onion rings

Kachori is usually made with a filling for Urad dal mixture inside wheat balls but I tried this recipe by making a dough of urad dal mixture with wheat flour which makes it an easy preparation.
This will definitely be relished by kids and grown ups too.. :-)


For kachori:

Wheat flour - 2cup
Urad dal -1/2 cup
Fennel seeds - 2tbsp
asafotieda (hing) - 1/4 tsp
Coriander seeds - 3tbsp
Green chillies-1
Coriander leaves

For aloo sabji (Potato Curry):

Potatoes - 1/2 kg
Tomato - 2 puree
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Kasuri methi-1tsp
Coriander leaves
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Water - 3 cups

For Curd dipped onion rings:

Onions - 1 medium size
Curd - 1 cup
Salt to taste

Method for Kachori:

Soak urad dal for 4 hours. Grind it coarsly with green chillies. Roast fennel seeds, coriander seeds and powder it. Add dal , roasted and ground masala, coriander leaves and dal paste to wheat flour. Add salt, hing and make a tight dough. Keep it aside for half an hour. Make small balls.

Flatten balls using roller and oil.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry it on slow fire to make kachori.

Method for Aloo Sabji (Potato Curry):

Peel and cut potato in small cube pieces.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds.When it crackles, add all the masalas. Add tomato puree and fry till it leaves oil. Add  cut potatoes add kasori methi to it. Add  water and cover the lid. Simmer flame after first whistle and cook for 10 minutes.

Method for Curd dipped onion rings:

Cut onions in round shape and make rings.
Hang curd in a muslin cloth for 1/2 an hour or till it leaves water completely.
Replace hung curd in a dish, add salt and onion rings and mix well.

Serve Kachori and Aloo subji hot with curd dipped onion rings and some pickles.

posting to jagruti's CMT


Sunday, August 22, 2010


Soy products such as tofu, tempeh and soy milk are very rich in protein. This protein is of very high quality because it contains all essential amino acids. The amino acids of soy combine very well with the amino acids of cereals. The soy protein is therefore very important for vegans.

Soy is a good source of lecithin and vitamin E. These natural antioxidants prevent oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Soy is rich in magnesium, which plays an important function for the bones, heart and arteries.

 Most people do not like it owing to its resemblence to non-veg. This recipe is especially prepared for all those kids and grown ups. I tried it on my son-in-law who despises soya nuggets but relished this snack...  :-) 
This is my very early post when there was few followers.:
prepration time:30 minutes
Soya nuggets - 1 cup
Chana Dal (Black gram dal): 1/2 cup
Potatoes - 2 boiled
Onion - 2 medium chopped
Green chillies - 2
Coriander leaves
Red chillies  - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Mango powder (aamchur powder) - 1 tsp
Corn flakes -  1/2 cup
Breadcrums - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Method:                               ingredients
Soak Soya nuggets in water for 1/2 an hour and chana dal for 1 hours seperately. 

Soya Nuggets soaked in water

 Pressure cook soya  with chana dal for 5 minutes.
Grind chana dal and soya nuggets with green chillies with very little water. Place the mixture in a dish and add boiled and mashed potatoes and all masalas, salt into it.
Also add 2 tsp breadcrums and mix well. If mixture is not binding well, add more breadcrums.

Cutlet mixture
Grind corn flakes seperately and spread it in a plate along with breadcrums.

                                                                   cornflax&bread powder

 Make balls of cutlet mixture and flatten them on the palm and cover it with cornflakes and breadcrums powder from all sides. 

cutlet covered with breadcums and cornflakes mixture
 Heat oil in a non-stick pan and shallow fry the cutlets
Turn it over and shallow fry it becomes crisp and brown from both the sides.

 Serve it hot with coriander chutney and sweet chutney

Green coriander leaves-1bunch
minit leaves-1/2 bunch
ginger-1small piece
amchoor powder 2tbsp
lemon juice 2tsp
salt to taste

 Take 1 bunches of coriander and 1/2 bunch of mint leaves. Grind it with 2 green chillies, 2 medium size onion and 1 inch ginger.  Add amchoor salt to taste and 1 lemon juice. Add a pinch of blacksalt it enhance the taste

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Tiranga Rice

Wishing all a very Happy Independence Day

To celebrate independence day, I thought of preparing something special and came up with this idea of preparing three varieties of rice - tomato rice, coconut rice and a "special" pudina rice.

Tomato Rice


Rice (basmati)- 1 cup boiled.
Tomato - 2, blanched and pureed
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 medium chopped
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt - To taste

Blanched Tomatoes


Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds to it. When it crackles, add onion and fry till transparent. Add tomoto puree and fry till it leaves oil. Add boiled rice and salt and mix well. Cover it for 2 - 3 minutes.

Coconut Rice


Rice - 1 cup boiled
Cocunut- 1 cup grated and ground
White Urad dal - 1 tsp
Hing (asefoetida) - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt - To taste


Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and hing. When it crackles, add urad dal and fry till golden color. Add curry leaves and coconut and fry for 5 minutes on low flame. Add rice and salt and mix well. Cover it for 2 - 3 minutes.

Pudina (Mint) Rice

Rice - 1 cup boiled
Spring Onions - 2 chopped
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Pudina (Mint) - 1/2 bunch
Garlic - 2 flakes
Green chillies - 1


Grind pudina, garlic and green chillies and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When it crackles, add spring onion and fry till transparent. Add pundina paste and rice and mix well. Cover it for 2 - 3 minutes.


Mint can be grown at home in a small pot. I have tried it at home. It smells and tastes great and is organic too.

Independence Day Quotes

"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"One individual may die for an idea; but that idea wil l, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams of one nation are bequeathed to the next’"
- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
"Liberty is the breath of life to nations."

- George Bernard Shaw

"At the dawn of history India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. Through good and ill fortune alike she has never l ost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength."

- Jawaharlal Nehru

India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most astrictive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!"
--Mark Twain

JAI HO!!!!
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