Vegetable Burger

Yummy Vegetable Burger Recipe...

Coconut Cookies

Delicious Coconut cookies decorated with grated coconut..

Mushroom Rice

Delicious Mushroom Rice recipe...

Orange Cake

Eggless Orange cake decorated with oranges and kiwi fruits...


Eggless chocolate Brownies with cashew nuts..

Chinese Salad

Tasty Salad with tomato sauce..

Coconut Laddu

Coconut Laddu made with condensed milk..

December 22, 2013

Kottu Parotta.

Kottu Parotta is famous street food in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.. Here is the recipe of it with out egg(veg version). 

. Chapati/Plain Paratha - 2-4 in nos.( Shred them with your hands)
. Onion - 1(cut long)
. Tomato - 3 (cut long)
. Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbsp
. Chill powder - 1/2 tbsp
. Coriander powder - 1 tbsp each
. Green chilies - 2 (cut long)
. cumin seeds - 1tbsp
. Oil - 2 tbsp
. salt to taste
. Curry leaves - 3-4 in nos.
. coriander leaves for garnish

1) Heat oil in an iron skillet or a non stick pan. Keep the heat in medium.
2) Season with cumin seeds and curry leaves.Add turmeric powder,ginger garlic paste.
3) When the cumin seeds pops add chopped onions and green chillies. Fry them until light brown.
4) Add chopped tomatoes . Fry until the tomatoes cooked properly .
5) Then add coriander powder, chilli pdr and salt. Fry them for couple of minutes.
6) Add the shredded chapati/ plain paratha.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Courtesy : Saranya

October 14, 2013

Gobi Manchuria/ Cauliflower Manchuria..

Ingredients :
. Cauliflower(gobi) - 1 medium
. Cornflour - 1/2 cup
. Maida/all purpose flour - 1/2 cup
. Red food color - a pinch
. Ginger garlic paste- 1 tbsp
. Salt - 3 tsp approximately
. 2 tbsp Soy sauce
. 2 tbsp tomato sauce
. 1/2 cup chopped onions,
. 1 tbsp chopped garlic
. 1 tbsp chopped ginger
. Corn water(add 1 tbsp corn powder in 1 cup of water)
. Coriander leaves

Method :
1. Cut the cauliflower in to small pieces,boil it in water for about 5 mins and keep it a side
2. Add Ginger garlic paste, color,cornflour,maida, salt and lime juice.Mix well.
3. Add gobi pieces, mix well. The whole pieces has to be nicely coated.
5. Add the pieces in the oil. Fry till golden brown color.
6. Remove from the oil, drain them and put it in the kitchen towel.
7. Heat oil in the pan and add chopped oinions,chopped garlic,chopped ginger and fry for some time.
8. Now add soya and tomato sauce and mix well. Add fried gobi pieces and mix well. At last add Corn water and fry for some time.
9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve :)

August 15, 2013

Chand Cookies or Moon biscuits..

Happy Independence Day To Everyone..!!!

. Butter- 120gms
. Salt - a pinch
. Powdered Sugar - 75 gms
. Maida - 200gms
. Milk powder - 2 tbsp
. Baking powder - a pinch
. Vanilla essence

1) Mix Butter,salt and powdered sugar and cream it to nice paste
2) Add remaining ingredients and mix it softly.
3) Roll it carefully and cut with round cutter.
4) Bake them at 180C for 15 mins.

Note: Adding water will make cookies harder.

July 5, 2013

Vegetable Pulav...

                            Happy to post my 150th Recipe..

. Basmati rice 2 cups
. 1/2 Cup chopped Carrot
. 1/2 cup chopped Potato
. Water 3 cups
. Ilachi 4 no's
. Lavang 4 no's
. Cinnamon
. Ginger garlic paste 1 spoon
. Mirchi 4 no's(slit in between)
. Onions 1 no's(chopped)
. Chopped Pudina 1/2 cup
. Bay leaves 2
. 1/2 cup Cashew nuts
. Sajeera 1/2 tbsp
. Ghee 2 tbsps
. oil 4 tbsps
. salt to taste

1) Soak Basmathi rice along with Cinnamon, ilachi and lavang for 1/2 hr.
2) Heat oil and ghee in bottomed pan and add chopped onions, chilly's, mint leaves, ginger garlic paste,ilachi,lavang,cinnamon, sajeera, cashew nuts and bay leaves and fry for some time.
3) Add chopped carrot and potato and fry until half cooked.
4) Now add soaked rice(with out water) and fry for some time.Now add water(which is used for soaking rice) along with salt and cook the rice until done. This can be prepared in pressure cooker also.

April 23, 2013

Mango Pudding..

. Ripe Mango - 2 cups pureed
. Ripe Mango- 1/2 cup chopped finely
. China Grass - 10 gms
. Condensed Milk - 3 tbsp
. Sugar - 5 tbsp or to taste
. Water - 1/2 cup
. Oil for Greasing the Bowl

1) Take gelatin in a bowl. Add cold water over it and let it soak for 10 mins.
2) Take water in a pan and bring it to boil. Switch off the flame and add in the soaked gelatin and mix well so that it gets dissolved easily.
3) Now add in sugar, condensed milk, mango puree and mango cubes and mix well.
4) Pour this in a greased bowl or ramekins. And put it in the fridge for 2 hours.
5) Run a knife around the sides of the bowl and invert it into a plate.

Tasty tasty Mango Pudding is ready to serve...

April 7, 2013

Zebra Cupcake..

Ingredients(for 10 cupcakes):
. All purpose flour(Maida) - 2 cups
. Sugar - 1 cup
. Cocoa Powder - 2tbsp
. Milk - 1/2 cup
. Eggs - 2 No's
. Unsalted Butter at room temperature- 1/2 cup
. Baking powder - 1 tbsp
. Baking soda a pinch
. Lemon juice - 1/2 tbsp
. Vanilla essence - 2 tbsp
. Chopped almonds - 2 tbsp
. Chopped cashew nuts

1) Mix Sugar and unsalted butter until sugar melts completely.
2) Beat eggs in the above mixture and mix until light and fluffy.
3) Add vanilla essence, milk, baking soda, baking powder and mix well.
4) Now add all purpose flour little by little and mix the batter very well.
5) Add lemon juice to retain the flavor of vanilla essence.( adding too much lemon juice will turn vanilla cup cakes to lemon cupcakes)
6) Take 1/2 of the batter into a separate bowl and add cocoa powder to the batter and mix well (add milk if required).
7) Pour 1 spoon of the plain batter to the center cup cake mould (use 2 separate small spoons).
8) Pour 1 spoon of the batter mixed with cocoa powder exactly on  on the top of the layer plain batter.
9) Repeat steps 7 and 8 till the mould is full. 
10) Pre-heat oven to 180C.
11) Garnish with chopped almonds or chopped cashew nuts . Now bake for about 20 minutes or till done.

Yummy yummy Zebra cupcakes are ready to serve..

March 24, 2013

Gunta Ponganalu..

. 2 cups Left over dosa batter
. 1 chopped onion
. 1 green chilli (chopped)
. 1 tbsp cumin seeds
. 2 fistfuls channa dal/senaga pappu, soaked in water for an hour
. 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
. oil for frying
. salt to taste

1) Add chopped onions, chopped green chilli, soaked channa dal, cumin seeds and coriander leaves to the dosa batter and combine well.
2) Pour few drops of oil into each depression of the ponganalu penam. Place flame on medium high. Pour batter into each depression and allow to cook with lid for 4-5 minutes undisturbed and cook on low to medium flame. It will cook to a golden brown shade. Flip over with help of a spoon or fork and allow to cook for 2-3 mts without lid.
3) Remove and serve hot with chutney of your choice.

Here is the image of the pan:

March 8, 2013

Cherry Tamato Masala..

Happy Women's Day to all the Wonderful Women..!!

. 200gms cherry tomato, cleaned
. 1 medium onion, minced
. 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
. 1 big tomato
. Mustered seeds
. Cumin seeds
. 5-6 soaked cashew nuts
. 1 tsp coriander powder
. 1/4 tsp chili powder
. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
. 1/2 tbsp ground masala

1) Heat oil and add chopped onions and fry for some time.Add tomatoes which are cut in to small pieces and cook until done.Switch off the stove and cool it for some time.Add soaked cashews and grind it to paste.
2) Now heat oil and add mustered seeds, cumin seeds and ginger garlic paste and fry for few mins.Now add cherry tomatoes and fry for 5 more mins till cooked.
3) Add the paste, coriander powder, chili powder, turmeric powder, ground masala and cook in sim for about 15 more minutes.
4) Garnish with mint leaves, coriander leaves, fresh cream and serve hot.

Yummy and mouth watering cherry tomato masala is ready to serve along with roti or rice.. 

February 18, 2013

Appam or Palappam

Raw Rice – 2 cups (Use any short or long grain rice)
Cooked Rice – 3/4 cup approx
Yeast – 1.5 to 2 tsp
Sugar – 1 tbsp 
Salt – to taste
Thick Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup
Water – as needed

1) Soak the rice for atleast 6 hours or leave it overnight.
Wash and drain the rice and keep aside.
2) Dissolve the yeast and 1 tbsp sugar in 1/2 cup of lightly warm water. Keep it aside for ten minutes until it foams.
3) Next,Grind the rice until you get a smooth batter.Add the yeast solution to the batter.
4) Leave the batter in a warm place for 6-8 hours. Ensure that the bowl is large enough to prevent the batter from overflowing after fermentation.
5) The batter would have risen after fermentation and will look foamy. Stir the batter and check the consistency. Add 1/4 – 1/2 cup of coconut milk to make a batter of medium consistency. If the batter appears thin after fermentation, skip the coconut milk.
6) Add sugar as per desired sweetness (3-4 tbsp) and salt to taste. Mix everything together.
5) Heat a Palappam Chatti or nonstick kadai and lightly grease it with oil.
7) Once the kadai is hot, pour a ladle full of batter and swirl the pan in one direction so that the batter spreads to the edges.
8) Keep it covered and allow the Appam to cook for a few minutes.
9) Once cooked the edges of the appam will start separating 
from the pan. Remove the appam carefully with a spatula.

Tasty and smooth appam is ready to serve.You can have this with coconut milk or any egg curry or your fav chutney.

February 3, 2013

Oregano Bajji..

. Oregano leaves 6 no's
. Besan flour 1 cup
. Eating soda a pinch
. Salt to taste
. Oil for deep frying

1) Wash Oregano leaves,pat dry and keep it aside.
2) Prepare loose batter with besan flour and add eating soda and salt for taste.
3) Dip the leaves in to the batter.
4) Heat oil in a pan and deep fry till they turn golden brown in color.

Yummy Yummy Bajji's are ready to serve..

January 16, 2013

Amla Pulihara/Amla Rice

. 2 cups boiled rice
. 1/2 grated Amla.
. Ground nuts
. Turmeric powder
. Urad dal - 1/2 tbsp
. Channa Dal - 1/2 tbsp
. Salt
. Hing
. Cashew  nuts
. Oil
. Red chilli's 2 no's
. Green Chilli's 2 no's
. Curry leaves

1) Boil Rice and keep it aside.
2) Heat oil in a pan and add turmeric powder,Channa dal, Urad dal, and Hing fry for some time. 
3) Now add curry leaves, Green chilli's(chopped vertically),Red chilli's, Cashew nuts and fried ground nuts and fry for some time.
4) Now add grated amla to it and fry gor few mins. Add salt and remove from heat..
5) Switch off the stove and add this mixture to rice.

Mouth watering Amla Pulihara is ready...