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It's a small attempt to post the recipes learnt and tested in my kitchen.
Hope u enjoy your stay.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sprouty Peanut tomato Rice -- In microwave


Rice 1 cup (soaked for 1/2 hr)
Moong sprouts 1/2 cup
Carrot finely chopped 1/2 cup
French beans chopped 1/2 cup
Peanuts 3 tbsp 
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Onion sliced 1
Tomota paste of 1 tomato
A pinch of turmeric
Garam masala 1/2tsp
Garlic paste 1/2 tsp


Wash rice and soak it in 2 cups of water for 1/2hr
In a microwave safe dish add oil,peanuts,cumin and chopped onions..Microwave for 5 mintues on high (100% power)
Add haldi,salt and garam masala.Mix well.Add sprouts,carrot,beans and tomato paste.Microwave for 3 minutes.
Add rice alone with the water to the tomato masala.Mix well .Microwave covered for 12 minutes.Allow to stand for 3 minutes.
Fluff with a fork.Serve hot.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Simple Egg Roast

This egg roast is the simple and easy to make when there is no time to cut veggies or when there is nothing to make for a side dish for lunch.It calls for very few ingredients.Here goes the recipe


Boiled eggs 3
Onions chopped 1
Green chillies slited 2
Red chilly powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Coriander powder 1//4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbsp


Take red chilly powder,turmeric powder,salt and coriander in a small bowl,add 1 tsp oil and make a paste
Cut the boiled eggs into two.Apply the above paste on the egg pcs.Keep aside for 3-4  minutes.
In a pan take the remaining oil and fry onions and green chillies until done.
Now make some space in the center of the pan.Now keep the cut side down in the pan and cover the eggs with the fried onions and green chillies.
Let it be like that for 2-3 minutes.
Carefully turn and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
Serve warm with lunch or can be had as evening snacks.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dum Aloo


Small potatoes 6 boiled and peeled
Onion 1 chopped and grounded into fine paste
Onion 1 chopped finely
Green chillies 2 chopped finely
Curd 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds 1/2tsp
Curry leaves few
Food colour red a pinch
Red chilly powder 1/2tsp
Garam masala powder 1/4 tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil 3 tbsp


Prick the boiled and peeled potato with a fork.
Add onion paste,red chilly powder,garam masala,salt and food colour.Mix throughly and keep aside for 20 minutes.
Take oil in a pan,when hot add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
When cumin crackles add onion and green chillies.Saute till onions are light brown in colour.
Then add curd.Once the curd starts boiling add the potatoes.
Mix well and saute until semi dry.
Remove from the stove and serve hot.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Noodles Vegetable Cutlets


Instant atta noodles 1/2 pkt
Mixed boiled vegetables (carrots,french beans and cauliflower) 1/2 cup
Green peas boiled and lightly mashed 1/4 cup
Potatoes boiled,peeled and mashed 1/4 cup
Green chillies finely chopped 1/2 tsp
Coriander chopped finely 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying


Cook the instant atta noodles in 100ml boiling water without the tastemaker.Drain water and keep aside.
Combine all the ingredients ncluding the noddles in a bowl and mix well using your hands.
Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions and shape into flat cutlets the palms on your hands.
Cook on a non-stick pan on both sides till golden brown using a little oil.
Serve hot with any dip of your choice.

Sunday, November 07, 2010


Happy Diwali to all my readers and wish you all a safe diwali.This chivda is quite easy to make and makes a excellent snack for the kids and healthy as well.I have used thin flattened beaten rice and it is not deep fried.My kids love them.


Flat beaten rice/poha/attukulu 3 cups
Groundnut 1 cup
Sugar 1/2tsp
Ajwain 1/2tsp
Seasame seeds 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2tsp
Sabunada (big) 1/2 cup
Noodles plain 1/2 cup

Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Udad dal 1tsp
Green chillies 2 chopped finely
Dry red chillies 2 broken into pcs
Hing a pinch
Curry leaves few
Salt to taste
Oil 5-6 tbsp


Deep fry groundnut and keep aside.
Deep fry plain noodles and sabudana and keep aside.
Take a deep frying pan,add oil.
Once hot and all the seasoning and roast till done.
Then add turmeric powder,ajwain,sesame seeds and sugar.
Now add deep fried groundnuts,sabudana and noodles.Then add poha and mix thoroughly for 2-3 minutes.
Switch of stove and let the chivda remain in the fry until it cools down.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Soya Chunks Patties


Soya Chunks 1 cup
Onion 1 chopped finely
Green chillies 2 chopped finely
Besan/Gram flour 3 tbsp
Ginger 1/2'' pc chopped finely
Coriander powder 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil for shallow frying


Dry roast besan until light brown colour and besan leaves nice aroma.Let it cool.
Soak soya chunks in hot water for 1/2 hour.
Drain and squeez water from the soya chunks and blend in a mixer until fine.
Mix all the other ingredients with the soya.
Apply little oil on the palm and take a small tennis ball size soya mixture and form small patties.
Shallow fry on tava until brown in colour.
Serve hot with tomato sauce or dip of your choice.