Thursday, September 18, 2014

Boondi Ladoo

Besan - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Nuts (Raisins, cashew nut) - 5 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil to fry
Ghee for frying nuts
Edible camphor a pinch

  1. Add ghee in a small pan and roast the nuts. Keep it aside.
  2. In a wide bowl add besan and rub with your hands to avoid lumps.
  3. Add water little by little to the besan. The consistency is not too thick or not too watery.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Take boondi ladle, pour batter and spread with your hands.
  5. Fry the boondi until 3/4 done. It should not be crispy. Remove from oil and drain in paper towel.
  6. Repeat the same procedure for remaining batter.
  7. Boil water & sugar until it reaches to one string consistency.
  8. Switch off the flame. Add elachi powder and mix well.
  9. Add fried boondi and nuts and mix well. Close with lid and leave it for 10 mins.
  10. When the mixture is warm, make ladoos. Store in air tight container.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cabbage Kofta Curry


For koftas
Finely chopped cabbage – 2 cups
Chopped green chillies - 4
Besan – 1 cup
Salt taste

For gravy
Tomato puree – 3
Brown onion paste – 1 cup
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ¾ tsp
Coriander powder – 3 tsp
Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
Dry kasoori methi – ½ tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 3 tsp


For Koftas
  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Add the besan, green chilli, salt and mix well like pakoda mixture.
  3. Don’t add water. Drop like pakodas using above mixture.
  4. Deep fry until golden brown and crisp on the outside.
  5. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside.

For Gravy
  1. Heat 3 tsp of oil in a pan, add the brown onion paste and saute for 3 mins.
  2. Add ginger, garlic paste and saute for 2 mins.
  3. Add the turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder.
  4. Continue to saute on medium heat for 2 mins.
  5. Add tomato puree and continue to saute till the oil floats.
  6. Add 2 cups water and bring to boil.
  7. Add salt and cook for 10 mins.
  8. While serving arrange koftas on the serving plate, pour the gravy over them. 
Other Cabbage recipes
1) Cabbage Dosa
2) Cabbage Pancake
3) Carrot cabbage vada
4) Cabbage rice
5) Cabbage moong dal thoran
6) Bottle gourd cabbage milk curry

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Bottle Gourd Cabbage Milk Curry / Sorakaya Cabbage Paala tho Koora


Bottle gourd/Sorakaya Pieces – 2 cups
Drumstick/Munakkada pieces – 10
Peas / Pachi batani – ½ cup
Tomato chopped – 1
Onion chopped – 1 big
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Green chillies chopped – 3
Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
Fresh coconut grated – 3 Tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For tempering
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Green chilli chopped – 4
Curry leaves – 10
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Oil – 2 tsp

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and temper it.
  2. Add onion, chillies and fry until color change. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 mins.
  3. Add all vegetables pieces, and fry for 2 mins. Add tomato and saute for 2 mins.
  4. Add chilli powder, salt, coriander powder, coconut, water (½ cup). Mix well.
  5. Close it with lid. Allow the 3 whistles. After steam releases, serve with roti/rice.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Besan & Vermicelli Ladoo/ Senaga pindi & Semiya Ladoo - Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge

This month I was paired with Sathya Priya Karthik. She gave me Besan and Vermicelli. These ladoos tastes really awesome.  Thank you so much for giving wonderful ingredients.  

Vermicelli / semiya - 1 cup
Besan / senaga pindi - 1 cup
Powder sugar - 1 to 1 1/2 cup
Ghee to make ladoo
Elachi powder - 1/2 tsp
Dry fruits

  1. Heat ghee in a pan, fry the until aromatic. Transfer it to a bowl.
  2. Add vermicelli and fry until crisp. Transfer it to another bowl. Cool it.
  3. Make the semiya as rough powder. Fry the dry fruits in a ghee.
  4. Take a bowl, add roasted powders, sugar,  elachi powder, dry fruits and mix well.
  5. Add ghee little by little and make ladoos. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Carrot Egg Burji - Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge

This month I was paired with Ramya. She gave me Onion and carrot. 
Grated carrot - 1 cup
Chopped onion – 1 medium
Green chilli slits - 4
Eggs – 3
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
For tempering
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Curry leaves – 1 string


  1. Heat oil in a pan and temper it.
  2. Add onion, saute for 3 mins. Add ginger garlic paste and mix for 2 mins.
  3. Add green chilli, carrot and mix well. Close it with lid. Fry for 10 mins.
  4. Add coriander powder, garam masala, salt and mix for 3 mins.
  5. Now beat the eggs in a bowl. Add this mixture to the carrot pan and mix well. Fry until it separates.  
  6. Serve it rots.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Kakarakaya Podi

Kakarakaya / Karela / Bitter Gourd – 6
Garlic – 2 whole
Red chilli powder – 3 Tsp
Dessicated coconut powder – ½ cup  
Curry leaves
(According to your taste)  
Salt to taste
Oil to fry

  1. Cut the Karela into round shape.
  2. In a bowl add Karela pieces, Salt, Turmeric powder and mix well. Leave it for 1 hr.Squeeze the excess water.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, deep fry the Karela pieces until it turns crispy on low flame. Strain the pieces.
  4. Fry the curry leaves in oil.
  5. In a mixi jar add garlic, chilli powder, curry leaves, salt and make slight coarse powder.
  6. Now mix the coconut powder with ground coarse powder.
  7. Heat 3 tsp oil in the pan, add ground mixture to it.
  8. Keep stirring on low flame for 5 mins. Add fried Karela pieces and mix well.
  9. Remove from flame and cool it completely.
  10. Store it in an air tight container. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mango ice cream Milkshake

Mango pieces  - 1/2 cup
Milk chilled - 1 cup
Vanilla ice cream - 1 scoop
Mango jam - 1 tsp
Honey optional

In a blender add milk, ice cream, mango, jam and blend for 30 seconds.
Serve in glasses.

If you want more sweet, add honey and blend it.

Other Mango recipes:

1) Mango Chocolate Drink
2) Mango Puree Fruit Salad

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Marshmallow Candies

Marshmallow big size – 10
(If you are using small size, take 5 to 6 and roll it as small ball)
Butter – 2 tsp
Chocolate chips semi sweet – 1 cup
Gems / Sweet hearts for decoration


  1. In microwave safe bowl add butter and chocolate. Keep it for 40 sec to 1 min.
  2. After that leave it for 30 sec. Dip each marshmallow into chocolate and press the gem/sweet heart. Prick this with lollipop stick or tooth pick.
  3. Keep it in freezer for 30 minutes. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Biyyam Vadiyalu / Sun dried Rice Fryums

Biyyam / Rice - 3 cups
Saggubiyyam / Sabudana - handful
Water - 12 cups
Salt to taste
Vaamu / Ajwain - 2 tbsp

  1. Soak rice and sabudana separately for overnight.
  2. Next day drain the water in rice and make a batter with 2 cups of water . The consistency should be like dosa batter.
  3. Add 10 cups of water to a bowl, put it on a stove.
  4. Add drained sabudana and allow to cook. Sabudana should be transparent if it cooks properly. Add salt and mix well.
  5. At this stage reduce the heat add rice batter and mix continuously to avoid lumps.
  6. Mix well for 10 minutes. The batter becomes thick.
  7. Place the star shaped plate with  murukku press. Fill the murukku press with thick batter.
  8. Press on the plastic sheet. Leave some space in between. Place it under direct sunlight for 24 hrs. Flip it. Dry them under sun for 2-3 days or until they are completely dries.
  9. Store them in an air tight container. They stay for one year.
  10. Deep fry them in oil. Serve them with South Indian meal.

Note: Rice and water ratio should be 1:4.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Pala Puri / Milk Puri


Puri – 6
Milk – ¼ liter
Sugar – 2 Tsp

For Paste 
Grated coconut – ½ cup
Roasted poppy seeds – 1 Tsp


  1. Make puris using wheat flour.  
  2. Heat the milk in a pan, when its boiling add paste and mix it for 5 mins on low flame. 
  3. Add sugar/honey and mix for 2 mins. Keep it aside. Let it cool. 
  4. Now add the puri to milk leave it for 2 mins. 
  5. Remove the puri and fold twice like handkerchief. 
  6. Keep it on the plate and pour remaining milk over it. 
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