Friday, 28 August 2009

Poha mixture

  • Poha or atukulu thick one : 1 cup
  • Roasted Channa Dal
  • Peanuts
  • Cumin seeds : 1 tb sp
  • Salt
  • Red Chili powder
  • Curry leaves : 10
  • Oil

Take 1/4th cup roasted Channa Dal and Peanuts combined approximately.Do not fry them together.


  • Take a kadai.Add 1 tb sp oil.Add roasted Channa dal and fry till they turn to golden color.Once they are done, take them to a wide bowl.
  • Now add 1 tb sp oil again and fry pea nuts till they are done.Add them to roasted Channa Dal.
  • Now add oil till bottom of kadai is full.Now add poha in small quantities and fry them .Once they are puffing up and are folding, remove them and place on tissue to take off excess oil.
  • Do not over fry poha.Follow same procedure with remaining Poha as well.
  • Once all done, fry curry leaves,cumin seeds in 1 tb sp oil.Keep aside.
  • Now mix fried poha with peanut mixture.Add salt,red chili powder, curry leaves and cumin seeds.Mix well.

Sever as tea time snack.You can sprinkle chopped onions and lemon juice as well if you like.

Monday, 24 August 2009


As yesterday was Vinayaka Chaviti prepared chalimidi, vadapappu,panakam to offer to God as neivedhyam.

Chalimidi is prepared with rice flour and jaggery.It can be prepared with fresh home made flour or store bought.First take enough jaggery as per amount of flour and mix it with little water .Make sure that jaggery mixes well with water.Now add ilachi powder, rice flour and mix well till you get smooth ball consistency.Add 1/2 spoon ghee on it.

Vadapappu is soaked moong Dal.Soak moong Dal for 45min - 1 hr.Drain water and keep aside.

Paanakam is jaggery water.Take water in a vessel.Add jaggery powder,ilachi,pepper powder and mix well till jaggery is mixed completely.

There 3 are prepare for Pooja and most of the festivals in Andhra.


Yesterday was Vinayaka Chavithi.So i prepared pongali, Pulihora,undrallu as Neivedhyam.

To prepare undrallu, rice rava is main ingredient.To prepare rice rava, soak rice in water for 3hrs.Drain water .Dry the rice till moisture in rice is completely gone.Now grind rice in blender or mixer to make fine rava as suji rava.As there will be rice flour too in it, separate rava using jalleda or strainer.


  • Rice Rava : 1 cup
  • Channa Dal : 4 tb sp
  • Salt


  • Soak Channa Dal for 20 min.Take a thick bottom vessel.Add 2 cups of water and bring to boil.
  • Now add enough salt, Channa Dal.After 2 min add rice rava and mix well.
  • Cover with lid and cook till water is evaporated completely. Take off from the stove and let it cool for some time.
  • Now make the cooked rava in to small round balls, and place them on idli plate one by one.
  • Now pressure cook undrallu for 3 visils.

Let pressure go off.Remove them from cooker and serve with tamarind or ginger chutney.

Friday, 21 August 2009

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Friday, 7 August 2009

Semya pudding

  • Semolina : 1/2 cup(Roasted)
  • Milk : 11/4 cup or more
  • Sugar : according to taste
  • Cardamom : 2 crushed
  • Cashews :10 broken into pieces
  • Raisins: 10
  • Ghee : 4 tb sp


  • If semolina is roasted one, we can use it directly or else roast semolina with 1 tb sp ghee.
  • In a deep bottom vessel, add milk and boil it.Now add roasted semolina.In the mean time, in another kadai add ghee, and fry cashews and raisins.
  • Keep stirring in between.If required add more milk.When semolina is cooked completely, add sugar and mix well.
  • Now add fried raisins,cashews along with ghee.