Monday, 29 November 2010

Aloo curry with lemon

  • Potato : 4
  • Onion: 1 (optional)
  • Green chilies : 5
  • Ginger : 2 inches piece
  • Coconut powder : 2tb sp
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt
  • Turmeric: a pinch
  • All ingredients of Tadaka or talimpu


  • Boil potato using microwave or in pressure cooker.Chop boiled potato, onion and keep aside.
  • Grind green chilies, coconut powder,ginger, salt into paste.
  • In a kadai add oil,and prepare tadaka.Now if you want to use onion , add onion and fry them till they are done.
  • Now add chopped potato,turmeric, green chili paste.Cover and let it cook for few minutes.
  • Take off from the stove and add lemon juice.

Serve with rice and dal.

Bajji Masala


  • Mirchi Bajji : 5
  • Poha : 3 cups
  • Roasted Ground nuts : 1/4th cup
  • Putnalu(Roasted channa dal) : 1/4 th cup
  • Onion : 1/2
  • Lemon juice : 2 tb sp
  • Salt
  • Red chili powder
  • Cilantro : 2 strings


  • Chop onion and cilantro .Cut bajji into small peices.
  • In a mixing bowl add onion,salt, red chili powder and mix well.Add lemon juice as well.
  • Mix well.Now add putnalu,roasted ground nuts,poha, bajji and mix well.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Oats Dosa

  • Oats : 1 cup
  • Rice flour : 1/4th cup
  • Sooji : 1/4th cup
  • Green chilies : 4
  • Onion : 1 small
  • Cilantro : 3 strings
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Water : 2 cups


  • Grind oats to fine powder.In a mixing bowl add oats powder, rice flour, sooji,salt and water.Mix well.Let it rest for 15 min.Chop green chilies, onion and cilantro.
  • Now add green chilies, onion and cilantro.On hot griddle, add few drops of oil and spread oats batter and prepare as normal dosa.

Serve hot with any chutney.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Carrot Rice


  • Cooked Basmati or normal rice : 2 cups
  • Carrots : 3 (pealed and grated)
  • Onion : 1 small chopped
  • Cinnamon stick : 1 small
  • Cumin Seeds : 1/4th t sp
  • Cloves : 4
  • Garam masala: 1 tb sp
  • Salt
  • Cilantro : 3 strings
  • Green chilies : 3
  • Oil\ghee


  • In a pan add oil or ghee and add cloves, Cinnamon stick and fry them.Now add cumin seeds,onion,green chilies and saute them.Now add garam masala and fry for 1 min.
  • Once they are done add grated carrot and let it fry.Now add cooked rice, salt and mix well.
  • Leave on slow flame for few min .Take off from heat and garnish with cilantro.

Serve hot with raita.

This is my entry to Akhila's Dish name starts with 'C' .

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Rice Krispies Masala

A easy and quick snack item.

  • Rice Krispies : 3 cups
  • Putnalu/Roasted Channa Dal : 1/4 cup
  • Roasted ground nuts : 1/4 cup
  • Onion : 1
  • Tomato : 1
  • Cilantro : 4 strings
  • Lemon juice : 2 Tb sp
  • Salt
  • Red Chili powder


  • Chop tomato, onion finely and keep aside.
  • Now in a mixing bowl, add onion, tomato, lemon juice, salt,red chili powder, roasted Channa Dal, ground nuts, rice krispies.Add in the same order as mentioned to get nice taste.
  • Mix well and garnish with chopped cilantro.

Crunchy, healthy snack is ready to serve.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Apple Preserve

Recently we went to apple picking.Lot of apples lying in refrigerator.Want to try some new recipe, found this one while browsing.Here is the recipe

  • Apples peeled and diced : 3 cups
  • Sugar : 1 cup
  • Lemon Juice : 1 1/2 t sp
  • Water : 2/3 cup
  • Saffron strings : 5


  • In a vessel, add water and sugar. Let it boil till the mixture is almost about one string consistency.
  • Now add diced apples and let it cook till water evaperates in it.
  • Add lemon juice and saffron strings and cook.

Let it become cool and store it in glass bottle and refrigerate.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Peppers fry

For this choose peppers which are mild spicy.I have used Anaheim green pepper.We can do this with Indian chilies as well.

  • Peppers: 1 lb
  • Salt
  • All ingredients of tadaka or talimpu
  • Besan floor
  • Oil


  • Wash and chop pepper.In a pan, add oil and prepare tadaka.
  • Now add peppers and fry well till spiciness comes down.
  • Now add salt, besan and fry well.

Serve with rice and ghee.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Putnala(Dalia) Laddu

  • Channa Dalia\Putnalu
  • Sugar
  • Ghee
  • Cardamom : 3
  • Cashews : 20


  • Grind Dalia into fine powder.If you want smooth laddus sieve the powder.
  • In ghee fry cashew and keep aside. Powder cardamom and keep aside.
  • In a mixing bowl add Dalia powder, enough sugar, ghee, cashews and cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Check whether we can make laddu or not, else some more ghee and prepare laddu.

Store laddus in air tight container.Stays fresh till 10 days.

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Cauliflower Avakaya

A quick and easy pickle.


  • Cauliflower : 1/2 of big flower

  • Red Chili powder : 3/4th cup

  • Salt : as needed

  • Methi seeds : 2 Tb sp

  • Mustard seeds : 4 tb sp

  • Lemon juice : 1/4th cup

  • Oil


  • Clean and chop cauliflower into small florets.Dry roast methi and mustard seeds separately.Once cooled, grind it to a fine powder.

  • Heat oil.

  • In a mixing bowl add cauliflower,salt, red chili powder, and grinded powder,oil and the add lemon juice and mix once or twice.

  • Leave it for 6-8 hrs and serve with rice and ghee.

Stays fresh for a week.

Note: Adjust salt and red chili powder as per your taste.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Sorakaya,tomato Pappu(Bottlegourd,tomato dal)


  • Sorakaya : 1/2
  • Tomato: 1
  • Toor Dal: 2 cups
  • Onion: 1 small
  • Green chilies :6
  • Tamarind : small lemon size
  • Salt
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Hing
  • Urad Dal : 1 t sp
  • Curry leaves : 2 strings
  • Oil


  • Soak Toor Dal for 20min.Chop sorakaya,tomato,onion,green chilies.
  • Pressure cook Toor Dal and all chopped veggies till Dal is soft.
  • Keep the cooked Dal on low flame and add tamarind and enough salt.
  • In a small kadai, put tadaka or talimpu and add it the cooked Dal.

Serve with rice and papd and few drops of ghee.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Spinach Dal

  • Spinach : 1 bunch
  • Toor Dal : 1 cup
  • Onion : 1 medium size
  • Green chilies : 6
  • Tamarind : Big lemon size or more
  • Salt
  • Hing
  • All ingredients of Talimpu


  • Soak Toor dal for 20 min in water.Chop spinach ,onion,green chilies.
  • Pressure cook Toor Dal and chopped spinach,onion , green chilies.
  • When pressure goes off , take Dal into a vessel and add tamarind, enough.And let it cook on slow heat.
  • In the mean time prepare talimpu or tadaka along with hing.Once Dal is done, add talimpu to it.

Serve with rice or chapati.

Note: Add green chilies and tamarind as per your taste.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Semya Pulihora

  • Semolina : 1/2 cup
  • Green Chilies : 3
  • Channa Dal: 1 tb sp
  • Ground Nuts: 1 tb sp
  • Urad Dal : 1 tb sp
  • Cashew nuts : 7
  • Turmeric : 1/2 t sp
  • Mustard seeds: 1 t sp
  • Cumin seeds 1 t sp
  • Curry leaves
  • Lemon: 1
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • In a vessel, add 1 1/2 cups of water.Add 1 tb spoon oil, 1/2 t sp of turmeric and leave it to boil.
  • Once water is boiled add semolina and mix once.Cover it and let it cook for 3 min.In the mean time chop green chilies vertically.Squeeze lemon juice and enough salt and mix well.
  • Once it is done, remove water in semolina with help of colander and keep aside.
  • In a kadai, add 2 tb spoons of oil.Add cashews, ground nuts, Channa Dal,urad Dal, mustard seeds,cumin seeds, green chilies,curry leave one after one.
  • Take off from the heat.Add cook semya and mix well.Add lemon juice mixture and mix well.

Semya pulihora is ready to serve.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Alasanda vadalu

  • Alasandalu\Black eyed Peas : 2 cups
  • Onion : 1
  • Green Chilies :4
  • Cilantro: 1/4th bunch
  • Salt
  • Oil : for deep fry


  • Soak alasandalu for 3-4 hrs.Once they are done, grind into batter not as smooth paste along with green chilies and salt.
  • Add chopped onion, cilantro and mix well.
  • Heat oil in deep kadai for deep fry.Take a small ball of batter and press as vada and slowly drop in oil.
  • Fry them till they turn into brown color.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup or any chutney.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Alasandala Curry\Black eyed peas curry

  • Alasandalu\Bobbarlu\Black eyed peas: 1 cup
  • Onion : 1 small
  • Tomato: 1
  • Cilantro : 4 strings
  • Garam Masala powder (optional)
  • Red chili powder
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • All ingredients of Talimpu


  • Pressure cook alasandalu for 2 whistles.In the mean time chop onion,tomato , and cilantro.
  • In a kadai, add 3 tb sp of oil.Prepare talimpu or tadaka.Now add chopped onion , turmeric and fry them till them become transparent.If you want to add garam masala, add now.
  • Now add chopped tomato and let it cook.Add water that is left after cooking alsandalu into this mixture.
  • Add red chili powder, enough salt and let it cook till it forms a thick gravy.
  • Now add cooked alasandalu and mix well.Cover and let it cook for 2-3 mins.Now add cilantro leaves and leave for few seconds and take off from heat.

Serve with chapati or roti or pulka.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Bitter gourd Fry

Bitter gourd is helpful in fighting aginst infections and provide relief from constipation.It is also helps in reducing sugar levels.It has many nutrition values.
  • Bitter gourd : 5
  • Onion : 1 big
  • Tamarind: 1/2 lemon size
  • Curd : 2 Tb sp
  • Turmeric
  • Jaggery: 3 Tb sp
  • Cumin seeds : 1 t sp
  • Red Chili powder
  • Oil
  • Salt


  • Chop bitter gourd into small circle shape. In kadai, add curd and dilute with 3 cups of water.Now add turmeric and tamerind to this water.
  • Keep water mixture on stove and add bitter gourd peices.This process is done to take off bitterness from bitter gourd.
  • Let it cook for 15-20 min.Make sure that they are cooked only 3/4th.
  • Now let it cool for sometime.Completely squeeze water from the peices.
  • In a wide nonstick pan, add 10Tb sp of oil.Then add bitter gourd peices and fry them.
  • In the mean time chop onion.When the peices are 1/2 fried add onion.
  • When onions are fried, add salt, besan powder, red chili powder and jaggery,cumin seeds.Mix well.

Serve with rice.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Mamidikaya Pappu\Mango Dal

Mango Dal, an all time favourite to most of the people.Add a drumstick to this Dal gives extra flavour and nice taste.

  • Raw mango : 1
  • Toor Dal : 1 cup
  • Onion: 1 Small(optional)
  • Drumstick: 1(optional)
  • Green chilies : 2
  • Red Chilli powder : 2 Tb sp
  • Salt
  • Hing
  • Oil
  • All ingredients of Tadaka
  • Curry leaves


  • Pressure cook Dal with 2 cups of water.In the mean time chop mango,onion,green chilies,drum stick.
  • In a kadai, add 1 cup water, chopped mango and other pieces and let it cook.(You can cook these pieces along with Dal in a separate vessel)If you combine mango and Dal it may not cook properly due to soreness of mango.So to avoid that cook Dal and mango pieces separately.
  • When pieces are 3/4th cooked, add Dal, turmeric and let it cook.After some time add enough salt,red chili powder.
  • In another vessel prepare tadaka, add hing and curry leaves.Add this to cooked Dal.

Serve with rice, few drops of ghee and papad or vuru mirapakayalu.