Thursday, November 3, 2011

Vegetable Biriyani





Biryani masala















Fried onions



Ginger garlic paste



Gr chilli sliced



Kala jeera



















to taste


Whole garam masala



Take a pan add oil,garam masala,saute it add zeera,gingergarlic paste,vegetables cut lettle bit long size mix well and add salt,need to cook till they are half cooked.
now add mint,coriander,green chillies,biryani masala mix half cup of curd,add paneer
Soak rice for 1 hr in a bowl.
Now boil water add rice to it, ,the rice to be cooked half (70%) and strain the rice.
Take a biryani bowl add half of the cooked vegetables spread all over the pan add some curd,nuts if required,salt,fry onions,add half rice, repeat the same process again.
Lastly add fried onions,bread,close it with a lid,and cook it for 5min in avery slow flame

Delicious Biriyani is ready to serve

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Poha is very light and nutritious breakfast item.Lets try


• 2 Cups poha (beaten rice)
• 4 Green chillies
• 1 Onion
• 3 Tomatoes
• 1 tsp Mustard seeds
• 1 tsp Cumin seeds
• 1 tsp Turmeric
• Salt to taste
• Few curry leaves
• Oil as required

and 1 tsp lime juice

  •  Soak poha in water.
  • Wash and drain all the water.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard, cumin, chilli and curry leaves.
  • Add tomatoes, tumeric and salt. Fry it properly.
  • Mix poha with it.
  •  Put it on low heat for 4 minutes.
  • Add Lime juice and mix properly.Garnish with Coriander leaves.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kadai Vegatable Curry

This is very tasty dish and also easy to make


Mixed Vegetables Boiled (beans,carrot,potato,peas etc)
For Dry Masala

Cumin Seeds           1 tsp
Fennel Seeds          1/2 tsp
Coriander Seeds     1tsp
Fenugreek Seeds    1/2 tsp

Fry the above without oil and Make a fine powder.This is dry masala

For Wet Masala

Cumin Seeds
Oninon             1
Ginger garlic     1tsp
Tomato            1
Add oil in a Kadai and heat the above spices and fry onion,ginger garlic paste and tomato.
Make a fine paste of it and keep aside.


Put oil in kadai,add onion and Tomato fry well until oil got separated from tomato.Now add Wet Masala and mix well.Put Boiled Vegetables.Finally add 1 tsp Dry Masala.
Garnish with Coriander.Tasty Kadai veg is ready to serve.
Note: Dry Masala Powder can be stored in fridge to use again

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Beetroot Halwa


Beetroot             1kg
Milk                   1 1/2 Litre
Sugar                 500 gms sugar
Elaichi powder    for flavour
Saffron                few flakes
Ghee                  1 tsp


Peel and grate beetroot.Put milk and grated beetroot  in a heavy saucepan.Boil till thick,stirring occasionally.Once it starts thickening stir continuously.Add sugar and cook,further till thickens.Add ghee,elaichi,saffron.Stir on low heat till mixture is soft and releases ghee out

Delicious Beetroot halwa is ready   

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Okkarai is very famous dish made in Tamil Nadu for Deepavali.its very simple.Lets try


Channa Dal/Kadalai Paruppu 1 Cup
Grated Jaggery 1 1/4 Cup
Cardamom powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Cashew Nuts Few
Ghee 1/2 Cup


  • Dry fry the Channa Dal in a pan till it turns into golden brown color and put the Dal into the vessel
  • To this add boiling water and soak the Channa Dal for at least 3 hours
  • After 3 hours, rinse the Channa Dal and take it out
  • Add 2 hand full of Channa Dal and also 1 hand full of jaggery to the mixer and grind it to a nice paste
  • Repeat it for the remaining Dal and jaggery
  • Mix all the ground Dal jaggery paste and add cardamom powder
  • Heat the pan and add 1 spoon of ghee and add the cashew nuts and fry until it turns into golden brown color. Take the fried cashews and mix it well with the ground Dal jaggery paste
  • In the hot pan, add half quantity of ghee and add the ground mixture and stir it once
  • Keep the flame low and stir occasionally
  • The okkarai breaks down into smaller pieces and it should be soft. When we take the small pieces in hand and make into ball then this is the right stage to remove the okkarai out off the flame.
The delicious Okkarai is ready to serve. Enjoy tasty dish with your family.




Maida Flour(All purpose flour)
1 Cup
1 1/4 Cup
Sour Curd
1 laddle
2 tablespoon
Soda Salt
1/4 teaspoon
For Frying
Cardamom Powder
1/4 teaspoon

  • In a pan, add soda salt and ghee and mix it well.
  • To this add maida flour, sour curd and mix it well to make it a soft dough. The moisture in the curd is enough to make the dough. If required, you can sprinkle little water to make a soft dough. The dough should be of chapathi dough consistancy
  • Cover the dough in the wet cloth and keep it for upto 15 minutes.
  • Make small patties of the dough and press it in middle of each patti
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. When the oil is hot, add the maida patties one by one and fry it till it becomes golden brown color
  • Heat another heavy bottomed pan, add sugar and water. Water should be added to dissolve sugar.
  • Stir the sugar syrup till it becomes one string consistency. If you take a drop of sugar syrup and rub it between the fingers it should form like a string.
  • Remove the sugar syrup from the flame
  • Add the fried patties in the sugar syrup and soak it for 5 minutes. Take it out of the syrup after 5 mins and place it in a plate for 10 mins.
  • After 10 mins, again take the soaked maida patties and add it to the sugar syrup and again soak it for 5 mins.
  • Repeat the above steps for another time. So altogether 3 times we need to soak the patties in sugar syrup for 5 mins in a 10 min interval.
  • If the sugar syrup becomes thick, sprinkle some water and stir well and keep it in low flame for a minute and then remove from flame and add the patties.
        The yummy delicious badhusha sweet is ready for serving

Note: Its always good to fry the badusha patties in ghee or vanaspati instead of sunflower oil. We should not add more soda salt which will make the patties to break when soaked in sugar syrup

      Monday, October 17, 2011

      Deepavali sweets

      Deepavali is famous for sweets Lets try Sweets which is easy to make in home.enjoy this deppavali making homely sweets.

      Wednesday, October 12, 2011

      Vegetable Jhalfraze

      This is a nice dish to be served with chapati or roti.Lets try

      • 3cups of mixed boiled vegetables(beans.carrot,peas,potato etc)
      • 2 onions 
      • 3 spring onions
      • 2 tomatoes
      • 4 green chillies
      • 1/2 tsp each of ginger and garlic
      • 1 tsp coriander
      • 1/2 tsp tomato ketchup
      • 1 tsp chilli powder
      • 3 tsp ghee
      • Salt to taste
      • Sugar 1/2 tsp
      • Chop onions,spring onions.tomato,green chillies,ginger garlic and corianderseperately
      • Heat ghee in a vessel and fry onions till goden
      • Add tomatoes,chillies ginger garlic coriander and fry for 2 minutes
      • Add tomato ketchup,boiled vegetables,spring onions,chilli powder,sugar,salt and a little water and cook for 5 to 10 minutes 
      Veg Jhalfrazie is ready now.sreve hot.

      Sunday, October 9, 2011

      Peas pulao

      Every one will be knowing to a make a pulao so lets try a peas pulao because pulses should be included in our diet


      Basmati rice cooked          6 cups
      Frozen green peas             1 1/2 cup
      Onion                               1 sliced
      Cumin seeds                     1 tsp
      Garlic flakes                      3 finely crushed
      Ginger                               Small piece crushed
      Cloves                              1or 2
      Cinnamon                         1 broken to pieces
      Cardamom                        2-3
      Ghee                                2 tsp            
      Salt to taste
      Coriander leaves and Cashew nuts

      Heat Ghee in a pan and add ginger garlic paste
      When it browns add cardamoms, cinnamon,jeera,cloves and lastly onions.
      Fry till onions are soft.
      Now add peas, cashew nuts,coriander leaves and salt to taste
      mix well and cook till peas are cooked.mix with rice and heat through.
      Serve hot with Vegetable dish.

      Saturday, October 8, 2011

      Badam Gheer

      Lets try a delicious drink

      Badam gheer is very tasty and healthy too.Lets find how to make this

      Ingredients are

      Milk 1 Litre(5 Cups)
      Sugar 3/4 Cup
      Kesar Powder 1 teaspoon
      Badam 100gms
      Saffron thread few

         Soak the badam seeds in water for 30 mins
         In a pan, add milk and stir continuously, till it becomes thick in consistency and quantity reduces to 2 cups.    Keep this milk aside
        Peel the skin of badam and grind it in mixer to a nice paste
        Take the badam paste in a pan and add little water and allow it to boil so that the badam paste gets cooked.
        Once the badam paste is cooked, add sugar and stir well.
        To this add the milk and kesar powder and stir well
        Add saffron threads and remove from flame
        The yummy delicious badam gheer is ready to server hot or we can keep in refrigerator and serve cold  

      Thursday, October 6, 2011

      chunky cheese sandwich

      Breakfast is the first meal of the should not be avoided.cheese is very good for children.Try this cheese sandwich which is healthy also.

      Bread                         2 slices
      Carrot                         2 nos
      Onion                         2nos
      Capsicum                   1nos
      Cheese                       1nos
      pepper powder           1 tsp
      Turmeric powder        1 pinch 
      Chilli powder              1/2 tsp
      Oil                              1 tsp    

      Finely chop carrots onions and capsicum separately. Take a kadai and pour oil statue onion and capsicum.statue till it becomes soft.Add salt to onion so that it will become soft easily.then add chopped carrot.add turmeric powder and chilly powder and mix well until it becomes add grated can turn off the gas when cheese is melted. finally add some pepper to it.
      take a bread slice cut its edges and spread the masalas in two sides

      Delicious  cheese sandwich is ready.Please try it  children will really like it.
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