2 tbsps besan/ gram flour
Posted by aruna at 2/06/2008 03:21:00 am
This receipe is from a friend from Andhra. As all of us know, Andhra is famous for pachhadi's, I was thrilled to try this one out when she mentioned something different from cabbage against all time cabbage curry. Keeping this as basic formula for pachhadi, you can try with different variety of vegetables like carrot, capsicum, brinjal etc.,
Posted by aruna at 1/26/2008 11:00:00 pm
Healthy Snack - Cornflakes & Nuts Mixture
This receipe is a perfect healthy snack with our traditional mixture/chivda style. I first come to know this from Latha's Masala Magic for snacks. Here is the link http://masalamagic.blogspot.com/search/label/Snacks. I have followed the exact recipe from Latha's. Thank you once again Latha, for sharing this recipe. Here in Australia, we can find these multigrain cereal and puffed rice etc ., in woollies.
Posted by aruna at 1/26/2008 09:11:00 pm
Posted by aruna at 10/07/2007 05:18:00 pm
Veg springrolls are a delicious snack and all time favourite among many kids. My method of preparing these springrolls may not be traditional. I will have a pack of springroll sheets in my freezer all year. Whenever there is leftover potaot sabji, which I usually prepare for dosa or chaptahi or sometimes I have used pavbhaji too as filling for springrolls. This one particularly made out of pavbhaji. I am still not ready to try this on my guests, but they all disappear within minutes after preparing, between my kids with tomato sauce or soy sauce.
Posted by aruna at 9/23/2007 05:47:00 pm
A delicious south indian snack, goes well with afternoon tea, as well as after school snack. Famous and a regular snack in many tamilians family. This one particularly, I am still following the same recipe my Amma told me. But honestly, never tasted like my Amma's. Amma you are the best ever!
2 cups fine rice flour
1tbsp fine roasted urad dal flour
1tbsp melted ghee or butter
1tsp cumin seeds
In a big basin or vessel mix all the above items. Add little water at a time and slowly make a dough which is thick and stuffy consistancy. Make small balls with hand and stuff this mixture into Murukku Mold(you can buy in many indian shops) and directly squeeze into hot oil. Deep fry slowly on simmer flame until the Murukku turns into golden brown. Remove from the oil and leave Murukku on a paper towel until the towel absorbs most of oil. That's it, Murukku Ready, We can keep this fresh in an air tight container for nearly a month, if your family can resist that long. Check another beautiful and best recipe of Murukku from Asha's here
Posted by aruna at 9/09/2007 11:07:00 am
Asian Vegetarian Noodle box is one of my favourite lunch, I would like to order whenever I think of take out for lunch. After trying out few times, I want to introduce this to my family and see how they going to like it. Even though I started as an experiment this turned out to be one of our family favourite. This is one recipe which takes very less cooking time but lot of time for preparation. For this recipe I have used the following vegetables. But depends on what you have in the fridge sometimes you can omit or add one or two vegetables.
Posted by aruna at 9/07/2007 07:54:00 pm
Posted by aruna at 8/24/2007 07:04:00 am
There is quite number of dishes that goes well with chapathi. When it comes to Daal and chapathi the simplicity of this dish gives as much satisfaction as with other dishes.
I am sure there is no need for me to write a recipe for this one, but i do want to mention that the when it comes to daal recipes, there is no other place than Sailu's JFI Event roundup http://www.sailusfood.com/2006/07/10/round-up-of-jihva-for-ingredients-dal/, where you can find more than 45 recipes using daal. This event which ofcourse is brain child of http://nandyala.org/mahanandi/. Have fun!!!
Posted by aruna at 8/04/2007 08:32:00 am
This dish has been in my mind for a while, which I wanted to try after tasting it in one of the picnic parties I attended. The recipe is just similar to ghee rice recipe except instead of onions we use beetroot here.
1 cup finely grated beetroot
3 green chillies+ 3 pods garlic+a big piece of ginger- grind to a fine paste
Spices - cloves, bay leaves, cardamom - according to your taste.
1 sp ghee
3 cups rice - washed and drained- Basmati Rice tastes divine.
Posted by aruna at 8/02/2007 09:14:00 pm