Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Spicy peanut powder/Verusenaga podi

Verusenaga pappu/Pallilu/Peanuts/Ground nuts  1cup
Dry red chilli 12
Garlic pods 6
Cumin seeds/jeera 2tsp
Dry coconut powder 2tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1tsp

1. Heat a pan and roast ground nuts/verusenaga pappu on medium flame, peel off  the skin and keep aside.
2. In the same pan add oil and fry red chilli for 1minute, add cumin seeds/jeera fry for one more minute remove from the stove.
3. Cool the ingredients completely.

  • Now grind red chilli, cumin seeds, salt as powder.
  • Add Garlic pods, Fried ground nuts and dry coconut powder grind as a coarse powder.

Serve with idli, dosa, hot rice with Ghee.
You can use this powder in preparation of curries also...
Store it in a dry air tight container.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tomato-Capsicum Rice


Cooked rice 2 cups
Onion chopped 1
Ginger -garlic paste 1/2tsp
Tomato chopped 2
Red capsicum chopped 1/2cup
Green chilli chopped 3
Chopped cilantro 2tbsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/4tsp
Hing pinch
Meat masala powder 1tsp
Garam masala powder 1/4tsp
Bay leaves 1
Cloves 2
Cinnamon 1/2"
Oil 2tbsp  


1. Heat oil in a pan fry bay leave, clove, cinnamon and add onion fry for 2mins.
2. Add ginger-garlic paste fry till it leaves oil, add tomato, capsicum and green chilli mix well and fry.
3. Add salt, turmeric powder, hing mix well and cook on medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
4. Add meat masala powder, garam masala powder mix well and cook it for 1 minute, add chopped cilantro mix well.
5. Fry till the mixture leaves oil, now add cooked rice to it and mix well, keep it on stove for one minute and remove from the flame.
 Serve hot with raitha.....

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bittergourd stir Fry(kakarakaya vepudu)

Bitter gourd(kakara kayalu) peel, slice into rounds 1lb
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder1/2tsp
Red chilli powder 1tsp
Dry coconut Powder 3tsp
Garlic cloves 2
Cumin seeds (1/2+1/2)tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2tsp
Oil 4tsp

            Grind Red chilli powder,
                      Cumin seeds as powder and use it as chilli powder.
1. In a mixing bowl take bitter gourd slices, salt, turmeric powder mix well and keep a side.
2. Now Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, cumin seeds let them crack, add bitter gourd slices.
3. Mix well, cover with lid and cook for 5minutes on medium flame, stir occasionally.
4. Now remove lid, add chilli powder mix well and fry until it gets golden yellow color or bit crispy.
5. Add Dry coconut powder mix well and keep it on medium flame for 1-2 minutes remove from the stove.

Serve with rice & dal combination or with pappucharu, Curd rice.......

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mango Fish Curry

Tilapia fillets 3(make 6-8 pieces)
Onion finely chopped 1
Ginger -garlic paste 1tsp
Tomato finely chopped 1
Raw mango pieces 1/2cup
Tamarind extract 3tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder 1 1/2tsp(adjust to your spice level)
Turmeric powder 1/2tsp
Fish masala powder 1/2tsp
Garam masala 1/4tsp
Oil 4tsp
Cloves 2
Cinnamon 1/2"
Coriander leaves finely chopped 2tsp

1. Heat oil in a pan or vessel fry cloves and cinnamon stick.
2. Add Onion fry till translucent, add ginger-garlic paste fry till the mixture leaves oil.
3. Now add tomato fry for 1minute, add fish pieces, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder,fish masala powder and mix well.
4. Cover with lid and keep the stove on medium flame for 2minutes.
5. Add Tamarind extract and 1cup water mix well and cook for 5-10 minutes.
6. Now add raw mango pieces mix well cook for 2minutes or until fish become soft.
7. Add garam masala powder, chopped coriander leaves mix well and wait for 1-2 minutes, remove from the stove.
Serve hot with rice....


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