Monday, December 31, 2012

Capsicum Fry

Capsicum cut into small cubes 2cups
       (Red 1cup, Green 1 cup)
Onion chopped 1
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/4tsp
Dry garlic powder 1/2tsp
Peanut spice powder 3tsp
Mustard, cumin seeds 1/2tsp
Channa dal, Urad dal 1/2tsp
Red chilli 2
Oil 2tsp

1. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, cumin seeds let them crack, add red chilli pieces, channa dal, urad dal and fry.
2. Add onion fry for few seconds, add capsicum pieces mix well and keep the stove on medium-low flame fry for 2minutes.

3.  Now add salt, turmeric powder mix well, cover and cook for 3-5 minutes(stir occasionally).
4. Remove lid, add dry garlic powder stir well and fry.
5. Now add Peanut spice powder mix well and fry till capsicum become soft and it leaves oil.
6. Remove from the flame and serve hot....
good with chapathi and roti...

Peanut spice powder (

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.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thotakoora Fry

Thotakoora 1bunch(Cleaned and chopped)
Green chilli chopped 3
Onion 1chopped
Tomato chopped 1/2
Salt to taste
Turrmeric powder 1/4tsp
Red chilli powder 1/2tsp
Dry coconut powder 1tsp
Oil 2tsp
Mustard, cumin seeds 1/2tsp
Urad dal, channa dal 1/2tsp
Hing pinch
Curry leaves 1stalk
Garlic cloves chopped 3

1. Heat oil in a pan, fry popu items one by one, now add chopped onion fry till translucent.
2. Add green chilli, Thotakoora mix well and keep it on medium flame cover and cook.
3.  After 2minutes remove lid, add tomato mix well, keep it on medium to low flame for 5 minutes, stir occasionally.
4. Now add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder mix well and fry till thotakoora becomes soft and well cooked.
5. Finally add dry coconut powder mix well and keep it on stove for two more minutes on low, remove from the stove.

Serve hot with rice or with chapathi, roti....

Friday, December 14, 2012

Spring onion Chicken Fry

Chicken cut into small pc's 1lb
Onion chopped 1
Spring onions chopped 1cup
Green chilli 2
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder 1tsp(Adjust)
Turmeric powder 1/2tsp
Ginger-Garlic paste 1tsp
Coriander-cumin powder 2tsp
Garam masala 1/2tsp
Cloves 2
Cinnamon stick 2"pc
Cardamom 2
Coriander leaves finely chopped 2tbsp
Oil 2tbsp

1. Heat oil in a pan, fry Cloves, cinnamon, cardamom.
2. Add chopped onions fry for 1minute, add ginger-garlic paste fry till mixture leaves oil.  
3. Add chicken to this mixture mix well, keep the stove on medium flame and fry for 1-2 minutes.
4. Now add finely chopped green chilli, spring onions to chicken combine well and fry.
5. Chicken releases some water cook it in it's own juice, add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder mix well, cover and cook it for 5 minutes(stir occasionally).
6. Remove lid add Coriander-cumin powder mix well and fry till chicken becomes soft and well cooked on medium flame(if needed then add little amount of water).
7. Add garam masala powder mix well, finally add chopped coriander leaves, keep it on stove for one more minute, stir well and remove from the flame.

Serve hot.....with rice, chapathi.......
Here i used boneless chicken.
you can use both bone less and with bone.  

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Green chilli coconut powder(pachhi karam)

Green chilli10
Dry coconut 5"pc(use dry coconut powder 5tsp)
Cumin seeds 1/2tsp
Ginger 1/2"PC
Salt to taste

     Take all the ingredients and grind them as a coarse powder.

Use this mixture instead of red chilli powder while preparing Potato fry, cabbage fry, Plantain(Raw banana) fry....
Once you prepared this mixture use it with in 1/2 hour.....enjoy great taste n flavor...

I used Pestle-mortar for grinding.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Okra Garlic Fry(Bendakaya vepudu)

Okra(Benda kayalu) chopped 2cups
Onion chopped 1
Curry leaves 10
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/4tsp
Red chilli powder 1tsp
Garlic powder 1tsp
Oil 2tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2tsp
Urad dal 1/2tsp
Channa dal 1/2tsp

1. Heat oil in a pan, fry one by one popu items.
2. Add Onion, curry leaves fry for 1minute, add chopped OKRA mix well keep the flame on medium fry for 2minutes.
3. Add salt, turmeric powder mix well, close with lid cook for 5 minutes.
4. Remove lid, add Chilli powder, garlic powder mix well, fry okra till it becomes soft and well cooked, remove from stove.

Serve hot.... with rice, combination of any dal, sambar, rasam...

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Mixed Dal Dosa

Rice 1 1/2cup
Mixed dals  2cups
                        (Mixed dals----------Urad dal, Green gram dal, Soy, Rajma, Toor dal, Bengal gram dal)
Fenugreek seeds 1tsp
Onion small Chopped 1
Green chilli 3
Ginger 1/2"
Cumin seeds 1/2tsp
Salt to taste

1. Soak Rice, mixed dal, fenugreek seeds for 4-5 hrs, Grind soaked ingredients, onion, green chilli, ginger, cumin seeds, salt together as a dosa batter by using water.
2. Fermentation is not required, wait for 1/2-1hr and prepare dosa.
3. Heat dosa pan, pour one ladle of batter and spread it as thin dosa, pour little oil on top and sides of dosa, roast it till golden brown color, and flip carefully and roast other side, remove from the pan.
4. Serve hot with peanut chutney or ginger chutney or coconut chutney...

note: you can use Red chilli instead of green chilli
Add Curry leaves for additional flavor.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Rava Laddu(Sooji Laddu)

 Sooji rava 1cup
 Grated coconut 1/2cup
 Sugar 3/4cup
 Milk 1/3 cup(adjust)
 Cardamom powder 1/2tsp
 Cashew nuts chopped 2tsp
 Raisins 3tsp
 Almonds chopped 1tsp
 Ghee 2tsp

1. Heat 2tsp ghee in a pan, fry cashew, almond and raisins on medium flame.
2. Add grated coconut fry for 1minute, add sooji rava keep the stove on low flame and fry till the mixture turns into slightly brown color or till you get nice aroma.
3. Add Sugar mix well fry for 1-2 minutes on very low flame and switch off the stove.
4. Add milk slowly, stir well while mixing milk, finally add cardamom powder mix well, transfer it to a plate.
5. Wait for 2-3 minutes... once the mixture becomes warm, take some portion of mixture into your hand make small lemon size ball by using your hand, do the same for remaining mixture.
 Sooji laddu is ready to eat..
Let dry these laddu's for some time and store...


The laddu mixture is dry then add few teaspoons of milk while making laddus.
You can use water instead of milk.


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