Saturday, September 2

Puri With Alu Korma


potatoes - 3 (big,cut into small pieces)
onion -1/2
coriander powder,chilli powder,turmeric-a pinch
Bay leaf,dalchini,cloves,elachi-2 each
oil -2 Tsps

Masala to grind:

1/2 onion,3 tomatoes,1 garlic pod,a small piece of ginger


Heat oil add Bay leaf,dalchini,cloves,elachi. fry them and add onions until they r transperent.Now add the masala paste ,coriander powder,chilli powder,turmeric and fry it till we get a nice aroma.Now add potatoes and mix it ,add 1 cup of water ,cover with a plate and cook it till gravy is formed.Finally add salt ,mix well and switch off the stove.
*** Garamagaram alu korma is ready!!!!!!!!!!
It goes very well with chapati`s and puri`s.

instant rava dosa with allam chutney


Sooji rava -2 cups

All purpose flour(maida)- 1 cup

buttermilk -1 1/2 cup

salt, cooking soda- a pinch

onion -1 (cut in small pieces)


Mix sooji,maida,salt,soda.Add buttermilk and make dosa batter.Keep aside for 15 minutes.
In the meanwhile,cut the onions.Heat griddle and pour 1 large spoon of batter on it.Spread by gently rotating the griddle.Put some oil (1/2 tsp.) over dosa.Lift with a spatula as for basic dosa.
Tasty Tasty Rava dosa is Ready!!!!!
Now all we need is a combination for dosa so we will make a simple and instant Allam chutney.

Allam Chutney:


Ginger - 3"piece chopped into small pieces
Jaggery - 1/4cup
Tamarind - small lemon size ball
Salt - to taste
Red chilies - 3
Chana dal (senaga pappu)- 1tbsp
Urad dal (minapappu)- 1tbsp
Jeera - 1tbsp


Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan, add the seasoning and fry till the dals turn golden brown.
Turn the heat off and add ginger, tamarind and jaggery.
After the mixture cools completely, grind into a smooth paste adding little water and salt.Allam pachadi is delicious with the sweetness from jaggery, tanginess from tamarind and special zing from ginger.
I got this recipe from Cook`s Hide out.Thanks to Pavani.

Friday, September 1

Simple Lunch

Today i prepared a very simple and tasty Lunch .The curry is Senagapappu kobbarikoru,it is very tasty and very very easy to prepare.What i do is i will put rice in rice bowl and dal in a small steel bowl.In the rice cooker i will put the rice bowl and in rice bowl i will put this dal bowl and will switch on the power and in the mean time i will complete my will take 30-40 mins,after tht heat oil in a pan,add 1 tsp mustard,curry leaves,chillies(green&red),grated coconut.let it fry for a minute and now add the cooked dal and saute,then add salt turmeric and chilli powder,mix properly and switch off the stove.

Thursday, August 31

Roti With Masala Tofu




This is a typical Andhra sweet made on special occasions..

Ingredients :

For Stuffing:
1 Cup Bengal gram dal (chana dal)

1 and 1/2 cups jaggery powdered (adjust according to taste)

8 Cardamoms

For cover:

1/2 cup maida

1/2 cup wheat flour

1 cup oil

Method :

1.Wash dal and cook with just enough water. Dal must be cooked very well.

2.Mix maida, wheat flour and a pinch of salt adding water.

3.Make hard dough of it and knead it by adding oil (4 tablespoons) slowly till the dough becomes very soft and pliable.

4.Keep it covered for about 2 hours.

5.Take the cooked dal, drain out any extra water and put it in a blender and mix it with jaggery and a pinch of salt.

6.Heat the mixture on low flame till almost dry.

7.Cool it and add powdered cardamom and make it into 10 or 12 equal sized balls.

8.Knead the maida mixture and divide it into equal number of balls.

9.Take a plastic sheet or steel plate and put a few drops of oil and spread the maida ball on it with hand, thin at the edges and thick in the middle.

10.Put the sweet ball in the middle and cover it by bringing the edges together.

11.Repeat the procedure for all the balls.

12.Flatten each ball with hand into 6" to 8" diameter flat circular chapati carefully with the help of a few drops of oil and fry it on low flame on tava.

This is a very tasty sweet and u can also add grated coconut to the stuffing.If u r feeling tough to roll with hands u can roll it with a rolling pin ,dabbing of wheat flour on the chapati so the dough doesn't stick to the pin and expose the stuffing.



Today am preparing SIMPLE CHIVDA as evening snack.

  1. 1 cup rice flakes(atukulu)
  2. 1tsp mustard,chana dal,putnala pappu,curry leaves,cashewnuts(optional),peanuts,raisins(optional)
  3. 1 Tsp oil
  4. salt,chilli pwdr,a pinch of sugar,turmeric


Heat oil add mustard,chana,putnala pappu,curry leaves,peanuts and fry for 2 minutes then add poha(atukulu) and fry till crisp .Now add salt,turmeric,sugar,chilli pwdr ,saute and turn off the stove.Colorful Chivda is ready!!!!!.Serve with tea.Its a very very simple snack when we face any unexpected guests at tea time,also u can enjoy this watching movies.This can be stored in a container for 1 week.

Tomato rice

Tomato Rice:

Today i made tomato rice for my husband and i thought tht this is the easiest dish to make if we have a diced tomato tin inside...
1.1 cup cooked rice
2.1/2cup frozen green peas(matar)
3.1tsp jeera,mustard,chana dal.urad dal,curry leaves
4.1 onion cut into small pieces
5. 2 Tsp oil
6.3 tomatoes diced
7.salt ,chilli pwdr & 1 pinch sugar
Heat oil and fry mustard seeds,jeera,chana dal,urad dal,curry leaves then add onions and saute for 3 minutes then add tomatoes and fry for 2 minutes then add turmeric,chilli pwdr.Now add cooked rice ,salt,sugar and switch off the stove and mix properly.Serve with keera raita or fresh yogurt(curd).

Tuesday, August 29

Spicy Diamonds

  1. Ingredients:

1.2 cup maida(all purpose flour)

2.1/2 cup rice flour

3.salt,chilli pwdr,a pinch of cooking soda

  1. 4.water for kneading
  2. 5.oil for frying


seive the flours,add salt ,chilli powder,soda and mix.Now add water and knead it.keed aside for 15 minutes .Heat oil ,now make 4 to 5 balls and take each ball, roll it into a big round.With the help of knife cut it into diamonds or whtever shape u can make .now fry these diamonds till u get brown color ..U can store upto 1 week or more in a airtight container.U can enjoy this at tea time,watching movies,reading....

sweet ravva laddu

For the preparation of rava laddu u need...

  1. 2 cups sooji rava
  2. 11/2 cup sugar
  3. 5 Tsp ghee

First heat 2 Tsp ghee and fry sooji till it turns into light brown color ,then turn off stove and pour it in a bowl,mix sugar..again heat 1 Tsp ghee and fry the sooji mixture for 5 to 10 mins..then turn off the it for some time..but we have to make balls when it is a bit hot..put some ghee in the mixture and make balls...if u need u can add 2 tsps of milk to make a round ball.This quantity will make 20 laddoos, if u wish u can add cashewnuts fried in ghee.this is a very instant sweet dish which can be made within 15 mins.also u can store upto 1 week .