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Saturday, February 27, 2010


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Friday, February 26, 2010

Tapioca Pakoda

Shredded tapioca-2 cups
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped green chillies-1
Curry leaves-little
Rice flour-3tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/4tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Oil-to deep fry
Mix all above ingredients together.Do not add water.Mix it well & drop it into small pieces in hot oil.Deep fry it till golden brown & crisp.Serve it hot with any chutney/dip.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Coca Cola & Marshmallow Cupcake

Today Sailajakitchen is turning ONE.I am very happy to celebrate it with a very different cupcake.Thanks to each & every one for making it a great success.The credit goes to all who encouraged me.
Part one ingredients:
Coca cola or other cola drink-1 cup
Butter-1/2 cup
Oil-1/2 cup
Cocoa powder-1/4 cup
(I used 1/2 cup because my kids love chocolate taste)
Large marshmallows-22
(I used 44 small ones multi coloured)
Part two ingredients:
Maida-2 cups
sugar-2 cups
Baking soda-1tsp
Vanilla essence-1tsp
Buttermilk-1 cup
Pre. heat the oven to 325 deg.Grease the muffin tray.In a sauce pan mix part one ingredients except marshmallows.Bring it to a boil,remove from heat & add the marshmallows.Cover it & leave it to melt completely.Stir well.In a bowl mix part two ingredients together.Mix it well.Add the cooled part one ingredients & mix the batter well.Pour a ladle of the batter into the greased muffin tins & bake it for 10 minutes or till done.Cool completely & serve your soft cupcakes.I loved it with vanilla ice cream. with a slight change..............

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bok Choy & Spaghetti Soup

Bok choy puree-1 cup
Stock-2 cups
(I used less sodium,fat free chicken broth)
Water-1 cup
Salt & pepper to taste
Garlic grated-2
Onion powder-1tsp
Roasted jeera powder-1/2 tsp
Cooked whole wheat thin spaghetti-a hand full
Cubed firm tofu-a hand full
Boil the bokchoy puree,water,garlic,onion powder & stock till raw smell goes off.Add the cooked spaghetti & tofu,just give a boil.Switch off the gas.Sprinkle the seasoning & jeera powder on top & serve it hot.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tangerine & Cucumber Drink

Cucumber-1 small
Tangerine-3 small
(squeeze the juice out)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Blend everything in a blender & serve it cold.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Avocado & Potato Chapathi

Whole wheat flour-2 cups
Mashed avocado-1
Mashed potato-1
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Crushed kastoori methi-2tsp
Oil-to make chapathi
Mix all above ingredients together.Sprinkle water & make a soft dough.Roll it out into circles & cook it both sides on a tawa.Serve it hot with any side dish.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Oats & Tapioca Puttu

Rolled oats-1/2 cup
Shredded tapioca-2 cups
Salt to taste
Grated coconut-15tsp
(I used dessicated coconut)
In a bowl mix tapioca,salt,jeera & oats.Leave it for 10 minutes.Now put 2tsp of coconut then some tapioca mixture in the puttu maker.Repeat this process till you reach the top.Close the lid & steam it for at least 5 minutes or till steam comes out from the holes on top.Serve it hot with any gravy.
Variation:For fussy kids serve it with some sugar/brown sugar & ghee.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Got 1st place for making Quinoa Sweet pongal at Arizona Tamil Sangam Pongal Celebration.....

Saturday, February 13, 2010


These Awards are shared by Aparna & Ganga.A great Valentines gift.Friends please feel free to take it.Happy Valentines day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Parsley Chutney

Parsley-1 bunch
Tamarind-a small piece
Urad dhal-2tsp
Channa dhal-2tsp
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Black sesame seeds-1tsp
Red chillies-5
Grated coconut-a hand full
Salt to taste
Wash & pat dry the parsley.Dry fry it on a pan till all the water is evaporated.Keep it aside.Heat oil in a pan fry all above ingredients till light brown.Switch off the gas & add the parsley,mix it & let it cool.Grind it to a semi coarse paste(adding very little water).Serve it with hot rice.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Salad with Orange Dressing

Juice of one small orange
Salt & pepper to taste
Roasted black sesame seeds-1tsp
(slightly crushed)
Balsamic vinegar-1/2tsp
Olive oil-1/2tsp
(Mix all above ingredients together)
Lettuce,shredded carrots & red cabbage-2 cups
Black olives-6
Sliced pecan-12
Sliced onion-2tsp
Coriander leaves-little
In a bowl put all ingredients under salad together.Before serving pour the dressing on top & toss it well.Serve immediately.
Thanks Pavithra for your tips......

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tangerine & Cereal Delight

Yesterday my daughter wanted to eat something while watching TV.It was an odd time didn't know what to give her?Opened my fridge found some ingredients.Just arranged it in a bowl & gave it to her.She liked it so much & finished the whole bowl.I am sure any fussy child will love this .Try it.....
(cut the segments into half & remove the seeds)
Kellogg's wheat flakes & strawberry cereal- a hand full
Lite cool whip or whipping cream-3tsp
Cherry for decoration
Cherry pie filling-2tsp
Take a bowl place the tangerine at the bottom.Top it with some cool whip,on top some pie filling.Put some cereal & raisins on top.Decorate with cherry & cool whip.Serve it immediately.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Potato and Capsicum Masala Fry

Boiled & cubed potato-2
Cubed capsicum-2
Chopped tomato-1 big
Lime juice-1tsp
Ingredients ground to a semi coarse powder
Roasted sesame seeds-1 & 1/2 tsp
Roasted coriander seeds-1tsp
Roasted peanuts-2tsp
Grated coconut-3tsp
Hot curry powder-1/2tsp
(or just chilly powder)
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Salt to taste
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves little
Heat oil & temper it.Fry the capsicum till 3/4th cooked.Add the potato & ground masala,sprinkle very little water.Cover & cook it till dry.Garnish it with coriander leaves.Serve it with rice or roti.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Chilled Avocado Soup

Salt & pepper to taste
Fat free milk-1 cup
Stock or water-1 cup
(I used 100% fat free,33% less sodium chicken broth)
Green chillies-1/2
Lime juice-1tsp
Blend everything in a blender.Season it with salt & pepper & serve it cold.

Double Beans Kurma

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Grated coconut-a hand full
Poppy seeds-1tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Cinnamon-a small piece
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Other ingredients
Double beans-2 cups
(soaked over night)
Bay leaf-1
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped tomato-1
Curry leaves-little
Slit green chillies-2
Heat oil in a pressure cooker add bay leaf,onion,tomato,curry leaves & green chillies,fry till light brown.Add the ground masala & fry a bit.Add the beans,pour enough water for the gravy & cook it till done.Garnish it with coriander leaves.Best served with pulao or roti.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Black Forest Cake

Today is my 550th post.Celebrating it with a great joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ingredients for the cake
Maida-1/2 cup
Baking powder-1tsp
Unsweetened cocoa powder-1/2 cup
Melted butter-3/4 cup
Sugar-1 cup
Vanilla essence-1tsp
Salt a pinch
For filling
Cherry pie filling 15 oz-1/2 tin
Cool whip 8 oz-1pck
Vanilla essence-1/2tsp(I didn't use)
Fresh or canned cherries,chocolate curls or grated
(I used maraschino cherries)
Sugar-1/2 cup
Water-1 cup
(I used Rum)

(Boil sugar & water together for 2 minutes.Switch off the gas ,cool it & mix in the rum.Keep it aside)

Pre heat oven to 350 deg.Grease a round pan.Sieve maida,salt ,baking powder & cocoa powder & keep it aside.Beat eggs,sugar & essence till fluffy for at least 5 minutes.Add the flour mixture slowly & mix it well.Stir in the melted butter.Now pour it in the greased pan & bake it for 35 minutes or till done.Cool the cake completely before decorating.

Assembling the cake
Cut the cake carefully into half or into three.Prick the cake with a fork.Sprinkle the bottom part with the sugar syrup,spread some pie filling on top.Apply a layer of cool whip on top.Place the second layer on top.Again repeat the process & finish it with the remaining cool whip & decorate it with grated chocolate.Keep it in fridge for at least 30 minutes,cut & serve it cold.
Courtesy:Sangeetha with a slight change........

Oats Pesarattu

Rolled oats-1 cup
Whole green moongh dhal-2 cups
Long brown rice-a hand full
Ginger-a small piece
Green chillies-2
Salt to taste
Oil-to make dosas
Chopped onions to fill inside
Soak moongh dhal,rice,green chillies & ginger for 6 hrs.Soak oats separately for 30 minutes.Grind everything together to a smooth paste.Mix in salt & jeera.Cook it like dosa on hot tawa.Before removing place a teaspoon of chopped onion,fold & serve it hot with any chutney.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tangerine Sauce

Tangerine juice-1/3 cup
(around 3 small fruits)
Salt to taste
Lime juice-1/2 tsp
Corn starch -1/4tsp
(diluted in little water)
Take a pan & mix tangerine juice,salt,butter & lime juice.Boil it for a minute.Pour the corn starch liquid & mix it till thick.Switch off the gas.Pour this sauce & sprinkle some pepper on any steamed vegetables,fish or chicken & serve.
Courtesy:RecipeZaar with a slight change....

Monday, February 1, 2010

Microwave Dhokla Recipe / Dhokla Recipe in Microwave

Ingredients for dhokla
Besan/Gram flour-1 cup
(I didn't use)
Salt to taste
Baking soda-1/2 tsp or ENO - 1/2tsp
( I have used ENO in this recipe, I prefer ENO for best result)
Lime juice-1tsp
Turmeric powder-less than 1/8tsp
Hot water-1/2 cup
Grated ginger & green chillies together-1tsp
Liquid to pour on top
Water-1/4 cup
Salt a pinch
Sugar-1 & 1/2 tsp
Lime juice-1tsp
(mix everything together)
Jeera/cumin-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Chopped green chillies-1/4tsp (optional)
Chopped coriander leaves & grated coconut
Grease a glass tray & keep it aside.
Take a bowl mix besan,curd,salt,lime juice,sugar,grated ginger & green chillies.
Pour hot water & whisk it well without any lumps.
Now add the cooking soda mix it well & pour it immediately into the greased tray.
Microwave it for 3 minutes,each microwave is different adjust time accordingly.
Insert a tooth pick if comes out clean then your dhokla is done.
Cut into desired shape & pour the liquid on top while still warm.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Garnish with coriander leaves & coconut.
Serve it with green chutney.


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