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Sunday, August 9, 2009


This is a German style Potato Croquette & served as a starter ......
Boiled & mashed potato-5
Salt & pepper to taste
Chopped spring onions-1/2 cup
Egg -1
(separate the white & yolk)
Bread crumbs-for coating
Grated nutmeg-1/2tsp
Flour-little for dusting
Oil to deep fry
In a bowl mix potato,salt, pepper,spring onion & egg yolk.Make it into small cylindrical shape.Beat the egg white & keep it aside.Take each croquette dust it with flour,dip it in egg white then roll it in bread crumbs.Deep fry it in hot oil till its brown in colour.Serve it with any dip.

Dondakaya Vepudu (Ivy Gourd)

Dondakaya sliced-1 pound
Sliced onion-1/4 cup
Sliced garlic-6
Curry leaves-little
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Fry in 1/2tsp of oil & make a dry powder
Red chillies-2
Heat a pan temper it.Now add onion,garlic,curry leaves,salt & turmeric.Fry a bit ,sprinkle very little water,cove & cook it till done.Before removing from fire sprinkle the powder .Serve it with rice or chapathi.
Tips:Do not add too much water otherwise the vegetable will not be crunchy.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Broccoli & Potato Pakoda

Cut Broccoli-1 cup
Cubed Potato-1/2 cup
Chopped spring onions-1/2 cup
Chopped Mint-1/4 cup
Chopped ginger-1 tsp
Chilly powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Corn flour-1tbsp
Baking soda(optional)-a pinch
Oil-to deep fry
Mix all above ingredients together.Sprinkle very little water & mix it .Heat oil drop small amount of mixture with a spoon .Deep fry it till golden brown.Serve it hot with ketchup or any dip.Your crispy pakodas are ready........

Friday, August 7, 2009

Lettuce & Green Moonghdhal Poriyal

Green moonghdhal-1 cup
(soaked overnight)
Romaine Lettuce chopped-1 bunch
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Chilly powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped garlic-4
Mustard,Uraddhal,Jeera-little(1/2tsp each)
Pressure cook dhal with salt & turmeric powder till 3/4 cooked.Heat oil in a pan temper it.Add onion,garlic & lettuce leaves fry it till lettuce has reduced.Add all dry powders & dhal along with the water.Cook till its dry.Serve it with rice or chapathi.

Award & Tagged

Pavithra & Prasu has tagged me with some questions.....

What is your current obsession?

Kitchen Aid appliance.

What are you wearing today?
Sky blue Churidhar.

What's for dinner?
Semiya & Rawa kitchidi

What’s the last thing you bought?
A Sony Camera.

What are you listening to right now?
My daughter playing her Recorder.

What do you think about the person who tagged you?
She is a talented lady.I learnt lot from her blog.

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
My home town

What are your must-have pieces for summer?
Umbrella & Sun glasses

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
To NewZeland

Which language do you want to learn?

What’s your favourite quote?
Silence holds many words

Who do you want to meet right now?
My Sister...

What is your favourite colour?

What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?
Silk Sarees...

What is your dream job?
To be a good house wife & mother

What’s your favourite magazine?
Any magazine about food.

If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Just save it...for the need to come

Who are your style icons?
No one

Describe your personal style?

Give us three styling tips that always work for you.
Be always fresh & clean.Wear dresses which suits you.

What are your favourite movies?
Veedu by BaluMahendra & any K.Balachander Movies.

What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can't live without?
Nothing like that.

What inspires you?
Hearing good word from others.

What are you going to do after this?
Sleep ...a long day

What do you do when you “have nothing to wear” (even though your closet’s packed)?Something good out of all.

Coffee or tea?


What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?

Go for a walk...

What is the meaning of your name?

Goddess of Mountains

Which Other blogs you love visiting?

I love to read everyone & learn more.

Favorite Dessert/Sweet?
Milk sweets..

List 5 places you wanted to visit in your life time?
Rajastan,Kerala,Nepal,Canada & Goa.

What do you try to cook when you have cooking blues(when you feel real lazy to cook something)?
Eat fruits..
Who do you love most and why ?
No one in specific

I am replacing "What do you consider a fashion faux pas? (faux pas mean error in ettiquette.. )" to "One vegetable you have not tasted yet?

Respond & rework.Answer the questions on your own blog,Replace one question you dislike from the question of your invention.Add one more of your own.Then tag 8 or 10 more people.....

I think by this time all would have received this....any way I am passing it on to people who has not yet received.Kindly accept it.

Rose Petal & Pepper Puli kuzhambu

Tamarind paste diluted in water-1 cup
Chilly powder-1 & 1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
(Mix all above ingredients together & keep aside)
(or methi,mustard,jeera)
Small onions-15
Sliced garlic-8
Curry leaves-little
Dry roast & powder.
Pepper-1 & 1/2 tsp
Ajwain (optional)-1/4tsp
Dry rose petals (any colour)-1 cup
(don't fry the petals grind it with above ingredients)
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Add the onion,garlic & curry leaves.Fry it till brown colour.Pour the tamarind mixture & cook it till oil separates the pan(like a pilukachal).Switch off the gas mix the dry roasted powder.Serve it with hot rice.
Note:This gravy can last more than 15 days,as it has no water content at all.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Vegetable Stew

Cut mixed vegetables -2 cups
Coconut milk-165ml
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Coconut oil-2tsp
Sliced onion-1/4
Slit green chillies-5
Chopped ginger-2tsp
Curry leaves little
Heat oil in a pan temper it with the spices.Add the onions,green chillies & ginger.Fry till light pink colour.Add salt ,turmeric powder & coconut milk.Cook it till the gravy is thick.Serve it with Appam.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Watermelon Skin & Carrot Soup

Spring onion-1
Watermelon skin (only white part)-1 cup
Salt & Pepper to taste
Boil all above ingredients till slightly cooked or you can also steam it.Cool & make a puree.Strain it & dilute it.Give a boil season it & serve it hot.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Watermelon Skin Paratha

I am back again with a dish from Watermelon Skin.

Finely grated Watermelon skin(only white part)-1 cup
(you can also put it in a electric chopper)
Chopped green chillies-2
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Coriander leaves chopped little
Ajwain(Carom seeds)-1/4tsp
Jeera powder-1/4tsp
Whole Wheat Flour-3 cups
Oil to fry
Squeeze the extra water from the grated watermelon skin.Put it in a bowl add all above ingredients.Add very little water & 1tsp of oil to make a dough.Take a small ball roll it like a paratha.Cook it both sides adding oil till done.Serve it hot with raita or any gravy.

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Mutton with Chintachiguru(TenderTamarind Leaves)

Ingredients for marination
Mutton-1 pound
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Garam masala-1tsp
Chintachiguru (dry)-1tbsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
(mix every thing together & marinate for 30 minutes)
Other ingredients
Chopped onion-1
Chopped tomato -1(optional)
Slit green chillies-3
Curry leaves
Heat oil in a pressure cooker fry onion,green chillies curry leaves & tomato till light brown colour.Add the marination & fry it for 2 minutes.Pour water & cook it till done.You can make this dry or with gravy.Serve it with hot rice.
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