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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


Thanks Jagruti for sharing these beautiful gifts.I would love to pass it to all my blog friends.Please accept it.............

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


Thanks Sara for sharing this lovely Award....... Friends please accept this.
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