Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Spicy Focaccia & Awards...Blog hop wednesday

Today is the third week of blog hop Wednesday started by Radhika. we enjoy this event very much with learn from other's blog. Today i am paired with Charishma of cherie's  stolen recipes. this recipe appeal me and looks new .It is like spicy bun.i have no yeast at home so i tried it with eno and baking powder but i think yeast will give better result so use yeast. though it is not fluffy but soft as bun . taste is god.it can be tried and enjoy the different taste a of new snack. CHARISHMA'Sblog has nice space with different innovative recipes .U can find many fabulous baking recipes . u must visit her blog.

1 1/2 cup flour (maida)

1/2 cup warm water
1/4 cup coconut milk (tin)
1 tsp salt
1tsp eno salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1 1/2 tsp oil (for drizzling on top)
big pinch hing
4 green chillies (slit)
2 green chillies (chopped for topping)
2tbsp coriander leaves chopped

Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil ,when oil is hot add hing and 4 slit green chillies. Remove off the flame. Discard the green chillies and keep the oil aside.

In a large bowl add mix in flour, salt,  coconut milk,warm water,lemon juice, chili flavored oil and coriander leaves.Beat with a spoon 20 times. The dough will be very sticky Add eno and baking powder and mix well Transfer the dough into the baking tin, grease you hands and spread the dough evenly.Cover and keep in a Dimple the dough with fingers and pour oil on top, sprinkle green chillies and salt.
Place the baking tin in a pre heated oven at 190 degree C for 40 minutes or till it turns golden brown .
It is ready to eat with a cup of tea!!!!!!!! 
sending to Radhika's blog hop Wednesday

these awards are shared by Wan Maznah of cooking-varties.i am thanful to her and feel honoured .she has a wonderful space with different varties of dishes. u must visit her blog. I want to share my bloggers friends
so pl accept this award.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Peshawari Halwa

This recipe i saw in the cinnamon n chilies blog though it is simple recipe but little twist which appeal me so i tried it.Result is super.Must try it.Ido not use any color in it and used roasted rawa. all the recipe is same.
As a rule i have to send only link and not full recipe .So  link is given above.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Kitchen Tips......

Today i am not posting any dish what few tips which i saw on internet and follow many of these. it is realy helpful in our daily kitchen routine.

While making dosas, put two tbsps of cooked rice into the batter. The dosa will flip over easily and will be crisper.

While boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the natural sweetness.

To remove seeds from lemon, just roll it on hard surface applying a little pressure from your palm. Now cut it, you will find all seeds coming out easily.

When you prepare butter at home, you get buttermilk as a by-product. Boil this buttermilk at medium heat, and you will get paneer at no extra cost.

Do not add salt to ‘rajma’ and ‘urad dal’ while boiling. It will take half the time to boil when salt is  subtracted.

To make your omelettes more spongy and soft, add two - three spoons of milk to the egg batter and mix properly.

If oil used for frying turns dark, add a teaspoon of white vinegar, cover with a lid and keep on slow flame. When the spluttering stops, remove the lid; the oil will have cleared and it can be strained and re-used.

.When making chocolate-based cakes or breads, grease the pan and dust with cocoa powder, instead of flour, to prevent sticking.

You can correct greasy gravy by adding a little baking soda to it.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Jaljeera is apatizer drink which help in digestion. it is quick and easy to make with no time
Benifits of jaljeera ingredients
.Rock salt: It cools the body, is anti-acidic, anti-bilious, anti-phlegmatic, carminative and digestive. It also contains essential minerals necessary for body functions. Cumin: Aids digestion, is good for respiratory disorders, relieves insomnia, helps in treating anemia and keeps immunity levels high.
Lemon: it is a high source of vitamin C, hence boosts immunity and improves skin texture. It is an excellent appetiser as well as a digestive aid. It is a de-toxifying agent, helps removes toxins from the body.
Ginger: It is a relaxant and has properties that warm the entire body making it useful during fevers, aches and colds. Ginger is a powerful anti-oxidant and is excellent for digestion, helps to relieve nausea and motion sickness.
Coriander: Is a powerful diuretic, making it perfect for the summer. It boosts immunity, fights aging and is a rich source of fiber, iron, magnesium, and potassium. Excellent for diabetics.
minit leaves -it help of digesation and good for skin
Water: Improves skin, is a blood purifier, removes toxins, keeps body hydrated, reduces chances of getting a cold and flu and prevents constipation.
jaljeera powder (ready made)-3tbsp for 6 small glass
minit and coriander leaves- one bunch
ginger-1small size
boondi-4tbsp for decoration
lemon juice-2tbsp
salt if required
Grind coriander leaves ginger&minit leaves to smooth paste.Take 2glass water and mix jaljeera powder and paste of green leaves.mix well and sieve it. the drink is ready .it is instant when u required add more water to ur taste and drink it. this can be used with panipuri as a chat.
Use boondi and minit leaves when serving.!!!!!!!!!!
we can make jaljeera powder at home with the ingredients mention above
Sending to Akila's DNSW-J

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Corn Peas masala Vada.............Blog Hop Wednesday

Today is 2nd week of blog hop Wednesday started by Radhika.i think we enjoy it and meet new friends and their recipes.Radhika has done a great job by organised this event. U must visit her blog.
Today my partner is Anamika of taste junction . I choose this recipe bec i have corns in my fridge and want to use them. it is easy with less ingredients and taste is yum. though there are many other healthy and innovative recipes are there. she has wonderful clicks of recipes .she has very good collection of baking. u must visit her blog and enjoy all type cuisine. I add some ingredients in it.

corn kernels-1cup boiled
peas-1/2 cup
green chili-2
chana dal -1/2cup soaked
onion -1medium chopped finely
garam masala-1/4 tsp
red chili powder-1/4 tsp(optional)
green coriander leaves 2tsp
salt to taste
oil for fry

Grind corn peas and green chili  chana dalcoarsely.Add all other ingredients in it and mix well. Heat oil in a pan.Make balls and flatten on palms. Deep fry in oil on slow fire so that it fry inside and become crispy.
Serve it with sauce or green chutney!!!!!!!
sendiing to Radhika's Blog hop Wednesday
sending to Kiriti's serve it series-fry started by DENNY

sending to jabeena's iftar nights
sending to Ayeesha's anyone can cook

sending to Khusi's what's in ur kebab platter

sending to Vatsalla fridaypotluck#4

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cluster beans(gavarfali)

A time to be proud, a time to hold our heads up high, a time to thank our motherland for the home she has given us!

Happy Independence Day everyone!

" Rich in dietary fibre. Studies show that a diet rich in dietary fibre lowers blood cholesterol levels.

" A cup of cooked cluster beans contains nearly 110 calorie. Most of the pod is protein, while the seeds are largely carbohydrate-rich .

gavarfali-250 gm
coriander powder-1tbs
green chili 2 crushed
red chili powder 1/4 tsp
mustered seeds-1/2 tsp
amchoor-1/2 tsp
garam masala-1/4 tsp
oil -3tbsp
salt for taste

boil the beans in pressure cook for only one whistle or u can boil it in pan till tender.
drain water and cool it .clean from sides. cut into long pieces.heat oil in a pan and add mustered seeds when splutter add garlic after that add besan and fry it till the aroma of besan came.add all the dry masala except garam masala.fry it and add fali to it .mix well and cover it.satire in between.keep it for 5 minutes or every thing mix well in fali.add garam masala.
Eat with pratha or side dish of rice.


Friday, August 12, 2011


The chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister is one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions. 'Raksha Bandhan' or 'Rakhi' is a special occasion to celebrate this emotional bonding by tying a holy thread around the wrist. This thread, which pulsates with sisterly love and sublime sentiments, is rightly called the ‘Rakhi’. It means 'a bond of protection', and Raksha Bandhan signifies that the strong must protect the weak from all that’s evil.

The ritual is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravan, on which sisters tie the sacred Rakhi string on their brothers' right wrists, and pray for their long life. Rakhis are ideally made of silk with gold and silver threads, beautifully crafted embroidered sequins, and studded with semi precious stones.

The Social Binding

This ritual not only strengthens the bond of love between brothers and sisters, but also transcends the confines of the family. When a Rakhi is tied on the wrists of close friends and neighbors, it underscores the need for a harmonious social life, where every individual co-exist peacefully as brothers and sisters. All members of the community commit to protect each other and the society in such congregational Rakhi Utsavs, popularized by the Nobel laureate Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore.

happy rakshabandhan to all sisteres and brothers

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fried groundnut

today i need snack for tea time this recipe i saw in Nirmla's kitchen it is easy simple and quick to make
so is the recipe .try it.
gram flour-4tbsp
rice flour-1tbsp
red chili powder-1/4 tsp
amchoor-1/2 tsp
garam masala-1/4 tsp
chat masala-1/2 tsp
salt to taste
oil for fry

soak groundnut in water for 5 minutes. drain out the water. Mix all the dry ingrdients except chat masala in wet groundnut and mix well so that all the masalas coated to nuts.microwave it for 2minutes.heat oil in a pan and fried on slow fire so it becomes crispy. drain out in napkin and spread the chat masala on it .toss it .
If we increase the quantity of gramflour than it comes out as haldiram's fried groundnut.
crispy snack is ready for tea time!!!!!!!!!!
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sending toAyeesha's anyone can cook

posting to Kiriti started by Denny serve it--fried

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Radish stire


Radish satire is generally do not relish by every one as we know it has many medicinal values .for diabetic patients recommended by doctors.it is rich in iron .we must use it .there are so many ways to use this useful and nutritious vegetable.Try it

radish with leaves-3 cut finely
coriander powder-1/2 tbs
chili powder-1/4 tsp
turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
tomato-1cut finely
onion-1 cut finely
ginger garlic paste-1tsp
salt to taste

Boil radish in pressure cooker with one cup of water for five minutes. add little salt to it.when done cool it.Heat oil in a pan fry onion for 2-3 minutes .add ginger garlic paste and fry.when it becomes brown add chopped tomato fry till oil leaves sides. add all the masalas except garam masalas .Squeezed radish.Add it to onion and satire mix well. cover it for 5-6 minutes.satire in between. when done ad garam masala.
Eat with chapati or rice.!!!!!!!

this is participation award is given by Saraevent chutney/pchari
sending TO KAVI'S HCC

Friday, August 5, 2011

No post...........Different&Award

Today i am not posting any dish but a knitted baby set which i knit for my son;s friend daughter. i have also a passion of knitting and craft work but now-a-days home made sweater no body wear or in south india there is no need of these.but for babies it is cosy and good in winter.


 This award is shared by Dr Sonia who is by profession ENT surgeon but has
passion of crafts .she has many innovative work of quilling ,clay flowering..........so on.
I think u must visit her blog u will appreciate &enjoy her work.
I am thankful to Dr Sonia & feel honoured .Though i am late in posting it.