Friday, December 16, 2011

Aloo Postho



Ingredients:

Potatoes - 3 medium sized
Jhinga/Ridge Gourd - 4-5 small size
Posto/poppy seeds - 6-7 tsp
Kala Jeera/nigella seeds - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 5 or 6
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt - As required
Oil

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cholar Dal





Ingredients:

Bengal gram: 1 cup
Coconut: 1/2 cup, cut into very small pieces
Ginger: 2-inch piece, grate & keep aside
Turmeric: 1/4 tsp
Sugar: 1 tsp
Bay leaf - 1
Elaichi - 3
Cloves - 3
Cinnamon - 1 inch thin piece
Red chillies - 2
Salt - As required.
Oil

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Chikkudukaya Vepudu



Ingredients:

Chikkudukaya/Lima beans - 1/4 kg
Potatoes - 2
Onion - 1
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Garlic - 3 to 4 cloves.
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves - few
Salt - As required.
Oil as required


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pui Saag er Chorchori





Ingredients:

Pui Saag - 250 gm
Pumpkin - 100 gm
Potato -1 medium sized
Potol/Parwal - 100 gm
Green Chillies -3
Kala Jeera - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1tsp
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Salt - As required
Oil

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tomato Chutney (Andhra Style)



Ingredients:

Red ripe tomatoes - 3 or 4
Onion - 1 medium sized
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 5
Bengal gram dal - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt - As required
Oil 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Peas masala



Ingredients:

Hard peas – 2 cups
Onions – 2
Tomatoes – 1, chopped fine
Garlic – 1-inch piece
Ginger – 8 cloves
Green chilies – 2, slit vertically
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Coriander/Dhania Powder -1-1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder -1/2 tsp
Salt – As required
Oil – 1 tbl spn

Monday, October 31, 2011

Lemon Rice



Ingredients:

Rice  - 1 cup
Lemon - 2 medium sized
Potato - 1 medium sized
Green Chillies - 8
Red Chillies - 2
Bengal Gram Dal - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Ground nuts - 50g
Curry Leaves - few
Salt - As required
Oil

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Aratikaya masala / Raw Banana Masala




Ingredients:

Raw banana - 1
Onion - 1 (large size)
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Garlic - 4 flakes
Cumin seeds/jeera - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt - As required
curry leaves
Oil

Monday, October 17, 2011

Channa/Chickpeas Sundal


Ingredients:

Chickpeas: 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium
Coconut: 1 tbsp fresh, grated
Ginger: 1/2 tsp grated
Red chillies: 2
Green Chilli - 1
Urad dal: 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Salt: As required
Oil

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ustikaya chutney/cherry egg plant chutney

Photo taken by my SIL - Jalaja Reddy

Ingredients:

Usthikayalu - 250 g
Sambar onions - 50 g
Red chillies - 7 to 8 (kashmiri chillies)
Tamarind - Gooseberry sized
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Coriander/Dhania powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - As required
Oil

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Gutti Vankaya Kura


Ingredients:

Brinjals - 6 or 7
Coconut - 1 cup grated (or 1 tbl spoon)
Onions - 2
Thick Tamarind extract - 1 tbl spn.
Sambhar Powder - 4 to 5 tsp
Bengal gram dhal - 1 tsp
Garlic - 3 flakes
Salt - as required
Oil

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bandakopir Tarkari



Ingredients:

Potatoes  - 3 or 4 medium sized
Cabbage  - 1 cup (finely chopped)
Peas  - 1/2 cup
Onion  - 1
Tomatoes  - 1 chopped
Turmeric  - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder  - 1/2 tsp
Ginger paste  - 1/2 tsp
Red chillie Powder  - 1/2 tsp (adjust according to taste)
Bay Leaf  - 1
garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt -  As required
Oil

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tomato Fried Rice




Ingredients:

Rice - 1 cup
Tomatoes - 2 large
Onion - 1 big one
Carrot - 1 carrot (medium sized)
Green Chillies - 3
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Bay Leaf - 2
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Garlic - 4 flakes
Garam masala pieces - a few (Cardamom, cinnamon and cloves)
Salt - As required
Oil

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Aloo Borboti Tarkari



Ingredients:

Potato - 2 -3 medium sized
Karamani/borboti- 250 gm
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Cumin/Jeera powder - 1 tsp
Red chillie Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt - As required
Oil

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Carrot Turumu Talimpu



Ingredients:

Carrot - 2
Onion - 1
Green chillies - 2 (finely cut)
Ginger - 1/4 inch (cut into small pieces)
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Senaga pappu/chana Dal/kadalai paruppu - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 1
Salt - As required
Oil

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Aloo Cabbage Chatchori



Ingredients:

Cabbage - 1/2 kilo
Potatoes - 3 medium size.
Kala jeera - 1/4 spoon
Red chillies - 1
Turmeric - 1/2 spoon
Green chillies - 4
Mustard seeds - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1/4 spoon
Salt - as required
Oil
Coriander leaves to garnish

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Aloo Potol er Dalna



Ingredients:

Potatoes -5
Potol/Parwal - 1/2 kg (or 8 to 10 pieces)
Bay leaves - 3
Ginger paste -  1 inch piece
Jeera powder - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp (adjust according to taste)
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - According to taste.
Oil

Thottakura Pappu


Ingredients

1 medium sized bunch of any leafy green vegetable (I have used Red spinach here)
Green gram dal - 1/2 cup (cooked)
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Red Spinach Chutney



Ingredients:

Red Spinach/Amaranth - 1 bunch
Red chillies - 3 or 4 (according to taste)
Tamarind - a small piece
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt
Oil

Friday, September 2, 2011

Vegetable Biryani



Ingredients:

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Onions - 2
Vegetables - Any of your choice (Peas, carrot, beans, capsicum, cauliflower, etc).
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 3 flakes
Tomato - 1
Red chillie powder - 1/2 tsp (adjust according to taste).
Bay leaf
Oil
Salt to taste
Garam masala pieces (Cinnamon, cloves, elaichi)

Preparation:

Cut carrot, beans and capsicum into thin, long pieces.  Dice onions into long, thin pieces.  Grind the ginger and garlic together and keep side.



Heat oil in a kadai and add garam masala pieces and bay leaf.  Add the onions and fry till onions become brown and crisp.  Add ginger and garlic paste and fry till good smell comes.  Add the tomatoes and fry for a few minutes.  Then add vegetables and fry them for sometime.  Once the vegetables are half cooked, add red chillie powder and salt and fry for a few minutes and close it with a lid.  If required, sprinkle little bit of water so that vegetables don't stick to the bottom.  Add this to boiled rice and mix thoroughly and serve.



**for fried rice kind of consistency, instead of adding to boiled rice and mixing it, add raw rice soaked for 10 minutes to the fried vegetables and keep frying for a few minutes and put all in a cooker and keep till 2 whistles.
**Add ghee when mixing the fried vegetables to the boiled rice for a good flavor.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pudina Chutney


Mint or Pudina as it is called in Indian Language is a herb which helps in digestion.  This chutney is quite easy to make and can be had with idli or dosa.  So here goes..

Ingredients:

Fresh Coconut - 1/2 cup
Mint Leaves - 1 cup
Small Onions - 1/2 cup
Red Chillies - 5 or 6 (according to taste)
Tamarind - gooseberry sized
Salt as required
Oil as required

Preparation:

Wash the mint leaves and fry them in oil and keep aside.  Fry the red chillies also and keep them aside.  Grind the leaves and fried chillies along with coconut, tamarind, and salt to a coarse paste.

Heat oil in the kadai and add mustard seeds.. once they splutter add small onions and fry them till golden brown.  Add the ground paste and fry for a few minutes till good smell comes.  Switch off and now it is ready to serve.

**The same recipe can be done using Mint and Coriander leaves.

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