Wednesday, July 28, 2010


These 2 recipes are the tried one from ''RAKS KITCHEN'' which inspired me to prepare while visiting her wonderful blog. It was to good in taste at the same time easy and simple to make. I also tried her 'Badusha' but alas was a flop one for me :( I did not get her exact shaped badusha as she did very perfectly. Need lots of patience huh. I really adore her blog so much. The current recipe I tried was just incredible. I followed her quantity of ingredients exactly as she described without changing anything. Thanks Raks for the fabulous dish.


This is the unique gravy I have ever tasted b4. Interesting and was a good combi with hot rice. As she have mentioned is very true that the onion chunks in the gravy was too crunchy that I just loved to have them on my each and every bite. For ingredients click here.


It was a super fast poriyal and tasty one. My family is not very fond of brinjal so we usually avoid that veggie. But looking at her dish, I tried and just loved it . So do my family :) . The difference in pic I found out of mine was brinjal has overcooked. Rest in taste was superb. For recipe click here.

Once again thanks for the recipe raks. There are even few more iIhave bookmarked. Will get back soon :)


Wednesday, July 21, 2010


This is something new drink, I tried with com bi of muskmelon and mango fruit which was just perfect in taste. Here I have used water instead of milk because my hubby and kiddo wanted a watery type and not a creamy thick texture. It turned out really good and nourishing ways to fix up a breakfast. The addition of muskmelon fruit had made the juice much more tastier. It is definitely a worth try :)


Half of medium sized muskmelon.

1 Cup Sliced Ripe Mangoes.

Water as per required.



Remove the seeds of muskmelon. In a blender combine all the ingredients and blend to a smooth consistency.
Serve chill topped with some few mango piece.


Friday, July 16, 2010


On my last post, it was soya bean curry which had impressed my family members alot. Therez the next comes the soya appetizers. Now this is what I call 2 in 1 recipe :) . I had kept a half cup of cooked soya aside to prepare somthing different delight for kids who hate having the nutritious food. Just throw in any type of veggie with a touch of garam masala and finish it off with shallow fryed soya crisps. I did with simple coating of riceflour and fryed. It tastes even better when its dipped in beaten egg mixture and then rolled in breadcrumbs and lastly deep fryed. Do try this awesome healthy snack and try giving to ur kids with their fav dipping.


1/2 Cup Cooked Soya bean.

2 tbps Chopped Onions.

1 tbsp Grated Carrots.

1 tbsp Grated Beans.

2 tbsp Chopped Soya nuggets (Optional).

1/4 Cup Mashed Potato.

2 Cloves of Garlic.

1 tsp Garam masala.

Pinch of Turmeric Powder.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Oil for shallow fry.

Rice flour for coating.

Chopped Coriander leaves.


Place cooked soya in a plate and remove the outer skin just giving pressure with 2 fingers. Because the skin does not get mashed up. So its better to remove them when its used for these type of recipe.
Mash soya and potato together. Keep it aside.
In a pan, add 1 tsp oil. Add garlic, onions, carrots, beans and fry for a min adding a pinch of salt, turmeric and garam masala pd.
Drop these mixture into mashed soya and potato. And finally with coriander leaves. Mix well. It gets thickenen. Then make small balls and flatten them. Just the way we make aloo tikkies.

Heat oil in a pan for shallow fry. Meanwhile spread rice flour on a plate. Coat those flatten tikkies into flour and drop them carefully into oil.

Roast them on both the sides.
Serve hot.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Soya are rich in vitamin E and fibers. Regular intake of soya reduces risk of heart diseases, prevent breast cancer, reduce cholesterol and many more. There are lots of soya products like soya milk, soya nuggets, soya flour which are very very healthy. I am sure there are only few people who love the taste of soya. In my family, I am the only person who adore soya products. When my mom visited my place she brought these soya bean out of which I decided to prepare a curry for the first time. To my surpirse, eveyone loved it. Frankly, the matter that i dont like is smell of cooked soya bean but I love its flavour which is just perfect when its mixed up with masalas. This curry goes well with chappati, naan, kulcha etc.


1 Cup Boiled Soya.

Whole Masala (1 Stick Cinnamon, 3 Cloves, 1/2 Star anise, 1 cardamom, 3 black peppercorns)

1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste.

2 Medium size Onions.

2 Tomato.

1 tsp Jeera.

1 Green chilli.

1 tsp Kashmiri chilli pd.

1/2 tsp Turmeric pd.

1 tsp Coriander pd.

1 tsp Garam masala.

1 tsp Oil.

Coriander leaves for garnish.


Soak soya overnight and pressue cook them till its done.

In a pan heat oil. Add Jeera and whole garam masala. Fry them for a sec. Then drop ginger-garlic paste, greenchilli, and onions. Saute onions till they become translucent. Now add tomatoes, red chilli pdr, coriander pdr, turmeric pdr, garam masala and salt. Saute till u get a nice aroma and all the ingredients are well fried in oil.

Add cooked soya and enough water to get a thick gravy. Adjust with salt. Bring the curry to a boil and remove from flame.

Garnish with corinander leaves.

Serve hot with chapati or naan.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I have already posted the recipe of ''UNNDI'' which is one of the most popular dish in konkani cuisine. Therez the upma which I prepared with the remanining leftover undi. It tastes really good with the addition of Indian seasoning and when its sauted with fried onions. It acts as a best evening snack. Have a try :)


Leftover Undi.

1 Onion.

1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds.

2 tsp Urad Dal.

Few Curry leaves.

1 tsp Coconut oil.

Salt to taste.


Powder undi with our hands and keep it a side on a plate. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds. At the time of popping add urad dal. Fry them till it turns slight brown. Then add curry leaves followed by chopped onions and salt. Later add the powdered undi and serve hot.