Thursday, December 6, 2012


Karivepillai kozhumbu is a thick, iron rich gravy with several health benefits. I would say this has become our very frequent gravies, easy to prepare and delicious. All my thanks to Raks kitchen for sharing this awesome recipe. I have tired lots an lots of her recipe which ended in a good delicious results most of the time except her badusha. I still admire her perfectly shaped badushas which is very hard for me to do just like hers. Hmmm will keep on tiring ;). U can find the karivepillai kozhumbu recipe link here :)

Enjoy !!

Monday, October 8, 2012


Koduvi are the bitter small leafy vegetable available very rarely in some part of south India at the same time tastes extra delicious and meant to be highly nutritious one.  Its the part of konkani menu for lunch . This was prepared by my mom when I visited mumbai on my last vocation. Depends on seasons, very different from the one we get it from Cochin,  mumbai koduvi's are bitterness and red in colour. This ghassi goes well with kanji and I and my grandpa also prefer them to have it with  curd rice.


1 Cup Cleaned and Chopped Koduvi.

1/2 Cup Grated Coconut.

1 Green chilly.

2 Red chilly.

Pinch of Turmeric powder.

Tamarind ( Gooseberry size)


1 Tsp Coconut oil.

Salt to taste.


Grind Coconut with green chilly, red chilly, turmeric pd, tamarind and hing adding little water. Heat a kadai , pour in the coconut masala and bring them to boil. Add the chopped koduvi with salt and sim for 2 to 3 min. Though its a leafy veg its cooks very fast. Before serving drizzle the gravy with coconut oil and serve hot :)


Wednesday, September 5, 2012


 I was not able to sit in a place when I had a glance at this site   as I was hunting for some chicken recipe. I was totally admiring the click of the dish that it just made me drool and forcefully took me into my kitchen and thus u can have a snap below ;)

I did it same as per their instruction given without any modification and the final result came out to be extra delicious yummy one pot meal. A big thanks to them to presenting such an awesome meal. Thanks a lot :)

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Herez my mumbai chat special homemade pani puris . I tried this chat buying readymade puries and for katta metta namkeen pani, using Pani puri masala which is easily available at supermarkets. Thats it... if u have both these ingredients available at stock, anytime Pani puris are ready to prepare. My kiddo just love having it but not as a whole instead having one filled puries with 2 bites :)


Chopped Onions.

Chopped Tomatoes.

Few Sprouted Moong.

Boiled Potato.

Spicy Bondies.

Green chutney.

Sweet chutney.


Proceed making pani accordingly as per the steps giving on the masala pack. Garnish with few bondi with crushed mint leaves and keep it aside.


Make a small hole in the center of each puries carefully. Now stuff them with the ingredients given above in a small quantity with green and sweet chutney. Place them on the plate with a bowl of pani aside. At at the time of serving, stir the pani well before dipping the puries and eat immediately..


Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I love mushrooms in any forms. That might be simple or in rich flavours, I just dig into it that I would even eat it every day as accompaniment for my lunch. Coming back to today's recipe, the addition of crushed peppers with crunchy onions and  capsicum makes this dish very special. It goes well with roti, naan or mild pulaos too.


15 to 20 no Button mushrooms.

1 Onion.

Small Capsicum.

1 tsp Ginger.

2 tsp Garlic.

1 Green chilli.

1 tsp Turmeric pd.

1 tsp Jeera pd.

Pinch of Garam masala.

1 Sprig of curry leaves.

2 tsp Crushed peppers.

Salt to taste.

2 tbsp Oil.

Coriander leaves for garnish.(if needed)


Wash the mushrooms well and place it on a tissue or towel to remove the water content. Then chop them and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan. Drop in ginger, garlic, green chilli and fry them for 2 min. After that add the diced onions and capsicum and curry leaves with a pinch of salt. Dont overcook them instead make sure these 2 veggie becomes crispier. Now add the turmeric, jeera pd, garam masala and crushed peppers. Sautee them. Add chopped mushrooms and mix well till all the masala gets nicly coated with the mushrooms .Cover the pan for 2 to 3 min and cook until the mushrooms becomes tender. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.


Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Last week I had few guests at home where I had 4 to 5 chappati left. And u know what leftover things can be transformed into a delicious tasty delight just as this chappati masala fry. My family loved it. Its filling, easy and I kept it simple not adding too much of masala's. Instead with mild spices I ended up with healthy snack. Do try this guys and nodoubt you will surly love it. :)


2 Chappati.

1 Big Chopped Onion.

1 Medium Tomato.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1/2 tsp  Jeera

2 tsp Chopped Ginger.

1 tbsp Chilli pd.

1/2 tsp Turmeric pd.

Few Curry leaves.

1 Tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste.

Coriander leaves for garnish.


Cut chappati into medium square size. Keep it aside.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds, jeera. Later drop in ginger, curry leaves, onion with salt and wait till the onions becomes slight brown. Add tomato, chilli pd, turmeric pd, and stir for a while. Lastly sprinkle some water and add chappati pieces. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot hot.

Enjoy !!