Friday, July 31, 2015


Long back I posted minty lemonade which is one of my fav and refreshing drink. This time using the same ingredients, I wanted something unique tasty delight for my kiddo. So got an idea of using my popsicles maker :) which was just outstanding. For the ingredients and recipe just click here

Therez a slight change I used here (ie) I grinded pudina leaves along with the rest of the ingredients and then strained and used. This makes a lovly pleasant colour. You can also use fresh lime instead of readymade lemonade or concentrate.


Thursday, July 30, 2015


This is for the people who adore eggplant. No doubt they would surly love this crispy baigan fry anytime  and this can be served as an appetizer (just like my little gal likes to have it) or as a side dish for lunch too. While making this fry, make sure you serve them hot hot to enjoy its crispness as later it wont stay that crispy.


10 Sliced Eggplant.(if its too big, then divide it again as shown in pic)

1 1/2 tbsp Red Chilly pd

1 tsp Turmeric pd.

1/2 tsp Hing.

Pinch of Pepper pd.

Salt to taste.

Rice flour for just for coat.

Oil for shallow fry.


Cut eggplant into 1/2 inch round. If its too big then divide into half. Sprinkle salt on both the side. Then sprinkle each of ingredients like red chilli pd, turmeric pd, hing, and pepper pd on both the sides. Marinate for 5 min. Spread rice flour on a plate.

Heat oil on a tawa. As it becomes mild hot, take each marinated slice, place it on rice flour and coat nicely on both the side and immediately place them carefully on tawa for cooking. Repeat the same with rest of the slice. Let the slices fry for 2 to 3 min on each side till slight brown.


Friday, July 17, 2015


Turkey berries are nothing but Chundakkai ie in  tamil is what it is call. It belongs to the plant family Solanaceae.That is very good for cough, asthma, chest conjection, diabetes, tubercolosis etc. We love making fresh green turkey berry for umman (gravy type pickle) and dried for kuzhumbu.


5 to 6 Dry red chilly.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1/2 tsp Methi seeds.

2 tsp Tamarind syrup.

1 tsp Oil.


1 tbsp Oil.

2 tsp Mustard seeds.

1 tsp Jeera.

Few Curry leaves.

Handful of Turkey berries.(slit into 2 and marinate them with salt)

Water as required.

Pinch of Hing.

Salt to taste.


First for frying process, heat oil in a pan. Add dry red chilly, mustard seeds, methi seeds and fry till you get a nice fryed chilly aroma. Switch off the flame and allow to cool. Then grind that mixture into a fine paste along with tamarind. Keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, jeera, curry leaves and turkey berries and fry till it becomes slight brown and crisp. Later add the chilly mixture and adequate amount of water. As the mixture starts boiling, the consistency of the gravy becomes thick. Season with salt and hing and remove from flame. Serve hot with dosa or idly.


Thursday, July 16, 2015


Crispy fried babycorns perfect for all the occasions. Here the babycorns are marinated in masala then its rolled in rava and finally deep fry. Rava is the main reason for making these crispy and crunchy. Do try these yummy fritters :)


200 grams Babycorns

1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste.

1 tsp Chilli pd

1/2 tsp Turmeric pd.

1 tbsp Rice flour.

1 tsp Garam masala.

Rava for coating.

Pinch of Cooking soda

Water to sprinkle.

Salt to taste.

Oil for deep fry.


Slit the babycorns into 2 halves. Steam them for about 5 min. Then marinate with ginger garlic paste, chilli pd, turmeric pd, rice flour, garam masala, cooking soda and salt with very little water just to catch up these masalas. Then add enough rava to coat all the pieces. Deep fry in hot oil. Serve hot with ketchup or with ur fav dips.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Dahi chaat is my little ones favourite chaat and this is somthing that I have enjoyed having alot. Its delicious and addictive ;). On one bite, you get different flavours like tangy, sweet, salty and spicy. Its cooling at the same time.


10 Readymade Puris or hommade the best :)

1 Big Boiled Potatoes.

1/4 Cup Moong sprouts.

1 tsp Chilly powder.

1 tsp Jeera pd.

Few Coriander leaves.

Sweet chutney as required

Green chutney (optional)

Chaat Masala.

Sev for garnishing

Black Salt to taste.


2 Cups Dahi

3 tbsp Sugar.

Jeera pd to sprinkle

Chaat pd to sprinkle

Pinch of black salt.


Mash potatoes and add sprouted green moong, coriander leaves, chilli pd, jeera pd and salt. Place them aside.

In a blender, add all the ingredients given above for making dahi mixture. Transfer them into small cup or glasses and keep aside.

Now the fun part comes. Crack the top part of the puris with our fingers or spoon. Add the 1 to 2 tsp of  boiled potato mixture in the puris. Then add sweet chutney, green chutney according to ur taste and finally sprinkle sev on top. Place them on a plate. Sidly place the dahi filled cup.

At the time of serving pour dahi into the puris and if u like chaat on top, sprinkle a bit and put it into your mouth immediately ;)


Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Misti doi is one of the famous dessert preparation of Bengalies. It tastes amazing and very simple to make. The best taste results are achieved by setting the Mishti Doi in a earthenware pot. I am sure you all would love it :)


1 Liter Milk.

1/2 Cup Sugar.

4 tbsp Yogurt

1 tsp Cardamon powder.


Boil milk in a big vessel on a medium flame till it is reduced to half of its original volume. Make sure to stir frequently. Switch off when its done.

In a another pan, drop in sugar for caramalize. Once its done slowly pour it into the reduced milk and blend for a min. When its mixed up, allow them to cool. Then add the yogurt and gently mix. Sprinkle cardamom pd. Allow the mixture to rest in a warm place for setting.

Once its done, garnish with ur fav nuts and chill and serve cool :)


Monday, July 13, 2015


I am great fan of soya chunks. I adore them adding in samosas, cutlets, curries and this time I ended up making soya biriyani which came out soo perfectly and delicious. As always the best combi to match with biriyani is any type of raitas. Do try this on weekends and enjoy :)


Handful of cooked Soya Chunks.

1 tsp Ginger garlic paste.

1 tsp Chilly pd.

Pinch of Lime juice.

Salt to taste.

Cornflour for dusting.

Oil for deep fry.


Mix all the ingredients except oil and marinate for half an hour. Deep fry till it becomes crispy.


1 cup Cooked Basmati rice. (soak rice and cook rice accordingly)

1 Onion

1 Tomato

1 Green chilly.

1/2 Cup Boiled veggies. ( carrots, beans, cauliflower, potato)

3 tbsp Mint leaves

3 tbsp Coriander leaves

1 tbsp Curd.

1/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste.

1 tbsp Biriyani masala or Garam masala.

1/2 tsp Turmeric pd

1 tsp Chilly pd.

1/2 tsp Lime juice

Salt to taste.

1 tbsp Ghee or Oil.


Heat ghee or oil in a pan. Add sliced onion and fry till transparent. Add ginger garlic paste , green chilly and fry till the raw smell disappear. Then add  tomatoes ,turmeric pd, chilly pd and biriyani masala and fry till the tomatoes turns mushy and all the masala are well fry ed in oil or ghee. Drop in boiled veggies, curd, lime juice and mint - coriander leaves and fry for another 2 min.

Before adding rice, add half of fried soya chunks and mix well so that the masala are well combined with soya. Lastly add the cooked rice and mix well. Garnish with mint leaves or fried onions and serve hot with ur fav raita. I have garnished with remaining fried soya :)


Friday, July 3, 2015


Tamarind and dates chutney is the essential ingredient in most of the chaats. No chaat is complete without this chutney. Its very simple to make and kids love to have as it is because its absolutely chat patta :) If there's extra then you could store in an air tight container and freeze it. Will stay fresh for 3 months.


1 Cup De seeded dates.

1/2 Cup Jaggery

1/4 Cup Tamarind

1 tsp Chilly pd

1/2 tsp of Coriander pd.

1 tsp Jeera pd.

Black salt to taste.

1 1/2 Cup Water.


First take dates, jaggery, tamarind and 1 cup water in a cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistle. Allow to cool completely. Once its cooled, blend the mixture with half cup of water to a smooth paste. Now strain the mixture. Add coriander pd, chilly pd, jeera pd and black salt. Mix it well.

Chat patta chutney is ready to use it :)

Enjoy !!