Thursday, March 30, 2017


Kesari is one of the popular dish made in South India especially for marriages or any functions. Its very simple and easy pudding  prepared with rava ,sugar, milk ,water with some fry ed dry fruits. The taste and flavour is just mind blowing.


1 Cup Rava

2 Cup Milk

1 Cup Water

1 Cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Ghee (or less)

1 tsp Cardamom pd

Pinch of Yellow colour (optional)

Few Cashews and raisins fried


Keep for boiling 1 cup water and 2 cup of milk in a vessel togther. Meanwhile in another pan,  heat 2 tbsp ghee . Add rava and fry for few min till the raw smell disappears. Make sure not to brown roast. Next add the boiling milk cum water to the rava and stir continuously in order to avoid lumps. After all the milk evaporates, add sugar and stir well for about a min or 2.  Add remaining ghee and stir well until the kesari starts leaving its end.  Add cardamon pd at the last stage and transfer them into the greased plate. Allow to cool down. Cut into desired shapes and decorate with fried cashews and raisins.

Serve after meals :)


Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Start your day having a quick and healthy smoothy made from banana, oats and milk. Its a perfect way of health boosting add - ins. Its rich and creamy and has a beautiful pleasant colour.

1 Ripe Banana

1 Cup Chilled Slimmed Milk

2 tbsp Roasted oats

1 tsp Dates syrup

Pinch of Vanilla essence (optional)


Grind all the ingredients into the mixer and blend for about a min.

Pour into a serving glass and Serve cold


Monday, March 20, 2017


This is one of the healthy dessert as its filled with lots of calcium and fruits. I came up with this idea of combining fresh fruit with pannacotta which was super hit and indeed super delicious. You can add any types of fruits you need. My daughter is a strawberry lover so I Incorporated strawberry with grapes. These both act so well together :)


Fresh fruits 

1 1/4 Cups cream.

1 Cup Boiled chilled milk.

3 tbsp Milkmaid. (add more or less)

2 1/2 tbsp Agar Agar strands.

Pinch of Vanilla essence


Take a serving glass. Add half filled fruits in it and keep it aside. 
Soak agar agar in a bowl for 10 min. In a pan add milk, cream ,and milkmaid and just heat up for about 5 min under low flame. No need to boil the mixture. Add vanilla essence and allow the mixture. Meanwhile add the soaked agar agar mixture into a pan and boil till it dissolves and makes a clear mix without any lumps. Switch off and keep it aside. Now the room temperature of both agar agar mixture and milk mixture should be same. Now both mix together and whisk it well. Strain the mixture and pour it on the set cubed jelly into a mini bowl and refrigerate until set. Once set, invert it to demould. Serve chill :)


Sunday, March 19, 2017


Sandwiches are the one which can be prepared in varieties. I prefer them as a evening snack most of the time. Here I have made a sandwich with chicken salami which is easily available in markets with simple most ingredients as rest.  Its very delicious. Even kids would love helping you :) These sandwiches makes a great to go lunch for me :) It tastes even more tastier when the sandwich are grilled :)


Bread slices

Chicken Salami


Tomato slice

Cheese slice

Pepper to taste.


Shallow fry each chicken salami and keep it aside. Place 2 bread slice on a plate. Spread them with mayo. Take a bread, and top with 2 fryed salami, tomato slices and cheese slice one by one. Sprinkle some pepper on top and end up placing another bread on top. Heat butter in a pan. Place the sandwich and cook them until it gets golden brown both the sides.


Thursday, March 16, 2017


Having peppery chicken soup is the best ever treatment for cold. It clears off throat infection if any due to addition of ginger and pepper. The whole spice gives you a nice touch of spicy flavour that gives an awesome concoction to throat, nose and even fever in one serving. Do try this soup and check out the surprising result :)


200 grams Chicken (with bone pieces)

3 Cups of Water

2 Cloves

1/2 inch Cinnamon

5 Black pepper

2 Tbsp Chilly Vinegar (Add more if needed)

1 tsp Soya sause.

1 tsp Crushed Ginger.

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 tsp Butter.


1 tbsp Cornflour.(mixed in cold water until thin paste)

Clean and wash the chicken. Pressure and cook till 5 whistle all the ingredients except vinegar, ginger ,butter and the seasoning. Strain the stock,  shred the meat and discard the bones. Heat butter in a pan. Add in the crushed ginger and fry for a min. Pour the stock, vinegar, soya sause and freshly crushed pepper and boil to a boil. Add the cornflour mixture and stir well. Add the shredded chicken and remove from flame.
Ladle it in a soup bowl and serve hot :)


Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Gobi Manchurian is always loved by kids and adults. Its a great demand. This time I tried Manchurian from Jack fruit which was just up to the mark :) I tried this when there was a grand feast of the main ingredient Jack fruit at Mangalore. Tasted so many varieties out of which I found this is something more interesting and unique. Its a dry version and makes for a good starters or snacks. I adopted the same method just the way I prepare gobi manchurian. The only thing I did was I steamed the pieces for 5 to 8 min in steamer then followed  rest of the steps same for marination and method. Make sure the pieces of jack fruit is tender.

For the recipe please refer my Gobi Manchurian post here 


Thursday, March 2, 2017


Egg stumbler is nothing but scrambled eggs tossed in fry ed bread piece. And this one is the complete meal itself. I have just fallen in love with it when I taste this dish for the first time in a small shop at Mannaguda (Mangalore). The day I tried, the very next day I prepared for our dinner which was just upto the mark. My hubby and daughter just loved it. Only thing to be noted is that  the addition of fry ed bread should be mixed at last or else the bread will turn soggy if its added earlier. So do try this recipe as its surly filling, tasty and nutritious.


3 Bread slices

2 Eggs

2 Onions

1 Tomato

2 tsp Grated Ginger

Few sprigs of Curry leaves

3 Green chilly

1 tsp Turmeric pd

1 tsp Garam masala

Coriander leaves for garnish

Salt to taste

2 tbsp Oil or Butter

Slice the edges of the bread and cut it into small square pieces. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a non stick pan. Add the bread pieces and fry them till brown and crunchy. Keep them aside.
Now in a bowl, break the eggs and season with salt. Beat them well and set aside.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add onions, ginger and green chilly and fry until it becomes golden brown. Drop in tomato, curry leaves, turmeric powder, and garam masala. Pour the beaten egg and scramble lightly. Stir the egg bhurji constantly to prevent burning. Lastly at the time of serving, add the fry ed bread pieces and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.