Sep 30, 2017

Cucumber Dosa

Cucumber Dosa is an easy, quick dosa variety.  Simple variant from the simple cucumber , thin and crispy and yummy ! 

Cucumber Dosa
Cucumber Dosa

  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Poha/avalakki - handful
  • Grated Cucumber-1 cup
  • Coriander leaves-few
  • Green chillies, finely chopped - 5-6
  • coconut, grated - 2 table spoon
  • jeera - 1 tsp
  • salt - as per taste
  • Water 

Method:  Soak rice, poha and methi seeds for few hours. Next grind them in a mixer. Once done , add cucumber ,chilies, jeera, coriander leaves, coconut and grind again so the batter blends well. Keep it for some time. Make dosas. Serve hot with chutney or pickle of your choice.

(Green cucumber is one vegetable that is always available  at everyone's home. Don't forget to check other recipes under -" Cucumber " Ingredients Search)

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Sep 21, 2017

Dal Chapati

Dal Chapati , yes it is an interesting and  wholesome recipe. Made from cooked dal mixed with wheat flour and bingo you have a mildly spiced chapati loaded with nutrients of legumes.

A perfect food for you and your little ones.Enjoy !

Ingredients :
Dal Chapati
Dal Chapati
  • 2 cups  wheat atta 
  • 2 cups  toor dal (cooked and mashed well)
  • 1/4 tsp  turmeric powder 
  • 1/2 tsp Dhania Jeera powder 
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder 
  • Ghee or oil

Method- Pressure cook the dal with turmeric .Once cool , mash it well.In a bowl , add the flour,masala pwd,salt and mix it .Next add the cooked and mashed dal into this flour and knead it well to make a soft dough. Add little oil and knead it well.Keep it aside for 30 mins.Make chapatis.Heat a skillet (tava) , gently put in the chapati add oil ,turn on both sides till done.
Serve hot with any sabzi or gravy.

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Bittergourd fritters

Bittergourd fritters is an interesting recipe, perfect for rainy season. Slightly bitter and spiced,blended in Gram flour , it has a unique taste. Try it out. Bittergourd is known as Hagalkaayi in Kannada or Karela in Hindi.

Bittergourd chips,hagalkaayi
Hagalkaayi Bonda


  • Bittergourd / Hagalkaayi / Karela               - 3 nos
  • (washed and cut into thin round rings)
  • Besan/Gram flour                                      - ½ cup
  • Rice flour                                              - 3 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd                                      - 1 tsp
  • Chat masala pwd                                   - ¼ tsp
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Salt to taste  

Method- In a bowl , add the sliced Bittergourd rings and sprinkle salt on them. Leave it for some time. This will release water and bitterness.Meanwhile in a bowl, take gram flour, rice flour, red chilly pwd, chat masala, salt and mix. Slowly add water and mix.Heat little oil and add this to the besan mix.Add the  bitter gourd rings to the flour mix.In a deep pan, heat oil for frying. Carefully drop the coated rings in the oil. Fry these well on both sides.

Once done,drain the oil and place it on paper napkin.

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Sep 16, 2017

Capsicum Onion Cheese sandwich

Capsicum Onion Cheese sandwich is a perfect recipe that can be enjoyed as snack or lunch.A right mix of vegetables,with cheese and seasoning.Try it hot on a nice rainy day or over a relaxing weekend,you will definately enjoy it!

Capsicum Onion Cheese sandwich


Capsicum(finely chopped) - 1/2 cup
 Tomatoes(finely chopped) - 1/2 cup
 Onions(finely chopped) - 1/2 cup
Pepper pwd-1/2 tsp
 Green chillies(finely chopped) - 2 
 Salt - to taste.
Italian seasoning-to taste
Chaat masala-to taste
Mozarella Cheese
Green chutney

In a bowl, add chopped capsicum, tomatoes, onions, green chillies, salt, pepper powder,seasoning in a bowl and mix it well. Next add Mozzarella cheese and mix it again. Take bread slice and apply green chutney and butter. Place this mix on the bread slice, cover this with one more bread slice. Toast it in the toaster. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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Aug 15, 2017

Karela Masala

Karela Masala  is an interesting and healthy gravy that you can enjoy with  Indian breads or rice. It is  delicious and simple to cook. Karela is known as Bitter Gourd or Hagalkaayi in kannada. It is very nutritious and tasty. Try it out.

Karela Masala
Karela Masala 


  • 1 cup karela (finely chopped)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1/2  green chilly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
  • Turmeric pwd-pinch
  • 1/2 tsp dhania jeera pwd
  • 1 tsp Bhath pwd 
  • 1-2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 2 tsp jaggery pwd
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Curry leaves-few
  • Coriander leaves-few

Method-In a kadai,add little oil ,fry karela well and keep it aside. Next in a pan,heat oil ,add jeera,mustard, chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves and saute for 2-3 mins.Add the chopped tomatoes and masala pwds and fry well.Add little water and cook for 1-2 mins.Next add the fried karela and mix. Simmer for 2-3 mins till the gravy blends well stirring occasionally.Garnish with coriander leaves .Serve hot with rice or rotis.

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Jun 30, 2017

Pista Sheera

Pista Sheera is yummy flavored sweet that can be made in very less time Semolina blended with powdered Pistachio and other flavors make it very delicious. Enjoy this healthy dessert .

cup Chiroti rava (semolina or sooji)
 cup Milk
cup Ghee
Few Raisins
cup  Sugar 
Few Cashew nuts/Badam 
2-3 tbsp  Pista Pwd (homemade
sliced Pista pieces

Method -

Roast rava in the ghee till aromatic.

Add sugar and warm  milk and lower the flame. .Simmer and cover with lid till it blends in. Add raisins and cardamom powder ,pista powder mix well.Add fried cashew nut and  kesar .Enjoy with little ghee on the top.

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Jun 1, 2017

Malabar Paratha

Malabar Paratha aka Kerala Parotta is an interesting South Indian layered  flatbread type. Made from all purpose flour it is tasty, worth a try for weekends.Enjoy it buttered and hot. A definate hit with the kids.

Malabar Paratha ,kerala parotta
Malabar Paratha 
  • 3 cups Flour (maida)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • Oil 
  • Butter

Method-In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt .Add oil and blend well .Next add water  knead well for 5-10 mins to make a soft dough. Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 mins.Again knead for 5 more mins. Next make small balls .Take one ball and roll it very thin chapati .Now make pleats from top to bottom.Roll the pleats to form a small spiral . Next make paratha  out of this spiral.Repeat for the other balls.Heat  tawa ,place this rolled out paratha and let it cook well on both sides,add butter or oil.Serve hot with any interesting gravy.

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May 16, 2017

Corn Chitranna

Sweet Corn Chitranna is a easy seasoned rice variety with yummy corn added to it . Kids will definitely love it.Chitranna is a favorite South Indian Rice variety, you can make variety of chitranna aka one pot meal.This is a very simple one.

Corn Chitranna 
  • 1 cup rice (cooked)
  • 1/4 cup fresh coconut(grated)
  • salt to taste
  • Sweet corn boiled 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped

  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2  tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp channa dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • few cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp peanuts
  • Hing pinch
  • Green chilies-2-3
  • few Curry leaves
  • Few coriander leaves
  • Oil-2 tbsp

Method:  Allow the rice to cool ,spread it on a plate.Next heat oil in kadai,roast cashews and peanuts and keep it aside ,next add the other items in seasoning ,roast well ,add onion and fry ,  add the rice to this seasoning.Add the sweet corn , grated coconut,cashews and peanuts and mix well.Saute for 1-2 min.Garnish the rice with coriander leaves.Serve hot .

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May 9, 2017

Thokku Dosa

Thokku Dosa is an interesting dosa recipe.Just add ready made or home made mango thokku and you have a tangy spicy dosa ready in no time ! Try it out .

Thokku Dosa
Thokku Dosa


  • Dosa Flour 2 cups
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil
  • Jeera-1 tsp
  • Onion-1  finely chopped
  • Mango thokku-3-4 tbsp


In a bowl , take the dosa flour ,add the above items and mix really well.
Make dosas. Serve hot with butter and chutney of your choice.

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May 8, 2017

Sabudana Dosa

Sabudana Dosa is a dosa  that is thin and crispy , simple and easy made from soaked sabudana or tapioca blended with normal dosa batter . Enjoy it hot with chutney and butter.


  • Rice- 1 cup
  • Sabudana/Sago- 1/4 cup
  • Urad dal - 1/4 cup
  • Methi seeds- 1 tsp
  • Salt- To taste
  • Poha- 1/4 cup

Sabudana Dosa
Sabudana Dosa 

Method-  Soak urad dal, sabudana methi seeds and rice overnight. 

Grind all together to a soft batter along with poha.

Keep it aside overnight. Add salt to batter.Heat tava and spread a thin dosa. 

  Make dosas. Serve hot with butter and chutney of your choice.

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May 3, 2017

Corn Paneer Masala

  • Corn Paneer Masala is a easy gravy for your parathas or rotis.Enjoy it hot. Kids will love the combination sweet corn with paneer , healthy and nutritious.


    To Grind 

Few broken cashew
1-2 Green Chilies
1/2 cup chopped Onion

1/2 cup paneer shredded
1 cup  sweet corn (boiled)
1/2 cup capsicum (stir fried)
1-2  tbp  oil
1 piece bay leaf
1 tsp Chili pwd
2 tomatoes puréed
1/2 tbsp cream
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp garam masala pwd
1/2 tsp kasuri methi
1/2 tsp jeera /cumin seeds
Coriander leaves-garnish
Salt-for taste


Grind all the items mentioned above under grind into fine paste. Add oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds, bay leaf. Add the chilly powder, garam masala ,ground paste and the tomato puree and let it cook ,keep stirring. Add the corn,capsicum shredded paneer and malai (cream). Add salt,sugar and mix well. Cook till the gravy thickens Serve hot with roti of your choice.

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May 2, 2017

Rice Crisps / Akki Sandige

Rice Crisps / Akki Sandige  an interesting recipe made during summer season . Learn to make sandige / vadams /fryums right from the first level.Make it , fry it and enjoy it.

Akki sandige
Rice Crisps

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 Tsp Hing
  • 8-10 green chilies
  • 1 Tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 Tsp oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp buttermilk

Method - Grind green chilies with cumin and keep aside. In a bowl mix rice flour with the remaining water with hands into a smooth liquid dough. Next in a pan  heat 1 cup of water with 1/2 Tsp oil, salt , next add chilies paste and hing. Now slowly add the rice flour mix into this water , keep stirring.Let it cook on low heat , keep on stirring for 10 mins .Switch and let it cool.
Meanwhile in a sheet or plate , sprinkle buttermilk and slowly take the rice mixture and start putting it in form of sandige leaving gaps in between.

Keep it in hot sun or terrace daily till it is completely dry from  all sides. keeping flipping Store in containers.Use as required.

Frying-In a pan heat oil well , add the dried sandige , fry well and enjoy with bisi saaru anna or with tea or coffee.

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Apr 29, 2017

Ragi Methi Dosa

Ragi Methi Dosa  is another dosa variety that can be made with Finger Millet flour -  easy , quick dosa variety .Made from fenugreek leaves (methi) is healthy , nutritious and tasty too.

Ragi Methi Dosa


  • Chiroti rava 1 cup
  • Ragi flour - 1 cup
  • Curds-3 tbsp
  • Methi leaves, finally chopped - 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves-few
  • green chillies, finely chopped - 5-6
  • coconut, grated - 2 table spoon
  • jeera - 1 tsp
  • salt - as per taste
  • Coconut-3 tsp(opt)
  • Water

Method-In a bowl, add rava, ragi flour, and curds,next add chopped methi leaves, coriander leaves,green chillies ,jeera,salt and grated coconut, add water and mix well to form dosa batter.Keep it aside for 1-2 hrs.Make dosa.Serve hot with chutney of your choice.

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Apr 27, 2017

Ragi Wheat Chapati

Ragi Wheat Chapati is a healthy and nutritious recipe providing the daily dose of required benefits for our body.Ragi or Finger Millet a wonder food that helps in overall growth in kids.


  • Wheat flour--2 cups
  • Ragi flour---1 cup
    Ragi Wheat Chapati
  • Water--for kneading
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste

Method- In a bowl, add all the ingredients and knead into soft dough.

Cover and keep it for 30 mins.
Next make chapatis.
Fry on tava , add oil and flip and once done on both side , 
serve hot with sabzi of your choice.

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Apr 26, 2017

Mango Dal

mango dal

Mango Dal is an interesting combination made using raw mango and Tur dal. This healthy recipe can be enjoyed  with chapati or hot rice. It is an interesting variation during the mango season. Enjoy.

  • 1 cup tur dal
  • 1/2 cup grated raw mango 
  •  pinch turmeric pwd
  • 1-2 green chillis, 
  • salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 -2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • few fresh curry leaves
  • 2-3 tsps oil

  • Pinch Hing
Method-Cook dal in pressure cooker along with turmeric pwd. Prepare seasoning ,add this to the cooked dal.Add grated raw mango and salt.Mix well and let it simmer on low heat.Enjoy hot with chapati or rice.

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