Thursday, 31 May 2012


  • Puffed rice
  • Red Chilli powder
  • Oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Tomato 1 – finely chopped
  • Onion 1 – finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves –chopped
  • Sev

  • Take a large steel pot. Add 3-4 spoons of oil, red chilli powder, salt, tomato, onion. Mix them well.
  • Now add puffed rice and mix it well one more time.
  • Serve this with coriander leaves and sev garnishing.
 Optional: You can add a bit of lemon juice while serving.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Vermicelli Pulav (Shavige Palavu)


  • 1 cup vermicelli
  • One cup chopped vegetables ( carrot, beans, potato, green  peas)
  • 1 chopped Onion
  • 2-3 spoons of MTR Pulav powder   
  • Coriander leaves
  • 1 spoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 spoon Cumin seeds
  • 1-2 Green chillies
  • Ginger, Garlic and Green chilli paste (3G paste :) )
  • 2-3 spoons of oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Lemon
  • Sev
  • Heat the pan
  • Add oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and wait till it flutters
  • Now add 3G paste, pulav  powder, onion, coriander leaves,  vegetables, salt to taste, lemon juice and vermicelli.
  • Mix them well, add water and salt. Boil it for 10-15 minutes
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and sev
  • And have as much as you like !!!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Methi Rice

  • Fenugreek seeds ½ -3/4 tsp
  • Cloves 5-6
  • Cinnamon
  • Red chillies 5-6
  • Coriander seeds 2tsp
  • Onion 2-3 (big sized) sliced
  • Garlic cloves 10-15
  • Rice 2cups
  • Water 4cups
  • Salt
  • Grated coconut 1cup
  • Oil 3-4tsp
  • Mustard seeds ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Asafoetida 
  • Heat oil in a cooker, add mustard, cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, onion and garlic.
  • Wait till its golden brown then add rice, water and salt. Close it with the lid and  cook it for 10minutes.
  • Dry roast separately fenugreek seeds, cloves, cinnamon, red chillies, coriander seeds. Mix and powder it.
  • Finaly add  rice, grated coconut and powder together.Mix it well.
  • Serve this with putani chutney.


Friday, 11 May 2012


This is a very simple and delicious recipe. Can be a very good combination with Dosa or Idli.  

  • Soaked Peanut - 1small bowl
  • Soaked or frozen Green peas - 1small bowl
  • Vegetables like a potato, carrot, onion, tomato, beans etc - 1bowl
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Green chilli 1 sliced
  • Oil 2-3tsp
  • Cumin seeds 2tsp
  • Mustard seeds 1tsp
  • Asafoetida
  • Turmeric powder
  • Garam masala powder 1-2tsp
  • Red chilli powder 1-2tsp
  • Salt

  • Heat oil in a cooker. Add mustard and cumin seeds, wait till it flutters, then add green chilli, curry leaves, turmeric powder, Garam masala powder and red chilli powder. 
  • Add vegetable choppings, soaked peanut and green peas. Add salt and water.
  • Close the cooker with lid and cook it for 10mins.
  • Turn off the flames and let it cool down for 10mins before you try opening the lid. 
  • Garnish kootu with coriander leaves. Serve warm/hot kootu with Dosa or Idli.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Broccoli manchurian

  • Broccoli medium sized chopped
  • Corn flour 5tsp
  • All-purpose flour 3tsp
  • Rice flour 1tsp
  • Coriander powder 2tsp
  • Cumin powder 2tsp
  • Red chilli powder 2tsp
  • Salt
  • Soya sauce
  • Tomato ketchup/sauce
  • Coriander leaves chopped 2tsp
  • Green chillies chopped 1 ½tsp
  • Ginger chopped 1 ½tsp
  • Garlic chopped  1 ½ tsp
  • Onion 1chopped
  • Pepper 1/2 chopped
  • Cumin seeds ½tsp
  • Oil
  • Mix corn flour, all purpose flour, rice flour, coriander powder, cumin powder,red chilli powder, salt and make paste of it.(not too thick)
  • Dip the broccoli florets in the paste and deep fry till golden brown. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in another pan, add ginger, garlic,pepper, onion till  it becomes golden brown, add cumin seeds, green chillies coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, now add fried braccoli, add  soya sauce, tomato sauce, coriander leaves. Fry for minute in high flam.
  • Here you go....The Manchurian is ready.