Friday, 22 June 2012

Marrow squash Raita

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  • Marrow squash 1/2 chopped
  • Coconut 1cup grated
  • Curd /yogurt 1cup
  • Green chilli 1 chopped
  • Onion 1 chopped
  • Oil
  • Red chilli 1 chopped
  • Mustard seeds ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida pinch
  • Salt
  • Pinch of sugar (optional) 

  • Boil the marrow squash.
  • Grind grated coconut and add boiled marrow squash to it.
  • Add salt, sugar,onion,yogurt and chopped green chilli to the ground mixture.
  • Heat oil,add seasoning and when the mustad splutters, add ground mixture.
  • Marrow squash Raita is ready to serve.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Marrow squash majjige huli

  • Marrow squash 1/4bowl chopped
  • Coconut 1cup grated
  • Cumin seeds ½ tsp
  • Coriander seeds 2tsps
  • Mustard seeds 1tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder pinch
  • Asafoetida (Hing)
  • Green chillies 2-3
  • Salt 
  • Sugar 1/2tsp
  • Oil 2-3tsps
  • Curry leaves
  • Yogurt (curd) 1cup 
  • Water 1-2cup
  • Slightly dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, mustard seeds and  fenugreek seeds.(separately)
  • Mix the roasted ingredients, coconut, green chillies and grind it into a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add asafoetida, turmeric powder, curry leaves and marrow squash (fry it for 5 minutes).
  • Then add ground mixture, salt and sugar. Boil it for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the flames and add yogurt.
  • Serve with plain rice.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Penne pasta with roasted veg

  • Penne pasta 1bowl
  • Water 2bowl
  • Salt as per taste
  • Onion 1-2 chopped
  • Carrot 1 sliced
  • Beans 10 sliced
  • Capsicum 1chopped
  • Tomato 1chopped
  • Cucumber slices 4-5
  • Brinjal slices 4-5
  • Basil (optional)
  • Coriander and cumin powder 1tsp
  • Red chilli powder
  • Garlic 4-5 chopped
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Oil 4-5tsp
  • Boil water, then add penne pasta, half spoon of salt and 2tsp of oil and boil it for another 13-15 minutes.
  • Now add 1cup cold water and strain it. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan add all the vegetables (except tomato),  garlic and fry it for 8-10minutes.
  • Finaly add tomato, red chilli powder, coriander and cumin powder, ketchup and fry it for one more minutes and switch of the flame.
  • Finaly add boiled penne and mix it well.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Marrow squash payasa

Well, This is my first "original" recipe.  Haven't found this one anywhere on the net!!!. My hubby keeps boasting about the "only" patent he has on  circuits. Thought why not me do something innovative. Tried this last weekend, came out really good. Now, I can call myself innovative too :)

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  • Tiger cross Marrow  ½ bowl chopped (with skin or peeled off)
  • Water 1bowl 
  • Rice flour 1tsp
  • Sugar 5tsp or more if you like to have.
  • Pinch of salt - very little  (optional)
  • Grated coconut 2cup
  • Cardamom powder 1spoon
  • Cloves 2-3
  • Raisin
  • Cashew
  • Ghee (optional)


  • Take a steel pot,  add marrow squash and water. Boil it for 10 minutes.
  • Add sugar  and rice flour. Stir it well and  boil it for 5 more minutes.
  • Meanwhile grind the coconut and strain it  if you like to have it that way. If you don't, no problem.
  • Add coconut milk to the boiled marrow squash.
  • Add cardamom powder and cloves.
  • Fry the raisins and cashew and add them too.
  • This goes well with Dosa, you can have it  without dosa as well.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Mango Chutney

One of the most popular seasonal recipe from my home town is here...ummmmm, Mango Chutney.


  • Raw Mango - peeled and chopped - 1/4 cup
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 7-8 red chillies
  • 1 ½spoon coriander seeds 
  • Mustard seeds 2tsp
  • Cloves 4-5
  • Salt
  • Jaggery
  • Oil
  • Curry leaves
  • Roast to the red chillies, coriander seeds, cloves and 1tsp of mustard seeds.
  • Mix roasted ingredients, coconut, salt, jaggery and grind it into a smooth paste. 
  • Finally add Mango and grind it for few more seconds.
  • Temper this with curry leaves and mustard seeds.
  • It goes well with plain rice.