Monday, 30 July 2012

Green peas puri

  • Green peas(frozen or fresh) 1cup
  • Wheat flour 2cup
  • Cumin seeds
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Grind the green peas and cumin seeds in to smooth paste.
  • Mix wheat flour,the ground mixture and salt ( oil if required) mix it well. make a hard dough.
  • Kneed it well and leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Make small balls,apply oil and roll  out these in to puries.
  • Heat oil and deep fry the puries.

Monday, 23 July 2012


  • All Purpose flour- 2 cup
  • Cooking soda- 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee/butter/oil- 1/3 cup
  • Yogurt- 1/2 cup
  • Oil for deep frying

For the syrup:
  • Sugar- 1 1/2 cup
  • Lemon juice- a few drops
  • Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp
  • Water- 3/4 cup


  • In a bowl mix flour and cooking soda. Add ghee and rub the ghee with the flour.  
  • Add yogurt and mix it carefully so that it stays dry and forms a gluten free flaky dough. Leave it aside for about 20 minutes.
  • Make sugar syrup by boiling sugar in water. Allow it to simmer till it reaches one thread consistency.Add lemon juice so that sugar syrup does not solidify on cooling. Add cardamom and keep it ready.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Knead the dough smoothly, just a bit, not like chapati dough. 
  • Make small balls and flatten it and give it doughnut shape or any other shape you like.
  • Let the edges have cracks and be rough so that it can absorb sugar syrup well.
  • Fry in medium flame till golden brown on both sides.Take out from the hot oil and after a few seconds drop into the sugar syrup an leave it in sugar syrup for about 3-5 minutes. 
  • Take it out and let it cool down though you are tempted to eat it immediately.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli is high in vitaminC, as well as dietary fibre. it also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties. One of the sources of  omega-3 for vegetarians.

  • Broccoli florets
  • Oil 2 tsp
  • Garlic 2-3 cloves
  • Salt
  • Heat oil in a pan, add broccoli florets, garlic cloves and pinch of salt. 
  • Fry it for 5mins. Thats it, Roasted broccoli is ready. Have it as a starter or a sides for your lunch/dinner.

Monday, 16 July 2012

WaterMelon Dosa

Yes, White part of water melon  is usually a waste and goes straight to the garbage bin. Did you know that  you can cook dosa of it (similar to cucumber dosa)?. Here is how you make dosa of water melon.

  • White part of water melon  1cup chopped
  • Rice 2cup
  • Salt

  • Soak rice in water for about 5-6 hours. Wash soaked rice and keep it  aside.
  • Grind the soaked rice with water melon  into smooth paste. Don't add water while grinding.
  • Take a ladle full of batter in a heating bowl, add a  cup of water and heat it for 5-10mins to prepare pulp of it. Let is cool down. Add it to the batter.
  • Then add salt and mix it well. Right, batter is ready now.
  • Heat the dosa pan,  take a spoon full of batter and thinly spread.Cover it and cook it for minute in medium flame.
  • Ok, your breakfast is ready. Enjoy!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Spicy Mulka

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  • Water melon white part/cucumber 1cup chopped
  • Rice 2cup
  • Salt
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Big sized onions 2 chopped
  • Green chilli 1- chopped
  • Cumin seeds 1tsp
  • Coriander seeds 1tsp
  • Grated coconut 2tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Red chilli 4-5

  • Soak rice in water for about 2-3 hours.
  • Wash and grind the soaked rice with water melon, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, curry leaves and red chillies  into smooth batter.
  • Take a ladle full of batter in a heating bowl, add a  cup of water and heat it for 5-10mins to prepare pulp of it. Let is cool down.
  • Add the pulp and onion to the batter. Also add salt, green chilli and coconut. Mix them well. 
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan,  take batter little by little and drop it into the boiling oil. Fry it till golden brown in  medium flame.
  • Thats it, Bisi Bisi spicy mulka is ready.

Thursday, 5 July 2012


  • Rice 1cup
  • Dalia split/putaani  1/2 cup
  • Urad Dal 1/4cup
  • Carom seeds 1/2-1tsp
  • Roasted Sesame seeds 1-2tsp
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • Dry roast the rice  without letting it brown.  Grind to a fine flour
  • Dry roast urad dal and Dalia split to light brown, cool and grind into a fine flour.
  • Mix both the flours together.
  • Add carom seeds, sesame seeds, salt, turmeric powder, 3tsps of hot oil and luke warm water.
  • Knead it for 5-10 minutes into a medium smooth dough.
  • Grease your fingers with little oil and take a little dough. Mould it into the chakli maker.
  • Heat oil. Turn the chakli maker handle to press  the dough out and drop into the boiling oil. Well if you have patience, you can give it real chakli shape. But, don't worry, taste does not change!!!. Fry them till golden brown.
  • Drain oil and leave it for cooling down. 
  • Transfer it to a plate and move to your lounge, make yourself comfortable in your sofa and enjoy chakli while watching your favourite show on TV.