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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Spicy Cauliflower Gravy


Nice fresh cauliflower - 1
Tomato - 3
Big onion - 2 finely chopped
Chilli powder - to taste
Corriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Pinch of tumeric powder
Corriander leaves - 1/2 bunch
Curry leaves - 2 strings
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1 inch
Oil - 3 tsp
Salt to taste
Cream - 1/4 cup

  • Clean the cauliflower florets cut them to medium pieces
  • Boil water with 1/2 spoon of salt and add these cauliflower florets to the boiling water, let it boil for 5 min. This wil help us to clean the florets and get rid of worms if any.
  • Now again boil water, when the water starts boiling add 3 tomatoes slightly strach with knife, before adding them to the water.
  • Let it boil for 8 min, drain the water, let the tomatoes cool down.
  • In the meantime, chop the corriander leaves, curry leaves, clean the ginger, blend all of them in the mixer to a fine paste and keep it aside.
  • Once the tomato cools down, blend them to a fine paste, this is called as "Fresh Tomato Puree"
  • Keep 3 tsp of oil in the kadai, add the chopped onion, fry them till brown.
  • Now add the corriander paste, cook for 2 min, till the oil separates
  • Now add the blended tomato, with 1/4 glass of water, let it come to a boil.
  • Now simer the flame, add all the masala powder[chilli,corriander,turmeric and garam masala]
  • Cook for 2 min, till the oil separates.
  • Finally add the cauliflower florets, add 1/2 cup of water, add required amount of salt.
  • Close and cook for 10 min.
  • Finally add the fresh cream, you can substitute with yogurt if no cream is available.
  • Garnish with fresh corriander leaves.

Serve hot with pooris or chappti. Excellent sidedish, i tried and tasted.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Vacation Time

Dear Friends,

I am going on a vacation, so will take a break from blogging
Will be missing to see all your delicious entries.

Please keep posting innovative recipes, Once i am back will try all of them out one by one.

Happy Blogging to everyone!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Papdi Chat

For Papdi:

All purpose flour/Maida - 1/2 cup
Rava/semolina flour - 3 tsp
Salt - to taste
Water - required

Make a soft dough out the above mentioned ingredients, just finally add 1 tsp of oil at the last to kneed everything together. Close the kneeded doughed and keep it aside for 1/2 an hour.

After 1/2 an hour, make rotis of it, pierce the roti all over and diagonally cut them into pieces.

Then fry these pieces in medium flame and keep it aside.


For chat:

  • Potato - 1 boiled

  • White channa - 1/2 cup boiled with salt.

Green chutney

  • Mint leaves - 1/2 bunch

  • Corriander leaves - 1/2 bunch

  • Green chillies - 2

Roast and grind following ingredients:

  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

  • Corriander seeds - 1 tsp

  • Tamarind - 1/4 tsp

Roast the above ingredients and keep it aside.

Mix these roasted ingredients with corriander leaves, mint leaves and green chilles and ground it to a fine paste.
Sweet chutney:

  • Tamarind paste - 3 tsp

  • Jaggery - 1/2 tsp

  • Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp

  • Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp

Make a thick paste of tamarind paste.
Now add some water to the paste to it and boil with jaggery, chilli powder and cumin powder on the stove top
Once it reaches thick consistency, remove it from flame and keep it aside


Final touch:
Dice the boiled potato to small cubes.
Mix them with boiled channa.
Add required amount of green and sweet chutney to it. Mix well
Now add the 1/2 amount of the fried papdi's to it and set it aside for 15 min.


When serving, add 2 tsp of finely blended curd on top of it, sprinkle some chat masala,pepper powder, with few fried padi's.

I am sending this recipe for Lucknow Cuisine contest hosted by my friend Lavi of Home cook Recipes.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sree Rama Navami 2009

"Sree Ram Jaya Rama Jaya Jaya Rama"
Rama Navami is celebrated today April 3rd 2009. Celebrations begin with a prayer to the Sun early in the morning. At midday, when Lord Rama is supposed to have been born, a special prayer is performed.

Just chanting the name of Lord Rama will bring joy and prosperity in your life. Seventh avatar of Lord vishnu is “Ram Avatar”. This avatar was taken my lord vishnu to show the human being, how an ideal husband, king, Brother over all a human should be.

So follow the foot Prints of Rama prosper in your life. Lead your life as a Ideal human being.
The syllable 'ra' comes from the eight-lettered mantra of Narayana and the syllable 'ma' comes from the five lettered mantra of Siva.

Thus the word Rama combines in itself the life-giving letters of the two most important mantras of the Hindu religion.

Rama Navami at my place:

Morning prayers by chanting "Sri Rama Jayam" 101 times in front of lord rama.

Mid afternoon offered Milk and sweet for the lord and Performed Deep arthana.

Evening prayers with deep arthana chanting Sri rama 101 times

For Prashadh i prepared karkandu/sweet candy pongal



Raw rice/Pachai arisi - 1 cup
Moong dal - 5 tsp [Optional]
Ghee - 5 tsp
Dry fruits/nuts mixed - 5 tsp
Milk - 1 cup
Cardamom - 4 powdered
sweet candy/Karkandu - 1 cup [powdered]


~Dry roast moong dal just for 2 min and keep it aside.

~Wash the rice and keep it aside.

~now boil water thick bottom vessel then add rice and dal.

~Rice and moong dal should be very well cooked, should reach semi solid consistency.

~now add the powdered sweet candy and 2tsp ghee mix well, keep the flame in sim.
~then add cardamom and mix well.

~In a separate pan, heat the ghee - add the all the dry fruits and nuts once they turn golden brown add to the rice mixture.

~sweet candy pongal ready.

Offer it to the almighty with full heart and thank him for all support he is providing us through out our life.


I pray lord rama on his birth day keep this world in peace and shower prosperity to all living creatures.

"Sree Ram Jaya Rama Jaya Jaya Rama"

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April 2009 - Tamil calender



Thursday, March 26, 2009

Kadalai Mittai / Peanut Jaggery balls


Fried groundnut - 2 cups


Powdered jaggery - 1 cup
Method :
~Heat 3/4 cup of water in a kadai, once the water boils.
~Add the powdered jaggery to it.
~Make a thick consistency of the jaggery.
~Try pouring a pinch of boiling jaggery mixture in water, it should be form a small ball shape.


~This is the correct consistency of jaggery mixture.
~Keep the flame in lower medim, add the fried groundnut to jaggery and mix well and switch of the gas.
~Once it cools down slightly, make balls out of the mixture


~Store in air tight container, you can use it for a month's time

Serves a real good protein rich snack.

Monday, March 23, 2009

MCC Contest 2009 Results

Dear Friends,

Glad to announce the result of the MCC contest, Hope we have done some justice on it.
I believe everyone will be happy will this. Announcing the winners doesn't mean that others are loosers, this contest was a kinda of knowledge sharing session with a little essence of encouraging the bloggers with best clicks, i took help of my friends and family members to sort out the results. Congratulations winners.

First Place for spicesetc

Picture courtesy by Mahima of Indian Vegetarian Kitchen


Second Place - Decided to share among two
This is Pic by Kaipunyam

Picture courtesy by Tina Mary Toms of Kaipunyam


This pic by recipes24seven

Picture courtesy by Mangalabhat of Recipes24seven


Third Prize - Decided to share among three

This pic by Vishnu cooks

Picture courtesy by Priya Sriram of Priya's Sourashtrian Kitchen


This pic by Willo - o - the - wisp

Picture courtesy by Varsha Vipins of Will- o - the wisp


This pic by Priya Easy n Tasty

Picture courtesy by Priyasuresh of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes


Here are the awards for the winners, kindly pick the awards for here:
Award for first place - Mahima of Indian Vegetarian Kitchen


Award for second place

  • Tina Mary Toms of Kaipunyam

  • Mangalabhat of Recipes24seven


Award for third place

  • Priya Sriram of Priya's Sourashtrian Kitchen

  • Varsha Vipins of Varshaspaceblog

  • Priyasuresh of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes


I wish share this award to all the friends who participated in the event and for sharing great imaginative pics and ideas


Hope i didn't miss anyone, sorry if i had and please do let me know.
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