Onion Uttapam

  Ingredients: 1 cup Urad dal(skinless split black gram) 3 cup Rice. 2 tsp methi seeds. 2 Onions chopped. Few sprigs of Corriander leaves.(Finely chopped) 2 Green chillies finely chopped. 2 tsp pieces of Cashewnuts. Salt to taste. Oil. Method: Start a night before.Add methi to urad dal.Soak urad dal and rice in water seperatelyContinue reading “Onion Uttapam”

Cucumber & Lettuce Salad

This Salad is nice to have on a warm summer day.Tastes yummy if served chilled. Ingredients: 1 Cup Cubed Cucumber 1 Cup Chopped Lettuce 2 tbsp Sweet Corns (boiled/steamed)(Optional) 2 tbsp chopped Capsicum. Dressing: 1 tbsp Salad oil. 1 tbsp honey. 1 tbsp Orange juice 1/2 tsp White paper powder. Salt to taste. Method: InContinue reading “Cucumber & Lettuce Salad”

Modak(Sweet Rice Dumpling)

Modak has a special importance in the worship of Lord Ganpati.Modak is believed to be his favorite food and thus modakapriya is one of his name . Ingredients: For the outter covering: 2 cups Rice flour(flour of washed and dried rice). 2 cups Water. 2 tbsp Ghee. salt to taste. Stuffing: 3 cups Grated coconut. 2Continue reading “Modak(Sweet Rice Dumpling)”

Coconut and Kairi(raw mango) Chutney

  This chutney is a must in our house during mango season,I usually store raw mango peices or paste in fridger and use it through out the year in chutneys,dals or gravy. The tanginess of raw mango gives this chutney  its unique taste. Ingredients: 2 cups Grated coconut. 3 Green chillies. 2 tsp Ginger garlicContinue reading “Coconut and Kairi(raw mango) Chutney”

Coconut & Peanut Chutney

Ingredients: 2 cups Grated coconut. 1 cup Roasted peanuts. 1 tbsp Tamarind paste. Small lemon size ball of jaggery. 3 Green chillies. Few chopped leaves of corriander. Salt to taste. For tempering: 1 tbsp Oil. 1 tsp Mustard seeds. 1 tsp Asafoetida. 6 cloves of Garlic. 3 Red chillies. 1 tbsp oil. Method: Mix allContinue reading “Coconut & Peanut Chutney”

Saboot Masoor Khichdi

This is a one dish meal.You have masoor,rice and veggies in it.During my college days,when I used to travel to Bellapur,my mom used to pack this for me for lunch.so I have my childhood memories attached with it. Curd,pickle and papad goes very well with this dish. Ingredients: 1 cup Masoor 1 cup Rice 1/2Continue reading “Saboot Masoor Khichdi”

Rava Fried Fish

Here I have used Surmai (king fish).Any fish for eg halwa,pomfret,etc  can be fried  using same masala. Ingredients: 2 pieces Surmai(King fish) Cleaned and washed. Salt to taste. 1 tbsp kokum aagul.(Juice of Kokum) 1/4 cup rice flour. 1/4 cup fine rava. Oil for frying. For the masala 1 medium sized onion. 2 tbsp Dhana(corrianderContinue reading “Rava Fried Fish”