Indian Recipes of the Year 2007

Beet Pickle


Fresh beet 4
Chilly vinegar 1 cup


How to make Beet Pickle:

Remove skin of beet and make pieces.

In a vessel take water add salt and pieces of beet.

Cook beet pieces finely.

Remove water and allow to dry.

Lastly add vinegar and little salt.

Mix well and keep in tight bottle.

Beet pickle is ready.

May 20th, 2007

Beet raita


Beet root 2
Curd 1 cup
Green chilly 2
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Oil 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp


How to make Beet raita:

Wash and boil beet root.

Remove skin and grate it.

Beat curd finely and keep aside.

In a pan heat oil and add mustard seeds.

When they crackle add green chilly.

Then add grated beet root,sugar,salt and coriander leaves.

Allow to cool.

Lastly add curd and serve.

February 17th, 2007



Maida 3 cups
Curd 1/2 cup
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
Baking soda 1/4 tsp
Sugar 2 tsp


How to make Bhature:

Sieve maida,baking powder,baking soda and salt together.

Add 2 tbsp oil,curd and sugar and knead soft dough using enough water.

Cover the dough with wet cloth and keep aside for at least 2 hrs.

After 2 hrs.roll out big puris (Bhature).

In kadai heat oil and deep fry bhature till light brown both the sides.

Serve hot with chole or chana masala.

March 23rd, 2007



Kurmura 3 cups
Sev 1 cup
Puri 10
Potato(boiled) 1
Onion 1
Tomato 1
Khazoor chutney 1 tbsp
Red Chutney 1 tbsp
Green chutney 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves 1 cup


How to make Bhelpuri:

Take a big deep bowl and crush puri coarsely.

Add half portion of sev, kurmura and all ingredients including chutneys and mix well.

Serve immediately with garnishing sev and finely chopped coriander leaves.

Bhelpuri is ready.

June 1st, 2007

Bhendi Masala


Bhendi 250 gm
Onion 2
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Jeera powder 1 tsp
Dhania powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
Oil 4 tbsp
Lemon juice 1 tbsp


How to make Bhendi Masala:

Cut bhendi into 2-3 pieces.

Chop onion into slices.

In a pan heat oil and fry onions till golden brown.

Now add red chilly powder,turmeric powder,garam masala powder, jeera powder and dhania powder.

Fry again for a minute.

Now add bhendi pieces and again fry for 2-3 min.

Add lemon juice and salt.

Cover the pan and cook for 4-5 min.on low flame.

Bhendi masala is ready.

Serve with chapati or roti.

July 9th, 2007

Boondi Kadhi


Boondi 100 gm
Curd 1 cup
Besan 1/4 cup
Haldi 1 tsp
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Pepper corns 6
Dry red chilly 2
Ginger 1/2″
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp


How to make Boondi Kadhi:

In a mixing bowl take besan,haldi,red chilly powder,salt and curd.

Mix well and add 4 cups of water.

In a pan heat oil and add jeera, peppercorns,red chillies and chopped ginger.

Saute it for 2-3 min.

Then add besan batter and allow to boil on low flame.

Stir continuously.

Now add boondi and simmer for another 2-3 min on low flame.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with plain rice.

October 16th, 2007

Butter Dosa


Rava 4 cups
Urad dal 1 cup
Curd 1 tbsp
Onion 2
Green chilly 4
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp


How to make Butter Dosa:

Soak urad dal for 3-4 hours and then grind to a fine paste.

Mix rava,curd,grind urad dal and salt. keep aside for 5-6 hours.

Chop coriander leaves,onion and green chilly finely.

Mix in above batter.add water if necessary.

Heat tava,spread butter.

Pour batter and spread clockwise immediately.

Cook on low flame.spread butter around the dosa.

After 2-3 min remove from the heat.

Enjoy with green chutney or sambar.

February 6th, 2007

Cauliflower Pakoda


Cauliflower 1/2 kg
Besan 2 cups
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Jeera powder 1 tsp
Baking soda 1/2 tsp
Chat masala 1 tsp


How to make Cauliflower pakoda:

Make the florets of cauliflower and apply little salt and keep aside for 10 min.

In another pan take besan,red chilly powder, turmeric powder,jeera powder,soda and salt.

Make a thick batter using water.

Wash florets and dry it.

Coat each floret with the batter and deep fry.

Drain and place on absorbent paper.

Sprinkle with chaat masala and serve hot with ketchup or chutney.

November 22nd, 2007

Cauliflower Paratha


Wheat flour 4 cups
Cauliflower 250 gm
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Green chilly 2-3
Coriander leaves 2 tbsp
Oil or ghee


How to make Cauliflower Paratha:

First clean and wash cauliflower.

Grind in a mixture along with green chilly.

In a big dish take wheat flour and add cauliflower mixture,ginger garlic paste, chopped coriander leaves and salt.

Knead dough using enough water.

Keep aside for 20 min.

Roll it small parathas and fry on tava both side applying ghee or oil.

Serve hot with dahi or aachar.

May 24th, 2007

Cauliflower Potato Curry


Cauliflower 500 gm
Potato 2-3
0nion 2
Tomato 1
Coconut 1/2
Red chilly powder 2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves 2 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp


How to make Cauliflower Potato Curry:

Wash the cauliflower and make big pieces.

Chop onion and tomato finely and potato in big pieces.

Grate coconut.

In kadai heat 1 tbsp oil and fry half portion of onion till transparent.

Then add grated coconut and fry till golden brown.

Grind in a mixer.

In another pan heat 1 tbsp oil and fry chopped onion.

After 2-3 min add cauliflower and potato.

Fry for 2-3 min again.

Now add red chilly powder,turmeric powder and garam masala powder.

Add 2 cups of water and cover the pan.

Cook for 5 min on low flame.

Add salt and coconut paste. cook again for 2-3 min.

Lastly add chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with roti or rice or both.

July 19th, 2007



Wheat flour 2 cups
Jawar flour 1 cup
Besan 2 cups
Sesame 1 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp
Red chilly powder 2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Curd 2 cups
Ajwain 1 tsp
Sugar 1 tsp


How to make Chakli:

In a bowl take wheat flour,jawar flour, besan,fried sesame,ginger garlic paste, red chilly powder,turmeric powder, ajwain,sugar and salt.

Then add 2 tbsp hot oil and mix finely.

Add curd and knead dough.use water if necessary.

In kadai take oil and heat on low flame.

Make chaklis with the help of chakli patra (vessel) and deep fry on low flame till golden brown.

March 2nd, 2007

Chana Chat


Boiled chana 2 cups
Onion 2
Tomato 1
Green chilly 2
Chat masala 1 tsp
Lemon juice 2 tsp
Pepper powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves 2 tbsp


How to make Chana Chat:

In a mixing bowl take boiled chana,finely chopped onion,chopped tomato,chopped green chilly and chopped coriander leaves.

Add chat masala,lemon juice, pepper powder and salt.

Mix finely and serve immediately.

March 23rd, 2007

Chana Chat


Green chana 1 cup
Onion 3
Tomatoes 2
Chat masala 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Lemon juice 2 tsp
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Fine sev 1/2 cup


How to make Chana Chat:

Soak green chana in water for 4-5 hours.

Then boiled in pressure cooker with little water (6-8 whistles).

Chop onions,tomatoes and coriander leaves finely.

Remove water from chana and mix chopped onions,tomatoes, chat masala, red chilly powder,lemon juice and salt.

Mix well and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and shev.

September 21st, 2007

Chat Masala


Red chillies 6-8
Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1 tbsp
Amchoor powder 1 tbsp
Black salt 1 tbsp
Black pepper 2 tsp


How to make Chat Masala:

Roast cumin seeds,coriander seeds and red chillies for 2-3 min.

Mix all ingredients and grind in a mixer.

Chat masala is ready.

September 21st, 2007

Cheese Omelet


Egg 2
Onion 2
Green chilly 1-2
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Butter 1 tbsp


How to make Cheese Omelet:

In a bowl take 2 broken eggs, chopped onion, green chilly,coriander leaves, turmeric powder and salt..

Beat finely.

In a pan heat butter and pour all the batter.

Cook on one side till done then turn it and cook the other side.

Grate cheese on the top of the omelet.

Cover the pan for a minute.

Serve hot with bread.

January 19th, 2007

Cheese Paratha


Cheese 2 cups
Maida 3 cups
Potato 2
Green chillies 2
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Ghee 2 tbsp
Oil 2 tsp


How to make Cheese Paratha:

Sieve maida,add salt and oil and mix well.

Knead the dough using lukewarm water and keep aside for 10 min.

Grate cheese and potato. add salt, finely chopped green chillies and coriander leaves.

Make equal size balls of dough and stuff the cheese potato mixture in each ball.

Now roll out the paratha with carefully.

Heat the non stick pan and roast the paratha with ghee.

Enjoy with any chutney.

April 30th, 2007

Cheese Vada Pav


Potato 1/2 kg
Onion 3
Besan 1 bowl
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Kadipatta leaves 5-6
Green chilly 4
Ginger 2 inch
Garlic cloves 6
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Buns (pav) 6-8
Cheese slices 6-8
Tomato ketchup
Oil to fry


How to make Cheese Vada Pav:

Boil potatoes and mashed.

Cut onions and make paste of green chilly, ginger and garlic.

Make batter of besan with salt to fry batata vada.

In a pan take 1 tbsp oil.add to this mustard seeds,cumin seeds and kadipatta.

Now add chopped onions and fry for some time.

Add ground masala and fry.then add turmeric powder and salt.

Lastly add mashed potatoes and mix well.

Remove from the gas. add coriander leaves.

Mix well and make balls.

Deep balls in besan batter and fry in hot oil.

Batata vada is ready.

Now open the bun and spread some tomato ketchup and sprinkle little chopped onions.

Place batata vada and cheese slice in buns.

Cheese vadapav is ready.

August 5th, 2007

Chicken Cutlets


Chicken mince 250 gm
Onion 2-3
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder 1/2 tsp
Garlic paste 2 tsp
Ginger paste 2 tsp
Green chilly paste 1 tsp
Eggs 2
Bread crumbs 100 gm
Coriander Leaves 1 bowl


How to make chicken cutlets:

In chicken mince add finely chopped onions,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,green chilly paste, ginger paste, garlic paste, salt,chopped coriander leaves and half portion of bread crumbs.

Mix well and keep aside for 30 min.

Beat the eggs and add little salt.

Now make small balls of chicken mixture.

Give cutlet shape and dip into the egg mixture.

Now roll it in remaining portion of bread crumbs.

Fry in hot oil till golden brown.

Chicken cutlet is ready.

Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

October 11th, 2007

Chicken Soup


Chicken pieces 1 cup
Onion 1
Celery leaves 2
Corn flour 1 tbsp
Soya sauce 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves 2 tsp
Butter 1 tbsp
Pepper 4-5


How to make Chicken Soup:

In a pan heat butter and add chopped onions and saute it for 2-3 min.

Make small pieces of chicken and add it to onions.

Again cook for 2-3 min.

Now add cornflour+2-3 cups of water and let it boil for 10 min.

Add coriander leaves,celery leaves,soya sauce,crushed pepper and salt.

Again boil for 4-5 min.

Chicken soup is ready.

February 20th, 2007

Chinagrass Pudding


Milk 1/2 Lt
Sugar 6 tbsp
China grass 10 gm
Vanila essence 4 drops
Rose essence 4 drops
Milk masala 1/2 tsp
Colour green and pink


How to make Chinagrass Pudding:

Cut chinagrass into small pieces and soak in cup of milk for 2 hrs.

After 2 hrs boil it and mix in milk.

Add sugar and boil again then strain it.

Make three parts in one part add green colour and milk masala.

In second part add pink colour and rose essence.

In third part add only vanila essence.

In a mould pour green part first then white and last pink.

Keep to set in refrigerator.

Colourful pudding is ready.

March 27th, 2007

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