Indian Recipes of the Year 2007

Vaalache bhirde


Sprouted vaal 1/4 kg
Onion 2
Coconut 1 cup
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Kashmiri red chilly powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves 1/2 cup
Sugar 1 tsp
Kokum 2-3


How to make Vaalache bhirde:

Remove skin of sprouted vaal. wash and cook in a pressure cooker.(5 whistles)

Chop onion and coriander leaves.

Grate coconut and make fine paste in a mixture by using water.

In a pan heat oil add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

Then add onion and fry till golden.

Now add asafoetida,red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt.

Now pour cooked vaal and mix well.

When it starts boiling add coconut paste, sugar and kokum.

Remove from the gas after 2-3 min.

Vaalache bhirde is ready.

Enjoy with chapati or bhakari.

January 9th, 2007

Vaangi Bhath


Rice 2 cups
Brinjal(vaangi) 500 gm
Onions 4
Tomato 1
Dhania powder 2 tsp
Red Chilly powder 2 tsp
Haldi 1/4 tsp
Oil 4 tbsp
Coriander leaves


How to make Vaangi Bhath:

Wash rice,drain and keep aside for 10 min.

Cut the brinjal into 4 pieces.

In a pan heat oil and fry chopped onion till transparent.

Add the brinjal pieces and fry for 2-3 min.
Now add dhania powder,tomato pieces, salt,haldi and red Chilli powder and saute for 4-5 minutes.

Add rice and fry for a min only.

Pour enough hot (appx.3&1/2 cups) water and allow to cook on low flame.

Add hot water if necessary.

Vaangi bhath is ready.

Garnish with plenty coriander leaves.

December 9th, 2007

Vanilla Ice Cream


Milk 3 cups
Sugar 5 tbsp
Cornflour 1 tbsp
China grass(instant vanilla flavor) 1 tbsp
Fresh cream 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence 5 drops


How to make Vanilla Ice Cream:

Take 2 3/4 cup of milk in a pan add sugar and keep boiling.

Add china grass and cornflour in cold 1/4 cup of milk and mix well.

Add in hot milk stir and cook on low flame(cook until thick).

Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Add vanilla essence and fresh cream mix in mixture.

Pour the mixture in aluminum tin and keep to set in refrigerator.

When it will half set again mix in mixture and keep in refrigerator to set.

March 13th, 2007

Veg Fruit Cake


Milkmaid 1 tin
Maida 250 gm
Baking soda 1 tsp
Baking powder 1 tsp
Butter 125 gm
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Soft drink 1 cup
Dry fruit pieces 1 cup


How to make Veg Fruit Cake:

Sieve maida, soda, baking powder together.

Rub maida and butter finely.

Add milkmaid, and vanilla essence to the flour.

Mix well and Add the soft drink.

Rub little maida to the dry fruit pieces and add in above mixture.

Mix well.

Preheat the oven at 150 c for 8-10 minutes.

Pour the mixture in greased and dusted tin.

Put the tin in the oven and bake it at 150 c for 10 minutes.

After 10 min decrease the temperature at 100 c and bake for 5 min.

Allow to cool completely.

Veg fruit cake is ready.

December 20th, 2007

Veg kurma


Green peas 1/4 kg
Cauliflower 1/4 kg
Potato 2-3
Carrot 2
Onion 4
Grated coconut 1/2
Red chilly powder 2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp


How to make Veg K urma:

Make pieces of potato and carrot.

In a kadai heat 1 tbsp oil and fry 2 chopped onions till light brown then add grated coconut and fry it again till brown.

Grind in a mixture to make a fine paste.

In a pan heat 1 tbsp oil and fry 2 chopped onions till transparent.

Then add green peas,cauliflower,potato and carrot.

Fry for a min.

Add red chilly powder,turmeric powder and garam masala powder. stir well and add 1 glass of water.

Allow to cook for 5-8 min on low flame.

Now add salt and grind coconut paste.

Mix well.

Allow to boil.

Veg kurma is ready.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

February 1st, 2007

Vermicelli kheer


Vermicelli 50 gm
Sugar 4-5 tbsp
Hot milk 1 lt
Elaichi powder 1 tsp
Ghee 1 tbsp
Hot water 2 cups


How to make vermicelli kheer:

In a pan heat ghee and fry vermicelli (shevaya) till golden on low flame.

Add hot water and allow to cook for 5 min on low flame.

Now add sugar and stir till it melts.

Add milk and boil for 10 min. on low heat.

Lastly add elaichi powder and mix well.

Vermicelli kheer is ready.

September 10th, 2007



Besan 1/4 kg
Drumsticks 2
Onion 4
Ginger 1″
Green chilly 2
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder 2 tsp
Coriander leaves 1/2 cup
Oil 2 tbsp


How to make Zhunka:
In a big bowl take besan,red chilly powder, turmeric powder,garam masala powderand salt.Add water and make thick batter.

Chop onion,ginger and green chilly finely.

Peel drumstick and cut into pieces.

In a kadai heat oil and put mustard seeds and cumin seeds,when they crackle put chopped onion,ginger and green chilly.

Fry it for 2-3 min.then add drumsticks pieces.again fry for 2-3 min.

Now pour the batter and stir finely.add chopped coriander leaves.

Cover and cook till done on low flame.

You can cook in pressure cooker also.(2 whistles)

Enjoy with chapati or bhakari.

January 12th, 2007

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