Posts filed under 'Vegetarian'

Tomato Curry


Tomato 4-5
Fresh coconut 2 cups
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Coriander seeds 1 tsp
Black peppercorns 4-5
Onion 1/2
Muster seeds 1/2 tsp
Sugar 1/2 tsp
Oil 2 tsp


How to make Tomato Curry:

Chop tomato in thick slices.

In a mixer add fresh coconut,red chilly powder,turmeric powder,coriander seeds,peppercorns,onion slices and salt.

Grind a fine paste using sufficient water.

In a pan heat oil and add muster seeds.

When they crackle add tomato slices.

Fry in oil for 2 min.

Cover the pan and allow to cook tomato slices for a while.

Now add ground masala and sugar.

Mix well and allow to boil.

Tomato curry is ready.

Serve hot with rice.

September 3rd, 2008




Chana dal 1 cup
Coconut milk 2 cups
Jaggery 2 cups
Rice flour 2 tsp
Cashew nuts 6-8
Elaichi powder 1 tsp


How to make Madgane:

Soak chana dal for 30 min.

Boil dal with sufficient quantity of water.

Mix all the ingredients except elaichi powder and bring it to a boil till the jaggery is fully melted.

Allow to cook on mid flame for 4-5 min.

Lastly add elaichi powder.

Madgane is ready.

Serve hot or cold.

August 31st, 2008

Besan ki Roti


Besan 3 cups
Wheat flour 2 cups
Onion 2
Oil 1/2 cup
Red chilly powder 2 tsp
Dhana jeera powder 2 tsp
Ghee 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves


How to make Besan Ki Roti:

Chop onion and coriander leaves finely.

Take besan,wheat flour,red chilly powder, dhana jeera powder and salt in a large bowl and mix well.

Now add chopped onion ,coriander leaves and oil.

Mix well and add water to knead smooth dough.

Knead it thoroughly for 4-5 minutes until smooth.

Cover with a damp cloth and leave to rest for at least 30 minutes.

Divide the dough into equal balls.

Roll each ball into a round of about 6 inches.

Heat a frying pan (tava) on low flame.

Place the round of dough on hot tava carefully.

Allow to cook for a minute.

Apply little ghee on the top and then turn it over after a minute.

Allow to cook another side by applying more ghee.

Fry until both the sides are cooked and crisp.

Serve hot with dahi or raita.

August 27th, 2008



White peas 2 cups
Besan 2 tsp
Onion 2
Tomato 2
Red chilly powder 2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Dhana jeera powder 1 tsp
Garlic cloves 5-6
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp


How to make Ragda:

Soak white peas for 4-5 hours.

Cook in a pressure cooker(4-5 whistles).

Chop onion,tomato and coriander leaves finely.

Heat oil in a kadai and add crushed garlic cloves.

Allow to turn it golden brown and add chopped onions.

Fry till transparent and then add chopped tomatoes,red chilly powder,turmeric powder and dhana jeera powder.

Now add besan and fry it on low flame for 2-3 min.

Add boiled peas and salt.

Allow to boil for 5 min.

Add water if necessary.

Lastly add finely chopped coriander leaves.

Ragda is ready.

Serve with paav (bun).

August 21st, 2008

Aluchi bhaji


Aluchi pane (Colocassia leaves) 2 bundles
Green chilly 5-6
Peanuts 2 tbsp
Garlic cloves 10-12
Jaggery 1 tbsp
Asafoetida 1/2 tsp
Coconut 1/2 cup
Cocum 5-6
Oil 2 tbsp


How to make Aluchi bhaji:

Soak the peanuts for an hour and cook in a pressure cooker.

Clean the alu (colocassia leaves) well and shred them finely.

Heat oil in a pan and add crushed garlic cloves.

Allow to turn brown on low flame and add asafoetida .

Now add shreded leaves and finely chopped green chilly.

Saute finely on mid flame and add cooked peanuts.

Cover the pan and allow to cook on low flame for 2-3 min.

Now add cocum and salt.

Add little water to cook.

Lastly add grated jaggery and coconut.

Boil for 2-3 min.

Aluchi bhaji is ready.

August 15th, 2008

Gajar Ka Aachar


Carrots 4-5
Jaggery 50 gm
Red chilly powder 1/2 tsp
Oil 1/2 cup


How to make Gajar ka Aachar:

Heat oil in a pan and allow to cool.

Wash and peel the gajar and make small pieces.

In a pan boil water and blanch the gajar for a min.

Drain and allow to dry completely.

Apply red chilly powder,salt and grated jaggery.

Add oil and mix well.

Keep in a airtight jar in a sunlight for 15 days.

Gajar ka aachar is ready.

July 21st, 2008

Pineapple Lassi


Thick curd 1 cup
Pineapple pieces 1 cup
Sugar 2-3 tbsp
Cold water 1/2 cup
Jaiphal powder 1/2 tsp


How to make Pineapple Lassi:

Blend all ingredients in a blender till smooth.

Refrigerate for 5 min.

Pour into tall glasses. 

Garnish with pista and pineapple pieces and serve.

July 17th, 2008

Mix Usal


Mixed Sprouts 2 cups
Tomato 1
Onions 2
Red chilly powder 1-2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Fresh coconut 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Oil 1 tbsp


How to make Mix Usal:

Boil sprouts in a pressure cooker.

Chop onion,tomato and coriander leaves.

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

When splutter add chopped onion and fry till transparent.

Add chopped tomatoes and fry again for 2-3 min.

Now add red chilly powder,turmeric powder and salt.

Pour boiled sprouts with fresh coconut.

Allow to boil for 2-3 min.

Mix usal is ready.

Serve with chopped coriander leaves.

July 12th, 2008

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