Mutton Soup


Mutton bones 200 gm
Onions 1
Tomato 1
Cloves 6-8
Cinnamon 2″
Whole Peppercorns 10-15
Pepper powder 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Coriander leaves 1/2 cup
Mint leaves 6-8
Butter 2 tsp


How to make Mutton Soup:

Chop onions,tomatoes,mint and coriander leaves.

Clean and wash bones.

Put in pressure cooker with all ingredients except butter,pepper powder and half portion of onions and coriander leaves.

Cook up to 7-8 whistles.

Allow to cool.

Now heat butter in a pan and saute onions for 2-3 min.

Now pour cooked bones mixture.

Add pepper powder and bring to boil.

Mutton soup is ready.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

May 21st, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi



Lapsi (dalia) 100 gm
Sugar 100 gm
Ghee 4-5 tbsp
Elaichi powder 1 tsp
Kaju-kismis 2 tsp
Milk 1 cup
Water 1 cup
Salt 1/4 tsp


How to make Lapsi:

In a pan mix water and milk and put to boil.

In a kadai heat ghee and fry dalia(lapsi) on low flame till golden brown.

Add salt, boiled milk and water.

Allow to cook dalia on low flame.

Dalia takes some time to cook.

Add hot water or milk if necessary.

Now add sugar,elaichi powder and kaju kismis.

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

Lapsi is ready.

Serve hot with tea.

May 16th, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi

Mango Sasav


Mangoes 4
Coconut 2 cups
Jeera 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder 2 tsp
Black peppercorns 8
Jaggery 1/2 cup
Tamarind pulp 1-2 tsp
Oil 1 tsp


How to make Mango Sasav

Wash,peel and make pieces of mangoes.

Dry roast 1/2 tsp mustard seeds in a pan till they crackle.

Add to the coconut and grind fine paste along with jeera,turmeric powder,red chilly powder and peppercorns.

Heat oil and add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and allow to crackle.

Now pour the grind paste.

Add jaggery, tamarind pulp, salt, mango pieces and 1 cup of water.

Bring to a boil and simmer till all the water dries out.

Add more jaggery if necessary.

Serve hot with rice.

May 12th, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi

Masala Chaas


Curd 2 cups
Chilled water 6-7 cups
Jeera powder 2 tsp
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Pudina leaves 4-5
Green chilli 2-3
Ginger 1/2″
Black pepper 5-6
Black Salt 2 tsp


How to make Masala Chaas:

In a blender take all ingredients except curd and water.

Blend till all ingredients mixes finely.

Now add curd and blend again for 2-3 min.

Add chilled water and mix well.Serve in tall glasses with fresh mint leaves.

May 5th, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi

Tava Rice


Uncooked rice 1 cup
Onion 2
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Capsicum 1
Tomato puree 1 tbsp
Curds 4 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp


How to make Tava Rice:

Cook the rice in cooker as usual.

Heat the oil in a tava and fry the chopped onions for a minute.

Add capsicum slices,tomato puree and salt.

Fry for 2-3 min.

Now add red chilly powder and turmeric powder.

Fry again for a minute on low flame.

Now add curds and mix well.

Lastly add the cooked rice.

Cover the pan and cook again for 2-3 minutes.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

May 1st, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi

Chicken Sukha


Broiler chicken 1 kg
Tomato 2
Fresh coconut 1 cup
Onions 4
Chicken masala 5 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Oil 3 tbsp


How to make Chicken Sukha:

Chop onion,tomato and coriander leaves finely.

Clean the chicken and make pieces.

Apply chicken masala,turmeric powder,garam masala powder and salt.

keep aside for 30 min.

In a pan take 2 tbsp oil and fry onion till golden brown.

Then add chopped tomato and fry for 2-3 min.

Now add marinated chicken and fry till crispy.

Cover the pan and allow to cook on low flame for 5 min.

Do not use water.

Chicken should be dry.

Lastly add fresh coconut and finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with roti and onion rings.

April 26th, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi

Apple Kheer


Milk 1 lt
Apples 2-3
Sugar 1 cup
Cornflour 1 tbsp
Elaichi powder 1 tsp
Badam 5
Kaju 5
Pista 5


How to make Apple Kheer:

In a cup of warm milk mix the cornflour finely.

In a another pan take milk,cornflour milk and sugar.

Allow to boil on low flame for 20 min.

Peel and grate the apples.

Add immediately into boiling milk.

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

Lastly add elaichi powder.

Remove from heat.

Garnish with kaju badam pista pieces.

Apple kheer is ready to serve.

April 22nd, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi

Masala Banana Wafers


Kerala’s raw banana 6
Kashmiri mirchi powder 1 tsp
Coconut oil to fry


How to make Masala Banana Wafers:

Heat coconut oil in a kadai.

Peel and slice the banana very thinly.

Add banana slices immediately in hot oil.

Sprinkle salt water over the banana slices.

Fry it till crispy.

Drain and sprinkle mirchi powder on a wafers and toss.

Cool and store in an airtight container.

Masala banana wafers is ready to eat.

April 18th, 2008 Author: Vaibhavi

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