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 Author: Vaibhavi

Prawns Curry


Prawns 2 cups
Drumstick 2
Onion 1
Oil 2 tsp



Coconut 1/2
Onion 1
Red chilly 4
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Pepper 4-5
Coriander seeds 1 tsp
Methi seeds 4-5
Raw rice 1 tsp
Tirphal (optional) 5-6
Tamarind pulp 1 tsp


How to make Prawns Curry:

Clean the prawns and apply salt and turmeric powder and keep aside for one hour.

Chop onion and cut drumsticks into pieces.

Grind all masala ingredients in mixture and make fine paste.

After 1 hour wash prawns.

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

Then add prawns and again fry for 2-3 min.

Now add drumstick pieces and fry for a min.

Add glass of water amd allow to cook.

Lastly add grind paste and salt.

Allow to boil for 2-3 min on low flame.

Prawns curry is ready serve with rice.

February 17th, 2007 Author: Vaibhavi

Satyanarayana Prasad


Rava 2 cups
Sugar 2 cups
Ghee 2 cups
Milk 2 cups
Water 2 cups
Banana 1/2
Kaju 5-6
Kismis 8-10
Almond 4
Elaichi powder 2 tsp


How to make Satyanarayana Prasad:

Clean rava and fry in hot ghee till light brown on slow flame.

In another pan mix milk and water and keep to boil.

Pour the milk mixture on fried rava.

Make pieces of kaju and almond.

Chop the banana into small pieces.

When rava cook add sugar and cover the pan.

Add kismis, kaju,almond and banana pieces.

Mix well and cover the pan for 2-3 min.

Lastly add elaichi powder.

Prasad is ready.

1 comment February 14th, 2007 Author: Vaibhavi

Pav bhaji


Potato 4
Onion 2
Capsicum 1
Carrot 1
Green peas 1 cup
Cabbage 1 cup
Tomato 2
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Pav bhaji masala 1 tbsp
Kashmiri mirchi powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice 1 tsp
Vinegar 2 tsp
Pav 6


How to make Pav bhaji:

Cook potato,capsicum,carrot,green peas and cabbage till well done.

Drain it and mash them finely.

Chop onions,tomatoes and coriander leaves finely.

In a pan heat butter and fry onion till transparent.

Now add ginger garlic paste.fry for one min.

Then add tomatoes,paav bhaji masala, mirchi powder,turmeric powder and salt.

Fry again for 2-3 min.

Add mashed vegetables and vinegar and bring to boil.

Add lemon juice. stir and mash pieces.

Remove from heat.

Apply butter on tava .now open buns and fry it both side.

Serve hot buns with garnished pav bhaji.

Add more butter on bhaji if you want.

February 14th, 2007 Author: Vaibhavi

Sponge Cake


Maida 300 gm
Condensed milk 400 gm
Margarine 125 ml
Baking powder 2 tsp
Baking soda 1 tsp
Essence 1 tsp
Water 150 ml


How to make Sponge Cake:

Sieve the maida,baking powder and baking soda together.

Melt the butter and mix all ingredients.

Beat well.

Pour the mixture into a greased and dusted round vessel.

Heat the oven at 200 degrees C.

Bake the cake for 10 min.

Reduce the temperature at 150 degrees C and bake again for 10 min.

Cake is ready take out from the oven and allow to cool.

Sponge cake is ready.

February 10th, 2007 Author: Vaibhavi

Khajoor Chutney


Khajoor (dates) 100 gm
Red chilly 4
Coriander seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Tamarind pulp 1 tbsp
Jaggery(grated) 2 tbsp


How to make Khajoor Chutney:

Remove the seeds of khajoor, wash it and make pieces.

Mix all ingredients except jaggery and grind fine paste in a mixture.add water if necessary.

Pour grind paste in a bowl add jaggery and mix well.

Add water and make consistency.

Khajoor chutney is ready.

February 9th, 2007 Author: Vaibhavi



Rava 2 cups
Chana dal 1 tbsp
Urad dal 2 tsp
Red chillies 2-3
Onion 1
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Kadipatta 4-5 leaves
Cashew nuts 4-5
Ghee 3 tbsp
Sugar 1 tsp


How to make Upma:

In a pan heat ghee and add mustard seeds,chana dal,urad dal,red chillies, curry leaves and onion.

Fry for 2-3 min. then add rava and fry it on a low flame till slightly golden.

Then add cashew nuts,sugar and salt.
Boil 4 cups water in another pan.

When water starts boiling,add it to the rava mixture,stir continuously.

After water dries,cover the pan for 2 min.
Upma is ready.while serving add butter if you desire.

1 comment February 6th, 2007 Author: Vaibhavi

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 Author: Vaibhavi

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