May 30, 2013


A delicious sweet snack from Kerala..

Green Gram(Moong dal sabut) - 1.5 cups
Grated/Dessicated Coconut - 1 cup
Jaggery - 3/4 cup(grated)
Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp
Maida - 1cup
Salt - a pinch
Tumeric - 1/2tsp (optionla)
Oil - for deep frying

Method :-

Pressure cook moong dal with enough water till soft (say 3 whistles).
Once the pressure is gone, take out moong dal in a wide bowl n let it cool.
Mix in cardamom powder n jaggery .
Combine using  your hands and form small ladoos/balls.

Line them on a tray.
Prepare a thick batter using maida,salt,tumeric and water.

Heat oil in a deep pan.
Dip n coat each dal ladoo in the batter using 2 forks and deep fry them(2 to 3 at a time).
Drain on a kitchen tissue.

Serve hot with your evening Tea....Njoy!!!

  • Do not add too much of water in will make it soggy and the ladoos will break while frying.
  • If accidentally the dal ladoos are made soggy..keep them in the fridge for half an hour.Later take them out and  coat them in the batter and fry.
  • If you don't want to use jaggery replace them with sugar.
  • Tumeric is used here for the color..if you want to keep the sukhiyan not use tumeric.

May 15, 2013

CSSC Pulav

CSSC is my experimental creation  of new pulav..

Pulav with Chicken Sausage n Soya Chunks(now u understood what CSSC stands for ) ;) :p

Basmati Rice - 1.5 cups (soaked for 20 min)
Chicken Sausage - 5 (sliced - thick)
Soya Chunks - 1 cup (soaked in lukewarm water for a few min.,drained)
Onion - 1 medium(sliced)
Tomato - 2 medium(sliced)
Ginger- Garlic Paste - 1.5tsp
Green Chilli - 2 (sliced)
Coriander Leaves - a few
Mint Leaves - a few
Tumeric - 1/2tsp
Pulav masala - 2 tsp (heaped) or use Chicken Masala - 2 tsp(heaped)
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Lime - 1
Oil - 2tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cinnamon - 1 small pc
Cardamom - 3
Clove - 4
Bay Leaves - 2
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Method :-

Heat oil + ghee in a wok,crackle cumin seeds and all whole spices(cinnamon,cardamom,clove n bay leaves).
Saute ginger garlic paste +green chilli .Add onions and saute till it changes color.
Add tomato and pulav masala + tumeric+red chilli powder+salt+lime juice.Mix well.
Add the sausages and soya chunks now and mix well.
Put on the lid and cook for 2-3 min.
Add drained basmati rice and mix properly.
Add enough water to cover the rice.Bring to boil .
Add mint leaves and coriander leaves.
Simmer the flame and cook till the water is absorbed completely and the rice is done.

Garnish with mint leaves and Serve hot with Boondi raita/any other raita.or .Pickle...

Boondi Raita

For Raita lovers..

Boondi(namkeen) - 1 cup
Curd - 2 cups
Water - 1/2 cup
Cumin - 1tsp(roasted  n powdered)
Red chilli powder - 1tsp
Salt - 1/2tsp
Rock Salt - 1 tsp
Sugar - 2 tsp
Mint leaves - 5 leaves (roughly chopped)

Method : -

Soak boondi(namkeen) in water for 5 min.Drain and keep aside.
Pour curd in a wide bowl,add water and whisk it for 2 to 3 min.
Add all the spices +salt+rock salt+sugar and whisk again.
Add mint leaves and mix well.
Garnish with mint leaves .
Serve with any biryani/Pulav...

May 14, 2013

Miloni Matar Mushroom

A delicious Awadhi dish using peas n mushroom...Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's style

 Serves - 4

Green Peas - 1 cup
Mushroom(halved n blanched) - 400gm
Onion(medium) - 1(chopped)
Cinnamon - 2 " pc
Green Cardamom - 3
Tomato (medium) - 1(chopped)
Tomato Puree - 1/4 cup
Spring onion(chopped) - 1/4cup
Green chilli - 2(chopped)
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Cashew paste - 1/4 cup
Tumeric - 1/2tsp
Red chilli powder - 1.5tsp
Garam masala - 1.5tsp
Cumin powder - 1tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Kasoori Methi (crushed) - 1.5tsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Oil - 2tbsp
Coriander leaves(chopped) -  1/4cup
Spring onion green(chopped) - 2 to 3 stalk

Method : -

 Heat oil in a non stick pan, add cinnamon and green cardamoms and sauté for ½ minute.
 Add cumin seeds to the pan and when they change colour, add onion and stir.
 Add spring onions and sauté for 1 minute. 
Chop green chillies and add along with ginger paste and garlic paste and mix well. 
Add tomato and stir. Add tomato puree and stir. 
Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and cumin powder and mix well. 
Add mushrooms and  peas - mix. 
Add salt, red chilli powder, cashewnut paste and ½ cup water and mix. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Chop coriander leaves and add. 
Add kasoori methi and garam masala powder and mix well. 
Garnish with spring onion greens.

Serve hot with roti or parantha...Njoy!!!

May 10, 2013

3 ingredients Cookie

Yes a quick,easy n yummy cookie with just 3 ingredients...and its Healthy too..Guess i should call it Guiltfree

If you wish you can add other ingredients to this like for extra sweetness -sugar,raisins..nuts of ur choice..anything.

Oats - 1 cup
Ripe small banana - 2
Cinnamon powder - 1/4tsp
Raisins - a few (optional)

Method :-

Pre-heat oven 180°C.
In a bowl ,put oats followed by cinnamon powder.

 Add bananas and mash it using your hands;form a soft dough.

Line a baking tray with butter paper/aluminum foil.Make 8 balls out of the dough and slightly flatten it between your it carefully on the tray..keep distance between each cookie.(if you are using raisins to decorate then place them on the cookie and press it lightly with your fingers)

Place the tray in the center of oven and bake it for 15-18 min...If u want real crispy cookies then bake it for a few min more .

Njoy with your evening Tea/Coffee .

Note - If u don't want the taste of raw oats..then roast them for a few min.s in a pan and then use them.

Aloo-Shimla mirch Sabji

Easy n Yummy side style

Potatoes - 3 medium
Capsicum (green) - 2
Tumeric - 1/2tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Hing - 1/4tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2tsp
Oil - 2tbsp

Method :-

Dice potatoes and capsicum.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan,crackle cumin seeds .
Add hing,diced potatoes and saute.Cook for a minute.
Add capsicum and saute.
Add the spices and salt,mix well.
Cover and cook till potatoes are soft n cooked.

Serve hot with roti/chapati...Njoy!!!