Thursday, November 15, 2007


Hi taking a short break from blogging...mayb for 2 or 3 weeks...will come back with many recipes after this break...take care...byee...HAPPY COOKING...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007



Minapappu (urad dal) - 2 cups

Oil - for frying

Salt as required

Jeera - 2tsp

Sauf - 1tbsp

Peppercorns - 10 crushed

Onions - 1 medium chopped

Green chilli - 5-6 chopped


-Soak the dal overnite and grind it with very less water.

-Now add all the ingredients except oil and mix well.
-Heat oil for deep frying in a kadai.

-Take a bowl of water and keep aside.

-Once the oil is hot , take a plastic cover wet it a little with water and take a small partion of the batter and spread it evenly on the cover.

-Wet hands very little , make a small hole in the batter and put in the hot oil and fry till golden brown.

-Repeat with the rest of the batter.

Monday, November 5, 2007


A cold winter night...piping hot rice with ghee and mavidikaya pappu...yummy...we just start drooling thinking about sum yummy mangoes from the store and made this delicious pappu which is a favourite dish for a warm winter dinner for here goes this recipe...very simple and easy to make...


Mango's - 3 (cut into medium sized pieces)

Kandipappu (Toor Dal) - 1 and 1/2 cup

Tamarind - 1/4 lemon size ball

Salt acc to taste

Red chilli powder - 1tsp

Green chillis - 3

Oil - 2tbsp

Hing a pinch

Mustard seeds - 1tsp

Jeera - 1tsp

Red chilli's - 2

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Garlic - 1 crushed

Water - 3 and 1/2 cups


-Clean the dal add the cut mango pieces( i even added the stone of the mango as we like it so it depends if u want to put it or no) , salt , red chilli powder , gren chilis , tamarind and water and pressure cook for 3 whistles on high and for 10 min in sim.

-Heat oil , add hing , mustard seeds , jeera , red chillis and garlic and fry till garlic turns lite brown. Now add the curry leaves and add to the cooked dal and serve with hot rice and ghee.

Friday, November 2, 2007



Rice - 1cup

Pesarapappu(moong dal) - 1 cup

Ghee - 2tbsp

Senagapappu (chana dal) - 1 tbsp

Hing - a pinch

Mustard Seeds - 1tbsp

Jeera - 1tsp

Ginger - 1" piece

Red chillis - 2

Peppercorns - 8-9

Salt as required

Curry Leaves - 1 sprig


-Cook the rice and pesarapappu and required salt together in a pressure cooker. You must add a little extra water so tht the mixture dosent become too dry for for the above measurement u can add 2 and 1/2 cups of water.When done keep aside.

-Heat the ghee ( this gives taste to the dish so put tadka with ghee only) , add the senagapappu and let fry for 1 min , now add hing ,mustard seeds , jeera, chopped ginger , red chillie , peppercorns , and curry leaves and fry for 2 min.

-Add the tadka to the rice and pesarapappu mixture and serve

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