Thursday, November 8, 2012

Egg Bonda

Eggs – 4 hard boiled and cut into halves
Besan- 1cup
Rice flour – 2tbsp
Ajwain/Vaamu- 1/2tsp
Salt- according to taste
Oil- for deep frying

-Take a kadai and heat oil.
-Take a bowl , add the besan , rice flour, salt and ajwain. Mix well , add little by little water and make a thick paste without forming any lumps.
-Once the oil is hot , take the egg halves and carefully dip them in the batter , coat the egg all around with batter.
-Carefully drop the eggs into oil and fry till golden brown.
-Remove from oil and drain them on tissue paper so that the excess oil is absorbed.
-Serve with tea..

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Bread Pizza

When we were kids pizza was a delight, made using bread and amul cheese on the dosa tawa. But today we get ready made pizza base in the nearby bakery, pizza sauce and pizza cheese in the supermarket. My kid enjoys this bread pizza. So I make them for her as she comes back from school. This pizza doesn't take much time when we have everything in hand.

Bread – 2 slices
Pizza sauce – 3tbsp
Grated Mozzarella Cheese – ½ cup (can use more if you want more cheese)
Chopped Vegetables – 1 cup ( I made julliens of Onion , tomato and capsicum)
Salt and Pepper – according to taste

-Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees celcius.
-Take a bread and spread 1.5 tsp of pizza sauce.
-Spread the veggies and sprinkle salt and pepper.
-Sprinkle the grated cheese on the veggies.
-Bake in the oven for 5-7 min or until the cheese melts.
-Serve hot.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Baked Masala Peanut

Masala Peanuts make a great snack while watching TV and these are my familys favourite too. I wanted to avoid deep frying so i baked them in the oven to turn them into and oil and guilt free snack.So friends do try out these baked peanuts and enjoy them.

Peanuts- 1cup
Besan -  3/4th cup
Rice flour - 2-3 tbsp
Salt- according to taste
Red chilli powder - 2tsp
Jeera/Ajwain - 1tbsp ( either can be used)

-Take a large bowl , add all the ingredients and mix well.
-Add little by little water and form a thick coating around the peanuts.
-Heat the oven to 230 degrees Celcius.
-Line the baking tray with foil.
-Roughly spread the peanuts onto the foil and bake for 15 min.
-Remove the baking tray and break the peanuts into small pieces.
-Bake again for another 10-15 min.
-Remove from oven and let them cool , these peanuts will become more crisp as they cool.

Sending these to 
Bake Fest #13 Hosted by Anu of Anu's Healthy Kitchen and What with my cuppa  Hosted by Nupur at UK Rasoi


Friday, November 2, 2012

Gongura Pachadi

Gongura or Sorrel leaves is a vey popular green leafy vegetable in Andhra Pradesh. It is used in many recipes like Gongura Pappu ( dal) , Gongura Mamsam ( Mutton with Sorrel Leaves) , Gongura ROyyalu ( Prawns with Sorrel Leaves) and the most popular is the Gongura Pachadi.Gongura pachadi is a very important part of Andhra Pradesh Cuisine. This pachadi is a must for any feast. There are two types of Gongura one is the red stemmed and other is green stemmed.The red stemmed variety is more sour than the green stemmed variety. So depending on our taste we choose either of them for our recipes.Mix the gongura pachadi in hot rice and add a spoon or two ghee mix well and enjoy it...yummm....

So here is the recipe for the tangy Gongura Pachadi.


Gongura leaves - 2cups packed
Red chillis- 4-5
Methi seeds- 1tsp
Green chillis- 4-5
Urad dal-2tbsp
Chana dal- 2tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1tbsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Garlic- 2-3 crushed
oil - 3tbsp
Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
salt to taste


-Clean the leaves and let them dry.
- Heat 1tbsp oil and add the green chillis and the leaves and cook till till all the water left by the leaves goes dry.Keep aside
-Heat 1tbsp oil in the same pan , once hot add the methi seeds , 1tbsp urad dal, 1tbsp chana dal fry for 1 min , now add the coriander seeds and jeera, fry till a nice aroma fills the kitchen , add the red chillis and switch off the stove and let the mixture cool.
- Once cool first grind the dal mixture to a coarse powder , then add the gongura leaves required salt and grind to a smooth mixture.
-Heat the rest of the oil , add the garlic , urad adl, chana dal , red chillis and curry leaves and add to the gongura pachadi.
-Mix well and serve with rice

Note: If you want more flavor , you can add finely chopped onoin to the chutney.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Nankhatai is the Indian cookie made with only four ingredients.Nuts can also be added according to ones taste. I made the basic nankhatai which is a perfect snack along with evening cuppa tea.

Maida-1 cup
Ghee/Clarified Butter- 1/2 cup
Sugar Powder - 1/2 cup
Salt- a pinch.

-Add the powdered sugar to the ghee and mix well till the sugar melts into the ghee.
-Sift the maida and salt so that salt mixes well with the maida.
-Add little by little maida to the ghee and sugar mixture keep mixing and see to it that lumps dont form.
-Make small balls and place them in a baking tray lined with baking paper.
-Bake for 20 min at 180 degrees Celsius. These cookies don't change color.

Sending this to Bake Fest#13 Hosted by Anu @ Anu's Healthy Kitchen and What's with my Cuppa Hosted by Nupur @ UK Rasoi

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