Showing posts from May, 2015

Capsicum Chutney

Recently I have been trying no coconut chutneys just to give a change to regular chutneys. And this one chutney recipe is passed to me by my good friend and blogger Suma. So without much a do lets write doen the recipe here. INGREDIENTS.
2 Capsicums
2 Onion
1 tsp Ginger
3 Cloves of Garlic
2 Green chilly
2 tsp Oil
Salt to taste
2 tsp Coconut oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds.
½  tsp Jeera
Few Curry leaves.
Pinch of hing
Cut capsicum and onion into small pieces. Heat oil in a kadai. Add green chilly followed by ginger and garlic. Once it is semi fried, add capsicum and onion  at once and continue frying for about 2 min or till its well cooked. Stir occasionally. Keep it aside and let it cool. Grind to a smooth paste adding little water. Tranfer that into a bowl.
For tempering:
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and jeera, Then add curry leaves and hing and switch off the flame. Pour this tadka on the chutney. Mix well and serve.
Enjoy with hot Idlis or Dosas. I enjoyed it…

Masala Chitranna

Hello to all readers. How are you all??? Been a long time since I was here. I miss being here, but I get so occupied with things that somehow I postpone my post. Today I finally decided to post a new recipe which I tried from a cookery show oggarane dabbi. This show is very famous in dakshina kannada district. i do not get it here but I happened to watch it while watching some other recipe in youtube long back. We normally make chitranna/lemon rice, but this is a new version of making lemon rice known as Masala Chitranna. Here is what we need: INGREDIENTS:
1 and ½  Cups Rice
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
¼ tbsp oil
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tbsp Chana Dal
½  tbsp Urad Dal
Fist full of Peanuts
2 sprigs of Curry leaves (10-15) To be Ground into Paste:
4-5 green chillies (depending on the spiciness you need)*
2 tbsp coconut grated/freshly scraped or frozen
¼  (10 to 12 twigs) cup of Coriander leaves
½  tsp Jeera
2” Ginger pieces
2 Cloves Garlic
METHOD: Wash Rice and with a tsp of oil, cook …

Soya Chunks Biryani

Rice items are always on our top list. Today’s recipe I have adapted from a cooking show ruchkar mejwani where she has added chicken which I have replaced with soya chunks. Serves: 3 Ingredients:

1 cup Basmati Rice
250 gms soya chunks
4 cups Water
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
Saffron Strands
Coriander-Ginger-Garlic paste (2 tbsp coriander leaves,1”ginger, 2 garlic if using small hen use 4)
2 small Onions pureed
2 Tomatoes pureed
1 tbsp Cumin Seeds Powder
1 tbsp Coriander Seeds Powder
1 tbsp Garam Masala
1 tbsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Biryani Masala ( I have used Everest biryani masala)
1 tbsp Coriander Leaves
100 gms Curd
Ghee -2tbsp
- Take a deep vessel, add water, salt, black pepper & saffron strands. Let the mixture come to a boil. Then add basmati rice to the water and let it cook.
- Soak the soya chunks in water for atleast 15 minutes. Then squeeze and keep it aside.
- For marination, in a bowl, add soya chunks, Coriander-Ginger-Garlic paste, cumin seeds powd…

Bread Dosa/ Bread Utthappam

Hello all! How are you all? Long time I have posted any recipe being busy with the growing kid and the big one going to a new grade a new school. My schedule has totally changed since a month, so it’s difficult to post here in my lovely space. Now that Manya’s Tiffin packing has started again I have to Invent or say experiment new recipes. She not being fussy I have no worries yet she doesn’t prefer sandwiches in her Tiffin so my experiment will end up to idli, dosa, tikki’s and other things. This dosa was made when I had some top and bottom sides of bread. Here is what we need: Bread slices (white or brown): 4 *check notes Rava (semolina): 1cup Rice flour: ¾ th cup Yoghurt: ¾ th cup Onion: 1 Green chillies: 2 Red chilli: 1 Ginger: 1/2″ piece Mustard seeds: 1tsp Urad dal: 1tsp Salt to taste Oil
Let’s Start Making Dosa: üSoak the bread in water and remove squeezing out all the water. üMake a smooth paste along with the rava, rice flour and yoghurt. üGrind this in the mixer along with the red and green …