Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Baby Corn Manchurian

We all know about Gobi manchurian... this one is really different! check it out! my friend asked about this.. so this recipe.


1. Baby corn –slitted
2. All purpose flour (Maida)-1 fistful
3. Rice flour -1 fistful
4. Corm flour – 2 fistfuls
5. lime juice -2 tsp
6. soya sauce – 2 tsp
7. salt – as per requirement
8. sugar- ½ tsp
9. green bell pepper – 1
10.onion -1 finely chopped
11. ginger garlic-chilli(1) paste


Mix maida, rice flour, corn flour, salt,sugar,lime juice, soya sauce and baby corn well. Just sprinkle water to bind the ingredients . then deep fry the baby corn till it turns golden brown. Keep it aside.
You can have it as dry Manchurian also.

For the gravy
Heat oil in a wok and sauté onion, ginger – garlic-chilli paste. Add capsicum, soya sauce 1 tsp and again sauté for 2 minutes. Add salt and fried baby corn .Then add some water. Mix corn flour in water and add to the above.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Kadalai Paruppu Adai /Thavalai Adai

Kadalai paruppu adai or thavalai adai is a favorite one in my mom's place! if you do not want to prepare adai one by one then this is the one you will be looking for!

1. gram dhall -1 ½ cups
2. raw rice – 2 cups
3. salt
For tempering
1. mustard seeds
2. urad dhall
3. asafetida – ¼ tsp
4. curry leaves
5. red chilies -3 or 4
6. cashew nuts – broken(optional)
7. pepper corns – 1 tsp
8. cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Soak dhall and rice together for 2 hours. Wash and grind it into a not so smooth batter. Add salt while grinding.
Heat oil in a kadai and put mustard seeds. Let it splutter. Add urad dhall, red chilies, pepper corns, cumin seeds, asafetida , curry leaves, cashew nuts . wait till all the ingredients get golden brown in color.mix all the ingredients in the ground batter. Then heat the pressure cooker and pour oil in it. Let the oil gets heated and pour all the batter in the cooker and close the cooker. Let it cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Then serve hot. Sugar is a good accompaniment for this dish.Do not put weight in the cooker.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

7 facts about me!

I was quite surprised when tagged by Laavanya and suganya!Actually I liked to read all other's meme...got to know about others a lot.This is my meme!

1. I am a voracious reader though I started reading books in my UG course! My dear friend prabha introduced me to books. I just love to read anything!

2. I am a coffee lover ! How I came through my pregnancy time without coffee is really a puzzle to me .

3. I love spending time with my daughter pavithra ! she brings so much of happiness and laughter in our lives!

4. I like to go to functions and visit all the friends and family members otherwise where you can see all your relatives at once ??.

5. Suganya and I are not only classmates ,we did some programmes for (All India Radio) AIR for some days during our PG course!

6. I believe in hard work. Whatever you want to achieve hard work will surely help you to achieve it.

7. I will not be easily discouraged. I believe in “you can win”.

I am tagging cynthia,ramya .Please write about you only if you are interested!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Podi Dosai

This type of dosai was introduced to me by my grandpa.if you do not want to prepare ordinary dosai then try this type..

Dosai batter
Onion – 2 finely chopped
Green chilies -2 chopped
Milagai podi – as per requirement
Oil – as per requirement

Sauté onion, green chilies. Then mix it with the dosai batter. Heat the tawa and pour a ladleful of batter. Then sprinkle milagai podi on top of the dosai. Put oil on side of the dosai. Turn over the dosai after it turns golden brown. Then take the dosai from the tawa after the other side also gets cooked. Repeat the same for the remaining batter. Serve hot podi dosai with coconut chutney. Dosai can be served as it is also.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Re Heat Idlies in microwave oven!

You have left over idlies??? dont want to make idli upma too? Then soak the idlies in water and put it in microwave idli plates.. then set the oven to high power (100%) and set the time to one minute or one and half minute. you will get idlies as soft as the freshly made idlies!!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Maggi Vegetable Noodle!!

We all know maggi noodles which is the most favorite for the children and elders too. This Noodles is the favorite of my friends in college. whenever I take it to college it will get over in the first hour itself. My friend asked me to post this recipe. So I have .

Maggi Noodles 1 packet
Onion – 1
Tomato – 1
Carrot – ½ cup
Potato – ½ cup
Beans – ½ cup
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Salt – as per the requirement
Water – 2 cups for maggi and 1 cup for vegetables
Oil as per the requirement

Heat the kadai and pour oil. Sauté the onion and tomato. After 2 minutes put the vegetables and sauté. Then put chilli powder and maggi Taste maker powder. After 2 minutes pour the water. Let the vegetables cook for some time. Then break the maggi noodles and put it in the kadai. Let it cook for some time.
Vegetable maggi noodles is ready!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

While Melting Butter to make ghee!!!

Wash the cooking butter in the water(just open the tap and show the friezed butter in water!!).It will not smell bad while melting.