Monday, November 7, 2011

Soy Pepper Masala

I have always wanted to do something spicy with soya chunks and my sister gave me this idea which aptly suited for phulkas, dosas etc. if you eat the chunks the spicy juice is what you will taste and not the bland soya flavor. Give it a try!


1. Small soya chunks - 2 cups
2. Onion -2
3. Tomatoes -3
4. Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
5. Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
6. Chilli powder - 2 tsp
7. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
8. Cumin seeds - 1.5 tsp
9. Pepper- 1.5 tsp
10.Oil for sauteeing
11.Cinnamon stick-1,fennel seeds -1/2 tsp
12.Curry leaves .
13.Salt as per requirement.

Soak soy chunks in the hot water for 15 minutes.squeeze out the water from soy chunks and again wash it in normal water . squeeze out the water from soy chunks keep it aside. soak cumin seeds and pepper and grind it together.

Heat a oil in a kadai and put cinnamon ,fennel seeds. saute onion for 5 minutes. add ginger garlic paste.Add tomatoes after few minutes. Add salt and then chilli powder,coriander powder and turmeric powder.

After the raw smell goes add some water. Few minutes later add the soy chunks and let it boil for some time.Now add the ground cumin and pepper paste. Let it get boiled for few minutes and garnish it with curry leaves.

Serve hot with phulkas, dosas etc.
I am submitting this recipe to Vardhini's Kitchen 's
Dish it Out - Soy and Tomatoes event

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pudina In Samabar

Add pudina leaves while sauteeing onion for sambar for different flavor!

Friday, July 1, 2011


Carrot Paneer Sandwich
This sandwich is well received for breakfast time at our home.
I submit this sandwich for Srivalli's " Sandwich Mela".


For the stuffing:

1. Carrot 2 grated
2. Green chillies - 2 finely chopped
3. Onion -1 finely chopped
3. Paneer - crumbled
4. salt as per requirement
5. Oil for sauteeing
6. Bread slices.

Heat oil in a wok and add onion. saute it for few minutes.Add green chillies and carrot .Let it get cooked for few minutes. Add salt. After few minutes add crumbled paneer.Stuffing is ready.


1. Pudina leaves 1 bunch
2. Green chilly -1
3. Salt - a pinch

Grind the above ingredients into a paste.Add water if the paste is too thick.

Butter one side of the bread and apply chutney to another side of the bread. Do like this for the rest of the bread slices.keep the stuffing between the chutney sided bread slices.
Toast the bread in the Toaster and serve hot with Tomato Sauce.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ginger Capsicum Dosai

Tired of ordinary masala dosai? Try this Ginger Capsicum peas masala dosai.Its Sangeetha's Restaurant Special. Sambar or coconut chutney is a good


Dosa batter for dosas

For the masala,

Mustard seeds,urad dhal, curry leaves
1.Capsicum big size-2
2.peas - 1/2 cup
2.Onion Medium size -3
3.Tomato -4
4.Ginger 2 inches Crushed
5.Chilli powder - 2 tsp
5.turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
6.salt as per requirement
7.oil for sauteeing

Preparation of masala

Heat oil in a pan. add mustard seeds,urad dhall. after the mustard seeds split add onions and saute it. add ginger and tomato after 2 minutes. let tomatoes get cooked.Add peas and let it get cooked for few minutes. Then add chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder. add capsicum aarfter the raw smell of chilli powder goes. let the capsicum get cooked.

prepare dosai in the tawa .After both sides are cooked put the masala in the center of the dosai and fold it.
Serve with chutney or sambar.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Add ginger to rasam!

Add 1/2 inch of crushed ginger while preparing rasam.It will taste different.This is my friend gayathri's tip!