Monday, September 30, 2013

Carrot Juice

Carrot juice
          Every one would have heard about carrot halwa which will be delicious!! Have you prepared carrot juice with cardomom? Carrot juice with just a hint of cardomom flavor will be delicious and you will yearn for it more!

Carrots - 5 to 6 medium sized
Sugar - as per requirement
Cardomom powder - 1/2 tsp ( increase if the carrots are more)

        Peel the carrots and cut into length wise or as per your wish. I had a juice so I cut it length wise. put it in the juicer and extract the juice. mix sugar and cardomon powder. stir it well and serve chilled. If you want it diluted add little water.  If you are not using Juicer ,blend it in the mixie and strain.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cucumber Mint Juice

I wanted to try some thing different in Cucumber other than raitha. I came across this recipe from Yummy Tummy. It tasted really nice. It was very refreshing to drink the juice. 


1.Cucumber - peeled and cut into cubes - 2  cups.
2.Mint leaves - 10 to 12. 
3.Juice of 1 lemon.
4.Salt to taste.
5.Sugar to taste.
6.Jeera powder Optional.
7.Water as per requirement.


  Put all the ingredients in the juicer. Pour water and grind it. Strain it. Add ice cubes and serve chilled.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Spicy Carrot Bath

          What's to prepare for lunch? This is the question which will pester our mind often..So as usual I browsed the net and got an interesting but simple recipe from Sailu's Kitchen !

 1.Basmati rice - 250 gms of rice cooked
 2.Carrot 5 medium size - grated
 3.Green chilles , 4 garlic , 1.5 inch ginger paste
 4.Cloves - 2
 5.Cinnamon - 1inch
 6.Elaichi - 2
 7.Bay leaf -1
 8.Coriander powder - 1 tsp
 9.Coriander leaves
10. Kasoori methi - 3/4 tsp
12.Salt as per requirement
12.Ghee or oil as per requirement.
13.Cashews - 6-7

Carrot Rice


        Cook Basmathi rice and cool it. let it be fluffy and seperate. Heat oil or ghee in a pan. temper the oil with cinnamon,bay leaf,cloves,elaichi,cashews. Add onion and saute it. Then add green chillies,ginger ,garlic paste .Add coriander leaves and kasoori methi leaves. Add grated carrot and saute it. after some time add coriander powder. Add salt. Then slowly add cooked rice with the mix. after 2 to 3 minutes remove the pan from flame. Serve hot with raitha.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Palak Soup

           One day we had this palak soup prepared by our friend Maithreyi which was absolutely delicious . I was wondering... will I be able to make this soup as delicious as her. So I got this recipe from her.  I would say it came out well. In summer its very difficult to cook a full fledged meals. so besides fruit juices,we can have soups and fruits for lunch which will be fulfilling.


1.Palak 2 bunches
2.Onion 2 chopped
3.tomatoes 3 chopped
4.garlic pods 6-7 chillies-2
6.salt as per the requirement
7.pepper as per the requirement
8. spring onions - 1 bunch.
9.coriander  a few sprigs.
10. oil 1 tbsp

     Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion. saute it for few minutes. then add garlic,green chillies ,tomatoes and palak. let it get sauteed for 10 minutes. let it cool and grind it to a paste add water if the paste is thick. If you want you can strain using a steel strainer. I didn't strain it. then chop the spring onion finely. Again add oil  in a pan and add spring onion's white part and saute it. After the onion got sauteed,add the ground palak and stir. you should add water to the palak to get the soup consistency.Add salt. let it get boiled after some time put the chopped spring onion and coriander sprigs. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Paneer Kurma

              Ramya and I were discussing about side dishes for chappathis . Suddenly I had this recipe in my mind which I saw in Sharmis Passion . It was a very easy to make recipe and came out very well. Paneer Kurma can be used for Chappathis, Pooris, Idiyappams, Appams etc. I just added a bit more Onions and tomatoes varying from the original recipe.

1. Paneer - cubed 1 cup
2.Onion - 2 finely chopped
3.Tomatoes -2 finely chopped
4.Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
5.Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
6.Garam masala - 1 tsp
7.cinnamon - 1 stick
8.cloves - 3
10. fresh cream - 2 tsp

For the paste
1.Freshly ground ginger garlic paste - 1.5 tsp
2.Cashews 8-10
3.fennel seeds - 3/4 tsp
4.grated coconut -1/2 cup chillies - 2
6.poppy seeds - 3/4 tsp

Preparation Method
               Grind the ingredients given under the paste category. Heat oil in a pan and put cinnamon,cloves,elaichi. saute with onion and after the onions becomes sauted add tomotoes. let the tomatoes get cooked. then add the ground paste and 1 cup of water. add turmeric powder and chilli powder and let it boil for few minutes or till the oil comes out. Then add garam masala and fresh cream. garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with phulkas. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Got a digital subscription!!!!

        I received a free digital suscription of my choice through Priya Sreeram's Bon Appetit  from Zinio. Thanks to Priya and  Zinio. Congratulations to the other winners!!!! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Paruppu Adai

Paruppu Adai

This is one dish we all in our family enjoy eating. we will sit around the table to break the dosas into chunks while chatting. one will prepare the dosas and others will make chunks from these dosas. My grand mom will tell the stories about her mom preparing this dish. It will be fun watching her.

Now whenever I prepare this dish those memories will bring a smile to my face.I posted this recipe long back and again reposting  and submitting this recipe for Gayathri's Walk Through Memory Lane

1.Boiled rice – 2 cups soaked
2.Tur dhall – ¾ cup
3.Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
4.Urid dhall – 1 tsp
5.Red Chillies – 6 -7
6.Garlic - 15 to 20 pods
7.Salt as per requirement
8.Turmeric powder ½ tsp
9.Oil 2 tbsp
10.Curry leaves

Soak boiled rice and grind it into batter . while grinding add salt. Prepare dosas from this batter and keep it aside. Let the dosas get cooled and break all the dosas into small chunks. Keep it aside.
While preparing dosas cook tur dhall with turmeric powder. Heat a big pan or wok and add oil . Put mustard seeds, urid dhall, red chillies, garlic and curry leaves . Let all the ingredients turn golden brown then add the cooked tur dhall .
Add salt and let it boil for sometimes then add the dosa chunks into the dhall and mix well. Blend all the dosa chunks into the dhall well. Let it get heated for few more minutes. Serve hot.

I already submitted this to Vardhini's Herbs and Flowers event long back.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Aval Upma

Hungry! want to prepare something quickly to eat ! try aval upma.. it is so easy to make. my MIL taught me this. I knew we can make aval payasam but not upma.. I am reposting this for  Shama's Fast food event series- Aval

Thick aval 4 cups
Onion- 2 sliced
Curry leaves
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Mustard seeds, Urad dhall for tempering

Soak aval in water for 15 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. after it splutters add urad dhall let it get brown in color then add onion and curry leaves.saute it. Put turmeric powder and salt.
Strain the soaked aval. It should not contain any water. Then add it to the sauted onion.

Aval upma is ready to eat!