Friday, August 20, 2010


Friday, August 20, 2010
I was wanting to have pakoras from a long time and so made some. And wondered what to do with the leftovers.. So thought of making this yummy recipe. Had it at friend's house once and tried it today and it was mmmm!!!!

All you need is :

For the pakoras :

Gram Flour - 1-2 cups
Rice Flour - about 1/4 cup
Jeera - 2 tsps
Onions - 1 chopped finely
Cilantro - chopped finely
Red chilli powder
Baking powder - abt 1/4 tsp
Oil - for deep frying

Procedure :

1. Mix all the ingredients along with some water. Try not to make it too thick or watery and see that there are no lumps.
2. Make them into small balls and deep fry them.
3. Eat some and set aside the rest ;)

For the gravy :

Curd - 1 cups
Besan/Gram flour - 1/4 cup
Dry red chillies - 5-6
Fenugreek seeds - abt 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder
Turmeric powder
Water - 3 cups
Curry leaves

The Process :

1. Beat the curd and add in besan and mix well so that there are no lumps. Keep aside.
2. Heat oil in a kadai and add the fenugreek seeds, dry red chillies, curry leaves and hing.
3. Now add the curd mixture, water, turmeric powder, salt and red chilli powder and bring it to a boil while stirring.
4. Simmer for like 15 min. Keep stirring so that it doesn't stick to the bottom.
5. Add the pakodas and cook for another 5 min.
6. Add the cilantro and serve.

It tastes real good with white rice :)


Got this recipe from a TV show today and tried it immediately. Something new to me and though i'm not into sweets much, i liked this.. very simple and easy to make.

You will need :

Rava - 1/2 cup
Besan - 1/2 cup
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup or to suit your taste
Cardamom powder for flavor
Water - 2 1/2-3 cups

For Garnish
Cahews, almonds, raisins and any nuts fried in ghee/oil

This is how you do :

1. Heat oil/ghee in a kadai and add the rava besan and wheat flour and fry well till the raw smell is gone.(keep stirring so no lumps are formed)
2. Add sugar and mix well
3. Add the Cardamom powder and water and cook well till done.
4. Add the nuts and serve.
You can as well spread this on a plate and slice it :)

So here you go..


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Jeera Aloo

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Just moved to Memphis from Miami and after almost a month i stepped into my new kitchen.. and still waiting for all the furniture and stuff to come... so with all the limited resources i thought of making something easy for lunch... So this recipe.. Simple plain and quick to make :)

You will need :

Potatoes - 3 med peeled and chopped
Green chillies - 8-9 ( add upto your spice level) chopped
Jeera - 1-2 tbsp
Curry leaves (optional)
Cilantro (optional)

This is how you do :

1. Heat oil in a pan/kadai and add the jeera , curry leaves and green chillies and fry well.
2. Add the chopped potatoes and salt and fry on a medium flame till the potatoes become soft.(keep stirring occasionally)
3. Add chopped cilantro and serve hot.

This goes well with white rice :)

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