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It's a small attempt to post the recipes learnt and tested in my kitchen.
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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Tamatar Ka Salan

One more delicacy of Hyderabad which goes very well with Hyderabadi bagara chawal or hyderabadi vegetable dum biryani. I am always found of eating the cooked whole tomato. My m-law uses whole tomato in fish pulusu and i just love to eat the whole tomato.

Ate tamatar ka salan for the first time at a wedding of my husband's friend. Then I totally forgot about this curry. Recently i read someone mentioning about tamatar ka salan in a fb page which I follow. Last Friday I wanted to make a elaborate dinner for us and opted to prepare tamatar ka salan and vegetable dum biryani. It's a lengthy process to make this curry but it's worth making it. The gravy is rich and tangy. Here is the recipe:-

For gravy:-

Peanuts 5 tbsp
Sesame 5 tbsp
fresh coconut powder 5 tbsp

Dry roast the above ingredients and make a fine paste.

Other ingredients:-

Mustard seeds/rai 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds 7-8 seeds
Curry leaves few
Red chilly whole 2
Onions 2 chopped
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1tsp
Red chilly powder 2 tbsp
Coriander powder 1 tbsp
Cumin powder 1 tsp
Green chillies 3
Tamarind juice extracted from a lemon size ball of tamarind.
Coriander leaves chopped
Mint leaves chopped

Whole tomatoes 6-7

Heat oil. Add mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds. Then add onions. Saute until golden brown colour.

Add curry leaves and green chillies. Then add ginger garlic paste,coriander powder,turmeric powder and cumin powder. Sauté for two minutes.

Then add peanut and sesame seeds paste. Mix well and add 2 cups of water.

Cover and cook on low flame for 30 minutes.

Then add tamarind juice, coriander leaves and mint leaves. Let it cook for 5 minutes. Add salt.

Slice the top and bottom of the tomatoes, just a inch of it. Drop each tomato into the gravy.

Cook for 5 minutes. No need of cooking tomatoes well.

Note:-Recipe from vah chef.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

No flour oats muffin

These baked muffin are guilt free, no flour muffins. Healthy and can be eaten as breakfast.


Eggs 2
Brown sugar 1 cup
Maple or apple sauce 3/4 cup
Milk 1.5 cup
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon powder 1 tsp
Baking powder 1 tbsp
Rolled oats 3 cups
Toppings of your choice.


Pre-heat oven. Beat egg . Add all the ingredients and mix well. Let the mixture rest for 30 minutes.

Grease muffin tin with butter and pour the mixture into each cup cake mould. Place your favourite toppings on each muffin.

Bake for 30 minutes in 350 degrees Celsius.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Bendakaya pulusu

The name of the dish itself will get water in my mouth. Its ladyfingers in tamarind sauce.Can be eaten with hot rice or dosa. Yes pulusu is a good combination with dosa, be it fish pulusu or bendakaya pulusu.

 How to make bendakaya pulusu?
  •  Heat oil in a kadai, when hot add four dry red chillies and 1tsp rai. 
  • Then add 1/4 tsp fenugreek (menthi) seeds, curry leaves few,4 garlic pods. Saute for a while, add 2 sliced onions and green chillies. Saute for one more minute. 
  •  Now add 1 lb of bendakaya, a inch pieces.Add salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder 1 tbsp, coriander powder 1 tbsp and cummin powder 1/2 tsp. 
  • Mix well add tamarind juice (soak lemon size tamarind in hot water, squeeze the juice). Add one cup of water. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. 
 Quick reminder of the ingredients--
Bendakya (ladysfinger) 1 lb,Red chillies 4,Rai 1/4 tsp, Menthi 1/4 tsp ,Curry leaves few Onions 2 slices, Garlic pods 4, Turmeric powder a pinch, Salt to taste, Coriander powder 1 tbsp, Cummin powder 1/2 tsp, Red chill powder 1 tbsp, Tamarind a lemon size Oil 3 tbsp.