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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tomato Bath and 6 years of blogging

Yeah yeah i finished 6 years of food blogging. I have a tendency of getting bored of a thing which i go regularly and my blog doesn't come in that.  I am been in and out of the blogging last year..I am not able to devote much time to the blog as my priorities have changed over time and its not that i am not interested. Active since last few days and hope to continue blogging. Amen to that.

I was never good in making upma. When mom was here i used to make her do upma and once she left i hardly made it. The other day husband was asking me to do it. So i thought of giving it a try and i did make out well much to my surprise.Here is the recipe :-


Sooji/Semolina/Bombay Rava 1 cup
Onions chopped 1
Green chillies 2 chopped finely
Ginger 2 inch piece and finely chopped
Tomatoes  3 finely chopped
Rai 1/4 tsp
Udat dal 1/4 tsp
Channa dal 1/4 tsp
Cashew nuts few
Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Oil tbsp


Take a pan and dry roast semolina/sooji until the sooji changes colour and leaves nice aroma. Keep aside to cool.

In a pan take oil. Once hot add rai,udat dal, channa dal and curry leaves.

When rai spullter add ginger pcs and cashew nuts.

Saute for  min and add onions. Add salt.

Fry onions until light brown colour and add tomatoes.

Cook until tomatoes are cooked and oil starts forming at the sides.

Add 3 glasses of water. When water starts boiling add sooji slowly and continuously mixing.

Once all the sooji is added mix thoroughly so that lumps are not formed.

Cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes.

Serve hot with gun powder or sugar or with coconut chutney.

Ps:-Its 6 years not 5 apologies.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Chicken Do Pyaz

Husband made this. He loves vah chef Sanjay tumma, he watches his videos and makes it at home. This recipe is adopted from vah chef videos.


Oil 3tbsp
Chicken 2 lbs
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Onions sliced 2
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp
Green chilly slices 3


Yogurt 1/2 cup
Coriander powder 1 tbsp
Chilly powder 1 tbsp
Cumin powder 1 tsp

Mix all the above ingredients together.

For seasoning

Red chilies 3
Onions sliced 2

Take oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. Then add onions and salt. Saute for a while. Add turmeric and curd mixture. Saute for a while then add chicken. Add sliced green chilies . Mix well cover and cook until chicken is done.

 Take another pan, add oil. Fry onions and red chilies. Add it to the chicken and add chopped coriander and lime juice.

Serve hot with hot rice or naan.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Cheesy baked vegetable and rice

Today is one of the day that you are bored of eating the same stuff. So for a change from rice and rasam on this Saturday made this baked dish. Me and my younger daughter liked it but my elder daughter didn't like as she hates veggies. I adapted this recipe from Tarla Dalal. Here is the recipe:-


Cooked rice
Butter 2 tbsp
Milk 3 tbsp
Salt for taste


White Sauce
Butter 3 tbsp
Cheddar cheese slice 1
Boiled Veggies (Carrot and Beans)
Pepper 1 tsp
Milk 1/2 cup
Maida 3 tbsp
Chopped onions 1
Green chilies 2 


Mozzarella Cheese 1/4 cup

                                                      Before and after bake


Take a pan, heat butter and add rice. Mix butter with rice add salt and milk. Keep aside.

In the same pan add butter. When hot add onions and green chilies. Saute onions till they are brown colour. Add maida. Saute for 3 minutes.

Then add milk. Let it boil for 2-3 minutes. Add boiled veggies,salt and pepper.

Pre-heat oven for 200 Celsius. Take Rice in a cake pan. Press the rice. Add the sauce over the rice.

Spread grated cheese on the rice. Bake for 15-20 minutes in the over.

Serve hot.