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It's a small attempt to post the recipes learnt and tested in my kitchen.
Hope u enjoy your stay.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Bread Dosa


Bread slices 10
Sooji/Rava 1/2 cup
Green chillies 2 nos
Curd/Yogurt 2 tbsp
Ginger small pc
Rice flour 1 tbsp
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying dosa.


Soak bread in water for 2-3 minutes.Squeeze water and grind with all the above ingredients except oil.

Season with Rai/mustard seeds 1/4 tsp,Urad dal 1/4 tsp,Onion finely chopped and curry leaves.Serve it with any chutney of your choice.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Aratikaya perugu pachadi / Raw Banana and Curd Chutney

My mom is very fond of chutnies.She makes quite a few varieties of chutnies and aratikaya perugu pachadi is one of her favorites.Here goes her recipe...


Aratikaya/Raw banana 2
Green chillies 4
Curd 1 cup
Salt to taste

For seasoning

Oil 1tbsp
Udad dal 1/4 tsp
Rai 1/4 tsp
Red chillies 2 nos
Curry leaves few


Cut banana into 3 pcs and boil until soft.Drain water and peel the skin.Cut them into small pieces.
Take 1/2 tsp oil and fry green chillies.Remove them and in the same oil fry the cooked banana for 4-5 minutes.
Once cool grind green chillies,banana and salt into smooth paste,preferably in stone mortar and pestle.Lastly add curd and mix well with a spoon.

In a small kadai take the remaining oil.When hot add the rai,udad dal,red chillies and curry leaves.When udad dal turns light brown colour add it to the chuntey.

Serve chutney with rice and sambar.....

Friday, July 23, 2010

Methi Chaman

I am here in india and very much alive.Its been more than a month i came here but didn't get the internet connection at home.


Fenugreek leaves (methi leaves) 1 cup
Spinach leaves (palak leaves) 2 cups
Panner cubes 15 nos
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Onion 2 (fried and made into smooth paste)
Green chillies 2 slited
Coriander powder 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder 1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbsp


Blanch methi and palak leaves.Strain water.Once cool grind both into smooth paste

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add paneer blocks. Fry these pieces on both the sides till they turn golden

Place them in a bowl of water for about 15 mins.Squeeze water and keep aside until use.
In the same pan take 1 tbsp of oil and fry cumin seeds.When it start to sizzles add ginger garlic paste.Saute till the raw smell disappears.

Then add onion paste,coriander powder,red chilly powder and salt.Fry till onion paste leaves the sides of the pan.

Next add spinach and methi paste and let it cook for 8-10 minutes on a low heat.Add a cup of strained water and bring into boil.

Drop the fried panner cubes and combine well.Let it cook it the gravy becomes thick.

Serve hot with rotis.

This curry goes to the event --Think spice--Think fenugreek hosted by priya of mharorajasthanrecipes,the event started by sunitha of sunita's world