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Pappu Purnalu- Puran Poli Low calorie

Hope you all had a great diwali!!! We had a great and sweet Diwali. I prepared lot of sweets on this diwali. This is my first diwali after marriage with out my parents in a different country. My mother was surprised to hear the list of sweets that I made without her help. Yes, i never prepared sweets on my own in India, always my mother used to prepare it for us. I miss my mothers food. Enough of the story now, lets talk about low calorie Puran poli. Puran poli is the sweet stuffing inside an Indian bread. It is called pappu purnalu in telugu. I made this with the help of paniyaram/ ponganalu maker.

For stuffing
Atleast 6hrs soaked chana dal/senaga pappu-1cup
Bellam/jaggery-1/2cup grated
(You can use sugar insted of jaggery 1/2cup)
Cardamom seeds-3pods- make a powder

For batter
Soak 1cup of urad dal/minapa pappu and 2 cups of rice for 6hrs or more and grind it in to a fine paste and let it to ferment for 6hrs atleast.

Cook chana dal in cooker/microwa…

Bendakaya charu- Bhedi/Oakra Rasam

Bandakaya !!!!Bandakaya!!!!
Wondering what is this? in telugu oakra/Lady's finger is called as "Bendakaya". Thats OK but what is "Bandakaya", I always remember this word when I see oakra. It is the word my brother used to say for oakra when he was small kid. If any one ask him whats for dinner? then his answer was "Bandakaya" and every one used to laugh because in Telugu Banda means "Stone" and Kaya means "fruit" and as a whole it means a stone fruit. This is me and my brothers favorite rasam. My mother used to save old(hard/Muduru) oakra's and make this rasam for us. My father used to like oakra fry or curry but not rasam, for him they are always favorite and love to have them as a whole, not with any other combination. And now this rasam has become favorite of my hubby too!!! Hope you like this rasam too!!

Oakras-5 chopped to medium size pieces(old one, you can test oakra by trying to break its tail with thumb w…

Utappam Omlete- Super fast breakfast & Diwali celebrations at my home

Hope you had a great Diwali!!!!
I'm postion pics of diwali celebration @my home.
Now a days people are very busy that they do not like spend much time for cooking. I am trying to make easy and tasty recipes that we can prepare in minutes on our busy days and from last few months I have been posting different kinds of easy and tasty recipes. you can have a look. I like this yummy utappam with omelet on top, this is the first attempt for me and I am happy that my hubby loved it. i would like to make it again and again. No need of any side dish for this breakfast such as chutney or sugar etc., I also love this recipe because it is made out of left over Idli batter. I feel this is the best way to use the left over batter. Hope you like it too!!!

Left over IDli batter-1 cup
Onions sliced-1/4cup
Pepper powder-1/4tbsp
salt to taste
water as required

Take the batter in a bowl and add water if required to make in to a dosa batter consistency. In anoth…

sunnunda- Urad dal Andhra Pradesh Laddu-Happy Diwali

Sunni vunda/Sunnunda is Andhra Pradesh's famous laddu. It is very simple and you can just prepare it instantly. It is considered as the energy food. My grand mother used to say that it is must for the kids and teenagers. Generally Kids and teenagers are more prone to hunger than the middle age and old age people. This is because they require lot more energy to built muscles, bones etc.,for this deepavali you can prepare this laddu and enjoy with your family members.
Split Urad dal-1 cup
cardamom/elachi cloves-3

Dry roast urad dal till it is about to turn golden brown. Grind it to a fine powder and sieve(Jallada) it. Take the sieved fine powder in a mixing bowl. Grind sugar and cardamom seeds together and add this powder to the urad dal fine powder. Mix well and add ghee. Do not add all ghee at a time, first add half cup and mix well. Try to make a laddu shape by taking hand full of batter in your hand and pressing it hard to make it i…

Diwali Special Recipes all in one place

Wishing all my blog followers,friends, near, dear and well wishers a Happy and safe diwali!!!!

Happy Diwali
Here are the list of Diwali recipe Ideas. (Deepavali or Dipawali or Dipavali) On Diwali generally sweets are preferred. I hope this is helpful to you.

Bundi Laddu

Gujiya/Grjalu/kajji kayalu

Louki/sorakaya Halwa

Gulabjamun from instant Gulabjamun Mix

Atukulu sweet Pongal/ Sweet with ground nut powder and thin flat rice

Oats sweet Pongal/sweet with ground nut powder and oats

Banana orange dessert

Sweet paratha or andhra Bobbattu




Punjabi style chicken potato curry

Yesterday I was browsing for chicken recipes and I found this yummy chicken recipe. This is really awesome and I made it with little variation that is I just added methi leaves to the curry. Methi leaves a good for health and aloo methi combination rocks. Punjab is one of the northern state in India. This curry style originated from that place so the name.

Chicken 1/2KG(i added  chicken thighs and 2 drumsticks)
Methi leaves- 1/2cup washed and chopped
Aloo/potato 1 big chopped to medium size cubes-
Onions chopped-1cup
tomato chopped-1/2cup
coconut powder-2tbsp
Ginger minced-1tbsp
garlic minced-1tbsp
garam masala-1/4tbsp
coriander powder-1tbsp
cumin powder-1tbsp
cumin seeds-1tbsp
red chili powder-1tbsp
green chili-1( jalapeno) sliced
Salt to taste
turmeric powder pinch
cilantro for garnishing

Remove extra fat from chicken and cut it to medium size pieces. Remove skin from drum sticks and make deep cuts. Wash them and allow water to drain c…

Pesara garelu- split green gram fritters

This is my dads favorite breakfast food. I never used to have them when my mom prepared them, because of oil. My mom used to make pesarattu or green gram dosa. Today I am several thousand miles away from my dad, I remember all these beautiful memories when I prepare some special dishes like this. My hubby loved it too!! This time I had many without any fear, thinking to workout in the evening. Now coming to the recipe

Split green gram(moon dal) -1 cup
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Green chili to taste
Rice flour 4 tbsp
Pudina/ mint leaves fresh 1/4 cup chopped
Coriander leaves/ cilantro 1/4 cup chopped
Baking powder 1/2 tbsp
Oil for deep fry

Soak split green gram( pesara pappu) over night in water. Next day filter all the water completely and add this to mixe jar. To the mixe jar add ginger garlic paste, salt, green chili and cumin seeds. Grind coarsely with out adding water. The consistency of the batter should be very tight. Take thi…

Potato Omlette

Omelette and pappu, omelette and chapati, omelet and bread..what a flavorful combination!!!!
I wanna make some different omelette from a regular one. I was having mashed potato let over after preparing filling for my other innovation Potato stuffed paniyaram. I seasoned this potato and added to egg to make this wonderful omelet. I bet once you make it, you will do it again and again. Now coming to the recipe.

Mashed potato-2tbsp
chili powder-1/2tbsp
green chili paste-1/4tbsp
salt to taste(1/4tbsp)
cilantro/dania/coriander leaves-10 springs chopped
onion- chopped finely-4tbsp

Take a mixing bowl and add all the ingredients except egg and mix well. Finally break open egg and add it to the bowl and mix all the ingredients together thoroughly and whisk them atleast for 30sec. Heat non stick pan and add 2tbsp of oil and pour this mixture on to the pan spread it all over by rotating the pan. Add oil from the sides on the omelette and co…

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Egg Biryani- Indian Style Luchbox Idea

It is always a big twist in my mind, if I would have to cook any thing for the lunchbox for my hubby. He is just like a small kid. He do not like curries in his box, so I always make vegetable pulav, pulihora or noodles. But this time i wanted to make some thing special and I made eg biryani. He liked it very much and finished it. After he is done with luch, he called me in phone and told me that he liked it very much. If you wanna get such rewards try this recipe. I bet your loved one will be very happy. This is really quick and wonderful dish. You need to keep in mind that egg dum biryani is far different from egg biryani. This is made i vegetable pulav style. Two tastes very different.

Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Eggs - 5
Onions - 1 large
Tomato chopped-2 big
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 4 cloves
Green Chillies - 6 to 8
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander/Cilantro Leaves - 1/4 cup
Cumin powder-1/2tbsp
coriander powder-1tbsp
Red capsicum and yellow caps…

Spicy corn capsicum and onions- Easy Breakfast

Corn is always my favorite breakfast. I make this recipe very often. It is very much Indian but it is most often made american breakfast. I have learned this from one of my american friend. From the day i tasted it, it became my favorite breakfast. This recipe is very simple. Now coming to the recipe

onion 1/4cup
red and green capsicum finely chopped-1/4cup
pepper powder-1/4tbsp
salt to taste

Before day mix all the ingredients and pack it in a air tight container and refrigerate it over night. Next day morning microwave all the ingredients with very little water by covering the microwave bowl with plastic wrap. This serves 2. Enjoy with juice. Hope you like my recipe.

Potato stuffed paniyaram/ponganalu

Ponganalu are like baked cup cakes, but they are crispy out side and spongy inside. It is the yummy recipe is made with left over dosa batter. It is very simple and easy to prepare snack. kids will love it. To make this recipe you will need a mould/ special skillet. Addition of potato curry in the middle makes them more favorite for kids. They really taste awesome.

Dosa batter- 2cups
salt to taste
Cumin seeds -1/4ts
Water if required for mixing
Baking powder-1/4tbsp(optional)
For stuffing:
Potato 2 large boiled
Green chili paste 3/4 tbsp
1/2 Onion finely grind
Coriander powder 1/2tbsp
Cumin powder 1/4 tbsp
Turmeric pinch( optional)
Salt to taste
Cilantro/ coriander chopped 2 tbsp
For stuffing:
Grate the potato with a large pore grater. You can mash it as well but while mashing we get some clumps. Grating will yield more smooth stuffing. Now heat 2 tbsp of oil in a skillet and add grinded onion, ginger garlic paste and keep sauteing till the raw flavor of onion goes…

Chocolate chip cup cakes and smoky mountain trip

It's all about fall colors, frendz n food. This weekend is so memorable for me as we have been to great smoky mountains with our family friends. These mountains hide all beauty and remain calm. This mountains are to the southern side of Tennessee. They are part of Appalachain trials. The range is home to an estimated 187,000 acres (760 km2) to the east of Mississippi River.
The Park has many miles of hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail which crosses the park and there are occasional ranger-guided tours.
A drive around Cades Cove, an historic farming valley, is very popular due to the frequency of wildlife. However, due to congestion and "deer jams," the effective speed on this 11 mile (17 km) one-way loop is very slow — allow a few hours.
We took the walking path to the top of Clingmans Dome (6643 feet / 2025 m), it is the highest point in the park, the highest point in Tennessee, and the third highest point east of the Mississippi river. There we watched the…

Ravva dosa with carrot and onions

Ravva dosa is one of my hubby's favorite breakfast. For me it is favorite fir two reasons, first is it is an instant delicious breakfast and the other reason is that it is easy to prepare. If you are craving for dosa this is perfect for you. Kids will love it too!! Here is the recipe( you can make capsicum dosa in the similar way and you can find it's recipe right here)
Ravva( fine souji/ bombay ravva) 1 cup
Maida/ all purpose flour 1/4cup
Rice flour 1 cup
Cilantro/ coriander chopped 20 springs
Ginger grated 2 tbsp
Carrot finely grated 1/4 cup
Onions finely chopped 1 cup
Oil for roasting
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder 1/2 tbsp
Green chili finely grated 1/2 tbsp

Mix all the ingredients except onions with water. The consistency of the batter should be very thin just like buttermilk. Check taste for salt. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a flat pan. Sprinkle hand full of chopped onions on Pan. Now take hand full of batter in hand and sprinkle on a pan to make dosa. Ad…

Mysore rasam - South Indian style

This is the first time I made this wonderful rasam. This tastes awesome. You can try it too!!!A slightly complicated rasam, with all the goodness of arachuvitta sambar but as comforting as a nice, tangy rasam- that is what Mysore rasam is.

2 Tbsp toor dal, cooked
1 lemon-sized tamarind
1/2 tsp Turmeric
salt to taste
1 tomato, finely chopped
For powder:
1 tbsp tur dal
2 red chilies
5-6 peppercorns
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp chana dal
1 .5 tsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp coconut
a pinch of Hing

Fry all this in a oil until reddish. Grind to a coarse powder. Boil diluted tamarind water with tomatoes, turmeric and salt. Add the powder or paste and then the cooked tur dal. Bring to a boil. When a nice aroma emanates, it is done. Season with mustard, curry leaves and cumin using ghee.