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Garjalu/kajjikaya/gujiya

It is called in different names in different locations. We call them garjalu. It is the very simple sweet filling inside a crispy shell. Again the filling can be done using several different ingredients. Coming to recipe

Ingredients
For shell
Bombay ravva/upma ravva/souji-1cup
Maida/All purpose flour-4cups
Salt-1/2tea spoon


For coconut- pea nut filling

Dry shredded coconut-2cups
ground nuts-1/2cup
Putnalu/roasted gram dal-1/4cup
Sugar-2cups
Cardamom powder-1/2tbsp
Kismis/golden raisins-1/4cup
Cashewnut/jedipappu-1/4cup
Ghee/butter-2tbsp
Dry roast groundnut and grind it to a fine powder along with putnalu. Heat ghee in a pan and add kismis/golden raisins and roast them till they turn light brown. Then add groundnut mixture and roast until it turns light brown. Add fresh and dry coconut and roast until the raw flavor goes away. Now turn off the stove and add sugar mix well and keep aside to cool.

For coconut and souji/upma ravva filling
Dry shredded coconut-1.5cups
Fresh grated coconut-…

Gunta ponganalu with left over Idli Batter

When I posted gunta ponganalu with dosa batter many asked me wether we can do with idli batter or not. I tried with idli batter several times, but failed. when I added rice flour and little baking soda they came really good and theytasted much better than that are done with dosa batter. 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. They are available in Indian stores.
Ingredients:
Idli batter- 2cups
Rice Flour-2tbsp
Baking Soda-pinch
salt to tase
Cumin seeds -1/4ts
Green chili finely chopped-1ts
coriander/ cilantro finely chopped-10 springs
Onions finely chopped-1/2cup
Carrot grated- 2ts(optional)

Method:
Mix all the ingredients together. Heat the special skillet and add 2drops of oil in each mould and pour batter into mould up to 2/3rd and cover with lid. When bottom t…

Appetizers/Snacks

Non-Vegetarian Recipes

Here is the menu of non-vegetarian recipes, If you wish to share, request or suggest any recipe please mail me to foodblognews(at)gmail(dot)com
Chicken Recipes

Chili Chicken Indian Style  Masala Chicken Drumsticks curry-Indian Style Chicken curry Indian style Chicken Biryani made easy and tasty Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani
Chicken 65  Chicken- Coconut milk Curry

Cauliflower Pickle Indian Style

cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetable. I love all kind of recipes with it. cauliflower pickle is one of the favorite pickle of my hubby. So, I thought to make this today. This is very simple and easy recipe. My mother told me the entire recipe when I was skyping with her. Since it was my mother's recipe it tasted the best like my mother's love. I think you all will like this recipe too.

Ingredients
Cauliflower-200 grms
Oil- 25ml
Salt to taste
Red chili powder-3tbsp(Depending on the heat you require)
Cumin seeds-1tbsp+1tbsp
Mustard seeds-1tbsp+1tbsp
Coriander seeds-2tbsp
chana dal-1tbsp
urad dal-1tbsp
Garlic-5cloves
Red chili-2
Curry leaf-1 rib(optional)

Method:
Separate cauliflower florets, wash them and dry them overnight under fan. Make sure no moisture is left behind. Now take the cauliflower in a large mixing bowl. Dry roast coriander seeds,1tbsp mustard seeds and 1 tbsp  of cumin seeds and grind them together along with garlic cloves and add it to cauliflower. Then …

I love you- sweet romantic Custard Stuffed Buns

I feel this is the lovely way to express our feelings. Shape up the buns the way you wish, and present your loved one and you will be surprised to see the results. I just made these buns to surprise my hubby. He just loved the buns more than me(hehe!!! just kidding). We can play with the bread bun recipe. Every one has their own version of making them. I had experimented with different kinds of recipes and came out with my own recipe which is perfect for making soft buns. These buns are perfect for making sandwich/tea time snack. I love self rising flour and its uses, I had already posted pan cakes and cake with self rising flour. It is very easy to use and yields very fruitful results.


Now coming to recipe
Ingredients: Makes 8 medium size buns Milk-1/4cup Self rising flour-3cups(When measured with 160ml cup) Salt-1/4tea spoon Butter-1 cup(melted and measured with 160ml cup) Egg-1+1 for wash (coat on surface of unbaked bun) Dry active Yeast-1tbsp Sugar-2tbsp for custard: Milk-1/4cup Custard-2tbsp s…

Mushroom Vegetable pasta Noodles

Drooling by listening to the name, am I right? My hubby is not a big fan of noodles or pasta unlike me. Yesterday he said he wont be coming to lunch at home, since he was having meeting followed by lunch at office. So I thought to try noodles for my lunch, but I wanna have pasta too!!!!!! so I just combined both and it turned great believe me. It is just simple, delicious and healthy. In my recipe I like to have more vegetables than noodles, so i took them more. If you do not like in this way, you can cut some amount of vegetables and cook in same way.

Ingredients: Makes for one single meal Pasta-10 in number Noodles-150grms Mushrooms-3 large washed and chopped Carrot grated-1/4cup Onions-chopped-1/2cup Potato grated-1/4cup Capsicum-thin and longitudinal slices-1/4cup
Cabbage sliced-1/4cup green peas-few cauliflower-5 small florets broccoli- 3 large florets Salt to taste Pepper powder to taste Soy sauce-2tbsp Chili garlic sauce/ tomato sauce-2tbsp oil-2tbsp
Method:
Boil pasta, noodles and broccoli. Ke…

Vegetable cheese stuffed bread bun recipe

We can play as we wish with the bread bun recipe, we can make stuffed buns that are vegetarian or non-vegetarian or desserts. Every one has their own version of making them. I had experimented with different kinds of recipes and came out with my own recipe which is perfect for making soft stuffed buns. These buns are perfect for break fast/lunch or dinner any time you will, i assure you that they will fill your stomach . I love self rising flour and its uses, I had already posted pan cakes and cake with self rising flour. It is very easy to use and yields very fruitful results.




Now coming to recipe
Ingredients: Makes 8 medium size buns Milk-1/4cup Self rising flour-3cups(When measured with 160ml cup) Salt-1/4tea spoon Butter-1 cup(melted and measured with 160ml cup) Egg-1+1 for wash (coat on surface of unbaked bun) Dry active Yeast-1tbsp Sugar-2tbsp For Curry Grated potato-1cup Grated carrot-1cup onions thinly sliced-1cup green peas/batani-1/4cup pepper powder-1/2tbsp Salt to taste Lemon juice 2tbsp Oth…

How to make delicious soft bread buns with self rising flour?

We can play with the bread bun recipe. Every one has their own version of making them. I had experimented with different kinds of recipes and came out with my own recipe which is perfect for making soft buns. These buns are perfect for making sandwich/tea time snack. I love self rising flour and its uses, I had already posted pan cakes and cake with self rising flour. It is very easy to use and yields very fruitful results.
Now coming to recipe






Ingredients:
Makes 8 medium size buns
Milk-1/4cup
Self rising flour-3cups(When measured with 160ml cup)
Salt-1/4tea spoon
Butter-1 cup(melted and measured with 160ml cup)
Egg-1+1 for wash (coat on surface of unbaked bun)
Dry active Yeast-1tbsp
Sugar-2tbsp


Directions:
Add dry active yeast to the warm milk (the milk should be lukewarm i.e., when you insert your finger it should not hurt you), close with lid and keep aside for15min during which the yeast becomes active. Now take a bowl and add self rising flour, salt and sugar. Mix well. Break open egg in a s…

Masala Dosa

Dosa is the fermented batter pancake originated in Southern India. There are many varieties of dosa such as plain dosa, set dosa, paper dosa, MLA dosa, cheese dosa, mushroom dosa etc., my favorite is masala dosa. Just one dosa is enough to fill your stomach. I used to have dosa when ever I was hungry outside. My botany professor used to say, since dosa is fermented it contains very minute quantities of alcohol. That is the reason why you feel drowsy when you have dosa's. So, my dear students do not have dosa before your exam. coming to recipe.

Ingredients:
For dosa Batter:
Water as required
Urad dal/minapa pappu- split black gram-2cups
Rice-1 cup
Chana dal-for nice color- 1/4cup
Methi seeds/Fenugreek seeds-1/4tbsp
Salt to taste
For Masala Curry:
Alu/Potato-3 large
Onions sliced-1cup
Curry leaf-1 spring
Coriander/cilantro-10 springs chopped
Cumin seeds-few
Mustard seeds-few
Red chili-1
Green chili 3 big(Indian chili)+ 3 cloves of garlic- crushed together
Salt to taste

Method:
If yo…

Egg-Mint Fried Rice

Egg fried rice has always been my favorite. They are easy to make and delicious in taste. This is a perfect idea for lunchbox. The addition of mint in egg fried rice gives it a unique flavor and makes it more delicious.  Coming to the recipe.

Ingredients:
Eggs-3
Rice-4 cups(when measured with 160ml cup)
Mint leaves-4 springs
Coriander/cilantro leaves chopped-10 springs
Pepper powder-1/2tbsp
Salt to taste
Coriander powder-1/4 tbsp
Soy sauce-2tbsp
Green chili-2
Oil-2tbsp
Onions chopped-1/2cup
Lemon juice-2tbsp

Method:
Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaf, onions and green chili. Saute until the raw flavor goes away. Then add coriander powder, soy sauce, salt and pepper powder. Break open eggs and add it. Give a quick saute until the egg is well cooked under medium flame. Now add rice, mint leaves and cilantro and mix well. Cook for about 2min under medium flame and squeeze some lemon juice at the end and serve hot.
Hope you like my recipe, please feel free to post your comments. They are …