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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Dum aloo

I am blogging after 4 long months. Its crazy at work these days. I work as a Design engineer for a printer press mfg company, its exciting when I am desiging something new but at same time get confused alot if I think multiple scenarios.The interesting thing is I can see my own design after its done in the plant and can feel proud with the outcome and also take crap from people who shows my mistakes if it fails. I have option B though,re-design. Hahahahaha..

The main motive for me to make this dish is its appearance at Indian Restaurants. I got the recipe from Indira's Mahanandi. This is a hit in house and also with guests. Try it when you want to try something different as vegetarian item for parties. It tastes great both with Rice and Roti.



Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Maramarala masala

I miss all the chaats, masalas, bajjis...list goes on from home. I hope many of you remember there are times when some people say that its not good to eat the food sold by street vendors, I dont know how can we resist passing by those and whats the life missing all those yummy yummy treats. What say?
I miss all those days when mom scolded me for skipping dinner after munching these evening snacks. Even sometimes my mom tries some recipes but they dont get that taste like bundi bujji's. My mom asks me why don't I enjoy the bajjis she made as I enjoy the ones bought from outside. I really don't want to offend her but at the same time can't enjoy as well, finally my silence answers her questions.
Anyways here is my small attempt to make this maramaralu masala.
Take 3 to 4 cups of Maramaralu. Fry these maramaralu little bit just to warm them.
Fry hand fulls of senagapappu (split pea dal), peanuts separately in a frying pan without oil and set them aside. Chop half of medium white onion and half tomato. Mix all of the above by adding salt and chilli powder per your taste. Squeeze juice of one lemon into this mixture.Mix it well,garnish with chopped cilantro and enjoy.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Spinach Fry (vepudu)

Do you have anyone in your house who don't like leafy vegetables, here is an easy but healthy recipe which tastes good with Rice or Roti. This is my quick and easy version.This is my contribution for Spring in the air of Meeta.(http://whatsforlunchhoney.blogspot.com)

I used one bag frozen spinach for this instead of fresh spinach.
Slice one onion to thin slices. Fry the onion in a tbsp oil to little brown after popu.
Add the Spinach to this mixture and add salt per your taste.
Add chilli powder after its cooked and fry for few minutes. Thats it.Pretty simple right.
This is one of those quick recipes at school to make sure we get leafy vegetables in our food other than in dal. I wish I have this food blogging knowledge then (not long long ago..just 2002/2003) :)
Can anybody help me get the names of Collard greens and Turnip greens in telugu or hindi. I have seen recipes on blogs using these but didn't try till now.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Quick noodles just like on pack

Doesn't my title suit well for this picture? :). This is made with maggi noodles. I am sure we can make this with ramen noodles as well.
Nothing fancy except adding some mixed vegetables and tomato to the boiling water and cook before we add noodles and masala powder. Easy to try when you want to take it easy on dinner.
This is my contribution to Nupur's A to Z of Indian Vegetables event for "Q".

Monday, April 30, 2007

Karivepaku kaaram podi

This is my entry for Indira's JFI of Greens. I started my blog starting with JFI for Mangoes after visiting the beautiful site of Mahanandi. Since then though I am on and off from blogging, my passion for food and cooking remained the same.
Here is the recipe for karivepaku kaaram.I got the recipe online but kind of recap and my effort for this event.
Curryleaves-150grams
red chilli-8
fenugreek-1/2spoon
corriander seeds-2spoons
jeera-1 1/2spoons
garlic-6flakes
oil-2spoons
tamarind paste-1spoon
salt
black gram dal-2spoons
We have to fry coriander seeds,fenugreek,tamarind,black gram,red chilli in oil and remove from fire and cool it .Fry curryleaves upto dry in the remaining oil .Grind all the above to powder by adding salt per your tasate.Add jeera and garlic to the above mixture and grind again to powder. The aroma of this podi cannot be explained in words. You have to try it and feel it.It tastes good with hot rice and ghee. It also tastes good in dosa and idli as well.

Friday, April 20, 2007

VA Tech Massacre

I still can't believe this VA Tech shooting happened and wish its a dream.I hope its not real and something that CNN & NBC channels want the people to prepare in worst case scenario for such instances. I guess facereading or psychology should be part of our course work so that we will observe in that angle and be careful when we come across crazy people like this. I know I am talking something but I wish someone or something stopped this guy.
Whatever happened is happened no matter what I think except praying God to give enough strength to all the victims families and help them to recover soon.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Godhuma attu (Wheat flour dosa)

I remember my mom making this as an evening snack after we come from school. I eat them and enjoy well and get scoldings for skipping the meal at night. We can eat this with any pacchadi.(tomato, allam etc).I make this very often and luckily my husband likes it too.The recipe and preparation are as easy as making an omlette.

Ingredients:

Wheat Flour- 1 cup
Rice Flour-1/2 cup
Karivepaku-5 to 6 leaves
onion-1 medium sized
green chillies-1 or 2
cumin-1/2 tbsp
salt and chillipowder per taste.
Water to make batter
oil

we have to mix all the above ingredients by slowly adding water to the consistency of dosa batter(little thicker side) and follow the steps of making dosa( basically any kind of dosa/attu you make). Serve it with your favourite pacchadi or pappula podi.