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Friday, November 11, 2011

Simple and fast Alu Parathas

(When your hurry in the morning and hungry too ...Prepare this parathas which is easy and healthy too)

1. Wheat flour : 2 cups
2. Potatoes : 1 big
3. Garam Masala powder: ½ tbsp.
4. Chilli Powder: ½ tbsp.
5. Turmeric powder : a pinch
6. Salt : according to taste
7. Lemon juice : 1/2 tbsp
8. Vegetable oil: where ever required.

1. Kneed the wheat flour into dough by adding little water or oil to it .keep it aside
2. Now in a bowl add the cooked potatoes (peeled), salt, chilli powder, garam masala, and turmeric powder and lemon juice. Mix well & make balls out of it.
3. Roll out the dough into small disc, place a small ball of mixture in the center, seal the edges & make parathas.
4. On Medium heat cook the parathas flipping on both the sides. Add Ghee/Oil/Butter around it. Serve hot with yogurt & pickle/ onion & green chilli.
Simple/ healthy parathas for your morning breakfast which will not make you hungry till lunch .so make your loved one healthy breakfast .

Thursday, November 10, 2011


1. Chicken: 800 grams medium sized pieces
2. Onion: 3 sliced
3. Ginger garlic paste: 3 tbsp
4. Coconut grated: 1 medium sized cup
5. Turmeric powder: 1 tbsp
6. Coriander leaves: for final garnish
7. Salt to taste
8. Oil: 4 tbsp

Ingredients for chicken masala powder are:
1. Red long chillies : 6-7
2. Coriander seeds : 3 tbsp
3. Pepper seeds : 2 tbsp
4. Cinnamon sticks : 2 medium size
5. Cloves : 2-3
6. Fennel seeds ( saunf) : 1 pinch
7. White poppy seeds : ½ tbsp

In a pan fry the masala ingredients and after it become cool make a nice powder in grinding jar and keep aside.

Ø Marinate the chicken ½ hour before cooking with salt and turmeric powder.

Ø Keep the pan on heat and start frying the onion until it turn shiny pink now add the ginger garlic paste and stir fry for another couple of minutes now add the chicken , and keep for cook by closing the lid.

Ø Once the chicken is cooked softly, see to it the water should be dried up now add chicken masala powder, salt, turmeric powder, grated coconut and stir for around 5 – 10 minutes.

Ø Now garnish it with coriander leaves and close the lid.

Ø Serve the dis after 10 minutes let the chicken mix well with masala

You can serve it with neerdosa (recipe is available in my blog old post ) or with chapathi .

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sprouts Upkari

(Simple breakfast and good for health)
1. Flattened rice (also called beaten rice) : 2 medium cup
2. Green gram : 1 medium cup ( soak overnight )
3. Green chili : 2-3 ( sliced )
4. Coconut Grated : ¼ cup
5. Salt : according to taste
6. Coriander leaves : finely chopped for garnishing
1. Ghee: 1 tbsp
2. Mustard seeds : ¼ tbsp
3. Urad dal : ¼ tbsp
4. Curry leaves : a bunch
5. Asafetida powder : a pinch
6. Turmeric powder : ¼ tbsp

1. Soak the beaten rice for 10 minutes prior the preparation ( drain the water)
2. Cook the soaked green gram in the cooker ( drain the water and you can use that healthy water by adding jaggery and little pepper powder it becomes a healthy drink )
3. Heat the pan for seasoning, add the ghee followed by mustard seeds , urad dal when it start spluttering add the curry leave along with turmeric powder and asafetida stir-fry in simmer flame .
4. Now add the green chilies and cooked green gram ,stir for few minutes
5. Add the beaten rice, grated coconut, salt and stir for 5 minutes.
6. Close the lid for few seconds, switch off the stove

Now garnish it with coriander leaves.

Note: If it is too spicy squeeze lemon on the garnish dish and mix well before serve

Thursday, November 3, 2011


a) Egg – 4
b) Fresh tomatoes – 2 ( sliced )
c) Onion – 1 big ( sliced )
d) Pepper powder -1 tsp
e) Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
f) Oil – 2 tsp
g) Salt – according to taste
Boil the eggs, remove the shells, cut the egg into 4 pieces (use the thread to cut in order retain the clear cut shape of the egg.
Heat the pan, put the oil and add the sliced onion and stir it until it turns golden brown. Now add the finely sliced tomatoes, salt, pepper and turmeric powder.
Sprinkle the water to the masala and keep the heat on simmer until tomatoes smashes itself and becomes nice masala together.
Now turn off the heat and place the egg pieces on the same pan and mix the pepper masala on to it without smashing the egg shape.
Serve hot with dry chapathi or curd rice.
( note : garnishing it with coriander leaves is not mandatory)