Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bendi stir fry


  1. Bendi                                              250 Grams
  2. Onions                                                   1
  3. Turmeric powder                                 Pinch
  4. Salt                                                       To taste
  • Coconut                                               2 Medium pieces
  • Garlic clove                                         1
Grind coconut and garlic in to fine powder.

  1. Oil                                                        5 spoons
  2. Jeera                                                     1/2 spoon
  3. Mustard Seeds                                      1/4 spoon
  4. Urad dal                                                1/4 spoon
  5. Curry Leaves                                         4 to 5
  6. Chanadal                                               1 spoon

1. Take a pan pour oil. when oil became hot add Jeera, Mustard seeds, Urad dal, Curry Leaves & Chanadal. When Chanadal became golden brown color add chopped Bendi for a minute. Add turmeric and salt. Mix evenly then add onions.


2.Fry until onions become golden brown color and also wait until Bendi fried properly .Add grinded Coconut and garlic powder. Add half spoon of chilly powder mix properly and off the stove.



Thursday, June 21, 2012

Groundnut Coconut chutney / Palli chutney


Palli chutney / Groundnut coconut chutney is good for Idly, Dosa, Vada, Punugulu and many more south Indian breakfasts..


1. Groundnuts - 1 cup
2. Coconut- 3 small pieces
3. Green chilies- 4 to 5
4. Garlic clove- 2
5. Tamarind- 1 small piece 
6. salt - To taste
7. Coriander seeds - 1/2 spoon 

To Temper:

1. Cumin seeds -1/4 spoon
2. Jeera - 1/4 spoon
3. Curry leaves - 4 to 5
4. Red chilies -2
5. Chanadal - 1/2 spoon


1. Fry groundnuts and peal outer cover. Take a pan add oil when it became hot add coconut, Green chilies, Garlic clove and tamarind and fry for a minute.


2.Take a jar add groundnuts and fried contents grind in to fine paste with little water and salt. Take a pan add oil and then add things in to temper.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Potato spring onion stir fry


I saw this stir fry preparing by my friend Shradha Kushwah.  But I never knew how she will prepare and I never tasted too. My another friend told it was tasty. So I tried this fry. Raghu liked . He had with both rice and chapathi and he told this gives more taste with chapathi.


Potatoes boiled - 3
Spring onions - 1 bunch
Onions - 1 small
Tomatoes - 1
Chilies - 2
Ginger garlic paste - 1 & 1/2 spoon
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 spoon
salt - to taste
Turmeric - A generous pinch

To Temper:

Oil -2 spoons
Curry leaves - 4
Cumin seeds - 1/4 spoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 spoon
Hing - A small pinch


1. Take a pan. Add oil when it became hot add things in temper table. When it starts spluttering add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute. Add chopped onions and chilies fry until onions were more than half cooked. Add chopped tomatoes & boiled potatoes fry for a minute.


2. Add salt and Turmeric fry for one more minute. Chop spring onions and fry for two minutes. Add Garam Masala powder mix evenly and off the stove.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Tomato curry


Tomato curry is Raghu's favorite curry !! He can live entire life with tomato curry. Tomato curry is good with both rice & chapathi. Here is the recipe.


  • Tomatoes - 3
  • onion - 1 medium
  • Green chilies -1
  • Turmeric powder- A generous pinch
  • Curry chilly powder Or Normal Chilly powder - 1/2 spoon
  • Salt - To taste
To Temper:
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 spoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 spoon
  • Chana dal - 1/2 spoon
  • Curry leaves - 4
  • Garlic cloves - 1
  • Hing - small pinch 


1.  Take a pan. Add 2 spoons of oil. When oil become hot add things in temper table except garlic . When it starts spluttering add mashed garlic and fry for a minute.  Add onions & green chiles fry for a minute.Add chopped tomatoes wait until tomatoes starts leaving water. Add turmeric and salt.

2. Cook for 5 more minutes. Add water if needed. Sprinkle chilly powder mix evenly and off the stove. Add Coriander leaves for extra taste..

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Curry chilly powder


Curry chilly powder is very important kitchen item for every house wife in Andhra.  This recipe i learnt from my Mom & my MIL. At the end of every curry just sprinkle this powder. It gives extra taste and nice aroma.

  • Chilly powder - 2 cups
  • Garlic cloves - 10 to 15
  • Coriander seeds - 1/2 cup
  • Mustard seeds - 1 spoon
  • Jeera - 2 spoons
  • Methi seeds - 1/2 spoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1 spoon

1.  Fry Coriander seeds for a minute. Then add mustard seeds, Jeera, Methi seeds fry for a minute.


2. Take a jar add fired items, Turmeric powder & chilly powder and grind it as fine powder.


3. Preserve in air tight jar or bottle.

Note :

1. I prepared with 3/4 cup of chilly powder.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Egg Masala Curry


Egg Masala Curry is good with both chapathi and Rice. I learnt this curry from my mom. She cooks Non veg items well. This all time favorite curry in our home. If no chicken in home then we will prefer Egg curry . And recipe is as follows:

Ingredients for Egg curry:

  • Eggs - 3 (Boiled)
  • oil - 3 spoons
  • Salt - To taste
  • Turmeric - A generous pinch
  • Chilly powder - 1/2 spoon
  • Curry leaves- 3
Ingredients to grind:
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Garlic cloves - 2
  • Cloves -2
  • cinnamon - 1 small piece
  • Coconut - 2 small pieces
  • Onion - 1 small
  • Tomato - 1 small 
  • Mint Leaves (Optional)- 4
  • Coriander Leaves(Optional) - 2 
Grind the above ingredients in to fine paste.


1.  Take a pan pour oil. When oil became hot add curry leaves. When it start spluttering add the grinded Masala. Fry for 10 mins by add water accordingly, Don't add more water curry will become watery.


2. Take eggs and slit it. so that masala will go inside. Add salt, Turmeric powder,Chilly powder.Fry for 5 more minutes and off the stove.. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Lemon Rasam


Lemon Rasam goes well with Rice. Rasam along with any stir fry is perfect combination . Haaaaa really yummy !!!  I learnt Rasam from my mother and Rasam powder from my MIL. Quite interesting right. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients For Rasam:

  • Lemon Juice - 1/2 Lemon
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Rasam powder - 1 spoon
  • Chilly powder - 1/2 spoon
  • Salt - To taste
  • Turmeric Powder - A generous pinch
To Temper:
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 th spoon
  • Jeera - 1/4th spoon
  • Curry Leaves - 5 to 6
  • Garlic cloves - 2
  • oil - 2 spoons
  • Pepper powder - A generous pinch
  • Hing - A generous pinch


1.  Add lemon juice, water, Rasam powder, Chilly powder, salt and turmeric powder. Boil until bubbles started. Roughly 15 mins.


2.Take a pan add oil when it become hot add mustard seeds, Jeera, Curry Leaves. When it starts spluttering add Mashed Garlic, Pepper powder and hing. Fry for a minute and add this in to Rasam.

                                                                                   Note :
1. You can increase or decrease quantity of lemon according to you. While mixing lemon in water just taste water and decide.
2. Rasam powder recipe is in spicy powder category. 

Moong Dal Curry


Hello friends today I would like to introduce Moong dal Curry. This I learnt from Shwethna. She is from Mangalore. I like this curry of her. So thought of preparing . I made little changes according to me and tried it. It was really good. Raghu liked it a lot. This curry is good with both Chapathi and Rice.. Thanks to Sujeeth (Shwethna's Husband) for giving  Masala recipe.


  • Moong Dal - 1 cup (Soak it for an hour)
  • Curry Leaves - 4
  • Salt - To taste
  • Turmeric - A generous pinch
Ingredients to grind:
  • Coconut - 3 small pieces(Normal or dried)
  • Dhaniya seeds / Coriander seeds - 1 spoon
  • Jeera - 1/2 spoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 spoon
  • Methi seeds - 3
  • Turmeric powder - A pinch
  • Red chillies / Chilly powder - 2 chilies or1/2 spoon
  • Tamarind juice - 1/2 spoon 


1. Take a pan. When it become hot add Coriander seeds, Jeera, Mustard seeds, Methi seeds fry it for a minute. Take a jar add fried Coriander seeds, Mustard seeds, Jeera, Methi seeds , Coconut, Red chilies or chilly power, Tamarind Juice and Turmeric powder. Grind it along with a cup of water.
2. Take a pan. Pour oil of 2 spoons. When it became hot add Jeera & Curry leaves. When it starts spluttering add Masala and cook until 5 mins. Add soaked Moong Dal and cook until Moong Dal cooked roughly for 12 mins.

3. Add little chilly powder and salt to taste.  And off the stove.



Friday, June 8, 2012

Tomato Chutney


Tomato chutney is very famous among Andhra style chutneys. I learnt this from MIL. This chutney is good with Rice , Chapati, Idly and Dosa.

Ingredients for Tomato chutney

Tomatoes  - 3
Green Chilies - 5 
Salt - To taste
Oil - 3 spoons
Garlic cloves - 2
Coriander Seeds - 1/2 spoon
Coriander leaves - 6
Tamarind- small piece (Half lemon size) 

Ingredients to Temper

Curry Leaves - 6 to 8
Jeera - 1/4 th spoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 spoon
Hing - A generous Pinch


1. Take pan add oil. When oil became hot add coriander seeds, Garlic and green chilies. Fry for a minute. Then add tomatoes again fry for a minute.


2. Grind the mixture. Don't make it in to fine paste. Take a pan add oil when it became hot add things in temper table. when it starts spluttering add grinded mixture and fry for a minute. 


Note :

1. This chutney stays for a week if you add 2 spoons oil extra. So I added oil.
2. Color of chutney may change depends on Tomatoes used.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Vada Pav


When we are in Bangalore we use to have vada pav in Goli Vada Pav center . After coming here we are missing vada pav . So I thought of preparing vada pav. And finally the day came prepared vada pav and waiting for response from Raghu. He told it is too good. So I thought of sharing this recipe to u.


Pav Buns - 4
Spicy red Chilly powder - 2 spoons
Green Chutney (optional)

For Vadas

Boiled Potatoes - 3 Medium Sized
Ginger - 2 pieces / 2 inch
Green Chilies - 3
Jeera - 1/2 spoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 spoon
Salt- To taste
Turmeric - A generous pinch
Lemon - 1/2 Spoon

For Vada Coating

Besan Flour - 1/2 cup
Chilly Powder - 1/2 spoon
Salt - To taste
Turmeric - A generous pinch

 For Spicy red chilly powder

Chilly powder - 1 & 1/2  spoon
Dhaniya seeds - 1/4 spoon
Jeera - 1/4 spoon
Garlic Cloves - 2

Grind the above ingredients and keep it a side.


1. Grind Green Chillys and ginger in to fine paste. Take a pan add oil when it became hot add cumin seeds and jeera. When it started spluttering add grinded ginger and chilies and fry for a minute. Then add mashed potatoes in that.

2. Add salt and Turmeric powder mix well and fry for 1 minute. Add lemon juice 1/2 spoon. Divide in to Lemon sized balls. 

3. Mix all contents in Vada coating with water. And mix with out lumps. Dip potato balls and fry in hot oil. Fry until it turns golden brown color.

4. Take buns. Apply spicy red chilly powder both sides or one side you can apply green chutney. Keep this vada in between and press.


5. Slit green chilies fry in oil and sprinkle salt. Have a bite along with this salted chilies.    

Note :

1. I used burger buns because we don't get vadapav buns here.                                                          

Soya chunks Egg keema


Soya chunks egg keema is snack recipe. Raghu likes soya chunks because of its health factors. So I thought of preparing some thing different for him.

Raghu liked a lot. And even his friends too..

Ingredients for Soya chunks keema

Soya Chunks - 1 cup
Eggs - 2
Salt - To taste
Oil - 3 spoons
Lemon Juice - 1/4th spoon
Coriander leaves - 6

Ingredients to grind

Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic cloves - 2
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon- 1 small piece

Grind the above ingredients and keep it a side.

1. Add soya chunks in the boiling water. Wait until size of  soya chunks got increased. Squeeze water from soya chunks. Fry soya chunks in one spoon of oil until it turns golden brown color.

2. Take a pan or remove soya chunks in the same pan add oil beat two eggs, Add salt in that and stir continuously till in became small small pieces.

3. Take a pan or remove egg , In the same pan add oil when it became hot add grinded masala and fry for three minutes. Then add egg and soya chunks fry for 2 minutes. Add 1/4 th spoon lemon juice mix evenly. Add coriander leaves on the top for good smell.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Oats Chapathi


We all know that oats are good for health and also helps in maintaining weight. Raghu likes healthy food. So I thought of preparing oats chapati for dinner. Raghu liked this chapathi a lot and even our neighbors too. Try this chapathi it is really yummy. You can have this chapathi along with curry or you can eat directly.

Ingredients for Oats Chapathi

Oats   - 1 cup
Wheat Flour - 1 cup
Green Chilies - 2
Onion - 1 Medium Sized
Salt - To taste
Jeera- 1/2 spoon
Coriander Leaves - 10
Butter / Oil - 1 spoon


1. Grind oats in to fine powder. Take a bowl add grinded oats, wheat flour, Chopped onions and chilies, salt, Jeera , Coriander leaves chopped, Butter add water accordingly and mix like chapathi dough.


2. Roll the mixture in to small balls. Roll out using chapathi rollers as circle.  Heat tawa and add chapathi carefully. Add little ghee or butter or oil and fry until brown spots starts appearing.

Note :
1. you can add ajwain while mixing the dough.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Raw Banana Stir fry / Aritikaya vepudu

I love stir fries. Everyday for lunch I use to prepare one stir fry and Sambar/ Rasam. This Raw Banana stir fry is very easy to prepare. I will prefer this fry with Rasam. 


Raw Banana Stir Fry/ Aritikaya Vepudu Recipe - Ingredients

Serves 2
  • Raw Banana - 1
  • Onion -1 medium sized
  • Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
  • Salt - to taste
To Temper:
  • Oil -  1 tsp/ 2 spoons
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad Dhal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Hing(Inguva) - 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic Clove -1

1. Pressure cook Raw Banana pieces for one whistle.Take a pan add 2 spoons of oil. When oil became hot add mustard seeds when mustard seeds started spluttering. Add Mustard Seeds, Urad Dhal, Curry Leaves, Hing and mashed Garlic clove fry for a minute. Add onions.

2. When onions half cooked add pressure cooked Raw Banana and fry for a minute. Add salt & turmeric again fry for a minute. Add chilly powder mix evenly and off stove.

Note :

1. If you don't have pressure cooker you can boil Banana pieces for 15 minutes.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Tomato rice


I learnt Tomato Rice from my Mother In Law. One day she prepared Tomato rice for lunch. I just loved it. Also it is favorite of Raghu & Surekha(My sister in law).My MIL is expert in preparing different types of Rice items. When we are tired we feel like preparing any rice item which is instant, Instead of preparing both Rice and Curry. Here is the recipe.


  • Basmati Rice / Normal Rice- 1 Big glass and soak it for 10 mins
  • Chilly Powder - 1/2 spoon
  • Turmeric powder - Pinch
  • Tomatoes - 3
  • Onions- 1
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 spoons
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Cloves-2 to 4
  • Curry Leaves- 5 to 7
  • Cinnamon- 1 to 3 small pieces
  • Elachi/ Cardamom - 1 powdered
  • Bay leaf- 1

1. Take a pan. Add oil/ Ghee when it became hot add cloves, Cinnamon, Elachi, Bay leaf, Curry leaves and fry for a minute. Then add ginger garlic paste, Chilly powder, Turmeric and onions. Fry until Onions are half cooked. Add chopped Tomatoes.

2. When Tomatoes were cooked add soaked rice and mix evenly. Then add 2 glasses of water and add salt to taste. Transfer entire mixture in to vessel/ cooker/ or rice cooker container. I used rice cooker container. And wait until rice is cooked properly. Add Dhaniya leaves on the top.

1. This recipe is normal spicy. You can add or reduce spiciness according to your taste.