Tuesday, July 31, 2007


1 cup tomato pulp
1 cup chopped basil
1 tsp parsely finely chopped
1/2 onion(cut long)
cloves 3
grated parmesan cheese
cook the mini penne for 11 minutes (add salt and 1/2 spoon oil in water while cooking)
heat oil in a pan and add onions,chopped garlic
now add crushed pepper and salt to it.
add tomatos and basil cook well .

add the mini penne to it and stir leave it for a minute,
sprinkle the parmesan cheese and parsely on to the penne.
stir well make sure the cheese is melted and serve hot.

Sunday, July 22, 2007


This is a very very tasty recipe and a special recipe from my family.....i really savor it.ofcourse this is my moms own recipe.curry leaves give a rich flavour to this dish.

1 pound shrimp
1 large onion finely chopped
2 tomatoes finely chopped
4 green chillies
red chilli powder
1/2 sp gasagasalu(poppy seeds)
1/2 sp dry coconut powder
1/2 cup water
garam masala
pinch of pepper powder
1 1/2 sp ghee
6 or 7 cashews

some 30 curry leaves finely chopped(when chopped u get a cup of them)
1 sp dhania powder(coriander powder)

heat oil in a pan.fry onions,green chillies till light brown.
add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.now add tomatoes and fry till they r finely cooked.
add poppy seeds and coconut powder.
saute for 2 minutes.
add shrimp and cover with lid.water starts coming out from shrimp.now remove the lid and cook on low flame till water goes off.
add a cup of water,salt,chilli powder,dhania powder and cook till oil and curry gets seperated.
add garam masala,cilantro and now add a spoon of oil to the same curry and deep fry it or till desired.
heat a sp of ghee in a seperate pan and fry cashews.
add these cashews along with the ghee to the shrimp fry.
add finely chopped curry leaves.
sprinkle some garam masala,chilli powder,pepper powder .
add salt if required.
saute it for 2 to 3 minutes
serve with rice.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


2 cups urad dal

soak urad dal for 5 to 6 hrs.
grind it into a smooth and fine past without water.
just sprinkle some water if u feel the dough is so hard to grind.
the paste should be so thick to make good round shapes.
add salt before shapping them.
take a plastic sheet.apply a drop of oil with ur palm.
take a small ball of the paste press with ur finger.
wet ur finger when ever the paste sticks to ur fingers.
make a small hole in the middle .keep them aside.
boil oil in a wide pan.
heat it to a good temparature like 350.
make 2 to 3 garelu and fry them on a low flame.
make sure that they are cooked properly inside.
donot add more water to the ground paste.
serve hot or cold with chicken or sugar or any chutney.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


This is my first recipe that i cooked for the first time in my life when i was in my 10th standard.I really love doing this and my frens & family like me to cook on all the occassions.....
special note for deepthi(one of my best frens)...u asked me to post my munchuria and here is the recipe dear...

for making balls:

4 sp corn flour
1 sp maida
chilli powder
green chilli sauce(optional)
garam masala a pinch
2 cups finely chopped cabbage
1 cup finely chopped carrot
1 cup mashed and very thick paste of potato

for garnish

finely chopped onions
finely chopped ginger and garlic pieces
finely chopped cilantro
finely chopped green chillies

white sauce (for glaze)

1 sp corn flour
1 cup water
3 to4 drops of lime juice
2 sp tomato ketchup
1 sp soy sauce
pinch of salt and chilli powder

With out adding water mix corn flour,maida,salt ,chili powder,green chilli sauce,cabbage carrot and potato.the dough should be thick to make a ball that doesnt scatter in oil while frying.
make the balls and keep it aside.
fry in the oil for 1 min on a very low flame.
keep them aside.
reapt all..
now fry all the balls for the second time till it is cooked properly inside.
put them on a paper towel .

now in a spoon of oil fry onions,garlic,ginger and green chillies.
when they reduce add cilantro and saute.
now add the balls to this garnish.
let it stay for 2 to 3 min on a very low flame like 2.
saute them.

meanwhile prepare the white sauce.
in a cup of water add corn flour,tomato ketchup,soy sauce,salt and chilli powder.
now pour it on the garnished balls.
sir it immedietly...
u can see slowly that all the sauce reduces.

saute it for 3 to 4 min on low flame.

serve hot with chapathi or fried rice.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007



1 bunch gongura leaves
1 finely chopped onion
curry leaves
green chillis
red chilli
urad dal

heat oil in a wide pan.add jeera and green chillis .when they start spluttering add gongura leaves and fry them till the raw smell goes.
let it cool for 5 minutes.
gringd it into a fine paste along with garlic.use water to grind.
make seasoning with mustard,urad,red chilli,curry leaves.
add salt ,raw onions and seasoning to chutney.


1 cup dal
1 bunch gongura leaves
3 green chillis
red chillis
1 cup onions
jeera and methi powder
chilli powder

pressure cook dal,leaves,green chillis,turmeric,onions for 3 whistle or 4 .
let it cool for 4 to 5 minutes.
mash the dal.add salt and chilli powder.
make seasoning with mustard,urad,garlic,curry leaves,jeera and oil.
while adding th seasoning to dal add 1/2 sp of jeera and methi powder to seasonig and add to dal.
serve with rice along with ghee and vadiyalu

Monday, July 09, 2007


I rearly find gongura in indian stores....when i find them i bring atleast 3 or 4 bunches so that i can make all verieties out of it ....we had it for 3 days.

first day i made mutton gongura(goat meat),second day i made chutney and third comes pappu....my husband relishes all of these.

1 pound goat meat
2 cups gongura leaves
1 sp ginger garlic paste
1 onion finely chopped
garam masala
chilli powder
red chillis
green chillies
curry leaves
cilantro leaves chopped

wash the meat and drain all the water in it.
marinate it with turmeri,salt,chilli powder and keep it aside.
heat oil in a pan.fry 1/2 part of onions and green chillis.
put turmeric and salt while sauting onions.add ginger garlic paste.
now add meat and cover it.
cook till the water comes out.cook on low flame.
take the lid and let th meat cook in theat water.
when water is evaporated ,check for salt and spice.add if required.
add 2 cups of water and let it cook till the oil starts coming out.
at this time add garam masala and cilantro.

pressure cook the gongura ,onions,turmeric,1 greem chilli ,chilli powder along with water for 3 whistles.
now mash it and make a smooth paste .
add this to the mutton and let it stand on low flame for 5 to 10 minutes.
if u want thick gravy then cok till desired consistency.
heat oil in a pan.add mustard,curry leaves,red chilli and make seasoning.
add this finally to the curry and serve with rice.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


1 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup maida
1 sp butter

for stuff
1/4 cup peas
1/4 cup chopped carrot
cauliflower 5 florets
1/4 cup beans
green chillies

make the chapati dough by adding milk.do not add water.
keep aside for 15 minutes.

pressure cook all the vegetables for 3 whistles.drain the water.add salt and mash them.
the mashed veggies should be thick enough to make a ball.

divide the paratha dough into parts.
press the ball in mibble of ur palms.
now place the veggi ball in the middle and cover it.

repeat for all till done.

now press the paraths slowly .

fry the both sides with little oil.

serve hot with kurma.

Monday, July 02, 2007


Fish of anykind i used Tilapia fish(15 pieces)

Part 1 powder

5 sp corn flour
1 sp all purpose flour(maida)
chilli powder
garam masala
dhania powder

Part 2 marinate

fish pieces
1 big spoon yogurt
chilli powder
garam masala
ginger garlic paste

Part 3 garnish

finely chopped onions 2 sp
chopped cilantro 1 sp
chopped green chillies 1/2 sp
lemon juice 2 or 3 drops
lemon slices cut round

marinate the fish using the part 2 ingredients for 20 minutes.
in a wide bowl mix all the ingredients under part 1.

take a wide pan.drizzle a few drops of oil.dip the marinated fish piece in the powder(part1).
fry it in the pan.
turn n fry the other side after 1 or 2 min.fry each piece for atleast 5 min.
u can fry 5 to 7 pieces in a single pan. u can complete the whole thing in 3 batches or so....
keep the fried fish a side.repeat till ur done.

take a sp of oil in a pan.fry the onions n chillies.atlast add cilantro n fry .add lemon juice.

take a plate n arrange the fish pieces n put the lemon slices around them.

just sprinkle the onion mixture on the fish pieces.

u can have it as an appetizer.just squeeze the lemon juice n eat.