Thursday, November 20, 2014

RAva idly

My mom makes the best Rava idli..n this was the best i could make...

1 cup semolina (rava)
2 to 3 tbsp yogurt
1/2 tsp baking soda
salt to taste
oil for greasing the trays

For The Tempering
1 tsp Mustard seed
2 green chillies , chopped
4 curry leaves opt
1 tsp chana dal
Few cashews pieces

Mix the semolina, yogurt and salt together in a bowl. Keep aside .Prepare the tempering by heating the oil and adding the mustard seed ,chana dal, green chillies and curry leaves. add the tempering to the semolina batter.Add cilantro Add the soda mix well and pour the batter into greased idli moulds. Steam for 7 to 10 minutes.
Serve hot with a chutney or podi..


Pasta Sauce

Pasta sauce ..


4 ripe tomatoes..

1 onion
5-6 cloves garlic, minced
1tsp. sugar
Pinch of dry oregano
pinch of dry rosemary
1 tbsp olive oil..
Salt and pepper, to taste

In a pan saute garlic until soft and fragrant in 1 tbsp. of olive oil, add onion and sauté till transparent add tomatoes and tomato paste and cook well.. add the oregano and rosemary and little water and cook until a sauce thickens..

Mix it with cooked pasta and serve ..

optional can add 1 tbsp of tomato paste to get the can avoid it as they contain preservatives...Enjoy cooking


Monday, August 11, 2014

Easy Citrus Cake

Citrus cake..

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature or 1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbs fresh lemon zest or orange zest
2 tbs lemon juice
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift the flour, baking powder keep aside. Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add lemon zest, vanilla essence and eggs. Add flour mixture beat until the batter is smooth. Bake in a pan for 40 to 45 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Sprinkle powdered sugar...And Enjoy with fresh whipped cream or with tea..


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

DAhi VAda

Dahi VAda

For VAda
Black gram(Urad dal) - 1 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp

onion 1 cut into pieces
Oil for deep frying

For curd mixture:-
Yogurt - 1 cup
REd chillies - 2 - 3 nos
Salt - 2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Corainder leaf few to decorate

Method for Vada

Soak black gram for 4 - 5 hrs. and grind into smooth paste add onions and deep fry the vad..Beat the curd n mix well..Heat oil in a small pan or kadai. Splutter mustard seeds and saute curry leaves red chilies. Pour it over the curd. Mix well. Drop the prepared vadas in it and use when it is fully soaked. decorate with corainder leaf....serve it chill or hot..


Peanut Chutney

Ingredients Peanuts - 3/4 cup Onion 1 Redchilly pwd 1/2 tsp or more as needed Garlic pods 3 Salt as required To...