Monday, January 1, 2018

Dulce de leche payasam recipe with semiya

dulce de leche payasam recipe
Semiya payasam with dulce de leche. Rich, creamy and caramel flavoured payasam. Simple and easy to prepare but very delicious payasam.
Dulce de leche is made by cooking sweetened condensed milk for long time which ends in caramel flavoured thicker creamy end product. I have tried this before, once and loved it. had as such. Wanted to try payasam with it and thought of making it for New year post too. So got two cans of condensed milk. Tried a method of making dulce de leche in microwave oven. But somehow could not get the same even effect of the dulce de leche made in the pressure cooker method. So made in pressure cooker method itself referring Divya Kudua's Easycooking blog. Payasam made with Dulce de leche was really rich and delicious.
Wishing all my readers a very Happy New Year! 😊

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Rasawala aloo recipe, How to make rasawala aloo

Rasawala aloo recipe
Rasawala aloo or aloo tamatar is a tangy tomato based gravy. This tangy gravy is perfect for poori. Simple recipe for rasawala aloo with step by step pictures.
Making potato masala for puri is routine, but at times, I crave for tangy gravy. Mostly chana masala will be my choice if I plan prior. This rasawala aloo is a great quick fix for poori.
I make a no onion no garlic aloo bhaji with methi flavour as we temper with methi seeds. This one is totally different flavour from my other aloo bhaji.

Rasawala aloo recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian |  Recipe Category: Lunch, side
Prep Time: 10 mins   |  Cook time: 25 mins Serves: 3| Author:

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Rasawala aloo or aloo tamatar is a tangy tomato based gravy. This tangy gravy is perfect for poori. Simple recipe for rasawala aloo with step by step pictures.
Rasawala aloo recipe


Potato - 3, Boiled, cubed
Tomato - 3, cubed
Green chilli - 3
Chopped ginger - 3/4 tbsp
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds powder - 3/4 tsp
Cumin seeds powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - As needed
Coriander leaves, chopped - 2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 2 pinches


  1. First grind chopped tomato, green chilli, ginger to a smooth paste.
  2. Heat a kadai with oil and splutter cumin seeds, add asafoetida. In low flame, add all - red chilli, coriander, garam masala and turmeric powders.
  3. Take care not to burn and give it a stir. Add ground tomato mixture, sugar and salt.
  4. Cook till oil oozes out. Add cubed potato.
  5. Add 1 & 1/2 cup water and boil to reduce it to a fairly thick gravy. Garnish with chopped coriander.


  • Sugar is added to balance acidity in tomatoes.
  • Adding kashmiri red chilli powder gives nice colour.
  1. First grind chopped tomato, green chilli, ginger to a smooth paste.
  2. how to make rasawala aloo step 1
  3. Heat a kadai with oil and splutter cumin seeds, add asafoetida. In low flame, add all - red chilli, coriander, garam masala and turmeric powders.
  4. how to make rasawala aloo step 2
  5. Take care not to burn and give it a stir. Add ground tomato mixture, sugar and salt.
  6. how to make rasawala aloo step 3
  7. Cook till oil oozes out. Add cubed potato.
  8. how to make rasawala aloo step 4
  9. Add 1 & 1/2 cup water and boil to reduce it to a fairly thick gravy. Garnish with chopped coriander.
  10. how to make rasawala aloo step 5
Serve with hot fluffy pooris. I served with Masala poori πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ


Monday, December 25, 2017

Garlic ribbon murukku recipe, South Indian snack

Garlic ribbon murukku recipe
Ribbon murukku is a crispy South Indian snack made with rice flour, besan (chickpea flour). This is special with garlic flavour and add red chillies to spice up. Perfect tea time snack.
Wishing all my readers a πŸŽ„Merry ChristmasπŸŽ„ 


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Masala poori recipe, masala puri breakfast

Masala poori is a breakfast with twist to our regular poori, by adding the spice powders and making it special.
During childhood, poori used to be my favorite food and till now have never got bored of poori for breakfast. While regular poori itself is a special breakfast treat these days, When I was browsing twitter, I saw this poori here in this amazing food thread and inspired to try this one. So, here's my version of masala poori which was tasting very good with aloo gravy. You can check my aloo subji and pair it.

Monday, December 18, 2017

avarakkai kootu recipe, broad beans kootu

Avarakkai kootu is a simple south Indian vegetable side dish for rice. Made with moong dal, broad beans and a hint of tanginess with tomato. Step by step pictures recipe.
I make broad beans kootu rarely but still was surprised to realize I have not posted avarakkai kootu and avarakkai poriyal in my blog. So thought of posting avarakkai kootu. I usually do not add tomato in kootu. But since I am posting similar kootu recipes always, thought of trying with tomato and post it. It was really good with tomato.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Peas soup recipe | Green peas soup

Peas soup, green peas soup with simple ingredients available. Easy and comforting soup, filling for dinner with toast. Step by step pictures recipe.
Winter is here and green peas is in season. Though fresh green peas is bit costly here, I never miss to buy whenever I visit Little India. I freeze and use it for kurma, pulao, biryani, curry etc. This year too got some fresh peas and been using it. Thought of trying a soup with it and tried the usual way I make soup. I found peas soup should be strained as the skin remains coarse after blending.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sattu paratha recipe, how to make sattu paratha

Sattu paratha
Sattu flour is roasted chickpea flour and is different from besan. This flour is mostly made by brown skinned chickpea, roasted and powdered. It is really good for health. We can make paratha stuffing with sattu flour and it is very delicious too.
I loved sattu ka sharbat very much and I was sure this sattu paratha also will be really good with the similar flavour and taste. I saw this simple recipe in Instagram and tried. It turned out really good and Aj too loved it and had. Sattu flour is different from the sathu maavu (multi grain mix).

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Vengaya sambar recipe, chinna vengaya sambar

China vengaya sambar
Vengaya sambar is one of the most desirable dishes in Tamil cuisine. Made with just small onions (shallots/ chinna vengayam) and fresh ground sambar powder. Full video and step by step pictures recipe.
Whenever I remember vengaya sambar, I remember the song my mom sings, but I could not find such song online. I don't even know if it's really there or made up my herself, still I keep singing those two lines... vengaya sambaru...vegadha soru...😁
Though I make everyday sambar with small onions when I have stock or the tiffin sambar with potato and small onion, never thought of posting vengaya sambar in my blog. For people who make sambar without onion all the times, vengaya sambar is a big deal and its special like how arachuvitta sambar is in place of the  everyday sambar with mill ground sambar powder. But we always make sambar with onion, so only small onions is special, that too, I use small onions whenever I have stock as Vj likes his sambar with small onions.


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