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Wednesday, December 29, 2010


An easy capsicum rice which my MIL had tried few times after learning it from a TV show. Its easy for me because,there is no grinding part,just make it like the mild pulav we usually make….I made this today as per her instructions and the taste is just awesome!



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Rava Ladoo/Rava urundai
I made these last week for my loveable in-laws,these ladoos are everyone’s favourite here Smile
Thinking that I am trying something different to picture these rava ladoos,I made them look so unusual Sad smile…Bear with it!!


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Monday, December 13, 2010

Instant oats dosa recipe

     Instant oats dosa is one which often helps me when I am hungry and need something quick, filling but guilt free. This is so easy to make just whip up everything and make dosa, no other fancy things to do! It comes out crispy and tasty too!


Instant oats dosa recipe

Indian Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 5 mins per dosa    Makes: 10 dosas


Quick cook oats       3/4 cup
Rice flour                 1/4 cup
Wheat flour              1/4 cup
Green chilli               1 no, chopped
Coriander leaves      1 tblsp,chopped
Ginger chopped       1 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeera   1 tsp
Pepper                    1 tsp
Onion                      1, chopped
Salt                          as needed
Water                      as needed


  1. Make a thin batter of the all the ingredients except onion. You can mix onion in the batter as well. No issues.
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  3. Heat dosa pan and sprinkle the onions, if not mixed with the batter and then pour the batter to make dosa. Sprinkle little oil. Cook in medium flame and no need to flip,when the dosa becomes golden brown,take out and transfer to the serving plate.
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  • You can omit onion and just make it plain oats dosa.
  • You can also mix the onion with the batter itself.
  • The consistency should be watery as we do for rawa dosa. Or you can make thick batter and make thick dosas as well.
  • Since we dont add much oil and oats have a dry texture,better eat it dunked in sambhar or chutney Winking smile.
                                                      Serve hot with podi and chutney or sambar!

Instant oats dosa Oats breakfast recipes


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Monday, December 6, 2010


The original recipe uses broccoli,since me and my hubby don't like broccoli,I tried with cauliflower.. I liked this recipe when I tasted first time at Sangeeta’s house,though she had made with broccoli…I asked her the recipe,but she was not able to give that time…Since she told me the recipe source,I just got the cookbook from Library ..

Cauliflower kofta curry recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch / side dish
Prep Time: 20 mins    |  Cook time: 30 mins    Serves: 4

Ingredients For Kofta

Cauliflower,grated   1 & 1/2 cups 
Potatoes   3,boiled & Mashed 
Cornflour   1 & 1/2 tblsp 
Garam masala   1/4 tsp 
Chat masala   1/4 tsp 
Pepper powder   1/4 tsp 
Baking powder   1 pinch 
Salt   As needed(3/4 tsp) 
Oil   For deep frying 
Cheese stick   1, Cut into 8 

Ingredients For Gravy

Tomato puree 1 cup
Oil/Ghee 2 tsp
Jeera/Cumin seed 1 tsp
Ginger chopped 2 tsp
Ginger paste (optional) 1 tsp
Garam masala Powder 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder 1 & 1/2 tsp
Salt As needed
Coriander leaves,chopped 4 tbslp
Milk 1 cup
Cream 1/4 cup


  1. Pressure cook the potatoes,peel the skin off and mash them well. Make sure there's no water.
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  3. Heat a pan with a tsp of oil and fry the grated cauliflower. Cook covered in low flame for 4-5 minutes.
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  5. Mix mashed potatoes,cooked cauliflower,corn flour,pepper,salt,garam masala powder and baking powder.
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  7. Make small balls,by keeping the cheese cubes inside as shown in the picture.
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  9. Deep fry in medium flame till golden brown and keep aside.
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  11. For gravy,heat a pan with oil and splutter the jeera,add the chopped ginger and ginger paste. Add the tomato puree.
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  13. Add garam masala,red chilli,coriander powders along with salt and fry well untill all the water evaporates.
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  15. Again,add little water to make it to a thick gravy and add the coriander leaves and simmer for another 4-5 minutes.
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  17. Add milk and cream little by little while you mix well,in low flame. Do not let the gravy boil in high flame at any point of time. Add the koftas lastly, switch off the stove.
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  • I have made this with cheese in the middle,you can skip that and make just the koftas and pan fry the balls in a nonstick paniyaram pan.
  • You can try stuffing grated paneer or some mixed grated vegetables(carrot,cabbage and capsicum) too instead cheese for a different version.
  • Potatoes should not be overcooked. Otherwise, the koftas turn too soft if the mashed potatoes retain water because of over cooking.
  • You can replace corn flour with 2 bread slices. Grind in a dry mixer to make it crumb and then add. You can add bread even if your kofta is too sticky and loose.

Yummy cauliflower kofta curry is ready to enjoy with roties or any pulavs.I dint add cream,just added milk… It was really yummy ,just melt in ur mouth,my kid loved and enjoyed thoroughly!!I am trying no onoin no garlic recipe for the first time and totally satisfied with the taste!



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