Raw Mango and Bittergourd:

Today after a long time I prepared this dish. My grandmas both paternal and maternal were good cooks. They made such simple dishes which tasted so yummy and heavenly wanting to have more. Try it as its not only healthy and full of nutrients but also easy and quick to prepare. Ingredients:  Bitter gourd-1 cut…

Ukadiche Modak(Steamed Modaks)

I love steamed Modaks. Got the hang of making perfect steamed modaks after a lot of attempts.This time I wanted to try something different and tasty as well.  For the outer covering. Heat 1 cup water and add a few strands of kesar and salt. Add 1/2 cup rice flour and 1 tea spoon of…

Bitter Gourd Raita

I love bitter gourd in any form. This particular raita I have tried for the first time and loved the unique taste. Normally we have bitter gourd in curries,  as a dry veggie with lots of onions and garlic, stuffed form and deep fried fritters. Today I decided to make something very easy and simple….

Mixed veg pickle

20 red byadgi chillies 10 guntur red chillies 4 tablespoons mustard Put all the above ingredients on a plate and keep in sunlight for about an hour or so. Carrots-2 chopped into small bits Raw mango-1 small chopped finely Cauliflower bits 1/2 cup. Hing-about 1 tspn (powdered) Size of 2 peas if in solid form…

Tofu Parathas

Ingredients Tofu grated-100 gms Wheat flour-1 cup Oil or ghee 1 tbl spn.(for kneading the atta) Chopped coriander leaves 4-5 sprigs Green chillies -2(chopped or crushed) Ginger- small pc(chopped or crushed) Jeera pdr-1/2 spn Chilli pdr-1/2 spn Coriander seeds pdr-1/2 spn Less than 1/2 katori hot water(to knead the atta) 2 pinches of garam masala(optional)…

Minty Potatoes

Minty Aaloo😋 Mint leaves crushed or chopped-1 handful Baby potatoes-10-12(peeled and blanched for 3 mins) Ghee-1 table spoon Garlic-5 cloves crushed Chilli pdr-1 spn(preferable coarse) Cumin seeds-1/4 spn Juice of 1/2 lemon Salt to taste. In a pan add ghee and then cumin seeds and when they splatter add the the crushed garlic and chilli…

Sanna Appos/paddu

Sanna appos a healthy option of sanna polo(dosa).Tastes good with coconut oil.       Ingredients: Cabbage chopped finely-1 cup  Onions-2 chopped funely Red chillies-4 Suji rava-1/2 cup Tuvar dal-1/2 cup Coconut grated-little less than 1/2 cup. Hing-1/4 spn Tamarind- small piece. Coriander seeds-1 spn(optional) Salt to taste Coconut oil to make appos. Method: Soak tuvar…

Bisi Bele Baath

For the powder: 1 spn coriander  1/2 spn jeera 1/2 spn urad dal Chana dal-1 table spn. 7-8 methi seeds 4-6 pepper corns 5-6 Red chillies Asafoetida-1/4 spn. Garam masala- less than 1/4 spn Tamarind pulp-1 table spoon Turmeric powder-1/4 spn Roast all of the above ingredients except turmeric powder, tamarind and asafoetida on low…

Mango, Pineapple & Grapes Sasam

Ingredients: 1 small mango skinned and chopped. 1 vati chopped pineapple pieces 8to 10 grapes( green or the red ones) 3/4 cup grated coconut Mustard seeds 3/4 spn Red chillies-3 Salt to taste. Jaggery(grated)- 1 spoon. Tamarind- small pc(optional) I have skipped tamarind as pineapple and grapes let out the tangy flavours. Method: Grind grated…

Methi &coriander chutney

Methi leaves-1/2 handful Coriander leaves-1/2 handful. Peanuts roasted-1/2 handful Grated coconut-2 spns Jeera-1/4 spn Garlic-2 cloves Small pc tamarind/ curds as per taste.(I have used curds as it gives good colour. Salt to taste. Ghee -1 spn. In a pan add ghee and roast jeera,garlic, grated coconut,green chillies and finally the roasted peanuts,methi leaves, coriander…

Urad Dal Vadi/Odi & Onion Vadi/Odi

Urad dal vadi/Odi: 1 cup urad dal soaked 1/2 cup green chillies Salt as per taste Asafoetida 1 small spoon. Soak urad dal for 3-4 hours and grind to a smooth dry batter just as we do for vadas. Chop the green chillies and an add it to the urad batter along withAsafoetida and salt…

Lauki peel chutney

Ingredients: Lauki peels of 1 half a lauki(small one) Chop and keep aside. Red chillies4-5 Hing-1/4 spn Tamarind- as per taste Grated coconut-4 table spns. Ghee-1 spn 1/4 cup (or less )water  Salt to taste. Heat ghee in a small pan and roast the lauki peels, red chillies for 3-4 mins. Grind all the above…