Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Hai friends how are u guys?Hope everyone are doing good.In USA the weather changed and its very cold.In this cold weather everyone like to eat and drink hot food.I would like to have hot tea,soup and rice.In this weather we want to  hot hot one pot meal.In this way i liked to eat hhot pongal ,kichidi and bisibelbath.I  to eat these kind of food in this cold weather.Ok lets go to the recipe


Rice-1 cup
Toor dal-1/2 cup
Turmeric- little pinch
Salt to taste
Sambar powder 1 tsp
Vegetables-bottle gourd,radish,drumsticks,brinjal ,capsicum
Curry leaves few
Tamarind juice-1 cup
oil-3 tsp
mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
jeera-1/2 tsp
Hing little pinch

Masala to grind:

Chana dal-1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
Dry red chillies 5
Coriander seeds-1 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Methi/Fenugreek Seeds-8
Dry coconut powder 1/4 th cup


 Take rice and dal in one bowl and clean well.

Now add required amount of water and cook in the pressure cooker.

We have to pressure cook for 5 whistles.

After that make it cool and mix it well.


First peel the skin of bottle gourd and radish and cut them.
Take a bowl a water and add the vegetables and cook until the vegetables get cooked.


Take a pan and heat it.To this add the oil and heat it.

Now add all the ingredients one by one chala dal to cinnamon in the masala to grind.

When it turns to light brown off the heat and make it cool

Now take the jar and add the cooled stuff and coconut and grind it to smooth paste.


Take a deep bottomed pan and add the oil and heat it.
Add the mustard seeds and make it pop.Then add the jeera,curry leaves and hing.

Now add the drumsticks,brinjal,sicum and make it cook.

When it is cooked well add the tomatoes and cook for few more minutes.
Then add the boiled vegetables mix it well.

To this add the tamarind pulp ,salt and sambar powder and make it boil.

When it starts to boil add the grinded paste and chopped coriander and make it boil.

When it is boiling add the cooked rice and mix it well.

Now the rice is ready.
Serve it hot with chips,fryums or sago papads.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Spicy Roasted Cashew nuts

Hi friends today i am coming with nice and tasty recipe called "Spicy Roasted Cashew nuts".This is very yummy snack.I learned this recipe from my mom.Today i am sharing my moms recipe and she only made this recipe.Last time when i went to India i took the pics from my moms kitchen.Hope u all like the recipe.

This is nice for parties,tea time snack and on the snack too.Ok lets go to the recipe.


Cashew-2 cups
Oil-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Chilli powder to taste
Garam masala-1/2 tsp


Place the wide pan and heat it.
When it gets heat add the oil.Wait until the oil gets heat.

Slowly drop one cashew to check whether the oil is sufficient heat.

Now slowly drop all the cashew and fry until golden brown.(Dont make it burn)

Soon take out from oil and place them on the paper to absorb excess oil.

To this add the salt ,chilli powder and garam masala.

Mix it well.
Serve it with hot tea.