Showing posts from September, 2012

Ravva kesari/Semolina Pudding

Here is one sweet which is very often prepared for Indian festivals as offering to God. This is real simple dish to make with very few ingredients on hand and in a very little time without breaking a sweat :)... This sweet just melts in your mouth and can be prepared per your sweet tooth adjusting the amount of sugar. Here is the simple recipe to make ravva kesari. Give it a try.. Ingredients 1 cup Sooji or Upma ravva 1 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups water 2 tbsp butter or ghee couple of pinches of cardamom powder couple of pinches of saffron(Optional) Raisins and cashews for garnish Method Heat 1 tbsp butter in a pan. Add in the cashews and raisins and fry for a minute till raisins bulge and cashews turn light golden brown in color. Take raisins and cashews out of the pan and set aside. Now add in the sooji to the pan and fry for 4 to 5 minutes till the raw smell is gone. Keep stirring. Take the sooji into a plate and set aside. Let it cool.Turn off the heat. In a pan a

Bottle gourd in milk sauce curry/sorakaya palu koora

Summer is almost over and I am trying to enjoy all the summer dishes as much as I can. One dish my mom used to make during summer is bottle gourd in milk sauce. I could not get the right word to express in english but my mom used to say 'chalava chesthundhi'. This dish to me is same as soups to me in Winter. During hot summers this dish will help cool your body and acts a cooling agent which is very simple to make in no time. It tastes best when it is hot and when accompanied by a touch of ghee..Enjoy!!! Ingredients 1 medium sized bottle gourd chopped bite size(around 3 to 4 cups chopped pieces) 1 medium onion 4 green chillies minced 1 big clove garlic minced 1 cup milk Salt per taste Red chilli powder per taste 2 tbsp oil For Tempering 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp urad dal 1/2 tsp chana dal couple of pinches of Asfoedia 5 or 6 curry leaves 1 dried red chilli broken into two 1/2 tsp turmeric Method Heat oil in a pan. Add in the

Gobi Manchurian/Cauliflower manchurian

I have been real busy these days and hardly having time to do anything. This weekend is kind of laid back weekend for me after a long while. So I thought of sharing one of my favorite snacks with y'all. Personally I do not like cauliflower and the only dish I can eat with cauliflower is gobi manchurian, the best street food I have ever fell in love with, after Pani poori. It is a fusion dish which hits you on different notes - spicy, tangy, sour, sweet and garlicy ....ummmm mouth started watering just writing the description. Here is the recipe for tasty Gobi Manchurian in 1..2..3... steps :).. I have to warn you that this dish need time for prepping but at the end it is worth it. Give it a try and I bet you will fall in love with this dish.... Ingredients 1 small cauliflower broken down into small florets (around 3 to 4 cups of florets) 2 tsp ginger garlic paste 1 tsp red chili powder 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup corn flour or corn starch Salt for taste