Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Boiled Veggies

1 cup mixed veggies (beans, cabbage/lettuce, Capsiscum,Carrot, peas/Sweet corn are better)
1 tsp Chopped green chillis or Chilli paste
4-6 crushed bird's eye chillis
2 cloves Garlic
1 tsp Mediterranean herbs


  • Chop all the veggies and  put in a vessel with 2 cups of water.
  • Once the water starts boiling add salt and chillis/ paste, bird's eye chillis.
  • After 5-7 mins add other veggies.Maintain water in the vessel.
  • Once the veggies are boiled ,crush the garlic pods, Herbs and add to this.
  • Cook for another 2-3 mins adjust the salt and turn of the heat.
  • Serve hot as starter.

Pasta (Red Sauce)

1 cup Pasta
2-4 tbsp Red sauce
1 slice Cheese
1 tsp Soy sauce
 Chopped black olives /jalapeno (optional) 
Salt to taste

For red sauce:
3-4 red Tomatoes
8 Red chillis ( soaked for an hour)
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp Green chilli paste or finally chopped green cillis.
2 tsp Vinegar
1 tsp Basil leaves
Salt to taste
3-4 tbsp Olive oil

  • Take 3 cups of water in a vessel and keep on flame.
  • Once the water starts boiling add a tsp of salt and oil Then add pasta to it.
  • Let it cooked soft not too much.
  • Grind the Tomatoes and Red chillis to a smooth paste and keep aside.
  • On the other hand Heat the Olive oil in a frying pan. Add green chillis or paste to it.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste.After 2 mins add the tomato chilli paste to this.
  • Cook for around 5 mins. then add Vinegar, salt and basil leaves.
  • Cook the paste till oil leaves from the edge.
  • You can store this sauce for couple of weeks refrigerated.
  • Once the pasta is cooked drain the excess water and keep aside.
  • Take a frying pan and melt the cheese slice.Optional jalapenos can be added here.
  • Add the Red sauce to this.Then the Soy sauce.
  • When the sauce and cheese mixed nicely add the pasta and mix it well so that the sauce will be coated nicely on pasta.
  • Serve hot.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Baked Vegetables

1-2 cups Mixed Veggies( capsicum, sweetcorn, french beans,broccoli,cauliflower etc)
1/2 cup Milk
1/4th cup Butter
3-4 tbsp Maida
2 tsp Pepper poewder
2-3 cheese slices
Salt to taste


  • Cook the chopped veggies with little salt. They should not be too soft.
  • Now in a pan mix Maida, Butter,Milk,pepper powder.
  • Now place the pan on heat and mix it well then add 2 slices of cheese to the mixture.
  • Add salt as per needed.
  • Once the sauce becomes little thick add cooked veggies to the sauce.
  • when the veggies nicely mixed in, remove from the heat.
  • Now transfer the contents to an Microwave safe container.Place a cheese slice on it.
  • Now keep this container in microwave for 3-5 mins or till the cheese slice spreads nicely and covers the veggies.
  • Serve hot as Main dish or as side dish to Pasta or Macaronis.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


3-4 Arbi leaves
1 cup Channa dal
4-5 tbsp Udad dal/black gram
1 1/2 tbsp rice flour / 3 tbsp rice
3-4 tsp Jeera
3-4 tsp Coriander
6-8 red Chillis
1" Ginger
2-3 tsp Tamarind pulp
Salt to taste
1/2 cup Oil

  • Soak Channa dal for 3-4 hours.
  • Dry roast Jeera,Coriander,Chillis and Rice(if u r opting for rice).Dry grind them to fine powder.
  • Now mix channa dal, ground masala powder, ginger, tamarind (rice atta ,if u r using atta).
  • Then wet grind the mixture (it should not be a fine paste.)
  • Now take one Arbi leaf (bigger among all) clean it remove the stem carefully and place it on a flat surface upside down.
  • Coat a layer of ground masala on the back of the leaf .
  • Now place the cleaned 2nd big leaf on the first one.Reapeat coating masala for all the other leaves by placing one top of the other.
  • Once all the leaves and masala coating is done, carefully fold both the sides inside.
  • Now roll the leaves very carefully and you can tie a thread if needed.
  • Now steam cook this roll for about 20 minutes.
  • Once the roll is cooked cool it down ,Cut them into slices.
  • All this procedure needs to be performed very carefully as its very delicate and tore off any time.
  • Now heat a tawa and place those slices on it apply little oil .cook on both side till golden brown.
  • Serve crispy with any chutney or sauce.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Oats Cashew nuts cookies

Its long back i updated my blog.....Really bad I am...... :(
              After I started baking.. i was on R n D I came out with a good cake following Chitra's  recipe but could not upload it... enjoying full time motherhood u know.... :D
Today i baked some cookies and u know what..they came out very delicious...
So i thought.... now or never... so here is the recipe... Actually i tried to follow one recipe could not happened so im modifying one common basic recipe to my comfort...


1 cup Oats
1 cup Whole wheat flour
8-10 Cashews / Almonds /Walnuts
1 cup powdered Sugar
1/2 cup Butter / Clarified Butter (Ghee)
1 tsp chocolate powder
1/2 tsp coffee powder
1/2 tsp Baking powder
2-3 tbsp Milk
pinch of Salt


  • Dry grind Oats and Nuts for 3-5 seconds @ speed 1
  • Take the mixture in a mixing bowl. Add the flour,sugar,chocolate powder,coffee powder,baking powder, salt and mix well.now add the butter part ( I used Ghee as i could not arrange butter at the moment)and mix again to get a sticky dough.
  • Now add the milk part and make it proper dough. If you thing dough is too sticky can adjust with little more wheat flour.
  • Now divide the flour into about 20 parts and give them shape as you require.
  • Now preheat the oven @180 C and grease the cookie sheet and place the cookies an inch apart.
  • bake these cookies @ 180 C for 20 mins.
  • You can check them once @ 16 to 18 mins and continue if required.
  • Once the cookies are done leave them for 3-5 mins for cooling before remove them from the sheet.
  • Serve the cookies with a cup of tea or milk or just as  it is...