Monday, October 31, 2011



Vegetables - Carrot, drumstick, beans, white pumkin and yam (cut into 1inch lengthwise)

Grated coconut - 1/2cup

Green chilly - 2-3nos

Curd - 1/4cup

Cumin seeds - 1/2tsp

Coconut oil -1tsp

Cury leaves - few

Tumeric powder - 1/2tsp

Salt - to taste


1) Grind the coconut, green chilly and cumin seeds into fine paste and keep aside

2)  Heat a kadai, add all vegs, little water,tumeric powder,curry leaves and salt, cook till it turns soft (dont overcook)

3)Add the coconut paste to the vegetables and cook for few mins

4)Then add curd and mix well and off the flame 

5) Heat the coconut oil and add it to the aviyal and serve hot with rice.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mysore Pak / Diwali Sweets

               Mysore pak is my favourite sweet i learnt this from  my mom, for all diwali she do it. This is the 2nd time i am try, it came out very well and this recipe i have  already posted and this time want to show step wise pics. Advance Happy Diwali!


Bengal gram flour - 1cup
Sugar - 2cups
Ghee - 1 cup
Water - 1/2cup
Cardamom powder - 1tsp


1)Heat a kadai, add 1tsp Ghee and flour, fry till raw smell goes and turns light brown & keep aside

2)Heat the Ghee in a low flame continously.(dont off the flame)

3)In another flame, heat heavy bottomed vessel / i used non stick kadai, add water and sugar heat till it becomes thick (string consistancy)

  4)Add the flour slowly into the sugar syrup mix well continously so that no lumps are formed and Add the ghee little by little, stir well..when it becomes thick  

5)Grease the plate with ghee and pour into it the mix, when it cools cut them into desired shapes.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Eggless Banana Cake



All purpose flour - 1cup

Banana - 1no ripe

Butter - 1/4 cup

Water/Milk - 1/4 cup

Sugar - 1/3 cup

Bk. pwd - 1tsp

Bk. Soda - 1/2 tsp

Banana / Vanilla essence - 1tsp

Salt - a pinch


Preheat the oven at 175"c

Combine the flour,bk soda, bk powd,sugar and salt and keep aside

Combine milk,melted butter and banana essence, and add it to the flour and mixwell without lumbs

Grind the banana into fine paste and add it to the flour and mix it slowly

Pour them into 8 inch tray, bake for 35-40mins at 175'c

*Note: if the mixture is too thick u can add little water.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Coriander Tomato Chutney / Kothamalli thakkali chutney


Tomato - 2nos (chopped)

Coriander leaves - 1/2cup

Onion - 1no  (chopped)

Curry leaves - few

Garlic - 2 flakes

Red chilly - 2-3nos

Fennel seeds - 1/2tsp(optional)

Urad dal - 1/2tsp 

Oil - 1tsp

Salt - to taste


1)Heat a kadai, add fennel seeds, urad dal saute till light brown and add onion, garlic, red chilly and curry leaves fry for few mins

2) Add tomatoes, coriander leaves and salt fry till the tomatoes mashes well, after it cools grind them into fine paste

3)Serve with idly or dosa 



                         Here's the much awaited "100 Yummy Diwali Recipes" E-book by Indusladies. Happy to share that my sweet recipe Paneer Peda is featured in the E-book.

You can download the contributed recipes from here. Hope you try and enjoy this Diwali.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


                 For the upcoming Diwali on October 26th, 2011, Indusladies is compiling an E-Book called “100 Yummy Diwali Sweet Recipes”. We are collecting Sweet/Dessert recipes from various bloggers to be featured in this E-Book.

This E-book will be made available as a free download to our community's 1.3 Lakh+ members. In addition, they are also be making this E-Book available to our 9000+ Facebook fans and Twitter followers. It's LOTS and LOTS of exposure to those food blogs entering the E-Book!!

We believe this would be a nice way to get the word out about a wonderful blog to the entire membership of IndusLadies!!

Are you a Food Blogger? Or do you have friends who are Food Bloggers? Here's a great news for the Food Bloggers out there who have been blogging for alteast 1 year now...

Those bloggers interested in submitting a recipe for this E-Book...all you need to do is as follows:

1. Send a link from your blog for a sweet /dessert recipe. It should also include the picture of the sweet/dessert. Your recipe, food picture, recipe URL as well as the entire blog URL will get featured in the E-Book.

2. In return, we need you to do two things:

Now make a blog post in your blog announcing the E-Book compilation by IndusLadies and the recipe you are sending for this E-Book. That way inviting your co-bloggers interested to send in their contribution by Oct 10th,2011.

Any blogger interested can send their entry to by October 8th.    

I am sending few of my recipes

Gulab Jamun 

Paneer Peda

  Mysore Pauk 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chocolate Muffins


All purpose flour - 3/4cup

Coco Powder - 1/4cup

Egg - 1no

Oil - 1/4cup

Milk - 1/4cup

Powdered sugar - 1/2cup

Baking powder - 1tsp

Baking Soda - 1/4tsp

Salt - a pinch


1)Preheat the oven at 200"c

2)Sift the flour, add sugar,b.pwd,b. soda,coco pwd and salt

3)Combine the oil, egg, milk and vanilla essence, and add it to the flour and mixwell without lumbs

4) Pour batter into greased muffin tray upto 2/3rd.

5)Bake for 10 -12mins at 200''c

Monday, October 10, 2011

Coconut Ladoo


Desiccated coconut - 1cup
Condensed milk - 3/4 - 1cup
Cardamon powder - 1/2tsp
Cashwnets - 5-6 nos(chopped)


1)Heat a non-stick kadai or heavy bottomed vessel, add coconut and fry for 1min in low flame
2)Add condensed,  cardomon pwd, cashwnets and mix well and remove from the heat
3)After it cools, make a  small balls and rolls the balls in coconut and serve

Recipe courtsey: neivedyam

This recipe goes to diwali special sweets n savories hosted by Ticking Palates 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Green Moong Dal Sundal


Green Moong dal - 1cup
Gratted Coconut - 1/4cup
Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
Hing - 1tsp
Oil - 2tsp
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves - few


1)Soak the green moong dal overnight & nextday pressure cook with salt and keep aside
2)Heat a kadai, add oil, mustard seeds after splutters, add curry leaves and hing
3)Add dal and cook them for 2-3mins, finally add grated coconut and saute for few mins

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Carrot Thoran/Poriyal/Stir Fry


Carrot - 2nos (grated)
Grated coconut - 2tsp
Green chilly - 2nos
Garlic flakes - 4-5nos(optional)
Shallots - 3nos(chopped)
Urad dal - 1/2tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2tsp
Oil - 2tsp
Tumeric pwd -  
Curry leaves - few 
Salt - to taste   


1)Heat a kadai, add oil, when its hot add mustard seeds after splutters, add urad dal saute them till it turns little brown

2)Add shallots(small onion), green chilly and curry leaves saute them for 2mins

3)Then add carrot,garlic,tumeric pwd,and salt, cover and cook them until it turns soft (stir inbetween)
4)Finally add coconut and mix well 

Serve hot with sambar rice, rasam and curd rice. 


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