Jun 10, 2014

Paneer Paratha

Ingredients needed: 

For Roti/Chapathi :
  • Wheat flour 
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Oil
For Stuffing:
  • Paneer
  • Chili powder
  • Salt
  • Coriander leaves (Opt.)


                In a bowl, grate paneer to this add chili powder + salt and if adding coriander leaves , then finally chop it and add it to the grated paneer and mix it well and set aside.

In a separate bowl mix Wheat flour + salt and with required amount of water mix it well and make soft dough ..take a small ball size of the dough and make it like a cup and place a spoon of paneer stuffing and close the edges and then dust it with wheat flour and roll it in a roti ...once done, heat a tawa and fry rolled roti / chapathi and add little oil if needed and cook it well till done. 

Serve hot with pickle and curd or goes well with dal tadka.

Jun 6, 2014

Cassava / Maravalli Kizhangu Chips

Maravalli kilangu / Cassava Chips, one of my all time favorite chips and I am sure kids will also love it .

 Ingredients needed:
  • Cassava 
  • Oil 
  • Salt
  • Chili powder
  • Hing powder

Method :

                          Peel Cassava skin and grate it in chips cutter (like how you do it for potato chips) . Take a kadai and oil and heat it ..once it is hot take a handful of grated chips and drop it in oil and fry it well till done, remove it and spread it in paper towel ... In a small cup add Chili powder + salt + hing powder and mix it well then sprinkle it on the chips and toss it well and then transfer it to a air tight container. 

Linking this to "Friendship 5 Series - Kids special - fast food " started by Geethaa  Achal and Savitha Ramesh

Jun 5, 2014

Yam Spinach Semi-Masiyal


  • Oil
  • Yam
  • Spinach
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric pdr - 1 tsp
  • Chilli and coriander pdr - each 1 tsp
  • Pepper - just a dash
  • Salt - as req
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp


In a pan, add some oil. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. Now add the spice powders, turmeric pdr + chilli pdr + coriander pdr + a dash of pepper. You can replace these curry powders with anything of your choice. Make sure the stove is in medium/low flame when you add the spices, cos we do not want ppl around to cough crazy :) Once the raw smell from the masalas leave, add the yam and add a lil water. Close cook this for like 20 mins until the yam is in semi mashed consistency. Time to add the chopped spinach. Add salt and toss it around for a while. After 5 mins, switch off the stove. Add a tsp of lemon juice to this, mix well. Ready to serve.

Jun 4, 2014

Onion Pakoda / Thool Pakoda

Ingredients needed:
  • Besan flour - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - little 
  • Onion - 2
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
  • Hing powder - little
  • Salt - little
  • Curry leaves - 15 
  • Oil - for deep frying 


             Take a bowl add besan flour + rice flour and mix it well.. Peel skin of onion and chop it lengthwise and add it to the besan and rice flour to this add curry leaves + salt + turmeric powder + hing powder + chili powder and mix it well using hands.. sprinkle very little water if needed and mix it well..it shouldn't be too sticky ... 

Heat a kadai and oil , once it is hot take a handful of flour mixture and drop it evenly spread not in lumps .. (like sprinkling)  in hot oil and allow it to cook well till done . 

Hot and crispy Thool / Onion pakodas are ready. 

Linking this to "Friendship 5 Series - Kids special - fast food " started by Geethaa  Achal and Savitha Ramesh

Jun 1, 2014

Vazhakkai Podi

Ingredients needed:

  • Raw Plantain/ Vazhakkai 
  • Channa dal 
  • Toor dal
  • Urid dal
  • Dried red chili
  • Hing powder
  • Salt

                   Roast raw plantain directly on flame with skin till the skin turns into black in colour ..allow it to cool well and then peel the skin . Crumble the plantain using hand or grate it ..

Heat a kadai and dry fry channa dal + toor dal + urid dal + dried red chili till done ...once cooled grind it coarsely in mixie  to this add the grated / crumbled plantain and use the whip/pulse button and grind it for few seconds ..once done add it to the serving bowl and then add hing powder + salt and mix it well .. Mix it with hot rice + ghee / sesame oil 

Optional :  You can add tempered mustard seeds .

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