Sunday, March 30, 2008
A Women who is dieting should not have beyond 1200 calories. So accordingly have your breakfast,lunch,snacks and dinner. You can have upto 330 calories in the morning break-fast.
see to that it stays within the limit of 230-330.
This Oats OOthappam will also be a suitable one with the calorie level.
Dosa Batter- 1 cup
Oats - 1/2 cup(powdered)
Red Onion-1(Finely Chopped)
Corriander leaves-1/4 cup(Finely chopped)
Salt- Required level
Green Chilli's-1(finely chopped)
Now mix all the above and make thick dosa's.
but let them cooked in medium flame..
I liked it a lot..My little one also liked it. This idea came to me..when i was in short of dosa batter. it worked out well too. you may also add grated carrot and cabbage to it.
This site shows the nutrional facts about the dosa/idly/chapathi.http://www.indiacurry.com/nutrition/rotidosaidli.htm
Enjoy the tasty also a healthy Break fast.
Iam sending this to WBB#20 Balanced Break Fast, event hosted my Mansi Desai.http://funnfud.blogspot.com/2008/03/event-announcement-wbb21-balanced.html
and to SriValli's Dosa Mela.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
i still remember..the first dish i tried--Nune vankaya kura.
from then..i just kept following her recipe.
http://www.nandyala.org/mahanandi/archives/2005/10/31/pala-kova-doodh-peda/For my sweet tooth..i gathered all the patience and made this delicious doodh peda for our wedding day.
Bisi Bele Bath Masala:
http://www.nandyala.org/mahanandi/archives/2007/11/13/jihva-for-toor-dal-bisi-bele-huli-anna/her explainations never confuse us..and if we just follow..we will be never let down.
http://www.nandyala.org/mahanandi/archives/2005/06/06/delightful-paneer/i know..that paneer can be made in home..but how? Indira's pictorial explaination certainly impressed me to try.
http://www.nandyala.org/mahanandi/archives/2006/11/29/brinjaljaggery-chutney-vankaya-bellam-pacchadi/My husband Hesitates to have brinjal..but this chutney.he could not find out what chutney is this..he liked it and said.."iam expecting Variety recipe's like this from you".
http://www.nandyala.org/mahanandi/archives/2006/07/19/bottle-gourd-in-yogurt-kaalan/Certainly a rewarding try out. we enjoyed it a lot.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
When every one are patrolling each other's blog for MBP..i too got attracted over this Growing funda. MBP-Monthly Blog Patrol, an event BORN FROM Coffee. http://thespicecafe.com/mbp/
Now organised by Sig.http://blog.sigsiv.com/2008/02/announcing-monthly-blog-patrol-march-edition-mixed-drinks.html
Well when i was patrolling..i have found many of them were already tried and many other's required ingredients which i did not have with me. Finally i landed on Archana's culinary adventures blog and found this Spicy Hot Chocolate Drink. Her pictures naturally tempted me to try..Fortunately i had cocco powder, Unfortunately i did not have chocolate with me. So Coffee powder substituted the Chocolate . with all other spices I Kick started this lovely and excellent drink.
So how about Coffee mixed with the flavours of Spices like cinnamon,cardamon,pepper and cloves for a Complete Mixed Drink Festive..
I would strongly recommend you all to visit Archana's blog to drool at her picture's of
Archana's Spicy Hot Chocolate Drink. http://archanacooks.blogspot.com/2008/02/spicy-hot-chocolate.html
Iam sure coffee lover's will love this... I served it with Star Anise dipped in Condensed milkon the top of the coffee. I made it within 1o minutes.. well when i tasted it..i was really impressed with it's taste and how soon i prepared this delicious drink.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Whatever I think of Clicking..My friends do them earlier and far better. Thus i have decided to Click Violently.
[From Your Right to Left]..
1. Mr. Thirupachi [Aruva with Wooden handle]
2. Ms. Steely Black [Stainless Steel Knife with Plastic materialised handle]
3. Master. Smart Needy [Small Knife with Bronze handle with beautifull cravings in it]
Mr.Thirupachi Aruva is used for breaking coconuts and for breaking Jack-Fruits(still i have not learned to use it..My husband does that well).
Saturday, March 22, 2008
a very simple recipe..a crowd pleaser, tummy filling one..rest you should try and let me know.
Aval/poha mixture along with Mint tea.
1. Thin Poha/Aval- 1 cup
2. Peanuts- 8
3. Cashews- 4
4. Raisins- 8
5. Green Chilli-1( you can increase if your spice level is high)
6. Ghee- 1 spoon(to roast cashews and Raisins)
7. Curry leaves-8
In a Wide kadai..put the Thin Aval and roast them well..soon it turns crispier(you have to taste to check it). Now transfer it into a bowl. roast the peanuts in the kadai. add it to the bowl. add a spoon of ghee..roast the cashews and raisins. and them to the bowl. fry the finely chopped green chilli slices and the curry leaves crispier and add it to the bowl. add salt(as required) to the bowl and mix well.
Is it not easy...It tasted so good..raisins certainly added up the taste..
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Brinjal's / Egg Plant's - 4 (young tender one's)
8. Corriander Powder - 2 tsp
Heat a Thick bottomed Pan, roast the peanuts, till they get roasted well. remove the peanuts aside and let it cool.
Now heat a tbsp of oil in the pan and add the shallots / small onion's and fry them well.
Ground the peanuts, shallots, garlic, tomato, red chilli, chilli powder and corriander powder with little salt into a thick paste.
Give 2 slits on Brinjal's in X shape. Now stuff the Paste into it. Let it get marinate for 15 mins. so that the brinjals absorb the masala from the paste.
Now in a Pan..heat the oil and add mustard..when it pops..drop the brinjal's one by one and fry them well in slow flame for about 7-10 mins. let the brinjals get cooked in the frying process itself. after the brinjal's change their color and cooked well..add the remaining paste. close it with a lid and let them stay in low flame. after 5-8 minutes..you will see oil on the side's of the pan.
Now it's time to serve with Hot Rice.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Boil the Baby corns and the skin peeled potatoes in a pressure cooker with one cup of milk and with one cup of water and with little salt.(upto 4 whistles).
Grind the baby corns(4) and the potatoes with the milk(which is used for pressure cooking) into a thick paste.
In a kadai..heat the ghee, fry the sliced onions and garlic well. now add the grinded mixture and mix well. add milk as per the consistecy you require. i preferred a thick one that is shown here.
now with the other two boiled baby corns left over..slice them into pieces and add to the soup. add pepper powder and required salt. let them boil for few minutes.
serve it hot.
when i served this delicious soup to my husband..he asked me.."which hotel did you call up?"
i said.. " No..i prepared this"..
my husband..."what all other foods you have ordered?"
i said.."its mine..i prepared this soup"
my husband.."okay tell me how you prepared it"
i said it..
my husband.."it's SUPER'b"..
So if you get a chance of cooking baby corns..give out this soup a try:)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Check out Dhivya's Kollu Thuvaiyal http://dhivyaskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/02/kollu-thoviyal.html
Thank You Dhivi for sharing this wonder full recipe of your mom's.
I tried kollu Chutney..just by frying out the horse gram and red chilli's and grinded it with grated Coconut. It certainly gave out a difference.
Dum Aloo from Shriya's Spicy Tasty. I love to cook with potatoes. Instead of cutting them into half and frying..i cooked with whole boiled. adding milk and curd to the gravy part certainly added up the taste. it perfectly matched Chapathi's.
Check Shriya's Dum Aloo here. http://www.spicytasty.com/veggie-entrees-sides/dum-aloo/
Thank you Shriya for Sharing this beautiful recipe.
Friday, March 7, 2008
1.Brinjals-2(chopped into fine pieces)
3.Tuvar Dal-1 cup(Boiled and mashed well)
4.Turmeric Powder-1/4 spoon
5.Asafoetida powder-few sprinkles
6.Corriander Leaves to Garnish
Boil the finely chopped brinjal pieces in adequate water. allow them to be cooked well. Now in a Kadai..heat 2 spoons of oil, add mustard..when it crackles add Slitted Green Chilli's. fry them. add asafoetida powder before adding chilli. Now add the cooked Brinjals and Dal. mix well. add turmeric powder and Salt and little water as per the consistency you require. let it boil and garnish it with corriander leaves and serve with Hot Rice along with Rasam. Brinjal Dal along with Carrot Thuvaiyal and Rice.
This Dal goes well with Chapathi's.
My carrot Thuvaiyal/chutney Recipe:http://homecookreceipes.blogspot.com/2008/01/carrot-thuvaiyalchutney.html Iam sending this Dal for Pooja of My Creative Ideas..http://creativepooja.blogspot.com/2008/02/vegetable-of-week-with-some-revised.html
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