Monday, February 25, 2013

Spicy Chilli Hot Chocolate

I love shopping online at jabong. When bharathy asked to send entries for her spicy recipe event, i wanted to prepare a recipe with red chilli, just to suit her blog logo! i tried chilli bread sticks, chilli-mint flavored paneer. no dish looked sexy and hot with dry red chilli!

Hot Chocolate drink

I still do not know, whether bharathy will accept my entry or not, as the deadkine for the submission  just closed yesterday.

Chilli Hot Chocolate

serves - 3
preparation and cookin time - less than 5 mins


Dark chocolate - 45 gms
Milk - 250 ml
Red chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1" inch size stick
Sugar - 4 tsp


Heat Milk in a pan, add dark chocolate and cinnamon stick and keep stirring, till the chocolate melts.
add sugar and mix well. bring the milk to boil and reduce the flame. let the chocolate milk simmer for about 1 or 2 minutes. finally remove the cinnamon stick and add red chilli flakes. remove from the flame. Serve hot to your loved ones.

Chilli Chocolate drink


To prepare dry red chilli flakes, take 3 o 4 dry red chilli and remove the stalks of the red chillies. grind coarsely so that you get chilli flakes.

Just a pinch of chilli flakes will do for a serving.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Aloo Bhindi Sabzi

Bhindi is favourite vegetable at home, i prepare sabzi with it quite often. This aloo bhindi sabzi from tasty indian recipes caught my eye and i prepared it today. Both the vegetables made a great combination. sabzi turned out tasty.

Aloo Bhindi sabzi

This sabzi can be served with chapathi's or phulkha's or with jeera rice, peas pulao etc. Iam yet to make phulkha's for dinner to serve with this sabzi!!
aloo bhindi in bhuna masala

                                                                  Aloo Bhindi Sabzi

Aloo Bhindi Sabzi Recipe

Prep Time10 mins 
Cooking Time: 20 mins  
Recipe CuisineIndian
Recipe TypeSidedish


recipe adapted from Tasty indian recipes

  • Aloo - 2 (small)
  • Bhindi - 10
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomatoes - 2
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Ginger - 1'inch size
  • Turmeric powder - 1 /4 tsp
  • Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Corriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Amchur powder - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp (to fry bhindi and aloo)

For tadka:

  • Oil - 1 tsp (for tadka)
  • Mustard - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Corriander leaves to garnish


Peel the skin of the potatoes and wash them clean, slice them into a medium thick pieces. also trim the head and tail of bhindi and cut them into two or three pieces.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the potatoes first, till they are cooked. it takes about 3-4 minutes at high flame. once the potatoes are fried remove from oil and put it on kitchen tissue, so that tissue absorbs the oil. Then fry in the bhindi pieces. it may take 2-3 minutes in medium flame to get fried.

bhindi aloo sabzi

Chop the Onions, tomatoes, ginger and green chillies very finely.
Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan, add mustard and let it pop, then add cumin, green chillies and ginger. saute them for a few seconds and add in the finely chopped onion. once the onions turn translucent, add in the finely chopped tomatoes and saute them well. add salt and turmeric powder and mix well. in medium flame, let the tomatoes get mushy and mix well with the onions.

Then add the red chilli powder, corriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala to the pan and mix well with the onions and tomato mix. once the masala and onions mix well and come together add in the fried aloo and bhindi to the pan and give a mix. add amchur powder or lemon juice and mix well. sprinkle a tsp of water to the pan and scrap the masala's sticking to the bottom of the pan. then remove the sabzi to the serving bowl.

Garnish with finely chopped corriander leaves.
Best served with chapathi, roti or with jeera rice, veg pulao.


 You can steam the potatoes than frying. also microwave the bhindi with a tsp of oil in microwave at very high mode for about 4-5 minutes. this way you can avoid frying the vegetables.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Poosanikai rasavaangi and Podalangai poriyal

I have tried many recipes from Rak's kitchen. Recently i tried her rava idly last week. gobi manchurian the previous week. every recipe from her blog comes out great! when it comes to diwali preparations, for the past two three years i have been cooking her murukku, seedaibadhusha, kara sev, etc. Her step wise pictures makes the recipes easy all the time. i always wonder, how she manages to click all the step wise pictures with much clarity!! 

This post is for Tried and Tested hosted by sowmya. click the recipe name to go for the recipe.

Poosanikai / Pumpkin  Rasavaangi

Podalangai / Snake gourd poriyal

I wanted to try this rasavaangi and podalangai poriyal for a long time. and today i tried. as usual it came out great and we loved both a lot! Thanks Raks for all wonderfull recipes and for your dedication!!

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