Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Vegetable rasam

I had this rasam full of vegetables in a restaurant here.It tasted so gud that i wanted to try it at home.It came out so well.We loved it

This is how i made it

cooked toor dhal 1 cup
tamarind juice 1cup (diluted)
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
pinch of hing

garlic 5 pods
red chillies 3
jeera 1 tsp

oil 3 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/4tsp
vegetables 1cup(i used carrots,beans,peas & cauliflower)
Tomato 1 chopped

Grind garlic,jeera & red chillies.In a bowl mix cooked dhal,tamarind juice,turmeric powder,hing & salt.Cut vegetables into small cubes & cook separately. In a kadai add oil & pop mustard seeds.Then add the ground garlic paste & saute.Now add the tamarind mix,tomato & vegetables.Allow them to cook till the raw smell of the tamarind goes.Vegetable rasam is ready.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Event entry

Its been quite some time since i sent something for an event .So these are my entries to Mahi's 15 minutes cooking....

Channa chat..a must have healthy food..
Bell pepper baji..an easy yummy fried tiffin item
Pidi kozhakatai..steamed rice balls
Ravai idly...ready in 10mins
Cup of corn...favorite healthy snack for people of all ages.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Avakai pickle

Avakai pickle is the hot favorite of all pickle lovers.Who will not love this pickle!!!
Especially home made ones yummy.I was so l
ucky to get these tangy mangoes when i went to the Indian stores here.I made this pickle last week.Now they are ready to be finished.This is how i made it
Raw mangoes(cut)1 cup
Red chilli powder
Mustard powder
Fenugreek seeds

Gingely oil

This is the proposition i used to make the full bottle.For every hand full of cut mangoes i added 2 full spoons of red chilli pow
der,1spoon full of mustard seeds powder,2 & 1/2 tsp full of salt 1/4th spoon of fenugreek seeds.

First wash mangoes & cut them into big pieces(in India they cut it with seeds).Dry these cut pieces on paper so that moisture is absorbed from all pieces.All pieces should be dry.Now using the above mentioned measurement add all the ingredients.Then add gingely oil so that entire pickle is soaked in oil.Oil should float above.Mix well.Let it marinate nicely for 4-5 days.Daily mix the ingredients atleast 2 times.Mangoes will get tender & raw smell of chilli powder will go.This is when ur pickle is ready to use.

Ur yummy avakai pickle is ready.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Sandwiches are one way to give vegetables to kids.Not only kids any one will love to have these sandwiches any time.I made this sandwich for breakfast and we loved it a lot.

This is how i made it

Bread slices 2
Tomato 1

Capsicum 1
onion 1
Mild cheddar cheese 1cup(shredded)
Butter 2-3 tsps

To grind

coriander leaves 1 bunch
green chillies 2
Salt to taste

Grind coriander & green chillies to a fine paste & add salt to it.In one bread slice spread this green chutney.In another bread slice spread butter.Place thinly sliced 4 cucumber pieces,then thinly sliced 4 tomato pieces.Now spread some onion rings and capsicum pieces on top of this.Now spread shredded cheddar cheese.If u have lettuce can spread that too.Now place the slice in which green chutney is spread & spread more butter on top & bottom of this sandwich.Grill it & serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cup of corn

Sweet corn is one of my favorite snack.When toasted in fire & lightly salted it tastes yummy.Corn is very gud for health as it contains dietary fibres.It has low sodium content in it.

A cup of corn is a perfect evening snack in chill weath

Corn kernels 1 cup
Butter 1/2 tsp

Salt & pepper to taste

Microwave corn kernels in a bowl for 2 mins or until they are soft.Now mix butter,salt & pepper.Adjust according to taste & serve hot.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Vanilla sponge cake

I always njoyed baking.I bought vanilla cake mix last week.I made vanilla sponge cake & with the remaining mix i made few muffins.


Vanilla cake mix 1 pack
Vegetable oil 1/2 cup

Milk 3/4cupIn a mixing bowl mix all the ingredients Until required consistency is reached.Preheat oven at 400 degree.Pour mix in greased cake tray.Bake for 40-50 mins.Muffins take only 20-25 mins to bake.It turned out very soft & fluffy.