Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Recipe for Broccoli Uttapam - How to make Broccoli Uttapam

I have prepared Broccoli Uttapam today for quick lunch box item. It came out well..Recipe coming soon..

Sunday, March 16, 2014

How to make Gobi Manchurian Fry - Recipe for Gobi Manchurian Fry Recipe

Here is the recipe for Gobi manchurian Fry:

Ingredients: (serves 2 adults)

1. Gop - 500 grams
2. All purpose flour(maida) - 200 grams
3. Oil - 1/2 liter

For Marinating:

1. Ginger garlic  paste - 1 tsp
2. Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
3. Chilli powder - 1 tsp
4. Salt - 1/2 tsp (as per your taste)

For seasoning:

1. Onion (small) - 1/2 cut in lengthwise
2. Green bell pepper (small) - 1/2 cut in length wise
3. Maggi hot & sweet sauce - 2 tsp
4. Ketchup sauce - 2 tsp
5. Garlic (chopped) - 2 cloves
6. Coriander leaves - some

Method of preparation:

1. Wash the cauli flower thoroughly in the water and cut the cauli flower like big cubes.
2. Take a big bowl add all marinating ingredients with cup of water and mix it well with cauli flower. Soak the mixture for at least 30 mins.
3. After 30 mins, add all purpose flour to the mixture and mix it well.
4. Now heat the oil in the pan and deep fry the cauli flower. Once its ready keep it aside.
5. Heat 2 tsps of oil in a medium size pan, add the onion and and fry for a minute and then add the chopped garlic and green bell pepper. Fry for another minute and then add the fried cauli flower and sauces. Now mix it well together. Finally add chopped coriander leaves.

That's it now yummy Gobi manchurian is ready.

South Indian Snacks Recipes - Starter Recipes - Vegeterian Snacks

There are lot of traditional but amazing south indian snacks or starters on our website. Please see below the link for those recipes.

Vegetable Pakora Recipe
Bajji Recipe
Masal Vada Recipe
Medu Vada Recipe
Spicy Mushroom Manchurian Recipe

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

How to make Garlic Fried Rice - Recipe for Garlic Fried Rice with Sauteed Vegetables - How to make Garlic Fried Rice with Sauteed Vegetables - Lunch Box Menu

IHi there..It's been a while since I have posted some recipes..I thought of this great, delicious but very simple recipe for people who wanted to prepare quick lunch/dinner or for lunch box. Other day I have prepared for myself and my husband for lunch box..It came out really well and we both liked it and also people who tasted during our lunch at work :)

Ingredients for Garlic Rice:

Rice - 1 cup (Soak them in water for 10 mins)
Garlic - 4 cloves chopped
Garlic powder - 1 tsp
Cooking Oil - 2 tsp

Ingredients for Sauteed Vegetables:

Red onion - 1 small (cut into square)
Cauli flower - 1 handfull
Broccoli - 1 handful
Yellow Squash - 1 (medium size)
Green squash - 1 (medium size)
Bell Peppers(all colors) - 1 handful
Olive oil - 2 tsp
Italian seasoning powder - 1 tsp
Italian dressing - 2 tsp
Salt - as per the need

Method of preparation:

1. Cook the rice with 2 cups of water and cool it.
2. Heat 2 tsp of oil in the pan and add the garlic powder and chopped garlic. Fry for a second and add the rice with some salt. Keep in low flame and fry for 2 mins. Switch off the stove and keep it aside.
3. Now heat 2 tsps of olive oil in the pan and add the Italian seasoning .
4. Fry for a second and then add onion, Cauliflower. Sprinkle some salt to the vegetables and fry for a minute.
5. Now add broccoli, squash, bell pepper and Italian dressing. Mix it well.
6. Add some salt and cook for 3-4 mins.

That's it !!! Dry this sauteed vegetables with garlic rice..

The good thing about this recipe it is very easy and could be made under 12 mins. This is one of our favorite to go lunch box menus. There no spice in the vegetables, kids also would love this food.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

How to make beetroot puli kulambu - Recipe for beetroot kara kolambu - Beetroot pulusu

Beetroot naturally has some sugar in it. When you make puli kulambu or kara kolambu of this, this will come out good with delicious taste. We had get together one day with some of my friends..My friend Ruby prepared this and it came out pretty good. I also tried and it was simply awesome..

Let us see the recipe for Beetroot puli kulambu:


  1. Beetroot - 2 nos (500 grams, cut into small squares)
  2. Garlic - 1 clove full (10 nos)
  3. Onion - 1 small size (cut into square shape)
  4. Tomato - 2 nos (medium size)
  5. Tamarind juice(take thick juice) - 4 tsp
  6. Sugar - 1 tsp
  7. Salt to taste 
  8. Asafoedita powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  11. Kulambu milakai powder(sambar powder)  - 2 tsp


Kulambu milagai powder you can get from grocery shops. Aachi or Shakthi brands will be good to use.

For seasoning:

  1. Oil - 5 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. Fenugreek seed - 1/4 tsp
  4. Jeera(cumin seeds) - 1/4 tsp
  5. wholeblack pepper - 1/2 tsp
  6. Curry leaves (fresh) - 1 handful 

Method of preparation:

  1. Heat 5 tsp of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Allow the seeds to get popped then add the black pepper, jeera, fenugreek seeds. Once the jeera and fenugreek seeds get into golden color then add the onion.
  2. Saute the onion for a minute and then add beetroot. Saute the beetroot for another minute then add the chopped tomato. Saute the tomato until it gets soft.
  3. Now add the coriander and turmeric powder mix it well and cook for a minute. Its time to add tamarind juice, garlic, kolambu milakai powder, salt, asafodita and sugar. Mix it well and then add 1 cup of water.
  4. Now reduce the flame and cook for 5 more minutes. Switch the stove when oil comes out of kolambu.
  5. Finally add some curry leaves and mix it.

That's it now delicious and yummy beetroot kolambu is ready to be served. Pappad/appalam on the side is best combination for this kolambu.

Monday, January 27, 2014

How to make Beetroot Masala Curry(Kootu) - Recipe for Beetroot masala Curry

I wanted to share a very exciting and some different but colorful recipe with you all. That is Beetroot masala curry. My mom used to cook the beetroot poriyal very often in the usual way. But i wanted to try some thing new with this wonderful and healthy vegetable. That's is how i got this..I prepared this for some potluck and also at home a couple of times. My friend Ruby is great fan of this..She also tried and she said it came out very well...Please check this receipe will not be disappointed


Beetroot - 1 cup chopped (250 grams)
Onion - 1 small (cut in lengthwise)
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp

Masala to grind:

Coconut grated - 5 tsps
Garlic - 2 cloves
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Red chilli - 3 nos
Cloves (kiraambu) - 1
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch
Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp

For Seasoning:

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Asafoedita(zinc) - 1/8 tsp
Curry leaves - some

Method of preparation:

1. Grind all masala together with 1/4 cup of water in a mixie bowl and keep it aside
2. Add the grinded masala to the pan and allow the masala to boil/cook for 5 minutes.
3. Add the beet root, turmeric, salt with half cup of water, mix it well and close the lid.
4. Cook this mixture for 5 more minutes and check whether the beet root is cooked well. Make sure the water is drained out from beetroot.
5. Now heat 2 tsps of oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. Allow them to crackle, add urad dal, onion. Fry for a minute and add add curry leaves, asafoedita powder and pour this to beetroot masala and fry for a minute.

That's it!!! the Yummy, spicy and colour ful beetroot masala is ready !!! 

Best combination:

This will go pretty much for all variety rice including lemon rice, coconut rice, tamarind rice, curd rice, etc.

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