February 27, 2013

Sseasoned Puffed Rice - Mandakki Oggarane Recipe - Murmura Chivda - Churmuri Chivda

Murmura chivda recipe - Murmura chivda is one of my favorite snacks and I make it often.This is so simple and easy chivda which can be made quickly with few ingredients. This is also a crispy munching snack which is very useful while travelling. I like the murmura and the addition of crispy peanuts, coconut, putani, delicious tempering and these make the snack tastier.Turmeric powder gives a beautiful yellow colour to the chivda. This is also a perfect evening teatime snack to relish with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Just make a tempering with curry leaves, green chillies, turmeric powder and salt. Add the puffed rice, fried peanuts, dry coconut and stir for few minutes. Delicious crispy murmura chivda gets ready within few minutes. Friends, try out this very easy murmura chivda to treat your family.

Sseasoned Puffed Rice in a serving plate
Murmura chivda recipe

February 25, 2013

Badnekayi or vaingana kosambari recipe -brinjal (eggplant) salad - how to make baingan ka salad - vangyachi koshimbir recipe

Badnekayi or vaingana kosambari recipe - Brinjal Salad is a very healthy and delicious salad prepared with roasted brinjal, fresh onions and  grated coconut. This is served as a side dish with jowar roti or jolada rotti, rice or chapatis. Several varieties of  brinjals are available here throughout the year. Any variety of large or medium sized brinjal can be used to make brinjal bharta and brinjal salad.  this kosambari has smoky aroma as the brinjal is directly burnt on stove top and tempering with  dry red chillies also give some smoky flavor to the dish. The remaining ingredients such as onions, coriander leaves, green chillies and fresh coconut  are mixed in raw form and the kosamabri tastes great with the combination of all these ingredients.

brinjal salad in a serving bowl
Badnekayi or vaingana kosambari recipe with step by step pictures.

February 23, 2013

Vaingana bharta recipe - badnekayi bharta recipe - how to make baingan ka bharta - brinjal bharta recipe

Vaingana bharta recipe - Brinjal bharta is a delicious accompaniment to all varieties of Indian flat bread. It pairs excellent with jowar roti or bhakri. It is absolutely easy to prepare and healthy too. Burn the brinjal directly on stove top, make a flavorful onion tempering and mix all the ingredients to combine well. Soft and smoky flavored bharta gets ready with few steps. Any  variety of large or medium sized brinjal can be used to make this dish. I had two deep purple  brinjals in my fridge. Out of them I used one brinjal  for making bharta and another one is used to make salad. Here is the easy recipe to get the perfect bharta.

Vaingana bharta in bowl
Vaingana bharta recipe with step by step pictures.

February 20, 2013

Surmai ( Kingfish ) Curry Recipe / Isvana Ambat

Isvana ambat recipe - The speciality of this curry is that there is no frying or roasting of the spices and other ingredients. The raw spices give a unique flavor to the curry. Another important thing is marination of the fish slices. Marination increases the flavor and reduces the fishy smell. The same curry masala paste can be used for making curry from any fish.

 surmai curry recipe with step by step pictures

February 18, 2013

Strawberry raita recipe - how to make raita - easy raita recipe

Strawberry raita recipe - This sweet and sour raita is a perfect accompaniment  for pulao, spicy rice or biryani. It also goes well with poori and phulka. Even I like to have it as it is. Strawberry is a seasonal fruit which is available only a few months and it is a perishable fruit. So I make milkshake and raita when it is available fresh. Earlier, I was making only milkshake with it, off late, I started to make raita which is not only tasty but also keeps the body cool. When the strawberry in the raita absorbs the sweet yogurt, it tastes absolutely delicious. The raita has thick creamy texture as I have used strained thick yogurt. This is an easy dish which can be prepared with only four ingredients. The process is very simple, so try  strawberry raita and enjoy.

 Strawberry raita in a serving bowl
 Strawberry raita recipe 

February 14, 2013

Nuggekayi, badnekayi sambar recipe - how to make drumstick brinjal sambar

Nuggekayi, badnekayi sambar recipe - Drumstick and brinjal have always been my favorite vegetables. These are another such combination which can be used to make sambar. Sambar is a South Indian signature dish served with idli, dosa, uttappa, vada or steamed rice. In this sambar recipe, drumstick and brinjal is boiled to soft and added to the cooked toor dal. This traditional sambar can be prepared quick with easy steps. I make it often, it makes a delicious accompaniment to South Indian main meal. This sambar has an awesome flavor. Try this simple recipe and enjoy the taste of South Indian cuisine.

drumstick brinjal sambar in a serving plate

Nuggekayi, badnekayi sambar recipe

February 8, 2013

Sambar powder recipe / how to make South Indian sambar masala without dry coconut

South indian sambar masala recipe -This is a very flavorful and durable sambar powder which can be stored for about an year. I have not used dry coconut in this sambar masala to increase the shelf life of t it. Instead, I use fresh coconut paste when I prepare  sambar. Small kids usually do not like spicy food. Therefore, I have used only forty  byadagi dry red chillies in this sambar powder which is rich in colour and less spicy.  Byadagi red chillies are less pungent and deep in red colour in comparison to spicy  Guntur dry red chillies. While making sambar, I adjust chilli powder according to our taste. 

South Indian sambar masala image
South Indian sambar masala without dry coconut recipe.