December 01, 2018

Saipe panna dose - Sabbasige dose recipe - Dill leaves dosa

Dill leaves sweet dosa in serving plate
Saipe panna dose recipe - This is an authentic South Karnataka style sweet dosa, prepared with dill leaves, jaggery, rice and coconut. I have earlier posted sabbasige sihi idli recipe. in it, I have used both rava or semolina and rice as a basic ingredients. But, in this dose, I have used only rice like the one in original traditional recipe. 

November 28, 2018

Bharli bhindi mirchi recipe - Stuffed ladies finger and chillies

stuffed bhindi and mirchi in a serving plate
Bharli bhindi recipe - Bharli bhindi and bharli mirchi or stuffed ladies finger and green chilly  recipe - Bharli mirchi and bharli bhindi are my favorites. The stuffed chilli and okra are great accompaniment to the main course. This can be wrapped in phulka and chapati to serve as a roll, or to pack in the lunch box. I have prepared them several times and thought to share the recipe with you. Another important thing is that the same filling can be used with  capsicum, bitter gourd and ridge gourd. The dry filling powder can be used to make peeth perun bhaji with vegetable such as ivy gourd, cluster beans, capsicum, ridge gourd, radish and spring onion.

November 15, 2018

Gardudde paays - Sorekayi payasa - White gourd kheer

sorekayi payasa in a serving bowl
Gardudde paays recipe - This is a traditional kheer of Karnataka. White gourd is called as sorekayi in kannada and gardudde in konkani. This kheer is very simple to prepare and quickly gets ready. White gourd doesn't take much time to cook. This kheer or payasa has full of coconut and cardamom flavour. Semolina or rava is used as a thickening agent, otherwise the kheer may turn watery. Instead of rava, rice flour or raw rice paste can also be used.

October 23, 2018

Mushroom pulao recipe - How to make mushroom pulav in pressure cooker

Mushroom pulao recipe - Sometimes you need to cook in a hurry in the morning to serve the breakfast and pack the lunch box. Pulao or pulav comes always handy and you can easily make it in the pressure cooker. You can serve it with  raita and yogurt. I am a big fan of all pulaos. Mushroom pulao is an easy to prepare one pot meal. I had prepared this pulao in the pressure cooker, it has turned out to be delicious and the same was flavourful.

October 12, 2018

Sabudana batata khichdi recipe - Sago potato khichdi

Sabudana khichdi in a serving plate
Sabudana batata khichdi recipe - Sabudana or sago and potatoes are widely used in all parts of Maharashtra for preparing upwas or fasting day dishes like sabudana vada, sabudana khichdi and sabudana thalipeeth. Some do not add potatoes in khichdi. But adding potato is beneficial as it is  rich in carbohydrates, which in turn  gives energy needed on upwas or fasting days. Besides being a fasting dish, it is also a  filling breakfast as well. This is an easy yet delicious dish to prepare after soaking the sabudana for two hours. Using red chilli powder is totally optional and it can also be prepared using only green chilies.

October 05, 2018

Maharashtrian kande pohe recipe - Beaten rice kande pohe

kande pohe in a serving plate
Kande pohe recipe - Sometimes, say it once in a week eating poha is fine with us. It is a regular weekly evening snack as it is very easy to prepare. Kande pohe if not prepare properly tastes bland. Therefore the taste needs to be balanced by adding proper amount of lemon juice, salt and sugar. I like to eat it with hot cup of coffee or tea. I always keep raw poha in stock. Raw poha is really handy, when suddenly some guests or friends arrive in the evening. In such a situation without any second thought, I make kande pohe with tea, coffee, milk shakes or juices. In this era of processed food poha has taken a back seat. It is really a delicious, healthy snack. A perfect evening snack for adults and kids.

September 16, 2018

Chilkewali moong dal curry recipe - Split green gram curry

Chilkewali  moong  dal  curry recipe - Moong dal is the source of complementary proteins. Complementary proteins are incomplete proteins, when combined with another incomplete protein, both incomplete proteins make complete proteins. Wherein, combination of rice and moong dal curry creates complete proteins.

September 05, 2018

Mushroom pakoda recipe - Mushroom pakora

mushroom pakoda in a serving plate
Mushroom pakoda or pakora recipe - Today I am posting a very scrumptious mushroom pakoda recipe. Mushrooms are available throughout the year in vegetable market. Mushrooms are versatile that you can make several types of dishes such as soup, manchurian, stir fry, pickle, pulao pakoda etc. This is so simple that all the ingredients are combined together to make a thick mixture then divided into small balls and deep fried till crispy. This can be served as evening tea-time snack or as a starter before meal. This pakoda is so crispy from out side and soft from inside and makes you want to eat more.

August 16, 2018

Cauliflower pakoda recipe - How to make cauliflower pakoda

bajji in serving plate
Cauliflower pakoda recipe - Today  I am sharing with you all a very simple yet delicious cauliflower bajji - pakoda  recipe. Bajji or pakoda is most in demand evening snack in our house during weekend and holidays.  I  make onion bajji, mushroom bajji, cabbage bajji, capsicum bajji, raw banana bajji, brinjal bajji, mix dal bajji, etc.  This is a very simple and hassle free bajji which get ready within few minutes.

July 16, 2018

Mushroom pickle recipe - Alambe lonche

pickle in a bowl
Mushroom pickle is a very simple and easy to prepare dish. Mushroom cooks very fast. If you like tangy taste then this is the perfect side dish to prepare. This pickle doesn't need much of ingredients. It is not durable like other pickles. Mushroom  pickle can be stored in refrigerator for a week.

June 29, 2018

Alsande palya recipe - Black eyed beans sabzi - Cowpea sabzi

Alsande palya in a serving bowl

Alsande palya recipe - Alsande palya is a traditional sabzi  of South Karnataka. Chapathi is our staple food. So I prepare different sabzis almost everyday. I made this black eyed beans palya for chapathi. It can also be served as a side dish along with rice and curry.  The masala in this sabzi is mildly flavored with spices. Black eyed beans or alsande is low  fat and low calorie legume and very good sources of proteins, iron, potassium and fiber. Therefore sabzi made with black eyed beans are recommended  for vegetarians who require more proteins. 

May 21, 2018

Masala bhath powder recipe - Spice powder for rice

spice powder for rice
Masala bhath powder recipe - Masala bhath powder is mainly used while preparing masala bhath (spcy rice), popularly known as masale anna in north karnataka. It can also be used while preparing vegetable pulao or spicy  rice such as mango rice, carrot rice, peas paneer pulao, mushroom pulao, onion rice and tomato rice.

March 05, 2018

Kashaya recipe - Herbal drink recipe

kashaya in a serving cup
Kashaya recipe - As I have mentioned in my previous post kashaya powder recipe, Today I am posting a very popular herbal drink of Coastal Karnataka which is prepared in almost all households with their own version. People in that part prefer to give this kashaya to kids in place of tea or coffee. I personally like to drink it instead of tea and coffee. This is my favorite drink and I make it twice a day for me and consume one cup  in the morning and one in the evening . This drink is very healthy and it has no side effects. Hot kashaya which is very easy to prepare, really goes well with some crispy snacks.

March 04, 2018

Egg bhurji recipe - Anda bhurji - Motte bhurji

egg bhurji in a serving plate

Egg bhurji recipe - Egg bhurji is a popular dish among non-vegetarians. This dish goes well with chapathi, roti, paratha, pulao and fried rice. The hot bhurji is addictive and makes you craving for more. In this recipe I have used the same ingredients which I used to make bhurji since decades and the same is loved by my family members. The use of ginger garlic paste along with onion enhances the taste. In this dish the use of coriander powder, jeera powder and grama masala is essential for the spicy taste and to add flavor. This is an easy  dish which can be prepared quickly. Eggs are very handy when you run out of vegetables or kids make special demand for non-vegetarian dishes. I love to make this delicious, spicy and tempting side dish often. I have been eating egg bhurji since my childhood and never get bored with it. 

Egg Bhurji Recipe - Anda Bhurji - Motte Bhurji


Egg bhurji made with eggs, some essential spice powder, onions, ginger and garlic paste. This is a traditional way of making egg bhurji at my home.

Recipe type : Side Dish
Cuisine : Indian
Yield : Serves 2

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ tbsp oil
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 5-6 pieces of green chillies
  • 1/4 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/4 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp corindar seeds powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds powder / jeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 heaped tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder / haldi powder
  • Salt as required
  • Fistful of chopped coriander leaves
  1. Break the eggs and transfer the egg white and yolk to a large bowl.
  2. Beat till the yolk combine with the egg whites. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add onions. Fry till the onions are translucent.
  4. Add the chopped green chillies, ginger paste and garlic paste.
  5. Fry till the raw smell of ginger paste and garlic paste disappears.
  6. Then add the cumin seeds powder, coriander seeds powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Saute for 30 seconds.
  7. Add the garam masala and salt. Saute for a while.
  8. Add the whipped egg mixture and allow it to settle for a while.
  9. Then cook on low flame stirring continuously till the egg paste solidifies.
  10. Switch off the flame and add chopped coriander leaves.
  11. Enjoy egg bhurji with chapathi, roti, paratha, pulao and fried rice.
Egg bhurji - step by step pictures

1.  Break the eggs and transfer the egg white and yolk to a large bowl. Beat till the yolk combine with the egg whites. Keep it aside.
2.  Heat oil in a pan and add onions. Fry till the onions are translucent.
3.  Add the chopped green chillies, ginger paste and garlic paste. 
4.  Fry till the raw smell of ginger paste and garlic paste disappears. 
5.  Then add the cumin seeds powder, coriander seeds powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Saute for 30 seconds.
 6.  Add the garam masala and salt. Saute for a while.
7.  Add the whipped egg and allow it to settle for a while. 
8.  Then cook on low flame stirring continuously till the egg paste solidifies. 
9.  Switch off the flame and add chopped coriander leaves. 
10.  Enjoy egg bhurji with chapathi, roti, paratha, pulao and fried rice.

February 02, 2018

Quinoa idli recipe - How to make idli with quinoa

Quinoa idli in a serving plate
Quinoa idli recipe -  Quinoa idli is a healthy and tasty South Indian style idli. This idli is best for breakfast and can also be packed in the lunch box. This idli is prepared by using quinoa, rice and split black grams. I made this for my sons as quinoa is one of their favourite grains. I made the quinoa idli couple of times and the proportion of ingredients given below is perfect to make soft idlis. 

January 10, 2018

Lemon ginger squash and lemonade recipe

lemonade or sharbat in a serving glass
Lemon ginger squash and lemonade recipe - This is an easy recipe of lemon ginger squash and lemonade. I had few lemons and ginger in my refrigerator. They were drying. So I used them to make squash. Sharbat can be made quickly if such squash is stored in the refrigerator.