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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Lemon Rice


Rice - 4 cups (cooked)
lemon- 4 nos
onion- 1 big
dry red chillies- 6 nos
mustard seeds- 1/2 tea spoon
ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tb spoon
oil- 50 ml
salt - salt to taste
curry leaves - 10 nos
coriander leaves - 1/4th cup
ground nuts- 50 gm
chana dal (bengal gram pulses) - 50 gm
green chilli - 2 nos
turmeric - 1/8th spoon


1) Chop onions, coriander leaves and curry leaves into small pieces. Sqeeze juice from lemon.
2) Slit the green chillies into lengthwise & break red chillies into big pieces.
3) Heat oil in shallow pan (khadai), add groundnuts & bengal gram, fry them on slow flame till golden colour.
4) Take out groundnuts and bengal gram and keep a side.
5) Now add mustard seed to oil, as they crackled. Then add chopped onion, green chillies till brown.
6) Now Add ginger garlic paste, half of the salt  and turmeric and fry till it leaves raw flavour.
7) Now add curry leaves, red chillies, coriander leaves and mix for a while.
8) Add lemon juice, groundnuts & bengal gram mix thoroughly.
9) Now add cooked & cooled rice and keep on nixing till rice become hot.

Serve it hot ....!!!




curd(thick)- 250 gm
carrot- 50 gm
cucumber- 50 gm
onion- 50 gm
tomato- 50gm
coriander leaves - 1/4th cup
mint leaves - 1/8th cup
salt- 1 spoon (adjust to taste)
coconut powder(optional)- 25 gm
water- 1 glass
Grating Carrot

Grated Mixture


1) First peel out(remove) the skin of carrot, cucumber, onion, tomato.
2) Grate the above into small pieces. And make powder of coconut using blender.
3) Whisk(mix evenly) the curd and add salt.
4) Wash and cut coriander and mint leaves into small pieces.
5) Take all of them in bowl and mix well.

Serve it cool with Biryani, Pulavs, Bhagara rice, Fried Rice...!!!!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Basic Regular Masala Preparation

Lets make Basic Masala  for all types of Recipes.


coriander seeds- 500 gm
cloves- 4 nos
cardamom - 6 nos
cinnamon sticks - 6 nos (1" each)
bay leaf - 4 nos
pepper corns - 6 nos (black pepper)
dry ginger - 10 gm
dry red chillies - 10 nos
cumin seeds - 2 tb spoon


1) Put a flat pan on the stove and allow to become hot.
2) Now add all the ingredients to it and roast them dry.
3) Make sure that roasting on very slow flame around 10-15 min.
4) Do not leave any part blacken, meanwhile keep on mix it.
5) Now take the mixture in a blender(grinder) and make fine to coarse powder.
6) allow it to cool and fill in the air tight glass bottle.

Use this masala where ever you want in curries , fry and all....!!!!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Gongura Pickle or Red Sorrel Leaves Pickle

Gongura  or Red Sorrel Leaves:

It is leafy vegetable. Gongura is very famous in India especially in Andhra Pradesh. The people from Southern part of India uses these leaves in many curries and making pickle. It is of sour taste.

Health Benefits:

1) It is good source of folate and vitamin B6.
2) They are rich in calcium, iron, vitamin C & A.
3) It increase hunger and gives taste to pallets.


Gongura leaves - 500 gm
seasame seeds - 250 gm
green chillies - 100 gm (adjust to taste)
oil- 2 tb spoon
garlic - 10-15 pieces
salt - taste

For Seasoning:

oil-one tea spoon
mustard seeds- 1/2 tea spoon
fenugreek seed- few
curry leaves - few
cumin seeds - 1 tea spoon
turmeric powder- pinch


1) Dry roast the seasame seeds in a pan till they get coloured, don't blacken any part.
2) Heat oil in a pan add sliced green chillies and roast them till brown colour then remove and keep a side.
3) Now add gongura leaves any fry them on medium flame around 10 mins .
4) Take a blender add chillies and require salt make into coarse paste keep it in a cup
5) Add seasame seeds to blender and take out its powder.
6) Now make a coarse paste of leaves .
7) Mix garlic, seasame seed powder,  green chilli paste, and gongura paste in blender thoroughly.


1) Heat oil in pan, add mustard,  fenugreek &cumin seeds , curry leaves and turmeric .
2) As they done switch off the stove and add the paste to it and mix well.

Allow it to cool or keep a side for one or two days.

Enjoy this recipe with hot rice.....!!!!