Potato Masala for Poori/ Rava idly

Ingredients:
Potatoes – 4
Onions – 1 big (sliced)
Ginger – 1 inch chopped
Green chillies – 2 slit
Turmeric powder – 0.5 tsp
Chilly Powder – 0.5 tsp
Besan – 2 tsps
Mustard – 1 tsp
Channa Dal – 2 tsps
Oil – 2 tsps
Curry leaves – 5 to 6
Lemon juice – 2 tsps
Coriander leaves (chopped) for garnishing
Salt as per taste

Preparation:
First boil potatoes in cooker for 2 whistles. Once done, peel and cut them into cubes and keep it ready.
Mix the besan with some water and make it a thin paste and keep it aside.

Method:
In a hot kadai add oil, mustard seeds and channa dal. Once mustard splutters add onion, green chillies and ginger and sauté till onion turns translucent. Now add chopped Potatoes, salt, turmeric powder and chilly powder and mix it well.

Now pour the besan mixture and keep stirring till it starts thickening. Keep the flame low and mash the potatoes if required.

Switch off the stove and garnish it with lemon juice and coriander leaves.

You can serve it with hot pooris or rava idly. 😃

Bread Dosa

Here is an innovative recipe with bread. This is a very quick and easy recipe which can be had for breakfast or as an evening snack..

I don’t know who invented this recipe, but I learnt this recipe from my mom who used to make this for me.. 😀

If you have left over dosa batter and your folks are bored of eating dosa/idly, this is the right one for you.

Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients:
Brown/White bread – 3 slices
Dosa batter – 3 to 4 cups
Oil – 3 tsp

Method:
Take a plate or a wide bowl. Pour a ladle of dosa batter. Now take a slice of bread and coat it completely with dosa batter on both the sides.

Now carefully place it on a hot tawa and pour a tsp of oil and cook on both sides. You can add a little more oil if you need it more crisp.

Tadaa.. Done. 😊

Hot and tasty Bread Dosa is ready.. !!

Serve it with Tomato ketchup or any chutney of your choice..

(I love it best with molaga podi.. 😜)

Rajma Masala

Hi all,
I know it’s been a while since I posted any recipe.. Have been busy with my baby..

Anyways today I will be sharing a very simple rajma recipe. If you have no veggies at home then this is a perfect side dish for roti or rice.. I personally love to eat it with rice. It’s a very easy yet tasty recipe.

Serves : 4

Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time : 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Rajma – 200 grams (Soaked overnight)
Onion – 2 (Chopped finely)
Tomatoes – 2 (Chopped finely)
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Chilly powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1/2 tsp (Optional)
Salt as per taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing

To temper:

Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
Bay leaf – 1
Jeera – 1 tsp
Oil/butter – 2 tsp

Preparation:
Wash rajma thoroughly. Add five cups of water and soak it atleast for 8 hours or overnight. Rajma will double in size.

Method:
Drain the water from soaked rajma, wash it and add 2 cups of water. Add salt and pressure cook for 10 whistles. Rajma should become soft. Keep it aside.

Take a kadai add oil/butter. Now add jeera, cinnamon stick and bay leaf and saute. Add onion and ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute. Now add tomatoes and sauté till they become mushy. Add salt just for the onion and tomato masala as we have already added salt in rajma.

Now add the rajma along with the cooking liquor. Add chilly powder and garam masala. Cover and cook for 15 minutes in low flame so that rajma absorbs the masala. Now garnish it with fresh chopped coriander leaves.

Yummy rajma is ready.. Serve hot with roti, paratha or rice.

Vegetable Dum Biryani

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • Basmathi rice 2 cups
  • Onion – 2 (Sliced)
  • Carrot – 2
  • Beans – 15
  • Potato – 2
  • Green Peas – A handful
  • Yogurt – 1/2 cup
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped – 2 tablespoons
  • Mint chopped – 2 tablespoons
  • Rose water – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Saffron (kesar) a few strands

Things to grind:

  • Tomatoes – 3
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch
  • Garliic – 6 to 7 cloves

Method:
Boil rice in four cups of salted boiling water or pressure cook for 3 whistles.

In a pan heat oil and add onions and saute till golden brown. Then add all the veggies.

Sprinkle salt, cover and cook on medium heat for two minutes. Add the ground mixture along with garam masala to the vegetables. Add little water and cover and cook for two minutes. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder and cook.. Simmer for two minutes till the vegetables get cooked. Take a deep bowl.

Arrange a layer of rice at the bottom. Over that arrange cooked vegetables followed by another layer of rice. Whisk yogurt with rose water and saffron. Sprinkle half the coriander leaves, half the mint leaves and half the yogurt mixture. Arrange the remaining vegetables followed by the remaining rice. Sprinkle the remaining coriander leaves, remaining mint leaves and the remaining yogurt mixture.

Serve hot with onion raitha and potato chips.

About me

Hi all,
This is Gowri. Thank you for visiting my blog. My passion for cooking has triggered me to come up with this site though i am a graphic designer by profession.

I love this dialogue from the movie Kung Fu Panda where the goose, a cook says to panda that – “There is no secret ingredient. To make something special you just have to believe that it’s special. “. I believe that only if you love what you cook, that love can bring out great taste in your dish.

All my recipes are tried and tested in my kitchen.. So all the proportions and instructions have been done by me before posting it to you..

I thank my mom and my mother in law who have been great teachers in teaching me how to cook.. The learning is still on.. I take inspiration from various blogs and cooking videos and make the easiest yet tastiest.

Kindly share your feedback and comments in the comments section below every post.. For any doubts or queries you can reach out to me..

So lets get started…!! 🙂