Saturday, November 26, 2011

Rava Vangi Bhath

I got this lovely recipe from Jaya .v. Shenoy's book which I had brought from India last year, this book has got such a lovely collection of traditional Konkani recipes that I simply love it. So here is yet another amazing breakfast recipe which I tried and loved it..Just too good to have it spicy and hot..Yum...Serve with either Spicy coriander chutney or Khara/ Spicy Boondi.


3small brinjal (Cut into cubes)

1 Cup Semolina (I have used a little coarse variety)

1 tbsp ghee 

1/2 cup buttermilk

6 peppercorn

1/2 tsp haldi / turmeric powder

4 cloves

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp urad dal

1' cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp coriander seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

5 Dry red chili ( I used Kashmiri whole red chilies)

1 tsp chana dal

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1 tbsp oil +2 Tbsp

2 cups water

2 tbsp grated coconut (For garnish)

1 tsp chopped coriander leaves (for garnish)


  • Take a pan add ghee and add semolina and roast it till nice aroma, and keep aside.
  • Take a small pan add oil add 4 red chillies, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, pepper, cloves, haldi (tumeric powder)  fry well till it gives out nice aroma then switch off the gas. Cool and grind them to a fine powder.
  • In kadai add 2tbsp oil then add 1 broken red chilli, mustard seeds, then add urad dal and chana dal and fry well till dals change color and mustard seeds began to pop then add the brinjal pieces, salt and buttermilk and fry till brinjal gets cooked add powdered masala and fry till it leaves out  oil .
  • Then add 2 cups water and bring it to a boil. Now add semolina and mix , you will notice that it will thicken very fast then mix and switch off the gas
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut . Serve Hot.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Chickpea & Corn Burger

This is my son's fav burger....This patties is so beautiful that u can serve just like that...u'll absolutely love the flavors in it ...simply addictive, soft and lovely....I'll bet even if u try it ull say the same thing....I had just experimented and used flavors which I  simply love...hope u all will like it too!


1 can Boiled chickpea (water drained )

1/4 cup frozen and boiled sweetcorn

1 tsp ginger (finely chopped)

1 small red onion chopped finely

1 tsp kasoori methi

1 tsp coriander leaves

1 tsp Chana Masala (Badshah)

1 big clove of garlic grated

salt to taste

For outer coating/ Batter

1/4 cup gram flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp chana masala

water as required to make a semi thick batter

Other Ingredients


Tomato ketchup

1/4 cup Sliced onion (fried)

2 Burger Buns Slit


  • Grind boiled chickpea in a mixer grinder / Food pro without adding water.
  • Take it  out in a bowl add ginger, red onion, sweetcorn, grated garlic, Chana Masala, Kasoori Methi , coriander leaves, salt and mix well.
  • Mix well and shape it into a patties and keep aside.
  • Make a semi thick batter using gram flour, chana masala, salt and mix well
  • Now dip the shaped patties in the gram flour batter and shallow fry in oil.
  • Drain on a Kitchen Towel and keep aside.
For Arranging
  • Slit the burger buns apply mayo on one side and ketchup on the other
  • Place the fried chana patties on the center .
  • Top it with some fried onion . Sandwich the other half...and bite into it and enjoy the lovely flavored burger...Well it tastes so so so son loved it :-)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gnocchi Tossed in creamy sauce

This is such a beautiful pasta dish that u will simply love just a bite its so soft and amazing to taste that u ll love it ...I have made gnocchi from scratch here...they are easily available in super markets if u in short of time ..but I think u all would agree to me when I say that home made tastes simply try this and leave in Ur feedback :)


For Gnocchi

3 med sized Potato (boiled and finely grated)

2 tbsp Maida / Plain Flour

1 tbsp Butter

1 tbsp Fresh Coriander

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes

For sauce

1/4 cup Cream

1/4 cup milk

1/2 tsp butter

1/2 tsp maida

1 tsp Red Chilli flakes

1 Tomato (finely chopped)

Salt to taste

1 tbsp finely chopped Coriander (Garnish)


For Gnocchi
  • Boil potatoes and finely grate the potatoes when its cools down. Add butter, maida, salt,  chili flakes , coriander and mix well and knead  well for 2-3 Min's.
  • Lightly dust the the working surface with maida.
  • Take small balls from dough and flatten it in the center with the help of the thumb to get a slight depression.
  • Boil water and add salt to it add prepared gnocchi carefully, Let it float on the top of the water then drain and keep it aside.(Be careful while draining it, I  feel handy to drain it using spoon in small bathes rater then in a stainer.
For sauce
  • Mix maida and milk together.
  • Heat 1/2 tsp butter add milk(mixed with maida), cream, red chili flakes and bring it to a boil then add tomatoes and bring to a boil till it thickens little and u can feel the creamy velvety texture. Add salt .
For serving
  • Arrange 7-8 Gnocchi in plate and pour sauce over it and garnish with coriander leaves ...serve I am sure u'll love it ...hmmmmmm it just melts in Ur mouth :D