Monday, June 29, 2015

Apple and Raisin Salad

This recipe comes from Asha Satish Phillar Mayi ,she has got such a lovely collection of recipes & here is one among them ...its a lovely refershing and filling salad  ...sometimes when I feel like having something which is light and fresh salad is satisfying and filling and this is a perfect recipe try this and leave in ur feedaback ! 


1 cup of yogurt /Dahi ( I have used Greek style yogurt/ you can use low fat one )

1 Red apple (chopped ) ( I have used Pink Lady its little tarty and sweet and perfect )

2 tbsp Raisins (soak for 2-3 hrs in warm water till they puff up )

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp Lemon Juice

For seasoning 

1/2 tsp oil

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

1 sprig of curry leaves

1 green chilli (chopped)


  • Beat curds with the whisker till smooth add little water , salt and mix in till smooth.
  • Add lemon juice to the chopped apple so that it doesn't discolourise.
  • Add apples , raisins to the beaten curds and mix well .
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, green chillies and fry till mustard seeds starts to pop and then add curry leaves and add this to the beaten curd .
  • Serve Chilled !!!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Jatpat Sabzi

Here is one of the amazing , simple , yet delicious recipe its so yummy that you will absolutely fall in love with this amazing sabzi...Here goes the lovely recipe which I have followed for years now :) 
1 cup cubed paneer
1/2 cup capsicum cut into cubes
1 onion cut into cubes + 1 for frying (opt)
1 big  tomato finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 tsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
3 tbsp fresh cream
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
2 tsp oil
  • Heat oil in a pan, add onion and fry till translucent and then add ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off
  • Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt, tomatoes and fry till it gets mashed
  • Then add tomato ketchup and fry for 2-3 minutes and then add 1/4 cup water and bring it to a boil and then add fried paneer, fried capsicum and fried onion (opt) and mix it well
  • Lastly add fresh cream and coriander leaves and fry for 2 minutes and then serve hot with roti's Finger licking good !

Monday, June 15, 2015

Til ke ladoo

This is my variation of til ke ladoo i have used  peanuts too it gives a lovely additional crunch you can omit it if you don't like peanuts ..Traditionally we are grown up making the sweet with sticky jaggary  known as untu goda this i have made with normal jaggary still comes out v nice do give it a try :)

1/2 cup jaggary 

1/4 cup water 

1/4 cup til (Sesame seeds) (2 tbsp of white + 2 tbsp black Sesame seeds)

1/4 cup peanuts (roasted)

1 tsp cardamom powder

1 tsp ghee


  1. Roast sesame seeds till little brown and then when it splutters keep aside. 
  2. Roast peanuts and keep aside.
  3. Heat water and when it comes to a boil add jaggery and simmer till the jaggery cooks and dissolves and bring to a boil till you are left with thick syrup.
  4. Add 1 tsp ghee mix well add sesame seeds (roasted), peanuts, elaichi powder and mix well .
  5. Grease a plate with ghee drop the mixed mix then dip your hands in water or apply ghee and shape it into roundals. 
  6. Leave it to set and store in an air tight container.

Madras Rasam

This recipe was shared by my friend Shamala bhat akka .....try this Rasam its v flavourful and one of the best rasams in taste...simply superb in taste so I thought I ll blog this for mine and my readers reference:)


2 Big Tomato

6 tbsp Toor dal

2 tbsp coriander seeds

1/4 tsp Jeera (Cumin seeds)

1/4 tsp Methi (fenugreek Seeds)

1/4 tsp Black Pepper

1/4 tsp mustard seeds +1/2 tsp for tadka

3 Fried Red chillies ( bydagi)

small piece of Jaggary

small piece of tamarind 

1 sprig of curry leaves

3 tbsp coconut grated /desiccated coconut

1/4 tsp haldi

1 1/2 cups water

Asefotida a generous pinch


  • Pressure cook dal with tomato (whole) and haldi for 2 whistles and keep aside. Now mash this well and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add coriander seeds, Jeera, Methi, black pepper, mustard seeds, red chilli and fry on low flame till lovely aroma and grind it along with jaggary and tamatind to fine paste. 
  • Now add this paste to the mashed toordal, add coconut and curry leaves and bring to a boil. Add salt and water bring to the consistency desired.
  • For the tempering heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan  add mustard seeds when it splutters add curry leaves,hing and drop in the Rasam. Serve piping hot with Rice and papad ...its simply heavenly !!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cornflakes Chiwda

This is one of the best recipes which I learnt it from my mom , can be made in a jiffy and it's diet friendly too frying and can be made in minutes ...I have made this with Special K Cornflakes which is good for diabetic people to ...Perfect Tea time snack :D


250 gms Special K Cornflakes 
1/4 cup Cashew nuts 
1/4 cup Groundnuts
1/4 cup  raisins
1 Tbsp White Sesame seeds
1 tbsp Roasted  Black Sesame seeds
3 -4 Green Chillies
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp Coriander seeds
2 Sprigs of curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
2 tsp sugar / Sugarfree 
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp salt 

         Step to step pic is shown above :)

  • Grind  cumin, coriander seeds, green chilli without adding water.
  • Now take oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds,white  and black sesame seeds , ground mixture and when it starts spluttering add curry leaves, Roasted peanuts ,cashewnuts , raisins and fry for a minute.
  • Add turmeric powder and salt,sugar,  and mix well and fry till Cornflakes gets mixed well with the spices and Simmer and keep for 5-6 mins . Then switch off the flame and allow it to cool to a room temperature.
  • Store in a Air tight container and serve and enjoy as a tea time snack :D