Thursday, July 28, 2016

180 gm plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
100gm unsalted butter
100gm of brown sugar
30gms of caster sugar
1 egg
200gm of choc chips
1 tsp salt

In a bowl add egg to the melted butter and mix roughly.
Next add all other ingredient and mix using a wooden spoon.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree centigrade.
Lightly grease the baking tray with butter.
Place tablespoons of the mixture onto the prepared tray, spacing them well apart.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes(don't over bake the cookies).
Remove from oven allow to cool completely before tasting . 

Monday, July 25, 2016

1 big Snake gourd
1/2 cup green gram 
1/2 cup chenna dal
1 tsp turmeric powder 
2 tbsp shredded coconut
4 green chilies
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp oil
1 tsp ghee
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp asafoetida powder
5 curry leaves
Peel Snake gourd skin and remove the inner pulp and seeds.
Cut into cubes.
Next grind coconut with cumin powder and green chilly.

Wash both lentils together and add turmeric powder.
Half cook both lentils  together with water up to the top.
Next add snake gourd  to lentils and cook them completely.
Once the lentils and the vegetable is cooked add the coconut paste and salt.
Cook further 10 minutes switch off the flame add ghee.

For seasoning
In small pan heat 1 tsp oil.
Add mustard allow to pop,next add ,adafoetida and curry leaves.
Remove from heat and pour over the kootu.

Friday, July 22, 2016

1 cup cubed paneer
2 medium size onion
2 tomatoes
1 inch ginger
3 garlic cloves
1 medium size red capsicum 
1 medium size green capsicum
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp red chilly powder
3 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 tbsp of cooking oil
salt for taste
coriander leaves to garnish

Heat 1 tbsp oil and fry roughly chopped onion with garlic and ginger.
Fry until onion changes brown in color.
Remove onions from pan and set aside to cool. 

In the same pan fry roughly chopped tomato .
Remove tomatoes from pan and set it aside to cool.

In the same pan add some oil and fry the paneer cubes for couple of seconds.
Remove from pan keep it aside.

Next chop the capsicums into cubes and fry in the same pan for 5 minutes and keep it aside.

Grind the onion and tomatoes separately into fine paste.

Now heat the same  pan with 1 tbsp of oil and add the onion paste.
cook on low flame for couple of minutes and add the tomato paste with some water.
Close cook as the mixture starts to splatter everywhere.
When oil floats on top of the mixture add chilly powder, coriander powder, and salt.
Next mix in  paneer,capsicum and garam masala  .
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

1cup black sesame seeds
3/4 cup shredded jaggery


  1. Heat pan on low flame, add sesame seeds and fry them until it starts to pop.
  2. Allow the sesame seeds to cool completely.
  3. Pulse the sesame seeds in blender first and add the powdered jaggery and blend it together.
  4. Transfer it to a large bowl and roll it into small balls.

1 cup brown rice
2 cups of water
1 tbsp of olive oil
1/4 cup peas
1/4 cup corn
1/4 cup red capsicum
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp red cilly powder
salt to taste.

  1. Soak rice in enough water for 30 minutes.
  2. Wash rice and cook with 2 cups of water.
  3. Once cooked strain the excess water and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in pan and half cook the  vegetables on low heat.
  5. Add Ginger garlic paste fry until the raw smell goes.
  6. Next add chilly powder and soy  sauce.
  7. Once the soy sauce is heated toss in the rice stir for a minute and switch off the heat.

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Hi all, I was a lazy and dumb cook before marriage. After marriage I started to try different types of foods and found cooking interesting.  I feel happy while trying different varieties of food.Most are south indian authentic recipes from my mother's kitchen.Please feel free to contact me and leave your valuable comment.

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