Jul 9, 2014

Rava Onion Uttapam | Instant Rava Uttapam Recipe

Rava Uttapam is one of mine favorite breakfast recipe. Whenever I feel hungry, I made this instant rava uttapam with some veggies or onions. For instant version, you have to just combine curd and rava together with salt and eno to prepare crisp and small uttapam within 5 minutes. You have to prepare the consistency of batter just like idli batter. I added small quantity of carrot also just for giving nice and colourful texture, it’s completely optional.

Preparation Time: 12 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Servings: 2
Category: South Indian Cuisine

1/2 Cup Rava/ Semolina
1/2 Cup Yogurt
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp. Eno (Fruit Salt)
2 Green Chilies, finely chopped
2 Medium Onions, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. Carrot, finely chopped (optional)
Butter for shallow fry


Peel and finely chop the onions and carrots. Combine rava, yogurt, green chili and salt together in large bowl. Add eno at the time of making uttapam.
Pour the 1 ladle full of batter in hot greased non-stick pan.

Sprinkle the chopped onion and carrot on the top of batter.
Drizzle the butter and cook on medium flame.
Flip the uttapam and cook again for 2 minutes until to both sides get golden brown and crisp.
Serve hot onion uttapam with coconut chuntey.

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Jul 7, 2014

Lemon Rice| Andhra Cuisine

Lemon Rice is a very common recipe in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamilnadu made with lemon flavored and vibrant yellow color. It’s known as pulihora also, puli means sour taste and pulihora is also referred to as sour rice. This tangy rice is perfect meal for lunch time or tiffin meal. In this recipe you have to prepare tempering in sesame oil and then toss with cooked rice and lemon juice. You can serve this tangy flavor lemon rice with papad and fresh curd. Tempering of peanuts and pulses gives crunchy taste to rice.

Baby shower or you can say godh bharai is very special moment for all expecting mothers. In this special occasion, whole family and friends celebrates the day with gifts and blessing to welcome the coming baby and mother. One of our Blogging Marathon members, Sapana from “Cooking with Sapana” blog is having a baby very soon and we decided to celebrate virtual baby shower for her. We cooked one dish from her blog and wish her the very best for healthy baby and healthy mother. 

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Rice

2 Cup Cooked Rice
3 Tbsp. Peanuts, roasted
2 Green Chilies, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. Oil
3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
Salt to Taste
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder

For Tempering
1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
1 Tsp. Urad Dal
1 Tbsp. Chana Dal
Pinch of Asafoetida
8-10 Curry Leaves
2-3 Whole Dry Red Chili, de-seed

Heat the oil in a deep vessel. When oil is hot enough, add tempering ingredients.
When mustard seed starts sizzle, add chopped green chilies and roasted peanuts and stir for two minutes.
Add turmeric powder and cooked rice and mix well.  Turn off the heat.
Combine the lemon juice with salt and mix in cooked rice. Serve this lemon rice with fresh curd.

Notes: Adjust the lemon juice according to tastebuds, if you like more tangy flavor.

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Jul 4, 2014

Bread Idli - Instant Snack

Bread idli is an easy and tempting snack which you can prepare with in few minutes with few ingredients, which are easily available in our kitchen. In this recipe, you have to prepare three steps and then assemble them in one platter. First one is aloo tikki or potato cakes, you can add some seasonal veggies also. Second, is bread slices and last one is tempered curd. If you try this recipe, please share your views under comment section.

Preparation time:  10 Minutes
Cooking time: 12 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Instant Snacks

8 Bread Slices
For Potato Cakes
3 Large Potatoes, Boiled and mashed
Green Chilies, Chopped
Salt to Taste
Red Chili Powder to Taste
Oil for greasing

For Curd Paste
1 Cup Yogurt
Few Curry Leaves
1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
Salt to taste
Red Chili Paste to taste
1 Tbsp. Oil


Prepare firm dough using mashed potatoes, green chili, spices and cook from both sides on hot griddle. Keep aside.
Cut the bread slices in round form using ring mould or bowl.
Whisk the fresh yogurt in separate bowl. Heat the oil in tadka pan.

When oil is hot enough, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chilli powder. Pour the tadka in yogurt and salt. Mix well.

How to Assemble
Heat the non-stick tawa and grease with little oil.

Place the one aloo tikki and cover with bread slice and spread curd paste on the top of bread slice.
Cover the pan with lid and cook for two minutes. Do same with remaining material.
Serve hot bread idli with chutney.

You can add chopped onion also while preparing potato cakes and adjust the spices as per taste. You can replace the white bread with brown or multigrain if health conscious.

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Jul 1, 2014

Mango Lemoande| Summer Special Mango Drink

Mango lemonade is a cool and refreshing drink in this summer. It has contains both flavor of mango and lemon. Mango has lots of vitamin c and good for heath too. Mango adds an exotic taste in beverages and gives wonderful flavor to lemonade.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Beverages

2 Ripe Mangoes
1 Lemon
Sugar as per taste
1/2 Tsp. Black Salt
1 Litre Soda water
Few Ice-cubes
Lemon Wedges for Garnishing
Mango Wedges for Garnishing

Wash and peel the mangoes. Chop and blend the mangoes with sugar as puree form.
Add lemon juice, black salt and mix well.
At the time of serving, add soda water and ice cubes in pitcher.
Garnish with mango wedges and lemon wedges and serve chilled.

Add sugar as per taste, depend of mango sweetness.

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