Thursday, August 23, 2007

Rava Kesari:

This is our usual kesari, but I made with brown sugar, rather than white!!!
One of my friend told me that she tried it, so did I. It was very tasty.


Rava - 1/2 cup
Brown sugar - 1 cup
Elachi powder
Cashews, Raisins - fried in ghee
Hot Water - 1 cup


Heat a pan, add ghee, and add rav and fry for few minutes. Now add hot water and mix well till the rava soaks up all the water. Add sugar and mix. Add elaichi powder and then fried cashews, raisins. The whole dish will come together. Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Watermelon Salsa:

This recipe is from the magazine called "Healthy Living" published by Register-Guard newspaper. The article begins like this - "Mixing onions and watermelons?.....It sounds...bizarre....."
It concludes that guaranteed I'll like it. So, I went ahead with a minor change. I'll post the original recipe and my version. The salsa was really really delicious. It was hot and sweet and out of this world.

Original recipe:
Watermelon - 2 cups chopped (seeds removed)

Walla Walla Sweet Onion - 3/4 cup chopped
Canned black beans, rinsed and drained - 3/4 cup

Jalapeno chilies - 1/4 cup chopped, seeded

Fresh Cilantro - 1/4 cup chopped
Brown sugar - 1 tbspn
Salt - 1/2 tspn

Stir together all the ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors. Stir before serving. Makes 6 servings. Serve with corn or tortilla chips.

Recipe courtesy of the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Marketing Committee.

My Version:

I mixed watermelon, red onions, green chillies, cilantro and salt.

So go ahead and give it a try, I'm sure you'll like it.
Tomato Pickle:

Tomato Pickle boiling away.....

Pickle ready and cooling off...


I dedicate these 2 bottles of pickle to Indira of Mahanandi. I followed her wonderful recipe and of course the result was amazingly delicious. Thank you very much Indira for the great recipe.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Egg Curry:

This is such a fun dish to make. Once you try it, you'll know what I mean. When I get tired of boiling eggs to make a dish or whisking them, I do this.


Onion - 1 chopped
Tomato - 1 big chopped
Garlic - 3 or 4 - chopped
Chilli Powder - 1 tbspn
Coriander powder - 1 tbspn
Eggs - 2


Heat a kadai, add oil and add onions and fry it till light brown. Add tomatoes and let them cook and become mushy. Add turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder, salt and let it cook well. Taste for spiciness and salt. Break the eggs directly onto the curry and gently spread it a little on top. Do not mix it. Close the lid and let the egg cook. Check in after 7 or 8 mins to see if the egg is cooked. Take it off the stove and garnish with cilantro. Have fun!!!