Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Capsicum Junka




Ingredients :

1 cup capsicum chopped(I have used 3 different color capsicum ) .
4 tbs besan
1/2 tsp chilli powder
3-4 green chillies
1tsp coriander and cumin powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1tsp cumin seeds
3-4 curry leaves
Pinch of hing
salt to taste

Method :

1)Heat the oil then add all the seasning ingredients like ..Mustard seeds,cumin seeds,curry leaves and green chillies ..Then add pinch of hing and turmeric powder .

2) Then add chopped bell pepper fry this for 10 minutes till the bell pepper becomes little softer .Then add coriander, cumin powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt to Ur taste .
3)Then sprinkle the besan and fry this for 4-5 minutes ..If required add little oil .

4) When the besan turns little brown ..switch of the gas and serve hot ..with chapathi .:) Enjoi .

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rice Keesaribath



In havyaka community the core ingredient for "Kesaribath" is a special type of rice. It's called as "sannakki" in Kannada which has a unique flavor and taste that is best suited for Kesaribath.
It's a very rich sweet dish usually prepared for grand occasions like wedding or house warming cermonies. With saffron, ghee, cashews, raisins it not only looks beautiful but tastes equally great. Of course since i did not get sannakki here in US, i used the basumati rice.. and it turned out nice as well. hope you like it too.


1 cup basamati rice nicely cooked
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup ghee
1tsp lemon juice
pinch of salt
1.50gm saffron
1tsp milk
raisins and cashews for garnishing


1) Take a small bowl and mix the saffron strands and milk mix well &keep it aside .

2) Take a heavy bottom pan .Put cooked rice and sugar ,and ghee ..Saute this for 2-3 minutes Then add pinch of salt and Saffron milk .

3) Mix this all together in low flame for 15 -20 minutes till the ghee separates from the pan .

4) Serve hot or cold garnish with raisins and cashews on the top . !Enjoi!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Gobi Musallam




Ingredient's :

1cup gobi /cauliflower

1large onion

1 cup tomato puree

1/4 cup of milk

1 tsp red chilly powder

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

4-5 cashew nuts

1tsp garam masala powder

1tsp turmeric powder

1tsp panner grated

1 1/2 tsp coriander seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 cinanmon stick

3-4 cloves

2 green chillies


1) In a pan dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garam masala whole (Cinnamon +cloves) & cashew grind the mixture together to make a fine paste.

2) Take cauliflower pieces and bring to boil along with some salt , when it is half done, remove from water and fry the cauliflower pieces till it becomes little brown .Keep it aside .

3)Take a pan , pour oil and ginger garlic paste, masala paste(1) and onion. Fry till oil is separated add turmeric powder, garam masala powder & chilly powder.Then add tomato puree add water if required. Add salt and reduce the flame, keep stirring to get the thick gravy.

4) Then add milk and cauliflower pieces, bring it to boil for 3-4 minutes. Serve hot with Roti/chapati with grated panner and rasins on the top. enjoy :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009





Ingredient's :
1 cup lentils
1 cup whole massor dal
1 large onion nicely chopped
2tbs hunt tomato paste
2 green chillies
1tsp red chilly powder
1tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric power
pinch of hing
1tsp lemon juice
2tbs oil
1 tsp any masala powder
salt to taste
1/4 cup milk /Cream
salt to taste
coriander leaves

Method :

1) Take a pressure cooker, pour some oil, when it gets hot add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, turmeric powder, hing, slitted green chillies, nicely chopped onion.When it turns golden brown add any masla powder ( i have used 1/2 tsp dal makhani powder ) . Saute this for 3-4 minutes.
2) Then add tomato paste, red chilly powder, washed massor dal, lentils and milk. Add water if required.
3) Cover the lid and let it cook for 3-4 whistles.
4) When dal is cooked nicely, then add salt and lemon juice .
5) Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoi with white Rice or Chapati/Roti of Your choice .!!!:D

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pav Bhaji





Ingredient's :

1 cup boiled potato nicely mashed

1/2 cup sweet peas
1/2 cup carrot boiled
1 /2 capsicum chopped
1/2 cup onion
1 tomato chopped
1 tsp ginger and garlic paste
1 tsp butter
1tsp lemon juice
2 tbs oil
handful coriander leaves
salt to taste

Masala paste :

1 stick Cinnamon stick

3 cloves

1/2 onion

1 elaichi

3-4 red chillies

Method :

For Bhaji masala

1) Take a pan, dry roast the red chillies, Cinnamon stick, cloves and elaichi ..and keep it aside ..In the same pan add little oil ,then add the chopped onion and fry it till turns golden brown. Let it cool for few seconds and grind to make smooth paste.
2) Take a pan add 2 tbsful of oil when it turns hot add ginger garlic paste,chopped onion. Saute this for few seconds then add capsicum ,peas ,then chopped tomato,when it is half done add ground masala ,boil this for 4-5 minutes .
3) Then add boiled vegetables like ..mashed potatoes and carrots bring it to boil for few seconds Add salt to your taste ..add water if required .
4) Then add chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice serve hot with Pav.