Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Quick Chaat

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  1. black channa or Rajma 1 cup
  2. 2 tsp oil 
  3. ginger paste 1/2 tsp
  4.  big onion 1 number finely cut
  5. tomato 1 number finely cut
  6. salad cucumber 1/2 finely cut
  7. red chilly powder as required
  8. chaat masala as required
  9. salt as required
  10. 1/2 lemon juice or tamarind extract equal quantity

  1.  wash and soak black channa or rajma overnight
  2. As pressure cooker starts steaming turn the heat down to low medium and cook for about 15 minutes. Close the heat and wait until steam has stopped before opening the pressure cooker. Chana should be soft and tender.
  3. Drain the water and save it for later use, this water is high in protein and can be used for making the soup or dals.
  4. Heat the oil in a sauce pan over medium high heat. Add the chana, stir for few seconds.and switch off the gas
  5. Add other ingredients and mix well  .

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Puliogare Andhra Style

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Puliogare  or Tamarind Rice is a well known telugu receipe.As Hindus consider turmeric powder a symbol of auspiciousness, Pulihora is usually cooked on special occasions and festive days. It is presented to god as part of prayers also given as prasadam in some temples; devotees queue to get Pulihora after darshana.
How to Prepare
Rice 1 Cup
Tamarind 1 small amla size(soaked in water and take the cream part)
channa dal one handful
peanuts one handfull
mustard one teaspoon
curry leaves 
coriander leaves(for flavour)
Turmeric powder
methi powder
 Oil 2 tbbsp
Red chilly 2 or 3
Cook one cup rice in pressure cooker.It shouldnot be overcooked.
In a large kadai pour 2 tablespoon oil.
Put Channa dal,Red chilly,Peanuts ,mustard,curry leaves.
Put tamarind cream ,turmeric powder and methipowder. Mix well.Now add the cooked rice and mix it well

Enjoy Delicious Puliogare


Thursday, May 04, 2017

Thazhuthama or Boerhavia diffusa or ‘Punarnava’

Comman names
English:     Hogweed

Hindi :        Gadahpurna, Punarnava              

Tamil:        Mukkarattai Keerai

Telugu:      Attamamidi        

Kannada:  Adakaputtana gida,   Sanadika.

Botanic name:  Boerhavia diffusa

In Ayurveda Thazuthama is known for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Traditionally it is used for the treatment of various hepatic disorders. Roots is used as expectorant, diuretic, laxative, stomachic, diaphoretic, emetic, anthelmintic, febrifuge, purgative,  used in anemia, jaundice, oedema and ascites.
All its parts – flowers, leaves, stem, roots - have their own specific uses. It is an effective first aid in many cases.The leaves are rich in iron.
  • Blood Purification: Drinking water boiled with thazhuthama leaves can purify the blood.
  • Consuming its leaves (after cooking) is good for eyesight. Here we make a dish with its chopped leaves mixed with coconut, we call it ‘thoran’. I hope 'mallus' know it very well :)
  • Crushed roots mixed with medicated oil can cure dizziness if applied on the head.
  • Consuming the juice obtained from is said to have the capability of curing cataract and myopia. But do it after proper advice to achieve good results.
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Green salad 2


In a small bowl, mix together the mustard, garlic, vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. While mixing, slowly add the olive oil .Place the salad greens in a medium bowl and add enough dressing to moisten. Sprinkle with a little extra salt and pepper, if desired, and serve immediately.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017


List of Ingredients
 Tear the lettuce leaves into small pieces and transfer them to a large salad bowl. Add the cucumber(small pieces), tomatoes(small pieces), and onion(small pieces). Sprinkle with the oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper, and toss to combine.