Showing posts from February 20, 2011


Rava Idly - One of the popular breakfast items in namma Bengaluru. It is made of rava/sooji(semolina) and hence very nutritious and healthy! Thanks to my mum for teaching me this yummy stuff! INGREDIENTS: Rava - Uppit Rava or Coarse Rava(semolina) - 250gms Curds / Yogurt - 200ml Green Chillies - 2 or 3 Coriander leaves - Handful finely chopped Curry leaves - 1 Sprig Ginger - 1" inch grated Soda - 1tsp Coconut - scrapped - one handful Mustard, channadal and urad dal for seasoning Salt to taste Carrot - Shredded, tomato - sliced, coconut HOW TO MAKE: Take 1tbsp oil in a kadai and fry rava till the colour changes to light red and starts giving nice smell. Keep it aside in a plate. In the same kadai, take another tbsp of oil and heat it. Once hot, add the seasoning items i.e., Mustard, channadal, urad dal, curry leaves, coriander, ginger and finally cashewnuts. In a big mixing bowl, mix the fried rava and the seasoning. To this add curds, soda, coconut and salt to t


A quick and yummy dish for breakfast or snack! " Shavige  " a  kannada  word means "  vermicelli/ Sevai " INGREDIENTS:  4 cups vermicelli(I use Dragon shavige/concorde shavige as there is no necessity to fry before using shavige.If using MTR,you need to fry and then immerse the shavige in water.) 3 tsp Refined Oil 1 tsp Mustard seeds a pinch of asafoetida 1 tsp Urad Dal 1 tsp Chana Dal ½ tsp Turmeric Powder 6-7 Green chillies Few curry leaves Onion - 2 finely chopped 1 Green Bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 carrot nicely cut 1 tsp Lemon juice Chopped coriander leaves Salt to taste HOW TO MAKE: Boil water in a vessel and add the vermicelli in boiling water and let it  stay  for  five to seven minutes.Drain the excess water and keep it ready.(Do not let it soak for a long time as the vermicelli will become soggy) Heat oil in a saucepan.  Add the mustard seeds, urad dal,chana dals,a pinch of asafoetida. Saute till mustard seeds sputters.  Add the gree


This one's my Mom's recipe:-)Pudina Palak juice is my all time favourite drink. It is a very tasty juice made using  mint and spinach leaves and other spices readily available at home. This is a highly nutritious drink which also aids in good digestion . INGREDIENTS: Palak leaves - 3 bunches(Take only the leaves) Pudina Leaves - 1 bunch(Take only the leaves ) Pani Puri masala/Jaljeera powder - 2 -3 Tsp Salt to taste Ginger - a small piece Lime juice - 2 -3 tsp Cold water - 1 litre Sugar - 1 tsp HOW TO MAKE: Take a grinder and add all the ingredients above and grind them well. Take a strainer and strain the residue and store only the juice. Add more water/salt if needed. Serve Chilled and enjoy!(Note: Makes about 4 glasses of juice) Preparation time: 15-20 minutes .