Showing posts from April 27, 2014


Onion Rava dosa or Rava Roast is a breakfast special from south India.It is an instant dosa which can be prepared at home with minimum ingredients and time.Rava roast tastes best when it is thin and crispier!Read on for the recipe! INGREDIENTS: Roasted Rava - 1 cup Rice flour - 1 cup Maida or All purpose flour - 2 Tbsp Chillies - 2 or 3 finely cut Onion - finely chopped - 2 Jeera or cumin seeds - 2 Tbsp Coriander leaves - 2 tsp Curry leaves Salt to taste Buttermilk - 3 cups(or water can also be used) HOW TO MAKE: Take a mixing bowl and mix all the flours with Jeera, finely chopped green chilies, coriander leaves, curry leaves, salt and add buttermilk/water to get a thin batter without lumps. The batter consistency should be pouring consistency and not spreading consistency.Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes. Heat the tava/pan . Now start pouring the batter from the edge of the pan to get a thin layer of dosa. You will see some pores..leave them l


Tried this green grapes chutney for a change and it was tangy ,spicy and tasty! INGREDIENTS: Green grapes - 500 gms Dry red chillies - about 10 to 12 Fenugreek(menthya) seeds - 1/2 tsp Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp Tomato paste - 1 tsp Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp Salt to taste Oil - 3 tsp HOW TO MAKE: Dry roast red chillies,fenugreek and asafoetida and grind them in to fine powder. Now take a deep bottomed pan and add in the oil. Once hot add in the mustard seeds,once they sputter add in the whole green grapes and saute well until the grapes pop out and reduce in size.(this will take about 10 minutes) Add the tomato paste and mix well. Now add in the ground mixture and salt and mix well.saute for few minutes on low flame. Switch off and enjoy with hot rice or chapathis!


Pesarattu is an Andhra speciality!.It is made with whole green moong dal and its very healthy.It is typically served with spicy ginger chutney. NOTE: Pesarattu is mostly served with a filling of  r ava upma also called as "MLA Pesarattu" . You can add a mound to the centre of the dosa(like aloo filling used for masala dosa) for some variety:) INGREDIENTS: 1 cup   whole green moong dal soaked 1/4 cup  of  raw rice Ginger 1 inch piece Few sprigs of coriander leaves Green chillies -  3 to 4  Peppercorns - few 2 tbsp  of  oil, for drizzling on dosa while cooking 1/4 cup  of  minced onions for garnish (optional) HOW TO MAKE: First Soak the moong dal and rice together for at least 4 hours . Grind together with rest of the ingredients and some salt + water Heat a tawa and spread one ladle-full of batter into a dosa. Spread it thinner for a crisper version or thicker for a soft version depending on your taste. Drizzle with some oil and spread the min