daddojanam

Daddojanam is my fav. prasadam πŸ™‚ It’s a kind of prasadam for me first rather than a tasteful dish. Prasadam is usually an edible food that is first offered to the deity and then distributed in his/her name to their followers as their precious gift. After performing any puja(Offering prayers), the deity is offered with this Prasadam. The word prasadam means ‘Mercy’. Receiving prasadam means, receiving God’s mercy to destroy all miseries. Specially in this Dhanurmasam period, Kattu Pongal, Bellam Pongali and Daddojanam are the three different dishes that we consider to offer as a Prasadam to Lord Vishnu. Now, about the dish, it’s veryRead More →

Butternut_squash_soup

It’s always a yes-yes for a hot-hot soup in such cool-cool winter. I am right πŸ™‚ may be not so hot but a warm.., delicious soup in a cold evening.. imagine how satisfying it could be. Getting on some soup recipes these days. That’s the best, easy and healthier way to satisfy your tummy in winters. If the chicken stock or the vegetable stock is readily available, your work is all done in just few minutes. Today’s recipe has the vegetable stock included but, in the coming posts, I’ll also explain the other way.. without using the store bought stock. Vegetarian stuff though πŸ™‚ HereRead More →

Salad — Β is a ready-to-eat dish which is almost a raw mix of various ingredients usually including vegetables, fruits, mild spices and nuts. Usually a start/side in the meal. Now, how wouldn’t a raw veggies dominant dish be nutritious! Any salad is undoubtedly fresh, feel good and a superb healthy dish to start with. Verrrry Nutritious too πŸ™‚ Also, one of the kinds of best food for those who are on diet. Coleslaw or slaw, as called in America, is in simple terms, a Cabbage salad. Cabbage, mayonnaise , vinegar and very few other spices make a Coleslaw.Β Few recipes also suggest to include buttermilk andRead More →

Gulab_Jamun

It’s been real long time that I came up with my post at indianrecipe4u. But, when it’s a trip to India, how would I really find time?? πŸ™‚ Okies.. back to have fun in cooking and sharing. Now, after having eaten some yummy Gulab Jamun’s made by my dearest Mom at India, I would call for this recipe now. Aww.. I am still remembering the tastes.. slurp! πŸ˜€ So, as the title says, this is an easy dessert, anytime! This is a super easy dessert recipe because there is no much prep work at all. This is such a super delicious dessert which is anRead More →

dosa

‘Dosa’ is the king among all the south indian breakfast dishes. Specially in Andhra Pradesh. A must dish to be included in Breakfast almost every week. Who doesn’t love it once tasted! A simple plain dosa is a fermented crepe or which looks like a pancake made with the batter of soaked rice and soaked black lentils/black gram(urad dal/minappappu). This dosa can be turned out into ‘n’ number of variations of your choice. Sometimes there goes a Dosa mela(Dosa fest) at restaurants with minimum of 30 and more dosa varieties. Interesting isn’t it! I will bring out to my blog as many as I canRead More →

A pleasant evening on a rainy day would definitely call for hot hot Bajjilu (Fritters).. isn’t it?? Why not! Bjjilu can use any vegetable like.. I mean.. there are plenty options to make Bajji starting from Mirchi. My fav’s always are Mirchi, Brinjal (Indian Eggplant) and Tomato. Just love them. This craving for Bajjilu should be at it’s peak in winter πŸ˜€ Bajjilu with any vegetable you choose does not have much prep work. It can be kept as simple as you like. Now, here is my version for Vankaya Bajji.. Happy Cooking! Ingredients: 2 Indian purple Brinjals(Round or Long ones) 5 tbsp Besan/Senagapindi/chickpea flourRead More →

When the Puff pastry sheet is readily available, I am sure making Veg Puffs or Egg puffs is not a big deal. It gives an easy way to go ahead making these wonderful snacks in no time. Yet, there can be lot of flavor variations when it comes to the stuffing preparations. This made me post this recipe here. Had few veg puffs at the snack-time this evening along with a hot cup of tea and what else?!!! can’t avoid to share it πŸ™‚ Here it is.. Happy Cooking! Ingredients: 1 Pastry Sheet 1 Carrot chopped 2 tbsp Green Peas 1 Medium sized Potato 1Read More →

coconut chutney

Coconut-Dalia chutney is a frequently made side dish for Dosas, Idlis, Upma varieties and few snacks. A pretty common, famous south indian side dish. It is a very simple and fast side dish that can be made with very few ingredients. Β My hubby says.., and most of the south indians say.. there is nothing special about a Dosa, Idli or a Upma when not accompanied with this chutney πŸ™‚ Here it is. Happy Cooking!!! Ingredients: 1 cup Dalia(Split-Roasted chana Dal / Putnalu) 1/2 cup grated Coconut 2 medium Green chillies(if they are very spicy, otherwise, 3) 1 tsp Cumin seeds/Jeera 3-4 medium length Tamarind flakesRead More →

sorakaya_cocogravy_curry

Found this fast, easy and tasty recipe while browsing some squash curry recipes. Wanted to try something different with this Indian squash other than the regular spice curries. I like the flavor of coconut in curries and thus, this recipe caught my attention. I am so sorry for not saving the original post’s address! πŸ™ Have tried this a while before and it came out so well. This is a no-oil curry. Isn’t it interesting??? πŸ™‚ Β It’s good if you can avoid oil in certain curries replacing it with some coconut. You won’t consume much oil that goes in the tempering and will just haveRead More →

Potlakaya Perugu Pachadi / Snake gourd curd chutney

Welcome back!! Beautiful summer vacations are literally keeping me away from blogging. Anyways.., I am back! Our town does not have any Indian stores and when on vacation, I make sure that I come back with lots and lots of Indian vegetables. I had some nice soft Snake gourds which actually does not fall in my fav list. I prefer very selected recipes of Snake gourd. One from those recipes which makes a yummy-tummy dish is the ‘Perugu Pachadi’ (Curd Chutney literally). Curd chutney is always a hit-dish with any vegetable you choose. The same procedure holds good with Tomatoes, Bottle gourd,Β Radish, Cucumber. These areRead More →