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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Beerakaya Kothimeera Pacchadi

I got this recipe for That website has amazing recipes and almost all of them come out so good. I tried this Beerakaya pacchadi recipe and it was a hit in the family.


2 medium sized ridge gourds, washed and chopped into pieces with skin
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
3 green chillis, chop into big pieces (adjust)
1 tbsp bengal gram/senaga pappu/chana dal
1 tsp split gram dal/minappa pappu
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tbsp sesame seeds/nuvullu/til
1 1/2 tbsps lemon juice
2-3 tsps oil
For seasoning/poppu/tadka:
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
pinch cumin seeds (optional)
1-2 dry red chillis
big pinch asafoetida/inguva/hing (optional)
few fresh curry leaves
1/2 tsp oil


1 Heat a tsp of oil in a cooking vessel, add bengal gram, split gram dal, cumin seeds, Sesame seeds and stir fry for a few seconds till the dals turn red. Remove and keep aside.
2. In the same vessel, add the green chillis and coriander leaves and  the chopped ridge gourd pieces and stir fry for 4-5 mts till the rawness of the vegetable goes. Remove and cool.
3. Once cool, grind the dals first till coarsely ground, add the rest of the sauteed ingredients along with lemon juice and salt and grind to a coarse paste.
4.  Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let them pop, add curry leaves and dry red chillis followed by asafoetida and stir fry for a few seconds.
5. Pour the seasoning over the ground pachadi

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Chapathi chips


Tortilla land tortillas - 4
Oil - for deep fring
Red chilli powder


  1. Cut the tortillas into squares and deep fry. Add salt and red chilli powder.
  2. In the bowl on the right side there is sweetened version. I just put deep fried tortilla chips in the sugar syrup for 5 mins and took them out before they get too soft.

An instant hit with my family. Very easy to make and takes very less time to make,

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Potlakaya palu kura (snake gourd curry)

Snake gourd/potlakaya - 2 cups
Turmeric pwd- 1/4 tsp
Red chilli pwd- 1 tsp
Milk-1 cup
For tadka: mustard seeds,cumin seeds, red chillies,channa dal,urad dal and curry leaves

1. Heat oil and do the tadka. Once they splutter add potlakaya pieces and cook covered till they become soft.
2. Then add turmeric,salt and red chilli pwd and fry till raw flavor is lost.
3. Add milk and cook covered till milk reduces to half.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Dosakaya pappu( cucumber/keera dal)


Toor dal : 1 cup
Cucumber pieces:1/2 cup
Onion : 1
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for tadka
For tadka: mustard seeds,cumin seeds, red chillies,garlic and curry leaves

Boil the dal with onion,cucumber, salt,red chilli ows and turmeric in a pressure cooker. After the steam goes off add tadka to the dal.