Monday, March 29, 2010

Onion Chappathi (Mom style)


  1. Wheat Flour
  2. Onion-Finely Chopped
  3. Turmeric Powder
  4. Oil
  5. Chilly Powder
  6. Green Chillies
  7. Salt
  8. Coriander Leaves
  9. Hot water

Dough Preparation

Take a wide Bowl
To it add the wheat flour
Then to it add salt ,Chopped Onion,Chopped green chilly,Oil,Chilli powder,and Chopped coriander leaves
Nicely prepare the dough to the right consistency by adding the hot water
Allow it to stay for sometime
Then make round balls out of the dough


Take a tawa
To it add the kneaded dough
add oil to cook
turn over the chappathi
After it is cooked remove it and serve hot with raita

Dal Palak

This is a Maharashtra recipe...Got from one of my friends nearby...
Love to have it with rice and chappathi

Toor Dal
Hing -a pinch
Onion chopped
Tomato chopped
Salt- to taste
Chilli Powder
Curry Leaves

Green Chilli
Coriender Leaves

Wash toor dal, and add it in cooker
Along with it add spinach that is washed and cut.
Allow it to boil in water with 3 whisle

For frying
Add oil,to it add the musteard seeds,jeera,turmeric,Hing
Then to it add the onions ...
Then add The grinded paste ,curry leaves
After they are fried add the chopped tomatoes to it
Then add salt,chilli powder and fry until they are well cooked and become like a limp
Now add the boiled dal-spinach content
Allow it to cook for 5- 7 min
Add coriender leaves for garnishing
Dal Palak is ready

Dal Palak

Egg palak

Mustard seeds
curry leaves
Chilli Powder

Take a pan
Add oil
To it add mustard seed
then add onion to it
After the onions are fried add the palak to it and chilli powder
After it is cooked add egg to it
also add salt to taste
Egg palak is ready

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Paluke Bangaramayena

Ragam: Anandha bhairavi

Talam: Aadi

Composer: Bhadrachala ramadas


aa: s g2 r2 g2 m1 p d2 p n2 s

av: s n2 d2 p m1 g2 r2 s


Paluke bangara mayena kodandapani


Paluke bangaramaye pilacina palukavemi

kalalo ni namasmarana marava cakkani sami

yenta vedina gani suntaina daya radu

pantamu seya nenentati vadanu tandri

sharanagatatrana birudanki thuudavu gada

karunincu bhadra chala vara ramadasa posha

Mushroom Biriyani(Mom's style)


For Grinding
Green Chillies-2
Coriander Leaves-As needed

For Frying
Grinded Paste
After Oil separates

  • Add Oil in Pan
  • To it add the sliced Onions
  • After Onions are fried add tomatoes
  • After the raw smell is gone add the grinded paste
  • To that add the mushrooms and pour some water
  • Let it cook until the oil separates from the gravy
  • Finally add the rice
  • Water for rice is 1:2 ratio
  • Cook the biriyani for sometime and keep the vessel in a tawa for steam cooking
  • Mushroom biriyani is ready
  • Serve hot with raita

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Cooking has always been the toughest job for me.Trying something new...ending with a different output altogether has been the story for a long period :)

Life has taught me so many lessons starting from cooking till bringing up kids
I think so far what ever i tried in cooking has ended up in a mess due to the wrong recipes in the net :))

Anyways in my journey of life i have learnt and have a few collection of my mommies special which hasn't got her flavor but did tasted good ..
Here we go.....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Ayarpadi maligayil

AyarpAdi mALigaiyil thAi madiyil kanRinai pOl
mAyak kaNNan thoonguginRAn thAlElO - avan
vAi niRaiya maNNai uNdu maNdalathai kAttiya pin
Oiveduthu thoonguginRan ArArO...
Oiveduthu thoonguginRan ArArO...


pinnalitta gOpiyarin kannathilE kannamittu
mannavan pOl leelai seidhAn thAlElO - andha
mandhirathil avar uRanga mayakkathilE ivan uRanga
maNdalamE uRangudhammA ArArO...
maNdalamE uRangudhammA ArArO...


nAgapadam meedhil avan narthanangaL Adi adhil
thAbam ellAm theerthu koNdAn thAlElO - avan
mOga nilai kooda oru yOga nilai pOlirukkum
yAravanai thoonga vittAr ArArO..
yAravanai thoonga vittAr ArArO..


kaNNanavan thoongi vittAl kAsiniyE thoongi vidum
annaiyarE thuyil ezhuppa vAreerO - avan
ponnazhagai pArpadhaRkum bOdhai mutham peRuvadhaRkum
kanniyarE gOpiyarE vAreerO..
kanniyarE gOpiyarE vAreerO..