Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Orange Spritzer

Time for Radhika's Blog hop
!!!!This week i had to hop to Jyoti's blog -PAGES.Though i had planned to try out others recipes from her blog , i decided to make this simple no cook recipe as i am barred from entering into my kitchen:-(. Now, now.......don't start imagining anything:-)...I Injured my right palm rather the palm is burnt:-(So no cooking for another week or so............But did not want to miss this hop as with my daughter preparing this and photographing it, my post is ready.....Thank you Vibha!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Orange juice from 3 oranges

cold Soda 200 ml

Sugar 4 tsp

Ice cubes few


Squeeze juice from the oranges and strain it.

Add the necessary sugar and stir it.

Now pour this into the serving glass upto 1/3 of it.

Fill it up with the soda to give it the necessary fizz!!!!!

Top it with ice cubes and serve

This is one refreshing drink!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Microwave Pori Upma


Today is my first day for Blogging Marathon #8 by Srivalli. I have chosen the theme Microwave cooking
Ever since my daughter joined college , its sort of chaos in the early morning at home. She needs to have her breakfast and lunch ready by early morning and You can understand the chaos.....:-) well......But with my wonder machine ..MICROWAVE....all is not that bad. Can prepare some on the dishes in less time and with much less effort too!!.


Pori/Puffed rice 1 cup

Onion 1 cut finely

Green chillies 2 cut

Roasted gram dhal/ Pottukadalai 3 tbsp

Mustard seeds 1 tsp

Black gram dhal 1 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

Oil 1 tbsp

Coriander 2 tbsp

Salt to taste


Soak the puffed rice in enough water for 10 minutes.Squeeze it and keep it in a bowl/plate.

Grind the roasted gram dhal into a very fine powder

Cut the onion and chillies finely

In a microwave safe bowl, heat the oil for 1 minute in high mode

Now add the mustard seeds and black gram dhal to this. Mix well with a dry spoon. Heat it for another minute in the high mode for the mustard to splutter

Now add the turmeric powder,
onion and chillies, mix well. Heat it again for 2 minutes in high mode. At the end of 2 minutes, the onion would have fried well.

Now put the squeezed puffed rice and salt. Mix well. Cook it on High mode for 2 minutes

Mix in the Roasted gram powder. Put the cut coriander. Mix well. Cook for 1 minute

Pori upma ready in 7 minutes with not much effort.

Check out the Blogging Marathon Page for the other bloggers awesome recipes!!!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Orange Banana Smoothie

This week's my entry for BLOG HOP WEDNESDAY by Radhika is a yummy smoothie. I am paired with Deeksha and i choose this smoothie from her blog.. A healthy one:-)

Check out Deeksha's blog for the ingredients and procedure

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sweet Corn Curry

This is one yummy subzi which can be cooked very fast.I love to add corn in many dishes and i feel it somehow blends with that particular flavour.

Fresh Sweet Corn 3/4 cup

Onion 2 (big)

Tomato 2

Green capsicum 1

Green chilli 1

Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp

Tomato puree 2tbsp

Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp

Chilli powder 1-2 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder 1 tbsp

Cumin powder 2 tsp

Garam masala 2 tsp

Kasuri methi 1 tbsp

Oil 2-3 tsp

Salt to taste


Dice the onions and grind it along with the green chillies into a smooth paste.

Grind the tomatoes separately into a smooth liquid

Chop the capsicum into small cubes

Heat a pan with the oil. When sufficiently hot, add the cumin seeds.

When the seeds crackle, add the ground onion paste and fry well till its colour changes to light brown and the raw smell disappears.

Now add the turmeric and chilli powder. Saute well.

Time to add the tomato paste. Mix well.Cook it on medium flame for 5 minutes.

Now add the coriander, cumin powder and salt. Cook for 5 minutes.

Add the tomato puree, mix well and cook further for 2 minutes

Dunk in the cut capsicum and the sweet corn.

Add kasuri methi and garam masala.Cook on a very low flame for 10 minutes .

Serve warm with a bread of your choice.

I served it with Malabar Parotta's

Sending this to Radhika's Let's cook subzi's

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Malabar Parotta


Let me start this post with my sincere apologies for the long break that I had to take. I wanted some time off till my daughter got into a good university. Now that she is, Radhika's Blog Hop Wednesday was just right for me, to start blogging again. This is an event started by Radhika. We are about 40 members and Radhika has done a wonderful job with the pairing.This way i get to try so many recipes from the fellow bloggers.

This week i had been paired with Saraswathi and her malabar parotta's are awesome

The original recipe is HERE


All purpose flour 1 cup

Water enough to mix it into a pliable dough

Baking soda a pinch

Salt as required

Oil as required


Mix flour, salt and Baking soda. Add enough water and mix in into a pliable dough.Cover it with a wet cloth and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.

Now make small balls from this dough. Apply oil to ech ball and again cover it with a wet cloth and let it rest for 10 more minutes.

Now grease the work surface with oil, roll one ball as thin as possible( It may not be a perfect shape too:-) )

Apply oil to this and fold it into pleats. Twist once this pleated dough and roll it inwards. should form a spiral. Make all the balls the same way ,and let it rest for 15 minutes.

Take out one ball, roll it into chapathi(not very thin)

Place this on a heated Tawa.When small bubbles start appearing, turn it and cook it on the other side too. Apply litlle oil and turn once more

Lovely layered parotta ready

To see a pictorial check out saraswathi's blog post