Friday, September 16, 2011

Aloo Methi Sabzi

This is a quick and wonderful curry which is prepared by delicious combination of potatoes and fenugreek leaves (Methi). 

Aloo Methi Sabzi is a north india dish which is great side dish for rotis and rice. I love to have north Indian sabzi’s with roti’s  and chapati’s.

Adding Methi leaves to this sabzi gives a unique taste and also these are well known for many medical purposes.


Potatoes – 4 no
Methi leaves – 1½ cup
Onion chopped – 1 no
Red chillies – 2 no
Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste – ½ tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
Salt As Required
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Oil – 1 tsp

  • Boil potatoes in microwave for 10-15mins.
  • Wash Methi leaves and squeeze out water and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a pan, add jeera, red chillies and sauté for few minutes
  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onions and sauté for 1-2mins.
  • Add chopped methi leaves, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder,salt and mix well.Cook for 5-10 mins

  • Add cubed boiled potatoes and combine. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add garam masala powder and combine wel. Cook well for 5 mins
  • Lastly add lemon juice and cook by tossing the potatoes well.
  • Serve with roti’s/naan or hot rice.
Sending this to Dish it out - Potatoes & Leafy Greens event hosted by Priya originally started by Vardhini, Life is Green event hosted by Shilpa 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Announcing Cooking Concepts # 3 – What’s For Friday Dinner?

I was quiet busy with my project work so was away from blogging for a while. Thus a delay in announcing my third month’s cooking concept. 
So this month’s concept is “What’s For Friday Dinner??”.

Friday Night’s are relaxing and fun nights with movies after a long week of work and school. I love to have special dinner which can be done in less time, so that I can enjoy my Friday night with delicious meal and TV.

So why waiting girls send me recipes that you think or like to prepare for Friday night’s dinner.

Here are some guidelines

  • Make recipes which fit this month’s concept
  • Please link back to this page. Not necessary that you need to post the recipe on Friday. You can post it on any day.
  • Both Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian dishes are allowed but no pork and beef
  • Use of logo is appreciated

  • Send me your entries to with subject     “CC- What’s For Friday Dinner?” with below details
      • Name
      • Blog Name
      • Recipe Name
      • Recipe URL
      • Picture
  • Non-bloggers can also send their recipes along with picture to the above email id.

Last date for entries is Oct 15 2011.
Hope to see you all participating!!!!

Note: Thank you all friend’s for sending delicious and yummy recipes to event CC-Appetizers. I will be posting the roundup as early as possible. Sorry for the delay!!!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Kudumulu, Paala Undrallu -----Vinakaya Chavithi Neivedyam

Suklaambara Dharam Vishnum
Sashi Varnam Chatur Bhujam
Prasanna Vadhanam Dhyaayet
Sarva Vighna Upashaanthaye.................

వినాయక చవితి శుభాకాంక్షలు !!!

Wishing All My Readers, Friends a Very Happy Vinayaka Chavithi !!!!

For this Chavithi I prepared  Kudumulu, Paala Undrallu ,Pulihora. Here I am posting the recipes of Paala Undrallu, Kudumulu.



Raw Rice – 1 cup
Water – 2 cups
Channa dal – 4 tsps
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Ghee – 1 tsp

  • Soak Channa Dal in water for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hr drain water and keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add soaked channa dal, jeera and fry for 1 min.

  • Add Water and salt and bring it to boil.
  • When water is boiling, reduce the flame.
  • Add rice rava and stir continuoslt without any lumps.
  • Cover it for 5-8 mintues.
  • Turn off heat and cool
  • Once it gets cooled make balls.
  • Pressure cooks these balls on medium flame for 10 mins.
  • Kudumulu are ready !!

Pala Undrallu


Rice Flour – 1 cup
Milk – 1 cup
Sugar – ¾ cup
Grated Coconut – ½ cup
Water – 2 ½ cups
Elachi Powder – a pinch

  • Fry rice flour for 2 mins.
  • Boil 2 cups of water and add rice flour.
  • Mix well and immediately cover with lid on very low heat.
  • Cook for 5 minutes and let it cool
  • After it gets cooled make small balls and pressure cook them without whistle for 10 minutes.

  • In another vessel add ½ cup of water, sugar and bring to boil.
  • On low flame add coconut and rice balls and mix well
  • Cook for 5 mins
  • Add milk and cook for another 5 mins.
  • Lastly add cardamom powder.