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31 October, 2017

CARROT HALWA…..using jaggery and with just 3 tsp of ghee

CARROT HALWA…..using jaggery and with just 3 tsp of ghee
Posted in : SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh
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Carrot/gajar halwa……with the minimum usage of ghee in it and also with the goodness of jaggery & almonds. It hardly takes any time to prepare this delicious sweet, which is also a winter special here in north India. We get plenty of red carrots/winter carrots now in Gurgaon. We can pair this sweet along with
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27 October, 2017

POTATO-POMEGRANATE CURRY/KANDHARI ALOO SUBJI

POTATO-POMEGRANATE CURRY/KANDHARI ALOO SUBJI
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, HULI / CURRY / VEGETABLE CURRY / GOJJU / TANGY CURRY / DAL / TOVVE / VEGETABLE KOOTU / SAGU on by : Divya Suresh
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Today I’m going to write the recipe of very colorful, flavorful Kandhari aloo curry/subji, which I prepare very often. I learnt this curry/subji from one of Ms. Nita Mehta’s cook book. It is a zero oil recipe. I have moderated it to some extent. Goes very well with any kind of roti, Phulka, chapati, dosa/dosay. Afghanistan
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26 October, 2017

INSTANT CHOCOLATE IDLY….which can be prepared in minutes !

INSTANT CHOCOLATE IDLY….which can be prepared in minutes !
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, SNACKS / BAKED / DEEP FRIED / STEAMED on by : Divya Suresh
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Some time back I had tried making chocolate sheera using semolina and named it as semolina choco-bath. It was a huge hit at my place as we all like chocolates and anything/everything which is chocolate flavored. Very recently one of my friend in a WhatsApp group, mentioned about some Idlys restaurant in Bangalore, located somewhere in
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25 October, 2017

ALOO-GOBHI-MATAR…..a very famous north Indian special curry

ALOO-GOBHI-MATAR…..a very famous north Indian special curry
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, HULI / CURRY / VEGETABLE CURRY / GOJJU / TANGY CURRY / DAL / TOVVE / VEGETABLE KOOTU / SAGU on by : Divya Suresh

Aloo-Gobhi-Matar subji or potato-cauliflower-green peas curry is one of the regular accompaniment dish along with roti/phulka/plain parata etc here in north India. Suresh doesn’t like dishes & spices with strong smell, so I always adjust the spices I use in north Indian dishes according to our taste and aroma and also try to keep them
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22 October, 2017

FINGER MILLET/RAGI SET DOSAY/DOSA

FINGER MILLET/RAGI SET DOSAY/DOSA
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, MILLETS PREPARATIONS on by : Divya Suresh
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It was today’s awesome breakfast paired with yummy Potato sagu/aloo subji and coconut chutney. Yesterday just like that I thought about this and soaked black gram lentil/urad dal/uddina bele and Sago/sabudana/sabbakki for almost 2 hours and then did grind it nicely , then added in the ragi flour and salt, fermented it for overnight and today
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22 October, 2017

POTATO SAGU / ALOO SUBJI

POTATO SAGU / ALOO SUBJI
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh
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This is the south Indian version of potato sagu and almost the same set of ingredients are used to make Aloo – tamatar subji here in north India. Potato sagu is the best combination with any kind of set dosa/dosay, ie…be it rice or ragi. Today I’m not going to write any details but straight away going
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21 October, 2017

SEEMEBADANEKAYI BONDA/BAJJI/PAKODA/FRITTERS

SEEMEBADANEKAYI BONDA/BAJJI/PAKODA/FRITTERS
Posted in : SNACKS / BAKED / DEEP FRIED / STEAMED, SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh
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Bonda/bajji/fritters is a sliced vegetable stuffed deep fried snack made during any festival/functions etc. We can use ridge gourd, green chilli, potato, cucumber, onion, chow chow (seemebadanekayi) etc. I never use maida/Plain flour in this, instead I always use rice flour with the gram flour (my mom used to do so). It turns out crispy,
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20 October, 2017

FESTIVAL PLATTER

FESTIVAL PLATTER
Posted in : PLATTER, RICE ITEMS - PULAV / MASALA BATH / BISIBELE BATH / CHITRANNA, SNACKS / BAKED / DEEP FRIED / STEAMED, SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh
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Today I definitely wanted to make these dishes, so had made some pre preparations yesterday itself. All the dishes were superb tasty, turned out very yummy. I have posted the recipes of  individual dishes like  cornflakes mixture , haalu holige , rave gulab jamun , bisibelebath  and below are the links for the same, Please click on the link/Photo to read
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20 October, 2017

HAALU HOLIGE/HAALHOLIGE

HAALU HOLIGE/HAALHOLIGE
Posted in : SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh
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One of my most favourite sweet ! hmmm….. but now everybody likes it at home. It is a sweet dish from Karnataka, which is generally made using maida & sugar, But I prefer using fine quality rava/sooji/semolina & jaggery in this recipe. The specialty of this particular type of holige is, deep fried pooris are
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20 October, 2017

CORNFLAKES MIXTURE

CORNFLAKES MIXTURE
Posted in : SNACKS / BAKED / DEEP FRIED / STEAMED on by : Divya Suresh
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One of the easiest and healthy savory snack. I have also added walnuts into this snack. Over all usage of almonds, cashews, walnuts, cornflakes and lots of curry leaves… make this mixture/snack a healthier one. As it was made during festival, I could not take the step wise pics, but shall post it soon.  
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20 October, 2017

SEMOLINA/SOOJI/RAVE GULAB JAMUN

SEMOLINA/SOOJI/RAVE GULAB JAMUN
Posted in : SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh
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As the heading itself depicts, Gulab Jamun made using semolina/sooji/rave along with a small amount of milk powder and ghee, by cooking it in milk first. It is hassle free while making, preparing and afterwards as well. Very easy and simple to make, but turns out to be the yummiest. Again as I made it
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20 October, 2017

BISIBELEBATH….like made in marriages/functions

BISIBELEBATH….like made in marriages/functions
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, RICE ITEMS - PULAV / MASALA BATH / BISIBELE BATH / CHITRANNA on by : Divya Suresh
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Very glad to say that I could make it. It turned out exactly how it tastes in functions/marriages etc. We all liked it very much. The specialty of this particular dish is….. it does not contain any aromatic spices and in spite of that it tastes heavenly, not even a single aromatic spice is used.
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18 October, 2017

KAJU-BADAM BURFI

KAJU-BADAM BURFI
Posted in : SNACKS / BAKED / DEEP FRIED / STEAMED, SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh

One of the yummy sweets using cashew nuts and almonds. I make cashew burfi ie…kaju katli (yet to share the recipe in my blog) and almond burfi ie…badam katli (yet to share the recipe in my blog), but this time I tried it with using both the nuts together and sprinkled a good amount of
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18 October, 2017

BENNE (BUTTER) MURUKU

BENNE (BUTTER) MURUKU
Posted in : GOKULASHTAMI/JANMASHTAMI RECIPES, SNACKS / BAKED / DEEP FRIED / STEAMED on by : Divya Suresh
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Almost like must to do savory snack for deepavali from Karnataka….Benne muruku. Benne means butter and muruku literally means pieces. It is said so because though benne muruku looks exactly like chakkuli/chakli a spiral shaped savory snack from Karnataka, but it is not made in spiral shape, but made in pieces… which is the reason for
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17 October, 2017

BATAVI PAYASA

BATAVI PAYASA
Posted in : PAYASA/KHEER on by : Divya Suresh
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Yet another payasa recipe which can be made on any festival. Today it’s first day of deepavali (neeru tumbo habba or dhanteras) and also it happens to be my elder son’s birthday (17 th oct) today… so for morning I made this payasa and cabbage rice (one of his favourite). For evening I have different plan.
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