Thursday, January 28, 2010


Background Story : I made this as a snack for my daughter but me and my husband ended up eating more of it then her:) yum yum...


Besan (senega pindi) 1 cup
Rice flour 2 cups
Cumin 2 tsp
Vaamu 1 tsp
nuvvulu - 1-2 tstp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Butter (or hot oil) 1/2 stick (or 1/2 cup)


In bowl mix all ingredients,salt to taste, melted butter/oil . Knead it into a dough. Take muruku maker and make them into desired shape and deep fry them in oil until they turn golden brown. Place them on paper towels to drain excess oil.

Can be stored upto a month in a cool dry place.

Crispy murukullu/jantikalu ready!

Spinach Bajji

This recipe got created by accident and my family loved it.

Background Story: Soaked urad daal for idlis and i was out of idli rava, so i grinderd the daal and was thinking what can be done with these other than vada's and my daughter likes vada's but i never get vada shape without messing it up. so the answer was "Spinach Bajji". Spinach because it is nutricious and my daughter doesnt like it if i give her in the form of curry....

1 cup of urad dall
4-5 spoons of rice flour
chopped spinach: as much as you want
2 chopped onions
oil (for frying, about 2-inch deep in a wok)
1 1/2 teaspoons coriander powder
1 teaspoon amchur
1 teaspoon red chili powder
green chillies: optional : add if you need more spice
salt: as per taste
pinch of Baking soda

Soak urad daal [minnapappu] for 4 hours
grind it to a thick batter with little water
Mix all the ingredients (except oil)
Sprinkle little water if needed.
Mix in salt when ready to cook.
Heat the oil in a deep skillet or wok on medium to high heat.
Make a small ball of the batter and drop it in the skillet
Serve hot with any chutney or tomato ketchup .

Easy Tomato Rice

My Daughter used to eat dry rice dishes when she was 2 years old. I had to think of new rice items evryday:) I always used to make tomato rice the original way with spices which always was time consuming. This recipe is easy t o make and gets cooked in less that 15 min. My daughter loves it... and so do i. Try it out...

rice: 1/2 cup
small Grape Tomatoes: 10
onions : 1/3 cup
garlic - 3-4 pods
sambhar powder - 1/2 tea spoon
salt: per taste
oil - 3 spoons
cashews: few for garnish


Cook rice with 1 cup of water in rice cooker
take a frying pan
add oil
add sliced garlic
add chopped onion
once onions reach golden brown color add chopped tomatoes and salt
fry for 5 min
add sambar powder
fry for 2-3 min
mix the cooked rice

Yummy Tomato Rice ready!!!!