Saturday, February 23, 2008


It's been almost a two years since i started blogging.Still trying hard to keep it going.Yesterday Kalai gave me a much needed boost by presenting this award.Thanks to Kalai of Samaithu paarkalam for this award.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Soya cutlets

After trying out soya roast, i couldn't wait to try another recipe with soya.I found this granulted soya in the local market.It had a simple cutlet recipe on the back cover i had to try it.This my version of soya cutles adapted from the cover recipe.You can even bake these instead of frying.Here is my another cutlet recipe.


Soya - 1/2 cup (granulated)
Potato - 3 medium sized(boiled)
Mixed vegetables - 1/2cup
Green chillies - 4 (chopped)
Turmeric powder -1/2tsp
Garam masala - 1/2tsp
Ginger garlic - 2tbsp (finely minced)
Egg - 1 (beaten)
Bread crumbs - as needed
Salt - as needed
Oil - for deep frying


Cook soya as per the package instruction and keep it aside.Boil potatoes and mash well.In a ot pan, heat 2tsp of oil and fry ginger garlic and chopped green chillies.After the raw smell goes add the boiled mixed veggies(i used frozen mixed veggies and boiled them in microwave).After sauting for sometime add potaoes, turmeric powder,garam masala and salt.Now add cooked soya and mix it well together.In a bowl take well beaten egg and put bread crumbs in a plate.Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.Make cutlets out of the veggie mixture and dip them into the egg first and roll them well into the bread crumbs.Fry it in the hot oil until golden brown.Serve it hot with ketup/chutney.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

AFAM Announcement and Kadala Paruppu-Peerkangai kootu/Channa dal-Ridge gourd curry

Happy to know that AFAM is going on in full swing.I would like announce yet another host for AFAM.Archana of Archana's Kitchen will be hosting AFAM - Jul'08.I would like to welcome all who are intersted in hosting this event.

AFAM Update

Archana of Archana's Kitchen - JUL'08
Manju Mahadevan of Mirch Masala - AUG'08
Siri of Siri's corner - DEC'08

Kadala Paruppu-Peerkangai kootu/Channa dal-Ridge gourd curry


Kadala Paruppu/Channa dal - 1/2cup
Ridge gourd/Peerkangai - 1 medium sized (cut into snall pieces)
Kootu Podi - 2tsp
Turmeric Powder -1/4tsp
Red chillies - 4
Curry leaves - a few
Mustard seeds - 1/2tsp
Urad dal-1/2tsp
Asafoetida/Perungayam - 2 pinch
Oil - 2tsp
Salt - as needed


Boil channa dal with just enough water,salt and turmeic powder for upto 3 whistles in a pressure cooker.Now add the cut ridge gourd into this channa and cook upto another whistle in the cooker.In a pan, heat 2 tsp oil and add mustard seeds and urad dal.Now add red chillies, curry leaves.Once they are fired add the cooked dal and ridge gourd mixture.Finally add kootu podi and salt(if needed).Serve hot with rice.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Rava Ladoo

Mom made these ladoo just before she left for india...This is my entry for Pooja's V-day event


Rava/Sooji (fine) : 1 cup
Sugar : 1 cup to 1 1/4 cup
Ghee : as needed
Cashews : 10-20 (halved)
Cardomom : 1 tsp (powdered)


Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan.Add rava to it fry until nice aroma comes.Heat about 3 -4 tbsp of ghee and keep it aside.Mix sugar and rava throughly and add fried cashews and cardomom powder to this.Start making this mixture into balls using hot ghee.Try to include atleast a cashew piece in each ball.You can powder the sugar if you want and adjust the amount of sugar according to your sweet tooth.