Wednesday, January 25, 2006


This is one of my husband's favorite dish. It's a gujrati dish but as I said I keep on experimenting so it is little bit modified.

I made this first time when I got married and had noted this dish in a diary. Moreover I have never cooked at my native place so was very much afraid how will it come up and all but when I made that it became a hit in family.

Okie let me warn you one thing be very sure about the measurements as I have made lots of disasters in this if my measurement goes wrong.

  • Curd-----> 1/4 cup
  • Besan (gram flour)----> 1/4 cup
  • Water ---->1 cup
  • Hing (Asaefoetida) --->1 tsp
  • ginger garlic paste ---->1 tsp
  • Green chillies paste ----> 1 tsp
  • Oil ----> 1 tsp
  • Tumeric ----> a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • sugar ---> 1tsp
For Dressing

  • Rai (mustard seeds) ----> 1 tsp
  • Dried Red chilly ---> 1 or 2
  • Grated Coconut ----> 2 tsp
  • Chopped coriander for garnishing


  • Make buttermilk of curd and water. That is churn both of them well.
  • Add besan to it and mix well. Lumps should not be formed.
  • Add hing,gingre garlic and green chillies paste to it and mix well
  • Add salt and sugar
  • Now take a cooking dish (preferably kardhai) and transfer this mixture into it.
  • cook on low flame while stirring it continously
  • stir it till it becomes semi solid from the liquid state
  • Now take a big plate and grease it.
  • Spread the mixture over it and let it cool
  • After 10 mins when it is ready cut stripes and roll them out.
  • Arrange them in a serving dish.
  • Now take another pan and heat oil.
  • put the mustard seeds and let them crackle
  • Add the red chillies to it and take out of flame.
  • Add chilly powder and 4 spoons of water to it.
  • Spread this over the khandvi rolls
  • Now garnish with corriander and grated coconut.

Khandvi is ready to eat


Friday, January 20, 2006

Alloo tikki with grean peas and paneer as filling

  • Boiled and mashed potatoes ---> 4 medium sized
  • Green Peas boiled and slightly crushed---> 1/2 cup
  • Cottage cheese (paneer) ----> 1/2 cup
  • Cornflour ----> 4 tbsp
  • Rice flour ----> 4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to shallow fry
  • Ginger paste --->1 tsp
  • Dry mango powder ----> 1 tsp
  • Chopped green chillies ---> 2 to 3
  • Chopped coriander ---->1/4 cup
  • Coriander to garnish
  • Curd --->1/2 cup
  • tarmirand chuttney
  • Chat masala
  • Mint chuttney to serve along with.

Mix cornflour, rice flour and salt to the mashed potatoes in a bowl and mix well.
Knead it well.

For Fillings:
  • Take another bowl and add green peas, paneer, salt, green chillies, chopped coriander and ginger paste
  • Mix well
  • Add dry mango powder (amchoor)
For Patties:
  • Take the potato mixture and divide them into lemon sized balls.
  • Make a cup of it and put 1 spoon of filling into it.
  • Close the cups and shape it into pattie or tikki
  • Shallow fry on the hot tava or griddle (roast is well)
  • Cook them till golden brown on medium flame.

For Garnishing:

  • Place 2 tikki's in a plate
  • Spread 2 spoon of curd
  • Spread 2 spoon of tarmirand chuttney
  • Spread 2 spoon on mint chuttney
  • Sprinkle some chat masala
  • Sprinkle some corriander leaves
  • Serve hot
Note: You can also deep fry it but suggested is shallow fried tikki's
bye for now
enjoy this

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Simple Poha (the flatten rice)

Okie before I start writing anything let me tell u guys am not a good cook and all I know abt cooking is through experimentation as I started it jujst 6 months back. After me n my husband moved from our home town and I have to take charge of kitchen.... I don't get much time for cooking due to job but when I do get I keep trying my hands on different recipies.

So here in my blog you will find some easy to make recipies :)

The first and foremost thing I cooked in my life is pohey (flatten rice). Although there are different ways of preparing it like gujrati, UP and MP style etc. But am posting the one which Sachin and I relish the most... And the same was cooked on my birthday for our breakfast.

So here it goes :)

Ingredients....(first and fore most thing;)

Okie You will require following things:
  • Poha - 2 cup
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds (rai as known by we indians)
  • Potato - 1 medium sized chopped into cubes (waisay any shape will do ;))
  • Onion - 1 medium chopped
  • Green Peas - 1/2 bowl
  • Green chilly-2 to 4 depends on your taste bud
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp
  • lemon - 1
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • tumeric a pinch
  • Coriander to garnish
Okie now that we have collected all the required basic ingredients lets start cooking....

Ha I forgot to tell you need a wok (kadhai or some pan to cook too ;) )

Just kidding :)

First of all wash the pohas in some strainer thoroughly. It should be well washed. While it's still in strainer add the lemon, and tumeric to it and keep them aside.

Okie now heat oil in pan and crackle the mustard seeds. when the crackling sound stops coming that means it's ready to have other ingredients. Add the onions, potato and green peas to it. and stir well. You can add them seperately too but I prefer putting them all together. Add finely chopped

When the potato's are cooked and peas become soft then add the poha to it. stir well and add salt and sugar to it.

cook for 2 mins and it's ready. Garnish with corriander and serve hot.
(grated coconut can also be used for garnishing purpose)

Monday, January 09, 2006

A Fresh Start

:) After a long thought and being a regular visitor to Nupur's cooking blog I was tempted to start my own blog where I can jot down some simple recipes of everyone's interest....

I'll try to prepare them first taste them.......if liked then will publish with it's pic along and that too taken by me. Okie just to give this blog a start me going to paste this yummy looking pic enjoy

Me going to start this blog with a breakfast theme... some easy to make breakfast for all u working guys like me who have shortage of time....