Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Confesstion in Group of 5 Meme

Hmm have been tagged by my new food blogie friend Neelu so have to finish it anyhow :P Although this is my first tag for cooking blog, have been fullfilling tags for main blog though. Lets see what comes out of it :)
It seems to be an easy one, and will not take time much to finish this

So here I go with my 5 items..........

5 Items in my freezer

  1. Frozen Peas
  2. Ice
  3. Coconut Milk Powder
  4. Sambhar Powder/other Masalas
  5. Curry Leaves
5 items in my closet
  1. Jeans and Trousers
  2. Salwar suits / Churidaars
  3. Bangles (500 or more than that, now that is a big collection isn't it)
  4. Jewellery
  5. Night Gowns
5 Items in my car
  1. Ganesh ji's idol
  2. Small car hanging
  3. Old and new songs CD
  4. Water bottles
  5. Car documents
5 Items in my purse
  1. Cash ofcourse ;)
  2. Credit and Debit cards
  3. A comb
  4. Mediclaim ID card
  5. Home keys
Aah tag completed too within minutes. That was a very easy one :P
Loved it.... hmm now the time comes to tag people
Okie here it goes

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Chilla with variation

Early morning sachin said he want something new for breakfast, aah only 30 mins to get ready too, with shower still pending, so thought of trying something new and fast, and in end it turned out really amazing...
We have tried chilla's a lot with different variations, like besan chilla, suzi chilla etc. But this time with little variation it became so tempting that I couldn't resist my self posting it here :)

Okie lot of prolouge, won't make u guys wait more. Here is the recipe

  • 1.5 cup gram flour(besan)
  • 1 cup wheat flour (atta)
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • salt to taste
  • corriander leaves 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • mint leaves 8 - 10
  • sugar 1/2 spoon
  • red chilly powder 1/2 spoon
  • curd 2 cups
  • water to make smooth batter (approximately 1 cup)
  • roasted Cumin powder (bhunna hua jeera)
  • Cottage cheese 1/2 cup for garnishing

  • Take all the three flours in the bowl. Add paste of green chillies and ginger to it.
  • Add all the masalas + 1/2 spoon sugar
  • Add corriander and mint leaves
  • add curd to it and mix well
  • Now add water to make a smooth batter.
Heat the griddle (tawa) preferably non-stick one
  • Add 1 spoon of oil to it
  • Take one tablespoon of batter and spread over gridle like a pancake
  • let it cook from one side, say for 4 to 5 mins
  • Then flip it and cook from other side.
When it is done take it out in a plate and put shredded cottage cheese inside it and fold it gently.
Serve hot with green chuttney or tomato ketchup.

Isn't this a pretty easy one. I prepared this in just 10 mins.

And then we reached office too on time lolz.

In Evening again I thought of trying another variation and it was incredeble so thought of putting that too before I publish this one.


  • Suzi (Semolina) 3 cups (Roasted one)
  • Curd....... 2 cups
  • Cottage cheese .... 1 cup
  • Ginger ... 1/2 inch
  • Green chillies .... 4
  • Mint leaves..... 1/2 cup
  • Water... 1/2 cup
  • Salt According to tasteRed chilly powder 1/2 spoon


  • Take a bowl and add roasted suzi and curd, Mix well
  • Add salt to it.
  • Keep it aside
  • In a mixer, chop cottage cheese, mint leaves, ginger and green chillies.
  • Add this mixture to suzi batter
  • Add red chilly powder and water to make a smooth batter

Now make chilla's as per the directions given above.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Samosa this time :)

Here I come again with another recipe....
This time a snack
All time favoruite Mumbai's Samosa..... Yeah ofcourse with my personal touch

Home Made Samosa

For Filling...

  • Potatoes-----2

  • Soya Granuels---1 cup

  • Cottage cheese ----- 1/2 cup

  • Green peas -----1/4 cup

  • Corriander ----1/4 cup

  • Black Pepper ---1 tsp

  • Green chillies --- 4 (finely chopped)

  • Garam Masala...1 tsp
For Dough...

  • All purpose flour (Maida) ----3 cups

  • Suzi (semolina) ...1 cup

  • oil----1 tsp

  • Ajwain---2 tsp

  • Salt

Oil for frying


Take Maida + suzi in a bowl , add oil, salt
Make a dough out of it with help of water

For Filling

  • Heal water in a pan and let it boil

  • Add soya granuels and boil for 3 minutes

  • Strain the granuels and leave it aside for some time

  • Now Take a bowl and add boiled and mashed potatoes in it

  • Add cottage cheese (mashed)

  • Add the peas to it (frozen or fresh as per season)

  • Add soya granuels and corrainder

  • Add salt to taste + Black pepper + Green chillies + garam masala and mix well

  • Take a pan and heat 2 tsp oil in it,

  • Saute the filling for 5 mins and let it cool down
Samosa shells

  • Make small ball out of dough and roll it they way you do for chappaties

  • Cut it in two equal halfs

  • Take one half in your hand and make a shape of cone, sealing one side with water

  • Put one spoon of filling in it

  • Now seal it with water.

  • Make samosa's shells in this similar pattern

Now put oil in wok (kardhai) for frying
Let it boil
Then simmer the flame and fry these samosa's into it.
When it becomes crisp take out on tissue paper
Serve with green chuttney