Sunday, 13 January 2013

Rawa pongal

Ingredients required

To temper

  • 5-6 tsp of ghee
  • 2 tsp finely chopped ginger pieces
  • 1/2 tsp perungayam
  • 1 tsp whole peppercorn
  • 1 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • Few curry leaves
  • Few cashewnuts, broken
  • 1/4 cup moong dal, boiled
  • 1 cup sooji rawa (roasted in kadaai till light brown colour)
  • Salt, per taste

Tawa cooked Potato roast

This special potato roast is prepared in tawa, can be done in minutes.  Just because of the fact that base of tawa is huge, potatos get evenly spread, thereby aiding in fast cooking unlike kadaai, where potato pieces line in one above another resulting in very sluggish preparation.  But one should be careful while tempering, just try to stay away as far as u can ;)

Ingredients required

For temper

  • 3 tsp of oil
  • 1/2 tsp rai/mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chana dal
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • Few curry leaves and one dry red chilly finely chopped
  • 1 tsp idly milaga podi/idly kara podi
  • 1/2 tsp hing/perungayam
  • 1/2 tsp jeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Salt, as per taste
  • 1/2 cup of parboiled potatos, cut into cubes


Heat oil in tawa, add ingredients for temper one by one.  Careful while doing this step

After adding tempering, sprinkle idly milaga podi, and add potato pieces

Mix them well and cook them on moderate flame

Add in other powders, adjust salt.

Cook till done and serve hot

Hmm... it went super delecious with sambhar saadham... Do give this simple dish an quick try!!!

Inippu paniyaram

Ever thought of making sweet paniyarams in an instant method, where u dont even need batters? Yes, happily you can :) My daughter, who always demands sweets, really  luved this version.  Do try and let me know...

Ingredients required

  • 3/4 cup of Aashirvaad wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup of maida
  • 1/4 cup milk powder
  • 1/2 tsp of green cardamon powder
  • 8-10 dry raisins
  • 4-5 almonds, crushed
  • 4 tsp of dry coconut powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of Baking powder
  • 1 cup of jaggery syrup (completelly suiting ur taste buds level)


Sift in flour with baking powder, wheat flour.  Add milk powder, cardamon powder, raisins, nuts, coconut powder and salt.  Mix well.  Alternatively prepare jaggery syrup by mixing broken jaggery pieces in hot water(which is later filtered) Now add this syrup to our dry ingredient-mix and prepare a batter which  should resemble dosa batter-like consistency.  Rest this batter for fifteen minutes, after which you may pour them into kulipaniyaram pan, cooking on moderate heat. 

Serve hot with jam topped over.  Hmm... superdelecious...

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