Monday, October 13, 2008


Vijaya Nannegari
1 cup allpurpose flour
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 tbsp besan
1 tbsp Urad dhal powder
1 tbsp rice flour
saffron few strands
1 tsp of cardamom
1/2 yeast packet ( Fleischmann's )
Mix all purpose flour. urad daal powder, rice flour and besan in a bowl .
mix yeast in warm water and mix it above flours without any lumps.
In a separate pan make sugar syrup with single string consistency
add tea spoon of lemon juice, cardamom, saffron and food color to the sugar syrup.
Pour the batter in a mustard bottle ( for dispensing) and make jilebi shapes take them out when they are
light brown and put them in the syrup , and take them out after few mts to a tray.

Besan Ladoo

Besan laddu
Submitted by Vijaya Nannegari
1 cup Besan
1/2 cup ghee
1 cup Sugar
2 tbsp cardamom
Put a think Bottomed Pan
Add Ghee and besan and keep frying
Mean while take sugar and mix with enough water ( just so that sugar is immersed )
and make your pakam , single string consistency
When the besan and ghee turns to golden brown, add cashews
Take out from the flame and set to cool
Add the Sugar Syrup to the Besan mixture
Add the Cardamom powder
Let the mixture cool down
When luke warm make them into balls, this yields about 17 laddus

Spinach Pulusu Koora

Spinach pulusu koora
Vijaya Nannegari
1 cup sliced radish
1 cup Peanuts
1 packet frozen spinach
1/2 cup besan
2 tbsp brown sugar
pinch of turmeric
2 tsp Tamarind Paste
1/4 tsp methi powder
Boil sliced radish, in water , with a pinch of turmeric
Once radish slices are boiled , add the frozen Spinach
Cook for few minutes
Dissolve Besan in water and mix it with radish and spinach mixture.
Add Chilli powder and salt as per your taste
Add 2 tsp of Tamarind paste
Add Brown sugar to it.
Add Seasoning ( chanadal, urad dhal, methi powder, turmeric , red chillies , peanuts and hing)
This taste very good with Rotis and Rice

Vegetable Baath

Vegetable Baath
by Vijaya Nannegari
1 cup cubed potatoes
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup Green Onions
1 cup Peas
1 cup chopped Beans
1 cup Cauliflower
1/2 cup Cashew
1/2 cup Raisins
1/2 cup coconut grated
1/2 cup Almonds
1 cup Basmati rice
Take 1/2 cup oil in a wok shallow fry potatoes
Take Potatoes out.
Shallow fry , beans , carrots , Cauliflower similar to Potatoes
Marinate all the fried vegetables , with 1 tsp sugar , 1tsplemon juice and desired amount of salt.
Fry cashews , Almonds and raisins, marinate them with salt and lemon juice.
Fry green onion shoots , green chillies and corainder , after few minutes add 1 cup rice .
After rice turns light golden brown, add dry grated coconut ( dessicated) .
Add 3 cups of water and boil
Add Biryani Masala Powder
Add all the vegetables and the frozen peas, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice and salt per your taste.
Cover and cook for few mts.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Blackeye peas vadas

Blackeye peas vadas
Sheela Kavuri
2 Cups blackeye peas
4 green chillies
1/2 inch ginger
salt to taste
Oil for deep frying.

1.Soak the Blackeye peas for 5 hrs.
2 Grind all the ingredients except oil into a thick paste , with minimal water.
3. Make them into a vada shape and deep fry them
4. Enjoy them with pea nut chutney

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Sheela Kavuri
3/4 cup chanadal
1/4 cup moong dal
2 teaspoons Jeera
5 to 10 red chillies
pinch of hing
Onion shoots
4 tbsp oil


1.Soak the chana dal and moong dal for 5 hrs.
grind the soaked dhals with chillies , jeera and pinch of hing.

2. Microwave the ground mixtures in a microwave bowl for 8 mts with a tbsp of oil.

3. Once the dal mixture cools down , add another tbsp of oil and put it in the grinder for 3 mts.
( the mixture looses its moisture and feels very dry )

4. Saute the onion shoots in 2 tbsp of oil , with seasoning and once the onion shoots are tender , add the ground mixture to the pan.

5. Simmer for 2 mts and take out into a bowl.

Hint : You can use any vegetables , like beans, banana peppers , aloo, etc

Friday, October 3, 2008

Cottage Cheese Pakodia

Cottage Cheese Pakoda
Sheela Kavuri


1 Measure cottage cheese
1 Measure all purpose flour
1 big onion chopped
1 tea spoon jeera
2 green chillies chopped
2 tbsp pickled jalapenos
salt and chilli powder as required
chopped cashew nuts half cup.


Mix all the above ingedients into a batter
deep fry and take them out .
serve them with yummy chutney or ketchup