Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Thinking of a Tea party menu? Then I would recommend which everyone would love to have the one and only crispy and crunchy Onion rings. There are many variety of making this snack but here I have prepared with Indian touch. Its a lip smacking delicacy that will stay in your heart forever. So enjoy :)

3 Onions (cut it into thick round)


1/2 Cup Maida

1 tbsp Besan

1 tbsp Corn flour.

2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste.

2 tsp Pepper powder.

1 tsp Tomato Ketchup

1/4 Oregano

Pinch of Cooking soda.

Water as per needed.

Salt to taste.

Oil for deep fry.

Peel and slice the onions 1/4 inch thick. Separate the layer and soak it in cold water for about 15 min. Drain and patch it dry. In a bowl mix all the ingredients mentioned above except oil.  The batter should be of thick consistency so that the onion rings are well coated. Heat oil for deep fry.  Dip the rings one by one in batter and deep fry them till golden brown.

Serve hot with ketchup or mayo


Monday, July 24, 2017


After a simple meals, having chilled dessert is like heavenly. Yogurt is one ingredient which is loved by my family. So being yogurt lovers, taught of making simple fruit flavoured delight from fresh fruits. Any of your fav fruits can be added. In between the layers, crunchy cereals also taste good. Kids who hates to have fruits these days do try giving such colourful and calcium filled servings and see the final results ;) The fun part in having layered dessert is you got to taste different fruit flavours in one spoon :) Thats just ourstanding. Its makes me drool now ;(  Do try this dessert for sure :)


2 Cups Yogurt

3 tbsp Fresh Mangoes

3 tbsp Fresh Strawberries

3 tbsp Fresh Chikku.

1 tsp Vanilla essence.

Pomegranate seeds for garnish

Honey (if needed)

Sugar (optional)


Divide the yogurt. Now just beat the mangoes with half portion of yogurt and keep it aside. Follow the same with rest of the fruit with yogourt. Keep one portion as blank which is be blended with vanilla essence.  For sweetness add sugar or honey as per your taste.
Now in a serving glass begin with a layer of adding mango yogourt. Follow with a layer of chikku and strawberry yogurt. If the glass is tall then continue the same with 2 more times. Repeat for the remaining glasses. End up with vanilla yogurt with a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds on top.

Serve Chill :)



This is a special halwa for diabetic people and also for the dieting people who can have how much ever they need without any issue as there's no addition of sugar in it. The sweetness of the beets and dates makes this Indian sweet dish tastes delicious and yummy. Like the way we make carrot halwas, this beets halwa also need the same procedure. Only the ingredient I missed to use is the Khoya and that's optional. Since rainy have arrived, what better way to warm yourself up by having a bowl of warm beetroot dates halwa :) So do try this for sure ;)


2 Cups Beets grated

1/2 Cup De seeded Dates

3 tbsp Ghee or less

1 tsp Cardamom pd.

1/2 Cup Milk.

2 tbsp Dry fruits (chopped)

Almonds for garnish


Heat 1/2 tsp ghee in a non stick pan. Roast dry fruits and keep it aside. In a same pan add 1 tbsp of grated beets and fry until the raw smell disappear. Then add milk and allow beets to cook till soft. Once its done, add the finely chopped dates and mix well. Add cardamom powder, remaining ghee and saute it well for another 10 more min under low flame. Mix in the fry ed nuts and transfer into a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped almonds and serve hot.


Friday, July 21, 2017


Soon as you hear Pasta, no wonder we remember of kids. They do anything to get that :) Presenting to you very simple, quick cum delicious cheesy pasta dish for your little once. Any choices of veggies like mushrooms, corns or carrots can be added but here I have kept it simple as the name itself is Tomato :) But still its super tasty. This is strongly recommended to the beginners who wanted to test their basic skills for making pastas.


2 Cups Cooked Pasta.

1 Onion

3 Tomato or Tomato puree of 3.

2 tbsp Garlic chopped

2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup

1 tbsp Oregano

1 tsp Dry Basil leaves

1 tbsp Italian seasoning (optional)

1/4 cup of Pasta water or less then that.(optional)

Mozzarella Cheese Grated

1 tbsp Butter

1 tsp Pepper powder.

Salt to taste


Cook pastas as per instruction given on the pack and keep it aside.

Heat butter in a pan. Add onion and garlic. Fry them till translucent. Add tomato and salt and saute them till the tomato becomes mushy. Drop in ketchup, oregano and dry basil leaves and saute well. Add adequate amount of pasta water if needed. Put the paste and mix well for about 2 min till all masala are incorporated. Transfer them into the bowl and garnish with grated cheese on top and sprinkle some pepper powder cum Italian seasoning on top. Serve hot



Pumpkin leaves upkari was the one I posted few weeks back. Now coming on with another recipe patravode which I prepared with some leftover pumpkin leaves. Normally PATRAVODE is prepared with Colacasia leaves which is steeamed in spicy coconut batter. Here also same method is done on these pumpkin leaves too. The only difference is these leaves cook really fast. Hardly it takes 20 to 25 min max. Later its been cut ted into slices and then its deep fry ed. Patravode mad lovers like me would surly love this crunchy tasty snack for sure. Health conscious people could avoid the process of deep frying and can have with a drizzle of coconut oil on top  Check my post for preparing konkani style Patravode here

Here is a pic of mini cute little patravode after steaming
It looks like this after deep frying process. Crunchy and munchy.


Thursday, July 20, 2017


I feel in love with these cute octopus when I first saw the video in YouTube. These are made from Chicken sausages. These are fun making with kids too and no doubt they would adore making these. So do try these adrorable snacks and just wait for a tight hug with a big smile on their face :)

Cocktail Chicken sausages

Oil for deep fry

Melted cheese or Mayo


1/2 Cup Maida

1 tbsp Ketchup

1 tsp Garlic powder

Milk as needed

Salt to taste.


Cut 6 slits in the bottom half of each sausage.

Make a batter as mentioned above.

Heat oil for deep frying.

Dip the non cut side of each sausage in the batter and carefully fry them until golden brown.

Decor using melted cheese or mayo

Serve warm with ketchup.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Pulav is the most comforting and one pot meal. I make this when I want something quick and easy when I have less time on hand. All I have to do is make a pulav and pair it with raita. That's it :)  This is extremely tasty pulav using the main ingredient as Mushrooms which are the powerhouse of nutrition and have high anti oxidant. Here the mushroom are sauteed with fried onions and for the spicy flavour, I have used adding pepper which gives a hot spicy taste and also very healthy to use in recipe as well :)


1 Cup Basmati rice.

1 1/2 Cup Water

2 Cloves

1 Stick Cinnamon

1 Elachi

1 Star anise.

1 tsp Lime juice.

Salt to taste


1 Big Onion.

2 Cup Mushrooms chopped

1 tsp Garam masala

11/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste.

2 tsp Pepper pd

1 tsp Vinegar

1 tbsp Butter.

Salt to taste.

Clean the rice 3 times and soak in a 1 1/2 cup water. Add the rest of ingredients and keep for about half an hour. Later pressure cook the rice using the same soaked water and soon as its done, keep the rice for cooling.

Heat butter in a pan. Add onions and fry them till translucent. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell disappears. Drop the mushrooms and cook till its done. Add pepper power and garam masala and fry for about 2 min. Now add the cooked rice with a spoon of vinegar and stir well till its well combined. Garnish them with coriander leaves or greens of spring onions and serve hot :)


Monday, July 17, 2017


Potatoes are the real treat for kids. Most of them love that veggie like anything. These baked one are really delicious and healthy and also you can tailor it to fit any vegetables as well. A mix of Italian seasoning with garlic powder and with a mild heat of red flakes ends with an exotic utterly delight. Do try this for sure and no doubt your little one would adore like anything.

3 Big Potato Wedges.

1 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning

2 tsp Garlic powder.

1 tbsp Olive oil.

1/2 tsp Red chilly flakes.

Pinch of Pepper powder.

Salt to taste.


Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Peel the potatoes and cut them into wedges and let it sit in water for about 5 min. Later drain the water and patch it dry. Keep it aside.

In a bowl, add olive oil, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, red chilly flakes, pepper pd, salt and mix. Add in the potatoes and rub them well till the herb mixture are well coated.
Transfer them to the greased baking tray and bake them for about 30 to 35 min or until the potatoes are cooked while stirring them  twice in between.

Serve hot with ur favourite dip.


Thursday, July 13, 2017


Pumpkin leaves are very nutritious and are rich in vitamins and minerals. The health benefits of this leaves are that it lowers cholesterol, it has hypoglycemic effect which helps reducing sugar levels, Fights against cancer,  treats anemia and many more. We konkani's just love this alot. Once I got to have a look at those leaves at mglore shop and in no time I got them. I make upkari and sometimes if I got extra leaves, I surly end up preparing patras as well which is yet another popular dish of konkani cuisine.
This upkari goes well with any simple daal or rasam meals. The coconut in this gives you a nice crunchy flavour and thus your lunch can't get any more comforting :)


1 Bunch of Pumpkin leaves

2 tsp Mustard seeds

1 tbsp Urad dal

1/2 tsp Methi seeds

1/4 cup Grated Coconut

2 Green chilly

2 tsp Chilly powder

1/2 tsp Turmeric pd

1 tbsp Coconut oil

Water to sprinkle(if needed)

Salt to taste.


Clean the leaves, drain and roughly chop them. Keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Drop it urad dal and methi seeds and fry till slight brown. Add green chilli and stir for a min. Put roughly chopped leaves with salt and mix well. Cover with a lid and sim the flame for about 10 min. The leaves will get cooked in its own water.

In another plate, combine the grated coconut with red chilly pd and turmeric pd and make it like a masala. Once the leaves gets cooked, add the masala and mix well.

Serve hot.


Friday, July 7, 2017


A crispy, flavourful and simple cauliflower pakodas are common and prepared in every household. These are sight to behold and a treat to bite into. Adults cum kids will enjoy them thoroughly as a starters or as a evening tea snack,


13 to 14 Steamed Cauliflower florets

11/2 tsp Red chilly pd.

Salt to taste.


3/4 Cup Besan

3 tbsp Rice flour

1 tsp Red chilly pd

2 tsp Jeera pd

1 tsp Ginger garlic paste (optional)

Pinch of Hing

Pinch of Soda

Sate to taste

Water as needed.

Oil for deep fry


Clean the florets and steam them for about 10 min. Keep it aside.

In a big bowl, add all the ingredients mentioned for batter and finally add water little by little to form a thick batter. The consistency should be like it should coat the florets.

Heat oil for deep frying. Take florets, dip it in batter and carefully drop them in hot oil. Fry them on the both the sides till it becomes golden brown.

Serve hot


Thursday, July 6, 2017


This is a tried and tasted recipe that,I would like to recommend to all who are specially egg lovers. Its an innovative egg rolls which is not only delicious or healthy but its a fun part to prepare too. We were surprised to see the video that forced us to prepare these delight. Extra ingredients can also be added accordingly. It can served as an appetizer. Well I would say its the best healthy snack to be served for kids soon after they be back from school :)

Just click here for the recipe and do watch step by step instruction given :)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Pepper chicken is a a dry masala dish in which chicken is spiced up with black pepper and other Indian spices. This can be served as starters, or a side dish with chapatis too which is just perfect for winters and rainy season. My all time favourite is the pepper chicken. Not only me, its loved by my hubby and my daughter as well. I will make sure whenever I get chicken for making curry, I keep few pieces for making our family fav dish. Chicken lover would just fall in love with this dish. So its a must recipe to give it a try :)


500 Grams Chicken with bone

Salt and Pepper to taste.

1 tsp Turmeric powder.


2 Big Onions sliced

2 tsp Fennel seeds

1 tbsp Crushed Pepper (can add more or less )

1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste.

2 Green chilly.

1 tsp Chicken Masala.

1 tsp Garam masala.

1/2 tsp Turmeric pd

Few Curry leaves.

2 tsp Dark Soya sauce.

1 tbsp Oil

Salt to taste.


1 Onion sliced

Fry ed Curry leaves.


First clean the chicken and marinate with salt and pepper and refrigerate it for about half an hour.

Heat oil in a pan. Add fennel seeds and fry till u get a nice aroma. Drop in onions and fry till translucent followed by ginger garlic paste, green chilly, curry leaves with some salt. Once its raw smell disappears, and the onions turns golden brown, add in chicken masala, garam masala and turmeric pd. Saute for few min. Add in soya sauce and marinated chicken. Mix well and cook it under low flame for about 20 min. The chicken will get cooked in its own juice so avoid adding water. Once the chicken gets cooked, add crushed pepper and stir. Just before removing from flame, add the remaining onions and fry it well adding some more oil if needed. Once the pieces gets fry ed up switch off the flame and garnish with fry ed curry leaves.

Serve hot.


Monday, July 3, 2017


Simple and innovative recipe I learnt from my dear amma when I was on my vacation in Mumbai. Dahi idlies reminds me of dahi vadas where the flavours are also nearly same to same. Leftover idlies can be transformed into delicious dahi idly within no time. Kids would really love it though its light and filling. To look even more attractive, you can end up garnishing with grated carrots, grated coconut and boondi as well.


5 to 6 Leftover Idlies

3/4 cup Thick Dahi

1/4 cup Water

1 tsp Grated Ginger

2 Green chilly

Few Curry leaves.

Pinch of Hing.

1 tsp Mustard seeds

1 tsp Jeera

2 tbsp Coriander leaves.

1 tsp Oil

Salt to taste.

1/2 tsp Sugar (optional)

Cut the idlies into medium size and keep it aside. In a bowl, combine curd, salt, water, sugar and mix well. Keep it aside. Now for tadka, heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow them to crackle. Then add jeera, ginger, curry leaves, green chilly, hing with half amount of coriander leaves and saute for few min. Pour the tadka over the curd mixture and mix well.  Lastly add the idlies into the curd mixture and allow to stay at least for 15 to 20 mint to absorb the flavours of spices mixed in dahi. Serve cool.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017


This is a tried recipe from the blog  Her click was so catching that I had to make it  immediately. Green peas halwa was totally a new sweet dish to me and I could not wait to taste it. I was at my mom's place and  she had stored lots of frozen fresh peas in freezer. Thats it. Within no time, I grabbed those and prepared it. The dish was so delicious and tempting. As Shilpa intended, we could not stop eating it as it was a great success. That's true and I thoroughly agreed with u shilpa. Thank you so much for sharing.

For the recipe please click here .


Monday, June 19, 2017


This creative Potato pizza is just an outstanding snack. It can also be had as Breakfast. Its loaded with sliced potatoes,egg,meat and loads of cheese. It can be loaded with just about anything you can imagine. This shareable snack will quickly become a new game day favorite.


2 Big Potato

4 Fried Chicken Salami

1 Egg

Schezwan chutney (small packet)

1/4 Cup Shredded Cheese

Slice of Mozzarella cheese.

5 to 6 Slices of Capsicum

2 tsp Butter

Italian seasoning

Chilly flakes.

Heat butter in a pan. Place the chicken salami and fry them on both the sides. Once its cooled down, cut them into long strips and keep aside. Slice the potatoes into thin slice using hand cutter. Heat a non stick pan. Start layering the potato slices in the pan, overlapping the slices until the pan is fully covered as shown in the pic. Add shredded cheese on top and let it cook for about 5 to 7 min under low flame covered with a lid.

Once its cooked, add beaten egg all over, followed by the Schezwan sauce and sliced capsicum.
 Now add the long strips.of chicken salami with a blocks of mozzarella cheese. Cover the lid and cook for another few min or until the cheese melts.

Once its cooked, Slide them on plate and sprinkle with Italian seasoning on top. Slice the potato pizza with a cutter and serve hot :)


Thursday, June 15, 2017


If you want to enjoy the rainy pleasant evening, then do try this crispy and spicy palak fritters. It tastes great when accompanied with hot tea. Specially kids adore this fritters as these are in leaf shaped pakodas. The palak are well mixed with our normal besan batter with Indian spices and then deep fry ed until crisp.


10 Baby whole Palak leaves.

1 Cup Besan

1 tbsp Rice flour.

1 tsp Ginger garlic paste

1 tsp Red chilly pd

11/2 tsp Cumin pd

Pinch of Ajwain

Pinch of Cooking Soda

Pinch of hing

Salt to taste

Oil for deep fry.

Water as needed for Thick consistency batter.

Chaat masala for sprinkling.


Wash palak leaves very carefully and drain them and place it on tissue paper.

In an bowl, mix all the ingredients and make it into a thick consistency batter except oil and chaat masala. Make sure the batter should stick on the leaves.

Heat oil in a pan. Now dip palak leaf into the batter. Coat evenly and gently drop into the hot oil. Fry them on both the sides till crisp and golden brown. Drain them on paper towel to remove excess oil.

Sprinkle with Chaat masala on top and serve hot.



Its a refreshing drink with cucumber, mint and lime. The benefit of this drink is it keep you hydrated, flushes out toxin, aids in weight loss and many more. Cucumber juice has high water content as this veggie of course have 98% of water content. Mint gives you extra flavour and colour to it and to look even more attractive as well. Do try this drink for sure :)


1 Big Cucumber diced

Half handful of Mint leaves

Sugar or Honey as needed

Pinch of black salt.

1/2 tsp Grated Ginger.

1 Cup of  Cold Water (add extra if  needed)

2 tsp Lime juice


Put all the ingredient in the mixer except lime juice and blend for a min or until all the ingredients gets well pureed. Strain the mixture. Add lime juice and mix well.  Add more water if needed in case if anyone wants extra liquidy. Serve cold :)


Thursday, March 30, 2017


Kesari is one of the popular dish made in South India especially for marriages or any functions. Its very simple and easy pudding  prepared with rava ,sugar, milk ,water with some fry ed dry fruits. The taste and flavour is just mind blowing.


1 Cup Rava

2 Cup Milk

1 Cup Water

1 Cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Ghee (or less)

1 tsp Cardamom pd

Pinch of Yellow colour (optional)

Few Cashews and raisins fried


Keep for boiling 1 cup water and 2 cup of milk in a vessel togther. Meanwhile in another pan,  heat 2 tbsp ghee . Add rava and fry for few min till the raw smell disappears. Make sure not to brown roast. Next add the boiling milk cum water to the rava and stir continuously in order to avoid lumps. After all the milk evaporates, add sugar and stir well for about a min or 2.  Add remaining ghee and stir well until the kesari starts leaving its end.  Add cardamon pd at the last stage and transfer them into the greased plate. Allow to cool down. Cut into desired shapes and decorate with fried cashews and raisins.

Serve after meals :)


Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Start your day having a quick and healthy smoothy made from banana, oats and milk. Its a perfect way of health boosting add - ins. Its rich and creamy and has a beautiful pleasant colour.

1 Ripe Banana

1 Cup Chilled Slimmed Milk

2 tbsp Roasted oats

1 tsp Dates syrup

Pinch of Vanilla essence (optional)


Grind all the ingredients into the mixer and blend for about a min.

Pour into a serving glass and Serve cold


Monday, March 20, 2017


This is one of the healthy dessert as its filled with lots of calcium and fruits. I came up with this idea of combining fresh fruit with pannacotta which was super hit and indeed super delicious. You can add any types of fruits you need. My daughter is a strawberry lover so I Incorporated strawberry with grapes. These both act so well together :)


Fresh fruits 

1 1/4 Cups cream.

1 Cup Boiled chilled milk.

3 tbsp Milkmaid. (add more or less)

2 1/2 tbsp Agar Agar strands.

Pinch of Vanilla essence


Take a serving glass. Add half filled fruits in it and keep it aside. 
Soak agar agar in a bowl for 10 min. In a pan add milk, cream ,and milkmaid and just heat up for about 5 min under low flame. No need to boil the mixture. Add vanilla essence and allow the mixture. Meanwhile add the soaked agar agar mixture into a pan and boil till it dissolves and makes a clear mix without any lumps. Switch off and keep it aside. Now the room temperature of both agar agar mixture and milk mixture should be same. Now both mix together and whisk it well. Strain the mixture and pour it on the set cubed jelly into a mini bowl and refrigerate until set. Once set, invert it to demould. Serve chill :)


Sunday, March 19, 2017


Sandwiches are the one which can be prepared in varieties. I prefer them as a evening snack most of the time. Here I have made a sandwich with chicken salami which is easily available in markets with simple most ingredients as rest.  Its very delicious. Even kids would love helping you :) These sandwiches makes a great to go lunch for me :) It tastes even more tastier when the sandwich are grilled :)


Bread slices

Chicken Salami


Tomato slice

Cheese slice

Pepper to taste.


Shallow fry each chicken salami and keep it aside. Place 2 bread slice on a plate. Spread them with mayo. Take a bread, and top with 2 fryed salami, tomato slices and cheese slice one by one. Sprinkle some pepper on top and end up placing another bread on top. Heat butter in a pan. Place the sandwich and cook them until it gets golden brown both the sides.


Thursday, March 16, 2017


Having peppery chicken soup is the best ever treatment for cold. It clears off throat infection if any due to addition of ginger and pepper. The whole spice gives you a nice touch of spicy flavour that gives an awesome concoction to throat, nose and even fever in one serving. Do try this soup and check out the surprising result :)


200 grams Chicken (with bone pieces)

3 Cups of Water

2 Cloves

1/2 inch Cinnamon

5 Black pepper

2 Tbsp Chilly Vinegar (Add more if needed)

1 tsp Soya sause.

1 tsp Crushed Ginger.

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 tsp Butter.


1 tbsp Cornflour.(mixed in cold water until thin paste)

Clean and wash the chicken. Pressure and cook till 5 whistle all the ingredients except vinegar, ginger ,butter and the seasoning. Strain the stock,  shred the meat and discard the bones. Heat butter in a pan. Add in the crushed ginger and fry for a min. Pour the stock, vinegar, soya sause and freshly crushed pepper and boil to a boil. Add the cornflour mixture and stir well. Add the shredded chicken and remove from flame.
Ladle it in a soup bowl and serve hot :)


Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Gobi Manchurian is always loved by kids and adults. Its a great demand. This time I tried Manchurian from Jack fruit which was just up to the mark :) I tried this when there was a grand feast of the main ingredient Jack fruit at Mangalore. Tasted so many varieties out of which I found this is something more interesting and unique. Its a dry version and makes for a good starters or snacks. I adopted the same method just the way I prepare gobi manchurian. The only thing I did was I steamed the pieces for 5 to 8 min in steamer then followed  rest of the steps same for marination and method. Make sure the pieces of jack fruit is tender.

For the recipe please refer my Gobi Manchurian post here 


Thursday, March 2, 2017


Egg stumbler is nothing but scrambled eggs tossed in fry ed bread piece. And this one is the complete meal itself. I have just fallen in love with it when I taste this dish for the first time in a small shop at Mannaguda (Mangalore). The day I tried, the very next day I prepared for our dinner which was just upto the mark. My hubby and daughter just loved it. Only thing to be noted is that  the addition of fry ed bread should be mixed at last or else the bread will turn soggy if its added earlier. So do try this recipe as its surly filling, tasty and nutritious.


3 Bread slices

2 Eggs

2 Onions

1 Tomato

2 tsp Grated Ginger

Few sprigs of Curry leaves

3 Green chilly

1 tsp Turmeric pd

1 tsp Garam masala

Coriander leaves for garnish

Salt to taste

2 tbsp Oil or Butter

Slice the edges of the bread and cut it into small square pieces. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a non stick pan. Add the bread pieces and fry them till brown and crunchy. Keep them aside.
Now in a bowl, break the eggs and season with salt. Beat them well and set aside.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add onions, ginger and green chilly and fry until it becomes golden brown. Drop in tomato, curry leaves, turmeric powder, and garam masala. Pour the beaten egg and scramble lightly. Stir the egg bhurji constantly to prevent burning. Lastly at the time of serving, add the fry ed bread pieces and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.