Lauki ka Kofta


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Ingredients:

  • Lauki ( Bottle Guard ) – 1/2
  • Corn Flour – 1 spoon
  • Besan – 2 spoons
  • Maida – 2spoons
  • Salt
  • Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Green Chillis – 2
  • Chilli Powder – 1 small spoon
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Turmeric
  • Oil

Procedure :

  • Peel off bottle guard and grate nicely. remove the seeds completely.
  • add salt, ginger garlic paste, besan, corn flour, maida to the grated bottle guard.
  • mix nicely and prepare round balls.
  • squeeze out all the water while making balls. this is important.
  • prepare tomato puree in a mixer grinder.
  • take a pan and add oil, green chilli,chopped onions, and cook until they become golden brown.
  • add tomato puree, chilli powder and turmeric to the above mixture and cook until the raw flavor of tomatoes goes off.
  • now, add a glassful water and put the lauki balls in it.
  • allow it to cook for 5 minutes.
  • yummy lauki kofta curry is ready 🙂

Tomato Rice


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Ingredients:

  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Tomatoes – 3 or 4
  • Onions
  • Green Chillis
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Spices like cloves, bay leaves, cinnamon – 1 or 2 pieces

Procedure:

  • take pressure cooker, add 2 spoons of ghee/oil, ginger garlic paste, spices, chopped onions, green chillis and let them cook until they become golden brown.
  • make tomato puree, by using mixer grinder.
  • add tomato puree and salt to the mixture in pressure cooker. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • wash basmati rice and strain the water and add basmati rice to the cooker. mix water at 1:2 ratio. for 1 cup rice, add 2 cups water.
  • steam cook for 2 whistles.
  • yummy tomato rice is ready. 🙂

 

Khova Jamun


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Ingredients:

  • Khova (Thickened Milk ) – 1 cup
  • All purpose flour/Maida – 1 cup
  • Oil
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Elaichi powder

Procedure:

  • mix sugar, water and elaichi powder and boil on low flame until it becomes into thick syrup.
  • keep the sugar syrup aside.
  • now, filter maida using sieve and grate khova using a normal grater.
  • mix maida and khova and add little water to prepare like dough.
  • now, apply oil to hands and prepare small balls of equal size.
  • now, switch on flame and heat oil in a deep bottomed pan.
  • deep fry the balls and remove excess oil using tissue paper.
  • now, place the fried balls in the sugar syrup and let them soak for an hour or two.
  • yummy khova jamun is ready 🙂

 

Coconut Jaggery Laddu


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Ingredients:

  • Grated Coconut – 250 grams
  • Jaggery – 250 grams
  • Elaichi
  • Cashew

Procedure:

  • grate jaggery separately and keep aside.
  • mix grated jaggery and grated coconut and sprinkle little water and cook on a deep bottomed vessel until it becomes thick. stir continuously.
  • do not cook for long time or the mixture becomes hard.
  • now, add elaichi and cashew powder  to the mixture and stir slowly.
  • when the mixture becomes thick and warm, apply oil to your hands and prepare round shaped balls with the mixture.
  • let it cool for sometime.
  • yummy coconut jaggery laddu is ready 🙂
  • This is a very healthy snack for all age groups.

Banana Stem Curry


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Ingredients:

Procedure:

  • Wash banana stem and remove the outer hard cover and cut into small pieces.
  • Boil the pieces in tamarind water for 5 minutes and then strain and keep aside.
  • Roast groundnuts,salt and red chilli and make a fine powder using mixer grinder.
  • now prepare Tadka ( How to prepare Tadka (పోపు) ) and add the banana stem pieces to it.
  • Also, add turmeric powder, ground nut powder and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • yummy banana stem curry is ready 🙂

Poornam Boorelu


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Ingredients:

  • Urad Dal – 250 grams
  • Rice – 250 grams
  • Salt
  • Chana Dal – 500 grams
  • Jaggery – 250 grams
  • Sugar – 100 grams
  • Cardamom powder  -10 grams
  • Oil

Procedure:

  • Boil chana dal and keep aside and let it cool.
  • soak urad dal and rice for 2-3 hours.
  • make chana dal into a powder using mixer grinder.
  • mix grated jaggery and powdered sugar along with cardamom powder.
  • now mix powdered chana dal and above jaggery mixture to make the filling for boorelu.
  • make the above mixture into round balls.
  • mix urad dal,little salt and rice and make it to a paste like dosa batter in a mixture grinder.
  • now, dip the boorelu balls in the above prepared batter and fry in oil.
  • yummy poornam boorelu is ready 🙂 its a traditional sweet in Indian Festivals.

Vada with Chicken Gravy


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How to prepare Vada :

Ingredients:

  • Urad Dal
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Onions
  • Green Chillis

Procedure:

  • soak urad dal overnight and grind it in the morning with little water.
  • now, mix salt, chopped onions and green chillis and mix nicely.
  • take handful of batter and make it in round shape and deep fry in hot oil . This is the important step, so requires practice 🙂
  • Vadas are ready.

How to prepare Chicken Gravy :

Ingredients:

  • Chicken – 500 grams
  • Oil
  • Ginger Garlic paste
  • onions
  • Chicken Masala
  • Salt
  • Chilli powder
  • Turmeric
  • Curd
  • Tomato
  • Cashews

Procedure:

  • wash and cut chicken pieces nicely.
  • marinate the chicken pieces in curd, ginger garlic paste, salt,chilli powder and keep aside.
  • now, cut onions, tomato and cashew into pieces and make it to a paste in mixer grinder.
  • prepare Tadka ( How to prepare Tadka (పోపు) ) and pour oil and the onion tomato paste, fry until it becomes golden brown.
  • now,put the chicken pieces and cook on low flame for 10 minutes.
  • now,add water as required for gravy and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Yummy Chicken Curry is ready 🙂

Vada and Chicken Curry makes a great combination 🙂